Brooke A. Nielsen
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Brooke A. Nielsen

Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs

Phone: (775) 784-4901
Fax: (775) 784-6520
E-mail: Brooke_Nielsen@nshe.nevada.edu


Brooke A. Nielsen was appointed by Chancellor Daniel J. Klaich to the position of Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs in July 2012.  In this position, she provides legal services to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), its Board of Regents, and institutions of the System, and coordinates and supervises legal services provided to the eight NSHE campuses.

Ms. Nielsen first joined NSHE as an Assistant General Counsel in 1998.  Following her retirement from NSHE in 2005, she continued to assist the Board of Regents and the Chancellor's Office on numerous projects and legal matters.

 Before joining NSHE, she served as First Assistant Attorney General in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office from 1991 to August 1998.  Beginning her service in the Attorney General’s Office in 1979, she also served as Chief Deputy of the Criminal Division, Chief Counsel to the Nevada Department of Transportation and Chief Counsel to the Gaming Control Board. 

Ms. Nielsen is licensed to practice law in the state of Nevada.