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The Board of Regents chose Len Jessup of the University of Arizona as their choice hire for UNLV president.

In Jessup we trust? BOR's pick for UNLV's next prez has proven himself a solid fundraiser

November 26th, 2014

The Board of Regents chose Len Jessup of the University of Arizona as their choice hire for UNLV president.

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