Governor’s Office news release:
CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons today appointed well-known Boulder City community leader Andrea Anderson to the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Dr. Anderson has twenty-six years of experience in higher education, mostly with the College of Southern Nevada. She brings abundant professional skills in administration, career planning, program development and grant writing to the Board. Dr. Anderson’s education includes a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1998. Dr. Anderson retired from the NSHE earlier this year.
“The higher education system in Nevada needs to be competitive and creative to prepare the next generation for the future,” Governor Gibbons said, “Doctor Anderson’s ‘hands-on’ experience will benefit the Board of Regents and the entire state as the Board creates policies and strategies to shape the NSHE for the 21st century and beyond.”
“In these tough economic times, the challenges facing higher education in American and in Nevada are formidable,” Dr. Anderson said, “I am eager to focus my energy and experience, working with the other members of the Board of Regents, to make the NSHE responsive to the educational needs of our young people.”
Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Association of University Women and the Nevada Association of Career and Technical Educators. Dr. Anderson served on the Boulder City Council for two terms (2001-2009) and was also a member of the Southern Nevada Water Authority Board of Directors, the Colorado River Commission and the Governor’s Commission on Aging.
Nevada’s Board of Regents governs the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). The thirteen Regents set policies and approve budgets for Nevada’s public system of higher education, which includes four community colleges, one state college, two universities and one research institute. Dr. Anderson will take the place of former-Regent Stavros Anthony, who left the Board of Regents after winning election to the Las Vegas City Council.
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011, where he completed a dissertation on social media, journalism and crisis communications. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.