The university will confer nearly 2,000 degrees on spring graduates this week. That’s an eight percent increase over last year. Higher enrollment and a push to get more high school students into college get part of the credit for the increase. But UNR President Milton Glick says it’s because faculty and students are more serious these days.
Glick: Since I’ve arrived the goal has been to create a sticky campus in which students spend more time on campus, they take heavier loads and they stick it out until graduation. And I think that’s positive for the state and positive for the students.
Despite severe budget cutbacks because of Nevada’s poor economy, Glick says students are able to get the courses they need. That’s because of a fist-of-its-kind program in which a specialist makes sure students can get into core classes even if they’re full.