Being a Tier I university is the most significant and yet short description of what every leading university in the United States strives to be. From the beginning of time, Carol Harter spoke of UNLV becoming a Tier I university so that it could stand alongside Berkeley, Stanford, USC, Utah and the University of Washington. It is a phrase known to every academic in the world. It is a phrase that needs no explanation to anyone who has any understanding of the goals of higher education. And yet, as common as the term is, Snyder, your new president of UNLV, when asked by a faculty member of his knowledge of being a “Tier I” university, answered, “I don’t know. Other people will handle that.” Are the regents and the overall administration of the system so out of touch with leadership qualities necessary to be a competent university president that they missed this rather fundamental point? The answer is yes. Every one of them should be shown the door and asked to leave and instructed never to come back.