The Nevada System of Higher Education announced the four finalists for the office of the University of Nevada, Reno’s president.
The four finalists are former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Jonathan Koppell, Jennifer Evans-Cowley and Chaden Djalali. All four candidates will have open forums at the university on Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15. The NSHE Board of Regents will select the next president on Sept. 17.
Currently, Brian Sandoval, a university alumni, works as a law fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Boyd School of Law. In the role Sandoval teaches and develops curriculum around gaming law and public education.
Sandoval is also on the Board of Directors for Coeur Mining, a precious metals mining company with five open operations. Two operations are located in Lovelock and Beatty, Nev. Sandoval advises the company on legal issues, environmental issues, state affairs and financial wellbeing, according to his resume.
Additionally, he was appointed as a senior fellow at the University of Southern California Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. Sandoval will be involved in conversations surrounding voting and what states and counties can do to provide voters with accurate information.
Sandoval served as Nev. state governor from 2011-2019. In his governance he funded $10 million in the Created the Knowledge Fund which encouraged research and the commercialization of research in Nevada universities.
Sandoval holds a B.A in English from the university and holds a J.D from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
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The portion of this story was shared with permission from The Nevada Sagebrush. The original version was written by Olivia Ali, Taylor Avery y Andrew Mendez and published on September 8.