I know at least a hundred college and university presidents, southern Nevada has three of the best. Today, the Board of Regents selected Bart Patterson as the new president of Nevada State College. I have known Bart for more than seven years. He is first class in every sense of the word. He has all the makings of a world class college president. Southern Nevada is blessed with outstanding leadership in its higher education institutions. Mike Richards at CSN, Neil Smatresk at UNLV and Bart Patterson will do much for leading and carrying the system that has many - many short comings. I wish Bart well.