President

Position Overview

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Nevada State College seeks a new president with a forward-thinking mindset, extraordinary positive energy, exceptional vision, and long-term commitment. Moreover, the College desires a strong and experienced leader who can cultivate an environment that effectively leverages the College's exceptional faculty and staff's talents and the College’s singular spirit of inclusion to complete current initiatives and continue Nevada State’s tradition of innovation. The successful candidate: 1) will have an earned doctorate, other terminal degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 2) possesses a record of scholarship or professional experience in higher education (preferred), business, nonprofit organization, or government; 3) has senior level administrative leadership experience in higher education (preferred) or other professional setting; and 4) will be a person of high integrity who will strengthen the mission, enrich the student experience, and foster a culture of innovation and excellence. Furthermore, candidates should have a demonstrated track record of organizational leadership with strong attention to diversity, equity and inclusion, mutual respect, and shared governance. Nevada State is committed to rigorous academic standards, faculty excellence, and responsive support services that enable students to reach their full potential.

Nevada State was established in 2002 as a new tier in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) between the research universities and the two-year colleges. Nevada State, classified as a “baccalaureate college: diverse fields” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, is a comprehensive college that offers baccalaureate degrees with more than 45 majors and minors in the School of Education, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Nursing. One of the fastest growing colleges in the country (5,500 degree seeking students with a total 7,200 enrolled), Nevada State is a comprehensive four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission.

Located just 15 miles from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Nevada State has a 512-acre site in Henderson, Nevada, a city consistently ranked as one of the best places to live. The City of Henderson is nestled among three of the most distinguished human-made attractions – the famous “Strip,” Hoover Dam, and the tranquil beauty of Lake Mead. As the second-largest city in Nevada with a population over 340,000, it is most recognized for its amazing trails, parks, and communities.  

A complete Leadership Profile may be found above.  For further information about Nevada State College, please visit: www.nsc.edu

Nominations and Applications

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials electronically by the target date of March 12, 2021 to: NSCPresident@agbsearch.com

Applications should include:

  1. a letter of interest based on the Presidential Pillars, which describes relevant experience in light of NSC’s needs;
  2. a current curriculum vitae and,
  3. names and email addresses of five references (please specify your professional relationship with each).

All candidate names will remain confidential until finalists are presented to the search committee during the latter stages of the search. At that point, Nevada’s Open Meeting Laws will apply.

Should prospective nominators or potential candidates have questions, they are encouraged to contact the following directly by email prior to submitting materials:

Dr. Carlos Hernández, Executive Search Consultant, carlos.hernandez@agbsearch.com

Dr. Garry Owens, Executive Search Consultantgarry.owens@agbsearch.com

Nevada State College is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.