Governor: 'A Moment In History' | Las Vegas Heals
Calling it “a moment in history for this university and this state,” Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 514 into law today in the...

Calling it “a moment in history for this university and this state,” Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 514 into law today in the UNLV Student Union. The bill, along with other measures approved during the 2015 Legislative Session, provides funding to start up the UNLV School of Medicine and to build Hospitality Hall for the Harrah Hotel College. It also provides additional funding for the William S. Boyd School of Law and to launch the International Center for Excellence in Gaming Regulation.

The governor noted that the UNLV funding is part of “investing so we have a healthy and educated citizenry and investing so that we have a vibrant and sustainable economy. But that comes at a price and that’s where tough politics comes in; that’s where leadership comes in.”

He added that “the governor and the people of the state 50 years from now … are going to look back to this Legislative session in 2015 and say they did it right — they invested, they showed courage, and they changed the trajectory of this state forever.”

School of Medicine
With $26.7 million in operating funds from the state, the UNLV School of Medicine is on track to welcome its charter class in fall 2017. Funds will cover start-up costs including faculty and staff hiring, program operations, and curriculum development. Public money from the state of Nevada will represent only 18 percent of the school’s total funding when the program is fully built out.

Read more at UNLV News Center.