03/30/1995

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 30-31, 1995








03-30-1995

Pages 178-221



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

March 30-31, 1995



The Board of Regents met on March 30-31, 1995 in Rooms 201-202,

Donald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman

Mr. Mark Alden

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Others present: Chancellor Richard Jarvis

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

Interim President Rita Gubanich, TMCC

Interim President Kenny Guinn, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Tom Anderes, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen (or their representa-

tives) Richard Finn (WNCC), Richard French (DRI), Chris Gaub

(Unit), Scott Hawkins (NNCC), Linda Stetter (TMCC), Barbara

Nelson (CCSN), Marsha Read (UNR), James Stivers (UNLV), and

Student Association Officers.



Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 11:10 A.M.,

Thursday, March 30, 1995, with all Regents present except Regent

Berkley.



1. Adoption of the Consent Agenda



Adoption of the Consent Agenda, identified as Ref. A, filed

in the Regents' Office.



(1) Approved the minutes of the special meeting held

February 15, 1995 and the regular meeting held

February 23-24, 1995.



(2) Approved the following recommendations for promotion

or assignment to rank:



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommended the following promotions, effective

July 1, 1995:



Donald Bear to Professor of Curriculum and

Instruction, Education

*Kathleen Boardman to Associate Professor of

English, Arts and Science

*Stacy Burton to Associate Professor of English,

Arts and Science

Iain Buxton to Professor in Pharmacology, School

of Medicine

*Carol M. Condit to Associate Professor of Bio-

chemistry, Ag/Medicine

George Danko to Professor of Mining Engineering,

Mines

*Kent M. Ervin to Associate Professor of Chemistry,

Arts and Science

Sami Fadali to Professor of Electrical Engineer-

ing, Engineering

James R. Firby to Professor of Geological Sci-

ences, Mines

*Kenneth H. Fliess to Associate Professor of

Anthropology, Arts and Science

William Gerthoffer to Professor of Physiology,

School of Medicine

Betty J. Glass to Rank III, Library

Cheryll Glotfelty to Associate Professor of

English, Arts and Science

Philip Goodman to Professor of Internal Medicine,

School of Medicine

Faramarz Gordaninejad to Professor of Mechanical

Engineering, Engineering

*Gregory J. Hayes to Associate Professor in Health

Sciences, Human and Community Sciences

Gary Haynes to Professor of Anthropology, Arts

and Science

Viktoria Hertling to Professor of Foreign Lan-

guages & Literatures, Arts and Science

Joseph Jones to Associate Professor of Internal

Medicine, School of Medicine

Stephen Lafer to Associate Professor of Curricu-

lum and Instruction, Education

Mary Lahren to Associate Professor of Geological

Sciences, Mines

Claude Lardinois to Professor of Internal Medi-

cine, School of Medicine

*Matthew C. Leone to Associate Professor of

Criminal Justice, Arts and Science

*Shen-Yi Luo to Associate Professor of Mechanical

Engineering, Engineering

*Johnson W. Makoba to Associate Professor of

Sociology, Arts and Science

*Ronald B. Mayhall to Associate Professor in Music,

Arts and Science

*Mark M. Meerschaert to Associate Professor of

Mathematics, Arts and Science

*Merwin Mitchell to Associate Professor of Eco-

nomics, Business Administration

Gary Norris to Professor of Civil Engineering,

Engineering

*Mark Pingle to Associate Professor of Economics,

Business Administration

*Laurie Potter to Rank III, Medical Library,

Library

Nelson Publicover to Professor of Physiology,

School of Medicine

*Richard Schultz to Associate Professor of Geo-

logical Engineering, Mines

Raj Siddharthan to Professor of Civil Engineering,

Engineering

*Michael Thomas to Associate Professor of Account-

ing/Computer Information Systems, Business

Administration

Virginia Vogel to Professor of Speech and Theatre,

Arts and Science

Ilga Winicov to Professor of Microbiology/Bio-

chemistry, Agriculture and School of Medicine



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommended the following promotions,

effective July 1 1995:



*Malwane Ananda to Associate Professor of Math-

ematical Sciences, Science and Mathematics

*Catherine Angel to Associate Professor of Art,

Fine and Performing Arts

Michael Bowers to Professor of Political Sci-

ence, Liberal Arts

*Jesse Brinson to Associate Professor of Counsel-

ing and Educational Psychology, Education

*Ralph Buechler to Associate Professor of German,

Liberal Arts

*Seungmook Choi to Associate Professor of Finance,

Business and Economics

Nasser Daneshvary to Professor of Economics,

Business and Economics

*Jolie Gaston to Associate Professor of Hotel

Management, Hotel Administration

*Janis Glatzel to Associate Professor of Clinical

Laboratory Sciences, Health Sciences

*Dean Gronemeier to Associate Professor of Music,

Fine and Performing Arts

Kenneth Hanlon to Professor of Music, Fine and

Performing Arts

*Margaret Harp to Associate Professor of Foreign

Languages, Liberal Arts

Ashok Iyer to Professor of Electrical and Computer

Engineering, Engineering

*Chris Kearney to Associate Professor of Psychol-

ogy, Liberal Arts

Bill Leaf to Professor of Art, Fine and Performing

Arts

*Stephen Lepp to Associate Professor of Physics,

Science and Mathematics

*Teresa Lyons to Associate Professor of Education-

al Administration and Higher Education, Edu-

cation

Georg Mauer to Professor of Mechanical Engineer-

ing, Engineering

Arthur Meyers to Associate Professor of Radio-

logical Sciences, Health Sciences

Susan Michael to Associate Professor of Nursing,

Health Sciences

Terance Miethe to Professor of Criminal Justice,

Liberal Arts

Charles Moores to Professor of Accounting,

Business and Economics

*Neil Opfer to Associate Professor of Architecture,

Architecture, Construction Management and

Planning

Mary Parhamovich to Rank III, Library

*Mary Peterson to Associate Professor of Health

Care Administration, Health Sciences

*Peggy Perkins to Associate Professor of Counsel-

ing and Educational Psychology, Education

*Thomas Pierce to Associate Professor of Special

Education, Education

Ellen Ross to Professor of History, Liberal Arts

*Paul Schulte to Associate Professor of Biological

Sciences, Science and Mathematics

Dennis Soden to Professor of Environmental Stud-

ies, Environmental Studies Program

Richard Soule to Professor of Music, Fine and

Performing Arts

*Laura Spencer to Associate Professor of Spanish,

Liberal Arts

*Spencer Steinberg to Associate Professor of

Chemistry, Science and Mathematics

*Paulette Tandy to Associate Professor of Account-

ing, Business and Economics

*Richard Tandy to Associate Professor of Kinesi-

ology, Human Performance and Development

*C. Jeffrey Waddoups to Associate Professor of

Economics, Business and Economics

*Lawrence Walker to Associate Professor of Bio-

logical Sciences, Science and Mathematics

Richard Wiley to Professor of English, Liberal

Arts

*Ken Wintch to Associate Professor of Radiological

Sciences, Health Sciences

*John Zimmerman to Associate Professor of Account-

ing, Business and Economics



C. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik

recommended the following promotions, effective

July 1, 1995:



Hans Moosmuller to Rank III, Energy and Env.

Engineering Center

Jerry Miller to Rank III, Quaternary Sciences

Center

Roger Jacobsen to Rank IV, Water Resources



*Also recommended for Award to Tenure.



(3) Approved the following recommendations for tenure:



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommended award of tenure, effective July 1,

1995, to the following:



Eric Albers, Social Work, Human and Community

Sciences

*Kathleen Boardman, English, Arts and Science

*Stacy Burton, English, Arts and Science

Martha Combs, Curriculum and Instruction,

Education

*Carol M. Condit, Biochemistry, Ag/Medicine

*Kent M. Ervin, Chemistry, Arts and Science

*Kenneth H. Fliess, Anthropology, Arts and Science

*Gregory J. Hayes, Health Sciences, Human and

Community Sciences

Janita Jobe, Library

John R. Koetting, Curriculum and Instruction,

Education

*Matthew C. Leone, Criminal Justice, Arts and

Science

*Shen-Yi Luo, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering

*Johnson W. Makoba, Sociology, Arts and Science

*Ronald B. Mayhall, Music, Arts and Science

*Mark M. Meerschaert, Mathematics, Arts and

Science

*Merwin Mitchell, Economics, Business Administra-

tion

*Mark Pingle, Economics, Business Administration

*Laurie Potter, Medical Library, Library

*Richard Schultz, Geological Engineering, Mines

Peter Sebaaly, Civil Engineering, Engineering

Julie Swain, Surgery, Medicine

*Michael Thomas, Accounting/Computer Information

Systems, Business Administration

Steve Wheatcraft, Geological Sciences, Mines

Glee Willis, Library



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommended award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1995, to the following:



*Malwane Ananda, Mathematical Sciences, Science

and Mathematics

*Catherine Angel, Art, Fine and Performing Arts

Alison Armstrong, Instruction, Library

Kathleen Brewer, Hotel Management, Hotel Admin-

istration

*Jesse Brinson, Counseling and Educational Psy-

cology, Education

*Ralph Buechler, Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts

*Seungmook Choi, Finance, Business and Economics

David Costa, Mathematical Sciences, Science and

Mathematics

*Jolie Gaston, Hotel Management, Hotel Administra-

tion

*Janis Glatzel, Clinical Laboratory Sciences,

Health Sciences

*Dean Gronemeier, Music, Fine and Performing Arts

*Margaret Harp, Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts

David Hickey, Art, Fine and Performing Arts

Richard Jensen, Communication Studies, Communica-

tion Studies

*Chris Kearney, Psychology, Liberal Arts

*Stephen Lepp, Physics, Science and Mathematics

*Teresa Lyons, Educational Administration and

Higher Education, Education

*Neil Opfer, Architecture, Architecture, Construc-

tion Management and Planning

*Mary Peterson, Health Care Administration,

Health Sciences

*Peggy Perkins, Counseling and Educational Psy-

chology, Education

*Thomas Pierce, Special Education, Education

*Paul Schulte, Biological Sciences, Science and

Mathematics

*Laura Spencer, Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts

*Spencer Steinberg, Chemistry, Science and Mathe-

matics

*Paulette Tandy, Accounting, Business and Economics

*Richard Tandy, Kinesiology, Human Performance and

Development

*C. Jeffrey Waddoups, Economics, Business and

Economics

*Lawrence Walker, Biological Sciences, Science and

Mathematics

*Ken Wintch, Radiological Sciences, Health Sciences

*John Zimmerman, Accounting, Business and Economics



C. Community College of Southern Nevada - President

Moore recommended award of tenure, effective July

1, 1995, to the following:



Robert Adams, English, Arts and Science

Franklin N. Baker, Accounting, Business and

Industry

Michaela Brooks, Nursing, Math, Health and Human

Services

Theo Byrns, Foreign Language, Arts and Sciences

Max Coe, CIT, Business and Industry

Joe Cracraft, Physical Therapy, Math, Health and

Human Services

Randall Edwards, Physical Therapy, Math, Health

and Human Services

Gary Elliott, English, Arts and Sciences

Edward Eschner, Engineering Tech., Business and

Industry

Linda Foreman, Behavioral Sciences, Arts and

Sciences

Geoffrey Frasz, Philosophical & Regional Studies,

Arts and Sciences

Ann K. Johnson, Counseling, Student Development

Marie Lium, English, Arts and Sciences

Gary Marx, Fine Arts, Arts and Sciences

Denise Ogletree-Mc Guinn, Nursing, Math, Health

and Human Services

Joseph Niemiec, Public and Human Services, Arts

and Sciences

Royse Smith, Philosophical and Regional Studies,

Arts and Sciences

Victor Taucer, Marketing and Resorts, Business

and Industry

Ann Thomas, Nursing, Math, Health and Human

Services

Glynda White, Business and Management, Business

and Industry

Rodney Wilson, English, Arts and Sciences

Michelle Wyatt, Mathematics, Math, Health and

Human Services



D. Truckee Meadows Community College - Interim Pres-

ident Gubanich recommended award of tenure, ef-

fective July 1, 1995, to the following:



John Adlish, Arts and Science

Arnold Brock, Public Service

Mary Buchnor-Smartt, Arts and Sciences

James Claybrook, Student Services

Gail Ferrell, Arts and Sciences

Leslie Garaventa, Applied Industrial Technology

Helen Hecimovich, Arts and Sciences

Erik Lauritzen, Public Service

Frederick Lokken, Arts and Sciences

Michelle Maupin-Cornelius, Student Services

Rosemary Rinaldi, Health Sciences

Ralph Shafter, Professional Business Studies

G. Philip Smilanick, Professional Business

Studies

Linda Stetter, Professional Business Studies

Carolyn Wray, Arts and Sciences

John Yarnevich, Arts and Sciences



E. Western Nevada Community College - President

Calabro recommended award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1995, to the following:



Richard Finn, Public Service

Richard Stewart, Business

Rick Jay Van Ausdal, Trade and Industry



F. Northern Nevada Community College - President

Remington recommended award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1995, to the following:



Larry Hyslop, Math/Computing

Richard Kampf, Math/Computing

Jill Stringfield, Occupational/Technical



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to

Rank.



(4) Approved the following individuals to be appointed to

the College of Agriculture Advisory Committee at UNR

for the period 1995 through 1997:



Chris Gansberg, Sr.

John L. Mc Lain

William A. Molini

Larry L. Pedrett



(5) Approved emeritus status for the following faculty

member at UNR to be effective July 1, 1995:



John W. Batdorf, M. D., Professor of Surgery, Emeritus



(6) At the Board's February, 1995 meeting approval was

given for UNLV to enter into a loan for a video screen

system at the Thomas and Mack Center. Bond Counsel,

John Swendseid, requested the following resolution

authorizing the execution of the note:



RESOLUTION #95-2



WHEREAS, the University and Community College

System of Nevada (the "University") intends to

borrow $1,280,000 from Nevada State Bank, (the

"Bank") pursuant to a letter from the Bank re-

ceived March 24, 1995, in response to a solicita-

tion of bids therefor (the "Proposal"), attached

hereto for the purpose of financing the improve-

ments from Thomas and Mack Center at the Univer-

sity of Nevada, Las Vegas, such borrowing to be

evidenced by a note signed by the appropriate

officials at the University (the "Note").



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF

REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA:



Section 1. The Proposal is hereby accepted,

ratified and approved.



Section 2. The officers of the University are

hereby authorized to take all action necessary to

effectuate the provisions of this resolution, in-

cluding, without limitation, execution and de-

livery of the Note and such certificates as may

be necessary to evidence the validity and en-

forceability of the Note, the exemption of in-

terest thereon from federal income taxation.



Section 3. This resolution shall be effective on

its passage and approval.



(7) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

10, Section 4, Summer Program, UNR, as follows:



Per undergraduate credit:



Instructional Program 56.00

Student Union Operating .50

Student Union Cap. Imp. 1.00

Summer Activity 1.50

Health Service 2.00

Total 61.00



Per graduate credit:



Instructional Program 79.00

Student Union Operating .50

Student Union Cap. Imp. 1.00

Summer Activity 1.50

Health Service 2.00

Total 84.00



(8) Approved the following Handbook changes regarding

Summer Term Salary Schedules at UNLV and UNR:



A. Title 3, Chapter 3, Section 24.1, University of

Nevada, Las Vegas



Salary schedules for Summer Session faculty at

UNR and UNLV shall be approved annually by the

Board of Regents. The following schedules are

effective for the 1995 Summer Term.



UNLV Faculty



Professor $1475 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1425

Assistant Professor 1375

Lecturer 1225



Visiting Faculty



Professor $1300 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1250

Assistant Professor 1200

Lecturer 950-1200

Lab Assistant 1000



Professor Emeritus: Rate depends upon rank at

time of retirement.



Pay per credit hour of individual instruction is

$50.



The per-credit-hour salary is the maximum allow-

able. A lower amount, when necessitated by low

enrollment and when agreed to by the instructor,

is permitted.



B. Title 3, Chapter 3, Section 24.2, University of

Nevada, Reno



The following salary schedule applies to classes

taught on- or off-campus during the inclusive

dates of Summer Session.



Resident Faculty



Professor $1475 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1275

Assistant Professor 1075

Lecturer 925-1475

Teaching Assistant/

Graduate Assistant 775



Visiting Faculty



Professor $1225 per credit hour

Associate Professor 1000

Assistant Professor 800

Lecturer 800-1225



(9) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 13, Residence Hall and Food Service Rates,

UNLV, as contained in Ref. C-9, filed in the Regents'

Office.



(10) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improvement

Fee Funds at NNCC in the amount of $11,000 for the

following projects at NNCC:



Repair of gutters on the Community Center $6000

and Berg Hall and the installation of new

gutters on the Child Center.



Repair Chilton Circle and gravel the Child 5000

Center parking area.



(11) The request for Handbook changes for the Distribution

of Registration Fees, Community Colleges, CCSN, was

withdrawn.



(12) The following recommendations for promotion or assign-

ment to rank have been forwarded for Board consider-

ation. This is an information item only, with Board

action scheduled for the May 18-19, 1995 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommends the following promotion, effective

July 1, 1995:



Steven Wesnousky to Professor of Geological

Sciences, Mackay School of Mines



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommends the following promotion,

effective July 1, 1995:



*William Pankratius to Associate Professor of

Instructional and Curricular Studies, College

of Education



*Also recommended for Award to Tenure.



(13) The following recommendations for tenure have been

forwarded for Board consideration. This is an in-

formation item only, with Board action scheduled for

the May 18-19, 1995 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommends award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1995, to the following:



*William Pankratius, Instructional and Curricular

Studies, College of Education



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to

Rank.



(14) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Nevada State Health Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1994 through June 30,

1995

Amount : $7078 to Medical School

Purpose : School of Medicine will provide

facilities and staff toward

screening, examination and

recommendation of services for

the Crainiofacial Clinic.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/NNCC and the White Pine

School District (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: April 3, 1995 to June 30, 1997

Amount : $15,000 to White Pine County

School District

Purpose : Ely Vocational Skills Training

Center.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the Nevada Di-

vision of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through June 30,

1996

Amount : $20,000 to CCSN

Purpose : CCSN to teach course of instruc-

tion for mental health techni-

cians, mental retardation tech-

nicians and forensic specialists.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the State Job

Training Office (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: February 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996

Amount : $200,000 to CCSN

Purpose : Career Resilience Program for

Professionals.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR, Nevada Cooperative

Extension and the Junior Lovestock Show Board

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996

Amount : $26,547 to Extension

Purpose : Extension to hire part-time

employees to fulfill temporary

needs in conducting the Junior

Livestock Show.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Board of

Trustees of the Washoe County School District

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: January 1 through December 31,

1995

Amount : $1.15 per mile for each actual

mile logged by said buses

Purpose : Lease of school buses by Washoe

County School District.



Mrs. Sparks moved adoption of the Consent Agenda, and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with items as specified

throughout the meeting. Mr. Phillips seconded.



Mrs. Price requested that item 6 of the Consent Agenda

(Resolution: Video Screen System, Thomas and Mack Center,

UNLV) be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion

purposes. She stated that she had concerns with approv-

ing loans without a Systemwide policy, that there may be

a perception of a conflict of interest, and there are IRS

issues that need to be addressed. She noted that any

member of the Board can request that items be removed from

an agenda.



Mrs. Price moved to amend the motion by removing item 6 of

the Consent Agenda. Mr. Klaich seconded.



Interim President Guinn explained that UNLV followed the bid

process procedure and has received approval from UCCSN's

Bond Counsel. Interim Vice President for Finance and Ad-

ministration, Dr. Norval Pohl, explained that UNLV pre-

sented a Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek financing and

a letter of credit, and received 5 responses. A review

committee was formed, which consulted with UCCSN's Bond

Counsel. The lowest bid was accepted by the committee and

forwarded to Interim President Guinn for consideration of

Nevada State Bank, which presented a 8.1% interest.



Dr. Guinn announced, for the record, that PriMerit Bank

did not respond to the bid process.



Mrs. Price stated that she had received an article from

Peat Marwick regarding borrowing transaction guidelines.

She stated that she was concerned that UCCSN does not have

any guidelines or policies on this issue. She suggested

that the Board of Regents address this issue in a straight-

forward manner and place it on the regular agenda.



Chairman Eardley clarified that staff has been instructed

to place more routine items on the Consent Agenda, rather

than the regular agenda. Mrs. Price agreed that ceremonial

items should be placed on the Consent Agenda, but felt that

items that are being reviewed by the IRS, without UCCSN

policy, should be placed on the regular agenda for thorough

discussion.



Mr. Alden stated that he had reviewed the process and did

not feel that there was an IRS issue.



Motion carried.



2. Approved Resolution: Video Screen System, Thomas and Mack

Center, UNLV



This item was removed from the Consent Agenda and moved to

the regular Board of Regents' agenda for consideration.



At the Board's February, 1995 meeting approval was given for

UNLV to enter into a loan for a video screen system at the

Thomas and Mack Center. Bond Counsel, John Swendseid, re-

quested the following resolution authorizing the execution

of the note:



RESOLUTION #95-2



WHEREAS, the University and Community College System

of Nevada (the "University") intends to borrow

$1,280,000 from Nevada State Bank, (the "Bank") pur-

suant to a letter from the Bank received March 24,

1995, in response to a solicitation of bids therefor

(the "Proposal"), attached hereto for the purpose of

financing the improvements from Thomas and Mack Center

at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, such borrowing

to be evidenced by a note signed by the appropriate

officials at the University (the "Note").



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA;



Section 1. The Proposal is hereby accepted, ratified

and approved.



Section 2. The officers of the University are hereby

authorized to take all action necessary to effectuate

the provisions of this resolution, including, without

limitation, execution and delivery of the Note and such

certificates as may be necessary to evidence the valid-

ity and enforceability of the Note, the exemption of

interest thereon from federal income taxation.



Section 3. This resolution shall be effective on its

passage and approval.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the resolution regarding the

execution of a note for the Video Screen System at the

Thomas and Mack Center, UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Mrs. Price opposed.



Mrs. Price stated that she objected to the motion in that

there is not a policy on these types of transactions and

that this item should not be considered until the new

President comes on board for her review.



Motion carried.



3. Introductions



Interim President Gubanich introduced newly elected Faculty

Senate Chairman, Linda Stetter.



President Calabro introduced Sabrina Mc Kinley, member of

the Nevada Student Alliance.



ASUN President Jason Frierson introduced newly elected ASUN

President Glenn Booth.



4. Chairman's Report



Chairman Eardley reported on the Association of Governing

Boards of Universities and Colleges National Conference

on Trusteeship, held March 25-28, 1995 in Seattle, Washing-

ton. He acknowledged the gender equity presentation de-

livered by Regents Jill Derby and Daniel Klaich, and

President Joseph Crowley during the conference.



Mrs. Sparks added that when UCCSN's Regents and adminis-

trators attend such national conferences, usually they

come back feeling that Nevada's problems aren't all that

bad. She learned that nearly every major higher education-

al institution is implementing tremendous tuition and fee

increases. She stated that the conference was very in-

formative and commended Dr. Derby, Mr. Klaich and Dr.

Crowley on their presentation.



Dr. Derby thanked those Regents and administrators who

attended the presentation on gender equity. She, too,

stated that the conference was very informative, and that

although UCCSN is doing well at this time, higher education

is very cyclical.



Mr. Foley stated that there were many positive comments

made during the conference that suggest great confidence

for higher education in the future.



5. Approved the Request for Decertification Election



A request for an election to decertify the TMCC Chapter of

the Nevada Faculty Alliance as the collective bargaining

agent for eligible professional employees at TMCC has been

received by the Chancellor, together with signed evidence

of such intent from a number of TMCC's professional em-

ployees. The Board's collective bargaining regulations

provide that upon a finding by the Board of Regents that

the requirements for a decertification election have been

met, "an election shall be scheduled..." in the manner

provided by the regulations.



The Chancellor had completed his verification of whether

the requirements of a decertification election had been

met and presented his findings in that there were sufficient

valid signatures to warrant such an election. However, the

Nevada Faculty Alliance (NFA) is conducting its own election

to ratify the contract before a decertification election.



Dr. Jarvis stated that there is a procedural issue at this

time. An election must be held no sooner than 15 days,

no longer than 30 days, after Board action on whether to

hold an election. This gives the Board time to determine

what the outcome of the NFA's ratification election will

have on whether to go forward with a decertification elec-

tion, because the ratification election will be over by

the following Wednesday (April 5, 1995).



Contingent upon the results of the NFA ratification elec-

tion, Chancellor Jarvis requested authorization to determine

whether to proceed with a decertification election or not.

In the event the result of the NFA's ratification election

is negative, the NFA will send a letter to the Chancellor

withdrawing as the collective bargaining agent at TMCC.



Mr. Klaich moved that an election under the provisions of

the Board's collective bargaining regulations be held to

determine if the TMCC Chapter of the Nevada Faculty Alliance

shall be decertified as the collective bargaining agent for

TMCC's professional employees. However, the Chancellor

shall be authorized to determine whether a decertification

election shall still be held or report back to the Board

if one of the following conditions occurs:



1. The TMCC Chapter of the NFA holds an election to ratify

the proposed collective bargaining contract which has

been negotiated between the NFA and the System, and

the vote is in favor of ratification; or



2. The TMCC Chapter of the NFA holds an election to ratify

the proposed collective bargaining contract, the vote

is not in favor of ratification and the NFA submits a

letter to the Chancellor requesting the withdrawal of

recognition of the TMCC Chapter of the NFA as a col-

lective bargaining agent for TMCC's professional em-

ployees.



It is the intent of the motion that if neither condition

occurs, the decertification election shall proceed without

further action.



Mr. Graves seconded.



State President of NFA, Candace Kant, and member of NFA,

Jim Richardson, both expressed their endorsement of the

above motion.



Mr. Foley stated that he is in support of the motion, and

commended the organization of faculty and administration

for this approach.



Mrs. Price requested clarification that there is no viola-

tion of any federal law, and General Counsel Klasic respond-

ed in the negative.



Motion carried.



6. Information Only: Closed Session



Upon motion by Mr. Graves, seconded by Mr. Phillips, the

Board moved to a closed session at 11:45 A.M. for the

discussion of the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence, or physical or mental health of persons

who are not employees of the UCCSN, in accordance with NRS

241.030.



The open meeting reconvened at 1:15 P.M., Thursday, March 30,

1995, with all Regents present.



Chairman Eardley announced that the dedication and tour of the

Howard Cannon Center for Survey Research at UNLV has been post-

poned.



Vice Chairman Graves announced that a press conference would be

held at 4:30 P.M. that afternoon to announce the Basketball

Coach at UNLV.



7. Approved Tuition and Fees, 1995-97



Chancellor Jarvis proposed increases in the registration

fees for 1995-96 and 1996-97 (Ref. E, filed in the Regents'

Office). The revenue generated would be earmarked for

Campus priority needs in equipment and support services.

The presentation also described System guidelines for

development of Campus allocation plans and an accounta-

bility report on expenditures.



Chancellor Jarvis explained the process in earmarking the

generated revenue. The revenue cannot supplant anything

else which is supported by State funds and the institu-

tions must be able to demonstrate that the funds would go

towards equipment and support services. The institutions

must also develop a plan of expenditure, and Chancellor

Jarvis assured the Board that students would be part of

the planning process.



A discussion was held on the possible use of indirect cost

funds being used for this purpose. Indirect costs are

funds that are paid to institutions to use their facilities

for research. A significant portion of these indirect costs

goes towards the stimulation of research.



Chancellor Jarvis stated that this proposal is fundamental-

ly different from the action in 1993. At that time, budg-

ets had been reduced and it was necessary to gather revenue.

The Board authorized a fee increase, half of which went to

student access funds for financial aid dollars. Now in

1995, the Governor has proposed financial aid assistance,

but there is a shortfall in quality services to students.

This fee increase would be dedicated to equipment and

support services, not spread into other parts of the budget.

It would not go to salary increases, and the proposals must

be able to demonstrate that the students would benefit

through increased access to service or improved quality of

a service.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the Chancellor's proposal as

outlined with regard to tuition and fees. Mr. Phillips

seconded.



The proposal is supported by the Presidents and each Presi-

dent outlined probable needs for each at his institution.



Dr. Derby asked for clarification concerning student access

funds, and Chancellor Jarvis responded that the Governor

and Legislature recommend an appropriation of $7 million

for financial aid. Therefore, the proposed fee increase

needs to be directed to equipment and support services.



Mr. Graves stated that even though there is a policy on

this issue, if and when desperate needs arise, the Board

should be willing to change its policies.



Mr. Klaich further clarified that this request to waive

policy relates solely to this fee increase and will not

bind future decisions.



Faculty Senate Chairs, Barbara Nelson (CCSN) and Linda

Stetter (TMCC), both spoke in support of the increase.



All of the Student Government representatives thanked the

Chancellor for allowing them to provide input into this

process.



USA President Jeanine Powers expressed her appreciation to

President Calabro for the time and effort in allowing the

students to participate in this process. The students are

in the process of preparing their list of needs; however,

the students feel that they have been paying their fair

share and that the State should provide for these needs.

Therefore, the students at WNCC oppose this fee increase.



ASTM President Toni Horne stated that it is a privilege to

be able to help in this decision making, and the students

at TMCC support this fee increase.



ASCCSN President David Hernandez stated that he had made

promises during the campaign for his election to office

to oppose any fee increases. Their Senate does not support

the fee increase, but if it should pass they request to be

included in the discussions on distribution of the fee.



UNLV GSA President Micki Winsett stated that the small in-

crease now is much more favorable than a large increase in

the future. She restated the very important needs for

support services on the UNLV Campus.



UNR GSA President Bill Jones stated they understood the

needs; however, did not feel an increase was necessary at

this time because it would set a precedent, the current

policy calls for fee increases in even-numbered years,

and students understood that there was a moratorium on

fee increases until 1997. He stated that the State should

support these needs in higher education.



ASUN President Jason Frierson, representing the Nevada

Student Alliance, stated that they did not unanimously

support this increase. He too felt that the State should

support higher education. He suggested that students be

allowed to participate in discussions with Legislators with

regard to institutional needs.



CSUN President Stephanie Boixo stated that higher education

should be a greater priority of the State because it pro-

vides the State with better citizens. She stated that

their Senate opposed the increase and felt it is very im-

portant to relay these most vital needs to the Legislature.



Mrs. Gallagher agreed that the Legislature should support

higher education; however, with other State agency needs

it does not appear that additional funds will be forth-

coming this session. She asked the students how their

needs could be met without this proposed fee increase. It

is the Regents' responsibility to make these kinds of de-

cisions in order for students to be successful in their

education endeavors.



Mrs. Price stated that she does not have a conflict of

interest even though she is a graduate student at UNR. She

stated her concern was on accountability and whether proper

training is provided for the equipment that is currently in

use.



Mr. Foley stated that he is very much interested in the

welfare of students and administration because he is a true

believer in higher education. He indicated that he had

never supported fee increases until now, but that he was

supporting the Chancellor who has presented a well thought

out plan.



Mr. Alden expressed his concern that the Board must assure

a tuition plan for small increases and was in favor of this

proposal.



Dr. Derby stated she appreciated the consultation with the

students, but because the tuition committee had agreed to

a moratorium for the biennium she could not support the

increase at this time.



Mr. Klaich stated that he had a conflict of interest because

he had a daughter attending UNR; however, he would vote on

the issue. He stated that he had concerns for the middle

income student. He felt that tuition setting is a coopera-

tive process among administrative, legislative and executive

branches. He suggested that the Board turns to students too

often in time of need and he felt that with more time and

thought a rational tuition process could be developed. He

stated that he would not support the recommendation.



Mrs. Sparks stated that since the explanations she now

understands that the System must work within the fiscal

year rather than waiting until the end of the biennium to

increase fees. She stated that she would support the

recommendation, but will continue to seek additional fund-

ing from the State.



Mr. Phillips spoke in support of the increase because the

increase would directly benefit the students through a

modest increase at this time.



Mrs. Berkley stated that although the needs were valid she

would oppose the increase because of her vote not to raise

tuition during this biennium.



Chairman Eardley urged support of the Chancellor who has

provided a leadership role on this matter.



Motion carried upon roll call vote:



Ayes: Regents Alden, Foley, Gallagher, Graves,

Phillips, Sparks

Nays: Regents Berkley, Derby, Klaich, Price



A short break was taken and upon return all Regents were present

except Regents Alden, Folley, Gallagher and Phillips.



8. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievement for

the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents' Office.



University of Nevada, Reno



Jane Fisher



Truckee Meadows Community College



Martin Kyte

Fred B. Lokken



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Jim Mc Phee (posthumously)

Leonard Goodall



Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting.



Mrs. Price stated that Jim Mc Phee was a man with the utmost

integrity and will be greatly missed.



Dr. Bob Hoover, UNR Vice President for Academic Affairs,

stated that Dr. Goodall was one of his professors at Utah

State and was the best professor he ever had during his

higher education years.



UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Marsha Read announced that this

was her last Board of rEgents meeting as Faculty Senate

Chairman and she expressed her appreciation to Regents,

staff and administration who helped her through her term.



Mr. Phillips returned to the meeting.



9. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achievement

from the institution. Ref. C is filed in the Regents'

Office.



Northern Nevada Community College



Emily Nova



Truckee Meadows Community College



Robert J. Brummett

Scott Teachenor



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Graduate Students:



Kortney James

Terry Novak

Xiaolei "Charlie" Teng



Undergraduate Students:



Magdalena Martinez

Harold D. Mc Dowell

Andrea M. Pulgarin



10. Information Only: Outstanding Classified Employees

Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each President re-

ported on the outstanding classified employees achieve-

ments from the institution. Ref. D is filed in the Regents

Office.



Northern Nevada Community College



Jill Jones



Truckee Meadows Community College



Amy Alves

Ed Knoblauch



Western Nevada Community College



Gayle Yesenskiy



University of Nevada, Reno



Toni Carlson

Gwenn Snow



11. Approved Resolution: James Cashman, III



The following resolution, honoring James Cashman, III, was

presented:



RESOLUTION #95-3



WHEREAS, James Cashman III was a native Nevadan who

graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas

and later distinguished himself at Santa Clara Univer-

sity, graduating in 1971 with dual majors in Manage-

ment and Finance and membership in the distinguished

Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society; and



WHEREAS, he pursued a rewarding and successful 24-year

business career with Cashman Equipment Company and

Cashman Cadillac, Inc., ultimately serving as President

of Cashman Equipment Company and on the Boards of Di-

rectors of Cashman Cadillac, Inc., Nevada Power and

Circus Circus Enterprises; and



WHEREAS, he was committed to community service including

leadership in the Big Brothers of Southern Nevada, Boys

and Girls Club of Las Vegas, Boy Scouts of America,

Catholic Community Services, Greater Las Vegas Chamber

of Commerce, Las Vegas Invitational Golf Tournament,

Las Vegas Rotary Club, Las Vegas 2000 and Beyond, Moun-

tain States Legal Foundation, Nevada Community Founda-

tion, Nevada Development Authority, Nevada Mining As-

sociation, Nevada New Car Dealers Association, Nevada

Nuclear Projects Commission, Nevada State Commission on

Economic Development, Nevada Taxpayers Association,

Nevadans for Stable Taxes, Opportunity Village, United

Way of Southern Nevada, Young Presidents Organization;

and



WHEREAS, he and his wife, Mary Kaye, actively supported

her alma mater, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

participated in the UNLV President's Inner Circle, and

generously donated to numerous University fund raising

efforts such as graduate assistantships in special

education and athletic projects; and



WHEREAS, he became a member of the UNLV Foundation Board

of Trustees in 1989 and contributed strong leadership to

the Audit, Finance and Investment, Nominating, Develop-

ment and Executive Committees culminating in his selec-

tion as Vice Chairman in 1994 and 1995; and



WHEREAS, the dedication of James and Mary Kaye to the

betterment of their community reflects the high stand-

ards of the Cashman family and has benefited thousands

of Nevada residents and visitors; and



WHEREAS, James Cashman III, who died on February 2,

1995, was one of Nevada's leading citizens who accom-

plished many extraordinary feats during an unfortunate-

ly abbreviated lifetime of service which brought great

credit to his family to whom he was so deeply devoted;



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF

THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA,

that the Board extends its condolences to Mary Kaye,

daughters Jennifer and Marguerite, son James, and all

the members of the Cashman family, and expresses its

appreciation for the exceptional life and contributions

of a great citizen, James Cashman III.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the resolution honoring the

late James Cashman III. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion

carried.



The open meeting recessed at 4:10 P.M. and reconvened at 9:05

A.M., Friday, March 31, 1995 with all Regents present except

Regent Klaich.



12. Information Only: Public Comment



Lt. Governor Lonnie Hammargren addressed the Board with his

recommendation to the Governor in having a commissioner

appointed from higher education to serve on the Commission

on Economic Development. Dr. Hammargren stated that Doug

Burris, Director of Community College Affairs, and Bob

Hoover, UNR Vice President for Academic Affairs, both have

been instrumental in building bridges between the Community

Colleges, Universities and the communities. However, these

efforts should be on a Statewide level. Dr. Hammargren

introduced Tim Carlson, Director of Economic Development.

Dr. Hammargren stated that his mission is to develop com-

munications between all education and the work force sys-

tems.



Mr. Carlson stated that this is a very ambitious endeavor;

however, he believed that economic development and educa-

tion are very important to the State of Nevada. By helping

Nevada educators to work with industry, Nevada will be

building a better State.



13. Information Only: Legislative Update



Chancellor Jarvis reported that UCCSN had responded to the

26 questions posed by the Legislature and he felt the hear-

ing with the budget committees went well. The Legislature

did not pose any further questions at that time to the

System. He believed that the Legislators are well aware of

UCCSN's priorities. It was agreed that UCCSN would share

quarterly reports on expenditures with the Legislative

Council Bureau.



Vice Chancellor Anderes announced that there would be a

hearing the following week on UCCSN's Capital Improvements

request. This hearing will allow the institutions to make

a presentation on their major projects. The subcommittee

on capital construction will be reviewing all capital con-

struction projects. Dr. Anderes stated that there seemed

to be much support for UCCSN's projects.



Mr. Alden requested a copy of the questions and responses.



Interim President Guinn announced that UNLV has offered the

position of Men's Basketball Coach to Bill Bayno with a 3-year

contract at an annual base salary of $100,000, $75,000 for

television and radio, and a shoe contract, effective immediately.

The contract includes language stating that there will not be a

payout, but a reassignment to teaching without benefits. Mr.

Bayno has indicated that he has very high academic standards and

has already received community support. Dr. Guinn noted that

President-Elect Carol Harter has been involved in the selection

process and is in agreement with the selection.



Chairman Eardley congratulated Dr. Guinn on the selection, and

Mrs. Berkley also expressed her gratitude to Dr. Guinn for all

that he has done for the University. Mr. Alden added that Dr.

Guinn has put UNLV back on a sound financial basis with the high-

est of ethical standards.



It was announced that Thursday, May 18, 1995, would be Dr.

Guinn's last day of employment at UNLV as Interim President.



14. Approved Naming of Building, UNLV



Approved the naming of the UNLV Center for Survey Research

the Howard Cannon Center for Survey Research in honor of

Senator Howard Cannon. In addition to the many years

Senator Cannon represented our State in the U. S. Senate,

he has also given a gift of $100,000 in support of the

Center.



Several comments were made by the members of the Board on

Mr. Cannon's distinguished career, mentorship and friend-

ship.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the naming of the UNLV Center

for Survey Research the Howard Cannon Center for Survey

Research. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved Purchasing of Building, CCSN



Approved the purchase of a building for CCSN. Purchase

price is $1.00. The building is located in the Business

District of Boulder City, and is two stories with approxi-

mately 21,000 sq. ft. Estimated value is $2,000,000. It

is anticipated that programs for senior citizens as well

as general classes will be held at this site. President

Moore stated that CCSN has appeared before the Las Vegas

City Council and the City Planning Commission, and they

are in support of this decision.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to purchase a building in the

Business District of Boulder City for CCSN. Mr. Phillips

seconded.



President Moore stated that the estimated cost of maintain-

ing the building and utility costs (approximately $50,000)

have been submitted to Vice Chancellor Anderes and can be

addressed within the current budget. It will be included

in the next budget request.



President Moore explained that several courses delivered at

this facility would be continuing education courses, along

with unit granting courses. Upon questioning, Dr. Moore

explained that long distance learning for CCSN would be

developed in concert with the Chancellor and staff.



Motion carried.



16. Information Only: Presidential Evaluation



Chancellor Jarvis outlined a proposed set of principles and

procedures for evaluation of the UCCSN Presidents, which is

filed in the Regents' Office. In this model, the Chancellor

will conduct an annual review and an extensive periodic

evaluation of each President, involving input from and

eventually reporting to the Board.



Chancellor Jarvis submitted the following timetable:



May, 1995 - submit final version of Presidential evalua-

tions and introduce discussion on Systems

senior staff evaluations



June, 1995 - complete initial annual reviews of Presidents

and System senior staff and submit report to

Board; work with Board Chair and Vice Chair

to lay out principles and process for evalua-

tion of Chancellor



Periodic reviews for a newly hired President will be con-

ducted before the end of the second employment year and

then every four to five years thereafter. Chancellor Jarvis

stated that a periodic evaluation of Presidents would be

conducted in staggered 3- to 5-year intervals that would

provide a more in-depth evaluation of Presidents' and

Campuses' performance in consultation with many constitu-

encies, including the Board, faculty, staff and students.



Mrs. Price stated she felt that it should be the Board's

responsibility to evaluate the Presidents and that she

disagreed with the process of the Chancellor conducting

the evaluations. The Chancellor stated that he would

discuss the annual evaluation during individual meetings

with the Regents. Mrs. Price objected to that process

stating that she would prefer to have the discussion take

place with all members of the Board. The Chancellor replied

that at the end of the periodic review the evaluation would

be discussed in a meeting with the Board and the President.

Dr. Derby stated her support for this model because the

Board would be closely consulted.



Chancellor Jarvis stated that he would accept input from

the institutions, particularly the Faculty Senates, pro-

vided it was explained in a narrative way.



Mr. Klaich returned to the meeting; Mr. Alden left the meeting.



17. Approved Residency Policies



Chancellor Jarvis presented a set of policies for deter-

mining student residency status with respect to liability

for tuition charges (Ref. F, filed in the Regents' Office).

The proposed changes would take effect for students enter-

ing the UCCSN in the Fall semester 1995 or thereafter.



General Counsel Klasic explained that immigrants to the

United States cannot establish residency because the visa

could be pulled at any given time; however, there is an

exception in extending residency to immigrants who hold a

permanent visa due to federal regulations.



There are not admission implications; this policy would

only extend the non-resident fee collection.



Mrs. Price questioned what the financial impact would be,

and Chancellor Jarvis stated that it would be difficult to

determine at this time. Dr. Jarvis indicated that there

may be a loss of enrollment due to this proposed change,

but on the other hand it would provide better access for

Nevada's own students to attend Nevada institutions.



Mr. Alden returned to the meeting.



Dr. Jarvis stated that Nevada cannot meet the demands of

its own or to attract other students in order to feed into

the financial system. With this change, UCCSN will no

longer be a "cheap" bargain for the other western states

and would provide the access for Nevada's own students.

Mrs. Price did not agree.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the residency policy for UCCSN.

Mr. Phillips seconded.



Mr. Foley did not think that the change from 6 months to 12

months was a good policy for the southern part of the State,

because of all the new people coming to live in Clark

County. He stated his objection to the 12-month require-

ment. Chancellor Jarvis explained that 12 months has be-

come the norm across the country. There is no analytical

objective way to set this time limit.



Mrs. Berkley stated that UCCSN is not denying access, just

the requirement of being here for a year to receive the

benefit of paying a lower tuition.



Mrs. Sparks noted that there is an appeal process at each

institution which a non-resident student could utilize.



Mrs. Price and Mr. Foley opposed. Motion carried.



18. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



The report and recommendations of the Audit Committee were

made by Regent Nancy Price, Chairman, and by Mrs. Carolyn

Sparks, Committee member.



Mrs. Price reported there had been two meetings of the Audit

Committee: March 13, 1995 at which time 3 firms were inter-

viewed in response to the RFP seeking bids for an external

audit firm for the System. Coopers-Lybrand, Deloitte-Touche

and Peat Marwick presented information for consideration by

the Committee. On March 20, 1995, the Committee met in

regular session and upon recommendation of the Advisory

Committee, approved a recommendation to be forwarded to the

Board that the firm of Coopers-Lybrand be selected as the

next external auditors.



Mrs. Price moved the acceptance of the recommendation of

Coopers-Lybrand as the next external auditors of the UCCSN.

Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Mr. Graves questioned to whom the external auditors report-

ed, with Mrs. Price replying that they report to the Board.

He asked who had comprised the Advisory Committee. Mrs.

Price introduced Mr. John Love, Acting Director of Internal

Audit, to explain the process that was used. Mrs. Sparks

interjected that technically the external auditors report

to the Audit Committee, which reports to the Board.



Mr. Love reported that he does the liaison work between the

System, Controllers' Offices and the external auditors.

His office sets up the necessary meetings for preliminary

work, the external auditors go through that office, and

Mr. Love arranges for reimbursement. The 9-member Advisory

Committee was composed of the Controllers at each of the 7

institutions, himself and Mrs. Sandi Cardinal.



Mr. Graves stated he felt the process appeared to be wrong,

in that the internal auditors were voting and making recom-

mendations on the hiring of external auditors, who would

actually audit the work of the internal auditors. He

added that he did not believe there was anything wrong, but

he did not feel that was the correct process to be used.

Additionally, he wondered why an RFP had been submitted at

this time in the middle of a fiscal year.



Mr. Love replied that the contract for Deloitte-Touche had

been extended beyond the required time. Originally there

was a 3-year contract, which was extended an additional 2

years because of the installation of the new CUFS System.

After the 2-year period, the Audit Committee approved going

to bid, through the RFP process. Mr. Love stated that the

interim work of the external auditors has always started in

June of the next fiscal year, because of auditing 1 year

prior. The current external auditors are to finish their

work by March 31 of the prior year so that a new firm would

have plenty of time to do the normal interim work. He con-

tinued that the process used was the same as that used at

the time of the initial hiring of Deloitte-Touche, and to

hire the Kafoury firm before that.



Mr. Love stated that the Advisory Committee acted as an

evaluation team, using a rating sheet for review of each of

the proposals. The duties of the Committee were to select

the top 3 firms bidding; however, only 3 firms submitted

bids. In addition, the Committee was directed to submit

a list to the Audit Committee of the top 3 firms, along

with positive and negative aspects of each. The process

began last July, 1994.



Mr. Graves asked whether the firm chosen had offices in

Nevada, and if so, how long? Mr. Love replied they had an

office in Las Vegas. Mr. Randy Vallen, Manager-Partner of

Coopers-Lybrand in Las Vegas, replied that the office in

Nevada was established in 1990, but had been doing work

in the State on a licensed basis since 1970. There is no

office in Reno. There are approximately 20 people in the

Las Vegas office. Mr. Graves asked how the firm would do

the work in Reno, Elko and Carson City. Mr. Vallen stated

their plan was to use two teams. People from Las Vegas

would be supported with people from the Bay Area and from

Southern California. The firm audits approximately 20

Universities in that State, with a staff of 80-100 people

experienced in the industry.



Mrs. Berkley stated she would not support the motion in

that she did not see a valid reason to change auditors,

although the process should be reviewed periodically. She

stated she was impressed with the current firm, and that a

large number of System graduates were employed by them.

Mrs. Berkley stated she liked the fact that the current firm

has offices in both Reno and Las Vegas.



Mr. Alden stated he had a concern with the process and that

it was time to fix it.



He felt that the auditors who would be signing off on those

statements would have done no interim work, which he did not

feel should be done in May and June, and then to have to

wait almost a year for the report.



Mr. Alden continued that another concern he has is that the

financial auditing is done, but the OMB report is done 6

months later when it should be done in conjunction. He

added that he would like to see Deloitte-Touche stay until

June 30, 1995 to complete this year's audit, then immediate-

ly re-open the process for the next 3 years, with the condi-

tion that the current audit for June 30, 1995 be completed

by the end of October, including the financial audit and the

OMB work. In addition, he felt the decision was up to the

Board and not with the individual units because there must

be independence. Therefore, he would vote against the

Committee's recommendation.



Mr. Phillips stated he was in agreement with Regents Graves,

Berkley and Alden, and could not support changing from the

current auditors. He reiterated Mr. Graves' comments about

outside auditors being chosen by the inside auditors. He

stated that he had asked a question of each of the firms

of how many System graduates they employed, and Deloitte-

Touche indicated they had 35 such graduates. He added that

he liked to see firms utilizing professionals generated

through our System, and that he did not support changing

firms "in the middle of the stream", and supported Regent

Alden's suggestion.



Mr. Foley objected to the bidding process to hire profes-

sionals. He stated he felt that everyone concerned had

equal integrity, but the Board should look to experience

and reputation. Mr. Foley related he had worked with this

firm when they first came to Las Vegas in 1967 or 1968 in

representing common clients. He had also had litigation

in which they were involved as professionals on the op-

posite side and was convinced of their competence and

ability.



Mrs. Sparks stated this was one of the more interesting

conversations she has ever heard at this Board. She stated

that she, Mr. Alden and Mr. Phillips were members of the

Audit Committee, and both of them voted for for Coopers-

Lybrand for this appointment. She stated that it was also

interesting that almost a year ago this matter came before

the Board, and that the notification of the RFP was sub-

mitted in the normal fashion. She stated that Deloitte-

Touche has served the System well, but twice the contract

has been extended and at both times people questioned

whether that should be done without obtaining bids from

others. There was no concern that the System was not being

well served, it was simply that this is a State Board and,

according to policy, there should be a new bid every few

years. The process was followed correctly. There was a

pre-bid conference held, at which time all interested

parties attended, with staff, and reviewed our requests.

Only 3 companies then submitted bids, any one of which

would serve the System very well. Each member of the Com-

mittee received a copy of the bids, and reviewed them with

the professional staff whose job it is to advise the Com-

mittee. There were 2 additional meetings. After the in-

terviews of the firms, the Committee reviewed their thoughts

with staff, and then the Audit Committee made a selection,

which was unanimous. (Mr. Phillips was not present at

that meeting.) That selection has been brought to this

Board, and all of a sudden no one wants to do the process.



Mrs. Sparks continued that the 1993-94 audit has not yet

been received, and the 1994-95 will not begin until after

this audit is completed. She stated that hundreds of man-

hours have been wasted along with thousands of dollars and

staff time.



Mr. Alden stated he had only been a member of the Committee

since January, and was a licensed CPA in Nevada and Cali-

fornia. He stated that the process is backwards in that

the Board is naming auditors after a year of doing trans-

actions. He felt the process should be reversed, that the

Committee's recommendation should be rejected, and let

Deloitte-Touche finish up this year, and in haste, and

open up the process for the next 3 years' proposal.



Interim President Guinn stated that he felt strongly that

the process should be changed, because he felt every ad-

ministrator in the System is exposed unless a change is

made for a more timely basis.



Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes, speaking from a staff per-

spective and to the issue of the evaluation, stated that

each of the Committees and the Board must rely in some

measure on the expertise from the staff. In this par-

ticular case, that expertise is the System Controllers.

They will be dealing with highly technical issues. This,

then seems to be the appropriate vehicle to bring the

information forward to the Audit Committee for review.

That was the strength of the process as it relates to

this particular RFP review. There was comprehensive in-

volvement of the institutional representatives. There was

an equal opportunity for everybody to respond. And if, in

fact, some of the conditions following their response

changed, then the Board must be cognizant of that. Dr.

Anderes continued that all the respondents met the basic

conditions from his perspective; however, the best pres-

entation was by Coopers-Lybrand, both in terms in what

they actually presented as documents and also what they did

in terms of presentation to the Audit Committee.



Dr. Anderes stated that he felt this was a very strong

process, and if the concern is changing the timing, then

Coopers-Lybrand could be hired under the condition that

during the first year the timing be analyzed and changed

so that the remaining 2 years could then continue as the

Audit Committee desires.



Motion failed on show of hands.



Yes: Regents Price, Sparks

No : Regents Graves, Alden, Berkley, Gallagher,

Foley, Phillips



Mr. Graves moved that the Board reject all bids at this

time.



Mrs. Sparks stated that someone must make a recommendation

on how to proceed from this point. She added that she hoped

that, with the reputation of this System, when going out to

bid again, someone would be willing to submit a bid and put

themselves into this situation again.



Mr. Graves stated that by making the motion to reject all

bids he assumed that the Board would go with business as

usual.



Mr. Alden seconded.



Mr. Graves stated he would like the Audit Committee to

bring this to the Board for a full discussion on the process

and the criteria to be used in the selection. He stated he

knew nothing of this until now because he was not on the

Audit Committee. Mrs. Sparks replied that the Board voted

to give the Audit Committee permission to go out with

requests.



Mr. Alden summed up that through June 30, 1995, Deloitte-

Touche is to complete the audit. Immediately, though, the

System is to go out with the same process, for a 3-year

contract to be awarded. Also, that Deloitte-Touche is to

finish the June 30, 1995 audit, including the OMB, by

October, or as soon as possible.



Chairman Eardley asked if that was an amendment to the

motion? Mr. Alden replied that he was only giving thought

at this point.



Motion carried by a show of hands.



Yes: Regents Phillips, Foley, Gallagher, Alden,

Berkley, Graves

No : Regents Price, Sparks



Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.



Mrs. Price stated that there were additional items to report

from the March 20, 1995 meeting.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



Mrs. Price stated that the day prior Mr. Foley had accused

her of having some relationship with Coopers-Lybrand, a

kick-back kind of relationship. She stated that anyone who

has been around here long enough knows intimidation, ac-

cusation and abusive behavior, etc., etc. In terms of

Regents, the previous time it happened, she had asked for

and received an apology. Continuing, she stated she did

not accept that kind of abusive behavior twice, and is

asking for an apology from Regent Foley. In addition, she

is also asking for a tape of this session.



Mrs. Price stated that she had a draft letter that was part

of a booklet that Deloitte-Touche had given her on how to

run an Audit meeting, which she was giving to Vice Chancel-

lor Anderes. The booklet calls for an annual report from

the Chairman of the Committee, which she had planned as

part of the new process on planning.



Mrs. Price announced she planned to file a violation of

the Open Meeting Law with regard to what has happened at

this meeting. She stated she felt this is very much like

what happened with the UNLV President, including the same

players, specifically, Regents Graves, Phillips and Alden.



Mrs. Price also announced she was resigning as Chairman

of the Audit Committee. She stated she would return and

remain on the Audit Committee, but was leaving the meeting

at this point, and would not be her quiet, shy self after

this time.



Mrs. Price left the meeting.



Mrs. Sparks reported the following:



Follow-up reports were given for:



Center for Business & Economics, UNLV

Office for Undergraduate Admissions & Records, UNLV

ASUN Bookstore, UNR

Upward Bound Program, UNR

Lawlor Events Center, UNR



An update on the bill in the Legislature proposing an

audit by the Legislative Auditors revealed that Chair-

man Price indicated in 1956 the Legislative Counsel

Bureau distributed Bulletin 28 which makes reference

to the Legislature providing adequate funding for such

audits. This related to the cost of the Legislative

Audit of $70,000. Dr. Anderes reported there will be

a hearing on the bill during the next week, and this

will be pointed out at that time, and, in fact, the

$70,000 is to be a ceiling for the audit.



An update was given by John Love on the transfer of

funds by the UNLV Library which were in error, and the

deposits which were made.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Audit Committee report.

Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley stated she was very disturbed by what had just

transpired in this meeting. Mrs. Berkley stated that if in

fact, Mr. Foley accused Mrs. Price of some impropriety, she

wanted to distance herself from that remark. Although she

disagreed with Mrs. Price in many areas, she believes Mrs.

Price has a very high ethical standard and she would not

dream of besmirching her character in that way. Regarding

the vote that was previously cast, Mrs. Berkley stated that

ordinarily she would follow the process, and she did not

know whether the process had been followed, but she had

valid reasons for her position. She continued that her

vote was not to embarrass anyone or force anyone to resign,

but she was comfortable with the vote she had taken.



Mr. Graves stated that he felt the Board lately has been

moving forward, and was doing a lot of the right things

and was proud to serve on the Board. He continued that

there are a lot of difficult issues facing the Board.

There have been discussions on the Board and he has had

occasion to be embarrassed and he felt the integrity of the

Board had been undermined on a number of issues. He stated

he had very strong feelings on this particular issue. He

suggested that each Regent review in the Regents' Handbook,

Title 4, Chapter 1, page 1, which deals with Codification

of Board Policy Statements and Principle and Ethical Con-

siderations Applicable to the Board of Regents. Primarily,

this speaks to majority rule. Some statements made in

public by a Regent have been things that have been been

brought before this Board in the 2 1/2 years he has been

on the Board of Regents.



19. Approved Regents' 1995 Outstanding Student Awards



Each year the Board of Regents recognizes undergraduate and

graduate students on each Campus for academic accomplish-

ments, leadership ability, service contributions and

potential for continued success. Awards and a $500 stipend

are presented to recipients at a reception held just prior

to Commencements. The 1995 awards will be presented to

the following:



Community College of Southern Nevada



Jennifer Paris



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the 1995 Outstanding Student

at CCSN be awarded to Jennifer Paris. Mr. Phillips second-

ed. Motion carried.



Western Nevada Community College



Janet M. Kollodge



Mr. Phillips moved approval of the 1995 Outstanding Student

at WNCC be awarded to Janet M. Kollodge. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Motion carried.



Northern Nevada Community College



Rae Jean Morrill



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the 1995 Outstanding Student

at NNCC be awarded to Rae Jean Morrill. Mr. Phillips

seconded. Motion carried.



Truckee Meadows Community College



Nancy Moore



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the 1995 Outstanding Student

at TMCC be awarded to Nancy Moore. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Robert Smale - undergraduate

Holly Langrock - graduate



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the 1995 Outstanding Student

(undergraduate) at UNLV be awarded to Robert Smale. Mr.

Phillips seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Alden moved approval of the 1995 Outstanding Student

(graduate) at UNLV be awarded to Holly Langrock. Mrs.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



University of Nevada, Reno



Amy Sniffen - undergraduate

Elaine Porter - graduate



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the 1995 Outstanding Student

(undergraduate) at UNR be awarded to Amy Sniffen. Mr.

Phillips seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the 1995 Outstanding Student

(graduate) at UNR be awarded to Elaine Porter. Mr. Phillips

seconded. Motion carried.



20. Approved Loan, NNCC



Approved the authorization to borrow $40,000 from Claude

Howard to complete the Child Center at NNCC. The loan

would be for three (3) years at five percent (5%) per

annum. Interest only would be paid for the first two (2)

years with interest and principal due at the end of the

third year. The NNCC Foundation is currently seeking

donors for this project and feel that they will have no

problem in raising the money. If necessary, NNCC Capital

Improvement Fee Funds can be pledged to secure this loan

in the event that the money is not raised.



Mr. Alden moved approval to borrow $40,000 from Claude

Howard to complete the Child Center at NNCC. Mrs. Berkley

seconded.



President Remington explained that the pay back on the loan

will be provided by the NNCC Foundation or with capital

improvement fee funds.



Motion carried.



21. Report and Recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee was made by Vice Chancellor John

Richardson.



The following information and action items were reported to

and approved by the Academic, Research and Student Affairs

Committee at its March 31, 1995 meeting:



1. Name change, M. S. Environmental and Natural Resource

Sciences, UNR



2. Approval of UCCSN Organizational Units



3. Report on Articulation of Graduate Faculty



4. Report on the Role of Part-Time Faculty



Mr. Graves moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee.

Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.



22. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc WNCC Presidential

Search Committee



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc WNCC Presidential

Search Committee was made by Regent Daniel Klaich, Chairman,

who reported that the meeting was cancelled due to inclement

weather conditions; the next meeting is scheduled for April

7, 1995. Thus far, 163 applications have been received.



23. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc TMCC Presidential

Search Committee



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc TMCC Presidential

Search Committee was made by Regent Madison Graves, who

reported that 117 applications have been received to date,

representing 41 states.



24. Approved Bank Loan, Construct Atmospheric Research

Laboratory, DRI



Approved the securing of a commercial bank loan in the

amount of $210,000 to construct a high altitude atmos-

pheric research laboratory at DRI. Because of the short

Summer construction season at the site, the award of a

contract needs to be made by the end of March, 1995.



DRI has operated a temporary facility at this site for the

past 5 years and has secured grant and contract funding

sufficient to repay the loan and to operate a permanent

research facility.



The following resolution was distributed:



RESOLUTION #95-4



WHEREAS, the University and Community College System

of Nevada (the "University") intends to borrow $210,000

from __________, (the "Bank") for the purpose of financ-

ing the construction of a high altitude atmospheric

research laboratory by the Desert Research Institute,

such borrowing to be evidenced by a note (the "Note")

signed by the appropriate officials at the University.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF

NEVADA:



Section 1. The Officers of the University are hereby

authorized to take all action necessary to effectuate

the provisions of this resolution, including, without

limitation, execution and delivery of the Note and such

certificates as may be necessary to evidence the valid-

ity and enforceability of the Note, and the exemption

of interest thereon from federal income taxation.



Section 2. This resolution shall be effective on its

passage and approval.



Note: DRI will solicit bid proposals from Nevada banks and

report back to the Board for consideration.



Mr. Graves moved approval to secure a commercial bank loan

in the amount of $210,000 to construct a high altitude

atmospheric research laboratory at DRI. Mr. Alden seconded.

Motion carried.



25. Approved Purchase of Burrus Mine Property, UNR



At the December 1-2, 1994 meeting, the Board of Regents

authorized negotiations for the purchase of the Burrus Mine

to be developed into a mining laboratory for teaching and

research. The Dean of Mackay School of Mines, the Mining

Engineering faculty and Department's Advisory Board strongly

recommend the purchase.



The purchase price is $40,000 with $10,000 being funded by

the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN),

and the balance of $30,000 is being funded by the Univer-

sity of Nevada, Reno Foundation.



As a condition of sale, the seller reserves a 4% royalty

payment. Following royalty payments of $250,000 in pro-

duction royalties, the royalty is then reduced to 3%.

Following payment of an additional $250,000 in production

royalties, the royalty is reduced to 2%. The 2% royalty

shall be a perpetual overriding royalty which will run with

the property.



Mr. Alden moved approval to purchase the Burrus Mine prop-

erty for UNR at the purchase price of $40,000. Mr. Phillips

seconded. Motion carried.



26. New Business



Mr. Phillips extended an invitation to a reception honoring

June F. Whitley, former Regent, to be held at 4:00-5:00 P.M.

on Thursday, April 6, 1995 at the Desert Research Institute

in Las Vegas.



Mrs. Sparks requested procedures to follow and a follow-up

report to be made in light of the decision made by the

Board of Regents in connection with the Audit Committee's

recommendation to hire an external auditor.



Vice Chancellor Anderes stated that he would notify all

3 external auditors who submitted proposals on the decision

made by the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Sparks requested that in the future the Board of

Regents conduct itself in a more professional manner and

that members of the Board consult with committee members

when they have concerns about a committee decision. She

stated that she is personally embarrassed by the actions

taken by the Board on this issue.



Mr. Graves noted that the Board must be cognizant of

Nevada's Open Meeting Law and that the Board handled this

situation appropriately. He stated that he did not feel

the Audit Committee took proper care and consideration in

making its recommendation to the Board of Regents for

approval, and that he was disappointed with the Audit

Committee. He stated that a concern of his was that of

letting the staff bring unranked recommendations to the

Audit Committee; staff did not want to present a ranked

list; however, the Chairman of the Committee requested

this.



Mrs. Sparks reminded the Board that the Audit Committee

presented its process to the full Board for approval,

which it received.



Chairman Eardley stated that the Chancellor's staff will

advise the Board on the process and report back to the

Board.



The meeting adjourned at 12:05 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

03-30-1995