02/21/1985

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 21-22, 1985








02-21-1985

Pages 84-107



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

February 21-22, 1985



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-

um, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President V. James Eardley, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Clevenger (TMCC),

Louis Horton (NNCC), Myrlene La Mancusa (UNLV), Robin Nelson

(CCCC), Bus Sharmann (WNCC), John Watson (DRI), Joan Zenan (UNR)

and Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 8:30 A.M.



1. Approved the Amendments to Regents Bylaws



Request was made for approval of amendments to Regents By-

laws as contained in Ref. B, filed in the Regents Office.

These amendments refer to the addition of an Audit Commit-

tee and an Investment Committee as standing committees of

the Board, and to add a public member to the standing com-

mittees under certain circumstances. The first reading of

these amendments was held at the January 10-11, 1985 meet-

ing.



There was much discussion regarding the addition of a public

member to the standing committees. Mr. Foley requested that

public members should not have a voting status on the com-

mittee and should serve in an advisory capacity.



Mr. Foley moved approval of amendments to Section 2 and 4 of

the Regents Bylaws, stating that public members shall be

advisory and shall have no voting status on the standing

committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Mrs. Sheerin voted no.

Motion carried.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of amending the amendment to in-

dicate that public members should be advisory. Mr. Foley

accepted this amendment to be included in his amendment.



Mr. Foley moved approval of amendment to Regents Bylaws

stating that public members should be approved by the Board

rather than Chairman and Committee Chairman. Mrs. Sheerin

seconded.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Bylaws as amended.

Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Kenney requested permission for Mrs. Sheerin and her-

self to write guidelines for the selection of public mem-

bers for the Regent Committees.



2. Chairman's Report



Chairman Klaich commended the Board, Chancellor, Chancel-

lor's staff and Presidents for the outstanding presentations

made before the Legislature and he extended a special thank

you to Vice Chancellor Sparks for his efforts on the budget

presentations.



Chairman Klaich summarized 3 areas regarding education hear-

ings at the Legislature. The first area was the presenta-

tion before the Education Committee. UNS was well received

and the Faculty Senate Chairs made excellent presentations.

The presentation by the Board will be set at a later date.



The second area was the presentation of Capital Improvements

for the Engineering building at UNLV. The bills have been

passed by the Senate Finance Committee, the full Senate and

the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.



The third area was the joint budget hearings. The pay pack-

age has not been resolved at this time. Chairman Klaich

assured the members of the Board that President Crowley's

presentation focused on intense planning and priorities for

UNR and that the media did a disservice to UNR regarding the

emphasis they had placed on athletics.



Mrs. Gallagher requested that there be no reaction at this

time regarding the media reports of Legislators opposing

public school teachers' salaries. Chairman Klaich stated

for the record that the Board of Regents support teachers

and faculty on primary, secondary and higher education

levels. The Board has taken an aggressive role in the

salary package effort, the issue is highly emotional and

the Board has not changed their support.



Mrs. Gallagher suggested that the Presidents and Faculty

Senate Chairs emphasize to the faculty that the Board has

salaries as their number one priority, but will not get

involved in the political controversies.



Mr. Foley suggested that this issue be brought before the

Regents Legislative Liaison Committee.



Chairman Klaich expressed his thanks to President Joe Crow-

ley, Dean Paul Page and Mr. Bob Lewis for their efforts in

hosting the Blue and Silver Dinner for the Legislators.

President Crowley thanked the volunteers who worked hard

in preparing for this event. Ms. Del Papa stated that the

Legislators were genuinely impressed with the people who

attended this banquet. She requested a letter be sent from

the Regents to thank the people who prepared this event.



3. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Bersi reported that he has several ongoing meet-

ings planned with corporations such as Apple Computers,

Atari and Advance Product Solutions. Dr. Bersi's general

observation was that the microcomputer, microcompter soft-

ware, and related industries would have a reduced profit

base this year with positive expectations for improvement

in 1986.



He also reported that he arranged (and accompanied) the

President of YKC-USA, a Japanese firm, to be presented to

the Nevada State Assembly by Speaker Bilyeu, the Nevada

State Senate by Lt. Governor Cashell, Governor Bryan and

Chairman of the Board of Regents, Dan Klaich. Also, the

YKC President was accompanied by Dr. Bersi to the Legisla-

tive Steering Committee banquet and was formally intro-

duced. Mr. Kishimoto left Nevada with a very positive

attitude regarding his planned relocation to Reno.



4. Approved the Consent Agenda



Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held Janu-

ary 10 and 11, 1985, the teleconference meeting held

January 22, 1985 and the special meeting held February

7, 1985.



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

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



(3) Approved the appointment of Mr. Gino R. Del Carlo as

a member of the College of Education Advisory Board

at UNR.



(4) Approved the appointment of the following for replace-

ment and/or continued members of the College of Agri-

culture Citizens Advisory Committee at UNR:



Mr. Thomas W. Ballow, Reno

Mr. Dal Byington, Minden

Mr. David E. De Kay, Reno

Dr. Jack O. Walther, Reno

Mr. J. La Var Young, Austin



(5) Approved the appointment of Mr. A. William Maupin, Las

Vegas, as a member of College of Arts and Science

Advisory Board at UNR.



(6) Approved an extension of leave without pay for Profes-

sor Lillian Dangott, Department of Social and Health

Resources, UNR, for the academic year 1985-86. Profes-

sor Dangott was granted leave without pay for 1984-85.



(7) NRS 396.433 authorizes the Board to lease University

owned property and further requires the Governor to

approve such leases. UNR leases out housing owned by

the Board on behalf of UNR to non-University persons

and to employees. This has been done for some time.

Because the records are unclear as to compliance with

NRS 396.433, General Counsel Klasic recommended that

the Board clearly authorize UNR to lease out these

facilities as listed in the attached Ref. C-7, filed

in the Regents Office. General Counsel Klasic will

submit the list of properties and the Board's author-

ization to the Governor for his approval.



Authorization to lease is not needed for the properties

listed in the last two paragraphs of Ref. C-7 as prior

authorization for such student dormitory rentals or

for such one-time, single-purpose rentals by specific

groups has already been given to UNR by the Board.



Mrs. Whitley moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda and

and approval of the prepared agenda with the authority to

change the order of items as specified throughout the meet-

ing. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Karamanos informed the Board that the Regents Special Events

Liaison Committee meeting had been cancelled due to questions

having been answered, and that such questions were administrative

in nature; therefore, no Board action is required. He commended

the Presidents for the efforts in operating the Special Events

Centers. Chairman Klaich requested that this Committee continue

for one year.



Mrs. Sheerin stated that there has been some controversy of hold-

ing high school basketball tournaments at the Special Events

Centers; however, the high schools cannot afford the expense in

renting the Centers and the Event Centers cannot at this time

afford the operating expense.



5. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Ms. Del Papa, seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of

discussing the character, alleged misconduct, professional

competence or physical or mental health of a person in ac-

cordance with NRS 241.030.



Chairman Klaich reconvened the Board in public session at 2:00

P.M. with all Regents present with exception of Mr. Karamanos.



6. Report on Church Fine Arts Building, UNR



President Crowley gave a brief history of the Church Fine

Arts building and indicated that UNR will seek non-State

funding and $2 million from private sources. The quonset

huts will be removed and the pine trees will be moved to

Lawlor Events Center and Manzanita Lake in order to provide

79 additional parking spaces on the Campus.



Members of the Sierra Arts Foundation were introduced as

follows: Barbara Feltner, Marie Azaldi, Etta Morrison,

John Morrison and Liz Walther.



Mr. Brian Whalen, Director of the Physical Plant, explained

the additions to the Church Fine Arts building and stated

that they were hopeful to begin the project in May, which

is expected to be completed in 16 months.



President Crowley escorted the Board members and others in

attendance on a Campus tour.



Chairman Klaich recessed the meeting until Friday, February 22,

1985 at 10:20 A.M.



7. Report of the Budget and Finance Committee



The Budget and Finance Committee met on February 21, 1985

and Mrs. Carolyn Sparks, Chair, submitted the following re-

port and recommendations:



(1) Recommended approval of a lease between UNR and Xebec

for additional space in the Palmer Engineering building

to establish and operate an Engineering Laboratory.

This is in addition to the original lease for the

computer-aided design facility, which is still in

effect.



(2) Recommended approval of the CCCC Summer Session esti-

mative budget for 1985 in the amount of $277,500.



(3) Recommended approval of the use of Capital Improvement

Fee Funds for CCCC in the amount of $310,000, as de-

tailed in the Budget and Finance Committee agenda.

The Committee further recommended that the Campus pre-

pare a budget with time lines for expenditure of these

funds.



(4) Recommended approval, using Capital Improvement Fee

Funds, to purchase and convert the Medical Society

building located on the UNLV Campus to house the

Campus Police. The building will cost $30,000 and

$10,000 will be used for conversion costs of the

facility.



(5) Recommended approval of the sale of 2 parcels of land

at UNLV, one consisting of 623 sq. ft. and the other

5448 sq. ft., to the Department of Transportation to

allow for the construction of a bridge over a drainage

area and other street improvements.



Recommended approval of a 2-year lease of 32,921 sq.

ft. of land adjacent to the bridge construction area

for storage of equipment during the construction

period.



The total income from the sale and lease would be

$60,700.



(6) Recommended acceptance of the report made by President

Maxson which included:



A. Information on a future request to the Board of

Regents for using Capital Improvement Fee Funds

for:



1. Extension of utilities southeast on Brussels

Street in the amount of $75,000. This is the

future site for construction of fraternity and

sorority houses, and the J. K. Houssels house,

which will be used by the Alumni Association.



2. Restoration and utilities for J. K. Houssels

house in the amount of $80,000.



3. Carlson Education building in the amount of

$265,000, to be used to convert 4 courtyards

on the 3rd floor into labs and office space

for Engineering, Allied Health and Education.



B. Information on a future request for federal "3%"

funds to build 2 dormitories on Campus. If the

funds are not available, UNLV plans to request

permission to build one dormitory.



C. Information concerning changing the building site

of the proposed Engineering building, if funding

is approved by the 1985 Legislature, to a more

attractive site near a power substation, within

the science-intensive Campus area, and adjacent

to ample, attractive parking areas.



D. Information on a possible agreement with Clark

County concerning the construction by the County

of a reservoir on 11 acres of land near the park-

ing area for Thomas and Mack Events Center. The

11 acres are valued at approximately $1 million.



UNLV would request the following from the County

in return for the 11 acres:



County will fill in present unusable drainage

area which would provide an additional 1500

parking spaces. County will provide paving,

landscaping and lighting for entire Thomas and

Mack Center parking area.



An estimated value of the above is $900,000.



E. Information on re-surfacing of the Silver Bowl and

present contract negotiations. President Maxson

hopes to complete negotiations by Friday, February

22, 1985, in order to insure completion of the re-

surfacing prior to the beginning of the football

season.



(7) Recommended approval of the Code changes as detailed

below. The first reading of these changes occurred at

the January meeting.



5.5.1 Development and Review of Salary Schedules.

Salary schedules for the Universities, special

units and the Community Colleges shall be de-

veloped and reviewed at least biennially by

joint efforts of the faculty, the Presidents

and the Chancellor. The schedules shall not

go into effect until approved by the Board of

Regents.



5.5.2 Rank Related Schedules and Contracts. The sal-

ary schedule for academic faculty at the Uni-

versity of Nevada, Reno and the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas shall be related to academic

rank, as defined in Section 5.10 of the Code,

except for faculty in Rank 0 as provided in

Subsection 3.2.3 of the Code. Employment con-

tracts for Administrators who also hold academic

rank, as defined in Section 5.10 of the Code,

shall state what part of their salaries is sub-

ject to reconsideration should they be discon-

tinued as Administrators.



(8) Recommended approval of amendments to the Handbook,

Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 21, University of Nevada

Early Retirement Incentive Program as follows. This

change is for clarification of provisions.



Section 21. University of Nevada System Early Retire-

ment Inventive Program



GENERAL PROVISIONS

Plans I and II



10. An applicant for benefits under this Program shall

only receive the same upon the approval of an

agreement between the faculty member and the in-

stitution by the President or his designee. Ap-

proval may only be withheld if sufficient funds

are not available. In the event sufficient funds

are not available within a System institution to

pay all applicants, each applicant shall be

numerically ranked along with other applicants

within the same System institution. The ranking

shall be in accordance with a formula calculation

approved by the Board of Regents which shall be

consistent with the provisions of this Program,

which shall be uniformly applied throughout the

System and which shall take age and University

service into account.



11. Once an agreement is approved, it may not be

changed or withdrawn except with the consent of

the President.



14. The Board of Regents may alter any provision of

this Program, provided, however, no such altera-

tion shall be applicable to an approved agree-

ment.



Ms. Del Papa moved for approval of all Budget and Finance

Committee recommendations. Motion carried.



8. Report of the Academic Affairs Committee



The Academic Affairs Committee met on February 21, 1985 and

Mrs. Sheerin, Chair, submitted the following report and

recommendations:



(1) Recommended approval of the Systemwide report entitled,

"The University of Nevada System Planning Report 1985-

89", which has been prepared from materials submitted

by the Campuses on Campus objectives and institutional

goals, Campus academic priorities, Campus budget pri-

orities and capital construction needs. In addition,

the report contains sections on financing higher edu-

cation, academic standards and quality education, high

technology and economic issues, and an analysis of

student enrollment.



(2) Recommended approval of the report, Nevada's Higher

Education at the Crossroads, reviewing Campus contri-

butions and service to the State, service to students,

programming with a purpose, and a focus on faculty.



(3) Chairman Sheerin listed the academic issues which will

be reported back to the Board in the future. They are

as follows:



Academic Computing

Systemwide Program Evaluation

Continuing Education

Community Needs Assessment

Student Enrollment

Articulation

Review of Affirmative Action

Academic Planning

Accreditation of Programs



Chairman Sheerin requested that task force committees

be established to study the issues of telestudies and

funding formulas as submitted in a proposed bill be-

fore the Legislature. The funding formula task force

would also study fiscal impacts of admission standards

for the System. Remaining issues are to be worked in

as reports under the direction of Vice Chancellor Fox.



(4) Recommended that the nomination of Mr. Chris Polimeni

as the public member of the Academic Affairs Committee

be approved by the Board.



It was recommended that the study of funding formulas be

directed to the Budget and Finance Committee.



Mrs. Whitley moved for approval of items 1 through 3 with

the amendment to item 3 of the Budget and Finance Committee

recommendations. Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher was appointed to the task force on tele-

studies.



Mr. Foley presented the following suggestions for the guide-

lines in selecting a public member to preside on the stand-

ing committees:



A. Should be a member with substantial background to ad-

vise committee.



B. Serve for the term July 1 through June 30 or at pleasure

of the Board.



C. Selected by organization and alternated through the

Campuses.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of item 4 of the Budget and

Finance Committee recommendations. Motion carried.



Mr. Polimeni thanked the Board for his consideration to

serve on the Academic Affairs Committee and emphasized that

the students are the consumers of education; therefore, stu-

dents should have a voice. He did stress that his appoint-

ment does not set any precedent for student representation

on standing committees.



Mr. Bill Halderman, Senate President of CSUN, stated his

support for the student appointment and felt that this was

symbolic during the Legislative Session.



Mrs. Sheerin announced that the Academic Affairs Committee

would like to form a roundtable discussion environment in

order to arouse more discussion to the issues; therefore,

a separate room will be used in the future.



A CSUN/ASUN Joint Resolution was presented to the Board endorsing

the faculty salary increases called for in the Governor's 1985-87

Budget.



9. Report of the Investment Committee



The Investment Committee met on February 22, 1985 and Ms.

Del Papa, Chair, submitted the following report and recom-

mendations:



(1) Recommended approval of the change to the Regents Hand-

book, Title 5, Chapter 10, Section 6, Approval, An-

nouncement and Acknowledgement of Gifts and Grants as

contained in Ref. I-1, filed in the Regents Office.



President Calabro announced the gift of subscriptions

to the Las Vegas papers from Regents Foley and Sparks

to WNCC Learning Resources Center.



(2) Recommended approval of the change to the Regents Hand-

book, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 3, Management of

Endowment Funds, as contained in Ref. I-2, filed in

the Regents Office.



(3) Recommended acceptance of the report on endowed pool

investments made by Edna Brigham, Endowment Director,

summarizing the performance of the endowed pool for

the period July 1, 1984 through December 31, 1984,

which included:



Total Endowment return was 15.6%

Stock Portfolio return was 15.2%

Bond Portfolio return was 17.4%

Total dollar return $3,108,500



Endowed Pool 3 money managers' performance during the

same period:



Sanford Berstein (manages 52% of the endowment)

gained a total of 21.4%



First Interstate Investment (manages 25% of endow-

ment) gained a total of 9.6%



Treynor-Arbit Associates (manages 24% of endowment)

gained a total return of 9%



(4) UNS Financial Statements have not yet been completed

for the year ending June 30, 1984.



(5) New Business - Ms. Del Papa recommended that the In-

vestment Committee's next agenda include the recom-

mendation that Dr. Peter Bing be invited to continue

as the public member of the Investment Advisory Staff.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of all Investment Committee

recommendations. Motion carried.



10. Report of the Audit Committee



The Audit Committee met on February 22, 1985, and Mrs.

Whitley, Chair, submitted the following report and recom-

mendations:



(1) Recommended approval of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas Thomas and Mack Events Center audit, from com-

mencement of operations to January 31, 1984.



(2) Recommended approval of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas Athletic Development Office audit, from July 1,

1983 through June 30, 1984.



(3) Recommended approval of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas Center for Business and Economic Research audit,

from July 1, 1983 through September 30, 1984.



President Maxson announced two appointments in the

Center for Business and Economic Research: they are

Dr. Bill Robinson, Director, and Dr. Tom White, Assist-

ant Director.



Mrs. Whitley requested Deputy Chancellor Dawson to

establish procedures for auditing foundations.



Also, it was requested that President Maxson submit a

follow-up report in June on the above audits.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of all Audit Committee recom-

mendations. Motion carried.



11. Report of the Legislative Liaison Committee



Vice Chancellor Sparks reported on the status of the first

hearings at the Legislature. He submitted the Governor's

recommendations to the Board.



There was discussion regarding the sunset tax affecting the

HECC Fund. Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the Gov-

ernor is planning to sunset this tax on June 30, 1987 and

that the Governor is proposing to change the method of

allocating the funds to UNS. This may cause a cash flow

shortfall but the Governor has expressed his commitment

that it will be made up from the State General Fund.



12. Report of the DRI Liaison Committee



Mr. Foley recommended approval of the following changes in

the Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 11, Sections 9 and 1:



A. Repeal the current provisions of Section 9.



B. Add a new section and renumber the remaining provisions

of Title 4, Chapter 11. The new section reads as fol-

lows:



Section 1. General Policy



1. The Desert Research Institute is a unique institu-

tion among the institutions of the UNS. It is ex-

clusively designated to foster, encourage and pro-

mote pure and applied research for industry, gov-

ernment, educational organizations and the public

in general. Given the nature of its operation and

non-State sources of funding, its fiscal and per-

sonnel policies and procedures must differ signifi-

cantly from those policies and procedures which are

applicable to the other institutions of the UNS, a

fact which is recognized and mandated by the Legis-

lature in NRS 396.7953 through NRS 396.7955.



2. Specifically, the Board of Regents affirms that,

consistent with State law, compensation packages

for its executive and professional employees may be

established, with Board of Regents' approval, with

incentive and/or merit components which are separate

and distinct from the other institutions of the UNS.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the changes in the Regents Hand-

book, Title 4, Chapter 11, Sections 9 and 1. Ms. Del Papa

seconded. Motion carried.



President Crowley stated that the Universities employ re-

search faculty similar to DRI and that they may request a

separate salary schedule.



13. Approved Promotions to Emeritus Status, UNR, UNLV and TMCC



UNR - President Crowley recommended approval of the follow-

ing for promotion to Emeritus Status:



Earl Drake, Extension Professor of Veterinary Medicine

John W. Erwin, Professor of Geophysics

Eugene V. Kosso, Professor of Electrical Engineering and

Computer Science

Edward E. Loveless, Professor of Educational Administra-

tion and Higher Education

Eugene Miller, Professor of Chemical Engineering

William E. Rasmussen, Director of Financial Aid, Student

Placement and Veterans Services

James S. Roberts, Professor of Political Science

Ralph A. Young, Professor of Plant Science



UNLV - President Maxson recommended approval of the follow-

ing for promotion to Emeritus Status:



Margaret Simon, Professor of Nursing



TMCC - President Eardley recommended approval of the follow-

ing for promotion to Emeritus Status:



George Tavernia, Director of Administrative Services



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the promotions to Emeritus

Status at UNR, UNLV and TMCC. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.

Motion carried.



14. Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment

to rank have been forwarded by the institution Presidents

for Board consideration. This is an information item only,

with Board action scheduled for the April 11-12, 1985 meet-

ing.



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

mended the following promotions, effective July 1, 1985:



James A. Bernardi, to Professor of Speech and Theatre

*Charles A. Buerk, to Professor of Surgery

Husain F. Haddawy, to Professor of English

*Thomas R. Harris, to Associate Professor of Agri-

cultural Economics

Gregory J. Highison, to Associate Professor of Anatomy

F. Roy Mac Kintosh, to Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine

D. Byron Mc Gregory, to Associate Professor of Surgery

*Linnis C. Mills, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension

Service, College of Agriculture

Patricia A. Myer, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension

Service, College of Agriculture

John H. Peacock, to Professor of Internal Medicine

Ramana G. Reddy, to Associate Professor of Chemical

and Metallurgical Engineering

William D. Rowley, to Professor of History

*J. Edgar Wakayama, to Associate Professor of Medical

Technology

*Judith A. Whitenack, to Associate Professor of Foreign

Languages and Literatures

Ilga B. Winicov, to Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Peter Winkler, to Professor of Physics



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended the following promotions, effective July 1,

1985:



*Donald Bell, to Professor of Hotel Administration

Robert H. Burgan, to Professor of Theatre Arts

Thomas L. Clark, to Professor of English

*Barbara Cloud, to Associate Professor of Communication

Studies

*Jay A. Coughtry, to Associate Professor of History

Lawrence Danderand, to Professor of Marketing

*Nasim Dil, to Professor of Counseling, Educational

Psychology and Foundations

Ranel Erickson, to Associate Professor of Management

James H. Frey, to Professor of Sociology

Edwin Grayzeck, to Professor of Physics

*Alfred Izzolo, to Assistant Professor of Hotel Ad-

ministration

*Robert Martin, to Associate Professor of Hotel Ad-

ministration

John E. Nixon, to Professor of Management

James C. Selser, to Associate Professor of Physics

Ronald W. Smith, to Professor of Sociology

Darlene H. Unrue, to Professor of English

Betty Yantis, to Professor of Management



C. University of Nevada System - Chancellor Bersi recom-

mended the following promotions, effective July 1, 1985:



Louis Grandieri, Jr., to Rank III of Telecommunications

Tim A. Hunt, to Rank III of Telecommunications

Mark V. Reed, to Rank III of Support Services

Allan Webber, to Rank III of Telecommunications



*Also recommended for tenure.



15. Recommendations for Award of Tenure



The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

by the institution Presidents for Board consideration. This

is an information item only, with Board action scheduled for

the April 11-12, 1985 meeting.



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

mended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1985, to the

following:



*Charles A. Buerk, Associate Professor of Surgery

John L. Dobra, Associate Professor of Economics

Ely Haimowitz, Associate Professor of Music

*Thomas R. Harris, Assistant Professor of Agricultural

Economics

Robert (Jake) Highton, Associate Professor of Journal-

ism

*Linnis C. Mills, Rank II, Cooperative Extension Service,

College of Agriculture

Richard A. Schweickert, Professor of Geological Sciences

Robert L. Solso, Professor of Psychology

*J. Edgar Wakayama, Assistant Professor of Medical

Technology

*Judith A. Whitenack, Assistant Professor of Foreign

Languages and Literature

Steven D. Zink, Rank III, Library



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1985, to the

following:



Roger Arnold, Associate Professor of Economics

*Donald Bell, Associate Professor of Hotel Administration

*Barbara Cloud, Assistant Professor of Communication

Studies

*Jay Coughtry, Assistant Professor of History

Bobby Daniels, Rank IV of Education

Frank Dempster, Associate Professor of Counseling,

Educational Psychology and Foundations

*Nasim Dil, Associate Professor of Counseling, Educa-

tional Psychology and Foundations

*Alfred Izzolo, Lecturer of Hotel Administration

*Robert Martin, Assistant Professor of Hotel Administra-

tion

Lyell Metcalf, Assistant Professor of Hotel Administra-

tion

Satish Sharma, Associate Professor of Social Work



C. Clark County Community College - President Meacham rec-

ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1985, to

the following:



James S. Culliver, Instructor of Mathematics

Marie Gatlin, Instructor of Science and Health

Mary Ann Haag, Instructor of Science and Health

Arnold C. Lyerly, Instructor of Social Sciences and

Service Organizations

Daniel J. Lyons, Word Processing Supervisor

Allen Mason, Instructor and Program Coordinator,

Respiratory Therapy Program

Margie Morris, Counselor

Ray Rich, Instructor of Sociology/Psychology



D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg rec-

ommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1985, to

the following:



Carl A. Diekhans, Instructor of Mathematics and Date

Processing

John R. Pryor, Instructor of Business



E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Eardley

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1985,

to the following:



Elsie Doser, Department Chair, Office Administration

Patricia A. Gonser, Instructor of Nursing

Karen K. Wood, Instructor of Nursing



F. Western Nevada Community College - President Calabro

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1, 1985,

to the following:



Gretchen Billow, Acting Director of the Learning

Resources Center

Michael Hardie, Mathematics Instructor

Paul Nelson, Counselor

Richard F. Riendeau, English/Developmental English

Instructor



*Also recommended for promotion or assignment to rank.



16. Approved an Extension of Tenure



Pursuant to Section 3.4.8 of the Code, which outlines poli-

cies pertaining to a tenured faculty member who elects to

transfer employment to the Chancellor's Office, Chancellor

Bersi recommended that the tenure of Dr. Warren H. Fox at

the University of Nevada, Reno, be extended for a period of

5 years, commencing at the next contract period, July 1,

1985. Ref. C filed in the Regents Office.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the extension of tenure for

Dr. Warren H. Fox at UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion

carried.



17. Approved an Amendment of the UNS Code



Approved an amendment to the UNS Code, Subsection 6.2.2, as

follows. The first reading of the amendment was held at the

January 10-11, 1985 meeting of the Board.



6.2.2



Prohibited Activity - University of Nevada System Com-

munity. The following conduct, being incompatible with

the purposes of an academic community, is prohibited for

all members of the community of the System, including,

but not limited to, the faculty and students, shall con-

stitute cause for discipline and may lead to the pro-

cedures and disciplinary sanctions established in Sec-

tion 6.3 of the Code.



(s) Any other conduct which violates applicable stated

prohibitions, policies, procedures, rules, regulations

or Bylaws of the Board of Regents or a System institu-

tion.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the amendment of the UNS Code.

Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



18. Nominations for Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan,

UNLV



Mrs. Kenney moved, Mrs. Whitley seconded, that an Honorary

Degree be presented to the following persons with presenta-

tions made at Commencement at UNLV in May, 1985:



Mrs. Marjorie Barrick

Mr. Thomas Beam

Dr. Joseph Crowley, Commencement Speaker



Motion carried.



Mrs. Kenney moved, Mrs. Whitley seconded, that the follow-

ing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and that

the awards be presented at Commencement at UNLV in May,

1985:



Mr. William Boyd

Mr. Donald M. Clark

Mr. Fred D. Gibson, Jr.

Sheriff John Moran

Mr. J. A. Tiberti



Motion carried.



19. Nominations for Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadan,

UNR



Ms. Del Papa moved, Mrs. Sheerin seconded, that an Honorary

Degree be presented to the following persons with presenta-

tions made at Commencement at UNR in May, 1985:



Dr. Russell R. Elliott

Dr. Robert Horton



Motion carried.



Ms. Del Papa moved, Mrs. Sheerin seconded, that the follow-

ing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and that

the awards be presented at Commencement at UNR in May, 1985:



Mrs. Margery Cavanaugh

Mr. Ty Cobb

Mr. Robert Helms

Mr. Robert Sanford



Motion carried.



20. Approved the Expenditure of Funds



At the Special Meeting held February 7, 1985 the Board ap-

proved the refinancing of the UNS pavilion bonds, which will

result in a net gain of $862,752.



Deputy Chancellor Dawson stated that the proceeds realized

from the refinancing of the bonds will be distributed as

follows:



54% to University of Nevada, Las Vegas

46% to University of Nevada, Reno



The proceeds will be deposited in an account with the ap-

propriate Controller's Office to be invested with the earned

interest to be deposited into the same account.



In accordance with SB476, 1983 Nevada State Legislative

Session, the funds must be used for operational and main-

tenance expenditures in support of the Special Event

Centers. Any expenditure of the funds must be recommended

by the appropriate President to the Board of Regents for

approval.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the expenditure of funds of

the UNS pavilion bonds. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion

carried.



21. Discussion on the Refinancing of Bonds, CCCC



Deputy Chancellor Dawson requested that a Special Meeting of

the Board be called if needed in order to approve the sales

resolution for refinancing CCCC revenue bonds of 1981.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval to request a Special Meeting of

the Board to approve the sales resolution for refinancing

CCCC revenue bonds of 1981. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Mr.

Foley and Mrs. Sparks voted no. Motion carried.



Chairman Klaich requested General Counsel Klasic to explore

whether a teleconference meeting could be scheduled without

any objection from the Bond Counsel. General Counsel ex-

plained he had already done this, and Bond Counsel insisted

teleconferences were not proper. General Counsel stated

that this advice was contrary to his opinion and the opinion

of the Attorney General.



Deputy Chancellor Dawson emphasized that the timing is es-

sential when dealing with bond issues; therefore, meetings

are scheduled according to the timeframe.



22. Approved the Resurfacing of the Silver Bowl



President Maxson reported that monies for the resurfacing of

the Silver Bowl will be supplied by private gifts and grants

from the Las Vegas Convention Authority.



The bidding process has been waived to allow Dr. Maxson to

sign the contract for a single source for retractable sur-

facing; if the surfacing is not available, then Dr. Maxson

may choose from the two other sources who can do a permanent

surface.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of authorization for Dr. Maxson

to sign the contract for the Silver Bowl resurfacing, after

review by General Counsel. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion

carried.



23. New Business



A. Ms. Del Papa announced that a reception honoring an

artist of a Basque sculpture on display in the lobby

of the Getchell Library, and an author of a Basque book

printed by the University of Nevada Press, will be held

in the Getchell Library on this day.



B. Mrs. Whitley announced that a reception honoring the

Regents Scholarship Recipients will be held at the Col-

lege of Hotel Administration at UNLV. She will report

back to the Board on this event.



C. Chairman Klaich thanked the hosts of the tour on the

Church Fine Arts building.



D. Chairman Klaich requested input from Regents on a bi-

monthly schedule for Regent meetings. This will be on

a fixed day of every other month.



E. President Crowley announced that this day is Engineers

Day in Nevada and will be celebrated with exhibits and

and open house in the Scrugham Engineering building at

UNR.



The meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

02-21-1985