Press Releases

Press Releases

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

May 3, 2017
Special Board of Regents meeting set for May 9 to appoint NSHE chancellor

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Board of Regents Chairman Rick Trachok announced today that he has called a May 9 special meeting of the Board to consider the appointment of John Valery White as chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

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March 3, 2017
2017 Regents' Awards recipients named
The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of the 2017 Regents' awards for NSHE faculty and staff.
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March 2, 2017
Regents Name 2017 Distinguished Nevadans, Regents' Scholars, and Honorary Degree recipients

The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of several prestigious honors, including the 2017 Distinguished Nevadans.

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February 13, 2017
NSHE adds institutional peer comparisons to online data dashboards
The Nevada System of Higher Education today launched a new online dashboard that allows members of the public to compare performance metrics of NSHE institutions to those of comparable colleges and universities.
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February 3, 2017
Regents name Dr. Kristen Averyt president of the Desert Research Institute
The Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Kristen Averyt as the next president of the Desert Research Institute, effective July 1.
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January 27, 2017
Dr. Kristen Averyt named finalist for Desert Research Institute presidency

RENO, Nev. -- After completing a nationwide search, today the DRI President Search Committee and the Advisory Committee have nominated Dr. Kristen Averyt as the sole finalist to serve as the Desert Research Institute's next president. She was selected following face-to-face interviews held today with the committees and campus visits last week in both Las Vegas and Reno.

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January 18, 2017
NSHE praises Gov. Sandoval's Executive Budget recommendation

Following last night's State of the State address and release of the Executive Budget recommendation, higher education leaders praised Gov. Brian Sandoval for his continued support for and investment in Nevada's public education system.

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January 14, 2017
Two finalists named for Desert Research Institute presidency

Two finalists for the presidency of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) were named today by Chancellor John Valery White, in consultation with Regent Jason Geddes, chair of the DRI President Search Committee.

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January 9, 2017
NSHE Chancellor search underway

The Nevada Board of Regents is now seeking nominations and applications for the next chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Recruitment advertisements and a Leadership Profile were released today. The Board is being assisted by AGB Search.

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January 4, 2017
Nevada EPSCoR Launches STEM Mentor Network

Nevada students in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields will now have improved access to experienced research mentors thanks to a new online resource launched by the state’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) office. The Nevada STEM Mentor Network ( provides an extensive searchable database of faculty research mentors together with access to research opportunities and partnerships in STEM via a single interactive, user-friendly website.

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