February 1-2, 1980
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
February 1, 1980
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Edward L. Pine
Auditorium, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mr. John Tom Ross
Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos
Dr. Louis E. Lombardi
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler
President William Berg (NNCC)
President Joseph Crowley (UNR)
President Jack Davis (WNCC)
President Jim Eardley (TMCC)
President Judith Eaton (CCCC)
President Leonard Goodall (UNLV)
President Lloyd Smith (DRI)
Bonnie M. Smotony, Secretary
Larry Lessly, Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
Also present were Senate Chairpersons Campana (DRI), Elliott
(TMCC), Gochnour (CCCC), Marschall (UNR), Melrose (NNCC), Moser
(Unit), Pugsley (WNCC), and Van Vactor (UNLV), and representa-
tives of student associations.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 9:50 A.M.
1. Report of Investment Committee
Chancellor Baepler reported that there had not been a quorum
present at the meeting of the Investment Advisory Committee
the previous day, and presented the following for consider-
ation by the Board:
A. Recommendation by Mr. Monte Miller of Valley Bank for
the following sales and purchases of stock at market
price on Friday, February 1, 1980. Approximate prices
are listed. Mr. Miller noted in making his recommenda-
tion that there is a 10-15% risk factor in the market
at the present time (i. e., a risk that there will be
a pullback in market prices after the proposed purchase
Shrs Description Price Total Yield
600 Union Carbide $45 $27,000 6.6%
(already own 400 shares)
800 Schering Plough 36 28,800 4.0%
(already own 600 shares)
400 IBM 69 27,600 4.9%
(already own 400 shares)
1800 Pittston 27 48,600 4.4%
2000 Merrill Lynch 24 48,000 4.0%
900 General Electric 54 48,600 5.2%
3100 General Portland 16 49,600 5.0%
900 General Motors 54 48,600 9.1%
Shrs Description Price Total Loss
1000 Pullman $31 $31,000 $(5,660)
B. Recommendation by Mr. Tom Josephsen of Security National
Bank for investment of cash reserves in the Atmospherium
Planetarium account, as follows:
Trade Approx. Antic. Mkt.
Units Security Price Price Income Yield
30,000 Federal Home Loan Bank 9% 2/15/83, makes 75,000
$ 94 $28,200 2,700 11.10
50,000 U. S. Treasury 30 year maturity - new issue
100 50,000 5,500 11.00
$78,200 8,200 11.05
C. Mr. Bob Lee of First National Bank of Nevada presented
the following buy and sell recommendations, with such
transactions accomplished through a limit order, with
the "Approximate Price" indicated functioning as a firm
price which will trigger the completion of the trans-
Approx. Approx. Antic Mkt. Gain
Units Security Price Value Income Yld (Loss)
50 Bankers Trust Market 2,200 165 7.5 344
12 IBM Market 840 41 4.9 --
2,000 Intl Minerals 52 104,000 6,000 5.8 12,712
5,000 National Dist 31 155,000 9,000 5.8 28,818
10,200 Texaco 35-1/2 362,100 22,049 6.1 (55,464)
7,000 Standard Brands 32 224,000 10,300 4.6 159,903
TOTAL SALES 848,140 47,555 5.6 146,313
10,000 Merrill Lynch 21 210,000 9,600 4.6
10,000 E. F. Hutton 20 200,000 8,000 4.0
3,500 Aluminum Co. of America
57-1/2 201,250 11,200 5.6
4,100 Union Oil Co. 49 200,900 5,330 2.7
4,100 Conoco, Inc. 49 200,900 7,790 3.9
2,900 Sun Co.'s 70 203,000 8,700 4.3
3,200 General Dynamics 62 198,400 3,840 2.0
4,400 United Tech Corp.46 202,400 9,680 4.8
TOTAL PURCHASES 1,616,850 64,140 4.0
D. Proposed new managing agency agreements with First
National Bank and Valley Bank (identified as Ref. D and
E, respectively, and filed with permanent minutes), were
recommended for approval. The term "next market day",
as used on page two, will ordinarily mean the day of the
meeting of the Board as a whole. The report of the
Investment Advisory Committee will be placed first on
the Board agenda to permit the Board to take immediate
action, after which the secretary of the Investment
Advisory Committee will notify the bank representatives
that their recommendations have been approved or dis-
approved. The bank representatives will later receive
copies of the Board minutes as written authorization
for their actions.
Any future managing agency agreements which may be
reached with other banks shall be identical in format
to those prepared for FNB and Valley Bank.
Chancellor Baepler recommended approval by the Board of the
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Bride, carried without dissent.
2. Adoption of Consent Agenda
The Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A and filed with
permanent minutes), containing the following items, was
submitted for approval:
(1) Approval of minutes of December 19, 1979, with the
following addition requested by Mrs. Fong:
In the discussion concerning Item 26, Design Develop-
ment Drawings, Henderson Center, Mrs. Fong questioned
the absence of windows in the classrooms and expressed
concern that this might lead to claustrophobia. Presi-
dent Eaton explained that most of the students attend-
ing classes at the Henderson Center would be there for
one or two classes only and she did not believe there
would be any problem.
(2) Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported in Ref.
(3) Request for extended sick leave for George W.
Schweitzer, Coordinator of State Fire Service Training
Program, UNR, through June 30, 1980.
(4) Approval of 1980 Summer Session Budgets for UNR and
UNLV (identified in Ref. C-2 and C-3).
(5) Augmentation of UNLV Interview and Recruiting Account
by $10,000, and DRI Interview and Recruiting Account by
$7,500, by transfer from the Board of Regents Special
(6) Allocation of $2,570 to WNCC, and $3,600 to TMCC, from
the Board of Regents Special Projects Account, to pay
the expenses of accreditation visits to these insti-
(7) Assignment of signature authority for UNLV's bank
accounts (withdrawn at request of President Goodall).
(8) Authorization for the Community Colleges to use the
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) as an appropriate
means of maintaining an official record of student
participation in significant learning experiences
distinct from the awarding of academic credit or
community service credit. UNR and UNLV have been
authorized the use of CEU's since 1976.
Mr. Mc Bride moved adoption of the Consent Agenda as sub-
mitted, with the exception of Item (7), which was withdrawn
by President Goodall. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, car-
ried without dissent.
Mr. Buchanan requested consideration of an emergency item, re-
calling that the Board had previously taken action encouraging
the continuation of athletic competition between the two Univer-
sities. He asked that Dick Trachok, UNR Director of Athletics,
be requested to appear before the Board at 11:00 A.M., to explain
why he had cancelled the 1980 football game between the two Uni-
Mr. Cashell suggested that if the Board wished to hear a report
from Mr. Trachok, it would perhaps be desirable to hear from Dr.
Negratti, UNLV Director of Athletics, at the same time. He
pointed out that this matter should be worked out between the
respective Presidents and Athletics Directors, adding that he
did not consider it an appropriate area for Board involvement.
No motion was offered to add this as an agenda item.
3. Proposed Change in Board Meeting Calendar
Chancellor Baepler noted that when the 1980 Meeting
Calendar was adopted, a meeting was scheduled for April 4,
which is Good Friday, and is also the last day of Easter
Recess for the instructional institutions. In deference to
this academic recess, he requested that the Board's calendar
be adjusted by rescheduling the March 7 and the April 4
Mr. Ross moved that the March 7 meeting be moved to March 10
and the April 4 meeting be moved to March 28. Motion sec-
onded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.
4. Report on Workshop for Regents and Officers
Chairman Cashell presented the following report on the
Workshop for Regents and Officers, held in San Diego on
January 6-8, 1980:
This memorandum concerns the recent Workshop for Regents
and Officers and will serve to recount for those of you
who were there and inform those of you who were not con-
cerning the pertinent points discussed at the meeting.
The Workshop, which was conducted under the sponsorship
of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities
and Colleges, was held for the stated purpose of assess-
ment of the effectiveness of the Regents and Officers as
a higher education management team and to seek ways of
improving the performance of that team.
The Board-Mentors who served as Workshop leaders were
very professional and demonstrated an excellent under-
standing of the role of the Governing Board. Their
review and analysis of the results of the self-study
which we completed prior to the Workshop brought into
focus a number of areas which must be addressed if we
are to meet our responsibilities for higher education
in the State of Nevada.
The Workshop format was divided into three general
(1) An exploration and discussion of the role of the
(2) Analysis and discussion of the self-study and iden-
tification of the strengths and weaknesses revealed
by that study.
(3) Identification and discussion of needs to be ad-
dressed by the University. Among those considered
to have the highest priority were:
A. A review and revision of the major policy docu-
ments of the University -- the University Code
and the Board of Regents Bylaws -- to more
clearly define the responsibilities and author-
ity of the Officers of the University.
B. Development of a long-range academic master
plan for public higher education in Nevada,
including preparation of integrated mission
statements for all units of the University
C. Development of a carefully constructed orienta-
tion program for new Regents and a continuing
orientation program for the Board as a whole.
D. Development of an officer evaluation/assessment
E. Development among the Board of a better under-
standing of the financial information and budg-
eting process of the University, in order that
Regents may take a stronger leadership role in
presentation of the University's needs to the
Governor and the Legislature, and to the citi-
zens of Nevada.
F. Reinforcement of the concept of the Board as a
policy making body.
G. Continuation of the workshop concept (with par-
ticipation of all Board members) as a tool for
self-assessment and education in order to con-
tinue to improve the performance of Regents and
Officers as a management team.
H. An improved relationship between the Board of
Regents and State officials; i. e., Legisla-
ture, Governor and Budget Office.
Finally, an agreement was reached among those present at
the Workshop that if the Board of Regents and the Uni-
versity were to realize maximum long-range benefits from
the experience, we should, as a full Board and with ap-
propriate input from University community, implement
some procedures for addressing these needs which have
been identified. Accordingly, if the Board agrees that
these are appropriate priorities for future action, I
recommend that we proceed as follows:
1. That a committee be appointed by the Chairman of the
Board to proceed immediately with necessary revi-
sions to the University of Nevada System Code to
update that document and to more clearly define the
responsibilities and authority of the Officers and
the prerogatives of faculty. I suggest that this
committee consist of the following:
The President of each member institution (or
A faculty representative from each member
institution and from the Unit (to be
selected from among three nominees
submitted by each Senate).
I suggest that this committee be chaired by the
Chancellor and that October be agreed upon as the
date by which proposed revisions will be submitted
for Board consideration.
I further suggest that the Officers proceed concur-
rently with a proposed revision to the Board of
Regents Bylaws in order to insure compatibility
in the two documents.
2. That the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet be directed
to develop a proposal for the preparation of a long-
range academic master plan for higher education in
Nevada, including preparation of integrated mission
statements for all units of the University System.
I request that this proposal, including a timetable
for implementation, be discussed with the Board of
Regents at the earliest possible date.
3. That an ad hoc committee of the Board, in consulta-
tion with the Chancellor and the Presidents, devel-
op a procedure for Officer assessment/evaluation,
based on normally acceptable management objectives.
4. That the Board of Regents Finance Committee assume
the leadership in developing a coordinated program
for the presentation of financial and budget infor-
mation to meet the objectives of paragraph E.
5. That the Secretary of the Board assume the respon-
sibility for developing a proposal for an orienta-
tion program for new Regents and for developing a
proposal for a second Workshop for Regents and
Officers to be conducted in the Summer of 1981.
I recognize that implementation of these recommendations
will require a lot of work by a lot of people. At the
same time, I also believe that the effort is necessary
and there is a willingness on the part of everyone con-
cerned to invest the time and effort required to appro-
priately address these issues. I urge your full
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of recommendation #1. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.
Mr. Buchanan objected, stating that he was not aware of any
problem with the Code or the Bylaws that interferes with the
orderly operation of the University or the Board.
Chairman Cashell explained that his recommendation for a
committee to study the Code was the result of discussions
which had occurred at the Board's Workshop and which had in-
dicated that there were several areas in both the Code and
the Bylaws that needed modernizing to conform those docu-
ments to current practice, and to more clearly define the
authority of the Board and the Officers of the University.
Mr. Mc Bride recalled that such a study of the Code and the
Bylaws had been requested by Mr. Karamanos at an earlier
meeting and, although no objection to such a study had been
raised at that time, no progress had been made either. He
pointed out that any revisions to either document which
might be proposed as a result of such a study would be sub-
ject to Board consideration and final approval. He agreed
with Mr. Buchanan that the Code had been changed in various
sections from time to time in the past, to resolve specific
problems, but suggested that it was now time for the entire
document to be addressed.
Mr. Buchanan expressed concern that a committee composed of
Administrators and faculty would propose revisions which
would tend to erode the authority of the Board. He sug-
gested that the problems first be identified and the Board
could then deal with each specific problem.
Mr. Ross suggested that at least one member of the Board be
appointed to the committee. Mr. Mc Bride accepted that
suggestion as an amendment to his motion. Motion then
carried with Mr. Buchanan opposing.
Chairman Cashell requested that Mr. Buchanan serve as the
Regent-member of the Committee. Mr. Buchanan agreed, but
asked that he still be recorded as opposing the establish-
ment of the committee.
Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of recommendation #2. Motion
seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of recommendations #3, #4 and
Mr. Buchanan objected to recommendation #4, stating that
although he believed the Finance Committee was doing a fine
job, he was concerned that this additional assignment pro-
posed for the Finance Committee would result in those mem-
bers of Board not on the Committee not being sufficiently
informed concerning the budget.
Mr. Cashell pointed out that the thrust of recommendation #4
was to insure that a procedure would be developed that would
serve to fully inform all Board members concerning the budg-
et, and it was not intended that the Finance Committee would
be making decisions for the Board.
Mrs. Knudtsen agreed with Mr. Buchanan, expressing her fear
that budget decisions would take place in Finance Committee
meetings and would not be fully explored at the open Board
Mr. Mc Bride pointed out that all meetings of the Finance
Committee are open, having been posted in accordance with
the Open Meeting Law, and all members of the Board are in-
vited and encouraged to attend. He further noted that dis-
cussions which occur within the Finance Committee meetings
are not intended to take the place of presentation to the
Following extensive discussion, during which concerns were
expressed that budget matters should continue to be a sub-
ject for consideration by the full Board, Mr. Ross moved to
amend recommendation #4 to read "..... that the Board of
Regents Finance Committee assume the leadership in develop-
ing a coordinated program for the presentation of financial
and budget information for full information and dissemina-
tion to the Board .....". Motion to amend seconded by Mrs.
Fong. Motion failed by the following roll call vote:
No - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong
Yes - Mr. Cashell, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr.
Ross (five affirmative votes are required to
carry a motion)
Mr. Mc Bride asked that his vote be change to a no vote.
5. Revision to Policy Related to Acceptance of Gifts
Chancellor Baepler noted that Board policy concerning
approval, announcement and acknowledgment of gifts to the
University is contained in Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 5 of
the Board of Regents Handbook. This policy reserves to the
Board of Regents the sole authority for acceptance of gifts
to the University System or to any of its member institu-
Chancellor Baepler and the Presidents recommended revision
of this policy to provide that authority shall be delegated
to the cognizant officer for acceptance of gifts, under the
(1) The purpose of the gift shall not constitute an excep-
tion to approved University programs, policies and
(2) Acceptance of the gift shall not involve a commitment
for more than five years.
(3) Acceptance of the gift shall not obligate the institu-
tion to expenditures or costs for which there are no
established fund sources.
(4) Expenditure of the gift funds does not involve the
construction of facilities not previously approved by
the Board of Regents.
(5) Value of the gift is not in excess of $100,000.
(6) The gift does not involve an interest in real property.
The Officers further recommended that in reporting private
gifts to the Board of Regents, the following two categories
be used: (1) those gifts which have been accepted by an
Officer under the above delegation of authority; and (2)
those gifts which do not fall within the authority of the
Chancellor or President and which must specifically be
accepted by the Board of Regents.
Mr. Buchanan objected to this proposed delegation of author-
ity, stating that acceptance of gifts was the Board's pre-
rogative and one that should be retained. He further stated
that he knew of no instance when a gift was lost because of
the Board's failure to accept it prior to the end of a cal-
endar year, and further expressed his personal concern that
such delegation of authority could result in a situation
where a President might accept a gift which the Board would
find unacceptable for some reason.
Mr. Buchanan moved that the proposed revision to the gift
policy be denied. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong.
President Crowley commented that it was not the intent of
UNR in proposing this revision to preempt any of the Board's
prerogatives, but to present a better profile to donors. He
offered to withdraw the proposal.
Mr. Buchanan asked that there be a vote on the motion.
President Goodall suggested that perhaps some consideration
be given to a delegation of authority to the cognizant Of-
ficer for the period extending from the last meeting of the
year through December 31, to accept gifts on behalf of the
Mr. Lessly agreed that the Board could delegate its author-
ity in this matter as long as it restricts that delegation
and very clearly indicates to the Administration what the
parameters are. In response to a question from Mr. Buchanan
as to whether any gifts to the University had been lost be-
cause the Board had not formally and legally accepted the
gift by December 31, Mr. Partridge pointed out that where
the problem really arises is when someone who is advising a
client for tax purposes inquires about the Board's policy
concerning acceptance of gifts. The client may then be ad-
vised against making the gift to the University because time
would not permit its formal acceptance by the Board prior to
the end of the tax year.
Motion failed by the following roll call vote:
Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Ross
No - Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Cashell
Mr. Ross and Mrs. Knudtsen asked that the problem be ad-
dressed in some other manner, through consultation of the
Officers with counsel, and the matter be placed on the
next agenda for consideration by the full Board.
6. Proposal for Improvement of Sound Systems for Board Meetings
Chancellor Baepler recalled that several months previous,
the Board requested some consideration be given to improve-
ments in the sound systems used for Board meetings. Accord-
ingly, UNR and UNLV each submitted proposals for upgrading
the existing equipment used in the UNLV Education building
and in the UNR Pine Auditorium. (Proposals identified as
Ref. B and filed with permanent minutes.) Specifically, the
UNLV proposal estimated a cost of $4,850, and the UNR pro-
posal estimated $10,875, with $2,642 going toward upgrading
the existing sound system in the Pine Auditorium.
The Officers requested an allocation of $15,725 from the
Board of Regents Special Projects Account to purchase the
equipment necessary to provide the quality sound systems in
the Board's two most frequently used meeting rooms.
Mr. Buchanan suggested that the expenditure of funds for the
upgrading of the existing sound system in Pine Auditorium
would be more properly an expense of the Student Union. It
was pointed out, however, that the permanent equipment in
the facility must be upgraded in order to make the portable
equipment work properly.
President Crowley also noted that this proposal was sub-
mitted in response to a request from the Board of Regents
and was not initiated by an identified need of either the
Student Union or other Departments at UNR.
Mr. Ross moved approval of the allocation as requested.
Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, failed with Mr. Buchanan
and Mrs. Fong opposing.
In response to Mrs. Fong's request that UNR provide some
matching money to fund this purchase of equipment, ASUN
President Ritch pointed out that the existing equipment in
the Pine Auditorium is satisfactory for the purposes of the
Union and its users. The proposal to upgrade the existing
system is solely to accommodate the Regents' request.
At the Chancellor's request, this matter was withdrawn for
consideration at the next meeting.
7. Photographs of Officers
Chancellor Baepler recalled that subsequent to 1956, it was
the practice of the University to commission official por-
traits of each President. In 1978 the Board directed that
this practice be resumed and the collection brought up to
date by requesting an official photograph of each former
institutional President or Chancellor, and that the photo-
graphs be suitably displayed in an appropriate place in each
institutional administrative building.
Based on information gathered for this purpose, it was es-
timated that a total of $14,000 would be required to restore
the oil portraits of eight former Presidents (Stubbs, Jones,
Brown, Hartman, Moseley, Hendricks, Love and Clark), and to
complete the collection by securing either framed photo-
graphic enlargements or having new photographic portraits
taken of current and former Officers. The Officers request-
ed that an allocation of $14,000 be provided from the Board
of Regents Special Projects Account to bring the collection
of official photographs up to date.
Mrs. Knudtsen questioned the high cost estimated for the
photographic portraits (up to $500 per photo), and asked
about the quality, suggesting that if they are not to be of
archive quality they would not be satisfactory.
Mrs. Fong expressed concern about the type of photograph
which might be used for those Officers who had served the
University a number of years ago, suggesting that perhaps
oil portraits painted from an existing black and white photo
might have to be considered, and noted that the cost for
that would run considerably more than $500 each. She also
expressed concern about the size which might be under con-
sideration and the amount of wall space required.
President Crowley noted that this item was on the agenda in
response to a request from the Board, pointing out that UNR
has no desire to spend money unless it is directed to do so.
He noted that the Board had requested that the practice be
resumed, that the old paintings be found, and that informa-
tion concerning what it would cost to restore them be se-
cured. That has all been done. If, he added, the Board
wished additional information on this before voting, it
would be helpful to know what was required in order that it
also could be obtained.
Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that the idea of restoring the old
paintings was a good one and perhaps could be considered
apart from the matter of the photographic portraits.
By consensus, the matter of the photographs of Officers was
tabled until the next meeting.
The meeting adjourned for lunch, reconvening at 1:30 P.M.
Discussion resumed on Item #3, Report of Workshop for Regents and
Officers, with Chairman Cashell requesting that the total report
and its recommendations be held over for the next meeting. In
view of the Board's concurrence, this was interpreted to mean
that the action taken by the Board in reference to the recommen-
dations were effectively set aside.
8. Report of Finance Committee
Mr. Mc Bride reported that the Finance Committee had met the
previous day, and he submitted the following partial report
from that Committee:
(1) After an in-depth review of the spending patterns of
all Departments and Colleges, the Finance Committee
finds that those spending patterns conform substan-
tially to the Work Programs in all cases. This review
included both appropriated and estimative budget areas.
A report showing comparison of funds work programmed
to balances remaining in the accounts was distributed.
(2) Proposals from UNR and UNLV for augmentation to their
1980-81 Work Programs were presented (details filed
with permanent minutes), and the Finance Committee
recommends the Board authorize a request to the State
Budget Office and the Governor for augmentation of the
UNR budget by $290,966 and the UNLV budget by $379,097.
These augmentations will permit the expenditure of un-
appropriated income received by each institution dur-
ing the current fiscal year which is in excess of that
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the Finance Committee report
and recommendation. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried
9. Change in Credit Hour Requirement for Graduation
President Crowley reported that the Electrical Engineering
Department has revised its curriculum to meet current stand-
ards and to follow suggestions from ECPD, the engineering
accrediting agency. The new total requirement will be com-
parable to that of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, both of
which require 132 credits.
Dr. Crowley recommended that the credit hour requirement for
graduation in Electrical Engineering be changed from 128 to
Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Bride, carried without dissent.
10. Relocation of U. S. Post Office Facility
President Crowley reported that the U. S. Post Office has
agreed to relocate its facility now in the Travis Student
Union building to the northeast corner of North Sierra and
Artemisia Way, into a new building to be constructed by the
University for that purpose. The building will be approxi-
mately 4,600 square feet, costing approximately $380,000.
It can be financed either through investment funds or a
lending institution. The lease rate to be paid by the Post
Office will repay the financing costs, and it is estimated
that the initial investment plus interest would be repaid in
ten to twelve years.
Dr. Crowley noted that relocation of this Post Office facil-
ity, which primarily serves the University community, has
been under discussion for some time. This move will benefit
the University by making additional space available in the
Student Union building, and will benefit the Post Office by
providing a larger facility in a less congested area.
In order to proceed with planning for this relocation, Pres-
ident Crowley recommended that the University be authorized
to employ Mr. Edward Parsons to design the building, and
that Vice President Pine be authorized to negotiate a lease
with the U. S. Post Office, with the final lease agreement
to be submitted for Board approval.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,
carried without dissent.
11. Fallon Center, WNCC
President Davis reported that the Fallon Center of WNCC is
planned for construction on a parcel of land made available
by the Bureau of Land Management through the City of Fallon.
This site is located approximately one mile northeast of the
City, adjacent to Rattlesnake Hill.
Dr. Davis reported that the State Public Works Board has now
informed the College that the Naval Air Station at Fallon
has realigned its Air Installations Compatible Use Zone to
include the proposed site for the Fallon Center. This will
require application to Churchill County for a special use
permit to construct an educational facility within a
Dr. Davis requested direction from the Board concerning this
matter, specifically whether to proceed with planning for
construction of the facility on this site, or to select an
alternate site which would not be within the flight pattern
of the Fallon Naval Air Station.
It appeared to be the consensus of the Regents present that
an alternate site should be selected for the Fallon Center
because of the liability to the College in the event of an
Mr. Mc Bride moved that President Davis be authorized to
contact Officials of Churchill County and the City of Fallon
concerning this matter and that they be asked to review the
land operations available to them and land which might be
available through BLM, and to recommend an alternate site
to the Board of Regents. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, car-
ried without dissent.
12. Campus Improvements, NNCC
President Berg recalled that the 1979 Legislature had au-
thorized modifications to the Vocational Technical building,
at a cost of $175,000, with $150,000 to come from the insti-
tution's Capital Improvement Fee Fund and the balance to
come from Higher Education Capital Construction Funds.
Dr. Berg noted that NNCC currently has $103,000 available
and anticipates that collection of fees for the Spring se-
mester will bring available capital improvement fee funds
to $125,000, with the final $25,000 expected from the Fall,
1980 registration. In order to minimize the disruption to
the College's educational program by completing as much of
this modification work during the Summer as possible, Dr.
Berg requested a loan of $25,000 from the Board of Regents
Special Projects Account so that the architect can proceed
with the necessary design. Repayment of the loan would
occur after the Fall, 1980 registration.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,
carried without dissent.
13. Request for Budget Augmentation, DRI
Vice President Dawson reported that in developing the 1979-
80 Finance Plan for DRI, allocations were approved for six
months, with the understanding that a review of expendi-
tures and revenues would be made before allocating funds
for the last half of the fiscal year. That review has now
been made and the following augmentations from Indirect
Cost Recovery were requested:
Alloc Incr Rcmnd
Atmospheric Sciences Center $120,000 $150,000 $270,000
Bioresources Center 10,750 10,750 21,500
Energy Systems Center 62,500 46,250 108,750
Social Sciences Center 4,000 4,000 8,000
Water Resources Center 50,000 50,000 100,000
President's Office 12,000 7,000 19,000
Vice Pres. for Administration 10,000 7,500 17,500
Miscellaneous N. O. C. 50,000 40,000 90,000
Las Vegas Administration 28,066 15,000 43,066
Boulder City Administration 18,000 10,000 28,000
National Advisory Board 10,000 3,000 13,000
Mr. Dawson also requested an increase of $50,000 in the
operating account of the Reno Lab Sales, due to an unantici-
pated increase in the number of water analyses being con-
ducted by the lab.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,
carried without dissent.
14. Amendment of Board of Regents Bylaws
Chancellor Baepler recalled that at the December meeting the
Board accepted for first reading a proposed amendment to the
Board of Regents Bylaws to accommodate membership of the
Foundation Fund Board Chairmen on the Investment Advisory
Committee. Final adoption of the following revision to
Article IV was recommended:
Section 1. The Board shall have the following standing
The Investment Advisory Committee and the Finance
Section 2. A standing committee shall consist of not
fewer than 3 persons who are elected members of the Board
and, except as provided below, for the Investment Advisory
Committee, may have not more than 2 persons as advisory
members who are not elected members of the Board and who
possess special knowledge, skills and experience in a re-
a. A standing committee shall meet as directed by the Board
or when called by the Chairman of the committee.
b. Notice of meetings shall be furnished to all members of
a standing committee by the committee Chairman or the
Secretary of the Board at least three days in advance of
the meeting. All meetings of the committee shall be
called and held in compliance with the provisions of NRS
c. A majority of the membership of the committee shall
constitute a quorum to transact business; however, a
vote of at least two of the Board members shall be
required for action by the committee.
d. Committee members and the Chairman of the committee
shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Board for a
term of two years, or until the next organizational
meeting of the Board.
e. In addition to the two public advisory members provided,
the Investment Advisory Committee shall have as members
the elected Chairperson of each Foundation Fund Board,
with authority to vote on investment matters pertaining
to the foundation fund represented.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.
Mrs. Fong noted that Mr. Parry Thomas of Valley Bank was a
member of the UNLV Foundation Fund Board and that Mr. Wayne
Condon of Security National was recommended for appointment
to the UNR Foundation Fund Board, and pointed out that both
banks handle portions of the University's endowment account.
In response to her question concerning a possible conflict,
Mr. Lessly agreed that if either were elected as Chairman of
the Foundation Fund Board on which he serves, he would be
precluded from voting on recommendations made by his bank.
However, Mr. Lessly also pointed out that the actions of the
Investment Advisory Committee are recommendations only and
the final decision rests with the Board of Regents.
Motion carried without dissent.
15. Recommendations for Award of Tenure
The following recommendations for award of tenure, effective
July 1, 1980, were submitted for preliminary approval, with
action to be requested at the March 10 meeting:
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Marianne Tortorici, College of Allied Health
*Robert Brown, College of Arts and Letters (Art)
James Frey, College of Arts and Letters (Sociology)
Marilyn Lester, College of Arts and Letters (Sociology)
Mary Phelps, College of Arts and Letters (Philosophy)
Nils Ranstedt, College of Arts and Letters (Art)
Richard Soule, College of Arts and Letters (Music)
P. Diane Turbough, Arts and Letters (Psychology)
George Urioste, College of Arts and Letters
Demmar Hartley, College of Business and Economics
John Nixon, College of Business and Economics
*James Abbey, College of Hotel Administration
David Christianson, College of Hotel Administration
*Katherine Bell, College of Science, Mathematics and
Engineering (Biological Sciences)
Boyd Earl, College of Science, Mathematics and
*Thomas Schaffter, College of Science, Mathematics and
Engineering (Biological Sciences)
Jeffrey Dundon, College Of Science, Mathematics and
Edwin Grayzeck, College Of Science, Mathematics and
Sari Phillips, Office of Information
Kathleen Street, Financial Aids Office
* Also recommended for promotion in rank.
B. Truckee Meadows Community College
Frank C. Barnes, Occupational (Administration of
Paul B. Davis, Liberal Arts (Political Science)
Jerald Frandsen, Occupational (Real Estate)
C. Western Nevada Community College
Richard Arrigotti, Liberal Arts (Mathematics)
Donald Mc Daniel, Student Services (Financial Aids)
Howard R. Panik, Liberal Arts (Science)
Joyce Starkjohann, Occupational (Business)
D. Clark County Community College
Carmen Annillo, Jr., Veterans' Affairs
Roy Burrows, Student Services
William Christopher, Science Department
David Comaron, Science Department
Tom Crenshaw, Admissions and Records
Joan Doggrell, English/Foreign Languages
Candace Kant (Kearns), Social Science
John P. Keith, Social Science
James C. Mitchell, Physical Plant
Richard Nuzzo, Developmental
Phil Palermo, Student Services
Melvin J. Pedras, Tech, Trade Ind'l Education
Dorothy Perkins, Student Services
Louella J. Reed, Student Services
James C. Smith, Public Service
E. Computing Center
Richard N. Belaustegui
Thomas J. Kendall
Dale P. Seaman
F. University of Nevada, Reno
Gary J. Blomquist, College of Agriculture (Biochemistry)
John N. Chappel, School of Medicine (Psychiatry and
Ada F. Cook, Student Services (Special Programs)
Burton A. Dudding, School of Medicine (Pediatrics)
Billy J. Fuller, College of Business Administration
(Accounting and Information Systems)
Edward E. Gickling, College of Education (Curriculum and
Marilyn Goad, College of Agriculture (Cooperative
*Piotr Hoffman, College of Arts and Science (Philosophy)
Richard E. Hughs, College of Business Administration
*Stephen H. Jenkins, College of Arts and Science
*Perry Jones, College of Arts and Science (Music)
John A. Kleppe, College of Engineering (Electrical
Kenneth E. Knight, College of Business Administration
Constance Mc Kenna, College of Agriculture (Cooperative
*Richard W. Rust, College of Arts and Science (Biology)
*Peter S. Test, College of Agriculture (Cooperative
Lloyd L. Walker, College of Engineering (Engineering
Milton T. Wolf, Library
*Joan S. Zenan, Library
*Also recommended for promotion.
16. Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank
The following recommendations for promotion or assignment
to rank, effective July 1, 1980, were submitted for prelim-
inary approval, with action to be requested at the March 10
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Virko Baley, to Professor of Music
Andrea Fontana, to Associate Professor of Sociology
Marie-France Hilgar, to Professor of Foreign Languages
John Unrue, to Professor of English
Vernon Mattson, to Associate Professor of History
Jerry Simich, to Associate Professor of Political
*Robert Brown, to Associate Professor of Art
*George Urioste, to Associate Professor of Anthropology
Tarun Mukherjee, to Associate Professor of Finance
Judith Dettre, to Professor of Education
G. Eric Martin, to Associate Professor of Education
*James Abbey, to Associate Professor of Hotel
*Katherine Bell, to Associate Professor of Biological
Stanley Hillyard, to Associate Professor of Biological
*Thomas Schaffter, to Associate Professor of Mathematics
Stephen Duffy, to Associate Professor, University
Chester Davis, to Rank III, Library
Myoung-Ja Kwon, to Rank III, Library
Charles N. Moody, to Rank IV, Operations and Maintenance
Richard Carhart, to Rank III, Educational Services
*Also recommended for tenure.
The following assignments to rank were reported for
Linda Robinson, to Assistant Professor of Nursing
Wai-Mei Borgel, to Rank II, Educational Services
Burt Teh, to Rank II, Educational Services
B. Desert Research Institute
David L. Koch, to Rank IV, Bioresources Center
Peter B. Wagner, to Rank IV, Atmospheric Sciences Center
Fredrick Brown, to Rank III, Atmospheric Sciences Center
C. University of Nevada, Reno
William W. Baker, to Associate Professor of Engineering
David A. Barber, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension
Jane P. Davidson, to Associate Professor of Art
Robert L. Dillard, to Professor of Speech and Theatre
Robert T. Griffin, to Associate Professor of Art
Donald L. Hardesty, to Professor of Anthropology
*Piotr Hoffman, to Associate Professor of Philosophy
*Stephen H. Jenkins, to Associate Professor of Biology
Bruce P. Johnson, to Professor of Electrical Engineering
*Perry Jones, to Professor of Music
Frank S. Lucash, to Associate Professor of Philosophy
John P. Marschall, to Associate Professor of History
William D. Phillips, to Rank III, Physical Plant
Ronald C. Reitz, to Professor Of Biochemistry
*Richard W. Rust, to Associate Professor of Biology
Lawrence T. Scott, to Professor of Chemistry
Frank J. Tobin, to Professor of Foreign Languages
Robert J. Watters, to Associate Professor of Geology
Jack D. Wise, to Rank IV, Cooperative Extension Service
*Joan Zenan, to Rank III, Library
The following promotions were reported for information:
Ardith A. Eudey, to Assistant Professor of Anthropology
David A. Hansen, to Rank II, Student Services
Delpha Sue Hoffman, to Rank II, Cooperative Extension
Patricia A. Myer, to Rank II, Cooperative Extension
Tey Diana Rebolledo, to Assistant Professor of Foreign
*Peter S. Test, to Rank II, Cooperative Extension Service
*Also recommended for tenure.
17. Recommendations for Promotion to Emeritus Status
The following recommendations for promotion to emeritus
status, effective July 1, 1980, were submitted for action
at the March 10 meeting:
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
William Carlson, Professor of Education
Holbert Hendrix, Professor of Education
Richard Strahlem, Professor of Accounting
University of Nevada, Reno
E. Maurice Beesley, Professor of Mathematics
Harry H. Bradley, Coordinator of Community Development
G. A. Broten, Professor of Recreation and Physical Education
Robert M. Gorrell, Professor of English and Vice President
for Academic Affairs
John W. Morrison, Professor of English
Walter S. Palmer, Professor of Accounting
Edward L. Pine, Vice President for Business
Howard J. Weeth, Professor of Animal Science and Animal
18. Recommendations Concerning Budget Parameters for Biennial
Chancellor Baepler recommended the following budget para-
meters be used in the development of the 1981-83 Biennial
(1) Student-Faculty Ratio - The student-faculty ratio
used for each principal budget will be:
UNR UNLV CCCC TMCC WNCC
Lower Division 24:1 24:1 24:1 24:1 24:1
Upper Division 16:1 16:1 N/A N/A N/A
Graduate 12:1 12:1 N/A N/A N/A
Nursing 7.5:1 7.5:1 7.5:1 7.5:1 7.5:1
Allied Health 15:1 15:1 N/A N/A N/A
Developmental N/A N/A 14:1 14:1 14:1
Occupational N/A N/A 18:1 18:1 18:1
Rural Factor N/A N/A 12:1 N/A 12:1
Dental Hygiene N/A N/A 5:1 N/A N/A
Based on current enrollment at each of the institu-
tions, application of the above ratios would result
in the following full-time faculty positions:
UNR 342.88 current FTE - 334.35
UNLV 315.11 " " - 296.01
CCCC 170.69 " " - 154.78
TMCC 83.88 " " - 74.61
WNCC 56.15 " " - 55.78
Faculty at TMCC and CCCC will be distributed 60%
full-time and 40% part-time.
Northern Nevada Community College will be an excep-
tion to the entire formula approach.
(2) Faculty Compensation - A 15% increase per year will
be budgeted, subject to a final recommendation from
the System Professional Compensation Committee.
Part-time faculty salaries will be budgeted as
Community Colleges - $300 per credit hour for first
year - 400 per credit hour
for second year
Universities - $450 per credit hour for first
year - 600 per credit hour for
(3) Graduate Assistants - Three regular graduate as-
sistant positions equal one FTE (full-time equiv-
alent faculty). For budget purposes, there will
be one graduate assistant position for every ten
faculty positions. Graduate assistant salaries
will be budgeted at the levels approved at the
December, 1979 meeting.
(4) Classified Positions - There will be one classified
position budgeted for every five full-time equiv-
alent faculty, exclusive of the Deans' staffs.
(5) Wages Positions - There will be $500 budgeted for
each FTE faculty member.
(6) Operating Expense - Operating expenses will be
budgeted based on need.
(7) Out-of-State Travel - $200 per full-time equivalent
faculty, excluding graduate assistants, will be
Each University will budget $100,000 per year for
Formula and budgetary needs are yet to be determined.
D. ACADEMIC SUPPORT, STUDENT SERVICES, INSTITUTIONAL
SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF PLANT
These areas will be budgeted on a needs basis.
Chancellor Baepler stated that, if approved, these param-
eters will be used in the development of a rough budget
showing the general magnitude of the University's request.
Following approval by the Board of the bottom line figures
that will be shown by that rough document, a final budget
document will be prepared for Board approval at the June
meeting, still allowing time for changes if necessary be-
fore the Biennial Budget Request is due in the Governor's
Office on September 1.
Dr. Baepler commented on the parameters which are recommend-
ed, pointing out that the student-faculty ratio has no
bearing on the actual distribution of faculty on a Depart-
ment-to-Department basis, but rather is an institutional
figure. The actual distribution is revealed in the Work
Some of the ratios are determined by the specific require-
ments of accreditation; e. g., the School of Medicine, and
those are not changed from previous years. There has been,
however, an effort to recognize the significant difference
at the two Universities between the lower and upper divi-
sion and graduate courses in terms of class size and cost
factors, and the difference at the Community Colleges be-
tween occupational courses, developmental courses, and the
general education courses which are the University-type
transfer courses, and a formula is suggested which takes
those differences into account.
Dr. Baepler also pointed out that there are several factors
which have to be taken into consideration as the budget
request is developed and which may cause a certain shifting
in the parameters suggested; e. g., the total magnitude of
the request which is produced using these parameters, and
any Federal guidelines which may be imposed in the area of
wage and price controls. He also pointed out that the pro-
fessional salary increase projected may be altered, depend-
ing upon the final report from the System Professional
In the areas of graduate assistant, classified and wages
positions, these conform roughly to current staffing pat-
terns; operating expense will be projected based on need;
and out-of-state travel will once again be projected at $200
per faculty member in an effort to get that increased from
the present $50 per faculty member appropriated by the last
Dr. Baepler emphasized that research is an integral part of
a University and research money is again requested for the
two Universities. Added to that request will be funds for
faculty development at the Community Colleges, and seed
money for the Desert Research Institute.
The Library staffs will be asked to develop a proposal for a
common approach to budgeting, not only in terms of book and
journal acquisition, but in terms of staffing.
In preparing a budget request for the areas of Academic
Support, Student Services, Institutional Support, and
Maintenance of Plant, Chancellor Baepler explained that
these areas do not lend themselves to a formula approach,
and projections for these areas will be developed on a needs
basis, using historical data and proposed new programs and
facilities where appropriate.
Mr. Mc Bride reported that the Finance Committee had review-
ed the proposed budget parameters the previous day, and the
Committee recommends adoption of those parameters as a guide
in the development of the 1981-83 Biennial Budget Request.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the proposed budget param-
eters as presented, with the understanding that if adjust-
ments in the parameters are required, further consideration
by the Board will be scheduled. Motion seconded by Mr.
Mr. Mc Bride also reported that the Finance Committee had
expressed a concern that appropriate adjustment of faculty
salaries should be the Board's number one objective in the
Mrs. Fong, on the other hand, stated that students are an
important consideration; both are needed if the University
is to function.
It was noted that the proposed parameters were not priori-
tized and that if priorities were desirable at some future
point in time in the development of the budget, such prior-
ities would be a matter of Board decision.
Mrs. Fong also urged that some consideration be given in the
development of the budget to funding a program of active
recruitment, counseling and retention of students.
Motion carried without dissent.
19. Scholarship Report, 1978-79, UNR
President Crowley introduced Dr. Robert Mc Queen, Chairman
of the UNR Scholarships and Prizes Committee, who presented
the Scholarship Report for 1978-79 (report on file in the
Office of the Board of Regents).
Among other data reflected in the report, the following were
emphasized by Dr. Mc Queen:
Annually paid scholarships for the period covered in
the report yielded $285,281, an increase of 26 percent
over the preceding year; endowed scholarships yielded
$364,836, an increase of 51 percent, and total dollars
distributed in scholarship stipends rose to $659,117, a
38 percent increase over the previous year.
Dr. Mc Queen also pointed out that the $659,117 paid in
scholarship stipends represents 35% of the total of
$1,850,000 collected by UNR in 1978-79 in registration fees.
20. Appointment of Foundation Fund Board, UNR
President Crowley recommended the following appointments to
the UNR Foundation Fund Board:
Wayne Condon, President, Security National Bank
The Honorable Alan Bible, former U. S. Senator
George Vucanovich, Vice President, Bally Distributing
Moya Lear, President, Lear Aviation Corporation
Janice Pine, Reno City Councilwoman
William C. Thornton, Attorney
George Basta, Owner, National Oil & Burner Co.
Rollan Melton, Newspaper Columnist
Sidney Stern, President, Nevada First Thrift
Fred M. Anderson, M. D.
William Kottinger, Vice President, Paine, Webber,
Jackson & Curtis
Robert E. Mc Donough, Owner, Sierra Fuel
Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
21. Proposal to Name Central Mall Area, UNLV
President Goodall recommended that the Central Mall area of
the UNLV Campus be named "The Helen Thompson Mall" in honor
of Miss Thompson and in recognition of her contributions
toward the development of this area. He noted that Miss
Thompson is a long-time resident of Las Vegas and has been
a generous supporter of higher education in Nevada, and of
UNLV in particular. She served as a member of the Board
from January, 1971 to October, 1976 and has continued her
interest in the University through regular financial
contributions to UNR, UNLV and CCCC.
Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
22. Appointments to Truckee Meadows Community College Advisory
President Eardley recommended the following appointments to
the TMCC Advisory Board:
One-year term ending December, 1980:
Dr. Lloyd Diedrichsen, Dentist and Washoe County School
Dr. Marvin Picollo, Superintendent, Washoe County School
Mr. Ted Sanders, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mr. Harold Sexton, Manager, Baker & Taylor Publishing Co.
Mr. Frank Titus, Owner, Village Drug Store
Mrs. Shirley Wedow, Member, State Board of Education
Mr. Hans Wolfe, Vice President, First National Bank
Two-year term ending December, 1981:
Ms. Estela Delgado, Centro de Informacio Latino Americano
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa, Attorney
Mr. Fred Dolven, Architect
Mr. Tim Grant, Vice President and Manager, KOLO Radio
Mr. Jerry Higgins, Vice President, John Ascuaga's Nugget
Mr. Luther Mack, Mc Donalds
Mr. Mike Newmarker, Administrator, Washoe Medical Center
Mr. Ronald Player, Mayor of Sparks
Dr. Carlos Romo, Human Relations Officers, Community
Mr. Don Stevens, Treasurer-Controller, Harrah's
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,
carried without dissent.
23. Report of Meeting of Athletic Councils
At the December meeting, President Crowley and President
Goodall were requested to convene their athletic councils
to look into the problem of makeup credits, and to specif-
ically examine the question of whether it should be re-
quired that all makeup credits be completed in Nevada in-
stitutions, with a report concerning this to be brought
back to the February meeting.
Dr. Crowley and Dr. Goodall requested that their report be
deferred until the next meeting.
24. Proposed Amendment to EPA Lease
President Goodall reported that EPA has requested an amend-
ment of its lease with UNLV in order to upgrade the ventila-
tion and improve safety and energy conservation character-
istics of its laboratories on Campus. They proposed that
the University engage an architect engineer for the plan-
ning, which will be subject to approval of both the Univer-
sity and EPA. The project budget would be $260,000, with
the University receiving $17,600 overhead cost for managing
the construction budget. All of the work will take place
within the interior of the building.
Dr. Goodall also reported that EPA hopes to modify the lease
further for small remodeling jobs from time to time. He
recommended that the modification of the lease be approved
and be executed by the Chancellor, with approval delegated
to the President of UNLV for such remodeling jobs as are
desirable and which do not include any additions to the
buildings or modifications to the exterior design of the
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
25. Request for Right-of-Way
Chancellor Baepler asked that the Board consider, as an
emergency item, a request from Sierra Pacific Power Company
for a right-of-way for underground power through the TMCC-
DRI complex in north Reno, noting that the request had been
reviewed and approved by institutional Officers concerned.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
The meeting adjourned at 2:45 P.M.
Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary of the Board