LAS VEGAS (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Jim Rogers passed away Saturday evening after a long battle with cancer his station in Las Vegas reports. Jim owned KSNV-DT and MyNews3.com.
Jim leaves behind a wife, Beverly Rogers, three children, and eight grandchildren.
He gave millions in support of education and was named among the top 12 philanthropists by Time magazine, having given over $275 million to colleges and universities.
Jim served as interim Nevada System of High Education chancellor in 2004.
He sold KRNV in November of 2013.
KSNV reports details of Jim's final arrangements are still being finalized.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the passing of Jim Rogers:
"Jim and I were contemporaries while practicing law, and what a terrific lawyer he was. And his talents were not limited to law. What he has done in the communications world is record setting, and not just in Nevada but in the western United States. What he has done in education is superb. His philanthropic endeavours are unsurpassed in the state of Nevada. He was my friend and his friendship to me I will always remember."
Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement today after learning of the death of Jim Rogers:
“With the passing of Jim Rogers, Nevada has lost one of its most outspoken and fearless advocates. Jim was nationally recognized as a successful philanthropist and business leader. In the State of Nevada, he was so much more. Jim dedicated his time and resources to advancing our education system and as chancellor of higher education, was fierce in his commitment to make sure our students had the resources they needed to succeed.”
“Jim’s legacy will live on in the many lives he touched throughout his truly remarkable career. Kathleen and I send our most heartfelt condolences to his wife Beverly and his family and friends in this time of mourning.”