April 2019 Chronicle

April​​ 2019

This edition of the Chronicle documents​​ the progress of our collective efforts to meet the​​ workforce and education needs of​​ southern Nevada and to ensure that our students graduate, complete, transfer and prosper. Commencement is around the corner and early indications are that we will​​ again​​ have a record number of graduates and completers. There is good news all around this month, with an impressive showing at the Nevada Legislature, donations coming in for the Health & Science Building, and our relationships with our educational partners and local business and industry getting stronger.

We are working on many fronts but with one focus:​​ student success. In these times, communication is essential, and I have committed to our Faculty Senate and CSN family that I am committed to improving our internal communications and shared governance protocols. I will need your help, your ideas, and your engagement to continue our collective journey from good to​​ great. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the semester and I hope you are too. 

​​ -​​ Federico

 

In this issue:

  • CSN Day at the Legislature

  • CSN Foundation

  • Complete College America

  • Student Government Elections​​ 

  • Awards Deadline Extended

  • Strategic Planning Forums

  • Diversity Week

  • Cannabis Classes

  • IT Assessment Results

  • Salary Study Update

  • Part-Time Faculty Survey

  • Spring 2019 Enrollment

 

Read the President’s Blog

 

Students First

 

CSN Day at the Legislature

To put it simply: I was blown away by our students participating​​ in CSN Day at the Legislature last month.

 

I joined the students for an overnight bus trip on a Sunday evening and we spent a long day Monday visiting with lawmakers, touring various buildings in the capital and testifying on behalf of the Nevada Promise scholarship program.​​ Our students were able to see democracy in action and I am thankful to those at CSN who helped make this day happen. 

 

In addition, legislators also heard testimony last month the new Health & Sciences Building on our Henderson Campus. More than a dozen organizations testified in favor of the​​ project, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their support.​​ 

Read More About the​​ Health & Science Building Testimony

 

CSN Foundation

The CSN Foundation has been doing a great job raising money for the Health & Sciences Building, thanks to​​ dedicated community organizations who understand how important healthcare education is to southern Nevada.​​ 

 

The Associated Students of the College of Southern Nevada donated $25,000 to help fund the building. Our students recognized this is an important endeavor for CSN, especially for nursing program, which is limited partially because of space constraints.​​ In addition,​​ the Foundation recently received $40,000 from Dignity Health, $60,000 from Southwest Gas, and $100,000 from Nevada State Bank! We could not be more thrilled about the generosity​​ shown toward our students.​​ 

 

 

Complete College America ​​ 

Later this week, we will host a two-day​​ Southern Nevada Metro Momentum Planning Academy​​ as we continue our work with Complete College America​​ and our local partners – all to help bolster student success​​ by making CSN​​ a world-class institution. During the planning academy, we will begin to put specific plans around this project in place. I am excited to see the ideas and action plans that emerge. As you remember, we launched this partnership in November and held​​ a Southern Nevada Metro Momentum Pathways​​ summit at UNLV​​ last month. The work we engage in with NSHE, UNLV, NSC, the City of Las Vegas and the United Way of Southern Nevada will help develop a coordinated strategy to help each and every student in the system.

 

 

Student Government Elections

Student government elections are set for later this month. Please encourage students to participate. Last year, turnout was up over the previous year by more than one-third. With your support, we can get that number even higher. Students who serve in student government not only support their college, they earn scholarships. Voting will take place on all three campuses April 23 & 24. See the link below for details.​​ 

Learn More About​​ ASCSN Elections

 

Inside CSN

 

Awards Deadline Extended

The deadline to nominate someone for an Excellence or Distinguished Award has been extended to 5 p.m. April 22, which is the Monday after Spring Break.​​ These awards, which we present each year at Convocation in August, recognize those whose dedication, hard work and commitment to student success shine. There are cash prizes of up to $2,500 available. Please consider nominating a deserving colleague.​​ 

Nominate a​​ Colleague Here

 

Strategic Planning Forums ​​ 

I want to remind you that it is time to update and codify our strategic plan in accordance with NSHE student success and system goals. This alignment is also critical to our accreditation process and our ability to build on the body of work from the last planning cycle.​​ Today,​​ Tuesday and Wednesday​​ we will hold forums where you can express your perspective and provide input on the future direction of CSN and on our student success agenda designed to increase graduation, completion, and transfer rates.​​ If you were unable to join us at our forums last month,​​ I encourage you to​​ attend one this week and​​ participate in our next phase of our "students first" journey.

Learn More​​ Here​​ 

 

Part-Time Faculty Survey

Part-time faculty recently received an invitation to our work climate survey on March 26. We want to better understand the experience of our valued part-time faculty at CSN. The information is gathered anonymously and part-time faculty have access to the survey in their email. The survey takes about ten minutes and is due back on April 11. Results will be brought to executive leadership for action in the future. Thank you for supporting part-time faculty participation in the survey.

Learn About the​​ Work Climate Committee

 

Diversity Week

At CSN we believe our diversity is our strength, and we take every opportunity we can to celebrate that. This year’s Diversity Week celebrations are one example.​​ 

Events this year included a CSN Diversity Festival, a Human Library, a celebration of women’s history, training for communicating across generations and a keynote speech by Wesley Hall about the importance of mentoring.​​ 

Nine different committees within the college community work to make sure CSN is inclusive of all walks of life. Please know that more events are scheduled each month. Check the link below for a full list.

See the​​ Diversity Calendar

 

Cannabis Classes

CSN’s Division of Workforce & Economic Development will soon launch three personal enrichment classes focused on one of Nevada’s newest industries: Cannabis. As a community college, it is an important part of our mission to be responsive to the needs of the region’s business and industry. The cannabis industry took in more than $500 million in revenue in its first year in Nevada. Clearly there is a need for trained workers in an industry that large. The classes will focus on regulations, history and customer service, among other aspects of the industry.

Read our​​ Press Release

 

IT Assessment Results

I want to thank everyone who participated in the open forums and interviews related to the IT Assessment Project that CSN leaders conducted with the assistance of Huron Consulting. Key areas for enhancement or improvement include IT governance, strategic planning, risk management, and customer service. One top recommendation was that CSN needs to hire a Chief Information Officer – and this search is already underway! Follow this link to learn more about the IT Assessment recommendations.

Read​​ the Report

 

Salary Study Update

Please see the link below for​​ a document provided by our​​ salary​​ consultant.​​ The objective of this particular initial analysis performed by the consultant was to determine if there any indications of systematic pay disparities between employees of differing race, age or gender.​​ Please note that the overall Job Description Review and the detailed, individual compression and pay equity analyses are in progress. 

See the​​ Analysis Here​​ and​​ Send​​ Questions Here

 

Spring 2019 Census Enrollment Numbers

Please review the latest enrollment report at the link below. This updated report reflects our census date total for Spring 2019. This census date is a system-wide standardized reporting date on which each institution provides a snapshot of student data, including preliminary enrollment counts. Visit the​​ Institutional Research​​ web page to see additional enrollment and institutional data.

See the​​ Enrollment Report

 

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March 2019 Chronicle

March 2019

We are just over a month into the new semester and already we have experienced a snowstorm that caused us to briefly close our campuses, earned national laurels for CSN’s student success efforts, launched our new Areas of Study, witnessed the grand opening of our first Center of Excellence, and so much more. This edition of the Chronicle contains much important news and information, so please read through it when you have a moment.

You should know that CSN received some great news at last week’s Board of Regents meeting, including the approval of our new Associate of Science degree in Dental Science, which will prepare students to apply to the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene limited-entry program at CSN, or prepare them for a general transfer to another institution. Our outstanding faculty, staff and students were recognized, too, with 21 individuals being awarded tenure, a faculty member Diane Hardgrave given the Regents’ Teaching Award and student Narée Asherian given the Regents’ Scholar Award.


Be sure to read about our national recognition by Achieving the Dream as a “Leader College of Distinction.” We should all be proud of the hard-working faculty and staff at CSN that put Students First so they can graduate, complete, transfer and prosper!

–Federico

In this issue:
• Goettl Air Conditioning CEO Announces $250,000 Donation
• City of Henderson Pledges $500,000 for Health & Science Building
• Grants Available for Student-Centered Projects
• CSN Achieves National Recognition
• CSN Student Wins Regents’ Scholar Award
• CSN Professor Wins Regents’ Teaching Award
• Areas of Study Pages Are Live
• CSN Faculty & Staff Earn Tenure
• Coyote Howl
• Women’s History Month Events
• Commencement Speaker Contest Deadline
• CSN Day at the Legislature
• Distinguished & Excellence Awards Nominations
• Spring 2019 Enrollment Report

CSN Foundation

Goettl Air Conditioning CEO Announces $250,000 Donation

I am thrilled to tell you that Goettl Air Conditioning CEO Ken Goodrich, his wife Wendy and their son Duncan have established a $250,000 endowment fund through the Goodrich Family Trust intended to help low-income students become world class air conditioning and climate control technicians at CSN’s new state-of-the-art Air Conditioning Technology Center of Excellence.

The scholarship fund will support dual enrollment students, who attend Western High School and CSN’s air conditioning program simultaneously. Those students finish high school with college credits or a certificate of achievement at no cost to them. The endowment will pay for qualified students to complete their associate degree after high school, enabling them to thrive in an industry critical to the southern Nevada economy.

This endowment will mean that students who might not have been able to afford a college degree can now become the next generation of world class technicians. As CSN and CCSD continue to develop dual enrollment academies like this one at Western High School we will see the school-to-career pipelines for juniors and seniors grow and lay a foundation for tomorrow’s world class technical and professional workforce for the region.

Mr. Goodrich unveiled the donation at the grand opening of CSN’s remodeled Air Conditioning Technology Center of Excellence and Dual Enrollment Academy. Please join me in sending sincere thanks to Mr. Goodrich for all his support of our program over the years.

City of Henderson Pledges $500,000 for Health & Science Building

The Henderson City Council unanimously approved pledging $500,000 to the CSN Foundation in support of our new Health & Science Building campaign!

As you know, there is a shortage of health care workers in southern Nevada, and it is our intention to help train more workers to fill that gap. This building, which we will operate on our Henderson Campus in partnership with Nevada State College, will allow us to nearly double our nursing program enrollments and graduates.

The project is ranked as the number one priority not only by CSN, but also by the Southern Nevada Forum, an important group of legislative and business leaders that can have significant impact in Carson City. ​​

We are requesting $70,763,741 from the legislature for this building. It will include classrooms, laboratories, a simulation center, a library and expanded office space for both CSN and NSC.See the City of Henderson’s Resolution

Inside CSN

Grants Available for Student-Centered Projects
The Office of Sponsored Projects and the CSN Foundation are seeking applications for two different grants that would help impact the lives of our students. CSN faculty, staff and student groups are encouraged to collaborate to submit proposals by the March 29 deadline. Grants as high as $25,000 are available. See the links below for full details.

The STEM Innovation and Impact Grant will help us recruit, retain and graduate more students in STEM fields. The grant is particularly focused on students in underrepresented communities, and carries an award up to $25,000. For more information, please contact Kristen Dwyer, Project Coordinator STEM Innovation and Impact 702-651-7688 or Kristen.Dwyer@csn.edu.

The CSN Foundation Spirit of CSN Award helps support our Students First initiative. If you have an idea for a student-centered project for the 2019-20 academic year, you could be awarded between $5,000 and $10,000. For more information, please contact Barbara Talisman, CFRE, Executive Director, CSN Foundation at 702-651-7535 or Barbara.Talisman@csn.edu.Learn about the Spirit of CSN Grant & the STEM Grant

CSN Achieves National Recognition, Named ‘Leader College of Distinction’

I am proud to announce that Achieving the Dream named CSN one of only 11 Leader Colleges of Distinction nationwide for our work on improving student success and reducing student achievement gaps. This is incredible news and shows how hard our faculty and staff have been working on these issues.

As you know, CSN joined ATD in 2012 with the express purpose of helping our students succeed. The award recognizes colleges that have consistently strived to meet challenging student success goals. ATD cited CSN for gains of 8 percentage points for students completing gateway math, 8 percentage points for gateway English, 8 percentage points for fall-to-fall persistence and a 3-percentage-point increase in completion. In addition, low-income CSN students saw a 10-percentage-point increase in gateway math completion, a 13-percentage-point increase in gateway English completion, and a 10-percentage-point increase in persistence. The college also showed gains for female students as well as black and Latino students across metrics. For example, there was an 11-percentage-point increase in Latino student persistence.

There is nothing more important for CSN than student success, which means ensuring that our students complete their education so they can prosper in the workplace.

Congratulations to all involved in bringing this tremendous national honor to CSN. Read Our Press Release

CSN Student Wins Regents’ Scholar Award

College of Southern Nevada High School student Narée Asherian was named the 2019 Regents’ Scholar for community colleges in Nevada last week. Congratulations!

Asherian will graduate this spring with both a high school diploma and an Associate of Business degree from CSN. While at CSN High School, she has balanced more than nine college credits per semester, as well as juggling her high school workload. She has maintained a 3.8 grade-point average and plans to transfer to UNLV and earn a bachelor’s degree in business within two years. The award includes a $5,000 cash stipend, and is based on academics, leadership, and service contributions and the recipient’s potential for continued success.

Naree said: “I’m very grateful for all the opportunities that both CSN and CSNHS have provided for me — as the daughter of immigrants that worked hard to go to school and get their degrees, it means so much to me to be able to attend a program that provides me with the education and skillset I need to be successful, both inside and out of the classroom. I look forward to using the stipend toward my journey at UNLV, and I would like to thank the NSHE Regents’ Board for making it possible for me to continue my education, and for allowing me to represent the success of CSN and CSNHS.”

What an amazing student. Read the Nomination

CSN Professor Wins Regents’ Teaching Award

Congratulations to anthropology professor Diane Hardgrave, who won the Nevada Regents’ Teaching Award last week! What an incredible honor.

Hardgrave, who joined CSN in 2013, previously won the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award here and, while a graduate student at UNLV, she earned the Regents’ Scholar award. She is known for her engaging teaching style, bringing mindfulness meditation techniques into the classroom (and CAPE sessions for faculty and staff), and for developing a Forensic Anthropology Certificate of Achievement at CSN.

In 1996, the Board of Regents established of the annual Regents’ Teaching Award. This award honors outstanding instructional contributions to the Nevada System of Higher Education. Awardees receive a $5,000 stipend and a medal. Read Hardgrave’s Award Nomination

Areas of Study Pages and Student Applications Pages Are Live

Please visit our new Pathways for Student Success page, linked below. Start at our home page and go through the new web pages as a new student would do so you understand the experience. Also take a look at our new student animated video. We we want your feedback on the new pages. If you have ideas for new features that can help take new students from career exploration through application, please let us know. If you find something that is not working right, please let us know that too. Email the communications and marketing team at marketingservices@csn.edu. And as always, please keep checking the Pathways for Student Success page linked below for new materials and new information on our continuing Guided Pathways efforts. Visit the New Pathways for Student Success Page & Watch the Video

CSN Faculty & Staff Earn Tenure
Congratulations to the following individuals, who were granted tenure last week by the Board of Regents:
• Anthony Adamo, World Languages
• Brad Kevin Brady, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Kaylee Baucom, English
• Janelle Benedetti, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Dr. Francis Joseph Carleton III, Social Sciences
• Shawn Claxton, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Jessica L. Dycus, Health Related Professions
• Joseph Gormley, Hospitality Management
• Braiden W. Green, Criminal Justice and Emergency Services
• Dr. William Kwon, Social Sciences
• Michael McDonald, Accounting, Finance & Computer Office Technology
• Dr. Robert L. MacDonald, Social Sciences
• Dr. John B. Min, Social Sciences
• Luis Ortega, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Emily Rafael, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Joseph Ryan, Computing and Information Technology
• Dr. James Theoret, Biological Sciences
• Staci Walters, Fine Arts
• Walker Weimer, English
• Erin Windsor, Biological Sciences
• Dr. Diana Woodhouse, Communication

Coyote Howl

Thank you to the Office of Alumni Relations and student government for creating an exciting and engaging event with last month’s Coyote Howl for our upcoming graduates. More than 300 students attended the event on our North Las Vegas campus, half of whom will graduate this year. Students were able to purchase caps and gowns and learn about resources beyond CSN, and were treated to free food and music. As a reminder, our commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. May 20 in the Thomas & Mack Center.Learn More about CSN’s Graduation

Upcoming Events

Women’s History Month Events
In honor of Women’s History Month, CSN will hold a variety of events geared toward exploring important contributions that women have made to America and the world. Please attend one or more of the events if you can, and spread the word. The more the merrier.
• March 9: Status of Women Conference
• March 13: Women of Strength and Valor
• March 21: Women’s History Month Event
• March 21: Nevada Women’s Film Fest
• March 25: Reproductive Justice & Roe v. Wade
• March 26: Spotlight on Women
Get Details on all the Events

Commencement Speaker Contest Deadline

The Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker Contest committee is accepting speaker applications through March 10. The selected speaker may be eligible to receive the Nevada Institution Transfer Scholarship. Those who have attended commencement ceremonies in the past know that the student speaker is a highlight of the night. I am very much looking forward to my first commencement as CSN’s president, and to hearing the winner of the contest deliver their speech.Learn More Here, Including How to Apply

CSN Day at the Legislature

CSN Day at the Legislature is almost here! On Monday, March 25, CSN students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in our state’s legislative process in Carson City.

Be sure to see the links below to learn about our legislative priorities and CSN’s lobbying policy.

If you have any questions about CSN Day at the Legislature, please contact Interim Director of Government Affairs Mariana Kihuen at mariana.kihuen@csn.edu or 702-326-6561.Learn More About our Legislative Priorities & Lobbying Policy

Distinguished & Excellence Awards Nominations
It’s time once again to nominate a colleague for a Distinguished or Excellence award. As you know, these awards are given each year at Convocation to faculty and staff members who have consistently demonstrated outstanding dedication and hard work on behalf of our students. Don’t wait, the deadline is March 25. See the link below for more information.
Nominate a Colleague

Enrollment

Spring 2019 Enrollment Report

Please review the latest enrollment report at the link below. This updated report reflects our​​ spring​​ enrollment through March 5. Visit the​​​​ Institutional Research​​ web page​​ to see additional enrollment and institutional data.
See the Enrollment Report

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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 students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in our state’s legislative process in Carson City. We have posted a document listing CSN’s legislative priorities for this 80th (2019) Session of the Nevada Legislature.

Faculty and staff who wish to participate in CSN Day at the Legislature are responsible for paying their own travel, lodging and food costs. However, faculty and staff need to request approval for annual leave to participate. If you’re a faculty or staff member who wishes to participate in CSN Day at the Legislature, please email Mariana Kihuen, Interim Director of Government Affairs, at Mariana.Kihuen@CSN.edu

We want to remind you that:

  • The purpose of CSN Day at the Legislature is to allow students and staff to express their personal views to legislators.
  • Students and employees cannot communicate on behalf of someone else or state that they are there on behalf of CSN or the Board of Regents.
  • The Board of Regents and CSN have publicized their budget requests and priorities for CSN, and employees are encouraged to express their personal support for or viewpoints about those priorities.
  • Employees may express their views to individual legislators in conversations, through email or other written submissions or during public comment periods during committee hearings.
  • Employees may state their occupation and employer for context when speaking to legislators, but should clarify they are stating only their personal views and experiences.

If you have any questions about CSN Day at the Legislature, please contact Mariana Kihuen, Interim Director of Government Affairs, at Mariana.Kihuen@CSN.edu or 702-651-7719.

Go Coyotes!

Federico

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CSN Faculty & Staff Earn Tenure

Congratulations to the following individuals, who were awarded tenure today by the Board of Regents.
• Anthony Adamo, World Languages
• Brad Kevin Brady, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Kaylee Baucom, English
• Janelle Benedetti, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Dr. Francis Joseph Carleton III, Social Sciences
• Shawn Claxton, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Jessica L. Dycus, Health Related Professions
• Joseph Gormley, Hospitality Management
• Braiden W. Green, Criminal Justice and Emergency Services
• Dr. William Kwon, Social Sciences
• Michael McDonald, Accounting, Finance & Computer Office Technology
• Dr. Robert L. MacDonald, Social Sciences
• Dr. John B. Min, Social Sciences
• Luis Ortega, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Emily Rafael, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
• Joseph Ryan, Computing and Information Technology
• Dr. James Theoret, Biological Sciences
• Staci Walters, Fine Arts
• Walker Weimer, English
• Erin Windsor, Biological Sciences
• Dr. Diana Woodhouse, Communication

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February 2019 Chronicle

February​​ 2019​​ 

As we begin the​​ spring​​ semester, I want to thank you for continuing to​​ put​​ student success at the forefront of everything we do. I spoke about this focus at​​ spring convocation and again at​​ an​​ NSHE student success summit​​ held last month.​​ 

 

During this summit, I presented our student success plans​​ for the next five years. These plans included student achievement goals along with the strategic and tactical plans to help accomplish​​ them.​​ Our student success plan is focused on best practice strategies and tactics to help us increase course completion, student persistence​​ and​​ completion,​​ and to do all of​​ it​​ with a lens on equity and closing achievement gaps.​​ 

 

Student​​ success means that students first graduate, complete, transfer, and prosper and moving the needle will​​ not​​ be​​ easy work. We know that​​ it will take​​ all of us,​​ every member of the CSN​​ family​​ to engage and​​ commit​​ to work​​ toward our​​ student success​​ goals.​​ 

 

Our next opportunity for collaboration is upon us as we prepare for the next step on our guided pathways journey with the launch our new admission application and areas of study, which you can read more about below.​​ 

 

-​​ Federico

 

In this issue:

  • Student Success

  • Student Union Update

  • Director of Government Affairs

  • Stop​​ the Bleed Campaign

  • Office Keys Update

  • Celebrating Black History Month​​ 

  • Baseball & Softball Opener

  • HVAC Center of Excellence

  • Drone Demo

  • Spring 2019 Enrollment Update​​ 

 

Read the President’s Blog

 

Inside CSN

 

Student Success​​ 

We will reach crucial milestone March 1​​ in our​​ efforts to boost student success​​ with the launch of our new admission application and the implementation of Areas of Study, known in higher education​​ circles​​ as meta majors.​​ We have​​ 11​​ Areas of Study: Art & Design; Biological & Physical Sciences; Business; Education; Computing & Engineering Technologies; Health Sciences; Hospitality & Culinary Arts; Humanities & Communication; Industry, Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation;​​ Public Safety; and Social & Behavioral Sciences.​​ These Areas of Study were developed in response to the need for a clear path to completion with a narrowed set of choices that support their success. Research has shown that a long list of degree and certificate choices can be intimidating and causes confusion for new students, not to mention the added cost and lost time caused by a poorly chosen major.​​ The new student application is an exciting addition to our student success efforts.​​ The creation of​​ custom applications by student type ensures we are collecting the right data and communicating with them based on their specific journey.​​ 

 

While​​ everyone should learn more about our Guided Pathways efforts at the link below, those that​​ provide services to new students or are involved in our outreach efforts​​ should​​ check back periodically for new materials that may be useful as you help our new students come into CSN and choose a Coyote Pathway that fits their goals.​​ 

Pathways​​ for​​ Student Success

 

Student Union Update​​ 

Wow, look at this aerial photo of the student union under construction on the Henderson Campus. I am pleased to report that construction of all three student unions is on time and on budget. Our students have been asking for these buildings for years, voting overwhelmingly in support of​​ using​​ student fees to pay for them. While these buildings will transform each of our campuses when they open in the fall 2019 semester, they will also transform the student experience. The unions will include food courts, meeting rooms, study space, courtyards, student government offices, advising offices, a multicultural center and other student service. I am so excited for our students.​​ 

 

 

Director of Government Affairs​​ 

I am pleased to announce that Mariana Kihuen is CSN’s new interim director of government affairs.​​ Kihuen, a Las Vegas native,​​ has taught political science at CSN​​ for the past two years and previously practiced law in Las Vegas.​​ She is a Rancho High School graduate and graduated​​ cum laude​​ with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Government and English from Georgetown University.​​ She​​ received her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., and has​​ experience​​ as a Clark County Public Defender, a political​​ and media​​ consultant, a lawyer in private practice,​​ and working on local, state, and federal campaigns, including on the successful congressional campaign of her brother, Ruben Kihuen.​​ She​​ comes on board just in time, as this year’s legislative session​​ started yesterday.​​ She will be leading CSN’s legislative efforts, which means she will champion our top priorities: the Health & Science building on the Henderson Campus, Northwest Campus planning funds, the Prison Education Program, and a Nevada Promise Scholarship​​ fix.​​ Remember, you can be an advocate for our students too by writing and calling your legislators, and by participating in CSN Day at the Legislature on March 25. Look for more details on that event soon.

 

 

Stop the Bleed Campaign ​​​​