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Gov. Sisolak Signs Four Public Higher Education Bills into Law at NSHE

LAS VEGAS – Governor Steve Sisolak visited the Nevada System of Higher Education system administration Las Vegas office on Wednesday, where he signed four new bills passed during the 81st Legislative Session impacting Nevada’s public higher education system. The bills signed include: SB434 – Makes a $25 million appropriation to the Governor’s Office of Finance for…
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NSHE Chancellor Issues Statement on COVID-19 Protocol Updates

LAS VEGAS – Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Melody Rose issued a statement on updates to the system’s COVID-19 protocols. “Consistent with the recent updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Sisolak, Nevada Health Response, and Nevada OSHA, students, employees, and members of the public who have been fully…
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NSHE Issues Support for Gov. Sisolak’s Community College Plan

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Melody Rose announced support for Governor Sisolak’s bill that would appoint a committee to conduct an interim study looking at opportunities to align workforce training and programs offered by Nevada’s public  community colleges. Chancellor Rose said: “Assembly Bill 450 has been approved by the…
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NSHE Drafting Plans for COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education is currently drafting plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students, with some limited exceptions, who are returning to campus in the fall semester. As a public system of higher education, and consistent with the University of California system of higher education, any COVID-19 vaccine mandated by NSHE is contingent upon the U.S. Food…
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DRI Professor Wins Institute’s First National Science Foundation CAREER Award

RENO, Nev. – The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is pleased to announce that Monica Arienzo, Ph.D., was awarded a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) – the first such award received by a DRI scientist in the Institute’s 62-year history. Prof. Monica Arienzo The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is one of…
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NSHE Announces New Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development and Chief Innovation Officer

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) announced Caleb Cage will rejoin the system as the Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development and Chief Innovation Officer following his yearlong effort directing the State of Nevada’s COVID-19 response. Caleb Cage, NSHE’s new Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development and Chief Innovation Officer. Cage begins his…
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Board of Regents Appoint New Nevada State College President

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents voted to appoint Dr. DeRionne Pollard as Nevada State College’s next president. She becomes the 8th president of the 19-year-old college. Dr. DeRionne Pollard Dr. Pollard, who is currently president of Montgomery College in Maryland, will begin Aug. 16 and serve a…
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NSC Search Committee Recommends Dr. Pollard to be Next President

HENDERSON, Nev. – The ad hoc Nevada State College President Search Committee recommended Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard to be NSC’s 8th president on Wednesday.  The Board of Regents are scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 29, when they will consider appointing NSC’s next president. The meeting will be live streamed here: www.nshe.nevada.edu.  BIOGRAPHY   Dr. Pollard is currently the President of Montgomery College in Maryland and has led that institution since…
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Four Finalists Selected in Search for Next President of Nevada State College

HENDERSON, Nev. – Four finalists have been selected in the search for Nevada State College’s next president. The finalists will participate in campus forums on Monday, April 26, and Tuesday, April 27. Individual virtual forums have been designated for academic and administrative faculty, classified staff, deans, executive leadership, faculty senate, students, the Foundation, and an…
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NSHE Statement Following George Floyd Verdict

April 20, 2021 LAS VEGAS – Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Melody Rose issued a statement following the verdict in the case of George Floyd’s death. “Like many, I was profoundly disturbed by the death of George Floyd last year. In light of today’s verdict in the case of Mr. Floyd’s death, we at…
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