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Former Nevada governor Brian Sandoval was named the new president at UNR. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit)

Former Nevada governor Brian Sandoval was unanimously selected by the Nevada System of Higher Education to be the new president at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sandoval was given a five year contract with a base salary of $500,000 annually. Sandoval is a UNR alumnus and his contract starts on October 5 of this year. Sandoval was Nevada’s governor from 2011 to 2019. He took a position with MGM Resorts International after leaving Carson City and announced in April that he was leaving that position to seek the UNR presidency. Sandoval becomes the 17th president at UNR and the first Hispanic to hold that position.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.