Margo Martin 
Chief Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness Officer

Dr. Margo L. Martin has spent more than 33 years in the urban, multi-campus community college environment. She joined the College of Southern Nevada in July 2017 as Vice President for Academic Affairs and served as Acting President from February 2018 through mid-August 2018. She is currently serving as Chief Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness Officer and is a member of the CSN President’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to arriving at CSN, she held tenured faculty and administrative positions for 27 years at Florida State College at Jacksonville, to include Dean of Liberal Arts and Adult Education, Dean of Instruction and Student Success, Dean of Academic Engagement, and Associate Provost.

A Texas native, Dr. Martin received a double-major bachelor’s degree as well as a teaching certificate in English and Earth Science from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, a master’s degree in English from SFASU, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She is a published author and has continued to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels when time permits.

Since arriving at CSN, Dr. Martin has focused on the importance of student success and completion, the critical nature of assessment, the timely focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and active engagement in the community that both she and CSN serve. She is deeply interested in the myriad ways that technology can be harnessed to improve organizational communication and efficiency and to facilitate effective teaching and learning, particularly as we are navigating the post-pandemic learning environment. Most recently, she has partnered with college and community stakeholders to respond to students’ basic needs to include food insecurity, emergency funds, and mental health assistance; additionally, she has collaborated with Clark County School District and Nevada Gold Mines to develop Career and Technical Academy programming that results in the simultaneous completion of a college-credit Certificate of Achievement and high school diploma. In the accreditation arena, during the past three years, Dr. Martin and her newly formed Institutional Effectiveness team collaboratively shepherded the completion of a successful Year Six Policies, Regulations, and Finances Review and Year Seven Self-evaluation Report followed by an Accreditation Reaffirmation site visit and evaluation performed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in October 2022. She also serves as an NWCCU accreditation evaluator.

Dr. Martin has worked closely with CSN’s southern Nevada community partners in education, particularly the Clark County School District, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Nevada State University. Additionally, she has engaged with the regional chambers of commerce, the local workforce board, and state and national legislators to leverage state and federal resources for the betterment of the Southern Nevada community.

While in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Martin served on the Mayor’s Early Literacy Policy Council to transform childcare centers into early learning centers by revamping curriculum, establishing articulation agreements, and building a career ladder model for childcare workers. Additionally, she served on a city-wide steering committee that launched the 1,000 in 1,000 project, utilizing DuPont Foundation Funds to build an interdependent community program designed to move 1,000 people out of poverty in 1,000 days.

Dr. Martin has also engaged in collaborative leadership on national and international levels. Dr. Martin served on the National Council of Instructional Administrators, an Affiliate Council of the American Association of Community Colleges, for seven years as Region 3 Representative and in Executive Board roles, including President. Most recently, Dr. Martin was named as a member of the CSN Fiji Site Visit team to build on an emerging Fiji National University/Nevada National Guard Partnership. Areas of focus include strategic planning, accreditation and assessment, postsecondary academic program development, workforce development, adult and community education, grant development, and partnerships among industry, nonprofit, and government entities.

Her current and recent professional and community affiliations include the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Board of Directors, Phi Theta Kappa Presidential Advisory Board, Nevada Promise Mentor, CSN Liaison and Guest Speaker for Jobs for America’s Graduates – Nevada, Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida Board of Directors, and Coronado Home Owners Association Board of Directors.

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