UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 24-25, 1984


Pages 68-69



April 24, 1984

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

Room, Desert Research Institute, Reno, 399 Carlson Education

building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a special tele-

conference meeting.

Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Members absent: Mrs. June F. Whitley

Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

Acting President Warren Kocmond, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Chairman Mc Bride called the meeting to order at 11:05 A.M.,

stating that the purpose of the meeting was to approve the rec-

ommendation for the appointment of the Desert Research Institute

President. Regents Mc Bride, Fong, Karamanos and Kenney were in

Las Vegas, Regents Sheerin and Gallagher were in Carson City,

and Regents Klaich and Del Papa were in Reno.

Mr. Klaich, Chair of the DRI Presidential Search Committee, stat-

ed that the Committee underwent an extensive search process.

There was outstanding support from both the north and south rep-

resentatives of the Institutional Advisory Committee and also

from the business community representatives who were very active.

He extended special thanks to Mr. Frank Bender, who was also

present for the meeting.

Mr. Klaich stated that there was a unanimous recommendation of

the Board of Regents Desert Research Institute Presidential

Search Committee that Dr. George Hidy be appointed President of

the Desert Research Institute effective August 1, 1984, at the

salary of $58,500 plus any additional salary increases which

may be authorized for 1984-85, with all the usual perquisites

and allowances. Also, Dr. Hidy is recommended for appointment

as Professor of Engineering with tenure at the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr. Hidy will spend a substantial amount of time in his office

at the Desert Research Institute during May, June and July and

will be compensated on a pro rata basis.

Mr. Klaich moved for the approval of the recommendation of Dr.

George Hidy as President of DRI with the salary of $58,500 plus

any additional salary increases, with all the usual perquisites

and allowances and of the recommendation of Dr. Hidy for appoint-

ment as Professor of Engineering with tenure at UNLV. Mrs. Fong

seconded. Motion carried by roll call vote, all voting in the


Mr. Klaich thanked the Regents who served on the DRI Presidential

Search Committee for their time and effort.

Dr. George Hidy thanked the Regents for his appointment and stat-

ed that he was pleased to be a part of the University of Nevada

System. He appreciated the confidence and support from the Com-


The meeting adjourned at 11:15 A.M.

Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board