Board of Regents Name Chair and Vice Chair
Reno, Nevada // June 22, 2007 -- The Nevada Board of Regents today elected Michael Wixom to serve as chair and Howard Rosenberg as vice chair of the 13-member higher education governing body.
Regents Wixom and Rosenberg will begin their one-year terms starting July 1. The Board's current chair Bret Whipple, and vice chair Jack Lund Schofield, will conclude their terms on July 1.
Regent Michael Wixom was appointed by Gov. Kenny Guinn to serve on the Board of Regents in 2005, In 2006, he was elected to the office and is the representative for Clark County, District 6. He is chair of the ad hoc Technology Committee, and a member of the Board's Audit Committee, the Board Development Committee, the Investment Committee, and the ad hoc Health Sciences System Committee.
He was born and raised in Blackfoot, Idaho. After graduating from Blackfoot High School, he attended Idaho State University, where he majored in political science and economics. He graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor of science degree in 1980, earning High Honors. He later attended the University of Utah, College of Law, graduating in 1986 as a William L. Leary Scholar, and was a member of the Utah Law Review.
Regent Wixom has practiced law in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1986, and is a shareholder in the law firm of Smith Larsen & Wixom.
He and his wife, Heidi, have six daughters and two grandsons.
Regent Howard Rosenberg was first elected to the Board of Regents in 1996 and is serving his second term. He is currently chair of the Board Development Committee, and is a member of the Board's Budget & Finance Committee, the Student & Academic Affairs Committee, and the ad hoc Health Sciences System Committee. He is also a member of the Appeals Committee for the Millennium Scholarship.
Currently Regent Rosenberg is a professor of art, art education, design and film studies as well as the director of advisement in the art department for the University of Nevada, Reno.
He earned a B.A. in education/fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art; an Ed.M./M.A., fine arts education/design from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Film Studies Program/American Film Institute and the Film Studies Program/Screen Director's Guild from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation’s fastest growing state. The NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 105,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.