Shelley Berkley to oversee Nevada, California schools in Touro University system

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 | 8 a.m.


Former Democratic congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been appointed to lead the Nevada and California campuses of the New York-based Touro College & University System.

Berkley will take the helm next month, replacing Dr. Michael Harter as the new CEO and senior provost of Touro’s Western Division. Harter started working for Touro in 2004, joining the Henderson campus at its inception. He was promoted in 2008 to oversee Touro’s Nevada and California schools.

The former congresswoman was picked after a national search for the position. Her appointment was approved earlier this month, and school officials plan to make the announcement today.