Regents mourn loss of James "Bucky" Buchanan, II
Las Vegas, Nevada // November 9, 2009 -- James "Bucky" L. Buchanan II, a two-term member of the Nevada Board of Regents, died Saturday at the age of 74.
"We have lost a remarkable Nevadan and a true advocate for education," said James Dean Leavitt, chairman of the Nevada Board of Regents. "On behalf of the Board of Regents, I offer our heartfelt condolences to Bucky's family and friends. He will be missed."
Buchanan served on the Board of Regents from 1973-1976 and from 1977-1982. He served as chairman of the Board from 1975-1976 and from 1977-1978.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas honored Buchanan, an avid swimmer and supporter of UNLV athletics, with the dedication of the Buchanan Natatorium on June 12, 1981.
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation's fastest growing state. The NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 110,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.