Governor Laxalt Announced News of Donation from Howard Hughes
Hughes' gift of $250,000 in May 1968 provided funds to continue the community college in Elko, which was the first in the state, and would then lead to the formation of the Nevada Community College Division in February 1969. Charles Donnelly was hired in 1970 as the first—and only—President of the Nevada Community College Division, and plans were made to bring college students to Carson City and Las Vegas.
The approach of the community college is comprehensive, its objective is to provide a wide range of programs to meet the needs of all people in the community—the college will make every opportunity to provide services to all people.
Advisory Boards Established
In 1970, 11 community members served on the inaugural college Advisory Board in a tradition that continues at TMCC to this day. Advisory Boards are made up of community members from various fields of expertise, to guide academic programs in training students in modernized fields.
Today there are community members on the TMCC Institutional Advisory Council, and also separate departmental Advisory Boards.
Photo: Nevada Community College Division President, Charles Donnelly