Michael B. Wixom
District 6 - Clark County (map)
908 Evening Dew Dr.
Regent Michael Wixom was appointed by Gov. Kenny Guinn to serve on the Board of Regents in 2005 and was elected in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010. He is the representative for Clark County, District 6.
He served two terms as Board chair (2007-2008 and 2008-2009) and is currently chair of the Business and Finance Committee and vice chair of the Investment and Facilities Committee. He is also a member of the Community College Committee, Health Sciences System Committee and the ad hoc UNLV President Search Committee. In July 2013, he was chosen to serve on the UNLV Campus Improvement Authority Board of Directors. He previously served on the Interim Legislative Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education.
Regent Wixom was born and raised in Blackfoot, Idaho. After graduating from Blackfoot High School, he attended Idaho State University, where he majored in political science and economics. He graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor of science degree in 1980, earning High Honors. He later attended the University of Utah, College of Law, graduating in 1986 as a William L. Leary Scholar, and was a member of the Utah Law Review.
He has practiced law in Las Vegas, Nevada, since 1986, and is a shareholder in the law firm of Smith Larsen & Wixom. His areas of practice include banking, real estate finance and commercial transactions.
He and his wife, Heidi, have six daughters, and four grandsons.