Joan McGee, Executive Director

College of Southern Nevada

Originally from Iowa, Dr. McGee received her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts in Music Performance degrees from the University of Denver in Colorado and her doctorate from UNLV in Higher Education Leadership in 1995. That same year she began working for the Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN) full time, after having previously served the Clark County Community College (CCCC) for six years as both a part time music instructor and administrator of the Cheyenne Campus. She was awarded CCSN’s Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award in 2002, and was the sole recipient of the Nevada Regents’ 2003 Community College Teaching Award. Also in 2003, Joan was honored with an Excellence Award medallion at the NISOD Conference in Austin, Texas.

In January of 2005, she was asked to serve as CCSN’s interim Vice President of Academic Affairs for six months while a national search was conducted to fill that position. With a background in both administration and teaching, Dr. McGee, along with her husband, was selected to receive the Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education in 2006.

For the year 2006-2007, Dr. McGee was privileged to be the President of the Henderson Rotary Club, and learned a great deal about the ideal of service with that organization. For over a year, Dr. McGee served as Interim Provost for Nevada State College prior to being appointed as NSC’s founding Dean of the School of Fine Arts in 2007. However, that position was eliminated due to funding and budget issues and Joan stepped up and accepted a position at the College of Southern Nevada to manage the Charleston campus, largest of the three main campuses. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Campus Administration, which includes overseeing the three main campuses, five Learning Centers, and institutional Strategic Planning.