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Previously issued press releases can be viewed by selecting the press release from the links below.

June 12, 2015
NSHE launches updated online platform for diversity data

In a continuing effort to improve the availability of statewide higher education data, the Nevada System of Higher Education today unveiled an enhanced online version of its Diversity Data.

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June 11, 2015
Regents name Chet Burton as Western Nevada College president

The Board of Regents today unanimously approved the appointment of Chester "Chet" Burton as president of Western Nevada College. The regents will vote Friday morning on a contract detailing his compensation and length of service as president.

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June 11, 2015
Regents elect Trachok as new chairman and Wixom as vice chairman

The Nevada Board of Regents today elected Rick Trachok as chairman and Michael Wixom as vice chairman of the 13-member higher education governing body.

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March 26, 2015
Robert P. Ellis and Sandra D. Ellis named Distinguished Nevadans

The Board of Regents today approved the nomination of Robert P. and Sandra D. Ellis as 2015 Distinguished Nevadans.

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March 24, 2015
NSHE receives Spotlight Award for Las Vegas building renovation
NSHE receives Spotlight Award for Las Vegas building renovation

NAIOP Southern Nevada announced the Nevada System of Higher Education's (NSHE) building in Las Vegas recently received a Spotlight Government Award for a redevelopment project.

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March 15, 2015
Statement on the passing of former regent, Dr. Jack Lund Schofield
Statement on the passing of former regent, Dr. Jack Lund Schofield

Dr. Jack Lund Schofield, a lifelong educator and beloved community and state leader, died Saturday at the age of 91.

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March 6, 2015
2015 Regents' Awards Recipients Named
The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of the 2015 Regents' awards for NSHE faculty and staff.
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March 5, 2015
Regents name Distinguished Nevadans, Regents' Scholars, and Honorary Degree recipients
The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of several prestigious honors, including the 2015 Distinguished Nevadans
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February 11, 2015
Statement on the passing of former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian

Jerry Tarkanian, former coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team from 1972 to 1992, passed away Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.

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February 6, 2015
Statement from NSHE Board of Regents Chair Kevin J. Page and Vice Chair Rick Trachok
We are writing in response to a press inquiry regarding the allegation of "plagiarism" of the works of Brookings and Brookings Mountain West. This matter has been fully reviewed by legal counsel to the Board of Regents, Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, Brooke Nielsen. Vice Chancellor Nielsen has informed the Board that there is no factual or legal basis for the allegation of "plagiarism." In light of all of the relevant e-mail communications between Chancellor Klaich, Frank Woodbeck and Mark Muro regarding the NSHE's use of the Brookings' STEM Challenge Grant idea, Vice Chancellor Nielsen has reported the following:
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