NSHE CFO Named Interim Director of Government Affairs

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE) Chief Financial Officer Andrew Clinger was named Interim Director of Government Affairs by Chancellor Melody Rose.

Clinger, who has served as CFO of NSHE since December 2018, will lead advocacy efforts for NSHE and Nevada’s eight public higher education institutions during the upcoming 81st Legislative Session beginning in February.

“Andrew has vast experience working on state budgets for three different Nevada governors, including as a state budget director during the Great Recession. He understands the intricacies of the legislative process and dealing with fiscal challenges,” Chancellor Melody Rose said. “He is very well respected in state government and I believe his experience will serve well the Nevada System of Higher Education and the more than 100,000 students attending our eight institutions.”


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.