Nevada State College Provost Lesley Di Mare was named acting president of the college Friday morning.
“I am committed to Nevada State College,” Di Mare said. “I am committed whether I am a president, a provost or a faculty member.”
Di Mare’s appointment was approved by the Board of Regents with the approval of the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Alliance, the student government, the foundation and the classified employees council.
“I have never worked with anyone as dedicated, as driven, as inclusive and as innovative as Lesley Di Mare,” said Gregory Robinson, an English professor and former chairman of the Faculty Senate.
Di Mare joined the college in 2007 from Arizona State University. She will replace Fred Maryanski, who died last month after a long illness.
Her appointment is for one year.
The board expects to launch a search in January for a permanent president.
Board Chairman James Dean Leavitt has said he will encourage Di Mare to apply for the permanent job.
As provost, Di Mare’s base salary was $206,800. Her contract as president will pay her $227,476 along with a housing and car allowance.