| UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 26-27, 1982
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
March 26, 1982
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the William Carlson
Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mrs. June Whitley
Members absent: Mr. John Tom Ross
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President James Eardley, TMCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
General Counsel Donald Klasic
Secretary Bonnie Smotony
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 9:15 A.M.
1. Upon motion by Mr. Mc Bride, and seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,
the Board convened in Personnel Session for the purpose of
discussion of personnel matters included on the agenda.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:20 A.M.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda, containing the following
items, was recommended (Consent Agenda identified as Ref. A
and filed with permanent minutes).
(1) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of
February 26, 1982.
(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.
(3) Approval of extension of sick leave for Professor
Catherine S. Fowler through the end of the current
semester, May 21, 1982.
(4) Approval of the use by WNCC of $67,992 from the Capi-
tal Improvement Fee Fund to place portable facilities
at the Fallon Campus and the retention of Mr. Maurice
Nespor to plan and prepare detailed site and facility
construction documents for this purpose.
(5) Approval of an easement to Las Vegas Valley Water
District to provide water service to the Thomas-Mack
(6) Approval of WNCC request to provide land to the Carson
City Board of Supervisors for access and construction
of a fire station facility at the Carson City Campus.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion
seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
3. Appointment of Academic Vice Chancellor
Chancellor Bersi recommended the appointment of Dr. Warren
Fox as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective April
1, 1982, at an annual salary of $45,000, subject to an ad-
justment of 8% on July 1, 1982, and with a car allowance to
be provided at the level presently in effect. (Dr. Fox's
vita filed with permanent minutes.)
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of Dr. Fox's appointment.
Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
4. Recommendations for Award of Tenure
Recommendations for award of tenure, effective July 1, 1982,
were presented for the following persons:
A. Western Nevada Community College
Larry Goodnight, Occupational
Shaun Griffin, Occupational
Joy Keating, Occupational
James Kolsky, Liberal Arts
B. Clark County Community College
Robb Bay, Student Services
Carolyn Collins, Science and Health
Robert Dunkerly, Communications and Arts
Sandra Goodwin, Communications and Arts
Thomas Jackson, Business
Chris Kelley, Business
Adele Koot, Science and Health
Marguerite Re, Student Services
C. Truckee Meadows Community College
Dorothy Button, Allied Health Occupations
Mary Ann Lambert, Allied Health Occupations
Allen Lewis, Business Occupations
Faith Milonas, Student Services
James Rand, Student Services
George Tavernia, Administration
D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Robert Ball, Library
William Corney, Business and Economics
Evalyn T. Dearmin, Education
Andrea Fontana, Arts and Letters
Robert L. Harbach, Education
David Lee Holmes, Education
*Christopher C. Hudgins, Arts and Letters
Russell T. Hurlburt, Arts and Letters
Lewis Karstenson, Business and Economics
Anna Dean Kepper, Library
Thomas H. Kirkpatrick, Education
Ralph W. Lyon, Business Center South
Warren L. Mc Nab, Education
George J. Miel, Science, Mathematics & Engineering
*Eugene P. Mohering, Arts and Letters
Allen A. Mori, Education
Allan Padderud, Arts and Letters
Ray Roberts, Business and Economics
*Randall G. Shelden, Arts and Letters
Eugene I. Smith, Science, Mathematics & Engineering
*Peter Starkweather, Science, Mathematics & Engineering
Lee R. Tilman, Arts and Letters
*Alice Costandina Titus, Arts and Letters
Robert M. Winokur, Science, Mathematics & Engineering
*Evangelos A. Yfantis, Science, Mathematics & Engineering
E. University of Nevada, Reno
*Berch Berberoglu, Sociology, Arts & Science
Allen H. Brady, Mathematics, Arts & Science
Leon J. Buist, Renewable Natural Resources, Agriculture
*J. Wayne Burkhardt, Renewable Natural Resources,
*Helen J. Cooke, Physiology, School of Medicine
William A. Douglass, Basque Studies Program, Library
Richard W. Grefrath, Reference Department, Library
David A. Hansen, Student Services
Elizabeth Hansot, Political Science, Arts & Science
Wayne S. Johnson, Plant, Soil & Water Science,
Wendy K. Kiehn, Medical Technology, School of Medicine
Clark O. Leedy, Plant, Soil & Water Science, Agriculture
Grant D. Miller, Psychiatry, School of Medicine
*Bruce T. Moran, History, Arts & Science
Patricia A. Myer, Cooperative Extension Service,
Roberta K. Orcutt, DRI Physical Sciences, Library
Ellen Pillard, Social & Health Resources, Arts & Science
Charles V. Records, Admissions and Records
*Barbara C. Thornton, Social & Health Resources, Arts &
Virginia Louise Vbgel, Speech & Theatre, Arts & Science
*Also recommended for promotion in rank
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the tenure recommendations as
presented by the Presidents. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Bride, carried without dissent.
5. Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank
Recommendations for promotion or assignment to rank were
presented for the following:
A. Desert Research Institute
Johnathan Davis, Social Science Center, to Rank III
Fred Rogers, Atmospheric Science Center, to Rank III
B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
David Christianson, Hotel Administration, to Associate
William Cummings, Business & Economics, to Associate
Frank Dempster, Education, to Associate Professor,
Educational Foundations and Counseling
Eddie H. Goodin, Business & Economics, to Professor of
Thomas Holder, Arts & Letters, to Professor of Art
*Christopher Hudgins, Arts & Letters, to Associate Pro-
fessor of English
*Eugene Moehring, Arts & Letters, to Associate Professor
Ellis Pryce-Jones, Arts & Letters, to Associate Profes-
sor of Theatre Arts
*Randall Shelden, Arts & Letters, to Associate Professor
of Criminal Justice
*Peter Starkweather, Science, Mathematics & Engineering,
to Associate Professor of Biology
*Alice Titus, Arts & Letters, to Associate Professor of
*Evangelos Yfantis, Science, Mathematics & Engineering,
to Associate Professor of Mathematics
C. University of Nevada, Reno
*Berch Berberoglu, Arts & Science, to Associate Professor
*J. Wayne Burkhardt, Agriculture, to Associate Professor
of Renewable Natural Resources
William N. Cathey, Arts & Science, to Professor of
*Helen J. Cooke, Medicine, to Associate Professor of
Richard A. Curry, Arts & Science, to Professor of
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Lillian Dangott, Arts & Science, to Associate Professor
of Social & Health Resources
C. Jerry Downing, Education, to Professor of Counseling
& Guidance Personnel Services
Glenda R. Duckworth, Agriculture, to Rank III
Edward E. Gickline, Education, to Professor of Curricu-
Barbara A. Gunn, Agriculture, to Rank IV
Donald R. Hanks, Agriculture, to Associate Professor of
Hazel I. Hardy, Agriculture, to Associate Professor of
Terrill J. Kramer, Arts & Science, to Associate Profes-
sor of Geography
Thomas M. Kubistant, Student Services, to Rank III
Roger A. Lewis, Medicine, to Professor of Biochemistry
Kenneth T. Maehara, Medicine, to Associate Professor of
Stephen C. Mc Farlane, Medicine, to Professor of Speech
Robert Merrill, Arts & Science, to Professor of English
Alvin E. Miller, Agriculture, to Rank III
Elwood L. Miller, Agriculture, to Professor of Renewable
*Bruce T. Moran, Arts & Science, to Associate Professor
Wallace J. Peterson, Agriculture, to Rank IV
K. Bhaskara Rao, Student Services, to Rank III
Margaret A. Ronald, Arts & Science, to Professor of
Stewart W. Shankel, Medicine, to Professor of Internal
*Barbara C. Thornton, Arts & Science, to Associate Pro-
fessor of Social & Health Resources
Alison Benson to Rank II
Barry S. Davison to Rank II
Carla D. Fears to Rank II
Debra L. Payne to Rank II
*Also recommended for tenure
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the promotions and assign-
ments to rank as presented by the Presidents. Motion sec-
onded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.
6. Nominations for Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Nevadans
A. Mr. Mc Bride moved that the following persons be granted
an appropriate honorary degree from the University of
Mrs. Moya Lear (also Commencement speaker)
Mr. Mike O'Callaghan
Mr. Don Reynolds
Mr. Claude Howard
Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without
B. Ms. Del Papa moved that the following persons be awarded
Distinguished Nevadan Awards at the University of Nevada
Reno Commencement exercises:
Mr. Leslie B. Gray
Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.
Mr. Ted Scripps
Mr. C. J. Thornton
Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without
C. Mrs. Whitley moved that the following persons be awarded
Distinguished Nevadan Awards at the University of Nevada
Las Vegas Commencement exercises:
Ms. Eileen Brookman
Mrs. Marjorie Barrick
Mr. Bob Brown
Mr. Thomas Beam
Mr. Irwin Molasky
Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried with Mrs.
D. Mrs. Fong moved that the following persons be granted
honorary degrees from the University of Nevada, Las
Dr. Frank Rhodes (also Commencement speaker)
Mrs. Lucile Bruner
Father Caesar Caviglia
Mr. Parry Thomas
Mr. Charles Vanda
Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without
7. Personnel Recommendations Concerning Salary, Perquisites
and Other Conditions of Employment
Salaries for the Officers, Vice Chancellors, Deans and
Directors, and other Administrators reporting to an Officer,
and professional staff at Step 20+, who are being recom-
mended for an increase in excess of the adjustment to the
approved salary schedule, require Board approval. All other
professional salaries are determined by the responsibile
A. Salaries and Perquisites for Officers and Other Staff
Mrs. Whitley moved that the Board approve the follow-
ing salaries and perquisites for 1982-83:
(1) The salaries for Presidents Berg, Davis, Eardley
and Eaton be established at $56,120.
(2) The salary for President Murino be established at
(3) The salaries for Presidents Crowley and Goodall be
established at $58,500 and the existing retirement
benefits be increased by 7%, to be effective July
1, 1982, with all retirement contributions to be
assumed by the University System.
(4) The salary for Chancellor Bersi be established at
$62,700. Retirement benefits for Dr. Bersi to be
increased by 12%, to be effective July 1, 1982,
with all retirement contributions to be assumed by
the University System.
(5) Perquisites currently provided the Officers shall
be continued at their present level.
Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dis-
B. Salaries for Administrators and Other Staff
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the salaries for Admin-
istrators and other staff, as recommended by the re-
spective officer and further provided that perquisites
provided certain Administrators would be continued at
their present level.
Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried with Mrs.
Mrs. Fong explained that her opposing vote expressed her
concern that some faculty members earning $47,000 are
being recommended for 9% or 10% increases and would then
be earning more than some Deans. She added that it was
her opinion that any funds beyond the 8% should be re-
served for the hiring of faculty to teach basic courses
required for graduation.
For purposes of the record, the following recommendations
were submitted by the Officers and approved by the Board:
1981-82 1982-83 %
Incumbent Salary Salary Increase
Allen, W. $39,406 $42,223 7.2
Anderson, J. T. 48,166 51,458 6.8
Backman, C. W. 44,366 52,127 6.8
Barnes, G. 42,448 46,178 8.8
Barnes, R. J. 44,034 47,687 8.3
Cain, E. J. 51,639 54,221 5.0
Cook, J. 28,119 30,158 7.3
Dankworth, R. T. 51,388 55,409 7.8
Daugherty, R. M. 85,000 86,700 2.0
Davies, R. O. 52,998 57,100 7.7
D'Azevedo, W. L. 46,677 49,453 5.9
Downer, D. B. 44,034 47,687 8.3
Driggs, D. 38,981 42,535 9.1
Ferguson, N. A. 40,557 43,866 8.2
Fuller, B. J. 32,174 35,211 9.4
Gamble, S. A. 27,382 29,751 8.7
Grotegut, E. K. 43,722 46,788 7.0
Haddaway, H. F. 32,854 34,854 6.1
Hughs, R. E. 51,260 55,275 7.8
Jessup, K. D. 51,943 55,992 7.8
Jones, B. 50,500 54,961 8.8
Marschall, J. P. 33,708 36,672 8.8
Mc Queen, R. 46,339 50,602 9.2
Mc Reynolds, P. W. 42,049 45,759 8.8
Morehouse, H. 45,878 49,623 8.2
Nellor, J. 51,162 55,172 7.8
Orcutt, R. G. 39,747 42,535 7.0
Page, P. 49,211 53,380 8.5
Phelps, A. T. 48,644 52,528 8.0
Ryall, A. 38,981 42,535 9.1
Schrum, M. M. 50,020 53,973 7.9
Shepperson, W. S. 47,519 52,106 9.7
Shin, H. K. 38,598 42,535 10.2
Shirley, J. 48,183 51,560 7.0
Slemmons, D. B. 41,666 44,955 7.9
Smith, R. W. 38,981 42,535 9.1
Taranik, J. V. -- 54,000 -
Tompson, R. N. 44,142 48,118 9.0
Trachok, R. 43,573 47,203 8.3
Van Tassel, W. V. 39,747 42,535 7.0
Winnie, D. W. 27,816 30,158 8.4
Adams, J. 48,226 51,843 7.5
Daniels, O. C. 43,112 46,235 7.2
Dixon, B. 52,044 56,225 8.0
Emerson, D. 46,844 51,652 10.3
Hardbeck, G. 50,572 54,618 8.0
Kitchen, J. 35,336 38,380 8.6
Kunkel, R. 48,709 52,119 7.0
Marshall, D. 47,038 50,564 7.5
Michel, M.A. 48,243 51,861 7.5
Nitzschke, D. 53,118 57,375 8.0
Raschko, L. 31,254 33,907 8.5
Rivera, L. 43,574 47,686 9.4
Rothermel, B. 47,300 51,750 9.3
Unrue, J. 49,163 53,096 8.0
Vallen, J. 48,709 52,606 8.0
Westfall, H. 52,044 56,225 8.0
Behrendt, R. 37,000 39,747 7.41
Johnston, D. 31,386 33,849 7.84
Young, J. 39,784 42,667 7.25
Aiazzi, S. 30,406 33,950 11.7
Davies, W. 33,108 35,975 8.7
Greenhaw, C. 34,929 37,953 8.7
Karr, J. 31,178 33,950 8.9
Calabro, A. 39,406 42,657 8.3
Hillygus, G. 37,371 40,515 8.4
Miltenberger, P. 38,185 41,369 8.3
Munson, B. 38,185 41,369 8.3
Beresain, M. 37,778 40,515 7.2
Dondero, M. 30,111 33,l40 10.0
Martin, R. 33,880 36,380 7.4
Doherty, J. 31,000 33,480 8.0
*Gold, A. 54,000 58,320 8.0
Irwin-Williams, C. - 52,000 -
Krenkel, P . 54,000 58,320 8.0
Kocmond, W. 54,000 58,320 8.0
Laliberte 22,700 24,516 8.0
Osmond, C. - 26,750** -
Stojanoff, C. 51,000 55,080 8.0
Winterberg, F. 46,400 50,112 8.0
*Plus $250 per month automobile allowance, paid from non-
**DRI salary for .5 FTE will be 1/2 Professor Osmond's Aus-
tralian National University Salary. Plus a subsistence
allowance of $950 per month for time spent at DRI.
Anderson, J. 24,222 26,099 7.7
Anderson, N. 49,000 52,920 8.0
Case, L. 44,495 48,171 8.2
Dawson, M. 49,600 54,900 10.6
Klasic, D. 45,000 48,655 8.1
Laxalt, R. 47,621 51,000 7.9
Moser, M. L. 24,651 26,649 7.5
8. Approval of the Report of the Budget Committee
Ms. Del Papa submitted the following report and recommenda-
tions of the Budget Committee:
(1) Recommended that the University seek from the 1983
Legislature, for each year of the biennium, a cost of
living increase equal to the Western Region CPI and 5%
to be used for satisfactory service increases, merit,
promotion and inequity adjustments.
It is understood that there would be further discus-
sion with respect to allocation of the 5% and that
determination by the Board would occur only after con-
sultation with the faculty.
(2) Approval of an increase in the charges for Tonopah
Hall at UNLV from $1,050 to $1,207.50 per semester
and a $100,000 3- to 5-year loan from the Moyer Stu-
dent Union Reserve Fund to Tonopah Hall.
(3) Approval of the following UNR food service rates for
Contract Current % Incr Over
Semester Rate Proposed Rate 1982-83
20-meal Plan $4.66 $5.66 per person/day 9.4
15-meal Plan 4.39 4.81 per person/day 9.6
10-meal Plan 3.77 4.13 per person/day 9.6
Breakfast $1.60 $1.75 9.4
Lunch 2.40 2.65 10.4
SUMMER SESSION DAILY RATE
$6.50 $7.12 9.5
(4) Approval of an increase in Summer Session per credit
fees at TMCC and WNCC to $24 effective the Summer of
1982 to fund increases in professional compensation
and approval of the following TMCC Summer Session
Truckee Meadows Community College
I. Opening Cash Balance $ 26
a. Student Fees (4,860 SCH @$24) 116,640
b. Refunds 11,640-
c. Net Income $105,000
Professional $ 94,000
Fringe Benefits 900
b. Academic Support 3,630
c. Operating 5,000
d. Reserve 1,470
e. TOTAL BUDGET: $105,000
(5) Approval of UNR Summer Session Estimative Budgets:
Opening Cash Balance $ 1,000
Student Fees 42,500
Total Revenue $43,500
Professional Salaries $ 4,206
Fringe Benefits 54
Out-of-State Travel 3,396
Ending Fund Balance 1,000
Total Expenditures $43,450
Opening Cash Balance $ 1,000
Student Fees 26,000
Total Revenue $27,000
Professional Salaries $ 2,103
Fringe Benefits 57
Out-of-State Travel 2,500
Ending Fund Balance 1,000
Total Expenditures $27,000
Opening Cash Balance $ 2,000
Student Fees 30,000
Total Revenue $32,000
Professional Salaries $13,000
Classified Salaries 500
Fringe Benefits 150
Ending Fund Balance 2,000
Total Expenditures $32,000
Lake Tahoe Music Camp
Opening Cash Balance $ 2,000
Student Fees 57,000
Total Revenue $59,000
Professional Salaries $13,806
Classified Salaries 3,600
Fringe Benefits 404
Out-of-State Travel 300
Ending Fund Balance 2,000
Total Expenditures $59,000
(6) Approval of the following fund transfers:
(A) $12,195 from Contingency Reserve to Library
Acquisitions for the purchase of audio visual
(B) $20,000 from Contingency Reserve to augment the
instructional operating accounts.
(C) $21,030 from Contingency Reserve to Library
Acquisitions for purchase of video equipment.
(D) $10,672 from Contingency Reserve to Occupational
part-time to cover Spring semester letters-of-
#99 $10,000 from School of Medicine Contingency
Fund to Physiology to purchase supplies and
equipment for student laboratory.
Approval of the following UNLV fund transfers with
the understanding that President Goodall is authorized
to use the funds transferred in the best way possible
and to also prioritize the funds needed to deal with
the critical security problems at UNLV:
From Fund 101 Contingency Reserve
#82-059 $28,000 to Office of Information to purchase
a computer terminal and to provide funds for
publications for admissions.
#82-061 $45,900 to Repairs and Improvements to pro-
vide funds for chilled water tie between Grant
and Frazier Halls, to build a new dance floor
for the P.E. building, alterations to Grant
Hall, and concrete work in front of Artemus
Ham Concert Hall.
#82-062 $10,000 to University Police to provide funds
for an electric patrol cart and additional
#82-063 $28,000 to Library to provide part-time wages
to keep the Library open for additional hours.
#82-068 $26,500 to Audio Visual to provide funds to
furnish classrooms with needed technology to
develop effective instructional delivery
through audio visual equipment.
From Fund 221 Contingency Reserve
#82-049 $33,000 to Intercolleqiate Athletics for
additional operating funds.
#82-051 $2,500 to Intercollegiate Athletics to
create additional operating budget for
Athletic Information Office.
#804 $88,934 from Contingency Reserve to Chancel-
lor's Office to provide additional salary
support for balance of 1981-82; $68,995 to
professional salaries, $7,088 to classified
salaries, $6,000 to wages and $6,851 for
(7) Authorization to Presidents Crowley and Davis to
utilize the Capital Improvement Fee Fund or any other
available funds to assist with unfunded utility costs
at UNR and WNCC. It was further understood that this
problem will be brought to the attention of the Inter-
im Finance Committee in order that they be made aware
that the University is attempting to reach a solution
within its own resources.
(8) Approval of request from TMCC for the transfer of
$170,000 in savings in Services Account to Repairs
and Improvements for the following projects:
(a) $36,500 to restore funds to the capital improve-
ment account previously transferred to a special
repair and improvement account and cover other
costs charged against repairs and improvements
for the following projects: (1) special air
conditioning added to the computer and terminal
rooms; (2) new electric service to kilns in
ceramics room; (3) re-routed gas services and
added controls to maintain gas pressures; (4)
installation of a series of limited access doors
in certain vulnerable areas of the building.
(b) $8,500 to remove current deficit in repairs and
improvement account due to unanticipated repair
costs in heating and air conditioning systems.
(c) $30,000 to seal access roads and parking lots
and re-stripe entire parking lot.
(d) $6,000 to seal concrete walls, install insulated
ceiling, install drapes, provide heating and
cooling in cafeteria addition.
(e) $12,000 to close in storage area at northwest
corner of original building.
(f) $13,000 to install dampers and other controls
in heating system for better air distribution.
(g) $3,000 to expand the bookstore.
(h) $5,000 to convert portion of recirculating hot
water system to solar supplemented heating.
(i) $3,000 to provide a minimum of five faculty
office spaces for added staff through remodel-
ing of certain spaces.
(j) $15,000 to rebuild corner at intersection of
Dandini Boulevard and upper entry road.
(k) $10,000 to stabilize walls, pour concrete floor,
cut in a new entry door in excavated area near
south elevator and auto shop on ground floor.
(l) $18,000 to build retaining wall, reconstruct
slope, install additional water system on berm
between second and third parking lots on east
side of building.
(m) $10,000 for miscellaneous contingency fund to
cover remainder of fiscal year.
(9) Approval of NNCC request for the use of $2,000 in
Capital Improvement Funds to install a fire alarm
system in the diesel building.
(10) Deferred for further study a request by UNLV to estab-
lish an interest bearing gift account entitled "Gradu-
ate Student Gift Fund". Annual contributions would
be made to this fund through the UNLV Graduate Student
(11) Approval of UNR request to borrow $400,000 from the
Capital Improvement Fund for the purchase of two
apartment buildings and site on which they are locat-
ed. Because of zoning restrictions, buildings will
be moved to University property on North Sierra
Street. The facilities will be restricted to gradu-
ate students and President Crowley was granted au-
thority to establish rental rates with revenue used
to repay the loan within 7 to 7 1/2 years.
(12) Authorized UNLV to negotiate with the Las Vegas Con-
vention and Visitors Authority with respect to an
offer by the Authority to make the Las Vegas Silver
Bowl available to UNLV, with negotiations to occur
within the following suggested parameters: (It was
understood that lobbying efforts with the 1983 Legis-
lature will be conducted outside and separate from
the University's approved legislative program.)
UNLV Agrees to:
1. Cause a non-profit entity (with UNLV as benefici-
ary) to execute a year to year lease of the Silver
2. From the grant (subsidy) by LVCVA for the remain-
inq budget year 1981-82 and 1982-83 UNLV will re-
place the astro-turf with grass prior to the 1982
season if possible or before the 1983 season.
3. Lobby the 1983 Legislature for money for UNLV
for Silver Bowl.
4. Continue the year to year lease of the Silver
Bowl for fiscal years 1983-84 and thereafter.
5. Support all bond issues of the LVCVA.
6. After the press box and 600 Silver Bowl Booster
seats are completed, rent seats to raise a minimum
of $300,000; 1/2 (up to $150,000) to be returned
to the LVCVA to assist in amortizing bonds, and
the remainder to be used to maintain the Silver
Bowl. Also, continuation of up to $150,000 annual
rent will go to the LVCVA until the maturity date
of the bond issue.
7. Accept conveyance of Silver Bowl from the LVCVA.
8. Perform all contracts assigned to the LVCVA during
lease period and after final conveyance of Silver
Bowl to UNLV.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority agrees to:
1. Turn Silver Bowl over immediately to UNLV or des-
ignated nonprofit entity on a year to year lease.
2. Subsidize to the extent of the unexpended budget
remaining for fiscal year 1981-82.
3. Subsidize by way of grant to UNLV the total 1982-
83 budget less revenue anticipated for the same
4. Lobby 1983 Legislature for money to UNLV for the
5. Continue subsidy to UNLV for fiscal year 1983-84
and 1984-85 in the event the 1983 Legislature re-
fuses to appropriate money to UNLV to maintain
the Silver Bowl.
6. Include in next LVCVA bond issue $7 million to
complete the Silver Bowl (pave parking lot, light
parking lot, build $4.5 million press box with 600
Silver Bowl Booster seats which will enable the
Silver Bowl to be self-sustaining).
7. After the press box is completed, subsidy will be
dropped entirely at the end of that fiscal year.
8. Convey to the University the Silver Bowl as com-
9. Assign all contracts that relate to the Silver
Bowl to UNLV during lease period and after final
conveyance is made to UNLV.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report of the Budget
Committee as presented. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,
carried without dissent.
9. Report of the Academic Affairs Committee
Mrs. Gallagher presented the following report and recommen-
dations of the Academic Affairs Committee:
(1) Received a report on the experimental ROTC program at
UNLV, approved in 1975 as a voluntary program. In
March, 1980, the Board authorized the offering of ROTC
courses on an experimental basis. These have proven
successful and the Administration has requested ap-
proval to proceed to Phase II planning. The Academic
Affairs Committee recommends approval, and requests
that the completion of the Phase II proposal be ex-
(2) Accepted a Phase I report for a Bachelor of Arts in
Public Administration at UNLV. A graduate degree in
Public Administration (MPA) has been offered by UNLV
for several years. The staff and necessary funds and
facilities are in place for the undergraduate degree
and the Administration has requested approval to pro-
ceed to Phase II planning. The Academic Affairs Com-
mittee recommends approval.
(3) Recommends approval for UNR and WNCC to establish for
one year only an early Summer term of 6 weeks duration
beginning Monday, April 26, 1982, and continuing
through Wednesday, June 9, 1982.
Further, at Mrs. Fonq's suggestion, the Committee requests
the Administration at UNLV to review the following items and
report back at a subsequent meeting.
(1) Explore the most effective and efficient use of the
communications equipment, media personnel and student
(2) Review the graduate thesis program.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Motion seconded by
Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.
10. Property Exchange, UNLV
President Goodall presented a proposal for an exchange of
land between the University and Summa Corporation which
would enable both parties to consolidate holdings into con-
tiguous pieces of property. (Details of the proposal iden-
tified as Ref. F, filed with permanent minutes.) In addi-
tion to the exchange of property, Mr. Morse of the Suma
Corporation agreed to pay an additional $19,000 to the Uni-
versity in view of the differences in the appraised value
of the properties.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the exchange of property
and payment of $19,000 by Summa Corporation, subject to
concurrence by the Governor. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Whitley, carried without dissent.
11. Proposed Policy for Grants-in-Aid for Classified Employees
The State Training Policy for classified employees was
recently revised. In order that provisions for grants-in-
aid for in-service training of classified employees at UNS
not be in conflict with State regulations, Chancellor Bersi
proposed the following policy:
(1) Grants-in-aid for all course fees will be provided to
permanent classified employees who are working half-
time or more, providing the course is directly job-
related and will improve current job performance.
(2) A limit of 2 courses in a regular semester or 1 course
during each Summer Session may be taken by full-time
employees under a grant-in-aid.
(3) Employees working half-time or more are eligible for a
grant-in-aid except that employees working less than
full-time will be allowed to take only one grant-in-aid
course. No courses may be taken by part-time employees
during Summer Session on a grant-in-aid.
(4) Courses taken under a grant-in-aid will be on an Other
Paid Leave basis and will not require that the time
away from work be made up.
(5) The employing Department may pay for books and related
costs for grant-in-aid approved courses out of operat-
(6) The employee will be required to pay course costs for
approved grant-in-aid courses at the time of registra-
tion, and will be reimbursed after providing evidence
to the Personnel Office that the course was success-
fully completed with a grade of C or better (or pass in
the case of pass/fail courses).
(7) The responsible Dean or Director must recommend the
taking of job related courses on a grant-in-aid basis
by employees under their jurisdiction. Final approval
shall be made by the President or the President's
Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the proposed policy. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
12. Appointment of Executive Director, DRI Social Sciences
President Murino recommended the appointment of Dr. Cynthia
Irwin-Williams as Executive Director of the Social Sciences
Center to be effective July 1, 1982 with an annual salary of
$52,000. (Vita identified as Ref. D and filed with perma-
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the appointment of Dr.
Cynthia Irwin-Williams under the terms listed by President
Murino. Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without
13. Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for DRI Research
President Murino presented the proposed Articles of Incor-
poration and Bylaws for the DRI Research Foundation (iden-
tified as Ref. E and filed with permanent minutes) and re-
quested approval, subject to further approval of a list of
initial members of the Foundation's Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Bride, carried without dissent.
14. Appointment to Northern Nevada Community College Foundation
President Berg recommended the appointment of Eugene W.
Eckert to the Board of the NNCC Foundation.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the appointment. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
15. Authorization to Sell Property, UNLV
President Goodall reported that as a part of the Barrick
Estate, the University received a 1/3 undivided interest in
four parcels of commercial property. The University and its
two partners have received an offer to purchase from them
one of the parcels for $320,000. The property is located at
2130 through 2150 S. Highland Avenue, Las Vegas.
The conditions of the offer to purchase are as follows: The
purchaser, Thomas J. Magner and others, will pay to the sel-
lers $120,000 down with $80,000 of the $120,000 to be ob-
tained by giving a first deed of trust on the property. The
sellers would receive $120,000 down and a $200,000 note with
interest at 14% for 5 years to be secured by a 2nd deed of
trust. The buyer would pay to the sellers a payment of
$2,487.06 monthly on principal and interest, with the re-
maining unpaid balance of $186,749 principal plus interest
still owing becoming immediately due and payable at the end
end of the 5 years. The agreement calls for the sellers to
pay $9,600 each to Sill Realty and Wiqhtman Realty. The
University's share of the real estate commission is $6,400.
An appraisal from William G. Bartha, Independent Fee Ap-
praiser and member of the National Association of Review
Appraisers, placed a value on this property of $325,000.
The appraisal is $5,000 more than the offer to purchase,
but because there is only a 1/3 ownership and the other
two partners have expressed a willingness to sell, President
Goodall recommended that the offer and the conditions be
accepted, subject to the approval of the sale documents by
Counsel and approval of the Governor.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of this sale. Motion seconded by
Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
President Goodall announced that the item dealing with the Soccer
Program Booster presentation had been withdrawn from the agenda.
16. Removal of Certain Personnel from Notice Provisions of UNS
Code for Nonreappointment
Regent Mc Bride stated that he had requested General Counsel
to review the options available to the Regents with respect
to the question of removing certain personnel from the no-
tice provisions contained in the Code for Nonreappointment.
He explained that he had been particularly concerned about
the assistant coaches who had been retained because of the
notice provisions. Mr. Klasic discussed the options (iden-
tified as Ref. G and filed with the permanent minutes)
available to the Regents.
Regent Buchanan stated that in his opinion professional em-
ployees would still have to have some type of appeal process
and for the Board not to provide one would be inviting law
suits. Mr. Klasic responded that he did not believe this to
be the case since the Board would still give notice to the
Mr. Buchanan moved that the following statement be inserted
in the "remarks" section of the Professional Employment
The appointee specifically agrees that, notwithstanding
any other provision of the University of Nevada System
Code, this contract may be terminated at any time during
its term for any reason at the sole option and discre-
tion of the President, upon the President giving the
appointee (days/weeks/months) written notice.
Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride.
Presidents Crowley and Eaton expressed their concern with
the language of the motion since it appeared that it would
apply to all professional employees within the University
Regent Mc Bride stated it would be restricted to nonteaching
contract personnel at the discretion of the appointing au-
thority. He further added that he still wished to receive
from the Faculty Senates their definitions of what they con-
sider to be "teaching faculty".
Motion carried without dissent.
Mr. Buchanan moved that an emergency item concerning the CSUN be
added to the agenda. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried
Mr. Dirk Ravenholt, President of the CSUN, appeared before
the Board to explain the problems he had encountered with
the CSUN government. He indicated that impeachment pro-
ceedings had been brought against him but that he had been
cleared of any wrongdoing.
In response to questions from the Regents, Mr. Ravenholt
indicated that the funds for student government are received
from the students by way of a $2.40 per credit hour fee
charged all students taking 7 credits or more. This amounts
to approximately $428,000 over which student government has
control with no input from the University Administration.
Regent Gallagher expressed her concern over the situation
whereby the Regents assess and collect these fees but have
no control over the manner in which they are spent.
Mrs. Gallagher moved that the Board of Regents discontinue
assessing and collecting student association fees effective
immediately, and that, henceforth, such assessments and col-
lections shall be the responsibility of the student associ-
ations and membership therein shall be voluntary.
Regent Del Papa expressed her opposition to the motion
stating that it would mean the end of student government
on Campus and she believed student government to be a very
important experience for students.
Mr. Mc Bride seconded the motion.
Mr. Mc Bride moved to amend the motion to refer this to the
institutional Presidents to confer with student government,
report back on how they can exercise more control over the
expenditures of these funds. Mrs. Gallagher accepted the
Chancellor Bersi stated that the student associations are
administrative arms of the Board of Regents and that the
institutional Presidents have authority and responsibility
to assure the legality of student body transactions. He
added that the Board is asking for a set of practices and
procedures which will absolutely guarantee the integrity of
the funds collected on behalf of the student associations.
Mr. Mc Bride indicated that he wanted those guarantees,
noting that since all University Departments are required
to present a budget and be responsible to the President for
expenditures of that budget, the student governments should
be required to do the same.
In response to President Crowley's question the Board agreed
that this report and recommendations could be incorporated
into the overall report on fees which will be presented in
The amendment carried with Mr. Buchanan opposing.
The amended motion carried with Mr. Buchanan opposing.
Chancellor Bersi introduced his new executive secretary, Mrs.
18. Award of Honorary Bachelor Degrees
Mr. Buchanan moved that at the April 21, 1982 dinner honor-
ing Mrs. Bonnie Smotony, that Mrs. Smotony be awarded hon-
orary Bachelor of Public Administration degrees from both
UNR and UNLV. Motion seconded by Mrs. Whitley, carried
19. Southern Nevada Medical Facility
Mr. Buchanan moved that an item dealing with the gift of Mr.
Claude Howard be added to the agenda as an emergency item.
Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
Mr. Mc Bride moved that the UNS 1983-87 Capital Improvement
Request be amended by adding a building for the University
of Nevada Medical School on the UNLV Campus. This project
would be budgeted at $4 million and would be funded with the
$2 million received from Mr. Howard, $50,000 from the Clark
Medical Society and the remainder from the State General
Fund. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
Mr. Buchanan stated he would support this motion but be-
lieved it should be stated that this is UNLV's number one
Mr. Mc Bride moved that the Officers contact the Interim
Finance Committee to see if funds could be allocated in
order that this project be started right away. If funds
are not forthcoming from the Interim Finance Committee,
this would be the number one UNLV Capital Improvement
Project for 1983. (Revised CIP Request attached.) Motion
seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.
The meeting adjourned at 12:20 P.M.
Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary of the Board