Board Approves Supplemental Compensation for CCSN President


The Nevada Board of Regents today approved a proposal by the Community College of Southern Nevada Foundation to supplement President Richard Carpenter’s annual salary by an additional $50,000.

President Carpenter will receive the extra compensation beginning in January and it will continue through the end of his current contract which concludes June 30, 2008. Earlier in the month, the CCSN foundation unanimously approved the supplemental package that was presented to the Board today.

“The Nevada Board of Regents is continually impressed with the performance and actions of President Carpenter,” said Bret Whipple, chairman of the Board of Regents. “In his short tenure at the college he has instilled a new sense of pride toward CCSN, both on the campuses and within the community.”

Carpenter was originally hired by the Board of Regents in June 2004 and earns an annual salary of $213,800, excluding the supplemental compensation.

Before joining CCSN, Carpenter served as the president and state director for the Wisconsin Technical College System. The system is comprised of 16 colleges, 440,000 students, 19,000 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $1 billion.

Previously, he held the position of president at Calhoun Community College from 1992 to 2001. He holds a Ph.D. in community college leadership from North Carolina State University.

The Nevada Board of Regents is the elected, 13-member governing body for the Nevada System of Higher Education. Comprising two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, the NSHE serves the educational and job training needs of the nation’s fastest growing state. As Nevada’s only system of higher education, the NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students.