Former Chancellor & TV Station Owner Dies of Cancer

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LAS VEGAS, NV - A former chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education who held the job for free has died, according to media reports out of Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Sun and KSNV-TV report Jim Rogers died Saturday night at age 75 after dealing with cancer for several years.

Rogers served as chancellor from 2005-2009, but also spent years as an attorney and education advocate, giving millions of dollars to law schools at UNLV and the University of Arizona, his alma mater. He also owned NBC-TV affiliates in Reno, Las Vegas and Elko.

Plans for funeral services haven't been announced.