03/05/1993

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 5-6, 1993








03-05-1993

Pages 72-115



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

March 5-6, 1993



The Board of Regents met on March 5-6, 1993 in the Grand Hall,

Richard Tam Alumni Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony D. Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),

Carolyn Collins (CCSN), Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard Egami

(DRI), Michon Mackedon (WNCC), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Ellen Pillard

(UNR), Robert Skaggs (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Carolyn Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:45 A.M.

Thursday, March 5, 1993, with all Regents present except Regents

Hammargren and Whitley.



1. Approved Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes), containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

January 7-8, 1992.



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

Ref. C-1.



(3) Approved the following appointments to the UNR College

of Agriculture Advisory Board:



Jim Connelley, Mountain City

Tim Hafen, Pahrump

Molly Knudtsen, Reno

Bob Quilici, Reno

Deloyd Satterthwaite, Tuscarora



(4) Authorized the use of $95,000 of Capital Improvement

Fee Funds at TMCC for the following projects:



Old Town Mall $75,000

Washoe County Library Remodel

Includes 3 classrooms, office space,

ESL/GED program, library space and

student study space.



Americans with Disabilities Act $20,000

Funding to provide readily achievable

barrier removal and other facility

requirements of the ADA Act.



(5) President Maxson requests authorization to use up to

$155,000 of Capital Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV for

the following projects:



To complete space requirements for $ 25,000

the Women's Center in the new Student

Services building.



To create two laboratory/office spaces $ 35,000

in White Hall.



To address roofing needs on the Campus. $100,000



(6) NRS 396.540 provides for tuition waivers for "stu-

dents from other states and foreign countries, not

to exceed a number equal to 3% of the total matric-

ulated enrollment of students for the past preced-

ing Fall semester." Board policy provides for

similar grants-in-aid for the same number of stu-

dents for the payment of in-state registration

fees.



Based on enrollment figures for Fall 1992, approved

the following allocation of grants-in-aid for Fall

1993-94:



In-State Out-of-State

UNR

Athletics 100 100

Music 40 25

*Music 20 20

Foreign 0 15

**Native Americans 20 0

Other (General) 159 179

Total 339 339



*On March 28, 1980 the Board of Regents approved for

the Marching Band a separate budget allocation that

had the effect of granting it the equivalent of 20

additional in-state and 20 additional out-of-state

grants-in-aid.



**A standing Regent policy also allocates 20 in-state

grants-in-aid to Nevada Resident Native Americans.



UNLV

Athletics 105 105

Music 53 53

Other 369 369

Total 527 527



*Native Americans 40 40



*The allocation for Native American grants-in-aid

is not included in the 3% maximum and represents

a separate allocation.



CCSN

Regents 87

Veterans 0

Native Americans 0

Total 87



NNCC

Regents 61

Veterans 22

Native Americans 5

Total 88



TMCC

Regents 271

Native Americans 12

Total 291



WNCC

Regents 140

Native Americans 20

Total 160



(7) Approved the following Self-Supporting Budget for

Human and Community Sciences at UNR:



Human and Community Sciences/Center for Applied

Research



Resources:

Opening Account Balance $ 0 $ 10,224

Revenue:

Fees 48,024 136,855

Transfers In 4,413

Total Source of Funds $ 52,437 $147,079



Expenditures:

Graduate Assistant Salary $ 0 $ 16,000

Classified Salaries 30,762 23,200

Wages 2,449 2,760

Fringe Benefits 3,445 2,197

Operating 3,665 10,161

Out-of-State Travel 417 1,000

Total Expenditures: $ 40,738 $ 55,318

Transfers Out: 1,475 1,500

Ending Balance: 10,224 90,261

Total Use of Funds $ 52,437 $147,079



(8) Approved to grant an easement to the Clark County

Sanitation District. This easement is necessary to

lay an underground sewer pipeline on Harmon Avenue

and Gym Road.



(9) Approved the following easements:



A) Henderson Campus - Grant of Easement with Nevada

Power Company for the pullbox and meter cabinet

on the Welding Lab addition.



B) West Charleston Campus - Easement with Las Vegas

Valley Water District for the relocation of the

District's Air Vacuum - Air Release Assembly

presently located within the sidewalk area of

Oakey Boulevard.



(10) Approved the grant of a right-of-way for Nye Lane

relocation. Initially, the Planning Commission re-

quested an easement, which the Board had granted;

however, they are now requesting a dedicated right-

of-way for Nye Lane. This is compatible with the

overall Campus master plan.



(11) Approved the offer presented by Washoe County School

District of $250,000 to purchase a vacant 7.63+ or -

acre parcel of land at Stead. The School District

intends to build an elementary school on the site.

The appraisal summary is contained in Ref. C-2.



(12) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees, Reinstatement Fee, UNR:



Reinstatement Fee (for students whose

registration or enrollment was canceled

due to non-payment of fees) 50% of tuition



Maximum, Summer Session 75



(13) Approved of a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees:



American College Testing (ACT) Fee 35

Millers Analogies Test 50



(14) Approved of a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 13,

Article IX, CSUN Services:



(G. Radio Station, etc. deleted)



This will allow KUNV to operate independently of

CSUN. This matter has passed a vote of the CSUN

Senate.



(15) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 11.6, Special Course Fees, WNCC:



OH 106B Floral Design/Silk - deleted

OH 204B Floral - Welding - deleted

RPED 104 Scuba 65.00 per course

RPED 204 Advanced Scuba 65.00 per course



(16) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 11.4, Special Course Fees, NNCC:



Specialty Stainless Steel Welding

Certification $350



(17) Chancellor Dawson requests approval of the following

interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents and the City of Reno

(Water Rights Deed)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $10 to Board of Regents

Purpose : This deed authorizes the delivery

of not to exceed 4.76 acre feet

of water per season from the

Pioneer Ditch for the Sports

Medicine Facility at UNR.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Employ-

ment Security Department (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $35,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide one or more hear-

ings officers to assist Employ-

ment Security Department in con-

ducting Unemployment Compensa-

tion Appeals hearings in Reno

and Las Vegas.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and

Nevada Department of Human Resources/Division

of Health (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $75,436 to Medical School

Purpose : School of Medicine to conduct

assessment of mercury levels in

blood and urine of individuals

in and around the site of impact

designated as the Carson River

Superfund Site (survey to include

no fewer than 200 residents of

Dayton).



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Commerce/Real Estate Division (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

June 30, 1993

Amount : $16,785 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV shall provide real estate

education courses.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the Clark County

Health District (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

to June 30, 1993

Amount : $29,487 to CCSN

Purpose : CCSN to prepare functional Basic

Automobile Emission Systems

Training courses for approxi-

mately 80 students.



Mrs. Gallagher moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and

approval of the prepared agenda with the authority to

change the order of items as specified throughout the

meeting. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



President Gwaltney introduced Ann Dougherty, TMCC's new

Affirmative Action Officer, and Don Isler, the newly elected

ASTM President. Dr. Gwaltney reported that due to a serious

illness, the Past President Charlie Covington, stepped down

early from that position.



President Remington introduced Lynn Mahlberg, NNCC Director

of Admissions and Records, who will also be assuming the

position of Acting Dean of Student Services during Stan

Aiazzi's one-year leave.



President Maxson announced that the UNLV Faculty Senate had

issued a letter of support for Regents Foley and Sparks

during the recent recall effort. He said the faculty recog-

nizes the accomplishments and integrity of these two Regents

and wished to commend them for their dedication to the Uni-

versity and Community College System. Mrs. Sparks said the

support of the Faculty Senates was greatly appreciated. Mr.

Foley echoed that appreciation.



Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Carolyn Sparks welcomed Regents Graves and Price

to their first full meeting in Las Vegas. Mrs. Sparks

thanked all the faculty and staff who offered support

during the recall effort against her. She further thanked

members of the Board for their continued support of aca-

demics in higher education.



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson announced that Leslie Jacques had a baby

boy, Michael, on Wednesday, March 3, 1993, and extended his

congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jacques.



Congratulations were extended to President Remington and

his staff for recently being granted full National League

of Nursing (NLN) accreditation of the NNCC Nursing Program.

Full accreditation was awarded, and the program was approved

with no recommendations or deficiencies. NLN has requested

permission to use the NNCC report as a model. The Board

added their congratulations for the outstanding accomplish-

ment.



Last Fall a committee was established and given a charge to

develop a common reporting format or guidelines to govern

foundation reporting of gifts to the Board. The committee,

Chaired by Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit, sub-

mitted draft recommendations in September. The draft guide-

lines have now been distributed to all foundations with a

memorandum informing them that the proposed policy will be

on the April Board of Regents' agenda for approval. Mr.

Dawson cautioned that not all of the foundations agree to

the language he is recommending, and during the May meet-

ing the Board will have to determine whether it is sound

policy.



Mrs. Sparks asked Regents to review the draft policy recom-

mendations and contact Chancellor Dawson with questions.



5. Approved Emeritus Appointment



Approved the following emeritus appointment as recommended:



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

ommends the following, effective May 18, 1993, upon

retirement:



Reuben Neumann, Emeritus Professor of Accounting



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the emeritus appointment at

UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



6. Information Only: UCCSN Transfer Center Planning



Dr. Doug Burris, Director of Community College Affairs,

reported that at the December 5-6, 1991 meeting the Board

amended UCCSN Admission Standards. Along with such items

as increasing the overall minimum grade point average to

2.5, the Board also directed the institutions to:



1) develop Transfer Support Centers for the purpose

of offering special assistance to "at-risk" students

in their effort to transfer from a Community College

to a University;



2) design a program that would support the transfer of

these students through the use of individual stu-

dent contracts guaranteeing placement of the stu-

dent in a given major upon satisfactory completion

of the requirements of the contract; and



3) special attention be given to enhancing student

diversity.



The Board directed that each Campus develop an institutional

plan to implement this portion of the standards and that

such plans be reported to the Board.



Mr. Burris reported that each Campus has established a

transfer center committee. Two workshops, attended by 155

faculty and staff north and south, were conducted at the

beginning of the development process. In June, 1992 the

Presidents agreed that the Chair of each Campus committee

should sit on a System steering committee. In the Fall

the Campus transfer centers were in place and the steering

committee began work on institutional plans.



Each of the Campus Transfer Center Advisory Committee

Chairmen reported on Campus plans as follows:



Truckee Meadows Community College



Dr. Dan Mc Clure reported that the creation of transfer

centers on each Campus has allowed transfer to be pool-

ed together in one area eliminating duplication of ef-

fort and greater efficiency. This effort has greatly

improved transfer between TMCC and UNR. Students re-

ceive greater attention, which will enhance outreach,

and enrich the attention to under-represented students.

However, one major concern is funding to staff the

centers. Currently, funds are being "borrowed" to

operate the TMCC Center.



Dr. Derby asked if all students are able to take ad-

vantage of the contracts or is it limited to just

certain disciplines. Mr. Mc Clure reported that there

are still two program areas that are being worked on,

but the goal is to have contract education available

to all TMCC students by this Fall.



Mrs. Price asked if the Campuses have a degree audit

reporting system available on computer for student

access. It was reported that currently the System

does not have this capability. Mr. Burris reported

that UC Irvine has a program called "Project Assist".

He said it is expensive to initiate, but is a good

tool for students. He agreed to send information on

that program to Mrs. Price.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



Dr. Eardley asked about TMCC efforts to meet with high

school counselors, and questioned how occupational

courses fit into the core curriculum for transfer pur-

poses. Mr. Mc Clure reported that twice yearly College

counselors meet with high school representatives so

much dialogue exists between the two groups. In some

areas occupational courses will not transfer, but

students interested in seeking a bachelor's degree are

counseled so they will be aware of courses which trans-

fer for credit.



Mrs. Gallagher asked about transfer from TMCC to UNLV.

Mr. Burris reported that during April and May the

committees will meet to work out the rest of the de-

tails.



University of Nevada, Reno



Dr. Pat Miltenberger reported that, during her time at

Santa Rosa Junior College, they had 22 signed agree-

ments with other California Colleges, and she can at-

test to the fact that the Centers work well for under-

represented students. On Feb. 21, 1993, the UNR Aca-

demic Coordinator for Transfer Students was reassigned

to the Office of Admissions and Records to staff the

Transfer Center. A special financial aid officer will

be assigned to Transfer Center referrals and to conduct

outreach activities. Strong emphasis will be put on

retention of the transfer students. The contract con-

cept assures both the Campuses and students of goals

and objectives in writing, thus avoiding difficulties

arising from students changing direction in their

program.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



Mr. Klaich questioned funding for staff, the space

available for the Center, and how students will learn

of the Center. Dr. Miltenberger said space is being

remodeled in the Thompson Student Services building,

and for now transfer students will be hired as office

staff. The infrastructure is still being developed; the

next step will be publicizing the Center's existence.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



Regents applauded the progress being made at the Campus-

es. Mrs. Sparks asked UNLV Vice President John Unrue to

address a question on the difficulty of transferring of

correspondence credits from UNR to UNLV. Recently a

student wrote to Regents to complain that only 15 of

his 60 UNR correspondence credits were deemed trans-

ferable by UNLV officials. Dr. Unrue assured the Board

that his academic people are examining this particular

case, and explained that transfer correspondence courses

has not, to his knowledge been an issue for the Univer-

sity. But the rather old policy governing these trans-

fer credits will be examined.



Community College of Southern Nevada



Patricia Butler reported that CCSN is committed to the

transfer center concept, and actively addressing 2+2.

Paul Burns, Chairman of the UNLV Transfer Center Steer-

ing Committee, sits on the CCSN committee. She intro-

duced Charles Wilson, Director of the CCSN Transfer

Center, who will work closely with the Universities as

a facilitator. Counselors within the College will as-

sist students with the details of transfer; i. e., con-

tracts. It is planned that by Fall 1993 the Transfer

Center will be located in the Career Centers at all

three CCSN Campuses. After the space is remodeled at

the Cheyenne Campus, the Career, Retention and Transfer

Centers will be housed in the same area.



Mr. Foley entered the meeting.



Mrs. Whitley commended Mrs. Butler and her staff for

the success to date on the Transfer Center efforts.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Dr. Paul Burns discussed his work with CCSN's committee.

It is critical for the University to understand what is

needed at the Community College level for transfer to be

successful. He highlighted a pending grant which, if

funded, will allow for a joint appointment Science and

Minority Students Advisor position for CCSN and UNLV.

This individual will prepare minority students at CCSN

to understand University programs and requirements.

Often students are admitted to the University but do

not have the prerequisites to enter a particular pro-

gram, but are allowed probationary status with a

College until completing the necessary prerequisites.



Western Nevada Community College



Nick Paul reported that there has always been a problem

in identifying the students who may be interested in

transferring to the Universities. Because funding is

not currently available to establish a separate Trans-

fer Center office, the Career Center and Transfer Center

functions at WNCC are merging. He said the Center will

offer students assistance in identifying a career, and

the course work necessary to complete a program.



Mrs. Whitley left the meeting.



Northern Nevada Community College



Lynn Mahlberg reported that because the Universities

are beginning to offer programs on the NNCC Campus,

some curriculum changes have taken place. She dis-

tributed copies of a brochure advertising the Transfer

Center and a table depicting degrees and requirements.

She said the transfer agreements are being formulated.

Efforts are underway to target students seeking Associ-

ate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees to identi-

fy those desiring to transfer to a four-year program.

NNCC currently does not have the necessary funding to

establish a separate Center, therefore the effort is

being conducted through the Student Services Center on

Campus.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



Mr. Burris concluded the presentations by explaining

that the Transfer Centers will not solve all articula-

tion problems but will enhance efforts to identify

where problems exist. He congratulated the Campuses

for their hard work on this issue, and stressed the

tremendous benefit the Centers, and transfer contracts

will be to students.



Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.



Dr. Derby asked where the funding will come from to

support this effort. Mr. Burris reiterated that the

Campuses have had to reallocate people and funds to

get the Transfer Centers started, but that it is

anticipated that State funding will be available in

the future.



7. Development of Policy, Partnerships with Private Corpora-

tions



In response to a request from Regent Derby, Chancellor

Dawson recommended that a committee be established to

develop policy guidelines regarding partnerships with

private corporations that will allow proper scrutiny and

evaluation of proposals presented to UCCSN. The following

will be asked to sit on the committee and Janet Mac Donald

has agreed to Chair the group:



Regent Jill Derby Gordon Gochnour, CCSN

Regent Jim Eardley Ken Hunter, UNR

Regent Maddie Graves Janet Mac Donald, UCCSN

Regent Nancy Price David Mc Nelis, UNLV

Bill Bishop, DRI Michael Rainey, TMCC



Mrs. Sparks urged all Regents to forward comments and/or

concerns on this issue to the Chancellor. Mr. Klaich

stressed that both substantive and procedural guidelines

must be developed, and offered to lend legal assistance

to the committee.



8. Discussed Use of Name, University of Nevada, Reno



President Crowley with the audio-visual assistance of Mr.

Jim Johnson, UNR Director of Communications, presented an

overview entitled "What's in a Name?". During the slide

and overhead presentation, Dr. Crowley pointed out that

nationally, Universities, because of the length of their

formal names, are given nicknames.



Historically, 1885 to 1969, the University in Reno had been

called the University of Nevada. In 1969, without any fore-

thought or discussion with the Campus, the Board of Regents

voted to add Reno to the University's name. He pointed out

that all other Campuses Systemwide have been allowed time

for much Campus discussion by students, faculty and Admin-

istration before a recommendation for name change came to

the Board. UNR is the only institution in the System which

was not allowed this collegial process. Confusion about

what to call the Campus has existed since the 1969 deci-

sion, a fact that became evident in 1989, when UNR went

through a comma versus a dash controversy, and again with

the move to the Big West Conference this past year.



The use of the State's name as the "nickname" for the Uni-

versity has precedence in other states where the original

or first Campus continues to carry the state name (i. e.,

California, Colorado).



Mr. Foley pointed out that Rollan Melton, a respected

Gazette-Journal columnist, and strong supporter of the

University and System, wrote a column dated December 21,

1992, berating officials at UNR for promoting the use of

the name Nevada nationally. He wrote that during the UNR

football game played at the Silverbowl in Las Vegas, tele-

vision viewers heard much about Las Vegas but Reno was

never mentioned as the city where the University is located.

Mr. Foley said the name was officially changed in 1969 by

a vote of the Board of Regents and UNR must recognize that

fact.



Mrs. Berkley said that she was a Student Body President at

UNLV when the name was changed from NSU to UNLV, and the

name change was sold to the students as a way to recognize

the two institutions as equal. She said the use of the

name "Nevada" by UNR is not defensible to her constituents.



UNLV students Laura Reeves and Megan Shreever addressed the

issue. Both stressed how upset UNR's use of "Nevada" has

made students on their Campus. UCCSN is a System, no one

Campus should claim the State name as the school's nick-

name. UNLV students feel the institutions are equal in

importance in the State, but this issue has caused UNLV

students to think UNR feels superior.



Robert Skaggs, UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman, requested that

the Board of Regents not allow UNR to continue to use the

name "Nevada" because it connotates a status difference

to faculty and staff at UNLV.



Dr. Derby discussed the importance of being allowed to

choose a name for oneself. She said that a name change

should not have been imposed on the University without

input from the faculty, staff and students. It is a matter

of respect to honor a principle or usage that an institu-

tion selects for itself.



Pam Hicks, President of the UNLV Alumni Association, report-

ed that the 23,000 alumni in the Las Vegas area do care

what their sister school calls itself. She said the alumni

feel that UNR's encouragement of the use of "Nevada" is

degrading, and makes UNLV sound like an extension school

of UNR. She stated that use of the nickname does not make

it correct, and in this case will serve as a corrosive is-

sue between the two Universities in Nevada.



Mrs. Gallagher said the problem is the process used to ar-

rive at a name change. Reno is the only institution which

was not allowed to come before the Board to recommend its

own name.



Leonard (Pat) Goodall discussed that nationally, when a

Board struggles with names of institutions, it is almost

always the geographical designation within a State that

determines the institution's name.



Mr. Klaich expressed surprise and dismay at the strength

of the comments about non-parallelism. He said it is

confusing that a discussion on a Campus name has evolved

to a discussion on status. He questioned the Board's

purview to mandate equality or dictate self-esteem.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



Mr. Graves expressed concern about the importance this

issue has gained. He said he believes in a Campus deter-

mining its own name as long as it doesn't come at the ex-

pense of another Campus, and recommended this issue be

scheduled for September meeting for action. Mrs. Sparks

suggested that the issue be scheduled for discussion at the

next Reno meeting so individuals at UNR have an opportunity

to speak.



Ellen Pillard, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, said she is

very confused by the issue. She said UNR will always be

identified as the University of Nevada, Reno, and that all

faculty identify themselves as UNR employees.



Dr. Eardley suggested that this is an athletic, rather than

an academic, issue. He stressed confusion about the con-

ceived damage to UNLV for Reno to be referred to as "Nevada"

for athletic purposes.



Dr. Maxson responsed that he understands the confusion by

UNR at the hostility this one issue is causing on the UNLV

Campus, and at first he thought it frivolous. But he said

he called the Big West Conference office to complain about

the use of the name "Nevada" and was told that officials

at UNR had been asked to use the name. Also, recent publi-

cations brought to his attention tout UNR faculty members,

scheduled to conduct a seminar on the UNLV Campus, as fac-

ulty of the "University of Nevada".



John Unrue, UNLV Vice President and Provost, discussed that

the UNR-UNLV relationship was once a "flagship" relation-

ship. But as the population in the south grew and the

Campus enrollment and programs have grown, this relation-

ship has changed. UNLV is now a full-service University

equal to UNR. He urged the Regents to be very sensitive

to a name change that "appears" condescending.



Dr. Crowley stressed that no name change has taken place;

UNR will always be the University of Nevada, Reno. He im-

plored understanding of the fact that in the north the is-

sue remains that a name was imposed on the Campus 24 years

ago to which the institution had no say. Dr. Crowley

cautioned that it is very divisive for the Board of Regents

to dictate the use of a nickname of an institution.



9. Closed Session



Dr. Eardley moved that a closed session be held for the

purpose of discussion of the character, alleged misconduct,

professional competence, or physical or mental health of an

employee(s) of the UCCSN, a public official(s), and/or

private person(s). Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 1:00 P.M. and reconvened at 2:20

P.M. Friday, March 5, 1993 with all Regents present except Regent

Foley.



10. Information Only: Report from the UNLV Engineering Advisory

Board



President Maxson introduced UNLV Engineering Advisory Board

Vice Chairman Virginia Valentine, who presented the plans

for Phase II of the Thomas T. Beam Engineering complex.

Ms. Valentine explained that currently the UNLV College of

Engineering has 1000 students enrolled in its program. It

is projected that by the year 2000 the enrollment will

double. In the Phase II expansion an additional 113,500

square feet of space is proposed. In light of the antici-

pated increase in enrollment, coupled with the expected

shortfall in the engineering industry, the Engineering

Advisory Board feels the time is right to begin the

planning process of Phase II.



William Snyder and George Garlock of the architectural firm

of Tate and Snyder provided a model of the proposed expan-

sion and discussed the planned space usage.



Dr. Maxson explained that the information item was placed

on the agenda in an effort to give the Board of Regents ad-

vanced notice that the Engineering College is in the plan-

ning stage of the project. The project is included in the

Campus physical master plan, and will fold into other

capital construction priorities on the Campus. Once that

process has been followed, UNLV will seek Board approval

for the project. Planning funds will be requested in the

1995-97 Budget Request.



11. Nominations for 1993 Distinguished Nevadan Awards



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 1993 Distinguished Nevadan recipients will be honored

at ceremonies in conjunction with Commencement in May.



Mrs. Price moved approval, Mr. Klaich seconded, that the

following persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNLV in

May, 1993:



Richard W. Bunker

Mary "Mitzi" Hughes

Louis J. Wiener, Jr.



Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval and Dr. Eardley seconded, that

the following persons be honored as Distinguished Nevadans

and that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNR in

May, 1993:



James W. Calhoun

Louis Mead Dixon (posthumously)

Barbara Van Meter Hug

James A. Joyce (posthumously)

Elizabeth W. and Charles H. Stout (Charles,

posthumously)



Motion carried.



12. Nominations for 1993 Honorary Associate Degrees



Mrs. Whitley moved, Mr. Klaich seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at CCSN:



Selma F. Bartlett

James J. Ratigan



Motion carried.



Dr. Derby moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the following

person be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the award be presented at Commencement at WNCC:



Virgil Getto



Motion carried.



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

ing persons be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree

and that the awards be presented at Commencement at NNCC:



Mark and Kathryn Chilton

Helen and Fred Harris (Fred posthumously)



Motion carried.



Dr. Eardley moved, Mr. Klaich seconded, that the following

person be honored with an Honorary Associate Degree and

that the award be presented at Commencement at TMCC:



John J. "Bud" Russell



Motion carried.



13. Nominations for 1993 Honorary Doctorate Degrees



Mr. Graves moved, Mrs. Berkley seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNLV in May:



Jean Nidetch

Fred W. Smith



Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich moved, Mrs. Whitley seconded, that the following

persons be honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree and

that the awards be presented at Commencement at UNR in May:



William W. Bliss

William O. Bradley



Motion carried.



14. Emergency Item: Acceptance of an Emergency Item



The Board approved the addition of an emergency item to the

meeting agenda as follows:



Dr. Eardley moved to accept the emergency item to the agen-

da. Mrs. Price seconded. Motion carried.



15. Emergency Item: Resolution for James Joyce



Chancellor Mark Dawson read a resolution for Mr. James

Joyce, a long-time supporter of higher education in Nevada,

who passed away on March 2, 1993. (Identified as Ref. 15,

filed with the permanent minutes.)



Regent Berkley thanked the Board for the resolution for Mr.

Joyce, who was a close personal friend and mentor to her.

Mr. Klaich expressed sympathy to the family of Mr. Joyce

and complimented the wording of the resolution.



Dr. Eardley moved for acceptance of the resolution for Mr.

Joyce. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 4:15 P.M. to go into the Academic

Affairs Committee meeting and reconvened at 5:12 P.M.



16. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee meeting, held March 5, 1993, were made by Regent

Jill Derby, Chairman.



(1) Approved Master of Science in Kinesiology, UNLV - The

Committee recommended approval and that the item be

forwarded to the Board of Regents for consideration

to change the title of the existing Master of Educa-

tion in General Physical Education program to read

Master of Science in Kinesiology, as contained in Ref.

AA-1, filed in the Regents' Office.



A reorganization in 1991 included the renaming of the

Department of Physical Education to the Department of

Kinesiology. The proposed degree title will more

appropriately reflect and define this change. The

curriculum is in place, and no additional resources

are required.



(2) Approved Ph. D. in Hospitality Administration, UNLV -

The Committee recommended approval and that the item

be forwarded to the Board of Regents for consideration

of the Ph. D. in Hospitality Administration at UNLV,

as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



This proposed doctoral program will build upon the

current M. S. degree in Hotel Administration, and will

incorporate faculty and curriculum from the Colleges

of Hotel Administration, Business and Economics and

Liberal Arts.



In response to the extensive growth in the hospital-

ity industry, a doctoral program will provide the

opportunity to conduct needed research related to

problems in Nevada and elsewhere, as well as prepare

faculty to teach in hospitality education programs.



As only a few other Universities in the country offer

such a degree, it is anticipated that enrollment will

be substantial, surpassing 20 students by the 4th

year of the program. If approved, 5 graduate assist-

ants will be required. The projected budget by the

4th year of the program is $83,000. Funds will come

from regular budgeted sources and/or extramural fund-

ing.



Dr. John Unrue, Senior Vice President and Provost,

stated that the 2 top schools in the world are at

Cornell and UNLV. Currently, 3 schools offer the

doctoral program: Cornell, Purdue and Virginia Tech-

nical. He related that UNLV has committed this as a

priority in its academic master planning.



Dean David Christianson briefly reviewed the program.

Dr. Derby stated that the program had been submitted

to the Academic Council in April, but had not been

forwarded until the acceptance by the Board of the

Academic master plan. Dean Christianson stated that

students will draw inter-disciplinary credits from

areas of their choice after consultation with an

advisor. This program will provide faculty for other

Universities. There are two faculty members who hold

the Ph. D. in this area.



Mrs. Price questioned the value of this degree and the

"hands-on" approach. Dr. Kye-Sung Chon, Associate

Professor of Tourism and Convention Administration,

holds this degree and reported that the concepts for

his program were different from business, but was

central to marketing strategy orientation. His Ph. D.

dissertation was entitled, "Psychological Aspect of

Tourism - Why or Why Not Satisfied?" Mrs. Price added

that because this degree covers such a broad range of

topics it was difficult to understand how this could

be a specific academic program. This program is one

of 5 Ph. D. programs in the master plan.



Mrs. Price questioned the reason for bringing the

program at this time and the format of the presenta-

tion. Although this program is tied to a gift which

was on the Board's agenda, it was explained that this

program has been in the planning stages for some time

and that there are students in the pipeline waiting

for the approval of the program. If the program is

not approved, these students will be forced to go

elsewhere. Vice Chancellor Richardson explained that

all programs are brought to the Board in this format

and assured Mrs. Price that a great deal more back-

ground material exists, which is thoroughly reviewed

on the Campus, the System Academic Council, the Vice

Chancellor and his staff prior to appearing on the

Regent agenda. Further, it was explained that all

new programs are not brought to the Board at the

same time. When the System begins planning for the

1995 Legislative Session this Fall, the Regents will

see the academic and budget planning processes meld.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that there seems to be confusion

of the Board role, that the academic master planning

gives the System and the institution a framework and

that it is not the role of the Board to examine each

request from the "grass roots up". The Board must

trust that the staff has the expertise to examine the

programs and be certain they fit into the master plan-

ning.



(3) Received the Institution Academic Master Plans - The

Committee recommended to receive the institution aca-

demic master plans and that they be forwarded to the

Board of Regents for consideration. It was explained

that it is understood these plans all require addi-

tional "fine-tuning"; therefore, the Board will be

asked to receive them, rather than approving them.



These plans were presented to the Board at a workshop

held on February 3-4, 1993. A review of each plan and

full Board discussions were held at that time.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mr. Graves second-

ed. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 5:15 P.M. to go into the Investment

Committee meeting and reconvened at 6:40 P.M.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held March 5, 1993, were made by Regent Dan Klaich,

Chairman.



(1) Approved the Gift and Contract from Ace Denken - The

Committee recommended approval and that the item be

forwarded to the Board of Regents for consideration

the acceptance of the $2 million gift and contract

with the Ace Denken Company. the Ace Denken Company,

Ltd. (ACE) proposed a $2 million gift to UNLV to:



1) establish the Ace Denken Company Doctoral

Degree in Hospitality Administration Endowment

(the Endowment), the corpus to be held in per-

petuity and only to use the income therefrom,

and the University was to establish a Ph. D.

in Hospitality Administration.



2) ACE would be recognized as follows:



an annual award to a faculty member in research

to be awarded the Ace Denken Company Distin-

guished Professorship;



four Ph. D. scholarships to be named the Ace

Denken Company Doctoral Scholars;



the College to publish a journal each academic

year to be named for the Ace Denken Group of

companies and focusing on problems and solu-

tions to problems in casino and gaming in-

dustry;



an annual report for ACE identifying trends

in gaming technology;



all worldwide communications publicizing the

Ph. D. to identify the support of ACE;



An annual seminar on the gaming industry for

ACE's management and ACE's invited guests.



Recommendations to amend the agreement were presented

which stated that endowments lasting for eternity are

appropriate for distinguished professor awards and

student financial aid as described in the agreement

but not for the very specific research requirement also

included in this agreement. Research contracts gener-

ally last for a specific period of time and include

budgeted expense plus overhead.



A lengthy discussion ensued.



Dr. John Unrue, UNLV Senior Vice President and Provost,

explained that the Ph. D. program had been planned and

accepted by the System Academic Affairs Council prior

to the gift ever having been received. Because of the

decision of the Board that no programs be brought for-

ward until after the completion of the academic master

plans, this program was held and not presented for ap-

proval until this meeting.



Dean David Christianson, College of Hotel Administra-

tion, assured the Board the Ph. D. program had been in

place and funded by the University prior to the ACE

gift or grant. He explained that the program was a

top priority of the Campus, and when this gift became

available, it was thought a coup for the College. The

gift, or grant, deals almost exclusively with research:

a distinguished professorship, a Chair, student sti-

pends, a research journal. It provides a margin of

excellence that would make UNLV very competitive for

the best students in the country. He explained that

counsel had reviewed the contract.



Mrs. Janet Mac Donald, UCCSN Deputy Treasurer, stated

her concern was for UNLV and in protecting UNLV. She

explained that the first part of the contract pertain-

ing to the scholarships and the endowed Chair are

legitimate items to be included in an endowment. Her

concern was that the terms of agreement concerning the

seminars and the research journal should be in a sep-

arate document with a time limit expressed. She fur-

ther explained that the manner in which the agreement

is written gives full control to ACE as to who would

be invited to the seminars and for the production of

a journal in perpetuity. There also is a clause which

gives ACE the right to turn their interests to someone

else, should they so choose. Ms. Mac Donald felt this

was not in the best interests of UNLV. She stated the

name of UNLV is very valuable and must be protected

when it is associated with other organizations and

groups.



Dean Christianson stated that the specificity within

the agreement came from the faculty of the Hotel Col-

lege. The Dean stated that they had followed what

they considered good form in the absence of any Board

policy on the writing of endowments. He noted that

the negotiations which took place were done in good

faith, but always with the consideration that the con-

tract must be approved by the Board of Regents. He

added that he felt there was a "face" issue involved

and what that means in the Oriental culture.



(Note: A System committee has been established to

review and recommend changes and/or additions for

policies and guidelines concerning endowments.)



Regent Eardley referred to a letter sent to Regents by

fax apparently from a UNLV faculty member accusing

another Campus of trying to defeat this contract, and

implying that there were racial overtones to the mat-

ter. Dr. Unrue replied that the allegtions were cer-

tainly not true.



Regent Graves stated that he certainly was in favor of

the gift and would so vote, but felt the contract was

not particularly well written. In answer to a question

from Mr. Graves, Ms. Mac Donald replied that she only

learned of the contract when asked for instructions on

the wire of the $2 million. She then asked for a copy

of the contract and became concerned when she had dif-

ficulty obtaining information on the foreign company.

Mr. Graves questioned how a press conference could be

held on a gift the Board had not yet approved. Presi-

dent Maxson stated that donors often want the appropri-

ate recognition, and if a gift must be noticed on an

agenda then await the Board meeting, it is no longer

a newsworthy item.



President Maxson offered to attempt to negotiate the

contract on point number 4 by removing the phrase,

"and any other designated persons as determined by

Ace". Mrs. Berkley questioned why, if UNLV would be

negotiating the one phrase, it could not negotiate

other changes within the contract that are in question

by the Board. Mrs. Berkley further questioned why

these changes were not made by UNLV when they first

arose and prior to bringing it to the Board. The con-

cerns had been raised in December, 1992 and they are

still concerns today. Dean Christianson replied that,

in his opinion, to amend this contract is to deny the

contract.



Regent Price stated her concerns were procedural. She

learned of the program though the news media and won-

dered why a gift was accepted when the Ph. D. program

had not yet been accepted by the Board. She stated

she had waited for information about this matter, but

none was forthcoming, and then had begun asking ques-

tions. Upon inquiry, she had learned that the attorney

checks contracts for legality, but not necessarily for

content. In a question to the Dean, she asked for the

cost of publishing the journal in question, the number

of copies and distribution. Dean Christianson replied

that no number had been put into the contract because

the College wanted to have the flexibility to do what

needed to be done. Mrs. Price also questioned why

ACE should have final say on a student's dissertation.



Regent Gallagher urged that the contract be renegotiat-

ed and brought back to the Board. Regent Eardley asked

whether the ACE Company had sought a license in the

State of Nevada. The Dean replied that he understood

they had negotiated with a major strip hotel, but did

not know the outcome.



President Maxson argued the case that a good many en-

dowments have "strings attached". He asserted that

the University would only spend on this, or any other,

program the amount earned through interest. He in-

dicated that in this case, a journal would be publish-

ed and a seminar held only if the money was available.



Throughout the discussion no Regent had argued against

the gift, but rather only on the terms of agreement.

They all stated unequivocally they were in favor of the

gift, but just wanted to be certain UNLV was protected.



Mr. Klaich stated that Mr. Foley had requested that a

vote not be taken by the full Board unless he was

present. It was pointed out that to wait until the

next day, Dr. Derby would not be present.



Mr. Klaich moved for the acceptance of the Ace Denken Com-

pany Endowment and the execution of the contract as pro-

posed. Dr. Eardley seconded. Upon roll call vote, the

motion failed.



Aye: Berkley, Eardley, Graves, Klaich, Sparks

Nay: Derby, Gallagher, Hammargren, Price, Whitley

Absent: Foley



A discussion on the report and recommendations of the

Investment Committee continued after item 37.



The Board of Regents meeting reconvened at 6:40 P.M.



The open meeting recessed at 6:45 P.M. to go into the Research

Affairs Committee meeting, and reconvened at 7:05 P.M.



18. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Research Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held March 5, 1993, were made by Regent Lonnie

Hammargren, Chairman.



(1) Approved the 1993 Recipients of the Nevada Regents'

Award for Creative Activities and the Nevada Regents'

Researcher Award - The Committee recommended approval

and that the item be forwarded to the Board of Re-

gents for consideration of the following nominees for

the 1993 Nevada Regents' Creative Activities and

Nevada Regents' Researcher Awards:



Nevada Regents' Award for Creative Activities:



Professor Richard Wiley

University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Nevada Regents' Researcher Award:



Professor Maurice Finocchiaro

University of Nevada, Las Vegas



(2) New Business - Dr. Mc Nelis announced that Eric W.

Brethour has been named the Executive Director of

NISET.



Mrs. Price asked if it would be possible to establish

a patent office for the Board. Mr. Mc Nelis agreed

to meet with Mrs. Price and review the Board's policy

on Intellectual Properties Agreements.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Research Affairs Committee. Mr. Graves second-

ed. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 7:06 P.M. to go into the Status of

Women Committee meeting, and reconvened at 7:14 P.M.



19. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-

tee meeting, held February 11, 1993, were made by Regent

Jill Derby, Chairman.



(1) Sexual Harassment Educational Workshop - Chairman Derby

announced that Dr. Beverly Ledbetter, Vice President

and General Counsel for Brown University, will present

a workshop on sexual harassment education for UCCSN

Administrators at the Board meeting in February. The

workshop will be videotaped.



(2) Review of Interim Report Recommendations and Assessment

of Campus Progress - Draft Campus interim reports were

presented by the following:



Mary Stewart, UNR

Isabelle Emerson, UNLV

Stephanie Livingston, DRI

Val Easterly, NNCC

Connie Capurro, WNCC

Virginia Rivers, TMCC

Janice Reid, CCSN



The Campus committees were requested to finalize their

implementation plans for presentation to the Board at

the April meeting. The Committee timetable was also

reviewed and revised.



(3) Progress Report on Student Survey Progress - Jill

Winter, UNR Center for Applied Research, reported on

the status of the student survey efforts. She related

that a draft survey had been faxed to each of the

Campuses and as soon as their corrections and input

have been received the survey will be finalized into

four pages.



(4) Review of Affirmative Action Offices - Recommendation

#15 of the Committee's Interim Reports stated,



"The institutions shall assess the organization

and functions of its Affirmative Action office

and make such changes as are deemed necessary to

insure the effectiveness of the office."



It was reported that UNR has a 26-member committee

reviewing its Affirmative Action office, at the direc-

tion of the President. A consultant was brought in to

assist in the beginning of the study. To date, sub-

committees have reviewed grievance procedures, data

gathering, hiring/promotion/retention, and types of

discrimination. Three new sub-committees are working

on reorganization of the office, structure and report-

ing systems, and future evaluations. The reports and

recommendations are due in May or June. Dr. Derby

asked that she be sent a summary once the study is

complete.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Status of Women Committee. Mr. Klaich second-

ed. Motion carried.



As a Point of Order, Mrs. Price asked that the Regents be allowed

to review the draft letter to Ace Denken before it is mailed.



The open meeting recessed at 7:20 P.M. and reconvened at 11:30

A.M. Saturday, March 6, 1993, with all Regents present except

Regents Berkley, Derby, Foley and Hammargren.



20. Accepted Affirmative Action Report



A presentation was made on System compliance requirements

for affirmative action as well as a presentation of Systems

data regarding students and faculty by gender and race/

ethnic designation, promotion and tenure, and hiring data

for the past year.



Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research, briefly

reviewed the 1992 Affirmative Action Report (on file with

the minutes of the meeting). Data contained in the report,

presented to the Board annually, reflects UCCSN trends and

is a useful tool for examination of the System's affirma-

tive action efforts and for use in developing policy, if

necessary.



The report addresses Campus by Campus and Systemwide data

on students and staff. Mrs. Steinberg pointed out that

overall minority student enrollment increased from 11% to

17% and female enrollment increased from 54% to 55% from

the Fall 1985 to Fall 1992. During the period 1989 to 1992

female staff members Systemwide remained at 48%. In 1992

85% of the total staff employed Systemwide were white and

15% were designated members of a minority race/ethnic group.



Regent Hammargren entered the meeting.



Mrs. Steinberg introduced members of the panel of Campus

Affirmative Action Officers who discussed current affirma-

tive action issues and System responses. The panel members

included: Thomas Brown, CCSN, Ann Dougherty, TMCC, John

Lujan, UNLV, Lynn Mahlberg, NNCC. Ann Mueller, DRI, Judy

Sambrano, Unit, Celine Sullivan, WNCC, and David Torres,

UNR.



John Lujan, UNLV Director of Affirmative Action, briefly

reviewed the process of hiring professional employees in

the System. He explained that, although the process dif-

fers from Campus to Campus, the Affirmative Action Officers

are responsible to monitor all searches for professional

employees, to ascertain women and minorities are represent-

ed on the Search Committees and are considered for open

positions.



David Torres, UNR Director of Affirmative Action, reported

on the dual status of classified employees - State versus

UCCSN employee. He discussed that the State mandated method

of hiring individuals in the classified system sometimes

precludes the ability to diversify in those positions.



Mrs. Steinberg said all of the individuals responsible for

Affirmative Action in the System are working very hard to

diversify the workforce.



Regent Berkley enterred the meeting.



Mrs. Gallagher congratulated Mrs. Steinberg and the panel

members, and reminded everyone that the System has made

great strides forward in the past ten (10) years in diver-

sification.



Dr. Eardley moved to accept the 1992 Affirmative Action

Report. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



21. Information Only: UCCSN Faculty Workload Study



A summary of the results of the UCCSN Faculty Workload Study

(on file with the permanent minutes in the Regents' Office)

were presented by Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional

Research. The survey was conducted to determine full-time

faculty workload levels throughout the UCCSN for the Fall

1992 semester.



The report was developed by staff in the Chancellor's

Office in conjunction with a Systemwide Committee. Data

for the two Universities were not complete and were to be

mailed the following week. Of the questionnaires distribut-

ed, 76% of the faculty responded. It is anticipated that

by the time the additional UNLV data are received the re-

sponse will closer to 100%. Instructional faculty were

asked to complete questionnaires in an effort to assess

total workload in four areas: 1) teaching/instructional

activities, 2) internal service, 3) research/scholarship,

and 4) public service activities.



During the Fall 1992 semester, the Community College faculty

reported spending an average of nearly 60 hours per week in

professional activities as follows: 77% (46 hours) was

spent in instructional activities; 11% (7 hours) in duties

related to internal service; 10% (6 hours) in research,

scholarship or creative work activities, and 2% (1 hour)

in public service activities.



At the Universities, preliminary data reported (subject to

revision) shows that, on the average, a full-time faculty

member works 61.4 hours a week. Teaching/instructional

hours - 36.4; research/scholarship - 15.9; internal service

- 7.5; public service - 1.6.



Mr. Graves questioned the availability of data for part-

time researchers/instructors, as well as graduate assist-

ants. Discussion on the use of part-time instructors,

particularly on the Community College Campuses, ensued.

Mrs. Steinberg agreed those data on part-time instructors

and graduate assistants could be helpful, and agreed to

report that information in future reports.



Mrs. Steinberg suggested that in periods of budgetary con-

straint, it is natural that faculty workload be closely

examined. She said this report is a first step to dispel

the myth that faculty are underworked. She cautioned Re-

gents not to examine each individual, but rather look at

the broader national trends. Nationally, it has been recog-

nized that credit hours taught cannot be dictated by policy,

but rather the movement is toward maximizing talent within

individual Departments. Dr. Crowley added that it is rec-

ognized nationally that accountability is best monitored

at the Department level, from there to the President, and

then to the Board.



Mr. Klaich questioned inclusion of public service as part

of the faculty's workload. Dr. Corwley responded that

public service is part of the mission of the Campuses and

thus needs to be defined as part of an employee's job.



Mrs. Price requested that Regents receive information on

full-time faculty teaching less than 9 credits. Mr. Graves

added that if there are full-time faculty members teaching

less than one course, an explanation should accompany the

information.



Dr. Eardley pointed out that there are faculty who do not

teach classes; i. e., medical school and agriculture ex-

tension offices. Dr. Maxson pointed out that often research

grants pay a faculty member's salary allowing salary savings

to hire faculty to take the researcher's teaching load.



Robert Skaggs, UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman, said that it

is also a myth that research in a University harms under-

graduate education. He said the research graduate program

makes it possible to free up a faculty member's time.



22. Information Only: Report on Expenditure of Funds, Nevada

NASA



Regent Hammargren introduced Mr. Robert Mc Caffery to pre-

sent a report on the expenditure of funds in the amount of

$10,000 from Regents' Special Project Funds to the Nevada

NASA for land acquisition (report on file with the permanent

minutes in the Regents' Office).



Mr. Mc Caffery reported that although the effort to procure

the Spruce Goose was unsuccessful, it brought air space to

light in the community and started a movement for a Space

Museum.



23. Information Only: Nevada Workforce Group Consortium



Mr. Doug Burris, Director of Community College Affairs, re-

ported on the activities of the Nevada Workforce Group Con-

sortium. He recounted that the Board Chairs and Executive

Staff of the human resource development agencies and organ-

izations of Nevada were convened in December 1991 by Gov-

ernor Bob Miller to discuss strategies for enhancing the

quality of Nevada's workforce through improved coordination.

The agencies and organizations involved include:



University and Community College System of Nevada

State Department of Education

Commission on Economic Development

State Job Training Office

Employment Security Department

State Industrial Insurance System

State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

Rehabilitation Division/Department of Human Resources

State Welfare Board



Mr. Burris said that the draft report, "Executive Summary -

Report to the Nevada Workforce Agencies and the Nevada

Workforce Group" (on file in the Regents' Office), repre-

sents the combined efforts of the consortium. The scope

of the project has been to look to the future and develop

opportunities for improved coordination, rather than to

audit the practices of the past. The report summarizes

the activities of the Nevada Workforce Consortium to im-

prove services to clients of public education, employment

and training services through enhanced interagency coordina-

tion. This effort is intended to be responsive to the pub-

lic's expectation that government be efficient, effective

and cooperative. The organizations involved met throughout

1992 and established a process for coordinating activities

at the State level and have also developed, secured funding

for, and initiated a project to extend that cooperation to

the local level.



Chairman Sparks thanked Mr. Burris for his review of the

report and activities of the Nevada Workforce Group Con-

sortium.



24. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



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

ernment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments from the institution. Reference material is filed in

the Regents' Office.



Truckee Meadows Community College



Charlene "Charlie" Covington



Mrs. Sparks asked that the President convey the Board's best

wishes for Mrs. Covington's speedy recovery.



The open meeting recessed at 2:00 P.M. to go into the Legislative

Liaison Committee meeting and reconvened at 2:40 P.M.



25. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Legislative

Liaison Committee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee meeting, held March 6, 1993, were made by Regent

Shelley Berkley, Chairman.



(1) Report on Student Government Activities - Mrs. Samantha

Hudson, ASUN President, reported that all student gov-

ernment organizations have been meeting to coordinate

legislative activities. Activities include sending

post cards to Legislators, distributing a petition for

signature concerning funding for higher education,

establishing a food bank to help students, holding

continuing education seminars on the legislative proc-

ess, inviting Legislators to the Campus, a letter-

writing campaign, developed a fact sheet, sending

quotes, comics to Legislators, used theme of "No More

Tightening the Belt on Nevada's Future", and sent

belts to Legislators, and, establishing a "Bill Watch"

on legislation.



UNR, NNCC, WNCC and TMCC held a Higher Education Day

at the Legislature on March 4, 1993, which was very

successful. They talked with a number of Legislators

and held a rally and barbecue at the Legislative

building in Carson City.



Mrs. Hudson thanked all who participated - faculty,

staff and students, and Mrs. Berkley and other Admin-

istrators in attendance.



(2) Report on Legislative Activities - Vice Chancellor

Ronald Sparks reported on the UCCSN hearings before

the joint meeting of the Senate Finance and Assembly

Ways and Means Committees in February, and announced

dates for upcoming hearings with the Ways and Means

sub-committee on Higher Education which will be held

on the UNR and UNLV Campuses. He related that the

Governor's Reorganization Plan and the shut down of

the prison honor camps appear to be in trouble. The

$15 million reduction from this year's K-12 budget

will be introduced soon. All of these have impacts

on the UCCSN request to be first in line for any

additional revenues in the form of triggers.



(3) Report on Campus Legislative Activities - The Presi-

dents each reported on the various legislative activ-

ities which are ongoing on their Campuses.



Mrs. Berkley asked that Committee members plan to spend one

day a week at the Legislature: Dr. Eardley - Tuesdays; Mr.

Graves - Mondays; Mrs. Price - Wednesdays; and Mrs. Berkley

- Thursdays. She also asked that the Presidents be more

visible in the halls of the Legislature.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.



26. Code Amendment, Independent Adviser, Sexual Harassment

Cases



Approved an amendment to the UCCSN Code, Section 6.2.4,

Sexual Harassment, as contained in Ref. D of the agenda.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the amendment to the UCCSN

Code regarding Sexual Harassment. Mr. Eardley seconded.



General Counsel Donald Klasic suggested two further addi-

tions to the amendment.



Mr. Klaich amended the motion to include the amendments

suggested by General Counsel. Dr. Eardley concurred.

Motion carried as amended.



27. Approved Handbook Change, Nevada Regents' Award for Creative

Activity



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 12,

Nevada Regents' Award for Creative Activity as contained in

Ref. E, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Nevada Regents' Award for Creative Activity. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher entered the meeting.



28. Approved Handbook Addition, Policy of the Board of Regents



Approved a Handbook addition, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 4,

to clarify the Chancellor's authority to speak on behalf of

the UCCSN before legislative committees' hearing bills on

which the Board of Regents has not yet had an opportunity

to take a position, as contained in Ref. F, filed in the

permanent minutes.



Chancellor Mark Dawson reminded the Regents that he had

mailed the proposed policy addition to them with a request

for comment. No comment was forthcoming.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook addition regarding

the authority of the Chancellor to speak on behalf of the

Board of Regents. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Dr. Crowley pointed out that bills often pertain to a Campus

and require Campus expertise to address.



Mr. Klaich amended the motion to add the wording "or his

designee" to allow the Chancellor to utilize Campus exper-

tise on particular bills. Dr. Eardley concurred. Motion

carried as amended.



29. Approved NNCC Seeking Interim Finance Approval of Ely

Facility



Dr. Remington reminded the Board that in April, 1992 they

approved a grant proposal which committeed NNCC to seek

matching funds for a building in Ely. The next step is

to seek permission from the Interim Finance Committee and

State Public Works Board for the project.



Dr. Eardley moved approval for NNCC to present the Ely

building project to the Interim Finance Committee and State

Public Works Board. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Regent Graves entered the meeting.



30. Approved ASB Constitution, NNCC



Approved the Constitution of the Associated Students of

Northern Nevada Community College, as contained in Ref. G,

filed with the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the ASB Constitution, NNCC.

Mrs. Price seconded. Motion carried.



Regent Hammargren left the meeting.



31. Approved Reorganization Plan, CCSN



President Meacham presented the reorganization plan for

CCSN, as contained in Ref. H, filed in the Regents' Office.



Dr. Meacham discussed the growth from 9,000 to 27,000 stu-

dents during his term as President. CCSN now has 3 Campus-

es: the main Campus in North Las Vegas, the Health Sciences

Center, and the Henderson Campus. Vice President Herb

Peebles discussed the intensive process involved in the

reorganization, which included faculty and students. Many

national multi-campus models were examined in the process.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the reorganization plan for

CCSN. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Chancellor Dawson said that he recommends approval of the

CCSN reorganization plan; however, he also recommended that

a Systemwide policy for administrative structure of instruc-

tional units be developed, and charged the Academic Affairs

Council to develop a draft policy.



32. Approved Establishing a Corporation to Manage the Dandini

Research Park, DRI



Approved establishing a separate corporation to manage the

development of the Dandini Research Park. The DRI Founda-

tion Board approves the corporation concept. The trustees

of the not-for-profit corporation will be appointed by the

Board of Regents.



Mr. Graves moved approval of establishing a DRI corporation

to manage the Dandini Research Park. Mrs. Price seconded.



President Taranik reported that the current DRI Foundation

will be released of any responsibility for Dandini Research

Park, and the new corporation will assume responsibility

for Dandini Research Park development only.



Dr. Eardley questioned when buildings and land revert to

the Board of Regents. Dale Schulke, DRI Vice President

for Finance and Administration, said after 30 years, assets

constructed on the property revert to the corporation, then

to the Board. Mr. Graves, who is also a member of the DRI

Advisory Board, reported that the Dandini Park, when fully

developed, could bring in $40 million a year.



Motion carried. Mrs. Price abstained.



33. Approved Handbook Amendment, Equal Opportunity and Affirma-

tive Action Policy



Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 8,

Section 1, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy,

UCCSN, in order to bring the policy into conformity with

NRS 613.325 and federal legislation.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of a Handbook amendment regarding

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



34. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Scott Locicero



Community College of Southern Nevada



George Frederick Isham



Western Nevada Community College



Joy Marie Keating



35. Approved Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meet-

ings, held December 16, 1992, February 2, 1993 and February

16, 1993, were made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman.



December 16, 1992 Meeting



(1) UCCSN Consolidated Financial Statement - Representa-

tives from Deloitte & Touche, UCCSN independent audit-

ing firm, reported on the June 30, 1992 UCCSN Finan-

cial Statement, and gave a clean opinion. The Finan-

cial Statement is filed in the Regents' Office.



(2) UCCSN Constructive Service Letter - Representatives

from Deloitte & Touche, UCCSN independent auditing

firm, reported on the June 30, 1992 UCCSN Construc-

tive Service Letter. The Constructive Service Letter

is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Glen Storer reported that all items have been

addressed except for electronic data processing

disaster planning. Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director

of UCCSN Internal Audit, responded that the UCCSN

Computing Services is in the process of updating the

existing plan to reflect the current computing en-

vironment. Chairman Gallagher requested Mrs. Cardinal

to report back on the completion date expected by the

UCCSN Computing Services on this plan.



Mr. Storer mentioned that the Student Information

Services (SIS) System access security should be

updated to ensure that only users who are authorized

and have a business need are granted access to student

records and financial aid. Ms. Cardinal responded

that this issue is being addressed.



In addition, Mr. Storer recommended that UCCSN per-

form a thorough review of the College and University

Financial System (CUFS) and design appropriate imple-

mentation procedures that would correct problems

noted with the fixed asset system, such as equipment

purchases not recorded timely, modifications to

equipment or transfers of equipment from one location

to another are recorded as disposals and then repur-

chases, and disposed equipment be recorded with

original cost less accumulated depreciation expense.

UNR and UNLV responded that they are addressing these

issues.



(3) Approved Audit Report and Recommendations, Thomas and

Mack Center, UNLV - Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the audit of the UNLV Thomas and

Mack Center, July 1, 1990 through February 28, 1991.

The audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



UNLV Athletic Director Jim Weaver stated that an

internal audit committee has been established at

Thomas and Mack Center which includes 3 members from

entertainment and 3 members from athletics.



(4) Approved Audit Report and Recommendations, Extension

Centers, CCSN - Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the audit of the CCSN Extension

Centers, July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. The

audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(5) Approved Audit Report and Recommendations, Fleischmann

Planetarium, UNR - Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the audit of the UNR Fleischmann

Planetarium, July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. The

audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(6) Approved Audit Report and Recommendations, Nevada

Bureau of Mines and Geology, UNR - Acting Director

of Internal Audit John Love presented the audit of

the UNR Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, July 1,

1991 through May 31, 1992. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(7) Approved Audit Report and Recommendations, Fallon

Campus Business Office, WNCC - Acting Director of

Internal Audit John Love presented the audit of the

WNCC Fallon Campus Business Office, July 1, 1991

through June 30, 1992. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



It was recommended that student registration funds be

deposited within 24 hours of receipt during the 3

registration periods throughout the year.



February 2, 1993 Meeting



(1) Approved Audit Report and Recommendations, Student

Development Center, UNLV - Acting Director of In-

ternal Audit John Love presented the audit of the

UNLV Student Development Center, July 1, 1991

through June 30, 1992. The audit report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(2) Approved the Audit Report and Recommendations, College

of Hotel Administration, UNLV - Acting Director of

Internal Audit John Love presented the audit of the

UNLV College of Hotel Administration, July 1, 1991

through June 30, 1992. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



It was requested that Mr. Love ensure that procedures

for approval of contracts is being followed.



Dean Christenson explained that the procedures for

the scholarships awarded minority students are in

the process of being revised and that they will be

reviewed by Assistant General Counsel David Hintzman

before being accepted.



Mrs. Whitley volunteered to serve on this Committee

along with the Dean and Affirmative Action Officer

John Lujan.



Mr. Mike Sauer, UNLV Controller, informed the Commit-

tee that the UNLV Financial Aid Office will send a

letter to all Deans informing them that all scholar-

ship decisions must be documented in minutes of the

various Department committees. This would ensure

an audit trail to determine that donors wishes are

being followed.



Chairman Gallagher agreed to send a similar letter

from the Audit Committee to all Presidents. It is

most important that donors' wishes are followed.



(3) Approved the Report and Recommendations for the Col-

lege of Agriculture, UNR - Acting Director of Internal

Audit John Love presented the audit of the UNR College

of Agriculture, July 1, 1990 through March 31, 1992.

The audit report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(4) Information Only: Follow-up Report on Business Center

North, Professional Food-Service Management - Acting

Director of Internal Audit John Love presented the

follow-up report of the BCN Professional Food-Service

Management, September 1, 1990 through August 31, 1991.

The report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(5) Information Only: Follow-up Report on Grants and

Contracts, UNR - Acting Director of Internal Audit

John Love presented the follow-up report of the UNR

Grants and Contracts, July 1, 1990 through September

30, 1991. The report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(6) Information Only: Follow-up Report on Associated

Students of the University of Nevada, Reno - Acting

Director of Internal Audit John Love presented the

follow-up report of the Associated Students of the

University of Nevada, Reno, July 1, 1990 through

February 29, 1992. The report is filed in the

Regents' Office.



Mr. Tom Judy, UNR Controller, stated that ASUN office

is working very actively to comply with the audit

recommendations. His office will monitor to assure

compliance. The problem is with the turnover in

Student Government Officers and ensuring they under-

stand and are trained in managing the fiscal affairs.



Chairman Gallagher requested a follow-up report be

given to the Committee within the next several months.



(7) Information Only: Follow-up Report on Office of

Undergraduate Admissions, UNLV - Acting Director of

Internal Audit John Love presented the follow-up

report of the UNLV Undergraduate Admissions, Fall

1991. The report is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mr. Larry Mason, UNLV Director of Admissions, reported

that one person from his office has been assigned to

review these records each semester to ensure compli-

ance.



(8) Information Only: Follow-up Report on Health Sciences

Center, CCSN - Acting Director of Internal Audit John

Love presented the follow-up report of the CCSN Health

Sciences Center, July 1, 1991 through January 31,

1992. The report is filed in the Regents' Office.



February 16, 1993 Meeting



(1) through (15)

Financial Statements and Constructive Service Letters,

UCCSN, UNR, UNLV, DRI, TMCC, CCSN, WNCC, NNCC - Chair-

man Gallagher introduced Mr. Dennis Gauger, Deloitte

& Touche. Mr. Gauger explained that he would discuss

the 7 separate institutional financial statements in-

asmuch as they were each given unqualified opinions.

He related that all institutions within the System use

the same format. He distributed a booklet, "Public

Sector Audits" for members of the Committee, which

explains the procedures used. He stated that the

Regent Committee fulfills the role with the auditors

very nicely and that their auditors are comfortable

in being able to discuss with the Committee at any

time, any concerns they might have.



Mr. Gauger reviewed with the Committee a summary

report prepared by Deloitte & Touche, filed in the

Regents' Office.



Significant Accounting Policies. There were no sig-

nificant changes in previously adopted accounting

policies or their applications.



Management Judgments and Accounting Estimates. There

were no significant changes in accounting estimates

or in management's judgments relating to such esti-

mates.



Significant Audit Adjustments. All proposed audit

adjustments were reviewed with management and were

determined to not materially, either individually

or in the aggregate, have a significant effect on

the financial reporting process.



Other Information in Documents Containing Audited

Financial Statements. The firm looked at new bond

issues for the System which had occurred, but found

no inconsistencies.



Disagreements with Management. No disagreements.



Consultation with Other Accountants. There were no

consultations with other accountants about auditing

and accounting matters in 1992.



Difficulties Encountered in Performing the Audit.

None.



Management Consulting Services. None.



Mrs. Price asked for clarification on the term of

related parties and related transactions. Mr. Gauger

stated that was more of a problem in a commercial

setting; however, they are sensitive to the issue but

there are very few within a University setting. He

added that during the last 3 or 4 years, there have

been no transactions significant enough to comment on

in audits of the System.



In a discussion concerning standardized reports for

institutions within the System, Mrs. Gallagher com-

mended the System Financial Officers and Deloitte &

Touche for standardizing these reports for easy com-

parison for the lay Board.



Mr. Brian Merryman, Deloitte & Touche, reported on

the Management Letters for the institutions.



Fixed Assets. All Campuses. An apparent problem in

the software reporting, rather than with management.

The matter was reviewed with management and the soft-

ware is being changed. In answer to questions from

the Regents, Mr. Merryman replied that the new CUFS

system was being implemented at the time of the audit.

Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit, stat-

ed that this will be monitored throughout the year to

be certain the software is correct.



Grant Administration. There were problems noted in

the administration of grants at NNCC, to which NNCC

management responded. They have now hired a person

to handle grants. In the past, accounting for NNCC

was done at TMCC, but has since been moved to NNCC.

With the hiring of the new person, there should be no

further problems.



Mr. Gauger related the relationships between the in-

house and external auditors is very good. In answer

to a question from Mrs. Price concerning the Founda-

tions, Mr. Gauger stated that his firm audits only

the UNLV Foundation. Mr. Tom Judy, Controller at UNR,

stated that all Foundations are audited and are re-

sponsible to the Board and make annual reports. At

UNR, all gifts go through the Development Office and

Deloitte & Touche does audit these transactions be-

tween the Foundation and the Campus.



Mr. John Love, Acting Director, related that the in-

ternal auditors have found the Foundations to be very

cooperative and open in all their dealings.



(16) Report on Recently Reported Embezzlement, Research

and Educational Planning Center, UNR - Mr. Love stated

that the UNR student newspaper, "Sagebrush", had re-

ported an alleged embezzlement at the Research and

Educational Planning Center, UNR, and that the matter

is in litigation. He distributed a handout outlining

the involvement of Internal Audit. He has received a

letter from Dean Frank Meyers outlining procedures

they have taken to ensure protection of accounts in

the future; i. e., there will be a separation of du-

ties, quarterly reports will be submitted, independent

contractors will be given the procedures, purchases

will go through several checks within the College of

Education.



Mr. Judy explained it is estimated that $123,000 is

involved. It appears that the independent contractor

documents were falsified. At first it was thought a

fictitious name was used, but that has not been the

case. It appears that one person had too much re-

sponsibility. Documentation was there, but the same

person was responsible for submitting and approving

the documentation.



In answer to Mrs. Price's question, Mr. Judy stated

that particular area had probably not been audited

before. Mr. Love related that federal programs come

under the AOMB 133 audits. Mrs. Price asked whether

there were enough auditors in the System, with Mr.

Love replying that there were not at the moment.

However, they are doing a risk analysis on all De-

partments now to determine what should be audited.

That report will be finished by the end of the year.

Mr. Gauger stated that Deloitte & Touche do the fed-

eral grant audits every 2 years. He added that he

did not believe there were enough internal auditors.

Mr. Merryman related that a review has been scheduled

of the internal audit process and at its conclusion

they will make recommendations. (The funding for the

review has been included in the UCCSN 1993-95 Biennial

Budget Request. If funded, the audit will be sched-

uled after July 1, 1994.)



Mrs. Price asked who did the legislative audits, with

Mr. Gauger replying that recently those have been

contracted to outside auditors. Deloitte & Touche

has done them for the University.



Mr. Gauger commended the internal audit staff and

controllers and their staff people for their cooper-

ation and assistance.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the reports and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



36. Approved Wetlands Agreement, UNR



Approved a wetlands agreement for UNR. The Airport Author-

ity of Washoe County requested a Grant of Conservation Ease-

ment from the Board of Regents of the University and Com-

munity College System of Nevada, University of Nevada, at

the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (Farm) adjacent

to the Steamboat Creek in order to construct the wetlands

mitigation and stream restoration which will be required

as mitigation for the airport expansion project. The proj-

ect involves approximately 17 acres of University owned land

in this area. In exchange, the project will allow grading

of approximately 8 acres of this parcel. Graduate assist-

ants will work on the project and the area will provide an

indefinite future for graduate assistant research.



Mr. Klaich stated that his law firm represents the Airport

Authority of Washoe County; therefore, he would not vote

on the matter.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to approve the wetlands agreement for

UNR concerning the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station

(Farm) land adjacent to the Steamboat Creek for the con-

struction of wetlands mitigation and stream restoration.

Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried. Mr. Klaich did not

vote.



37. Approved Payment of Outstanding Bill, UNLV



Approved to pay an outstanding bill from non-State funds as

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



Mr. Klaich moved for approval for UNLV to pay an outstand-

ing bill from non-State funds. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion

carried.



The Board recessed to go into the Investment Committee meeting.



17. Report and Recommendation of the Investment Committee

(continued)



The Investment Committee reconvened with all members present

except Mr. Foley.



President Maxson asked the Committee whether the Board would

reconsider its motion, which ended in a tie vote, then ta-

bling the motion with instructions to the President to nego-

tiate the agreement and bring back to the Board for con-

sideration any changes that might be made.



Chairman Klaich stated that action on the motion must be

made by the Board, but that he would entertain comment by

the Committee.



The President further explained that it would be in the

interest of the University to renegotiate the terms of the

contract with a "table" vote rather than a "no" vote. This

would allow the College to express the fact that the Board

is very grateful for the offer of this gift, but does have

some technical problems which they would like worked out

before final acceptance.



Regent Price stated that to reconsider a vote, the motion

must come back to the Board in the same manner and could

not be changed. General Counsel Klasic stated he felt the

item could be put back on the table because the Board would

be reconsidering the concept of accepting or rejecting the

endowment.



Regent Price asked why a new item could not be placed on the

next regularly scheduled Board meeting agenda. It was ex-

plained that the $2 million currently is in the endowment

pool. However, by virtue of the "no" or tie vote, the money

would have to be returned to the company on the next working

day; whereas, with a "table" vote, the University could keep

the funds and continue negotiations. It was pointed out

that it might not be that easy to get the funds returned

once sent back to the donor.



Regent Klaich stated for the record that the University

should understand that if a contract is brought back to

the Board it must address the concerns as expressed by the

Board, or other votes could be switched to vote against it.



After considerable discussion, and without having a copy of

"Robert's Rules of Order" to consult, it was agreed that the

Committee would recommend to the Board reconsideration of

the motion and vote.



The Board of Regents' meeting reconvened at 4:00 P.M. with all

Regents present except Mr. Foley and Dr. Derby.



Chairman Sparks explained that the Investment Committee has

asked the Board to reconsider its vote of the previous day

concerning the Ace Denken contract.



Mrs. Price stated that she felt the item should be put on

the next agenda. However, if the Board was to reconsider

the motion, that the motion cannot in any way be changed.

General Counsel Klasic stated he felt the motion could be

tabled, and when brought back it could be changed. Chan-

cellor Dawson suggested that the motion could be brought

back at the next meeting and approved or disapproved. There

could also be an item on the agenda which contained a chang-

ed contract in case the first motion is disapproved. Mrs.

Berkley again expressed her concern that the contract had

not been corrected prior to its coming to the Board.



The Chairman explained that if the motion is tabled, the $2

million gift would not be returned, but the University could

renegotiate the contract and bring it back to the Board.



Mrs. Whitley, having voted no, moved to reconsider the mo-

tion to accept the Ace Denken Company Endowment and the

execution of the contract as proposed. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich moved to table the report of the Investment Com-

mittee until the next meeting of the Board. Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 4:10 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

03-05-1993