Celebrating LatinX Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family,  Please join me in celebrating LatinX Heritage Month now through October 15. As CSN’s first LatinX president, I am proud to join all Americans as we celebrate the remarkable contributions of LatinX people to American culture throughout … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates LatinX Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in celebrating LatinX Heritage Month now through October 15. As CSN’s first LatinX president, I am proud to join all Americans as we celebrate the remarkable contributions of LatinX people to American culture throughout … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees

Dear CSN Family, Today, the Board of Regents voted unanimously to create a new policy to require all system employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The proposed policy will be considered by the Board at a special meeting on … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees

Today, the Board of Regents voted unanimously to create a new policy to require all system employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The proposed policy will be considered by the Board at a special meeting on September 30, 2021. … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Students

Dear CSN Family, As you know, the State Board of Health has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all Nevada System of Higher Education students who wish to enroll in in-person courses for the spring 2022 semester. This will not … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

Today, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day – a national recognition of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. I’d like to take a moment to honor the community of inspiring … Continue reading →

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CSN Supports Our Veterans

Dear CSN Family, At CSN we value the service of our veterans. We have all been watching and reading the news coming from Afghanistan as our troops leave after 20 years on the ground. Please let our veterans who have served … Continue reading →

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Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Funds

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to let you know CSN has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) III under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11. The HEERF … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Update

Dear CSN Family, Today, the Nevada State Board of Health voted to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all Nevada college students who wish to register for Spring 2022 classes, with a few, limited exceptions. This includes CSN students. Details on the … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Update

Dear CSN Family, This is another quick update on our work with the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and with State of Nevada departments regarding recent developments with the implementation of the requirements of employee vaccinations and/or testing. Please … Continue reading →

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State Board of Health to Consider Vaccine Requirement

Dear CSN Family, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced that the state Board of Health will consider mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all Nevada System of Higher Education students at its September 3 meeting. As you know, the COVID-19 landscape continues … Continue reading →

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Additional Questions from 7/29/21 Town Hall

Additional questions from July 29, 2021 President’s Town Hall that panelists did not get to answer before the town hall ended.  Will employees be allowed to telecommute if they must quarantine? Employees will be able to work virtually if an … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Update Regarding Face Coverings

Dear CSN Family, Today we want to share with you some very important updates regarding the COVID-19 environment in Clark County and at CSN. On Tuesday, July 20, the Clark County Board of Commissioners met to address the increasing positivity … Continue reading →

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Statement on DACA Ruling

Dear CSN Family,  Today, I join with the White House, NSHE Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education, the President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and countless others in expressing our concern over a recent federal court ruling regarding … Continue reading →

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Happy Independence Day

Dear CSN Family, As we celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence today, I encourage you to reflect on the heroic efforts of our CSN alumni and graduates who are amongst front-line health professionals and first responders who have put themselves … Continue reading →

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James McCoy Named VPAA

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to announce that James McCoy has accepted the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs after a national search. Mr. McCoy has been serving as interim VPAA since November 2020, and joined CSN in … Continue reading →

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A Juneteenth Message from Dr. Zaragoza

Dear CSN Family, Juneteenth has always been a celebration of hope and freedom — and I applaud the designation of this special day as our newest Federal Holiday. As we celebrate, let us affirm our desire to end anti-black racism, … Continue reading →

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Update on the 2021 Legislative Session

Dear CSN Family, Now that the 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature has concluded, I wanted to update you on how CSN and higher education in general did in several key areas. On May 15, the State Legislature approved … Continue reading →

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Saluting the Fallen on Memorial Day

Dear CSN Family, Most of us are aware that our freedom isn’t free, and that many brave men and women have paid the ultimate price for the freedoms that we enjoy. On this Memorial Day, we pay homage to those … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month during the month June. This is a special time to celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ persons to society while honoring the origins of the equality movement. Pride month … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Mitigation Update

Dear CSN Family, Today we want to share with you some very important updates regarding the COVID-19 environment here at CSN. On Tuesday, May 19, the Clark County Commission approved revisions to mitigation efforts consistent with the State of Nevada … Continue reading →

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Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Funds

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to let you know CSN has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) II under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSSA), which was signed into law on December … Continue reading →

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Plans Being Developed for COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Dear CSN Family, As you have likely heard, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose has announced intentions to develop a plan that would require COVID-19 vaccinations for students who enroll in the state’s public colleges and universities, including CSN. … Continue reading →

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CSN Chronicle May 6, 2021

It has been over a year now since CSN began remote work and instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and what an incredible year it has been. Despite the challenges, we have come together as a team to ensure … Continue reading →

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CSN Vaccination Site Update

Dear CSN Family, The COVID-19 vaccination site at the North Las Vegas Campus and the UNLV location are in the process of winding down operations as decline in demand across our community has been realized. To date, more than 150,000 … Continue reading →

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A Message from Dr. Federico Zaragoza- Feliz Cinco de Mayo

Dear CSN Family, As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSN provides education to a large population of Latinx persons, many of whom have Mexican-American heritage. We recognize the many contributions that Mexican-Americans make to CSN and to the Southern Nevada … Continue reading →

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Dear CSN Family, Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Today is a day to highlight and celebrate the hard work of our administrative personnel, often the behind-the-scenes employees that truly do the administrative work required to help our students and communities achieve, … Continue reading →

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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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