Chancellor Dan Klaich today sent his recommendation to the Nevada Board of Regents that Dr. Lesley Ann Di Mare be approved as the acting president of Nevada State College.
The Board will vote on the recommendation Friday, Aug. 27 during a special meeting to appoint the next leader of NSC as well as approve the 2011-2013 biennial budget request for the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Klaich will recommend that Di Mare serve a one year term as acting president, succeeding President Fred Maryanski, who served as president from 2005 until he passed away on July 2. A national search for a new president is anticipated to start in January 2011.
Di Mare has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs of Nevada State College since July 2007. Prior to her tenure at NSC, Di Mare served Arizona State University as associate vice provost for undergraduate initiatives and academic programs. She received her doctorate from Indiana University, her master’s degree from California State University-Hayward, and her bachelor’s degree from California State University-Chico.
About Nevada State College
Founded in 2002, Nevada State College is a four-year public college offering more than 35 majors and minors leading to a bachelor’s degree. Based in Henderson, Nev., Nevada State College serves more than 2,600 students representing a broad array of cultural and economic backgrounds. In every field of study, classes are taught by experienced faculty who serve as mentors and guides. With an average class size of only 20 students, Nevada State College fosters a personal learning environment where students receive the support they need to succeed. For more information, visit www.nsc.nevada.edu.
About Nevada System of Higher Education
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation’s fastest growing state. The NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 110,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.