Building Trust in Government: A Conversation & Book Signing

The University Libraries will host a conversation and book signing event featuring a new publication written by Larry Struve (Nevada ’64), Building Trust in Government: Governor Richard H. Bryan’s Pursuit of the Common Good.

Join us as current University of Nevada, Reno President and former Governor Brian Sandoval and former U. S. Senator and Governor Richard Bryan reflect with the author on their years of public service as Nevada’s chief executive.

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Serving in high elective office has become increasingly problematic, but both of these men, representing different political perspectives, served with honor and distinction. They were generally admired for their leadership skills, which were tested when both served during challenging times in Nevada’s history. Learn about why these men chose to seek the office of governor when they did, and what they learned from their experiences. For students of today, who will soon be the leaders of tomorrow, this event will inspire them to consider public service in their future careers and professions.

As illustrated in the book, success in high political office is achieved through adroitly practicing the subtle art of governance. “The purpose of government in a democratic society is to serve people in a manner that engenders trust from those who are subjected to its policies, programs, and official actions,” writes Larry Struve. He hopes people, especially young people, will learn how state government in Nevada (especially during the decade of the 1980s) has been an important tool for achieving good in society.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event or can be preordered in either the hardcover or paperback release, in which event your purchase will be waiting for you.

This event is open to the community and campus. Students are particularly welcome.

This event will take place in the Wells Fargo Auditorium in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Parking is available in the Brian Whalen Parking Garage located across from the Knowledge Center.

Please note that guests will be required to follow the campus Covid policies in effect at the time of the event.

For questions, please contact Robin Monteith at

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium, First Floor
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