For five years, I was the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
I want to discuss a misleading ad about Steven Horsford.
Preserving the Millennium scholarship and protecting needed funding for our state colleges and universities has always been Steven’s primary mission. He provided outstanding leadership to protect the scholarship.
In 2010, Nevada faced the choice of ensuring the Millennium Scholarship was still available for thousands of Nevada students.
Legislative leaders, the State Treasurer, and the Higher Education officials all agreed to transfer funds normally used for administrative purposes to support the scholarships. All Democrats and all Republicans voted in favor. Administrative funds were redirected which saved the scholarships with no impact on the budget.
Non-thinking and recklessly dangerous political groups now claim that saving the Millennium scholarship was a mistake because of Steven Horsford’s leadership.
That claim is both misleading and irresponsible. Horsford’s vote to save the Millennium Scholarship was supported by unanimous bipartisan support and with the full support of the Higher Education System.
Steven Horsford and I are totally compatible and share the same vision on strengthening Nevada’s education system while making it accessible to every Nevadan.