Dr. Marc Johnson, president of the University of Nevada, Reno, presented his "State of the University" address to faculty, staff and students on Sept. 17. In an interview on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (aired 9/26/14) with David Stipech, the president discussed the key points of his annual assessment of the university.
Dr. Johnson discussed the four key goals for the university:
- Prepare to serve 22,000 students in projected enrollment by 2021, though this could happen by 2017 at the current rate of growth.
- Reduce student-to-faculty ratio to 18-1 to enhance student contact with faculty and enrich students' learning experience and restore the balance between teaching and research common to peer universities so beneficial to faculty and to the university's productivity and reputation.
- Attain the Carnegie classification of "Research University/Very High."
- Serve as a key economic driver for the diversification of the regional economy.