Give Chaos a Raise, Fire Competence, Never Progress: The Nevada Higher Education Way

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Oh goodie. The all-knowing, all-powerful chancellor of NSHE and still on leave from Arizona State University professor Thom Reilly rambled on and on and on with a Las Vegas Sun reporter.

What fascinating insights can we glean from his latest pronouncements?

Let’s start with the reporter’s first observation – the very definition of an understatement

“Thom Reilly’s freshman year as chancellor of Nevada’s higher education system was anything but peaceful and quiet.”

Of course he asked not to discuss the departure of former UNLV president Len Jessup – if you had accomplished that massive undertaking against the wishes of all of UNLV and Southern Nevada why would you want to discuss that – better those conversations take place with Rick “Little Dickie” Trachok and Kevin “I’m a 42 stout in an orange jump suit” Page.

Reilly’s obviously in no hurry to find a permanent replacement for Jessup, not when he was able to convince Marta Meana to serve as his eyes and ears on campus. With Meana in place, Reilly no longer needs to demand UNLV hire a chief operating officer to serve as his more – he has Meana.

His latest fiasco a $50+ million dollar medical library project – why build a medical school first, you might ask (but don’t, you won’t get an answer) – to create a 50,000 square foot albatross? A public building at more than $1,000 a square foot, and for what?

Did you hear that Southern Nevada legislators – over $1,000 a square foot!

In years to come they will teaching higher education leadership classes using this as a case study in incompetence and wasteful spending…

Reilly has completely thrown UNLV and its Medical School leadership under the bus on this issue. A proposal he required they produce on short notice, but it’s all on UNLV it it fails.

Great leadership there ASU professor.

And when asked about all those donors and their tens of millions of dollars he has driven away from the UNLV Medical School he again placed all the responsibility on UNLV.

Not my problem, says Thom.

Donors – I don’t talk to them says the big kahuna.. I just make sure corrupt regents like Trevor Hayes accuse them of colluding to break the law….what law…oh, never mind.

You don’t know where UNR’s funding for its medical school came from. No surprise there, since you also seem unaware/in denial/couldn’t care less that the UNR Medical School and the Regents are under federal investigation for millions of dollars in Medicare fraud.

When will that topic appear on a Board of Regents agenda?

Denying he told Barbara Atkinson, UNLV founding medical school dean to pack her bags and leave…more disinformation from the master of jibber-jabber.

He still doesn’t know that the funding formula is the product of a forged document that got his predecessor fired.

And he should really get the Legislative Counsel Bureau on speed dial before he talks about how to reform the Board of Regents.

Reilly certainly is creative in thinking about ways to screw up UNLV. Glad he spends those weekends at his Arizona home productively.

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