03/23/1979

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 23-24, 1979








03-23-1979

Pages 53-56

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                          March 23, 1979



The Board of Regents met in special session on Friday, March 23,

1979, in the Pine Auditorium, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present:  Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mr. Robert A. Cashell

                  Mrs. Lilly Fong

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

                  Dr. Louis E. Lombardi

                  Brenda D. Mason (for part of the meeting)

                  Mr. John R. Mc Bride

                  Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present:   Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

                  President Joseph P. Crowley, UNR

                  President Jack Davis, WNCC

                  President Brock Dixon, UNLV

                  President Paul Kreider, CCCC

                  Bonnie M. Smotony, Secretary of the Board

                  Larry Lessly, General Counsel



Also present were:  UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Page, and student

body representatives Neuweiler (UNR), White (UNLV), Schenk

(WNCC/S), and Schefcik (USUNS).



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 9:45 A.M.



 1.  Report of Committee on Selection of Independent Auditors



     Mr. John Mc Bride, Chairman of the Committee on Selection of

     Independent Auditors, reported that the Committee had met at

     3:00 P.M., Thursday, March 22, and had taken the following

     action:



         Upon motion by Mr. Karamanos, seconded by Mrs. Fong,

         and unanimous approval, the Committee recommends to the

         Board that the present contract with Kafoury, Armstrong,

         Turner and Company as the University's independent

         auditors be extended for two more years.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the Committee's recommenda-

     tion.  Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan.



     In seconding the motion, Mr. Buchanan suggested that during

     the ensuing two years, parameters be developed by Kafoury,

     Armstrong, Turner and Company, as part of their contract,

     against which proposals for the next audit cycle will be

     evaluated, particularly in the area of computer-assisted

     audit.



     Mrs. Fong noted the concerns expressed by the Chancellor

     for adequate bond counsel and suggested that this area be

     considered in future proposals.



     Dr. Lombardi agreed to the inclusion of both statements in

     his motion, which then carried by the following roll call

     vote:



         Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos, Dr. Lombardi, Mr.

               Mc Bride, Mr. Ross

         Abstaining - Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Cashell



     Mrs. Knudtsen explained her abstention, noting that Kafoury,

     Armstrong, Turner and Co. served as her accountants.  Mr.

     Cashell also stated that he did a considerable amount of

     business with the firm and therefore would abstain.



     Mrs. Fong stated that she had participated in a private

     estate-planning session with Kafoury, Armstrong, Turner and

     Company and, therefore, wished to abstain.



 2.  Additional Tenure Recommendations



     Chancellor Baepler requested the following additional rec-

     ommendations for award of tenure be added to the list of

     such recommendations which will be considered for approval

     at the April meeting:



     Ray E. Goldsworthy, Department of Radiologic Technology,

         UNLV

     Brad Boman, UNS Computing Center



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the inclusion of the above

     names.  Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without

     dissent.



 3.  Assignment of Mining Lease



     President Crowley recalled that in 1978, the Board approv-

     ed a lease of 628 acres in Humboldt County to Decker

     Exploration for a period of ten years.  The lease permits

     lessee to assign the property, if acceptable to the Uni-

     versity.  Decker Exploration has requested that the lease

     be assigned to Placer Amex, Inc., a company active in

     Nevada mining through the Cortez gold mine and properties

     in Esmeralda County.  Dr. Crowley recommended approval.

     Chancellor Baepler concurred, noting that approval of the

     Governor is also required.



     Mrs. Fong moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

     carried without dissent.



Miss Mason entered the meeting.



 4.  Appointment of UNR President



     Chancellor Baepler requested General Counsel Lessly to ex-

     plain the procedure which would be followed in the discus-

     sion of the appointment of the President.  Mr. Lessly re-

     viewed the provision of the University Code which stipulates

     that a committee from the Division in which the presidential

     search is being conducted is required to present a slate of

     not less than three unranked names to the Chancellor for

     forwarding to the Board of Regents.  The Chancellor is then

     required to make a recommendation from that list to the

     Board.  The Chancellor's recommendation must be made in open

     session; however, the Code provides that members of the

     Search Committee will meet in executive session with the

     Board of Regents.  Mr. Lessly suggested that a motion be

     made for the Board to go into personnel session to discuss

     the professional competence of the candidates submitted for

     considerations for the Presidency of UNR.



     Mr. Ross moved that the Board go into personnel session to

     discuss the professional competence of the candidates for

     the UNR Presidency.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

     carried without dissent.



     Upon reconvening in open session, Chancellor Baepler spoke

     of the difficulties encountered in recruiting for these two

     Presidencies, particularly in the area of salaries and per-

     quisites, noting that many of the candidates were already

     making in excess of the salary which the University of

     Nevada can offer them because of the 95% law.  Many of the

     candidates were also receiving perquisites of free housing

     and utilities, and automobiles and host accounts which plac-

     ed the package which the University of Nevada can offer in a

     very noncompetitive position.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended that the salary for the UNR

     and UNLV Presidents be established at $47,500 for 1979-80,

     and that they be provided with a $400 a month automobile

     allowance (in lieu of furnishing a car), and a $500 a month

     housing allowance, and a $5,000 annual host and entertain-

     ment account.



     Chancellor Baepler then recommended that Dr. Joseph Crowley

     be appointed President of UNR, effective immediately, with

     his current salary and perquisites to continue until July 1,

     1979, at which time the new salary and perquisites noted

     above would become effective.



     Mr. Ross moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

     carried by the following roll call vote:



         Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr.

               Lombardi, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Ross, Mr. Cashell



         No  - Mrs. Fong, Miss Mason



     Mrs. Fong asked that the record reflect that her opposing

     vote was in representation of the dissenting opinions of

     faculty and students.



     Dr. Crowley expressed his appreciation of the support re-

     ceived from faculty, staff and students, as well as from

     members of the community and for the confidence of the

     Board of Regents.



     Mr. Ross moved that the Board go into personnel session to

     discuss the professional competence of the candidates for

     the UNLV Presidency.  Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, car-

     ried without dissent.



     Upon reconvening in open session, Chancellor Baepler recom-

     mended that Dr. Leonard Goodall be appointed President of

     UNLV, effective July 1, 1979, and that he be appointed

     Professor of Public Administration, with tenure upon ap-

     pointment, at a salary of $47,500, with perquisites of $400

     a month automobile allowance, $500 a month housing allow-

     ance and a $5,000 annual host and entertainment account.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

     carried unanimously by roll call vote.



The meeting adjourned at 12:10 P.M.



                             Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary of the Board

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