Christina Hixson, trustee of the charitable Lied Foundation Trust, will be honored at UNLV's Homecoming festivities in November as the recipient of the UNLV Alumni Association's Silver State Award.
"The 18 members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to present this award to Christina Hixson," said Pamela Hicks, president of the Alumni Association. "Her support of the university is greatly appreciated, and we thought it was time our alumni properly acknowledge her generosity."
As trustee of the Lied Foundation Trust, which is a member of the UNLV Foundation's Palladium Society, Hixson has directed millions of dollars in support to the university, including a $10 million pledge toward construction of a new library (the largest pledge ever to an institution in the University and Community College System of Nevada), a $4 million donation for construction of the Lied Athletic Complex, $1.2 million for the Rebel Golf Foundation, and more than $1 million to establish the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies. Hixson is also a member of the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees.
Hixson will receive the Silver State Award at the association's Homecoming dinner on Nov. 3 and will be recognized during half-time of the UNLV/North Texas State University foot