I’m pleased to report on several actions at the meeting of the Board of Regents on March 1-2 held here at CSN. 

First, the Regents voted to bestow the Nevada Regents’ Academic Advisor Award for Community Colleges to CSN Counselor Jana Wolf. She has been an invaluable resource and students constantly ask for her by name. We are fortunate to have her here at CSN. She was nominated for this award in the fall by a group of CSN colleagues and students through the Internal Recognition Committee. 

The regents also honored CSN student Carleen Saladino as a Regents’ Scholar.   

Congratulations to those faculty members who were nominated for tenure at CSN:  Jeffrey Wagner, Gillian Silver-Rodis, Michelle Scher, Heidi Porter, Matthew Mahrt, and William Frost.  The recommendations were approved by the Board.  Personal letters of congratulations are being sent to each nominee. 

In addition, two facilities projects upgrading HVAC systems at CSN were approved: one for the “A” building on the Henderson campus, and one for the “A” building on the West Charleston campus.  These projects should greatly improve the physical environment for faculty, staff and students. 

Finally, organizing and implementing a Board of Regents and related meetings over three long days is a major undertaking.  I want to thank many folks who made this such a success. 

Our faculty and students in the culinary program, particularly Chefs Rosenberger, Soltz and Lee and CSN student Xelyna Mendoza, deserve much appreciation.  This was our “featured” program for the Regents and it was a stunning success.  Thank you all. I should add that they used a grill made by our welding students and faculty. 

Our floral design program provided centerpieces; our faculty in Performing and Visual Arts provided music; our Police Department provided security and visitor parking; and our faculty adjusted to dislocated classrooms. 

Many thanks to Deans Sally Johnston, Wendy Weiner, Charles Okeke and Mike Spangler; to Dan Gouker, Michelle Word, Dennis Soukup and Darren Divine for the “Ketchup Up” on Thursday night. 

I would also like to thank Joan McGee, Greg Hampton, Dave Morgan, Eric Garner, Philip Dunham, K.C. Brekken, Suzan Workman, Veronica Reyes and other tireless facilities folks for the physical arrangements this week. 

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for all you do for CSN. I hope to see many of you at the funding formula roundtables we are having next week. 

Monday, March 5
Cheyenne: Telecommunications Auditorium, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Thursday, March 8
Charleston: K101, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Henderson, C105, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Best regards, 






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