Sierra Nevada College

aka SNC Tahoe   |   Incline Village, NV   |  www.sierranevada.edu

Mission

SNC Graduates will be educated to be scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world. SNC combines the liberal arts and professional preparedness through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking and environmental, social,economic and educational sustainability.

Ruling year info

1969

Principal Officer

Dr. Ed Zschau

Main address

999 Tahoe Blvd.

Incline Village, NV 89451 USA

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EIN

88-0121831

NTEE code info

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Sierra Nevada College graduates will be educated to be scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world. Sierra Nevada College combines the liberal arts and professional preparedness through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking and environmental, social, economic and educational sustainability.

Our programs

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Sierra Nevada College Programs

Four year, private, liberal arts college including majors in the Humanities, Arts, Business, Entrepreneurship; Environmental Sciences; Ski Business and Resort Management, Entertainment Technology... (for more visit www.sierranevada.edu)

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At Sierra Nevada College, we are committed to active learning. Education is a collaborative partnership between student, teachers, and the College as a whole. Real learning comes when students are fully engaged in their own education – not passively sitting in a lecture hall taking notes for the next exam. At SNC Tahoe, we spend an enormous amount of time thinking about how to make learning come alive for each of our students, and to fully prepare them for the lifetime of opportunities and challenges that they will have after they leave SNC.

Innovative teaching methods:
• Unique Freshman Experience - 2-week intensive course for all freshman
entering SNC that is focused on active, field-based learning in the Tahoe
environment
• Active Learning - hands-on learning fostering problem solving, teamwork, and
innovation
• Immersive Junior-Year Internship - professional preparation thorugh
internships, study abroad, service learning, scientific research, etc.
• Outdoor Adventure Leadership - learning to lead through outdoor adventure
experiences
• Mentorship-based Education - advancing the educational and personal growth
of the student
• Tahoe Talent - inclusion of community members in students’ education as
guest lecturers, mentors, and case study/challenge guides

Our faculty is comprised of working professionals with years of college-level teaching experience. Some of the most nationally recognized entrepreneurs, business leaders, scientists, writers, and artists call SNC Tahoe home.
Adjunct Professor Brennan Lagasse recently published The Fight to Protect the Arctic Refuge in the winter issue of Tahoe Quarterly magazine.
Professor Rick Parson’s exhibit “Writing from Mars” was sponsored by the Capital City Arts Initiative (CCAI) and was a featured exhibit at its gallery this past spring.
MFA-CW Director, Brian Turner, whose collection Phantom Noise was shortlisted for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, was named the inaugural John Montague International Poetry Fellow at the Cork International Poetry Festival.
Faculty member Patricia Smit h won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award of $100,000, one of the highest awards in poetry, for her book Incendiary Art: Poems. Smith was also named one of three finalists for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.

Re-envisioning of the curriculum developed by the faculty in response
to current higher education needs
• Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - awards elective credit for prior
professional learning and experience, helps adult learners with
professional experience jump-start their degree program
• Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) - will allow students who have a
variety of credits in many majors to bring them together for progress
toward degree completion
• Master in Business Administration (MBA) - 30 credit online degree
program, students will have ability to earn a certificate within the
program (proposal stage)
• Online Degree Program - 100% online majors B.A. in Psychology and
B.S. in Global Business Management
• Low Residency Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A) Programs - two year
programs in Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts
• LTCC and TMCC Community College Centers - students take all of
their lower level classes at their local community college, then complete
their Bachelor’s degree from SNC on the same campus

Financials

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Sierra Nevada College

Board of directors
as of 01/16/2020
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Board co-chair

Dr. Atam Lalchandani


Board co-chair

Janet Lowe

Wayne Prim

Atam Lalchandani

Janet Lowe

Dave Collins

Chuck Dowd

Robin Holman

Warren Kocmond

Bob Preger

Roland Schumann

Jim Steinmann

Li Han Chan

Patty Engels

Vanessa Franking

Bob Hall

Jennifer Hutter

Roger Kahn

Brian Kennedy

Ben Kieckhefer

Barry Klein

Julia Mailander

Scott Minick

Ben Solomon