Press Releases

Press Releases

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

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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December 1, 2016
Regents name Mary Korpi Distinguished Nevadan
The Board of Regents today approved the nomination of Mary Korpi as a 2016 Distinguished Nevadan.
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October 17, 2016
USDA Announces $1.3 Million in TeleHealth and Distance Education Grants for Renown Health, Nevada System of Higher Education, Elko County Schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced more than $1.3 million to fund three telecommunications projects for improved technology systems to support distance education and telemedicine in Nevada. Forty-six education sites at elementary, middle and high schools, community colleges, Cooperative Extension Service Centers, and Nevada Youth Training Centers will access improved technology and more advanced educational curricula, and 21 additional health care sites will be able to provide acute and preventive health care services.

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September 6, 2016
NSHE mourns the passing of Thalia Dondero

Thalia Dondero, a former regent and community leader, died Sunday at the age of 96.

Dondero served two terms as a regent for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) from 1996 to 2008, including two successful terms as Board chair, followed by one term as vice chair. She also served as chair of the Board's Investment Committee and was founding chair of the ad hoc Health Care Education Committee, which later became the Health Sciences System Committee.

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