Broadcaster and former University of Nevada Chancellor Jim Rogers died Saturday in Las Vegas.
Rogers is the majority stockholder of Intermountain West Communications Co., which operates the NBC affiliates in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko, among others.
Former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller said Rogers, 75, received a lifetime achievement award for public service a few weeks ago.
“While he was too weak to stand, when he accepted the award from his seat he fearlessly advocated that we as community needed to be doing more for education,” Miller said.
Miller said Rogers was passionately devoted to education, particularly Nevada’s higher education system.
“He was tireless in improving opportunities for everyone through education – not just in Nevada, but everywhere,” Miller said. “He served with distinction and without expectation of any gain as Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education. He was a champion for those that did not have a voice.”
Rogers is survived by wife, Beverly; children Suzanne Rogers Plant, Kimberly Rogers Cell, and Perry Rogers; and his eight grandchildren.