CSN is a college that had a very strong and vibrant set of professors, classified staff members and a progressive transparent administration. Although never as well funded as it should have been in regards to the number of students it serviced the college was able to obtain renown in a variety of areas including (but not limited to) IT, HVAC, Theatre, Music and Culinary Arts. It possessed a strong morale that was built on the concept of shared governance between the administration, faculty and the classified staff.
Today the morale is very low, the adminstration is not transparent nor communicative to the faculty/staff and wages are decreasing as the Stae of Nevada faces fiscal crisis after fiscal crisis. Jobs are being cut, student enrollment is down and graduation rates are very, very low.
outstanding facilities, dedicated staff and faculty
poor leadership skills in the administration, de-moralized faculty