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In honor of lifelong Rebel and UNLV advocate Carol Harter’s retirement at the end of the semester, a reception will be held on campus in May.

Harter, who served as UNLV president from 1995 to 2006, has continued to represent the university to the wider Nevada community through her work as the executive director of the Black Mountain Institute, UNLV’s prestigious literary thinktank that attracts high-profile writers, artists and intellectuals to the campus.

In 2006, Harter was forced out of the longest UNLV presidency in the university’s history by then-NSHE Chancellor Jim Gibbons. Recently she was the favorite among UNLV faculty to serve as interim president after outgoing UNLV President Neal Smatresk announced his intention to move to the University of North Texas. The position was given to former William F. Harrah Hotel College dean Don Snyder.

Known as a savvy fundraiser who facilitated warm relationships with community members, Harter is one of the most recognizable UNLV leaders.

The reception will be held May 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the UNLV Foundations building.

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