Board of Regents Name Chair and Vice Chair 2006

Board of Regents Name Chair and Vice Chair

Reno, Nevada / June 9, 2006 -- The Nevada Board of Regents today elected Bret Whipple to serve his second term as chair and Linda Howard as vice chair of the 13-member higher education governing body. Regents Whipple and Howard will begin their one-year terms starting July 1. The Board's current vice chair, Dorothy S. Gallagher will conclude her term June 30.

Bret Whipple
Bret Whipple was elected to the Board of Regents in 2002 and is the representative for Clark County, District 2. A practicing attorney in the state of Nevada, with license to practice in Arizona, his primary area of concentration is criminal defense. His experience in the field of law is wide-ranging and includes numerous jury trials, preliminary hearings and an “oral argument” before the Nevada Supreme Court. He is also a certified public accountant licensed to practice in Arizona, New York, Pennsylvania and Nevada. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law and holds a B.A. in economics/accounting from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Linda Howard
Linda Howard was elected to the Board of Regents in 2000 and is currently chair of the Cultural Diversity and Security Committee, and a member of the Research and Economic Development Committee, Student and Academic Affairs Committee, the ad hoc Technology Task Force.She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a master’s degree in public administration and 2002 UNLV graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in workforce education, post-secondary. She is also a 1990 graduate of the Community College of Southern Nevada with an Associate of Applied Science degree (with honors) in computer technology.

About NSHE
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation’s fastest growing state. The NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 105,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.

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