UNLV President Outlines Vision in Inaugural Address

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - UNLV President David Ashley says that he
wants to expand the university's research capabilities, attract
better undergraduate students and more graduate students, and
improve communication between faculty and administrators.
Ashley says he hopes the university will change dramatically
under his tenure.
Ashley gave his inaugural address Friday to faculty and
He joined the university in July. But school officials say it's
customary for presidents to wait several months before outlining
their plans for the university.
After his first 10 months on the job, Ashley said the key to
U-N-L-V's success is focusing on research.
He says he wants a campus culture of faculty and staff willing
to compete for top projects, and that competitive funding will be
the university's emphasis.

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