LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Lieberman, a member of the board that oversees Nevada's state universities and colleges and a former state Democratic Party chairman, died Friday at age 58.
Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered federal and state flags be flown at half-staff until sunset Monday in honor of Lieberman. The Board of Regents member's death was announced by the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Cause of death was not disclosed.
A 1996 graduate of UNLV with a degree in social work Lieberman served as chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party from 2008-2011. Sisolak called Lieberman a champion of higher education and a fighter for society's most vulnerable." The NSHE said Lieberman's interment will be in Minneapolis.