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UNLV's Don Snyder Talks Tier One, Stadium Funding And Medical School

Don Snyder’s title is UNLV acting president. But in the position since February of this year, he’s focused his attention on initiatives that are anything but temporary.

Snyder took the reins at UNLV when former president Neal Smatresk left for the University of North Texas. Now, Snyder is working to change UNLV by creating a medical school and building a 50,000-seat multipurpose stadium.

He also has wants the University to achieve Tier One status. It’s a vision that will cost hundreds of millions of dollars that is expected to be raised through a private-public partnership.

So, where does Snyder get the money to change the face of UNLV? And does being an interim president put UNLV at a disadvantage in the next legislative session? Don Snyder will address those issues and more when he delivers his State of the University address at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV.

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