Announcing Our Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Dear CSN Family,  It is with great pleasure I announce that CSN will hold its 49th annual commencement ceremony in person at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium to honor the Class of 2021. Our Class of … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me during the month of April for Celebrate Diversity Month and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month. At CSN, we have opted to honor our Asian American Pacific Islander community during April to ensure … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Update

Beginning Monday, April 5 all Nevadans 16 or older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note that the Pfizer vaccine is available for those who are 16 or 17. The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The State of Nevada has set an aggressive schedule to expand availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to all Nevadans. Please be advised that with the expanded access of the vaccine, eligibility must be balanced with availability and demand. The majority … Continue reading →

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Dear CSN Family, As you may know, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced several changes this week to the COVID-19 vaccination process that will allow more Nevadans to receive their vaccines. This will affect many faculty, staff and students at CSN — many … Continue reading →

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CSN North Las Vegas COVID-19 Vaccination POD

We are excited to announce that in partnership with the City of North Las Vegas a COVID-19 Vaccination Point of Distribution (POD) will open on March 22 at the North Las Vegas Student Union. Vaccine availability will begin on Monday, … Continue reading →

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CSN President Joins Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity

CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza has joined the higher education leaders from around the country on the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity. The Taskforce is committed to addressing major barriers to higher education facing students and communities nationwide. It … Continue reading →

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Statement on Racism Against Asian Americans

Dear CSN Family, At CSN, Asian students constitute approximately 10 percent of our student body, thus I join the American Association of Community Colleges and leaders from around the nation as we stand arm-in-arm in condemnation of the alarming rise … Continue reading →

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Updated COVID-19 Guidelines and Vaccine Information

Dear CSN Family, Today marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic caused CSN and the rest of the Nevada System of Higher Education to announce that we would begin remote work and instruction immediately. This pandemic has caused untold devastation … Continue reading →

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Thank you, CSN Employees!

On this National Employee Appreciation Day, I wanted to express my tremendous gratitude to every one of you for your… Click below to watch video.

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Congratulations Regents’ Award Winners

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in congratulating CSN student Adrian Edward Bell and CSN Nursing Professor Ronald Gonzalez for earning Regents’ Awards today from the Board of Regents. Mr. Bell was awarded the Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student … Continue reading →

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CSN Faculty Earn Tenure

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in congratulating the 26 faculty and staff members who were awarded Tenure today by the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents. This is an affirmation of their commitment to instructional excellence and a major … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates Women’s History Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in celebrating Women’s History Month during the month of March. Let us acknowledge and celebrate the fact that the vast majority of our student and staff population at CSN are women and that their … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me during the month of March 2021 in celebrating Native American Heritage Month to honor the legacy of the American Indian and Alaska Native people. At CSN, we chose to listen to our student groups … Continue reading →

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Updated COVID-19 Guidelines and Vaccine Information

Reflecting an overall trend of declining COVID-19 positivity rates throughout Nevada, the state has altered guidelines to allow for increased capacity in some situations, including on CSN’s campuses. Under Directive 37: As of February 15: Capacity limits were increased from … Continue reading →

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Congratulations CSN Student Winners

Dear CSN Family, I want to congratulate two exemplary CSN students who took Best Overall last weekend at the Dixie State University Woodwind Day Young Artist Competition! Student Sebastian Carlson, a freshman, won Best Overall College Woodwind and was a Grand Prize Winner, … Continue reading →

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CSN Chronicle February 17, 2021

Colleagues, we are living through a historic time — and I’m not referring only to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be difficult to maintain perspective when we are dealing with an unprecedented public health emergency, but I would like to … Continue reading →

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Volunteering at Vaccine POD

Dear CSN Family, As you all know, the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination is ongoing in Southern Nevada. Our CSN Henderson Campus is a Point of Distribution (POD), and has been very successful in helping us and our fellow … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates Black History Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join us in celebrating Black History Month during the month February. This is a special time to celebrate the contributions of African Americans throughout history while exploring the lived cultural experiences of African Americans today. As … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Dear CSN Family, The UNLV School of Medicine has provided leadership and program development and has been instrumental in the launch of the COVID-19 vaccine process for our southern Nevada institutions. We are very grateful and appreciative of the guidance … Continue reading →

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Campus and Facilities Updates

CSN Campus Services and Facility Updates Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases remain elevated throughout Nevada. As a result, our campuses and sites continue to operate under restrictions set by Gov. Steve Sisolak laid out in Executive Order 35, which has been extended … Continue reading →

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Chancellor and NSHE Presidents Statement

Dear CSN Family, Below please find the statement that NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose and NSHE’s Community College Presidents have agreed to release regarding the Governor’s announcement during his State of the State Address. We will utilize the CSN town halls … Continue reading →

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear CSN Family, Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his lifetime of work in pursuit of his dream of equality and justice for all. At CSN we remember his prophetic words that are as … Continue reading →

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Dear CSN Family, As you may be aware, the Southern Nevada NSHE institutions are partnering to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to those who are working in frontline roles in health care, public safety, law enforcement, public health and emergency first response, … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Dear CSN Family, As you are aware, Nevada has begun its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. I’m pleased to report that NSHE Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose has shared information with the NSHE community regarding vaccine distribution within the system. Vaccine inoculation for … Continue reading →

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Welcome CSN’s New Chief of Staff-Chief Diversity Officer

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to announce that former Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly has been appointed the Chief of Staff-Chief Diversity Officer for the College of Southern Nevada. Weekly has a proven lifetime record of leadership and commitment … Continue reading →

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New COVID-19 Protocols in Place

Dear CSN Family, Over the past month, Nevada and the rest of the country have seen marked increases in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. It is now more important than ever that we all work together to ensure that we … Continue reading →

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Current CSN Closures

On Sunday, November 22, Gov. Steve Sisolak set forth the guidelines provided under Executive Order 35, Statewide Pause due to the continued COVID-19 transmission rates and increasing positive cases, imposing increased restrictions to those established during Stay At-Home 2.0.  Directive … Continue reading →

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Monthly Chronicle, November 24, 2020

As the holiday season is upon us, I want to wish you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving on behalf of the entire CSN family. Traditionally, this is a time when we gather with friends and family; however in … Continue reading →

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Give the Gift of Hope

Dear CSN Family, This has been a challenging year for all of us, but it is moments like these that allow us to define ourselves and choose the path we take forward from here. As social activist and Nobel Laureate … Continue reading →

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Facilities & Services Available During Stay at Home 2.0

Dear CSN Family, As I communicated last week, CSN has responded to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Stay at Home 2.0 plan by suspending all but essential on-campus operations through at least November 30. We have all been watching and reading the … Continue reading →

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Stay at Home 2.0 Details

On Tuesday, November 10, Gov. Steve Sisolak outlined the Stay at Home 2.0 for Nevada as a result of current transmission rates of the coronavirus which in our community, state and across the country have seen increasing positive cases. As … Continue reading →

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CSN’s Stay at Home 2.0 Plan

Dear CSN Family, The CSN campus community has been resilient this year as the global COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold, and it is time now to come together once again to do our part to help fight this disease. As … Continue reading →

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Monthly Chronicle, October 26, 2020

We are more than halfway through the fall 2020 Semester, and you have no doubt noticed the upward trend in COVID-19 cases. Unfortunately, our fall 2020 enrollment is approximately 10 percent down (FTE) from fall 2019 levels, and this will … Continue reading →

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in celebrating and recognizing the contributions of our CSN LGBTQ+ community during LGBTQ+ History Month October 1-31. The monthlong celebration is dedicated to recognizing the achievements, talents and contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout history. … Continue reading →

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Remembering October 1

Dear CSN Family, Whether you are teaching, in a virtual meeting, walking across campus or working from home, I hope you take a moment today to reflect on the events of October 1, 2017. CSN joins our Southern Nevada community … Continue reading →

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September 25 Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Much is happening at CSN this semester, and I want to ensure that we will keep you updated on all the latest developments.  But first, I again want to apologize for the confusion caused by my message … Continue reading →

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Remembering Those We Lost on September 11, 2001

Dear CSN Family, Today, we remember the victims of the worst terrorist attack in American history and honor the courage of the service members and first responders who risked their own lives to protect ours. Let us never forget them. … Continue reading →

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September 2020 CSN Chronicle

The Fall 2020 semester has gotten off to a wonderful start and I hope that you and your family are in good health.  I want to thank those of you that participation in our Fall 2020 Virtual Convocation Ceremony.  In … Continue reading →

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New Adjunct & Overload Pay Rate

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to report that the budgeted increase in the adjunct and overload pay rate from $875 to $925 per instructional unit for the fall 2020 semester will be moving forward as planned. This higher pay … Continue reading →

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