Nevada State College, the nation’s second fastest growing college, held a building naming ceremony Wednesday, December 4 to honor Bob and Alison Kasner, prominent donors and education advocates. The former Nursing, Science and Education building was renamed the Bob & 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.
View time lapse of building name installation: https://youtu.be/ocTCyLQ376s