Marc Johnson is now officially the 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno.
Johnson was appointed on an interim basis to the post following the death of Milton Glick in April 2011.
After a nationwide search, the Board of Regents named him president, and Johnson was inaugurated Friday on the UNR campus.
"It's a high honor to have been given this opportunity."
The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/SUKr5N) reports Johnson paid tribute to Glick, who brought him to campus as provost in 2008. The 64-year-old Johnson said he was humbled by the significance of his inauguration and pledged to continue Glick's legacy by emphasizing the "student experience."
He also says he'll work to strengthen the university's research programs and role in the community.
"I'm proud of where we are as a university, and I'm proud of the work all of our people have done," says Johnson. "There is a spirit and resiliency about this University that carries us through. It has been immensely rewarding to see the commitment of our faculty, staff and friends, and the strong desire to support our future generations and improve the quality of this institution, and ultimately, the health and economic well-being of Nevada."
Former UNR presidents Joe Crowley and John Lilley attended Friday's ceremony.
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com
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