Dr. Len jessup

President, UNLV 


Dr. Leonard M. (Len) Jessup is a visionary, transformational leader in higher education having served in roles from professor to president across several leading universities.  He is currently President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, leading UNLV to top-tier status including the launch of a new medical school and building out the university’s spin-out capabilities.

While at the University of Arizona Len was Dean of the Eller College of Management and was instrumental in helping to build out the university’s technology transfer and commercialization program, Tech Launch Arizona. He led the development and expansion of online degree and executive education programs at Arizona and helped drive similar innovations in previous positions at Washington State University and Indiana University.

Across each of his leadership roles at these leading universities, Len has helped to launch and guide countless successful start-ups by interdisciplinary student and faculty teams.  He is also a leading researcher in management information systems, with a focus on the development, commercialization, and management of emerging technologies.  Len enjoys watching Rebel Athletics and being outside enjoying sunny Southern Nevada.