Retirement Plan Advisory Committee

Mission of the Retirement Plan Advisory Committee

The Retirement Plan Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the vice chancellor of administrative & legal affairs who is the authorized plan administrator on day-to-day operational matters. The committee reviews and makes recommendations to the vice chancellor of administrative & legal affairs on past, current and proposed policies related to the NSHE Retirement Program.

The Committee has adopted the following mission statement for the NSHE Retirement Program:

The mission of the NSHE Retirement program is to provide opportunities for employees to accumulate a reasonable level of savings towards retirement income through engagement, education, guidance and investment choices.

The Committee is composed of representatives from each of the NSHE institutions appointed by the presidents of the institutions. The Committee also includes representatives of the faculty senate and NSHE retirees.

Committee Members

Nevada System of Higher Education
Michelle Kelley
Executive Officer and Chair
Retirement Plan Manager
(702) 889-8426
David Montes
Secretary to the Committee
Retirement Plan Coordinator
(702) 889-8426
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Julie Konkol
Benefits Representative South (BCS)
Director for Finance and Administration, Student Life
(702) 895-0972
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dr. Robyn Raschke
Professor/Kenneth & Tracy Knauss Endowed Chair in Accounting
(702) 895-5756
University of Nevada, Reno
Kim Beers
Benefits Representative North (BCN)
Associate VP UNR Human Resources
(775) 784-1496
University of Nevada, Reno
Dr. Kent Ervin
Professor, Department of Chemistry (216)
(775) 784-6676
Truckee Meadows Community College
Brad Summerhill
Faculty Senate Chairs Representative
Professor, English Department
(775) 674-7556
Truckee Meadows Community College
Dr. Amy Cavanaugh
Instructor of Biology
(775) 673-8285
Nevada State College
Dr. Zarah Gayrama-Borines
Lecturer of Nursing
(702) 992-2859
Western Nevada College
Dr. Robert Whitcomb
Instructor, Business Department
(775) 445-4269
Desert Research Institute
Jennifer Schultz
Director of Human Resources
(775) 673-7317
Great Basin College
Scott Nielsen
Director, Student Financial Services & Veterans Affairs
(775) 753-2289
College of Southern Nevada
Ayla Koch
Professor of Math
(702) 651-5937
Nevada System of Higher Education
Paul Thistle
Retiree Representative