As a public institution of higher education, UNLV falls within the jurisdiction of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and its Board of Regents. Capital improvement projects in the department of planning and construction go through an approval process by NSHE.
Nevada System of Higher Education
NSHE guides the operation of the state’s higher education system. The agency’s goals include balancing the state’s education budget, improving efficiency within institutions and the quality of their programs, and ensuring that students are given the best opportunities for success in both school and the workforce.
Board of Regents
Much like a corporate board of directors, Nevada’s Board of Regents governs the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Elected to serve six-year terms, the 13 regents set policies and approve budgets for Nevada's entire public system of higher education.