NSHE Notes
by Chancellor Dan Klaich

November 9, 2015

On Wednesday, we will take a collective moment to honor the service of those who are, and have been, members of our armed forces. It is a day to celebrate and thank our veterans for their bravery, willingness to serve, and sacrifices they have made for our common good.

In the Nevada System of Higher Education, we have an ongoing commitment to help our veterans succeed in their next challenge, the transition to civilian life as college students who desire to complete their degree or certificate programs. More than 6,000 veterans, with about half receiving federal benefits, are enrolled in NSHE institutions.

The Board of Regents has created veteran-friendly tuition and fee policies that welcome non-resident veterans to our state and institutions, fee waivers for Nevada National Guard members (and their spouses and children), as well as grant-in-aid for the children and spouses of those service members killed in the line of duty.

We have also made a strong effort to expand our veteran services to help these students reconnect to their communities and navigate the new environment of a college campus. Finally, our campuses have active veteran centers, staffed with fellow veterans, to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which our veterans can work together to navigate the unique issues they face in their transition to our campuses and the academic environment.

I encourage you to make some time today to not only thank a veteran, but to talk to veterans and their families. Their service and sacrifice allow us all to enjoy the freedoms that we have in this great country. Get to know them and their unique stories - on November 11 and every day after.