Regents Chairman Says Investigation Finds No Wrongdoing In CSN's Hiring Practices

Monday, July 30, 2012

The College of Southern Nevada’s hiring practices, despite coming under fire by the Latin Chamber of Commerce, are in line with state policies, the Nevada System of Higher Education’s chairman said in a letter this week to the Latin chamber.

In the letter dated Thursday, Jason Geddes, the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents chairman, said an investigation “determined that the recruiting and hiring procedures followed by CSN are in compliance with Board of Regents’ policies and legal requirements.”

Geddes’ response comes more than a month after the Latin chamber expressed “serious concerns with the College of Southern Nevada and its unacceptable record of hiring and promotion of Hispanic employees,” in a letter to the chairman in June.

“(O)ur investigation concluded that there have been no complaints of discrimination at CSN and we have found no evidence of discrimination with regard to the issues raised in your letter,” Geddes wrote of the investigation conducted by Brooke Nielsen, the Nevada System of Higher Education vice chancellor for legal affairs.

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