February 18-19, 1983
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
February 18, 1983
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-
um, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Rollan Melton
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Mrs. Joan Kenney via Teleconference
Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
Vice President Tony Calabro, TMCC
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Curry (UNR), Warburton
(DRI), Jones (UNLV), Heise (CCCC), Horton (NNCC), Lambert (TMCC)
and Wycoff (Unit), and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 9:30 A.M.
1. Adoption of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and
filed with permanent minutes) containing the following items
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of Janu-
ary 7-8, 1983.
(2) Accepted gifts and grants as contained in Ref. C-1
and filed with the permanent minutes.
Accepted the gift of an 8V-71 Detroit Diesel engine
from Sierra Detroit Diesel Allison, Inc. for the
purpose of NNCC's training program.
(3) Approved an extension of sick leave benefits for the
1983 Spring semester for Hazel Hardy, Associate Pro-
fessor at UNR.
(4) Approved an extension of leave of absence for an ad-
ditional year through June 30, 1984, for Dr. James L.
Walter, Director of the Bureau of Business and Eco-
nomic Research, UNR, who is working with the Agency
for International Development in Haiti.
(5) Approved the authorization to re-issue to Harris Trust
and Savings Bank revenue bonds and coupons, which the
trust company had lost, for Clark County Community
College Learning Resources Center. See Ref. C-5 filed
with the permanent minutes.
(6) Approved the appointment of Dr. Thomas Sharkey as the
Acting Executive Director of the Bioresources Center,
DRI, for the period February 14, 1983 through August
12, 1983 during Dr. Barry Osmond's absence. Dr.
Osmond will, per his contractual arrangements with
DRI, be spending that period engaged in research at
the Australian National University in Canberra.
(7) Approved authorization to transfer $65,000 from Board
of Regents Special Project Fund to Legal Fees.
(8) Approved a 10-foot wide easement for underground
electrical service beginning at the underground line
immediately south of the Business Services building
at UNLV going to the northwest entrance of the Center.
At this point the Nevada Power Company will be in-
stalling a transformer vault that is 39' by 15'.
(9) Accepted a gift of 2 shares of General Electric stock
and authorized its sale so the proceeds may be given
to the UNR Library for the Glen H. Clark Memorial
Fund, in compliance with the donor's wishes.
(10) Approved the award of a construction contract to
Holcomb Construction Company, Inc. for the construc-
tion of a tennis backstop in the amount of $24,438 in
conjunction with UNR's NSF Grant #CEE 8118429. This
is a deviation from the bidding process inasmuch as
this is part of a research project being conducted in
the Civil Engineering Department. See Ref. C-10,
filed with the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Fong moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
2. Report of the Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee met on February 17, 1983 and
Mrs. Gallagher, Chair, submitted the following report and
(1) Approved to locate the ROTC program at UNLV in the Col-
lege of Education. This program had not previously
been located in an individual program.
(2) Accepted the reports from Vice Chancellor Fox on
Systemwide needs in high technology, titled "Higher
Education and High Technology in Nevada", and a sum-
mary of Campus computing and high technology needs.
The Committee commended Dr. Fox and Dr. Karen Pinkham,
who assisted with research and presentation, for their
(3) Accepted the Comprehensive Program Review and recom-
mendations contained therein for UNR titled "An Agenda
for Excellence, Academic Planning in a Time of Limited
Resources", presented by President Joseph Crowley and
Vice President Richard Davies, commending them and
their associates for a very thorough job frought with
many difficult decisions, which will strengthen the
Dr. Crowley noted that the report involved much par-
ticipation, included graduate program review and a
reallocation of resources, although it was not done
with the view of reducing funding for programs.
Dr. James Richardson, Department of Sociology, UNR,
and Dr. E. Grotegut, Foreign Language Department, UNR,
presented statements in opposition to UNR's Compre-
hensive Program Review Report.
It was noted that a Systemwide approach be used in
comprehensive program reviews and that the Univer-
sities and Colleges must take a position of leadership
in shifting resources to meet the needs of Nevada.
UNLV plans to make a progress report on their program
review at the April or June, 1983, Board meeting and
it was requested that the Community Colleges should
also present their comprehensive program review reports
to the Board soon in order that the Board can then take
a Systemwide approach to planning.
Mrs. Gallagher moved for acceptance of this portion of the
report and recommendations. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion
Mrs. Gallagher then moved that the amendments to the Uni-
versity of Nevada System Code, originally proposed and cir-
culated by the Academic Affairs Committee on December 3,
1982, as subsequently revised by the Committee during its
meeting of January 31, 1983 and as recommended the change
to the full Board by the Committee, be adopted, to be
effective immediately, except that Subsections 3.4.2 and
4.4.2 and Sections 5.7 and 5.12 shall go into effect on
July 1, 1983. Mrs. Fong seconded the motion.
On December 3, 1982 the Board of Regents adopted numerous
amendments to the University of Nevada System Code. In so
acting, the Board adopted the amendments contained in the
September 24, 1982 draft Code which was circulated to the
Officers and Faculty Chairs of the University of Nevada
System. At its December 3 meeting the Board circulated
additional amendments to the Code based on recommendations
forwarded from the Academic Affairs Committee after its
November 29, 1982 meeting with the Officers and Faculty
Chairs of the University of Nevada System. The Officers
and Faculty Chairs were directed to report their written
comments on the November 29 amendments by no later than
January 3, 1983.
However, Academic Affairs Committee Chairman Dorothy S.
Gallagher subsequently extended this time limit until Janu-
ary 31, 1983, with a proposed meeting of the Academic Af-
fairs Committee to discuss such comments set for February
2, 1983. The reason for this extension was to take into
account the semester break and holidays occurring during
the month of December and early January. Due to scheduling
conflicts, the Faculty Chairs and Regent Gallagher subse-
quently reset the time limit for comments on the amendments
from the Officers and Faculty Chairs to January 27, 1983,
with a meeting of the Academic Affairs Committee reset for
January 31, 1983.
The Faculty Chairs submitted unified comments concerning
the proposed amendments to the Code on January 26, 1983,
with the Desert Research Institute Faculty Senate submit-
ting additional comments earlier on January 24, 1983. The
Officers of the University of Nevada System offered no ad-
ditional written comments.
In the meantime, Regent Gallagher sent a memorandum to the
faculty of the University of Nevada System on December 15,
1982, inviting the faculty to send written comments on the
Code amendments directly to the Academic Affairs Committee
by no later than January 31, 1983. Comments were received
by the Committee under this invitation from:
1. Dr. Robert Kinney, Associate Dean of Students, UNR
2. Dr. Lorne Seidman, faculty member, UNLV
3. Dr. Robert M. Daugherty, Dean of the University of
Nevada School of Medicine
4. Dr. Paul Mc Reynolds, faculty member, UNR
5. Dr. William T. Scott, Professor Emeritus, UNR
6. Dr. Boyd Earl, faculty member, UNLV
7. Dr. John S. Wright, Professor Emeritus, UNLV
8. The Student Services Directors, UNR
9. The UNR Chapter of the American Association of
10. The UNLV Chapter of the American Association of
On January 31, 1983 the Academic Affairs Committee met with
the Officers and the Faculty Chairs of the University of
Nevada System to discuss the proposed amendments to the
Code. As a result of comments received, additional changes
were agreed to in the proposed amendments by the Committee.
Afterward, a draft of the Code, identical to the one at-
tached to this report, containing the proposed amendments,
as revised, were distributed by the General Counsel at the
Committee's direction. Copies of the draft were mailed to
the Faculty Chairs on February 2, 1983, copies were distrib-
uted to the Regents at their special meeting on February 3,
1983, and copies were distributed to the Officers of the
System by no later than February 7, 1983.
The Academic Affairs Committee submitted the above report
to the Board of Regents, together with the attached draft
of the recommended University of Nevada System Code. Rec-
ommendations were submitted to the full Board for adoption
of the amendments and for actions to be taken which are
necessary to implement the Code.
In the Committee meeting Mrs. Sheerin proposed an amendment
to the Code in Section 5.4.5 which died for lack of a sec-
Mrs. Gallagher moved to amend and Mrs. Fong seconded:
5.4.5 Mental or Physical Examination
(a) Whenever a President has a reasonable basis to be-
lieve that a faculty member's mental or physical
condition is such that the condition poses a haz-
ard to life, limb or property or renders a faculty
member unable to perform the faculty member's du-
ties, the President, at the System institution's
expense, may require the faculty member to submit
to a medical examination by a physician of the
President's choosing. The findings and recommenda-
tions upon such examination shall be reported to
the President and may be referred to and considered
in all personnel actions involving the faculty
(b) The faculty member, at the faculty member's own
expense, may also undergo a medical examination by
a physician of the faculty member's own choosing.
The findings and recommendations of such examina-
tion, if submitted to the President by the faculty
member, shall also be referred to and considered
in all personnel actions involving the faculty
General Counsel Klasic stated that yesterday at the Academic
Affairs Committee meeting, he had had doubts about the mo-
tion Mrs. Sheerin had proposed and that his first reaction
was negative. Further, he stated he wasn't sure whether
the term "medical" clearly meant a mental exam as well as
a physical exam, that an argument could be made either way,
and that it could invite litigation.
Upon returning to the office and doing some research, he
discovered the following:
Black's Law Dictionary (5th Ed. 1979) at p. 885, defines
"medical" as pertaining, relating or belonging to the
study and practice of medicine. Webster's New Collegi-
ate Dictionary (1980) at p. 708 defines it the same way.
NRS 630.020 defines "practice of medicine" as to diag-
nose, treat, correct or prescribe for any human disease,
ailment, injury, infirmity, deformity or other condi-
tion, physical or mental, by any means or instrumenta-
NRS 630.014 also defines the term "physician" in such a
manner as to include psychiatrists.
At this point, Mr. Klasic felt that to use the words "medi-
cal examination by a physician" in place of the disputed
words, would still clearly allow an order for mental or
Further research disclosed to Mr. Klasic that a Supreme
Court in another state found that a school district had
the right to order a teacher to take a mental examination
under a statute which authorized school districts to order
medical examinations by physicians under the proper circum-
Therefore, Mr. Klasic did recommend the language as proposed
in the amendment submitted by Regent Gallagher and feels
that it is a solution to the concerns expressed. He did
want to make clear, however, and did ask that it be so
stated in these minutes so that there would be no doubt
about this point, that the proposed language is only a
semantic change, and not a substantive change. Under the
proposed language, and under the conditions stated in the
Section, a President still has a right to order a mental
examination of a faculty member by a psychiatrist of the
President's choosing, or a physical examination by a regu-
lar medical doctor.
Mrs. Gallagher then moved to adopt the Code as amended, and
as further amended this date. (See Ref. E, filed with the
permanent minutes.) Mrs. Fong seconded. Ms. Del Papa
abstained. Motion carried.
Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Richard Curry, UNR, stated that
there were several areas of concern yet to be discussed.
He felt that there would be goodwill and cooperation dur-
ing tenure review and faculty evaluation. He still ques-
tioned the medical provision in that if a faculty member
were sent to a psychiatrist for a mental examination and
found mentally healthy that it would have a very serious
repercussion on that faculty member's performance to exe-
cute duties and could result in litigation. He urged that
no one consider sending a faculty member to a psychiatrist
without a medical examination.
Chairman Mc Bride stated that the Board will consider fur-
ther amendments that need to be made when practice shows
that there is an unworkable provision. For the record,
Chairman Mc Bride stated that our country was founded on
compromise, that we enjoy our freedom today with compromise,
and that it was compromise which went into developing this
Code. Chairman Mc Bride also stated he appreciated being
able to serve on this Committee and, in response to Dr.
Curry's comment, he further stated that a code is a code,
and that we have to depend on the people who interpret it,
which in many cases are going to be the Presidents of our
institutions. He stressed that we all must have that feel-
ing of trust in these Presidents that they will make the
Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Gary Jones, UNLV, stated his ap-
preciation for the opportunity to have input into the proc-
ess of revising the Code and recognized the fact that there
have been changes from the Code as originally proposed in
September, 1982; however, the faculty at UNLV still find
that the Code contains some objectionable elements and
feels, therefore, that it is unacceptable. The faculty did
not encourage the Board to not adopt the changes that have
been made thus far, but Dr. Jones expects the UNLV Faculty
Senate will within the next few weeks be submitting to the
Board a series of amendments under Article 1.3.3a, which
they feel necessary to make the Code academically and edu-
Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. John Heise, CCCC, stated that he,
too, was very appreciative of all the items that have mutu-
ally winning language. He was especially appreciative of
deleting the word "psychiatrist" and felt that this was an
excellent move; however, there must be more. He compared
the Board of Regents to a football team, the offensive
line, and each System institution as the running backs,
and stated that it was the Board's responsibility as the
offensive line to clear the way for the various running
backs -- not to turn around and tackle them. He believed
that this Code will impede, if not stop, the teamwork
between the two groups. He felt that it was ludicrous to
fire a good tenured faculty member; that it was impossible
to judge implied insubordination and yet discipline those
who are changed with implied insubordination. Further he
felt this Code is causing excellent faculty to leave Nevada
and wondered whether equally excellent faculty will take
their places. Dr. Heise feels there is definitely a need
to continue to work on this Code to restore Nevada as a
positive University System in which to work.
Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Joseph Warburton, DRI, stated he
enjoyed working with the Academic Affairs Committee and be-
lieved that in every case, with the exception of 5.4.5,
that every DRI concern brought before the Board was accept-
ed. In discussing the Section 5.4.5, Psychiatric Examina-
tion, he stated that the DRI's faculty were adamantly op-
posed to that particular Section, they were very supportive
of Mrs. Sheerin's comments, and appreciative of the changes
made today, but urged Regents to closely monitor to be cer-
tain that those responsible adhere to the letter of the
Faculty Senate Chair, Ms. Mary Ann Lambert, TMCC, stated
that changes still were needed and will be forthcoming.
She acknowledged the cooperation of the Committee in work-
ing with the Faculty Senate Chairs, but felt all Regents
and others within the System should be made aware of the
extensive time and effort expended by Faculty Senate Chairs.
Faculty Senate Chair, Doris Dwyer, WNCC, stated that on
behalf of the faculty at WNCC she would like to express the
appreciation for the process that has taken place this year.
The faculty at WNCC has had a chance to discuss the amend-
ments to the Code and although the Senate did not approve
the original Code that was passed in December, 1982, and
still do not, the faculty members would like to go on record
as being in favor of the amendments that have been attached
to that Code. She further expressed appreciation for the
opportunity for real give and take between the Regents and
the faculty members and hoped that discussion for changes
the faculty feels are important can take place.
Chairman Mc Bride stated for the record that, since the
initial Code development, the Board has accepted over 193
significant changes to the Code and further stated that
there had been give and take in those discussions and that
the Board is open for suggestions.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the Code as amended. Mrs.
Fong seconded. Ms. Del Papa abstained. Motion carried.
Mrs. Fong stated for the the record that the Code is not
written in stone; and that this country and this State is
governed by laws and statutes that are due to evolving and
changing circumstances, and this Code, too, shall change
with the circumstances.
Mrs. Fong presented the Board with a resolution that read
Each institution and the appropriate unit within the
University of Nevada System is hereby directed to
complete a revision of its Bylaws so that they are
in full compliance with the new Code. The President
of each institution shall submit these Bylaws to the
Board of Regents for approval by September 1, 1983.
Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval of the resolution of new
Bylaws for each institution. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion
Mrs. Sheerin presented the Board with a resolution that
read as follows:
The recent Code adopted by this Board calls for a new
criteria to be used for evaluation of faculty effective
July 1, 1983. In the case of continued employment of
non-tenured faculty members in a position now still
eligible for tenure, evaluations completed for proba-
tionary years prior to July 1, 1983 shall be included
and reviewed along with evaluations completed under
the new Code when review and recommendations for tenure
Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval of the resolution on
evaluation of faculty. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Whitley stated that if a faculty member should be re-
quired to have a psychiatric evaluation it will be held in
strict confidence between that member and the President.
3. Report of the Budget Committee
The Budget Committee met on February 17, 1982 and Ms. Del
Papa, Chair, submitted the following report and recommenda-
(1) Mr. Art Kess of the Washoe Unit of the American Cancer
Society presented a proposal to increase the ticket
price for the basketball games between UNR and UNLV to
be held in the new pavilion, with the increase to be
used as a fund raising project for both the Campuses
and the American Cancer Society. This proposal will
placed on a future agenda for discussion.
(2) Approved the use of Capital Improvement Project Funds
at NNCC for the following:
A. To finance building of two storage sheds
(Art Barn and Diesel Shop) by second
semester construction class $7,500
B. Completion of Art Barn $3,000
(3) Approved the following revision in the Handbook, Chap-
ter 13, Section 7.2 on Deferred Payment Policy at UNR:
Contracts for deferred payment of room and board
costs and/or registration fees which are in excess
of $200 are available during the registration peri-
od. Approximately 1/2 of the total due is payable
upon registration. The balance is due and payable
not later than Friday of the 6th week of instruc-
tion. This option is available during the Fall and
Spring semesters only. Any unpaid balance on a
deferred fee payment becomes a student accounts re-
ceivable on the due date and is treated as an of-
fical fee hold for future registration and tran-
script privileges. A penalty fee of $10 per $100
(or fraction thereof) is charged on the deferred
balance not paid by the due date.
Vice Chancellor Dawson requested that all institutions
review the policy for possible Systemwide adoption.
(4) Approved to amend the Concert Hall Rentals budget at
UNLV because of the increased activities in the Concert
Hall as follows:
Estimated Opening Cash Balance $ 4,150 $ 14,528
Total Estimated Income 33,000 53,000
Total Revenue $ 37,150 $ 67,528
Professional Salaries $ 0 $ 2,000
Classified Salaries 0 0
Wages 17,500 29,500
Estimated Fringe Charges 175 570
Estimated Operating Expenditures 12,000 23,000
Out-of-State Travel 2,000 2,000
Total Estimated Expenditures $ 31,675 $ 57,070
Estimated Ending Fund Balance $ 5,475 $ 10,458
Total Expenditures & Ending
Fund Balance $ 37,150 $ 62,528
(5) Accepted the report of Budget Transfers, December 31,
1982, from Business Center North. See Ref. B-4A, filed
with the permanent minutes.
Accepted the report of Budget Transfers, December 31,
1982; from Business Center South. See Ref. B-4B, filed
with permanent minutes.
(6) Accepted the report on Resources Allocation Comparison
from Business Center North. See Ref. B-5A, filed with
the permanent minutes.
Accepted the report on Resources Allocation Comparison
from Business Center South. See Ref. B-5B, filed with
the permanent minutes.
(7) Approved the use of CLP funds to hire the architects,
Nespor Associates, for the sum of $8300 for scope of
work, specifications, construction and bid documents,
and general supervision for maintenance and improve-
ments at the Community College and Fallon Campuses of
(8) Accepted the presentation from Bernard J. Mikell, Jr.
and Robert Barengo who represent Goldman, Sachs & Co.
concerning the long-term financing of the UNR and UNLV
special events centers.
Approved the following resolution:
THE BOARD OF REGENTS hereby accepts the proposal
of Goldman, Sachs & Co. to present the Board with
a Tax-Exempt Leveraged Lease Program for the UNR
and UNLV special events centers.
THE BOARD OF REGENTS requests staff to review and
analyze the proposed financing and the impact on
the budgets, look at estimated rental schedule,
and outline the legal and financial actions recom-
mended to the Board.
THE BOARD further understands that implementation
of the program is subject and conditional on the
amendment of certain State laws and the acceptance
by the Board of final terms and conditions.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Budget Committee report
and recommendations as Resolution #83-4. Seconded by Mrs.
Gallagher. Mrs. Fong accepted the report except for item 1
because of an unending list of charitable oganizations who
will want Board assistance in the future for their fund
raising. Motion carried.
4. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee
The Investment Advisory Committee met on February 17, 1983,
with Mrs. Fong, Chair, submitting the following report and
(1) Approved the request to increase total return on in-
vestments from 8% to 10%.
(2) Received reports from Mr. Glen Bodell and Mr. Tom
Josephsen, First Interstate Bank; Mr. John Chrissinger,
Nevada National Bank, who introduced Ms. Francine
Sharp, also of Nevada National Bank; Ms. Judy Toland,
Security Bank of Nevada, who introduced Mr. Murray
Foster, who will also be reporting on investments
from Security Bank of Nevada in the future.
(3) Discussed the possibility of quarterly Investment
Advisory Committee meetings with action to be taken
at the March meeting.
(4) Reports to be made to the Investment Advisory Committee
at the March meeting will be:
A. I. P. A. report by Mr. Roger Honour;
B. American Investors Management report by Mr. Lew
C. Endowment fund report by Vice Chancellor Dawson.
Mr. Melton moved for approval. Seconded by Mrs. Whitley.
5. Report of the Audit Committee
The Audit Committee met on February 17, 1982, and Mrs.
Whitley, Chair, submitted the following report and recom-
(1) Accepted the report on financial statements for the
UNS for the year ended June 30, 1982, from Mr. Harry
Miltenberger of Kafoury, Armstrong & Co.
(2) Accepted a summary report from Internal Audit on the
internal audits completed for the quarter October
through December, 1982, from Internal Audit. See
Ref. A-3, filed with the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Sheerin. Motion
6. Progress Report on Search for Vice President for Business,
President Crowley reported that 262 applications have been
received for the position of Vice President for Business
at UNR. 5 finalists were chosen, with 1 withdrawing. A
recommendation will be submitted at the March meeting.
Chairman Mc Bride congratulated the Search Committee.
7. Request for Project Transfer, UNR
President Crowley requested authorization to proceed with
transferring the F. J. Teggart Project, currently being
handled by the UNR Research and Educational Planning Center,
to the Grace Dangberg Foundation. This will include the
copyrights and materials developed by the project to date,
together with certain equipment purchased with project
funds. See Ref. B, filed with permanent minutes.
Miss Dangberg, who began the project at UNR, has now set
up her foundation for this and other educational projects.
She will, however, continue to work cooperatively with
the University on various undertakings.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval and authorization. Seconded
by Mrs. Sheerin. Motion carried.
President Goodall announced he has met with the Board of the
UNLV Alumni Association, as has the Board Chairman, and they
have voted unanimously to consider becoming the offical fund
raising arm for the UNLV Athletics Program and will soon be
ready to enter into negotiations with the Board.
President Goodall stated that he had met with the Las Vegas
Convention Authority and they are working on a financial
arrangement for UNLV to use the Silver Bowl next year.
8. Request for Appointments to Engineering Advisory Council,
President Goodall requested that the following individuals
be appointed to the UNLV Engineering Advisory Council:
Mr. Mikkel R. Anderson, URS Engineers
Mr. Ronald D. Bently, Sandia National Laboratories
Mr. Keith Grant, Nevada Power Company
Mr. Paul (Ken) Ortego, Fenix and Scisson, Inc.
Mr. Frederick R. Bently, EG&G Energy Measurements Group
Mr. Thomas Hardin, Pacific Engineering & Production
Company of Nevada
Mr. Edward Weintraub, REECo., Inc.
Mrs. Virginia E. Bax, VTM of Nevada
Mr. Thomas T. Beam, Engineer
Mrs. Whitley moved approval. Seconded by Ms. Del Papa.
9. Request for Appointment to Foundation Board, TMCC
Vice President Tony Calabro requested approval for the
appointment of the following individuals to the TMCC
Foundation Board of Trustees:
Ms. Lynn S. Atcheson
Patricia D. Cafferata
Mr. Gerald W. Di Napoli
Mr. Theodore D. Gamboa
Mr. Robert F. Rusk
Mr. Belie Williams
Mrs. Kay Lee Nicholas
Mr. Terry Markwell
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
10. Request for Appointment to Advisory Board, NNCC
President Berg requested the appointment of Mr. David
Slagle, representing the Battle Mountain area, to the
NNCC Advisory Board.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
11. Progress Report on Presidential Search at WNCC
Chairman Mc Bride appointed the following Regent ad hoc
Presidential Search Committee to begin the search for a
President at WNCC to replace Dr. Jack Davis, who has sub-
mitted his resignation effective June 30, 1983:
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin, Chair
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher
Mr. Rollan Melton
Mrs. Sheerin, Chair, announced the following Institutional
Search Committee at WNCC which will work in an advisory
capacity to the Regents Committee:
Marcia Berasain, Dean of Instruction
Michelle Dondero, Dean of County Centers
Don Mc Daniel, Director of Financial Aid
Jim Kolsky, English Instructor
Ronald Panik, Science Instructor
Pat Peden, Automotive Instructor
Dale Pugsley, Media Resources Supervisor
Bonnie York, Business Occupations Instructor
Karen Silva, Student
Mary Regan, Alumnus
Jane Atkinson, Classified Representative
Mike Batesel, Classified Representative
12. Request for Approval of Appointment to Far West Laboratory
Chancellor Bersi requested approval of the re-appointment
of Dean Edward J. Cain, College of Education, UNR, for a
3-year term commencing June 1, 1983 on the Far West Labora-
tory for Educational Research and Development Board of
Directors. Dean Cain has served most ably in that capacity
for several years.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
13. Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank
The following recommendations for promotion or assignment
to rank effective July 1, 1983 were submitted for prelimi-
nary approval, with action to be requested at the March 16,
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Goodall
recommended the following promotions, effective July 1,
Fred C. Albrecht, to Rank III, Alumni Office
Roger Arnold, to Associate Professor, Economics
(Business & Economics)
Catherine G. Bellver, to full Professor, Foreign Langu-
age (Arts & Letters)
Paul E. Burns, to Professor, History (Arts & Letters)
Sue Cunningham, to Assistant Professor, Nursing (Health
Anna Dean Kepper, to Rank III, Special Collections
Charles Levinson, to Professor, Hotel Administration
Nancy Master, to Rank II, Reference (Library)
Warren L. Mc Nab, to Professor, Health (Education)
Alan N. Miller, to Associate Professor, Management
(Business & Economics)
*M. L. (Tony) Miranda, to Associate Professor, Anthro-
pology/Ethnic Studies (Arts & Letters)
Allen A. Mori, to Professor, Special Education
*Lee T. Sido, to Associate Professor, Art (Arts &
Richard Lawrence Soule, to Associate Professor, Music
(Arts & Letters)
*John Stefanelli, to Associate Professor, Hotel Adminis-
Marianne R. Tortorici, to Professor, Radiological
Sciences (Health Sciences)
Maureen Vinnik, to Assistant Professor, Nursing (Health
B. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-
mended the following promotions, effective July 1, 1983:
Mary B. Ansari, to Rank IV, Library
Gary J. Blomquist, to Professor of Biochemistry
*Sandra A. Daugherty, to Professor of Internal Medicine
Mary Anne Dolen, to Associate Professor of Nursing
*David Ehrke, to Associate Professor of Music
Catherine S. Fowler, to Professor of Anthropology
Ellen S. Fries, to Assistant Professor of Nursing
Larry J. Garside, to Rank IV, Nevada Bureau of Mines
& Geology (Mackay School of Mines)
Marilyn Goad, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension Service
Joan Gusman, to Rank II, Financial Aid (Student
Stephen W. Hall, to Professor of Internal Medicine
Elizabeth Hansot, to Professor of Political Science
Frank Hartigan, to Professor of History
Yoshiko Hendricks, to Rank IV, Library
William V. Howard, to Professor of Art
Thomas R. Kozel, to Professor of Microbiology
Kenneth J. Kurtz, to Associate Professor of Internal
A. Graydon Mc Grannahan III, to Associate Professor of
*Glenn C. Miller, to Rank III, Integrated Pest Management
Gordon Myer, to Rank III, Agricultural & Resource
Lu Ann Nissen, to Associate Professor of Home Economics
Carol A. Ort, to Associate Professor of Biology
Carol A. Parkhurst, to Rank III, Library
Medhi Saiidi-Movahhed, to Associate Professor Civil
Ronald L. Shane, to Rank III, Agricultural & Resource
Clifford J. Stratton, to Professor of Anatomy
*Gary L. Vinyard, to Associate Professor of Biology
Virginia Vogel, to Associate Professor of Speech &
Robert L. Winzeler, to Professor of Anthropology
*Emma E. Yancy, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension
C. Desert Research Institute - President Murino recommended
the following promotions, effective July 1, 1983:
Gary Keyser, Associate Research Engineer, to Rank III
(Atmospheric Sciences Center)
Rick Purcell, Associate Research Mechanical Engineer, to
Rank III (Atmospheric Sciences Center)
David Schorran, Research Associate Atmospheric Physicist
to Rank III (Atmospheric Sciences Center)
*Also recommended for tenure.
14. Recommendations for Award of Tenure
The following recommendations for award of tenure, effective
July 1, 1983, were submitted for preliminary approval, with
action to be requested at the March 16, 1983 meeting:
A. Clark County Community College - President Eaton recom-
mended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1983, to the
Raymond D. Rawson, Science & Health
B. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Eardley
recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1983,
to the following:
Lloyd A. Baker, Electronic Technology
Rita C. Gubanich, Business
Dennis D. Hennings, Industrial, Technical & Public
Maria Kilbourne, General & Developmental Education
William S. Newhall, Industrial, Technical & Public
Gabriel F. Perry, Industrial, Technical & Public
Maryjean A. Riel, Industrial, Technical & Public
Bernard Schopen, General Education
George Skivofilakas, Industrial, Technical & Public
Brad Tretten, Business/Management
C. Western Nevada Community College - President Davis
recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1983,
to the following:
Gilbert Ayarbe, Surveying Technology
Harold La Vigne, Art
Ronald P. Martin, Dean, Student Services
Cheryl Moreland, Nursing
Sandra Litkenhaus, Placement Counselor
Raymond Oster, Traffic Safety
James Pawluk, Welding Technology
Robert Pier, Automotive Technology
Michael Sady, Science
D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Goodall
recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1983,
to the following:
James F. Adams, Psychology
David W. Emerson, Chemistry
Isabelle Emerson, Music
*M. L. (Tony) Miranda, Anthropology/Ethnic Studies
Claude M. Rand, Hotel Administration
Clinton H. Richards, Management
*Lee T. Sido, Art
*John Stefanelli, Hotel Administration
William N. Thompson, Management
Lawrence J. Tirri, Chemistry
Marlene Jane Zychowica, Psychological Counseling &
E. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-
mended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1983, to
Michael E. Cleveland, Associate Professor of Music
*Sandra A. Daugherty, Associate Professor of Internal
Deborah Davis, Associate Professor of Psychology
*David Ehrke, Assistant Professor of Music
Christopher H. Exline, Associate Professor of Geography
Elizabeth A. Francis, Associate Professor of English
Denny A. Jones, Associate Professor of Chemical &
Kenneth T. Maehara, Associate Professor of Medical
*Glenn C. Miller, Rank II, Integrated Pest Management
Stephen A. Moscove, Professor of Accounting & Informa-
Donald C. Noble, Professor of Geological Sciences
Lois J. Parker, Rank II, Counseling & Testing (Student
Marion M. Schrum, Professor and Dean of Nursing
Mark Simkin, Professor of Accounting & Information
*Gary L. Vinyard, Assistant Professor of Biology
Robert Watters, Associate Professor of Geological
*Emma E. Yancy, Rank II, Cooperative Extension Service,
Clark County (Agriculture)
Stephen St. Jeor, Associate Professor of Microbiology
*Also recommended for promotion in rank.
Chairman Mc Bride appointed the following Special Committee
on Tenure and Promotions:
Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chair
Jo Ann Sheerin
Chairman Mc Bride further stated that it was a proper func-
tion of the Academic Affairs Committee to perform this re-
view and analysis on a regular basis in the future, as well
as on other personnel recommendations to the Board. This
includes approval of appointment of upper level Administra-
tors below the level of President, approval of promotions
to associate professor and professor, appointment with
tenure and approval of sabbatical leave. He, therefore,
directed the General Counsel to prepare a proposed amend-
ment to the Regents Bylaws to establish such a review as
part of the duties of the Academic Affairs Committee.
This draft will be presented at the March meeting of the
Board, so that the Board may consider the matter and take
action at its April meeting.
Regent Fong added that Clark County Community College was
the only Campus that included the number of minorities
eligible for tenure and that number of minorities granted
tenure and requested all institutions to supply this in-
formation to the Board.
President Davis informed the Board that one minority was
eligible which WNCC is recommending.
15. Report on Legislation
Chancellor Bersi reported on the legislative activity
occurring in the 1983 Session.
The Council of Presidents submitted the following resolu-
We understand that the fundamental objective of Assembly
Joint Resolution 3 is to enhance the mission and role of
the Community Colleges in Nevada. We believe, however,
that the changes proposed by AJR 3 are not necessary at
this time to achieve that objective.
With leadership from the Board of Regents, most of the
problems in the Community College-University relations
have been resolved in recent years. Presidents, other
Administrators, faculty and staff have built strong,
cooperative, interinstitutional relationships in such
areas as articulation, joint programs, and shared serv-
ices and facilities. We believe further that the cur-
rent system of higher education encourages these co-
operative efforts and that the system envisioned by
AJR 3 could jeopardize such efforts.
We are convinced that students have been the primary
beneficiaries of the current governing structure and
that their interests and the partnerships that have
developed between and among institutions can be best
preserved and strengthened under the existing structure.
/s/ Judith Eaton, President
Clark County Community College
/s/ President Murino
Desert Research Institute
/s/ Pat Goodall, President
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
/s/ William Berg, President
Northern Nevada Community College
/s/ Joseph Crowley, President
University of Nevada, Reno
/s/ James Eardley, President
Truckee Meadows Community College
/s/ Jack Davis, President
Western Nevada Community College
Regent Sheerin congratulated the Presidents, Mr. Ron Sparks,
Chairman Mc Bride and Chancellor Bersi for their efforts on
behalf of the System.
Mrs. Kenney, who had been taking part in the meeting via tele-
conference from Texas, was excused from the meeting.
16. Report of the Long-Range Planning Committee on Athletics,
The UNR Committee, Chaired by Mr. George Allison, submitted
a report and presented recommendations.
Mr. George Allison, Chairman, Long-Range Planning Committee
on Athletics, UNR, introduced Committee members Mr. Pat
Cashill, Dr. Joe Libke, Mr. Luther Mack, Mr. Denny Mandell
and Ms. May Shelton. Mrs. Gail Brunetti and Dr. Dale
Whiddett could not be present. Mr. Allison expressed ap-
preciation for staff members Dr. Bill Wallace, Dr. Warren
Fox, Mr. Dick Trachok and Ms. Diana Ogilvie for their serv-
ice to the Committee. He submitted the following report:
Approximately 15 meetings were held, each lasting 3-4 hours.
The written report, identified as Ref. F and filed with the
permanent minutes, contains 3 areas of major concern: fi-
nancial, academic and general.
The introduction to the report reads in part:
...Members of the Commission believe that intercollegi-
ate athletics is a vital part of the University's edu-
cational program in that, if properly administered and
conducted, it provides a unique opportunity for the
individual athletes to obtain an educational background
that will assist them long after they have left the
University while, at the same time, enhancing the Uni-
versity's character and image as a broad based insti-
tution of academic inquiry, learning and research. The
underlying foundational principal that must be accepted
by the University in order to accomplish the desired
results is that the young men and women who participate
in intercollegiate athletics are students first and
Prior to setting forth its specific recommendations,
the Commission would like to commend the Administration
of the University of Nevada - Reno, and the Athletic
Department for providing a well-balanced athletic pro-
gram and for their efforts in attempting to operate
within its budget. In a time of economic adversity,
both men's and women's sports programs have maintained
a high level of competitiveness consistent with Uni-
versity enrollment and size of their budgets. It seems
apparent, both in light of the possibility of less
State money and the rapidly changing attitudes in the
area of academics more assertive and innovate leader-
ship will have to be forthcoming from the Athletic Di-
rector. The financial and academic policies pertain-
ing to intercollegiate sports must be clearly estab-
lished and enforced at the Athletic Director level, not
by the coaches, students or boosters. Traditional
thinking and approaches to such issues as recruiting,
graduation of athletes, women's athletics, bonuses to
coaches, and winning and losing must be examined im-
The University President must also take an active role
in the establishment and enforcement of Athletic Depart-
ment Policy if intercollegiate athletics are to continue
to survive as a positive part of the University program.
Based upon information received, the Commission believes
that President Crowley has, in fact, taken an active
role and the above statement is made to reinforce and
encourage the continuation of such activity.
Recommendations in the area of finances:
1. The student fee waivers now in existence should be 100%
funded either through the University budget or by an
increased direct monetary contribution to the Univer-
sity by the State to cover the amount that would not be
collected from these particular students. This increase
in funding would be limited to an amount equal to the
amount of fee waived.
2. The student fee waiver structure should be changed to
allow the Athletic Department no more than 150 out-of-
state waivers and no less than 50 in-state waivers.
3. Raise student fees allocated to athletics from 90 cents
per semester credit and waive all student ticket fees
for all UNR Athletic events.
4. The Board of Regents should set forth specific written
policy guidelines of public record with reference to
giving and receiving of cash bonuses and other non-
salary compensations to coaches and other members of
the Athletic Department.
Recommendations in the area of academics:
1. A full time Athletic Department advisor should be hired
by UNR to be directly responsible to the academic Vice
2. The Commission recommends that the Board of Regents take
take whatever steps are necessary to effect a modifica-
tion of the Big Sky Conference rule limiting financial
assistance for books from $30 per semester to full fi-
Recommendations in the area of general Athletic Department
1. The Board of Regents should perform an in-depth evalua-
tion of the role of the UNR Intercollegiate Athletic
Board with the purpose of determining whether it can
be used even more effectively in the overall process
of administering the intercollegiate program.
2. The Commission has reviewed and recommends that the
recommendations contained in the internal audit report
of November 23, 1982, with reference to specific ac-
countability procedures in both the Athletic Department
and Wolf Club be implemented forthwith.
3. The present and future role of women's intercollegiate
athletics at UNR should be evaluated and defined by the
Board of Regents, the President and the Athletic Direc-
tor, especially with respect to the allocation of fi-
In answer to a question, Mr. Allison stated that the Wolf
Club (Boosters) does not give bonuses to coaches, that mon-
ies collected are given to the Athletic Department for dis-
Chairman Mc Bride announced that he had revised the member-
ship of the Regents ad hoc Committee on Athletics, UNR, as
Regent Del Papa, Chair
Regent Sheerin (to replace Regent Mc Bride)
Regent Gallagher - alternate member
Regent Del Papa announced that the Committee would be meet-
ing with those involved with athletics as well as the Com-
mission, and that together with the ad hoc Committee on
Athletics at UNLV, will be presenting recommendations in
the area of policies for athletic programs and Departments
for Board consideration in the near future. She further
asked that Dr. Warren Fox be appointed as staff member to
Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the report. Seconded by Mr.
Melton. Motion carried.
Chairman Mc Bride commended the Commission for their dedi-
cation, time and efforts on behalf of the University.
17. Personnel Session
Mrs. Whitley moved that the Board recess for a closed per-
sonnel session for the express purpose of discussing the
competency of a University of Nevada System employee.
Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board reconvened at 2:00 P.M. with Ms. Del Papa, Chairman
Mc Bride and Mrs. Kenney absent, all previous members present.
Vice Chairman Gallagher accepted the gavel.
18. MIS Status Report
Dr. Lloyd Case presented a status report on the Management
Dr. Lloyd Case explained that he had been searching for a
vendor to act as consultant to the System in determining
the exact needs for the Management Information System ap-
proved at a previous meeting. He recommended that the
Board authorize the hiring of a nonprofit organization,
Institute for Management Improvement, founded by the Exxon
Corporation in 1972. This company is instrumental in MIS
design and management training in higher education and has
worked with over 200 institutions in the country. Dr. Case
proposed that they come into Nevada to administer their
assessment and evaluation tools in order to have input from
all sectors of the System.
Dr. Case stated that an alternative to hiring this group,
or any other, is to develop our own staff within the System,
thereby incurring salaries, benefits, etc., and with the
problem of termination of these employees after a year or
so when the job is complete.
Chancellor Bersi emphasized that building our own team would
take a great deal of time, along with the long-term commit-
ment to permanent employees. He concurred with the recom-
mendation of Dr. Case, explaining that in order to accom-
plish their hiring it would take approval by the Board for
an exception to the bidding process.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval to accept Dr. Cases' recommenda-
tions on the MIS report. Seconded by Mrs. Sheerin. Motion
19. Request for Advanced Planning on Facilities
Vice Chancellor Dawson introduced the following Architects
for University of Nevada System facilities:
Mr. Fred Dolven and Mr. John Gantner presented the
plans for Phase IV at Truckee Meadows Community
College. These plans include energy saving devices
and accommodates the needs of the handicapped.
Mr. David Vhay presented the plans for Church Fine
Arts at UNR.
20. Report on Student Housing, NNCC
President Berg and Mr. Darrell Gilliland, Hi Desert
Development Company, discussed the student housing at
NNCC. The NNCC Advisory Board and Elko City Planning Com-
mission have approved the student housing, which will be
completed by mid-August.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Seconded by Mrs. Whitley.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that for the record she had a conflict
of interest in the project in that her son was associated
with the development company; however, since 5 affirmative
votes are mandatory for passage, and since only 5 Regents
were present, she would vote on the project.
21. Recommendation for Promotions to Emeritus Status, UNR
President Crowley recommended the following promotions to
Emeritus status, effective July 1, 1983. This item is for
information only with action to be taken at the March meet-
Fred M. Anderson, M. D. Clinical Professor of Surgery
James T. Anderson, Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Professor of Engineering
George Barnes, Professor of Physics
Emanuel Berger, M. D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Darwin E. Bradfield, County Extension Agent-in-Charge
Theodore A. Butler, Associate Professor of Agricultural
and Industrial Mechanics
Edmund J. Cain, Dean, College of Education
Mabel I. Edmundson, County Extension, Agent-Home Eco-
Mary Ellen Glass, Oral Historial
J. Patrick Kelly, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Rosella Linskie, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Arthur T. Phelps, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Vasco A. Salvadorini, M. D., Clinical Professor of
William K. Sonnemann, Publications Editor, Agricultural
Paul O. Wiig, M. D., Clinical Professor of Obstetrics
Jack D. Wise, County Extension, Agent-Communications
22. Request for Authorization to Sell Stock, UNR
President Crowley requested authorization for UNR to sell
its interest in the Snider and Snider Oil leases in Texas.
See Ref. D, filed with the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Fong moved approval to sell the interest on the leases.
Seconded by Mr. Melton. Motion carried.
23. Report on Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education
Dr. Phillip Sirotkin, Executive Director, Western Interstate
Commission on Higher Education, made a presentation on the
Commission and Nevada's participation and involvement.
24. New Business
A. Regent Sheerin recommended a Regents Recognition Award
on each Campus be awarded at the Commencements. The
Presidents and the Chancellor were assigned to estab-
lish the criteria.
B. Regent Fong stated that she has a conflict on the June
23 and 24 meetings inasmuch as she will be attending a
Far West Laboratory seminar and would like to have the
meeting rescheduled, if possible.
C. Regent Fong asked for clarification on WNCC's Cabinet
Minutes in regard to courses being taught outside the
Campus. President Davis stated that there has not been
a policy set, but that the Council of Presidents will be
discussing the matter.
The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board