(Dr. Neal Smatresk, president of UNLV, responds to Jim’s recent tweets about research revenue at UNLV.)
"I’m Neal Smatresk, President of UNLV.
Institutions are built of faculty, not bricks and mortar. In our
wonderful institution, UNLV has faculty who have enriched the lives of
community. They, in turn, help to create a much better, healthier, and
more robust economy and a better place to live. Last year, just five of
the great hires that we made brought in well over a million dollars in
research funding and have already written
grants for $15 million in research funding. These are the geese that
lay the golden egg, and these are the kinds of folks our city needs to
make us prosperous."