Mr. Aizley is a retired professor of 40 years from UNLV. He had been a math professor from 1968 to 2008, and for 13 years, was the dean of Continuing Education; being responsible for many community programs involving local hospitals and hotels, the arts, finance, health, travel, history and more. He also established UNLV’s wildly popular Learning-in-Retirement program, which is now called OLLI, with more than 1,000 locals participating.
Mr. Aizley was also responsible for a multi-million-dollar annual budget for 13 years at UNLV. It was a successful and efficient operation. He supervised and motivated a staff of more than 30 professional and classified employees —all of which gave him top evaluations, year after year.
Previously, with his wife, Sari, and their son David, he co-founded the non-profit organization CLASS; serving 40,000 Clark County high school students for 16 years. Together, they also established, owned and operated a small business in a Las Vegas shopping center. Mr. Aizley has additionally coordinated and hosted an international conference relating to radioactive materials, and worked with the Mirage Hotel, UNLV and a number of government agencies.
His leadership and affiliations are extensive and a partial list includes: founding chair, Nevada Fair Housing Center; State president, Nevada Faculty Alliance; chair, UNLV Faculty Senate; board, Las Vegas Ice Age Park Foundation; president and treasurer, Western Association of Summer Session Administrators; Education Committee member, Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada; and he enabled credit courses for ROTC students at UNLV and for Nellis Air Force Base servicemen.
Mr. Aizley has also contributed his expertise to legislative services in Nevada for 2 terms. He was a primary sponsor for legislation that would advance gender equity; prohibit smoking on campuses; correct unfair practices in personnel review; attract film industry jobs to Nevada; save millions for the State by putting the annual tax rolls on the internet instead of in newspapers; and prevent draconian cuts in education. These are just a few of the bills he sponsored — some of which passed, and some that did not. He hopes to continue to speak out for what’s right and vote wisely for a better life and economy in Nevada.
Mr. Aizley obtained his Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Harvard; his Master’s in Mathematics from the University of Arizona; and his PhD in Mathematics from Arizona State University. He also holds a Paralegal certificate.