Bart Patterson appointed as interim president of Nevada State College

HENDERSON, Nev. The Nevada Board of Regents unanimously voted to appoint Bart Patterson as interim president of Nevada State College (NSC), effective Nov. 1.
Patterson currently serves as vice chancellor of administrative and legal affairs for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). He will succeed President Lesley Di Mare, who has accepted the presidency at Colorado State University-Pueblo
“Bart Patterson brings a wealth of credibility, intellect and critical thinking to the presidency, as well as his experience as a long-standing advocate for Nevada State College’s mission,” said Jason Geddes, Board of Regents chair.
Patterson was appointed as the vice chancellor of administrative and legal affairs in September 2009, having previously served as the NSHE’s chief counsel since August 2006. As vice chancellor, he has responsibility for human resources, purchasing and legal operations statewide, and he manages the Las Vegas system office.
Patterson has a long history of supporting the college. Many Nevada State College students may recognize him from his role as an adjunct instructor in public policy at the college. In addition, one of Patterson’s first jobs in the state’s higher education system was as general counsel to NSC, and he has been in the system through virtually the entire history of the college.
I have long supported the mission of Nevada State College, and I am excited to be able to serve this growing institution, Patterson said. As the college goes through this transition period, I remain committed to working with the administration, faculty and students to continue to build on the ongoing success of this young institution.
Patterson visited the campus on Monday, Oct. 24, to meet with students, faculty, and staff.

Nevada State College president appointed president at Colorado State University-Pueblo

October 05, 2011
HENDERSON, Nev. The Board of Governors for the Colorado State University System has selected NSC President Lesley Di Mare as the new president of Colorado State University-Pueblo. Di Mare will begin at CSU-Pueblo in the coming months.
I’m honored to have been selected as the new president of CSU-Pueblo, said Di Mare. CSU-Pueblo, and the larger CSU System, has an impressive record of academic excellence, student success, and community engagement. I look forward to working with members of the CSU-Pueblo campus community in the coming months to better understand their vision for CSU-Pueblo.
It has been a true honor to serve at Nevada State College since 2007. Nevada State College is a remarkable institution that is making a real difference in our community. I feel fortunate to have worked with such extraordinary students, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders while at NSC.
Di Mare was appointed interim president of Nevada State College in August 2010. She previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs of Nevada State College since July 2007. Prior to her tenure at NSC, Di Mare served Arizona State University as associate vice provost for undergraduate initiatives and academic programs. She received her doctorate from Indiana University, her master’s degree from California State University-Hayward, and her bachelor’s degree from California State University-Chico.
The search for a new, permanent president of CSU-Pueblo started in November 2010 following the resignation of Joe Garcia, who was elected Colorado lieutenant governor. Retired Missouri Southern State University President Julio Leon has been serving as interim president of CSU-Pueblo. A 10-member search advisory committee had been engaged in the process of identifying candidates for the position and was charged with recommending up to three candidates to the CSU System Board of Governors.
About CSU-Pueblo
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About the CSU System
The CSU System Board of Governors has nine voting members, each appointed by the governor and confirmed by the State Senate. The board provides oversight to ensure effective management, accountability and leadership at all the CSU System campuses Fort Collins, Pueblo and the online Global Campus.
The CSU System educates nearly 37,000 students annually, with approximately 6,800 new graduates each year. There are more than 200,000 living alumni worldwide. The system involves a total operating budget of over $800 million, with annual research expenditures totaling more than $300 million. More information: