UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 6-7, 1969


Pages 243-286



March 6, 1969

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Travis Lounge

of the Student Union building, University of Nevada, Reno.

Members present: Dr. Fred M. Anderson

Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Dr. Louis Lombardi

Dr. Juanita White

Members absent: Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President Roman J. Zorn (UNLV)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Vice Chancellor Wendell Mordy (DRI)

Mr. Dan Walsh, Chief Deputy Attorney General

Dr. Donald Driggs (UNR Senate Chairman)

Professor Roger Miller (UNLV Senate Chairman)

Mr. Edward L. Pine (UNR Business Manager)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV Business Manager)

Mr. Edwrd Olsen (UNR Director of Information)

Mr. Joe Bell, ASUN President

Mr. Bill Terry, CSUN President

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hug at 9:15 A.M.

Mr. Hug expressed concern that the change in meeting dates had

caused a certain amount of inconvenience to members of the

Board and had even made it impossible for two of the members to

attend because of business commitments. He stated that in the

future, the meeting schedule will be honored unless a change is

made by formal action of the Board the meeting previous.

1. Approval of Minutes

Chancellor Humphrey requested that the minutes of the meet-

ing of February 7, 1969 be corrected as follows:

Page 193, 1st paragraph, 6th line, and 3rd paragraph,

4th line: Change $1,506,000 to $1,510,500 in both


Motion by Mr. Bell, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried with-

out dissent that the minutes of the meeting of February 7,

1969 be approved as corrected.

2. Report of Gifts

Presidents Miller and Zorn commented on the gifts and grants

received by their respective Campuses during the preceding

month as included on the agenda. Chancellor Humphrey rec-

ommended acceptance of the gifts and grants, as follows:

University of Nevada, Reno


Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Reno - 45 books and miscellaneous

medical journals.

Mr. Ramon Arrizabalaga, Columbia, Missouri - 1 book.

The Honorable Howard Cannon, Washington, D. C. - 1968

Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cummings, Reno - $5 in memory of Louis


Mrs. Jessie Gordon Flack, Tulsa, Oklahoma - copy of her

book, "Genealogy of the Gordon-Macy, Huddleston-Curtis

and Allied Families".

Mr. E. R. Grant, Reno - $10 in memory of Matilda Feretti.

Guild, Guild and Cunningham, Reno - $10 to the General Gift


Judge Clark J. Guild and Clark J. Guild, Jr., Reno - $10

in memory of Lou Faletti.

Mr. Harold J. Jacobsen, Carson City - $10 in memory of

Margaret Meyers.

Mrs. Enid Kernan, Reno - medical books and journals.

Mr. Edwin C. Nelson, Reno - 361 books.

Mr. Paul C. Richards, Reno - $25 in memory of Mrs. H. W.


Professor Irving Sandorf, University of Nevada, Reno - 2

books to the Engineering Library.

Mr. Neil C. Vriese, University of Nevada - 3 German books.


The Asphalt Institute, Berkeley, California - $100 to the

College of Engineering for the Nevada Street and Highway


Chemagro Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri - $300 in

support of Dr. Harold Arnett's research on DISYSTON with

Winter wheat.

Kennecott Copper Corporation, Mc Gill - $500 to the Depart-

ment of Journalism.

Mr. Frederick H. Moll, Las Vegas - $50 to the Mackay

School of Mines.

Mrs. Walter D. Orvis, Honolulu, Hawaii - $1000 to the Orvis

School of Nursing.

Reno Cancer Center, Reno - $500 to the Allie M. Lee Cancer

Research under the direction of Dean C. Fletcher.

Union Carbide Exploration Company, Reno - a collection of

suites of carbonatite specimens to the Mackay School of



Mrs. Morgan Anglim, Reno - $100 for a male citizen of the

USA, in his 3rd or 4th year in the Humanities at the

University of Nevada, Reno.

Doctors' Wives of Washoe County, Reno - $1975 to the Washoe

County Medical Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.

Elko 20th Century Club, Elko - $100 stipend awarded to Miss

De Lynn Higley.

George Whittell High School, Zephyr Cove - stipends awarded

in the amounts of: $200 to William Christensen, $150 to

Steve Hall, $100 to Ted Beecher, $100 to Mara Oleson and

$100 to Karen Beal.

Kiwanis Club of Fallon, Fallon - $150 awarded to James


Kiwanis Club of Reno, Reno - $250 awarded to Susan Moy and

Melanie Wirsching.

Las Vegas High School, Las Vegas - $50 awarded to Steven


Miss Nevada Pageant, Inc., Reno - $500 awarded to Sharon


Nevada Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Reno - $1800

awarded to 13 Eagle Scout students.

Northern Nevada School Food Service Association, Reno -

$100 for a student in the School of Home Economics.

Robert L. Mount, Madison, Wisconsin - $4539.30 to the Lloyd

and Martha Mount Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Sierra Vista PTA, Reno - $423 to the Isabell Moe Scholar-

ship Fund, awarded to Virginia Mamsfield and Judy Thomsen.

Sparks High School, Sparks - $100 awarded to Cheryl P.


Sparks High School, Sparks - scholarships awarded in the

amounts of: $100 to Alana Williams, $75 to Candace Mc

Master, $100 to George Maldonado, $125 to Kathy Methner

and $150 to Wayne Capurro.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary, Las Vegas -

$150 awarded to Robert Bruno.

Women's Christian Temperance Union, Reno - scholarships

awarded in the amounts of: $50 to Pamela Kowzan, $100 to

Albert Whitenack and $50 to Nancy Donaldson.

Grants as follows:

Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington,

D. C.

Approximately $30,000 for 5 1-year fellowships in


$1000 allocation under the U. S. Loan Program for

Cuban students.

$20,000 under Title 6, a joint proposal by College

of Education and Washoe County Schools for a Special

Education Instructional Materials Center. Became

operational in November, 1968.

$5710 for period September 1, 1968 through August 31,

1969, for Professional Nurse Traineeship Program.

Research Corporation, New York City - $7000 as a Frederick

Gardner Cottrell grant in aid of Dr. James Kliwer's re-

search program entitled, "The Measurement of Beta-Ray

Longitudinal Polarization Using a Lens Spectrometer".

University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Ruth S. Cahlan, Las Vegas - $43 in memory of Al Cahlan.

Nevada Society of Professional Engineers, Las Vegas - $56

in memory of Alson P. Gibson.

Mr. Richard J. Ronzone, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of the

Reverend Ford Lincoln Gilbert.

Mr. and Mrs. Millard Sloan, Las Vegas - $7.50 in memory

of Mrs. Ward Wengert.

Athletic Program:

Mr. James H. Bilbray, Las Vegas - $300

Dr. Jack S. Hirsh, Las Vegas - $600

George Kalb Construction Co., Las Vegas - $1000

Dr. Russell F. Miller, Las Vegas - $400

Dr. L. H. Raizin, Las Vegas - $300

Sala and Ruthe Realty, Inc., Las Vegas - $2000

Dr. John P. Watkins, Las Vegas - $600


American Business Women's Association, Las Vegas - $250

Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Los Angeles, California - $500

Henderson Business and Professional Women's Club, Henderson

- $100

Elizabeth Hilbrecht, Las Vegas - $100 to the Elizabeth

Hilbrecht Nursing Scholarship.

Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company, Las Vegas -


Professional Baseball Scholarship, New York City - $1000

Louise and Nick Testa, Los Angeles, California - $10 to

the Louis Basil Music Scholarship Fund.

Music Concert Series:

Dr. and Mrs. Julius Jensen, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Coffer, Las Vegas - $10

The Honorable Alan Bible - $10

Desert Research Institute

Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, Reno - $48,803.62 to the

Atmospherium-Planetarium as reimbursement for expenditures

for 1967-68.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. White, carried with-

out dissent that the gifts and grants be accepted and the

Secretary be requested to send notes of thanks to the


3. Report of Personnel Actions

Upon motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, the

following personnel actions were approved as recommended

by the appropriate officers:



Dorothy M. Seigle, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Special

Education, 2/1-6/30/69 (new adjunct appointment)


Carol Jeanne James, Graduate Assistant, 2/1-6/30/69 - $1250

(replacement for Charles Ivy)

Brian Lewis Wilson, Graduate Assistant, 2/1-6/30/69 - $1250

(replacement for Gary Jones)


Paul Schofield, Resident Manager, Tonopah Hall, 2/3-6/30/69

- $1666.65 plus R & B (replacement for Louise Mc Intosh)



J. Barry Davis, Graduate Research Assistant in Renewable

Natural Resources, Spring semester 1969 - $1500 (open


Allen Dean Bruner, Jr., Range Ecologist in Renewable

Natural Resources, 1/1/-6/30/69 - annual rate $8640 (new

position, contingent upon continuation of AEC grant)

Michael R. Natalino, Graduate Research Assistant in

Renewable Natural Resources, Spring semester 1969 - $1500

(open position)

John S. Swant, Graduate Research Assistant in Renewable

Natural Resources, Spring semester 1969 - $1500 (open


Rosalyn D. Wong, Graduate Assistant in Home Economics,

Spring semester - $1250 (open position)


Anthony P. Anzalone, Graduate Assistant in Psychology,

Spring semester 1969 - $1250 (new, temporary position)

Eric Nelson Moody, Gradute Assistant in History, Spring

semester 1969 - $1250 (replacement for Michael Urga)

Judith Ann Ralf, Graduate Assistant in Political Science,

Spring semester 1969 - $1250 (replacement for Jose Peer)

Barbara Ann Taylor, Graduate Assistant in History, Spring

semester 1969 - $1250 (replacement for Ruth Ross)

Steve Timothy Timko, Jr., Graduate Assistant in Mathe-

matics, Spring semester 1969 - $1250 (replacement for

Howard Cassity)

Pamela Brunsell Wilcox, Instructor in Political Science,

Spring semester 1969 - annual rate $7850 (temporary re-

placement for James Roberts)


Kimun D. Lee, Graduate Assistant, Bureau of Business and

Economics Research (1/4 time), Spring semester 1969 -

$625 (replacement for Leon Singleton)


Jacqueline Marie Burr, Graduate Assistant in Elementary

Education, Spring semester 1969 - $1250 (replacement for

Holly Duarte)

Barbara Ann Chism, Graduate Assistant in General Profes-

sional Education, Spring semester 1969 - $1250 (new,

temporary position)

Robert Falccus Nielson, Assistant Director, Upward Bound

Project, Spring - annual rate $8250 (new position)

David Scott Wolf, Graduate Assistant in General Profes-

sional Education, Spring semester 1969 - $1250 (new,

temporary position)


Donald E. Banta, Graduate Assistant in Civil Engineering,

Spring semester 1969 - $1250 (replacement for Raymond



John T. Blomquist, Graduate Laboratory Assistant in NMAL,

Spring semester 1969 - $1500 (replacement for Stanley



Maarten R. Pranger, Research Assistant, 2/1-6/30/69 - $2900

Maxine Deacon, Administrative Assistant, 2/1-6/30/69 -

$3762.50 (annual $9030, change from 1/2 time to full time)

Joseph R. Illian, Graduate Research Assistant, 2/1-6/30/69

- $2900 (change from 1/2 time to full time)

Dr. Lombardi entered the meeting.

4. Approval of Check Registers

Upon motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, the

check registers were approved as submitted by the Business

Manager, UNR (check registers filed with permanent minutes).

5. Approval of Fund Transfers

Chancellor Humphrey reported the following fund transfer

for information:

#292 $1588 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Sociology

Department, to provide additional funds for pro-

fessional salaries.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfers of funds:

#309 $17,200 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Depart-

ments listed below for graduate assistant salaries:

Chemistry Department $ 1,650

Music Department 600

Physics Department 1,600

Psychology Department 1,000

* English Department 12,350

* 4 temporary graduate assistant positions

to accommodate change in English "A"


#310 $7600 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to History

Department to provide funds for temporary posi-

tion which has been created to assume some of

the teaching duties of full-time staff on part-

time assignments elsewhere in UNR during fiscal


#311 $22,000 from Contingency Reserve, Statewide Pro-

grams, to the Property, Fidelity and Liability

Insurance account. The 1968-69 Work Program

provided $63,647 for property, fidelity and

liability premiums. The cost of these premiums

is now estimated at $85,647.

On July 1, 1967, the University of Nevada System

had to assume the payment of insurance premiums

which provides fire coverage on all buildings

and contents with an all risk floater. The all

risk floater includes theft of University owned

equipment with $100 deductible. Neither the

insurance company nor the University had an ex-

perience record upon which to estimate this cost.

On January 30, 1969, the UNS purchased an addi-

tional policy providing umbrella catastrophe

liability coverage with excess limits of $1

million. This policy gives the University the

broadest type of liability coverage obtainable.

The annual estimated premium is $2983.

During the biennium the University has accepted

the following major buildings: Donald C. Moyer

Student Union, Buildings and Grounds Office

building, UNLV and the Mack Social Science build-

ing, UNR, all of which add to the insurance needed.

The above, plus the rise in insurance premiuns in

general of about 10%, has resulted in this need for

an additional $22,000 for FY 1969.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above fund transfers be approved

as recommended.

Mr. Hug referred to the policy providing umbrella catas-

trophe liability coverage to the University, stating that

it seemed strange to have such extensive coverage when

the maximum which could be recovered from the University

is $25,000. Mr. Humphrey pointed out that while it is

true that the University itself might be liable only for

$25,000, the faculty member could be liable for consider-

ably more and this insurance is designed to also protect

the faculty member while on official University business

in State automobiles and is considered by the faculty

members to be a valuable fringe benefit.

President Miller introduced Dr. Sohel Riffka, Vice Rector of the

University of Northern Chile, who is in this country to observe

higher education, and is spending some time at the University of

Nevada, Reno.

Mr. Jacobsen entered the meeting.

6. Nomination of Architects, UNLV

Vice President Baeper noted that the State Planning Board

has requested that the University nominate architects for

the Education and Humanities buildings at UNLV. He re-

quested that Jack Miller, A. I. A., be nominated as the

architect for the Education building, and either Zick and

Sharp, or Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall (Edward

Hendricks & Associates) be the architects for the Humanities

building. He also recommended specific sites for the two

buildings and presented an aerial photograph showing the

approximate locations. The sites recommended would be

described as: Education building - west of Grant Hall,

north of the Library, sited on the main east/west mall in

line with the Chemistry building; Humanities building -

east side of the north/south mall between the Student

Union and Frazer Hall.

Chancellor Humphrey suggested that since the matter of

the buildings' sites was not on the agenda, the Board

might wish to first consider the selection of the archi-


Mr. Bilbray stated that the Campus is developing in a

"hodge-podge" manner and suggested that more attention

be paid to coordination of the architecture. Mr. Hancock

pointed out that great attention has been paid to this for

a number of years and the "hodge-podge" is gradually disap-


Dr. White suggested that Mr. Mc Daniel be designated as

consultant for all Campus buildings at UNLV. Mr. Hancock

cautioned against having one local architect review the

work of his competitors and suggested that a consultant

not be designated until the Regents have an opportunity

to see what the drawings look like for the Education and

Humanities buildings.

Mr. Bilbray stated that he had recently seen some of the

brochures produced by the firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson

and Mendenhall and was very impressed with their work.

He suggested that only that firm be considered for the

Humanities building.

Dr. White again suggested that the University employ a

consultant. Mr. Bilbray suggested that an international

architectural firm be retained to present a master plan

for the architectural development of both Campuses.

Dr. Zorn agreed that some attention should be given to

master planning, particularly to a master space alloca-

tion plan for UNLV. Chancellor Humphrey noted that both

Presidents are in the process of updating the Skidmore,

Owings & Merrill master plans for both Campuses.

Mr. Bilbray suggested that it would cost $35,000 for

master plans for each Campus and suggested that the

Chancellor check into sources of funds for such a project

and report back at the next meeting. Mr. Humphrey agreed

that such a report could be made.

Mr. Hug expressed skepticism that a master plan from an

international firm not familiar with Nevada and its needs

would be worthwhile. He suggested that the Regents con-

sider instead a local consulting firm.

Mr. Bilbray stated that Nevada is not a big state and would

not have such talent.

Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that Mr. Del Monte, who had been

used as a consultant before the UNR Campus might be famil-

iar enough with Nevada to provide the desired consultant


Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried with-

out dissent that the firm of Jack Miller, A. I. A., be

nominated to the State Planning Board as the architect

for the Education building at UNLV.

Mr. Grant moved that the firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson and

Mendenhall be nominated as the architect for the Humanites

building. Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray. Mr. Grant then

amended his motion to include either Daniel, Mann, Johnson

and Mendenhall or Zick and Sharp as the nominees. Mr.

Bilbray stated that he was not familiar with Zick and Sharp

but was impressed with the brochures he had seen from DMJM

and suggested that only that firm be nominated. He with-

drew his second to Mr. Grant's motion. Mr. Grant's motion

was then seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, and carried with Mr.

Bilbray and Dr. White opposing.

Dr. Lombardi moved that the buildings' sites as recommended

by Dr. Baepler be approved. Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray

and carried without dissent.

Mr. Hug expressed concern over the proposed locations of

these buildings but agreed that following further devel-

opment of the plans an opportunity to review the sites

would be satisfactory.

7. Chronological History of Development of Chemistry Building,


Chancellor Humphrey noted that at the February 7 meeting

the Administration had been requested to develop informa-

tion on the sequence of the activities during the devel-

opment of the Chemistry building, UNLV, and requested the

Regents to review the chronological request (filed with

permanent minutes). He noted that the only extra time

involved was that period of time involved with working

with the Planning Board on the architectural competition.

Mr. Hancock agreed, noting that funds were in the form of

General Obligation Bonds and they were not able to proceed

with the plans until they had received the money with

which to execute a contract -- that money was not received

until October. He noted that 4 architects had competed

in the design competition and the architect finally

selected was the same one who had been originally suggested

by the University. He also stated that he believed, and

the architect had concurred, that a most specific benefit

from the competition was a better building because the

architect had tried harder.

Mr. Hancock stated that he believed the competition suc-

cessful, but would not in the future recommend a compe-

tition for such a complex building.

Mr. Humphrey also recalled that there had been a request

that investigation be made of methods of shortening the

planning period of major projects. He noted that the

State Planning Board has also expressed concern and has

offered assistance. He suggested that Mr. Hancock might

wish to comment on the steps already taken by the State

Planning Board.

Mr. Hancock concurred that the State Planning Board is

concerned with this matter and has taken the following

action with this session of the Legislature designed to

shorten the design period:

(1) Requested $50,000 in advance planning funds for the

1971-73 program. This will permit the development

of definitive programs prior to the 1971 session,

with the result that upon approval and funding,

architects will be able to proceed immediately with

the working drawings.

(2) Recommended that the Legislature appropriate all design

funds for all projects by General Fund appropriations.

Because of the General Obligation Bond funding of the

1967 Capital Improvement Program, the State Planning

Board was precluded from starting the design process

until late in October, and consequently, the entire

program was delayed 6 months. The use of General

Funds for design will allow the State Planning Board

to proceed immediately with the design of projects

upon passage and approval of the appropriation.

(3) Requested the authority of the Legislature to negoti-

ate low bids under certain controlled conditions.

This would hopefully avoid the necessity of rebidding

projects when the low bid exceeds the construction

budget by less than 10%. The approval of this act

should expedite the award of contracts.

Mr. Hancock further stated that the design process is also

frequently delayed due to lack of a scope of work defining

the project requirements in sufficient detail to allow the

architect to proceed immediately with the plans.

Mr. Bilbray thanked Mr. Hancock for his report, stating

that it made him feel better to know that he was not the

only one concerned. Mr. Hancock stated that the Planning

Board and the University have always been concerned that

projects proceed as quickly as possible so that they may

be occupied by the using agency at the earliest possible


8. Agreement with the State Planning Board

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board of Regents had

approved an agreement in December 1964, which had provided

for the division of responsibilities between the University

and the State Planning Board on Capital Improvement Pro-

jects (agreement filed with permanent minutes). He noted

that the present agreement is basically satisfactory and

relations between the two Boards and the two staffs are

excellent. He recommended that the Administration be

directed to cooperate with the State Planning Board in the

development of any amendments or additions to the present

agreement designed to speed the completion of University


Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

9. Resolution from Citizens' Advisory Committee to College

of Agriculture

Chancellor Humphrey presented a resolution from the Citi-

zens' Advisory Committee to the College of Agriculture,

directed to the Board of Regents, the Chancellor and the

President, UNR (copy of resolution filed with permanent

minutes). Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the reso-

lution be accepted and the members of the Advisory Com-

mittee be informed of the Board's appreciation for their

interest in and support of the University's programs and

that the Committee be assured of the University's intent

to secure a sound financial base for the 2-year programs.

Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

10. Class A Action Concerning Admission of Disapproved High

School Students

President Miller requested that this matter be deferred

until the next meeting to allow for clarification of a

number of details. He further agreed to a request from

Mr. Hug that a complete review of the current admissions

standards be presented to the Board at its meeting in

May, both a written report and an oral presentation by

Dr. Jack Shirley, Director of Admissions.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that discussion of the Class A Action

be tabled until the April meeting.

11. Plant and Property, UN

A. Mr. Pine reported that the U. S. Department of Housing

and Urban Development, College Housing Program, has

informed the University of Nevada, Reno, that it will

now accept an application for a Dining Commons. The

loan would be for a maximum of 40 years (by statute) at

an interest rate to be determined by a Federal statu-

tory formula, but which could not exceed 5% by State

statute. Security for the loan would be a pledge of

project revenue. Applications must be submitted

prior to April 1, 1969.

Mr. Pine presented tentative plans for such a Dining

Commons to be used for resident students only. He

noted that the preliminary planning indicates a

proposed construction budget figure of $1.5 million.

President Miller requested that UNR be authorized to

submit an application to HUD for a $1.5 million loan

for a Dining Commons to be erected near Nye Hall.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that Legislative approval

was given to this project and a residence hall by

Chapter 17, 1966 Statutes of Nevada. He recommended

approval of the request to submit an application, and

also recommended that a financal plan for all UNR

auxiliary enterprises, including the proposed project,

be submitted by May for the projected first fiscal

year of operation of the new Dining Commons.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation be


B. Mr. Pine reported that Sierra Pacific Power Company

has requested a 10-foot right of way for the recon-

struction of a power line on the south side of Miller

Street from Boynton Lane westerly approximately 1850

feet (the northernmost portion of the University Dairy


Mr. Pine recommended, and noted that Dean Price has

concurred in this recommendation, that the right of

way be granted and the surface rights remain with

the University.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation

be approved.

C. Mr. Pine reported that the City of Reno has given

notice by Resolution No. 2487 that it intends to

annex to the City of Reno approximately 845 acres of

land near the intersection of Boynton Lane and Mill

Street, of which 275 acres are University property.

He noted that some opposition has been expressed

by local property owners to this annexation while

others favor it. He recommended tha the University

not take a position in this matter, noting that the

College of Agriculture plans to continue its dairy

operation in this location and concurs in the above


Mr. Jacobsen expressed concern that such an annexa-

tion might open the door to a change in zoning which

would adversely affect the operation of the Dairy

Farm. Mr. Walsh stated that he did not believe that

a change in zoning could be made as long as the use

to which this property is put does not change from

its original use.

Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent that the recommendation of

the Administration be followed and the Board of

Regents take no position on the annexation proposed.

D. Mr. Pine recalled that in December, 1968 the Board

instructed that a cost-benefit analysis be made of

a parking garage project for UNR and a report made

to the Board. Mr. Pine noted that such a study had

been made and the following report had been sub-

mitted to President Miller:

This office has reviewed the parking on the Reno

Campus and is of the opinion that for the present

a multistoried parking garage cannot be financed

from revenue.

The present facilities for parking provide the

following spaces:

Staff parking 460 "A"

Faculty parking 310 "B"

Special use permits 28 "C"

Student parking 2350

Fee for Dormitory use 99 "D"

Visitor 41

15 minute 8

Reserved space 4

Total Spaces 3300

Multistoried parking for fees must be centrally

located. The Sierra Street site is not near

enough to the University community to provide

income from fees for parking.

The areas presently available for parking on a

multistoried arrangement would require under-

ground operations to protect the environment and

beauty of the Campus.

The areas in which underground lots could be con-

structed and probably used are:

1. West and south of Morrill Hall, an area of

150 x 200 feet, 4 levels of parking, total

of 300 vehicles.

2. East of the Gymnasium and north of Getchell

Library, 150 x 300 feet, 3 levels of parking,

total of 225 vehicles.

The estimated cost of a parking garage, lighted,

less heat, for 300 vehicles is $1,200,000 and

for 225 vehicles $900,000. Assuming 90% occupancy,

the yearly charge for each vehicle would be $290

at a 5% interest charge and a 30-year retirement.

Should the interest rate be 6%, the yearly rental

would be $320 per vehicle.

The above costs indicate that it would be impos-

sible to erect underground facilities at this

time. The above areas do not lend themselves

to above-ground construction. The nearest site

presently owned by the University that would

permit above-ground facilities is on Sierra Street

north of Artemisia.

The cost of a structure for 300 vehicles above-

ground is estimated at $720,000 and would require

a yearly income of $175 per vehicle. If the rate

were 6%, the yearly income should be $195 per


In view of the costs involved and the possibility

of lacking sufficient revenue to retire indebted-

ness, it appears that the following should be


1. Filling of the archery area near Mack Social


2. Paving the lot south of the Stadium lot

between Virginia Street and the hill at

Hartman Hall.

3. Moving earth along the road east of Palmer

Engineering building to old Orr Ditch right

of way.

4. Paving north portion of Nye parking lot.

5. Endeavor to purchase property at southeast

corner of 9th and Lake Streets (owned by

City of Reno).

It is assumed that the following expenditures would

be required for the items above:

1. $10,000

2. $45,000

3. $20,000

4. $20,000

5. $55,000

Presently, no funds are available in this Depart-

ment for any improvements.

President Miller recommended that, in view of the fact

that the proposed parking structure cannot be financed

from project revenue, the project be returned to its

former position on the Capital Improvement priority

list and no legislation be requested at this time.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be ap-


Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that a study be made on the

feasibility of restricting all traffic on Campus.

E. Mr. Pine submitted a progress report on UNR capital

improvement projects under the supervision of Univer-

sity staff and a progress report on projects under the

supervision of the State Planning Board was distributed

(both reports filed in Chancellor's Office).

12. At President Miller's request, Dick Harris, Second Vice

President of ASUN, reviewed briefly the recent amendments

made by the ASUN to its Constitution. He also noted that

a number of student government activities had been con-

solidated in an effort to streamline some of the procedures

now followed by students. Following Mr. Harris' presenta-

tion, Mr. Ted Dixon, First Vice President, stated that

the ASUN would be forwarding a request for action by the

Board at its April meeting to consolidate some of the

fees now assessed separately.

Joe Bell, ASUN President, referred back to earlier dis-

cussion by the Regents of the parking garage study made

by Mr. Pine, noting that Mr. Pine had made several recom-

mendations to provide a partial solution to the parking

problem and asked if the Board was considering any action.

President Miller noted that the recommendations were di-

rected to him and he would prefer to have staff review

of the suggestions before requesting action by the Board.

Mr. Hug suggested that it would be appropriate at this

time for Mr. Humphrey to comment on the request from Joe

Bell that he and Bill Terry, as Presidents of their

respective student governments, be appointed to the

Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that he had responded to Mr.

Bell's request and quoted in part from his letter, as


I am happy to designate the Presidents of the Associ-

ated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno, and

the Confederated Students of the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, to be members of the Chancellor's Advisory

Cabinet for the discussion of those matters before the

Cabinet which are of particular and special interest to

students. There are two qualifications for such

service: (1) the specific issue must have been dis-

cussed at the University level and a recommendation

made which requires Board of Regents action and appro-

priate student representation must have been involved

in the Campus discussion; and (2) a University Presi-

dent must request the participation of the Student Body

President. If one President requests the Student Body

President on his Campus to attend, the other President

will be obliged to also request the Student Body Presi-

dent on his Campus to attend. The Student Body Presi-

dents will attend for the specified agenda items. The

designation is for the balance of this academic year

and for the 1969-70 academic year. At the end of that

time, we should evaluate the desirability of continuing.

Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the Board endorse the action of the

Chancellor, as indicated above.

13. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000

Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened February 18, 1969,

for 75 food items to be furnished to the Dining Commons.

Monarch Institutional Foods, Reno $11,076.56

low bidder on 36 items

Abbott Supply Company, Reno 8,883.55

low bidder on 39 items

Mr. Pine noted M & R, Reno, had submitted bids on 7 items

but they were high. He recommended that the contracts be

awarded to the low bidders on the individual items as

listed above. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey


Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

14. Ombudsman

President Miller recommended that the position of Ombudsman

be established at UNR on an experimental basis for the re-

mainder of the Spring semester. He proposed that the Om-

budsman would be available to students, faculty and staff

and would serve as an extra-channel for airing complaints,

presenting grievances, and seeking appropriate ways of

doing things. He added that the person appointed to this

position would report directly to the President. To fund

this position, President Miller recommended that a transfer

of $2400 (for a salary of $800 per month) be made from the

Contingency Reserve to the Office of the President.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Mrs. Knudtsen expressed doubt that a problem existed at

UNR which would require such a position.

Dr. Anderson agreed that no such problems were obvious

but suggested that the creation of such a position would

relieve the President of many small but important details

and thus might avoid such problems altogether.

Mr. Jacobsen agreed with Dr. Anderson.

Dr. Driggs spoke of the educational planning study which

suggested a need for someone to relieve the President

from many of the details with which he must now be con-

cerned. He noted that this recommendation had also been

made by the accreditation team from the Northwest Associ-

ation during its last visit. Dr. Driggs said he believed

the creation of the position could be of real service.

Joe Bell also expressed agreement with the concept, adding

that administrative officers are always available to the

students but such an additional channel could be a very

great aid.

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the position of Ombudsman be estab-

lished for a period of 3 months at a salary of $800 per


15. Change of Graduation Requirements

President Miller stated that the UNR Academic Council and

the Undergraduate Council of the Senate have both approved

a recommendation which reduces the number of units re-

quired for graduation with the Associate Degree in Law

Enforcement from 65 to 64. He noted that this reduction

reflects an accommodation to the special courses in English

offered at Stead of the associate degree programs and re-

flects no real reduction in course requirements for the

degree. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey endorsed

the recommendation.

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

16. Proposed Athletic Fields and Physical Education Facility

Dr. Baepler reviewed the planning at a staff level which

had produced the brochure for the proposed athletic fields

and a physical education facility at UNLV, noting that

these two projects are priorities 10 and 15 on the Capital

Improvement program. He requested authorization to forward

this brochure to appropriate committees of the Legislature

for information. Chancellor Humphrey concurred in this

course of action, stating that neither project is recom-

mended by the State Planning Board or the Governor for

funding in 1969-70; however, action on these projects, he

said, could be expected in 1971.

Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

17. Approval of Existing UNLV Programs

Dr. Baepler noted that some of the degrees currently being

offered at UNLV, as well as some of the Departments cur-

rently in existence, have never been formally approved by

the Regents and others have been approved only in principle.

He pointed out, however, that in every instance there

appears to have been full internal consideration given to

each degree program by the Curriculum Committee, the Senate

and the Administration. Dr. Baepler asked the Board to

officially approve the following list of current Colleges

and Departments and the degree programs currently being

offered at UNLV:





General Business



Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration

Master of Business Administration

Master of Arts in Economics

Master of Science in Vocational Counseling



Professional Studies

Educational Administration

Health, Physical Education and Recreation


B. A. in Education

B. S. in Education

M. A. in Education

M. S. in Education

Master of Education

M. S. in Vocational Counseling

Ed. S. (Specialist in Education)





Speech and Drama


B. A. in Art

B. F. A.

B. A. in Music

B. A. in Speech and Drama



Community Services


Medical Arts


Associate of Science in Law Enforcement (Certificate

available for major in Sociology)

Associate of Science in Office Administration

Associate of Science in Radiation Health Technology

Associate of Science in Design Technology

Associate of Science in Electronic Technology

Associate of Science in Fire Science Technology

Associate of Arts in Nursing

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

Bachelor of Technology in Radiologic Technology

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Associate of Arts in Medical Records




Foreign Language



B. A. in English

B. A. in French

B. A. in German

B. A. in Spanish

B. A. in Philosophy

M. A. in English

M. A. in German

M. A. in Spanish



Biological Sciences



Physics & Astronomy

Planetary Sciences and Engineering


Degree Major Discipline

Bachelor of Science Biology, Botany, Zoology

(including Premedical, Pre-


Master of Science Biology, Zoology

Bachelor of Science Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in


Bachelor of Science Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts Mathematics

Bachelor of Science Physics, Applied Physics

Master of Science Physics

Bachelor of Science Engineering, Geography,


Bachelor of Arts Geology





Political Science


Social Service


B. A. History

B. A. Political Science

B. A. Psychology

B. A. Anthropology

B. A. Sociology

B. A. Social Services

M. A. History

M. A. Political Science

M. A. Psychology

M. S. in Vocational Counseling

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

Dr. Baepler suggested that this kind of problem is some-

times the result of confusion over what must receive Board

approval and what can be considered appropriate to handle

administratively. Chancellor Humphrey agreed and suggest-

ed a study be made at staff level and a recommendation

made as to what should be referred to the Board of Regents

for approval.

18. UNLV Dormitory

Dr. Baepler referred to newspaper articles which had

appeared recently concerning objections by some of the

UNLV students to the University policy requiring that

students under 21 live in the Dormitory. Dr. Baepler

noted that in the Fall of 1968, the Dorm was filled to

capacity and a number of students were permitted to find

housing off Campus. Consequently, when vacancies occured

in the Dorm at the beginning of the Spring semester, these

students were requested to give up their off-Campus housing

and move into the Dorm. Dr. Baepler noted that there are

a number of problems on the UNLV Campus centering around

the Dormitory and many of these problems cannot be resolved

as long as the University requires that students live in

the Dorm. He said that although he was aware of the fi-

nancial implications, in that the repayment of the debt

depends on revenue from the Dormitory, he was prepared to

bring back a recommendation later in the Spring for a

change to be effective next year. Part of this recom-

mendation, he said, would involve the borrowing of funds

from the Capital Improvement Fee Fund to pay the interest

on the Dormitory if sufficient revenues are not realized

under a policy to make Dormitory residence entirely volun-

tary. He emphasized that there is a need to make the Dorm

a desirable place to live and that will not occur, he said,

as long as the students feel they have no choice.

Bill Terry stated that the students have been very concerned

over the situation in the Dorm and the student government

has recently taken over the leadership of the Dorm in an

effort to resolve some of the problems. Randy Frew stated

that in his opinion, a great amount of the credit for the

partial resolution of the Dorm problems is due to Dr.

Baepler and Dean Mc Causlin.

The Board took no action, noting that no recommendations

for a change in policy has been placed before the Board.

19. DRI Financial Program, 1968-69

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in June 1967 DRI was

instructed to develop detailed financial projections for

each fiscal year. He noted that a preliminary estimate

for the current fiscal year was submitted to the Board

in January 1968, and was approved subject to revision at

the May 1968 meeting. Mr. Humphrey referred to the

Financial Program, 1968-69, dated January 1969 (enclosed

with the agenda), noting that it had been submitted as

a revision to the January 1968 Preliminary Estimate. He

recommended that it be approved and that the Administration

be instructed to submit the 1969-70 financial plan for DRI

not later than May 1969, and henceforth all such plans

include a statement showing term (time period) of all

grants and contracts in force.

Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above recommendations be approved.

20. State Department of Education's Master Plan for Education

Mr. Hug introduced Mr. Burnell Larson, Superintendent of

Public Instruction, who had been invited to present the

State Department of Education's Master Plan for Education

for the information of the Regents.

Mr. Larsen noted that the Master Plan had been prepared

at the request of the State Legislature and consisted of

a 2-volume document from which the abstract which had been

distributed had been prepared. In addition, Mr. Larson and

his staff showed a film which had been produced in support

of the Master Plan. Mr. Larson was assisted in his pres-

entation by Mr. Tom Ogg and Mr. Robert Lloyd.

21. Community College Division of the University of Nevada


Chancellor Humphrey recalled that on February 7 the Board

had agreed that they would comply with Governor Laxalt's

request concerning creation of a Community College Divi-

sion, provided the Legislature appropriated the monies

requested by the Governor. He further noted that the

Board had instructed that a program statement and a

budget be developed in conformity with the Governor's

request. Such a document had been developed, he said, in

cooperation with President R. C. Lynch, Elko Community

College, and Mr. Burnell Larson, State Superintendent of

Public Instruction, and has also been favorably reviewed

by the Governor's Office. Copies of the document were

transmitted to the Elko County Board of School Trustees

and the Elko Community College Advisory Board and their

comments had been received.

Mr. Humphrey noted that recommendations received from

these 2 Boards, communicated through President Lynch,

concerned certain areas of the proposed budget (with the

net effect of requesting that it be increased by $22,500)

and expansion of the Advisory Board from 5 to 7 members.

Mr. Humphrey recommended that the document, as presented,

be approved, including the budgets except that the Advisory

Board be increased to 7 as requested, and in explaining

the proposal to the Legislative Committees the comments

of the Elko Boards be stated.

Mr. Larson concurred with the Chancellor's statements,

noting particularly the statement that the budget repre-

sents the most flexible budget that could be devised with-

in the framework of the Governor's recommendation.

In response to an inquiry from Mr. Grant, Mr. Humphrey

stated that the Advisory Board referred to in the document

would be advisory to the Elko Community College Administra-

tion, the Executive Officer of the Community College Divi-

sion, the Chancellor, and to the Board of Regents.

Mr. Bilbray asked if there was really any need for such an

advisory group. Chancellor Humphrey said yes, particularly

in this situation where there is such strong community in-

terest. He referred to other advisory groups operating at

the present time which have rendered valuable assistance

to certain areas of the University, most notable being the

Advisory Committee to the College of Agriculture. Mr.

Humphrey also commented on the amount of cooperation which

he said had been received from a variety of sources in

implementing the Governor's recommendation.

Mr. Bilbray asked what counties would be involved in the

geographical area from which the Advisory Board members

would be drawn. Mr. Humphrey stated that the membership

on the Advisory Board would be as determined by the Board

of Regents, but he would expect that most of the members

would be drawn from the Elko area itself.

Dr. Anderson requested that the paragraph concerning the

qualifications of an executive officer (page 7, paragraph

15) be expanded to include "or who has other experience

or training which would especially qualify him for this


Mr. Humphrey stated that there was strong concern that

this person would be trained in the area in which he

will be working and not be too oriented to University

program levels. He and Mr. Larson both agreed that the

proposed change would not be contrary to that concern.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the clause suggested above be added

to the document.

Mr. Walsh asked if the members of the Advisory Board would

be serving at the pleasure of the Board of Regents. Mr.

Humphrey stated that they would be appointed by the Board

of Regents for specific periods of time.

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the necessary amendments be made to

the document to increase the Advisory Board members from

5 to 7 members (6 from the geographical area and the 7th

to be the State Superintendent of Public Instruction).

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the document be adopted as amended.

Mr. Hug suggested that Mr. Larson, Mr. Lynch and Mr.

Humphrey be commended on the production of this document

adding that there has long been a need to provide a divi-

sion line between the educational areas.

22. Approval of Preliminary Plans, Interim Office Building, UNLV

President Zorn requested review by the Regents of the pre-

liminary plans for the Interim Office building. He noted

that this project was designed to relieve crowded condi-

tions on the UNLV Campus and would eventually be converted

to a shop area when sufficient faculty office space becomes

available in other new buildings on Campus.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that the architect had made re-

markable progress in the past two weeks in developing the

plans to this stage and had produced what appeared to be

a functional and attractive building. He recommended

approval of the preliminary plans as presented.

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the preliminary plans be approved as


23. Agricultural Research and Extension

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in July 1968 the Board of

Regents voted to transfer administrative responsibility

for all non-DRI and non-agricultural research and extension

activities from the Chancellor to a Campus President. At

that time, because of opposition expressed by Dean Bohmont

to a transfer of Agricultural Experiment Stations and Co-

operative Extension Service, the Board instructed that

these two activities remain under the immediate supervision

of the Chancellor and that the organizational structure of

these programs be discussed at a later date. Mr. Humphrey

noted that although Dean Bohmont has been on leave since

August 1968 continuing discussions of this matter have been

held between President Miller, Dean Bohmont and Acting Dean

Earl Price. He asked President Miller and Dean Price to

comment on these discussions.

President Miller referred to copies of correspondence

between himself and Deans Bohmont and Price (filed with

permanent minutes). He noted that a consensus had been

reached among the 3 of them that administrative transfer

of these agricultural functions was feasible and desirable

and could be accomplished without disturbing the Statewide

mission of the organizations.

Dean Price concurred, and emphasized that agreement had been

reached, as indicated in the correspondence, and a transfer

of these functions will not adversely affect the operation.

Mrs. Knudtsen expressed concern, stating that she felt that

the Statewide function would be inhibited by having it

focused on the Reno Campus.

Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that all 3 Divisions of

the University are Statewide in function. He noted that

several of the research organizations, such as the Bureau

of Governmental Research, Nevada Mining and Analytical

Laboratory, Nevada Bureau of Mines, and Bureau of Business

and Economic Research are operating quite successfully on

a Statewide basis while residing on a Campus and reporting

to a Campus Officer. He suggested that the agricultural

organizations should continue to function as well as re-

porting to the President, UNR, as they do reporting to the

Chancellor. He added that in his opinion, the present

administrative structure has worked but not as well as

would be desirable.

Mr. Jacobsen asked if such a transfer would preclude an

eventual merging of Agricultural Extension with General

University Extension activities. President Miller stated

that a study of General University Extension is now being

conducted but at present there is not serious consideration

being given to merging of the two activities. He pointed

out that General University Extension is now operating as

a UNR activity and UNLV has been authorized to establish

its own extension division.

Dr. White expressed opposition to any transfer until Dean

Bohmont returns from leave. She also said she did not

like the idea of General University Extension being in-


Mr. Hug pointed out that the recommendation under discus-

sion did not involve General University Extension; it only

concerned the administrative structure of the Agricultural

Experiment Stations and Cooperative Extension Service.

Mr. Bilbray said he had received complaints about unfair

treatment of the southern part of the State and planned

to visit Logandale Experiment Station the next week to

investigate. He suggested that this matter be tabled

until after that visit.

Mr. Hug stated that he did not see any point in delaying

this matter when all of the administrative staff concerned

were in full agreement that the proposed transfer was

desirable and the matter had been fully explored by the


Chancellor Humphrey recommended that, in view of the agree-

ment among President Miller and Deans Price and Bohmont,

the administrative responsibility for the Cooperative Ex-

tension Service and Agricultural Experiment Stations be

transferred from the Chancellor to the President, UNR,

effective immediately.

Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

with Mr. Bilbray and Dr. White opposing, that the above

recommendation be approved.

24. Program for Equal Employment Opportunity in the Cooperative

Extension Service

Dean Price stated that in conformity with requirements of

the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and in connection

with a major reorganization presently underway in the

south, the Cooperative Extension Services in all the States

are being asked to adopt programs to guarantee equal em-

ployment opportunity. Dean Price requested approval of a

document developed for Nevada in conformity with this

regulation (copy filed with permanent minutes).

Chancellor Humphrey stated that he had reviewed the docu-

ment, that it conformed with University policy, and he

recommended approval by the Board.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

25. Status Report on Legislative Program

Chancellor Humphrey reported on the status through Wednes-

day, March 5, of the legislation of direct concern to the

University. His report in brief concerned the following:

A. Operating Budget Request - Hearings were held jointly

with Ways and Means and Finance Committees. All addi-

tional information requested has been supplied. No

additional hearings are scheduled.

B. Capital Improvement Request

(1) Chemistry Building, UNLV - enacted (Chapter 44,

1969 Statutes).

(2) Interim Office Building, UNLV - enacted (Chapter

43, 1969 Statutes).

(3) Revenue bond legislation - to be introduced by

Ways and Means.

(4) All other projects - hearings were held for Ways

and Means on both Campuses. Finance Committee

hearings have not been scheduled.

(5) AB 149 - creates Nevada Building Authority, now

in Ways and Means and will be amended to provide

more direct control of projects.

C. Fringe Benefit Legislation

(1) AB 310 (TIAA) - in Ways and Means. Hearing is

scheduled for 10 A.M., Wednesday, March 12. Ten-

tatively, Senate Finance will discuss all legis-

lation affecting State Retirement System on

Tuesday, March 18.

(2) Group Insurance - SB 281 - referred to Committee

on Federal, State and local governments.

D. Health Science Program (AB 130) - passed the Assembly

on February 17 and was referred to Senate Finance

Committee. No hearings have been scheduled; however,

it is hopeful the Committees will wish to schedule

such hearings soon.

E. SB 273 - omnibus bill concerning institutional names

and titles - in Committee on Education.

F. AB 395 - disposition of unclaimed property - in Judici-

ary Committee.

G. WICHE appropriation - no hearing scheduled.

H. SB 139 (Swobe Bill) outlawing of conduct in public area

which disrupts normal activities - passed Senate, in

Assembly Judiciary Committee.

A bill dealing with the same matter (SB 261), intro-

duced by Slattery, Fransway, Farr and Titlow, is in

the Senate Committee on Federal, State and local


I. SB 181 - requires Board of Regents to permit radio

and television broadcasts of athletic events - is in

Senate Judiciary Committee.

J. SB 279 - creates Higher Education Student Loan Funds -

in Senate Finance.

K. SCR 18 - urged Washoe County Fair and Recreation Board

to permit use of Centennial Coliseum for local athletic

events - passed Senate, has been referred to select

committee of Washoe County Assemblymen.

L. AB 359 - imposes 2% room tax for benefit of University

- referred to Assembly Taxation Committee.

M. AJR 31 - proposes to amend Nevada Constitution by

requiring separate Boards of Regents for UNR-UNLV -

in Committee on Education.

N. AB 3 - adopts Uniform Anatomical Gift Act - in Senate

Judiciary Committee.

O. AB 564 - tax on unredeemed value of trading stamps

earmarked for Community Colleges - is in Assembly

Taxation Committee.

Randy Frew spoke of concern by some UNLV students over

the Swobe Bill. He said that it is considered an abridge-

ment of civil liberties and academic freedom and requested

the Board of Regents to oppose the bill.

Mr. Bilbray also urged the Regents to take a stand in

opposition of the bill or to suggest that it be amended

to define what consitutes interference with normal Uni-

versity functions.

Mr. Humphrey stated that, as requested by the Board, this

bill had been reviewed with the Chief Deputy Attorney

General and asked Dan Walsh to comment.

Mr. Walsh said that in the review of the bill, the only

thing that concerned him was the clause "which may inter-

fere with the ...". He suggested that it might be clari-

fied by changing it to read "which interferes with the

...". Otherwise, he said, this bill is merely a codifi-

cation of existing legislation.

President Miller pointed out that he had already publicly

supported the Swobe Bill on the basis that it places deter-

mination of action in the hands of the University rather

than in the hands of other agencies.

Mr. Zorn stated that he was not familiar with the bill,

but was concerned with the vagueness of legislation.

Mr. Bilbray moved that a resolution be sent to the Commit-

tee presently considering this bill requesting that the

words "may interfere" be removed and the word "interferes"

be substituted. Seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried without


Mr. Hug noted that Mr. Ronzone had been unable to attend

the meeting but had called to suggest the Regents might

wish to discuss a bill which is proposed requiring that

Regents be appointed rather than elected.

Mrs. Knudtsen stated that she had originally felt that

much of the strength of the Board rested in the fact that

the members were elected; however, she said, the costs of

a campaign have caused problems. She said an appointive

Board might be freed from pressures that might incorrectly

influence them and might thus be better Board members. She

also suggested that if Board members were appointed, they

be appointed for longer than 4 years.

Dr. Anderson expressed similar views.

Mr. Bilbray stated that an appointed Board member would be

under pressure from the person who appointed him. He said

that he believed the Board should be subject to the will

of the people and added that he opposed an appointive


Dr. Driggs recalled that the Mc Henry Report had recom-

mended an appointive Board and that the Legislature itself

had approved a 1957 proposal for an appointive Board. He

pointed out that such a change would require a Constitu-

tional amendment but a change in the length of term of

office could be done by statute.

Mr. Hug stated that he has always been in favor of an

elected Board but he has become concerned that the Uni-

versity has been drawn increasingly into politics. The

University, he said, stands in danger of being politically


Mr. Bilbray said he believed the University should be more


Dr. Lombardi said that it has always been his opinion that

one should forget one's political affiliations while

serving as a Regent and work for the students of Nevada.

Mr. Jacobsen stated that although the voters do make a

mistake at times, he still believed the elected Regent

was the more effective.

It was agreed that since the Board was divided in this

matter that action would not be appropriate and that each

Board member could express his personal opinion.

26. Confirmation of Advisory Mail Ballot on Performing Arts


Mr. Humphrey noted that on February 19 an advisory mail

ballot had been transmitted to the Board concerning fund-

ing of the Performing Arts Center (filed with permanent

minutes) and the Board had been requested to respond to

the following:

I concur with the recommendation that an applica-

tion be submitted for Title I funds for the Physical

Sciences Project, Phase 2, UNR, and that the Ad-

ministration be authorized to request the Legisla-

ture to appropriate $334,962 to the Performing Arts

Project, UNLV, and that the appropriation requested

for the Physical Sciences Project, Phase 2, UNR, be

reduced by a like amount, contingent upon the success

of an application for Title I funding for the Physical

Sciences Project.

Mr. Humphrey noted that 9 affirmative responses had been

received and recommended that the Board take formal action

to confirm their mail ballott.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the mail ballot be confirmed.

27. Planning, Programming, Budgeting Studies

Chancellor Humphrey stated that negotiations have been

underway for sometime for assistance from Rand Corporation

of Santa Monica, California, in the further development of

PPBS concepts for the UN System prior to the development

of the 1971-73 biennial budget (i. e., by early 1970).

Under the proposal presented by Rand Corporation, that

company will furnish consultation by experienced staff

to: (1) assist in the construction and implementation

of a program budget for the UN System, and (2) train key

UN System staff to carry this project forward.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Rand Corporation

contract be approved, subject to approval as to form by

the Attorney General, and that $25,000 be transfered from

1-51-4056, Board of Regents Special Projects, to a special

account for this purpose.

Dr. Anderson stated that he believed this was moving in

the direction of being able to fully support budget re-

quests and moved that the Chancellor's recommendation

be approved. Motion seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent.

28. Data Processing Center

Mr. Humphrey reviewed the recommendations of the 4 con-

sultants regarding the Data Processing Center. He noted

that the recommendations had been considered by the Ad-

ministration and that he, President Miller, Vice Chancellor

Mordy and Vice President Baepler all concurred that the

basic advice should be followed. In order to implement

the recommendations, Chancellor Humphrey proposed the

following course of action:

1. Transfer administrative control over all Data Proces-

sing units except the administrative processing unit,

UNR, to a new UNS Data Processing Center effective

July 1, 1969.

2. Transfer administrative control over the administra-

tive data processing unit, UNR, to the UNS Data

Processing Center as soon as the functions of that

unit can be effectively merged with the Data Proces-

sing Center; presumably not later than September or

October, 1969.

3. Employ a highly qualified Data Processing Administra-

tor from outside the UN System at the earliest pos-

sible date to assume responsibility for this new unit.

He would be directly responsible to the Chancellor

and his title would be Director, UNS Data Processing


4. Request the Legislature to appropriate monies for

the Data Processing Center for 1969-71 in a separate

functional category by removing the individual ac-

counts from the UNR and UNLV budgets in conformity

with the attached budget titled "Data Processing


Mr. Humphrey requested comments by other officers of the


Vice Chancellor Mordy said that he was delighted with the

recommendations of the consultants, noting that they are

in conformity with what Dr. Magwire had presented to the

Board in 1965; i. e., the need for central planning

authority. Mr. Mordy stated that the need for computing

has never been fully recognized at the University of Nevada.

It is, he said, important for general identification of

goals on a Systemwide basis and the general planning

function over a number of years is also desirable. Mr.

Mordy continued by stating that the success of the System-

wide computing operation hinges on the quality and status

of the person who is hired to plan and run the operation.

He estimated that computing will occupy a position as

great as the Library and he pointed out that in order to

give that person status, it was recommnded by the con-

sultants that he be given the title of Vice Chancellor.

Professor Mordy stated that he supported this recommenda-

tion by the consultants. He also recommended that the

computing operation be titled Center for Computing Sys-

tems. He added that he would like to make a plea that

the position and the Center be given a very high status

and that during the transition period there be as little

change as possible.

President Miller stated that he fully agreed with Vice

Chancellor Mordy and the recommendations of the consultants

should be followed, except that he did not agree that the

title of Director was unsuitable. He stated that he fully

supported the Chancellor's recommendations.

President Zorn stated that as best as can be assessed,

this proposal will be workable for UNLV and he would con-

sider it very important to move along to implementation.

Dr. Baepler concurred, adding that it offered an oppor-

tunity to do something very exciting in developing better

computing services. He stated that he was in full agree-

ment with the recommendation of the consultants. He also

cautioned that regardless of how well the Center functions,

it will be under constant criticism from all parts of the

University because of the nature of its work. He recom-

mended that the person who will be responsibile for the

computing operation be given a title which would clearly

indicate his level of responsibility. He added that, in

his opinion, the title of Director does not adequately

describe this position since the responsibilities will

be far greater than such a title would indicate.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

with Mr. Jacobsen opposing, that the title be designated

as Vice Chancellor for Computing Systems. Mr. Jacobsen

stated that he was opposed to the title of Vice Chancellor

because it carried the inference that he would be the

Vice Chancellor of the System and responsible in the

Chancellor's absence. He said he would prefer the title

of Director.

Dr. Anderson moved approval of the Chancellor's recom-

mendations as amended. Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray,

carried without dissent.

Professor Mordy suggested that because of the problems

involved with transfer of the Computing Center from DRI

to the Chancellor's Office, the transfer be made im-

mediately. Chancellor Humphrey stated that he would

prefer that the transfer occur on July 1 under the new

budget. This delay would provide recruiting time. He

said, however, that he would be happy to work with both

Professor Mordy and Dr. Magwire on problems dealing with

the transition.

Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, discus-

sion of the International Education Act was added to the agenda

at Mrs. White's request.

Dr. White expressed concern about the International Educa-

tion Act, stating that if lack of funding continues the

Act will expire. She moved that a resolution by the Board

of Regents of the University of Nevada System be adopted,

urging members of Congress to fund as quickly as possible

the IEA in order to continue the fine relations it has

realized. She suggested the resolution be sent to appro-

priate committees of the House and Senate and to members

of the Nevada delegation.

Motion was seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 P.M.