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

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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September 6, 2016
Board of Regents name chancellor search committee
Rick Trachok, chairman of the Nevada Board of Regents, today announced the names of the 21-member search committee tasked with finding the next chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education.
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August 29, 2016
Nevada Board of Regents announce new strategic plan initiative

As an outcome of a two-day workshop held by the Nevada Board of Regents, the state's public higher education system will pursue a new strategic planning process encompassing its four community colleges, a state college, two research universities and research institute. The initial foundation of the plan will stem from the 2011 Strategic Directions for the Nevada System of Higher Education.

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August 12, 2016
Future of Nevada's medical education system strengthened with two thriving clinical practice plans

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and the state's two research universities finalized an agreement that will ensure Nevada's two medical schools each has its own thriving clinical practice plan to better serve patients across the state.

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July 8, 2016
Health Sciences System ends after 10 years of achieving Nevada public medical education milestones

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) announced today that its Health Sciences System (HSS) has been phased out with statewide medical education and research coordination being returned to the state's public colleges and universities.

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June 9, 2016
Regents re-elect Rick Trachok as chairman and Michael Wixom as vice chairman of Nevada Board of Regents

The Nevada Board of Regents today re-elected Rick Trachok as chairman and Michael Wixom as vice chairman of the 13-member higher education governing body.

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June 7, 2016
Nevada high school students graduate with diplomas...and college degrees

As Nevada high school students walk across the stage in the next few weeks to receive their diplomas, 110 of them will have already earned an associate degree or certificate from one of the state's four community colleges.

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May 27, 2016
Regents name John V. White acting chancellor

The Board of Regents today unanimously approved the appointment of John V. White as the acting chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, effective June 3.

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May 2, 2016
Regents name Dr. Robert B. Gagosian acting president of the Desert Research Institute

The Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Robert B. Gagosian as the acting president of the Desert Research Institute, effective July 1.

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May 2, 2016
Dr. Karin Hilgersom named president of Truckee Meadows Community College

The Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Karin Hilgersom as the next president of Truckee Meadows Community College, effective June 15.

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