Geddes named chairman, Page vice chairman


The Nevada Board of Regents today elected Jason Geddes as chairman and Kevin Page as vice chairman of the 13-member higher education governing body.

Regents Geddes and Page will begin their one-year terms starting July 1. The Board’s current chairman, James Dean Leavitt, will conclude his second term on June 30.

Jason Geddes, Ph.D.

Regent Jason Geddes was appointed by Gov. Kenny Guinn to serve on the Board of Regents in 2006 and was retained in the 2008 election as the representative for Washoe County, District 11.

He is currently serving his second term as vice chairman for the Board of Regents and is a member of the Periodic Presidential Evaluation Committee (Truckee Meadows Community College).

Regent Geddes was born in Winnemucca, Nevada but spent his formative years in Gabbs. He attended Traner Middle School and Sparks High School. Through scholarships and a full-time job, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he became involved with student government and public service. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, he worked full time and served as the ASUN agriculture senator, student body vice president, student body president and University of Nevada System Student Legislative Spokesman.

He was elected to serve in the Nevada State Assembly in 2002 and while serving was an active member of the Education, Judiciary, and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining committees.

Regent Geddes and Cindie (his wife of 24 years), are enjoying the adventures brought by the ever changing experiences of their 10-year-old son, Joe.

Regent Geddes earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in biochemistry with minors in biology and chemistry. He also earned a Ph.D. from UNR in environmental sciences and health (environmental chemistry option).

Kevin J. Page
Vice Chair

Regent Kevin Page was appointed to the Board of Regents by Gov. Jim Gibbons in January 2009. He currently serves as vice chair of the Audit Committee. He is also a member the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee, the Health Sciences System Committee and the Periodic Presidential Evaluation Committee (College of Southern Nevada).

Regent Page was born and raised in Queens, New York where he graduated from Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in 1982. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance with a concentration in investments from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1986. He also earned his Master of Business Administration from UNLV in 1987.

Regent Page was awarded the Outstanding Alumni for the College of Business and Economics in 2000. In 2006, he became the youngest and only the second UNLV Alumnus to be awarded both the UNLV Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Nevadan Award, which is the most prestigious award conferred by the Board of Regents.

He is a past board member of the Police and Fire Emerald Society of Nevada and Police and Fire Emerald Society of Nevada Foundation which raises scholarship money for kids of police and firemen killed on 9-11 and in the line of duty. Regent Page is also active in the St. Thomas More Catholic Community and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Regent Page is currently Managing Director and Senior Relationship Manager for Wells Capital Management-Institutional Investment Management Services and has held this position since 2000. He and his wife Patty reside in Las Vegas with their three girls, Lauren Siobhan, 16, Hannah Patricia, 14, and Erin Elizabeth, 3.