HENDERSON – Nevada State College promoted Dr. Edith Fernández to Vice President of College and Community Engagement.
Fernández previously served as the Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives for the college. In her new position, Fernández will oversee the Career Services Center, campus police and safety, Gear Up and the Office of Marketing and Events in addition to Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives.
“During her time at Nevada State College, Dr. Fernández has been a driving force behind the culture and growth of our campus. Her experience, passion and strong leadership makes her a natural fit to lead these vital departments of the college and positions us for continued growth and success,” said Bart Patterson, president of Nevada State College.
Fernández joined Nevada State College in 2013 and her experience in higher education spans 25 years. She brings expertise in institutional research, student success initiatives, and strategic collaborations as well as significant marketing and organizational leadership skills.
Throughout her career, Fernández has worked with students at community colleges as well as universities, specializing in financial aid, admissions, academic advising, service learning, study abroad, residence life, career services and student life.
She has also been a principal investigator for research projects focused on intercultural competence, intercultural learning skills, and civic engagement on a global scale.
Fernández obtained her doctorate in higher education from the University of Michigan after obtaining her Master of Education, Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.
For more information about Nevada State College, visit https://nsc.edu/.
ABOUT NEVADA STATE COLLEGE
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is the second fastest-growing college in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 5,500 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.