LAS VEGAS – Nevada State College, located in Henderson, will undergo a significant transformation on July 1, 2023, as it transitions to Nevada State University. This historic change comes after Governor Joe Lombardo signed legislation, Senate Bill 273, which officially codifies the renaming of the college into law.
The renaming of Nevada State College to Nevada State University marks a significant milestone in the institution’s journey. The bill received unanimous support from both the Nevada Assembly and Senate, highlighting the broad consensus and recognition of the college’s growth and accomplishments over the past two decades.
As Nevada State celebrates its 20th anniversary, the phased approach to the renaming process will commence immediately, leading up to the official transition on July 1, 2023. This timing allows for a seamless integration of the new identity as the institution prepares for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.
The decision to become Nevada State University is not merely a symbolic gesture but an affirmation of the college’s commitment to providing exceptional education and opportunities to a diverse student body. The new name reflects the progress and achievements of the institution, underscoring its mission to offer inclusive access and deliver high-quality education.
Dr. DeRionne Pollard, the President of Nevada State, expressed her excitement about the renaming, stating, “Renaming this institution to Nevada State University reflects our progress and growth over the past 20 years, while also serving as a testament to our mission of providing intentional access and superior education to a gloriously diverse student population.” The change in designation further enhances the value and distinction associated with the degrees earned by Nevada State’s students.
With the transition to Nevada State University, the institution solidifies its position as a premier academic institution in the state of Nevada. The new name embodies the aspirations, achievements, and aspirations of the college’s faculty, staff, and students, marking a significant milestone in the institution’s continued pursuit of excellence in education.
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