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Presidential Search

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Presidential Search

The NSHE Board of Regents is beginning the search process for a new president following President Bart Patterson’s announcement that he will be completing his service to Nevada State College at the end of his contract. Effective June 30, 2021, Patterson will step down after leading the college for nearly 10 years as its seventh and longest-serving president.

The announcement comes in the midst of incredible success for the college—including: the groundbreaking of the Glenn and Ande Christenson School of Education Building, which will house a community-serving early childhood education center and speech-language pathology clinic; the construction of the shared Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences Building with the College of Southern Nevada on its Henderson Campus; the launch of the college’s first graduate program offering a master’s degree in speech-language pathology; the construction of the college’s first on-campus student housing; the Association of College and Research Libraries selecting Nevada State’s Marydean Martin Library for the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the first academic library in Nevada and only the second public institution in the award’s history to receive the award; and the announcement from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities that it reaffirmed the college’s institutional accreditation for the next seven years.

Position Profile

The search committee and AGB Search have developed a Nevada State Leadership Profile for all interested candidates.

UPCOMING DATES
Search Committee Meeting

The Search Committee held their first meeting on Friday, January 29th

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Public Comment for the ad hoc NSC President Search Committee Meeting on January 29th

The January 29, 2021, ad hoc NSC President Search Committee meeting will be held via videoconference and teleconference. Pursuant to Section 1 of the Declaration of Emergency Directive 006, and extended by Directives 016, 018, 021, 026, 029 and 033, issued by the State of Nevada Executive Department, there will be no physical location for the meeting.

Public comment may be submitted via our online public comment form or voicemail (702-800-4705 or 775-300-7661). Messages received by 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021, may be entered into the record during the meeting. Any other public comment form submissions and/or voicemails received prior to the adjournment of the meetings will be transcribed and included in the permanent record.

Submit public comment through our online form

PRESIDENT SEARCH COMMITTEE
REGENTS
ADVISORY MEMBERS

Faculty Members (nominated by the senate)

Administrative Faculty – Ms. Janice Le-Nguyen
Education Faculty – Dr. Lori Navarette
Nursing Faculty – Ms. Cheryl Perna
Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty – Dr. Jamie L. Palmer
At-Large Faculty – Dr. Jennifer Edmonds

Administrators

Edith Fernandez, Vice President of College and Community Engagement
Gregory Robinson, Vice Provost for Student Success
Penny Morris, Director of Budget

Classified Employee (nominated by the classified employees’ organization)

Carmen Royce

Undergraduate Student (nominated by the appropriate student government)

Dalia Rodriguez, NSSA Senator

Graduate Student (nominated by the appropriate student government)

Crosbey Proffitt, Graduate Clinician

Alumnus

Tymeeka Davis, 2009

Affirmative Action Officer (Ex-Officio)

Eric Gilliland, Director of Human Resources

Community Members

Mike Barton, Clark County School District
Hannah Brown
Glenn Christenson
Ken Evans, Urban Chamber of Commerce
Peter Guzman, Latin Chamber of Commerce
Scott Muelrath, Henderson Chamber of Commerce
Mayor Debra March (Henderson)

Position Profile

The search committee and AGB Search have developed a Nevada State Leadership Profile for all interested candidates.

Search Firm

AGB Search has been hired to assist in the search process. The search consults are:

  • Carlos Hernandez
  • Gary Owens
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