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UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 11-12, 1969








04-11-1969

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BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

April 11, 1969



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Donald C.

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



Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Mr. James H. Bilbray (for a portion of the

meeting)

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr. (for a portion of the

meeting)

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Dr. Juanita White



Members absent: Mr. Albert Seeliger



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Vice Chancellor Wendell A. Mordy (DRI)

Mr. Daniel Walsh, Deputy Attorney General

Mr. Edward L. Pine, Business Manager, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager, UNLV

Dr. Donald Driggs, Senate Chairman (UNR)

Professor Roger Miller, Senate Chairman (UNLV)

Dr. Don Fowler, representing DRI Faculty Senate

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information (UNR)

Mr. Mark Hughes, Director of Information (UNLV)

Mr. Joe Bell, ASUN President

Mr. Jim Hardesty, ASUN President-Elect

Mr. Bill Terry, CSUN President



The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Bell at 10:45

A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



Upon motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, the

minutes of the regular meeting of March 6, 1969 were ap-

proved as submitted.



2. Acceptance of Gifts



Upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, the

following gifts and grants were accepted:



University of Nevada, Reno



Library



Mr. Selby Calkins, Reno - several copies of "The Genealogi-

cal Helper".



Dr. Edward Crippen, Carson City - 2 books to the Engineering

Library.



Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cummings, Reno - $5 in memory of Billie

Powels.



Mr. and Mrs. John W. Diehl, Fallon - $15 in memory of

Elizabeth Kolhoss Tedford.



Miss Nikki Hodges, Oakland, California - gift of a sub-

scription to "The Synanon Scene".



Mr. John Holt, Honolulu, Hawaii - 3 books written by Mr.

Holt.



Lena & Sylvia Jacobs, Reno - $5 in memory of Effie Mona

Mack.



Mr. David Magee, San Francisco, California - 2-volume

catalogue of Victorian literature.



President N. Edd Miller, University of Nevada, Reno - 6

books.



Mr. Rex Perkins, Morristown, Arizona - copy of the "Rex

Perkins Papers".



Professor Calvin Reed, University of Nevada, Reno - 4 books

on Education.



Mrs. Harvey Rose, Reno - 41 books.



Mr. Egon Weiss, West Point, New York - the Academy's 1968

"Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, 1802-1968".



Scholarships



Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, (Mr. Burnell Larson, Chair-

man, Scholarship Committee, Carson City, Nevada) - $1500

scholarship stipends to be placed in trust accounts for

the following: Myrtle I. Brendle $500; John G. Gonzales

$500; Harry Wright $500. (Fleischmann Indian Education)



Newmont Mining Corporation (Mr. Donald A. Parks, 300 Park

Avenue, New York, N. Y., 10022) - $650 scholarship stipend

awarded to Mr. Warren N. Hardie for Spring semester 1969.



Ralston Purina Company (Mr. George H. Kyd, Director, Public

Relations, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, Missouri) -

$500 to the College of Agriculture.



Sparks High School (Mr. Michael G. Horan, Principal, 820

15th Street, Sparks) - $150 scholarship awarded to Mr.

David Baker.



Daughters of Union Veterans (Mrs. Victoria E. Morris,

Secretary, 714 Casino Center Blvd. S., Apt. 1, Las Vegas)

- $5 scholarship for descendent of a Union Veteran of the

Civil War.



Miscellaneous



ASARCO Foundation (Mr. F. C. Hamrick, President, 120 Broad-

way, New York, N. Y.) - $1000 gift to Mackay School of

Mines.



Bear Creek Mining Company (Mr. T. A. Netelbeek, Exploration

District Manager, 3075 Mill, Reno) - $750 gift to Mackay

School of Mines for thesis fieldwork in ore deposits re-

search.



Mr. Frank K. Nelson, W. Babylon, New York - $20 to the

Civil Engineering Discretionary Fund.



Mr. Charles R. Poppe, Sacramento, California - $25 to

the Civil Engineering Discretionary Fund.



Ron Floyd Pump Company, Pahrump - donated labor and

materials for the installation and construction of a

concrete septic tank and leach field at the Pahrump

Field Laboratory at Pahrump, Nevada. Estimated value

in excess of $450.



VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Fernley, Nevada - $250 to Cancer

Aid and Research.



U. S. Department of Commerce (Office of State Technical

Services, Washington, D. C., 20230, Mr. P. K. Reily,

Director) - $41,300 for Industrial Extension Service

directed by Dr. Robert B. Mc Kee, Jr. - Grant #69-12-49,

Title - Fiscal Year 1969 Annual Technical Services Program.



National Science Foundation (Dr. Louis Levin, Executive

Associate Director, NSF, Washington, D. C.) - $34,842

under the 1969 NSF Graduate Traineeship Program.



Smith, Kline & French Foundation (Mr. A. J. D'Angelo,

Trustee, 1500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pa.) -

$5000 in support of the programs of Dr. George T. Smith,

Acting Dean of the University's developing School of

Medicine.



Health, Education & Welfare, Washington, D. C. - $122,000

under the Education Professions Development Act to provide

advance specialist training for elementary rural school

teachers, under the direction of Dr. Charles Bartl.



Alumni Association Giving Program:



Fred M. Anderson, M. D., Reno - $300 to the development

of Bio-Engineering studies under Dean Anderson and

Dr. Pickering.

Roland F. Boyden, South Pasadena, California - $10 in

honor of Mrs. Charles Tindall.

George Brunton, M. D., Oak Ridge, Tennessee - $5

Glen H. Clark, Reno - $25

Douglas H. Ford, Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, Mexico - $25

Helen Hansen, Houston, Texas - $10

George Louis, Scottsdale, Arizona - $50

John Meder, Carson City - $10

James L. Mercer, Gautier, Mississippi - $5

John B. Poppe, Sacramento, California - $20

Elizabeth Riker, Reno - $5

Julia P. Sibley, New York, New York - $5

William Quinn Sinnott, Carson City - $1

Rene E. Thorne, Rescue, California - $5

Robert O. Weede, El Cerrito, California - $50

Dorothy Jane Wood, College, Alaska - $10



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Library:



Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams, Las Vegas - $16.20



Mr. and Mrs. Walter Casey, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of

Verle Ashworth.



Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Club, Las Vegas - $25 in memory

of Dr. Effie Mona Mack.



Mrs. Mariam Layman, Veedersburg, Indiana - 19 additional

volumes in the Lakeside Classic series valued at $190 in

memory of her mother Mrs. Alice Boord, and her husband,

Charles.



Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Richardson, Las Vegas - $7.50 in memory

of Verle Ashworth.



Mrs. Robert A. Lysgaard, Las Vegas - $100 in memory of Dr.

Jack E. Ahlstrom, Mrs. Doris Pierczynski, Mark Pierczynski

and Mr. Verle Ashworth.



Clark County Veterinary Medical Association, Las Vegas -

$1000 in memory of Dr. Reece Jameson.



Performing Arts:



Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. Cadura, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. Frank Sennes, Las Vegas - $200



UNLV Athletic Program:



Mr. Alex Sample, Las Vegas - $1000

Mr. Jerome F. Snyder, Las Vegas - $500

Mr. Frank Steffan, Las Vegas - $1000

Mr. William Trent, Las Vegas - $1000

Mr. Mike Tulane, Las Vegas - $300



Scholarships



Musicians Wives Club, Las Vegas - $1000



Grand Lodge F. and A. M., Douglas, Arizona - $100



Mr. and Mrs. L. Carroll Cole, Muskegon, Michigan - $50 in

the name of Basil Music Scholarship.



Edward A. Mellinger Educational Foundation, Monmouth,

Illinois - $250



Las Vegas Uptown Kiwanis, Las Vegas - $200



Jewish War Veterans, Las Vegas - $240



Sunrise Hospital Women's Auxiliary, Las Vegas - $3000



Pacific Dairy & Poultry Association, Los Angeles, Califor-

nia - $500



American Hotel and Motel Association, New York, N. Y. - $300



Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg,

Pennsylvania - $800



Vegas Lodge No. 32, F. and A. M., Las Vegas - $1000



Miscellaneous



Mrs. Eloise V. Blue, Boulder City - $100 to be used for

equipment in the Nursing Laboratory.



Service League of Las Vegas, Inc., Las Vegas - $200 to

be used for the Lewis Fussell Memorial.



The Clifford A. and Oklabelle Jones Charitable Trust,

Las Vegas - $707 to be used as a scholarship to assist an

undergraduate student at UNLV.



Desert Research Institute



Grants



National Science Foundation:



$115,800 to Dr. John Hallett, starting March 1, 1969

for 2 years.



$29,000 to Mr. Joseph A. Warburton on Antartica Precip

for 18 months starting retroactively January 1, 1969.



$68,700 to Mr. Joseph A. Warburton starting March 15,

1969, for 1 year. This is a 3rd year funding.



U. S. Geological Survey - $6574 to Dr. Martin D. Mifflin

for 1 year starting March 1, 1969.



Leland E. Carter - $9000 to Dr. Frits W. Went for 6 months

effective upon Regents' approval of land use.



3. Frederick Henry Williams Memorial



President Miller presented a request by the parents of

Frederick Henry Williams, a 1966 graduate of UNR who was

killed in action in Vietnam in 1968, that they be allowed

to present a gift to the University in memory of their

son. Specifically, they have proposed a flag pole and

plaque mounted on a stone to be located at the north end

of Mackay Stadium.



Dr. Miller noted that Fred Williams was an outstanding

athlete at the University and a very fine young man, well

liked and respected by the faculty and students. He said

that he believed the proposed gift would serve as a fine

memorial for him and recommended that the Board approve

its acceptance.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the proposed gift be accepted as a

memorial to Fred Williams.



4. Report of Personnel Actions



Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, the

following personnel actions were approved as recommended

by the appropriate officers:



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Muriel Joy Hughes, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in

English, academic year 1969-70 - $10,250 (temporary re-

placement for William H. Jacobsen, Jr.)



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION



Kenneth D. Loeffler, Associate Professor of Finance,

academic year 1969-70 - $13,500 (unfilled position 1968-69)



Harold S. Sekiguchi, Associate Professor of Marketing,

academic year 1969-70 - $15,075 (position filled temporar-

ily in 1968-69 by Ken Atwell)



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



James Lee Mildon, Graduate Assistant in General Profession-

al Education (spec. Small Schools Project), Spring semester

1969 - $1250 (new position - federal grant)



GENERAL UNIVERSITY EXTENSION



John J. Lodato, Graduate Assistant, Special Off-Campus,

Elko Community College, February 5 to June 7, 1969 - $825

(temporary position)



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Edward E. Bohn, Jr., Graduate Assistant in Geology-Geogra-

phy, 1/4 time, Spring semester 1969 - $625 (new, temporary

position)



Edward I. Phariss, Graduate Assistant in Geology-Geography,

1/4 time, Spring semester 1969 - $625 (new, temporary

position)



Harold A. Vincent, Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemical

and Metallurgical Engineering, January 1 to June 30, 1969 -

(to continue research in progress - formerly on profes-

sional staff)



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS



Murray Fred Colton, Graduate Assistant, 2/1-6/30/69 - $1250

(G-72-3 replace Roger Marr)



COLLEGE OF GENERAL AND TECHNICAL STUDIES



Newell Fullmar Barlow, Project Director, Test Site Rela-

tions, 3/1-6/30/69 - $4050 (P-93-21 Title I funding,

I-34-5965 - annual base $12,150 on A contract)



5. Approval of Check Registers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the check

registers as submitted by the Business Manager, UNR (filed

with permanent minutes).



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the check registers be approved as

submitted.



Mr. Bilbray entered the meeting.



6. Approval of Fund Transfers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfers:



#401 $2300 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Speech and

Drama Department Professional Salaries. Position

P-35-6 was budgeted at $9475 but filled at $11,000.

Position P-35-10 was budgeted at $9125 and the con-

tract was issued for $10,125. The total excess

over budget was, therefore, $2625. The extra $325

was provided by excess from Position P-35-4.



#402 $2304 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Graduate

School to provide funds for sabbatical leave re-

placement for the months of July and August 1968.

Position P-64-1 was granted a one year sabbatical

leave from 9/1/67 to 8/30/68. Funds were trans-

ferred from the Sabbatical Leave account during

FY 1968. It is, therefore, now necessary to

transfer funds from the Contingency Reserve.



#412 $5000 from Contingency Reserve, UNLV, to provide

funds for Buildings and Grounds accounts as fol-

lows:



Heating and Refrigeration $3,000

Supplies 1,000

Plumbing-Mechanical 500

Air-Filter Service 500

Total $5,000



#413 $10,000 from Intercollegiate Athletics Contingency

Reserve, UNLV, (non-appropriated) to Operating to

provide additional funds to conduct the basketball

program.



#414 $10,000 from Contingency Reserve, UNLV, to Biology

Department to provide funds to purchase microscopes

and other equipment.



#418 $5100 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Buildings

and Grounds to provide funds for partition in

Quonset #5 ($400) and partial funds for relocating

baseball field.



#419 $5200 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Buildings

and Grounds to provide finds for emergency repair

work that was necessitated because of underground

power failure.



#420 $1991.91 from Chancellor's Office to Business

Manager, UNLV, to provide additional funds for the

balance of the fiscal year because of reclassifi-

cation of classified positions.



#421 $7000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to College of

Agriculture to provide sufficient funds for in-

crease in graduate assistant salaries as approved

by the Board of Regents in February 1968.



#422 $14,000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to English

Department to cover costs of English A program

for balance of fiscal year.



#423 $7000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to College of

Education Supervised Teaching Wages account to meet

cooperating teacher honorarium commitments for

supervision of student teachers.



#429 $2000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Audio-Visual

Communications student wages account to provide

funds for balance of fiscal year.



#430 $7500 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Postage.

The 1968-69 Work Program budgeted $29,050 for

postage. The monthly expenditure rate has been

$3000 per month for the first 9 months of FY

1968-69. It is estimated that an additional

$7500 will be needed for the remainder of the

fiscal year.



#431 $3000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Nevada

Technical Institute to help offset $11,000 cut

in funds from State Department.



#417 $5100 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Department

of Anatomy to provide funds for operating costs.



#432 $27,000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to IBM 1620

Rental account. At the January, 1969 meeting of

the Board of Regents, UNR was authorized to retain

the IBM 1620 until at least June, 1969. The month-

ly rental for the 1620 is $4500. This transfer

provides funds for 6 months rental.



#433 $11,000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Library

Technical Salaries ($6700) and Wages ($4300) to

provide funds for temporary classified and tech-

nical positions created to process acquisitions

and continue the conversion to the Library of

Congress numbering system.



#434 $25,000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Build-

ings and Grounds.



Auxiliary Enterprises is operating at a lower level

of occupancy rate than was originally estimated,

therefore, unable to pay the estimated assessment.

This, plus a fiscal 1967-68 power bill of $12,506

from the Federal Government received and paid in

the 1968-69 fiscal year, have placed a serious

drain on operating funds.



The Desert Research Institute activities at Stead,

for which they reimburse the UNR, have also in-

creased, creating the need for additional operating

funds. By agreement, however, the funds received

from DRI for services received are receipts of Fund

One and are placed in the Contingency Reserve

account. This transfer provides the needed operat-

ing funds.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above fund transfers be approved

as recommended.



Chancellor Humphrey reported the following transfers for

information:



#425 $500 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Electrical

Engineering Department to provide funds for student

wages for balance of fiscal year.



#426 $1500 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Bio-Chemistry

Division of College of Agriculture to provide funds

for employment of part-time instructor for balance

of fiscal year.



#427 $1100 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Office of

Admission and Records to provide funding for clerical

position.



#428 $1500 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Department

of Political Science for assistance to the Depart-

ment in lieu of reduced teaching time for Dr. Don

Driggs to compensate for services as Chairman of

Faculty Senate.



#394 $1500 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Office of

the President to provide additional operating

funds for balance of year.



7. Report of Investment Advisory Committee Meeting of March 7,

1969



Dr. Lombardi, Chairman of the Committee, presented the min-

utes of the above meeting as follows:



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

Minutes of Meeting

March 7, 1969



The Committee met at 12 noon in the Hardy Room, Jot Travis

Student Union, UNR.



Present were: Committee members, Dr. Louis Lombardi,

Chairman, Mrs. Molly Knudtsen, Dr. Fred Anderson, Mr.

Albert Seeliger; Public member Mr. Julius Bergen; Con-

sultant Dr. Robert C. Weems, Jr.; Bank representatives

Mr. Thayer Bigelow, Mr. Richard Kwapil and Mr. Walter

Bradley. Also attending were Mr. Procter Hug, Jr. and

Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey.



Mr. Bradley distributed a sheet titled, "One Year Compara-

tive Figures for AG 522 - University of Nevada" (copy

attached to permanent minutes) which revealed that the

market value of the portfolio had increased in excess of

19% for the period December 31, 1967 to December 31, 1968.

The members discussed this statement and complimented the

bank on its outstanding record. It was agreed that Mr.

Humphrey would request Mr. Ed Olsen to prepare a news

release concerning this which would be reviewed by Mr.

Bradley before release.



Mr. Bradley distributed a table titled "Agency 522-Uni-

versity of Nevada Endowment Fund, Agency 522-6 - Madge

Lee Davis Estate" which shows the effect upon the endow-

ment fund of adding the Madge Lee Davis portfolio. It

was generally agreed that the Davis portfolio is of high

quality and a good addition to the endowment fund and

it was further noted that with the addition of the stocks

the liquidity ratio became much lower and it was believed

that due to the extremely high rate of interest on trea-

sury bills, that the liquidity rate should remain approx-

imately 11% to 12% of the total portfolio.



Mr. Bradley distributed, prior to the meeting, a review

of the Endowment Portfolio, priced as of February 24, 1969.

It was noted that the Trust Investment Department recom-

mends that current liquidity be maintained with no major

changes being recommended at this time. No exception was

taken to the recommendation.



Mr. Bradley distributed a 3 page document titled "Invest-

ment Policy", dated February 13, 1969. It was noted

that this was the document distributed to the Bank's In-

vestment Advisory Committee and was presented here for

informational purposes only.



Mr. Humphrey reported that the University has been named

as legatee in 3 wills as follows:



1. Mr. Parker Liddell, who died December 27, 1968, has

named the University to receive $10,000 in trust, the

earnings of which are to be used to establish the

ADELE MAYNE LIDDELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND in memory of his

wife, "to help worthy or deserving students of the

Music Department, University of Nevada"; and $10,000

in trust, the earnings of which are to be used to

establish the PARKER LIDDELL SCHOLARSHIP "to help

worthy or deserving students in the Mackay School of

Mines, University of Nevada".



2. Dr. Effie Mona Mack designated 2% of her net estate

to the University of Nevada, Reno.



3. Mr. Alan Ladd Johnston's will provides that 1/3 of

his net estate shall go to the University of Nevada,

Reno, "to establish scholarship funds for needy and

deserving students which shall each be known as the

ALAN LADD JOHNSTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND". An Inventory

and Appraisement of the Estate field February 11,

1969, indicates that the estate will be in excess of

$1.5 million.



Mr. Humphrey noted that this will be the last meeting of

the Investment Advisory Committee attended by Vice Presi-

dent Richard Kwapil of the First National Bank of Nevada.

He thanked Mr. Kwapil for the many years of fine service

to the University in his capacity with the Trust Depart-

ment. The Committee concurred in this expression of

appreciation to Mr. Kwapil.



Meeting adjourned at 1:15 P.M.



Submitted by Neil D. Humphrey

Chancellor and Secretary,

Investment Advisory Committee



Chancellor Humphrey recommended confirmation of the

Committee's action as reported.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the minutes be accepted and the Com-

mittee's action be confirmed.



8. Approval of Final Plans for Interim Office Building, UNLV



President Zorn noted the presence of Mr. Julius Gabriele

and his associate, architects for the Interim Office build-

ing, and requested the Regents to review with them and with

Mr. William Hancock, Manager, State Planning Board, the

final drawings for the project. Following review and dis-

cussion, President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval of the final plans as submitted.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the plans be approved as submitted.



9. Performing Arts Center, UNLV



President Zorn recalled that at the December 1968 meeting,

preliminary plans for this project were presented to the

Board and approved for submission to the State Planning

Board. He noted, however, that considerable effort has

been expended by the members of the Planning Board and by

the faculty committee working with the Project towards its

improvement. He said that significant changes have occurred

as a result and are of such magnitude that he wished the

Board to again review the project.



Mr. James Mc Daniel, A. I. A., reviewed the revised draw-

ings and responded to questions from the Regents and staff.



Mr. Hug entered the meeting at 11:15 A.M.



President Zorn noted that all of the faculty and staff in-

volved are in agreement with the revised plans and he

recommended approval. Mr. Mc Daniel stated, in response

to a question from Mr. Humphrey, that the project budget

would still hold with the revisions as proposed.



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following review of

information on the Performing Arts Project:



Revised Revised

Financing of Project 01/68 07/68 03/69



State G. O. Bonds 207,500 207,500 207,500

State Appropriation 0 0 334,962

Title I, HEFA Grant 415,000 200,000 0

Capital Improvement

Fee Fund Cash 0 215,000* 215,000

Gifts 750,000 609,000** 474,038@

UNLV Revenue Bonds 927,500 930,000 930,000

Fleischmann Foundation 0 500,000# 500,000#

Total $2,300,000 $2,661,500 $2,661,500



* To be available June, 1969, provided the residence hall,

dining commons project bond fund does not require sub-

sidy.



** $760,000 pledged or on hand, less $100,000 reserve, less

$51,000 capitalized interest for sale and discount of

pledges.



# Limited to purchase of furniture and equipment listed

in application. Money available December, 1969.



@ $180,000 collected to date. Balance of $294,038 from

sale of pledges, if possible, less reserve and capi-

talized interest.



Project Budget (In A-E Contract with Planning Board)



A-E Fee 158,315 a

Construction 1,798,722

Site Development 100,000 b

Bond Sale Expense 9,300

Special Consultants 500

Contingency 71,963 c

Survey 1,000

Soil Analysis 1,000

Plan Checking 5,500

Advertising 200

Plan Checking (Theatre) 1,000

Lab Tests 2,000

Project Inspection during

Construction 12,000

Sub-Total $2,161,500



Furnishings & Equipment 500,000 d

Total Project Cost $2,661,600



a 6.6% of applicable budget of $2,398,722.

b Landscaping to tie into mall. Some parking

c Residual dedicated to movable equipment.

d Limited to purchase of equipment and furniture

listed in application to Fleischmann Foundation.



Space Allocation (As approved by Board of Regents and

included in A-E contract)

Sq. Ft.



Classrooms 8,000 a

Offices and Studios 3,000 b

Experimental and Dance Lab 2,000

Concert Hall 27,000

Drama Theatre 15,600

Traps & Storage 4,000

Mechanical & Service

Contingency 4,400 c

Dressing Room, Lockers, Green

Room, Costume Room 3,000

Shop 5,000

Total 72,000



a 10 Classrooms

b 16 Offices and Studios, 15 x 10 or 9 x 12

c Includes Restrooms, Approximately 900 Sq. Ft.



Mr. Humphrey continued by stating that it was important

to understand the difficulty of selling the pledges. If

a successful sale cannot be accomplished, he said, the

project could be held up.



Mr. Hancock reviewed the requirements of the State Planning

Board; i. e., there must be assurance that money will be

available before a design contract can be issued and the

money must be in hand before the project can be bid.



Mr. Humphrey cautioned that there be no misunderstanding

on the status of the pledges, stating that they are not

delinquent and are coming in as promised by donors; how-

ever, the gifts were pledged over a 5-year period and the

full amount of the funds from this source would not be

available until the end of that period unless the pledges

are sold.



Dr. Zorn stated that as a result of the donor pledges,

the University has potential assets of $760,000; however,

the University cannot wait until all of the pledges are

paid to begin the project. He added that people in the

community are wondering about the status of the project

and added that if the University can proceed with final

plans, the donors can be informed of the status and per-

haps this further step will encourage some of the donors

to speed up or even complete their pledges.



Mr. Humphrey noted that the University Administration has

explored the possibilities for selling the pledges, without

success up to this point. He noted further that the pledges

are not a bankable asset; however, they are collectable, he

said, and efforts will continue to find a purchaser.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Dr. White, carried with-

out dissent that the revised preliminary plans be approved

and submitted to the State Planning Board.



In response to a question concerning the possibility of

the pledges being purchased by the UNLV Land Foundation,

Mr. Humphrey stated that he had explored this possibility

and had been advised by the Attorney General that it would

not be legally permissible for the Foundation to do so.



Mr. Bell noted that the Performing Arts Center project had

received great community support and concurred in Mr.

Humphrey's statement that the pledges are being honored.



Mr. Humphrey pointed out that if the pledges are success-

fully sold, it would not increase the obligation of the

donors.



Mr. Hug asked if the eventual purchaser of the pledges

could provide sufficient assurance to satisfy the State

Planning Board. Mr. Hancock stated that he would assume

so and noted that after review and approval of the revised

preliminary plans, the State Planning Board would informal-

ly instruct the architect to proceed with the development

of final plans so that when the money is in hand the proj-

ect can proceed without further delay.



Dr. Zorn stated that he would continue in an attempt to

convert more of the pledges to cash.



10. Capital Improvement Schedule



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the State Planning Board

has notified the University of its preliminary schedule

for all 1969 Capital Improvement Projects (schedule filed

with permanent minutes). He stated that this schedule has

been reviewed by the Administration and recommended that

total cooperation be offered to the Planning Board in order

to implement the schedule. Mr. Humphrey noted that there

are some reservations about the dates by which the Univer-

sity should have the program ready to go to the architect

but would make every effort to maintain the schedule. He

pointed out that if the University is late in the first

phase, it will then throw off the entire schedule.



11. Campus Master Planning



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the March meeting of

the Board, Mr. Bilbray suggested that $35,000 per Campus

should be allocated for additional Campus master planning

and requested that a report be made at the April meeting

concerning possible sources for these funds. Mr. Humphrey

noted that this has been discussed with Presidents Zorn

and Miller and their combined recommendation is that

further discussion be deferred until June at which time

work programs for 1969-70 will be presented for considera-

tion.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Grant, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



Mr. Grant asked if the State Planning Board is following

the master plan developed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Mr. Hancock stated that there have been no serious devia-

tions from the plan. He further noted the desirability

of having a Campus master planner on the staff before more

money is spent in this area, referring to the Facilities

Planning Coordinator for whom recruiting is now taking

place.



The meeting adjourned for lunch at 12:00 noon. Mr. Hug assumed

the Chair when the meeting resumed at 1:15 P.M.



12. Proposed New Degree Program, UNR



President Miller presented a proposal for a masters degree

program in the Department of Counseling and Guidance Person-

nel Services, College of Education (proposal on file in

Chancellor's Office). Dr. Miller pointed out that this

proposed M. A. and M. Ed. were previously offered as options

under the masters program in the Department of Secondary

Education. The request, he said, is a result of the sepa-

ration of the Counseling and Guidance Personnel Services

from the Secondary Education Department and the subsequent

establishing of the Counsel and Guidance Personnel Services

Department as approved by the Board of Regents May 31, 1968.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the masters degree program be approved

as submitted.



13. Proposal to Delete Fee



President Miller recommended that the $1 fee charged at the

UNR for a change in registration be discontinued, effective

immediately. Dr. Miller noted that the fee is not a deter-

rent to students who wish to make changes in their regis-

tration and does in fact cost the University more to process

than is collected.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendation.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried with-

out dissent that the $1 fee for change in registration be

discontinued at UNR effective immediately.



Dr. Zorn stated that UNLV would probably make a similar

recommendation at a subsequent meeting.



14. Proposed Code Changes



A. President Miller presented a Class A Action by the UNR

faculty which proposed a revision of the University

Code, Chapter II, Section 3, Organization and Adminis-

tration of the University of Nevada (Reno), with his

endorsement.



Details of the revision are as reported in the attached

UNR Class A Action Bulletin 68-69 #11. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the Code change be approved as

recommended.



B. President Miller presented a Class A Action by the UNR

Graduate Faculty which proposed a revision of the Uni-

versity Code, as it concerns the UNR Graduate Council

and Graduate Faculty, with his endorsement.



Details of the revision are as reported in the attached

letter from President Miller to Chancellor Humphrey,

dated March 19, 1969. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, car-

ried without dissent that the Code change be approved

as recommended.



Chief Deputy Attorney General Dan Walsh entered the meeting at

1:30 P.M.



15. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000, UNR



Mr. Pine reported that the following bids were received on

April 7, 1969 for photomicrosope equipment to be used by

the Nevada Mining Analytical Laboratory:



Van Waters & Rogers, Brisbane, California $7689.80

Carl Zeiss, Berkeley, California 7689.89 plus

freight

Technical Instrument Company, San Francisco 6868.82



Mr. Pine reported that the Mackay School of Mines has re-

jected the bid of Technical Instrument Co., and recommended

the award to Van Waters & Rogers for a completely integrated

Zeiss Photomicroscope. He noted that funds are available

from the National Science Foundation, special gifts and

State appropriated funds within the Mackay School of Mines.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the

above recommendation.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the bid of Van Waters & Rogers be

accepted in the amount of $7689.80.



16. Plant and Property, UNR



A. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened on Thursday,

April 8,1969, for installation of a suspended ceiling

in the Clark Administration building, second floor,

to prepare that area for occupancy by the Controller's

Office.



Tuck's Supply Company $ 8,964.00

A-C Electric Company 9,102.00



Mr. Pine recommended the bid of Tuck's Supply Co. be

accepted. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation be

approved.



B. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened April 8, 1969

for air conditioning in the Renewable Resources build-

ing, College of Agriculture.



Nevada Sheet Metal $12,982.00

Advance Metal Products, Inc. 13,707.00

Gallagher's Sheet Metal & Air

Conditioning 14,674.00



Mr. Pine recommended that the bid of Nevada Sheet Metal

be accepted. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation be

approved.



C. Mr. Pine recalled that in August, 1968 the Board author-

ized the College of Agriculture to bid on houses to be

offered for sale by the State Highway Department in

order that one might be purchased and moved to the

Valley Road Farm to serve as the farm operator's resi-

dence. He reported that a bid was submitted and a

1500 square foot house was purchased for $6450. He

further noted that bids will be opened April 15, 1969

for moving this house from 2310 Trident Way to the

Valley Road Farm but the cost is estimated to be $4000

and within the authority of the Business Manager to

approve.



D. Mr. Pine submitted a progress report on University proj-

ects under the supervision of the Physical Plant Depart-

ment and a progress report from the State Planning Board

was distributed (both reports are on file in the Chan-

cellor's Office).



E. Mr. Pine reported that DRI has requested approval by

the Board of the use of a parcel of land approximately

40' by 40' behind the existing greenhouse at the Water

Resources building to erect a small portable controlled

environment greenhouse for the purpose of conducting

research on the growing systems of tomato plants. He

noted that the building would be erected at the ex-

pense of, and remain, the property of, Mr. Leland E.

Carter as part of a research project to be conducted

for Mr. Carter by DRI.



President Miller concurred in the request for this

use of land. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approv-

ed.



17. Proposed Change in Educational Policy



President Zorn reported that the UNLV Faculty Senate has,

by Class A Action, recommended that unrestricted Summer

Session registration be permitted for students on academic

probation, as follows:



Effective June 1, 1969, permission to attend Summer

Sessions will be granted to any UNLV student on aca-

demic suspension, unless disqualified. Such permis-

sion implies neither reinstatement nor permission to

attend during the normal academic year under any

classification whatsoever.



A. This permission shall not be construed in any matter

as to waive either the normal readmission procedures

for the usual academic year or the material on pro-

bation and scholastic suspension as set forth in

the General Catalog of the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas.



B. No formal application or readmission procedure,

other than those required of every Summer student,

will be required.



C. Students on scholastic suspension who fail to earn

a grade point of 2.0 during the special Summer

registration will receive a second suspension or,

for those on second suspension, academic dis-

qualification. This determination shall not be

made before the end of the final Summer Session.



President Zorn endorsed the Faculty Senate recommendation.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray suggested that if this policy is adopted for

UNLV it should also become the policy of UNR. He said that

in his opinion uniform policies should be established

throughout the System.



Dr. Zorn expressed concern that uniform policies might

prove too restrictive. President Miller concurred, noting

that each Campus should be free to develop the academic

policy most appropriate for their programs.



Mr. Bilbray asked how the California System works. Presi-

dent Miller suggested that the California System would

perhaps not be an appropriate comparison and suggested

that the Oregon System might be better, noting that each

of its Campuses operates autonomously.



Mr. Bilbray withdrew his suggestion.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above change in educational

policy be approved for UNLV as recommended.



18. Proposed Change in Educational Policy, UNLV



President Zorn presented a recommendation by the UNLV Facul-

ty Senate that an amendment be made in the credit by exam-

ination provisions at UNLV (page 20 of 1968-69 General

Catalog) by striking paragraph 2 which reads as follows:



The student must apply for and take the special

examinations during the first year in which he is

registered as a regular student at Nevada Southern.

The Dean of the College in which the course is of-

fered may waive this requirement in unusual cases

when the student has developed the skill or know-

ledge of the course since initial registration.



Paragraph 4 would then be amended to increase the maximum

number of semester credits that may be obtained by special

examination from 15 to 30, with the effect that a student

would be allowed to gain up to 30 semester hours of credit

by special examination in his Freshman, Sophomore or Junior

year.



President Zorn recommended approval. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above recommended change in edu-

cational policy be approved for UNLV.



19. Fee Waivers for Widows of Military Personnel



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board had approved,

in May 1968, a proposal by UNR which would provide fee

waivers to widows of military personnel, with the stipula-

tion that if subsequently approved by the UNLV faculty,

this fee waiver would be applicable on both Campuses.



President Zorn reported that the proposal was unanimously

endorsed by the UNLV Faculty Senate on March 4, 1969 and

he concurred in the Senate's action.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that formal approval be

given to the extension of this fee waiver to UNLV, effec-

tive immeidately. (Conditions of the fee waiver are re-

flected in the May 31, 1968 minutes of the Board of

Regents.)



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. White, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



20. Resolution on Selection Procedures for President and

Chancellor



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNLV Faculty Senate

had adopted a resolution suggesting procedures to be fol-

lowed in the selection of a President or Chancellor (reso-

lution filed with permanent minutes) and that the resolu-

tion had been endorsed by President Zorn.



He further noted that the UNLV Faculty Senate had referred

this matter to the UNR Faculty Senate for consideration;

it had been discussed by that group on February 10, 1969,

but it was reported by that Senate's Chairman that no

motion was made for either approval or disapproval. He

stated that the DRI Faculty Senate had not yet reported

its action on the matter.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the matter be taken

under advisement and rescheduled at a subsequent meeting

after additional consultation with the faculties affected.



Dr. Don Fowler stated that he had been asked to represent

the DRI Faculty Senate, in the absence of its Chairman,

Mr. Joseph Warburton, and spoke concerning the resolution.

He stated that the DRI faculty and the principal adminis-

trative officers had considered this matter and endorsed

the UNLV resolution. He urged that the resolution be

considered before any appointment of a Vice Chancellor.



Dr. Driggs, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, noted that the

matter had not been acted upon by the UNR Senate but that

he had again placed it on the agenda for their next meet-

ing.



Roger Miller, Chairman, UNLV Faculty Senate, stated that

he had introduced the resolution originally and spoke in

support of it. He referred to the last 2 appointments

which had been made (the Chancellor and UNLV President),

and stated that they were concerned because they understood

that appointment of a Vice Chancellor was to be recommended.

He suggested that it would be desirable that a selection

committee for such administrative appointments be con-

sidered a Regents' committee and that it report directly

to the Board and be present at the Personnel Sessions of

the Board when Chief Administrative Officers are being

considered. He urged endorsement of the principles con-

tained in the resolution.



Mr. Humphrey asked Professor Miller what faculty he be-

lieved should be involved in the screening process of a

Vice Chancellor for Computing Services. Professor Miller

said that in his opinion it should involve all faculties

of the University System.



Mr. Hug stated that it seemed very apparent to him that the

position of Vice Chancellor of Computing Services was a

staff position reporting to the Chancellor.



Dr. Fowler stated again that the DRI Faculty Senate had

supported this resolution. Mr. Humphrey asked Dr. Fowler

for clarification, stating that it was his understanding

that the DRI Faculty Senate had not yet met and would not

meet until April 15. Dr. Fowler stated that the Chancel-

lor's understanding was correct and that he was reporting

the endorsement of the Executive Committee of the DRI

Faculty Senate.



Motion by Mr. Grant that the Chancellor's recommendation

be approved, was seconded by Dr. Anderson.



Mr. Bilbray moved to amend the motion to provide that no

action be taken on the appointment of a Vice Chancellor

until after UNR Senate action has been taken and after the

May meeting of the Board of Regents. Motion to amend was

seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.



Mr. Dan Larson, Secretary Treasurer of the AAUP, Las Vegas

Chapter, read a resolution adopted by the Chapter at a

meeting on April 10, 1969, in opposition of the appointment

of a Vice Chancellor prior to a national search in which

faculties of both Campuses participated.



Mr. Jacobsen spoke against the amendment, noting that the

original recommendation had been to appoint a Director for

this function on the basis that he would not be a System-

wide Officer and the position was subsequently titled Vice

Chancellor by the Board. He pointed out that even that

was not intended to imply that he was "second in command"

to the Chancellor.



The amendment to the motion, as proposed by Mr. Bilbray,

was defeated by the following vote:



No - Anderson, Bell, Grant, Hug, Jacobsen, Ronzone

Yes - Bilbray, Knudtsen, Lombardi, White



The original motion carried with the following vote:



No - Bilbray, Knudtsen

Yes - Anderson, Bell, Grant, Hug, Jacobsen, Lombardi,

Ronzone, White

Mrs. Knudtsen then requested that her vote be recorded

as yes.



The original motion was that the matter (the resolution by

the UNLV Faculty Senate) be taken under advisement and re-

scheduled at a subsequent meeting after additional con-

sultation with the faculties affected.



21. Proposed New Degree Programs, UNLV



President Zorn presented a proposal for a Master of Arts

degree in French to be offered at UNLV (copy of proposal

on file in Chancellor's Office). He recommended approval,

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the proposed new Master of Arts in

French be approved.



President Zorn presented a proposal for a Master of Science

degree in Mathematics to be offered at UNLV (copy of pro-

posal on file in the Chancellor's Office). He recommended

approval, Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Grant, carried with-

out dissent that the proposed new Master of Science in

Mathematics be approved.



Dr. Anderson stated that for the past few years there have

been repeated problems and resulting bad publicity because

of UNLV's inability to provide sufficient undergraduate

classes in a number of critical areas. He asked if these

master's programs would add to these problems.



Dr. Zorn stated that in his opinion the addition of these

graduate programs would not undercut the undergraduate

programs and added that it is necessary that the Univer-

sity's offerings be developed in both levels of instruc-

tion.



22. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000, DRI



Professor Mordy requested authorization to purchase a

2-wheel trailer to be used by the Center for Water Re-

sources Research. He noted that the trailer would be

purchased from Weather Measure Corporation, Sacramento,

California, for $11,700 and authority for this expendi-

ture from the Fleischmann Foundation Facilities and

Equipment Grant had been received.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above purchase be approved.



Professor Mordy requested authorization to purchase a

liquid scintellation unit at a cost of $8600 from Beckman

Instrument Company, Stockton. He noted that the equip-

ment will be used by the Center for Water Resources Re-

search and authority for this expenditure from the

Fleischmann Foundation Facilities and Equipment Grant

had been received.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Bell, carried with-

out dissent that the above purchase be approved.



23. Chancellor Humphrey stated that "in view of the concerns

expressed, I withdraw the nomination of an appointment of

a Vice Chancellor for Computing Systems, which is scheduled

for discussion in the Executive Session, until such time

as the procedure for selection of a Vice Chancellor for

Computing Systems is further discussed and agreed upon."

Chancellor Humphrey further stated that since the Com-

puting System has been transferred by the Board to his

supervision, effective July 1, 1969, it would be neces-

sary that it have a Manager. He noted that the University

is dependent upon Computing Services and there have been

many problems involved with the present Administration;

therefore, he said, he would propose to the Board that

a Director be appointed until such time as the functions

of the Vice Chancellor and method of selection have been

decided upon.



24. Amendment to Leave Policy



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the UNR and UNLV Faculty

Senates have recommended a number of changes to the Uni-

versity's policy on leaves of absence, as adopted by the

Board of Regents in May, 1961. The Coordinating Council

has reconciled the differences in the 2 recommendations

and these changes have been incorporated into a proposed

new "Policy Statement on Leaves of Absences and Related

Matters" which Chancellor Humphrey recommended to the

Board for approval (amended statement filed with permanent

minutes).



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Bell, carried with-

out dissent that the amended policy statement be approved

as submitted.



(NOTE: It is assumed that in the absence of a specified

effective date, any amendment to personnel policy

becomes effective at the beginning of the next

contract period, i. e., July 1.)



25. Moving Expenses



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the UNR Faculty Senate had

recommended that moving allowances for personal effects

be granted to all new professional staff members. It was

proposed that $600 or 50% of total moving expenses, which-

ever is less, be provided for a move from a point of origin

more than 1500 miles, and $300 or 50% of the total moving

expenses, whichever is less, be provided for a move from

a point of origin of less than 1500 miles. He noted that

the proposal had been endorsed by the UNLV Faculty Senate

and the Presidents of the two Campuses. The DRI Faculty

Senate, he said, is developing a separate proposal which

will be referred to the Board at a later date.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that it is estimated that there

will be approximately 170 new professional staff employed

for the 1969-70 academic year within the System (this in-

cludes 99 new positions with a 10% turnover of the exist-

ing 679 authorized positions). He pointed out that pay-

ment of this type of expense must be made from non-appro-

priated funds which are quite limited and subject to many

demands. He recommended that:



(1) The Board approve the payment of $150 as a relocation

allowance for each new member within the UN System,

except DRI, not living in the City or its environs

when appointed;



(2) The Board transfer $25,500 from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Fund (1-51-4056) to a special account

from which payment can be made immediately upon the

date the new faculty member reports; and



(3) Any deviation from this policy be subject to Board of

Regents approval.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that Presidents Zorn and Miller

had both expressed support of this alternative in view of

the limited funds available.



In response to a question from Dr. Driggs concerning the

possibility of using State appropriated funds for this

purpose, Mr. Walsh pointed out that use of such funds in

this way would be considered misappropriated and would be

illegal in that it would be outside the intent of the State

Legislature.



Dr. Anderson expressed concern that a transfer of $25,000

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund (which

earns approximately $37,000 per year) would seriously

deplete that fund and would hamper the University's

ability to fund other worthwhile projects. He pointed

out that this would not be a one-time expenditure but

would be a continuing expense and would even be an ever-

increasing one as the number of new faculty increased each

year.



Mr. Humphrey suggested that an alternative would be to

provide the $25,000 to the Presidents to use as they wish,

with the amount allocated to each Campus according to the

number of new positions authorized.



Mr. Bilbray moved that a total of $5000 be given to each

President to be used at his discretion for moving expenses

for new faculty with a report to be submitted to the Board

at the end of one year.



Mr. Grant suggested that a limit of $500 be placed on the

amount given to any one individual. Mr. Bilbray concurred

and added that stipulation to his motion. Motion seconded

by Mr. Jacobsen, carried without dissent.



Mr. Hug requested that Mr. Walsh investigate further to

determine if there was any way in which State funds could

be used for this purpose.



26. Interview Expense Fund



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the UNR Faculty Senate has

recommended that a special fund be established for the pur-

pose of paying expenses of interviewing and recruiting new

professional staff members. He added that the UNLV faculty

had endorsed this proposal, as had Presidents Miller and

Zorn.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that an Interview Expense

Fund, in amounts to be recommended by each President, be

established in accounts controlled by each President,

within the 1969-70 Work Program.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



27. Fee Waivers for Dependents of Deceased Faculty



Chancellor Humphrey stated that the UNR Faculty Senate has

recommended that fee waivers shall be available for de-

pendents of deceased faculty members under the following

conditions:



(1) The faculty member shall hold a valid unfulfilled

contract or have been granted sabbatical leave at

the time of death.



(2) The unremarried spouse shall be granted fee waivers

for a minimum of 6 semester hours until requirements

for a degree subsequent to the one held has been

completed. In no case shall such waivers for that

spouse exceed 8 semesters.



(3) Each and every legal dependent who would qualify for

a fee waiver if the faculty member were not deceased

shall be granted fee waivers until a bachelor's

degree has been granted providing that the registra-

tion period does not exceed 8 semesters.



(4) Each dependent shall meet the University admission

requirements as specified in the General Catalog of

current issue at the time of application.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this recommendation had been

endorsed by the UNLV and DRI Faculty Senates and Presidents

Miller and Zorn and Vice Chancellor Mordy had indicated

concurrence.



Mr. Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the fee waivers be approved as recom-

mended.



28. Review of Allocation of Out-of-State Fee Waivers, UNR



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board had requested

an annual review of allocation of out-of-state fee waivers

(limited to 3% of the previous Fall enrollment). Accord-

ingly, President Miller submitted the following recommenda-

tion for the distribution of these waivers at UNR:



Athletics 50% or 101

Music 23% or 46

Other 27% or 56

100% or 203



Mr. Humphrey noted that President Zorn has requested that

review of the allocation of out-of-state fee waivers for

UNLV be considered at the May meeting.



Mr. Hug questioned the allocation of so many fee waivers

to Music, in view of the concern expressed by the Regents

over the Marching Band.



Mr. Jacobsen suggested that no action be taken on this

matter until the May meeting.



Dr. Anderson moved approval of the above recommendation

with the provision that the percentage allocated to Music

be reviewed at a subsequent meeting along with a report on

the progress of the Marching Band. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray.



Mr. Jacobsen moved to amend the motion to allocate 50% to

Athletics and 50% to others. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried with Dr. Anderson and Dr. White opposing.

Amended motion then carried without dissent.



29. Policy Concerning Retention of Faculty over Age 70



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in June, 1968 the Board

approved a policy for UNR for one year only, concerning

appointment of faculty over age 70. The policy resulted

from a recommendation from the UNR Academic Council "...

that in the case of a proposed appointment of a profes-

sional person over 70 years of age, each case to be

treated separately, but that the general policy be that

in special highly selective cases appointments will be

permitted if the appointment is for part-time activity;

that the rule apply both to our own faculty who are over

70 and people who come from another institution."



Chancellor Humphrey stated that Presidents Miller and Zorn

and Vice Chancellor Mordy have recommended that this policy

be made effective for the UN System. He endorsed the

recommendation.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



30. Bob Davis Scholarship Fund



Chancellor Humphrey noted that at the February meeting,

the Presidents were requested to develop proposed regula-

tions for the awarding of the Bob Davis Scholarships in

conformity with the bequest and their proposals were to

be referred back to the Board not later than the April

meeting. He stated that both President Zorn and Presi-

dent Miller have requested additional time in which to

develop a proposal for the awarding of scholarships from

this fund and he recommended that this matter be deferred

until the June meeting.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



31. Housing Policy



Chancellor Humphrey noted that a proposal had been made for

certain changes in the housing policy; however, modification

had occurred at the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet meeting

on March 31 and it had been intended to mail supplementary

material to the Regents by April 4. The necessay material

did not, however, arrive from the firm of Dawson, Nagel,

Sherman and Howard until April 10. He distributed the

attached letter containing information from the bond

counsel and recommended the following:



(1) The Board of Regents approve, subject to review by

bond counsel, a modification of the interpretation

of the parietal rules to provide that the rule will

not be applied to Senior students.



(2) This specific proposal, accompanied by a financial

analysis, be submitted to bond counsel for their

opinion; and



(3) If bond counsel's opinion is favorable, the Adminis-

tration return to the Board of Regents with a specific

proposal for further modification of the parietal

regulation when legally and financially feasible.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi that the Chancellor's recommendation

be approved, was seconded by Mr. Ronzone.



Chancellor Humphrey asked for comments from the two Presi-

dents. President Miller spoke of the UNR Housing Report.

He suggested assessing the financial situation each year

to determine the extent to which students may be excused

from the regulations in light of the University's financial

obligations to repay the bonds.



Dr. Zorn spoke of conditions at UNLV and the students'

concern over these conditions in which they are expected

to live. He said that he fully recognized the need to

pay the obligation but stated that the University's ob-

jective should be to see if it would be possible to keep

the residence halls filled voluntarily.



Mr. Bilbray asked about turning the Dorm over to a private

concern - perhaps on a lease basis.



Joe Bell, ASUN President, spoke in support of the Chan-

cellor's recommendation.



Randy Frew, UNLV student, stated that UNLV students were

very upset in that the recommendation seems to be only

tokenism. He said the students' welfare and rights should

not be sacrificed because of a contractual agreement made

by the University.



President Miller disagreed, stating that he did not view

this step as tokenism, rather an indication of the Re-

gents' willingness to make adjustments.



Terry Lindberg, UNLV student, stated that there would be

trouble if something is not done about the 40 students who

were instructed to move back into the Dorm or face sus-

pension.



Mrs. Knudtsen asked if the students would indicate what

some of the problems with the Dorm are.



Randy Frew said it was cheap construction, there was not

adequate soundproofing between the rooms, the showers

leaked onto the carpeting, and the water contained sand.



Dr. Anderson suggested that President Zorn be requested to

investigate conditions in the Dorm and make a report back

to the next meeting.



Motion to approve the Chancellor's recommendations carried

without dissent.



Dr. Zorn noted that the housing regulations had been waived

temporarily as it concerned the 40 students presently living

off Campus.



32. Discussion of Regulations for Dormitory Students



President Miller spoke about Dorm regulations at UNR, speci-

fically visiting privileges for Dorm residents. He suggest-

ed that prior to the May meeting, the Regents Student Af-

fairs Committee meet with students and staff on the UNR

Campus to discuss proposed changes in these regulations.

There was agreement that this would be desirable.



Dr. Zorn spoke of the interim disposition of the matter of

visitation within Tonopah Hall. He noted that a provision

had been made to convert the lounges to coeducational

status Monday through Thursday, and visitation is allowed

on the men's floor on two nights from 8 P.M. to 12:45 A.M.



It was further agreed that a similar meeting of the Student

Affairs Committee with UNLV faculty and staff would also

be desirable.



33. Status Report on Legislative Program



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following report on the

legislative program:



AB 310 (TIAA) has been enacted in law; however, since the

revised insurance code is running into trouble, a special

concerning TIAA (AB 776) was required. It has been recom-

mended out of Taxation Committee with a unanimous do-pass

and no trouble is expected.



SB 281, which would have added a University faculty repre-

senative to the State Group Insurance Committee died in

committee.



Health Science Program (AB 310) enacted into law.



SB 273 Omnibus Bill concerning institutional names and

titles passed Senate and out of committee in Assembly

(amended).



AB 395, Disposition of Unclaimed Personal Property, enacted

into law.



SB 139 (Swobe Bill) as amended passed Senate and Assembly.



SB 261 prohibits picketing, etc., in Assembly Judiciary

Committee.



SB 181 regarding radio and TV broadcasts of athletic

events - out of committee in Assembly.



SB 279, Higher Education Student Loan Fund, out of commit-

tee in Assembly.



AB 359, 2% room tax for U. N., Taxation Committee, Assembly.



AJR 31, Constitution regarding separate Boards of Regents,

Assembly Education Committee.



AJR 41, Appoint Board of Regents, lost 3rd reading in

Senate.



AB 3, Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, enacted into law.



AB 564, tax on trading stamps for Community Colleges, lost

in Assembly.



Increase in possible interest rate on U. N. bonds. SB 354

is expected to pass (passed Senate); however, AB 625 affect-

ing only UN, has passed Assembly, in Senate Federal, State

and County.



ACR 44, Directs HEAC to continue study of higher education -

passed.



Capital Improvement Request:



All 9 projects recommended by the Planning Board and

the Governor appear to be safe for passage at this

time. There is still a possibility that the Univer-

sity's original request for $1 million for land acqui-

sition at UNLV will be successful rather than the

$591,000 included in the Executive's Budget.



AB 149 Nevada Building Authority and AB 700 (test case)

passed Senate.



Operating Budget Request:



Mr. Humphrey stated that it is understood that the

Conference Committee of Ways and Means and Finance

has agreed on all University budgets. There are

problems, he said, with the Statewide program appro-

priation in that it was funded at its current level.



Mr. Jacobsen suggested that commendation was in order to

Chancellor Humphrey for his most successful work with the

Legislature during this session. Mr. Hug concurred.



Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, the

following items were added to the agenda.



34. Title Change, Department of Speech and Drama, UNLV



President Zorn requested that the Department of Speech and

Drama be retitled Department of Speech and Theatre Arts.

Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the request and recommended

approval.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



35. Additional Budget Transfers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

budget transfers:



#457 $2600 from Contingency Reserve, UNR to Nevada Archae-

ological Survey to provide funds for balance of

fiscal year as follows:



Professional Salaries $ 935.00

Wages 900.00

In-State Travel 200.00

Operating 386.55

Equipment 50.00

Retirement Fund Premiums 128.45



#460 $4200 from Contingency Reserve, UNLV, to Buildings

and Grounds to purchase a transformer for Frazier

Hall and chairs for classroom use.



#461 $2000 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to office of

the President to purchase equipment for typist

hired for Oral History Program.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



Chancellor Humphrey reported the following transfer for

information:



#458 $500 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Public Oc-

casions Board to provide funds for balance of

fiscal year.



36. Atomic Energy Commission Contract



Vice President Baepler reviewed the earlier Board action

approving negotiation of a contract between AEC and UNLV

to provide supporting library service to the Gasbuggy

Project of the AEC's Plowshare Program. He reported that

the contract had been negotiated and briefly reviewed the

terms.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the contract

subject to approval by the Attorney General.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the contract be approved as recom-

mended.



The meeting adjourned at 5 P.M.

04-11-1969