UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 23-24, 1993


Pages 159-161

                         BOARD OF REGENTS


                          April 23, 1992

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Computing

Services video conference room at the University of Nevada,

Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a special video


Members present:  Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

                  Mrs. Shelley Berkley

                  Dr. Jill Derby (by telephone)

                  Dr. James Eardley

                  Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

                  Mr. Madison Graves, II

                  Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

                  Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

                  Mrs. Nancy Price

                  Mrs. June F. Whitley

Members absent:   Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Others present:   Chancellor Mark H Dawson

                  President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

                  President Joseph Crowley, UNR

                  President Paul Meacham, CCSN

                  President Robert Maxson, UNLV

                  President Ron Remington, NNCC

                  Vice President Rita Gubanich, TMCC

                  Vice President Dale Schulke, DRI

                  Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

                  Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

                  Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Diane Dietrich (Unit)

and Bob Skaggs (UNLV).

Chairman Sparks called the meeting to order at 11:40 A.M. for the

purpose of discussing the concept of hiring an interim Chancel-


 1.  Approved the Concept of Hiring an Interim Chancellor

     Chairman Sparks explained that with the acceptance of the

     resignation of Chancellor Dawson effective June 30, 1993,

     the Board must decide its course of action.  She related

     that she had sent a letter to Presidents, Faculty Senate

     Chairmen, Student Government leaders, and staff asking for

     input into the priorities for the System for the five-year

     period 1993-98.  Each group is to submit one document.

     Chairman Sparks reminded the Board that Vice Chancellor

     Richardson and Mr. Doug Burris, Director of Community Col-

     lege Affairs, are preparing an organization review study

     and have interviewed Regents, Presidents, Chancellor and

     staff.  The report will be presented at the May meeting.

     Chairman Sparks related that several Regents attended the

     Association of Government Boards Conference and while in

     attendance met with members of the AGB Presidential Search

     Consultation Service.  After that meeting, Chairman Sparks

     stated she felt the Board has three options for action:

     1)  Function without a Chancellor until a national search

         can be conducted.

     2)  Move Vice Chancellor John Richardson to Acting Chancel-

         lor and increase his salary by approximately $15,000.

         Move Mrs. Karen Steinberg to Acting Vice Chancellor for

         Academic Affairs and increase her salary by $10,000.

     3)  Hire an outside person to serve as Interim Chancellor,

         using the AGB Service.  This service has a pool of in-

         dividuals (retired Chancellors, CEOs, Presidents) who

         have system experience.  The AGB Service would be able

         to present to the Board for consideration three final-

         ists within two weeks.  The cost would be approximately

         $10,000.  The interim person would be hired on a pro-

         rata monthly base to continue until a national search

         is completed.

     Chairman Sparks related that the Chancellor search in 1986-

     87 had cost approximately $28,000, and of that amount,

     $17,000 had been paid to the AGB Presidential Search Con-

     sultation Service.

     Dr. Derby stated she felt the third option was considerably

     more expensive.  Mr. Graves stated he had questioned whether

     the Vice Chancellor could move into the Acting Chancellor

     situation and still continue the excellent job he has been

     doing.  After discussions, Mr. Graves stated he was confi-

     dent this could be done.  Mrs. Berkley stated she felt that

     Mrs. Steinberg had done an excellent job as Acting Vice

     Chancellor for Academic Affairs prior to the hiring of Dr.

     Richardson and would be quite comfortable in having Mrs.

     Steinberg in that role once more, and felt that Dr. Richard-

     son could handle both jobs very well.

     Dr. Eardley stated he felt Dr. Richardson has tremendous

     system experience, having been Chancellor in Montana and

     North Dakota, and this move would give the Board a chance

     to work with him on that level.  He added that he does not

     believe Dr. Richardson has determined whether he would want

     to work in that capacity for this Board.  However, Dr.

     Eardley stated he would prefer that Dr. Richardson be named

     Interim Chancellor and Mrs. Steinberg be named Acting Vice


     Chairman Sparks cautioned that the Interim or Acting Chan-

     cellor will be in the "hot seat" and she would not want

     to jeopardize the Board's feeling for Dr. Richardson by

     such a move.  Mrs. Whitley stated that she came to the

     meeting convinced that an outside person would be best for

     the position, but after hearing the lengthy discussion,

     she, too, would be in favor of Dr. Richardson as Interim

     Chancellor.  Mrs. Gallagher stated she strongly supported

     having Dr. Richardson and Mrs. Steinberg appointed to the

     respective positions of Acting Chancellor and Acting Vice


     Mr. Graves moved that the Board's May agenda contain an item

     for the selection of Dr. John Richardson as Acting Chancel-

     lor.  Mrs. Berkley seconded.  Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 P.M.

                             Mary Lou Moser

                             Secretary of the Board