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Marc Johnson was named the 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno by the Nevada Board of Regents in April 2012. He was appointed interim President in May 2011 and previously had been Executive Vice President and Provost since March 2008.
In accepting the role as University President, Johnson expressed his commitment to partner with faculty, staff, students and the community to sustain the University’s momentum. In the past year the University has achieved its highest-ever enrollment, number of graduates, number of National Merit Scholars, number of students of color and graduation rate. The University maintained its top tier ranking among the “nation’s best universities” by U.S. News and World Report, and this year was ranked among the top 100 public universities.
Since being appointed president on an interim basis, Johnson established the University’s Office of Diversity Initiatives and has represented the University in the upcoming move to the Mountain West Conference. Two significant gifts were made to the University in recent weeks: a $5 million gift from Phil and Jennifer Satre to benefit the School of Medicine, College of Education and athletics, and $1.6 million from the Redfield Foundation to benefit the School of Medicine.
His advanced degrees include a master of technology in international development from North Carolina State University, a master of economics from Michigan State University, and doctorate of agriculture economics from Michigan State University. In academia he previously served as Vice Provost for Agriculture and Outreach and Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University, he was dean of the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, and director of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. He also served as a faculty member at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. His teaching and research has been based on economics, with an emphasis on national and international food distribution systems.
- University Admin, Higher Ed Trends