UNR President Milton D. Glick 1937-2011

Reno, NV…The following is from UNR…”From the moment he was inaugurated as the 15th president of the University of Nevada, Reno on Sept. 29, 2006, Milton D. Glick sent out a memorable call to all Nevadans.

President Glick, on that sun-splashed day, reminded all Nevadans why the University was so central to the future of the Silver State. “The next Comstock Lode is not in the mines of Nevada,” Glick reminded those assembled on the University Quadrangle. “It is in the minds of Nevadans.” From that moment forward, it was obvious to anyone who came into contact with President Glick that he embraced and loved his University, his community and his state, with every fiber of his being.

President Glick’s words take on a special poignancy today as the University mourns his passing: Milton D. Glick, president of the University of Nevada, Reno, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 16, at the age of 73.

President Glick’s presidency was marked by unprecedented accomplishment. He led the institution to new heights through campus expansion and construction; the University’s prestige has never been higher following the recruitment of a record number of National Merit Scholarship students and the elevation of the University to Tier I status in U.S. News & World Report; recruitment and retention as well as enrollment figures are at all-time highs.

But more than all of this, using reason and respect, intellect and insight – and an uncanny ability to light up a room with a warm remark when it was most needed – Milton D. Glick was a great leader for the University. He leaves an imprint of collegiality and collaboration on his campus. He encouraged and reminded a campus that it was still capable of doing great work during a time of challenge. The highest levels of achievement and excellence have become his legacy.

The University encourages all Nevadans to keep Dr. Glick’s wife, Peggy, son David and wife Jennifer, son Sandy and wife Laura, and grandchildren Toby, Nina and Elijah, in their prayers during this difficult time.