As many local college students prepare for a new semester, the College of Southern Nevada is welcoming a new president.
CSN’s new president Dr. Federico Zaragoza kicked off the new semester by delivering a State of the College address at the Texas Station Monday morning.
He is the college’s ninth president.
His focus, he said, will be for the institution to continue expanding economic opportunities. As many as 34,000 students will start the new fall semester next Monday, Aug. 27.
The state’s largest college unveiled a new safety initiative called “Stop the Bleed.”
In the unfortunate scenario of an active shooter, bystanders will be trained in helping bleed emergencies while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive.
They said a person can easily die from blood loss within five minutes. In some cases, within one minute.
CSN is placing the first 300 “Stop the Bleed” kits across its campuses. The first training session begins this Friday, Aug. 24.
CSN campus police said they’ve been fine tuning their active shooter drills, as they keep student safety as their top priority this coming school year.