Nevada Chancellor Recovering After Surgery For Bladder Cancer

Chancellor Jim Rogers was recovering Friday after undergoing a five-hour operation for bladder cancer at a Los Angeles hospital.

Rogers, 69, was "doing fine" after the surgery Thursday at the University of Southern California's University Hospital, said a spokeswoman for the state's higher education system.

Rogers is expected to spend about a week recuperating in the hospital and several more weeks at his Las Vegas home, where he will handle his chancellor duties until he regains his strength.

Dan Klaich, executive vice hancellor, will handle the day-to-day
operations in his absence.

The cancer was discovered during a routine physical checkup in
December.

The Nevada Board of Regents appointed Rogers as chancellor in 2004. Last year, regents renewed his contract through June 2009, and Rogers said he plans to step down when the contract expires.

Rogers is a former lawyer who owns Sunbelt Communications, which
has a number of NBC affiliate television stations in the West, including Reno's KRNV.
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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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