Nevada system chancellor to resign, pending Board of Regents approval

Dr. Melody Rose has been in the center of an ongoing dispute with top regents after she alleged she was discriminated against her because of her sex.

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Melody Rose signaled she would resign her post via separation agreement Monday, a sudden exit that marks an end to months of tension between the chancellor and the Board of Regents and caps her four-year contract after just 19 months.

The announcement — which, if approved, would be effective April 1 — came by way of a public meeting agenda that includes details of a possible resignation agreement to buyout roughly half of Rose’s remaining contract, or $610,000.

The agreement also includes a non-disparagement clause that would prevent Rose and the regents from making any statements disparaging “the honesty, integrity, ethics, or professional competence and reputation of one another.”

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