Nevada regents appoint Rogers replacement |

Nevada regents appoint Rogers replacement

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Nevada Board of Regents has appointed a replacement for retiring chancellor Jim Rogers.

The higher education system’s vice chancellor, Dan Klaich, will take over when Rogers steps down June 30.

Klaich is a former regent. He will earn a salary and benefits of about $345,000 a year.

The regents were also due to consider higher tuition for students and lower pay for university and community college employees to balance a 12.5 percent budget cut imposed by the Legislature.

Regents last year approved a 5 percent tuition hike, and will consider an additional 5 percent increase that would take effect this fall.