NSHE Notes
by Chancellor Dan Klaich

February 29, 2016

The eight institutions within the Nevada System of Higher Education are driven to serve the needs of all Nevadans. Where we have been challenged in reaching and helping various communities, we have strived to increase our efforts and are continually seeking to improve our services.

It gives me great pleasure to share one recent success, a $1.5 million grant received by UNLV's Center for Academic  Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO). The Center was recently informed it is one of 10 recipients of the FY2015 Title III Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program awards.  For the next five years, the Center will be home to a Title III AANAPISI project that will serve 200 UNLV undergraduates per year.

All AANAPISI project participants will receive services based on their need for academic support in order to persist in their degree programs, earn postsecondary credentials, and enroll in post baccalaureate studies. AANAPISI project services will include:
  • Counseling (i.e., academic; undergraduate financial aid; career; and graduate/professional-school admissions and financial-aid); 
  • Support for undergraduate research; and 
  • Frequent, ongoing academic-progress monitoring.
This award represents UNLV's first Title III (Minority Serving Institution) grant -- and also the first for any NSHE institution. Congratulations to the UNLV CAEO staff and to the students who will receive this additional support to help make their college journey a success.