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Pat Mulroy

The ability to think is the greatest gift higher education can give someone.

Pat Mulroy is a rarity among the powerbrokers of water. She's a woman and she majored in German literature; her counterparts generally worked their way up through science and engineering. Looking back, Mulroy credits UNLV with providing just the right opportunities for her to seize. Now, 35 years later, she hopes those opportunities doesn't dry up for the generation of Nevadans just beginning their careers.

Class: UNLV Alumna, 1975 Bachelor of Arts, 1977 Masters of German Literature

Major: German Literature

Activities: General manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Las Vegas Valley Water District, Las Vegan for 35 years, Chair of the UNLV Math and Science Advisory Board and frequent guest lecturer on campus.