Preparing our state's K-12 students for the rigors of a college education through Nevada's adoption of the Common Core State Standards (also known as the Nevada Academic Content Standards) is a top priority for NSHE and our partners in the Nevada Department of Education and Nevada Board of Education. They have launched a new initiative, Nevada Ready!, to raise awareness of our state's public school standards. We are in full support of these standards that will increase our students' knowledge to be college and career ready.

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Michael B. Wixom, NSHE Board of RegentsRegent Michael B. Wixom was appointed by Gov. Kenny Guinn to serve on the Board of Regents in 2005 and was elected in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Board of Regents and is a member of the ad hoc Chancellor Search Committee and the ad hoc DRI President Search Committee.

Why do you want to serve on the Board of Regents?

Wixom: I have a deep commitment to higher education. As a first generation college student, I appreciate the difference education made in my life and have an understanding of the positive impact it can have on the lives of people in our state. I want to make sure everyone in Nevada has the opportunity to attend a community college, state college or university. Giving back to education, and higher education specifically, is a vital area of service for me.  

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