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March Fireside Chat: There’s a great college in your backyard



Incline Village, Nev. – Dr. Lynn Gillette, President of Sierra Nevada College talks about what’s new, changing and the future of the College as the guest at the next Fireside Chat in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences room 139/141. The chat —cosponsored by Sierra Nevada College and IVGID Senior Programs—takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Sierra Nevada College.

Gillette is well versed in the growth and changes at the college having served as the Executive Vice President and Provost at the college for the past four years overseeing all academic departments as well as the registrar’s office, financial aid, information technology, admissions, student affairs, food services, library, and academic support services. Gillette has received over thirteen outstanding teaching awards from colleges and universities around the country. He has given over fifty presentations at conferences and businesses on topics such as institutional effectiveness, accreditation, retention, leadership, change management, teaching excellence, and active learning. He has also served on over ten SACS accreditation on-site visiting teams, and he also serves as an accreditation evaluator for the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities.

Gillette brings a unique focus and hands-on approach to his position having taught and served in leadership at several top universities. “We are going to have the courage to be great. We have a unique opportunity to become a jewel in higher education and we have the right people to make that happen.” Gillette announced. “I’m immensely proud of what we’re achieving. We’ve doubled undergraduate enrollment, increased academic standards, and improved our retention rates.”

Fireside Chat Background — a concept that grew out of the Seniors Conversation Café—are an ongoing series of evening discussions with some of Incline Village’s most interesting community members. It represents a partnership between Sierra Nevada College and the IVGID Senior Programs. Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Fireside Chats

Thursday, April 5: New York Times Best-selling Author, and Aviator Dale Brown talks about his life, career and avocations. Dale volunteers for Angel Flight West, a group that volunteer their time, skills, and aircraft to fly needy medical patients free of charge to receive medical treatment. Dale is also a mission pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, which performs search and rescue, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, surveillance, and many other missions in support of the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies. He supports a number of organizations to promote law enforcement, education, literacy, and support for military veterans and their families. On the ground, Dale is a youth soccer referee and enjoys tennis and scuba diving. Dale, his wife Diane, and son Hunter live near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

For more information on the event, please contact Shelia Leijon, IVGID Seniors Program Coordinator, at 775.832.1310, [email protected], or Debi Noonan, SNC Director of Special Events, at 775.831.1314, x7420, [email protected]

Sierra Nevada College is a private liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees with locations in Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Reno and online. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking, professional preparedness and sustainability. To learn more about Sierra Nevada College, call 775.831.1314 or visit www.sierranevada.edu

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