David B. Ashley

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David B. Ashley
8th President of University of Nevada, Las Vegas
In office
July 1, 2006 – July 10, 2009
Preceded by Carol Harter
Succeeded by Neal Smatresk
Personal details
Born (1951-01-05) January 5, 1951 (age 63)
Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Residence Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
Website http://president.unlv.edu

David B. Ashley (born January 5, 1951) was the eighth president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, appointed to the position on July 1, 2006, and relieved of his duties by the Board of Regents on July 10, 2009.

Ashley attended MIT, becoming a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and graduated in 1973. His bachelors degree and masters degree, also of MIT, are both in civil engineering; he has a second masters degree and a doctorate from Stanford University. He served as the founding executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Merced starting in 2001 and was the dean of the College of Engineering at the Ohio State University.

Ashley's professional experiences as a civil engineer and as an expert in construction management include work on major projects around the globe. He has been called upon to work on the expansion of the Panama Canal and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

In 2000, Ashley received an honorary doctorate from the Chalmers University in Sweden for his academic contributions.

On July 10, 2009, Ashley was relieved of his duties as President of UNLV by the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, effective immediately. Executive Vice President and Provost Neal Smatresk immediately became the Acting President of UNLV. Ashley retains his position as a tenured professor of Civil Engineering. He will continue to receive his presidential salary of $242,424 until his contract expires.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lake, Richard (July 10, 2009). "Ashley's contract not renewed; Smatresk now acting president". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Carol Harter
President of University of Nevada, Las Vegas
July 1, 2006 – July 10, 2009
Succeeded by
Neal Smatresk