April 23-24, 1988
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
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
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
Chairman Whitley left the meeting and relinquished the gavel to
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
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.
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-
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
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
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