CSN Henderson main campus buildingThe purpose of the CSN Institutional Advisory Council (IAC) is to ensure the linkage of the college to the community it serves and to anticipate future regional educational trends. The council meets quarterly to provide input on college operations to the college president, the Vice Chancellor for Community
Colleges, the chancellor, and the Board of Regents Standing Committee on Community Colleges.

Meeting Schedule

*Dates subject to change. Please check back regularly.

For copies of past agendas and minutes, please contact CSN’s IAC Liaison Office at 702.651.7546 or the Office of the President at 702.651.5600.

Responsibilities

The council shall function and exercise the powers set forth by the Nevada Board of Regents. The responsibilities of the council are to:

  • Advise the college president, the Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges, the chancellor, and the board of regents on the long-term educational needs of the areas served by the college. The council may provide advice, guidance, and information in the areas of student and employer engagement; access and affordability; operating and capital budgets; land and property acquisition and use; instructional programs, including proposed degrees and certificate programs; serving under-represented populations; diversity and inclusion issues and admissions and academic standards, including performance indicators.
  • Serve, along with the college president, as a body of liaisons between the college and area employers in order to facilitate assessment of employment, training and educational needs of the service area.
  • Serve, along with the college president, as a body of liaisons between the college and local school boards, county commissioners, city councils, other local elected officials, and other relevant groups or persons.
  • Respond to specific information requests from the chancellor and the board of regents on behalf of the communities served by the college.
  • Promote the college’s programs and services among the communities and constituencies in the college’s service area.
Members
CSN Institutional Advisory Council
TitleMember NameInformation
ChairRandy RobisonDirector of Legislative Affairs, Century Link
Vice ChairPeter GuzmanPresident & CEO Latin Chamber of Commerce
 John R. BaileyManaging Partner, Bailey Kennedy LLP
 Nancy E. Brune, Ph.D.Executive Director, Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities
 Tim Buchanan, M.SC., P.E.Public Affairs Administrative Office, City of Henderson
 Jaime Cruz, C.P.M., C.E.M., C.S.D.P.Executive Director, Workforce Connections
 Kenneth EvansPresident, Urban Chamber of Commerce
 Maria Jose GattiDirector of Diversity Relations, MGM Resorts International
 Vida Chan LinPresident, Asian Community Development Council
 Paul MoradkhanVice President Government Affairs, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
 Shaundell NewsomeFounder, Sumnu Marketing
 Dennis PereaDeputy Director, DETR
 Jonas PetersonPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
 Jose SolorioPresident & Founder, Political Advancement of Latinos
 Colton TeerlinkPresident & CEO, Mesquite Region Economic Development
 Shari WongDirector of Communications, Arcata Associates and Wong Media Inc. 
Ex OfficioDr. Arnold Bell, CSN Faculty Senate Chair
Ex OfficioDaniel Gutierrez, ASCSN President
Ex OfficioDr. Jesus Jara, Clark County School District Superintendent
Subcommittees

The CSN Institutional Advisory Council has three active ad hoc subcommittees that meet regularly in between IAC general meetings.

IAC Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Career & Curricula Alignment Members
TitleMember Name
Subcommittee ChairJonas Peterson
 Paul Moradkhan
 Dennis Perea
 Shari Wong
Advisory memberIAC Chair, Dr. Nancy Brune
CSN LiaisonDr. Clarissa Cota, CSN Acting VPAA
CSN LiaisonJames McCoy, CSN AVPAA
Ex OfficioDr. Darin Dockstader, CSN Faculty Senate
IAC Ad Hoc Subcommittee on CSN & CCSD Partnership Members
TitleMember Name
Subcommittee ChairJose Solorio
 Maria Jose Gatti
 Randy Robison
Advisory memberIAC Chair, Dr. Nancy Brune
CSN LiaisonPatty Charlton, CSN Henderson Provost
Ex OfficioDr. Mike Barton, CCSD
Ex OfficioJames McCoy, CSN
Ex OfficioDr. Darin Dockstader, CSN Faculty Senate
Ex OfficioAndrew Sierra, CSN Student Gov.
IAC Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Performance Metrics Members
TitleMember Name
Subcommittee ChairSusan Adamek
 John R. Bailey
 Maria Jose Gatti
 Randy Robinson
 Jose Solorio
Advisory memberIAC Chair, Dr. Nancy Brune
CSN LiaisonMaria Marinch, CSN Executive Director
Ex OfficioDr. Darin Dockstader, CSN Faculty Senate
Ex OfficioAndrew Sierra, CSN Student Gov.
Meeting Minutes

2018 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the September 11, 2018 Meeting

Minutes of the February 13, 2018 Meeting – DRAFT Under Development

2017 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November 14, 2017 Meeting