Chancellor Search

"The next chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education will play a pivotal role in Nevada's future. Our state needs an experienced leader who understands higher education and can appreciate Nevada's challenges going forward. Selecting the next leader of Nevada's public higher education system is the committee's sole charge and the single most important mission for the Board of Regents. Accordingly, I selected members who reflect our state's diverse populace of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community leaders."

- Rick Trachok, Chairman
Nevada Board of Regents


NSHE Chancellor Search Leadership Profile          

» Letter to the NSHE Community

» Updates on the Chancellor Search

» Milestones

  • September 30, 2016 - first ad hoc Chancellor Search Committee meeting
  • December 6, 2016 - ad hoc Chancellor Search Committee meeting
  • January 9, 2017 - search launched; advertisement placed; communication plan enacted


  • March 1 - deadline for applications (best consideration)
  • March 2 - consultants review complete applications
  • March 3 - confidential access to selected candidates
  • March 13 - identification of semifinalists (6-15); consultants pursue reference checks
  • March 27-28 - neutral site interviews for semifinalists; finalists are identified
  • March 29 - Early April - due diligence undertaken on finalists; consultants pursue off-list reference checks
  • Mid-April - Late April - finalists recommended to ad hoc Chancellor Search Committee; finalists' contacts with the institutions and System office; finalists interviewed; new chancellor appointed at special meeting of Nevada Board of Regents
  • July 1 - target start date for new chancellor

» Documents & Resources