By Mandi Enger
Recognizing local leaders who have shown support and commitment to the mission of the institution, Nevada State College (NSC) has presented the President’s Medal to both Rod A. Davis, Senior Vice President, Dignity Health, Nevada Operations and President/CEO, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Siena Campus; and Linda E. Young, Clark County School Board of Trustees.
It’s our pleasure to recognize Mr. Davis and Ms. Young as 2013 President’s Medal recipients, said President Bart Patterson. We are grateful for their continued partnership, in both supporting Nevada State College and serving the Southern Nevada community.
The tradition of the President’s Medal began at NSC in 2007, honoring distinguished local leaders and philanthropists for their dedication to the development of the college. Each year, recipients are nominated by the president’s cabinet and then designated by the president.
The awards are presented by the President during the college’s annual commencement ceremony held each spring.
Young serves on the Clark County School Board of Trustees and is an advocate for equity and diversity education, special education, STEM and at-promise programs for under-served and under-represented students, parents and communities. Additionally, Young joined the NSC President’s Council in 2012.
Davis has served as a member of NSC’s President Council since 2006, where he provides a community perspective with emphasis on health care concerns. Davis and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals have been strong supporters of the NSC nursing program and the Dr. Joel and Carol Bower School-Based Health Center. His work in 2012 enabled nursing students to participate in the Medical Spanish Immersion Course in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The 2012 President’s Medal recipients included Thalia Dondero, Nevada System of Higher Education and William Wortman, Cannery Casino Resorts, Principal.