Around a kitchen table, Henderson leaders envision a four-year state college to train teachers.
We’re approved and established by the Nevada Board of Regents!
The University of Nevada, Reno is named our sponsoring institution.
A former vitamin company is repurposed as our first campus building with state funding.
Our doors are opened in the fall to 177 students learning in three classrooms and a library.
We grew 222% to 569 enrolled students in just one year!
Our first graduating class of 13 students celebrated commencement in May.
Dr. Fred Maryanski, president, spearheaded a master plan for the college.
Four years later, we’re just shy of 2,000 students!
Groundbreaking on the new Liberal Arts & Sciences Building ushers in a new era.
We’re here to stay! The LAS building opens as we celebrated our fifth anniversary.
At nearly 3,000 students, we’re growing fastest in the Nevada System of Higher Education.
We’re accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Bart Patterson is named president. SCOTTY the Scorpion becomes mascot to 3,200 students.
Two new buildings were approved for nursing, education, student activities, and leadership.
Our first post-baccalaureate certificate program partners students with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Dr. Amber Howerton, with UNLV faculty, earns a five-year, $3.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. U.S. Board on Geographic Names approves Mount Scorpion on April 30.
We broke commencement records with 403 graduates, and surpassed 3,000 alumni!
Named second-fastest growing public baccalaureate college in the nation from 2005-15, we also earned a $2.7 million federal Hispanic-Serving Institution grant.
At more than 4,200 students, our momentum continues as we complete our 15th academic year.
We broke ground on our first on-campus residential housing units.
We broke ground on the Glenn and Ande Christenson School of Education Building, which will welcome students fall 2021.
Bart Patterson retires as president on June 30th while Dr. DeRionne Pollard assumes the presidency on August 16th.