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Former Wayne State Provost Chosen To Head UNLV

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada university regents have hired a university administrator and African American families researcher from Detroit as the new president at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Keith Whitfield was a psychology professor and provost at Wayne State University in Michigan. Regents noted he'll be the first Black president in UNLV's 63-year history.

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He begins Aug. 24, and will replace acting university President Marta Meana.


Nevada university Chancellor Thom Reilly credits Whitfield with boosting student success at Wayne State, where officials say student diversity is similar to UNLV.