Regents Appoint Dobyns as Secretary to the Board

Nevada System of Higher Education
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2005

Contact: John Kuhlman
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LAS VEGAS – The Board of Regents today unanimously approved the appointment of Fini S. Dobyns as secretary to the Board. Dobyns, who was appointed interim secretary in June, will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the Board and its staff as well as keeping the official records for the Board of Regents.

“Ms. Dobyns has a long and outstanding history with the Board and we look forward to continuing that relationship in her new leadership position,” said Board Chairman Bret Whipple.

Dobyns, who has worked for the Board for the past eight years, will be earning an annual salary of $75,000. Prior to her appointment, she served as the assistant administrative officer to the Board from 2000 to 2005 and as program assistant from 1997 to 1999. Previously, she worked for the University of Nevada, Reno and the Office of the Attorney General, in the worker compensation fraud unit.

Dobyns earned an A.A.S degree in electronics technology and an A.A. degree in business administration from Truckee Meadows Community College, as well as a B.S. degree in managerial science from Sierra Nevada College.

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.