The Greenspun family has played a major role in the growth and development of the Las Vegas Valley since patriarch Herman Milton "Hank" Greenspun was a partner in the opening of radio station KRAM 920 AM in 1947 and published the first issue of The Las Vegas Sun newspaper in 1950. Mr. Greenspun was known as a champion of the "little guy" and a man of great conviction and commitment. He was also known as one of Southern Nevada's top land developers.
Greenspun and his family have been instrumental in the growth of UNLV. Because of the family's leadership and generosity, UNLV was able to establish the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies to carry on Mr. Greenspun's legacy. Most recently, together with the state, the family made possible he five-story Greenspun Hall which houses the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. It stands as a wonderful tribute to the many contributions the Greenspuns have made not only to UNLV but to the entire Southern Nevada Region.