January 16-17, 1953
Volume 6 - Pages 399-402
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
January 16, 1953
The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office on Friday, January 16, 1953. The meeting was called to
order by the Chairman at 1:30 P.M. Present: Regents Hardy,
Crumley, Lombardi, Grant, Ross; Comptroller Hayden and President
Stout. Reporters Gillis and Bennyhoff were present and covered
the meeting throughout the afternoon.
Chairman Ross welcomed Mr. A. C. Grant of Las Vegas, newly elect-
ed member of the Board of Regents.
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the minutes
of the meeting of November 7, 1952, be approved and that
the reading thereof be dispensed with.
2. Organization of the Board for the Ensuing Biennium
Mr. Ross called for nominations for Chairman, Vice Chairman
and 3 members of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Hardy placed the nomination of Mr. Ross for Chairman;
Dr. Lombardi seconded the nomination and Mr. Crumley moved
that the nominations be closed. Mr. Ross was elected by
Mr. Hardy nominated Mr. Crumley for Vice Chairman; Dr.
Lombardi seconded the nomination and Mr. Grant moved that
the nominations be closed. Mr. Crumley was elected by
Mr. Crumley nominated Mr. Ross, Mr. Hardy and Dr. Lombardi
as members of the Executive Committee. Mr. Grant seconded
the nominations, and the Chairman declared them elected.
Chairman Ross asked any member of the Regents who desires
to serve on a particular committee of the Board, to so
indicate to the President.
3. Comptroller's Claims
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the following
claims, approved by the Executive Committee, be approved by
Regents Checks, Nos. 23-59 to 23-73 inclusive for a
total of $203,113.84 for November.
State Claims, Nos. 23-44 to 23-57 inclusive for a
total of $119,828.05 for November.
Regents Checks, Nos. 23-74 to 23-89 inclusive for a
total of $214,441.01 for December.
State Claims, Nos. 23-58 to 23-71 inclusive for a
total of $118,765.98 for December.
Reporter Burns came into the meeting at 1:40 P.M. and remained
throughout the afternoon.
4. Personnel Recommendations
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the following
recommendations, (a) through (g), be approved:
(a) Appointment of Mrs. Rachel L. Struve as Assistant in
Education at a salary of $75 for the Spring semester
(b) Appointment of Miss Eileen Dillon as Assistant in Edu-
cation at a salary of $75 for the Spring semester 1953.
(c) Appointment of Chelton Leonard as Ski Coach in the
Athletic Department at a salary of $500 for the 1952-53
(d) Appointment of James J. Olivas as Boxing Coach in the
Athletic Department at a salary of $700 for the 1952-
(e) Appointment of Henry Phillip Ehrlinger III as Assistant
Research Metallurgist in the Atomic Energy Research
Project in the Mackay School of Mines at a salary of
$2200 for the 5 1/2 months service beginning January
15, 1953, his salary to be paid from AEC funds.
(f) Reappointment of Mrs. Ruth Van Dyke as Assistant in
the Mathematics Department at a salary of $400 for the
Spring semester 1953.
(g) Employment of Mr. R. C. Williams, Director of the Stu-
dent Union at the University of Oregon, as Consultant
at a fee of not to exceed $250 (in lieu of traveling
expenses) for his services later in January, 1953.
(h) Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that Stanley
G. Palmer be requested to serve for the year 1953-54 as
Dean of Engineering. He will be eligible for retire-
ment this coming Summer.
5. Policy Recommendation
(a) The President presented the results of his study on
University administration and recommended its simpli-
fication as follows:
THE BOARD OF REGENTS
The control of the University of Nevada is vested by
law in a Board of Regents consisting of 5 members
elected by the people of the State of Nevada. It
shall formulate and establish the policies which shall
be followed in the administration of the University.
The administration of the University is vested by the
Board of Regents in the President of the University.
As the Executive Head of the University, it is his
duty to secure an effective, efficient, orderly and
economical administration which provides a healthful
development of the University.
THE TREASURER AND COMPTROLLER
The Treasurer and Comptroller is authorized by the
President to receive all moneys arising from gifts or
bounties in any form to the University or for its
benefits; all fees from students or others; proceeds
from all sales of whatever nature of kind; fees for
services rendered in any manner, and funds from any
sources whatsoever other than in cases by law re-
quired to be paid to the State Treasurer. He shall
keep the accounts of the moneys in his custody in such
separate funds as are necessary for proper and sys-
The administration of the various Colleges and of
Student Affairs is delegated by the President to the
respective Dean of each. He is responsible to the
President for the efficient, effective, orderly and
economical administration of his area.
THE DEPARTMENT HEADS
The administration of the various Departments within
a College may be delegated by the Dean of the College
to Department Heads, who shall be responsible to the
Dean for the efficiency and educational effectiveness
of the respective Departments.
An Administrator may appoint committees to advise him
or to aid him in carrying out his duties. Committees
shall be responsible directly to the appointing Ad-
ministrator and through him to the President. The
Administrator shall be responsible for the committee
Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the above
statement, "The Administration of the University of
Nevada" be adopted and published in the forthcoming
catalogue; and that it replace the portion of the
catalogue for June, 1952, pages 32 and 33 on "Univer-
sity Administration" and all previous statements in
minutes of the Board of Regents or in University
catalogues or other publications, which are hereby
(b) The President presented the results of his study on
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the
President continue his study and present the results
at a later meeting of the Board.
(c) State Personnel Act. The proposed legislation putting
State personnel under civil service was discussed.
Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the fol-
lowing resolution be adopted and that copies, signed
by each member of the Board of Regents, be forwarded
to the Governor for his information, and to the Presi-
dent of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly with
request that it be read in regular session:
RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents memorialize
the 1953 Session of the State Legislature to
exempt the University of Nevada from the provi-
sions of any civil service or State Personnel
Act which has or which may be introduced.
(d) Mr. Hardy raised the question as to whether a short
non-degree course in Agriculture might be incorporated
in the University program. The matter was discussed,
and the Regents gave unanimous approval. The Presi-
dent was requested to discuss the matter with Dean
Hutchison to see if it might be possible to offer a
course this coming Fall.
(e) Chairman Ross brought before the Board the matter of
representation before the State Legislature - who is
to be the official representative of the Board of
Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the
Regents reaffirm the existing policy that the Presi-
dent of the University be the representative of the
Board of Regents with the Legislature.
It was further agreed that in case any member or mem-
bers of the Board are called before the Legislature or
any committee of the Legislature, the President of the
University and the Chairman of the Board are to be
notified immediately. The Chairman will, in turn,
notify the other members of the Board of Regents.
6. Informal Report
a) Mrs. R. B. Henrichs of Reno has given to the Uni-
versity the books on Biology and Medicinal Biologi-
cal Specimens which belonged to her son, James
Henrichs, a graduate of this University and a
former member of the Biology Department.
b) A check was received from the Estate of Wesley
Elgin Travis in the sum of $1,666.67, "issued in
fulfillment of the distribution authorized to be
made to the University of Nevada at this time under
the Decree and Order Ratable Distribution made in
the above entitled estate on the 16th day of Octo-
ber, 1952. It is understood that this check is
issued to the University of Nevada on the condition
that it shall be used to establish a revolving loan
fund for needy, deserving, trustworthy students to
be administered by or under the direct supervision
of the President of the University of Nevada."
c) Mrs. Frank Payne of Reno paid $100 for the services
of Mrs. Dickinson and $200 for the services of Mr.
Rolla as soloists in "The Messiah".
d) The Sierra Pacific Power Company of Reno sponsored
the ads in the newspapers for "The Messiah".
(b) Admission Requirements
The President reported that progress is being made in
the study of admission requirements to the University.
The Committee on Admissions will have a report for
approval of the Regents at their next meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 3:40 P.M. until the regular meeting in
June, unless a meeting is called by the Chairman.