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Search For New President, Lackluster Fundraising Expected To Delay UNLV Med School

Construction of the UNLV medical school will likely be delayed due to recent developments at the university.

The Nevada Independent reports a lack of fundraising and a university presidential search will impact construction of the medical school, which is still tens of millions of dollars below its targeted goals.

The issue was addressed at a finance committee meeting yesterday, where school officials updated lawmakers on the progress of the medical school.

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UNLV Foundation executive Scott Roberts told legislators total fundraising for the $250 million project still stands at $50 million.

The school lost a significant $14 million private donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation after reports that university president Len Jessup was being forced to leave by the board of regents.