Officials Remember UNR President Glick

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“President Glick was passionate about education and brought a steady, experienced hand to the leadership of Nevada's oldest institution of higher learning. During his tenure at UNR, Milt oversaw not only a successful building campaign but the recruitment of record numbers of National Merit Scholars and the development of important new accountability measures. Kathleen and I extend our thoughts and prayers to Milt’s wife, Peggy, the Glick family, Milt's colleagues at UNR and the greater UNR family.”

“I was deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Milt Glick's sudden passing. He was one of the most dynamic presidents the University of Nevada, Reno has had, recruiting a record number National Merit Scholars and Presidential Scholars to study there. He was a breath of fresh air on campus with his trademark hat and great sense of humor, and loved by faculty and students alike.
“Milt fostered a culture of excellence at UNR by increasing graduation rates, growing the school's capacity as a research university and building a more diverse student body by opening the doors to a college education for more Nevada students. As Milt did throughout his career, we must continue to advocate for a strong system of higher education and make sure that all Nevadans who want to pursue a college education are able to. Dr. Glick was a renowned scientist, teacher and leader, and Nevada will miss him dearly.”

"On behalf of the City of Sparks and the Sparks City Council, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of UNR President Milt Glick. The partnership between the City of Sparks and the University of Nevada, Reno was strengthened under President Glick's tenure. He was always very interested in what was going on at the City. We were truly fortunate to have a champion of higher education lead our University for nearly five years. During the most challenging times in the history of UNR, President Glick had the wisdom and courage to make tough decisions, and he made a difference. Today, and in the days to come our thoughts will be with Milt's family, as well as with the faculty, staff, and students of UNR."

“On behalf of EDAWN, I wish to express how profoundly saddened we are by the passing of Milt Glick. His passion for higher education and his gifted leadership during extraordinary times for our state, combined with the partnership he created between education and economic development, made him an exceptional visionary, leader and friend. Milt’s tireless energy and belief in our university being key to an educated workforce and more robust economic future for us all, inspired and informed us. On behalf of EDAWN, he will be deeply missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Peggy and his family during this difficult time. “

“President Glick dedicated his life to improving education across the country and was an asset to higher education in Nevada. The universities that were lucky enough to work with him saw increases in enrollment, improvements in student retention, and boosts in research funding. His efforts made a real impact on the lives of thousands of students in Nevada. He was an institution in our state in his own right, and he will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to President Glick's wife, Peggy, his family, and the students, faculty and staff of UNR.”

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague, Dr. Milt Glick.We have worked closely together on common issues since Milt’s arrival, nearly five years ago. Milt was a partner in promoting research in higher education and I admired his effort to promote a “sticky campus” environment for his university. Milt’s legacy will be persevering during the most difficult times for education in our state. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Peggy and his family.”

“I am both saddened and shocked to hear the news. President Glick was a great friend and a colleague whom I admired and respected. He was a champion for education and worked tirelessly for all students. He was one of the first leaders I met with when I arrived in Reno, and we worked together with Maria Sheehan of TMCC with the goal of creating the greatest K‐12/higher education partnership in the entire country. I will miss him on every comprehensible level, and I know I will not be the only one. He was a special person with boundless amounts of courage, wisdom, and passion.”
“My heartfelt condolences go to his family, friends, and all the staff and students at UNR."

"The unexpected death of President Milt Glick is a devastating loss to the Nevada System of Higher Education.

He was not just an advocate extraordinaire for higher education, but for education at all levels for all individuals, especially those most in need and at risk. I will miss his humor, his warm spirit and our collaborative meetings with Dr. Heath Morrison.

His memory and legacy will be long lasting. I would like to express my condolences to Peggy and the wonderful Glick family that Milt felt was his true contribution in his lifetime."