Press Release
Las Vegas, Nevada - Sept. 18, 2013 
// The Nevada System of Higher Education will hold its second annual Southern Nevada Diversity Summit at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Oct. 3 & 4. 

As Nevada seeks to tackle widespread achievement gaps and create a more educated workforce, higher education officials designed the diversity summit to provide recommendations to develop a more diverse and inclusive higher education environment.


NSHE Southern Nevada Diversity Summit   

Seating is limited to 300 and registration will be required. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. 


Thursday, October 3, 2013
Opening Reception
Richard Tam Alumni Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Friday, October 4, 2013
Student Union Philip Cohen Theatre & Meeting Rooms
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Arrival, Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Regent and Presidential Welcome & Opening Remarks 
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Speakers and Panel Discussion
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
    Working Lunch       
  • 1:00 p.m. -4:15 p.m.
    Breakout Sessions
    * MSI: Challenges/Strengths for Student Success & Faculty Engagement
    * Minorities in STEM: Connections to MSI
    * Community Engagement      
  • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Closing Remarks, Wrap-Up & Evaluations 

Invited keynote speakers and presenters include:
  • Congressman Steven Horsford, District 4
  • Congresswoman Dina Titus, District 1
  • Dr. James Hicks, National Science Foundation LSAMP
  • Ms. Semilla Neal, Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs
  • Mr. Ruddys E. Andrade, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Grants and Sponsored Programs for New Jersey City University
  • Ms. Erica M. Romero, Executive Director of Western States, Legislative Affairs, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities


About NSHE 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 nearly 106,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.
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UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives 
(702) 895-5580 
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