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November 10, 2014
NSHE Notes: Honoring Nevada's veterans
NSHE Notes: Honoring Nevada's veterans

Gov. Brian Sandoval has proclaimed 2014 to be the Year of the Veteran in Nevada.  At NSHE, we are taking that mission to heart this year, and every year moving forward, as we strive to develop a more veteran-friendly campus environment.

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October 27, 2014
NSHE Notes: Celebrating Nevada's Sesquicentennial
NSHE Notes: Celebrating Nevada's Sesquicentennial

In 1865, Nevada's first Board of Regents met to appoint commissioners who had the task of raising money to establish "an Agricultural and Mechanical College." Their efforts were rewarded nine years later when our state's first college was founded in Elko. Nearly 150 years later, that college and governing body would evolve to the present-day Nevada System of Higher Education and encompass two universities, one state college, four community colleges and a research institute.

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October 8, 2014
NSHE Notes: Students serving students
NSHE Notes: Students serving students

If you are a little tired of being constantly bombarded with bad news, let me brighten up your day a little bit.

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September 29, 2014
NSHE Notes: Serving our diverse state
NSHE Notes: Serving our diverse state

The eight institutions within the Nevada System of Higher Education have made great strides in creating a culture of completion for our students, regardless of their background. Our goal is to create campus environments that embrace the diversity of the communities we serve. Within NSHE, diversity includes gender, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, ability/disability, age, sexual orientation, geography, veteran, and first-generation status.

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September 15, 2014
NSHE Notes: Cultivating tomorrow’s education leaders
NSHE Notes: Cultivating tomorrow’s education leaders

We have always aspired toward a seamless public education system in Nevada. One where our children can leave elementary school prepared for middle school; depart middle school ready for the challenges of high school; and graduate from high school as young men and women armed with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in higher education.

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September 8, 2014
NSHE Notes: Welcome back!
NSHE Notes: Welcome back!

As a higher education system, we have been traveling down a long road as we move toward making our eight institutions the pinnacle of intellectual, workforce, cultural, and artistic leadership for Nevada. I am reminded of our progress down this path at the start of every new semester.

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August 18, 2014
NSHE Notes: Public accountability & transparency
NSHE Notes: Public accountability & transparency

As chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education, I have a deep appreciation that our states’ public colleges and universities are for the people of Nevada. We are your system of higher education and do our best to anticipate, understand and meet the needs of our citizens. Whether it’s through workforce development, renewable energy research or the myriad of programs and certificates we offer to help our more than 105,000 students, we take great pride in our work.

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July 28, 2014
NSHE Notes: The importance of safe campus environment
NSHE Notes: The importance of a safe campus environment

Sexual assaults on college campuses have recently come to the forefront of a national discussion due to a series of disturbing incidents covered by the national news. I want to be perfectly clear, and I have expressed this message to our campus presidents: our students expect and deserve a safe learning environment. Inappropriate, unwanted, and predatory behavior is intolerable and should be dealt with quickly and decisively. I have directed our Chief Counsel to review campus policies and procedures to ensure that if incidents occur on our campuses that they will be dealt with fairly and humanely.

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July 8, 2014
NSHE Notes: The importance of community college certificates
NSHE Notes: The importance of community college certificates

As our state continues to recover from a period of economic downturn, NSHE's community colleges have taken on an even greater role in building Nevada's new economy and helping Nevadans achieve their career goals. With the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year, the graduation data from NSHE's institutions has come in. I am thrilled to see so many skilled graduates from our programs.

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June 20, 2014
NSHE Notes: The future of Nevada's community colleges
NSHE Notes: The future of Nevada's community colleges

Nevada's four community colleges have always played a critical role in our state's education system. Whether it's workforce development, job retraining, an associate degree, or a step toward a four-year degree, these public institutions currently serve more than 55,400 students, over half of NSHE's total student enrollment.

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