RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Board of Regents today elected Kevin J. Page as chairman and Jason Geddes, Ph.D. as vice chairman of the 13-member higher education governing body.
Regents Page and Geddes will begin their one year terms starting July 1.
Kevin J. Page
Regent Kevin Page was appointed to the Board of Regents by Gov. Jim Gibbons in January 2009 and was retained in the 2010 and 2014 elections as the representative for District 3.
Regent Page served two terms as chairman of the Board (2013-2014 and 2014-2015) and two terms as vice chairman of the Board (2011-2012 and 2012-2013).
He also served as chair of the Business, Finance and Facilities Committee and the ad hoc Chancellor Search Committee, and co-chair of the Athletics Committee. He is a past member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Health Sciences System Committee. Regent Page currently serves on the UNLV Campus Improvement Authority Board of Directors. He previously served on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno and Nevada State College President Search Committees, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Periodic Presidential Evaluation Committee as well as the Interim Legislative Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education.
Regent Page was born and raised in Queens, New York where he graduated from Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in 1982. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance with a concentration in investments from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1986. He also earned his Master of Business Administration from UNLV in 1987.
Regent Page was awarded the Outstanding Alumni for the College of Business and Economics in 2000. In 2006, he became the youngest and only the second UNLV Alumnus to be awarded both the UNLV Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Nevadan Award, which is the most prestigious award conferred by the Board of Regents.
He served on the UNLV Alumni Board of Directors from 1989-2005, on the Executive Board from 1994-2005, as Treasurer from 1996-1998, as First Vice President from 1994-1996 and 1998-2000, and as Alumni President from 2000-2003.
He is a past board member of the Police and Fire Emerald Society of Nevada and Police and Fire Emerald Society of Nevada Foundation which raises scholarship money for kids of police and firemen killed on 9-11 and in the line of duty. Regent Page is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Regent Page is currently Managing Director and Senior Relationship Manager for Wells Capital Management-Institutional Investment Management Services and has held this position since 2000. He and his wife Patty reside in Las Vegas with their three daughters.
Jason Geddes, Ph.D.
Regent Jason Geddes was appointed by Gov. Kenny Guinn to serve on the Board of Regents in 2006 and was retained in the 2008, 2010 and 2016 elections as the representative for District 11. He currently serves as chair of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee and the Investment Committee, and co-chair of the Athletics Committee. He serves as vice chair of the Community College Committee and the Health Sciences System Committee. He is also a member of the ad hoc Chancellor Search Committee and the ad hoc GBC President Search Committee.
He served two terms as Board Chairman (2011-2012 and 2012-2013).
Regent Geddes was born in Winnemucca, Nevada but spent his formative years in Gabbs. He attended Traner Middle School and Sparks High School. Through scholarships and a full-time job, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he became involved with student government and public service. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, he worked full time and served as the ASUN agriculture senator, student body vice president, student body president and University of Nevada System Student Legislative Spokesman.
He was elected to serve in the Nevada State Assembly in 2002 and while serving was an active member of the Education, Judiciary, and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining Committees.
Regent Geddes and Cindie (his wife of 30 years) are enjoying the adventures brought by the ever-changing experiences of their 16-year-old son, Joe.
Regent Geddes earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in biochemistry with minors in biology and chemistry. He also earned a Ph.D. from UNR in environmental sciences and health (environmental chemistry option).
About the Nevada System of Higher Education
The Nevada System of Higher Education — comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute — serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 107,600 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.