02/24/1978

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 24-25, 1978








02-24-1978

Pages 185-186

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                         February 24, 1978



The Board of Regents met in Special Session on the above date in

The Center for Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



Members present:  Dr. Fred Anderson

                  Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mr. John Buchanan

                  Mrs. Lilly Fong

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Miss Brenda Mason

                  Mr. John Tom Ross



Members absent:   Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

                  Dr. Louis E. Lombardi



Others present:   Dr. Donald H. Baepler, Acting Chancellor

                  President Jack Davis, WNCC

                  Dr. Robert Gorrell, Academic Vice President,

                      UNR

                  Mr. Larry Lessly, General Counsel

                  Mrs. Bonnie Smotony, Secretary

                  Ms. Joan Chambers, UNR Senate

                  Ms. Jo Anne Dain, WNCC/N Senate

                  Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit Senate

                  Mr. Scott Lorenz, CSUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 4:10 P.M.

Mr. Buchanan noted that the special meeting of the Board was

called for the purpose of designating an Interim President for

UNR.



Acting Chancellor Baepler reviewed the procedure followed on the

UNR Campus for the development of a recommendation to the Board

for an Interim President, noting that since there was no proce-

dure established in the Bylaws or the Code for selection of an

Interim President, it was determined that a combined group con-

sisting of the Academic Council and the Faculty Senate Executive

Board, plus student and alumni representatives, would serve as an

Ad Hoc Committee for this purpose.  Dr. Baepler further noted

that after several extended sessions, interviews with several

people, the Ad Hoc Committee had unanimously recommended Dr.

Joseph Crowley to serve as Interim President for the period of

time required.  Dr. Baepler stated that he was pleased to endorse

that recommendation and proposed that Dr. Crowley be appointed to

serve as Interim President of UNR through the 1978-79 academic

year.



Following Dr. Baepler's recommendation, Ms. Chambers, Chairman of

the UNR Faculty Senate, further commented on the procedure fol-

lowed by the Campus groups and expressed the unanimous support

of that group for the appointment of Dr. Crowley.



Dr. Crowley spoke briefly concerning his tenure at the University

and his activities in addition to his teaching assignments in the

Department of Political Science.  He also commented on his views

of the role of an Interim President and how he would approach

such an assignment.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the recommendation that Dr. Joseph

Crowley be appointed Interim President, effective immediately

and continuing through the 1978-79 academic year.  Motion sec-

onded by Mr. Karamanos, carried by the following roll call vote:



    Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Karamanos, Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason,

          Mr. Ross, Mr. James Buchanan

    Abstain - Mrs. Fong



Mrs. Fong then changed her vote to yes.



Meeting adjourned at 4:30 P.M.



                             Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary to the Board

                                                       02-24-1978