April 25-26, 1996
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA
April 25-26, 1996
The Board of Regents met on April 25, 1996 in Room B-206, Vista
East building, Truckee Meadows Community College, 700 Dandini
Members present: Mr. Madison Graves, II, Chair
Mr. Mark Alden
Ms. Shelley Berkley
Dr. Jill Derby
Dr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Daniel Klaich
Mr. David L. Phillips
Mrs. Nancy Price
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Others present: Chancellor Richard S. Jarvis
General Counsel Donald Klasic
Vice Chancellor John Richardson
Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes
Deputy Chancellor Karen Steinberg
President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR
President Carol Harter, UNLV
President Richard Moore, CCSN
President James Randolph, WNCC
President Ronald Remington, GBC
President James Taranik, DRI
President Kenneth Wright, TMCC
Secretary Mary Lou Moser
Also in attendance were Faculty Senate Chairs Scott Casper, UNR,
Jerry Landwer, UNLV, Sonny Lyerly, CCSN, Larry Hyslop, GBC, Linda
Stetter, TMCC, Richard French, DRI, Richard Stewart, WNCC, and
Becky Seibert, System Administration. Student Government leaders
were also present: Dan Oster, UNR, Barbara Mc Millian, CCSN, Ken
Harlan, GSA-UNLV, John Cole, TMCC, Sabrina Mc Kinley and Aaron
Chair Madison Graves called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M.
with all Regents present except Mr. Klaich and Mr. Phillips.
Chair Madison Graves introduced Dr. Robert Hoover, Vice
President for Academic Affairs, and congratulated him on
his recent appointment as President, University of Idaho.
2. Chair's Report
Chair Madison Graves presented a video entitled, "25 Years
of Service - The Community College in Nevada".
3. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Richard Jarvis thanked everyone involved and es-
pecially the Campus Public Information Officers for their
efforts in making the 25th anniversary of Community College
Month a success. He welcomed new Faculty Senate Chairs and
stated he looks forward to strengthening the relationship
with student government and Nevada Student Alliance members
through UCCSN liaison Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor.
Ms. Berkley and Mr. Foley left the meeting.
President Joe Crowley reported that UNR was celebrating
Mackay Week during which time the Mackay statue will be re-
dedicated. 23 members of the Mackay family, which includes
4 generations, will be present for the dedication. Thurs-
day night there is a Senior Scholar dinner following by
the Nevada Mining Association dinner on Friday.
Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.
President Carol Harter introduced newly elected CSUN offi-
cers: Aaron Rosenthal, President; Joe Mills, Vice Presi-
dent; and Joe Laxague, Senate President. President Harter
reported that UNLV has raised $30 million in 9 months
through private funds and a formal announcement will be
made next week.
President Ken Wright reported there are 3 new programs at
TMCC: Access to Success, which is a dual credit program; a
tuition-free multi-cultural program; and Summer Youth Col-
lege and Academy. Also, the Nevada Faculty Alliance con-
tract is to be renewed on April 26, 1996.
Ms. Berkley returned to the meeting.
President Ron Remington reported that a new Vice President
for Academic Affairs would be announced later in the meet-
President Jim Taranik reported that the Brazil Program is a
huge success. The program is a memo of understanding for
joint work between DRI scientists and Brazilian scientists
working cooperatively in meteorologic and hydrologic re-
President Jim Randolph reported that WNCC will have its
first rock concert on May 3rd, sponsored by student govern-
ment. The June 23rd Board of Regents meeting will be on
the Fallon Campus and a special tour of the Naval Base is
Mrs. Price stated that the numbers from the UNLV Foundation
were impressive and that she has confidence in their leader-
4. Approved UCCSN Strategic Directions
Chancellor Jarvis and Deputy to the Chancellor Karen Stein-
berg presented a revised draft of the UCCSN Strategic Di-
rections. The revised Strategic Directions came from the
Board workshop sponsored by the Academic, Research and
Student Affairs Committee. Ref. A on file in the Regents
Chancellor Jarvis' presentation highlighted the goals of the
UCCSN Strategic Directions workshop. Over the next 10 years
8 key issues will shape the goals and Strategic Directions
of the UCCSN. The 3 End Goals indicate where the future of
the System are: Undergraduate Access and Growth; Research
and Graduate/Professional Education; and State Needs. The
5 Means Goals examining progress toward the end goals are:
Accountability; Planning; Resources; Technology; and Pro-
Mr. Alden left the meeting.
Mrs. Steinberg explained that the Strategic Directions were
written as action statements with clear goals and clear
benchmarks using longitudinal data to measure progress
toward goals could be developed as performance indicators.
Once adopted by the Board, the Strategic Directions will
be turned into a narrative report. Mrs. Steinberg stated
that the publication would then be shared with colleagues
around the country and within the State.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the revised draft of the
UCCSN Strategic Directions. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion
5. Approved the UCCSN 1997-99 Capital Budget Request
Chancellor Jarvis and Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes presented
the 1997-99 capital budget projects as well as the request
for maintenance and repairs. The approved requests are due
to the State Public Works Board by May 1 (UCCSN has received
an extension from April 15 for final submission to the
SPWB). (Material distributed at the meeting is on file in
the Regents Office.)
Dr. Anderes addressed the need for maintenance and repairs
to current UCCSN buildings as a top priority. A request for
$15 million to the Public Works Board has been made with $12
million received for the current biennium. Phase I is esti-
mated at $7 million and is a top priority due to the age
and poor condition of buildings; Phase II is the challenge
pool estimated at $8 million.
Mrs. Price asked about life cycle maintenance and how to
anticipate the future. Dr. Anderes stated that because
maximum safety levels needed to be maintained, safety and
code changes were a major concern and would be reviewed.
Dr. Anderes stated that the total CIP request submitted for
1997-99 totaled $300 million; however, only $140 million in
requests will go forward. He further stated the request is
divided into tiers including supplemental priorities and
that facility plans and process would be a very important
Mr. Phillips entered the meeting.
Dr. Eardley asked if all the Presidents had agreed upon the
priorities as listed and if any priorities were dropped from
last session. Dr. Anderes stated that all Presidents were
in agreement with the System CIP priority list and that no
projects were dropped; if not completed, they were carried
forward to this list. All Tier I projects meet the 4 space
deficiencies categories or criteria and totaled $98 million.
Dr. Anderes discussed Tier II priorities stating that these
projects did not fully meet the criteria of Tier I projects
in importance; they total $29 million. Total for both Tiers
is $127 million.
Dr. Anderes reviewed funding and stated the main focus was
on where projects fit into the facilities plan over a long
period of time. Growth from 1989 to present has been stable
in the north and less stable in the south; therefore, plan-
ning is critical. Due to the surge in growth in the south
about 70% of funds go there.
4 out of the past 5 biennia show that the amount of con-
struction dollars received by UCCSN was 2 to 3 times larger
for the institutions in the southern part of the State as
for those located in the north, which speaks to the enroll-
ment and growth experienced in the south. The last biennia
was unusual in that the major portion of the funding went to
the north. The request for 1997-99 contains amost 90% of
the funding to be spent in southern Nevada.
In answer to a question from Mrs. Price concerning Presiden-
tial agreement to the proposed allocation, President Crowley
stated this is the most controversial subject before the
Council of Presidents, because all institutions have great
needs. Fundamental needs of the institutions must be recog-
nized, however, the Presidents do come to an agreement.
Mrs. Gallagher added that the most success enjoyed by UCCSN
at the Legislature has been when the System has presented a
united front. Continuing, she stated that the north-south
issues seem to be appearing again, but also with a new
twist: the southern University and southern Community Col-
lege. Mrs. Gallagher related that the Chancellor and the
Presidents did an outstanding job last session and hopes
that would not be changed for the upcoming session.
Chancellor Jarvis related that he was very involved in the
discussions with the Presidents and appreciated the Presi-
dents' agruments for their projects. He stated that this
planning process is one that works to preserve a smooth
System; however, special needs and ideas may not be included
in this process. A new idea is being presented by the Sys-
tem this time and that is to partner with K-12 on Campuses
by sharing land and space. These partnerships raise many
serious legal and management questions which would need to
be worked out. They are not included in this list, but
would be presented to the Governor and Legislature as sup-
Mrs. Price stated that the Redfield Campus has not been on
the list before. Mr. Graves stated that opportunities are
often presented to the System and cited the $10 million gift
to UNLV for the Library and the $10 million property gift
of the Redfield Foundation. The Redfield Campus is a long-
term commitment over a 25-year period.
President Crowley stated he was very disturbed over the dis-
cussion of the Redfield property inasmuch as the Board had
accepted that project and projected growth figures show
that there is a need for schools in tha area. In the in-
itial presentation, the one condition of the contract was
that earth must be turned by the year 2000 and UNR, WNCC
and TMCC had stated they would be requesting planning funds
for the project this biennium. He stated that if that
planning project cannot be on the list, that there would be
no greater embarrassment for himself or the System. Mr.
Graves agreed. Mrs. Sparks stated the Board had turned
down the Redfield offer once before. Dr. Crowley replied
that it had not; that the first offer to TMCC did not come
to the Board because of a dispute between TMCC and WNCC
at that time.
President Crowley pointed out that the current CIP request
gives one southern institution $55 million for a single
project, whereas the Redfield project is projected for $75
million for 3 Campuses over 25 years. Further, this is a
very unique situation with 2 Community Colleges and a Uni-
versity sharing a single Campus and there is no other place
in the country that has done this. Plans are to ask for
one building by the year 2000 for between $4 and $5 million.
Mrs. Gallagher added that this was all explained in the
original presentation to the Board and that this concept of
2 Community Colleges and a University on a Campus is every
bit as innovative as a Community College and K-12 sharing
Dr. Derby stated she felt this request not only shows the
orderly process the System uses, but also that it takes ad-
vantage of opportunities as presented. Dr. Eardley agreed,
stating that $1 million for planning out of $90 million re-
quest is not unreasonable. He added that the Summerlin
project (CCSN and K-12) is innovative and exciting, and
that the Redfield project is just as exciting.
Mr. Phillips stated he was concerned whether the Community
Colleges would have any control with the Redfield project.
Dr. Crowley stated that the gift was made to UNR for the
explicit purpose of having the 2 Community Colleges on the
same property. Both WNCC and TMCC have representatives on
the planning committee as does the Chancellor's Office.
The objective of the Redfield Foundation is clearly for
Community College education. Mr. Phillips related that he
had heard that if the project was not completed on time, it
would revert back to the Foundation. Mr. Graves stated that
was not true, that if the property was not fully built at
the end of the contract, only that area not built could
Chancellor Jarvis reiterated that the Redfield Campus proj-
ect is for $75 million over 25 years, not the $200 or $300
million cost attributed to it in a rumor spreading about
the State. Dr. Crowley related that Galena High School is
already next door to the property and there are plans for
a medical facility adjacent because of the growth in the
area. Ms. Berkley stated that she found the Redfield proj-
ect exciting and dramatic, as well as the Law School at
UNLV and both are in Tier I. She urged that the Board
unite and move forward.
President Wright stated he was stunned to hear that someone
thinks he and TMCC are less than pleased with the Redfield
project. He related that prior to the Redfield gift, he
and President Randolph had been discussing the need for edu-
cational space in that area. Dr. Wright stated that UNR had
spoken for him when the presentation had been made and that
it was just as much his project as Dr. Crowley's.
Mrs. Sparks stated she did not feel her questions had been
answered after the first presentation and would like more
information. President Crowley stated that the planning
presentation by the Presidents would have included more
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the System Capital Improve-
ment Request for 1997-99 as presented. Ms. Berkley second-
President Crowley stated that a presentation has been made
to Washoe County Planning Commission for approval of a
facilities plan and there is a target date of October to
bring more information back to the Board on the Redfield
President Remington stated that GBC has 2 projects in Tier
I. A remodel of Mc Millan Hall, which was built in 1973;
planning dollars were appropriated during the last session
and this request would finish the project. The 2nd project
is for the completion of the Chilton Circle and would re-
quire $300,000 for completion.
President Taranik stated that DRI's request is for $2.4 mil-
lion to complete the interior of the 60,000 sq. ft. building
received from the Legislature last session. Construction
will begin Fall 1996 on the shell, with completion planned
for December 1997. This will unite all the DRI faculty in
President Wright stated the TMCC request is a creative solu-
tion to the Applied Technology building. This will allow
them to buy a larger building in the community than the one
planned for and to remodel the community site at $70 per sq.
President Harter related that UNLV has 2 projects, the Li-
brary and the Law School. UNLV has received a large dona-
tion for the Library and that donor wants a single build-
ing, which will end up being as large as the Thomas and
Mack Events Center. $27 million has already been raised,
with the promise of another $5 million for this 300,000 sq.
ft. building, the total cost of which is $55 million. The
building is robotically designed with book retrieval by
robots. The Law School will need a large Library of its
own. When the new Library is built, 2 buildings will be
vacated and plans are for one of these buildings to house
the Law Library.
President Crowley stated that UNR is requesting a Parking
Garage and Student Services building with a total cost of
$13.5 million, and with $9.5 million of that cost from the
State. The Reno City Council will not allow another build-
ing for the UNR Campus until a Parking Garage is construct-
ed, and this has been in the UNR Master Plan for several
years. By placing Student Services in this building, it
will allow 1-stop shopping for student services. Evening
classes would be housed in this area also, which would
provide better safety for the students. $2 million will be
from a fund raising project and $2 million will come from
adjustments in fees. A feasibility study for the Library
and a Lab Science building are other projects in the plan-
ning stages. The Frandsen Humanities building is very old
and is in desperate need of renovation.
President Moore stated that CCSN has 21,000 headcount stu-
dents now and are expecting up to 30,000 within 3 years.
The West Charleston Campus project is $1 million for plan-
ning 2 buildings: Academics and Fine Arts. Bonanza High
School is near this site and plans call for a tram system
to connect it to the College. The Henderson Campus has 75
acres with 2 buildings. CCSN has received planning monies
of $300,000 last session. The Clark County School District
has a high school site next door, and if it is built, plans
are to contract with them for facilities and space.
President Randolph stated WNCC is requesting $300,000 for
planning for a Library which is 6-8 years down the road.
Also, WNCC is discussing with the Carson City School Dis-
trict the possibility of a joint venture of a high school
to be build adjacent to the Campus and the sharing of
Mr. Dan Oster, ASUN President from UNR, stated that the
Redfield project is on the cutting edge of planning in the
country. He related that students are excited about the
project because they can receive a Community College educa-
tion at the site while still having the opportunity for a
4-year degree and even going on to graduate school.
Motion carried. Mr. Phillips voted no.
President Moore presented a slide presentation of the CCSN
Facilities Master Plan which calls for construction of a
number of centers, which are joint ventures with high
schools. The Summerlin Center is a part of CCSN's request
for this biennium. A new high school will be built there
and plans call for a large computer lab and 4 classrooms
for computing, support rooms and 12 classrooms. CCSN would
use the facilities at night for classes with high schools
using the high technology areas about 75% of the time in
the mornings. Only 1 high school in Las Vegas has a com-
puting lab, so the sharing of facilities is most beneficial
for both the high schools and College. For rural areas,
CCSN plans to follow the model used at Great Basin College.
They plan to build smaller computer labs of 50 computer
stations, merge with K-12 to add to their technology and
use their general classrooms at night. In the area of gov-
ernance of such joint ventures, weekly meetings are mandated
for those in charge.
The meeting recessed at 4:30 P.M. and reconvened at 9:00 A.M. on
Friday, April 26, 1996 with all Regents present except Mr. Foley
and Dr. Derby.
6. Accepted Report on Biennial Budget Request
Chancellor Jarvis led a lengthy discussion on the progress
of the UCCSN Biennial Budget Request for 1997-99. He ex-
plained that Regent input was necessary at this time in
order that the System and institutions could prepare the
budget for presentation to the Board in mid-August. The
items under discussion concerned new monies to be requested
that were over and above the Base Budget or Core Operations,
which will be increased only by the rate of inflation and
other maintenance factors as determined by the Governor's
Dr. Derby entered the meeting.
Chancellor Jarvis explained that he would present a profes-
sional salary recommendation for Board consideration at the
June, 1996 meeting. The Chancellor's Professional Compen-
sation Committee, the Faculty Senate Council and the Council
of Presidents will all make recommendations to the Chancel-
lor, who will make the final determination on the recommen-
dation to be presented.
The enrollment target for 1997-99 is to increase high school
graduates by 5% per year. The campuses are in the process
of developing strategies to reach this overall System goal.
The 2.6% goal for this past year was met as a System, but
not all Campuses were able to reach that goal and it was
explained that because of 4 years of reduced funding, very
little marketing had been done. However, that has changed
and the Campuses are gearing up for extended marketing en-
deavors. Even though there was a downturn in enrollments
this past year, a review of several years shows increased
In answer to questions by Mr. Price, Vice Chancellor Anderes
explained that the State does not allow transfer of funds
between appropriation areas, of which there are 19 for the
System, but transfers within an institution are permissible
by the State and by Board policy. Accountability reports
are made to the Board and to the Legislature on the dollars
expended. Also, the Board adopted the Fiscal Exception Plan
whereby quarterly examination of expenditures is made by
the Business Officers. This report has provided a good deal
of information, which the Vice Chancellor provides to the
President Crowley explained that UNR's 10-year goal has been
for a 3% enrollment growth and that has been reached. Dur-
ing the last biennium when it was necessary to cut budgets,
those cuts were made in the dollars to be used for growth.
However, because of the situation in California, UNR enjoyed
growth in enrollment. Budgets are based on the previous
biennium budget expenditures and since the 1993 biennium was
the low point, the 1995 biennium was based on this lower
figure. UNR is changing its marketing strategy and its tar-
get will again be a 3-4% growth. President Harter related
that because of the funding problems and refunds to the
State, enrollments were necessarily capped. UNLV also is
focusing on a marketing strategy and is in the process of
searching for a Dean of Enrollment Management.
Chancellor Jarvis related that there is a need to balance
the real needs of the institutions with what reasonably can
be expected from the State. Last biennium the System re-
quested $197 million for enhancements, excluding $48 million
for salaries and $9 million for inflation, and received $122
million. This biennium, the enhancement goal is for $180
million or 150% of what was received last time.
Discussion on growth and funding formulas followed. Dr.
Derby reminded the Board that for some time they had dis-
cussed increasing the Community College funding ratio of
60/40 full-time/part-time ratio. Last biennium the focus
was increasing the salary for part-time instructors. Pres-
ident Remington related that several years back, the goal
had been to reach 100% funding for the Community Colleges
within 2 biennia; however, with the downturn causing 2
biennia of low funding, there is still a way to go.
Chancellor Jarvis related that the request would include,
in approximate amounts, $41 million for support services,
$34 million for technology, safety and security $6 million,
diversity $2.5 million, research and economic development
$8 million, UNLV Law School startup $5 million and the UNR
Medical School $3 million. The Board requested a report at
the June meeting on the study of the UNLV Law School.
Mr. Klaich moved to accept the report of the Chancellor and
to direct the Chancellor to prepare the budget based on the
themes and priorities as presented. Ms. Berkley seconded.
Dr. Derby stated she felt the Board should support a 65/35
funding ratio for the Community Colleges.
Mr. Klaich and Ms. Berkley agreed to amend the motion to in-
clude the 65/35 funding ratio. Motion carried.
Mr. Foley and Dr. Derby left the meeting.
7. Approved the Appointment, Interim Vice President, UNR
President Crowley requested the appointment of Dr. David
Westfall as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Vice President Robert Hoover has resigned to accept the
position of President, University of Idaho. Ref. D on file
in the Regents Office.
Dr. Crowley introduced Dr. David Westfall as the new Interim
Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Remington intro-
duced Mrs. Betty Elliot as Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs at Great Basin College beginning July 1, 1996.
Mrs. Price moved approval of the appointment of Dr. David
Westfall as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
8. Approved Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee
Chair Shelley Berkley presented the following report of ac-
tion items of the Academic, Research & Student Affairs Com-
mittee meetings held March 21 and April 25, 1996. The Com-
mittee received the following information items:
Report on Special Admissions - Admissions Officers Jeff
Halvorsen, UNLV, and Melissa Choroszy, UNR, presented a
report on University Admissions Standards. At UNR the most
common reasons for special admission is that students have
not completed the required CORE courses and have not met the
alternative requirements which waive the CORE courses. 88%
are missing 1 or more units of mathematics, 5% have the CORE
but have low GPAs and 5% have been home schooled or have
earned the GED.
Bill Drafts - It was requested that any suggestions for Bill
Drafts for the 1997 Legislative Session be forwarded to the
Chancellor or Dr. Richardson.
8.1 Approved UCCSN Transfer and Articulation - Approved the
Community College University Transfer Initiative which
will facilitate the transfer of students between UCCSN
Community Colleges and Universities. Ref. E on file in
the Regents Office.
Ms. Berkley concurred with the transfer policy within the
State System and felt that it was an easy process that would
maintain the integrity of the UCCSN System. She stated that
she was grateful to the Chancellor and his staff and for the
8.2 Approved B. S. Environmental Geology, UNLV - Approved a
program for a B. S. in Environmental Geology at UNLV.
The proposed program will focus on the areas where
society and earth materials overlap, such as ground
water, mining reclamation, urban development and pollu-
tion. The interrelationship between physical science
and society will be emphasized in the curriculum. Ref.
F on file in the Regents Office.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the program for a B. S. in
Environmental Geology at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
8.3 Approved Changes to Existing Degree Programs, UNLV -
Approved changes to degree programs at UNLV as follows:
A) From B. S. in Athletic Training to B. S. in Sports
Injury Management, with emphasis on Clinical Ath-
letic Training and/or Pre-Professional Studies.
Ref. G on file in the Regents Office.
B) From a Bachelor of Liberal Studies to Bachelor of
Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concen-
tration in Multi-Disciplinary Studies, and with a
change in reporting structure to the College of
Liberal Arts. Ref. H on file in the Regents
Ms. Berkley moved approval for the changes to existing de-
gree programs at UNLV from B. S. in Athletic Training to
B. S. in Sports Injury Management, with emphasis on Clinical
Athletic Training and/or Pre-Professional Studies and from a
Bachelor of Liberal Studies to Bachelor of Arts in Inter-
disciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Multi-Disci-
plinary Studies, and with a change in reporting structure to
the College of Liberal Arts. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion
8.4 Approved the Academic Master Plan, CCSN - Approved the
Academic Master Plan for CCSN with the exception of
references to 4-year degree programs. It is anticipat-
ed that other 2-year institutions will be requesting
4-year programs and once all proposals have been re-
ceived, a discussion will be held. Ref. I on file in
the Regents Office.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the Academic Master Plan for
CCSN with the exception of references to 4-year degree pro-
grams. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
8.5 Approved the University Institute for Fertility, Medi-
cal School - Approved the University Institute for
Fertility in the Medical School.
Ms. Berkley moved for approval of the University Institute
for Fertility in the Medical School. Mrs. Gallagher second-
Mrs. Price voted no due to the ongoing investigation by the
Attorney General's Office and the ramifications of that in-
8.6 Approved Special Admits, UNLV - Approved changes to
the Special Admits at UNLV. Ref. J on file in the
Dr. Harter stated that Reference J reflected incorrect in-
formation regarding credits and requested that it be amended
from 12 semester credits to 15 semester credits.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the Special Admits at UNLV
with the change from 12 semester credits to 15 semester
credits. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Price commended Dr. John Richardson and the Academic
Affairs staff for the fine work in bringing the transfer
9. Approved the Audit Committee Report
Chair Mark Alden presented the report of the Audit Committee
meeting held March 18, 1996. The Committee received follow-
up audit reports for:
Student Employment Office, UNR
Library Department, UNLV
Disbursements Department, UNLV
Bank Reconciliations, UNLV
9.1 Approved UCCSN OMB Circular A-133 - Chair Mark Alden
presented the audit report of Deloitte & Touche on the
UCCSN OMB Circular A-133.
9.2 Approved Internal Audit Reports - Chair Mark Alden
presented reports from Internal Audit. Reports are
filed in the Regents Office, Ref. K.
Mail Services Department, UNR
Upward Bound Program, UNLV
Printing Services, CCSN
Telemedia Services, CCSN
Mr. Alden moved acceptance of the reports. Mrs. Gallagher
Mrs. Price requested information regarding how bank recon-
ciliations were being handled. Mr. Alden stated that they
are currently 45 days behind, which is within acceptable
limits. Mrs. Price asked if there was a need for enhance-
ments in the areas of training and personnel. Mr. Alden
stated that he is satisfied with the direction and the Com-
mittee will be addressing changes due to growth in the fu-
10. Approved the Campus Environment Committee Report
Chair Jill Derby reported that the Committee met on March
21, 1996 at which time the Campuses reported on gender
equity issues. The Committee heard the following reports:
Campus Progress Reports
The Chairs of the Campus Committees presented annual
Campus progress reports, based upon the Report and
Recommendations of the Regents Committee on the Status
of Women, 1994. Copies of the Campus reports are on
file in the Board of Regents Office.
The institutions reported continued progress in many
areas, including sexual harassment, education, child
care issues, and Campus safety. Several institutions
reported that consensual relationships policies have
been approved for their Campuses.
Handbook, Chapter 6 Grievance Procedure Review
The Committee also received a report from the group ap-
pointed to review the grievance procedures contained in
Chapter 6 of the Regents Handbook. The group's list of
concerns has been forwarded to the System Administration
Office to be incorporated into an overall review of the
In Fall, 1995 the Committee requested that the form used
to collect Systemwide information concerning sexual har-
assment incidents be revised to request information
about institutional sexual harassment education efforts.
The Committee reviewed the revised form and discussed
the definition of "formal" vs. "informal" complaints.
Data collection will take place in August, 1996.
The Committee members discussed future possibilities for
implementing their recommendations. It was suggested
that gender equity goals including objectives and meth-
ods for measurement and accountability could be estab-
lished for each Campus. The Chancellor and the Presi-
dents could work with their Campus Committees to es-
tablish goals. Staff wre directed to draft a policy
for consideration by the Committee.
Mr. Klaich thanked the Committee for their fine work in im-
proving the positive attitude on the Campuses.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the report. Ms. Berkley second-
ed. Motion carried.
11. Approved the Investment Committee Report
Chair Carolyn Sparks reported on the meetings of the Invest-
ment Committee held on March 21 and April 22, 1996. The
Committee is revising guidelines and policies and as they
are finalized they will be forwarded to the Board. The Com-
mittee continues to have the able guidance of Matt Lincoln
and Marianne Austen of Cambridge Associates and Dr. Peter
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report. Mr. Phillips
seconded. Motion carried.
11.1 Approved Vanguard Institutional S & P 500 Index Fund -
The Committee reviewed with Cambridge and Associates
money managers for the allocation of $20.5 million of
the UCCSN endowment fund. The Committee recommended
the funds be placed with Vanguard Institutional S & P
500 Index Fund.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Vanguard Institutional
S & P 500 Index Fund for the allocation of $20.5 million of
the UCCSN endowment fund. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion
11.2 Approved Resolution on Investment Management Operating
Funds - The Committee reviewed the Resolution - In-
vestment Management of Operating Funds and recommended
approval. Ref. S filed with the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Sparks stated that UCCSN is one of the very few insti-
tutions where the Treasurer's Office still invests money.
She reported that investment managers will be interviewed
at the next Investment Committee meeting and that the change
will be effective July 1, 1996.
Mr. Alden thanked the Committee for their fine work and
agreed that it is a good move to hire outside managers. He
confirmed that the Deputy Treasurer's Office will continue
to oversee all investments made by the new managers. Mrs.
Sparks stated that they will review on a daily basis.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that the Committee has done an out-
standing job and commended Ms. Jan Mac Donald, Mrs. Edna
Brigham and Cambridge and Associates for the excellent job
they did handling investments in the past.
Dr. Derby expressed her complete trust in the Committee and
her high regard for the excellent job Ms. Mac Donald and
Mrs. Brigham have done, noting how the fund has grown under
Dr. Eardley requested a reason for change to outside man-
agers since they were doing such an outstanding job and what
will happen to the Deputy Treasurer's position if outside
managers are hired. Dr. Anderes stated that normally in-
vestments are made by outside managers and that the office
will be responsible to supervise the investments on a daily
basis to ensure they meet UCCSN standards. Mrs. Sparks
explained that if the Committee and Treasurer's Office is
not satisfied with the investment managers, they will pull
all funds immediately.
Mrs. Price commended Ms. Mac Donald, Mrs. Brigham and Dr.
Peter Bing for the fine job they are doing and also stated
she has complete trust in them.
Mr. Klaich stated that the move to outside managers will de-
crease volatility of the fund in the future and the track-
ing process is protection to decrease the overall risk in-
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Resolution. Mrs. Gal-
lagher seconded. Motion carried.
12. Approved the Finance and Planning Committee Report
Chair Dorothy Gallagher presented the report on the March
18, 1996 meeting of the Finance and Planning Committee. The
Committee heard the following reports:
Update on Current Initiatives - Internal Audit Director
Sandi Cardinal reported they were doing a System audit of
FTE and 1-shot financial aid funds and that they would be
developing written definitions regarding engineering and
rural programs. Vice Chancellor Anderes reported on the
tour of UCCSN southern facilities with Legislative Counsel
Bureau and Governor's staff. Tours for the northern and
eastern parts of the State will be made at a later time.
Planning Issues - Deputy Karen Steinberg presented updates
on the efforts of the System Office to clarify and connect
key components of planning. Performance indicators will be
added to the planning reports. Revised policies on planning
will be brought forward for consideration in the near fu-
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report. Mr. Phillips
seconded. Motion carried.
12.1 Approved Loan, University Press - The Committee met
on April 25, 1996 and reviewed a request to approve a
loan from the Regents Contingency Fund to the Univer-
sity Press in the amount of $80,000. This loan will
be interest-free and will be used to reprint textbooks
and will be repaid from the sale of the books. A
similar loan was made to the Press in May, 1986 and
was subsequently repaid from sales. Ref. L on file
in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of a loan from the Regents
Contingency Fund to the University Press in the amount of
$80,000. This loan will be interest-free and will be used
to reprint textbooks. The loan will be repaid from the
sale of the books. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
13. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda as contained in Ref. M on file
in the Regents Office as follows:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held March
(2) Approved emeritus status to the following:
A. President Tarnik recommended the following:
Twyla Harrison, Personnel Officer, Emerita
B. President Wright recommended the following:
Charlotte Bowen, Counseling, Emerita
Carroyl Kleine, Personnel, Emerita
Scott Mac Donald, Advanced Technology, Emeritus
Lloyd Walker, Architecture, Emeritus
C. President Harter recommended the following:
Frank Gagliardi, Professor of Music, Emeritus,
effective May 16, 1996.
(3) Approved Tenure, TMCC, GBC as follows:
Approved tenure as recommended by the Campus Presi-
dents. Each candidate has been evaluated and reviewed
in accordance with appropriate Board and Campus poli-
cies. The Chancellor recommended approval of these
proposals, effective July 1, 1996.
A. Truckee Meadows Community College - President
Wright recommended tenure be awarded to the follow-
ing (Ref. C-3):
Estela Levario, New/Minority Student Specialist
Earl Piercy, Instructor, Arts & Sciences
B. Great Basin College - President Remington recom-
mended tenure be awarded to the following:
Carl P. Smith, Counselor
(4) Approved the request for GBC to use $47,000 in Capital
Improvement Funds as follows:
Building Expenses, Dawson Child Care Center $ 37,000
General Campus Improvements 10,000
Total $ 47,000
(5) Approved the request for UNLV to use up to $225,000 in
Capital Improvement Funds for the replacement of a
transformer and faulty electrical cabling at the Dungan
(6) Approved the request for CCSN to use $173,761 in Capi-
tal Improvement Funds for the following:
Cheyenne Campus Improvements $ 12,000
Boulder City Extension Center Painting 8,500
Boulder City Air Conditioning - Remodel 120,000
Cheyenne Lobby/Classroom, Bridge Enclosure 33,261
(7) Approved the 1995-96 annual enrollments, as contained
in Ref. C-7 on file in the Regents Office.
(8) Approved the following Interlocal Agreements:
A. Board of Regents/UCCSN and Bechtel Nevada Corpora-
tion (Memorandum of Understanding)
Effective Date: Date approved by the Board for
Amount : None
Purpose : Establishment of a national test-
ing institute for the testing and
demonstration of new and develop-
ing technologies in the general
categories of drilling, excavation
and civil engineering.
B. Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Housing Di-
vision (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: Date approved by the Board through
December 31, 1996
Amount : $13,440 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to develop Action Plan: One
Year Use of Funds, an estimation
of uses of federal funds to ad-
dress affordable housing problems
C. Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division of
Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: February 15 through August 15,1996
Amount : $26,000 to UNR
Purpose : Study of new filtration model for
assessment of landfill cover de-
signs and a review of current
D. Board of Regents/UNR and Junior Livestock Show
Board (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997
Amount : $29,187 to UNR
Purpose : Conduct Junior Livestock Show from
July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
E. Board of Regents/UNR and City of Reno (Access
Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents
for a term of 99 years
Amount : $10 per year to Elko County
Purpose : Easement to the City of Reno to
allow service vehicles to cross a
portion of the Peccole Field park-
ing lot to service a storm drain
carrying water away from UCCSN
property on Evans Avenue.
F. Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the State
Effective Date: Date approved by Board to June 30,
Amount : $4,500 to Medical School
Purpose : School of Medicine to provide
Nevada Emergency Medical Associ-
ation with course coordinators
for the Fifth Annual Emergency
Medical Services Conference.
G. Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Division of
Child and Family Services (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: October 1, 1995 through September
Amount : $6,000 to UNLV
Purpose : Adaptation of adolescents formerly
in foster care.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Consent Agenda. Mr. Alden
seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement
The State Board and the TMCC Chapter of the Nevada Faculty
Alliance recommended to the Chancellor that the current
Collective Bargaining Agreement between the UCCSN-TMCC and
the TMCC Chapter of the NFA be extended an additional two
years until June 30, 1998 under the same terms and condi-
Dr. Norval Pohl requested more information about the agree-
ment. Dr. Jarvis reported that the agreement was initiated
last year and that this is a request to extend the agreement
for two more years. He stated that the NFA has done a good
job on Campus. Dr. Wright agreed and stated that the con-
duct of the NFA's 3 representatives has been very profes-
sional and expressed his appreciation to those representa-
Mr. Alden moved to approve the current Collective Bargaining
Agreement between the UCCSN-TMCC and the TMCC Chapter of the
NFA be extended an additional two years until June 30, 1998
under the same terms and conditions. Ms. Berkley seconded.
15. Approved Special Fees as Presented
Approved the special fees as presented by Vice Chancellor
Tom Anderes. This report was a follow-up to that made to
the Board at its March, 1996 meeting. Ref. N is on file in
the Regents Office. Dr. Anderes stated that the new fee
requests were at the University level.
Dr. Robert Ackerman, Vice President for Student Affairs at
UNLV, presented a report on the fee structures for UNLV and
models from other Universities. Vice President Norval Pohl,
UNLV, requested increases for the Graduate Student Associ-
ation, private music instruction, student teaching and ap-
prenticeships, housing and dining, student health and ac-
cident insurance and student orientation. Mr. Aaron
Rosenthal, CSUN President, stated that the students were
against the fee increases, and especially the new student
teaching fee. However, he did understand the need for the
fee and offered to help clarify that need to other students.
He presented a petition against the fees signed by students.
Vice President Pat Miltenberger, UNR, discussed increases
in housing fees and the fees for international students.
Mr. Klaich moved to accept the report and approve the fees
as proposed. Dr. Eardley seconded. Mrs. Gallagher abstain-
ed inasmuch as the health insurance fees were a part of the
package and she is a member of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Board of Directors. Mrs. Price voted no.
16. Closed Session
Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Sparks, the
Board moved to a closed session for purposes of discussion
of the character, alleged misconduct, professional compe-
tence, or physical or mental health of an employee of the
UCCSN in accordance with NRS 241.030.
The Board moved to a closed session at 11:45 A.M. and reconvened
at 1:45 P.M. with all Regents present except Mr. Foley and Mr.
17. Aproved the Chancellor's Evaluation
Chair Madison Graves recommended approval of the annual
evaluation of the Chancellor and recommended a 2.5% merit
increase for fine leadership during 1995-96 to be effective
July 1, 1996.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the annual evaluation of the
Chancellor and approval of a 2.5% merit increase to be
effective July 1, 1996. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion car-
18. Information Only: Faculty Senate Chairs Council
Chancellor Jarvis approved a Council for Faculty Senate
Chairs which will be consulted on matters of Systemwide
faculty interest. The Chancellor reported that he met with
Faculty Senate Chairs regularly and indicated that this
group will serve as consultants to discuss Systemwide is-
Mr. Klaich asked if there are similar groups on Campus that
represented students. Dr. Jarvis responded that there are
and he plans to meet with them in the future.
Scott Casper, UNR Faculty Senate Chair, thanked Dr. Jarvis
and expressed his appreciation of the collaborative process
and enhanced relationship between UCCSN and the Campuses.
19. Information Only: Transfer of Facility, UNR
Request was made for a transfer of facilities to UNR. The
United States Bureau of Mines is being phased out as a part
of the budget reduction process in Washington, D. C. The
Bureau's facility here at the Reno Research Center is clos-
ing, and, along with land and some equipment, is proposed
for transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno. The facil-
ity is located on Campus, on land provided to the govern-
ment by the University in 1948. The center has had a close
working relationship with the University, particulary with
the Mackay School of Mines, since it opened.
Dr. Crowley reported that unfortunately the letter he ex-
pected from the Federal government regarding the transfer
of this property to UNR has not been received inasmuch as
Congress is discussing budget implications; therefore, the
transfer has not been finalized. Dr. Crowley felt it was
appropriate that the University receive the building since
the land was previously provided to the U. S. Bureau of
Mrs. Gallagher questioned use of the building. Dr. Crowley
stated that the many chemical engineering labs already in
place would be utilized by the Chemistry Department faculty.
Dr. Crowley stated that this is the last meeting that Dr. Scott
Casper, UNR Faculty Senate Chair, will be attending and Dr.
Crowley commended Scott for the terrific job he had done as
Dr. Harter introduced Dr. Nancy Master as the new UNLV Faculty
20. Approved the Purchase of Property, TMCC
Approved the request for TMCC to purchase property located
at Edison Way in Reno for an Applied Technology Center.
Ref. O which provides a detailed review of the request and
related history is on file in the Regents Office.
Dr. Wright stated that this is a complicated project that
will allow for space expansion for the Applied Technology
Center and the addition of this property supports the
Master Plan. The purchase will be made with non-State funds
received from private donors, the Foundation and loans. He
indicated that IGT has donated $280,000.
Mr. Klaich requested information regarding the amount of the
loan and how it would be repaid. Dr. Wright stated that en-
hanced enrollment in the program would provide funds. Mr.
Steve Salaber, Director of Budget and Planning, responded
that currently a $1.2 million bank loan that will be repaid
by CIP fees collected from students, $800,000 from the
Foundation and $200,000 balance. Chair Graves requested
clarification on repayment and asked if there was a busi-
ness plan in place and if it had been approved. Mrs. Price
asked Mr. Klasic if he was familiar with this arrangement,
to which Mr. Klasic responded that he was not. Mrs. Gal-
lagher responded that this had previously been approved.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the request for TMCC to
purchase properly located at Edison Way in Reno for an
Applied Technology Center. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion
Mrs. Price said she voted no for reasons of accountability
since she has no understanding and knowledge of how many
loans are currently out and how much indebtedness there is
and she further stated that it seems loans are approved one
Dr. Randolph introduced Mr. Richard Stewart as the newly elected
Faculty Senate Chair at WNCC.
21. Approved TMCC to Seek Funds from the Board of Examiners and
Approved Truckee Meadows Community College's request to seek
operating funds from the Board of Examiners and the Interim
Finance Committee for the support of the Advanced Technology
Center. The building will be available for occupancy (Octo-
ber, 1996) prior to what had been planned and as a conse-
quence operating funds are necessary. President Wright pro-
vided a review of the costs and timing associated with the
request. Ref. P is on file in the Regents Office.
Mr. Klaich moved approval for Truckee Meadows Community Col-
lege to seek operating funds from the Board of Examiners and
the Interim Finance Committee for the support of the Ad-
vanced Technology Center. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
22. Approved the Request to Refinance Existing Mortgages, WNCC
Approved the request for WNCC to seek bids to refinance ex-
isting mortgages on the Fallon Phase II and the Family Serv-
ices Center building. The funding that is made available
from refinancing will be used primarily in support of Phase
V. Ref. Q is on file in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval for WNCC to seek bids to re-
finance existing mortgages on the Fallon Phase II and the
Family Services Center building. Dr. Derby seconded. Mo-
Mrs. Price voted no for reasons of accountability since she
has no understanding and knowledge of how many loans are
currently out and how much indebtedness there is and she
further stated that it seems loans are approved one after
23. Approved the Request to Secure a Bank Loan, WNCC
Approved Western Nevada Community College's request to
secure a bank loan for $74,400 for the purchase of College
vehicles. The College has insufficient equipment funds and
has found leasing options to be more expensive.
Mr. Dane Apalategui, Dean of Finance, stated that the Col-
lege originally planned to lease vehicles but that purchas-
ing them would be cost effective. Currently there are 4
College vehicles and some have over 300,000 miles on them.
Mr. Apalategui felt it was imperative to replace these
vehicles due to safety issues since some faculty travel
over 2000 miles per month.
Dr. Eardley requested information regarding what type of
vehicles will be purchased with the money and how WNCC in-
tended to repay the loan. Mr. Apalategui stated that 4
new vehicles, 4-door Ford Taurus, will be purchased and
that operating funds collected from each Department will
be used to repay the loan.
Dr. Derby moved approval for Western Nevada Community Col-
lege to secure a bank loan for $74,400 for the purchase of
College vehicles. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Price voted no for reasons of accountability since she
has no understanding and knowledge of how many loans are
currently out and how much indebtedness there is and she
further stated that it seems loans are approved one after
24. Approved Tuition and Fee Waiver, Student Athletes
Approved the request for the Universities to grant tuition
and fee waivers to certain catagories of student athletes as
contined in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 1.
Ref. M on file in the Regents Office.
President Crowley stated that due to gender equity issues
under Title IX's new legal guidelines, UNR and UNLV will be
facing substantial funding challenges. There will be a need
to find grants-in-aid to allowable limits under NCAA maxi-
mums and it may be necessary for both institutions to add
women's sports. Currently, UNR will be adding 3 sports as
proposed in the certification plan over the course of the
next 5 years. State support in the amount of $250,000 for
each University would be one way to deal with this situa-
tion. Dr. Crowley proposed that a base line of 50 waivers
be used for each institution.
Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.
Dr. Crowley stated that this is believed to be at no or low
cost because of the current unavailability of any funding
suited to that purpose. Any money received from the State
would probably go to meet costs associated with Title IX,
gender equity objectives including recruitment, salaries,
supplies, training and operating budgets for sports pro-
grams. This helps meet the most critical element of reach-
ing proportionality objectives of Title IX.
Dr. Crowley presented a second part of the proposal which
would support a waiver for student athletes who have com-
pleted their competitive eligibility but still have up to
3 semesters before completion of their degrees. Most of
these students are non-residents who would not have the
money for non-resident tuition and therefore would not
graduate. This proposal is to move to a waiver approach
for that category of student athlete who has completed his
or her eligibility and wishes to move on to complete the
work necessary to graduate.
Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting.
Dr. Harter commented that both institutions are aiming at
about 79 scholarships for women in athletics. She indicated
that UNLV just added volleyball. She suggested the first
50 be funded with normal grants-in-aid or scholarships, and
fund the remaining 29 by tuition waiver rather than having
to find full-ride scholarships. UNLV is also trying to
raise private funding for the 5th year scholarship, but has
not been successful, to insure that each of these young men
and women have dedicated themselves to athletics can gradu-
ate with financial support.
Mr. Klaich stated that he would like to support this pro-
posal but needed further explanation as to how it would not
cost the institution any money. Mr. Harter explained that
it is unrealized revenue as opposed to an actual money loss
in terms of those students. Under the old system tuition
would be collected by new students on one side and then paid
a scholarship. If there are 29 additional students, from
whom revenue will not be collected, then the institution
will recruit 29 other students, from whom revenue would be
collected. Dr. Crowley indicated there would be no cap on
additional fee waivers and they would go exclusively to
women athletes for tuition and fees and for non-resident
Mr. Graves asked if others were handling this situation in
the same way. Dr. Crowley stated that because of the gender
equity issue, programs are going entirely to waivers, which
is what UCCSN did 25 years ago. Currently that would be
prohibitively expensive to do now unless the State would
come up with additional funding.
Mrs. Price asked Mr. Pohl if this kind of grant-in-aid was
the same kind of grant-in-aid that they were previously
talking about. Dr. Pohl responded that it was.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the request for Universities
to grant tuition and fee waivers to certain categories of
student athletes. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Price voted no, indicating it was not because of the
gender equity issue, bu rather because of previous grant-
25. Public Comment
Dr. Crowley announced that he was just informed Chris Ault
resigned as Head Football Coach and will return to being
full-time Athletic Director. A press conference was held
later that day and a national search was begun immediately
for a new Head Coach.
Mr. Klaich expressed his appreciation of inclusion of gender
equity/diversity classes offered at the University that have
not been offered in the past and felt this is a very attrac-
tive enhancement to education.
Mrs. Sparks expressed appreciation to Dr. Wright and the
TMCC staff for the great food, meeting room, flowers and
reception held in their beautiful new library.
Mr. John Pida, from UNLV student government, stated that he
felt students need to take responsibility for themselves to
keep informed of issues and that they should utilize the
University's radio station, KUNV, and Campus newspaper to
gather information. He distributed KUNV T-shirts to all
Regents and thanked them for their support and his educa-
tion. This was his last meeting as CSUN President.
Chair Graves, on behalf of the Board, thanked Dr. Wright and
TMCC staff for their hospitality. He stated that he hoped
everyone liked the new agenda format.
26. New Business
The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser