Safekey Staff, Student, Esports President
University Board of Regents District 7
How would you describe yourself to voters?
I am a passionate Student that was born in Las Vegas, ready to bring community to the table for higher education.
What do you see as the top issues in this campaign?
Tuitions fees, Leadership, and Lack of Community Involvement
In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing the state’s colleges and universities?
Online vs. In-person Learning. We do not have a way to pay differently for pricing for online and in-person classes. We can split up costs by allowing students to choose which fees to pay for each semester. We also need to focus on building our teachers and making sure our hiring process is more suitable to hire professors within our state.
In late 2021, former Chancellor Melody Rose filed a hostile workplace complaint alleging sexual discrimination and that some regents were undermining her. An investigation could not substantiate the sexual harassment, but it did note possible ethics violations. It also noted factionalism and tensions among board members. How would you, as a Regent, work to ease tensions on the board?
I will create spaces, become the mediator and learn how to work around certain situations on how to communicate better between parties. My experience as a safekey staff member has taught me that everyone learns differently. By being the middle communicator, I am able to help elevate problems between people and ensure that everyone is working with each other in a civil manner with discloser of how to work with each other.
What should the board look for in a new Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor?
We need to hire someone locally. As a Chancellor, we need an individual that can bring out new ideas that can be more relatable for students and Nevadans. Better leadership equals better schools and better schools is Nevada needs right now.