Milton Glick, University of Nevada, Reno President since August 2006, died suddenly on April 16 following a stroke. His death is a great loss for the university community, as well as his family and many friends across Nevada and the nation.
“Milt was an outstanding leader and has left an indelible mark on the University of Nevada, Reno and the state,” said Dan Klaich, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Klaich added that he appreciated “having had the honor of working closely with Milt, to learn from him and to be challenged by him."
“Milt was a strong, extraordinarily respected leader, and that, combined with his enduring belief in the power of higher education, set the stage for a remarkable legacy,” wrote UNR Provost Marc Johnson in an announcement.
Glick, 73, was UNR’s fifteenth president. He led the university through a period of unprecedented progress and growth, despite economic challenges. Under his leadership, UNR reached new heights of national stature for teaching and research. Last year, the university graduated its largest class ever, marking a 66-percent increase in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded over 10 years.
Glick's area was chemistry; he was a noted researcher in the field of X-ray crystallography. His work was funded for 15 consecutive years by the National Science Foundation, and he published 99 research articles during that time. He was nationally recognized as an academic leader, who envisioned the role of technology in higher education.
Survived by his wife, Peggy, Glick also left two sons, their wives and three grandchildren. Plans for "a tribute to this great man” will be announced in the near future, Johnson said.