January 10-11, 1985
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
January 10-11, 1985
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Lobby of Ham
Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President George Hidy, DRI
President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Clevenger (TMCC),
Myrlene La Mancusa (UNLV), Robin Nelson (CCCC), John Watson
(DRI), Joan Zenan (UNR) and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Gallagher at
1. Oath of Office
President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV, administered the Oath of
Office to newly elected Regents Joseph M. Foley and Carolyn
M. Sparks, and to reelected Regent Daniel J. Klaich.
2. Election of Officers
In accordance with the provisions contained in the Board of
Regents Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2, an election of Offi-
cers was held.
Mrs. Whitley nominated Mr. Klaich for Chairman. Mrs. Kenney
Mrs. Sheerin moved to close nominations. Mrs. Sparks
seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Gallagher declared the nomination of Mr. Klaich for
Chairman closed by acclamation.
Mr. Karamanos nominated Mrs. Kenney for Vice Chairman.
Mrs. Sheerin seconded.
Mrs. Whitley moved to close nominations. Mrs. Gallagher
Mr. Klaich declared the nomination of Mrs. Kenney for Vice
Chairman closed by acclamation.
Mr. Klaich made the following address:
In the days preceding this election, I have been asked
many times why I want to be Chairman of this Board and
what my goals were for the next two years. A good deal
of introspection on these questions lead me to conclude
that they were irrelevant. My desire to be Board Chair-
man would be hollow in the absence of your support re-
garding my agenda -- clearly, that is a contradiction
in terms. Only the Board acts and only this Board can
have an agenda.
If there is meaning in this election, then it must be
that in my beliefs regarding the governance of higher
education, you have found a style of leadership with
which you agree, and in my dreams for this System you
see the reflection of your own hopes and goals.
We are here for a single reason -- a commitment to
attain excellence in higher education in Nevada. That
is our duty and our constitutional mandate -- and how
well we discharge this trust begins with the manner in
which we approach governance.
We are a public body, and we are committed to free and
spirited discussion of the people's business in open
meetings. You will know how and why we have arrived at
decisions and will enjoy the confidence that this System
is governed by the Board at public meetings, not by a
clique in confidence. This method of governance is the
root of credibility and public trust.
Public discussion of tough issues by a strong willed
and talented Board means that we will inevitably dis-
agree. Yet we pledge to conduct ourselves with dignity
Our decisions will be grounded in a firm understanding
of our role as policy makers for the System. We do not
have the time or expertise to background every problem,
nor, sometimes, the proximity to recognize one in its
early stages. But that talent is in this room.
We seek and welcome the advice of student and faculty
leaders. You are present in these meetings because we
understand that the student and his professor are the
heart of the System and, therefore, your input to our
decisions is indispensible.
We have strong, responsive, seasoned executive Offi-
cers -- both in our Presidents and our Central Office.
They enjoy our confidence and we rely on their ex-
perience and advice in arriving at our decisions and
pledge to respect their judgement as the administra-
tors of the System.
This Board will not meddle in the administration of
University affairs. I emphasize this particular com-
mitment and our respect for the collegial framework so
that each of you will fully understand your responsi-
bility in this regard. While this Board has tradition-
ally been and will continue to be open and accessible,
you cannot publicly demand that we enact policy and
privately ask us to intervene in administrative squab-
bles or to "juice" something through. If you do, you
must know that this Board will deflect such inquiries
to our Executive Officers.
Most importantly, this Board commits itself to System
governance. We reject political, regional and paro-
chial concerns and pledge that our decisions will be
guided solely by what is best for the University of
I submit that this style of leadership in higher educa-
tion -- not by me, but by every member of the Board --
will create the positive environment in which the
critical business of the Board can be conducted effec-
tively -- and efficiently.
We are at a crossroads in this System and in this State,
and we on the Board are privileged to serve in a time of
decision where our commitment to education can really
make a difference. We inherit from the prior Board a
thoughtful, aggressive, and wholly defensible budget
that displays the Board's commitment to quality educa-
tion and econominic diversification. No item of busi-
ness is more urgent that our presentation of this budget
to the Legislature and the securing of adequate funding
for this System as requested. In this regard, we look
confidently for the full support of the Governor and
the Lt. Governor -- both strong friends of education.
And we expect to forge an alliance with the Legislature,
which has displayed an understanding of the role of edu-
cation as the keystone in this State's future.
Our responsibility to the Legislature and the people of
Nevada, however, goes well beyond this biennial request.
We have heard the calls for comprehensive, long-range
planning from such persons as Assemblyman Erik Beyer,
who Chairs the Education Committee and who has taken
the time to be with us today. We share the vision of
this call and realize the opportunity. It will not be
We cannot hope to right all of our problems in one ses-
sion of the Legislature. We can, however, reverse
trends and set common long-range goals for the Univer-
This Board, with the support of the Legislature, must
pledge to offer first-class undergraduate education at
our two Universities. We have the obligation to make
UNR and UNLV institutions of choice and stop the in-
tolerable brain drain created by the migration of our
best students out of state.
We must recognize that our Community Colleges are the
primary trainers of the technical, vocational and oc-
cupational workforce of this State, and must insure
that our State funding and this Board's policies will
be formulated so that they may accomplish this critical
We must recognize that research, whether at DRI or else-
where in the System, is not only a valid function, but
an indispensible one. The State can abandon a commit-
ment to research only if it is content forever to follow
and never to break new ground.
Finally, we recognize another indispensible player on
the team of education -- the private sector. Never be-
fore has the private and business community been so in-
volved or given so much to this System. In the past
two years private support has exceeded $20 million dol-
lars. This giving represents the potential for a margin
of excellence, and we not only thank our patrons, but
look forward to a stronger partnership with business
for our mutual benefit in the future.
These are our challenges -- our hopes; their achievement
is our goal. The undertaking is not only truly excit-
ing, but a heavy responsibility for each of us. But
together with teamwork, respect and diligence, I am
confident that we will be successful.
3. Proposal for Amendments to Regents Bylaws
The first reading of proposed Board of Regents Bylaws amend-
ments relating to Board organization was held. Copies of
the proposal were distributed and are filed with the perma-
nent minutes as Ref. B.
General Counsel Klasic explained that the amendments would
include the reinstatement of two standing committees, the
Audit Committee and the Investment Committee.
4. Appointment of Regent Committees
Chairman Klaich appointed the following committees for the
Academic Affairs Committee
Jo Ann Sheerin, Chair
Joseph M. Foley
Budget and Finance Committee
Carolyn Sparks, Chair
Frankie Sue Del Papa
Dorothy S. Gallagher
Chairman Klaich stated that the Investment and Audit Commit-
tees will be ad hoc committees until Regent Bylaw changes
have been approved by the Board.
Ad Hoc Investment Committee
Frankie Sue Del Papa, Chair
Jo Ann Sheerin
Ad Hoc Audit Committee
June F. Whitley, Chair
Dorothy S. Gallagher
Ad Hoc Legislative Liaison
Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chair
Joseph M. Foley
Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Regent Committee appoint-
ments. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
The Presidents of the institutions made the following pres-
entations to the Board:
University of Nevada, Reno
President Crowley announced 3 major goals he had set for
UNR 7 years ago. They are as follows:
1. To build bridges towards the community.
2. To refashion leadership of the institution.
3. To build academic quality of the institution.
He continued with the following present goals for UNR:
1. To work closely with the Legislators to strengthen
planning for higher education.
2. To continue to further construct private and Univer-
3. To strengthen TMCC and UNR relationship.
4. To continue to work with and strengthen the reorgan-
ization of Campus Administration.
5. To work with recruitment and retention of minority
faculty and students, and the Office of Minority
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
President Maxson stated his goals for 1985-86 as
1. Enhance the academic reputation of the University.
2. Strengthen the role of the Presidency at UNLV with
special emphasis upon institutional control in all
areas over which the University should maintain
authority and ensure accountability.
3. Provide essential fund raising for academic programs
and for faculty and student development.
4. Attract to UNLV the brightest and best students from
the State of Nevada.
5. Develop an Honors Program which will provide a spe-
cial institutional and academic environment for
Nevada's academically talented students.
6. Attract sufficient public and private support to
develop a first-rate School of Engineering at UNLV.
7. Earn accreditation for all of our academic programs
that have an accrediting body.
8. Develop and implement additional selective and ap-
propriate academic programs at the baccalaureate,
master's and doctoral levels.
9. Earn the confidence of the Regents, faculty and
students in the President's ability to lead the
Truckee Meadows Community College
President Eardley stated that the environment for stu-
dents at TMCC has improved greatly and he hopes that
with the goals he has set the environment will continue
to be enhancing for the students. He stated his goals
for 1985-86 as follows:
1. Concentrate on the reasons why the students are at-
2. Bring the Reno area to TMCC.
3. Continue additional construction on the building.
4. Concentrate on accreditation visit in October, 1985.
5. Improve classroom instruction of the part-time
faculty, and enhance staff development.
6. Improve environment and industry awareness between
UNR and TMCC.
Western Nevada Community College
President Calabro stated his goals for 1985-86 as
1. Continue to emphasize and develop the planning proc-
ess throughout all College operations.
2. Review and revise all occupational programs.
3. Continue to plan and enhance College facilities
within the scope of available resources.
4. Develop the College Business Office structure and
related computer support systems.
5. Implement staff development programs for full-time
and part-time professional employees and classified
6. Complete a needs assessment of the total College
service area and continue to improve the College
awareness and relationships with the communities
7. Communicate the needs of the College to funding
agencies and potential external funding sources.
8. Establish a balanced approach in programs at WNCC.
Desert Research Institute
President Hidy stated his goals for 1985-85 as follows:
1. Recruit a new, permanent Executive Director for the
DRI Atmospheric Science Center, and stabilize this
organization for aggressive pursuit of new achieve-
ments in atmospheric research.
2. Through DRI staff and Foundation Board of Trustees,
recruit at least one industrial (or other) lessee
for the Dandini Research Park.
3. Expand the DRI capabilities to include at least one
major initiative in applied science which can lead
to commercialization of its research products.
Clark County Community College
President Meacham stated his goals for 1985-86 as
1. Develop effective delivery of instruction.
2. Prepare for accreditation visit on October 19, 1985.
3. Secure adequate funding from the Legislature for
salaries and programs and to get a commitment from
the Legislature regarding quality, usefulness and
evidence of cost effectiveness.
4. Inform the public of quality education at CCCC.
5. Enhance the self respect of the Administration,
students and faculty before the Board, Legislature
Northern Nevada Community College
President Berg stated his goals for 1985-86 as follows:
1. Improve quality of student life.
2. Automate Learning Resources System in Ely and Win-
3. Strengthen educational programs.
4. Reorganize instructional administration of instruc-
5. Improve efficiency of Student Services operations.
Mrs. Sparks and Mr. Foley introduced their family members
Mr. Klaich introduced his family members and Assemblyman
Erik Beyer, Chairman of the Assembly Education Committee.
General Councel Klasic introduced Ms. Elizabeth Nozero,
Assistant General Counsel.
President Meacham introduced Dr. Jean Thomas-Sims, Dean of
7. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held Novem-
ber 30, 1984.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes. These
items were accepted on behalf of the Board by the
Chancellor on December 31, 1984, in accordance with
Board policy, Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 6.
(3) Approved the appointment of Lynn Atcheson as a new
member to the College of Education Advisory Committee
(4) Approved the following leases:
A. UNR and Crises Call Center, Inc.
The Crisis Call Center, Inc. has been associated
with UNR for some time. This lease continues that
association. Dean Paul Page, College of Arts and
Science, and Ms. Connie Steinheimer, Chairman of
the Board of Crisis Call Center, recommended ap-
B. UNR and Gannett, Inc.
In conjunction with the January 12 premiere show-
ing of "The Space Shuttle: An American Adventure"
at the Fleischmann Planetarium, the Reno Gazette-
Journal is providing heavy print advertising for
the event in view of their subsidization of the
They have proposed a continuation of prominent pub-
licity for a month after the premiere, providing
UNR will agree that 1/2 the proceeds of the public
opening (the day after the premiere) and 50 cents
on each ticket for one month of showings be applied
to the Gannett Corporation's project to restore the
Statue of Liberty.
This joint venture between the University and the
public sector will be beneficial for all concerned.
Mrs. Kenney moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda and
approval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change
the order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Ms.
Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Klaich recessed the meeting until Friday, January 11,
1985 at 9:30 A.M.
8. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Robert Bersi reported on the following events of
concern to the System:
A. Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San
Francisco, Tang Shubei, visited the Las Vegas area. He
is very much interested in the political and economical
aspect of the free market and quite interested in UNLV.
China is moving away from the Soviet style of Communism
and is looking at other sources. Consul General Shubei
met with Las Vegas business leaders and received the
Key to the City.
B. Japanese Ambassador to United States, Yoshio Okawara,
visited Reno and Las Vegas. The visitation was coordi-
nated through YKC, U. S. A.'s Operations Manager, Jim
Grey and UNS. YKC, U. S. A. is a United States firm
located in Japan that produces semi conductor manufac-
turing equipment. They are interested in the overall
quality of life in Nevada and in the robotics program
C. The Governor's Task Force is in its development stage.
Chancellor Bersi noted that Xebec is continuing to work
wih the University facilities and that Atari is planning
to relocate in the Reno area.
9. Report of the Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee met on January 10, 1985,
and Mrs. Carolyn Sparks, Chair, submitted the following re-
port and recommendations:
(1) Recommended acceptance of the report by Vice Chancel-
lor Sparks on an update of the 1985-87 Biennial Budg-
et. The budget hearing process has been completed
and further information on budget recommendations
will be released upon notification from Governor
(2) Recommended authorization of the establishment of a
$500,000 Line of Credit with Valley Bank of Nevada,
under the same terms and conditions as are held with
the present bank (Nevada National), for the purpose
of providing investment flexibility in its cash
(3) Recommended adoption of the Investment Subcommittee's
recommended policy, governing the investment of cash
assets, as noted in Ref. B-3, filed in the Regents
Office. Ref. B-3 was amended as follows:
(Under I. Policy Guidelines, addition of:
C. UNS investments shall have a maturity of no longer
than 5 years unless specifically approved by the
Board of Regents.)
(Delete item B.2)
(4) Recommended authorization of the use of cash accounts
for investing UNS surplus operating cash, one with
Prudential-Bache Securities and one with Paine, Web-
ber, Jackson and Curtis Incorporated. These cash ac-
counts have been used with these firms for a number
of years and will comply with investment policies and
objectives established by the Board.
(5) Recommended approval of the Summer Session Estimative
UNR Summer Session Estimative Budget - $755,444
UNLV Summer Session Estimative Budget - $952,000
NNCC Summer Session Estimative Budget - $ 13,100
TMCC Summer Session Estimative Budget - $132,159
For detailed information on the above budgets, see
Budget and Finance Committee Agenda, filed in the
(6) Recommended acceptance of the report made by President
Maxson regarding Tonopah Hall Refund Policy at UNLV.
The report noted that the Tonopah Hall Rebate Program
has realized a net difference, less rebate costs, of
$76,377.50 and will be continued, subject to annual
(7) Recommended approval for use of Capital Improvement
Fee Funds for TMCC and WNCC as follows:
A. Recommended approval of President Eardley's re-
quest to use $140,000 in Capital Improvement Funds
for remodeling of the west wing, with a completion
date planned for Fall, 1985, which will enable
TMCC to provide space for the transfer for the
Engineering Technological Programs as well as
other general instructional needs.
B. Recommended approval of President Calabro's re-
quest to use $203,000 in Capital Improvement Funds
at WNCC for the following purposes:
Upgrade of heating and cooling equipment
Landscaping and drainage
Telephone and communications conversion
Upgrade of electrical system
Remodeling of the accounting and admissions
areas of the Carson Campus
(8) General Counsel Klasic presented to the Board the
Early Retirement Policy, with changes to the policy
that were recommended by the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee, in which the Board concurred.
(9) Recommended consideration of the proposed Code changes
in subsections 5.5.1, 5.5.2 and 6.2.2 with action to
be taken at the February meeting. The Code changes
pertain to development, review and rank related salary
schedules, and prohibited activity; i. e., allows dis-
ciplinary action for violations of Board of Regents
(10) Recommended that UNS seek clarification from the Ne-
vada State Legislature whether UNS professional em-
ployees are included in the State's longevity pay
program. After clarification is received, a report
will be made to the Board of Regents.
Discussion revealed opposition to longevity pay, if
funding from the 1985-87 salary request, by Regents,
UNS Compensation Committee Chairman, Gary Jones, and
Faculty Senate Chairs from the institutions.
Ms. Del Papa moved to amend the Budget and Finance Committee
recommendation to accept recommendation A from the Presi-
dents which included opposition to the program unless a
separate appropriation is made, above the biennial budget
request, with which it would be funded. Mrs. Gallagher
seconded. Motion lost by Roll Call Vote.
Yes - Regents Del Papa, Foley, Kenney, Sheerin
No - Regents Gallagher, Sparks, Whitley, Karamanos,
Ms. Del Papa expressed the need to have input from Faculty
Senate Chairs on any compensation issues. The reason given
for the Faculty Senate Chairs not having formal input on
this item was because of the lack of time prior to the re-
quired Board consideration before approaching the Legisla-
Mrs. Sparks moved for approval of all Budget and Finance
Committee recommendations. Motion carried.
10. Report of the Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee met on January 10, 1985, and
Mrs. Sheerin, Chair, submitted the following report and
(1) Recommended acceptance of the report as amended on
Developmental and Remedial Education. The UNS Academic
Affairs Council will report back to the Committee with-
in 6 months.
(2) Recommended approval of the policy on Community College
advisory boards as presented by the Community College
Presidents, filed in the Regents Office.
(3) Recommended approval of the concept of the proposal
from Regent Kenney on the Artist in Residence Program
and referred it to UNLV for further consideration.
(4) Recommended approval of the change in the Handbook,
Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 4, Early Studies Programs
at UNLV, to increase the grade point average required
for eligible high school students.
(5) Recommended approval of the Phase I Proposal for a
baccalaureate degree in Computer Science at UNR, filed
in the Regents Office.
(6) Recommended approval of a proposal to provide for a
limited exchange of students between UNR and Lassen
Community College in California. This program will
consist of 10 selected lower division Agriculture stu-
dents from Nevada and 10 upper division Agriculture
transfer students from Lassen Community College. A
report will be made on the program within a year.
(7) Regent Kenney distributed to Regents a draft report of
the Joint Council on Occupational Education asking for
comments. Report is filed in the Regents Office.
(8) Recommended approval of implementation of the new
University admission policies in Fall, 1989. The ex-
ception policy was discussed and approved in concept,
with clarification to follow.
Added to the list of Committee priorities a review and
report of Affirmative Action in the System.
Mrs. Sheerin moved for approval of all Academic Affairs
Committee recommendations. Motion carried.
11. Report on Planning Document for 1984 Legislative Session
At the November meeting of the Board, general discussion
took place as to the scope and content of the Legislative
Planning Report. The report is required by NRS 396.505
in which the Board of Regents must prepare a comprehensive
System plan for submission to the Legislature by February 1.
Vice Chancellor Fox reported that a draft of this document
has been submitted to the Chancellor's staff and Presidents
for their comments. The document will be presented to the
Regents at the February meeting. He emphasized that this
report is an update to the previous report entitled, "Nevada
Mrs. Gallagher requested that the draft document be sub-
mitted to the Regents for their comments before the February
12. Report on 1985-87 Biennial Budget
Vice Chancellor Sparks discussed this issue during the Budg-
et and Finance Committee. See above item 9 for discussion.
13. Conflict of Interest Policy
General Counsel Klasic, with the concurrence of the Council
of Presidents, proposed an amendment to Title 4, Chapter 10,
Section 1 of the Board of Regents Handbook, as follows:
Conflicts of Interest Prohibited.
(a) In addition to such conflicts of interest prohibit-
ed by law, it shall also be prohibited for a member
of the Board of Regents or an employee of the Uni-
versity of Nevada System:
(1) to become a contractor or a vendor for the
purchase of supplies, equipment, services and
construction under any contract or purchase
order of any kind authorized by the University
of Nevada System under the provisions of this
(2) to be interested, directly or indirectly,
through any member of a Regent's or employee's
household, as defined by NRS 281.431, or any
business entity in which the Regent or em-
ployee has a financial interest, as defined
by NRS 281.431, in any kind of contract or
purchase order so authorized by the receipt
of any commission, profit or compensation of
(b) Except where may be prohibited by law, exceptions
to this policy may be permitted:
(1) for contracts or purchase orders for which
the proposed contractor or vendor is the sole
source for the contract or purchase order,
has taken no part in developing the plans or
specifications for the contract or purchase
order and has not participated in or other-
wise actively influenced the consideration
or acceptance of offers for the contract or
purchase order, or
(2) when, in the judgment of a President of a
member institution, the public interest would
best be served by making such an exception.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Conflict of Interest
Policy. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
14. Emergency Item: Authorized Finalization of Contract on
President Maxson requested approval to consider an emergency
item on the agenda concerning the Silver Bowl.
Ms. Del Papa moved to accept an emergency item concerning
the Silver Bowl. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
President Maxson explained that he inherited the problem of
ownership of the Silver Bowl, and that since his arrival on
Campus he has spent an inordinate amount of time bringing
this problem to closure. UNLV has received a gift of $1
million from Mr. Sam Boyd for the Silver Bowl, with incre-
ments being paid over a 10-year period. The cost of re-
surfacing is $1.2 million, which would provide for a re-
tractable surface, thereby allowing for a multi-use facil-
ity which, through proper management, could be self-sustain-
Dr. Maxson gave as reasons for an emergency item:
1. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board
did not approve the transfer until the afternoon of
Wednesday, January 9, 1985.
2. A new playing surface must be installed prior to the
commencement of the 1985 football season.
3. UNLV has been informed that a new surface could not be
provided unless action were taken by January 1, 1985.
4. Since the Board of Regents does not meet until the lat-
ter part of February, that loss of time could preclude
the purchase and installation of the new surface.
Dr. Maxson stated that UNLV is asking for authority to ac-
cept the contract on the Bowl, thereby giving them owner-
ship. Preliminary discussions are that LVCVA would pay
$100,000 per year over an 8-year period and during that time
they would pay no rent, only expenses, of any events they
sponsor in the facility. Other items to be negotiated and
a. arrangement and financing for the purchase of the play-
b. engineering and preparation of specifications required
c. determination of whether this is a sole source item for
the retractable surface;
d. satisfactory completion of documentation with the County
and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; and
e. stripping of the existing surface for preparation and
installation of the new playing surface.
Mrs. Kenney moved to approve giving Dr. Maxson authority to
finalize the contract. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Dr. Maxson assured the Board that the facility can operate
at no cost to the taxpayers and that he would not accept it
unless he felt it could: it will be used for other events;
there will be some funds left over which will be used for
operation and maintenance; and he will insist on building
up a contingency reserve for the facility for replacement
Mrs. Gallagher asked what the life of the surface would be,
and Dr. Maxson replied that there is an 8-year warranty,
hence the 8-year financing package; however, because it can
be rolled and stored under the bleachers and out of the hot
desert sun, it should last from 12-15 years.
Mrs. Gallagher also requested that all contracts be routed
through Mr. Klasic's office, with Dr. Maxson assuring her
that was his intention.
Mr. Karamanos asked for a policy on the kinds of events
which could be held within the Bowl, citing that when the
Thomas and Mack and Lawlor Events Centers were built, the
Board had set a policy that they would be for baseketball
only, and now there are all kinds of events taking place.
Further, he stated he has received some complaints from
casinos who state UNLV is taking business from them. Dr.
Maxson replied that UNLV feels the city has a need for more
family and cultural events; that they are ever mindful of
not being competitive with others; that they have surveyed
other Universities and how they meet this problem; and that
they always check the basketball schedules before finalizing
Mr. Klaich asked Mr. Karamanos to discuss his concerns with
Presidents Maxson and Crowley and their events center man-
agers and to report back to the Board. Mr. Foley asked that
he also be appointed to this function and Mr. Klaich agreed.
Ms. Del Papa congratulated both Presidents for their man-
agement of the facilities, and Mrs. Gallagher agreed, stat-
ing that the more expensive deferred maintenance would be
for these structures and that she approved of the contin-
gency fund for this purpose.
Mrs. Sparks asked whether the facilities would be available
for use by the Community Colleges.
Dr. Maxson indicated they would certainly be willing to work
out an arrangement for expenses only.
Mr. Klaich asked that Mr. Karamanos and Mr. Foley might also
assist with the contract if Dr. Maxson felt it was necessary
and asked that they assure themselves the LVCVA does not use
all the time for themselves. He then questioned the past
history of the Bowl, to which Dr. Maxson replied that it had
always been a losing proposition because of its limited use,
until last year, when it broke even under the able manage-
ment of Mr. Dennis Finfrock, who has used it as a multi-use
facility. Mr. Finfrock will also be assigned the management
of the Bowl so that another Director will not need to be
hired; however, they will have to add a maintenance crew.
Dr. Crowley assured the Board that the Lawlor Events Center
in Reno is not having financial problems, and that he, too,
has a most able manager in Mr. Dagitz. President Eardley,
who also serves on the Reno Sparks Convention Authority,
related that there is close cooperation between LEC and the
Mr. Klaich related to the Presidents that when the Board
gives thanks, they mean that the Presidents are doing the
job expected of them, doing it well, and cooperating with
15. Progress Report on Integration of Professional Staff Council
into Faculty Senate, UNLV
In January, 1984 it was brought to the attention of the
Board that a substantial number of professional employees
were no longer represented by the Faculty Senate at UNLV.
At that time recognition was given to the Professional Staff
Council for one year to act in their behalf and to be seat-
ed with Faculty Senates from all institutions, with the
proviso that the two groups at UNLV begin working toward
integration and to return in January, 1985 with a report
to the Board.
President Maxson stated that the integration of the Profes-
sional Staff Council with the Faculty Senate at UNLV will
be voted on in February and that he felt the Professional
Staff Council would integrate with the Faculty Senate.
Mrs. Gallagher expressed her appreciation to Mrs. Nancy
Flagg and Dr. Myrlene La Mancusa for working together on
faculty and staff problems.
16. Approved the Naming of Building at UNLV
Regent Whitley requested approval to name the Geoscience
building on the UNLV Campus in honor of Mrs. Lilly Fong.
Mrs. Whitley moved for approval to name the Geoscience
building at UNLV in honor of Mrs. Lilly Fong. Mrs. Kenney
seconded. A Roll Call Vote took place with all Regents
replying in the affirmative.
17. Approved Appointment of Dean of College Services, CCCC
Deputy Chancellor Dawson explained he inadvertently put this
item on the Information Agenda. He requested the matter be
put on the Regular Agenda and approved by the Board. Since
the matter was already a Board item, there is no need for
Approved the appointment of Dr. Jean Thomas-Sims as Dean of
College Services at CCCC, at an annual salary of $39,000,
effective January 10, 1985.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Jean
Thomas-Sims as Dean of College Services at CCCC, at an an-
nual salary of $39,000, effective January 10, 1985. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
18. Chairman's Report
Chairman Klaich announced that Mr. Foley would replace Mr.
Mc Bride on the DRI Liaison Committee and that there are now
two standing committees in effect, with two additional com-
mittees to be introduced in February, and two ad hoc commit-
tees (Events Center and DRI Liaison).
Mr. Klaich stated that the committees will report on items
for discussion and investigation to the full Board of Re-
gents and additional items will go through the Chairmen of
19. New Business
A. Ms. Del Papa requested several items be added to the
Board calendar, such as President goals to be reported
at January meetings, an annual meeting with the State
Board of Education; an update report on the Church Fine
Arts building in February; and a discussion at the Feb-
ruary meeting regarding voluntary early retirement for
reasons of tenured faculty who would be allowed to go
to part-time tenure. This item should be discussed by
the Faculty Senates and the Presidents' Council before
reporting back to the Board.
B. Mrs. Sparks requested information on the policy on
choosing architects. A lengthy discussion took place,
with General Counsel stating that a policy is in place
with the State Public Works Board. This issue was re-
ferred to the Council of Presidents who will report back
to the Board.
C. Mrs. Kenney requested that Officer evaluations be placed
on the Board calendar for December.
D. Mrs. Gallagher requested that visits to all Campuses be
scheduled on the Board calendar for every other year.
Dr. Hidy suggested a visit to DRI during a Reno meeting
and extended to Mr. Foley and Mrs. Sparks a visitation
to DRI's facilities at their convenience.
E. Mrs. Kenney thanked the Board for their confidence in
electing her to the post of Vice Chairman.
The meeting adjourned at 11:35 A.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board