Nevada State College’s Presidential Search Begins Today

HENDERSON, Nevada — Nevada State College students, employees and community members are invited to the Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE) Presidential Search Forum as current Nevada State College President Bart Patterson announced he will be completing his service to the campus at the end of his contract in June 2021.

NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose, Board of Regents Chair Mark Doubrava along with other regents and NSHE staff will address the search. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, foundation board members and community members are invited to attend two available forums on October 1.

Forum 1 is set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 – Participate virtually here: 

Forum 2 is set for 1:30 pm. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 – Participate virtually here:


Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is one of fastest-growing colleges in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 5,500 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit


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.