Providing Educational Opportunity in Nevada

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.

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

NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 106,000 students.

NSHE Spotlight

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NSHE COVID-19 Information Center

Ensuring that all NSHE students, faculty, employees, and visitors of any of NSHE’s eight institutions receive the best available information and practices regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn More at NSHE’s COVID-19 Information Center
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AB 450 / Community College Workforce Committee

The Community College Workforce Training and Programs Committee brings together key stakeholders from higher education and business leaders to learn how to better prepare Nevadans for the jobs of the future.

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Sexual Misconduct Task Force

Created and passed into law through the signing of SB 347, the Task Force is made up of varying members of NSHE’s institutions, including representatives from NSHE’s universities and colleges, students, victim advocates, and researchers.

Learn More about the NSHE Task Force on Sexual Misconduct
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DACA and Undocumented Students

NSHE and its eight institutions remain committed to DACA and our colleagues throughout the country in urging Congress to find a permanent solution to maintain the residency status of DACA students.

Learn More about DACA resources for NSHE students

Departments

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Academic Research and Student Affairs

The Department of Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for overseeing a variety of critical systemwide functions and processes involving academic programs, policy development and student services at all NSHE institutions. 

Learn More about the Academic Research Student Affairs department
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Finance

While the primary financial accounting and control functions are maintained at the institutional level, the System is responsible for the accurate and timely development and reporting of financial information.

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Legal Affairs

The Office of the NSHE General Counsel provides legal services to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), its Board of Regents, and institutions of the System. The Legal Affairs office also oversees NSHE Human Resources, Risk Management, and Retirement Plan Administration.

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Public Affairs and Advancement

The office of Public Affairs and Advancement is responsible for government affairs, communications, diversity initiatives, and community outreach. This department assists and supports the development of System-wide initiatives, ensures targeted messaging, and serves as the chief advisor for governmental affairs, policies, strategies, and analytics.

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System Computing Services

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Responsive, Reliable, Resource

System Computing Services (SCS), a division of the Nevada System of Higher
Education (NSHE), provides the Shared Digital Services that are the backbone of
delivering quality higher education in Nevada and connecting over 200 sites
statewide to the Internet, to digital resources, and to each other.

Shared Digital Services lower costs and enable a broader range of service offerings through collaboration, standardization, and effective governance. SCS plans, implements, manages, and supports Shared Digital Services and continually develops those services to better serve Nevada.

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Nevada System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR

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Promoting Opportunities in STEM

Nevada System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR promotes the opportunities and collaborations within science, research, education, and technology for NSHE institutions in Nevada

The mission of Nevada System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR is to promote collaboration and multidisciplinary learning among NSHE institutions, and to enable alignment of our efforts with the needs of the state to increase research and STEM competitiveness.

Learn More About Nevada System Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR