"Maude Frazier spent her life working to improve Nevada’s educational system. As a teacher and a lawmaker, Frazier helped reform the state’s educational system, creating county-based school districts. She was instrumental in establishing Nevada Southern University in Las Vegas, now known as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
"Instead of trying to make people to fit into a certain mold, we should encourage them to furnish their own mold."
– Maude Frazier"
(UNLV Pioneer Wall)
Opened in 1957 as an extension program for the University of Nevada, Reno. The first classes on the campus were held on September 10, 1957. In 1965, the school name is changed to Nevada Southern University. In 1968, the university is awarded its independence from the University of Nevada, Reno. In 1969, the school name is changed to University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
On April 2, 1990, the UNLV men's basketball team won the National Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship by defeating Duke University, 103-73.
Located at 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Paradise, Nevada.