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Nevada State College Foundation selects four new trustees
Published on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 (1:58 p.m.)The Nevada State College Foundation (NSCF) has announced the appointment of four new trustees, including: Alison Kasner, Civic and Community Leader; Daniel T. Gerety, Founder & Managing Partner of Gerety & Associates, Certified Public Accountants; Kristi Overgaard, Executive Vice President of Awesomeness for SUPERNAP; and Tony F. Sanchez III, Senior Vice President of Government & Community Strategy at NV Energy.
Established in 2001, the NSCF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization developed to encourage and promote the growth and improvement of Nevada State College (NSC). Additionally, the 20-member foundation receives and administers private gifts in support of the educational, technological, operational, facility and research needs of students, faculty and staff. The Nevada State College Foundation is currently in the midst of its first comprehensive campaign with a goal of raising $15 million towards four critical areas: facilities and related needs; academic and technology needs; student scholarships; and specific needs related to faculty and student interests such as undergraduate research, athletics, and continuing education.
“The NSCF plays a vital role in fostering much needed support for NSC – the fastest growing institution of higher education in the state,” said NSC President Bart Patterson. “Our efforts include both private fundraising as well as the development of partnerships that can improve and expand our current educational programs. We’re so pleased to have the support, wealth of knowledge and experience that our new trustees bring to the board.”
Comprised of various business and community leaders, NSCF board members go through an in-depth nomination, interview, and election process. All members support the foundation’s mission on a volunteer basis, serving as ambassadors within the community for both the foundation and the college.
A lifelong educator, Kasner has worked within the Clark County School District as a teacher, a Transition Counselor and a principal, in addition to serving on numerous not-for-profit boards and working as an adjunct faculty member at both UNLV and CSN.
Founder and Managing Partner of Gerety & Associates, one of the top three accounting firms in Southern Nevada dealing with a client base of wealth, Gerety holds degrees in accounting and business from St. Ambrose College in Iowa. Gerety founded his accounting firm in 2004, and in 2011, Gerety & Associates was named the “Small Business of the Year” in Las Vegas.
As the Executive Vice President of Awesomeness, Overgaard manages the development of the SUPERNAP brand and its affiliated companies. Prior to joining SUPERNAP, Overgaard was the vice president of marketing for The Howard Hughes Corporation. She then founded one11, a leading Las Vegas design firm.
Sanchez currently serves as Senior Vice President for Government & Community Strategy of NV Energy, joining the company in August of 2007. Previously, he served as a Partner in the Jones Vargas Law Firm, Executive Assistant to Nevada Governor Bob Miller, Assistant General Counsel of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, and as Associate Legislative Counsel to United States Senator Richard H. Bryan.
About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 500-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. In this role, the college emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. Since 2002, Nevada State College has grown to offer more than 35 majors and minors, has received independent accreditation and has expanded its physical campus. Committed to fostering a personal learning environment, students are taught by faculty who serve as mentors and guides in classrooms with an average class size of only 23 students. Nevada State College serves approximately 3,400 students and has over 2,200 alumni, each representing a broad array of cultural and economic backgrounds. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.