State of the System Address

Nevada System of Higher Education
5550 W. Flamingo Rd., Suite C-1
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Tel: (702) 889-8426


Contact: John Kuhlman
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Chancellor to deliver televised “State of the System Address”

LAS VEGAS -- James E. Rogers, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, will give his second annual State of the System Address at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre of the Community College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus.

The speech will provide an assessment of Nevada higher education as well as report on Rogers’ goals for 2006 and beyond. A question and answer session with the audience will follow.

For those unable to attend the event, a taped version of the State of the System Address will be broadcast on the following dates:
· Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. – KVBC (Channel 3, Las Vegas), Las Vegas One (Cox Channel 19, Las Vegas), KRNV (Channel 4, Reno), and KENV (Channel 10, Elko)
· Nov. 19, 7:30 a.m. – Las Vegas One (Cox Channel 19, Las Vegas)
· Nov. 19, 5 p.m. – UNLV-TV (Cox Channel 70, Las Vegas)
· Nov. 20, 12 p.m. – KVLX (Channel 10, Las Vegas)
· Nov. 20, 5 p.m. – UNLV-TV (Cox Channel 70, Las Vegas)
· Nov. 20, 6 p.m. – Las Vegas One (Cox Channel 19, Las Vegas)
· Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. – UNLV-TV (Cox Channel 70, Las Vegas)
· Nov. 27, 6 p.m. – KNPB (Channel 5, Reno)

A reception in the theatre hall will be held from 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Rogers joined the NSHE as interim chancellor in May 2004 and was appointed permanent chancellor in May 2005. A 1956 graduate of Las Vegas High School, Rogers has degrees in accounting (B.S.) and law (LL.B.) from the University of Arizona and a master of laws (LL.M.) from the University of Southern California. He was a teaching fellow in the law school of the University of Illinois in 1963 and 1964. In 1998 he was awarded a doctor of laws (LL.D.) from the University of Arizona. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Arizona, Idaho State University, Kentucky Wesleyan, Carroll College and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also a member of the State Bar Associations of Nevada, Arizona and California.

Rogers was the founder of Valley Broadcasting Company in 1971 when the company made application to the Federal Communications Commission for its broadcast license and has served as the company's chief executive officer since 1979 when KVBC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, went on the air. Rogers owns 98 percent of the stock of Sunbelt Communications Company, which owns and operates the NBC affiliate television stations in Las Vegas, Reno, Winnemucca and Elko, Nevada; Yuma, Arizona; El Centro, California; Helena, Montana; Pocatello-Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Jackson, Wyoming; and the Fox affiliate in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Rogers was in active law practice in Las Vegas from 1964 through 1988, at which time he ceased practicing to devote 100 percent of his time to the development of the television and radio stations of Sunbelt.

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. As Nevada’s only system of higher education, the NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.