HENDERSON, NV – Nevada State College, the nation’s second fastest growing college, held a building naming ceremony to honor Bob and Alison Kasner, prominent donors and education advocates. The former Nursing, Science and Education building was renamed the Bob and Alison Kasner Academic Building.
Bob and Alison Kasner, long-time Southern Nevada residents, donated $2.5 million to Nevada State College, the third largest donation in the college’s history. The gift will be used to help fund the college’s new School of Education Building as well as new education programs and scholarships.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, Nevada State College President Bart Patterson and other dignitaries in attendance thanked the Kasners for their contribution to the school.
“This is meaningful for us as Bob and Alison Kasner have been friends of the college for many years,” said Patterson. “Bob supported the creation of the college nearly 20 years ago and Alison formerly served on the Foundation Board. We are grateful for their support, both then and now.”
Bob Kasner has served as the finance director for the City of Henderson, director of accounting for the Clark County School District (CCSD), and co-founded Paragon Asset Management Company. He also was the founding board member on the Henderson Community Foundation and Henderson Historical Society.
Alison Kasner held a variety of positions within CCSD, including teacher, district-level special education administrator and principal of Helen J. Stewart Special School, a school that inspired her to become an educator during a field trip when she was a student at Valley High School.
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About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is the second fastest-growing college in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 5,500 students and more than 800 full- and part-up employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.