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Previously issued press releases can be viewed by selecting the press release from the links below.

August 10, 2015
First Silver State Opportunity Grants awarded to 689 Nevada Students

The Nevada System of Higher Education today announced that 689 Nevada students have been awarded the Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG). In the days to follow, the students will be notified they are receiving the grant and funds will be disbursed to students in time for the fall semester.

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August 3, 2015
Recent data shows NSHE ahead of call for performance by Secretary Duncan

Last week, on behalf of the Obama administration, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for an increased focus on accountability and performance outcomes in higher education. This is a national call to action where Nevada already has a proven record of demonstrated success. Data on NSHE's progress can be found on its recently updated Institutional Research webpage at www.nevada.edu/ir/.

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June 24, 2015
NSHE awarded $350,000 federal grant to support training of future nurses and doctors in Las Vegas

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Health Sciences System has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to train future nurses and doctors.  The grant award will be used to buy new equipment for the NSHE Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (CSCLV), a high-tech clinical skills laboratory where nursing students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada State College, as well as medical students and residents from the University of Nevada School of Medicine can train and learn together.

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June 12, 2015
NSHE launches updated online platform for diversity data

In a continuing effort to improve the availability of statewide higher education data, the Nevada System of Higher Education today unveiled an enhanced online version of its Diversity Data.

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June 11, 2015
Regents name Chet Burton as Western Nevada College president

The Board of Regents today unanimously approved the appointment of Chester "Chet" Burton as president of Western Nevada College. The regents will vote Friday morning on a contract detailing his compensation and length of service as president.

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June 11, 2015
Regents elect Trachok as new chairman and Wixom as vice chairman

The Nevada Board of Regents today elected Rick Trachok as chairman and Michael Wixom as vice chairman of the 13-member higher education governing body.

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March 26, 2015
Robert P. Ellis and Sandra D. Ellis named Distinguished Nevadans

The Board of Regents today approved the nomination of Robert P. and Sandra D. Ellis as 2015 Distinguished Nevadans.

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March 24, 2015
NSHE receives Spotlight Award for Las Vegas building renovation
NSHE receives Spotlight Award for Las Vegas building renovation

NAIOP Southern Nevada announced the Nevada System of Higher Education's (NSHE) building in Las Vegas recently received a Spotlight Government Award for a redevelopment project.

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March 15, 2015
Statement on the passing of former regent, Dr. Jack Lund Schofield
Statement on the passing of former regent, Dr. Jack Lund Schofield

Dr. Jack Lund Schofield, a lifelong educator and beloved community and state leader, died Saturday at the age of 91.

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March 6, 2015
2015 Regents' Awards Recipients Named
The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of the 2015 Regents' awards for NSHE faculty and staff.
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