Ivan Hilton Science and Technology Building

Ivan J. Hilton

Ivan Hilton was a well-known resident of Las Vegas. In 1949, he organized the First National Bank and served as both president and chief executive officer for many years. Through the years, he served as state senator, mayor of Las Vegas, board member and chairman of New Mexico Normal University and Highlands University Board of Regents, president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and member of the State Highway Commission. The Hilton Science Center is dedicated in his honor for his years of service to the university and the community, and sits on land he gifted to NMHU.


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