04/10/1980

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 10-11, 1980








04-10-1980

Pages 32-36

                        BOARD OF REGENTS

                   UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                         April 10, 1980



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Jot Travis

Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present:  Mr. John Tom Ross, Vice Chairman

                  Mrs. Lilly Fong

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Dr. Louis E. Lombardi

                  Mr. John R. Mc Bride

                  Mrs. June Whitley



Members absent:   Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mr. Robert A. Cashell

                  Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen



Others present:   Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

                  President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

                  President Jack Davis, WNCC

                  President Judith Eaton, CCCC

                  President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

                  Vice Chancellor Larry Lessly

                  Secretary Bonnie Smotony



The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Ross at

1:30 P.M.



 1.  Recommendations for Changes in Investment Portfolio



     Mr. Bob Lee, Vice President and Trust Officer of First

     National Bank, recommended the following purchases by the

     University of Nevada:



         3,800 shares of Litton Industries  -  $200,000

         5,700 shares of Schering Plough    -   200,000

         5,500 shares of Phillip Morris     -   200,000

         5,500 shares of Syntex             -   200,000

         2,200 shares of Texas Instruments  -   200,000

         4,700 shares of Mc Donalds         -   200,000



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Whitley, carried without dissent.



 2.  Requests for Purchase and Sale of Properties



     A.  President Crowley requested authorization to purchase

         Lot 9, Block J, of the University Heights subdivision,

         for $23,000, plus closing costs.  He reported that this

         vacant lot consists of approximately 6,328 square feet,

         and is within the University's master plan for acquisi-

         tion of property.  It will be used for parking and funds

         for its purchase are available in the Parking Permit

         Account.



     B.  President Crowley reported that UNR owns one-half inter-

         est in a property known as the Adelaide Mine, the other

         half interest being owned by the Estate of Mrs. Roxy

         Wingfield.  The University has cooperated over the years

         with the Wingfield family with regard to this property

         and its management.  An offer to purchase the mine, at

         its appraised value of $25,000, has been received from

         Mr. George Jellea.



         President Crowley recommended that the University join

         with the Estate of Mrs. Wingfield in selling the prop-

         erty to Mr. Jellea at its appraised value, noting that

         concurrence of the Governor will also be required.



     Mrs. Fong moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,

     carried without dissent.



 3.  Requests for Augmentation of Interview and Recruiting

     Accounts



     The following requests for augmentation of Interview and

     Recruiting Accounts were submitted:



         UNLV - $10,000

         UNR  - $10,000

         TMCC - $ 5,000



     Chancellor Baepler recommended these augmentations be pro-

     vided from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Mc

     Bride, carried without dissent.



 4.  Appointment of Academic Vice President, UNR



     President Crowley recommended the appointment of Dr. Richard

     O. Davies as Vice President for Academic Affairs and profes-

     sor of History, with tenure, effective July 1, 1980, at an

     annual salary of $46,500.  (A copy of Dr. Davies' vita was

     distributed and is filed with permanent minutes.)



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

     carried without dissent.



 5.  Appointment of Academic Vice President, UNLV



     President Goodall recommended the appointment of Dr. Dale F.

     Nitzschke as Vice President for Academic Affairs and profes-

     sor of Education, with tenure, effective July 1, 1980, at an

     annual salary of $46,500.  (A copy of Dr. Nitzschke's vita

     was distributed and is filed with permanent minutes.)



     Mr. Mc Bride moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

     carried without dissent.



 6.  Traffic Control, Maryland Parkway



     Mr. Karamanos recalled that at the March 28, 1980 meeting,

     the Board had agreed to write to the Clark County Commission

     and to send a representative to a meeting of that body to

     request the Commission's assistance in reducing the speed

     limit on Maryland Parkway in front of the UNLV Campus and to

     explore a solution to the traffic problem on that street.

     Mr. Karamanos reported that he had attended a meeting of the

     Commission, at which time the Commissioners had indicated

     that they would like to correct the situation but had asked

     for financial assistance from the University.  The Commis-

     sion proposed to reduce the speed limit on Maryland Parkway

     in front of the Campus to 30 mph and to put in flashing yel-

     low lights, with the understanding that the University would

     contribute up to $25,000 to assist in the installation of

     such lights.



     Mr. Karamanos moved that the Board allocate up to $25,000

     to assist in the purchase and installation of flashing yel-

     low lights on Maryland Parkway and that President Goodall

     be directed to proceed immediately with this project.



     Mr. Mc Bride stated that although he supported the efforts

     to correct the traffic problem on Maryland Parkway, he was

     opposed to taking the action proposed by Mr. Karamanos with-

     out an opportunity for the Campus Administration to look

     into the matter and develop a recommendation for Board

     consideration.



     It was agreed that President Goodall and his staff would

     follow through on this matter with the Clark County

     Commission and would develop a plan for University parti-

     cipation which would be included on the May 9 agenda for

     Board consideration.



 7.  Report and Recommendations on Pending Litigation



     Vice Chancellor Lessly submitted the following report and

     recommendations concerning pending litigation:



     A.  The Alexander and Cusic lawsuit against President

         Crowley and head basketball coach Carey was dismissed

         by stipulation of the parties at no expense to the

         University.



     B.  The litigation concerning Dr. Ita can be settled by his

         reinstatement to the UNLV faculty by means of a tenured

         contract as associate professor, retroactive to July 1,

         1979.  In return for tendering this contract and payment

         of all compensation due from July 1, 1979 through and

         including April 11, 1980, Dr. Ita will resign effective

         April 11, 1980.  This settlement will also require that

         the University pay the sum of $7,500 for attorney's

         fees.  Mr. Lessly reported that the back payment sums

         are available from UNLV institutional funds, but re-

         quested that the $7,500 for attorney's fees be provided

         from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.



     C.  The Jayne, et al. v. UNR, et al., involves ACLU's ef-

         forts to litigate the accessibility of the UNR Campus

         to handicapped students and staff, and was dismissed by

         stipulation of the parties on December 19, 1979.  The

         only thing remaining to be resolved is the payment of

         attorney's fees, with ACLU requesting approximately

         $26,000, but receiving an award from the U. S. District

         Court in Reno of $5,000, which has been appealed to the

         Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Vice Chancellor Lessly

         expressed doubt that the University could prevail in

         this appeal and recommended the matter be settled by

         payment of $20,000 in attorney's fees, with these funds

         provided from the Board of Regents Special Projects

         Account.



     Chancellor Baepler concurred in Counsel's recommendation

     and recommended that $27,500 be provided from the Board of

     Regents Special Projects Account to effect the settlement

     of the pending litigation as explained by Counsel.



     Mr. Mc Bride moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Whitley, carried without dissent.



 8.  New Business



     Mr. Karamanos stated that he had received what he described

     as disturbing information, and asked that a Personnel Ses-

     sion be scheduled for May 9, and that Dr. Jim Richardson

     and Dr. Paul Page be requested to attend.



The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P.M.



                             Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary of the Board

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