Dr. Thom Reilly is currently a professor in the School of Public Affairs and Co-Director, Center for an Independent and Sustainable Democracy at Arizona State University. He is the former Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, where he served as chief executive officer and oversaw, under the authority of an elected board of regents, a complex system that includes R-1 research universities, four-year undergraduate institutions, a research institute and community colleges. During his tenure, he has accumulated an impressive record on multiple measurable dimensions of success centered on increased accessibility, student success and expanded workforce training and education. Prior to his appointment, he served as director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.
The state officials who administer fair, accessible and secure elections have historically operated quietly without garnering much public attention. Elections happen, votes are counted, the winners are declared and democracy moves on. But since 2020, secretaries of state and other state officials who oversee elections have come under increasing scrutiny and been exposed to increasing […]