After several media reports regarding his supposed poor job performance review, UNLV President Len Jessup announced Wednesday that he had begun pursuing other job opportunities, leaving the future of UNLV in question.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, just nine days after the performance evaluation from NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly that suggested “several weaknesses,” Jessup signed an agreement in which the Engelstad Family Foundation would make a $14 million donation to the university’s medical school building only if he and the current dean of the medical school, Barbra Atkinson, remained on staff through 2022.
From the student body perspective, what are we to conclude from the situation?
Matters are already bad when we get reports about Jessup allegedly being told to resign or face termination, only to have it compounded with Jessup issuing a statement saying the reports are misleading. Then, in the same message, Jessup admitted that he is looking for other job opportunities, essentially following suit with the reports and resigning accordingly…
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