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ABE Celebrates Success of Surpassing Student Goal

As the College of Southern Nevada  gears up for the fiscal year 2024-2025, the Adult Basic Education staff is diligently […]

May 6, 2024 | Categories: Blog Latest News Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates Patriot Day

Dear CSN Family, Today, we remember the victims of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and we honor the […]

September 10, 2022 | Categories: Latest News Uncategorized


COVID-19 Testing Ends

Dear CSN Family, On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the Office of the Governor issued this memorandum updating COVID-19 weekly testing […]

March 23, 2022 | Categories: Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates International Women’s Day

CSN Family, On this International Women’s Day, I invite you to please join me in celebrating women, and the entire […]

March 8, 2022 | Categories: Latest News Uncategorized


Update on NSHE Mask Mandate

Dear CSN Family, Today, Governor Sisolak announced that effective immediately the use of face coverings in public spaces will no […]

February 10, 2022 | Categories: Latest News Uncategorized


Remember October 1

Dear CSN Family, Today, we pause to remember the lives of those we lost on Oct. 1, 2017. Whether you […]

October 1, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Celebrating LatinX Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family,  Please join me in celebrating LatinX Heritage Month now through October 15. As CSN’s first LatinX president, […]

September 15, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates LatinX Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in celebrating LatinX Heritage Month now through October 15. As CSN’s first LatinX president, […]

September 15, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees

Today, the Board of Regents voted unanimously to create a new policy to require all system employees to be fully […]

September 10, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

Today, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day – a national recognition of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United […]

August 26, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


NSHE Statement Following the State Board of Health to Require the COVID-19 Vaccine for NSHE Students

Dear CSN Family, Today, the Nevada State Board of Health voted to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all Nevada college students […]

August 20, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Supports Our Veterans

Dear CSN Family, At CSN we value the service of our veterans. We have all been watching and reading the news […]

August 20, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Funds

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to let you know CSN has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) […]

August 19, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Statement from NSHE Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose on COVID-19 Protocols

Dear CSN Family, Attached please see the latest letter from NSHE Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose regarding COVID-19 protocol updates for […]

August 18, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Additional Questions from 7/29/21 Town Hall

Additional questions from July 29, 2021 President’s Town Hall that panelists did not get to answer before the town hall […]

August 1, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


New COVID-19 Face Covering Requirements for NSHE Institutions July 27, 2021

Dear CSN Family, The state of Nevada, including the Nevada System of Higher Education and CSN, will adopt the latest […]

July 28, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


COVID-19 Update Regarding Face Coverings

Dear CSN Family, Today we want to share with you some very important updates regarding the COVID-19 environment in Clark […]

July 21, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Statement on DACA Ruling

Dear CSN Family,  Today, I join with the White House, NSHE Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the Community College Consortium for […]

July 20, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Happy Independence Day

Dear CSN Family, As we celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence today, I encourage you to reflect on the heroic […]

July 4, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


James McCoy Named VPAA

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to announce that James McCoy has accepted the position of Vice President of Academic […]

June 30, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Update on the 2021 Legislative Session

Dear CSN Family, Now that the 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature has concluded, I wanted to update you […]

June 10, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Saluting the Fallen on Memorial Day

Dear CSN Family, Most of us are aware that our freedom isn’t free, and that many brave men and women […]

June 1, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month during the month June. This is a special time […]

June 1, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


COVID-19 Mitigation Update

Dear CSN Family, Today we want to share with you some very important updates regarding the COVID-19 environment here at […]

May 20, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Funds

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to let you know CSN has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) […]

May 11, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Plans Being Developed for COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Dear CSN Family, As you have likely heard, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose has announced intentions to develop […]

May 7, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


CSN Vaccination Site Update

Dear CSN Family, The COVID-19 vaccination site at the North Las Vegas Campus and the UNLV location are in the […]

May 5, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Dear CSN Family, Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Today is a day to highlight and celebrate the hard work of our […]

April 21, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


President Zaragoza Statement on Verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Dear CSN Family, Today I join CSN students, faculty and staff whose calls for justice were answered. Derek Chauvin, the […]

April 20, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Dr. Richard Kravchak named Dean of the School of Arts & Letters

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Kravchak has accepted the position of Dean of the […]

April 14, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Announcing Our Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Dear CSN Family,  It is with great pleasure I announce that CSN will hold its 49th annual commencement ceremony in […]

April 7, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me during the month of April for Celebrate Diversity Month and Asian American Pacific Islander […]

April 5, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Update

Beginning Monday, April 5 all Nevadans 16 or older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note that the […]

April 5, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The State of Nevada has set an aggressive schedule to expand availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to all Nevadans. Please […]

March 25, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Dear CSN Family, As you may know, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced several changes this week to the COVID-19 vaccination process […]

March 19, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


CSN North Las Vegas COVID-19 Vaccination POD

We are excited to announce that in partnership with the City of North Las Vegas a COVID-19 Vaccination Point of […]

March 19, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Janice Glasper Named Dean of CSN Engelstad School of Health Sciences

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to announce that Janice Glasper has accepted the position of Dean of the Engelstad […]

March 19, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN President Joins Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity

CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza has joined the higher education leaders from around the country on the Taskforce on Higher […]

March 19, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Statement on Racism Against Asian Americans

Dear CSN Family, At CSN, Asian students constitute approximately 10 percent of our student body, thus I join the American […]

March 18, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Updated COVID-19 Guidelines and Vaccine Information

Dear CSN Family, Today marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic caused CSN and the rest of the Nevada System […]

March 17, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Congratulations Regents’ Award Winners

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in congratulating CSN student Adrian Edward Bell and CSN Nursing Professor Ronald Gonzalez for […]

March 4, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Faculty Earn Tenure

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in congratulating the 26 faculty and staff members who were awarded Tenure today by the Nevada […]

March 4, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates Women’s History Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in celebrating Women’s History Month during the month of March. Let us acknowledge and […]

March 1, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me during the month of March 2021 in celebrating Native American Heritage Month to honor […]

March 1, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Updated COVID-19 Guidelines and Vaccine Information

Reflecting an overall trend of declining COVID-19 positivity rates throughout Nevada, the state has altered guidelines to allow for increased […]

February 22, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Congratulations CSN Student Winners

Dear CSN Family, I want to congratulate two exemplary CSN students who took Best Overall last weekend at the Dixie […]

February 18, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Volunteering at Vaccine POD

Dear CSN Family, As you all know, the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination is ongoing in Southern Nevada. Our […]

February 16, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


CSN Celebrates Black History Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join us in celebrating Black History Month during the month February. This is a special time […]

February 1, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


The Community College Resiliency Factor – AACC
January 27, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Dear CSN Family, The UNLV School of Medicine has provided leadership and program development and has been instrumental in the […]

January 25, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Campus and Facilities Updates

CSN Campus Services and Facility Updates Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases remain elevated throughout Nevada. As a result, our campuses and sites […]

January 25, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Chancellor and NSHE Presidents Statement

Dear CSN Family, Below please find the statement that NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose and NSHE’s Community College Presidents have agreed […]

January 20, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear CSN Family, Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his lifetime of work in […]

January 18, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Dear CSN Family, As you may be aware, the Southern Nevada NSHE institutions are partnering to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to […]

January 15, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Dr. Zaragoza’s Statement on Violence in U.S. Capitol

Dear CSN Family, It is a sobering time in our great nation. The events that took place yesterday in our […]

January 7, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Dear CSN Family, As you are aware, Nevada has begun its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. I’m pleased to report that NSHE […]

January 7, 2021 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Welcome CSN’s New Chief of Staff-Chief Diversity Officer

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to announce that former Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly has been appointed the Chief […]

January 4, 2021 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN’s 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony — December 19

Dear CSN Family, I want to formally invite you to the 48th Annual CSN Commencement Ceremony! The virtual ceremony will […]

December 8, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN’s Mariachi Plata Takes Top Honors at Annual National Competition

Dear CSN Family, Our Mariachi Plata continues to impress and grab national headlines. This weekend, group members took first and […]

December 8, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


New COVID-19 Protocols in Place

Dear CSN Family, Over the past month, Nevada and the rest of the country have seen marked increases in COVID-19 […]

November 26, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Current CSN Closures

On Sunday, November 22, Gov. Steve Sisolak set forth the guidelines provided under Executive Order 35, Statewide Pause due to […]

November 25, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Mandatory Furlough For Fiscal Year 2021
November 19, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Give the Gift of Hope

Dear CSN Family, This has been a challenging year for all of us, but it is moments like these that […]

November 19, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


James McCoy to Serve as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dear CSN Family, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of James McCoy as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs. […]

November 16, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Facilities & Services Available During Stay at Home 2.0

Dear CSN Family, As I communicated last week, CSN has responded to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Stay at Home 2.0 plan […]

November 16, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Stay at Home 2.0 Details

On Tuesday, November 10, Gov. Steve Sisolak outlined the Stay at Home 2.0 for Nevada as a result of current […]

November 16, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


NSHE Leaders Implore Higher Education Community to Continue Safety Protocols

Dear CSN Family, In response to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s recent statement on the COVID-19 pandemic, NSHE Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose […]

November 13, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


CSN’s Stay at Home 2.0 Plan

Dear CSN Family, The CSN campus community has been resilient this year as the global COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold, […]

November 12, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in celebrating and recognizing the contributions of our CSN LGBTQ+ community during LGBTQ+ History […]

October 1, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Remembering October 1

Dear CSN Family, Whether you are teaching, in a virtual meeting, walking across campus or working from home, I hope […]

October 1, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Sawgrass Report
September 21, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Remembering Those We Lost on September 11, 2001

Dear CSN Family, Today, we remember the victims of the worst terrorist attack in American history and honor the courage […]

September 11, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


New Adjunct & Overload Pay Rate

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to report that the budgeted increase in the adjunct and overload pay rate from […]

August 31, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Operation & Maintenance Fee Waiver and Refunds

Dear CSN Family, During these difficult economic times, we at CSN know that every dollar counts. That’s why we have […]

August 14, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Incident on the Charleston Campus

Dear CSN Family, I wanted to let you know about a disturbing incident that occurred on Friday near our Charleston […]

July 20, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Legislators Approve Additional Cuts to CSN Budget

Dear CSN Family, This afternoon, the Nevada State Senate joined the State Assembly and passed AB3, which cuts an additional […]

July 19, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Budget Reduction Impact Statement

Dear CSN Family, Tomorrow, the State Legislature is expected to propose additional reductions to the Nevada System of Higher Education […]

July 15, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Update on S/U Grades for Summer Session

Dear CSN Family, NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly, along with the Board of Regents, has approved the satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade change option […]

July 9, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Supports International Students

Dear CSN Family, On Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced its final guidance that the agency intends to implement in a […]

July 8, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Celebrating Independence Day

Dear CSN Family, I know many of you will celebrate our nation’s beginnings this holiday weekend with family and friends. […]

July 2, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Return to Campus Update

Dear CSN Family, As you are aware, there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in Nevada over these last […]

June 30, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Important Safety Information Update

Dear CSN Family, As we continue our gradual, phased approach to returning to campus, I want to highlight several safety […]

June 26, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


CSN Applauds DACA Decision

Dear CSN Family, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. […]

June 18, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN’s Return to Campus Plan

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to inform you that our detailed Return to Campus plan was approved by NSHE […]

June 10, 2020 | Categories: Blog COVID-19 Uncategorized


Congratulations CSN Class of 2020!

Dear CSN Family, Under normal circumstances, tonight would have been a celebration of our 2019-2020 graduates.  And although we’ve postponed […]

May 18, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Supreme Court Decision on DACA & CSN Resources

Dear CSN Family, As the U.S. Supreme Court readies its decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, […]

April 25, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN President Federico Zaragoza’s Statement on the Passing of NSHE Regent Sam Lieberman

The entire CSN Family grieves with Regent Lieberman’s family, friends and loved ones. He was a true friend to CSN […]

April 4, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Board of Regents Awards Tenure

Congratulations to the 23 faculty and staff members who were awarded Tenure today by the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of […]

March 5, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Community Partnership 30-Day Action Items

Challenges:  What problems in our system block services? How do they show up? CSN’s Division of Workforce and Economic Development […]

March 3, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Upcoming Multi-campus District Projects

This is an exciting transition for the College of Southern Nevada. As we continue efforts to implement the multi-campus model […]

January 31, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Posters Found at the CSN Henderson Campus

Dear CSN Family, This is to inform you that several posters were placed this week on CSN and NSC bulletin […]

January 15, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

This message is sent on behalf of Carol Fimmen, Director of International Programs: Dear Colleagues, The CSN International Office would […]

January 15, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Chief Human Resources Officer

Dear CSN Family, Bill Dial I wanted to let you know that Chief Human Resources Officer candidate Tracey Cleveland has […]

January 7, 2020 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Information on Multi-Campus Reorganizations

The CSN Counselors I am pleased to authorize the consensus recommendations of the Counseling Department, Faculty Senate, Executive Council, and […]

December 19, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Statement on the Passing of CSN President Emeritus Dr. Paul E. Meacham

December 9, 2019 – College of Southern Nevada president Dr. Federico Zaragoza released the following statement today on the passing […]

December 9, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Important Multi-Campus Model Announcement: Counseling Department Transition

The Plan In alignment with the multi-campus plan, CSN counselors are moving from a model that promotes access to enrollment […]

September 23, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Remembering October 1

CSN joins our Southern Nevada community on the anniversary of that tragic night to remember the victims and their families. […]

September 11, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


An Update on our Multi-Campus Transition

As we move into our first semester with new leadership in place for each campus, I am excited to more […]

September 4, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Incident on the CSN Henderson Campus

Dear CSN Family, At approximately 6 p.m. this evening, Wednesday, August 28, University Police Services Southern Command received a report […]

August 28, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


A Campus Safety Message

Dear CSN Family, As the semester begins, safety should be in the forefront of all our minds. As you know, […]

August 27, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


RSVP Today for CSN Day at the Legislature

Dear Faculty and Staff, As you’re aware, CSN Day at the Legislature is fast approaching. On Monday, March 25, CSN […]

March 1, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Faculty & Staff Earn Tenure

Congratulations to the following individuals, who were awarded tenure today by the Board of Regents. • Anthony Adamo, World Languages […]

February 28, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Looking For Qualified Campus Vice President Candidates
February 19, 2019 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Remembering October 1

CSN joins our Southern Nevada community on the anniversary of that tragic night to remember the victims and their families. […]

September 19, 2018 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Welcomes New President

Dr. Federico Zaragoza today became the College of Southern Nevada’s ninth president in its 47-year history. A press release announcing […]

August 15, 2018 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Reverse Transfer Degrees

Dear CSN Alumni, If you’ve done the work, you deserve the credential. Did you know that you may be eligible […]

June 11, 2018 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Board of Regents Awards Tenure

Greetings, Coyote Nation! Congratulations to the 28 faculty and staff members who were awarded Tenure today by the Nevada System […]

March 1, 2018 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


NWCCU Accreditation Response Letter

Good morning, CSN Coyote Nation! Linked below is the CSN accreditation response letter from NWCCU for which we have been […]

February 7, 2018 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Henderson Campus Provost/VP and Other News

Dear CSN Coyote Nation, I am delighted to greet you today as Acting President. While the President’s Chronicle is also […]

February 1, 2018 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Town Hall Summary

President’s Town Halls Summary Fall 2017 Greetings Colleagues! Earlier this month, I held town hall meetings on each campus, and […]

October 18, 2017 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Community in Recovery

Colleagues, It has been a difficult week for our community, but it has also been a time that has shown […]

October 5, 2017 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Shooting Tragedy

CSN is deeply saddened by the events of last night.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families […]

October 2, 2017 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


2017 State of the College

Here is CSN President Michael Richards’ 2017 State of the College presentation, as delivered during Convocation on Aug. 21, 2017. 

August 22, 2017 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Reverse Transfer Degrees

Dear CSN Alumni, If you’ve done the work, you deserve the credential. Did you know that you may be eligible […]

April 20, 2017 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Tenure Announcement

Congratulations to the following individuals on earning tenure, approved by the Board of Regents today. Sherry Lynn Aldridge, Nursing Dr. […]

March 2, 2017 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Student Roundtables

Dear CSN students, On Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Henderson Campus, I held the first of three roundtable discussions with […]

January 23, 2017 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Support for Students

Colleagues, In the current political climate, many of the nation’s students, faculty and college and university leaders have expressed concern […]

December 9, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Update on the Board of Regents Meeting

Colleagues, As mentioned in previous communications, the state is expecting a budget shortfall. As a result, the Governor’s office has […]

December 5, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN’s Values

Dear CSN Community, As this election has come to an end, I want to take a moment to reflect on […]

November 14, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Commitment to a Welcoming and Inclusive Culture at CSN

Colleagues, Given a number of recent events in our nation—most recently in Orlando, let me personally reiterate CSN’s commitment to […]

June 15, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN & NSC to Award Scholarships at CCSD Reclaim Your Future Celebration Thursday

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN & NSC to Award Scholarships at CCSD […]

May 11, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


President’s Announcement on Collective Bargaining

Colleagues, As most of you know, the Nevada Faculty Alliance (NFA) was authorized by the Board of Regents to pursue […]

April 22, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following individuals for whom the Board of Regents approved tenure this week. This is a major milestone […]

March 4, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Career Fair Connects Job Seekers and Employers

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN Career Fair Connects Job Seekers and Employers […]

February 17, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Educator, Author Dr. Robert L. Green to speak at CSN

Media Advisory: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu Educator, Author Dr. Robert L. Green to speak at […]

February 11, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Receives Governor’s STEM Grant to Train the Future of Southern Nevada’s Cyber Security Defense

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN Receives Governor’s STEM Grant to Train the […]

February 9, 2016 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN to Honor Civil Rights Veterans

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN to Honor Civil Rights Veterans The 5th […]

December 1, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN to hold annual STEM Conference for Gear Up

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN to hold annual STEM Conference for Gear […]

November 10, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


It’s Time to Enroll for Spring 2016 at CSN

Open enrollment for the spring 2016 semester begins Nov. 20 at the College of Southern Nevada, meaning anyone admitted can begin signing up for classes.

November 3, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN’s New Guided Pathways, Helping Students Find Their Way Faster

How can universities and colleges help students graduate faster without compromising the quality of their education?

October 29, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN English Professor and Novelist Laura McBride Honored

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu  CSN English Professor and Novelist Laura McBride Honored […]

October 23, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Offers Dog-Tired Students a Break

A group of therapy dogs from Love Dog Adventures will visit all three CSN campuses in November to help the students relax.

October 21, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Planetarium Joins White House Astronomy Night

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN Planetarium Joins White House Astronomy Night The […]

October 15, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN to Join National Moment of Silence for Oregon Shooting Victims

Media Advisory: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN to Join National Moment of Silence for Oregon […]

October 7, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Takes Part in Neighborhood Revitalization Effort

CSN will provide information to area residents about educational opportunities available

September 24, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


College of Southern Nevada Awarded Achieving the Dream Leader College Status

CSN recognized for commitment to data-informed decision-making and closing equity gaps

September 22, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Lost Boy of Sudan to Speak at CSN

Media Advisory: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu Lost Boy of Sudan to Speak at CSN Biar […]

September 17, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Career Fair Connects Job Seekers and Employers

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu  CSN Career Fair Connects Job Seekers and Employers […]

September 16, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Artists Return to CSN for Exhibit

Media Advisory: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu  Artists Return to CSN for Exhibit Four artists will be […]

September 11, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN, Local Chefs Partner to Feed Schoolchildren

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN, Local Chefs Partner to Feed Schoolchildren The […]

September 8, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Follett Higher Education Group & CSN students to Make Donation to Three Square

Media Advisory: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu Follett Higher Education Group & CSN students to Make […]

September 4, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Vice President for Student Affairs Joins CSN After 25 Years in Higher Education

Juanita LeFlore Chysanthou brings broad knowledge of student success initiatives to Nevada’s largest higher education institution

September 1, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


New CSN Program Gives Students Money to Enroll in More Classes

The CSN Future Grad program encourages students to take as close to a full load of credits as possible. Full-time students are more likely to graduate, and that’s what CSN wants its students to do.

August 18, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


New Nurse Training Program at CSN Ready Made for Vets

Our Medic to LPN program trains U.S. Army medics and U.S. Navy corpsmen to become Licensed Practical Nurses in a fraction of the time it would normally take

August 14, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN to Offer Help to Small Businesses

Greetings from the College of Southern Nevada! Many important bills were passed in the recently completed legislative session that will […]

July 31, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Business Incubator Team Takes Statewide Honors

Greetings from the College of Southern Nevada! Several years ago, CSN Business Professor Kevin Raiford started a business incubator program […]

July 24, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


The new president of CSN’s student body has a mission

I’d like you to meet Brenda Romero, the new president of the Associated Students of the College of Southern Nevada.

July 10, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Technology Changes Today’s Libraries

Technology has fundamentally changed how many of our society’s institutions function, and the college library is no exception.

June 12, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Legislative update

The legislative session ended last week. I would like to express my appreciation to all of you who wrote letters, made phone calls or attended and testified at legislative hearings on legislation, related to CSN. I’d encourage you to contact those same legislators again to express your appreciation for what was enacted. At this time, we are still working out a lot of the details with the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). The following is a brief overview of what we know on some of the major issues we updated you on throughout the session.

June 9, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Student Gets Prestigious Award

Moreno was recently notified that she was awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship

June 5, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Cyber Summit Will Address Shortage of Security Experts

As cybersecurity becomes an issue of increasing national importance, the College of Southern Nevada is preparing to host the second annual Community College Cyber Summit this month to help these two-year institutions prepare the workforce that will secure our nation.

June 3, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Graduates Record Number Again

This year’s graduating class will include a record 3,326 students who are receiving 3,578 degrees and certificates

May 29, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Commencement Speaker’s Story Shows Hard Work, Excellence

Excellence is a habit.

That’s the message that this year’s CSN commencement speaker, student Karin Rodriguez, will deliver at our upcoming graduation ceremony.

May 18, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN to Recognize Diverse Graduating Class

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN to Recognize Diverse Graduating Class College will […]

May 8, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


As High School Students Graduate, CSN Gears Up for Enrollment

Beginning May 22, new students can begin registering for classes at CSN for the fall. Registration for the Summer 2015 semester is already open.

May 8, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN to Graduate Record Number of Students

For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN to Graduate Record Number of Students College’s […]

May 7, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Marks Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Media Advisory: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN Marks Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month State-licensed motorcycle safety program […]

May 4, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Tutorial Centers Include Advanced Training

Tutorial Services centers are located on all three of our main campuses. Any CSN student can schedule a one-on-one tutoring session on any available subject, and he or she can do so as often as is necessary. In addition, students can stop by any of our several learning centers at any time, without an appointment. Most of these centers, including the math resource center, communication lab and the writing center, are partnerships between the various departments and Tutorial Services.

May 1, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


It’s Time to Register for Next Semester at Your Community’s College

        For Immediate Release: Contact: Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu It’s Time to Register […]

April 27, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Science & Technology Expo Features NASA Exhibits, Space Shuttle Commander

        For Immediate Release:   Contact:           Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu   CSN Science […]

April 17, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Thousands of K-12 Students to Experience Hands-on Science, Technology

        For Immediate Release:   Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu   Thousands of […]

March 25, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


College of Southern Nevada to Institute Safe Zones

        For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu   College of Southern […]

March 20, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Federal Grant Will Support CSN Efforts to Expand Hispanic Education

        For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu Federal Grant Will Support […]

March 20, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Libraries Go to the Dogs

          For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN Libraries Go […]

March 16, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN “Speed-Networking” event to connect students, employers

        For Immediate Release: Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu  CSN “Speed-Networking” event to […]

March 13, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Invites Community Input on Physical Master Plans

          For Immediate Release: Contact: Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN Invites Community […]

March 12, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Career Fair Connects Job Seekers and Employers

        For Immediate Release:   Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu CSN Career Fair […]

February 19, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN to Help Military Veterans Become Nurses

        For Immediate Release:   Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu  CSN to Help […]

February 17, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Second Annual GEAR UP STEM Conference for Middle School Students at CSN

          For Immediate Release: Contact: K.C. Brekken, CSN Public Affairs, 702-651-7535, kc.brekken@csn.edu               Mae Worthey, DETR, 702-486-7991, […]

February 10, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN First in Nevada to Meet Federal Hispanic Serving Institution Requirements

        For Immediate Release: Contact: Michael Flores, CSN Communications and Government Affairs Director, 702-610-1853, Michael.flores@csn.edu   CSN First […]

February 2, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


2015 Governor’s Budget Recommendations for Higher Education

From Office of the President Email Jan. 18, 2015: The Governor delivered his State of the State address last night, […]

January 26, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


State-of-the-Art Labs, Equipment for Science Students at CSN to Enhance Learning

        For Immediate Release:   Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu   State-of-the-Art Labs, […]

January 15, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN to Name Student Services building in Honor of Dr. Meacham

        For Immediate Release:   Contact: Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu   CSN to Name […]

January 14, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Welcomes Students Back for Spring Semester

        For Immediate Release:   Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu   CSN Welcomes […]

January 13, 2015 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


November Chronicle

Greetings! This November Chronicle addresses three specific topics:  legislative issues, periodic presidential evaluation, and outstanding accomplishments.  I would ask you […]

November 26, 2014 | Categories: Blog Monthly Chronicles Uncategorized


October Chronicle

Greetings to all!  I hope your semester is going well. There are a number of activities I’d like you to […]

October 24, 2014 | Categories: Blog Monthly Chronicles Uncategorized


Colds, Flus and Ebola

Dear CSN community,  As our world is increasingly concerned about staunching the Ebola outbreak, I think it is an important time […]

October 16, 2014 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Personnel Announcements

Good morning, Colleagues and Trustees,  As many of you may know, CSN has labored through the recession and for several […]

October 16, 2014 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Profile on Medical Laboratory Scientists, A High-Demand, High-Wage Meaningful Career

Greetings from the College of Southern Nevada! I have some great news today about one of the newer programs at […]

March 3, 2014 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Congratulations to CSN’s PTK Chapter!

Congratulations to CSN’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter! I am proud to announce the nation’s largest community college honor society has […]

June 10, 2013 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


2013 Spring Town Hall Notes

Prior to the town halls, CSN issued an open-ended survey question to college employees to solicit questions they would like […]

May 1, 2013 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Immigration Reform is Needed

Today I am proud to join the Partnership for a New American Economy and dozens of college and university presidents […]

April 19, 2013 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


The importance of STEM education

On April 19, the College of Southern Nevada will host approximately 3,000 K-12 students at our Cheyenne campus at our annual Science & Technology Expo. We introduce these young minds to the latest research and exciting careers in a number of fields, including robotics, engineering, aviation, and health sciences. All are welcome.

April 10, 2013 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN 2012 Hungry Games Photos

Photos from the 2012 CSN Hungry Games are now available at http://sites.csn.edu/csnweekly/Hungry%20Games/index.html

December 3, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


August Cabinet Minutes

Cabinet Notes August 13, 2012 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards K.C. Brekken, Director, Communications Constance Brooks, Director, Government Affairs & […]

September 18, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


May Cabinet Minutes

May 14, 2012 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards K.C. Brekken, Director, Communication & Events Constance Brooks, Director, Government Affairs & […]

June 14, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


April Cabinet Minutes

April Cabinet was canceled.

June 14, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


March Cabinet Minutes

March 12, 2012 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards K.C. Brekken, Director, Communication & Events Constance Brooks, Director, Government Affairs & […]

June 14, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


February Cabinet Minutes

February 13, 2012 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards – absent John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research – absent K.C. Brekken, […]

June 14, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


January Cabinet Minutes

January 09, 2012 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Director, Communication & Events […]

June 14, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Foundation 2012 Legacy of Achievement Gala Raised Thousands of Dollars for CSN Students

The College of Southern Nevada Foundation conducted one of the most significant fund raisers of  the year in Nevada higher […]

May 14, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


More information about CSN’s selection to join Achieving the Dream

Greetings!           On Friday, we announced that CSN has been selected to join an elite group of colleges as part of […]

April 30, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN selected into the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network

The nation’s most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education has selected CSN to join its national reform network, CSN President Dr. Michael Richards announced today.

April 30, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Funding Formula Comparison

As the discussion on how to allocate state funds to Nevada’s universities and colleges continues, I would like to share a comparison of the state funding per student under the current formula and under the chancellor’s proposed model. Click on the graphic to enlarge it on your screen.

April 4, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


New NSHE Funding Model

The chancellor’s proposed funding formula, discussed in this morning’s Review-Journal in an article by Richard Lake, is a good start to […]

March 24, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Fall 2012 Registration Changes

Early registration begins May 1 and the payment due date for students who register early for fall 2012 classes is June 1. Payment or payment arrangements (whether paying out of pocket or with financial aid) must be made by this deadline or students’ enrollment may be canceled. Registration re-opens for all students on June 4, after which time payment is due at 11:59 p.m. on the day of registration.

The use of this “rolling” enrollment cancellation process will help ensure CSN does not shutdown the entire registration system for all NSHE institutions as we did last fall.

The following steps will help students protect their enrollment from cancelation:

· Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form before May 30;

· Pay the balance due before 11:59 p.m. on June 1; or

· Sign up for a payment plan online via MyCSN and pay the minimum amount due by 11:59 p.m. on June 1, (or do so in person at a campus cashier’s office during regular business hours).

March 14, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Congratulations!

Colleagues,  I’m pleased to report on several actions at the meeting of the Board of Regents on March 1-2 held […]

March 5, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Providing Opportunities for the Jackie Brays of Nevada

In the wake of President Obama’s call for a national commitment to train 2 million Americans with skills that will lead directly to a job, College of Southern Nevada officials are proud to introduce students such as Shawn Greene.

January 26, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


January Chronicle

Greetings, Happy New Year!  Welcome to spring semester 2012 and to The CSN Chronicle for January.  There is much activity […]

January 23, 2012 | Categories: Blog Monthly Chronicles Uncategorized


December Cabinet Notes

December 12, 2011  Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Director, Communication & Events […]

January 12, 2012 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


October Cabinet Minutes

Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Director, Communication & Events Thomas Brown, Senior […]

November 15, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


September Cabinet Minutes

Cabinet Notes September 12, 2011 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Director, Communication […]

October 10, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


August Cabinet Notes

August 8, 2011 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Director, Communication & Events […]

September 14, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Fresh Look at Nevada’s Community Colleges Task Force Recommendations

Below is a summary of each of the recommendation. The full report can be found here. As a faculty, staff or student at CSN, one of the largest and I would argue most important community colleges in the nation, what do you think about these? Please post your thoughts.

August 31, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


MyCSN Security

I want to follow-up on a news story that aired on Wednesday about the exposure of certain student data and […]

August 19, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Students Win High National Honors this Summer

I would like to take a moment to call attention to a few CSN students who have received national attention […]

July 12, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


May Cabinet Minutes

Cabinet Notes May 09, 2011 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Director of […]

June 14, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


June Budget Update

Colleagues, State leaders and media outlets have reported a budget agreement in Carson City, and over the weekend, the Legislature […]

June 6, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


April Cabinet Minutes

Cabinet Notes April 18, 2011 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly – absent – Shellie […]

June 6, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


April Cabinet Notes

Cabinet Notes April 18, 2011 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly – absent – Shellie […]

May 11, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Budget Update

Good morning, As the budget process continues in Carson City, I felt an update to each of you was in […]

April 28, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


February Cabinet Notes

Cabinet Notes February 14, 2011 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Director of […]

April 19, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN’s Budget Cut Plan

Today, I presented the following budget plan to the Board of Regents. This is a more-detailed version of what we have communicated in the past. I hope you will review this document.

March 11, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Budget and Scenario Update

Colleagues,  Today I met with students during a town hall to discuss the budget. I would like to share with […]

February 24, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


January Cabinet Minutes

Cabinet Notes January 10, 2011  Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Director of […]

February 17, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Moving Nevada Forward with an Economic Vision

Gov. Brian Sandoval has made Nevada’s economic vitality a priority for his administration and invests time and energy to that […]

February 15, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


February Chronicle

The CSN Chronicle  Greetings to all!  There is much activity on many fronts that I’d like you to know about.  […]

February 15, 2011 | Categories: Blog Monthly Chronicles Uncategorized


CSN Budget Town Hall

CSN Town Hall – February 2, 2011 The following e-mail was sent to faculty and staff on Feb. 1: Good […]

February 7, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Executive Budget Proposal’s Impact on CSN

This morning’s RJ includes an excellent article by Richard Lake on how the proposed cuts to higher education are calculated, how tuition at four-year institutions might be raised, and other reactions to the governor’s executive budget recommendations. I thought, however, you might like to know more about the impact on CSN.

January 27, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


December Cabinet Minutes

Cabinet Notes December 13, 2010  Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Director of […]

January 13, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Turning 40

This year promises plenty of challenges and frustrations for those of us at the College of Southern Nevada as we embark upon an ominous legislative session. But there is something to celebrate in 2011.

January 5, 2011 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


November Cabinet Notes

November 08, 2010 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research […]

December 14, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN is a Sound Investment for Nevadans

“Worthwhile public projects often generate negative taxpayer perspective returns, because the role of government is to provide services that the public wants but that the business sector may find unprofitable … But unlike most government endeavors funding for CSN generates strong results from both the social and taxpayer perspectives. Economists generally assume a 3% discount rate in analyzing government investments, assuming that governments can obtain unsecured loans at a rate of 3% or receive a 3% return on any excess funds, if they were invested. Since CSN’s taxpayer rate of return of 9.2% is greater than 3%, state and local governments actually make money on the investment. By funding the college, therefore, other recipients of state and local funding are actually subsidized through the revenues generated by the college.”

November 16, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


October Cabinet Notes

October 11, 2010 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research […]

November 8, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


September Cabinet Notes

September 13, 2010 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research […]

October 18, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Nevada and the White House Summit on Community Colleges

Last week, under the leadership of President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, a historic White House Summit on Community Colleges […]

October 8, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


White House Community College Summit

For those who were unable to watch the White House Summit on Community Colleges live on the web on Tuesday, Oct. 5. We have posted the opening and closing sessions here.

October 6, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


August Cabinet Minutes

August 09, 2010  Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards – absent Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Interim Director […]

September 13, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Shared Governance at CSN

I believe creating an ombudsman role to facilitate this communication and ensuring CSN has its own watch dog to make certain policies and procedures are followed will go a long way to strengthen faculty governance at CSN.

August 27, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


June Cabinet Minutes

Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Interim Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Communications Manager – absent Thomas Brown, […]

August 10, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CLV Fire Station 6/CSN Instructional Center opens this month

This really is a wonderful achievement for both the city and CSN. I hope you will all take a moment this coming semester to admire our newest facility and to welcome Fire Station 6 to CSN.

August 5, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN partners with Expertise Cosmetology Institute

Starting this fall, the college will offer a business course at the institute with the hope that some of the students will come to CSN to complete a Certificate in Business Management.

This will help those students who intend to work for major salons or have their own operation create a business plan, design a budget and develop other major skills that will help them thrive in the community.

July 19, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN’s role in the Southern Nevada Sustainability Center project

CSN does not shy away from outreach opportunities that stand to help the people of Southern Nevada diversify our economy. […]

July 7, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Solar Installation

Earlier this week, I told you about the solar panel installation going up on the Charleston campus’ Student Services Building […]

June 25, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN is going solar this summer

I am proud to announce that CSN’s first solar panels will be generating electrical power by September 10.  CSN has been awarded […]

June 22, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


May cabinet minutes

May 10, 2010 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Interim Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Communications Manager Thomas […]

June 16, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Happy Memorial Weekend

Enjoy and happy Memorial weekend everyone. Please take a moment to give thanks for the men and women who have bravely served this nation.

May 28, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Congratulations Coyotes

I want to extend my congratulations to our CSN Coyotes as they work toward their second national championship this weekend […]

May 26, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Go Coyotes!

Congratulations to the CSN Coyotes baseball team on winning the NJCAA Region XVIII Baseball Championship this weekend at Morse Stadium.

May 18, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


President’s Volunteer Service Awards

Yesterday, I had the privilege to help honor two individuals, who have given much of their time, energy and passion to help their community, with the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards.

May 14, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


April Cabinet Notes

  Cabinet Notes April 12, 2010 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Interim Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, […]

May 12, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN organization and structure recommendations

Good morning, For the last several months an ad hoc committee of faculty and staff has been studying the organization […]

April 30, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Student Involvement

Today is the first day of student elections and I would like to encourage all CSN students to vote! Our […]

April 27, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Board approves CSN’s budget reduction plan

Today the Board of Regents approved CSN’s 2010-2011 budget reduction plan. If you missed last week’s town hall, the plan is available on CSN’s Budget Issues Web site, located on our home page.

April 16, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


March Cabinet Notes

Dr. Richards reminded the group of Spring Break, March 15-21, and the Legacy of Achievement Gala on April 24 at the M Resort. Jacque Matthews told everyone that so far, the Gala planning and table sales are progressing as expected, but there are plenty of tables and seats still available for purchase.

April 13, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Town Hall April 8, 2010 Webcast

CSN Town Hall – April 8, 2010

April 9, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Important upcoming events at CSN

I want to take this opportunity to draw attention to several upcoming events at CSN. First on April 8, CSN […]

March 26, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


February Cabinet Notes

February 08, 2010  Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Interim Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Communications Manager Thomas […]

March 8, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Budget Cuts and Other CSN Information

CSN Colleagues: Since the beginning of the year, we have been engaged in an intensive effort on multiple fronts to […]

March 2, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Students Attend Special Session

Approximately 45 higher education students from Southern Nevada, 17 of which were from CSN, took a bus up to Carson City on Monday night, leaving at 10 p.m. to make it to the special session. Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford invited the students to an impromptu meeting with the Senate, where students told lawmakers about why higher education funding matters.

February 24, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


A rainy day for our students

I would just like to say that I am very proud of the CSN students who braved the rain and […]

February 10, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


January Cabinet Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Dr. Richards at 9 a.m.

February 9, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Special Board of Regents Meeting 2-2-2010

The Board of Regents met at the Charleston campus today to discuss the state’s nearly $900 million budget deficit. We estimate this will mean a 22 percent cut in general fund appropriations to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). This would mean a statewide cut to Nevada colleges and universities of about $37 million for the remainder of this year and $110 million for next year.

For CSN, we estimate that this would mean a budget reduction of about $6 million this fiscal year and $18 million next year.

February 2, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Town Hall Jan. 27, 2010 Webcast

Town Hall Part 1 Town Hall Part 2

January 28, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Town Hall Tomorrow, January 27

As most of you have heard by now, the Economic Forum estimated the state is $800 million in the red […]

January 26, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


December Cabinet Notes

Dr. Richards distributed a report from the University System of Maryland that details its efficiency efforts. The reporting system has been in place in Maryland for five years and has helped greatly with funding requests from the Maryland legislature. The NSHE Board of Regents has placed high priority on each of the Nevada institutions‟ ability to demonstrate similar efforts, and detail those efforts in an efficiencies report. Dr. Richards encouraged the cabinet members to visit the University System of Maryland website to view the reports from previous years.

http://www.usmd.edu/usm/workgroups/EEWorkGroup/eeproject/eereports.html

January 11, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Planning for more potential budget cuts

As we welcome faculty, staff and students back for spring semester 2010, we are beginning to make internal plans to respond to the governor’s call for budget reduction plans of 6, 8, or 10% for each year of the biennium.

January 5, 2010 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Happy Holidays

As we head into the holiday break, Jan and I would like to wish everyone happy and safe holidays.

December 18, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Preparing Plans for Cuts

Public reports of an all-agency memo regarding budget reductions are correct. The state has asked all agencies, including the Nevada System of Higher Education, to prepare plans for budget cuts.

December 15, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


November Cabinet Minutes

Patty Charlton told the cabinet members of a change in the Cabinet reporting schedule that will begin in January. Instead of reporting every other month, cabinet members will report quarterly.

December 14, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Potential budget cuts and special session

Media in the state have been reporting on forthcoming budget cuts and the governor’s call for the Economic Forum to meet, which may lead to a special session of the Legislature and more budget reductions.

December 10, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


My position on enrollment caps

As you can imagine, the issue of caps is difficult and complex, almost anathema to our community college DNA that prizes access, inclusion and affordability. I’ve maintained two positions:

December 1, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


How should we use social media at CSN?

A number of institutions are using social media to engage faculty, staff, and students. I’ve noticed social media–like this blog–growing at CSN. We have Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and other outlets. Are we using these in helpful ways for the college community?

November 23, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Channel 3 Interview, Part V

This is the final interview with former Chancellor Jim Rogers. In it, we discuss what CSN is doing to help keep K-12 students in school and prepared for postsecondary education.

November 23, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Channel 3 Interview, Part IV

In this segment, I talk with former Chancellor and KVBC station owner Jim Rogers about how CSN is dealing with increased enrollments and budget cuts.

November 23, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Channel 3 interview, part III

Former Chancellor Jim Rogers and I talk about what CSN is doing to help students achieve their educational goals, including […]

November 19, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Channel 3 interview, part II

In this segment, I talk with former Chancellor Jim Rogers about CSN partnerships with Clark County high schools and other […]

November 19, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Channel 3 Interview

Recently, I had the opportunity to do an interview with former Chancellor Jim Rogers on KVBC to discuss CSN’s significance to Nevada. This is the first of series of interviews that are running this week on Channel 3 at noon.

November 17, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


October Cabinet Notes

Cabinet Notes October 12, 2009  Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards John Bearce, Interim Director of Institutional Research K.C. Brekken, Manager […]

November 10, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Faculty Featured at Vegas Valley Book Festival and Other College News

I want to take a moment to urge you to attend the Vegas Valley Book Festival this week if you […]

November 4, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Living

In early October, about 130 CSN employees signed up for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the […]

October 27, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


Greetings and Faculty Scholarship

In the past two years, I’ve been impressed with the kind of institution CSN is, and with the positive way […]

October 15, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized


CSN Fire Station/Instructional Center Update

This unique public-public partnership will provide for municipal public safety needs while providing badly needed additional space for students in the state’s higher education system.

October 13, 2009 | Categories: Blog Uncategorized



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