February 14-15, 1953
Volume 6 - Pages 402-403
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
February 14, 1953
The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents met in the office
of the President on Saturday, February 14, 1953. The meeting was
called to order by Chairman Ross at 2:40 P.M. with the following
present: Regents Hardy, Lombardi, Ross; Comptroller Hayden and
Legislation which would affect the University was discussed, ex-
pecially the following Bills:
A. S. 166, which would provide for an elected non-voting
faculty member to sit in on the meetings of the Board of
A. S. 167, repealing the law providing for an Advisory Board
of Regents (which had already been declared unconstituional).
A. S. 168, increasing the Board of Regents to 9 members,
increasing the terms of office to 8 years, and dividing the
State into districts for the purpose of electing Regents.
Mr. Hayden reported that a Bill has been drawn up ready for in-
troduction in the Legislature which would require that all funds
under the control of the Board of Regents be placed in the State
Treasury, thus doing away with the Regents' bank accounts. It
would further require that all money received by the University
in the future be deposited in the State Treasurer's account.
After some discussion it was agreed that a Bill be prepared re-
moving the University from the political set-up of the State.
This Bill would be ready for presentation in case the legisla-
tion mentioned by Mr. Hayden is actually introduced.
Sheeketski Relief Bill
The Attorney General had drawn up the bill for the relief of
Joseph Sheeketski in accord with Regents' action at their
last regular meeting. The Bill had received the approval of
It was agreed that Senator Kenneth Johnson be requested to
have his Finance Committee introduce the Bill "at the re-
quest of the Board of Regents". If that Committee does not
wish to do so, then the Committee on State Institutions,
Headed by Senator Forest Lovelock, will be asked to intro-
duce the Bill.
Mr. Hayden reported on Lincoln Hall renovation, presenting
the problem of time and the fact that the work should proceed
if the job is to be completed on schedule. There was some
discussion as to use of funds in the current accounts, which
are dormant, unless the money is forthcoming from the State
appropriation. It was agreed that the advice of the Attorney
General be sought.
By unanimous vote, any surplus funds in the University Re-
volving Fund were earmarked for Regents' use in purchase of
right-of-way at the north end of the Campus.
The meeting adjourned at 4:30 P.M.