NSHE Board of Regents Launches National Search for Next President of Nevada State College

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents on Friday, November 13, 2020 officially launched a national search for the next president of Nevada State College.

NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose, Board of Regents Chair Mark Doubrava along with other Regents and NSHE staff met with faculty, staff, students, alumni, foundation board members and community members on October 1 where there was overwhelming support to conduct a national search.

The search followed the announcement by current Nevada State College President Bart Patterson that he plans on retiring at the end of his contract in June 2021.

During the October forums, there was overwhelming consensus from the NSC community to move forward with a national search for candidates with diverse backgrounds, strong leaders who will maintain a close-knit, inclusive and welcoming community, and experienced educators with a background in higher education, among other attributes.

Following the Board of Regents approval of a national search, Chair Doubrava will next appoint members to the ad hoc Regent Nevada State College President Search Committee, that will include Regents, students, faculty, staff and college stakeholders.

The first meeting of the ad hoc search committee is expected to occur before February 2021. The committee will then target to have finalists visit NSC’s campus in April 2021.

Nevada State College to Host NSHE Board of Regents Quarterly Meeting


Nevada State College is excited to host the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents quarterly meeting, which will be held on our main campus on Thursday, February 28 & Friday, March 1, 2019.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Amber Howerton, and Nevada State student Alexi Kibbe will present to the Board at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 in the RSC ballroom. Professor Howerton will be sharing how the breadth of undergraduate research at Nevada State College is a transformative experience. Ms. Kibbe will be sharing her experiences as an undergraduate researcher and the role this experience has had for her college career and professional future.

President Patterson will request the Board’s ideas and recommendations on addressing Nevada State College’s growth challenges, both short and long term, on Friday, March 1. His presentation is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. in the ballroom.

There will be an increase of people and activity on campus during the week of the meetings. Parking behind the Rogers Student Center will be reserved for the Board members and staff, the Chancellor’s cabinet, and visiting members of other institutions. Please plan for a little extra time for parking and note that college will see a greater influx of traffic on the meeting dates.

We will have signage posted around the campus on the days of the event in addition to volunteers to help direct and answer questions. Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are open to the public. There will also be a live stream video:

Board of Regents Meeting – NSC Rogers Student Center, Ballroom (2/28) @ 9:00 AM
View link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeB2HhfMdy0

Board of Regents Meeting – NSC Innovation Commons RSC-236 (2/28) @ 9:00 AM
View link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4g2Z2BcGQ4

Board of Regents Meeting – NSC Rogers Student Center, Ballroom (3/1) @ 8:00 AM
View link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl3JGwIaNWw

It is an honor and pleasure to showcase the beautiful Nevada State campus and, most importantly, the people who make our institution such a special place.

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