January 7-8, 1983
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
January 7-8, 1983
The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Carlson Edu-
cation building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Rollan Melton
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Curry (UNR), Warburton
(DRI), Jones (UNLV), Heise (CCCC), Horton (NNCC), Lambert (TMCC),
Dwyer (WNCC) and Du Bois (Unit), and Student Association Offi-
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 3:30 P.M.
1. Oath of Office
The Honorable John Mowbray, Justice of the Supreme Court,
administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Regents
Joan Kenney and Jo Ann Sheerin, newly appointed Regent
Rollan Melton, and to re-elected Regent June F. Whitley.
Mc Bride read the following letter from Mr. Bob Cashell:
As you know, on Friday, December 31, 1982, I resigned
my elected position as Regent from District 1A.
As I told Governor List at that time, my Chairmanship
of the University of Nevada System Board of Regents
during the past 4 years has been a tremendous and chal-
In 1979, at the start of the Legislative Session, we
went to Carson City with little experience or organiza-
tion and only a vague sense of direction, but with a
determination and desire. Throughout the 1979 and 1981
sessions of the Nevada State Legislature we did a lot of
talking and explaining, but more importantly, we did a
lot of listening. We listened to the various elected
Legislators voice the concerns of their constituents.
We listened and we reacted. We worked to build a Uni-
versity System that was responsive to community needs
and concerns. We worked to build the system of account-
ability that was desired by many Legislators. We worked
to establish direction through a master plan of higher
education in Nevada. In all these projects our over-
riding concern has been to provide Nevada with an edu-
cational system it could be proud of. We owe a debt of
gratitude to our University and Community College facul-
ty whose outstanding cooperation and leadership trans-
formed ideas into reality.
We have successfully reached many goals, yet we stand
at a critical point in the history of the University
System. Financial crisis in State Government threatens
higher education as never before. The University System
has been a responsible partner in State Government
throughout the crisis. We have cooperated with fiscal
management decisions to the fullest extent possible.
Throughout the past 4 years we have eliminated waste
and reacted to the concerns of the people of this State
and their elected representatives. We have an innova-
tive group of elected Regents and University Adminis-
trators who are successfully anticipating and correcting
problems in our educational system.
We go into the 1983 session of the Legislature with new
direction, a positive approach, and a record of coopera-
tion. Yet we face a challenge as never before. We can
rest assured knowing that we have made great strides in
improving our system of higher education, yet we must
resolve to make certain that we continue to work togeth-
er for the betterment of our Universities and Community
Colleges. I speak as if I am still a part of this ef-
fort, because I am. I am proud of Nevada's educational
system. I am proud of the graduates it has produced and
the direction in which it is moving.
I give the success for our accomplishments to my fel-
low Board members with whom I have served. When I was
elected Chairman of the Board I had a goal of estab-
lishing a sense of cohesiveness among Regents, Admin-
istration, faculty and the entire University community.
When we got to work, I found that same desire within
the other Board members. I believe we have forged a
working coalition of responsible individuals dedicated
to a common goal. I saw Board members give tirelessly
of themselves for a purpose that was greater than any
of us individually.
To the new Board members: Jo Ann Sheerin, Joan Kenney,
and, I am very pleased to say, Rollan Melton. I have
tremendous confidence in your abilities and I look
forward to working with you.
To the Board members with whom I have served, to the
University and Community College Presidents, to Chan-
cellor Bersi, to the faculty and students; it has been
my honor and pleasure to work with you. Although it
is with extreme regret that I leave the Board, it is
with great anticipation that I look forward to serving
the people of Nevada as Lieutenant Governor.
/s/ Robert A. Cashell
State of Nevada
Mc Bride congratulated Mr. Cashell on his inauguration ear-
lier this week as Lt. Governor. Mr. Mc Bride also acknow-
ledged former Regent Mr. John Tom Ross.
2. Election of Officers
In accordance with the provisions contained in the Board of
Regents Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2, an election of of-
ficers was held.
Mr. Melton nominated Mr. Mc Bride for Chairman. Mrs.
Ms. Del Papa moved to close nominations. Mrs. Fong second-
ed. Motion carried.
Chancellor Bersi presented a pair of bullets to Chairman
Mc Bride, with an appropriate quip about "biting the bullet"
during the upcoming Legislative Session.
Mrs. Sheerin nominated Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher for Vice
Chairman. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
3. Appointment of Regent Committees
June F. Whitley, Chair
Jo Ann Sheerin
Academic Affairs Committee
Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chair
Jo Ann Sheerin
Chairman Mc Bride and Mrs. Whitley will serve on the Commit-
tee until the University of Nevada System Code is completed.
Frankie Sue Del Papa, Chair
Dorothy S. Gallagher
June F. Whitley
Investment Advisory Committee
Lilly Fong, Chair
Frankie Sue Del Papa
Chairman Mc Bride recessed the meeting until 4:00 P.M.
4. Report of UNLV Long-Range Planning Committee on Athletics
Dr. Kenny Guinn, Chairman, introduced the Committee members:
Ms. Elaina Blake
Mrs. Eileen Brookman
Mr. Jack Cason
Mr. Bill Flangas
Mr. Harley Harmon, Sr.
Mrs. Lois Ice
Mr. William Morris
Mr. Ben Winslow
Dr. Guinn reviewed the report, identified as Ref. K and
filed with the permanent minutes, stating that they had met
with University officials and others during their 14 meet-
ings. He stated that the Committee believes the orderly
development of the athletic program at UNLV can be accom-
plished, that they feel UNLV should remain in Division I-A
status in men's basketball and football, and that a major
athletic program can be developed at UNLV in all areas with-
in the budget they now have, providing there is proper
The report cited 6 areas of concern which they felt should
be addressed in detail by the Board:
Over the past several weeks the Commission, charged by the
Board of Regents with reviewing the athletic program at the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has met regularly in public
and private sessions, gathering testimony, analyzing in de-
tail the budgets supplied by UNLV officials, and formulating
recommendations based on the data presented.
Throughout its deliberations the Commission has been dedi-
cated to making recommendations which ensure the integrity
of the entire athletic program. The Commission believes
that an orderly development of the athletic program at UNLV
can be accomplished and a major program of which the com-
munity and the University can be proud to support can be
In order for this to occur, however, it is important that
the Board of Regents affirm the principle, shared unanimous-
ly by the Commission, that the maintenance of Division 1-A
status in men's basketball and football is necessary in
order that the entire athletic program continue to develop.
Furthermore, it will take the continued development of these
two major sports to expand and provide a funding base which
can benefit all of the athletic programs.
While the Commission was mindful of the various areas sug-
gested for review by the Board of Regents, it became evident
during the Commission's deliberations that the immediate
problems facing the athletic program are so severe, that
unless drastic corrective action is taken immediately, the
entire athletic program may be in jeopardy. Consequently,
the Commission did not ignore the other issues, but focused
upon the fiscal crisis, analyzed the problems and formulated
Related major, though isolated, problems that have a fiscal
impact on the athletic program were recognized by the Com-
mission, and it is recommended that the Board of Regents
address these issues in more detail:
(1) The Nevada Legislature has not kept pace with State
appropriations for tuition for student athletes, nei-
ther as to the amount of money nor the total number.
The Nevada Legislature should treat tuition waivers
as "in-kind" contributions (as was done until 1973),
rather than as State appropriated funds and increase
the number to the maximum allowed by the NCAA in each
sport. Therefore, the Board of Regents and the Ad-
ministration should develop in their 1983 legislative
package a formula for presentation to the Legislature
for reallocation of funds to accommodate this modi-
fied tuition waiver program.
(2) The Regents should consider the financial effect of the
baseketball coach's lawsuit against UNLV and the NCAA.
As long as the litigation continues the NCAA may be
reluctant to select the new Thomas-Mack Pavilion as a
site for sub-regional, regional or national basketball
tournaments, thereby reducing a potential source of
revenue for the new arena.
(3) The Administration informed the Commission that UNLV's
athletic program was in compliance with Title IX. A
review team from San Francisco is currently reviewing
the current status of Title IX compliance. Also, a
recent U. S. Supreme Court decision has seriously cur-
tailed application of Title IX to athletics, particu-
larly since Title IX does not apply to specific pro-
grams which are not receiving federal funds. However,
since the Commission at no time entertained the elim-
ination or reduction of women's sports, it refrained
from making specific recommendations in this area.
Nevertheless, the Commission has noted the discrepan-
cies in student stipends between women's and men's
athletics, and strongly urges corrective action.
(4) In the future, the Regents should refrain from direct-
ing specific actions, such as scheduling, re-instate-
ment or the addition of programs, or cutting programs,
without a full recommendation by those groups who have
the responsibility for planning and overseeing the
budget and without a full consideration of the fiscal
impact that the decision might have.
(5) Traditionally, the paramount goals of Booster Club
activities has been enriching the University's athletic
programs. Subsidizing coaches' and Intercollegiate
Athletic Department personnel's salaries to the extent
that the primary purpose is thwarted should not be
permitted. Further, the Board of Regents should re-
view, and perhaps modify, its policy on supplemental
employment and business venture of University person-
nel as to the possible adverse effect on the Univer-
sity's reputation and image in the community.
(6) The Board of Regents and the University should accu-
rately represent in public statements the actual amount
of money generated through fund raising. By way of
clarification of money raised from athletic contribu-
tions, the Commission was informed of the following:
(a) The University's Athletic Fundraising Office is
responsible for collecting approximately from
(b) For his donation each donor receives season foot-
ball and basketball tickets. The total value of
tickets to donors is worth approximately $600,000,
which is in effect gate receipt money.
(c) After deducting the costs of operating the Ath-
letic Fundraising Office, the net contribution
from athletic donations is approximately $500,000.
(d) The 1982-83 budget contemplates an additional
$742,000 to be raised from donors in order to
balance the 1982-83 budget. (This figure does
not include Exhibit A, column 7.)
(e) The annual celebrity extravaganza sponsored by
the Rebels Club does not raise $1,2000,000, as
publicized, but in fact only produces revenue
from tickets sold that evening, which goes back
to the Rebels Club.
The Committee felt that the fiscal management of the program
was the most pressing and dealt with that issue in detail,
and listed in the report what they believed to be some of
the causes for the present crisis.
The Committee submitted a formula by which future expendi-
tures should be made and recommended procedures to achieve
the necessary balanced budget and provide a plan whereby
each program can expand as revenues increase.
Mrs. Eileen Brookman submitted information she had gathered
concerning women's athletics and the discrepancies between
scholarships given to men and to women.
The Committee also suggested the Regents consider appoint-
ing an ongoing committee in order to assist in obtaining
fiscal integrity through a balanced budget and to consider
the other areas as suggested.
Chairman Mc Bride thanked the Committee for its invaluable
service to the System and for its dedication and long hours
of voluntary service to the University.
Mrs. Whitley moved to accept the report. Mr. Karamanos
seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Mc Bride appointed two ad hoc committees, instruct-
ing them to comment on the Long-Range Planning Committee
report for the respective Campuses, work with the Adminis-
tration, and to bring back to the Board recommendations for
discussion and adoption which will ensure strong Athletic
Departments at both Universities. He further stated the ad
hoc committee for UNLV should report back to the Board at
its February meeting.
(Note: The Long-Range Planning Committee for UNR will make
its report to the Board in February, after which the Regent
ad hoc committee will commence its deliberations.)
Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics, UNLV
Mr. Chris Karamanos, Chair
Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher
Mr. Jack Mc Bride
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheering
Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics, UNR
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa, Chair
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mr. Rollan Melton
Mr. Jack Mc Bride
Chairman Mc Bride recessed the meeting until 12:00 noon, Saturday
January 8, 1983.
The meeting reconvened at noon on Saturday, January 8, 1983, with
Chairman Mc Bride presiding, and with all Regents and Officers
Chairman Mc Bride stated that since the first Board of Regents
in 1874, this was the first time there has been a majority of
women members. He called on Regents, Administrators and faculty
to work together in facing the challenges of making the UNS the
5. Mrs. Fong moved that the Board recess for a closed personnel
session for the express purpose of discussing the competency
of a University of Nevada System employee. Seconded by Mrs.
Gallagher. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board reconvened at 2:30 P.M. with all members present.
6. Adoption of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and
filed with permanent minutes) containing the following items
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meetings of Novem-
ber 5, 1982 and December 3, 1982.
(2) Accepted gifts and grants as contained in Ref. C-1
and filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved a salary adjustment in the amount of $159.66
per month, effective December 1, 1982, through the
current fiscal year for Mary Lou Moser, who has recent-
ly been appointed to the permanent position of Secre-
tary to the Board of Regents.
(4) Approved an extension of sick leave benefits until
January 10, 1983, for Diana Mc Coy, an instructor in
Economics at TMCC. Ms. Mc Coy had had to undergo
vertebral disc surgery and, as a result, has used up
her initial 30-day allotment of sick leave benefits.
(5) Approved the enlargement of an existing easement locat-
ed immediately west and across the street from the
Museum of Natural History, UNLV. The easement, re-
quested by Nevada Power Company, is 18 feet by 35 feet
and will be used for a transformer and underground
equipment to service the new Beam Hall.
Mrs. Fong moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda. Ms. Del
Papa seconded. Motion carried.
7. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee
The Investment Advisory Committee met on January 8, 1983,
and Mrs. Fong, Chair, submitted the following report and
(1) Received reports from Mr. Monte Miller, Valley Bank of
Nevada; Mr. Bob Lee, First Interstate Bank; Mr. Peter
Burns, Nevada National Bank; and Mr. Tom Josephsen,
Security Bank of Nevada.
Requested that reports be submitted on different
colors for each bank and that they use the format of
the report from Valley Bank of Nevada.
Ms. Del Papa moved that an emergency item be accepted for
the agenda, allowing for the development of an Investment
Commission. Seconded by Ms. Kenney, passed unanimously.
Chancellor Bersi asked for clarification of the purpose of
the Investment Advisory Committee and the Board of Regents
in establishing new policies and procedures in light of the
present economy, and continuing advice on investments.
The Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee and the
Chairman of the Board of Regents will appoint an Investment
Commission to review policies and procedures and develop
new policies and guidelines on investments.
(2) At the January, 1982 meeting of the Board, Regents
accepted 16,100 shares of International Gaming Tech-
nology common stock as a donation from Mr. and Mrs.
Sy Redd. It was learned that since the donors of the
gift were under the regulations of the Securities
Exchange Commission, "an insider", the stock cannot
be sold until 2 years after the gift, which means
that UNLV cannot sell the stock on the open market
until January, 1984. The funds from the stock were
given for the purpose of furnishing the Club Room in
the Thomas and Mack Center. Because this building is
expected to be completed in the next several months,
these funds are needed fairly soon (July, 1983), in
order to accomplish the purpose for which the gift
Approved the acceptance of the stock as part of the
investment portfolio, thereby releasing the cash
proceeds to UNLV for expenditure on the purposes for
which the gift has been designated. (No sale would
be involved since the Regents are obviously already
the owners of the stock as well as the Thomas and
Mack Center. It is merely an exchange of stock for
cash.) The current value of the stock at 9 3/4 per
share is $156,975.
(3) Request that:
A. Mark Dawson, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Ad-
ministration, add his recommendations to the agenda
B. Reports similar to the Revenue Report from the
Valley Bank of Nevada be received on all other
portfolios; i. e., how much goes to scholarships,
how much is restricted funds and how much is non-
C. Reports be received on a continuing basis on each
Foundation Fund and the UNS Endowment Fund, and
that the President's Council establish the report-
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
8. Report of the Budget Committee
The Budget Committee met on January 8, 1983 and Ms. Del
Papa, Chair, submitted the following report and recommenda-
(1) Approved the following changes in UNLV dormitory
1. The present amount paid by the student would re-
main the same ($1,257.50); however, $25 instead
of $50 would be the amount of refundable damage
deposit. The other $25 would be applied to the
room and board rate, thereby making the actual
cost for room and board per semester $1,232.50.
Experience has shown that the $25 is an adequate
damage deposit in most cases. Students incurring
damage charges in excess of that amount, would be
required to pay the actual costs of the damages
2. The overnight rate of $5 per night would be in-
creased to $8 per night, to cover the rising costs
of linen rentals, utilities, etc.
3. At present there is no charge for residing in the
residence hall during the January mini-term. Be-
ginning in January, 1984 a fee of $168 for mini-
term is recommended, based on a rate of $6 per
night for a 4-week period.
4. The charge for Summer Sessions would go from $110
per session to $186 per session, the average Sum-
mer Session being about 4 1/2 weeks. This would
go into effect for the Summer Session of 1983.
(2) Accepted the report from Vice Chancellor Mark Dawson
on the gift for the construction of a Medical School
building on the UNLV Campus by Mr. Claude Howard,
which consists of a First Deed of Trust on a shopping
center in North Las Vegas. The University of Nevada
System now owns the shopping center because the pre-
vious proposal was not accepted. The date on the
foreclosure notice has been extended to January 20,
1983. Attempts to hire management for the shopping
center and also attempts in selling the property are
underway. Vice Chancellor Dawson was given permission
to hire a Real Estate firm to handle the selling of
(3) Approved expenditures up to $20,000 from the Capital
Improvement Account to fund the necessary structural
repairs to Lincoln Hall, UNR's oldest dormitory.
(4) Approved the following estimative budgets for UNR for
1982-83 as shown in Ref. B-4:
Summer Session Basketball Camp
1983-84 Overseas Theatre Experience (London)
Summer Session - Ireland
M. S. M. Indirect Cost Recovery
Space Request - Facility Scheduling
(5) Approved the following addition to Title 4, Chapter
13, Section 8.1.a, TMCC Refund Policy:
(5) No refund shall be given for the application
for admission fee.
(6) Approved that no further block grants be made from
the Regents Special Projects Funds, based on the re-
port from Vice Chancellor Dawson, who stated that with
current interest rates and the expenditures from that
fund for the remainder of the fiscal year, the fund
will be depleted. Authorized that the remainder of
the funds be dispersed as outlined by Vice Chancellor
(7) Approved the Summer Session Budgets from UNLV, UNR,
CCCC, NNCC and TMCC as contained in Ref. B-7 with the
understanding that the UNLV Budget will increase fees
from $33 to $36 and UNR's Budget will increase from
$35 to $37.
(8) Approved TMCC to write off $514 of uncollectable stu-
dent accounts with holds placed on student records.
(9) Approved the following additional lab fees at WNCC:
ACC 155B - Computer Accounting $ 5.00
AG 110B - Home and Farm Repair 10.00
AG 180B - Farm Equipment Maintenance 10.00
ART 113 - Beginning Clay Sculpture 15.00
BIOL 201 - Animal Biology 10.00
BIOL 280 - General Ecology 10.00
CHEM 102 - General Chemistry II 10.00
GEOL 101 - Physical Geology 15.00
OA 210B - CRT Word Processing 5.00 - 10.00
PED 137B - Intermediate Racquetball 15.00
All Swimming Courses 10.00
(10) Approved the following revision to WNCC's deferred
payment policy as stated in the Handbook, Chapter 13,
During Fall and Spring semesters, a student enrol-
ling for 7 or more credits may enter into a con-
tract with the College to defer payment of 50% of
his/her registration fees and out-of-state tui-
tion. The unpaid balance is due and payable no
later than Friday of the 4th week of instruction.
Application for admission fees, laboratory fees
and costs of Community Service credits may not be
If payment for deferred fees has not been made by
the prescribed date, the account will be consider-
ed to be delinquent and the student will be placed
on financial hold for future registration, tran-
script, diploma or certificate privileges. A
penalty fee of $10 per $100 (or fraction thereof)
will be charged on all delinquent accounts.
(11) Approved UNR and WNCC to utilize Capital Improvement
Funds to compensate for anticipated deficits in
telephone budgets because of rate increases.
In receiving the report from the UNLV Long-Range Planning
Commission, it was recommended that each Regent be certain
there is no deficit spending.
Recommended that the Board consider Budget procedures at
the Regent Workshop, or refer questions to Vice Chancellor
Dawson or Budget Planning Director Ron Sparks.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
9. Report of the Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee met on January 8, 1983 and
Mrs. Gallagher, Chair, submitted the following report and
(1) Received status reports from each President on con-
tingency plans, and/or Campus program review. A
priority has been set in completing such reviews.
(2) Accepted the report on High Technology Issues in the
University of Nevada System, and directed the staff to
work with the Governor's Office to plan a Statewide
program. This report will be discussed at the Febru-
(3) Accepted the Planning Report on Public Higher Educa-
tion in Nevada for submission to the Nevada Legisla-
ture by February 1, 1983, as required by NRS 396.505.
Any questions regarding this report are to be directed
to Vice Chancellor Fox, in order for the report to be
disseminated within the next week.
(4) Received a status report on the final revision of the
UNS Code stating that the amendments to the University
of Nevada System Code will not be considered by the
Board of Regents until its February 18, 1983 meeting
in order to allow additional time for consideration of
the amendments by the faculty and faculty representa-
tives. Comments are to be sent in writing no later
than January 27, 1983, to the Chancellor's Office.
(5) Approved the temporary repeal of Section 5.7 of the
UNS Code under the emergency amendment provision of
the Code until July 1, 1983, which will allow Campuses
time to rewrite their Bylaws to accommodate the new
Code sections concerning grievance procedures.
(6) Dr. Fox reported that a site visit from the National
Academy of Engineering for the purpose of studying
engineering education in Nevada would take place in
late January and early February. The Committee has
requested a report on the visit be submitted at the
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Seconded by Ms. Del Papa.
10. President Goodall requested approval of an emergency item.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the emergency item. Seconded
by Mrs. Fong. Motion carried.
President Goodall requested approval of a 1-year lease of
4 vacant lots owned by UNLV to Solari and Sons Construction
Company. The construction company will use this area for
storage of materials while constructing a building for
The action is necessary at this meeting in order for the
construction to begin on schedule and in order that UNLV
does not lose the income derived from the lease.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Fong.
11. Report of the Audit Committee
The Audit Committee met on January 8, 1983 and Mrs. Whitley,
Chair, submitted the following report and recommendations:
(1) Accepted the report on review of information systems
presented by Stephen H. Terry, Assistant to the Vice
President for Finance, Michigan State University, East
Lansing, and immediate Past President of the NACUBO
Audit Committee, who submitted the following:
The fudiciary duties of individual members of the
Board of Regents are delegated to Vice Chancellor
Mark Dawson, who does not have the tools required
to assure UNS accountability.
The current Board has inherited systems which are
10 to 15 years old. Budgetary control records in
the accounting system are not uniformly current.
Existing position control procedures are entirely
manual with payroll accounting for 70% to 80% of
current fund expenditures. The accounting system
has been programmed to reject expenditure trans-
actions other than payroll charges when there is
insufficient spending authority. The net effect
of this practice is that there are always unrecorded
commitments outside the accounting system and total
expenditures recorded in the system are always un-
derstated. Also, the system may be rejecting trans-
actions unnecessarily due to the untimely budget
Monthly account status reports prepared by the
Business Centers are not viewed as reliable in-
dicators of actual financial conditions by Admin-
istrators and in order to assure fiscal responsi-
bility, many Administrators have resorted to manual-
ly keeping financial records, which are redundant
and inefficient. The Controller's ultimate means
of assuring financial integrity is to monitor over-
drawn accounts. However, due to the system's prob-
lems previously noted, many of the overdrawn ac-
counts are not really overcommitted. Adequate fol-
lowup is not possible in this environment. Despite
these apparent shortcomings and controls, there is
little evidence to suggest that the system is out
of control; the problems of UNS are not all that
uncommon in higher education.
The managers of the UNS institutions expressed con-
fidence in their own areas of responsibility and
past history would demonstrate that this confidence
appears to be well placed; however, Mr. Terry con-
cluded that he would be uncomfortable in Vice Chan-
cellor Dawson's position with the magnitude of the
system's problems. He recommended that the Board
should not delay action. The financial position of
UNS can be determined only on an interim basis.
Financial statements for the year ending June 30,
1982 were published just this month, 7 months after
When questioned, Mr. Terry stated that lead times
for installing a Management Information System (MIS)
for UNS are such that a commitment now would lead to
results no sooner than July 1, 1984. Staff for new
developments within the System are extremely limited
as indicated by the fact that there are 8.5 FTE's
whose current work assignments, primarily mainte-
nance, will carry them through the first quarter of
1984. Development of a new system with existing
resources could not begin until 1984, assuming no
new maintenance is required between now and then.
Also, imperfections in controls tend to be magni-
fied during periods of declining resources and it
is during such times when institutions can least
afford to deal with control breakdowns.
(2) Accepted a report and recommendations for procedures
to be followed to develop a Management Information
System (MIS), and its costs, which were presented by
Dr. Lloyd Case of the UNS Computing Center; and re-
confirmed the Board's commitment to the development
of a MIS; approved an estimated minimum of $4,000,000
over the next 5-year period for the project, with the
first priority being the development of the financial
data base portion; and authorized Dr. Case and his
staff the flexibility necessary in determining the
software packages required for implementation.
Dr. Case report follows:
Dr. Case stated that there are 3 distinct parts
to a good MIS (See Ref. L).
Financial Data Base, which contains Budget Prepara-
tion, Cost Accounting, Purchasing/Accounts Payable,
Accounts Receivable and Financial Accounting.
Student Records Data Base, containing Faculty
Assignment, Grades, Schedule/Catalog, Registration,
Transcripts/Academic History, Institutional Re-
search, Financial Aid, Fee Assessment and Collec-
tion and Admissions.
Personnel-Payroll Data Base, containing Position
Control, Personnel and Payroll.
These 3 areas are all interrelated and correlate
with one another, and that interrelation is what
UNS lacks at this point with their current system.
Presently, there is a series of individual sys-
tems each requiring maintenance.
Dr. Case proposed a 5-year development cycle giving
an estimated budget with a lower range of costs,
stating that a system could be put into place with
the lower figure of $4,000,000, and an upper range
of $8,000,000. He then outlined some examples for
the upper range; i. e., a supplemental power supply
so that when there is interruption in power, the
system does not have to shut down and then deal
with the associated problems.
Further, Dr. Case stressed that the budget ranges
on personnel and application of software packages
as stated would allow for the identification of
which packages are available and whether they will
require some modifications to be individualized
for our particular needs within the System.
Mr. Thorne offered comments on areas for consideration
during the planning period and determinations of soft-
ware packages and the kinds of staff necessary for the
MIS. Dr. Case assured the Committee that his current
staff is most capable and that they would be willing to
put in that "extra mile" for the fruition of the proj-
ect. He further stressed the need for a basic commit-
ment from the Regents at this time so that designing
and planning could begin.
Presidents Crowley and Eaton asked for clarification
on Regents priority and commitment to instruction,
and were assured that the instruction is still the
first priority of the System and that funding for in-
struction would not be harmed. Regents also pointed
out that the MIS was for the System and is needed by
Administrators in order to make the kinds of budget
and program decisions facing them, and particularly
so in this time of economic crisis.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that this MIS is needed in order
that Regents can carry out their fiduciary responsi-
bilities as mandated by the State Constitution; that
proper fiscal management is the key, and the MIS will
greatly aid decisions in the future.
In answer to a question, Dr. Case stated that without
the $2,000,000 worth of equipment installed this Sum-
mer, that the minimum budget figures would have been
$6,000,000 rather than the $4,000,000 proposed. (The
equipment installed in the Summer was for the academic
area and has greatly improved the situation, but the
fiscal management area now needs to be addressed.)
Dr. Case asked for the commitment at this meeting to
go ahead with the planning and that he be allowed to
return in 3 or 4 months with such a plan, after con-
ferring with the Presidents and others directly in-
volved, and after a thorough examination of staff and
equipment within the System.
When asked if further gifts might not be made to the
System in this area, Dr. Bersi explained that that, of
course, is a possibility, but without Board commitment
to begin planning it would not be feasible to explore
He also stressed that these recommendations have come
from one who has had a good deal of experience in
this area inasmuch as Dr. Case has supervised the
installation of two such systems in other states.
The current UNS Computing Center budget is $3.5 million
and the estimated $4 million would be in addition to
(3) Accepted the report on Scholarship Guidelines for UNR
and UNLV from Presidents Crowley and Goodall. Further,
the Committee requested quarterly reports be made to
the Board on the progress of the guidelines.
(4) Accepted a report from President Goodall on guidelines
on the University-Rebels Club relationships.
Mr. Chris Karamanos announced his sub-committee would
be meeting this week and would request information
and questions from members of the Board of Regents,
the Boosters Club, and Alumni Club, and University
Administrators concerning these relationships and
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
12. Request for Alumni Building, UNLV
President Goodall received a request from the UNLV Alumni
Association for permission to build an Alumni building on
University property between Maude Frazier Hall and Archie
Grant Hall with a lease for 75 years at $10 per year. The
building will be approximately 4000 square feet and would
house the Alumni offices. Space is available for the UNLV
Development Office and the UNLV Foundation, and the Associ-
ation further asks that that space be traded for University
Services to include maintenance, janitorial work and utili-
ties (Ref. B). Mr. Bill Terry, President of the Alumni
Association, stated that the house would be built entirely
with private funds. Mr. Scott Johnson, Committee Chair,
presented an architectural plan to the Board.
Mrs. Fong moved approval, with the understanding that the
Regents have to approve the building plans, etc., as with
any University facility. Seconded by Mrs. Kenney. Motion
13. Approved a Request for Legislation to Establish State
President Crowley and President Goodall requested authoriza-
tion to draft legislation establishing UNR and UNLV as State
Arboreta. This recommendation is in keeping with the prac-
tice in other states, where State Arboreta are commonly es-
tablished on University Campuses.
The establishment of the two Campuses as State Arboreta
would facilitate research in this area, as well as provide
for improved planning and record keeping. It is also ex-
pected to increase the level of private donations of plants,
trees, shrubs and related contributions. No additional ex-
penses will be required should the proposed legislation be
approved, although, over the long term, consideration would
be given to adding limited staff to develop and supervise
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Fong. Motion
14. Medical School Emergency Item
Chairman Mc Bride requested an emergency item.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Seconded by Mr. Melton.
Chairman Mc Bride submitted the following resolution for
The University of Nevada School of Medicine has an 1982-
83 State appropriation of $5.1 million which it has aug-
mented with an additional $5 million raised internally
(including $600,000 in research grants, $582,000 in
training grants, $400,000 in private gifts, and $1.9
million in Veterans Administration support). All of the
School's buildings have been constructed exclusively
with private and federal dollars, for a total of $7.7
million in 4 buildings on the UNR Campus.
The School has trained 341 students since its inception
in 1971 and this year has a 15% increase in applicants
for the Class of 1987. 70% of the School's 4-year grad-
uates are taking residency training in primary care
specialties. 20% of the graduates of the School who are
practicing in Nevada are practicing in rural Nevada.
The School has 387 community physicians who are commit-
ted to the philosophy of the School and who volunteer
their time as faculty members.
The School's office of rural health provides help in
the recruitment and retention of physicians in rural
areas and technical assistance and consultation to
The School's major affiliated hospital is the Reno
Veterans Administration Medical Center and the continued
provision of quality medical care to veterans and con-
tinued funding for the VAMC is contingent upon this
affiliation. The Veterans Administration contributes
$1.9 million annually to the School of Medicine in sup-
port of faculty, staff and residents' salaries. The
School's Community Health Center served 4000 indigent
patients in 1982.
The School has assisted in accreditation for residency
training programs at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital,
thereby involving itself in medical programming State-
The School is integral to University undergraduate
programs in providing teachers for pharmacology, phys-
iology, anatomy and nursing courses. It has been in-
strumental in establishing and coordinating a Center
for geriatric education and research with the UNR
Schools of Nursing, Home Economics and Arts and Science.
It is involved with the UNR Colleges of Agriculture
and Engineering in development of high-tech bio-engi-
In light of this substantial record of accomplishment
and recognizing that the State has a moral and legal
responsibility both to the students who have enrolled
expecting a 4-year education and to the many donors
and friends who have invested in good faith in the
School's future, the University of Nevada Board of
Regents expresses its full and continuing support of
the School of Medicine.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Seconded by Mr. Melton.
Chairman Mc Bride stated that in meeting with Legislators,
Regents would discuss the fact that they are also elected
-- by the same constituents -- and do have constitutional
responsibility for managing higher education in the State.
Further, they will respectfully request that Legislators
refrain from attacking the Medical School every 2 years.
These continual attacks are not good for the System or the
State, and certainly adversely affect students and faculty
President Goodall stated that UNLV wholeheartedly supports
the Medical School.
15. Approved TMCC Foundation Board Members
President Eardley requested approval of the following mem-
bers to be added to the TMCC Foundation Board:
Mr. Robert A. Cashell
Mr. William Hull
Mr. Max Johnson
Mrs. Sue Broadbent Siri
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
16. UNS Legislative Program for 1983 Session
The System Legislative Program for the 1983 Session, as out-
lined in Ref. C and filed with the permanent minutes, was
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Whitley.
17. Approval of Sabbatical Leaves, 1983-84
Nevada Revised Statutes and Board of Regents policy provide
for the total number of sabbatical leaves which may be
awarded each year (Ref. D filed with the permanent minutes).
Utilizing the criteria which have been followed in previous
years, the maximum available leaves for 1983-84 are:
UNLV - 8
UNR - 11
CCCC - 4
NNCC - 1
TMCC - 2
WNCC - 1
Unit - 1
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Goodall
recommended the 8 sabbatical leaves available to UNLV
to be awarded to the following:
Frank Borsenik, Hotel - Fall 1983
Jerry Crawford, Theatre Art - Spring 1984
Stanley Hillyard, Biology - Spring 1984
Terry Knapp, Psychology - Academic Year 1983-84
John Nixon, Management - Academic Year 1983-84
Mark Weinstein, English - Fall 1983
Paul Aizley, Math - Academic Year 1983-84
A. Dina Titus, Political Science - Spring 1984
Christoper Hudgins, English - Academic Year 1983-84
See Ref. E for summary of proposed projects.
B. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-
mended the 11 sabbatical leaves available to UNR be
awarded to the following:
Stephen J. Jenkins, Biology - Academic Year 1983-84
Bruce T. Moran, History - Academic Year 1983-84
Leonard Weinberg, Political Science - Spring 1984
James W. Hulse, History - Academic Year 1983-84
Beatrix Gardner, Psychology - Academic Year 1983-84
Robert F. Peterson, Psychology - Academic Year 1983-84
J. Nelson Rojas, Foreign Languages & Literatures -
George R. Twardokens, Recreation & Physical Education -
Academic Year 1983-84
Richard L. Siegal, Political Science - Fall 1983
Anne B. Howard, English - Fall 1983
James K. Mikawa, Psychology - Academic Year 1983-84
John H. Trent, Curriculum & Instruction - Spring 1984
See Ref. F for summary of proposed projects.
C. Clark County Community College - President Eaton recom-
mended the 4 sabbatical leaves available to CCCC be
awarded to the following:
Robin Nelson, Business Division - 6 months
Richard Steadman, Science and Health - full year
Ernest Searles, Business Division - 6 months
Ed Horn, Business Division - full year
See Ref. G for summary of proposed projects.
D. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Eardley
recommended the 2 sabbatical leaves available to TMCC
be awarded to the following:
Betty Elliott, Science - Spring 1984
Deloris Middlebrooks, Nursing - Fall 1983
William Baines, English - Fall 1983
Paul Davis, Social Science - Spring 1984
See Ref. H for summary of proposed projects.
E. Western Nevada Community College - President Davis rec-
ommended the 1 sabbatical leave available to WNCC be
awarded to the following:
Donald Carlson, Liberal Arts - Spring 1984
See Ref. I for summary of proposed projects.
F. Desert Research Institute - President Murino recommended
the 1 sabbatical leave available to DRI be awarded to
Joy Leland, Social Sciences Center - Academic Year
See Ref. J for summary of proposed projects.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Fong.
18. Approval of Policy for Chancellor to Accept Gifts and Grants
Approved the following policy which will allow the Chancel-
lor to accept gifts and grants:
In those instances when it would be inexpedient to wait
for the next regular meeting of the Board of Regents
for the purpose of accepting pledges, gifts and grants,
the Chancellor of the University of Nevada System is
authorized in the name of the Regents to accept pledges,
gifts and grants for the benefit of the University of
Nevada or any of its member institutions, under the
(1) The purpose of the gift or grant shall not con-
stitute an exception to an approved University
program, policies and construction projects;
(2) Acceptance of a gift or grant shall not involve
a commitment for more than 5 years;
(3) Acceptance of the gift shall not obligate the
institution or the University of Nevada System to
expenditures or costs for which there are no es-
tablished fund sources;
(4) Expenditure of the gift funds does not involve
the construction of facilities not previously
approved by the Board of Regents.
Authority to accept pledges, gifts and grants not meet-
ing the above conditions shall be expressly retained
by the Board of Regents.
Pledges, gifts or grants which have been accepted by
the Chancellor under the above delegation of authority
shall be reported to the Board of Regents at its first
regular meeting following acceptance.
Public announcement of pledges, gifts and grants shall
not be made until accepted by the Chancellor or the
Board of Regents.
Procedures for the receipt and acknowledgement of gifts
shall be developed by the Vice Chancellor for Finance,
in consultation with the appropriate business and de-
velopment officers of the member institution.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Fong. Motion
President Davis introduced Le Roy Silver, President of USA,
WNCC's Student Association.
President Judith Eaton distributed copies of the UNLV/CCCC Trans-
The meeting adjourned at 3:25 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board