Western Nevada College announced Nov. 16 that President Vincent Solis will resign effective Dec. 31, after he was named the next president of Brazosport College in Texas.
Solis has led WNC since May 2018 when the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents tasked him to lead the Carson City community college.
Highlights from his tenure include WNC offering its second bachelor degree (a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organization and Project Management) online; holding its first-ever graduation ceremonies on the Carson and Fallon campuses; launching a paramedicine program; and becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
“I have thoroughly loved my time here in Nevada and I believe strongly in WNC’s mission to ensure the success of students in our classrooms and academic programs as we prepare them to excel in their chosen fields and serve as leaders in their communities,” Solis said in a Nov. 16 statement. “I made this decision based on the opportunity to serve my home state of Texas and in consideration of my family needs.”
“We are incredibly grateful to President Solis and all he has done to advance NSHE’s student access and success goals at Western Nevada College,” NSHE Chancellor Melody Rose said in a statement.
Board of Regents’ Chair Pro Tempore Carol Del Carlo added, “We want to wish President Solis all the best as he continues to help change student lives through higher education.”
Rose, in consultation Del Carlo and Vice Chair Pro Tempore Amy Carvalho, will announce additional information about temporary leadership in the coming weeks, according to the Nov. 16 press release.