The search for the new Campus Vice President for the Charleston Campus at the College of Southern Nevada is underway. Please look for more information to be posted here as it becomes available.

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Sonya Pearson
Sonya Pearson holds the J.D. from Taft Law and the Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and her Master's degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. She joined Mesa Community College, part of the Maricopa Community College District in 2009 as the Vice President for Student Affairs and as Dean for two years before that. Prior to Mesa, she was Chief Student Affairs Officer, Dean, and Vice President at Crowder College in Missouri for six years. She held various student services positions at Rogers State University in Oklahoma from 1996-2001. She indicated she was the first African American female in those positions in a number of the colleges she has served.


Ann Parker
Ann Parker received her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in American Indian Culture. She was Vice President for Student Affairs at Pima Community College from 2010-18 with her position being eliminated due to budget cuts. That should probably not be taken negatively because most of the Arizona community colleges have experienced significant budget cuts as well as leadership change. From 1999-2010, she held various administrative positions in student affairs at the University of Arizona with increasing responsibilities over her time there. She also has had significant teaching experience.


Eric Carver
Eric Carver has his doctorate of Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University and two master’s degrees from the University of South Florida. He has had significant experience in both student and academic affairs and has considerable teaching experience. He has held various administrative positions at St. Petersburg College in Florida serving there as Provost since 2015.

College of Southern Nevada Profile

The College of Southern Nevada is a comprehensive, multi-campus community college and the largest and most ethnically diverse institution of higher education in the state of Nevada. The college is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. CSN is one of four community colleges within the Nevada System of Higher Education, which also includes two universities, a state college and a research institute.

Founded in 1971, CSN is the largest college in the state, operating in over 50 locations including three main campuses and eight learning centers in Clark County, covering over 8,000 square miles. CSN educates more than 50,000 unique students annually in credit, non-credit and workforce development programs. Three of every four students attend part time, 57 percent are female, and nearly two-thirds are students of color. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, CSN offers educational opportunities in more than 70 academic programs featuring more than 180 degrees and certificates (25 degrees and certificates available entirely online), including seven bachelor’s degrees.