UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 29-30, 1983


Pages 21-26



March 29, 1983

The Board of Regents met in Special Session on the above date

in the Board Room, Carlson Education building, University of

Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. June F. Whitley

Mr. Rollan Melton, via teleconference

Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President James Eardley, TMCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Dr. Gary Jones (UNLV)

and Dr. John Heise (CCCC) and Student Association Officers.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 2:40 P.M.

Mr. Mc Bride introduced The Honorable Robert Cashell, Lt. Gover-

nor of the State of Nevada and former Chairman of the Board of


1. Sale of Lake Mead Shopping Center, North Las Vegas

President Crowley requested approval for the sale of the

Lake Mead Shopping Center in North Las Vegas, which had been

deeded to the University of Nevada School of Medicine on

March 26, 1982 from Mr. Claude I. Howard. The original

owners of the property defaulted and did not make any pay-

ments to the School of Medicine and foreclosure proceedings

had been initiated. Through the efforts and negotiations of

Mr. Howard, another buyer, Mr. Greg Navone and Associates,

has become interested in the property.

Mrs. Edna Brigham, Development Officer for the School of

Medicine, reported that Mr. Navone and Mr. Al Goldhapen have

proposed that the sale price of $950,000 be made up as fol-


A 55-year lease on the land for $300,000, with $18,000

annual rent for the land, paid in advance each year. A

deed of trust for $650,000 on the improvements, the 1st

year interest of 7% payable in advance; the 2nd year at

8%; the 3rd year at 9%; the 4th and following years at

10%. After the 4th year the deed of trust is to be

amortized at 20 years. The buyer would like the option

to purchase the land at $300,000 within the first 10

years of the lease.

Mrs. Brigham introduced Mr. Claude Howard, who stated that

he recommended the sale of the property and that it would

conform to his wishes in connection with his gift to the

School of Medicine.

Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.

Motion carried. Mr. Melton voted in favor.

2. Report of the Special Committee on Tenure and Promotions

Mrs. Gallagher, Chairman, reported that the Regents Special

Committee on Tenure and Promotions met at Western Nevada

Community College on March 16, 1983 and recommended at that

time that those recommendations for tenure, promotions, or

assignment to rank not forwarded to the Board for action be

referred to the respective Presidents for further informa-

tion. On March 21, 1983 the Presidents were informed of the

specific information needed for each individual involved,

which was subsequently provided by the Presidents to the

Committee for review.

Approved the following be granted promotion or assignment

to rank effective July 1, 1983:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Fred Albrecht, to Rank III

*Leo T. Sido, to Associate Professor, Art

*John Steffanelli, to Associate Professor

University of Nevada, Reno

Bruce E. Blackadar, to Professor of Mathematics

*Sandra A. Daugherty, to Professor of Internal Medicine

*David Ehrke, to Associate Professor of Music

Thomas Harrington, to Professor of Psychology

*Glenn C. Miller, to Rank III

Lois Parker, to Rank III

William T. Terry, to Associate Professor, Department of

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Vada E. Trimble, to Rank III

*Emma E. Yancy, to Rank III

Desert Research Institute

Gary Keyser, to Rank III

Richard G. Purcell, to Rank III

David Schorran, to Rank III

*Also recommended for tenure.

Approved the following be granted tenure, effective July 1,


Truckee Meadows Community College

Lloyd A. Baker, Electronic Technology

Rita C. Gubanich, Business

Dennis D. Hennings, Industrial, Technical & Public


Gabriel F. Perry, Industrial, Technical & Public Service

George Skivofilakas, Industrial, Technical & Public


Western Nevada Community College

Harold La Vigne, Art

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

James F. Adams, Arts & Letters

David W. Emerson, Science, Mathematics & Engineering

Isabelle Emerson, Arts & Letters

*Lee T. Sido, Arts & Letters

*John Stefanelli, Hotel Administration

William N. Thompson, Business & Economics

Marlene J. Zychowicz, Psychological Counseling &

Evaluation Center

University of Nevada, Reno

Michael E. Cleveland, Associate Professor of Music

*Sandra A. Daugherty, Associate Professor of Internal


Deborah Davis, Associate Professor of Psychology

*David Ehrke, Assistant Professor of Music

Christopher H. Exline, Associate Professor of Geography

Elizabeth A. Francis, Associate Professor of English

*Glenn C. Miller, Rank II, Integrated Pest Management

*Lois J. Parker, Rank II, Counseling & Testing

Marion M. Schrum, Professor and Dean of Nursing

Stephen St. Jeor, Associate Professor of Microbiology

*Emma E. Yancey, Rank II, Cooperative Extension Service

*Also recommended for promotion.

Upon recommendation by the Committee Chair, Chairman Mc

Bride declared that the Committee, having completed the work

as assigned by the Board, be adjourned and disbanded.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the tenure and promotions as

presented by the Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mo-

tion carried. Mr. Melton voted in the affirmative.

3. Reconsideration of Date for April Board of Regents Meeting

Because of the current stringent financial situation, the

Regents agreed not to attend the national meetings of the

Association of Governing Boards and the Association of

Community College Trustees this Spring. Therefore, the

April Regents meeting will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday

and Friday, April 14 and 15, 1983.

4. Resolution Commending UNLV Rebels Basketball Team

Mr. Karamanos moved for consideration of an emergency item.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.

Mr. Karamanos asked for consideration of the following reso-



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, basketball

team, known as the "Running Rebels", having been ranked

as the Number One Team in the Nation during the 1982-83

season; and

WHEREAS, the Rebels completed the season with twenty

eight (28) wins and only three (3) losses; and

WHEREAS, the Rebels, in post-season tournament play,

won the Pacific Coast Athletic Association Championship;


WHEREAS, the Rebels, named Number Three seed in the

West, participated in the second round of the Far-West

Regionals of the NCAA Tournament; and

WHEREAS, only by the unlucky bounce of the ball in the

last four seconds of the game, the Rebels lost by the

score of 71-70 to North Carolina State, which team has

become one of the final four teams in the nation; and

WHEREAS, the Rebel's coach, Mr. Jerry Tarkanian, has

been named as the Nation's Coach of the Year; NOW,


RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents hereby offers its

congratulations, commendation and appreciation for

having brought credit and national recognition upon

the University and the State to the UNLV Basketball

Team, and especially to Seniors Mr. Sidney Green, Mr.

Larry Anderson and Mr. John Copeland, and to the

Nation's Number One Coach, Mr. Jerry Tarkanian.

Mr. Karamanos moved for approval. Mrs. Fong seconded.

Motion carried. Mr. Melton voted in the affirmative.

Upon motion by Mrs. Kenney, the Board moved to a closed person-

nel session to consider the character and professional compe-

tency of a person. Seconded by Mrs. Whitley. Motion carried.

Mr. Melton voted in the affirmative.

The Board reconvened at 4:50 P.M.

5. Resolution Regarding University System Budget

Mrs. Gallagher asked for consideration of an emergency item

concerning the University of Nevada budget. Seconded by Ms.

Del Papa. Motion carried.


WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System provides higher

education opportunities to more than 40,000 students at

its Universities and Community Colleges; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents submitted to the Governor

a budget for the 1983-85 biennium that provided abso-

lute minimum funding for its existing programs; and

WHEREAS, this budget would force Universities and Col-

leges to make significant reductions in student instruc-

tion; and

WHEREAS, the University of Nevada System has already

absorbed budget cuts in the past year of more than

fifteen (15) percent; and

WHEREAS, this budget is now pending before the Nevada

State Legislature, NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents strongly endorses

the Governor's budget for higher education even though

it represents substantial sacrifices; and BE IT

RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents urges the Nevada

Legislature to approve the bare bones budget for higher

education in Nevada without any further reductions in

funding and quality, and BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, that this resolution be distributed to members

of the Nevada Legislature within the next week.

Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried. Mr. Melton voted in the affirmative.

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser