Donald Sylvantee McMichael Sr.

District 4 Map of District 4

Clark County

2018 - Present
(702) 501-2126


  • Security Committee (Chair)
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee
  • ad hoc Committee to Review the Policies Governing a Search for Chancellor
  • ad hoc Chancellor Search Committee


Regent Donald Sylvantee McMichael Sr. was elected to the Board of Regents in 2018 from District 4 in Clark County.

Regent McMichael has been in federal service since 1969 as a Photographic Aid for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Photographic Division of the Forestry Service; 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a combat photographer/photojournalist; and over 23 years as a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.


  • Spingarn High School, 1972
  • Selected to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School, 1972
  • Saint Leo College, 1974
  • Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, 1974
  • Photojournalism Training, 1978
  • Syracuse University, 1983
  • Noncommissioned Officer Academy, 1989
  • NCO Academy, 1989
  • Community College of the Air Force

Professional Experience

  • Acting Commander of Detachment 1, 1363 Audiovisual Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, Aerospace Audiovisual Services
  • Still Photographic Technician
  • Aircrew Still Photographer
  • U.S. Air Force Combat Photographer
  • U.S. Air Force Photojournalist
  • Photographic Aid for the U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Forest Service

Civic and Professional Affiliations

  • National Rifle Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Life Member, Post 10047

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • U.S. Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars
  • U.S. Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • U.S. Air Force Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
  • U.S. Air Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
  • U.S. Air Force Training Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star
  • U.S. Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Served 2 August 1990 to 31 July 1992 in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm