Raising the bar on Nevada’s higher education system

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Kevin Melcher

This opinion column was submitted by Kevin Melcher, candidate for the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, District 10. His campaign website is melcher4regent2020.com.


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The Nevada System of Higher Education is extremely valuable to Nevada and we are witnessing just how important higher education is while dealing with the current COVID-19 situation. The dedication of faculty, staff and administration in advancing our colleges and universities during these changing times is impressive. 

It is critical we have experienced leadership at the Board of Regents governance level as we make critical decisions dealing with the COVID-19 situation. I will listen to all stakeholders to make decisions based on what is right for our students, those who work in our institutions and for the citizens of Nevada.

During my first

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