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

October 19, 2017
P. Mark Ghan named acting president of Western Nevada College

The Board of Regents today approved the appointment of P. Mark Ghan as the acting president of Western Nevada College (WNC), effective October 19, 2017.

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October 2, 2017
NSHE Supports Community in Wake of Las Vegas Tragedy

Dear NSHE Community,

We are all deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred Sunday evening. We are grateful to the many first responders, medical personnel, and caring citizens who have stepped up to offer their assistance. Special thanks to the UNLV and Thomas & Mack staff for selflessly working this morning to ensure evacuees felt safe.

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September 7, 2017
Regents approve emeritus status for former chancellors and presidents

The Board of Regents today granted emeritus status to seven former presidents and two former chancellors in recognition of their outstanding service to Nevada higher education.

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September 7, 2017
Registration now open for 2017 NSHE Southern Nevada Diversity Summit

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) has opened registration for the 2017 NSHE Southern Nevada Diversity Summit to be held on Friday, Oct. 6 at CSN's North Las Vegas campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue. The all-day event is free and open to the public.

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September 6, 2017
NSHE supports DACA students

The Nevada System of Higher Education reaffirms our strong commitment for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and our DACA students system-wide. We join our colleagues throughout the United States in urging Congress to find a permanent solution to maintain the residency status of DACA students.

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September 5, 2017
Nevada Promise Scholarship to cover nearly all costs for high school seniors attending community college in 2018

Nevada high school seniors are encouraged to apply no later than Oct. 31, 2017 for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, a new financial aid program for students who will be attending any of the state's four community colleges in fall 2018.

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July 17, 2017
New website unveiled for career seekers and education policy makers

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) today launched Career Path Nevada, a website designed to help individuals plan their career paths, as well as inform education policymakers and industry recruiters about academic pathways for more than 600 careers in Nevada.

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June 26, 2017
Board of Regents appoints Dr. Thom Reilly as next NSHE chancellor

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Nevada Board of Regents today unanimously approved the selection of Dr. Thom Reilly as the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), effective Aug. 7.

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June 13, 2017
Dr. Thom Reilly to be considered as next NSHE chancellor

Dr. Thom Reilly has been named today as a candidate for consideration as the next chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

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June 8, 2017
Nate Mackinnon named NSHE vice chancellor for community colleges

Nate Mackinnon, currently assistant commissioner and chief of staff for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, has been selected to serve as the vice chancellor for community colleges for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) beginning July 12, 2017.

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