LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education’s delay in the search for a new chancellor was short-lived as the Board of Regents today unanimously approved Dr. Melody Rose for the role, effective Sept. 1, 2020.
Dr. Rose was one of four finalists evaluated in community forums and interviews earlier this week. The Board of Regents approved a four-year contract for Dr. Rose, which includes a base salary of $437,750. A summary of the contract can be found here.
“I am honored to be joining NSHE in advancing student access and success in Nevada,” Dr. Rose said. “In this moment of uncertainty, Nevada enjoys a rare opportunity to transform higher education, putting students first as we pursue equity through innovation and strategic partnerships. In moments of great change can come great advances.”
During a 25-year career in higher education Dr. Rose has been a leader as an academic faculty member and administrator, focusing on improving student access and success to higher education in Oregon.
Dr. Rose’s leadership roles have included serving as the Chancellor of the Oregon University System, Portland State University’s Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Instruction and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and chair of Portland State University’s Division of Political Science.
Prior to creating and running the consulting firm Rose Strategies, LLC, Dr. Rose most recently served as President of Marylhurst University from 2014 to 2019.