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Nevada Board of Regents unanimously approves new NSHE chancellor

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Jun 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV — The Nevada Board of Regents unanimously approved the selection of Dr. Melody Rose as the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education effective Sept. 1.

In a statement to the media, the NSHE described her background:

During a 25-year career in higher education Dr. Rose has been a leader as an academic faculty member and administrator, who has focused on improving student access and success to higher education in Oregon.

Dr. Rose’s leadership roles have included serving as the Chancellor of the Oregon University System, Portland State University’s Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Instruction and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and chair of Portland State University’s Division of Political Science.

Prior to creating and running the consulting firm Rose Strategies, LLC, Dr. Rose most recently served as President of Marylhurst University from 2014 to 2019.

Dr. Rose said she was excited to get to work and help NSHE’s eight institutions continue to improve student access and success.

“I am honored to be joining NSHE in advancing student access and success in Nevada,” Dr. Rose said.

“In this moment of uncertainty, Nevada enjoys a rare opportunity to transform higher education, putting students first as we pursue equity through innovation and strategic partnerships. In moments of great change can come great advances.”

The Board of Regents approved a four-year contract for Dr. Rose, which includes a base salary of $437,750. A summary of the contract can be found here.