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Dr. Melody RoseDr. Melody Rose
Chancellor

Tel: (702) 889-8426 Las Vegas
Tel: (775) 784-4901 Reno
Email: chancellor@nevada.edu

The chancellor is appointed by the Board of Regents to serve as chief executive officer for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). She supervises the eight NSHE presidents and ensures the Board of Regents polices are implemented throughout the system. As chancellor, she is the System liaison with the governor, state legislators, and other public officials and community leaders.

 The Nevada Board of Regents unanimously approved the selection of Dr. Melody Rose as the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education in June 2020.

During a 25-year career in higher education Dr. Rose has been a leader as an academic faculty member and administrator, who has focused on improving student access and success to higher education in Oregon.

Dr. Rose’s leadership roles have included serving as the Chancellor of the Oregon University System, Portland State University’s Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Instruction and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and chair of Portland State University’s Division of Political Science.

Prior to creating and running the consulting firm Rose Strategies, LLC, Dr. Rose most recently served as President of Marylhurst University from 2014 to 2019.

ABOUT NSHE

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.

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