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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada state university regents have named the Honors College dean at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as acting campus president.

The Nevada System of Higher Education board voted Monday to promote Marta Meana, at least temporarily, on July 1.

Meana began as a psychology professor at UNLV in 1997 and served as senior university president adviser before heading the Honors College since 2012.

She was backed for acting president by university Chancellor Thom Reilly.

Meana replaces Len Jessup, who announced in April he was leaving after a little more than three years at UNLV to become president of Claremont Graduate University in California.

Jessup and Reilly clashed for several months before the announcement.

UNLV has about 28,500 students with a main campus east of the Las Vegas Strip.