UNLV President Demoted

July 13, 2009

The Nevada Board of Regents on Friday ended David Ashley's presidency at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, returning him to the faculty, The Las Vegas Sun reported. Regents cited Ashley's lobbying of legislators, whom he told that UNLV was being disproportionately cut in the budget process. While Ashley said he was doing his job to protect the campus, and student leaders agreed, regents said that he undermined the unity of the state higher education system.

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