UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 27-28, 1984


Pages 30-32

                         BOARD OF REGENTS


                        February 27, 1984

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Chancellor's

Office at 405 March Avenue, Reno, Nevada for a special telecon-

ference meeting.

Members present:  Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman

                  Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

                  Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Mrs. Joan Kenney

                  Mr. Daniel Klaich

                  Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

                  Mrs. June Whitley

Members absent:   Mrs. Lilly Fong

Others present:   Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor

                  Mr. Don Klasic, General Counsel

                  Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Chairman Mc Bride called the meeting to order at 3:00 P.M., stat-

ing that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the extension

of the date for acceptance of UNLV Presidential candidate appli-

cations, and to consider a change in the criteria.  He stated the

Regents ad hoc Committee for the UNLV Presidential Search and the

Institutional Advisory Committee had met on Friday, February 24,

1984, when both the above items had been discussed.  In order to

meet a publishing deadline with the Chronicle of Higher Education

where the ad would be placed, he learned it was necessary to call

the meeting this date.  At the Joint Committee meeting, it was

agreed that the application deadline should be extended.  Mr.

Ohriner's motion to the Committee to change the criteria to make

the Ph. D. desired, rather than required, had failed.  Over the

weekend, Mr. Mc Bride stated he had had second thoughts over the

matter and felt that these items are Board prerogatives, to which

General Counsel had concurred.

Mrs. Whitley moved that the Board declare this an emergency meet-

ing for the purpose of considering the extension of the UNLV

Presidential application deadline and also to consider a change

in criteria for that position.  Ms. Del Papa seocnded.  Motion

carried by roll call vote, all voting in the affirmative.

 1.  Approved the Extension of the Date for Acceptance of


     Ms. Del Papa requested that an ad be placed in the Chronicle

     of Higher Education announcing that the Board of Regents

     were extending the application period for the position of

     UNLV President by stating the review of candidates would

     begin on April 1.

     Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval.  Mr. Klaich seconded.

     Motion carried by roll call vote, all voting in the affirma-


 2.  Approved Change in Criteria

     It was requested that the criteria be changed so that the

     Ph. D. is desired, rather than required.

     Mrs. Whitley moved for approval of the criteria to be

     changed so that the Ph. D. is desired, rather than required.

     Mr. Karamanos seconded.

     Mr. Klaich stated he had attending the Committee meeting and

     it was his feeling that the Committee had rejected the idea.

     He reminded the Board that if this motion should pass, there

     would be a number of Committee members very angry.

     Mr. Mc Bride reminded the Board that a Committee decision

     cannot bind the Board.  Ms. Del Papa stated that although

     both decisions are up to the Board, there were very strong

     feelings expressed by some members of the Institutional

     Advisory Committee.  Some of the reasons for their feelings

     were stated as their concern for the situation at UNLV cur-

     rently, and that they felt the President that would fit the

     more traditional role -- one with a Ph. D. -- would be the

     best for the institution at this time.

     Mrs. Kenney indicated she would be opposed to a change if

     it was to be just a managerial change, and further, that

     she would want a guarantee this would not delay the process

     more than a short time.  Mr. Klasic stated that this would

     extend the time period and provide that those who qualified

     under the new provisions could now apply.

     Motion carried by roll call vote.

         Yes - Gallagher, Karamanos, Sheerin, Whitley, Mc Bride

         No  - Del Papa, Klaich, Kenney

The meeting adjourned at 3:20 P.M.

                             Mary Lou Moser