UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 12-13, 1989


Pages 1-35



January 12, 1989

The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 201-202,

Donald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Members absent: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Others present: President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Ms. Elizabeth Nozero, Assistant General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Cheryl Bowles (UNLV),

Patricia Crookham (NNCC), Gilbert Cochran (DRI), Tom Kendall

(Unit), Robert Mead (UNR), Paul Nelson (WNCC), Dru Raney (CCCC),

Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), and Student Association Officers.

Chairman June Whitley called the meeting to order at 9:10 A.M.

1. Oath of Office

The Oath of Office was administered by the Honorable John

Mc Groarty, District Judge, Juvenile Court Services, to re-

elected Regent June F. Whitley, and newly elected Regents

Jill Derby and Lonnie Hammargren.

2. Approved the Consent Agenda

Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:

(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held Novem-

ber 17, 1988, and the minutes of the special telecon-

ference meeting held December 15, 1988.

(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in

Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.

(3) The University of Nevada School of Medicine had been

named the beneficiary of three Individual Retirement

Accounts totalling $12,039.27 established by the late

Mr. Robert Marshall. Mr. Marshall wrote a holographic

will leaving his property, and specifically identifying

the aforesaid IRAs, to his ex-wife, Louella Marshall.

However, Mr. Marshall neglected to change the name of

the beneficiary on his IRAs. Mrs. Marshall, through

her attorney, has requested the assistance of the UNS

in honoring Mr. Marshall's clear intent to leave this

money to Mrs. Marshall. Dean Robert Daugherty and

President Joseph Crowley of the University of Nevada-

Reno have agreed with this request.

Approved this request and authorized Chancellor Dawson

to sign an assignment of the beneficial interest in the

aforesaid IRAs to Louella Marshall.

(4) Approved the following appointment to the Advisory

Board at WNCC:

Jo Ann Sheerin, Carson City

(5) Approved the following appointments to the National

Science Advisory Committee at DRI:

Verner E. Suomi, Madison, Wisconsin

George H. Miley, Urbana, Illinois

(6) Approved the following appointments to the Advisory

Board for Advertising and Public Relations in the De-

partment of Communication Studies at UNLV. This board

will serve to enhance teaching and research activities,

help create a supportive relationship between industry

professionals and faculty, increase opportunities for

internships and employment for graduates, and develop

an atmosphere in which the industry will be responsive

to needs of students, faculty and Campus.

Bruce Banke Mike Miller

Maureen Barrett Steve Minium

Cathy Collins Arlene Peikoff

Rick Dale Connie Richardson

Joe Digles Jim Seagrave

Don Guglielmino Dave Verbon

John Marz Murray Westgate

Joe Merica Dave Zamarin

Donald Miller

(7) Approved granting an additional year for a leave of

absence without pay to Professor William Alsup, Depart-

ment of Chemistry at UNLV.

(8) Approved extending sick leave for Fred Harris, Assist-

ant Professor, Department of Communications Studies at

UNLV, from November 14 through December 16, 1988. Dr.

Harris is recovering from an automobile accident.

(9) Approved the following interlocal agreements:

A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Department

of Wildlife

Effective: Upon approval by the Board of Regents

Amount : Increase of $1,500. Total contract

now is $11,500 (original $9,400)

Purpose : An amendment to increase funds for

Student Placement Service Interlocal


B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Department

of Wildlife

Effective: August 1, 1988 to September 30, 1989

Amount : $33,583

Purpose : To study relationship between stream

type and channel stability ratings.

C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Department of

Commerce, Real Estate Division

Effective: December 6, 1988 to April 30, 1989

Amount : Not to exceed $6,717

Purpose : UNR to provide continuing education

courses and seminars to real estate


D. UNS Board of Regents/NNCC and State of Nevada

Military Department

Effective: Upon approval by the Board of Regents

Amount : Fee to be repair work performed by NNCC

within and adjacent to property at

Armory. NNCC will repair all interior

plumbing of premises and stand pipe

and bib for adjacent wash rack.

Purpose : Use and possession of National Guard

Maintenance Shop in back yard of Elko

National Guard Armory.

Dr. Eardley moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

the order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mr.

Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.

3. Chairman's Report

Chairman Whitley informed the Board that Chancellor Mark

Dawson underwent triple by-pass surgery on January 4. He

has progressed very well and will be recuperating for the

next 30 days.

The workload is being handled by the staff in shared govern-

ance. Ron Sparks - all legislative and budget items; Warren

Fox - academic items; Don Klasic - legal items; Mary Lou

Moser - Regent items.

She asked that all business be forwarded through the Chan-

cellor's Office in the usual manner.

Chairman Whitley announced the following new committee


Academic Affairs Committee Budget & Finance Committee

Joseph Foley, Chairman James Eardley, Chairman

Jill Derby Dorothy Gallagher

James Eardley Lonnie Hammargren

Carolyn Sparks Chris Karamanos

Investment Committee Legislative Liaison Cmte.

Daniel Klaich, Chairman Daniel Klaich, Chairman

Dorothy Gallagher Jill Derby

Carolyn Sparks Lonnie Hammargren

Carolyn Sparks

Audit Committee Estate Fund Committee

Carolyn Sparks, Chairman Joseph Crowley

Jill Derby James Eardley

Chris Karamanos Steve Evenson

Lonnie Hammargren

ad hoc NNCC Presidential William Marchant

Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman Paul Meacham

James Eardley David Wilkins

Joseph Foley

Chris Karamanos Health Care Liaison


Carolyn Sparks

Chairman Whitley stated that the agenda item concerning col-

lective bargaining is being withdrawn inasmuch as neither

Mark Dawson nor Don Klasic, our General Counsel, are pres-

ent. The item will be re-scheduled when one or both of them

are present to answer questions.

She announced that the Association of Governing Boards will

hold its annual conference March 18-21. Jill Derby and

Lonnie Hammargren plan to attend the workshop for new Re-

gents. Regents planning to attend the conference were asked

to make travel arrangements with Mary Lou Moser.

Mary Lou Moser will serve as Vice Chairman of the Planning

Committee for the National Board Secretaries and moderate a

panel session.

4. Introductions

President Taranik introduced newly appointed DRI Vice Presi-

dent for Research, Dr. William P. Bishop.

Vice Chancellor Warren Fox announced that Assistant General

Counsel Liz Nozero has resigned to take a position in

private industry and commended her for outstanding work.

5. Report on Future Fiscal Needs of the University of Nevada


Vice Chancellor Warren Fox presented a report on enrollment

trends and future fiscal and capital construction needs of

the University of Nevada System over the next 4 years. There

has been considerable discussion re. enrollment projections

and their fiscal impact. The planning report addresses sig-

nificant growth at University of Nevada System Campuses and

concerns about funds needed to accommodate this growth.

To accommodate record growth while meeting goals of quality

higher education for the State of Nevada, the Board of

Regents adopted the following recommendations:

1) The UNS Board of Regents recommends that the 1989-91 UNS

Biennial Budget Request be funded to meet the instruc-

tional, research and public service needs of higher edu-


2) The UNS Board of Regents recommends that student enroll-

ment projections used to fund higher education over the

next 2 biennia reflect actual growth trends; and that

long-term projections not be used for short-term budget-

ary decisions.

3) The UNS Board of Regents recommends that significant

needs for classrooms and instructional space be met in

the State's capital construction budget.

4) The UNS Board of Regents recommends that the Campuses

of the UNS and the Board of Regents of the UNS join with

the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch of the State

of Nevada to provide a high quality system of higher

education for Nevadans and to secure adequate financial

support for the future.

The release of the Final Report. A Study of the Fiscal Af-

fairs of State and Local Governments in Nevada and its rec-

ommendations, while generally well received, has caused some

concern from Nevada's higher education community. The as-

sumptions about future growth of higher education used by

Price Waterhouse and the Urban Institute are not consistent

with those of UNS; they contain revenue projections far be-

low those provided by UNS. The study, using a model design-

ed to make long-range predictions, projects approximately a

1% to 2% annual increase in enrollment through the year 2010

and bases revenue increases on this growth rate. The UNS,

however, has been experiencing incredible growth for a dec-

ade and anticipates continued growth far exceeding the

study's annual rate.

The following illustrates the FTE enrollment that results

from three different annual rates of increase:

YEAR 4% 5% 6%

1988 26,652 26,652 26,652

1989 27,718 27,985 28,251

1990 28,827 29,384 29,946

1991 29,980 30,853 31,743

1992 31,179 32,396 33,648

1993 32,426 34,015 35,666

1994 33,723 35,716 37,806

1995 35,072 37,502 40,075

1996 36,475 39,377 42,479

1997 37,934 41,346 45,028

1998 39,451 43,413 47,730

1999 41,030 45,584 50,593

2000 42,671 47,863 53,629

Vice Chancellor Fox stated that this phenomenal growth over

the next two biennia presents an impressive challenge to our

Universities and Community Colleges, and to the Legislature

which is responsible for raising and distributing State

revenues to support public programs. The impact of growth

affects the UNS in several ways. Capital construction and

facilities are a significant concern. To meet unprecedented

new numbers of students, UNS must respond to the immediate

need to provide new classrooms and instructional space. Our

Campuses also need to maintain and repair existing class-

rooms and buildings. In addition to instructional space,

offices are needed for increasing numbers of faculty members

hired. The Campuses will need to recruit and retain high-

quality instructional faculty for programs across the board.

Office shortages exist and will become a serious matter in

the next biennium.

Instructional equipment, including computers, will be re-

quired to compete in an era of new technology. Scientific

research is important to foster new knowledge and to en-

courage economic development in the State. Appropriate

laboratory equipment must be obtained and new research

technicians employed in appropriate facilities to make

Nevada regionally and nationally competitive. Research is

an area where UNR, UNLV and DRI are making rapid improve-

ments, and the next two biennia are critical to maintain

this momentum.

Dr. Derby stated that the report has been very helpful to

her in understanding enrollments.

Vice Chancellor Fox quoted a statement made at the Regents'

Workshop by Vice Chancellor Sparks: "Price Waterhouse and

the Urban Institute looked to the past to predict the future

and forgot the present." He emphasized that the present

must be considered in any effort to make projections. Vice

Chancellor Fox stated that Chancellor Dawson sent a memoran-

dum sharply criticizing the Price Waterhouse and Urban In-

stitute higher education population projections to the citi-

zens' committee charged with making tax recommendations to

the Governor.

Chairman Whitley suggested Regents' priorities for capital

construction projects be forwarded to lawmakers along with

the UNS Planning Report and fiscal needs assessment.

Dr. Eardley moved acceptance of the UNS fiscal needs assess-

ment and to include the capital improvement list with the

report. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

6. Approved the UNS 1989-91 Legislative Planning Report

Approved the 1989-91 Legislative Planning Report, which was

distributed at the meeting, and is filed in the Regents


Prior to each Legislative Session, the University of Nevada

System prepares a four-year legislative planning report.

Nevada Revised Statutes 396.505 calls for the Board of Re-

gents to prepare such a System plan to be submitted to the

Nevada State Legislature. These reports are published on a

biennial basis as updates to "Nevada 2000: Future Direc-

tions for Nevada's Colleges and Universities."

The 1989-1991 Planning Report focuses on the significant UNS

student growth, the pursuit of high-quality academic pro-

grams, student access to UNS Campuses, budget priorities,

the role of higher education in economic development, and

other issues.

Vice Chancellor Fox presented the report. The future is

challenging and demanding for the Colleges and Universities

as they respond to the challenges of growth, rapid change,

diversification, and academic improvement, UNS Campuses will

serve the State well as a valuable resource to prepare stu-

dents to be productive and educated citizens, and contribute

to Nevada's economic and cultural growth.

In regard to enrollment projections, it now appears that the

official State population estimates underestimated the rate

of Nevada's growth. UNS ranked first in the nation in

student population growth for the last ten years, and in

1987 enrollment had already exceeded the figure that had

been predicted for 1990.

The Campus academic plans and priority proposals outlined in

the report reflect UNS responses to the challenge of main-

taining and implementing high-quality academic and research

programs in light of increased enrollment and the State's

population growth. Some Campuses plan to initiate relative-

ly few programs while focusing on enhancing the quality of

existing programs, while others experiencing tremendous

growth will expand offerings to provide students with a

variety of academic offerings.

The challenge facing policymakers and educational planners

in Nevada over the next two decades is enormous. Access to

programs and institutions must be maintained as more stu-

dents seek educational opportunity in its increasingly di-

verse forms. Increased access for those who have not tradi-

tionally sought higher education must be actively pursued as

a State policy goal if UNS is to maintain economic competi-

tiveness. The goals of quality education must also be

equally pursued, for access without quality is an empty

promise to students. It will become increasingly important

for UNS institutions to define their mission and goals, to

cooperate to provide a rich and diverse educational environ-

ment for Nevada citizens, and to reaffirm the goal of access

to quality education for all who are able to benefit from


Chairman Whitley recessed the meeting until 2:45 P.M. The meet-

ing reconvened with all Regents present except for Regents

Karamanos and Klaich.

7. Approved the Naming of the College of Hotel Administration,


Approved naming the College of Hotel Administration the

William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV.

The Board of Regents accepted a $5 million gift given

through the UNLV Foundation from Verna Harrah and the

Holiday Corporation, the parent company of Harrah's Hotels

and Casinos. The gift will be used to establish 3 academic

Chairs and enhance programs at the College of Hotel Admin-

istration at UNLV.

The distinguished academic Chairs will be supported by $3

million of the gift, which will come through the UNLV Foun-

dation over the next 10 years. One Chair will be named for

the late William Harrah; a 2nd Chair will be named for

Michael D. Rose, Chairman, President and Chief Executive

Officer of Holiday Corp.; and a 3rd Chair will be named for

Claudine Williams, Chairman of the Board of Harrah's Las

Vegas property, the Holiday Casino-Holiday Inn, and past

Chairman and current member of the UNLV Foundation's Board

of Trustees.

The gift is the largest single donation ever given to UNLV.

Chairman Whitley requested unanimous approval of naming the

William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV.

Unanimous approval was given.

President Maxson introduced David Christianson, currently

Associate Dean, who will become the Dean of the College of

Hotel Administration on July 1, 1989.

Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting during the following discus-


6. Approved the UNS 1989-91 Legislative Planning Report


In continuing with the above discussion of the 1989-91

Legislative Planning Report Mr. Foley commented on the

Governor's preliminary recommendations for the UNS 1989-91

budget request with regard to capital improvement programs

for UNS and questioned Board support for UNR's Engineering

Lab Center at $10.4 million when the greatest student growth

is at UNLV and CCCC. He cited CCCC as having only 300,000

sq. ft. of space for over 14,000 students, and UNR as having

over one million sq. ft. of space in excess of what UNLV

has. Further, he stated that it was his understanding that

UNR was losing students and the Board had to provide extra

funds for faculty because the FTE in engineering projects

were too low to support faculty positions. He cited UNLV as

turning away 500 students during the Fall semester 1989

registration period to CCCC because of the lack of space for

the courses, and CCCC also turning them away for the same

reason. He stated he was not opposing the UNR project but

felt that Board support should be for the priorities as

approved by the Board.

President Crowley assured Mr. Foley that the project has

been on the priority list for some time, and Vice Chancellor

Sparks agreed, stating that it has been on the list for at

least four years and has been number six on the list for at

least the last two years.

Chairman Whitley stated her understanding is that the Board

would like the Governor and the Legislators to accept the

capital improvement list as submitted by the Board.

President Crowley asked to comment on the matter:

...Joe (Foley), this Engineering Laboratory Center is

certainly nothing new. It has been under discussion

since that period of 1984-85 when the UNLV Engineering

building took the State by storm. During that period

of time, there was, although there was no reason for

the Board to know about it at this time, though I sus-

pect some northern Regents were aware of it, tremendous

pressure on the University to attempt to extract from

the Board and from the Governor and from the Legisla-

ture a quid pro quo because our Engineering buildings

are aging. The rationale that was applied to the need

for a new Engineering building at UNLV was very much

the same rationale that was employed by the people in

the engineering community and business community in

Reno, who felt the same argument could be made in the

case of northern Nevada. However, that was kept, at

some personal price to me, by the way, from this Board

and from the Governor and from the Legislature. There

was no mention of that in those circumstances. And I

cannot help but recall that at that time the Regents'

priorities did not have the UNLV Engineering building

in the first place.

Although that clearly is where it ended up in the Legis-

lature and with regard to the action by the Governor.

I supported that. That was a political reality.

Two years ago, the supporters, the same group, a larger

group, from the College of Engineering and the communi-

ty, and this would apply to the faculty and leadership

of that College as well, went to the Legislature and

were able to secure a hearing before the Assembly Ways

and Means Committee. I don't remember whether Ron was

there. Dan Klaich was there, and I was there and I

would guess about 75 representatives from the engineer-

ing community were there. And they all testified on

behalf of the bill that had been introduced, proposing

to fund an Engineering Laboratory Center. That was on

on the list, but it was down a ways --- 8th or 9th or

wherever it was. I got up in front of that assemblage

and I argued strongly on behalf of the priorities of

this Board of Regents, that that bill proposed to take

that building out of priorities. And I can assure you

I made no friends, in the engineering community, or as

far as I know in all of Reno, when I did that. And I

made a hell of a lot of enemies. But I did it anyway

speaking on behalf of the priorities of this Board of


At the same time in the Legislature there was taken up

a building for CCCC out of priority. There was some

considerable support by influential people and I sup-

ported that as well because that was politics. At the

same time there was proposed, and again it was politics,

an appropriation for the alumni house at UNLV that was

not on the priority list anywhere, and I supported that

because it was politics.

At the end of the Legislative Session with no effort

from me --, I had opposed this publicly and in discus-

sion with Legislators, and you can ask Chairman Sedway

if you would like verification of that, of private dis-

cussions --, notwithstanding because of the tremendous

political support that had grown up around this Engi-

neering building, not terribly different from the kind

of support that had accompanied the development of the

Engineering building at UNLV, sufficiently powerful

political force to get the Legislature in its waning

days to pass legislation that appropriated prospectively

$425,000 to UNR for planning and design, IF the Univer-

sity were able to raise $1 million, not for construction

but for equipment and other related purposes. I did not

do that. The Legislature did it. It was in response to

politics. Surely politics is nothing new to this Board

of Regents. It happens every Session. Now I am support-

ive, understandably, and I think naturally, of the En-

gineering building at UNR. We went out and conducted a

campaign and raised $1.7 million with 713 donors and a

lot of time with a lot of people. Those people believe,

whether rightly or wrongly, that when the Legislature

extended that commitment of $425,000 in exchange for a

million that they were saying, "If you raise that, we

will fund your building." Now that is what those people

believe. There is nothing that I can say or you can say

or the Governor or the Legislature could say that would

dissuade them from that. So they feel that that build-

ing is coming whatever we may do here. Maybe it is and

maybe it isn't.

I support that building. I do not support, and have not

supported in any conversation with any person at any

time, and most recently with the Governor about 2 weeks

ago, as my colleagues will testify, I have not supported

that building being taken out of priority order and I

will not support that. But I am supportive of funding

of that building. And if we are so fortunate as to

have the Regents' priorities recognized then there is

potentially even some useful purpose to be served by

this political activity for a building which is in 6th

place by the Regents' priority list, because perhaps

those buildings that are in between can be funded as

well. But I don't think there is anything that is

happening with regard with the Engineering Laboratory

Center that is at all unusual without a precedent in

previous actions by Governor, Legislature and the Board

of Regents.

Mrs. Gallagher related that she, as Legislative Liaison

Committee Chairman at that time, had been very much involved

in this issue. She stated she had been invited to attend

three different meetings with the Associated General Con-

tractors in Reno who were very upset with President Crowley

and with her and the Board. She stated that they requested

the President be fired for opposing them, to which she re-

plied that "...that wasn't an option because the President

was supporting the Regents' priority list as he had been

asked to do." The second meeting was questioning whether

the Regents had changed their minds about the President,

to which she had answered in the negative. She stated the

Board was very much in support of the President's actions

at that time. In relation to what the Governor might be

recommending in his current budget, she reminded the Board

that he, too, answered to constituents, as do the Legis-

lators, and that they must all run for re-election. She

assured the Board that the northern Nevada engineering com-

munity does believe that the UNR project will be funded.

Dr. Hammargren suggested that the same language be used in

this document as had been agreed upon previously, namely,

that the Board urges the Governor and the Legislators to

provide complete funding for the capital improvement list

as adopted by the Board of Regents.

Mr. Foley agreed that would be a solution for the report.

He added that he felt the Health Sciences building for the

Community College last Session was a different situation in

that UNS had a large private donation for the building,

which meant that UNS had to come up with funds for equip-

ment. Also, this building was to house a project of the UNS

Medical School. Mr. Foley stated he would certainly support

the UNR Engineering Lab Project so long as it was taken in

priority order, stating that he felt the Regents needed to

be responsive to community efforts on behalf of UNS.

President Crowley stated he was drawing the parallel to the

CCCC building because he was remembering how uncomfortable

it had been for President Meacham during the last Session

when it had been perceived that CCCC was going outside the

Regents' priority request. President Crowley reiterated

that he was in support of the UNR building but that he would

always, as has been his position in the past, speak as an

Officer of the Board for the Board's priorities.

Mrs. Derby stated she felt that the action of approving the

planning report as submitted reaffirmed the priority list

contained within it.

Dr. Eardley related that even though he was not on the Board

at the time, the Reno community was trying to involve him in

the Engineering building conflict during the last Session.

He agreed that Dr. Crowley had "..taken a lot of flack" from

the engineering community. In connection with the capital

projects question, he stated he felt the Community Colleges

were not receiving the attention they deserve in the Gover-

nor's recommendations.

President Meacham recalled the negotiations which took place

within UNS which resulted in the agreement by the Presidents

of priority of the top 10 projects on the Capital Improve-

ment list which was adopted by the Board. Those 10 projects

amounted to approximately $40 million. The State Public

Works Board added another $10 million to those projects, and

incorporated them into the list containing all State proj-

ects. He stated that everyone must keep in mind that even

$50 million is not an exorbitant amount for projects that

have been on a priority list for years and years, and in

competition with other even more expensive projects from

around the State.

In answer to Mrs. Sparks question concerning the makeup of

the group lobbying on behalf of the UNR Engineering Lab,

President Crowley stated that it is the group of people in

construction engineering who have made presentations to the

Board and supported other projects, coupled with a strong

interest on behalf of the general business community. The

leadership in the effort to secure the $425,000 from the

last Legislature and in the campaign to raise the $1.7 mil-

lion was supplied by the construction and the engineering


Mrs. Sparks questioned whether there would not be extra

space in the Mines buildings being constructed on the UNR

Campus. President Crowley replied that there probably would

be, but that politics are at work in that area also and they

have clearly divided the School of Mines from the College of

Engineering and "....that twain will never meet..". He

further explained that UNR does have 2 Engineering build-

ings, one built in 1941 and the second in 1962, but the

space in those buildings is totally inadequate for engineer-

ing programs today. He related that unless funding for the

Laboratory Center is not forthcoming soon, UNR could not

hope to offer quality engineering to its students.

Regent Eardley questioned whether the Capital Improvement

list might not be outdated even now. It was learned through

discussion that the Presidents do refine the list prior to

its being forwarded for adoption by the Board.

President Crowley questioned whether the report contained a

reference to the Higher Education Capital Construction

(HECC) and the Regents' efforts to have those funds returned

from the State General Fund to their original purpose --

capital construction for higher education. He recalled that

in 1981 those funds had been diverted during a recession in

the State and efforts to retain them have never been suc-

cessful. The Regents have requested a bill draft for their

recovery, and, if successful, have earmarked them for main-

tenance projects within UNS. Dr. Fox indicated no refer-

ence had been made in the report, but that it will so in-

dicate in the final printing.

President Calabro stated he felt that when the System Master

Plan is completed this next year, that it will certainly

deal with UNS capital construction projects.

The Chairman clarified the motion upon consent of the maker

and second:

Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the 1989-91 Legislative Plan-

ning Report with the addition of a statement in the Capital

Construction portion that the Regents request the Governor

and the Legislature to fund the capital projects in priority

order as submitted, and that a reference to the recapture of

the HECC funds be included. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion


At the Chairman's request, Mrs. Gallagher read from the

Handbook, Title 3, Legal Status of University, Chapter 1,

Section 3, Supreme Court Interpretations.

c. Nev. Art. 11 & 4, provides that State University shall

be controlled by Board of Regents and unquestioned right

of Legislature to appropriate required funds for main-

taining University does not indicate that constitution

does not vest exclusive and plenary control in Regents,

because right to provide and limit funds is entirely

different from administration and control of University

itself. King v. Board of Regents, 65 Nev. 533, 200 p.

2d 221 (1948).

Mrs. Gallagher added that although the Board does "run" the

University it does not give the Board the right to determine

where the funds come from, that is the job of the Nevada

State Legislature.

Dr. Eardley stated he was questioning the right of the

Legislature to change the Regents' capital construction

priority list. President Crowley and Mrs. Gallagher re-

minded the Board that the priorities are changed by the

Governor and/or the Legislature in every Session.

8. Legislative Update

Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented an update on the UNS

1989-91 Biennial Budget Request.

Vice Chancellor Sparks reminded the Presidents and the Board

that any information that the Governor has been willing to

share with UNS is submitted to UNS with the understanding

that prior to the time when he makes the information public,

it is to be kept confidential. Therefore, the information

in the legislative update contains only those items which

have been made public at this time.

UNS was privileged with a tentative list of recommendations

from the Governor several weeks ago. On January 4 the Pres-

idents, Regent Klaich and Vice Chancellors Fox and Sparks

met with the Governor to discuss those tentative recommenda-

tions. UNS expressed concerns about certain areas where it

was felt funding was a little bit light. Vice Chancellor

Sparks related that he has continuously communicated, or at-

tempted to communicate with the budget office and the Gov-

ernor on what changes to the tentative recommendations they

will be making. Currently, he reported, the lines of com-

munication have been severed, and it was his understanding

and feeling that it was because the information was not kept


Vice Chancellor Sparks stated he feels the Base Budget re-

quest is in "pretty good shape". At the January 4 meeting,

the enrollment problems and the continued growth within the

UNS had been conveyed to the Governor.

Concerning the 4 priorities for new funding, Vice Chancellor

Sparks related that in his opinion the Presidents' presenta-

tions were extremely well done, but there is no information

on whether changes have been made to the tentative recommen-


Vice Chancellor Sparks announced a hearing with Human Re-

sources and Facilities Committee, Senator Rawson Chairman,

on Wednesday, January 18th, and invited Presidents and

Regents to attend.

Discussion followed on the need for confidentiality of the

Governor's tentative recommendations with Regents Karamanos

and Foley questioning the process. Presidents Crowley and

Berg, and Vice Chancellor Sparks all agreed that with the

present system the Governor has been generous enough to

share the tentative recommendations and let UNS respond

prior to making his final decisions on the State budget

request. They also agreed that they would not like to see

this process change.

9. Approved Emeritus Status

A. Approved promotion to Emeritus Status for the following

at DRI:

Dr. Paul R. Fenske, Emeritus Executive Director of the

Water Resources Center, effective December 31, 1988.

Dr. Joy Leland, Emerita Research Professor, Quaternary

Sciences Center, effective December 31, 1988.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the promotions to

Emeritus Status at DRI. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion


B. Approved promotion to Emeritus Status for the following

at UNLV:

Dr. Paul Harris, Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts,

effective upon retirement at the conclusion of the

1988-89 academic year.

Dr. Monroe Fischer, Emeritus Professor of Economics,

effective immediately.

Dr. Ralph Roske, Emeritus Professor of History,

effective upon retirement December 31, 1988.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the promotions to

Emeritus Status at UNLV. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion


10. Approved Sabbatical Leaves, 1989-90

Nevada Revised Statutes and Board of Regents policy provide

for the total number of sabbatical leaves which may be

awarded each year.

Utilizing the criteria followed in previous years, the

maximum available leaves for 1989-90 for UNR is 12; UNLV

is 10, DRI is 2, TMCC is 2 and WNCC is 1.

A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recom-

mended the sabbatical leaves available to UNR be awarded

to the following:

Morris R. Brownell, English, Spring 1990

William Eadington, Economics, Academic Year 1989-90

Rodney Harrington, Biochemistry, Spring 1990

Martha Hildreth, History, Academic Year 1989-90

James Mc Cormick, Art, Fall 1989

Thomas Nickles, Philosophy, Academic Year 1989-90

Keith Priestley, Seismology Laboratory, Academic Year


Ramana Reddy, Chemical/Metallurgical Engineering,

Academic Year 1989-90

Donald Tibbits, Anatomy/Biology, Academic Year 1989-90

Frank Tobin, Foreign Languages and Literatures,

Academic Year 1989-90


Charles Dreiling, Biochemistry, Academic Year 1989-90

H. Eugene Le May, Chemistry, Academic Year 1989-90

Shane Templeton, Curriculum and Instruction, Fall 1989

See Ref. B for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the sabbatical leaves

at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

B. University of Nevada. Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommended the sabbatical leaves available to UNLV be

awarded to the following:

Virginia Bakay, Accounting, Spring 1990

Barbara Cloud, Communication Studies, Academic Year


Lawrence Dandurand, Marketing, Academic Year 1989-90

Frank Dempster, Counseling & Educational Psychology and

Foundations, Academic Year 1989-90

Scott Locicero, History, Spring 1990

Margaret Louis, Nursing, Fall 1989

Michael McCollum, Art, Academic Year 1989-90

M. L. Miranda, Anthropology, Spring 1990

Clarence Ray, Economics, Spring 1990

Peter Starkweather, Biology, Academic Year 1989-90


Ashok Iyer, Engineering, Academic Year 1989-90

Leon Coburn, English, Academic Year 1989-90

See Ref. C for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the sabbatical leaves

at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recom-

mended the sabbatical leaves available to DRI be

awarded to the following:

Cynthia Irwin-Williams, Quaternary Sciences Center,

Academic Year 1989-90

See Ref. D for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the sabbatical leaves at

DRI. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

D. Clark County Community College - President Meacham

recommended the sabbatical leaves available to CCCC be

awarded to the following:

Barbara Smigel, Science/Health, Academic Year 1989-90

Jeri Wallis, Social Science, Academic Year 1989-90

Stephen Liu, Arts/Humanities, Academic Year 1989-90

Beverly Funk, Business, Academic Year 1989-90


Marguerite Re, Arts/Humanities, Academic Year 1989-90

James Keeton, Health Science, Academic Year 1989-90

James Santor, Industrial Technology, Academic Year


See Ref. E for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of sabbatical leaves at

CCCC. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.

E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommended the sabbatical leaves available to TMCC be

awarded to the following:

Patricia Hampton, Health Science, Fall 1989

Allen M. Lewis, Business/Management, Academic Year


Mata-Maria Cooney, Arts and Sciences, Academic Year


Aurora Eustaquio, Arts and Sciences, Academic Year


Maria Teirumniks, Arts and Sciences, One Semester

See Ref. F for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the sabbatical leaves

at TMCC. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.

F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommended the sabbatical leave available to WNCC be

awarded to the following:

John Yurtinus, Education Services, Spring 1990

See Ref. G for summary of proposed projects, filed in

the Regents Office.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the sabbatical leave at

WNCC. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.

Chairman Whitley requested the Presidents to present a re-

port to the Board at the end of the sabbatical leaves on the

individual leaves. And further directed the Chancellor's

Office to develop a reporting format for this report.

11. Approved the Transfer of Carl and Eleonora Esping Scholar-

ship Trust

Approved the transfer of the Carl and Eleonora Esping

Scholarship Trust into the UNS Endowment Fund. Upon Eleo-

nora Esping's decease, a trust was established for scholar-

ships to the University of Nevada School of Medicine. The

trustees consisted of two private citizens and the Dean of

the School of Medicine. The trustees have determined that

the management of the trust funds could be more efficiently

managed if placed in the UNS Endowment Fund. Therefore, the

trustees are prepared to resign and turn over the trust to

the Board of Regents to act as the new trustees. Before the

transfer can be completed, the current trustees must seek

court approval.

General Counsel Donald Klasic recommends approval of this


Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the transfer of the Carl

and Eleonora Esping Scholarship Trust into the UNS Endowment

Fund with the Board of Regents to act as trustees. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

12. Information Only - UNS Budgeted vs. Actual Expenditures,


Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the budgeted vs. actual

expenditures for UNS for 1987-1988 as required by Board of

Regents policy.

13. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee

A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held January 12, 1989, were made by Regent

Joseph M. Foley, Chairman.

(1) Approved a University of Nevada System policy for

educational assessment of students, to be added into

the Board of Regents' Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14,

Section 6, (following sections will be renumbered) as


6. UNS Policy on Student Assessment

The University of Nevada System Board of Regents

requires that an appropriate plan of regular

student educational assessment be developed by each

Campus, with each Campus assuming responsibility

for developing the processes and procedures to be

used. Plans should be based upon Campus mission

and should be developed with multiple assessment

approaches which may include but not be limited to

testing. Among other activities, regular regional

accreditation review will provide an overall as-

sessment of the Campus. Plans should reflect the

mix of programs and types of students.

Assessment approaches may vary at each institution;

however, the Universities and Community Colleges

should work together to develop common approaches,

where appropriate. The Chancellor's Office, with

the Campuses, will develop appropriate measures of

student persistence and performance, and will col-

lect and monitor these data on a Statewide basis.

Campus reports should initially be submitted to the

Board for information by Spring 1990, and subse-

quently each President should report to the Board

on the results of their assessment efforts on a

biennial basis.

President Meacham expressed concern that the assessment

policy might discourage students from enrolling and

urged Community Colleges to be most cautious with this


(2) Information Only - In cooperation with the State

Department of Education and Nevada school districts,

the University of Nevada System has developed a master

list of high school courses which will satisfy the new

University admission requirements. These requirements

will be effective Fall 1989. This list has been dis-

tributed throughout the State, and will provide useful

information for students, counselors, principals and

University officials.

The master list will be reviewed and updated annually

to reflect changes in high school course offerings.

(3) Approved changing the title of a UNLV master's degree

to "Administration and Sports Management" from "Ath-

letic Administration." The Graduate College and the

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation,

and the Senior Vice President have endorsed this


Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

14. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee

A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held January 12, 1989, were made by Regent Chris Karamanos,

member of Committee.

(1) Approved the 1988 UNS Consolidated Financial State-

ment. Mr. Wayne Stoker of Deloitte, Haskins and

Sells, UNS independent auditing firm, presented the

report on the June 30, 1988 UNS Consolidated Finan-

cial Statement. He stated that the UNS financial

statement was in conformity with generally accepted

accounting principles with a clean opinion for the

audit report.

The Financial Statement was distributed at the meeting

and is filed in the Regents Office.

(2) Approved the 1988 UNS Constructive Service Letter.

Mr. John Surina of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, UNS

independent auditing firm, presented the report on the

June 30, 1988 UNS Constructive Service Letter. He

discussed a few conditions, found in the letter, al-

though not considered to be material weaknesses, are

weaknesses in internal accounting control for which

corrective action might be taken.

The Constructive Service Letter was distributed at the

meeting and is filed in the Regents Office.

One major finding, as reported by Mr. Chris Aves, EDP

Department of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, is that a

formal strategic plan for data processing has not been

developed. Without formal Electronic Data Processing

planning, it is difficult to plan for the future. The

lack of formal planning often results in a reactive,

non-directional EDP environment, and lack of coordina-

tion between data processing and user goals and objec-

tives. This may lead to non-optimal uses of current

EDP resources, committing funds to unnecessary equip-

ment, and an inability to meet future demands. De-

loitte, Haskins and Sells suggested that a formal EDP

plan be developed to provide guidance for a strategic

direction of the EDP function for UNS. The need for

a strategic plan is particularly important, given

recent developments regarding UNS's System conversion

and the existence of varying opinions of UNS manage-

ment regarding System needs (i. e., conversion to a

mainstream system, autonomous systems for northern

and southern Campuses, etc.). Once developed, the

strategic plan should be periodically reviewed for


Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks stated that Educom consult-

ants visited UNS years ago and that a follow-up visit

was just recently completed. A strategic plan, in

the form of a Systemwide integrated computing budget

package is included in the 1989-91 budget request.

This plan, funding permitting, sets specific strategic

direction in all key areas, including administrative

computing. It specifically addresses the issues of

conversion to "mainstream" hardware and software and

full-service data centers North and South.

Mr. Wayne Stoker expressed his appreciation for the

cooperation and assistance of Mrs. Cardinal and her

staff, and the Campus controllers and their staffs.

(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the BCN Transfer of Inventory Records, June

30, 1988, filed in the Regents Office.

(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNS Computing Services, July 1, 1987

through April 30, 1988, filed in the Regents Office.

(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCCC Registration and Bursar's Office,

July 1 through December 31, 1987, filed in the Regents


(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCCC Video Instruction Program, July 1,

1987 through May 31, 1988, filed in the Regents


(7) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the NNCC

Admissions and Records audit, filed in the Regents


(8) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the

Associated Students of Northern Nevada Community

College audit, filed in the Regents Office.

(9) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the WNCC

State Funded Grants audit, filed in the Regents


(10) Information Only - Internal Audit Director Sandi

Cardinal presented the follow-up report on the WNCC

Admissions and Records audit, filed in the Regents


Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the report and recommenda-

dations of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

15. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance


A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held January 12, 1989, were made by Regent

James Eardley, Chairman.

(1) Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 11.3, Special Course Fees, CCCC, as fol-


MTL 218B $100.00 per course

(2) Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 11.1, Special Course Fees, UNR, as follows:

BIO 320 MOl, Experimental

Field Ecology $100.00 per course

GEO 451, Summer Field

Geology $850.00-950.00 per course

The $100.00 fee for Experimental Field Ecology is to

cover the cost of food and transportation for a 10-day

field trip to the Little Valley Field Station. The

$850.00-950.00 fee for Summer Field Geology is to cover

lodging, food, part of cost of camp cook, transporta-

tion, a group accident policy, and part of the cost of

upkeep on the Ruth, Nevada campsite. Fee varies de-

pending on expected enrollment and cost of transporta-

tion and food. A fee of $900 is anticipated for the

1988 Summer Field Camp.

(3) Approved a change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees, UNR, as follows:


Summer School Registration

Fee per credit

for undergraduate courses 42 41

for graduate courses 52 50

Independent Study

(correspondence) 42 NA

(4) Approved a change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 5.3, Special Reduced Tuition and Fees, UNLV, as

contained in Ref. B-4, filed in the Regents Office.

(5) Approved to use $185,000 from the Capital Improvement

Fee fund to construct a "Butler-type" building to house

the Printing Services Department. This would allow

better and more efficient service to the Campus.

(6) Approved an increase of 10% in Summer Session salaries

for faculty at UNR.

Although UNR has been raising Summer Session salaries

at higher percentages over the past five years than

what has been true for academic year salaries, UNR is

beginning to experience problems with recruiting regu-

lar faculty to teach courses during the Summer. What

appears to have been happening is that new faculty in

high demand disciplines and Colleges are being brought

in at salaries that are substantially above those paid

to new faculty as a group. In the College of Business

and the College of Engineering, particularly, UNR is

beginning to have difficulty recruiting any regular

faculty to teach (Accounting, Information Systems,

Economics, Electrical Engineering). A 10% increase

will be of some help.

(7) Approval the following Summer Session Budgets for UNR,


Continuing Education - UNR Summer Session

1988 1989

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate


Opening Account Balance $ 231,910 $ 135,879

Fees 689,532 741,150

Transfers Out 10,000 25,000

Total Source of Funds $ 931,442 $ 902,029


Professional Salaries $ 472,832 $ 520,115

Fringe Benefits 5,107 6,107

Wages 18,275 20,000

Fringe Benefits 5,893 7,103

Operating 71,601 74,760

Out-of-State Travel 9,505 10,000

Transfers Out 107,886 110,801

Ending Account Balance 135,879 153,143

Total Use of Funds $ 826,978* $ 902,029

*Out of Balance

UNLV Summer Session


Opening Account Balance $ 450,845 $ 423,881

Student Fees 1,324,353 1,390,570

Total Source of Funds $1,775,198 $1,814,451


Prof Sal (LAs + .18 FTE) $1,145,245 $1,300,000

Fringe Benefits 14,577 16,500

Class Sal (FTE 1.0) 25,969 21,023

Fringe Benefits 5,193 4,204

Wages 1,000 2,000

Fringe Benefits 10 20

Operating 30,223 41,085

Out-of-State Travel 400 4,000

Transfers Out 128,700 6,000

Ending Account Balance 423,881 419,619

Total Use of Funds $1,775,198 $1,814,451

TMCC Summer Session


Opening Account Balance $ 78,476 $ 64,094

Registration Fees 94,287 102,138

Total Source of Funds $ 172,763 $ 166,232


Professional Salaries $ 71,986 $ 83,864

Fringe Benefits 1,538 1,795

Class Salaries (FTE 1.0) 13,028 15,610

Fringe Benefits 4,198 5,130

Wages 1,333 1,466

Fringe Benefits 25 31

Operating 16,561 29,375

Out-of-State Travel 0 3,000

Ending Account Balance 64,094 25,961

Total Use of Funds $ 172,763 $ 166,232

WNCC Summer Session


Estimated Revenue $ 38,000

Total Source of Funds $ 38,000


Salaries $ 23,404

Operating (Est. 15% of Revenue) 5,700

Ending Account Balance 8,896

Total Use of Funds $ 38,000

NNCC Summer Session


Opening Account Balance $ 1,768 $ 2,643

Registrtion Fees 32,459 35,057

Total Source of Funds $ 34,227 $ 37,700


Grad Asst Salaries $ 16,055 $ 17,660

Fringe Benefits 279 353

Operating 8,992 10,000

Out-of-State Travel 73 1,000

Total Transfers Out 6,185 1,500

Ending Account Balance 2,643 7,187

Total Use of Funds $ 34,227 $ 37,700

CCCC Summer Session


Beginning Balance $ 130,000

Registration Fees 260,000

Total Source of Funds $ 390,000


Professional Contracts $ 215,000

Classified Personnel 8,000

Wages 6,000

Fringe Benefits 8,000

Out-of-State Travel 3,000

Operating Expenses 20,000

Ending Balance 130,000

Total Use of Funds $ 390,000

(8) Approved to use approximately $115,000 from the Capital

Improvement Fee Fund to remodel the Child Development

Laboratory facility in the College of Home Economics at


(9) Approved to use $1,500 from the Capital Improvement Fee

Fund for the erection of a sign and outdoor lighting at

the NNCC Ely facility.

Steve Evenson, CSUN President, stated that he opposes the

student fee increase but understands its necessity. He

added that Nevada students want something in return from

the State.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Gallagher second-

ed. Motion carried.

16. Report and Recommendations of the Estate Fund Committee

A report and recommendations of the Estate Fund Committee

meetings, held December 19, 1988 and January 11, 1989 were

made by Dr. James Eardley, member of the Committee.

(1) At its special teleconference meeting on December 15,

1988, the Board referred to the Committee for recon-

sideration the Campus proposals for use of estate funds

for 1989-90. The Committee met on December 19, 1988

and requested that academic officers of each Campus

determine 3 or 4 major categories for estate funds

1989-90, prioritize their institution's proposals into

these categories and submit them for consideration.

The Committee recommended forwarding to the Board of

Regents the proposals for 1989-90, filed in the Regents


The Committee has identified projects that would sup-

plement regular State authorizations for higher educa-

tion and not supplant regular budgeted allocations.

The legislative authority to the Board of Regents to

spend $2,500,000 from the account each year is intended

to be outside the regular budget to provide support in

selected areas not regularly included in State appro-

priations. 3 primary areas to improve education out-

side of the regular budget were identified as 1) Aca-

demic Support and Equipment, 2) Faculty Development

and Research Support, and 3) Information Systems and

Support Services Enhancement. The areas identified for

support are critical to the continued development of

quality higher education in the State of Nevada, to the

continued improvement of faculty at the Community Col-

leges and Universities, and to the overall ability of

the University of Nevada System to achieve a competi-

tive edge in the quality of its faculty, its instruc-

tion, and its research.

The Presidents of the Campuses have carefully reviewed

and approved proposals submitted and the projects will

be closely monitored to completion with reports filed

at the conclusion of the projects.

The following is a break down of expenditures:

University of Nevada System Total $2,500,000

A. Academic Support and Equipment $ 909,077

University of Nevada, Las Vegas $ 177,715

University of Nevada, Reno 349,500

Clark County Community College 222,970

Northern Nevada Community College 22,750

Truckee Meadows Community College 90,000

Western Nevada Community College 46,142

B. Faculty Development and Research

Support $1,038,298

University of Nevada, Las Vegas $ 406,555.50

University of Nevada-Reno 299,032.50

Desert Research Institute 100,000

Clark County Community College 9,965

Northern Nevada Community College 56,000

Truckee Meadows Community College 57,870

Western Nevada Community College 68,875

Chancellor's Office Unit 40,000

C. Information Systems and Support

Services Enhancement $ 552,625

University of Nevada, Las Vegas $ 183,262

University of Nevada-Reno 178,065

Clark County Community College 53,935

Northern Nevada Community College 11,750

Truckee Meadows Community College 40,000

Western Nevada Community College 22,733

Chancellor's Office Unit 62,880

Dr. Eardley questioned if any of the proposals are

included in the UNS budget request, and Dr. Fox stated

that there may be a few proposals that were related to

the budget, but are not included in the budget request.

The proposals do not overlap budget items, and are not

the same type of requests as indicated in the budget.

If the proposals are not funded by the Estate Fund, the

the activities cannot occur with the budgeted funds.

Regent Carolyn Sparks strongly emphasized that the pro-

posals must be for enhancement and the Board of Regents

must be steadfast in pursuing these funds.

Vice Chancellor Fox suggested that a cover letter from

the Chairman of the Board be sent to the Legislators

indicating the NRS statute, terms of the law, emphasis

on "enhancement" proposals, and the Board's intent of

keeping faith with the intentions of the people of the

State of Nevada.

Vice Chancellor Fox further suggested that the propos-

als be edited in order to establish a format for easy

reading and understanding by the Legislators.

Regent Sparks confirmed that these estate fund propos-

als are not listed in the UNS budget request, and that

if the Legislature deducts the $2.5 million from the

budget, the Legislature will have to take responsibil-

ity for its decision. Discussion of the estate fund

should not enter into discussions of the UNS budget


Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Estate Fund Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

17. Approved Graduate Student Association Constitution, UNLV

Approved the UNLV Graduate Student Association Constitution,

as contained in Ref. I, filed in the Regents Office.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the UNLV Graduate Student

Association Constitution. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion


18. Approved Changes to Bylaws, UNLV

Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 5, Chapter 6,

Chapter 1, Section 2.3, Amendment of UNLV Bylaws as follows:

2.3 Amendment of UNLV Bylaws. An amendment to the

UNLV Bylaws may be proposed by: 1) 20 % of the total

faculty of UNLV; or 2) the Faculty Senate voting major-

ity approval on any suggestion or 3) any UNS Regent; or

4) the Chancellor; and 5) the UNLV President. Before

going to the faculty for referendum, all proposals will

be referred to the Faculty Senate for consideration and


2.3.1 Faculty Approval. Faculty acceptance of the pro-

posed amendment requires the approval of 2/3 of the

total faculty voting.

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the amendments to the UNLV

Bylaws. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

19. Approved Use of Regents Special Project Fund

Approved the use of $15,000, with additional funds if needed

from the Regents Special Project Fund for the NNCC Presi-

dential Search.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the use of $15,000, with ad-

ditional funds if needed from the Regents Special Project

Fund for the NNCC Presidential Search. Mrs. Gallagher sec-

onded. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 4:20 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board