By Mandi Enger
Nevada State College President Bart Patterson has always had an interest in making personal connections with students, faculty, staff and community supporters of the College. This summer, Patterson has now taken this social charge online by joining both Facebook and Twitter.
“NSC has a community feel where faculty, staff and the administration are easily accessible,” commented Patterson. “By creating a community Facebook page and a personal Twitter profile I hope to expand my avenues of communication even further and increase interaction across the campus – especially with students and with the community.”
Currently there are an estimated 800 million active users on Facebook and 100 million on Twitter. “If our students are using social media, that’s where I want to be in order to learn and discuss what’s important to them,” he added. “I’m also looking forward to hearing from members of our community and providing all users with details on NSC activities.”
Patterson has been sharing both campus updates and more personal happenings on social media since June.
“Having President Patterson join us on Facebook really shows his personal interest in making a connection with the students and helps remove the perception that our executives are always behind closed doors. It’s refreshing to have a leader that welcomes our thoughts and opinions,” said Christina, a psychology major at NSC.
Nevada State College originally joined Facebook and Twitter in 2009 with the launch of the official campus pages that are still highly active today with nearly 1,100 Facebook and 570 Twitter followers.
Learn more about NSC’s social media outlets and join the conversation on all sites here.
To receive status updates from Bart Patterson in your Facebook newsfeed, be sure to like his community Facebook page, “President Bart Patterson, Nevada State College,” by visiting facebook.com/NSCpatterson. For daily tweets, he can also be followed on Twitter, twitter.com/NSCpatterson.
Not on social media just yet? Bart Patterson can be contacted by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 702-992-2350.