Smatresk Leaving UNLV

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(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)– UNLV President Neal Smatresk is heading to Texas to become the president of the University of North Texas. Rumors were swirling earlier today, but now an official announcement from Smatresk has come down. In a message from President Smatresk, he says Texas has been pulling as his heartstrings for years. It’s where his son and daughter, and their growing families both live. He calls the moment bittersweet, saying while he’s excited to work with the univeristy of north texas, he will miss everyone at unlv.
In a message to campus he says quote” I am confident in you, the future of this university and this region—UNLV is a rising star. Thank you for your support and know that UNLV will always be in my heart.”
The board of regents in Texas must wait at least 21 days before they officially vote to make Smatresk the new president.

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