Check Out Our Sports Photo Galleries Contact Us
Marc Johnson recommended to be next president of UNR
by Tribune Staff
Apr 18, 2012 | 1614 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune/John Byrne - Marc Johnson (left), interim president at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Steven Angle (right), from Wright State University in Ohio, speak to selection committee members on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center. The two men and Rachel Toni Algaze Croson of the University of Texas at Dallas (not pictured) were the three finalists to be the next president of UNR. Johnson has been recommended as the final candidate for the job.
Tribune/John Byrne - Marc Johnson (left), interim president at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Steven Angle (right), from Wright State University in Ohio, speak to selection committee members on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center. The two men and Rachel Toni Algaze Croson of the University of Texas at Dallas (not pictured) were the three finalists to be the next president of UNR. Johnson has been recommended as the final candidate for the job.
slideshow
RENO — Marc Johnson is being recommended for the job of president of the University of Nevada, Reno, officials reported late Wednesday.

Johnson served as the university provost under the previous president, Milton Glick, who died suddenly last spring. Johnson has served as the university’s interim president since then.

“I wish to thank the members of the Board of Regents Search Committee and the Institutional Advisory Committee for their participation in this process, and in particular, I wish to express my gratitude to the Regents Search Committee for their decision today,” Johnson said in a press release. “I look forward to the consideration of this recommendation by the entire Board of Regents on Friday in Las Vegas. ... Finally, I wish to convey my sincere thanks to the members of the university community and the community at large who came to the forums, asked the questions and demonstrated their concern for the future of the university.”

Prior to coming to Nevada, Johnson was dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University, according to the UNR website. From 1992 to 2003, Johnson was dean of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture and director of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.

Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Emporia State University in Kansas, which named him a distinguished alumnus in 1994.

Other candidates for the position were Steven Angle, provost of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and Rachel Toni Algaze Croson, division director of the Division of Social and Economic Sciences, part of the National Science Foundation.

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents is expected to vote Friday on the recommendation. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas and will be streamed online at http://system.nevada.edu/Nshe/.
Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
Featured Businesses