University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University reach milestone The stunning location and the 50-plus year legacy of Sierra Nevada University will be preserved as the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe!
University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University reach milestone
July 5, 2022
Dear Wolf Pack Family,
I hope this email finds you well and that you’re enjoying your summer. We have a very exciting announcement!
I am pleased to inform you that July 1, 2022 marked an important milestone in our university’s proud 148-year history. Since June 2021, when the Sierra Nevada University (SNU) Board of Trustees approached our University about a possible transfer of assets and operations to the University of Nevada, Reno, both institutions have worked diligently to make this transfer a reality.
I wish to welcome students, faculty, and staff who have elected to continue with us, and alumni and friends of SNU to our Wolf Pack Family! This stunning location and the 50-plus year legacy of SNU will be preserved as the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe!
This year-long transition has been one of our University’s most complex and game-changing accomplishments, and we will continue to work with regulators in the coming months to provide final documentation of this transaction. I wish to thank the individuals on both campuses who worked so well together during the past year, and for the work that you will continue to do to integrate our families together in the coming years. I wish to also thank the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents for all of the support throughout this transition.
With the passing of this milestone, I wish to share a few thoughts.
First, SNU has always stressed experiential learning. The focus has always been on the institution’s students, whether it be the residential campus programs or the robust state-wide teacher advancement programs. Learning outcomes have always been framed by how much a student’s life has been changed for the better. This immersive and intimate learning culture will remain and thrive for all students to enjoy.
Second, the collaboration and shared sense of teamwork that has marked this transition year will not change, either. We want the students, faculty and staff of Sierra Nevada University to know that the past year has been the beginning of the beginning – and that today we enter a new phase where support from the University of Nevada, Reno will be comprehensive and complete.
Finally, the possibilities of this milestone means are infinite. In all of my visits to the Incline Village campus, I have been awed by not only the beauty and splendor of the environment, but even more excited about the boundless potential to help our University transform how we deliver instruction, conduct research and engage with our communities. This is an opportunity of a lifetime!
This is a moment that will mark a new chapter in the University of Nevada, Reno’s storied and proud history as we humbly accept this gift of higher education from the SNU Board of Trustees to share with current and future generations of students. Please join me in welcoming our newest members of the Wolf Pack Family, the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Sierra Nevada University as well as the Incline Village community.