Michelle Word is the Events Manager for the College of Southern Nevada. She is a native of Illinois and has worked in higher education in Southern Nevada as an office manager, executive assistant & coordinator for the last 19 years. She received a Bachelors of Science in Post-Secondary Education with a focus in Workforce Education and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas . Michelle developed a strong sense of devotion to higher education as a beneficiary of attending both a community college and a four year institution in Nevada. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how education seeks to improve the quality of life for our region, students, and families.