NSHE and Board of Regents Statement Regarding UNR Incident

The Nevada System of Higher Education and the Board of Regents is closely monitoring the situation at the University of Nevada, Reno.

“The safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance,” Chancellor Thom Reilly said. “We support the university in its recovery from this incident.”

Regents Chair Jason Geddes said, “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our students, staff, and guests. We are here to support the university and any individuals impacted by this incident. Also, we’re thankful to university police and all emergency responders for their quick response to this incident.”

Chancellor Reilly added he has briefed Gov. Sisolak, who pledged support to UNR.



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 100,000 students and is governed by the Board of Regents.