Nevada presidents discuss future of higher ed amid rising costs

Leaders at UNLV, the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College talk about the college landscape, including uncertain budgets.

Rents are rising and inflation is pushing other costs higher. All the while, Nevada’s colleges and universities have been navigating deep pandemic-era funding cuts that — despite copious federal aid — still loom ahead of next year’s legislative session.

Those issues have continued to churn in the background, as the Nevada System of Higher Education has been roiled by internal disputes and political efforts continue to completely reshape the governing structures of higher education through the ballot box.

Amid that backdrop: What could the future hold for higher education in Nevada?

The presidents of Southern Nevada’s three institutions — that combine to represent more than two-thirds of all college students in the state — convened Friday at Nevada State College for a first-of-its-kind roundtable on “the future of higher education.”

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