April 23-24, 1982
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
April 23, 1982
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditor-
ium of the Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Vice Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher
Mr. John Tom Ross
Mrs. June Whitley
Members absent: Mr. Robert A. Cashell
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President James Eardley, TMCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
General Counsel Donald Klasic
Secretary Bonnie Smotony
The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Mc Bride at
1. Upon motion by Mrs. Whitley, and seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,
the Board convened in Personnel Session for the purpose of
discussing personnel matters related to the organization of
the Chancellor's Office.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:25 A.M.
In recognition and appreciation of efforts to save persons in-
volved in the crash of a small aircraft on April 17, 1982, rep-
resentatives of the Fernley Fire Department presented certifi-
cates of appreciation to the following University System students
Ken Zakar, Richard Harjo, Bob King, Bob Ellis, Bourke
Bedsou, Mike Schoenfeld, Pat Schoenfeld, Keith Lewis,
Eve Simecek, George Simecek, Henry Humes, Nezih Dikisoglu,
and Linda Evans.
Mike and Pat Schoenfield were additionally honored by being
designated as lifetime honorary members of the Fernley Fire
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda, containing the following
items, was recommended (Consent Agenda identified as Ref. A
and filed with permanent minutes).
(1) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of
March 26, 1982.
(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.
(3) Approval of a 10 foot easement at CCCC which has been
requested by the City of North Las Vegas to construct
a storm drain line to control the accumulation of
water resulting from a natural wash which affects the
Rio Robles Villas subdivision.
(4) Approval of revised UNLV Parking and Traffic Regula-
tions as identified as Ref. C-2 and filed with
(5) Approval of a month-to-month rental by the DRI of a
duplex located at 4582 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas,
at a rate of $400 per month, effective May 1, 1982.
(6) Approval of a lease agreement between UNR and the
Airport Authority of Washoe County for UNR to lease
approximately 22,500 square feet in and around
Building 7602 at the Reno-Stead Airport at the rate
of $1 per year for storage of nonflammable items.
(7) Corrected the salary of D. W. Winne from $30,158 to
$30,794 which had been incorrectly reported at the
(8) Approved the appointment of Mrs. Rose Bullis to the
College of Education Advisory Board.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
3. Appointment of Acting Secretary of the Board
Chancellor Bersi recommended that Mrs. Mary Lou Moser be
designated as Acting Secretary of the Board, effective im-
mediately, and continuing until the election of a Secretary
at the Board's organizational meeting in January, 1983.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the recommendation. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
4. Approval of the Report of the Investment Advisory Committee
Mrs. Fong submitted the following report and recommendations
of the Investment Advisory Committee:
(1) Received a report for the year ending December 31, 1981
of the Investment Performance Analysis from Mr. Don
Rossi of Merrill, Lynch, Fenner and Smith. The report
noted that the performance of the University's endow-
ment funds were considered to be above average when
measured against other funds evaluated by Mr. Rossi's
firm. Mr. Rossi specifically noted that the funds
managed by First Interstate Bank earned 7.3 percent
in 1981 and the funds managed by Valley Bank earned
7.8 percent in 1981.
(2) Received reports from each of the Bank Managers con-
cerning the assets held in the accounts under their
management and the transactions which have been con-
cluded subsequent to the February meeting of the
(3) Directed Vice Chancellor Mark Dawson to report on
investments with American Investors at a subsequent
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report of the Investment
Advisory Committee as presented. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Whitley, carried without dissent.
5. Report of the Budget Committee
Ms. Del Papa presented the following report and recommenda-
tions of the Budget Committee:
(1) Approval of an increase in NNCC's Summer Session fee,
effective Summer of 1982, from $13 to $20 per credit.
For information of the Board, the per credit Summer
Session fees for 1982 are as follows for each of the
UNR $35 Approved 1/22/82
UNLV 33 Approved 1/22/82
CCCC 20 Approved 2/26/82
NNCC 20 See above
TMCC 24 Approved 3/26/82
WNCC 24 Approved 3/26/92
(2) Approval of the following fund transfers:
1. $25,000 to be transferred from O & M Super-
vision Professional Salaries to Occupational
Part-Time account for Spring Letters of
2. $11,256 from Professional Salary surplus in
Business Instruction account to Occupational
Part-Time account to cover class overloads.
3. Transfer $16,077 within the same General Edu-
cation Instruction account from Professional
Salaries to Part-Time Instruction & Operating
$7,077 and $9,000 respectively, to fund the
#82-080 $7,000 from Intercollegiate Athletics
Wages and Travel to Operating to provide
funds for operating.
(3) A proposal for the establishment of an Intensive
English Language Center within the UNR Division of
Continuing Education is included on the agenda of the
Academic Affairs Committee. Contingent upon approval
of the program, the following Estimative Budget was
recommended for approval:
Application Fee @$25/student $ 2,500
Student Fees 120,000
Total Revenue: $122,500
Professional Salaries 4.50 FTE $ 75,613
Classified Salaries 1.00 FTE 11,908
Fringe Benefits 12,013
Out-of-State Travel 2,500
Ending Fund Balance 12,966
Total Expenditures: $122,500
(4) Accepted and referred back to the Presidents Council a
a report from President Crowley on a consolidated fee
alternative for UNR.
Directed Presidents Crowley and Goodall to confer and
make a joint recommendation concerning student govern-
ment finances and procedures.
Their recommendations are as follows:
(1) ASUN and CSUN follow all of the policies and fis-
cal management procedures expected of other units
within the University. In order to guarantee
fiscal accountability, expenditures in the future
must be approved by both the Business Manager and
the President of ASUN or CSUN.* It is to be
clearly recognized in the future that the Bus-
iness Manager is administratively responsible to
the Dean of Student Services. ASUN and CSUN will
be asked to make necessary changes in their con-
stitutions to implement this procedure.
*In the absence of the President, his official
designee may sign for him.
(2) Student registration fees will be divided into
a. General Fund
b. Capital Improvement Fund (including Student
Union Capital Improvement Fund)
c. Activities and Programs Fund (including stu-
dent government and those other activities
and programs now supported through student
fees which are not included in a. or b.
(3) Those Campus organizations and programs which
currently receive funds from activities and pro-
grams portion of the fees would all submit an
annual budget request through the appropriate
Campus Administrator to the President. Annual
allocations will then be made to each of these
units. If this proposal is accepted, in the
first year of operation (beginning 7/1/82) the
University will guarantee each cost center a
minimum of 75% of the current distribution.
(5) Recommends that the $1 per credit hour Capital
Improvement Fee at UNLV and UNR approved by the Board
in September, 1981, be redesignated as a "General
Improvement Fee" and pledged as a CIFF for general
improvement purposes as determined by the Campus
(6) Approval of President Eaton's request to withdraw her
proposal to use $600,000 from the Capital Improvement
Fee Fund and seeking of authorization from the State
Public Works Board and Interim Finance Committee to
renovate north wing of the Cheyenne Campus building
to better accommodate Graphic Arts, Art, Casino Hotel
Technology, Drafting and Solar Energy; to improve the
air conditioning in the Computer Room; renovate the
Steam Room, improve the X-Ray facility in the Dental
Hygiene Clinic, and to add this project to the 1983-85
Capital Improvement Program request to be submitted to
(7) Approval of the use of $118,000 in CCCC Capital Im-
provement Fee Funds and the seeking of authorization
from State Public Works Board to increase the fur-
nishings budget for the CCCC Learning Resources Center
from $282,000 to $400,000 to complete the furnishings
needed for this facility.
(8) Referred the request of TMCC for a challenge examin-
ation fee schedule to the Presidents Council for dis-
cussion and a recommendation to come back to the
(9) Referred WNCC's request for the adoption of new part-
time professional salary schedule to the Presidents
Council for additional discussion.
(10) Approval of the Institutional Host and Interview Ac-
counts to be augmented up to the levels listed below,
effective immediately, with a study to be undertaken
for the budgeting of these accounts:
School of Medicine Institutional Host
Institutional Acct Interview Acct
UNR $4,000 $10,000
UNLV 4,000 10,000
DRI 4,000 10,000
TMCC 2,000 2,500
CCCC 2,000 5,000
NNCC 2,000 3,000
WNCC 2,000 3,000
Unit 3,000 10,000
Board of Regents 5,000
School of Medicine 2,500
(11) Approval of budget augmentations of $14,849 to the
Agricultural Experiment Station and $254,450 to the
Cooperative Extension Service with the following
(1) That UNR be permitted to seek augmentation if it
is deemed appropriate.
(2) That some or all of the proposed augmentation
funds be scheduled as part of any reduction in
the 1982-83 budget if that course of action is
(3) A report on this matter will be provided to the
Board after the financial situation has been
clarified and, once the internal audit is com-
pleted, the College and University will present
a financial plan to the Board.
(12) Approval of the following Estimative Budget for the
Child Development Center, NNCC:
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER BUDGET
Fringe Benefits 2,277
Total Expenditures: $24,214
*Collections from Preschool
Fall Semester $10,647
Spring Semester 10,647
Carry Over 2,500
Calendar -- Quilt 420
Total Revenue: $24,214
*21 Children M-F AM @$165 = $ 3,465
21 Children TTh AM @$114 = 2,394
21 Children TTh PM @$114 = 2,394
21 Children MW PM @$114 = 2,394
(13) Approval of the following expenditures from the
Capital Improvement Fee Fund, WNCC:
(a) Replace and add Library shelving (including
delivery and installation) $25,000
(b) Provide new built-up roof for old section
of building because of extensive roof leaks
(estimated cost) 15,000
(c) Replace carpet on upper floors and LRC of
older building section (estimated cost) 29,000
(d) Additional drain in boiler room area of new
building section 869
Total Estimated Cost: $69,869
(14) Approval of a $35 per credit fee to be charged for the
early Summer Session at UNR for which students may en-
roll through WNCC or UNR.
(15) Approval of the concept of using the parameters used
in the development of the 1983-85 budget request.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget Committee with the exception of item (4)
dealing with student government finances and procedures.
Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
Discussion of Item 4 of Budget Committee Report - Student
Government Finances and Procedures:
Ms. Del Papa explained to the Board that at the March meet-
ing the Budget Committee had directed Presidents Crowley
and Goodall to confer and make a joint recommendation con-
cerning student government financing and procedures, and
that inasmuch as they were already discussing the restruc-
turing of student fees, the two reports should be brought
to the Board at this April meeting. The recommendation pre-
sented to the Budget Committee in Item 4 of their agenda for
April 22, 1982, was a result of this directive.
Mrs. Gallagher moved that Item 4 of the Budget Committee
agenda be adopted. Mrs. Whitley seconded.
Mr. Buchanan stated that he did not think the Board should
change any of its policies concerning student government,
that he did not feel there should be any restrictions on
the students being able to govern themselves, and that stu-
dents had been accountable in the past. Mr. Ross declared
that he wanted to assure, and be assured, that the students
would still be able to govern themselves through their stu-
Mr. Mc Bride stated he felt that with the present financial
problems of the State, the student governments would have
to become a part of any budget curtailments and would have
to accept that responsibility, and further emphasized that
there is absolutely no question with any of the Regents
eliminating student government, and assured them that they
are an essential and integral part of the System.
Vice Chairman Mc Bride asked for input by student leaders.
Doc Bodensteiner, Bill Hamma and Bill Siegel, ASUN repre-
sentatives, related that presently the Business Manager for
ASUN reports to the Vice President for Business at UNR and
that they would object to having that person report to the
Dean of Students; that the students have always voted the
amounts to be charged for their governance and would hope
to retain this procedure; explained the auditing procedures
currently in use to insure accountability; and strongly op-
posed any action that would jeopardize the autonomy and
funding of student governments.
Dirk Ravenholt and Rick Oshinsky, CSUN representatives,
stated they were not in favor of a fee restructure at this
time, that they did not object to the dual signature on
expenditures and had, in fact, suggested this means to
President Goodall; and presented a copy of a recently com-
pleted audit of their records which shows their accounting
procedures are acceptable. President Goodall assured the
Board and the students that athletic funds at UNLV would be
administratively identified and would in no way encroach on
any funds that are earmarked for students.
Mrs. Fong suggested that Section 1 of Item 4 be changed to
read that the line of authority of the Business Manager of
ASUN or CSUN should be determined by the University Presi-
dents and Mr. Buchanan asked that the students retain their
authority over their organizations.
Mrs. Gallagher consented to change her motion to include
both suggestions so that the amended motion read:
1. ASUN and CSUN follow all of the policies and fiscal man-
agement procedures expected of other units within the
University. In order to guarantee fiscal accountability
expenditures in the future must be approved by both the
Business Manager and the President of ASUN or CSUN, but
that in the absence of the President, higher official
designees may sign.
2. Student registration fees will be divided into three
a. General Fund
b. Capital Improvement Fund (including Student Union
Capital Improvement Fund)
c. Activities and Programs Fund (including student
government and those other activities and programs
which are not included in a. or b. above)
3. Those Campus organizations and programs which currently
receive funds from the activities and programs portions
of the fees would all submit an annual budget request
through appropriate Campus Administrator to the Presi-
dent. Annual allocations will then be made to each of
these units. In any event, the University will guaran-
tee each cost center a minimum of 75% of the current
percentage of allocation with student associations ex-
ercising authority and responsibility and continue their
present authority in all other matters.
The motion carried, with Mr. Buchanan dissenting.
6. Approval of the Report of the Academic Affairs Committee
Mrs. Gallagher presented the following report and recommen-
dations of the Academic Affairs Committee:
(1) Recommends approval of the Intensive English Language
Institute, UNR, to be established effective July, 1982.
(2) Recommends approval of the Phase II Proposal, ROTC
(3) Recommends approval of the Phase II Proposal, Bachelor
of Arts (Public Administration), UNLV, and further
recommends that the program's recognizable identity
Mrs. Whitley moved that the report and recommendations of
the Academic Affairs Committee be approved as submitted.
Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
7. Approval of the Audit Committee Report
Mrs. Whitley submitted the following report and recommenda-
tions of the Audit Committee:
(1) Received a report from Kafoury, Armstrong and Co., the
University's independent auditors, concerning a review
of the financial system of the School of Medicine. The
Committee requested the System Controller to be res-
ponsible for implementation of the recommendations con-
tained in the report for development of a financial
reporting structure for the School, in consultation
with the Dean of the School and the President of UNR,
and further requested that a report be submitted to
the Audit Committee at its meeting in June.
(2) Received a report by the Internal Audit Department
with respect to efforts to respond to problems identi-
fied in the June, 1981 Management Letter. It was
agreed that the System Controller would report further
at the June meeting concerning the recommendation for
establishment of a System Analyst position with Bus-
iness Center North. The Committee requested that the
System Controller, in consultation with the Chancellor
and other appropriate staff, proceed with the develop-
ment of procedures for encumberance of funds for pur-
chases by the University and that a report be submitted
to a subsequent meeting of the Board.
(3) Received a quarterly report by Internal Audit concern-
ing audits completed and disposition of recommendations
resulting from those audits. The Committee commended
Mrs. Kathleen Kossick, Director of Internal Audit, and
her staff, on their performance.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions submitted by the Audit Committee. Motion seconded by
Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
8. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid for 1982-83
NRS 396.540 provides for tuition waivers to "students from
other states and foreign countries, not to exceed a number
equal to three percent of the total matriculated enrollment
of students for the past preceeding Fall semester." Board
policy provides for similar grants-in-aid for the same
number of students for the payment of in-State registration
Based on enrollment figures for Fall, 1981, the Officers
request the following allocation of grants-in-aid for Fall,
UNR - Athletics 100 100
Music 40 25
Foreign 0 15
Other (General) 114 114
Total 254 254
UNLV - Athletics 122 122
Music 73 73
Other 49 49
Total 244 244
Board policy also provides for a separate category of
grants-in-aid for Nevada resident Indians. The Officers
recommend the following allocation of Indian grants-in-aid
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the grants-in-aid as recom-
mended. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without
9. UNR and UNLV Pavilions
In response to the Board's earlier request, Presidents
Crowley and Goodall reported on the progress of their res-
President Crowley reported that a search has commenced for
a Director of the Events Center and the planning process is
continuing with the following studies and/or action being
undertaken: a study to determine the potential civic and
economic value of the Center to the community, a preliminary
1983-84 schedule of events, estimates of expenses for per-
sonnel and equipment requirements for administrations, main-
tenance, groundskeeping, engineering, etc.; estimates of
first year revenue for the facility and catering service,
a marketing plan or strategy, and the development of a
strong working relationship between the Center and the
Dr. Crowley added that one additional problem area remains
unresolved; that is, the parking problem, but that the
matter is under constant study.
President Goodall reported that the UNLV pavilion is on
schedule and that UNLV is within sixty days of making a de-
cision as to whether the Center will be handled through a
management contract or by the hiring of an individual Arena
Manager. UNLV is also preparing studies and estimates of
building usage necessary to support the building and has
requested the advice of consultants in this matter.
The Board requested both Presidents to keep the individual
Regents informed of the progress of these pavilions by in-
formational notes when substantial decisions and/or pro-
gress is made.
10. Designation of Beneficiary for Final Salary Payment of
Chancellor Bersi requested an amendment be made to Title 4,
Chapter 4, Section 7, of the UNS Handbook in order that the
final payment of compensation due a deceased faculty member
can be paid directly to beneficiaries. The current policy
only allows for the payment to be made to an estate. Gen-
eral Counsel Don Klasic recommended the following Handbook
revision to effect this change:
Handbook revision to effect this change:
Section 7. Death Benefits
1. Pursuant to NRS 281.155, if a faculty member has filed
a signed, written designation of beneficiary, the final
payment of compensation due a deceased faculty member,
as provided in this section, shall be released to the
designated beneficiary. If the deceased faculty member
has not filed such a signed, written designation of
beneficiary, the final payment is a part of the faculty
member's estate and shall be paid to the estate.
"Final payment" means the net amount due the employee
after the deduction of all withheld sums from the fac-
ulty member's gross compensation.
2. In addition to any benefits which may be paid to a ben-
eficiary, or to an estate if there is no beneficiary,
of a deceased faculty member from insurance, a retire-
ment program or any other source, the University of
Nevada System shall pay to the beneficiary or the es-
tate of the deceased, as the case may be, the following:
a. Faculty members on a 12 month appointment who are
on the payroll at the time of death shall receive
salary through the day of death plus any earned but
unused annual leave, plus one-twelfth of the current
annual contract salary.
b. Faculty members on a 10 month appointment who are
on the payroll at the time of death shall receive
salary through the day of death plus one-twelfth of
the current annual contract salary.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the proposed Handbook amend-
ment. Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without
11. Campus Advisory Committees
At the February meeting, the Board requested a review by the
Officers of all advisory committees and that the Board be
apprised in order that they might have greater rapport with
the persons who serve in this capacity. Regent Mc Bride
noted that the report contained in the agenda did not in-
clude the committees and/or list of members of the commit-
tees for UNLV, DRI and WNCC and requested that these be
provided at the next meeting. He further requested that
the Institutions review their committees with a eye toward
consolidation into fewer committees.
12. Statement of Policy for Student Publications
President Eardley presented with his endorsement a statement
which had been recently developed by the TMCC Publications
Board. This statement would be included in Section 5 of the
SECTION 5. Truckee Meadows Community College
The student newspaper will endeavor to inform, enlighten and
entertain in response to the needs and interests of the stu-
dents. It is not the sole intent of the publication to sup-
ply the latest local and national news; the main goal is to
communicate newsworthy events of College and community re-
lated subjects. Frequently, special feature articles will
be offered to the reader.
A truly educational atmosphere is created when one can see
the various sides of a controversial issue or point. In
keeping with this obligation to inform, enlighten and enter-
tain, the student newspaper will uphold the traditions of a
free and unbiased Press and editorial opinion will be appro-
priately labeled, and a "byline" will be used when a story
carries the reporter's personal opinion.
This publication will be a non-profit, self-sufficient
paper. Advertisement as well as student fees will be
the primary source of revenue for printing.
The Truckee Meadows Community College student publications
are guided by the College Publication Board, a representa-
tive Campus body of students, faculty and Administration
which determines written procedures relating to publication
policies, standard, advertising, staffing, funding, and
editorial issues. The College Publication Board policies
and procedures require the approval of the College Presi-
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the proposal. Motion second-
ed by Mrs. Whitley, carried without dissent.
13. Proposed Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, CCCC
President Eaton presented the Articles of Incorporation and
Bylaws for the establishment of a Clark County Community
College Foundation. (Articles identified as Ref. D, filed
with permanent minutes.) Counsel Klasic had reviewed the
proposal and recommended the amendment of Article XV to read
Upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the
Corporation, after paying or adequately providing for the
payment of all the obligations and liabilities of the Cor-
poration, the Board of Trustees shall dispose of the assets
exclusively to or for the benefit of the Board of Regents
of the University of Nevada System or its successor, or in
the event that the University of Nevada System or its suc-
cessor no longer exists at the time of the dissolution of
this Corporation, to such other nonprofit educational or-
ganization as the Board of Trustees may deem fit.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Articles of Incorpo-
ration and Bylaws for the CCCC Foundation as amended.
Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.
14. Promotion to Emeritus Status
President Goodall recommended that Dr. Roman J. Zorn be
appointed Professor Emeritus of History in recognition of
his many contributions and longstanding service to the
History Department as well as the University of Nevada, Las
Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommendation. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
15. Additional Promotions
President Goodall recommended for the two following addi-
tional recommendations for promotion in rank:
Dr. Gerald Rubin, to Association Professor of Social
Work, College of Arts and Letters
Mr. Nick Paul to Rank III, Financial Aids, Student
Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommended promotions.
Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
16. Naming of Medical School Phase III Building, UNR
President Crowley requested that the Medical School Phase
III building be named the Sol and Ella Savitt Medical
Sciences building in honor of the significant roles Mr. and
Mrs. Savitt have played in the development of the Savitt
Medical Library which will be housed in this structure. In
his lifetime, Mr. Savitt prodigiously promoted education in
Nevada and Mrs. Savitt continues her great interest and ded-
ication to the Library as well as to the entire Medical
Ms. Del Papa moved that the Phase III building of the UNR
Medical School be named the Sol and Ella Savitt Medical
Sciences building. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,
carried without dissent.
17. Correction of Deed, NNCC
President Berg recalled that in November, 1976 the Board of
Regents conveyed .584 acres of land to the City of Elko and
that it has now been discovered that an error was made in
the original survey, causing an error in the deed granted
to the City of Elko. Dr. Berg requested that a correction
deed be executed.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the correction deed. Motion
seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
18. Enrollment Reports
Annualized enrollment reports for 1981-82 were presented
(copy filed with permanent minutes).
19. Emergency Item - Signature Authority for System Controller
Vice Chancellor Mark Dawson asked that signature authority
for the System Controller be declared an emergency and
placed on the agenda for discussion.
Mrs. Gallagher moved that this item be considered as an
emergency. Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried with-
Mr. Dawson explained that due to an oversight when Janet
Mac Donald was appointed as the System Controller, she was
not granted signature authority on Board of Regents bank
Mr. Ross moved that Ms. Mac Donald be granted this signa-
ture authority. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried
20. New Business
A. Mr. Buchanan requested that, when possible, committee
meetings and the meeting of the whole Board be held in
one day. Regents Whitley and Del Papa agreed that they
would prefer not to take two days for the meetings.
B. Mrs. Gallagher reported on the meetings of the Faculty
Senate Tenure Committee and the Faculty Senate at UNR
that she and Regent Mc Bride had attended. She stated
that in her opinion these committees were acting very
responsibly and going ahead in a reasonable manner.
She suggested that these same committees take on the
added responsibility of addressing Code changes. Mr.
Mc Bride agreed, stating that since the committees
have already been established and are functioning,
valuable time could be saved.
Mr. Ross suggested that Chancellor Bersi write a letter
to the Faculty Senate Chairpersons for distribution to
the committee members to reinforce the expansion of
UNR Faculty Senate Chairperson Frank Meyers stated that
in order to speed up the process and coordinate with the
other Faculty Senates they would probably require fin-
ancial assistance from the Regents. The Board indicated
they would be willing to consider such a proposal at the
C. Regent Del Papa requested that the study of graduate
programs be accelerated if at all possible. President
Crowley stated that although he believed these studies
were proceeding more rapidly than normal, he would re-
quest that the process be moved along as expeditiously
D. Regent Whitley asked that a resolution regarding notice
provisions for non-teaching personnel which was passed
at the last Board meeting be clarified to indicate that
this was directed at the Athletic Departments and not
to persons such as Counselors and Librarians. Regent
Mc Bride agreed that the statement of non-reappointment
was adopted as a result of the problem with the Athletic
Department at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher stated that she
believes that this was a problem that could properly be
addressed by the committees that will be making recom-
mendations regarding Code changes.
The meeting adjourned at 1:47 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Acting Secretary of the Board