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1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: 775-753-2180

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GBC Vice President Elected to Serve on Northwest Higher Education Commission

GBC Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs Jake Rivera, has been honored by being elected to serve as a commissioner for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Rivera was named one of two new NWCCU commissioners this month, and began his three-year term during the commission’s June 23-25 meeting. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits institutions of higher education by applying evidence-informed standards and processes to support continuous improvements and promote student achievement and success.

A vice president since 2018, Rivera said he is” honored, humbled and excited” to have been selected by his peers for such an important role during a time many institutions are faced with challenges.

“I am excited about working with my colleagues on the commission to not only focus on ways to develop institutional capacity to sustain diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts but to also make sure that it’s part of an institution’s culture. That can take time and requires ongoing re-evaluation”.

Under Rivera’s leadership Great Basin College has seen increased enrollment, new strategic partnerships, student success initiatives, and development of data and technology tools to better inform college planning.

The NWCCU board consists of up 26 commissioners who are elected to serve three-year staggered terms. Learn more about the organization at nwccu.org.

Great Basin College offers associate and bachelor level instruction in academic, career, and technical education areas. GBC serves students enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties.

Great Basin College, “The Gold Standard in the Silver State.”

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Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: 775-753-2180

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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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