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Listen to Dr. Keith E. Whitfield – UNLV President

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Dr. Keith E. Whitfield – UNLV President

Dr. Keith E. Whitfield is the 11th President of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is the immediate former Provost and Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs, and a Professor of Psychology, at Wayne State University. He received a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Santa Fe and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Life span Developmental Psychology from Texas Tech University, and did post-doctoral work in quantitative genetics at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Dr. Whitfield is a champion of student and faculty success, innovation and entrepreneurship, and interdisciplinary research. His broad higher education experience includes developing programs and institutional policies that promote social and economic equity and financial sustainability. He has also devoted a considerable time to faculty development, particularly junior scholars.

Dr. Whitfield remains an active scholar. His research examines the etiology of individual variation in health and individual differences in cognition due to health conditions. Dr. Whitfield works with researchers from Sweden, Russia, Finland, and the United States. He has been a continuously funded researcher for more than 20 years through NIA, NIH, and NSF with projects totaling more than $18 million, and has authored or co-authored over 200 journal articles, books and book chapters. His current research project focuses on the relationship between stress and longevity in African American families living in North Carolina.

Message From The President

Dear Rotarians,

Good News

It is all too obvious that bad news attracts more attention than good news. We all are aware of good things occurring all around us, but you might never guess it from most of the media that surrounds us.

Last week at our meeting we were reminded that despite the restrictions our school students have endured because of the pandemic, they are surviving and making the best that they can of the situation! The Four-Way Speech contestants worked hard on their presentations and have not lowered their plans for their future despite pandemic obstacles.

Similarly, we have had reports from our members coordinating our efforts in supporting childhood literacy that our partnerships with community organization sharing that mission are currently producing positive successes.

Now we have an opportunity to turn the table and spread good news. Our District Governor has invited all the Rotary clubs in our District to put together a slide show which highlights the positive impact that our club has had during the current program year. We are already starting to collect photos and information for that presentation and can use help from anyone who would be interested in putting the presentation together or contributing photos.

DG Greg Jones mentioned that he would like to put together a District 5300 presentation which included sections from the club presentations, so now is not the time for modesty – let’s help Greg show the world what Rotary has been doing during this year.

Richard Jost
Las Vegas Rotary Club

Member Highlights

Scribe – March 18, 2021

Las Vegas Rotary Club Meeting: March 18, 2021


  • President Richard Jost called the meeting to order.
  • Judith PInkerton provided the invocation.
  • In honor of St. Patrick’s Day the meeting opened with the Irish song “May the Lord Rise to Meet You” followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • The Sergeant at Arms was Bhavan Singh.
  • President Richard Jost thanked the members who performed meeting duties.
  • PP Steve Linder performed paparazzi duties.
  • There were five visiting Rotarians, three of them were transferring Rotarians prospecting the club.
  • The drawing began at $4373 plus this week’s donations, Lisa Motley drew the joker and the Lawry’s Bucks Winner was Joan Murdock.
  • Announcements:
  • Rose Falocco, introduced the fellow Club Chairs for the Four Way Speech Contest and Rotarian Fred Fukumoto introduced the three contestants representing their three clubs from Green Valley Rotary, Downtown Rotary, and Las Vegas Rotary. The winner will represent the Area at the Regional Contest on April 27, 2021. PP Tom Thomas represented our club as a judge.
  • President Richard Jost adjourned the meeting at the close of the contest.

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