Dear CSN Coyote Nation,
I am delighted to greet you today as Acting President. While the President’s Chronicle is also coming out today, I wanted to share some important updates with you.
First, I want to announce that the Henderson Provost/Vice President search was successful, and Patty Charlton has agreed to step into that important role effective today. I am grateful to the strong pool of candidates for having the courage to apply, and we intend to launch the searches for the remaining two Provost/VP posts within the month, so be on the lookout for those announcements.
Because the Henderson Provost VP role carries great responsibility in this next phase of the Henderson Campus, establishing metrics and collecting data to demonstrate the efficacy of this new Multi-campus District Model is key; thus, significant reorganization has taken place among the roles of the Vice Presidents and the President:
Henderson Campus Provost/VP – VP Charlton will oversee the daily operations and programming of the Henderson Campus and related Centers, helping to facilitate the “common student experience” at all Henderson sites; she will also serve as the “face” of CSN in the Henderson community, interacting with community leaders, government officials, business, industry, and K-12 school officials. She will continue to serve as the administrative point person for Collective Bargaining, and she will continue to lead our college-wide facilities unit, anticipating the launch of our student union construction projects and the new health sciences building.
VP Finance – VP Bailey will continue in her role with the additional responsibility of overseeing Human Resources.
VP Student Affairs – VP Chrysanthou will continue in her role with the additional responsibility of overseeing the CSN Police Department.
VPAA – Interim VPAA Cota will continue with the VPAA duties with the additional responsibilities of overseeing Institutional Research and the Office of Sponsored Projects, and she will also assume the role of Accreditation Liaison Officer.
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications – Executive Director Morgan will continue in his role with the additional responsibility of overseeing the Events Department.
President – Acting President Martin will oversee all VPs, General Counsel, Diversity, the CSN Foundation, Communications and Marketing, Government Relations, the Director of Athletics, Emergency Management, and OTS.
In the near future, we will be developing a new position that will focus on institutional effectiveness, bringing together related functions in IR, strategic planning, assessment, and resource development, so stay tuned for that announcement.
I continue to be grateful each day for the many blessings afforded to each of us and to our students at CSN. I am excited about the immediate future of this amazing college, and I call on each of you to put your shoulder to the wheel as we approach the important work ahead: Nevada Promise, the Multi-campus District Model, multiple specialized accreditations, full implementation of our CRM, continued assessment efforts, finalization of our Strategic Plan to include Institutional Learning Outcomes, implementation of block scheduling to promote completability for students – these are just a few examples of the many important initiatives that are underway, and I truly believe that together, we can accomplish great things for our students.
Make it a great day! MM
Dr. Margo Martin