UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 23-24, 1988


Pages 52-56



April 23, 1988

The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 201-202,

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

Members present: Mrs. June F. Whitley, Chairman

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Members absent: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Others present: Mr. Mark H. Dawson, Chancellor

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Chairman Whitley called the meeting to order at 10:10 A.M, stat-

ing that the purpose of the meeting was to receive a report and

recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee concerning a

proposal for revised admission standards at UNR.

Regent Foley requested that Judge John Mendoza make a presenta-

tion to the Board. Judge Mendoza explained that he is a Past

President of the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges and

requested the Regents reconsider the naming of the John H. Midby

and Daniel F. Byron National Center for Judicial Education, which

is to be constructed adjacent to the College Inn in Reno. He

proposed that 4 words be added to the name, John H. Midby and

Daniel F. Byron National Center for Juvenile and Family Law

Judicial Education.

He explained that the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges

is some 50 years old and that about 20 years ago the Fleischmann

Foundation requested that training facilities and a Center be

established in Reno. The National Judicial College and the Na-

tional Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges currently are

housed in the same building and there is confusion with the two

being together. The National Council of Juvenile Court Judges

took over the College Inn and this new expansion will house them

plus UNR's Continuing Education. This request is to reflect the

purpose of the building.

Regent Foley moved to allow this matter be declared an emergency

agenda item. Mr. Karamanos seconded.

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel, informed the Board that this

was not an emergency item.

Motion carried, with Mrs. Sheerin and Dr. Eardley voting against.

President Crowley informed the Board that when the naming of the

building had been brought to the Board for consideration, there

was no controversy over the name, that all donors had been con-

tacted, and that the name had only been selected at the end of

the fund raising campaign. He cautioned that there were several

interests involved and urged the Board not to consider a name

change at this time.

Dr. Eardley left the meeting.

Mr. Klasic again ruled that this matter would not qualify as an

emergency item under the Open Meeting Law, even though the ground

breaking ceremonies were to take place within a few weeks. Mr.

Foley agreed to withdraw his motion providing the Board would

consider the question in a teleconference meeting within a short

period of time. It was agreed that by May 4, 1988 the matter

could be concluded in teleconference.

Assemblyman Robert Price was introduced.

Dr. Eardley returned to the meeting.

Dr. Bill Marchant, UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman stated this was

his last meeting, and introduced Dr. Cheryl Bowles, Chairman-

elect. He thanked the Board for the informative year and stated

he was impressed by the depth of knowledge and the concern of

Board members.

Chairman Whitley left the meeting and relinquished the gavel to

Mrs. Kenney.

Dr. Frank Hartigan, Faculty Senate Chairman from UNR, also thank-

ed the Board for an interesting year, and introduced incoming

Chairman Dr. Robert Mead.

Mrs. Beverly Funk, CCCC Faculty Senate Chairman, stated this

would be her last meeting and thanked the Board for its generos-

ity in contributing $1000 to the scholarship fund established in

memory of her daughter, Kara Funk.

Dr. Maxson announced that Mr. Kirk Hendrick has been the only

CSUN President to serve 2 terms. Mr. Hendrick stated that he

had learned a good deal from attending the Board meetings and

thanked the Board for being "good friends of the students".

Chairman Whitley returned and resumed the gavel.

1. Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Dawson reported that the Community College Presi-

dents have made arrangements for a National League of Nurs-

ing consultant to visit each Campus to determine what must

be done to obtain NLN accreditation. A report will be made

to the Board at its August, 1988 meeting and will include

a calendar and budget for the accreditation.

President Gwaltney, TMCC, announced that he had been con-

tacted concerning approximately 60 acres to be donated to

TMCC for a learning center to be located in the Mt. Rose

Highway area. The donor wants the property used for an

educational plaza to include classrooms, library, medical

clinic, park. The negotiations are in the initial stages

only. A similar offer is thought to be made to the Washoe

County School District for a high school to be located in

the area.

Mrs. Sheerin asked that the Board be kept informed and that

final details must not be locked without Board input. Con-

sideration will have to be given as to whether another fa-

cility is needed and where it should be located. She fur-

ther cautioned against a President speaking for the Board

in such negotiations.

2. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee

Mr. Foley, Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee, rec-

ommended that the UNR proposal to raise admission standards

be referred back to UNR to work in conjunction with the

Chancellor and UNLV.

Mr. Foley moved to refer to UNR their proposal to raise ad-

mission standards for further study and to work in conjunc-

tion with the Chancellor and UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.

3. Approved Handbook Change, Student Fees

Approved changes to the Handbook Title 4, Chapter 10, Sec-

tion 12, Distribution of Registration Fee, and Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees, which will reflect a $4 per credit

hour increase for UNR and UNLV, effective Fall, 1988.

Mr. Foley moved approval of an increase of $4 per credit

hour in student fees at UNR and UNLV, with $2 of the fee in-

cluded in the operating budget and $2 to be used outside the

operating budget. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

President Crowley stated that the fee increase had been dis-

cussed with the student leadership. $2 of the $4 increase

will be used outside the base budget and will be placed in

areas which impact student life: student residential halls

and support for various start-up costs such as a writing

center, child care center, teaching associates training.

The other $2 will be used within the base budget for aca-

demics, student services, operation and maintenance, in-

structional operating.

President Maxson related that the fees will be used for

student activities and programs such as a 24-hour health

services program, intramural sports, women's sports and

non-revenue sports. Student government leaders and the

Faculty Senate were included in discussions of the fee


Motion carried.

4. Approved Appointment of Vice President, UNR

Approved the appointment of Dr. Patricia Miltenberger as

Vice President for Student Services at UNR at a salary of

$76,500 plus perqs, with a 2-year contract, effective

July 1, 1988.

Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr.

Patricia Miltenberger as Vice President for Student Services

at UNR at a salary of $76,500 plus perqs, with a 2-year con-

tract effective July 1, 1988. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Mo-

tion carried unanimously.

5. Information Only - Recommendations for Promotion or

Assignment to Rank, UNLV

The following recommendations for promotion or assignment to

rank have been forwarded for Board consideration. This is

an information item only, with Board action scheduled for

the June 2-3, 1988 meeting.

A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommends the following promotions, effective July 1,


Lynn Dryer, Associate Director, TeleMedia Services, to

Rank III

Jeffry Halverson, Registrar, to Rank IV

Michael P. Stowers, Executive Director, TeleMedia

Services, Rank IV

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 A.M.

Mary Lou Moser

Secretary to the Board