College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Name Change Goes Through

By | October 24, 2016

CSN North Las VegasProfessors and staff at the institution formerly known as the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus will be ordering  new stationery soon!

The college recently added “North Las Vegas Campus” to its name after a unanimous decision  of the Community College Committee of the Nevada Board of Regents.

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee was a major force behind the change, stating it would anchor the achievements of the College to the community.

“We are thrilled that the College of Southern Nevada has decided to move forward with this name change, which has been a long time coming,” Lee stated in a June 2 press release. “Having a city-branded campus will help connect the College to local businesses as well as  numerous companies looking to make  North Las Vegas their home. It will instill confidence that North Las Vegas has the resources to provide a strong, educated and trained workforce.”

New signage for the College campus designating its new name was paid for by donors, adding no cost to the city or the school itself. Approval for the name change was granted in June, and campus materials are gradually changing in light of the shift.

CSN North Las Vegas Campus Name Change a Long Time Coming

While Shakespeare fans might ask “What’s in a name?” North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee worked hard to  change CSN’s name. He advocated the shift at his 2013 inauguration, citing potential advantages for the image of both the city and the campus.

In June of this year, Mayor Lee reiterated the importance of the name change to a committee of the Board of Regents.

“You will see wonderful things happen,” Lee promised. “I know from talking to our existing businesses that having a CSN North Las Vegas campus will better brand the college and help our community promote it as the premier workforce training engine we want and need.”

CSN President Michael D. Richards agreed that the name change will “help us address our shared interests in education and helping people obtain meaningful careers” while branding the campus “as the premier postsecondary and training provider for North Las Vegas’ dynamic workforce needs.”

Employees of the campus favor the change as well.One Administrative Assistant claiming that the “North Las Vegas” designation made the campus easier to find for visitors and new students.

CSN Executive Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations Katheryn Brekken stated a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official unveiling of the new sign will take place in November. And as for new stationery and business cards, she indicated that the new supply would gradually be incorporated  “through regular attrition.”