Regents Approve Salary Increase for CCSN President

Nevada System of Higher Education
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2005

Contact: John Kuhlman
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LAS VEGAS – The Board of Regents today unanimously approved a $20,000 increase for Dr. Richard Carpenter, president of the Community College of Southern Nevada.

“We have had high expectations of President Carpenter and he has met them,” said Bret Whipple, chairman of the Board of Regents. “He arrived during a difficult time for the students, faculty and staff of CCSN and has done a remarkable job over the past 12 months in getting our System’s largest campus back on track.”

Carpenter was originally hired by the Board of Regents in June 2004 with an annual salary of $190,000. His new salary will be $213,800 (Note: Along with other NSHE employees, Dr. Carpenter received a $3,800 cost of living adjustment in July 2005).

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.