I was Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education from 2004 through 2009. I was a political neophyte and was shocked at the inability of the Nevada Legislature to do anything to improve Nevada’s education system, especially higher education. Bill Raggio, who had been given credit on a daily basis for building an education system in this state that could compete with other states was a mystery to me. The strength in the system had long faded into outer space because of Raggio’s lack of leadership. Nevadans for 50 years have been oblivious of that fact. Raggio’s lack of leadership in supporting Nevada’s education system was a primary reason for Nevada’s failure in developing a world-class education system.