July 2020 CSN Chronicle

July 2020 At CSN, I often refer to our faculty, staff and students as a family — and I mean that. No decisions are made here that do not take the well-being of every person in our family into account. That … Continue reading →

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June 24, 2020 Weekly Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, The feedback we are receiving from our most recent weekly Virtual Town Hall meetings has been extremely positive. Well over 400 people attended last week’s faculty and staff town hall, and while there were many different topics … Continue reading →

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June 18, 2020 Weekly Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, This has been a historic week at CSN with many breaking news stories that have been years in development.  The winds of social change are strong in America. Many changes are occurring as a result of the … Continue reading →

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June 2020 CSN Chronicle

In addition to the summer semester kickoff this week, registration for the fall semester opens to new students this Friday. I look forward to welcoming them to campus in August — but please know that our campus will look and … Continue reading →

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May 27, 2020 Weekly Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, With the spring semester firmly behind us and the summer term set to begin, I want to touch on a few details this week about remaining in a remote environment for at least the first part of … Continue reading →

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May 20, 2020 Weekly Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, I hope you all had a chance to attend our Virtual Town Hall yesterday, where we had over 400 attendees and answered dozens of your questions. The topic of returning to work came up frequently. Let me … Continue reading →

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May 15, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As we prepare to wrap up perhaps the most challenging semester in our history, we have learned that collectively we are capable of overcoming even the most difficult of situations. I especially want to thank our faculty … Continue reading →

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May 14, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, In our Virtual Town Hall yesterday, there were many questions about our eventual return to campus. Our plan will focus first and foremost on the health and safety of our entire CSN family. We will take a … Continue reading →

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May 13, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, It can be difficult when we are moving through a crisis to focus on the big picture, but we have an incredible family at CSN who are able to come together and make sure we fulfill our … Continue reading →

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May 12, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, I’d like to begin today’s message by expressing my deep appreciation and gratitude for all of the healthcare workers who put their lives on the line every day for the safety and well-being of others. On this, … Continue reading →

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May 11, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As we begin Finals Week, we are also moving forward with plans for our fall 2020 semester, which will look very different than traditional semesters at CSN. While we miss seeing one another and we are excited … Continue reading →

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May 8, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today, I have several updates to share with you on topics ranging from aid for our students to new tools you can use to help you work and teach remotely. First, you may be aware that Gov. Sisolak … Continue reading →

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May 7, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, These are truly unprecedented times for all of us in the CSN family, so today we are featuring important information from the Human Resources team. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During this COVID-19 crisis, there has … Continue reading →

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May 6, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to inform you that CSN has received CARES Act funds, and we will begin distributing payments to eligible students this week. The Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act awarded $14,078,408 to CSN. … Continue reading →

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May 5, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As you will hear in today’s Virtual Town Hall, our team has been hard at work planning for late-summer, on-campus re-engagement and a robust fall semester with face-to-face instruction wherever possible, including online support services that ensure … Continue reading →

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May 4, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As we prepare for final exams next week, I want to take this opportunity to again thank you all – faculty, staff and students alike – for your persistence and resilience this semester as you quickly adapted … Continue reading →

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May 2020 CSN Chronicle

As you may be aware, Gov. Steve Sisolak outlined plans yesterday evening to reopen Nevada. His announcement triggers our reopening phase that we have been eagerly awaiting. As discussed in our last Town Hall meeting, our primary concern will be … Continue reading →

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April 30, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, During our last Town Hall meeting, we discussed our move-forward strategies and how to best serve our students as we prepare for the fall semester and beyond. We continue to work with the chancellor’s office on the … Continue reading →

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April 29, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today, I want to share information about several actions being taken to further our student success agenda. First, to provide enough time to properly prepare for the fall 2020 semester, we will delay registration for two weeks. Priority … Continue reading →

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April 28, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today, we are following up on questions by students, staff and faculty regarding remote placement testing and spring 2020 grades, as well as our plans for the fall 2020 semester. I’m excited to let you know that … Continue reading →

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April 27, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As we face the prospect of significant budget reductions in the upcoming biennium, I want to inform you that CSN has secured over $11 million in active grants to help offset possible cuts. These grants will cover … Continue reading →

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April 24, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As you know, the state of Nevada is facing the possibility of large budget cuts in the next biennium, and we want to do all we can to help alleviate their effects on CSN and our students. … Continue reading →

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April 23, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today we will highlight important information from our Human Resources team that is intended to help the CSN family maneuver in today’s complex environment. Please know that the Employee Assistance Program is available for you any time you need … Continue reading →

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April 22, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, We continue working to improve the student experience at CSN while we are all also working and learning remotely. In addition to advising, academic counseling, tutoring and many more services that we’ve already discussed, today I have … Continue reading →

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April 21, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Summer enrollment is fully underway, and we are on pace to exceed last year’s enrollment. Our headcount is up slightly compared to this point last year, while our full-time equivalent enrollment is up more than 11 percent. In … Continue reading →

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April 20, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, It was great to connect with over 300 members of the CSN family who participated in our Virtual Town Hall meeting on Friday. Your questions were on topics as varied as placement testing, furloughs, refunds, budget cuts … Continue reading →

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April 17, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As we prepare for budget reductions, the staff in our finance division has been entrenched in budget reviews and our budget reduction proposal in response to requests from the governor and chancellor. Putting this proposal together on such short notice … Continue reading →

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April 16, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today’s email update highlights important information from Human Resources as we sustain our remote working environment, plan our eventual return to campus, and prepare for several possible budget scenarios. As you know, at the request of the … Continue reading →

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April 15, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today we provide a couple of examples of the work that our student services team is engaged in to launch new remote platforms for delivering core student services in the important areas of student orientation and degree … Continue reading →

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April 14, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to report that summer enrollment is underway, and it does not appear to be slowing down. Currently, enrollment for this summer is tracking with last year’s enrollment. We are about one-third full so far. … Continue reading →

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April 13, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today’s message focuses on the important role that federal incentives are playing to help address the CSN budget cuts proposed by the governor’s office of up to $19,587,173. I hope you took a moment to read through our … Continue reading →

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April 10, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As you know, our successful transition to a remote learning and working environment could not have been possible without the outstanding work of our Office of Technology Services. If you find yourself still in need of help … Continue reading →

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April 9, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, The focus of our message today is on our changing work environment and the important role of our Human Resources and CAPE teams. There have been several questions about when remote instruction and remote working will end … Continue reading →

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April 8, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Yesterday, I mentioned that the Board of Regents will meet on Friday to discuss the latest direction from Gov. Steve Sisolak regarding budget cut proposals from all state agencies. I need to clearly state that the task in front … Continue reading →

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April 7, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, As I have noted before, our students, faculty and staff have gone above and beyond during this crisis. I am not the only one who’s noticed that, either. Take a look at the online message board we created for … Continue reading →

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April 6, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you in the CSN family who participated in our Town Hall meetings last week.  Your guidance and feedback are critical.  As such, today’s message is a direct response to … Continue reading →

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April 3, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today’s email update highlights important information from the Finance Division, which will be a critical area going forward as the economic effects of this crisis come to bear. First, I want to thank everyone who participated in … Continue reading →

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April 2, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today’s email update highlights important information from Human Resources, one of many topics that we will bring to you to keep you informed about CSN developments over the coming weeks. First, I want to alert you to … Continue reading →

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April 2020 CSN Chronicle

Often people and institutions are defined by how they respond in times of adversity. Over these last few weeks, I have watched the most talented group of people I have ever known come together as one and work non-stop to … Continue reading →

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April 1, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, Today’s email update highlights important information from Student Affairs. As you know, I will bring you news every day from several critical divisions of the college such as Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Human Resources and Finance. I’d … Continue reading →

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March 31, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family, In response to feedback from the CSN family, I am pleased to report that we are introducing a new, daily highlights email to ensure that everyone has access to current and up-to-date information on the latest happenings … Continue reading →

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March 2020 CSN Chronicle

“The College of Southern Nevada empowers our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper.” CSN’s new Mission Statement “CSN is recognized as a leader among community colleges in fostering student success, shared governance, and performance excellence.” CSN’s new Vision … Continue reading →

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January & February 2020 CSN Chronicle

January & February 2020 Chronicle Welcome to the beginning of our 2020 Spring Semester. I hope you are rested and ready to continue on our students first agenda. As I discussed during convocation, we are making amazing progress on our journey to … Continue reading →

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December 2019 CSN Chronicle

December Chronicle As the end of the semester and the end of the year quickly approach, I want to wish you all a very happy holiday season. I hope you will join us at the CSN Holiday Party on December … Continue reading →

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November 2019 CSN Chronicle

November 2019 Chronicle Many in the CSN family have been looking forward the official Student Union grand openings. It was truly an honor to stand with Dr. Arnold Bell, Faculty Senate Chair, the three past student government presidents Daniel Rodriguez, … Continue reading →

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October 2019 CSN Chronicle

October 2019 Chronicle We are well into the semester now, and I have some great news: Enrollment is up again! Our headcount of 35,771 means that enrollment has increased four years in a row! There is much more exciting information … Continue reading →

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