Michael Gordon came to Las Vegas from Cape Town, South Africa in September 2006 on a Rotary International Ambassadorial scholarship. He received both his LL.B. (Bachelor’s degree) and LL.M. (Master’s degree) in Private Law from the University of South Africa.
Gordon is a double alumnus from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduating in 2008 with a Master’s in Public Administration and in 2013 with a Ph.D. in Public Affairs. During his time as a student, Gordon served three terms as President of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) as well as one term as Chair of the Nevada Student Alliance, the overarching student government association for all NSHE student government organizations representing the more than 105,000+ higher education students in Nevada.
As a policy analyst at UNLV he researched and analyzed the academic infrastructure needs of the university while serving on the Faculty Senate, University Policy Committee and the Top Tier Community Engagement subcommittee.
Gordon continues to give back to the Las Vegas community through his work at The Public Education Foundation, a group dedicated to transformational change in teaching, learning and education leadership. He is a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2012 and serves on the boards of The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada, the Boy Scouts Las Vegas Area Council, Beacon Academy of Nevada as well as the Rotary Club of Las Vegas.