Category Archives: Developing a New Nevada

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.”
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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 convened in Washington D.C.   This was a very special experience for me and for the entire national system of colleges … Continue reading

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. That is why I want to take this opportunity to let you know about an exciting partnership the college is … Continue reading

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Solar Installation

Earlier this week, I told you about the solar panel installation going up on the Charleston campus’ Student Services Building roof with the help of a $500,000 NV Energy rebate. I mentioned that we are also getting solar panels on … Continue reading

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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 a $500,000 rebate from NV Energy to place enough solar panels on the roof of the D Building at the … Continue reading

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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? Continue reading

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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.

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