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Passing of Former U.S. Congressman and Nevada Regent Jim Bilbray

LAS VEGAS — Former U.S. Congressman and Nevada Regent Jim Bilbray, who served the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) from 1968 to 1972, passed away Sunday. He was 83 years old. “Regent Bilbray served our state with distinction and was a selfless advocate for the Nevada System of Higher Education and its students,” said…

NSHE Employee Vaccine Rate Grows to 75 percent

LAS VEGAS – More than 18,000 or 75 percent of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s 23,883 employees are now vaccinated for COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccination rate for NSHE’s employees has grown nearly 35 percent since percentage rates were first reported last week. And six of NSHE’s eight campuses are reporting that more than 70…

NSHE Board of Regents Receives Institutional Metrics for WNC

LAS VEGAS – Western Nevada College President Vincent Solis recently presented the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents with updated metrics relating to the institution’s performance in NSHE’s five strategic goals of Access, Student Success, Closing the Achievement Gap, Workforce Education, and Research. “The metrics associated with these goals serve as a benchmark for measuring improvement in…

Board of Regents Appoints Sexual Misconduct Task Force Members

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents approved the appointments of ten members to a new Sexual Misconduct Task Force. The Task Force was created and passed into law during the 81st (2021) Legislative Session and became effective in June. It is charged with reviewing the results of any…

NSHE’s Foster Youth Fee Waiver Program Sees Continued Growth

LAS VEGAS – Participation in the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Foster Youth Fee Waiver Program, which waives course registration and laboratory fees for students who have experienced foster care, has grown by more than 135 percent since its creation three years ago. The Board of Regents’ Academic, Research and Student Affairs (ARSA) Committee received…
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