About Truckee Meadows Community College

About TMCC

Truckee Meadows Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Reno, Nevada. The College serves more than 25,000 students each year in credit and non-credit programs at four college sites and more than 30 community locations.

NSHE Board of Regents

TMCC is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and governed by the Board of Regents.  The Chancellor is appointed by the Board to serve as the NSHE’s chief executive officer.
Dr. Melody Rose, Chancellor
Dr. Mark W. Doubrava, Chair
Carol Del Carlo, Vice Chair
Joseph C. Arrascada
Patrick J. Boylan
Byron Brooks
Dr. Patrick R. Carter
Amy J. Carvalho
Dr. Jason Geddes
Cathy McAdoo
Donald Sylvantee McMichael Sr.
John T. Moran
Laura E. Perkins
Dr. Lois Tarkanian

College Officers

Dr. Karin Hilgersom President
Dr. Jeffrey Alexander Vice President of Academic Affairs
Ms. Estella LeVario-Gutierrez Vice President of Student Services and Diversity
Ms. Elena Bubnova Associate Vice President of Research, Marketing, Web Services, and Information Technology
Dr. Ayodele Akinola Interim Executive Director, Facilities Operations and Capital Planning
Ms. Elise Bunkowski Interim Executive Director, Budget and Planning

Institutional Vision, Mission, and Values


Truckee Meadows Community College is a leader in innovative education, meeting student and community needs.


Create a future you will love with accessible, innovative educational opportunities at TMCC. Together we can make it happen.


The values upon which Truckee Meadows Community College bases its mission and vision statements are the principles, standards, and qualities the College considers worthwhile and desirable. Truckee Meadows Community College is committed to:

  • Student access and success
  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Evidence of student progress through assessment of student outcomes
  • Nurturing a climate of innovative and creative thought
  • Collaborative decision making
  • Community development through partnerships and services
  • Ethical practices and integrity
  • Respect, compassion, and equality for all persons
  • Embracing diversity and inclusion
  • Responsible and sustainable use of resources
  • Fostering attitudes that exemplify responsible participation in a democratic society
  • A healthy environment and a healthy college community