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Proposal for UNR and SNU Transaction Approved by Accrediting Body

The Executive Committee of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has voted to approve the proposal for the acquisition of Sierra Nevada University (SNU) by the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), contingent upon the approval of the United States Department of Education. As noted by the Executive Committee of the NWCCU this transaction…

UNLV and UNR recognized as two of the nation’s top research universities by Carnegie

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno have again been recognized as two of the top research universities in the nation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Both UNLV and UNR first reached the prestigious Carnegie “R1” or “Very High Research” classification in December 2018. Today’s news…

CSN’s Mariachi Plata Wins First in National Competition

The College of Southern Nevada’s Mariachi Plata took first place in the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza national competition in San Antonio, Texas, this month. CSN’s Mariachi Plata took first place in the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza national competition. Considered the “Super Bowl” of mariachi competitions, Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza saw CSN compete against long-established mariachi from the top…

NSHE Marks Employee Vaccination Deadline

LAS VEGAS — Today marks the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) employee vaccination deadline passed by the Board of Regents on Sept. 30, 2021.  NSHE employees who are not vaccinated or do not have an approved exemption will be notified that the termination process will begin and become effective Dec. 31, 2021. In accordance…

Governor Sisolak Appoints Members to the Community College Workforce Training and Programs Committee

CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday the appointment of nine members to the Community College Workforce Training and Programs Committee. The committee was formed through the signing of Assembly Bill 450. “Nevada’s community colleges continue to play a pivotal role in the training and development of our workforce as we rebuild our…

A Thanksgiving Message from NSHE

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I want to acknowledge and express my appreciation to NSHE’s campus communities for all you have done to face the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. I remain awed by your perseverance and the sacrifices you have made to move closer to realizing your higher education dreams…

WNC President Solis Announces Resignation to Lead College in Texas

LAS VEGAS – Western Nevada College President Vincent Solis announced his resignation effective Jan. 2, 2022 after he was officially named the next president of Brazosport College in Texas on Tuesday. President Solis has led WNC since May 2018 when the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents tasked him to lead the…

NSHE Board of Regents Elects Temporary Officers

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents elected temporary officers to serve as the Chair and Vice Chair at a special meeting held Friday. Regent Del Carlo representing District 9 and Regent Carvalho representing District 12 will serve as the temporary chair and vice chair of the Board respectively.…

NSHE Students Must be Vaccinated to Register for 2022 Spring Semester

LAS VEGAS – Today marks the beginning of class registration for the 2022 spring semester at the Nevada System of Higher Education’s seven degree-granting colleges and universities. In accordance with the State Board of Health’s unanimous decision to implement a COVID-19 student vaccine mandate, NSHE students seeking to register for the 2022 spring semester must…

Regents Selected to Leadership Roles in National Organization

LAS VEGAS – Two members of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents were elected to leadership roles within the Association of Community College Trustees or ACCT, a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in…
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