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

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 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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January 16, 2015
NSHE praises Gov. Sandoval's Executive Budget recommendation

Following yesterday's State of the State address and release of the Executive Budget recommendation, higher education leaders reacted with praise and optimism at funding recommendations announced by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

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December 24, 2014
December 24, 2014: Statement from Chair Kevin J. Page & Vice Chair Rick Trachok

We read this morning the thoughtful statement of Drs. Lang and Muro regarding the "plagiarism" allegations of the work of Brookings and Brookings Mountain West by the NSHE.  We agree with the fundamental points raised by Drs. Muro and Lang which are consistent with an initial internal review, namely, that while this could have certainly been handled better, the critical focus must remain on policy.

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November 25, 2014
Catherine Cortez Masto named executive vice chancellor
Catherine Cortez Masto named executive vice chancellor

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, whose final term ends this year, has been selected to serve as the executive vice chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) beginning January 1, 2015.

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November 18, 2014
Nevada Board of Regents name Dr. Len Jessup as next UNLV president
Nevada Board of Regents name Dr. Len Jessup as next UNLV president

After completing a national search, the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Len Jessup to serve as the 10th president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Jessup is currently the dean of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

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