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Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, Marc A. Johnson

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0520
The collection contains materials created and collected during the tenure of Marc A. Johnson, 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno (2012- ), and document the president's activities regarding campus events, academic departments and programs, committees, and buildings. Collection also contains materials from and commemorating Johnson's inauguration on September 28, 2012, including his address, DVD of the ceremony, photographs, and congratulatory letters and certificates.

Additionally, the collection includes materials regarding a number of events, both annual and special, such as football tailgate parties, groundbreakings and building openings, and President's Arts Dinners. There are also copies of speeches given by President Johnson at these events (commencement, State of the University, etc.).

Although President Johnson was not inaugurated until 2012, there are materials that go back to 2008 in this collection that are from the tenure of Milton Glick. The decision was made to keep this small amount of material in this collection rather than transferring it to Milt Glick's papers because it pertains to programs or buildings that were completed after Johnson became president. Without the earlier papers, the context for the later papers would be lost.

Dates

  • 2008-2019

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

3.75 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Overview

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents appointed Dr. Marc Johnson to serve as the 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno on April 20, 2012. Johnson had previously served as interim president (2011-2012), executive vice president, and provost at the University since 2008. Collection contains a variety of material that documents the president's involvement in the running of the University. Included is correspondence, administrative materials for academic units, committees, programs, and buildings, speeches and presentations, special events put on by the Office of the President and photographs.

Historical Note

The president is the chief administrative officer of the University of Nevada, Reno. Duties and responsibilities are prescribed by the Board of Regents. The president may be assisted in the conduct of the duties of the office by vice-presidents and other administrators. The president may also establish and appoint boards and committees.

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents appointed Dr. Marc Johnson to serve as the 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno on April 20, 2012. Johnson had previously served as interim president (2011-2012), executive vice president, and provost at the University since 2008. During his tenure, President Johnson has overseen a period of substantial growth in student enrollment, faculty research, and campus improvements.

Prior to joining the University, Dr. Johnson was dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University and dean of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture and director of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. Raised and employed on a family fruit farm near Wichita, Kansas, Johnson received his bachelor's degree in biology from Emporia State University in Kansas, which named him a Distinguished Alumnus in 1994. 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 a doctorate of agricultural economics from Michigan State. Johnson's research and teaching have been based in economics, with an emphasis on national and international food distribution systems.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series: 1) Inauguration Material; 2) Correspondence and Communications; 3) Presentations and Speeches; 4) Administrative Materials for Academic Units, Committees, Programs, and Buildings; 5) Events; 6) Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Periodic transfers from the Office of the President, including July 2013, April 2014, and August 2018. Some marketing material from University Events in 2012. Emeritus professor Neal Ferguson donated the Retired Faculty Association records in 2017.
Title
Guide to the Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, Marc A. Johnson
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
May 29, 2015
Description rules
dacs

Revision Statements

  • August 2018: Accruals to collection added; collection reorganized to better reflect content and context.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)