Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 | 10:07 a.m.
UNLV President Len Jessup has named Diane Chase the university’s executive vice president and provost, effective May 1.
Chase, an archaeologist, has been at the University of Central Florida in Orlando since 1984. She currently serves as vice provost for academic program quality there.
According to a news release, as UNLV’s chief academic officer, Chase will work with deans and faculty on educational and scholarship goals.
“Like UCF, UNLV is a young, energetic university with big aspirations, impactful research, diverse and talented students, and high-quality faculty and staff dedicated to making a difference,” Chase said in a statement.
Chase replaces Nancy Rapoport, who has served as acting provost since July.