UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 23-24, 1995


Pages 127-177



February 23-24, 1995

The Board of Regents met on February 23-24, 1995 in Rooms 207

and 209, Aspen building, Western Nevada Community College, Carson


Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman

Mr. Mark Alden

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Others present: Chancellor Richard Jarvis

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

Interim President Rita Gubanich, TMCC

Interim President Kenny Guinn, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Dr. Tom Anderes, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen (or their representa-

tives) Richard Egami (DRI), Richard Finn (WNCC), Chris Gaub

(Unit), Scott Hawkins (NNCC), Dan Mc Clure (TMCC), Barbara

Nelson (CCSN), Marsha Read (UNR), James Stivers (UNLV) and

Student Association Officers.

Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 10:27 A.M.,

Thursday, February 23, 1995, with all Regents present.

1. Adoption of the Consent Agenda

Adoption of the Consent Agenda, identified as Ref. A, filed

in the Regents' Office.

(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

January 12-13, 1995.

(2) Approved the following promotions to Emeritus Status:

A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommended approval of promotion to Emeritus

Status to the following:

Patricia A. Tripple, Professor of Home Economics,

Emeritus, effective January 1, 1995

Philip L. Altick, Professor of Physics, Emeritus,

effective July 1, 1995

Rita C. Farnham, Associate Professor of Nursing,

Emeritus, effective July 1, 1995

Quincy E. Fortier, M. D., Assistant Professor,

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emeritus, effective

July 1, 1995

Patricia "Tish" Paszek, Accounting Manager, Emer-

ita, effective December 1, 1994

Elisabeth C. Small, M. D., Professor, Psychiatry

and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus, effective

July 1, 1995

Cyril M. Worby, M. D., Professor, Psychiatry and

Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus, effective

July 1, 1995

Marsha F. Worby, Ph. D., Associate Professor,

Family and Community Medicine, Emeritus,

effective July 1, 1995

B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommended approval of promotion to

Emeritus Status to Jerry Crawford, Emeritus Pro-

fessor of Theatre Arts, retroactive to June 30,


C. Truckee Meadows Community College - Interim Presi-

dent Gubanich recommended approval of promotion

to Emeritus Status to the following:

Deloris Middlebrooks, Nursing

Robert Rose, Mathematics

Dee Stroub, Social Science

(3) Approved an extension of sick leave for Betty Yantis,

a faculty member in the Department of Management at

UNLV, for the remainder of the Spring 1995 semester.

(4) Approved the Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 16,

Section C.6, Registration at TMCC, and Title 4,

Chapter 17, Section 8, Refund Policy, as contained

in Ref. C-4, filed in the Regents' Office.

(5) Approved the authorization to utilize the Regents'

Special Projects Funds in the amount of $25,000 for

the TMCC Presidential search expeditures.

(6) Approved the authorization to utilize Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at WNCC in the amount of $6000 for the

emergency repair of the sewer system on the Carson

Campus and repair and maintenance of the heating and

air conditioning system on the Carson and Fallon


(7) Approved the authorization to utilize Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at CCSN in the amount of $250,000 for

renovation, maintenance and repairs of classrooms,

offices and public areas at the Cheyenne, West

Charleston and Henderson Campuses.

(8) 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 the 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 1994, the Of-

ficers request the following allocation of grants-in-

aid for Fall 1995-96:

In-State Out-of-State


Athletics 100 100

Music 60 45

International Students 0 15

Native American 20 20

Other (general) 172 172

Total 352 352


Athletics 111 111

Music 56 56

Other 389 389

Total 556 556

*Native Americans 30 10

*The allocation for Native American grants-in-aid

is not included in the 3% maximum and represents

a separate allocation


Regents 114

Native American 2

Total 116


Regents 78

Native American 5

Total 83


Regents 261

Native American 12

Total 273


Regents 142

Native American 33

Total 175

(9) The following recommendations for promotion or assign-

ment to rank have been forwarded for Board considera-

tion. This is an information item only, with Board

action scheduled for the March 30-31, 1995 meeting.

A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommends the following promotions, effective

July 1, 1995:

Donald Bear to Professor of Curriculum and

Instruction, Education

*Kathleen Boardman to Associate Professor of

English, Arts and Science

*Stacy Burton to Associate Professor of English,

Arts and Science

Iain Buxton to Professor in Pharmacology, School

of Medicine

*Carol M. Condit to Associate Professor of Bio-

chemistry, Ag/Medicine

George Danko to Professor of Mining Engineering,


*Kent M. Ervin to Associate Professor of Chemistry,

Arts and Science

Sami Fadali to Professor of Electrical Engineer-

ing, Engineering

James R. Firby to Professor of Geological Sci-

ences, Mines

*Kenneth H. Fliess to Associate Professor of

Anthropology, Arts and Science

William Gerthoffer to Professor of Physiology,

School of Medicine

Betty J. Glass to Rank III, Library

Cheryll Glotfelty to Associate Professor of

English, Arts and Science

Philip Goodman to Professor of Internal Medicine,

School of Medicine

Faramarz Gordaninejad to Professor of Mechanical

Engineering, Engineering

*Gregory J. Hayes to Associate Professor in Health

Sciences, Human and Community Sciences

Gary Haynes to Professor of Anthropology, Arts

and Science

Viktoria Hertling to Professor of Foreign Lan-

guages & Literatures, Arts and Science

Joseph Jones to Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine, School of Medicine

Stephen Lafer to Associate Professor of Curricu-

lum and Instruction, Education

Mary Lahren to Associate Professor of Geological

Sciences, Mines

Claude Lardinois to Professor of Internal Medi-

cine, School of Medicine

*Matthew C. Leone to Associate Professor of

Criminal Justice, Arts and Science

*Shen-Yi Luo to Associate Professor of Mechanical

Engineering, Engineering

*Johnson W. Makoba to Associate Professor of

Sociology, Arts and Science

*Ronald B. Mayhall to Associate Professor in Music,

Arts and Science

*Mark M. Meerschaert to Associate Professor of

Mathematics, Arts and Science

*Merwin Mitchell to Associate Professor of Eco-

nomics, Business Administration

Gary Norris to Professor of Civil Engineering,


*Mark Pingle to Associate Professor of Economics,

Business Administration

*Laurie Potter to Rank III, Medical Library,


Nelson Publicover to Professor of Physiology,

School of Medicine

*Richard Schultz to Associate Professor of Geo-

logical Engineering, Mines

Raj Siddharthan to Professor of Civil Engineering,


*Michael Thomas to Associate Professor of Account-

ing/Computer Information Systems, Business


Virginia Vogel to Professor of Speech and Theatre,

Arts and Science

Ilga Winicov to Professor of Microbiology/Bio-

chemistry, Agriculture and School of Medicine

B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommends the following promotions,

effective July 1 1995:

*Malwane Ananda to Associate Professor of Math-

ematical Sciences, Science and Mathematics

*Catherine Angel to Associate Professor of Art,

Fine and Performing Arts

Michael Bowers to Professor of Political Sci-

ence, Liberal Arts

*Jesse Brinson to Associate Professor of Counsel-

ing and Educational Psychology, Education

*Ralph Buechler to Associate Professor of German,

Liberal Arts

*Seungmook Choi to Associate Professor of Finance,

Business and Economics

Nasser Daneshvary to Professor of Economics,

Business and Economics

*Jolie Gaston to Associate Professor of Hotel

Management, Hotel Administration

*Janis Glatzel to Associate Professor of Clinical

Laboratory Sciences, Health Sciences

*Dean Gronemeier to Associate Professor of Music,

Fine and Performing Arts

Kenneth Hanlon to Professor of Music, Fine and

Performing Arts

*Margaret Harp to Associate Professor of Foreign

Languages, Liberal Arts

Ashok Iyer to Professor of Electrical and Computer

Engineering, Engineering

*Chris Kearney to Associate Professor of Psychol-

ogy, Liberal Arts

Bill Leaf to Professor of Art, Fine and Performing


*Stephen Lepp to Associate Professor of Physics,

Science and Mathematics

*Teresa Lyons to Associate Professor of Education-

al Administration and Higher Education, Edu-


Georg Mauer to Professor of Mechanical Engineer-

ing, Engineering

Arthur Meyers to Associate Professor of Radio-

logical Sciences, Health Sciences

Susan Michael to Associate Professor of Nursing,

Health Sciences

Terance Miethe to Professor of Criminal Justice,

Liberal Arts

Charles Moores to Professor of Accounting,

Business and Economics

*Neil Opfer to Associate Professor of Architecture,

Architecture, Construction Management and


Mary Parhamovich to Rank III, Library

*Mary Peterson to Associate Professor of Health

Care Administration, Health Sciences

*Peggy Perkins to Associate Professor of Counsel-

ing and Educational Psychology, Education

*Thomas Pierce to Associate Professor of Special

Education, Education

Ellen Ross to Professor of History, Liberal Arts

*Paul Schulte to Associate Professor of Biological

Sciences, Science and Mathematics

Dennis Soden to Professor of Environmental Stud-

ies, Environmental Studies Program

Richard Soule to Professor of Music, Fine and

Performing Arts

*Laura Spencer to Associate Professor of Spanish,

Liberal Arts

*Spencer Steinberg to Associate Professor of

Chemistry, Science and Mathematics

*Paulette Tandy to Associate Professor of Account-

ing, Business and Economics

*Richard Tandy to Associate Professor of Kinesi-

ology, Human Performance and Development

*C. Jeffrey Waddoups to Associate Professor of

Economics, Business and Economics

*Lawrence Walker to Associate Professor of Bio-

logical Sciences, Science and Mathematics

Richard Wiley to Professor of English, Liberal


*Ken Wintch to Associate Professor of Radiological

Sciences, Health Sciences

*John Zimmerman to Associate Professor of Account-

ing, Business and Economics

C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik

recommends the following promotions, effective

July 1, 1995:

Hans Moosmuller to Rank III, Energy and Env.

Engineering Center

Jerry Miller to Rank III, Quaternary Sciences


Roger Jacobsen to Rank IV, Water Resources

*Also recommended for Award to Tenure.

(10) The following recommendations for tenure have been

forwarded for Board consideration. This is an in-

formation item only, with Board action scheduled for

the March 30-31, 1995 meeting.

A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommends award of tenure, effective July 1,

1995, to the following:

Eric Albers, Social Work, Human and Community


*Kathleen Boardman, English, Arts and Science

*Stacy Burton, English, Arts and Science

Martha Combs, Curriculum and Instruction,


*Carol M. Condit, Biochemistry, Ag/Medicine

*Kent M. Ervin, Chemistry, Arts and Science

*Kenneth H. Fliess, Anthropology, Arts and Science

*Gregory J. Hayes, Health Sciences, Human and

Community Sciences

Janita Jobe, Library

John R. Koetting, Curriculum and Instruction,


*Matthew C. Leone, Criminal Justice, Arts and


*Shen-Yi Luo, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering

*Johnson W. Makoba, Sociology, Arts and Science

*Ronald B. Mayhall, Music, Arts and Science

*Mark M. Meerschaert, Mathematics, Arts and


*Merwin Mitchell, Economics, Business Administra-


*Mark Pingle, Economics, Business Administration

*Laurie Potter, Medical Library, Library

*Richard Schultz, Geological Engineering, Mines

Peter Sebaaly, Civil Engineering, Engineering

Julie Swain, Surgery, Medicine

*Michael Thomas, Accounting/Computer Information

Systems, Business Administration

Steve Wheatcraft, Geological Sciences, Mines

Glee Willis, Library

B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommends award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1995, to the following:

*Malwane Ananda, Mathematical Sciences, Science

and Mathematics

*Catherine Angel, Art, Fine and Performing Arts

Alison Armstrong, Instruction, Library

Kathleen Brewer, Hotel Management, Hotel Admin-


*Jesse Brinson, Counseling and Educational Psy-

cology, Education

*Ralph Buechler, Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts

*Seungmook Choi, Finance, Business and Economics

David Costa, Mathematical Sciences, Science and


*Jolie Gaston, Hotel Management, Hotel Administra-


*Janis Glatzel, Clinical Laboratory Sciences,

Health Sciences

*Dean Gronemeier, Music, Fine and Performing Arts

*Margaret Harp, Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts

David Hickey, Art, Fine and Performing Arts

Richard Jensen, Communication Studies, Communica-

tion Studies

*Chris Kearney, Psychology, Liberal Arts

*Stephen Lepp, Physics, Science and Mathematics

*Teresa Lyons, Educational Administration and

Higher Education, Education

*Neil Opfer, Architecture, Architecture, Construc-

tion Management and Planning

*Mary Peterson, Health Care Administration,

Health Sciences

*Peggy Perkins, Counseling and Educational Psy-

chology, Education

*Thomas Pierce, Special Education, Education

*Paul Schulte, Biological Sciences, Science and


*Laura Spencer, Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts

*Spencer Steinberg, Chemistry, Science and Mathe-


*Paulette Tandy, Accounting, Business and Economics

*Richard Tandy, Kinesiology, Human Performance and


*C. Jeffrey Waddoups, Economics, Business and


*Lawrence Walker, Biological Sciences, Science and


*Ken Wintch, Radiological Sciences, Health Sciences

*John Zimmerman, Accounting, Business and Economics

C. Community College of Southern Nevada - President

Moore recommends award of tenure, effective July

1, 1995, to the following:

Robert Adams, English, Arts and Science

Franklin N. Baker, Accounting, Business and


Michaela Brooks, Nursing, Math, Health and Human


Theo Byrns, Foreign Language, Arts and Sciences

Max Coe, CIT, Business and Industry

Joe Cracraft, Physical Therapy, Math, Health and

Human Services

Randall Edwards, Physical Therapy, Math, Health

and Human Services

Gary Elliott, English, Arts and Sciences

Edward Eschner, Engineering Tech., Business and


Linda Foreman, Behavioral Sciences, Arts and


Geoffrey Frasz, Philosophical & Regional Studies,

Arts and Sciences

Ann K. Johnson, Counseling, Student Development

Marie Lium, English, Arts and Sciences

Gary Marx, Fine Arts, Arts and Sciences

Denise Ogletree-Mc Guinn, Nursing, Math, Health

and Human Services

Joseph Niemiec, Public and Human Services, Arts

and Sciences

Royse Smith, Philosophical and Regional Studies,

Arts and Sciences

Victor Taucer, Marketing and Resorts, Business

and Industry

Ann Thomas, Nursing, Math, Health and Human


Glynda White, Business and Management, Business

and Industry

Rodney Wilson, English, Arts and Sciences

Michelle Wyatt, Mathematics, Math, Health and

Human Services

D. Truckee Meadows Community College - Interim Pres-

ident Gubanich recommends award of tenure, ef-

fective July 1, 1995, to the following:

John Adlish, Arts and Science

Arnold Brock, Public Service

Mary Buchnor-Smartt, Arts and Sciences

James Claybrook, Student Services

Gail Ferrell, Arts and Sciences

Leslie Garaventa, Applied Industrial Technology

Helen Hecimovich, Arts and Sciences

Erik Lauritzen, Public Service

Frederick Lokken, Arts and Sciences

Michelle Maupin-Cornelius, Student Services

Rosemary Rinaldi, Health Sciences

Ralph Shafter, Professional Business Studies

G. Philip Smilanick, Professional Business


Linda Stetter, Professional Business Studies

Carolyn Wray, Arts and Sciences

John Yarnevich, Arts and Sciences

E. Western Nevada Community College - President

Calabro recommends award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1995, to the following:

Richard Finn, Public Service

Richard Stewart, Business

Rick Jay Van Ausdal, Trade and Industry

F. Northern Nevada Community College - President

Remington recommends award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1995, to the following:

Larry Hyslop, Math/Computing

Richard Kampf, Math/Computing

Jill Stringfield, Occupational/Technical

*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to


(11) Approved the following interlocal agreements:

A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Industri-

al Insurance System (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $37,260 to UNR

Purpose : Evaluation of the Managed Care


B. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Nevada Division of Mental Health and Mental Re-

tardation (Amendment to Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: Extend time through June 30, 1995

Amount : Increase of $19,200 (for total of

$156,910) to Medical School

Purpose : Amendment to original agreement

for psychiatric coverage to Rural

Clinics offices in Carson City,

Fallon and Elko, now adding

coverage for Yerington.

C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Housing

Division (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: Date approved by Board, through

June 30, 1995

Amount : $34,996 to UNR

Purpose : Consolidated Plan - Coordination

of efforts to share resources for

housing and community development


D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State

Health Division (Interlocal Contract)

Effective Date: January 10 through November 30,


Amount : $19,375 to UNR

Purpose : Health education - Healthy People

2000 Program.

E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Divi-

sion of Child and Family Services (Interlocal


Effective Date: October 1, 1994 through Septem-

ber 30, 1995

Amount : $6000 to UNLV

Purpose : To monitor adjustment and adap-

tation of adolescents formerly

in foster care to independence

and community life.

Mr. Alden moved adoption of the Consent Agenda with addi-

tions, and approval of the prepared agenda with the author-

ity to change the order of items as specified throughout

the meeting. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.

2. Introductions

President Calabro welcomed the Board of Regents, Chancellor

and staff, and guests to the Western Nevada Community Col-

lege Campus.

President Crowley introduced newly appointed ASUN Senator

Shari Davis.

President Taranik introduced Dr. Richard Egami, Faculty

Senate representative, and Dr. Marilou Jarvis, newly ap-

pointed Vice President for Finance and Administration at


Interim President Guinn introduced UNLV graduate students

Joyce Marshall and Rob Lawton.

ASCCSN President David Hernandez introduced Barbara Mc

Millian, Vice President; Caroline Jackson, Secretary;

Dave Duarte, Treasurer.

The following introductions were made throughout the meet-


USA President Jeanine Powers introduced members of WNCC's

Student Government: Mary Freedle, Vice President; Mary

Anne Lavelle, Secretary; Merline Waite, Treasurer; David

Hunter, Senator; Sabrina Mc Kinley, Senator; Aaron Texiera,

Senator; April Ethridge, Senator; and Sean Canty, Senator.

3. Chairman's Report

Chairman Eardley expressed, on behalf of the members of

the Board of Regents, appreciation to the Regents' ad hoc

UNLV Presidential Search Committee members and the UNLV

Institutional Advisory members for their efforts and time

dedicated to the selection of the UNLV President.

4. Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Jarvis stated that the media had misrepresented

UCCSN's testimony regarding the relationship with K-12 in

recent publications. He clarified that UCCSN will need to

encourage more Nevada students to proceed to its public

higher education system. UCCSN must make it very clear

and positive that its outreach programs towards K-12 educa-

tion are built upon each other's interests. The paper in

which this misrepresentation was stated has accepted the

correction. Chancellor Jarvis stated that he will be at-

tending school board meetings in the near future to assure

a positive relationship with higher education.

Mrs. Berkley expressed her appreciation to Chancellor Jarvis

and staff for the presentation made to the Legislature on

behalf of higher education and the impact it is having on

behalf of UCCSN. The feedback has been extraordinarily

positive and the Legislature is complimentary of the good

work the Chancellor is performing for higher education.

Mr. Alden added that the Chancellor's approach is very

proactive and he is very appreciative of the Chancellor's


Mr. Klaich stated that K-12 education is a very critical

constituency, and at times it has been very difficult to

bridge the two entities. Mr. Klaich expressed his appre-

ciation of the Chancellor's endeavors.

5. Approved UNLV President-Elect Terms and Conditions

Approved the terms and conditions for the newly appointed

UNLV President, Dr. Carol Harter. Dr. Harter will receive,

effective July 1, 1995, an annual salary of $155,000, a

housing allowance of $12,000 per year, an annual automobile

allowance of $6,000, the use of an annual $5,000 host ac-

count, and fringe benefits. She has been appointed to a

3-year contract with academic tenure at UNLV.

Dr. Derby moved approval of the terms and conditions stated

for UNLV President-Elect Dr. Carol Harter, effective July

1, 1995, to include a 3-year contract with academic tenure

at UNLV, an annual salary of $155,000, a housing allowance

of $12,000 per year, an annual automobile allowance of

$6,000, the use of an annual $5,000 host account, and fringe

benefits. Mr. Alden seconded.

Mr. Klaich requested the current salary of UNR President

Joseph Crowley, and Chairman Eardley responded that it was

$163,000. For the record, Mr. Graves requested the current

salary of UNLV Interim President Kenny Guinn, and Chairman

Eardley responded that it was $1.00.

It was clarified that the housing allowance is not intended

to be used towards the UNLV Foundation's home, which former

President Robert Maxson utilized.

Motion carried.

6. Resolution: Clarence Jones

President Crowley presented the following resolution in

honor of Mr. Clarence Jones:


WHEREAS, Clarence K. Jones graduated from the University

of Nevada in 1931, after four years of constant study

and hard work off-Campus to support his education, and

after participating in such Campus activities as the

Associated Engineers, varsity track, and Chairmanship

of the Get Together Dance; and

WHEREAS, he pursued a successful career, covering 52

years, with Reno newspapers, culminating in 20 years

of service as business manager of the Reno Gazette-

Journal; and

WHEREAS, his civic contributions -- including his work

on the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, United Way, The

Chamber of Commerce, The Better Business Bureau,

the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, Junior

Achievement, the Business Leaders Hall of Fame, and

other organizations and causes -- were manifold, note-

worthy and life-long; and

WHEREAS, he held numerous high offices in the Masonic

Order, including Past Grand Master of Nevada, was

selected as the Raymond L. Smith Civic Leader of the

Year in 1989, and was awarded the Distinguished

Nevadan Citation by the Board of Regents; and

WHEREAS, he, with his wife Martha, were generous donors

to a variety of programs and projects at the University

of Nevada, Reno over many years, their gifts encompass-

ing nearly every College and School on Campus and in-

cluding Engineering and Medicine, Human and Community

Sciences, Education and Arts and Science, Nursing and

Journalism, Speech Pathology, Science and Technology,

Stress Research, The Women's Center, The Sun Dial

Project, The Morrill Hall Endowment, the Library, The

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, KUNR, Oral History, the

Wolf Club, the ski team, the cycling team, the march-

ing band, scholarships and internships, computer labora-

tories, and numerous order areas; and

WHEREAS, Clarence and Martha extended their philanthropy

to Truckee Meadows Community College, The National Coun-

cil of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, programs and

initiatives in Southern Nevada, and many other community

organizations and programs; and

WHEREAS, the dedication of Clarence and Martha Jones to

civic and educational betterment greatly enhanced the

life of the community, State and University, improved

facilities such as Morrill Hall, Church Fine Arts, the

Engineering Laboratory Center, the Fleischmann Planetar-

ium and the Jones Visitors Center, and touched the lives

of thousands of students, faculty and staff; and

WHEREAS, Clarence K. Jones, a native Nevadan who died

on January 17, 1995, became one of our State's foremost

citizens through a lifetime of service, leadership, ac-

complishment, thereby bringing great credit to the alma

mater that he loved so well; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT



tends its condolences to Martha Jones, daughters Ann

Carlson and Charlotte Markewitz, and all members of

the Jones family, and expresses its appreciation for

the exceptional life and contributions of a great

citizen, Clarence K. Jones.

President Crowley suggested that the Board of Regents have

this resolution framed and presented to the Jones family,

possibly during the Regents' Reception in June. Mr. Klaich

added that this resolution should be prepared in triplicate

to be presented to Mrs. Jones and her two daughters.

Mr. Foley moved approval of the resolution in honor of the

late Mr. Clarence K. Jones. Mrs. Price seconded.

On behalf of Southern Nevada, Mrs. Sparks wished to extend

to Mrs. Jones and family their heartfelt sympathy. She

noted that the Joneses have been Statewide benefactors and

very respected throughout the State of Nevada. Mr. Jones

will truly be missed.

Motion carried.

7. 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'


University of Nevada, Reno

Travis Linn

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Murray N. Rothbard (Posthumously)

Don Diener

Community College of Southern Nevada

Richard Mc Gee

Western Nevada Community College

Ricky Jay Van Ausdal

Mrs. Sparks noted that former Regent Joan Kenny was in-

strumental in attracting Dr. Rothbard to UNLV; he will be

greatly missed.

8. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition

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

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achievement

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


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Zhen Wu

Laureen Leaver

Bill Miller

9. Information Only: Outstanding Classified Employees


At the request of the Board of Regents, each President

reported on the outstanding classified employees achieve-

ment from the institution. Ref. D is filed in the Regents'


University of Nevada, Reno

Dana Mc Pherson

Jesus Pedroarena

Gary Kramer

Vonnie Rosendahl

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ann Alu

Truckee Meadows Community College

Dianne Holt

Sandra Atkinson

Sue Durst

Western Nevada Community College

Terry Ann Taeubel

System Administration

Leslie Jacques

10. Public Comment


11. Information Only: Legislative Update

Chancellor Jarvis and Vice Chancellor Anderes provided an

update on legislative activities, including a summary of

the System presentation to the Joint Committees of Senate

Finance and Assembly Ways and Means on February 16, 1995.

Chancellor Jarvis commended Vice Chancellor Anderes and

Budget Director Larry Eardley for preparing backup informa-

tion during a day-long session before the two financial

committees. The presentation relayed the System's over-

view and the way it will be portrayed in the future. The

1995-97 Biennial Budget Request and Governor's Recommenda-

tions are filed in the Regents' Office.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that UCCSN must continue its growth

over the next several biennium by providing greater access

and retention efforts. UCCSN must meet the needs of the

citizens of the State of Nevada. The Governor's recommenda-

tion is very positive for UCCSN and indicates a 15.3% in-

crease over the 1993-95 budget.

Chancellor Jarvis discussed the areas of continued need.

UCCSN has requested $40 million for one-shot funding; where-

as the Governor has recommended $20 million. A critical

priority is the information network and distance education.

It has been estimated that it would cost $5.2 million to

enter this type of information system with completion by

the year 2000. Dr. Jarvis stated that if UCCSN does not

meet this priority, it will fall behind other states. He

felt that Nevada should be able to compete in this area.

If the Legislature can allocate additional funds for UCCSN,

then this one-shot funding priority should be advanced.

In addition, a set-aside amount for student financial aid

earmarked for the 1997-99 biennium has been requested.

With regard to the operating budget, the support formulas,

System audits, both internal and external, Community Col-

lege part-time faculty salaries, and support for Federal

and State mandates are all areas of continued need that

will have to be addressed and targeted in the future.

Mrs. Price questioned whether UCCSN had a written plan on

how it is going to proceed with budgeted funding for equip-

ment, and Vice Chancellor Richardson responded that a plan

was submitted to the Board of Regents last Summer and con-

sisted of $9.4 million over the biennium. When the equip-

ment request was reduced, UCCSN then revised the request to

$5 million which will get UCCSN started. Mrs. Price stated

that while attending a national meeting she heard terrible

stories regarding the enormous spending on equipment that

was incompatible or unnecessary. She requested another

copy of the written plan which was submitted to the Board.

Dr. Derby questioned whether UCCSN was settling for 50%

funding for Community College part-time faculty salaries,

rather than seeking 100% which is really needed. Vice

Chancellor Anderes stated that it is UCCSN's desire to

raise the part-time faculty salaries to full-time salaries.

However, there is a wide disparity between the four Com-

munity Colleges and the System Administration will be

working to get this stabilized. Each area of continued

need is a reduced version of what UCCSN has requested. Dr.

Jarvis stated that UCCSN must approach this subject very

carefully in the legislative hearings. It must be made

clear that the numbers are just a piece of what is really

needed. UCCSN must draw the Legislature into a partnership

to help resolve these issues.

Mrs. Berkley requested an explanation of why it seems that

UNLV is not being adequately funded in comparison to UNR.

It was explained that UNLV, in terms of its instruction

component, is farther along in being fully funded than all

the other institutions. The number one priority of the

Board of Regents was to provide faculty and institutional

resources. As a result, the Governor's recommendation

provides funding to meet that number one goal. UNLV has

been better positioned in terms of the standards of the

Board's priorities.

In addition, President Crowley stated that over the past

24 years UCCSN has been allocated funds through the formula

funding approach, including UNLV and UNR. The formulas are

driven by student enrollments. UNLV had 74 positions more

than were allocated during the last biennium. President

Crowley emphasized that UNR's budget also includes budgets

for the School of Medicine, Statewide Programs on a larger

scale than UNLV, Agricultural Experiment Stations, and

Cooperative Extension Services. For this reason, UNR's

budget is larger than UNLV's; however, UNR is receiving


Interim President Guinn stated that it was agreed that the

number one priority was that whatever UCCSN received, it

should go to the Community Colleges and Universities that

had the students enrolled, but did not have the faculty.

He clarified that UNLV does have the faculty, whereas UNR

does not. It is perfectly acceptable that UNR receives

more dollars because of the other programs that are in-

cluded in its budget. Dr. Guinn noted that UNLV has been

receiving funding for operation and maintenance of build-

ings for the urban factor, whereas UNR has not. On the

reverse side, UNR has to explain why UNLV is getting 18%

while it is only getting 16%. The two budgets will never

be equalized, even though it is a very fair allocation.

Mrs. Berkley stated that this has always been a topic of

discussion because a perception exists that UNR received

more than UNLV. The information that is provided to the

public is not answering and alleviating the perception.

Mrs. Gallagher requested consideration by Chancellor Jarvis

and Vice Chancellor Anderes regarding the possibility of

publishing "quick sheets" that break down the comparisons

between UNLV and UNR.

Mr. Foley stated that formula budgeting does not work for

Nevada's higher education. The budgeting process should

be program oriented. He requested alternative methods be

considered for budgeting purposes. Mr. Graves stated that

the Board of Regents unanimously agreed to proceed with

formula funding; however, it was noted that Mr. Foley was

not in attendance at that particular meeting. Mrs. Price

reminded the Board that a Senate bill has been introduced

to study the funding of higher educaton and it would be

appropriate to discuss this issue under that forum. In-

terim President Guinn stated that it is also important for

the study to review the authority in the State law to allow

the Chancellor and Presidents to allocate State funds ac-


UNLV GSA President Micki Winsett questioned how the recom-

mended $20 million for equipment would be spent. It is an

issue of the Nevada Student Alliance. Chancellor Jarvis

responded that a list of equipment priorities from each

institution has been submitted which totalled $40 million.

The Governor's recommendation has reduced this figure to

$20 million, therefore making it difficult to present a

revised list. Over the next few months, the priorities

will be refigured.

ASUN President Jason Frierson questioned why student input

is not included in the Senate bill which calls for a study

of funding for higher education, and Chancellor Jarvis

stated that staff will follow-up on this and will get back

to him with a response.

President Crowley gave an historical perspective on funding

for higher education, which goes back to 1971 and was re-

visited in 1976 with alterations made during the 1986-87

biennium. In the past, all institutions were involved

with the adoption made by the Interim Finance Committee.

If UCCSN's formulas were fully funded, then UCCSN would

not be holding this discussion. It's because of the lack

of full funding that causes this discussion.

12. Closed Session

Upon motion by Mr. Graves, seconded by Mr. Alden, the

Board moved to a closed session at 12:07 P.M. for the

discussion of the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence, or physical or mental health of persons

who are not employees of the UCCSN, in accordance with NRS


The Board reconvened in open session at 1:42 P.M. Thursday,

February 23, 1995 with all Regents present except Regents Derby

and Berkley.

13. Approved UCCSN Code Changes

Approved a change to the UCCSN Code, Sec. 1.6.1(b), Appoint-

ment of Administrators, as contained in Ref. E, filed with

the permanent minutes. This change reflects a clarifica-

tion of those administrative appointments to be approved

by the Board of Regents. This change has been circulated

for comment prior to its appearance on the agenda as pro-

vided by Board policy.

General Counsel Klasic explained that Ref. E consists of

two pages -- the original draft and the revised draft

after receiving comments from the Faculty Senates. Gen-

eral Counsel Klasic stated that he was in agreement with

the comments made by the Faculty Senates and included

their suggestions into the revised draft.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the revised draft of the

UCCSN Code regarding the appointment of administrators as

contained in Ref. E, page 2 of 2. Mr. Alden seconded.

Motion carried.

14. Information Only: Student Residency Policies

Chancellor Jarvis presented a report on the principles

underlaying student residency policies in the UCCSN and in

our neighboring western states. Since the time when the

UCCSN last revised its policies, it appears that our

neighboring states have significantly strengthened their

requirements to establish in-state residency. UCCSN poli-

cies for determining student residency, and thus the ap-

plicability of non-resident tuition charges, are defined

in the Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 15. The Chan-

cellor identified guidelines under consideration with a

view to submitting formal proposals for policy revision

at the Board's next meeting. Chancellor Jarvis explained

the common principles in residency policies of western

states and distributed a handout, filed in the Regents'

Office, which contains background material that supports

the following principles:

Primary Purpose - If a student comes to a state for

the purpose of attending school, that student is,

and will remain, a non-resident for tuition purposes.

As long as the student is enrolled, the primary

purpose remains education and the student does not

accumulate any time towards qualification for resi-


Dependence/Independence - As long as a student remains

dependent on non-resident parents or guardians, he can-

not qualify for residency status. (Federal financial

aid guidelines may be used to determine dependence.)

Length of Time to Establish Residency - Other western

states require at least 12 months of continuous habi-

tation for consideration of resident status prior to


Differential Tuition Program Students - Students who

enter UCCSN under a differential tuition program (such

as Good Neighbor or Children of Alumni) cannot become

eligible for residency status.

Consistency between Campuses - Greater efforts should

be made to assure consistency of implementation among

all the Campuses of the UCCSN.

Mrs. Berkley and Dr. Derby returned to the meeting during the


Upon questioning, it was clarified that the Good Neighbor

Policy provides larger enrollment figures for the northern

institutions, especially UNR and TMCC, even though UNLV

and CCSN continue to increase their enrollments.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that she strongly supports these

principles. UCCSN has reviewed these policies over the

past several years and this presentation is a step forward

in resolving the issues.

Mr. Klaich questioned whether such a policy change is

constitutional, and General Counsel Klasic explained that

the reason why the policy was relaxed was because UCCSN was

receiving numerous appeals to the policy and that was

burdensome to the Presidents. The proposed changes can

be implemented, on the rebuttable presumption that educa-

tion is the primary reason for a non-resident student to

reside in Nevada. It is possible that a non-resident

student could go before a hearing board to change non-

resident status to in-state status.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that his presentation was de-

livered in order for him and his staff to capture the

essence of the direction in which the Board would like

the staff to proceed. If the Board so chooses to proceed

with making changes to the current policy, appropriate

language would then be presented to the Board for con-


Mrs. Price requested national demographic information

with regard to student competitiveness.

Mr. Graves stated that he felt it was not necessary to go

beyond California demographics to know that the presented

principles are logical and equitable. The issue is access

and he suggested that this policy be implemented as soon

as possible.

UNR GSA President Bill Jones questioned whether this pro-

posed policy would include graduate students' residency

status, and Chancellor Jarvis stated that although the

access issues in UCCSN are mostly at the undergraduate

level, resident policy would apply to both undergraduate

and graduate. Graduate issues could be addressed through

tuition levels.

Mr. Jones stated that graduate students do not typically

receive as much financial support from parents as the

undergraduate student. Graduate students are typically

older and from out-of-state. Mr. Jones stated that he did

not consider other Universities because of UCCSN's resi-

dency requirements. He has since been matriculated as a

Nevada resident and he felt that by having the same policy

requirements as undergraduate non-resident students it

may discourage out-of-state graduate students from seeking

admission to Nevada's institutions.

UNLV GSA President Micki Winsett suggested that it will

cost UCCSN more money for graduate assistants if the re-

quirements are raised.

President Crowley supported graduate students' concerns

and suggested that a distinction should be made regarding

the independent status of graduate students, who are

typically older and employed by the institution. When

tuition is increased for graduate students it affects the

grants that help pay for their stipends. In addition,

President Crowley suggested that the length of time to

establish residency should be considered. Nevada leads

the nation in percentage of non-native populations and it

is the fastest growing state. Non-residents come to

Nevada for employment, education, employment of spouses,

etc. and by telling them they have to wait for 12 months

could create enormous problems. By implementing the pro-

posed changes, it would create a hugh burden on the Ad-

mission and Records office and others who would be in-

undated with appeals to this policy.

Dr. Derby expressed her appreciation for Dr. Jarvis' pres-

entation and stated that the principles are very helpful.

She questioned whether there are any economic data pro-

jections or other such projections that would give the

Board an idea of how many students UCCSN would turn away

if the policy was implemented. Chancellor Jarvis stated

that he was not aware of any such data. He did not think

there was any way to evaluate such information. As other

states make their policies more stringent, it will make

Nevada more vulnerable. UCCSN has made its residency

requirements more relaxed and the non-resident enrollment

has increased. Dr. Jarvis stated that this issue concerns

undergraduate students. How long should UCCSN hold them

in the non-resident status? It should be UCCSN's goal to

preserve enrollments to the graduate schools.

Dr. Derby stated that there is a perception that UCCSN is

enrolling numerous non-resident students because of the

low tuition policies, and Nevada residents are saying that

non-resident students are taking up space in the classrooms

of Nevada's institutions. It is an equity issue, and it

should be considered that UCCSN wants to attract out-of-

state students to enhance diversity at the institutions.

Mr. Klaich questioned whether this discussion is leaning

towards becoming a tuition issue rather than an admissions

issue, and Chancellor Jarvis responded that if it were a

tuition issue then it would have an immediate impact. He

stated that at this point in the discussion it is an ad-

missions issue. The proposed residency policy will affect

the non-resident enrollments, but it should be remembered

that Nevada is a growing State and UCCSN is faced with a

dynamic problem at this time.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that he will present a draft of

the official language for changing the residency policy

to the Board for its consideration.

15. Approved Special Reduced Tuition and Fees (Persons 62 and


As introduced at the Board meeting in December 1994, it is

proposed to modify the conditions under which persons 62

years of age or older may register for credit or as audi-

tors. Two changes are proposed: that such registration

be permitted on the basis of space available in the course

as scheduled; and, that the exemption from assessment of

non-resident tuition be withdrawn. Revised language for

the Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 5 was

distributed at the meeting and is filed in the Regents'

Office. Chancellor Jarvis recommended approval.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

special reduced tuition and fees (persons 62 and older).

Mr. Phillips seconded. Mrs. Price opposed.

Mrs. Price requested clarification of the proposed policy,

and Chancellor Jarvis stated that the policy would restrict

persons 62 and older from taking a class if the space was

not available. This would prevent adding a new section

to the course. In addition, UCCSN currently waives the

course fee for persons 62 or older. Revenues are lost

when the fee is waived and a paying student is turned away

because of availability. However, if there is an empty

seat, then there is no harm in allowing persons 62 or

older to enroll. In fact, it brings additional citizens

to UCCSN's institutions.

Regarding community service courses offered at the Com-

munity Colleges, it was clarified that all students must

pay the course fee.

A lengthy discussion was held regarding the pros and cons

of implementing the proposed policy. One such concern

was if there were 25 seats available and 24 paying students

enroll with one non-paying student, what would happen if

another paying student tried to enroll in the class. Would

the non-payment student have to relinquish his/her seat or

pay for the course in order to keep the seat? It was de-

termined that the non-paying student would be put on standby

status upon enrollment.

Mrs. Price questioned why UCCSN allows for persons of a

certain age free access to higher education, and stated

that she opposed this practice.

Mr. Phillips cautioned the Board that this policy allows

for age discrimination, whereas a senior citizen may en-

roll first and then be asked to give up his/her seat for

a younger paying person. This may be challenged in court.

Interim President Gubanich mentioned that registration

takes place over a two to three week period and it may

become very difficult to ask an enrolled non-paying stu-

dent to relocate after reporting to class for 2-3 weeks.

Rather than the policy being challenged in court, it would

behoove the institution to make reasonable accommodations.

Mrs. Sparks stated that it is the Board's obligation to

provide for those students who want a degree from UCCSN's

institutions, although it is very generous for UCCSN to

offer fee waivers to the senior citizen population, who

bring intellectual perspectives to the classroom.

Mr. Klaich stated that he has never been completely satis-

fied with this policy from its inception, and is still

unsure as to why this proposed policy is any better. He

urged the Board to vote against this policy.

Mrs. Berkley stated that because the way the current word-

ing of the policy, the proposed change sounds appropriate.

She agreed that non-paying students should not take the

place of paying students. However, if there are open seats,

allowing senior citizens to attend class is good for society

and allows them to enjoy the benefits of higher education.

Higher education is never ending, and provides diversity

by bringing forth a different point of view from the elders

of our society. Nevada should be very proud that it offers

such a benefit.

Mr. Klaich asked for a Point of Order from General Counsel

Klasic whether a motion on this item to repeal the current

policy would be in order. Mr. Klasic replied that it would.

Mr. Klaich withdrew his motion.

Mr. Graves moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

special reduced tuition and fees (persons 62 and older) as

amended. Dr. Derby seconded.

CSUN President Stephanie Boixo stated that senior citizens

bring a wonderful perspective to the classroom; however,

as long as the senior citizen does not take a seat from a

paying student the policy should be approved.

ASUN President Jason Frierson stated that age discrimina-

tion is reflected in this policy, whereas an 18 year old

is forced to pay for his/her education and a 62 year old

is not. He suggested that community service status should

be offered to senior citizens.

Mrs. Price pointed out that just because you are 62 years

old does not necessarily mean that you are destitute.

There are other issues that will come before the Board

that will "nickel and dime" other students. She stated

that she believed that there are legal issues to be ad-

dressed and the Board should not modify a bad policy but

to do away with it entirely.

Mrs. Sparks disagreed and stated that senior citizens are

still paying taxes and many support higher education. If

this is available to the tax payers, it will give them a

feeling of buying into higher education. Senior citizens

should not be precluded from what is available.

Chancellor Jarvis clarified that the policy is restricted

to in-state persons 62 or older. Mr. Graves stated that

his motion does not include this aspect.

USA President Jeanine Powers stated that WNCC has not been

faced with any problems that relate to this policy. She

stated that chaos would occur in the administration which

will be passed onto the student if there were to be a

separate registration period for senior citizens.

A roll call vote was taken:

Aye: Regents Alden, Berkley, Derby, Foley, Gallagher,

Graves, Phillips, Sparks

Nay: Regents Klaich, Price

Motion carried.

Mrs. Price stated for the record that her opposition was due

to the fundamental issue of free tuition.

16. Approved Part-Time Non-Resident Tuition Charges

In order to complete the intent of the reform of the "Good

Neighbor Tuition Policy" that the Board undertook at their

January 1995 meeting, it is necessary to establish a tui-

tion charge for part-time (registered for 1-6 credit hours)

non-resident students. Chancellor Jarvis presented a report

outlining options for immediate and longer-term reform of

methods of assessing non-resident tuition. He distributed

supporting material which is filed in the Regents' Office.

Chancellor Jarvis reported that the current policy regard-

ing part-time non-resident students requires that they pay

in-state registration fees only, which does not include a

tuition fee. He requested the Board to take action on the

short-term option, which he presented, that applies to the

1995-96 new student Good Neighbor Tuition and Fees to ALL

non-resident students taking 1-6 credit hours per semester.

The long term options include: 1) continue study of non-

resident total tuition charge for full-time students; and

(2) continue study of changing methodology for all non-

resident tuition charges to a per-credit basis.

Chancellor Jarvis explained that currently a non-resident

student taking 6 credits pays $58 per credit, while a non-

resident student taking 7 credits pays $408 per credit.

This pattern allows students to take a small number of

courses, and becomes an enrollment driver. He suggested

that beginning FY 1995-96, all non-resident students

should pay a tuition charge in addition to the per-credit

consolidated registration fee or other registration fee

applicable to all students. Non-resident students who are

not covered by the "Good Neighbor" policy and who register

for up to 6 credit hours in a semester shall pay the fol-

lowing tuition per credit hour:

Universities, undergraduate $42

Universities, graduate $42

Community Colleges $15.25

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the tuition schedule as

presented by Chancellor Jarvis. Mr. Graves seconded.

(NOTE: The above motion was withdrawn later in the meeting.

The motion, as changed, can be found immediately preceding

Item 17.)

Chancellor Jarvis stated tha these figures will only tempo-

rize the situation until all non-resident policies are com-

pleted, which he hoped would be finalized at the March

Board meeting, in order for the fees to go into effect

Fall 1995. He stated that he did not want to present a

big jump in tuition fees, although he did feel it should

be higher. There are still many questions to be answered,

but this will provide a stop-gap at this time. Chancellor

Jarvis clarified that if the motion is not passed, it will

then be a disadvantage to be a "Good Neighbor" because that

fee is set at $100. He stated that he would like to pre-

sent all the fees at once, but he still is not sure of what

the end number should be and he is concerned about jumping

immediately to a larger figure.

Mr. Klaich stated that $42 does not penalize the "Good

Neighbor", but it seemed that the Board would be adopting

a policy specifically for the "Good Neighbors", and another

policy for the other non-resident students who would be

charged a different fee. He suggested that the fee be

increased to $100 per credit, plus $58 for non-residents.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that Mr. Klaich's proposal seems

to be acceptable to the Presidents.

However, President Crowley stated that there is a problem

with moving to a brand new system, while there are a lot

of changes in the works. The impact is still unknown.

He urged the Board to be cautious, for in the name of

doing what is right, UCCSN does not want to lose its stu-

dents. There is a significant risk involved.

The key policy change is that all non-resident students

would pay a tuition charge; the amount is the question.

Mr. Graves stated that the Board must have some fiscal

responsibility in this matter. The financial impact is

still unknown; however, the Board is moving in the right

direction. It is a good policy but it needs more thought.

Mr. Graves stated that he supports the motion as presented.

Mrs. Gallagher suggested that the Board make a differential

fee between the "Good Neighbor" and non-resident tuitions,

and she suggested increasing the fee to $50.

ASUN President Jason Frierson stated that if the increase

is too large, it may keep several students from attending

UCCSN institutions.

Dr. Derby agreed that the fees should be differentiated

and suggested a figure between $42 and $100.

President Gubanich suggested that the Community College fee

be rounded up to $15.50. This would make accounting much


This change would help reduce the incentive for the non-

resident student to attend part-time at the University,

while attending part-time at the Community College, be-

cause the student will now have to pay a residency tuition.

Mrs. Gallagher withdrew the motion.

Mr. Klaich moved approval to begin FY 1995-96 that all

non-resident students shall pay a tuition charge in addi-

tion to the per-credit consolidated registration fee or

other registration fee applicable to all students. The

non-resident students who are not covered by the "Good

Neighbor" policy and who register for up to 6 credit hours

in a semester shall pay $52 for University undergraduate;

$42 for University graduate; and $15.50 for Community

College. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

17. Information Only: Student Revenue Considerations for the

1995-97 Budget

Chancellor Jarvis presented a report on recent changes in

student charges (tuition and registration fees) in western

region states and in student financial aid in the UCCSN.

In the event that the Board is willing to consider revisit-

ing student revenues as a partial contribution to the unmet

needs in the 1995-97 System Budget, Campus consultations

with students could be initiated and proposals developed

for action at the next Board meeting. Chancellor Jarvis

distributed a handout, which is filed in the Regents'


Chancellor Jarvis posed the following questions:

How does the prospective 1995-97 budget meet System

needs in terms of both Access and Quality?

Are there unmet needs only student revenue can reach?

Can additional revenue be earmarked to priority needs?

Have we made progress in financial aid?

How do we compare with other western states?

Chancellor Jarvis stated that the Legislature probably will

never be able to fund UCCSN on the quality dimensions that

UCCSN has, therefore, it is appropriate to raise the ques-

tion of raising revenues with the students as partners to

resolve the issue.

UCCSN has seen a tremendous growth in financial aid assist-

ance in the past 3 years. Regents' access funds have gen-

erated $3 million in 1994-95. In the current Governor's

budget recommendation there is a one-shot increase in

financial assistance in the amount of $7 million. UCCSN

will have to work during the next biennium to convince law-

makers that the State should continue this kind of support.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that in discussions with the cur-

rent Legislature there is not an awareness of the need to

build a financial aid system in Nevada.

Vice Chancellor Richardson reminded the Board that when the

student access fund, made up of 50% of a tuition increase,

was adopted in 1992, it was proposed that the Governor

should include this in his recommendation for the 1994-95

biennial budget. The Governor did include it, and the

Legislature adopted it in the 1993 session. So, there is

a commitment for use on the part of the Legislature for

at least 50% of that increase. Also, UCCSN proposed to

suggest further commitment during this 1995 biennium.

Mr. Graves left the meeting.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that UCCSN equipment budgets have

always been underfunded and always will be. There is a

much greater need today than in the past for our students

to be trained on high-tech equipment. This will only con-

tinue to grow.

Dr. Derby reminded the Board that it did vote not to raise

tuition a year ago. A number of factors had been taken

into consideration: the decisions were based on Nevada

and its students who do not have many choices of schools

within the State; students who cannot afford higher educa-

tion even at the current rate.

The open meeting recessed at 4:40 P.M. and reconvened at 9:00

A.M. Friday, February 24, 1995 with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Graves, Klaich and Sparks.

Chancellor Jarvis continued with his presentation from the

previous day. Dr. Jarvis stated that in comparisons with

other Universities and Community Colleges Nevada is a low

tuition State for their residents. In the area of non-

residents, Nevada is at the median. There are quality

reasons for suggesting dedicated fee increases for stu-

dents. Tuition as a percent of the State appropriation

has now dropped from 20% in the 1980s to 17.4% today.

Nevada is nationally on the lower end. Either the State

appropriation or student tuition must go up or quality

will suffer.

Regents Berkley, Graves and Sparks entered the meeting.

Over the next month, open Campus discussions on budget

prospects and student needs will be held. These discus-

sions will include the fiscal impact of additional adjust-

ments in tuition and fees for the next two years and will

explore possibilities of earmarking components for each

Campus to include equipment and support services.

There are philosophical differences from the last tuition

increase. The last increase came when budgets had been

cut and there were needs throughout the System. UCCSN

had to look at other sources of revenues for unrestricted

general fund support. At that time there was a need for

flexibility. The Board also, at that time, dedicated half

of the tuition increase for the access funds. The tuition

increase currently under discussion is different in that

there is growth in the budget; however, there are still

great needs for equipment and support services. In order

to make changes for 1995-96 and 1996-97 a consensus needs

to be developed by the next Board meeting.

Dr. Derby stated that she was concerned with raising tui-

tion without taking into consideration other fees the Board

is imposing upon students. She suggested that in the forth-

coming study of funding for higher education in Nevada

that students and others be included in a viable way in

this process. Also, she felt that comparing Nevada with

other states is very inappropriate for Nevada.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that because System institutions are

the majority access for students in higher education in the

State, the Board's main concern should be quality education.

The Board must keep fighting for appropriate State funding

and must continue to look at the quality of the education

being offered. She suggested that in the discussions with

students, they should be encouraged to look at the quality

of the System and the value it will have for their degrees.

ASUN President Jason Frierson reported that the Nevada

Student Alliance had met the night before and does not

support a fee increase at this time. The NSA felt each

institution had specific concerns and need to be informed

how those concerns will be addressed. Further, the students

need to know exactly what fee is being proposed. He cau-

tioned that with the Board's promise of no increases in

fees until 1997, and now with an increase being proposed,

that Student Government leaders are being put in a dif-

ficult position.

Mrs. Price requested that the Student Government leaders

relate to the Board what equipment and support services

they would be most interested in receiving.

ASUN President Frierson named computer access, computer lab

access, and Internet capabilities as probable priorities for


ASCCSN President David Hernandez named bookstore prices,

library hours, out-dated library books, and child care

facilities as probable priorities for CCSN. He had related

that he had promised to fight to keep tuition down and by

raising fees the doors would be closed to some students

when Community Colleges have an open door policy.

UNLV GSA President Micki Winsett stated that the Board

should not have promised the students that they were not

going to raise the tuition because eventually tuition and

fees must be increased. She stated that she would support

earmarking fees at each Campus provided that students would

be involved with the decisions of the allocation of the

funds. Her probable priorities were 24-hour access to

computer labs, extended library hours, and day care.

ASTM President Toni Horne stated that additional math

tutors, more up-to-date computer equipment, and extended

library hours are needed.

Mrs. Berkley stated that it is a very difficult and complex

issue. However, nothing has changed that would change her

vote to not increase tuition. Ultimately the Board will

have to work with the students on the tuition issue.

Mrs. Sparks stated that the decision not to increase tui-

tion was based on facts at that time. The facts have since

changed. The Board's first obligation is to provide the

best education possible in this State. It is a very dif-

ficult decision, but the students need to realize that

they are the ones who will benefit and the Board is only

doing the job for which they are elected.

Mr. Foley encouraged the students to include a discussion

on State revenues in their deliberations with other stu-

dents regarding the possible fee increases.

President Crowley recalled that at the time of the vote

for no tuition raises until 1997 one of the arguments made

for favoring a fee increase was that it would be wise if

UCCSN was going to ask for additional resources from the

State, then students would also be asked to contribute

their share.

The Governor has now made a commitment to higher education

which dramatically changes the circumstances from that time.

Dr. Crowley explained that the legislative and executive

branches will join in any funding study discussion. They

do rely on state comparisons and it is imperative that

UCCSN bring these to the table where they can be used to

its advantage.

Mr. Graves stated that the Board must have accountability.

In response to student complaints that they had not received

from the last tuition increase, there have been substantial

increases for financial aid. He thanked the Chancellor for

his very informative presentation on this issue.

Mrs. Price stated she did not feel the System justifies

tuition raises and further that there was not a good

management structure in place in the System.

President Moore stated that the Chancellor made an eloquent

presentation that closely represents his own institution.

CCSN has the lowest student support in the System and needs

relief. Increased dollars are vital to assist in outreach

programs to entice students to the institution.

President Remington stated that the Community Colleges still

have to contend with the 60/40 full-time/part-time ratio

for funding. He reminded the Board that in July 1990 it

sought 100% full funding for Community Colleges, and it

has yet to be realized. Because of the budget reductions,

NNCC finds it difficult to maintain a standard of quality

for education.

President Calabro stated that when the budget reductions

took place, instruction remained as top priority. In

order to do that, WNCC moved its resources which resulted

in less maintenance and operating dollars.

Mrs. Berkley stated that she was disturbed by the morning's head-

lines indicating that she was unhappy with the Governor's recom-

mendations. She stated that Governor Miller has been the strong-

est advocate for higher education and did not deserve such a

statement. She requested the Chancellor to provide the Governor

with a verbatim of her statements on the budget made the previous


Regents Berkley, Gallagher, Klaich and Phillips left the meeting.

18. Approved 1995 Regents' Award for Creative Activities

The Board determined that Peter Goin would be the recipient

to receive the 1995 Regents' Award for Creative Activities.

Dr. Goin will be honored at ceremonies in conjunction with

Commencement in May. Vice Chancellor Richardson stated

that the Research Affairs Council recommends Dr. Goin and

submitted the following remarks:

Since his arrival at the University of Nevada, Reno

in 1984, Peter Goin has become one of the most produc-

tive and creative forces in the Art Department and on

the faculty as a whole. Over the past 10 years, he has

produced a substantial body of work, interpreted and

reinforced by an equally large and meaningful corpus

of books, articles and lectures. Peter Goin enjoys a

regional, national and international reputation as one

of the country's finest art photographers. His photo-

graphic images have been featured in numerous national

and international exhibitions, and his work is found

in many major museum and library collections. An im-

portant group of his landscape work was recently

selected for inclusion in the collection of the Library

of Congress.

His work has been described as "innovative and timely,

reflecting a thoughtfulness and diverse interest in both

a contemporary representation and an historical perspec-

tive of photography." For example, his most recent

book, "Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake

Tahoe", provides an historical viewpoint of the chang-

ing landscape and a contemporary depiction of one of

America's prized natural resources. A new manuscript,

"Humannature", has been accepted for publication this

year, and his recent video, "In Search of Ritual: The

Burning Man", was broadcast nationally on PBS and nom-

inated for an Emmy award.

Along with his photographic work, Peter Goin has been a

prolific writer and editor and the recipient of a sig-

nificant amount of grant and fellowship funding. He

has written and edited 4 major books, "Stopping Time:

A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe" (University of

New Mexico Press, 1992), "Arid Waters: Photographs

from the Water in the West Project" (University of

Nevada Press, 1992), "Nuclear Landscapes" (John Hopkins

University Press, 1992), and "Tracing the Line: A

Photographic Survey of the Mexican-American Border"

(1987). He is the recipient of two National Endowment

for the Arts fellowships. The most recent, a "Senior

Fellowship Prize" in photography ($20,000), is among

the nation's most prestigious fine art awards.

Dr. Derby moved approval of the 1995 Regents' Award for

Creative Activities be awarded to Peter Goin. Mrs. Price

seconded. Motion carried.

Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting; Mr. Alden left the meet-


19. Approved 1995 Regents' Researcher Award

The Board determined that Gary Blomquist would be the

recipient to receive the 1995 Regents' Researcher Award.

Dr. Blomquist will be honored at ceremonies in conjunction

with Commencement in May. Vice Chancellor Richardson

stated that the Research Affairs Council recommends Dr.

Blomquist and submitted the following remarks:

Dr. Gary Blomquist has spent the past 17 years at

the University of Nevada, Reno where he has developed

an internationally acclaimed research program in insect

biochemistry. During this time, Dr. Blomquist has

directed research awards from the National Science

Foundation and the U. S. Department of Agriculture

Competitive Grants Offices totaling over $3.2 million.

He has published 140 scientific papers on his research

and edited one book and 20 reviews and chapters. He

has directed the research of 10 Ph. D. students and 10

post-doctoral scholars, and has had numerous scientists

visit his laboratory. Dr. Blomquist currently serves

on the editorial boards of 3 journals, "Insect Bio-

chemistry and Molecular Biology", "Archives of Insect

Biochemistry" and "Physiology and Analytical Biochem-


Much of Dr. Blomquist's research has dealt with the

biosynthesis and endocrine regulation of sex pheromone

production in insects. He is a world leader in the

field of sex pheromones, as indicated by his co-editing

of the text "Pheromone Biochemistry" (Academic Press,

1987). Sex pheromones are chemicals produced in very

small quantities, usually by female insects, that

attract and excite males for mating. Interruption of

this process holds great potential for environmentally

sound insect control techniques. Research from Dr.

Blomquist's laboratory has also contributed greatly

to our understanding of lipid metabolism in insects

and other invertebrates. His work has led to the

recognition that many insect species and other in-

vertebrates can produce what where thought to be

"essentially fatty acids".

In addition to his research accomplishments, Dr.

Blomquist continues to teach the popular introductory

biochemistry course to approximately 30 students every

Fall along with other undergraduate and graduate

courses. He also directs the highly successful gradu-

ate program in biochemistry. In service to his north-

ern Nevada community, Dr. Blomquist coached 33 soccer

and basketball teams over the past decade.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the 1995 Regents' Research-

er Award be awarded to Gary Blomquist. Mr. Graves seconded.

Motion carried.

Regents Alden, Berkley and Phillips returned to the meeting.

20. Approved Nominations for 1995 Honorary Associate Degree


The Board determined the recipients to receive the 1995

Honorary Associate Degree. These individuals will be

honored during Commencement exercises on the various

Community College Campuses in May.

Mrs. Gallagher moved, Mr. Alden seconded, that the follow-

ing persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree

and that the awards be presented at Commencement at NNCC

in May 1995:

John T. Mc Donough

Dave Roden

Motion carried.

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

ing persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree

and that the awards be presented at Commencement at TMCC

in May, 1995:

Charles E. Hopping

Robert Pierce

Motion carried.

Dr. Derby moved, Mr. Phillips seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at WNCC in

May, 1995:

Ted Melsheimer

Gary Sheerin

Motion carried.

Mr. Foley moved, Mr. Phillips seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at CCSN in

May, 1995:

Paul Ashworth

William E. Snyder

Motion carried.

21. Approved Nominations for 1995 Honorary Doctorate Degree


The Board determined the recipients to receive the 1995

Honorary Doctorate Degree. These individuals will be

honored during Commencement exercises on the two University

Campuses in May.

Mr. Phillips moved, Mr. Alden seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNR in

May, 1995:

Daniel J. Brimm

Neil D. Humphrey

Motion carried.

Mrs. Sparks moved, Mrs. Gallagher seconded, that the

following persons be honored with an Honorary Doctorate

Degree and that the awards be presented at Commencement

at UNLV in May, 1995:

Kitty Rodman

Richard Tam

Motion carried.

22. Approved Nominations for 1995 Distinguished Nevadan


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 1995 Distinguished Nevadan recipients were determined

and will be honored at ceremonies in conjunction with

Commencement in May.

Mr. Alden moved, Mr. Phillips seconded, that the following

persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and that the

awards be presented at Commencement at UNR in May, 1995:

Lowell C. Bernard

Marshall A. Guisti

Warren L. Nelson

Edward Pine

Motion carried.

Mr. Graves moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the follow-

ing persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and that

the awards be presented at Commencement at UNLV in May,


Robert T. Bigelow

Jack Cason

Thalia Dondero

Motion carried.

23. Information Only: Report on Contracts with Washington,

D. C. Based Consultants

A report on contracts between UCCSN institutions and the

use of consultants in Washington, D. C. was made. Chancel-

lor Jarvis distributed backup material, which is filed with

the permanent minutes.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that most research Universities

do have consultants based in Washington, D. C. to assist

them in obtaining research grants.

President Crowley reminded the Board that previously a

discussion had been held with the Chancellor and the Board

on the possibility of hiring such a consultant for the

System, and at that time, the decision was made to let the

institutions hire consultants if they so desired. UNR has

had a consultant for some 10 years and they have been very

pleased with the caliber of these consultants. They have

received some $41 million in grants and contracts through

this avenue with an outlay of only $1.6 million. Projects

are listed in the handout.

Mrs. Price stated she had asked for and received from UNR

a copy of their contract with their present consultant;

however, the President's signature is the only one on

that copy. She requested a final version of the contract

with all pertinent signatures recorded.

In answer to a question, President Crowley replied that

consultants are paid from the interest income of the

indirect cost recovery funds.

Mr. Graves stated that he was concerned that UCCSN insti-

tutions were competing against one another as well as

other Universities for the same dollars, and asked whether

there should be a System effort in the use of these con-

sultants. He also felt that Mr. Ed Allison, consultant,

who also represents the Department of Energy (DOE) on the

nuclear waste project should be asked to choose between

representing DOE or the UCCSN.

Interim President Guinn related that Mr. Allison had been

an aide to Senator Paul Laxalt and had been instrumental

in obtaining grants and contracts for the System institu-

tions. When Mr. Laxalt left the Senate, the institutions

wanted to continue this relationship with Mr. Allison. He

added that no matter which consultant would be chosen,

other firms or agencies that this person might represent

would probably not be known. Dr. Guinn offered that UNLV

pays for their consultant from funds allocated to the

Harry Reid Center.

President Taranik related that a former consultant was

located in Senator Howard Cannon's office and that now

DRI uses the services of Mr. Rick Spees. From 1985 through

1995 DRI has realized some $183 million in grants and con-

tracts through this avenue. DRI has cooperated with UNR

and UNLV on many programs and grants. The research Vice

Presidents at all 3 institutions work very cooperatively

in this regard.

Mrs. Berkley questioned whether the institutions are all

paying for the same service, and noted that one of our own

employees of the Harry Reid Center testified at the Lin-

coln County hearing, which gave the perception that UCCSN

was pro-nuclear. She questioned what the position of the

System was on this issue, and if Mr. Allison was the person

UCCSN should be aligned with.

Mr. Alden also felt that Mr. Allison should be asked to

choose between representing DOE or the UCCSN.

President Crowley stated that he was very disturbed with

the tenor of this discussion. He felt this would be ask-

ing Mr. Allison to make a choice purely for political

reasons. Of the $41 million he has steered to UNR, only

a small portion had to do with Yucca Mountain and all

these funds have been received without being tainted with

politics. The only time a political interference has

happened is when the State has asked UCCSN to sign off

on the contracts with the State to assure the policies

of the State have been followed. Dr. Crowley continued

that he would be very disturbed if the Board was to ask

that UNR must ask Mr. Allison to make a choice. He con-

tinued that if the University is asked to only do research

which serves the policies of this State, then very little

research will be done. Dr. Crowley added that he did

support the issue of collaboration between the institu-

tions on research.

Mr. Foley pointed out that the Board had agreed some years

ago that the UCCSN institutions should be doing the re-

search on nuclear storage. He added that lobbyists gen-

erally are with a firm of attorneys who have no invest-

ment except for the fees they receive. Some of their

fees may come from the nuclear industry; however, for them

to lobby in unrelated matters clearly would not be a con-

flict of interest.

Mrs. Gallagher also recalled that the Board had taken a

strong and difficult stand in support of UCCSN research

institutions and their belief in pure research which in

no way would be politically motivated. She added that she

had never felt that these researches were motivated by

anything except the search for answers to questions posed.

Mrs. Gallagher stated it would be highly inappropriate

for the Board to take a position in support or non-support

of Yucca Mountain. Their only support should be for re-

search in its purest form.

Mr. Graves stated that he appreciated the discussion, then

questioned whether it would make sense to have a System

effort on this matter. President Crowley replied that it

did not; however, a System oversight of research and the

sharing of information with the rest of the System is

highly desired. The next step would be to develop a mech-

anism in which the Chancellor could share in the decision

making process and provide information to the Board.

In answer to a question whether the institutions could

compete against one another, President Taranik said no,

that they are all in a national and international area

competing on a worldwide spectrum.

Mr. Graves stated this has been a very enlightening con-

versation and he had been under a very different perception

of this situation.

In answer to a question from Mrs. Price, President Crowley

stated that while the laws must be obeyed, at the same time

researchers must feel free to be able to criticize those


Mrs. Price requested a future discussion on the aspects of

conflict of interest.

Chairman Eardley directed that the Chancellor coordinate

research efforts and report back to the Board.

24. Information Only: Summer Session Presentation

Vice Chancellor Anderes made a presentation on Summer Ses-

sions. He presented the following principles:

Summer Session budgets are indexed to academic year

registration fees

Summer Session budgets are self-supporting, they re-

ceive no direct instructional support from the State

Summer Session budgets primarily support the adminis-

tration of the Summer programs, including instructional

salaries, operating expenses, and administration of the

Summer Session program

Summer Session budgets maintain a fund balance or

reserve for contingent or start-up purposes at the

beginning of each semester

Summer Session budgets are similar to other self-

supporting budgets in that they may support other


The institutions have supported other programs where

there has been insufficient resources, for example:

student services, library, scholarships and distance


Dr. Ashok Dhingra, UNR Vice President for Finance and

Administration, presented information on the Board of

Regents' current policy on student fees. He described

how Summer Session budgets are developed and why there

is usually a positive fund balance at the end of the


Dr. Neal Ferguson, UNR Dean of Continuing Education, re-

viewed the UNR Summer Session program and its mission

statement for students, faculty and Administration. He

distributed a handout, which is filed in the Regents'


Mrs. Price stated that the UNR Summer Session is an excel-

lent program with good management. She questioned whether

students get counted into the headcount of FTE figures,

and Dr. Anderes responded that they are not included in

either formula.

Mrs. Price requested Dr. Ferguson to report back to the

Board on his discoveries while serving on a national

committee that is addressing this issue.

Dr. Dhingra explained that a "transfer out" is usually

allocated for salaries for personnel who work for the

Summer Session program and the continuing education pro-

gram. The funds are transferred out to the appropriate


Dr. Dhingra further explained that the ending fund balance

allocations are determined by the Dean of Continuing Educa-

tion and the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Mr. Graves questioned whether there should be a written

policy on the allocation of the ending fund balance.

Interim President Guinn explained that UNLV's Summer Session

budget is similar to what has been presented. UNLV uses the

same terminology, and State funds are allocated for the

salaries of the Administration and Secretary, whereas UNR's

funding is allocated from the faculty salaries. UNLV will

be changing its budgeting methods. UNLV sets a portion of

the ending fund balance aside for scholarships. The

transfers out for UNLV's Summer Session budget were de-

termined in December. In the future this determination

will be made in June in order for the Deans to be able to

know what is being spent on faculty.

25. Approved Summer Session Budgts, TMCC, NNCC, WNCC, CCSN,


Approved the following Summer Session budgets:

Community Service, TMCC

1993-94 1994-95

Projected Budget

Actual Estimate


Opening Account Balance $ 50,351 $ 75,004

Registration Fees 249,257 261,720

TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $ 299,608 $ 336,724


Professional Salaries $ 173,662 $ 219,235

Fringe Benefits 11,714 14,436

Classified Salaries 0 24,216

Fringe Benefits 0 4,538

Wages 814 5,000

Fringe Benefits 10 485

Operating 20,052 23,741

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $ 206,252 $ 291,651

Transfers Out 18,352 7,200

Ending Account Balance 75,004 37,873

TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $ 299,608 $ 336,724

Summer Session, NNCC


Opening Account Balance $ 14,622 $ 22,976

Tuition and Other Fees 74,717 64,000

TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $ 89,339 $ 86,976


Professional Salaries $ 40,215 $ 32,500

Fringe Benefits 1,996 1,200

Classified Salaries 17,758 21,702

Fringe Benefits 5,001 5,600

Operating 1,393 6,050

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $ 66,363 $ 67,052

Ending Account Balance 22,976 19,923

TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $ 89,339 $ 86,976

Summer Session, WNCC


Opening Account Balance $ 64,789 $ 78,003

Summer Session Tuition 96,904 101,749

TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $ 161,693 $ 179,752


Professional Salaries $ 65,150 $ 68,408

Fringe Benefits 3,963 4,161

Wages 1,379 1,448

Fringe Benefits 122 128

Operating 12,864 13,507

Travel 212 223

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $ 83,690 $ 87,875

Ending Account Balance 78,003 91,877

TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $ 161,693 $ 179,752

Summer Session, CCSN


Opening Account Balance $ 260,933 $ 279,001

Registration Fees 540,212 950,000

TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $ 801,145 $1,229,001


Professional Contracts $ 450,133 $ 675,000

Classified 0 80,000

Wages 368 20,000

Fringe Benefits 18,587 86,800

Operating 2,768 81,200

Out of State Travel 288 7,000

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $ 492,144 $ 950,000

Transfers Out 30,000 0

Ending Account Balance 279,001 279,001

TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $ 801,145 $1,229,001

Continuing Education, Summer Session Main, UNR


Opening Account Balance $ 438,587 $ 281,365

Student Fees 1,238,356 1,302,970

TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $1,676,943 $1,584,335


Professional Salaries $ 838,953 $ 918,868

Fringe Benefits 37,297 45,862

Graduate Assistant Salary 1,050 3,300

Fringe Benefits 110 166

Wages 18,492 14,500

Fringe Benefits 930 728

Operating 286,302 166,200

Out of State Travel 6,001 6,000

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $1,189,135 $1,155,624

Transfers Out 206,445 180,187

Ending Account Balance 281,363 248,524

TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $1,676,943 $1,584,335

Summer School Budget, UNLV


Opening Account Balance $ 229,097 $ 194,432

Registration Fees 3,415,475 3,726,990

Transfers In 0 30,000

TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $3,644,572 $3,951,422


Professional Salaries $2,690,356 $3,001,971

Fringe Benefits 96,461 114,746

Classified Salaries 25,393 59,974

Fringe Benefits 5,586 13,194

Wages 4,200 5,000

Fringe Benefits 50 60

Operating 112,131 57,910

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $2,934,177 $3,252,855

Transfers Out 515,963 548,000

Ending Account Balance 194,432 150,567

TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $3,644,572 $3,951,422

Mr. Graves moved approval of the Summer Session budgets to

include the supplemental UNLV Summer School budget. Mr.

Phillips seconded.

Interim President Guinn assured the Board that a more

formalized budgeting process is in place at this time

at UNLV.

Motion carried.

26. Approved Lines of Credit, UNLV

Approved the establishment of the following lines of

credit for UNLV:

A. Lied Athletic Complex $1,750,000

The Line of Credit is to be used for the construction

phase of the Lied Athletic Complex. The Line of Credit

is needed to preserve the favorable bid received in

December because:

1) the final $1 million of the $4 million gift from

the Lied Foundation Trust is not payable, via

contract, until the completion of the Complex;

2) collection of the final pledges from the Honorary

Letterman's Club funding source occurs following

the completion of the construction phase of the

Lied Athletic Complex.

Ref. F, filed in the Regents' Office, outlines the

construction costs, funding and repayment sources.

Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the establishment of a

line of credit for UNLV's Lied Athletic Complex in the

amount of $1,750,000. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Interim President Guinn clarified that even with the

commitment they have received, UNLV is still short

$500,000, but has 15 months to raise the money. Once

construction of the building is started the Lied

Foundation will start submitting payment on the $1

million gift that was previously pledged.

Mrs. Price noted that she voted no on the first re-

quest for a line of credit due to the fact that there

is not a written policy on the issue. She suggested

that a discussion be held on developing a policy for

lines of credit.

Mrs. Price opposed. Motion carried.

B. Video Screen System, Thomas and Mack Center $1,280,000

Major tenants have requested a video screen system for

future events and have agreed to participate in its

purchase and operation. This system will bring the

Thomas and Mack Center in line with newer events

centers in the area and will enhance the entertainment

value of scheduled events. Ref. G, filed in the

Regents' Office, contains purchase price, payment

schedule and an annual operating statement.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the establishment of

a line of credit for UNLV's Video Screen System at

the Thomas and Mack Center in the amount of $1,280,000.

Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Dr. Derby stated that she agreed with Mrs. Price in

that the Board should have a policy on lines of credit

and requested follow-up information.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that this is the way business

operates, and as the System moves towards partnerships,

each case should be judged independently. A written

policy may not cover all the concerns.

Mrs. Price opposed. Motion carried.

27. Approved Handbook Changes, Student Fees, UNLV

Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10,

Student Fees at UNLV as follows. Additional material is

contained in Ref. I, filed in the Regents' Office.

Section 10. Student Fees

The following fees are in effect as of this revision and

shall remain in effect until changed by Board of Regents:


National Student Exchange NA $100 NA NA NA NA

Application Fee

Mexico Study Abroad NA $100 NA NA NA NA

Application Fee

Study Abroad Scholarship NA $ 2 NA NA NA NA

Fund Fee per student per


Credential Evaluation Fee

U. S. Citizen NA $ 20 NA NA NA NA

F-1 Visa NA $ 75 NA NA NA NA

Rebel Recycling Fee, NA $ 1 NA NA NA NA

per student per semester

Interim Provist Ron Smith stated that each of the proposed

fees have gone through an extensive review with student

involvement which has resulted in support for these fees.

They are modest fees that will have great results.

Presentations were made in support of the fees by the


Susan Thompson, Director of International Programs,

who discussed the fee for the National Student

Exchange Application Fee

Donna Miller, former UNLV student who studied abroad

and discussed the Student Abroad Scholarship Fund Fee

James Deacon, Distinguished Professor of Environmental

Studies, who discussed the Rebel Recycling Fee

Tara Pike, UNLV student of Environmental Studies, who

discussed the Rebel Recycling Fee

Jeff Halvorson, Dean of Admissions and Records, who

discussed the Credential Evaluation Fee

Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the Handbook changes re-

garding student fees at UNLV. Mr. Phillips seconded.

Dr. Derby stated that valid reasons are being delivered,

but she reminded the Board to keep in mind the total cost

of education.

Mrs. Price complimented the presenters on their presenta-

tions. She suggested that these fees should be brought

forth when the new UNLV President is on board. She stated

that she would be voting no, not because of the wonderful

projects, but because of the way the Board conducts its

business and the circumstances.

Both CSUN President Stephanie Boixo and GSA President Micki

Winsett expressed their support of the fees.

Regents Alden, Derby, Phillips and Sparks left the meeting.

Mrs. Price opposed. Motion carried.

Mrs. Price stated that on her "no" vote she wanted to

clarify that all the programs are good, but she felt the

timing and method is inappropriate. She questioned if

this was the manner that all fees would be brought before

the Board for consideration, and Chancellor Jarvis stated

that it was his understanding that this is the correct

process under the existing policy. Chairman Eardley added

that every fee over $50 is to be brought to the Board for


The open meeting recessed for a short break. Upon reconvening

all Regents were present except Regents Alden, Klaich and


28. Information Only: Report on Campus Parking, UNLV

Interim President Guinn presented a proposal to initiate a

Campus parking fee at UNLV, effective Fall 1995. Ref. H,

filed in the Regents' Office, contains an explanation of

the need for such fee. Dr. Guinn reported that the UNLV

Campus Parking and Traffic Committee comprises faculty,

students and staff. The Committee is trying to secure a

parking lot, located east of Thomas and Mack Center, that

would be free to UNLV employees. Dr. Guinn gave a descrip-

tion of the future building and parking facility construc-

tion projects at UNLV. The Committee has recommended that

yearly parking fees be set at $30 for students and $60 for

faculty and staff.

Dr. Guinn stated that the classified employees are in op-

position to this recommendation; however, the UNLV Campus

Parking and Traffic Committee are unanimous in supporting

their recommendation. Dr. Guinn stated that the classi-

fied employees feel that they are the only State agency

that charges for parking. It should be noted that although

they may be the only agency to pay for parking, they are

the only agency that receives other benefits that other

agencies do not.

The designated parking issue is still under consideration

as is supplying a shuttle service.

Mr. Graves mentioned that approximately 3 months ago he

forwarded to the Presidents information on supplying beep-

ers for security reasons. President Crowley stated that

his staff is reviewing this possibility.

Mrs. Berkley expressed her appreciation to Dr. Guinn for

addressing this issue and commended him for making this


President Crowley informed the Board that Assembly Bill

168 has been introduced and has the support of the State

of Nevada Employees Association (SNEA). The bill requires

that UCCSN could not charge for employee parking. He is

under the assumption that the Board would want to oppose

this legislation. General Counsel Klasic determined that

it is an unconstitutional bill and it could be challenged.

29. Report and Recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee

A report and recommendations of the Academic, Research

and Student Affairs Committee was made by Regent Dorothy

Gallagher, Chairman.

The following information and action items were reported

to and approved by the Academic, Research and Student

Affairs Committee at its February 23, 1995 meeting:

1. Report on Campus Student Assessment Activities

2. AAS Early Childhood Education, WNCC

3. AAS Industrial Technology, WNCC

4. AAS Legal Assistant, WNCC

5. B. S. Environmental Policy Analysis, UNR

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recom-

mendations of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs

Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.

30. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee

A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee was

made by Regent Nancy Price, Chairman.

The following action items were approved by the Audit Com-

mittee at its February 13, 1995 meeting:

1. Alan Bible Center for Applied Research, UNR

2. Student Employment Office, UNR

3. Library Department, UNLV

The following information items were reported to the Audit

Committee at its February 13, 1995 meeting:

1. Audit Requirements Defined in Contract of New Basket-

ball Coach, UNLV

2. Audit Committee - Planning

Mrs. Price introduced Merle Bennett who addressed the Board

on the issue of separation of duties.

Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.

Mrs. Price requested Vice Chancellor Anderes to highlight

the discussion that was held during the February 13 meet-

ing on the planning of the Audit Committee. Dr. Anderes

reported that the Quality Assurance Review prepared by

Deloitte & Touche is being reviewed. It is hoped that

the Audit Committee would continue to assess the issues

presented. In addition, the Internal Audit Charter will

also be reviewed. As the biennial budget is finalized at

the Legislature, Dr. Anderes indicated that he would pro-

vide a budgetary plan for the Audit Department and make

recommendations to be presented to the full Board for


Mrs. Price announced that the Audit Committee will be

interviewing external audit firms on March 13, 1995.

Mrs. Price moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Dr. Derby seconded.

A discussion was held on the performance audit that is be-

ing considered by the Nevada State Legislature at a pro-

jected cost of $70,000 to be paid for by UCCSN. The scope

of the audit was presented during a hearing. Chairman

Eardley noted that this expenditure has never been approved

by the Board of Regents. Mrs. Price indicated that it is

very important that UCCSN clarifies what the legal role is

with this audit. She explained that a performance audit

conducted by the legislative auditors verifies that the

agency is doing what it said it was going to do. A per-

formance audit will not dictate what to do. She felt it

appropriate to pose the funding question when the legis-

lation is heard in the Senate committee. She stated

that she opposes pre-audits, but welcomes this legislative


Mrs. Parks stated that she did not have a problem with

the audit being conducted, but questions the scope and in

addition to the scope, the limitations and funding for

such an audit. The Board of Regents has an obligation and

fiscal responsibility.

Mrs. Price stated that this issue also poses the question

of the Board's constitutional role. There is not an un-

derstanding by the Legislature, State or other entities of

what the Board's role is or what branch of government it

falls under. There has been a change since 1953 on this

view of the Board of Regents, but it has eroded the power

of the Board over time.

Dr. Anderes assured the Board that staff will be actively

involved with this audit and will work closely with the


31. Information Only: Report and Recommendations of the Ad

Hoc WNCC Presidential Search Committee

Dr. Derby reported that the committees met on January 20

and approved the advertisement, finalized the leadership

statement, and adopted a calendar. March 17 will be the

next scheduled meeting and the committees will begin evalu-

ating the applicants that have been submitted thus far.

At present there are 98 applications for the position of

WNCC President.

Mrs. Sparks mentioned that the Institutional Advisory Com-

mittee members have expressed their pleasure with the

search process. In the past, the search process was not

very particpatory.

32. Information Only: Report and Recommendations of the Ad

Hoc TMCC Presidential Search Committee

Mrs. Gallagher reported that the committees had held their

first meeting in which the process was discussed. The next

meeting is scheduled for March 2 to approve the leadership

profile, and discuss screening of candidates and the pro-

cedures. The advertisement has been sent to the appropri-

ate publications.

33. New Business

President Moore stated that he has been working diligently

on the reorganization of CCSN. Positions have been adver-

tised and he has met with the current Administration who

may apply for the 6 open positions. He assured the Board

that no present staff will be terminated. The reorganiza-

tion will cause a shift from a fragmented authority to

one centralized person on each Campus to be held responsi-

ble. He stated that he is very sensitive to this personnel


The meeting adjourned at 2:10 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board