UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 17-18, 1994


Pages 54-127



February 17-18, 1994

The Board of Regents met on February 17-18, 1994 in Rooms 201-202

Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley

Members absent: Mrs. Nancy Price

Others present: Interim Chancellor John Richardson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Interim Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Alan Balboni (CCSN),

Phil Boardman (UNR), Chris Gaub (Unit), Scott Hawkins (NNCC),

Dan Mc Clure (TMCC), Alan Mc Kay (DRI), Mark Melrose (WNCC),

and John Swetnam (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.

Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 11:06 A.M. Thurs-

day, February 17, 1994, with all Regents present except Regents

Berkley and Price.

1. Approved 1994 Regents' Award for Creative Activities

Approved the 1994 Regents' Award for Creative Activities

for the following co-nominees:

Jerry L. Crawford, Ph. D.

Professor of Theatre Arts

College of Fine & Performing Arts

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hart L. Wegner, Ph. D.

Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and

Film Studies

College of Liberal Arts

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

These recipients will be honored at ceremonies in conjunc-

tion with Commencement in May.

Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.

Chairman of the Research Affairs Council Dr. Kenneth Hunter

distributed background information on each of the recipients

which is filed in the Regents' Office. He informed the

Board of Regents of their accomplishments.

Dr. Jerry Crawford became affiliated with the University

System in 1962. He is presently Professor of Theatre Arts,

Dramaturge, Playwright in Residence, and Head of the Master

of Fine Arts Play Writing Program at UNLV. He has been

recognized nationally for his creative activities, which

include authorship of 17 original plays and direction of

over 30 productions. In 1991, he was inducted into the

College of Fellows of the American Theatre, the most pres-

tigious award an educator/artist can receive in the Theatre

Arts. He was the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center

Gold Medallion of Excellence in 1977 and 1980, the only

person in the United States to receive the award twice. Dr.

Crawford is author of "Acting in Person and in Style", the

most widely used textbook on acting in the United States,

Canada, and England. UNLV has recognized him with an Alumni

Outstanding Faculty Award in 1978, and a Barrick Distin-

guished Scholar Award in 1982. Dr. Crawford's creative

activities have brought great distinction to himself and

the UCCSN over his long career.

Dr. Hunter read a nomination letter, regarding Dr. Hart

Wegner, from Dr. Richard Wiley, Department of English at

UNLV. The following comments have been excerpted from this

letter. Dr. Hart Wegner is a native of Silesia, a graduate

of Harvard, and Professor of German, Comparative Literature,

and Film Studies at UNLV. He writes stories that capture

the human spirit in a European world that can no longer be

found on our maps, and exists in the memories of only a few.

From the worlds of his predecessors Dr. Wegner has created

something new with the stories he has written. He has

received national notoriety for his writing, as evidenced

by inclusion of one short story in Best American Short Sto-

ries (1965), and as recipient of the Pushcart Prize (1984/

85). His work has been recognized with the Charles Vanda

Prize for Excellence in the Arts at UNLV in 1989, and with

membership in the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame last year.

Dr. Wegner's creative activities have brought great distinc-

tion to himself and the UCCSN.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the co-nominees of the 1994

Regents' Award for Creative Activities. Mrs. Gallagher


Mr. Klaich questioned how the monetary stipend would be

distributed, and Dr. Hunter responded that it would be

split between the two recipients.

Motion carried.

2. Approved Regents' Researcher Award

Approved the 1994 Regents' Researcher Award for the follow-

ing nominee:

Kenton Morris Sanders, Ph. D.

Professor and Chairman

Department of Physiology

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Dr. Sanders will be honored at ceremonies in conjunction

with Commencement in May.

Chairman of the Research Affairs Council Dr. Kenneth Hunter

distributed background information on Dr. Sanders, filed

in the Regents' Office, and he informed the Board of Regents

of his accomplishments.

Dr. Sanders joined the Department of Physiology in 1982, and

has been Professor and Chairman of the Department since

1986. During his tenure, the Department of Physiology has

emerged as one of the preeminent research Departments in the

University. While Dr. Sanders' nomination is based princi-

pally on his extraordinary research achievements, it is im-

portant to note that he has been consistently judged an

excellent teacher of graduate students, medical students,

and postdoctoral fellows. His scholarship and teaching have

been recognized with UNR's Outstanding Researcher Award in

1991, and he was awarded a Foundation Professorship in 1993.

He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in the

area of smooth muscle biology, particularly the physiology

of gastrointestinal smooth muscle. Two of his most recent

research contributions have been published in the presti-

gious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and

the findings are being widely quoted by scientists in the

field. His research accomplishments and those of the ex-

cellent group of physiologists he has gathered together has

made the University of Nevada School of Medicine one of the

top centers in the world for smooth muscle research.

Five years ago, Dr. Sanders served as the principal investi-

gator on a $7 million Program Project Grant from the Nation-

al Institutes of Health, the largest competitive research

grant in Nevada history. This has contributed to the devel-

opment of some of the finest, best equipped physiology re-

search laboratories in the world, laboratories that attract

top-notch students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting sci-

entists. His past work has brought great credit to himself

and the UCCSN.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the nominee for the 1994

Regents' Researcher Award. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion


3. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition

At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achievement

for the institution. Ref. C is filed in the Regents' Of-


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

John Stuart

David M. Anderson

Rajkumar Rajogopalan

Robert Paxton

Jim Preddy

David Turner

Mrs. Whitley left the meeting.

Truckee Meadows Community College

Rosemary Dixon

Danielle Nina Harris

ASTM President Don Isler introduced Dennis Moore, ASTM

Officer, who was in attendance.

4. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition

At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievement for

the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents' Office.

University of Nevada, Reno

Marsha H. Read

Community College of Southern Nevada

Thomas Ferguson

Western Nevada Community College

Doris Dawn Dwyer

5. Introductions

President Crowley introduced GSA President Samantha Hudson,

who served as ASUN President at UNR in 1992.

Mr. Klaich announced that President Crowley had recently

become a grandfather for the third time, and congratulated

both President Crowley and daughter Margaret.

6. Chairman's Report

Chairman Eardley stated that he appreciated working with

the Board members, and has considered their advice and

counsel in making decisions for the work of the Board of


7. Chancellor's Report

Interim Chancellor Richardson reported that staff is in the

process of preparing a summary on the group reports derived

from the Regents' Workshop, which was held January 24-25,

1994. The staff will make a report at the next Board meet-


Dr. Richardson reported that the Tuition Committee is devel-

oping recommendations and has reviewed comparative national

and western states' data for public institutions. The

Committee has made several decisions concerning tuition and

fees that affect the following:

1) Differential Tuition - The number of programs which the

Board endorses for grants and waivers or reduced tuition

has been reviewed by Interim Vice Chancellor Karen

Steinberg. The Committee felt that the Board needs to

review these programs and analyze the impact on finan-

cial aid.

2) Non-Resident Tuition - The Committee recommends an in-

crease in non-resident tuition for the 1st year ($4900

for Universities; $3100 for Community Colleges), and

the 2nd year of the biennium ($5100 for Universities;

$3200 for Community Colleges). This is approximately

a 3.4% increase.

3) Registration Fees - The Committee recommends leaving

the registration fees for the coming biennium at the

same level as 1994-95. The Committee voted 5-4 on this

issue, and it was the sense of the Committee that the

minority opinion be explained to the Board for its

consideration at the next meeting.

Hearings are being scheduled for both north and south, at

UNR and UNLV, to receive input from the students before

making the final report to the Board at its next meeting.

The University Press continues to receive national recog-

nition for its work, and does a wonderful job bringing

recognition to the State of Nevada and the System.

1) Two winners in the 1994 AAUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show

Competition: "Trappings of the Great Basin Buckaroo" by

Hadley has been selected as a winning illustrated book;

and "Solitude" by Uzra is a winning jacket. From a

field of 305 books, 312 jackets and 12 journal entries,

the judges selected 36 books, 30 jackets and 5 journals

to comprise this year's show.

2) The "Minneapolis Star Tribune" selected "Torn by Light"

and "Desert Wood" as two of the best books of poetry

reviewed in the "Star Tribune" during 1993.

Dr. Richardson announced, with much regret, that the Aca-

demic Affairs Office has received the resignation of its

secretary Rene Hange. Her husband will be taking a position

in Greeley, Colorado, their home town, and her last day in

the office is February 23, 1994. She will be greatly


Mrs. Gallagher suggested that the Chairman of the Board

express, on behalf of the Board, its appreciation to the

University Press. The Board is very proud and confident of

the work that is generated from the Press.

8. Approved Emeritus Status

Approved the following recommendations to Emeritus Status:

A. University of Nevada, Reno - Emeritus status has been

recommended for the following UNR faculty, effective

July 1, 1994:

Nazir A. Ansari, Professor of Management, Emeritus

Allen H. Brady, Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus

J. Wayne Burkhardt, Associate Professor of Range

Science, Emeritus

William O. Champney, Associate Professor of Agricultural

Economics, Emeritus

Robert D. Harvey, Ph. D., Associate Professor of

English, Emeritus

William H. Jacobsen, Ph. D., Professor of English,


Keith Loper, Associate Professor of Recreation, Physical

Education and Dance, Emeritus

Ronald A. Macauley, Ph. D., Professor of Mathematics,


Mark Magney, Associate Professor of Recreation,

Physical Education and Dance, Emeritus

Robert B. Mc Kee, Professor of Mechanical Engineering,


Alvin E. Miller, Area Extension Livestock Specialist,


Michael B. Mooney, State Extension Specialist, Emeritus

Gail G. Munk, Extension Educator, Emeritus

Ira Pauly, M. D., Professor of Psychiatry & Behavorial

Sciences, Emeritus

Fred "Pete" Perriera, Student Life, Emeritus

Keith A. Pierce, Professor of Counseling and Educational

Psychology, Emeritus

Merle E. (Ted) Puffer, Professor of Music, Emeritus

Lawrence K. Schneider, Ph. D., Professor of Anatomy,


Diana F. Thran, Assistant Professor of Soil Science,


F. Donald Tibbitts, Ph. D., Professor of Anatomy,


George Twardokens, Professor of Physical Education,


Lyle Warner, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Sociology,


B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Emeritus status has

been recommended for Dr. Anne Wyman, Emeritus Professor

of Geology, upon her retirement on June 30, 1994.

C. Truckee Meadows Community College - Emeritus status has

been recommended for Kenneth E. Johnson, Director of

Admissions and Records, effective upon his retirement

on September 30, 1993.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Emeritus Status at UNR,

UNLV and TMCC. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.

9. Approved 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

January 6, 1994 and the special meeting held January

21, 1994.

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

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

(3) Information Only: The titles of Associate Deans at

WNCC have been changed to Dean. The title change

applied to the following individuals:

Dane Apalategui, Dean of Finance

Jerry Barbee, Dean of Applied Sciences & Technology

Joe De Flyer, Dean of Arts & Sciences

Nick Paul, Dean of Student Services

Bus Scharmann, Dean of Off-Campus Programs

This is a title change only. There is no change in

salary or job description.

(4) Approved an extension of sick leave for Dr. Beth

Mehocic, Department of Dance Arts at UNLV, through

the Spring 1994 semester, ending May 17, 1994.

(5) Approved a waiver for early retirement for Dr. Jerome

Vallen, Professor of Hotel Management at UNLV. Dr.

Vallen was on a one-semester leave without pay during

the past year and would like the early retirement in-

centive to be based on a full year's salary rather

than the one semester, in accordance with Board of

Regents' Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3.

(6) Approved to grant extended leave for the Spring

semester for Thymios Carabas, Professor of English

at CCSN, due to family illness.

(7) Approved tenure on hire for Dr. Romesh C. Batra,

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of

Engineering. Dr. Batra has been selected as the

Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

at UNR.

(8) Approved additions to the UNLV Bylaws, as contained

in Ref. C-2, filed in the Regents' Office.

(9) Approved the following Community College Summer

Session Budgets for 1994:


Summer School

1993 1994

Projected Budgeted

Actual Estimate


Opening Account Balance $144,047 $247,637


Registration Fees 435,297 600,000

Total Source of Funds $597,344 $847,637


Professional Contracts $339,562 $495,000

Classified Salaries 0 15,200

Wages 0 4,500

Fringe Benefits 7,519 14,280

Operating 4,380 4,500

Out-of-State Travel 125 4,500

Total Expenditures $351,586 $534,480

Balance $227,758 $313,157

Transfers In 29,879 10,000

Transfers Out - 10,000 -120,000

Ending Balance $247,637 $203,157


Summer School

1993 1994

Projected Budgeted

Actual Estimate


Opening Account Balance $ 41,775 $ 57,540


Registration Fees 190,726 219,335

Total Source of Funds $232,501 $276,875


Professional Salaries $138,516 $176,042

Fringe Benefits 9,074 10,455

Classified Salaries 3,935 19,861

Fringe Benefits 354 3,333

Wages 170 800

Fringe Benefits 13 59

Operating 22,899 37,156

Total Expenditures $174,961 $247,706

Ending Account Balance 57,540 29,169

Total Use of Funds $232,501 $276,875


Summer School

1993 1994

Projected Budgeted

Actual Estimate


Opening Account Balance $ 52,579 $ 64,789


Tuition 101,940 112,134

Total Source of Funds $154,519 $176,923


Professional Salaries $ 75,445 $ 82,990

Fringe Benefits 4,149 4,569

Classified Salaries 5,035 5,539

Fringe Benefits 1,373 1,510

Wages 1,609 1,770

Fringe Benefits 142 156

Travel 236 260

Operating 1,741 1,915

Total Expenditures $ 89,730 $ 98,704

Ending Account Balance 64,789 78,219

Total Use of Funds $154,519 $176,923

(10) Approved allocation of grants-in-aid for 1994-95. NRS

396.540 provides for tuition waivers for "students

from other states and foreign countries, not to exceed

a number equal to 3% of the total matriculated enroll-

ment of students for past preceding Fall semester".

Board policy provides for similar grants-in-aid for

the same number of students for the payment of in-

state registration fees.

Based on enrollment figures for Fall 1993, the Offi-

cers request the following allocation of grants-in-aid

for Fall 1994-95:

In-State Out-of-State


Athletics 100 100

Music 40 25

*Music 20 20

Foreign 0 15

Other (General) 188 188

Total 348 348

Native Americans 20 20

*On March 28, 1980 the Board of Regents approved

for the Marching Band a separate budget alloca-

tion that had the effect of granting it the

equivalent of 20 additional in-state and 20

additional out-of-state grants-in-aid.


Athletics 108 108

Music 54 54

Other 379 379

Total 541 541

*Native Americans 50 10

*The allocation for Native American grants-in-aid

is not included in the 3% maximum and represents

a separate allocation.


Regents 172

Native American 1

Total 173


Regents 83

Native Americans 5

Total 88


Regents 271

Native Americans 12

Total 283


Regents 143

Native Americans 30

Total 173

(11) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improvement

Fees in the amount of $130,700 for the following proj-

ects at TMCC:

Bulletin Boards for Phase V Building $ 1,200

Automatic Faucets for Phase II & III

ADA requirement 3,500

Safety improvement for Atrium guard railing 5,000

Curtains for Phase V Multi-purpose room 7,500

Alarm system for General Computer Access

Lab entrance area, Phase V 8,500

ADA improvements:

Toilet room modifications 45,000

Signage, interior and exterior 60,000

(12) Approved the following interlocal agreements:

A. UCCSN Board of Regents/Medical School and the

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

(Affiliation Agreement)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1994

Amount : $49,489 to Medical School

Purpose : Amendment to original agreement

to reflect Hospital's contribu-

tion for two orthopaedic resi-

dents' salaries.

B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Las Vegas

Valley Water District (Easement)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $1 to UNLV

Purpose : Easement and right-of-way for

construction, operation, mainte-

nance, repair, renewal, recon-

struction and removal of pipe-

lines for conducting water with

the right of ingress and egress

at corner of Tropicana Avenue and

Swenson Street.

C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Department of

Human Resources/Division of Child and Family

Services (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: October 1, 1993 through

September 30, 1994

Amount : $5544 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to monitor adjustment and

adaptation of adolescents former-

ly in foster care to independence

and community life.

D. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and Department of

Motor Vehicles and Public Safety/Office of Traffic

Safety (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1994

Amount : $12,000 to WNCC

Purpose : WNCC to conduct motorcycle safety

and education course using cur-

rent edition of Motorcycle Safety

Foundation's Motorcycle Rider


E. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and Nevada Power

Company (Easement)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $1 to CCSN

Purpose : Right to construct, operate, add

to, maintain and remove under-

ground electric system(s) con-

sisting of duct lines, manholes,

vaults, wires, cables, transform-

er installation, service boxes

and other fixtures and apparatus

for the transmission and distri-

bution of electricity on parcel

of land on CCSN's Cheyenne Cam-


F. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and Sprint/Central

Telephone-Nevada (Right of Way)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $1 to CCSN

Purpose : Perpetual right to construct,

operate, add to, maintain, re-

move above ground switching

device and other fixtures and

apparatus for telephone and/or

other communication circuits on

parcel of land on Gowan next to

Rio Robles Villas, on CCSN prop-


Mrs. Gallagher move adoption of the Consent Agenda and

approval of the prepared agenda with the authority to

change the order of the items as specified throughout the

meeting. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Mr. Klaich questioned if all the Native American grants-in-

aid allocations are utilized, as reported in item 10 of the

Consent Agenda, and requested each President to submit a

reply in writing. President Crowley replied that UNR uti-

lizes all in-State Native American grants-in-aid.

Dr. Derby questioned the ending fund balance of the Summer

Session budgets, as reported in item 9 of the Consent Agenda

and President Calabro responded that the ending fund balance

is forwarded to the next Summer Session for start-up costs.

It is not a reflection of the programs having too much money

at the end of the year.

Motion carried.

Mrs. Whitley returned to the meeting.

10. Closed Session

Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mr. Graves, the Board

moved to a closed session for the discussion of the charac-

ter, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physi-

cal or mental health of an employee(s) of the UCCSN or other

person(s) in accordance with NRS 241.030.

The open meeting recessed at 11:50 A.M. and reconvened in closed

session at 1:00 P.M. with all Regents present except Regents

Foley, Hammargren and Price. The open meeting reconvened at

2:21 P.M. Thursday, February 17, 1994, with all Regents present

except Regents Berkley, Hammargren, Price and Whitley.

11. Information Only: Public Comment

No public comment was made.

Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.

UCCSN Public Information Officer Pamela Galloway introduced

Debra Bass, Las Vegas Sun reporter, and Natalie Patton, Review

Journal reporter. She announced that Las Vegas Sun reporter,

Eric Pappa, has accepted another reporting position.

12. Approved Campus Academic Master Plans

The Board of Regents' planning process calls for review of

Campus Academic Master Plans in Spring 1994, prior to the

submission of the System 1995-97 budget request (the next

scheduled review by the Board will be Spring 1996). Each

Campus has reviewed and revised its master plan approved

by the Board with one exception in 1993. Campuses have

also prepared reports on the progress made toward imple-

menting these plans.

Interim Vice Chancellor Steinberg provided an overview of

implementation progress and discussed the System Office

review and overview of the revised plans as contained in

Refs. D, E, F, which are filed in the Regents' Office,

Administration Office (North and South).

Interim Chancellor Richardson and Interim Vice Chancellor

Steinberg recommended approval of these Academic Master

Plans with the exception of the plan submitted by TMCC.

There were no changes submitted by TMCC from its last

approved Academic Master Plan. Mrs. Steinberg stated that

there were no major concerns, but some issues should be

addressed prior to the next legislative session. She re-

quested that time be allowed for TMCC to make some refine-

ments to their Academic Master Plan.

Mr. Graves left the meeting during this discussion.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Academic Master Plans

submitted by the institutions, with the exception of TMCC.

Dr. Derby seconded.

Mr. Klaich stated that he appreciated UNR's focus and

attention to teaching skills.

Dr. Derby stated that UCCSN has come a long way in just a

few years by integrating the strategic directions and the

Campus master plans. A number of the institutions have

struggled with priorities in light of the budget reductions.

She stated that all programs are important and have value;

however, it is a tough process to review all programs, and

she applauded the institutions for their hard work.

Mr. Graves returned to the meeting.

Motion carried.

Mr. Foley pointed out that throughout the reports the theme

"due to current fiscal constraints" was noted. He has been

made aware that there is $6 billion in gaming revenue that

has been received by the State. He suggested that UCCSN

approach the Interim Finance Committee to see if funding

could be allocated to the System before the slated prison

is built in Lovelock. UCCSN does not have the opportunity

to utilize the trigger method anymore, so he questioned how

UCCSN should proceed. He felt that UCCSN should try to

obtain funding.

Mrs. Steinberg stated that she appreciated the efforts on

making these Academic Master Plans a reality. There has

been a lot of hard work performed by faculty and staff.

She thanked the institutions for their leadership and


Mrs. Gallagher also extended her appreciation for the

seriousness in addressing the Academic Master Plans in a

very short time and with reduced funding. She thanked Mrs.

Steinberg and staff for working diligently on this project.

These plans will help UCCSN get through these tough times.

Chairman Eardley announced that he had cancelled the closed

session that was scheduled for this evening.

13. Approved Handbook Addition, Guideline for Academic Master

Planning Documents

When the Campus Academic Master Plans were approved in 1993,

the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Campus representa-

tives, and Board members discussed revising the Handbook

language to include more details for the guidelines for the

planning documents. Dialogue regarding this issue has con-

tinued with the Academic Affairs Council and the Council of

Presidents. The Handbook changes for Title 4, Chapter 14,

Section 2, Time Frames for Preparation of Academic Master

Planning Documents, contained in Ref. G, filed in the Re-

gents' Office, reflect the suggestions made by Board mem-

bers and the Vice Chancellor.

These Handbook changes have been reviewed by the Academic

Affairs Council and by the Presidents.

Mr. Klaich left the meeting.

Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that small group

meetings were held north and south to discuss how Academic

Master Plans could be improved, and how comprehensive state-

ments could be improved regarding the mission statements.

Dr. Derby moved approval of the Handbook addition regarding

Guidelines for Academic Master Planning Documents. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.

14. Approved Handbook Changes, Academic and Administrative

Faculty Salary Schedule, UNR and UNLV

Approved the salary schedules for academic and administra-

tive faculty at UNR and UNLV, as contained in Handbook Title

4, Chapter 3, Section 20, which have been updated. The mid-

points of these schedules reflect the average salaries paid

to faculty in comparable positions at the peer institutions

(the 49 principal land grant institutions). The last time

these schedules were updated is 1991/92. Since that time

faculty salaries around the country have steadily increased.

The new schedules are necessary in order to restore compet-

itive salary ranges that will allow for the recruiting and

retention of the highest quality faculty.

UNR Salary Schedules, Ref. H, filed in the Regents' Office.

UNLV Salary Schedules, Ref. I, filed in the Regents' Office.

Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the referenced material and

stated that these schedules are updated biannually. He

clarified that these updates are "range" schedules and that

it does not change anyone's salary. By updating these

schedules biannually the method examines similar positions

throughout the country and throughout land grant institu-

tions. The mid-points are determined and set accordingly.

He noted that UNLV has applied a higher cost-of-living index

to these schedules. The Las Vegas area has a 7% cost-of-

living index and the Reno area has a 5% cost-of-living in-


Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook changes re-

garding Academic and Administrative Faculty Salary Schedules

at UNR and UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

Chairman Eardley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Graves.

Mrs. Berkley and Mr. Klaich returned to the meeting; Mrs. Sparks

left the meeting.

15. Information Only: Gaming Education Profile, UNLV

Following a request from members of the Board, David J.

Christianson, Dean of the William F. Harrah College of

Hotel Administration, UNLV, and Nevada Assemblywoman Sandra

Tiffany provided a profile of UNLV Gaming Education as con-

tained in Ref. N, filed in the Regents' Office.

Dr. Christianson gave an historical profile of gaming edu-

cation at UNLV. In 1966 a Nevada Resort Association Grant

was provided for gaming education and in 1970 the State of

Nevada assumed funding for this program. The first gaming

courses were taught in 1967 by using gaming executives.

In 1970 a Gaming Resource Center was established at the

Dickinson Library and has been redesignated as a Special

Gaming Collection. In 1983 the program moved into Beam Hall

as a College of its own. A casino lab with gaming tables

and slot machines of 1975 vintage was set up, but became

very outdated. The program received a grant from Cliff

Jones to help defray some of the costs. The program now

publishes the "Hotel and Casino Law Letter" and "Gaming

Control Law". The Boyd family established a Distinguished

Gaming Chair and Dr. Jim Kilby has been named to that posi-

tion. The program began the Mead Dixon Gaming Lecture


There are 13 difference course offerings at the undergradu-

ate level and 4 graduate courses. The William F. Harrah

College of Hotel Administration teaches more courses in

hospitality than any other school in the country. Since

1986 the College has done much work with research and

industry in this field.

Dean Christianson reported that there is an articulation

agreement on gaming courses and student transfers with CCSN.

Several conferences, seminars and publications have already

been accomplished and many are forthcoming. The College is

management oriented with emphasis on hands-on experiences.

The College will be hiring a full-time position with re-

quired gaming control experience and gaming experience.

There are 3 faculty members in the industry who offer train-

ing in gaming management.

Mrs. Sparks returned to the meeting.

The College sponsors seminars for gaming operators and regu-

lators. Management development programs, gaming training

sessions and/or consulting have been requested by and con-

ducted for several corporations and gaming operations. The

College sponsors an annual 3-week management development

program for Australian gaming club operators and executives.

The seminars are supplemented with tours of gaming opera-

tions and roundtable discussions with gaming industry exec-


The College has several publication projects. In conjunc-

tion with the Nevada Gaming Attorneys Association and ACE

Denken, the UNLV International Gaming Institute will pub-

lish the "Gaming Industry Review". In 1994, two textbooks

will be published through the UNLV International Gaming

Management Institute.

Several persons have been contacted to solicit feedback on

what the gaming program should be focusing on in gaming

education. From this information, the program is in the

process of expanding the role of the gaming institute and

becoming the premier locale of gaming. Gaming research,

regulation and policy, professional development, distance

education, and dissemination of information are goals of

the institute. The gaming institute is in a position for

education and information on gaming, and it continues to

position itself to take on the leadership role in gaming


In summation, Dean Christianson stated that the UNLV gaming

program is unique in its focus on managerial development and

specific problem-solving. In comparing Cornell University

with UNLV, Cornell can provide programs that UNLV cannot and

vice versa. UNLV can provide gaming courses, while Cornell

University cannot. Convention and exhibition service man-

agement is something else that other programs cannot pro-

vide to its students. He stated that gaming education is

the vehicle to carry UNLV into the 21st century. He felt

that by the end of the century every state will be involved

in gaming.

Mrs. Berkley stated that she was very excited about the

development of this program. The gaming industry is grow-

ing all over the country and internationally. Nevada should

be in the forefront of gaming education.

Mr. Foley stated that he did not get the briefing on UNR's

gaming program and questioned if the programs were compli-

mentary. Dean Christianson stated that Dr. Bill Eadington,

Director of Institute for Study of Gambling and Commercial

Gaming at UNR, has been involved in gaming education since

the 1970's. Study of gambling performed by Dr. Eadington

and his program is very good. However, UNLV is taking a

different approach in that it offers professional manage-

ment training in the gaming industry. The educational as-

pects of UNLV's program are a direct response to the gam-

ing industry. He stated that duplication in programming

should not be a problem with the immense expansion in the

gaming industry.

Dean Christianson introduced Vince Eade, Director of the

Institute. Dean Christianson explained that gaming pro-

grams are being established across the country, and UNLV

wants to be at the cutting edge of gaming education.

Mrs. Sparks stated that it was her understanding that UNLV

is working with federal regulators at the Indian reserva-

tions, and she questioned how this relationship is dif-

ferent than other gaming businesses. Dean Christianson

responded that UNLV works with the Center for Native Ameri-

can Gaming and sponsors projects with the Native American in

professional development. It is hoped that UNLV will be

able to hire a high-powered person to work on uniform gaming

regulations. At this time, there is no neutral ground be-

tween Native American gaming regulators and federal regula-


Vice Chairman Graves thanked Dean Christianson for an ex-

cellent and informative presentation.

Chairman Eardley resumed the gavel. Dr. Hammargren returned to

the meeting.

Nevada State Assemblywoman Sandra Tiffany addressed the

Board of Regents as a citizen in support of the gaming

program at UNLV. As an Assemblywoman, she serves on the

Ways and Means Committee, which reviews every State budget,

and she learned that the Gaming Control Board cannot main-

tain a consistent staff. She felt that UNLV's gaming pro-

gram could help in this regard by training students in the

gaming managerial professions.

Ms. Tiffany explained her involvement in supporting UNLV's

gaming program. In the beginning of her quest, she became

very frustrated, but after six months of discussion she

learned of UNLV's program and met with Dean Christianson and

Dr. Eade. She stated for the record that she wants to help

this program come to fruition. Nevada should be the leader

and premier gaming institute for the United States. Nevada

has a long history of gaming, and should be the authority

for other states as they develop their own gaming indus-

tries. She encouraged the Board of Regents to support this


Mrs. Berkley responded that she agreed with Ms. Tiffany's

remarks. Ms. Tiffany stated, for the record, that higher

education in Nevada did take a beating during the last

legislative session, and she is willing to bring other

Legislators up to speed on what has actually happened to

higher education since that time.

Upon questioning, Ms. Tiffany stated that International

Gaming Technology has been very supportive of UNLV's pro-

gram, and others in the private sector are also supportive.

16. Approved Nominations for 1994 Honorary Associate Degrees

Dr. Hammargren moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the

following persons be honored with an Honorary Associate

Degree and that the awards be presented at Commencement

at CCSN:

James E. Rogers

Angie Wallin

Motion carried.

Dr. Derby moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at WNCC:

Weldon Lary

John Nicosia

Motion carried.

Mr. Foley moved, Mrs. Gallagher seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at TMCC:

Paul A. Bible

Hal Plummer

Motion carried.

Mrs. Gallagher moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the fol-

lowing persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree

and that the awards be presented at Commencement at NNCC:

Steve Hernandez

Eleanor Little-Prior

Motion carried.

17. Approved Nominations for 1994 Honorary Doctorate Degree


Mr. Graves moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNLV:

Takatoshi Takemoto

Claudine Williams

Simon H. Zentner

Motion carried.

Mr. Klaich moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNR:

Richard E. Lapchick

Charles J. Merdinger

Motion carried.

18. Approved Nominations for 1994 Distinguished Nevadan Awards

Distinguished Nevadan Awards are bestowed by the Board of

Regents to individuals who are present or former residents

of the State for "significant achievements contributing to

the cultural, economic, scientific, or social advancement

of Nevada and its people, or for exceptional service to the

State or nation that has influenced constructively the well-

being of mankind".

The 1994 Distinguished Nevadan recipients will be honored

at ceremonies in conjunction with Commencement in May.

Mrs. Berkley moved, Dr. Hammargren seconded, that the fol-

lowing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNLV in

May, 1994:

Reverend Jerome Blankinship

William T. White

Motion carried.

Mrs. Sparks moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the follow-

ing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and that

the awards be presented at Commencement at UNR in May, 1994:

David W. Clark

Howard Hickson

Molly Knudtsen

Phillip G. Rose, II

Motion carried.

19. Approved Report of Chancellor's Ad Hoc Committee on Health

Care Benefits

In September 1993 Interim Chancellor Richardson appointed a

Committee of faculty experts on health care to examine the

State Employees' Health Care Benefit Plan and to prepare a

report for his and the Regents' consideration. He intro-

duced Dr. Mary A. Paterson, Assistant Professor Health Care

Administration, UNLV, and Chairman of the ad hoc Committee,

who presented the report. The report is contained in Ref.

O, filed in the Regents' Office. Exhibits were distributed

at the meeting and are also filed in the Regents' Office.

Dr. Paterson expressed her appreciation to the 7 members

who served on the Committee. Their assistance has been in-

valuable through this process.

Dr. Paterson relayed several actual incidents that have

happened to State employees with regard to health insurance

benefits. The UCCSN employee group is one of the largest

groups participating in the State health insurance program

and it should be remembered that they are important people.

Dr. Paterson gave 3 assumptions:

1. It should be agreed that we are all in this together.

Health insurance benefits are a complex issue, and

with Nevada's growth rate it becomes even more so.

2. We should learn from the past, but not dwell on it.

Everyone in the benefits field has tried to make it

work, but the time has come for change.

3. We need to work hard as a group and continue to move


She stated that the Committee recommends that effective

administrative processes be put in place for the State

employee health benefits plans. Improved administrative

processes are especially needed in information systems,

systematic assessment of employee preferences, and fiscal

and accounting practices. The Committee further recommends

the use of the Total Quality Management (TQM) process to

examine and suggest changes in these and other administra-

tive areas.

There are no easy fixes to this project. She suggested that

UCCSN begin discussing issues with State employees, and put

a process in place that will effect change that is wise and

well thought out with sufficient data. In order to support

the process, there is a need for technical expertise.

At the September Health Insurance Benefits meeting, the

Committee instituted an increase in employee health benefits

coverage. At that time, information was not available to

the Committee to make that type of decision. A survey was

conducted, and 49% of the 1400 responses received indicated

that there was no knowledge of network visits to doctors and


There needs to be better information on the fiscal impact

before changes are enforced. Estimates could vary widely.

There was a $3.3 million difference in the estimates. Esti-

mates must be made on reliable data, and the data needs to

reflect the amount placed on the various groups in the State

plan. She indicated that rates are similar between the HMO

plan and the self-funded plan, and information should be

made available so that employees can make an educated de-

cision and become wise consumers.

The issue of quality is poorly understood by employees.

There is a need to assess the quality of the health care

providers. Poor quality costs additional money, because

it is a hidden cost to the consumer. She informed the

Board that Provider Report Cards are being proposed in the

National Health Care Reform.

She stated that according to the actuary, Nevada spends

little on administrative costs. A budget must be considered

so that these issues can be brought forward.

Mrs. Sparks left the meeting.

Dr. Paterson stated that she wanted to present this report

in a positive light. Positive changes can be made. A

commitment is needed to improve the administrative process

and technical assistance in order to provide adequate

resources for the plan.

Mr. Klaich requested clarification on the plan's adminis-

trative costs, and Dr. Peterson responded that one of the

issues that is on the horizon is electronic networks for

the processing of claims, verification and remittance of

funds. It would cause an increase in cash flow to health

care providers, but would also demonstrate a significant

decrease in administrative costs and turnaround of claims,

filing and refiling of claims. She stated that it costs

$6.20 per claim, and 50-70% of that goes toward refiling

of the claim.

She informed the Board that some networks are already in

place, and there is an improvement in the rapidity of flow.

However, it also generates an exorbitant amount of data.

It is not an inexpensive process. While there is an

improvement, the health care provider is the winner with

this process. Management Information System (MIS) staff

will need to be increased and trained to work the system

efficiently. There is a future in this project, but in

actuality it is not a net savings for the consumer.

Dr. Hammargren moved to accept the report of the Chancel-

lor's ad hoc Committee on Health Care Benefits. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded.

Dr. Hammargren informed the Board that insurance companies

usually do not want to quickly process claims. Claims can

take up to 1 1/2 years to finalize.

Chairman Eardley questioned if most of the insurance claim

problems are with the provider, and Dr. Paterson stated

that the answer is very complicated, but, yes, there is an

element of provider costs implicated with this issue.

Quality care and cost are certainly related. If employees

expect high technological medicine, then it will cost more


Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that he hopes the

Chancellor's ad hoc Committee on Health Care Benefits would

continue in an advisory capacity to the Board of Regents

and the Council of Presidents. He will meet with the Coun-

cil of Presidents to develop an action plan in order to

keep the issue alive and to discuss the findings with the

State's Committee on Health Care Benefits and other employ-

ee organizations. As issues are brought forward, Dr.

Richardson stated that he would bring them to the attention

of the Board.

Dr. Derby requested more information and a broader dis-

cussion to be held at a later date. Dr. Hammargren sug-

gested that a follow-up report be given in 3 months.

Mrs. Gallagher cautioned the Board that the health care

issue is in a fluid state at this time. She had recently

received an 8-page summary of the nation's health care

plan and it is continually changing. She agreed that UCCSN

must stay apprised of the health care issues in Nevada, but

suggested that no action be taken at this time until final-

ization of the nation's health care reform draws nearer.

Any action that is taken now may be wrong. She offered

her assistance, as she sits on the Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Board of Directors.

Motion carried.

Dr. Richardson reaffirmed that he would be discussing this

report with the Council of Presidents, Chancellor's staff,

and the ad hoc Committee members. Dr. Derby requested

that Board action must be given prior to approaching the

Governor on this issue.

Mr. Graves agreed with Mrs. Gallagher, and suggested that

the Chancellor and the Committee proceed, but proceed


Mrs. Sparks returned to the meeting.

President Meacham invited those in attendance to CCSN's dedica-

tion of Phase IV at the Cheyenne Campus to be held this day

at 5:30 P.M.

20. Approved Handbook Change, Summer Session Fees, Community


Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

10, Summer Session fees from $30 to $33 and to change the

policy to be the same as for the Universities.

Summer School Registration Fee, UNR UNLV CCSN NNCC TMCC WNCC

per credit (*This is the

Academic Year Registration

fee, per credit, plus $3.)

for undergraduate courses * * * * * *

for graduate courses * * NA NA NA NA

Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the proposed language

will allow the Community Colleges to have the same policy

as the Universities, in that the policy will now automati-

cally adjust Summer Session fee increases to the academic

session fee increases.

Mr. Foley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Summer Session fees for Community Colleges. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.

21. Approved the Expenditure of Increased Student Fees, UNR

The student fees to UCCSN's State appropriated and author-

ized Instruction Budget at UNR are estimated to be about

$600,000 more than the current budget. Permission was

requested to seek approval by the Interim Finance Commit-

tee to spend these additional fees.

Vice Chancellor Sparks reported that no other UCCSN insti-

tution has indicated they will have increased student fees.

He noted that the estimation of $600,000 is a top end esti-

mate, and that it will most likely be less. These student

fees are derived mainly from non-resident student tuition

fees at UNR.

Mrs. Gallager moved approval to augment up to $600,000 for

the Instruction Budget at UNR and granted permission to seek

approval by the Interim Finance Committee to spend these

additional fees. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Mr. Klaich asked if there was a budget prepared on the

expenditures of these funds, and President Crowley stated

that, as information only, the following projects may be

addressed by these fees as one-time expenses:

Campus cabling

Campus safety

additional vehicles

Campus lighting

increased security of facilities

K-16 initiative

program review

software for Campus information system

equipment needs

Mr. Klaich requested a budget of expenditures be presented

to the Board, in addition to the information that UNR will

be presenting to the Interim Finance Committee.

Mr. Graves questioned why was there an increase in non-state

tuition, and President Crowley responded that the increase

is largely due to immigration of students from California.

However, it is difficult to determine the cause of all the

factors because some situations may be caused by program

offerings, affordability, or the need for courses for com-

pletion of programs, to name a few.

President Maxson stated that UNLV has experienced an in-

crease in non-resident tuition from its original projec-

tions. Although UNLV did have many non-resident students,

it also had to turn away many mon-resident students.

Motion carried.

The open meeting recessed at 4:30 P.M. and reconvened at 9:10

A.M. Friday, February 18, 1994, with all Regents present except

Regents Hammargren, Klaich, Price, Sparks and Whitley.

General Counsel Klasic introduced newly appointed Assistant

General Counsel Marc Cardinalli. Mr. Cardinalli will serve in

the southern System Administration Office.

22. Approved Extension of Channel 5 Lease Agreement, UNR

Approved the Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc. lease

agreement signed December 12, 1983 be extended for a period

of 5 years to December 12, 1998. It is anticipated however,

that a new agreement will become operative before the

1998 date.

Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that he and General

Counsel Klasic have reviewed this lease agreement and

recommend approval. General Counsel Klasic stated that a

major concern with the lease was the length of time and

receiving value for the lease property. However, these

concerns are not out of line and he felt that UNR will be

getting a good value from this venture.

President Crowley distributed background information re-

garding Channel 5. During its inception there was a larger

vision to encompass the establishment of a National Public

Radio outlet on Campus, using the then low power KUNR as a

base station. Due to conflicting priorities, it was deter-

mined to have a community television station rather than a

station owned by UNR. Donations were raised along with

support throughout the community. However, UNR needs more

space and so does Channel 5. UNR requested Channel 5 to

continue its location on the UNR Campus and they have agreed

and have begun a fund-raising campaign for a new building.

President Crowley introduced Jim Pagliarini, General Manager

of KNPB-Channel 5, who has been the principal developer of

Channel 5 since its inception.

Mr. Pagliarini stated that there has been confusion of

identity between UNR and Channel 5, especially with fund

raising. A feasibility study was conducted in the community

and Channel 5 received offers to relocate off the UNR Campus

so that Channel 5 would have its very own identity and not

be confused with UNR. However, Channel 5 has determined

that, at this time, they would like to remain on the UNR


He thanked the Board of Regents for their continued support

and consideration of this item.

Mrs. Sparks entered the meeting.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Channel 5 Public

Broadcasting, Inc. lease agreement signed December 12, 1983

to be extended for a period of 5 years to December 12, 1998.

Dr. Derby seconded.

Mr. Graves stated that he has requested a copy of the lease

agreement prior to consideration. He stated that he was

aware that Channel 5 is a great thing for northern Nevada,

but he did not support this item, because he has not seen

the proposed lease agreement. He questioned whether the

approval of this item was imperative at this meeting, or

whether it could wait until next meeting after the lease is


Mr. Pagliarini stated that it was not imperative to approve

the lease at this meeting; however, the Kreske Foundation

has offered Channel 5 a $200,000 matching grant and security

of this agreement is needed prior to this grant. By moving

the agenda item to the March 31-April 1 Board meeting may

require some changes to the planning process for Channel 5.

For one thing, the announcement of the grant cannot happen

until conditions have been met.

Mrs. Sparks questioned if the Channel 5 lease agreements

were available at this time. Interim Chancellor Richardson

stated that there was a copy available. Mrs. Berkley re-

quested to review any contracts that have to be specifically

considered by the Board of Regents in the future.

Mr. Graves moved to table the item until copies are made

available to and reviewed by the members of the Board. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.

Discussion is continued after item 23.

Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.

23. Approved Handbook Addition, Administrative Salary Schedule,

Community Colleges

At the October 8-9, 1992 meeting of the Board of Regents,

former Chancellor Dawson shared with the Board that the

previous year had witnessed the completion of work on bring-

ing internal equity to the Community College faculty compen-

sation. He felt that the logical extension of this work

should be the development of a compensation system of in-

ternal equity for Community College Administrators and that

the Hay Group would be commissioned to assist in such an

endeavor. Work has been completed on an administrative

salary schedule and was presented to the Board by Laurence

Karsh of Hay Management Consultants.

Supporting documentation, Ref. J, filed in the Regents'

Office. Salary Schedule, Ref. K, filed in the Regents'


This salary schedule will be a Handbook addition, Title 4,

Chapter 3, Section 20.

Interim Chancellor Richardson informed the Board that Mr.

Doug Burris, Director of Community College Affairs, and

the Community College Presidents have been working on this

project for well over a year. Mr. Burris described the

process used on this project that is also found in the

October 8-9, 1992 Board of Regents' minutes.

Mr. Burris stated that he had contacted several organiza-

tions that had worked with the Hay Group and found that

they are a very experienced and reputable firm. He dis-

tributed information related to the Hay Group. Mr. Laurence

Karsh of the Hay Group was assigned to this project, and he

has met with staff of all of the Community Colleges and the

Chancellor's office. A draft was completed this past Summer

and was submitted to each of the Community Colleges for re-

view. The Community College staff involved were invited to

hear the presentation by Mr. Karsh in October 1993. The

information was also shared with the Community College

Compensation Committee. Faculty had requested that the

final report to the Board of Regents be held until the Com-

munity Colleges had had time to analyze the report, and it

was agreed to make the presentation at the February 1994

meeting rather than December or January.

Mr. Burris indicated that action is requested on the UCCSN

Community College System Salary Ranges as contained in Ref.

K. Ref. J is supporting documentation to the presentation.

Mr. Karsh reported it was determined that there was a need

for a comprehensive study to be conducted on the salary for

mid-management. The UCCSN Community Colleges are currently

structured as five autonomous institutions, without one

central entity making judgments on personnel decisions.

The System Administration felt that internal and external

salary equity for similar positions and responsibilities

were needed.

Mr. Karsh informed the Board that the Hay Group includes

everyone affected to the greatest extent possible in devel-

oping its recommendations. He insisted that each Community

College President and two other senior Administrators sit

on the review committee. The objective of this committee

was to collect data, evaluate various job standards, and

analyze the situation as reflected among the Community

Colleges. The committee found that there were varying pay

practices, and there was disparity in the pay practices.

The committee confirmed what was being voiced by the Ad-

ministrators that there was a need for some type of a common

structure. A national survey was conducted using multi-

campus systems, single campus systems and relative sampling

was conducted.

Mr. Karsh proceeded to review the Community Colleges Compen-

sation Project, as contained in Ref. J. The documentation

contained information on the following:

Project Steps

Salary Administration Program Guidelines

Assignment to Salary Range

Salary grades Ranking Assignment

Movement within a Salary Range

Mr. Graves left the meeting.

Mr. Karsh explained the UCCSN Community College Mid-Manage-

ment Level System Salary Ranges: Administrative Management

and Supervisory Positions, Fiscal 1994/95, as contained in

Ref. K. This schedules was developed by analyzing national

data compiled by CUPA on multi-campus systems, and a special

survey of the western states conducted by the Hay Group.

The average pay practices in the western states was ahead

of the CUPA national average pay practices. The middle

range is the average of the western states.

Mr. Karsh stated that there is a need for internal equity,

and these steps can provide the institutions with the

leverage to reach this equity.

Mr. Graves returned to the meeting.

One of the most important program objectives is to promote

the highest possible degree of morale and performance. Mr.

Karsh stated that a change to the current structure is need-

ed, but cautioned that change is always difficult. He be-

lieved that the Hay Group's proposal can bring about that

needed change for UCCSN's Community Colleges.

Mr. Burris indicated that the proposed mid-management salary

range is a different concept than the faculty salary sched-

ule for Community Colleges, but it is similar to what is in

place for the Universities at this time. There will be no

loss of pay for anyone. These guidelines and procedures

can be amended, revised or updated at any time. He stated

that the Community College Presidents unanimously agree with

this proposal.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the UCCSN Community College

System Salary Ranges as contained in Ref. K. Mrs. Whitley


Upon questioning Mr. Burris responded that this salary

range will affect those mid-management personnel below the

Vice Presidents, excluding instructional faculty, library

personnel and counseling staff.

Mr. Graves stated that he was impressed with the study and

was in support of this proposal. Mrs. Whitley agreed and

added that she has always been an advocate for comparing

salary with performance. Mrs. Gallagher, too, felt strongly

about this issue and felt it was long overdue. Mrs. Sparks

indicated that over the past 10 years the Community Colleges

have been striving for excellence and equity and she felt

this would aid in this goal.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that she has worked several times with

Mr. Karsh on various projects and appreciated his profes-


TMCC Faculty Senate Chairman Dan Mc Clure stated that TMCC's

Senate conducted a survey which indicated that there was not

strong support for this salary schedule, but that there was

an awareness that there needs to be a change. It has been

suggested that an evaluation tool be developed Systemwide,

individual information on how points are assigned be pre-

sented, an appeals process be developed, and that each Cam-

pus is unique in responding to its own community so the

issue on uniformity should be revisited. He felt that re-

cruitment within the System will be compromised.

WNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Mark Melrose stated that im-

proved morale will take place at the higher end of the

schedule, but not at the lower end. He pointed out that

Total Quality Management (TQM) was not followed in this

process. There is a clear distinction between Administra-

tion and faculty. He supports Dr. Balboni's request to

submit this information to the System Compensation Committee

for further review.

CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Balboni stated that the

CCSN Faculty Senate represents all professional employees,

Administrators and instructional faculty. A committee was

established to study this report and make recommendations.

The recommendations were voted on by the CCSN Faculty Sen-

ate which indicated opposition to proposed salary ranges

until the following conditions were met:

1) Parity of salaries for Administration

2) Implementation of equity adjustments be explained

3) An appeals process be developed

Therefore, he requested that the System Compensation Commit-

tee be allowed to study this and make recommendations.

In his own opinion, Dr. Balboni stated that this report is

long overdue and was professionally prepared; however, there

are legitimate concerns that need to be addressed. The

process is a little different, in that it compared western

states as its basis, and he felt that the System Compensa-

tion Committee should review this information and that this

agenda item be brought back to the Board for consideration

at its March 31-April 1 meeting.

Mrs. Sparks stated that it was her understanding that this

report has been under discussion by the Community Colleges

since 1992, and she felt that was enough time for it to be

reviewed. Dr. Balboni stated that there was substantial

involvement at the Community College level, but he is sug-

gesting that the System Compensation Committee be given the

opportunity for input.

NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Scott Hawkins stated that

NNCC's Faculty Senate did give this project considerable

thought, and he recommended approval with recommendations.

Ms. Candace Kant, Chairman of the Community College Compen-

sation Committee, stated that this Committee is concerned

because of lack of involvement in the process. The Com-

munity Colleges were only involved in the survey and hear-

ing where the results were presented. Throughout the proc-

ess there was not meaningful dialogue between those who

would be impacted. The Community College Compensation

Committee only became involved during the end of the proc-

ess and after the fact. At that time the Committee was giv-

en the opportunity to respond to the report. The Committee

feels that there are several issues that still need to be

resolved, such as the cost to implement the salary plan,

the implementation plan -- is it to be gradual or all at

once -- the appeals process, the recognition of years of

experience, the development of an evaluation tool, and the

comparison study in relation to the other peer groups and

academic faculty. She did not argue about the goal of the

study and commended the study.

UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman John Swetnam did not under-

stand the performance standards description and felt that

they need to be reexamined. The descriptions are not

comparable to the University's standards. Dr. Karsh re-

viewed and explained the performance standards descriptions

for the Board members.

Mr. Karsh responded to several comments that were made by

the Faculty Senate Chairmen and others. He agreed with

the recommendation that an evaluation tool be developed.

However, with regard to the appeals process recommendation,

he felt that the process is common for classified positions,

not management positions. He clarified that the Presidents

and Vice Presidents served on the committee that helped

develop this project because of their managerial judgments.

He suggested that this Committee review this process on an

ongoing basis. With regard to the improvement of morale,

this will take time and is not expected to happen immediate-

ly. As employees become familiar with the process and learn

what is expected from them, they will recognize its useful-

ness. Mr. Karsh stated that there is an interrelation be-

tween the academic and administrative faculty schedules and

that is the reason why the comparison study was conducted

with the western states and the national data rather than

just the academic faculty.

Mr. Karsh disagreed with the statements that were made re-

garding lack of involvement on the study. There was much

more involvement on this project because of the expecta-

tions of this organization. He stated that there must be

a level of sensitivity because individuals have a great

deal of trouble with the objective of this project. The

Presidents were asked to review those positions lower than

the Presidency because the project did not want to lose

sight of the roles within the organization. Mr. Karsh felt

that having the committee evaluate those positions below

the executive administrative structure would be the most

objective way to handle this project.

Mrs. Whitley stated that she strongly agreed with an appeals

process and recognition of years of service.

A lengthy discussion was held on the performance standards


Mrs. Berkley requested that this item be placed on the next

agenda to allow for the System Compensation Committee to

review the report. Mr. Graves agreed.

Interim Chancellor Richardson offered 3 observations from

this discussion:

1) Administrators are part of the Faculty Senates and

the Faculty Senate Chairmen were representing their

Administration throughout this discussion.

2) Board members need to recognize that they are only

being requested to take action on the UCCSN Com-

munity College System Salary Ranges, not the sup-

porting documentation.

3) The request to postpone action on this item in

order that additional time is allowed for the System

Compensation Committee to review this report is in-

appropriate. The Committee has had since October to

consider this report.

He recognized that there will never be 100% consensus on

this report, but this is an issue that has been before the

Board of Regents for several years and has been unresolved.

This is the only group of employees not under a range or

schedule. This project has taken 1 1/2 years to develop

and to give yet another extension is inappropriate. He

recommended that the Board take action on this item.

Dr. Patricia Butler, CCSN Director of Student Development,

stated that, as an Administrator and Co-Chair of CCSN's

committee, she applauds the Hay Group for this report and

felt it to be very fair. She urged the Board to accept the

report and stated the mid-management staff involved do

approve this report.

Upon questioning, Dr. Richardson responded that the System

Compensation Committee has not met since last Fall to de-

velop a position on these recommendations. Ms. Kant stated

that the report was presented in October and the last time

the System Compensation Committee met was in November. This

did not allow the Committee enough time to consider the re-

port. A meeting has been scheduled February 25, 1994, and

the Committee would like to discuss this report at that


Mrs. Whitley questioned if consideration was given to the

ranges of salary with regard to the scope and size of the

individual Community Colleges, and Mr. Karsh responded in

the affirmative. If there was a particular job that had a

greater impact, then a higher grade was assigned to that

position. The Job Evaluation Committee made these assign-

ments, but there is a common salary range for all the

Community Colleges.

A discussion was held on whether to allow additional time

for the System Compensation Committee to consider the re-

port, or to vote on the salary range with the understand-

ing that the supporting documentation could be further

discussed at a later meeting.

Interim Chancellor Richardson clarified that it was never

his intent or the intent of the Council of Presidents or

Mr. Karsh to bring this report before the Board without ever

looking at it again. If the Board so chooses to approve the

salary ranges, then work would be continued on the support-

ing documentation and other issues raised during this dis-

cussion. He felt that he had given ample opportunity and

adequate time for response to this report. The Chancellor's

staff and Mr. Karsh have worked with the Compensation Com-

mittee and Faculty Senates, and he urged the Board to con-

sider this item at this time.

Upon roll call vote:

Aye: Regents Derby, Foley, Gallagher, Hammargren,

Sparks, Whitley

No : Regents Berkley, Graves

Motion carried.

Mrs. Sparks requested a follow-up report on this issue.

Dr. Derby left the meeting.

22. Approved Extension of Channel 5 Lease Agreement, UNR


UNR Vice President Ashok Dhingra requested a minor change to

the lease that reflects the lessee would never be able to

sublet the property and the lessor shall receive first op-

tion if there would ever be extra space made available by

the lessee.

Mr. Graves moved to withdraw his motion to table the item.

Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.

Mr. Graves moved approval of the Channel 5 Public Broad-

casting, Inc. lease agreement signed December 12, 1983 be

extended for a period of five years to December 12, 1998,

as amended. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.

24. Approved the New Channel 5 Lease Agreement, UNR

Channel 5, Public Broadcasting, Inc., is undergoing a fund-

raising effort for a new 19,500 square foot facility located

on the UNR Campus. Approved a new 99 year lease with Chan-

nel 5 with the lease to begin when the premises are ready

for occupancy, which is anticipated to be within 2-5 years

as depending upon fund raising and construction.

Mr. Graves moved approval of a new 99 year lease between UNR

and Channel 5, Public Broadcasting, Inc., with the lease to

begin when the premises are ready for occupancy. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.

Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.

25. Report and Recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee

A report and recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee meeting held February 17, 1994,

was made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman.

(1) Approved the Ph. D. in Engineering with majors in Civil

and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering

and Mechanical Engineering at UNLV, as contained in

Ref. ARS-1.

This proposal will expand the current Ph. D. in Civil

and Environment Engineering into an "umbrella" doctoral

program in Engineering, which will include 3 separate


The Ph. D. in Engineering will provide needed graduates

for government, industry and higher education as well

as support a strong research base which will contribute

to the economic development needs of southern Nevada.

The proposed structure will ensure a unified set of

admission and degree requirements for all students

and facilitate interdisciplinary research programs.

This program was identified in UNLV's academic master

plan as a high priority. The proposal has been dis-

cussed with UNR officials, and the UNR Dean of Engi-

neering recognizes the need to establish such a program

at UNLV. A minimal impact on the UNR Ph. D. programs

is anticipated. A thorough review of existing related

programs at UNLV indicates that they are of high


The estimate of State resources needed by the 4th year

if $142,000, which will be used to provide graduate

assistantships and additional library resources. Ex-

ternal funds will be actively pursued through grants,

gifts and contracts to be used for Research Associate

positions, equipment, supplies and travel. No addi-

tional facilities are needed to implement the program.

Mr. Klaich questioned if this was a common structure

for a Ph. D. program, and Senior Vice President John

Unrue responded that it was a common format. At one

time UNR did have this type of structure in place, as

did UCLA.

Mrs. Berkley stated that she supported this program

and that it was timely in that it is good for the

System, community, State of Nevada and UNLV.

Chairman Gallagher stated that she had received several

supportive letters and telephone calls regarding this

program. She, too, is very pleased with this program.

Mr. Klaich added that it was gratifying to see the

maturity and progress of this program. It has arrived

at the status in which the Administration, faculty and

staff stated it would be from 10 years ago.

Dr. William Wells, Dean, stated that he has worked with

the System Office and closely with UNR's Dean Jim

Hendricks, who was very helpful, and with DRI and the

UNR's engineering program. He stated that most flag-

ship Universities depend on the reputation of the

Ph. D. programs. UNLV continues to bring great faculty

and students to this program. The program is a money

maker and a good business for UNLV. It has been very

competitive in raising additional dollars and he stated

that in time the program will pay for itself.

Dean Wells stated that this program is good for diver-

sification in the State of Nevada. Out-of-state com-

panies look at higher education when relocating to

another state. There is a need for a quality program

and Ph. D. program in Engineering.

Dean Wells introduced those present from the Engineer-

ing Advisory Board. President Maxson stated that it

was these people who put this program together, and

who helped the super computer for UNLV.

Mr. Foley stated that when he began his term as Regent,

the Engineering Department was located in a one-story

building with 200-300 students. Now the program has

expanded tremendously. He congratulated Dean Wells,

Senior Vice President Unrue, and staff for implementing

this multi-disciplinary program at UNLV.

Mrs. Sparks stated that this program has gone to great

lengths to fulfill its mission to help the community

at a professional level and by making it a Statewide

program. She agreed that it was the Engineering Ad-

visory Board that was largely responsible for this

program at UNLV.

Dr. Unrue stated that they have worked very hard on

this program. He thanked the Engineering Advisory

Board members, and colleagues from UNR and DRI. UNLV

has worked with them on this program and has strived

not to duplicate the program, but to enrich the pro-


(2) New Business - Chairman Gallagher stated that the

Academic Master Plans would be addressed by the full

Board of Regents.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Commit-

tee. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

26. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee

A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting

held February 11, 1994 was made by Regent June Whitley,

acting Chairman. She requested Secretary Moser to high-

light the action taken by the Committee at its February 11,

1994 meeting.

(1) Acting Director John Love presented the follow-up

audit report on the Department of Personnel and

Affirmative Action, CCSN, July 1, 1992 through

June 30, 1993, stating that all recommendations have

been adopted.

(2) Acting Director John Love presented the follow-up

audit report on the Institute of Business and Industry

at TMCC, July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993, stating

that all recommendations have been adopted. Included

in the report were copies of the forms and documents

to be used to attain these corrections.

(3) Discussion of State Purchasing - Mr. Ray Moran, Di-

rector of Purchasing at UNR, reported on his visits

and discussions with State Purchasing. He relayed

that they are focusing on customer service and are

phasing out the warehousing focus. In answer to a

question, Mr. Moran reported that UCCSN had done

about $200,000 in business with State Purchasing, but

that if UCCSN is able to obtain items at a lower cost,

it does so. Mr. Moran stated there was a 5% markup

on items; however, Vice President Buster Neel, UNLV,

related their markup was now 15%. Mr. Moran stated

he would check into that.

(4- Financial Statements and Constructive Service Letters,


Director John Love introduced the Deloitte & Touche

team who presented the Financial Statements and Con-

structive Service Letters for the System and each of

the institutions: Mr. Dennis Gaugher, Partner on

Engagement; Mr. Bryan Merryman, Senior Manager and

Senior Engagement Officer; Mr. Steve Dodd, Partner;

Ms. Laura Humberger, In-Charge Assistant: and Mr.

Clay Jorgenson, In-Charge Assistant.

Copies of the Financial Statements and Constructive

Service Letters are filed in the Regents' Office.

Mr. Gauger stated that Deloitte & Touche had issued

16 reports for the System and its institutions, but

they did not cover such ancillary groups as the alumni

associations, any boosters groups or foundations as

these are controlled by separate boards of directors

and their funds generally are received by contribu-

tions and donations.

He stated that they had issued an unqualified opinion,

that the information had been fairly presented and

applied on a consistent basis.

Mr. Dodd reported that currently the IRS is investi-

gating Colleges and Universities across the country.

He related that Deloitte & Touche is conducting

studies for a number of Colleges and suggested they

might contract with UCCSN for this matter. Vice

Chancellor Sparks stated that additional information

would be needed on the possible liability of the

System and the scope and cost of such a study before

a decision could be reached. Mr. Love stated that

he is in discussion with various individuals concern-

ing this matter and would report back to the Committee

at a later date.

Significant Accounting Policies - There were no policy

changes this year.

Management Judgments and Accounting Estimates - These

were based on knowledge and past experience. No

changes were noted.

Significant Audit Adjustments - Audit adjustments were

discussed with the controllers who agreed to implement

all suggestions.

Disagreements with Management - There were none.

Consultation with Other Accountants - There were none.

Mr. Bryan Merryman stated that each division or Campus

was following the internal control systems. He dis-

cussed the auditors' comments on the reportable condi-


Account Reconciliations - UCCSN installed the CUFS

accounting system during this past year. A number of

problems occurred in bringing the system on line, and

particularly so without additional personnel and

additional technical personnel. The State reporting

date was not met, and a number of reconcilations had

to be made by hand; however, the State report was

completed in December.

Modifications to the CUFS program are needed and will

be forthcoming as time, personnel and funds permit.

Mr. Love stated that the findings are basically with

the larger institutions because of the size and volume

of transactions.

Mr. Tom Judy, Controller at UNR, stated that they are

embarrassed to have these comments, but because of

implementing the new financial system there were more

problems than anticipated. He assured the Committee

that reconciliations will be complete by the end of

the FY, and once that is done, they can determine the

support needed to end the problem.

Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the Committee

should keep in mind that much of the new system is

very good, that this matter is only a part of the new

financial system and the problem is being reviewed and

solutions will be forthcoming. He continued that time

and resources are needed to work out these problems.

He reminded the Committee that the State only funded

about 1/3 of the UCCSN request for this project and

it is anticipated a further request will be included

in the 1995-97 Biennial Budget Request. Mr. Judy ex-

plained that the new system is beneficial in that

bills are paid quicker, information is available on a

more timely basis and financial statements are gener-

ated more timely. He stressed that the problems can

be solved and staff is working on short and long term

solutions, with a report to the Board expected by the

March meeting.

Fixed Asset System - Mr. Mike Sauer, Controller at

UNLV, stated that their inventory has been on a PC

system and the reconcilation problem is with con-

verting this system into CUFS, but is underway and

will be completed this year.

Self Insurance - Mr. Merryman stated that a "lag

analysis" is needed for the System which is an ap-

proximation of actual liability in financial state-

ments, not reserves. Mr. Sparks explained that be-

cause of increased unemployment payments, the reserves

had been reduced. At that time, UCCSN appealed to the

State for additional funding for this area, which was

authorized and appropriated. In answer to a question,

Mr. Sparks stated that System personnel currently are

addressing this issue and if additional funds are re-

quested, it will be a part of the Biennial Budget


Investment Income - Mr. Merryman stated that this was

a reporting problem only and had been corrected prior

to the issuance of the audit financial statements.

Electronic Data Processing - Mr. Merryman stated this

was an administration matter which would be completely

implemented by the end of February. Dr. Don Zitter,

Director of Computing Services, stated that the

Disaster Recovery Plan requires constant review, which

is done, and that testing is an on-going process.

TMCC Financial Statements - Vice Chancellor Sparks

stated that the TMCC Financial Statement as presented

at this meeting is the official report for the insti-

tution. He explained that TMCC Faculty, represented

by the Nevada Faculty Alliance, currently is in col-

lective bargaining negotiations with the Board of

Regents. They have held press conferences and made

statements to the media concerning their review of

financial statements which shows a surplus of funds at

TMCC which could be used to hire additional faculty.

Mr. Dennis Gaugher stated that Deloitte & Touche are

the official external auditors for UCCSN and they

audit the System and the individual Campuses based

on materiality factor which is the level of signifi-

cance to the reader. They look at expenses based on

that level.

Mr. Merryman reported on the TMCC Fund balances in

the Financial Statement which shows a balance of $27

million, of which $22.5 million is the value of the

plant and equipment. He stated that most govern-

mental entities report on a different basis; however,

the System is on an accrual basis. Continuing, he

stated that the only unrestricted fund balance is

$992,557, which are combined accounts. Mr. Merryman

stated that because they are labeled "unrestricted"

does not mean those funds have not been earmarked for

a specific purpose.

Mr. Steve Salaber, Director of Budget and Planning,

TMCC, stated that approximately $300,000 of this

$992,557 is self-supporting budgets, $100,000 is

Estate Tax Credit Balance to be used for equipment

as specified by Legislative intent, and $400,000

is for bookstore and cafeteria contracts. The re-

mainder of the funds are specified for items/areas

as specified by Board of Regents policy. He related

that last year when the budget cuts were made, the

decision had been made to stop spending in these

categories and therefore reserves have increased.

Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that by State Law if

an agency augments State funds with, say, self-sup-

porting funds, the State would simply reduce the State

funds given to the institution. In addition, if the

State should allow such a transfer, it would be neces-

sary for the institution to provide those funds every

year in the future. Mr. Sparks stated that UCCSN has

been successful in keeping non-State supported budgets

out of the State budgeting process. If they are ever

included, it could lead to the replacement of State

funds with non-State funds and more State controls

over the expenditure of these funds.

(20) Acting Director John Love presented the audit report

of the Purchasing Department, UNR, July 1, 1992

through June 30, 1993. The report is filed in the

Regents' Office.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion


27. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee

A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-

tee meeting held February 4, 1994, was made by Regent Jill

Derby, Chairman.

(1) Discussion of Final Report - In February 1992, the Com-

mittee published "Interim Report and Recommendations

of the Regents' Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of

Women", which contained a review of the issues sur-

rounding the status of women within the UCCSN and made

recommendations for action. The Committee reviewed

this report and agreed that it should be a reference

document for measuring progress and as a vision state-

ment. Chairman Derby pointed out that the report has

been used at conferences, most specifically at the

National ACCT Conference in Toronto.

The Committee agreed that the interim report had

focused on the workplace. The final report will

encompass that and add the student focus, which has

been the major activity for this past year.

During the review, a number of assignments were made

to various Committee members for writing, or re-writing

certain portions of the report, which will be sent to

Tamela Gorden in the System Office. Ms. Gorden will

incorporate these changes into a draft of the final

report and distribute to all Committee members and

Campus Chairs for review.

It is planned that the report will be presented to

the Committee and the Board of Regents at its March 31-

April 1, 1994 meeting.

(2) Pending UCCSN Code Changes - Chairman Derby explained

that TMCC had offered a number of proposed revisions

to Chapter 6 of the UCCSN Code and that General Counsel

Donald Klasic had responded in a memorandum dated

September 23, 1993.

1. Section 6.6.1 concerning who may issue warnings or

reprimands after an expedited disciplinary procedure.

After discussion, it was agreed that this was an in-

ternal matter, and that TMCC will institute policies

to handle the situation.

2. Section 6.6.8 concerning the term "reasonable

time". Following discussion it was agreed that the

term should be defined and a time should be estab-

lished. President Meacham stated that 5 days is a

very unreasonable time for a President, explaining

that he had been out of his office attending various

System meetings for 4 days that week, plus attending

this meeting on the afternoon of the 5th day.

3. Section 6.12.7 concerning complainant filing with

an outside agency, with the controversy being 5 versus

6 months for completion of disciplinary cases. As

there apparently is a federal statute of limitation

of 180 days for filing claims, TMCC had proposed that

cases be required to be completed within 5 months, in

order to give the complainant adequate time to file

with an outside agency once internal processes are


This was determined to be an issue of providing ade-

quate information to complainants. Jill Winter, UNR,

suggested that each Campus assign a specific person

or office to be responsible for informing the com-

plainant of his rights in filing with outside agencies.

In fact, that is the procedure used at UNR and several

other institutions.

4. Section 6.8.1 concerning the proposed change from

"administrative officer" to "affirmative action of-

ficer". Dr. Brosnan stated that UNLV did not want

the term changed to "affirmative action officer"; that

they have appointed 3 administrative officers, 1 for

classified, 1 for faculty and 1 for students. Dr.

Meacham reported that CCSN wants to keep their proce-

dure in that complaints are filed with the affirmative

action officer. Mike Coray, UNR, suggested that TMCC

might wish to appoint administrative officers.

The Campus committees also disagreed with General

Counsel Klasic's proposal that all Chapter 6 complaints

be filed with the President's Office.

Chairman Derby thanked the Committee members and Campus

Chairs and committees for all the time and efforts on these


Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Status of Women Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

28. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic

Minority Affairs

(1) Information Oly: Consideration of Draft Recommenda-

tions - The Committee reviewed and discussed draft

recommendations that have been compiled by staff from

prior Committee meetings, Campus reports, and from the

Blue Ribbon Task Force, as contained in Ref. EM-1.

Recommendations, when finalized by the Committee, will

be submitted to the Board of Regents for their review

and adoption.

Chairman Whitley questioned how classified employees

are addressed with regard to ethnic minority affairs

and Interim Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated

that the annual Affirmative Action report will be

presented to the Board of Regents at the March 31-April

1, 1994 meeting. She stated that the numbers of clas-

sified employees are closer to parity in the work-

force than the numbers of professional employees. The

institutions have the ability to increase diversity at

the professional level, but the classified level is

regulated by the State Personnel System. The State

Personnel System requires that persons be tested for

particular occupations. A ranked list is prepared

from the results of the test and employers must hire

from the top five on the list. There is no ability

to intervene in classified hires. Mrs. Steinberg

suggested that the State Personnel Director be con-

tacted by the System to discuss the Committee's con-

cerns. Chairman Whitley directed the Chancellor's

staff to initiate a discussion on diversity issues

with the State Personnel Director and to report back

to the Committee at its next meeting.

Chairman Whitley stated that she was pleased with all

the Campus reports, but she did not feel that the re-

ports specified ways to intervene in the hiring proc-

ess. Each President responded to Chairman Whitley's

statement and all stated that in some way their insti-

tution's Affirmative Action Office does intervene in

the hiring process.

In response to a question of how the UCCSN can address

diversity in the hiring process, Chairman Whitley

responded that UCCSN could work with the State Person-

nel Department and relay the Committee's concerns to

the Governor.

Mrs. Steinberg stated that all the institutions did a

good job in providing information that was requested

of them. The reports have been shared throughout the


Mrs. Berkley suggested that a bill draft be prepared

to request autonomy of the System's employees from the

State employee system. In response, Mrs. Steinberg

stated that this issue has been raised in the past.

There are some very positive issues to this suggestion;

however, she suggested that the System's classified

personnel be contacted for their input. Although

there are some positive issues, there are also some

drawbacks, such as employment protection and benefits.

Mrs. Berkley suggested that this be explored, and Mrs.

Steinberg suggested that the Committee begin its dia-

logue with the State Personnel Department before ex-

ploring this issue any further.

Mr. Klaich cautioned the Committee in that the System

is already taking on an immense legislative agenda and

he suggested that the issue of equal opportunity be

addressed before taking on the issue of autonomy.

Chairman Whitley requested the Committee to continue

reviewing the submitted recommendations. Mrs. Stein-

berg stated that 3 recommendations were extracted from

prior Committee meetings, Campus reports, and from the

Blue Ribbon Task Force, and recommendations reflect

Systemwide concerns.

A lengthy discussion was held regarding the recommenda-

tion for a high level position within the Chancellor's

Office to be responsible for facilitating diversity

efforts. The issue was addressed at the Council of

Presidents' meeting and it was agreed that there is a

need for a high level position, but there was a concern

whether that person would have enough work to keep busy

without taking the duties away from the institutions.

If it was determined to have this high level responsi-

bility in the System Administration Office, then the

responsibilities should be delegated to a current posi-

tion; however, it was determined that the System

Administration staff was already spread thin. The

Council did not see this position as a full-time posi-

tion. The goal is clear, but the Council had a prob-

lem with the practicality of the recommendation.

Interim Chancellor Richardson reminded the Committee

that the System Administration Office is in a down-

sizing mode at this time due to the budget reductions

placed on the office. There is already considerable

pressure placed on the employees. He stated that he

has discussed this issue formally of combining this

function with another position within the office, but

has not come to a conclusion. During these delibera-

tions, it has occurred to him that throughout the

UCCSN there is a growing need for additional focus

on personnel matters. He mentioned that 2 years ago

the System was not engaged in collective bargaining,

which takes a considerable amount of time. He informed

the members that the System Administration Office em-

ploys a classified personnel officer that might needed

to be upgraded to the high level position that is being

discussed. The System agrees on the goal of diversity

and affirmative action, but is not sure how to reach

that goal at this time.

Mr. Klaich stated that the Status of Women Committee is

also formulating a report with recommendations and has

a similar concern for a high level position, but was

attentive to the budget crisis. The Status of Women

Committee determined that it should try to stay away

from issues that would take the report out of the

education realm and into the budgetary realm. He

stated that he was concerned with some of the proposed

recommendations by the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Mi-

nority Affairs with that regard. He stated that he

was understanding of the additional work that is need-

ed in this area, but was concerned with recommenda-

tions that need funding. He suggested that if the

funds are not available and not forthcoming, then

those recommendations should be addressed as a Board's


Dr. Derby added that the affirmative action officer's

traditional role is to monitor federal guidelines, but

that there is no educational role to go forward with

gender inequities. The System does not have an exist-

ing structure to adequately advance such a goal, but

needs to consider how to modify that structure, or

direct additional responsibilities as an advocate to

a current position so that affirmative action officers

have someone to work with at the System level.

Mr. Klaich agreed that a large portion of an affirma-

tive action officer's responsibilities is to monitor

federal guidelines and update forms continually; how-

ever he was hopeful that these required duties would

not encompass such a large part of those duties, so

that they would be able to implement other programs,

such as diversity in the institution's curricula.

Dr. Derby supported the recommendation that the Board

should include a permanent standing committee on

diversity in its committee structure. She felt that

gender equity would also fall under this issue and

that the Status of Women Committee needs to address

this issue further. If the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic

Minority Affairs and the Status of Women Committee

should be combined, she felt that the issue of gender

equity might get shorted. She suggested that this

recommendation be further discussed and that a goal

and mission statement be developed to formulate the

concerns and structure of the Committee.

Mrs. Sparks felt that if the recommendation should

adopt minority goals for students, Administrators,

faculty and staff with timelines for reaching those

goals, and require annual reports from the Campuses

as well as from the System level detailing progress

against the goals a permanent Committee would not

be necessary.

Chairman Whitley stated that action was implemented

in the past, and issues did not come to fruition. Mrs.

Sparks stated that if specific guidelines were imple-

mented, then issues would be regularly addressed.

Mr. Klaich disagreed, and stated that a standing com-

mittee of the Board served a valid function by

sending a message of the importance of the issue. He

felt that the workload is not the problem, but the

organization of the committee structure is the prob-

lem. When committees meet during the regularly sched-

uled Board meetings, it takes up considerable time.

If the reports are thoroughly reviewed, then it should

not become a large duplication of effort.

Mrs. Sparks clarified that staff must make arrangements

for every committee meeting, prepare minutes, along

with follow-up directives by the committee to the staff

and action items are then considered by the full Board

of Regents.

Dr. Derby stated that by establishing a standing com-

mittee of the Board, it becomes a very important mes-

sage to the Campuses. Some work is worth doing and

tends to carry out the established strategic direc-

tions. She did not feel that it was a great workload

for such an important goal. Without the Regents' com-

mittee she did not feel that progress would have been

made as the Regents intended.

Dr. Hammargren agreed with Mrs. Sparks, and referred

to the Research Affairs Committee that has recently

been incorporated into a larger committee, the Academic

Research and Student Affairs Committee. He felt that

one committee could handle the various issues.

Chairman Whitley requested further discussion on the

recommendations. Mrs. Steinberg suggested that she

bring back to the Committee a more global recommenda-

tion than what had been presented.

Chairman Whitley requested action on the recommendation

regarding the engagement of a consultant to review the

work of the ad hoc Committee and its recommendations,

and to provide input to the Board for future work. She

suggested Dr. Reginald Wilson be contacted. She felt

that the Board should accept this recommendation so

that the other recommendations could then go forward

to Dr. Wilson for his consideration.

UNLV Affirmative Action Officer John Lujan addressed

the Committee and felt than an additional recommenda-

tion regarding multi-cultural classes to be included

in the general core courses throughout the System be

considered. Chairman Whitley directed staff to add

this to the Committee's recommendations. Mrs. Stein-

berg felt that this issue needed further discussion

by the Committee since the recommendation is already

a strategic direction of the System. She explained

that it could be put forth to encourage the institu-

tions to implement this, but she felt it would be

better addressed by the institutions. Chairman

Whitley requested each institution to set a timetable

for development of ethnic studies courses.

President Maxson agreed with Mrs. Steinberg, and felt

that the institutions need to have input on this issue

and felt it should come up from the institutions, not

down from the Board of Regents.

Dr. Derby affirmed that this issue was contained in the

strategic directions, and agreed that it should be dis-

cussed at the Campus level.

UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman John Swetnam informed the

Committee that this issue has been discussed by UNLV's

Faculty Senate. He mentioned that the Legislature

mandates constitutional courses, and the institutions

develop their own curriculum including these mandates.

Dr. Hammargren did not think it was an infringement on

the faculty's rights, as imposed by Dr. Swetnam, but

an educating of the citizens in ethnic studies and


Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that the Board's

present position in sending a message is addressed in

the strategic directions. Each entity in higher educa-

tion, whether it be Board members, staff, faculty, have

their own responsibilities to carry forward. The cur-

riculum is the purview of the faculty, as is the grad-

uation requirements, and course content. He cautioned

the Committee to be very careful before mandating cur-


Dr. Hammargren felt that the students should have in-

put. The issue of academic freedom can be argued con-

tinuously, even at private institutions, but if the

the Legislature distributes funding to higher educa-

tion, then they have the right to infringe on academic


Chairman Whitley stated that the Committee is not in-

fringing on academic freedom, but did want to see that

recommendation coming forward at the institutions over

the next 2-year span.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

and will further discuss the recommendations and bring the

final recommendations to the Board of Regents for consider-

ation. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion carried.

29. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Foundation Liaison


A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Foundation Liai-

son Committee meeting held February 17, 1994 was made by

Regent Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.

(1) Approved the proposed guidelines as contained in the

Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 10, in Ref. FL-1,

Section 9, UCCSN and Member Institution Foundations

Administrative and Accounting Guidelines, and Ref.

FL-2, Section 8, Approval, Announcement and Acknow-

ledgement of Gifts and Grants. The reference material

is filed in the Regents' Office.

Chairman Hammargren reviewed the following objectives:

A. To make the reporting of gifts and grants to the

institutions simpler for the foundation and more

complete and reconcilable for the Regents.

B. To assure the arm's length relationship between the

institution and the foundation by recognizing not

only the foundation's independence to manage its

own affairs, but also its responsibility to the

members of the corporation.

C. To shift the responsibility for compliance with

the Board of Regents' policy, with respect to

foundations, from the foundation to the institu-

tions' Presidents who have the responsibility for

carrying out all Board of Regents' policies and


Chairman Hammargren introduced Mrs. Edna Brigham, En-

dowment Director, and Ms. Janet Mac Donald, Deputy

Treasurer. Mrs. Brigham extended her appreciation to

the Administration and foundation's staffs of each of

the institutions who have worked on this proposal.

The proposed guidelines have had the benefit of review

by the foundations, Administration and the Council of


Two sections, which have been deferred for further

discussion with institutional Presidents and founda-

tion Administrators, will be submitted as addenda to

these guidelines two or three months.

Mrs. Sparks stated she recently attended CCSN's founda-

tion meeting, and it was brought to her attention that

it would be difficult for the smaller institutions to

develop a budget, as requested in the two highlighted

sections. Mrs. Brigham stated that this will be dis-

cussed with the institutions.

Interim Chancellor Richardson clarified that an ex-

tensive discussion on the proposed guidelines was

held during the recent Council of President's meeting.

The Chancellor's staff and Presidents could not reach

an agreement on the two highlighted sections; however,

the staff and Presidents did feel that it was important

to bring forward to the Committee the proposed guide-

lines that have complete agreement and to continue to

negotiate those two sections in order to bring them

back to the Committee for consideration. He stated

that these proposed guidelines are a high priority in

the System office and in the community.

Upon questioning, Mrs. Brigham stated that all founda-

tions have a complete understanding of these proposed

guidelines. She informed the Committee that the very

first draft was distributed in October 1993, and the

Chancellor's staff have met with the various entities

and have drafted the proposed guidelines based on these


Mr. Klaich stated that he was confident in the work

performed by Interim Chancellor Richardson, Mrs.

Brigham and Ms. Mac Donald. After many long discus-

sions, these documents have brought us forward and

with a different spirit.

Mrs. Brigham stated that she was tremendously impressed

with the foundations' Administration because of their

thoughtfulness and concern regarding this proposal.

Mrs. Gallagher suggested that Title 4, Chapter 10 in

Ref. FL-1, Section 9.A.1, UCCSN and Member Institution

Foundations Administrative and Accounting Guidelines,

include a statement regarding the academic master plans

and the facilities master plans so that donors can

understand that the System does have master plans prior

to the gifting to specified interests. Ms. Mac Donald

stated that Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 8, Approval

Announcement and Acknowledgement of Gifts and Grants,

addresses Mrs. Gallagher's concern.

Mrs. Brigham further clarified that with regard to

host account donations, the institutions must abide

by the present Board of Regents' policy.

Dr. Eardley questioned the reporting process in that

gifts are sometimes reported several months after it

has been accepted by the institution. Also he felt

that any remuneration for employees should come to the

Board of Regents prior to acceptance. Ms. Mac Donald

assured Dr. Eardley that his concerns have been ad-

dressed by the ad hoc Foundation Liaison Committee.

Mrs. Gallagher questioned whether contracts with

promoters, such as Nike, have to be approved by the

Board, and it was determined that these types of

contracts do not have to come before the Board for

consideration. Mrs. Brigham clarified that the

Chancellor's ad hoc Committee on UCCSN/Private Part-

nership will be addressing this issue and will bring

to the Board of Regents an addendum to the proposed

Section 8, Gifts, Contracts and Sponsored Program

policy statement as referenced.

President Maxson clarified that professors who write

or consult must abide by Board policy on the amount

of time spent on those tasks. He stated that many

faculty members have private businesses that do not

interfere with their University responsibilities.

Mrs. Sparks felt that there are two different issues

being discussed. The proposed guidelines that are

being considered at this time have nothing to do with

contracts, book rights or academic issues. The poli-

cies before the Board are strictly for foundation and

other gifts to the UCCSN institutions.

President Meacham stated that there is a need for

change in the current policy, but he still has a slight

uneasiness about the proposed guidelines. There is

some potential for unintended burden placed on the

foundations. He stated that if experience dictates

additional changes, he is hopeful the Board would

consider amending these proposed guidelines. Mrs.

Brigham stated that these proposed guidelines are

intended to simplify the reporting of gifts and grants,

which will relieve some of the burden on staff.

Mrs. Gallagher congratulated Mrs. Brigham and Ms.

Mac Donald for their work on such an important issue.

Chairman Hammargren agreed and extended them apprecia-

tion on behalf of the Board.

President Meacham moved to dissolve the ad hoc Foundation

Liaison Committee, but it was pointed out that the two

highlighted sections will still need to come before the

Committee for consideration.

Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Foundation Liaison Committee. Mr.

Graves seconded. Motion carried.

Mr. Foley left the meeting.

30. Information Only: Regents' Workshop

UCCSN Budget - A workshop on the UCCSN Budget was presented

by Interim Chancellor Richardson and Vice Chancellor Sparks.

Recommendations were presented on the 1995-97 biennium

budget requests on the following:

(a) Minor Repairs and Improvements

(b) New Construction and Major Renovations

(c) Parameters to be Used in the Construction of the

"Adjusted Base" and "Program Maintenance" Budgets

(d) Priority Requests for New Funding

Ref. L, Minors Repairs and Improvements Projects, filed in

the Regents' Office. Ref. M, 1995-97 Capital Improvement

Projects, filed in the Regents' Office.

These recommendations were reviewed with the Board at this

meeting with final approval to be requested at the March

31-April 1 meeting.

Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the Minor Repairs and Im-

provements Projects as found in Ref. L. He explained that

in the past the $5 million annual slot tax revenue used

to be allocated to the Higher Education Capital Construc-

tion (HECC) fund. This revenue is now allocated to the

State's General Fund, and in the past UCCSN has been suc-

cessful in receiving a like amount from the Legislature

during each biennium since 1983 for Minor Repairs and Im-

provement Projects. Historically, UCCSN has requested $10

million over the biennium to correspond with this annual $5

million slot tax revenue. However, because of the addi-

tional demands for repairs and improvement projects, the

Presidents are requesting an additional $2 million, making

the total request for minor repairs and improvements proj-

ects $12 million.

He explained that from the first $10 million request, the

minimum funding allocation to the institutions totals $7.1

million, with an additional $2.9 million challenge pool

allocation. NNCC, WNCC and DRI will be allocated a mini-

mum of $250,000; TMCC will be allocated a minimum of

$500,000; CCSN will be allocated a minimum of $750,000;

UNR will be allocated a minimum of $2,900,000; UNLV will

be allocated a minimum of $2,100,000; and the System Ad-

ministration will be allocated a minimum of $100,000. The

challenge pool allocations are found in Ref. L, along with

the requests for the added $2 million.

Mr. Sparks explained the 1995-97 capital improvement re-

quests for new construction and major remodel projects and

described the formula process used in preparing this re-

quest. The new construction recommendations are a result

of the facility space data analysis. He reviewed the space

allocations which were based on classrooms, research, labo-

ratories, offices and libraries. Ref. M indicates the

aggregate of those calculations by the end of 1997. Each

institution lists the square footage for total space re-

quired, total space available, additional space needed,

and a percentage deficit. Upon questioning, Mr. Sparks

responded that the DRI 130.6% deficit incorporates the

total space for the entire institute.

Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.

Mr. Sparks indicated that the figures regarding space

utilization includes all construction that is currently

underway at this time.

Mr. Graves questioned why there was such a difference be-

tween UNR and UNLV's total space required, and Mr. Sparks

responded that UNR's space includes the College of Agri-

culture's Experiment Stations throughout the State, the

Cooperative Extension Program, the School of Medicine and

the Mackay School of Mines.

Mr. Sparks stated that the Council of Presidents endorsed

Ref. M.

Mr. Sparks continued to review the deficits and stated that

the data indicate that space needed in 1997 is less than

that projected for 1995 two years ago, due to adjusted

enrollment projections. DRI shows the highest overall

percentage deficit (130.6%), and WNCC the highest insti-

tutional facility percentage deficit (116.5%).

Dr. Derby questioned how it is that one institution, such

as WNCC, can incur such a high deficit, and would the

master plans aid in the process in the future. Mr. Sparks

responded that UCCSN has not been successful since the 1991

legislative session in addressing space needs. At that

time, WNCC was high on the priority list, but the State ran

out of funding.

Upon questioning, Mr. Sparks indicated that the space utili-

zation formulas do account for the fact that Community Col-

leges use leased space.

Interim Vice Chancellor Steinberg added that the formulas

are very complex and many factors are taken into consider-

ation. She stated that the data are available and she

would be happy to discuss this with the Regents in small

groups or one-on-one, because of the complexity. She

stated that she is not an expert, but has used national

standards in compiling these data.

Interim Chancellor Richardson stated that this material has

been presented to the members of the Board for information.

In cooperation with the Council of Presidents, the approach

and standards have been adopted and the Chancellor's Office

has worked with each of the Presidents and institutions to

reach a comfort level on this information. Dr. Richardson

indicated he would send a summary on this data, and sched-

ule small meetings with those Regents who would like further


Dr. Richardson stated that the University Presidents felt

that the leasing of space would be advantageous for the

Community Colleges and that the reverse would also be true.

There is an internal check and balance on this information

and it has been agreed that this is an equitable approach.

President Gwaltney stated that the principal is very im-

portant, but not everyone is happy. He pledged that he

would support this process, because it is much better than

that used several years ago. TMCC is very proud of the

Old Town Mall leased space. He suggested that the formulas

need refinement to include the leased space for TMCC and

noted that these refinements may not work for the other


In discussing the 10 priorities, Mr. Sparks stated that the

ultimate costs cannot be developed at this time, so the

priority list reports estimated figures. He explained that

this list was compiled by using the top priority of each

institution. He reviewed the priorities and highlighted

that the new construction costs are estimated at $113.5

million. The Major Renovations and Additions are not list-

ed in priority order under priority number 9. Priority

number 10 addresses new projects for advance planning and

design. The total cumulative cost for the 10 priorities

is $131 million.

Mr. Sparks explained the State's bonding capacity. There

is approximately $90 million remaining in bonding capacity.

An outside consultant has reviewed the State's debt and its

ability to service debt. The consultant studied Nevada's

debt ratio and stated that the norm is 5% across the country

while Nevada's debt is at 8%. The consultant recommended

that Nevada begin to lower that rate. The State did not

issue all the debt at the last legislative session and by

the end of this biennium the debt rate should be reduced

to about 6%. Mr. Sparks reported that about $174 million

of debt capacity will be available by the next legislative

session and the critical issue for Nevada is not necessarily

the remaining debt capacity, but rather the State's ability

to service that debt.

Mr. Sparks indicated that there will probably be a General

Fund surplus, but not enough for $131 million for UCCSN's

Capital Improvement Projects.

Upon questioning, Mr. Sparks reported that the State has

built the first phase of the Lovelock Prison, and Governor

Miller wants that facility opened in 1995. The second

phase of the prison will cost approximately $25-30 million;

this is dependent on its prisoner population. He has been

made aware that a new legislative building or remodeling

of the current facility is being considered. Also a park-

ing garage for the new office building in Las Vegas is

being considered. The Employment Security facility may be

funded with some federal monies.

Mr. Sparks indicated that he does not know how serious the

Legislature is with regard to lowering the bond debt ratio.

UCCSN received $37 million last year. Basically all new

debt was earmarked for higher education at the last session.

Mr. Sparks reported that the parameters used to construct

the adjusted base and the program maintenance request will

be considered by the Board at its next regularly scheduled

meeting. UCCSN needs a 23% increase at this rate, the

general fund increase needs to be at least 30%.

Finally, Mr. Sparks reported that the priority request for

new funding has not been completed. The recommendation will

be presented at the next meeting. He mentioned that the

first category will deal with new funding for salary and


31. Chancellor's Search

A discussion was held regarding steps to take relative to

the Chancellor Search.

Chairman Eardley requested General Counsel Klasic to review

the options that have already been made public and any addi-

tional options that the Board may wish to consider.

General Counsel Klasic reminded the Board that at the Janu-

ary 21, 1994 special meeting of the Board, several options

were presented on how to proceed with the Chancellor's

Search. The Board of Regents moved approval to cancel the

Chancellor's Search, approach the next legislative session

to make changes to the Open Records Law as regards confi-

dentiality of initial applications, and direct General

Counsel Klasic to research other options. Mr. Klasic stated

that he has been in trial since that meeting, and could not

perform the adequate research; however, he has prepared a

list of 5 options for the Board to consider.

1) Reopen the search, utilizing same procedures that

have been used in the past. However, this option

raises the question of whether to follow the At-

torney General's opinion or not. To abide by the

opinion would narrow the applicant pool, and to

ignore the opinion would bring about litigation.

2) Reopen the search, delegating the initial screening

of applications to a UCCSN committee and letting the

Board of Regents make the selection of finalists.

However, the Open Records Law applies to all public

officers and offices and UCCSN would also be sub-

ject to abide by the Attorney General's opinion.

3) Reopen the search, hiring a private firm to conduct

the initial screening and letting the Board of

Regents make the selection of the finalists. This

approach could legally happen; however, in the

long-run the media would challenge the letter of

the law and indicate that public monies are being

used to pay this private firm.

4) Do not reopen the search, wait until the next legis-

lative session convenes and proposed legislation

that would resolve these problems.

5) Do not reopen the search, promote from within. The

Board of Regents' policy does allow for this to take

place, as found in Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 6 of

the Board of Regents' Handbook.

Dr. Derby stated that it is important that the Board secure

leadership for the System. She stated that the Board of

Regents should be involved in the selection of its chief

executive officer. Dr. Derby presented another option:

6) Chairman of the Board appoint a committee of the

Board to develop an expanded list of options to be

presented to the full Board.

Dr. Derby stated that this decision is very important and

should not be rushed without all the options presented.

Mrs. Berkley stated that she did not agree with options 1-5

listed above, and was satisfied with option 6, forming a

committee to consider additional options. She stated that

she did not have a problem with the current law, but with

the Attorney General's opinion. Mrs. Berkley had prepared

and sent a brief to the members of the Board. In her brief

she developed another alternative that she felt had merit

as another option:

7) Have a judicial review of the current structure.

Mrs. Berkley did not feel that the Attorney General's opin-

ion was a definitive action taken by a court of law. Mrs.

Berkley felt that the Board had a 50% chance in having a

legal interpretation from the judicial branch.

Mr. Foley stated that he had read Mrs. Berkley's brief and

the cases associated with searches. He stated that he was

in agreement with Dr. Derby's option to create a committee

to review the options and if approved, he would urge the

committee to give considerable thought to a legal challenge.

He did not support reopening the search process at this


Mr. Klasic stated that the Board could file a motion for a

declaratory relief, but there needs to be a true defendant,

and at this time there is not one. He offered two sugges-

tions: 1) the Board take action to institute a closed

search and let someone sue the Board of Regents; or 2) the

Board identify a defendant, such as the news media or the

Nevada Press Association, and allow them the authority to

sue the Board of Regents.

Mrs. Berkley stated that she had brought the above sugges-

tion to the Board at its special meeting, and learned that

to proceed with the search process would give the Board

greater ammunition to appear in court. Mr. Klasic reiter-

ated that there still needs to be a true defendant in order

to use the ammunition. She questioned why this did not be-

come a viable option at that time, and Chairman Eardley

responded that as a lay Board advice was given by the

Board's attorney and was taken into consideration. Mr.

Klasic stated that the Board of Regents chose another op-

tion rather than seeking a legal suit.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that when the Board made its deci-

sion it was approved that the Board would challenge the law

at the next legislative session; however, she had a problem

with that because there needs to be a process in place that

will work throughout the entire System. She stated that the

Chancellor's search will not be the only search the Board

will have to handle. She stated that she felt very strong-

ly that time is of the essence because there are System

issues which need to be dealt with immediately. At this

point in her career as a Regent, she stated that she had

performed enough searches and learned that you can never

be too careful with a search process and the Board must be

diligent in selecting the right person for the position.

However, only until that person actually performs the duties

will the Board really know that it has hired the right per-

son for the job, especially in Nevada. Often the person is

adaptable to Nevada lifestyle, but the spouse finds it

difficult to live here.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that she has been very concerned about

changing the search process because she feels very strongly

about the current process. A precedence is being set not

only for the Chancellor's search, but for other searches

throughout the System. However, the Chancellor's search is

a bit different in that it is truly a Board of Regents'

selection as its chief executive officer. The Board has

recently spent much time on the Chancellor's job descrip-

tion. She stated that she has a problem with disregarding

everything that the Board has worked so very hard in achiev-

ing and taking the issue to court. She felt that the Sys-

tem's attorney should decide whether the Board should chal-

lenge the law in court. But in the meantime, there are

System issues that need immediate attention.

She questioned the members of the Board in what would be

better for the system at this time -- to go into a legisla-

tive session with a pending search, or, if a search is

started right now and completed prior to the legislative

session, would it be appropriate to ask this new employee

to take over a job of this magnitude without knowing the

players and politics of Nevada? She felt that it would

be much better for the Board of Regents to promote from

within at this time.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that the System has a very competent

individual in its present Interim Chancellor, John Richard-

son. He has demonstrated impeccable administrative leader-

ship, which is so very important to a lay Board. She sug-

gested that the Board should take its time in selecting a

permanent Chancellor and allow the Interim Chancellor to

get the System back in shape so that future candidates

would want to come to work for UCCSN. Mrs. Gallagher in-

formed the Board that if so approved, Dr. Richardson has

agreed to this promotion.

Mrs. Gallagher moved that the Board of Regents promote Dr.

John A. Richardson by appointing him to Chancellor of the

University and Community College System of Nevada, effec-

tive immediately and subject to mutual agreement between

the Board and Dr. Richardson as to the terms and conditions

of his empoyment, and that the Chairman of the Board be

authorized to negotiate with Dr. Richardson on the terms and

conditions of employment with final approval by the Board.

Mr. Graves seconded.

Mr. Graves stated that he agreed with Mrs. Gallagher's re-

marks, and, that the Board of Regents needs to support the

judicial relief and immediately, at whatever cost and how-

ever the Board chooses to proceed, decide on a search

process. There will be many searches in the future that

the Board will need to perform. He felt that the "end

justifies the means"; however, he stated that he was con-

cerned with the process and the Affirmative Action regula-

tions. As a lay Board, all the members want to help higher

education as best as possible. He stated that if Dr. Rich-

ardson was in the private sector, that he would not hesitate

to hire him. Mr. Graves proceeded to read Dr. Richardson's

qualifications from his resume.

Mr. Graves stated that Dr. Richardson is an individual who

can lead the System. The UCCSN budget is very important and

the System needs someone right now who can lead it through

the next legislative session. Mr. Graves indicated that he

does not always agree with what Dr. Richardson recommends,

but he has always been prepared with a well thought out

opinion. Mr. Graves highly encouraged the Board to approve

the motion on the floor.

Mr. Foley questioned, as a point of order, if the agenda

item (#32) is properly noticed for the Board of Regents to

take action on an appointment from within to the position

of Chancellor without performing a search. Mr. Klasic

responded in the affirmative. Mr. Foley stated that he

challenged General Counsel's opinion.

Dr. Derby questioned the intent of the agenda language and

did not feel that it indicated that action might be taken

to make an appointment. She did not feel that this was

fair to the search process and in the spirit of the Open

Meeting Law, she felt it could be in violation.

Dr. Derby stated that this issue is not about a specific

personality. There is a wide consensus of the Board that

we do have an Interim Chancellor in place and there should

be no hurry in making a permanent selection. As Interim

Chancellor, Dr. Richardson does a good job, but Dr. Derby

stated that she was very concerned about the process. She

recommended that a committee be formed and that a designated

period of internship be established to allow for the Board

to have time to deliberate on this issue. She disagreed

with Mr. Graves, in that the "ends no not justify the

means". In higher education there is a collegial process

and it would be in violation of the process to go ahead

and make the appointment at this time. She stated that Mrs.

Gallagher referred to the risks of bringing in someone new

at this point in time. Dr. Derby stated that she believed

that good outcomes come from good processes. She reminded

the Board that there needs to be a competitive search proc-

ess. She reminded the Board members that diversity has

become a key issue of the Board and the Board should allow

the possibility to become diversified in the selection for

this position. She strongly encouraged the Board to explore

all possible options.

General Counsel Klasic stated that he stands by his inter-

pretation of the language of the agenda item; however, it

may result in litigation if the Board chooses to take ac-

tion. If two Board members feel that the language is am-

biguous, then it may be safe to say that there may be

outside officious groups who may pursue a lawsuit against

the Board of Regents on this matter. He suggested that the

Board table this item for a more acceptable agenda item.

Mr. Graves moved to table the above stated motion. Mrs.

Whitley seconded.

Upon questioning, Mr. Graves withdrew his motion.

Chairman Eardley noted for the record that Regent Daniel

Klaich was not present, but had requested that his message

be relayed to the Board. Chairman Eardley stated the fol-


Mr. Klaich supports an open search with or without a

headhunter; that appointment of the Interim Chancellor

to Chancellor would be destructive at this point because

of the bad press it might cause both locally and nation-

ally. There are other searches coming up and this could

send a message that the process is not important. Mr.

Klaich feels that the law will not be changed, but the

Regents could try. If the law cannot be changed the

Board should develop a process which will comply with

the law.

In accordance with Board policy, Chairman Eardley requested

the Presidents, Faculty Senate Chairmen, student representa-

tives and public to comment on this issue.

President Crowley stated that even though he is a strong

believer of process, there are occasions when the balance

of factors outweighs the process. He stated that he sup-

ported the motion to appoint Dr. Richardson to the position

of Chancellor. The upcoming legislative session is a very

persuasive argument to make the appointment at this time.

President Maxson stated that he agreed with President Crow-

ley's remarks. President Maxson stated that he admires and

respects Dr. Richardson and felt that he would make a good

Chancellor for UCCSN. Although process is important in his

opinion if the search process was conducted the Board of

Regents would most likely have selected Dr. Richardson.

He supported the motion to appoint Dr. Richardson.

President Taranik agreed with his colleagues and added he

has enjoyed working with Dr. Richardson. With respect to

the agenda item, he supports the motion to appoint Dr.

Richardson because of the timing with future searches and

the upcoming Legislature. At this point in time, he did

not feel that the Regents would be able to select an in-

dividual who would be able to defend the UCCSN at the

Legislature. The Board should not be afraid of litigation

over the agenda item because the appointment of Dr. Richard-

son is the appropriate action to take and the System should

support Dr. Richardson.

President Calabro stated that he has worked with every

Chancellor that has been hired in Nevada, and from his ob-

servation, Dr. Richardson has proved himself. Dr. Calabro

stated that he looked forward to working with him during

the next legislative session. Dr. Richardson has been the

driving force behind interactive television, which is so

important to WNCC. The System is at a critical point and

the Board should select someone to move forward into the

legislative session with strong leadership.

President Remington stated that the Board needs to select

someone with University and Community College administra-

tion experience. He pointed out that there was a national

search conducted for the UCCSN's Vice Chancellor for Aca-

demic Affairs, and diversity was an issue at that time.

Dr. Richardson was one of the top finalists and was then

selected. He is a man of integrity and takes time to

talk with each President. Dr. Remington stated that he

was very impressed with Dr. Richardson.

President Meacham stated that he supports the motion to

appoint Dr. Richardson. He stated that he was concerned

with the interpretation of the legal challenge that may

come before this Board. He pointed out that the last time

there was a search for the Chancellor's position, because

of some applicant withdrawals Mr. Mark Dawson was appointed

to the position. He felt that Dr. Richardson is the best

candidate for the Chancellor's position.

President Gwaltney agreed with his colleagues. Dr. Richard-

son is very efficient and would make a great Chancellor.

He has the experience and will serve the State of Nevada

well in this position.

Unit Faculty Senate Chairman Chris Gaub stated that he

believes in Dr. Richardson and that he would make a good


NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Scott Hawkins stated that his

employment background is from the private industry and he

believed that the System did try to conduct an appropriate

search, but it did not work. He supported the motion of

the appointment of Dr. Richardson in order to move forward

as a higher educational system.

UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman John Swetnam stated that the

appointment of Dr. Richardson at this time would be a ter-

rible mistake, because Affirmative Action guidelines have

not been adhered to in this process. He also felt that if

the person is appointed from within, it becomes a political

issue. He asked if all subsequent searches were going to

be appointments without going through the appropriate

search process. He urged the Board not to make this ap-

pointment under these circumstances. He supported the idea

of forming a committee that would form options to bring back

to the Board for full discussion. Employment procedures

must be established to maintain confidentiality, Affirmative

Action guidelines and diversity.

TMCC Faculty Senate Chairman Dan Mc Clure agreed with Dr.

Swetnam's remarks. Searches are conducted throughout the

System all the time and Affirmative Action guidelines are

followed to allow for diversity. If an appointment is

made from within, the Board would be sending a message back

to the institutions that process is not important. Leaders

should follow the policies that have been established.

UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Phil Boardman stated that he

agreed with the remarks made by Dr. Derby and Dr. Swetnam.

He stated that faculty would view this proposed action as

very cynical without the Board of Regents following the

rules and regulations that it consistently reminds the

institutions to follow. The view from the bottom would

be very suspect if this action was taken.

CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Balboni suggested that the

Board consider the remarks made by Dr. Derby and Mr. Klaich.

He did not feel that the System was in a crisis situation

without a permanent Chancellor. He stated that if an ap-

pointment were to be made from within without the benefit

of following the Affirmative Action guidelines, the message

to the other institutions would be "one set of rules for

us, another set of rules for them".

Dr. Balboni read a statement by WNCC Faculty Senate Chairman

Mark Melrose, who agreed with the remarks made by Dr. Derby.

UNR Graduate Student Association President Samantha Hudson

stated that this is a very important issue for the students

because of the need to be very strong at the next legisla-

tive session. She suggested that the motion be withdrawn

completely at this time, and that at the next meeting a

clearer item be placed on the agenda to make an emergency

appointment of Dr. Richardson as Chancellor with a specific

time frame stated until an appropriate search can be con-


WNCC USA President Mary Anne Lavelle agreed with the motion

to appoint Dr. Richardson as Chancellor, but with a specific

time frame until an appropriate search can be conducted.

Ms. Candace Kant, NFA representative, stated that she was

very concerned with this issue and was disturbed with the

credentials of one person being stated. Although Dr. Rich-

ardson has the qualifications to fulfill this position, it

is the process that is being questioned. She urged the

Board to consider Dr. Derby's remarks.

Assemblyman Robert Price stated that he has served as a

lawmaker for the last 20 years, and sponsored the Open

Meeting Law. He disagreed with the interpretation of the

agenda notice that was given by General Counsel Klasic.

This broad language does not meet the Open Meeting Law

requirements for taking action. He respectively suggested

that the item be denoted. He informed the Board that a

national search for the Director of the Legislative Council

Bureau was recently conducted in the open, and it resulted

with two in-house finalists. He respectively suggested

that the Board address this issue under a more defined

agenda item and that the Board not get involved in violating

the intent of the Open Meeting Law. Upon questioning, Mr.

Price stated that he was confident that the Open Meeting Law

would not be changed, although the Board could suggest a

change. He pointed out that across the country search proc-

esses are being conducted in the open.

Mr. Graves requested that Mr. Price keep an open mind if

approached by UCCSN to seek a change to the current law.

Mrs. Berkley stated that there was nothing wrong with the

Open Meeting Law, but with the legal opinion given by the

Attorney General. She stated she encourages Dr. Richardson

to apply for the position. She felt that the Board should

work within the parameters that have been set. She suggest-

ed that if Dr. Richardson was willing, he could remain as

Interim Chancellor for a length of time.

Mrs. Berkley stated that she was upset with the Chancellor's

staff, in that within 24-hours of the Attorney General's

opinion letters were sent out to the applicants, and that

she had been advised that the Board could take legal action

at a later date. This information was not revealed at the

time the search was terminated.

Mrs. Gallagher withdrew the motion. Mr. Graves withdrew

the second.

Mr. Foley moved approval of the appointment of a Regents'

committee, as suggested by Dr. Derby, who will undertake

and review all of the possible options and review of a

possible law suit precipitated by the Board regarding the

search process. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.

Chairman Eardley appointed the members of the ad hoc Chan-

cellor's Search Committee to serve on the Regents' Special

Committee of the Board. He directed the Committee to work

with General Counsel Klasic.

Chairman Eardley apologized to Dr. Richardson for putting

him through this discussion. Chairman Eardley stated for

the record that Dr. Richardson is experienced with working

with a multi-institutional system that includes Universi-

ties and Community Colleges. It is difficult to find an in-

dividual who has this experience. He stated that he hoped

Dr. Richardson would consider continuing his employment

for UCCSN and consider applying for the permanent position

of Chancellor.

Mrs. Whitley stated that her greatest concern with this

situation is that she has been an advocate for diversity and

Affirmative Action. She did not want to send a message to

the institutions that the Board is not concerned with those

issues. However, in spite of those issues, the Board always

looks for the best qualified candidate, no matter what the

ethnic or gender of that individual. She stated that Dr.

Richardson is one of the best individuals this Board could

have in this position. The Board has always wanted a strong

individual in this position and it has it in Dr. Richardson.

She stated that she was supportive of the initial motion to

appoint Dr. Richardson to the position of Chancellor.

32. Information Only: Recommendations for Promotion or Assign-

ment to Rank

The following recommendations for promotion or assignment to

rank have been forwarded for Board consideration. This is

an information item only, with Board action scheduled for

the March 31-April 1, 1994 meeting.

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

mends the following promotions, effective July 1, 1994:

*Ellen J. Baker to Associate Professor in Biology,

College of Arts and Science

Bruce Bannister to Associate Professor in Family and

Community Medicine, School of Medicine

*Rafik Beekun to Associate Professor in Managerial

Sciences, College of Business Administration

Cynthia Birk to Rank 0 Associate Professor in

Accounting/CIS, College of Business Administration

*Daniel C. Bowman to Associate Professor in Biochemistry,

College of Agriculture

Cynthia M. Brown to Rank 0 Associate Professor in

Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

James Carr to Professor in Geological Sciences, Mackay

School of Mines

*Grant R. Cramer to Associate Professor in Biochemistry,

College of Agriculture

Rhoda Cummings to Professor in Curriculum and

Instruction, College of Education

Dana Edbert to Rank 0 Assistant Professor in

Accounting/CIS, College of Business Administration

*George Fernandez to Associate Professor in Agricultural

Economics, College of Agriculture

Gary Fisher to Professor in Counseling and Educational

Psychology, College of Education

*Victoria Follette to Associate Professor in Psychology,

College of Arts and Science

*William Follette to Associate Professor in Psychology,

College of Arts and Science

Peter Goin to Professor in Art, College of Arts and


*Dale W. Holcombe to Associate Professor in Veterinary

Medicine, College of Agriculture

*Burton Horowitz to Associate Professor in Physiology,

School of Medicine

Janita A. Jobe to Rank III, University Library

Gary E. Johnson to Rank 0 Associate Professor in Family

and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

Andrea Lenz to Rank 0 Associate Professor in Music,

College of Arts and Science

Emmanuel Maragakis to Professor in Civil Engineering,

College of Engineering

*Colleen A. Morris to Associate Professor in Pediatrics,

School of Medicine

Kambiz Raffiee to Professor in Economics, College of

Business Administration

*Dale S. Rogers to Associate Professor in Managerial

Sciences, College of Business Administration

Martha K. Savage to Rank 0 Associate Professor in

Seismological Laboratory, Mackay School of Mines

Marilyn Smith to Professor, Cooperative Extension

Barbara Thornton to Professor of Health Sciences,

College of Human and Community Sciences

Andrzej Trzynadlowski to Professor in Electrical

Engineering, College of Engineering

*Ann A. Tyler to Associate Professor in Speech Pathology

and Audiology, School of Medicine

*Joseba Zulaika to Associate Professor in Basque

Studies, College of Arts and Science

B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommends the following promotions, effective July 1,


*Diane Barone to Associate Professor, ICS, College of


*Richard Beckman to Associate Professor, Architecture,

College of Engineering

*Randall Boone to Associate Professor, ICS, College of


Felicia Campbell to Professor, English, Liberal Arts

Stephen Caplan to Associate Professor, Music, Fine &

Performing Arts

*Carole Case to Associate Professor, Criminal Justice,

Liberal Arts

*Changfeng Chen to Associate Professor, Physics, Science

& Mathematics

*John Crank to Associate Professor, Criminal Justice,

Liberal Arts

*Evelyn Gajowski to Associate Professor, English,

Liberal Arts

*Laxmi Gewali to Associate Professor, Computer Science,

College of Engineering

*Amanda Higgins to Associate Professor, Special

Education, College of Education

*William Jankowiak to Associate Professor, Anthropology,

Liberal Arts

*Brian Johnson to Associate Professor, Chemistry,

Science & Mathematics

*Jeffrey Kottler to Professor, Counseling & Ed. Psych.,

College of Education

Myoung-ja Kwon to Rank IV, Library

*Victor Kwong to Professor, Physics, Science &


*Shahram Latifi to Associate Professor, Electrical &

Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

*Kia Makki to Associate Professor, Computer Science,

College of Engineering

*Susan Miller to Associate Professor, Special Education,

College of Education

William Newman to Professor, Management, Business &


*Filiz Ozel to Associate Professor, Architecture,

College of Engineering

James Pink to Professor, Art, Fine & Performing Arts

*Wesley Roehl to Associate Professor, Tourism/Convention,

Hotel Administration

Laverna Saunders to Rank IV, Technical Services,


R. Keith Schwer to Professor, Economics, Business &


*R. Venkatasubramanian to Associate Professor, Electrical

& Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

*Elspeth Whitney to Associate Professor, History,

Liberal Arts

*Woosoon Yim to Associate Professor, Mechanical, College

of Engineering

*Bernard Zygelman to Associate Professor, Physics,

Science & Mathematics

C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik recommends

the following promotion, effective July 1, 1994:

Nicholas Lancaster to Rank IV, Quaternary Sciences


*Also recommended for Award to Tenure

33. Information Only: Recommendations for Award to Tenure

The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

for Board consideration. This is an information item only,

with Board action scheduled for the March 31-April 1, 1994


Note: The titles stated in this agenda item are descriptive

only. Faculty are tenured in institutions, and not in

particular employment positions.

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

mends award of tenure, effective July 1, 1994, to the


*Ellen J. Baker, Biology, College of Arts & Science

*Rafik Beekun, Managerial Sciences, College of Business


*Daniel C. Bowman, Biochemistry, College of Agriculture

Stephen B. Castor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology,

Mackay School of Mines

*Grant R. Cramer, Biochemistry, College of Agriculture

George Danko, Mining Engineering, Mackay School of Mines

*George Fernandez, Agricultural Economics, College of


*Victoria Follette, Psychology, College of Arts and


*William Follette, Psychology, College of Arts and


Cheryl Glotfelty, English, Arts and Science

*Dale W. Holcombe, Veterinary Medicine, College of


*Burton Horowitz, Physiology, School of Medicine

John N. Louie, Seismology/Geological Sciences, Mackay

School of Mines

Rosalie Marinelli, Health Sciences, College of Human

and Community Sciences

*Colleen A. Morris, Pediatrics, School of Medicine

*Dale S. Rogers, Managerial Sciences, College of

Business Administration

Edwin G. Smith, Nevada Cooperative Extension

*Ann A. Tyler, Speech Pathology and Audiology, School of


John J. Warwick, Environmental and Resource Sciences,

College of Agriculture

Lee A. Weber, Biology, Arts and Science

*Joseba Zulaika, Basque Studies, College of Arts and


B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommends award to tenure, effective July 1, 1994,

to the following:

Robert Aalberts, Finance, Business & Economics

*Diane Barone, ICS, College of Education

*Richard Beckman, Architecture, College of Engineering

*Randall Boone, ICS, College of Education

Mark Burns, Art, Fine & Performing Arts

*Carole Case, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts

*Changfeng Chen, Physics, Science & Mathematics

*John Crank, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts

Jeffrey Fiala, Theatre Art, Fine & Performing Arts

*Evelyn Gajowski, English, Liberal Arts

*Laxmi Gewali, Computer Science, College of Engineering

*Amanda Higgins, Special Education, College of Education

*William Jankowiak, Anthropology, Liberal Arts

*Brian Johnson, Chemistry, Science & Mathematics

Moses Karakorizian, Civil & Environmental, College of


Gerald Kops, Education Admin. & Higher Education,

College of Education

*Jeffrey Kottler, Counseling & Ed. Psych., College of


*Victor Kwong, Physics, Science & Mathematics

*Shahram Latifi, Electrical & Computer Engineering,

College of Engineering

Attila Lawrence, Architecture, College of Engineering

*Kia Makki, Computer Science, College of Engineering

*Susan Miller, Special Education, College of Education

Robert Molzon, Mathematics, Science & Mathematics

*Filiz Ozel, Architecture, College of Engineering

Katherine Rankin, Catalog, Library

*Wesley Roehl, Tourism/Convention, Hotel Administration

Hal Rothman, History, Liberal Arts

Douglas Unger, English, Liberal Arts

*R. Venkatasubramanian, Electrical & Computer

Engineering, College of Engineering

Walter Vodrazka, Civil & Environmental Engineering,

College of Engineering

*Elspeth Whitney, History, Liberal Arts

*Woosoon Yim, Mechanical, College of Engineering

*Bernard Zygelman, Physics, Science & Mathematics

C. Community College of Southern Nevada - President

Meacham recommends award to tenure, effective July 1,

1994, to the following:

Ann Adams, Arts & Sciences

Susan Blizard, Arts & Sciences

John Esperian, Arts & Sciences

Carmen Forner, Arts & Sciences

Angela La Sala, Arts & Sciences

Gale Martin, Arts & Sciences

Charles Okeke, Arts & Sciences

Curtis Pantle, Arts & Sciences

Joe Delrosaria, Business & Industry

Ruell Fiant, Business & Industry

Larry Martin, Business & Industry

Alfred Zavodny, Business & Industry

Michael Mc Millian, Math, Health & Human Services

Howard Tomme, Math, Health & Human Services

Hyla Winters, Math, Health & Human Services

Clarissa Erwin, Academic Support

Carol Cravens, Student Services

D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Remington

recommends award to tenure, effective July 1, 1994, to

the following:

Ed Martin, Occupational Education

Ralph Siler, Occupational/Music Education

John S. H. Smith, Humanities & Social Science

Glen Tenney, Math, Science, Computing, Business

E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Gwaltney

recommends award to tenure, effective July 1, 1994, to

the following:

William Doherty, Professional Business Studies

Harry Ednie, Learning Resource Center

Steven Streeper, Social Science

Jonathan Young, Applied Industrial Technology

F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommends award to tenure, effective July 1, 1994,

to the following:

Robert Collier, Academic Affairs, Science

Christine Dakin, Academic Affairs/Fallon, Academic


Kerry Deal, Academic Affairs/Fallon, Business

Christine Fregulia, Academic Affairs, Allied Health

Timothy Haller, Academic Affairs, Social Science

Renee Magrini, Academic Affairs, Science

*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to Rank

34. Approved Regents' Liaison to Economic Development Commission

Governor Miller on February 10, 1994 suggested that the

Board of Regents develop a liaison with the Economic Devel-

opment Commission for the purpose of being more quickly

responsive to industry requests for special training to

develop new skills to entice industry to locate to Nevada.

Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the establishment of a

Regents' Liaison to Economic Development Commission, with

the Chairman of the Board making the appointment. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:20 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board