March 16-17, 1983
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
March 16-17, 1983
The Board of Regents met on the above date in Room 340, Western
Nevada Community College, Carson City.
Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mr. Rollan Melton
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Curry (UNR), Warburton
(DRI), Jones (UNLV), Heise (CCCC), Horton (NNCC), Lambert (TMCC),
Dwyer (WNCC) and Wycoff (Unit), and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 4:00 P.M.
1. Adoption of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and
filed with permanent minutes) containing the following items
(1) Approved the minutes of the special meeting held Febru-
ary 3, 1983, and the minutes of the regular meeting
held February 17-18, 1983.
(2) Accepted the gifts, grants and contracts as listed
in Ref. C-1 and filed with permanent minutes.
(3) Approved leave without pay to be extended through 1983-
84 for Professor Kenneth Knudson of the Department of
Anthropology at UNR.
(4) Approved the CCCC grading system be modified as follows
in accordance with a review between CCCC Faculty Senate
and a College-Wide Academic Standards Task Force:
Grade Grade Point Value
This change would be reflected in Title 4, Chapter 10,
Section A, 8 of the Board of Regents Policy.
Approved that Title 4, Chapter 10, Section A, 8.2 be
modified as follows:
Repeat - Students may repeat any course. Only the
highest grade is counted as part of their total
grade point average. The lower grade of a repeated
course will be lined out on the transcript. Stu-
dents may repeat certain courses for additional
credit as defined in the College catalog.
This change has the effect of providing students with
the opportunity to use a successfuly passing grade in
GPA calculation after retaking a course in which they
received an "F" grade.
A report will be submitted on this pilot grading policy
to the Academic Affairs Committee following the 1983-84
academic year along with a recommendation for either a
request for its continuance or that the policy be
(5) Accepted a gift from Ms. Ruth Roseberry of a mineral
collection of some 70 difference specimens, many of
which have been identified as outstanding quality,
others as either unique or rare. The collection is
valued at $1800 and is on display at NNCC.
Accepted gift deeds from the Forest Economics Founda-
tion. One of the gift deeds is to be used for the Hall
Chair of Economics and the other is to be used for the
S. J. and Dessie M. Hall Library Endowment at UNLV.
(6) Authorized a waiver of the bidding process in the exe-
cution of the intent of item 11 (2) of the minutes of
the Board of Regents meeting on January 7-8, 1983 and
item 6 (2) of the minutes of the Board of Regent meet-
ing on August 20, 1982.
(7) Authorized the Chancellor, on behalf of the Board of
Regents of the University of Nevada System, to execute
a Memorandum of Lease and Estoppel and Non-Disturbance
Agreement on a loan for the Hospice from Financial
Corporation of America, a division of State Savings
These documents would provide for the consent by the
Regents of this loan and would allow the Hospice to
use the leasehold interest as security for the loan.
The borrower would acquire no greater rights under
the lease than is already possessed by the Hospice.
(8) Ms. Del Papa reported that the ad hoc Committee on
Athletics had met, had held a public hearing on the
UNR Campus, and that this Committee would meet with
the one chaired by Mr. Karamanos for UNLV Athletics
and would bring recommendations for policies on Ath-
letics to the Board for consideration.
Mrs. Fong moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
2. Personnel Session
Mrs. Fong moved that the Board recess for a closed personnel
session for the express purpose of discussing the competency
and character of a University of Nevada System employee.
Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board reconvened at 11:20 A.M., Thursday, March 17, 1983,
with all members present except for Mr. Karamanos.
3. Progress Report on School of Journalism, UNR
Chairman Mc Bride accepted a check in the amount of $125,000
from Mr. Don Reynolds of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
as a gift to the School of Journalism. President Crowley
requested that the School be named the Donald W. Reynolds
School of Journalism and Advanced Media Studies.
Mr. Robert Kaiser, Chairman of the Journalism Department,
UNR, discussed the financial planning of the School and
the future of the School.
Mr. Melton moved to name the School the Donald W. Reynolds
School of Journalism and Advanced Media Studies. Mrs. Fong
seconded. Motion carried.
4. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee
The Investment Advisory Committee met on March 16, 1983,
and Mrs. Fong, Chair, submitted the following report and
(1) Approved the report from Mr. Roger Honour of Merrill,
Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, as follows:
A. Reports will be made on a semi-annual basis in
B. Investment Performance Analysis for the quarter
ending December 31, 1982, reporting on the per-
formance of the managers of the UNS investment
portfolios with First Interstate Bank and Valley
Bank of Nevada:
Valley Bank of Nevada
Manages 1/3 of portfolio totalling $5.2 million for
1982. The manager achieved an overall return of
23.8%, which included 35.2% invested in equities,
11.7% invested in cash and 29.6% invested in bonds.
First Interstate Bank
Manages 2/3 of portolio totalling $13.5 million for
1982. 52% was invested in equities, 23% in bonds,
24% in cash and less than 1% in other. This port-
folio was up 29% for 1982. For the period of 5 1/2
years, the total portfolio was up 12.8%; only 4% of
all the managers tested did better. Timing of the
manager was 15.5%; no other manager did better.
For 1982, managers combined investments were up
27.1% and for a 5-year period, 14.3%.
Using inflation measures, the $18.8 million ending
balance was up 11.8% on an annualized basis, (mean-
ing the portfolio is $4 million ahead of the rate
of inflation). Based on actuarial assumption, the
portfolio was ahead $6.3 million or 6%.
(2) Recommended acceptance of the report and approved the
request by Mr. Lew Shuman, American Investors Manage-
ment (AIM), as follows:
A. Approved the request to sell property, Loan #1302
Coleman, part of the Pinching Scholarship Fund,
and further recommended the assets of the Pinching
Scholarship Fund be placed in a pooled fund on
The donor has specified the funds be managed by
AIM and Vice Chancellor Dawson concurs in the rec-
ommendation to pool these assets in an investment
Mr. Shuman stated the personal and corporate
guarantee will be revised to include the pooled
concept, and a quarterly report will be provided.
(3) Recommended acceptance of reports from Mr. Monte Miller
Valley Bank of Nevada: Mr. Bob Lee, First Interstate
Bank; Ms. Fran Schartz, Nevada National Bank; and Mr.
Murray Foster of Security Bank of Nevada.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
5. Resolution Supporting Salary Increases
WHEREAS, the current revenue shortfall facing the State of
Nevada is extremely serious; and
WHEREAS, we, the Board of Regents, understand the request
to postpone pay raises for State employees, including the
faculty and professional staff of the University of Nevada
WHEREAS, this postponement is particularly burdensome to
the University System's faculty and professional staff inas-
much as they would not receive merit salary increases which
are provided classified employees, nor the incremental step
increases which are provided public school teachers; in fact
the University of Nevada System professional employees and
the State unclassified employees are the only employees not
being provided a merit raise;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that, we, the governing
Board of the University of Nevada System, strongly endorse
the adoption of a trigger mechanism effective January 1,
1984, which will provide pay raises for State employees,
including the faculty and professional staff of the Uni-
versity of Nevada System, providing there is sufficient
improvement in the State's revenues for such expenditures.
Mr. Melton moved to accept the resolution supporting salary
increases. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
6. Report of Special Committee on Tenure and Promotions
The Special Committee on Tenure and Promotions met on March
16, 1983, and Mrs. Gallagher, Chair, submitted the follow-
ing report and recommendations:
Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Mrs. Kenney, the Com-
mittee moved to a closed personnel session to discuss the
competency of University of Nevada System personnel.
(1) Recommended the following be granted for promotion or
assignment to rank:
Roger Arnold, to Associate Professor, Economics
Catherine G. Bellver, to full Professor, Foreign Langu-
Paul E. Burns, to Professor, History
Sue Cunningham, to Assistant Professor, Nursing
Anna Dean Kepper, to Rank III, Special Collections
Charles Levinson, to Professor, Hotel Administration
Nancy Master, to Rank II, Reference
Warren L. Mc Nab, to Professor, Health
Alan N. Miller, to Associate Professor, Management
M. L. (Tony) Miranda, to Associate Professor, Anthro-
Allen A. Mori, to Professor, Special Education
Richard Lawrence Soule, to Associate Professor, Music
Marianne R. Tortorici, to Professor, Radiological
Maureen Vinnik, to Assistant Professor, Nursing
Mary B. Ansari, to Rank IV, Library
Gary J. Blomquist, to Professor of Biochemistry
Mary Anne Dolen, to Associate Professor of Nursing
Catherine S. Fowler, to Professor of Anthropology
Ellen S. Fries, to Assistant Professor of Nursing
Larry J. Garside, to Rank IV, Nevada Bureau of Mines
Marilyn Goad, to Rank III, Cooperative Extension
Joan Gusman, to Rank II, Financial Aid
Stephen W. Hall, to Professor of Internal Medicine
Elizabeth Hansot, to Professor of Political Science
Frank Hartigan, to Professor of History
Yoshiko Hendricks, to Rank IV, Library
William V. Howard, to Professor of Art
Thomas R. Kozel, to Professor of Microbiology
Kenneth J. Kurtz, to Associate Professor of Internal
A. Graydon Mc Grannahan III, to Associate Professor of
Gordon Myer, to Rank III, Agricultural & Resource
Lu Ann Nissen, to Associate Professor of Home Economics
Carol A. Ort, to Associate Professor of Biology
Carol A. Parkhurst, to Rank III, Library
Medhi Saiidi-Movahhed, to Associate Professor Civil
Ronald L. Shane, to Rank III, Agricultural & Resource
Clifford J. Stratton, to Professor of Anatomy
Gary L. Vinyard, to Associate Professor of Biology
Virginia Vogel, to Associate Professor of Speech &
Robert L. Winzeler, to Professor of Anthropology
*Also recommended for tenure.
(2) Recommended the following be granted tenure:
Raymond D. Rawson, Science & Health
Maria Kilbourne, General & Developmental Education
William S. Newhall, Industrial, Technical & Public
Maryjean A. Riel, Industrial, Technical & Public
Bernard Schopen, General Education
Brad Tretten, Business/Management
Gilbert Ayarbe, Surveying Technology
Ronald P. Martin, Dean, Student Services
Cheryl Moreland, Nursing
Sandra Litkenhaus, Placement Counselor
Raymond Oster, Traffic Safety
James Pawluk, Welding Technology
Robert Pier, Automotive Technology
Michael Sady, Science
M. L. (Tony) Miranda, Anthropology/Ethnic Studies
Claude M. Rand, Hotel Administration
Clinton H. Richards, Management
Lawrence J. Tirri, Chemistry
Denny A. Jones, Associate Professor of Chemical &
Kenneth T. Maehara, Associate Professor of Medical
Stephen A. Moscove, Professor of Accounting & Informa-
Donald C. Noble, Professor of Geological Sciences
Mark Simkin, Professor of Accounting & Information
Gary L. Vinyard, Assistant Professor of Biology
Robert Watters, Associate Professor of Geological
*Also recommended for promotion in rank.
(3) Recommended that those remaining recommendations pre-
viously made by the Presidents for tenure, promotion or
assignment to rank will be referred back to the res-
pective Presidents for further information which will
be forwarded to the Committee for consideration at the
April meeting. The Committee will be in contact with
the Presidents for information needed.
Mrs. Kenney moved to accept the report and recommendations
of the Special Committee on Promotion and Tenure. Mrs.
Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
7. Recommendation for Promotions to Emeritus Status, UNR
President Crowley recommended the following promotions to
emeritus standing, effective July 1, 1983:
Fred M. Anderson, M. D. Clinical Professor of Surgery
James T. Anderson, Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Professor of Engineering
George Barnes, Professor of Physics
Emanuel Berger, M. D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Darwin E. Bradfield, County Extension Agent-in-Charge
Theodore A. Butler, Associate Professor of Agricultural
and Industrial Mechanics
Edmund J. Cain, Dean, College of Education
Mabel I. Edmundson, County Extension, Agent-Home Eco-
Mary Ellen Glass, Oral Historial
J. Patrick Kelly, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Rosella Linskie, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Arthur T. Phelps, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Vasco A. Salvadorini, M. D., Clinical Professor of
William K. Sonnemann, Publications Editor, Agricultural
Paul O. Wiig, M. D., Clinical Professor of Obstetrics
Jack D. Wise, County Extension, Agent-Communications
Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the recommendations. Mrs. Fong
seconded. Motion carried.
8. Recommendation for Promotion to Emeritus Status, TMCC
President Eardley recommended the following promotion to
emeritus standing, effective July 1, 1983:
Marjorie Goff, Nursing Instructor
Mrs. Fong moved to accept the recommendation. Mrs. Kenney
seconded. Motion carried.
9. Nominations for Distinguished Nevadan
Chairman Mc Bride submitted the following Distinguished
Nevadan Award designations to be awarded at Commencement
at UNR and UNLV in May, 1983:
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion
10. Nominations for Honorary Degrees
Chairman Mc Bride submitted the following Honorary Degree
designations to be awarded at Commencement at UNR and UNLV
in May, 1983:
UNR - Dean Ernst John Watts UNLV - Dr. Simcha Dinitz
Ms. Joanne De Longchamps General Robert Kelley
Mr. Jerry Mack
Mr. Harry Wald
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion
11. Report of the Budget Committee
The Budget Committee met on March 16, 1983, and Ms. Del Papa
Chair, submitted the following report and recommendations:
(1) Approved authorization of signature authority for
Marvin Wycoff on the Petty Cash Account at TMCC.
(2) Approved the transfer of $180,000 from the Student
Union Reserve Fund at UNLV to the Phase I remodeling
project for the Moyer Student Union.
(3) Approved the following revision in the Handbook, Chap-
ter 13, Section 7.5 on Deferred Payment Policy at CCCC
effective July 1, 1983 on a trial basis limiting the
number of participants to 500:
Contracts for deferred payment plan are available
to students who register in 6 or more semester
hours in a Fall or Spring semester. Summer Session
or Mini Session. The Director of Admissions/Rec-
ords or any designee(s) may authorize a deferred
payment plan to best meet the student's needs. The
The method of registration shall not be a consider-
ation in the deferred payment plan (such as mail,
telephone, in person, add-drop, etc.). The defer-
red amount will be approximately 50% of the total
charges payable by the student with a possible 10%
variance. The balance is due and payable not later
than Friday of the 6th week of instruction. Any
unpaid balance on a deferred payment plan becomes
a student accounts receivable on the final due date
and is treated as an official fee hold for future
registrations and transcript privileges. A penalty
of $5 per $100 (or fraction thereof) is charged on
the deferred balance not paid by the fine due date.
The Director of Admissions/Records is authorized,
if necessary, to officially withdraw a student from
classes for nonpayment with the balance due treated
as a student accounts receivable.
(4) Approved the following 1982-83 estimated budget for
Community Education at CCCC:
Opening Balance 81-82 $ 7,767 $ 53,036
Revenue 155,000 155,000
Total Available Funds $162,767 $208,036
Professional $120,773 $130,000
Classified 13,333 13,333
Wages 0 0
Fringe 4,997 8,167
Out of State Travel 1,000 0
Operating 20,000 36,000
Ending Fund Balance 2,664 20,536
Total $162,767 $208,036
(5) Approved the proposed 1983-84 residence hall and meal
rates (including the manner of payment) at UNR with
the exception of those for the Stead Apartments. See
Ref. B-5, filed with the permanent minutes. This
represents a revision of the Regents Handbook, Title
4, Chapter 13. The rental scale for the Stead Apart-
ments will be discussed further between the students
and President Crowley, who will report back to the
Committee at a later date.
(6) Ms. Del Papa stated that the item concerning the sale
and lease back of the special events centers at UNR and
UNLV should be discussed by the full Board.
Mrs. Gallagher moved that the Board sit as a Committee
of the Whole. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
Ms. Del Papa reviewed the action taken by the Board at
its February, 1983 meeting and the interim period,
stating that the Board had voted in February to pro-
ceed with investigation into the possibility of Gold-
man, Sachs and Company presenting for Board approval
a proposal for the sale and lease back to the Univer-
sity of Nevada System the two pavilions, one located
at UNR, the other located at UNLV. The motion also
included that the necessary legislation carry out such
a sale and lease be sought in the State Legislature.
The staff was instructed at that time to begin check-
ing the legal ramifications and persuing the required
During the interim between Board meetings, Ms. Del Papa
stated, Mrs. Fong telephoned her to say that she (Mrs.
Fong) had contacted other Regents and individuals and
was concerned that the Board had not considered other
proposals. Ms. Del Papa asked Vice Chancellor Dawson
to check with the Chancellor and to take necessary
steps to proceed with the investigation, and followed
up with a memorandum to the Regents.
Mrs. Fong stated that she felt it necessary to have
a number of bids, thereby not deviating from the bid-
ding process policy, and that in contacting Southern
Nevada Power and Southwest Gas Company, who have
recently completed the same lease-back arrangement,
she further felt that proposals should be presented
each Regent for study, that it had taken the other
two companies a year and a half to conclude their
Ms. Del Papa asked General Counsel Klasic whether the
Board had followed the requirements in this procedure,
with Mr. Klasic answering that there is no State law
dealing with this particular issue. Further, Ms. Del
Papa stated that she felt the Board needed to discuss
whether a single Regent could override action taken by
the full Board. Also, she felt that timing is critical
in the Board's decision on this matter in that legis-
lative action would be necessary before such sale-lease
back could be consummated and the current Legislative
Session will end in May or June.
Mrs. Fong replied that she did not feel that it had
been proven that such a transaction is really needed,
saying that she has been informed that the UNLV pavil-
ion will be able to meet its expenditures.
Vice Chancellor Dawson stated that as a result of Mrs.
Fong's request to solicit other proposals, that he had
written firms and had received 5 proposals. A commit-
tee consisting of Mr. Dawson; Mr. Herman Westfall,
UNLV; Dr. Richard Dankworth, UNR; Mr. Mike Mathew from
Southwest Gas Company; Ms. Cindy Gilliam and Mr. Don
Sloan from Nevada Power; and Mr. Stan Colton from
Burrows, Smith and Company reviewed the proposals and
felt that inasmuch as they were all so different, that
they had prepared specifications and were re-submitting
them to the companies for another proposal. He also
cautioned that this would delay a decision and that in
the meantime it was necessary for someone to proceed
with obtaining the required legislation. He further
stated that Goldman, Sachs and Company, acting on the
February action of the Board, had spent considerable
funds to date on this matter. Mr. Dawson asked for
further direction from the Board.
The Campus Presidents involved were queried, with
President Goodall stating that by Fall he and Dr.
Crowley would be on the firing line and will be ex-
pected to have budgets in place stating how they will
handle the maintenance and other expenditures of the
pavilions. President Crowley further reminded the
Board that at the present time there are no operating
dollars with which to work, and that there are only
about 8 months left before the pavilions are due to
Upon questioning by Mrs. Whitley, Vice Chancellor
Dawson stated that he felt once the specifications go
out to each of the firms, that the proposals will all
be pretty much alike, and that to date Goldman, Sachs
and Company is the only firm to demonstrate that they
have put together such a tax exempt leverage lease.
Mr. Stan Colton, financial advisor from Burrows, Smith
and Company, commented that his firm had declined to
make a proposal, preferring to remain as a financial
advisor. He stated that the Committee had scheduled
a meeting on April 5 to review the new proposals and
felt that Goldman, Sachs and Company will probably be
very competitive. He further urged that the necessary
legislation be pursued in the meantime, and urged the
System to take the lead in this kind of innovative
financing inasmuch as it could be used by other en-
tities within the State once the legislation is passed.
Mr. Mc Bride asked General Counsel what was the effect
of the Board's action of February 18, 1983. General
Counsel replied that the minutes of the February 18
meeting states "The Board of Regents hereby accepts
the proposal of Goldman, Sachs and Company to present
the Board with a Tax-Exempt Leveraged Lease Program
for the UNR and UNLV special events centers." He stat-
ed it seems the Board committed itself at that point.
A discussion ensued on whether to rescind the action
of February 18, 1983. General Counsel reminded the
Board that their Bylaws are very specific on the
matter of rescission, reading Section 13, Article 7:
No motion for repeal or rescission of any action
taken by the Board shall be voted upon unless
notice of intention to make such motion shall be
given at the previous meeting or by mail to each
member of the Board and the Office of the Chan-
cellor at least 3 working days prior to the meet-
ing at which this motion is voted upon.
Mrs. Del Papa reminded Board members that if they had
had questions concerning this matter, they had ample
time after receiving the agenda listing this as an
item for discussion in which to ask for more informa-
tion prior to this Board meeting.
Mrs. Sheerin started to move that the Board continue
with Goldman, Sachs and Company in view of the fact
that time was of the essence. Ms. Del Papa stated no
motion was needed and Mr. Mc Bride stated that the
Board's attorney clarified that the Board had already
directed this, unless someone proposed to strike that
by an amendment.
Mrs. Fong questioned whether the Committee would con-
tinue to function and study other proposals. General
Counsel reminded the Board that they have the right
to reject any and all bid proposals; therefore, a final
decision can be made by the Board when the proposals
Mr. Bernie Mikkel, representing Goldman, Sachs and
Company, explained that he would be willing to answer
questions on the time table for this proposal, which
he had presented to the Board, or on any other aspect
of the matter. Mrs. Fong stated she was concerned
about what would happen after the 7th year, what the
purchase back price would be at the end of the 30 years
and whether the System would be able to financially
meet such price if it is only stated in the agreement
that it would be bought back at the "fair market
Ms. Del Papa suggested that Mr. Mikkel meet with both
Mrs. Fong and Mrs. Kenney to explain the process, and
suggested that they each be sent a copy of the bro-
chures on the subject.
The consensus of the Board was that the action of
February 18, 1983 clearly states that Goldman, Sachs
and Company have authority to proceed with both a
proposal and pursuing necessary legislation and to
report back to the Board.
(7) Authorized use of the Capital Improvement Funds at WNCC
for the following:
a) $100,287 for computer equipment acquisition
b) $121,500 for maintenance improvement projects for
the Fallon and Carson Campuses. The architect
and planning activities were previously approved
by the Board at its February meeting.
(8) Authorized use of the Capital Improvement Funds at
NNCC up to $15,000 to build foundations for the build-
ings reported as gifts on page 34a of the Gift List
contained in the Consent Agenda.
(9) Vice Chancellor Dawson asked for consideration of an
emergency item concerning the financing of capital
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept an emergency item. Mrs.
Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Dawson explained that because of the financial
situation of State resources, there will probably be
no recommendations for capital improvements for State
agencies this year; therefore, he has been exploring
alternative avenues. The proposal Burrows, Smith and
Company has suggested is that of refinancing all exist-
ting, some 12, bond issues at UNR and UNLV into a
single issue. One of the important advantages would
be that approximately $1,821,731 would be returned to
UNLV and $1,932,942 to UNR, along with freeing up ap-
proximately $3.2 million in additional bonding capacity
along with a reduction in the administrative workload.
This would allow UNR to complete the addition to the
Church Fine Arts building, which is on the System pri-
Mr. Paul Howarth, Burrows, Smith and Company, presented
a handout explaining the present bonding capacity,
identified as Ref. D and filed with the permanent min-
utes. He added that in combining all the issues into
one, it also frees up the convenants on the existing
issues, some of which are very harsh and very anti-
quated, causing some very costly reports required in
the covenants presently, which would not have to be
met. Also, it would shorten the existing debt by 4
President Crowley reminded the Board that even though
the Church Fine Arts addition would be built with Uni-
versity funds under this plan, that legislative ap-
proval would be necessary. He was instructed to pursue
such approval from the Legislature during this session.
Mrs. Fong asked whether this consolidation would in-
clude the pavilions on both Campuses, and Mr. Howarth
stated that it would not, that they were financed
through State issue bonds. In response to a question
from President Eardley, it was noted that this would
be only for the 2 Universities, that if the Community
Colleges were included, then their revenues would have
to be cross-pledged also. In answer to Mrs. Fong's
question as to whether this could include dormitories,
Mr. Dawson explained that dormitories have historically
been amortized through revenue generated by the stu-
Mrs. Gallagher moved that Vice Chancellor Dawson be
authorized to proceed with the refunding analysis to
implement one University bond issue and the University
officials proceed with necessary legislative actions
based on the final approval of the consolidation. Mrs.
Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Fong voted "no" in accepting the Budget Committee
report and in connection with the Sports Center Sale Lease
Back prepared the following statement:
You read the minutes (of) yesterday (Budget Committee
meeting) and it was interpreted by General Counsel that
Goldman, Sachs and Company was asked to go ahead with
developing a plan on the sale and lease back of the
Sports Arenas at UNLV and UNR.
I have since checked other legal opinions, and have
come to the conclusion that statement does not say it
would preclude other firms from submitting additional
plans or proposals. It does not say it is an exclusive
We are doing the people of Nevada a great disservice by
not going forth with the competitive bid process.
Therefore, I cannot in good conscience support the
Sports Arena sale with just one bid.
I am making one last plea that you afford the opportu-
nity for the bid proposals to come forth.
Remember, we are in a public office with a public trust
-- we have the fiduciary responsibility to protect the
interests of the taxpayers who foot the bill to higher
Also, we are supposed to be an equal opportunity, af-
firmative action oriented institution. But both went
out the window.
Mrs. Kenney supported Mrs. Fong's report.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the Budget Committee Report.
Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried. Mrs. Fong and Mrs.
Kenney voted no.
12. Appointment of Vice President for Business, UNR
President Crowley recommended that Mr. Ashok K. Dhingra be
appointed Vice President for Business at UNR (see Ref. E,
filed with the permanent minutes) and also recommended that
the position be renamed as the Vice President for Finance
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the recommendation and the re-
naming of the position to Vice President for Finance and
and Administration. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
13. Appointment of Dean, College of Education, UNR
President Crowley recommended that Dr. Frank Meyers be ap-
pointed Dean of the College of Education at UNR (see Ref. F,
filed with permanent minutes).
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the recommendation. Mr.
Melton seconded. Mrs. Whitley voted "no", stating that she
was not opposed to Dr. Meyers, but that she understood a
qualified minority had also been among the applicants.
14. Request for Appointment to the College of Agriculture
Advisory Boards, UNR
President Crowley requested that the following individuals
be appointed to the College of Agriculture Citizens Advisory
Board to serve a 3-year term and add 2 members to the Senior
Advisory Board which served indefinitely. 2 members of this
Board died during 1982.
CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD
Mr. Kelly Buckner, Production Credit Association
Mrs. Karen Hayes
Mr. John L. Mc Lain, Resource Concepts Inc.
Mr. William A. Monini, Nevada Department of Wildlife
Mr. Gary Thrasher, Nevada First Corporation
SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD
Mr. John Ascuaga, Jacks Valley Ranch
Mr. Sidney Stern, Nevada First Thrift
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion
15. Report from WNCC Presidential Search Committee
Mrs. Sheerin, Chairman, stated that there have been over 160
applicants and that March 15, 1983 was the closing date.
The Committee will meet on March 23, 1983, at 3:00 P.M., at
WNCC to begin deliberations.
16. Report on Legislation
Dr. Bersi stated that the Legislative Report would be mailed
to Regents and Presidents.
17. Request for Policy Statement, School of Medicine Residents
President Crowley requested approval of the proposed policy
statement on the status of Residents in training programs of
the School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals for inclu-
sion in the Regents Handbook. See Ref. B, filed with per-
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion
18. Request for Addition to Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
3, Section 13
Ms. Del Papa requested that this item should be for in-
formation only and approval will be requested at the April
19. Mr. Klasic requested approval of an emergency item.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the emergency item. Mrs.
Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Stan Colton, Burrows, Smith and Company, has performed
independent financial advice for UNS on the lease back
agreements. Mr. Klasic requested approval of a contract
for services rendered.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
20. Request for Approval of Phase II, AAS Degree in Electronics
Vice Chancellor Fox requested approval of the Phase II, AAS
in Electronics Technology degree at WNCC. See Ref. C, filed
with permanent minutes. The Phase I proposal was approved
by the Board of Regents in July, 1982. The degree will be
implemented to meet a local demand and will have some fed-
eral funding assistance over the next 3-year period.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
21. President Eardley requested approval of an emergency item.
Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the emergency item. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
President Eardley requested approval to add Mrs. Courtenay
Swain to the Foundation Board at TMCC.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
22. New Business
Mrs. Fong requested to receive the Engineering Foundation
The meeting adjourned at 12:00 Noon.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board