What is a Board of Regent?


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The Board of Regents is a corporate body, legally responsible for the University of Nevada. Its function is to control and manage the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), primarily by setting policy. The exclusive control and administration of the University is vested by the Constitution of the State in an elected Board of Regents.

Nevada’s Board of Regents governs NSHE and are elected to serve a six-year term. Once elected the 13 Regents set policies and approve budgets for Nevada’s entire public system of higher education: four community colleges, one state college, two universities and one research institute.

The eight institutions the Regents govern include: College of Southern Nevada; Desert Research Institute; Great Basin College; Nevada State College; Truckee Meadows Community College; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; University of Nevada, Reno; and Western Nevada College. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 106,000 students.

About NSHE

The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting research universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges, and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents. The System includes the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, Desert Research Institute, the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College.