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September 2, 2014

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Adelson to address UNLV Hotel College students

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Steve Marcus

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will discuss the hospitality industry with UNLV Hotel College students next month.

Adelson, board chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, will talk about leadership challenges and career advancement in the hospitality sector during a two-part lecture on May 5. Adelson plans to share his insights operating the Venetian, Palazzo and several resort properties in Asia.

Adelson’s one-hour talk will be preceded by one from Michael Leven, the president and Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sands. UNLV visiting lecturer Arte Nathan — the former senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Wynn Resorts — will moderate.

Adelson, a major Republican donor and philanthropist, recently gave $7 million to the Harrah Hotel College to support construction of a new academic building and Center for International Hospitality and Gaming Education. In 2012, the Hotel College named Adelson its Hospitality Industry Leader of the Year.

The UNLV lecture with Adelson is free and open to the public. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Artemus Ham Hall. Adelson is scheduled to speak between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

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