Press Releases

Press Releases

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

March 4, 2016
Regents honor NSHE faculty and staff

The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of the 2016 Regents' awards for NSHE faculty and staff.

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March 3, 2016
Regents honor top Nevadans
The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of several prestigious honors, including the 2016 Distinguished Nevadans.
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February 4, 2016
NSHE colleges awarded $346,628 for STEM workforce training programs

Gov. Sandoval today announced that his Office of Science, Innovation and Technology has awarded more than $600,000 in STEM Workforce Challenge Grants to various training providers in the state, including three NSHE institutions that will receive a combined $346,628.

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November 23, 2015
Nevada chosen to receive second grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help transform health care through nursing
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced that the Nevada Action Coalition is receiving a second two-year grant through the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP). The $8.85 million initiative is helping states prepare the nursing profession to promote healthy communities and address our nation's most pressing health care challenges: access, quality, and cost.
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October 23, 2015
J. Kyle Dalpe named acting president of Truckee Meadows Community College

The Board of Regents today approved the appointment of J. Kyle Dalpe, Ph.D. as the acting president of Truckee Meadows Community College, effective January 2016.

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September 29, 2015
NSHE 2015 Diversity Summit to be held Oct. 2 at Nevada State College

Nevada State College (NSC) is set to host the 4th annual Diversity Summit, which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE) ongoing initiative to ensure Nevada’s educational institutions reflect the state’s increasingly diverse population and that they serve and graduate more Nevadans.

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September 9, 2015
$2.9 million awarded to TMCC and WNC for apprenticeships

Governor Brian Sandoval, Chancellor Dan Klaich, and Truckee Meadows Community College President Dr. Maria Sheehan today announced that the Northern Nevada College Apprenticeship Consortium was awarded $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor, American Apprenticeship Award program. The Consortium is a partnership between Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), which will serve as the grant administrator, and Western Nevada College (WNC).

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August 10, 2015
First Silver State Opportunity Grants awarded to 689 Nevada Students

The Nevada System of Higher Education today announced that 689 Nevada students have been awarded the Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG). In the days to follow, the students will be notified they are receiving the grant and funds will be disbursed to students in time for the fall semester.

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August 3, 2015
Recent data shows NSHE ahead of call for performance by Secretary Duncan

Last week, on behalf of the Obama administration, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for an increased focus on accountability and performance outcomes in higher education. This is a national call to action where Nevada already has a proven record of demonstrated success. Data on NSHE's progress can be found on its recently updated Institutional Research webpage at

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June 24, 2015
NSHE awarded $350,000 federal grant to support training of future nurses and doctors in Las Vegas

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Health Sciences System has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to train future nurses and doctors.  The grant award will be used to buy new equipment for the NSHE Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (CSCLV), a high-tech clinical skills laboratory where nursing students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada State College, as well as medical students and residents from the University of Nevada School of Medicine can train and learn together.

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