UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 8-9, 1981


Pages 108-132



May 8, 1981

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium

Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.

Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher

Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Mr. John Tom Ross

Mrs. June Whitley

Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos

Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William J. Berg, NNCC

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President James Eardley, TMCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

President Clifford Murino, DRI

Vice Chancellor Larry Lessly

Secretary Bonnie Smotony

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs and Student Association


The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 9:35 a.m.

1. Approval of Consent Agenda

Adoption of the Consent Agenda, containing the following

items, was recommended (Consent Agenda identified as Ref. A

and filed with permanent minutes):

(1) Approval of minutes of meeting of April 3, 1981.

(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.

(3) Augmentation of the following special accounts by

allocation from the Board of Regents Special Proj-

ects Account:

UNLV Interview and Recruiting Account $10,000

UNLV Campus Host Fund 1,000

School of Medicine Admission Selection

Committee 2,500

(4) Change in effective date of increase in a special

course fee for the UNR Art Department. This special

fee for class supplies was originally approved effec-

tive for the Fall semester, 1981, and was changed to

Summer, 1981.

(5) Appointment of Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa as Regent

liaison to the College of Arts and Science Advisory


(6) Reappointment of the following persons to two-year

term on the College of Education Advisory Board:

Mrs. George (Harriet) Basta, Reno

The Honorable Richard Bryan, Carson City

Miss Grace Dangberg, Minden

Mr. Jose Gastanaga, Reno

Mr. Harold Gorman, Reno

Mrs. Samuel C. (Joyce) Mc Mullen, Elko

Mrs. A. Edmund (Margaret) Muth, Reno

Mrs. Louis (Margaret) Peraldo, Winnemucca

Dr. Carlos Romo, Reno

Mr. Albert Seeliger, Graeagle

The Honorable Charles Springer, Reno

Mrs. Walter (Shirlee A.) Wedow, Sparks

(7) Approved the transfer of ownership of research equip-

ment brought to UNR by Dr. Michael Apicella to the

State University of New York at Buffalo, where he

has accepted a position.

(8) Approved a request for a revised grant of easement to

Nevada Bell to correct an error in location when the

grant was approved by the Board in December, 1980.

(9) Concurred in the award by the State Public Works Board

of a contract to Tower Construction Company for the

base bid and alternates A and B in a total amount of

$27,267 to accomplish Campus improvements at UNLV.

(10) Approved a $5,302 increase in the Estimative Budget

for CSUN and a $75,000 increase in the Estimative

Budget for UNLV Central Stores.

(11) Approved the following transfers of funds:

Clark County Community College

#81-530 $25,000 from the Contingency Reserve to

Campus Security to provide for additional

security coverage for balance of fiscal


#81-532 $10,000 from the Contingency Reserve to

General Education Programs, Professional

Salaries, to provide for additional part-

time professional salaries. An offsetting

transfer has been made from Occupational


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

#81-124 $80,000 from the Contingency Reserve to

Physical Plant Repairs and Improvements,

Operating, to provide funds to assist in

building a free standing Butler type build-

ing to house ground crews, shops and storage.

Current Physical Plant space in the Museum

will be vacated.

Chancellor's Office

$7,572.35 from Contingency Reserve to Oper-

ating to cover operating costs for the

balance of the fiscal year. An offsetting

transfer has been made from professional

salary savings.

(12) Approved a request from the City of North Las Vegas

for a 10-foot wide drainage easement along the east

boundary of the CCCC Campus in order to control run-

off from a planned development in the area of the


(13) Approved the following proposed budget for TMCC

Summer School for 1981:


Opening Cash Balance $ 5,142

Student Fee Income 62,000

Total $67,142


Professional Salaries $55,500

Fringe Benefits 1,000

Operating 2,500

Ending Fund Balance 8,142

Total $67,142

(14) Authorized an expenditure of $1,000 from the WNCC

Capital Improvement Fee Fund to pay for window blinds

to be installed in 3 rooms of the new Carson Campus


(15) Adopted a revised resolution establishing a Manager-

ial Group in compliance with the Industrial Security

Manual for Safeguarding Classified Information.

President Murino reported that in addition to the grants

included in the gift list, DRI had received 3 grants total-

ing $991,000 from the National Science Foundation.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Consent Agenda, as sub-

mitted, with the additional gifts reported by President

Murino. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without


Ms. Del Papa referred to the Legislative Report which was

scheduled for discussion later in the meeting, stating that

in addition to what the report would include, she wished to

commend the Presidents and their staffs for their effective

lobbying efforts on behalf of the University, suggesting

that, for the most part, everything that could be done thus

far has been done.

Ms. Del Papa also commended Chancellor Bersi, stating that

his accomplishments in the short time he has been in the

State have been impressive and she was confident that he

would do an excellent job in representing the University in

the future sessions of the Legislature. She pointed out the

need for increased efforts on the part of all concerned in

presenting in a positive way the needs of the University and

explaining the mission of higher education in the State.

Ms. Del Papa further commented on the job done by Chairman

Cashell in representing the University System to the Legis-

lature, expressing her respect and admiration for his ef-

forts and leadership.

Mr. Ross suggested that there is one other arena in which to

pursue the University's budget request and that is by indi-

vidual lobbying to keep the pressure on between the 2 money

committees, in the hope that the University would get the

better of the two appropriations.

2. Allocation of Summer Session Fee, UNR

President Crowley recalled that at the April meeting, the

Board had approved a $3 increase in the Summer Session per-

credit fee. He recommended that the fee of $33 per credit

be allocated as follows:

Current Proposed

Instructional Programs $27.40 $30.00

Student Union CIP 1.00 1.00

Student Activity Fee 1.00 1.00

Health Service Fee .60 1.00

$30.00 $33.00

Chancellor Bersi recommended approval.

Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa,

carried without dissent.

3. Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNR

President Crowley recommended the following promotions to

emeritus status, effective July 1, 1981:

Arthur Baker, III, Dean, Mackay School of Mines

James K. Murphy, Grants and Contracts Administrator

Mrs. Whitley moved approval. Motion seconded by Ms. Del

Papa, carried without dissent.

4. Appointment of Acting Dean, Mackay School of Mines, UNR

President Crowley recommended the appointment of Professor

Joseph Lintz, as Acting Dean of the Mackay School of Mines,

effective July 1, 1981, and continuing until such time as a

permanent Dean is appointed, which is expected to be July 1,

1982. (Copy of Dr. Lintz' vita is filed with permanent

minutes.) Salary for Dr. Lintz will be determined after

the University budget is approved by the Legislature.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Bride, carried without dissent.

5. Appointment of Dean, College of Arts and Science, UNR

President Crowley recommended the appointment of Dr. Paul

Page as Dean, College of Arts and Science, effective im-

mediately, at an annual salary of $43,234. Dr. Crowley

reported that a national search for the position was con-

ducted over the course of the last year, and produced ap-

proximately 120 candidates, out of which two groups of

finalists (8 candiates in all) were interviewed. The proc-

ess did not yield a candidate for appointment.

Dr. Crowley noted that Dr. Page has been Acting Dean since

March, 1980, and was not an applicant for the Dean's posi-

tion. He commented that Dr. Page has done an excellent

job in an acting capacity and a majority of the Department

Chairmen in the College have recommended that he be given

the Deanship appointment. He further noted that all affirm-

ative action requirements have been satisfied by the exten-

sive national search.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

6. Additional Promotion Recommendations, UNR

President Crowley recommended the following promotions in

rank, effective July 1, 1981, noting that they were coming

forward at this time, following an appeal:

William R. Eadington to Professor of Economics

Jack F. Clarke to Rank IV, Student Services

Eva L. Essa to Associate Professor of Home Economics

Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

7. Recommendation for Award of Tenure, UNR

President Crowley recommended that Pacito Manalo-Sears,

Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medi-

cine, be awarded tenure, effective July 1, 1981.

Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,

carried without dissent.

8. Proposed Increase in Summer Session Salaries, UNR

President Crowley requested approval of the following in-

crease in Summer Session salary schedule, effective with

the 1981 Summer Session:

1980 1981

$ per credit $ per credit

I. Regular Faculty

Professor 636 668

Associate Professor 549 577

Assistant Professor 462 485

Lecturer 376 395

Graduate Assistant 268 281

II. Visting Faculty

Professor 535 562

Associate Professor 428 449

Assistant Professor 321 337

Lecturer 268-535 281-562

Graduate Assistant 268 281

Note: This proposal will result in a 5% increase in salary

ceilings by rank. The amounts listed indicate the

maximum that an instructor may receive for teaching

a one-credit course. Additional credits taught will

be compensated at the same rate.

Chancellor Bersi recommended approval.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc

Bride, carried without dissent.

9. Proposed Lease of Nevada 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe

President Crowley presented a proposal that the 33-acre

Nevada 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe be rented to Alta Sierra

Schools, Inc., for a 5-year period between Labor Day and

May 31. The Alta Sierra Schools operates accredited pri-

vate junior and senior high schools in California. The

proposal provides for a 1-year notice of termination.

Under the terms of the rental agreement, Alta Sierra will

winterize the barracks and other buildings needed for class-

rooms and laboratories, with these improvements to be ac-

complished under the supervision of the UNR Physical Plant

Director. It is estimated that these improvements will cost

approximately $54,000. In addition, Alta Sierra will re-

place 100 beds at a cost of $10,000; pay a minimum cash

rental for 9 months of $10,500, with a maximum contingent

upon enrollment of $31,500 per year; and pay all utilities

during the 9-month period, estimated at $6,000-$8,000 per

year, based on current utility costs.

President Crowley noted that the original proposal was for

a 3-year lease, renewable for 2 years, with a 2-year notice

of termination; however, the recommendation before the Board

was for a 5-year rental agreement, with a 1-year notice of

termination. Chancellor Bersi recommended approval.

Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Gallagher, carried without dissent.

10. Proposal for Establishment of a Faculty Club, UNR

This proposal was withdrawn for further study.

11. License Agreement, Fallon Campus, WNCC

President Davis requested authorization to enter into a

License Agreement with Churchill County for the purpose

of providing access to the Fallon Campus.

Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

12. DRI Office/Laboratory Space in Las Vegas

President Murino requested authorization to enter into a

lease agreement with First Commerical Center for 7450 gross

square feet at a cost of $1.09 per sq. ft. per month, in-

cluding utilities and janitorial service. He noted that

the DRI staff are presently housed in 3 duplexes consisting

of 1100 sq. ft. each, located on Maryland Parkway across

from UNLV, 2 of which are rented and 1 which is owned by

the Institute. The duplex which is owned by DRI is situ-

ated on a 41,947 sq. ft. parcel of land with a high value

for commercial use as it has frontage on Maryland Parkway

and Del Mar.

Dr. Murino further requested authorization to proceed with

offering the DRI Maryland Parkway property for lease.

Chancellor Bersi concurred, noting that a proposal to offer

this property for lease was previously approved and is,

therefore, assumed to be exempted from the 90-day moratori-

um imposed by the Board at the April meeting.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Gallagher, carried without dissent.

In approving the foregoing recommendation to offer the prop-

erty for lease, it was agreed that this action does not in-

volve a decision on the use of the proceeds of such a lease.

13. Proposal to Offer Gift Property for Sale

President Goodall recalled that in 1977, UNLV acquired by

gift from Gilbert and Lois Buck 3 parcels of property total-

ing 5 acres located in San Bernadino, California. At the

time of the gift, the property was valued at $8,000; current

appraisal placed a value of $11,900 on the property.

President Goodall recommended the property be offered for

sale at its appraised value, through Glen Realty of Yucca

Valley, California, for a period of 6 months, with a 10%

commission. Proceeds of the sale would be used for the

benefit of the UNLV Athletics Department in compliance with

the conditions of the gift. Chancellor Bersi recommended


Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,

carried without dissent.

14. Request for Access

Dr. Kenny Guinn presented a proposal by Nevada Savings and

Loan Association for the construction of an office on prop-

erty which is now owned by the Association adjacent to the

UNLV Campus to the south, requesting that access to the

facility be provided from University Road, which is owned

by UNLV. In explaining the traffic flow which is antici-

pated, as revealed by a traffic survey which was conducted,

Dr. Guinn assured the Regents that the Association plans an

attractive and well maintained facility and one that would

serve as a good neighbor to the University. Dr. Guinn pre-

sented a map illustrating the traffic flow which is antici-

pated and the parking entrances and exits which are planned.

President Goodall recommended approval.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.

15. Appointment of Dean of Students, UNLV

President Goodall recommended the appointment of Dr. O. C.

Daniels as Dean of Student Services, effective July 1, 1981,

at an annual salary for 1981-82 of $41,500. A copy of Dr.

Daniels' vita was distributed and is filed with permanent


Mrs. Whitley moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

16. Appointment of Dean of the College of Science, Mathematics

and Engineering, UNLV

President Goodall requested consideration, as an emergency

item, a recommendation for the appointment of a Dean for

the College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, ex-

plaining that this is a crucial time in the recruiting

process and he did not wish to risk losing a very strong

candidate by an undue delay in confirming the appointment.

Mr. Mc Bride moved that this matter be added to the agenda

as an emergency item. Motion seconded by Mrs. Whitley,

carried without dissent.

Dr. Goodall recommended the appointment of Dr. David Emerson

as Dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Engineer-

ing, effective July 1, 1981, and that his initial appoint-

ment be for two years and without tenure. Dr. Goodall rec-

ommended that his salary for 1981-82 be $45,000. A copy of

Dr. Emerson's vita was distributed and is filed with per-

manent minutes.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

17. Proposed for Naming of UNLV Natatorium

Ms. Del Papa moved that the UNLV Natatorium be named for

James L. Buchanan, II, and that an appropriate plaque be

placed at ceremonies to be held on June 12, 1981. Motion

seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.

18. Proposed Increase in Dormitory Fees, UNLV

President Goodall requested approval of an increase of

dormitory rates, effective September, 1981, from $950 to

$1050 per semester. Chancellor Bersi concurred.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Gallagher, carried without dissent.

19. Proposed Revision to Refund Policy

President Eardley presented a proposed revision to the re-

fund policy, in which President Davis and President Berg

joined, to become effective for NNCC, TMCC and WNCC, effec-

tive immediatley. The amended policy reads as follows:

1. The refund for TMCC, WNCC and NNCC students, excluding

Summer Session, for withdrawal or net credit load re-

duction shall be:

a. 100% if initiated prior to the 2nd class session.

b. 75% if initiated during the first 2 weeks of in-


c. 50% if initiated prior to the end of the 4th week

of instruction.

d. No refund after the end of the 4th week of instruc-


2. The refund policy for TMCC, WNCC and NNCC Summer Session

shall be:

a. 100% if withdrawal or net credit reduction is initi-

ated before 2nd class meeting.

b. 50% if withdrawal or net credit reduction is initi-

ated during the 1st 20% of a Summer term or an in-

tensive course of 12 weeks duration or less.

c. No refund after 20% of the term has elapsed.

Chancellor Bersi recommended adoption of the foregoing pol-

icy for NNCC, TMCC and WNCC, effective immediately, noting

that the policy is presently under review by CCCC.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

20. Report on Trustee Liability Insurance

Ms. Del Papa stated that while at the AGB conference, she

attended a workshop on preventive law and trustee liability.

She stated she was concerned about the Regents' liability

and had asked UNS Legal Counsel to prepare a report giving

the status of trustee liability, Nevada indemnification

statutes and advice as to those potential problem areas of

liability as far as trusteeship and the Regents are con-


Mr. Lessly stated he wished to discuss the insurance cover-

age the UNS has on Regents, as well as officers, faculty

and staff and would attempt to show how the insurance poli-

cies dovetail with the Nevada statutes with regard to lia-

bility. He stated that the University is well insured; it

is the only State agency that is insured with the exception

of the State Motor Fleet policy.

The UNS has a general liability policy with Continental

Insurance Company with limitations of over $500,000, on

which a premium of $58,000 per year is paid. The policy

covers bodily injury, physical damage; such things as ele-

vator collision, liability in real property, fire, etc.

There are exclusions, such as the equestrian facility at

UNR (other insurance covers that).

To cover liability, which is not bodily injury or property

damage in nature, the UNS has an errors and omissions policy

which is written with CNA. This is an idemnity policy which

means that you are required to defend yourself in court.

Upon completion of any litigation in which the policy cover-

age is in effect, you are indemnified for all costs of suit,

any judgments and with the understanding that there is a

$5000 retention (deductible). The policy has a limitation

of $2 million, the premium is approximately $8000 per year.

In answer to a question from Ms. Del Papa, Mr. Lessley stat-

ed that the exclusions include false arrest, libel, slander,

defamation of character, invasion of privacy, wrongful

eviction, assault and battery. The errors and omissions

policy is designed to cover those things that are done in

a decision making capacity rather than bodily injury or

physical damage.

Ms. Del Papa asked what affect this coverage has with re-

gard to the decision making capacity in such things as the

suits the UNS has had with regard to discrimination.

Mr. Lessly stated that the UNS has no civil rights coverage.

The reason the University is being defended in some suits

now by insurance carriers is that the complaints that are

filed are shotgun in nature; that is, they will allege

everything they can in the area of civil rights and also

other things such as breach of contract -- type of damage

allegations which are sufficient to cause the insurance

company, in many instances, to defend the Board of Regents

with reservation of rights, meaning that they will pay for

the defense, reserving the right to make a future determi-

nation as to whether insurance coverage actually exists,

meaning a judgment might not be paid in the event one was

rendered, even though the defense had been made by an at-

torney hired by the insurance carrier.

In addition to those two policies, the UNS has umbrella

liability insurance. There are two policies: one with

First State Insurance Company -- $1 million coverage with a

$10,000 retention, and a $36,000 annual premium. The 2nd

policy over and above the first umbrella policy is with

Associated National Insurance Company -- $4 million in

coverage with a $30,600 annual premium. The umbrella poli-

cies are coverage over and above the comprehensive general

policy, the auto policy, employer liability and liquor

liability policies. They do not include athletic partici-

pants, professional liability, foreign exposure, aircraft,

or errors and omissions. Those exclusions are covered else-


All of the policies have specific exclusions, particular

programs are not covered. All of the loopholes are covered

with other policies. The policies are designed to cover

specific areas which are not covered in the general policy.

The rule has always been that if an activity is undertaken

in which there is a question as to insurance, the insurance

carrier is contacted to make a determination as to whether

insurance exists. If it does not exist, an attempt is made

to get a rider to cover the particular function. If such

cannot be obtained, and the function is particularly danger-

ous, it is up to the institution wishing to perform the

function to justify the risk in engaging in the activity

without insurance coverage.

In answer to a question from Mrs. Fong, Mr. Lessly summa-

rized the premiums as follows: Errors & Omissions, $7,772;

General Liability, $57,670; first level of umbrella cover-

age, $35,700; second level of umbrella coverage, $30,600;

with some other minor insurance policies.

Mr. Lessly stated that he wished to explain what happens

when a lawsuit is filed and in this manner explain the

dovetailing of the insurance coverage, as well as statutory


When a lawsuit is filed against the Board of Regents for

some action taken by them (such as denial of tenure, no

promotion, etc.,), it is referred to the insurance adjuster

representing the carriers who insure the University and the

Board of Regents. The adjuster will contact the company

and make a determination of whether coverage exists. If

coverage exists, the lawsuit will be defenced by a private

attorney retained by the insurance carrier. If there is a

question of coverage, they may still defend the Board of

Regents with a reservation of rights, which means that the

Board of Regents gets its defense and all costs of litiga-

tion covered by the insurance carrier, but there would be

a question on whether of not the carrier would pay the

judgment, if any.

Mr. Lessly continued by stating that if there is no insur-

ance, University Counsel defends against the lawsuit which

means that the University is going to pay the cost of de-

fense from University funds. In the event a judgment is

rendered against the Board of Regents, the Regents are in-

demnified for that judgment if they meet the following re-

quirements: (1) they must ask Counsel to defend them; (2)

the Board of Regents must cooperate with Counsel in good

faith in the defense of the action; (3) a determination has

to be made that the action of omission of which the Regents

are accused was not done wantonly or maliciously. If the

Regents meet this test, they would be indemnified by the

State of Nevada for any judgment against them.

Mr. Lessly stated that the State of Nevada has to be named

a defendant in each and every lawsuit in which the Regents

are a party. If the State is not named, Counsel arbitrarily

files an affirmative defense indicating that a necessary

party is not named in order that the State of Nevada cannot

say that it was unaware of a lawsuit in which a Regent is

involved and thereby not have to idemnify.

Mr. Lessly concluded his presentation by suggesting that it

would be difficult for the Regents to do something in a

meeting and have it found not to be in the course of the

performance of public duty. The only problem would be the

wanton or malicious rule; however, the Regents would have

to go pretty far to have their conduct referred to as wanton

or malicious on the record. As an example, if a Regent were

to state that an individual will never be granted tenure as

long as he sits on the Board and convinces his fellow Re-

gents to go along with him, this could be determined as

malicious. In the event something of this nature happened,

Mr. Lessly stated that he would not defend the Regents be-

cause it would not be proper for the State of Nevada or

the University to assume liability for such action.

In response to a question from Mrs. Fong concerning limita-

tion of liability on auto accidents by the State of Nevada,

Mr. Lessly stated that the State insures up to the limit of

sovereign immunity, which is $50,000; however, a judgment

could be rendered for more.

In response to a question concerning the amount of insurance

carried by the University, Mr. Lessly stated that there have

been a number of cases over the years which have been de-

fended by the insurance carriers, adding that the University

has done very well with regard to premium payment versus the

types of services provided.

Mr. Ross suggested that the Chancellor's Office take a look

at the economic aspect of the insurance carried by the Uni-

versity, adding that he felt that perhaps the umbrella in-

surance is too costly.

21. Report on 1981 Apportionment and Redistricting

At the April meeting, Dr. Eleanore Bushnell presented a

report prepared in response to a request from the Board

for assistance in developing a reapportionment plan in

anticipation that the Legislature would invite some input

from the Board. Subsequently, the maps which Dr. Bushnell

had used as illustration were reduced and distributed to

the Regents with the May 8 agenda.

It was agreed at the April meeting that the number of seats

on the Board would be kept at 9 and the subdistricts would

be reshaped to reflect the population figures revealed by

the 1980 Census, and that Dr. Bushnell would make a recom-

mendation at the May meeting on how those subdistricts

would be carved.

Dr. Bushnell's final report was distributed to the Board.

In summary, the report contained specific districting pro-

posals for Regent Districts 1 and 2, and a recommendation

for District 3, reading as follows:

The mathematical basis for the proposed Clark sub-

districts includes in several instances portions of

Census districts. This procedure was adopted to insure

that all subdistricts would be as compact as possible

and as nearly equal in residents as possible. When the

Legislature completes its own redistricting, some

changes, presumably slight, will occur in the 5 Clark

County Regent subdistricts.

No significant problem arises in the Washoe County sub-

districts. The 10 Assembly Districts need only be di-

vided equally between the 2 Regent subdistricts.

For Regent District 3, I recommend that the 2 sub-

districts be apportioned according to the Senate dis-

tricting plan with 2 Senate Districts being allotted

to each Regent subdistrict.

Dr. Bushnell suggested that when the proposals under con-

sideration by the Board, or any modification of them, are

adopted, they should be promptly transmitted to a Legisla-

tor with a request that they be presented to a legislative

bill drafter, pointing out that numbering of the legisla-

tive districts contained in the proposal is based on maps

G and H. Dr. Bushnell also suggested that the Legislator

who presents the Regents' redistricting proposal be inform-

ed that (1) minor alterations in the proposal are accept-

able, and (2) each Regent's residence must be retained with-

in his or her new district.

(Dr. Bushnell's final report, dated May 7, 1981, is filed

with permanent minutes.)

In discussing the proposal, Dr. Bushnell requested certain

changes to the proposal be made before forwarding to the

Legislature. Incorporation of those changes resulted in

the following final specific districting proposal:


Subdistrict A to include:

Legislative Districts 23 - 22,910

25 - 18,304

26 - 18,472

27 - 18,589

28 - 19,553

Total 97,828

Subdistrict B to include:

Legislative Districts 24 - 18,931

29 - 18,128

30 - 19,346

31 - 18,594

32 - 18,888

Total 93,887

(N. B. Gerlach, Wadsworth, Verdi not included)


Subdistrict A to include:

Legislative Districts 6 - 18,554

7 - 18,892

17 - 19,073

19 - 18,366

Plus Census Block 6 of 9 - 2,173

All of 20 except block

47.02, and 1000 from block

47.01 - 14,070

Total 91,128

Subdistrict B to include:

Legislative Districts 1 - 18,836

2 - 18,379

3 - 18,890

4 - 18,708

Plus 8 except block 22.01- 14,885

Plus 2000 from tract 29.01

of 5 - 2,000

Total 91,698

Subdistrict C to include:

Legislative Districts 15 - 18,662

16 - 19,286

23 - 18,842

24 - 18,830

Plus all of 5 except block

29.01 - 17,036

Total 92,656

Subdistrict D to include:

Legislative Districts 13

except for block bounded

by Eastern, Tropicana,

Topaz and Russell - 19,420

14 - 19,829

21 -

22 - 39,166

Plus Census block 47.02

and 1000 from 47.01 20 - 5,463

Plus block 50 of 18 - 6,750

Total 90,628

Subdistrict E to include:

Legislative Districts 10 - 18,909

11 - 19,607

12 - 19,502

Plus all of 9 except

block 6 - 16,872

Plus block 22.01 of 9 - 3,919

Plus 12,699 from 18 - 12,699

Total 91,508


Two subdistricts to be apportioned according to

the Senate districting plan with 2 Senate Districts

being allotted to each Regent subdistrict.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the proposal as amended.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.

It was agreed that Ms. Del Papa would continue with her

responsibility for liaison with the legislature in this

matter and would submit the plan to the appropriate legis-

lative staff.

22. Proposed Consulting Architects and/or Engineers, UNS 1981-83


In response to a request from the State Public Works Board

for recommendations from the Board of Regents for consult-

ants to carry out the 1981-83 Capital Improvement Program,

the following list of proposed consulting architects and/or

engineers was presented for Board consideration:

A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

(1) Expansion of Campus Storm Drainage System - Boyle


(2) Record Vault in Frazier Hall - State Public Works


(3) Energy Audits - JBA or Dwyer, Lober & Cohen

(4) Improvements to Swenson Avenue - Clark County

B. University of Nevada, Reno

(1) Remodel Thompson Auditorium - Vhay & Ferrari or

William Morris

(2) Fire Safety, Sage Building - William F. Conley or

Mark Simoncini

C. Clark County Community College

(1) Modifications to welding shop, vehicle fuel

facility, and rehabilitation of main entrance

door - DMJM

D. Western Nevada Community College

(1) Addition to parking lot and security fencing -

SE & A, Sharp-Krater, or Omni

Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.

23. Request for Supplement to Audit Fee

Chancellor Bersi reported that excess charges over that

which was estimated have been incurred in the conduct of

the Special Intercollegiate Athletics Audit performed by

Kafoury, Armstrong and Company, resulting in unbilled

charges in the amount of $5634. He requested authorization

to pay this amount from the Alice Dimmit Endowment Income

Account, an unrestricted account available to the Chan-

cellor's Office.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Ms. Del

Papa, carried without dissent.

24. Report of Investment Advisory Committee

Regent Gallaher, who served as Chairman of the Investment

Advisory Committee in the absence of Regent Karamanos,

reported concerning the two meetings of the Committee held

during the day, one at 8:00 A.M., and one during the noon


Mrs. Gallagher reported that the Committee had endorsed a

recommendation from Valley Bank to sell the following stocks

held in the Edward Barrick Estate with the proceeds to be

retained in cash:



66,667 U. S. Treasury Bonds,* $ 56,583 $ 375

3.50% due 2/15/90

176 American Brands, Inc.* 3,806 1,254-

Pfd. $2.75

176 American Brands, Inc.* 7,348 1,375

Pfd. $2.67

150 City Investing Co.* 6,375 2,288

Pfd. Series B Conv. $2.00

45 American Nucleonics Corp.* 11 34-

Common Stock

333 First Savings & Loan Assn.* 2,997 0

228 Consolidated Natural Gas Co. 10,060 541

Common Stock

150 Diamond International Corp. 5,118 766

Common Stock

466 Exxon Corp. Common Stock 31,921 6,179

350 Gulf Oil Corp. Common Stock 11,812 633-

1,220 Houston Natural Gas Corp. 54,900 4,575

Common Stock

650 Imperial Corp. America 14,543 1,910-

Common Stock

250 Internal Business Machines 14,656 1,500-

Common Stock

593 Schlumberger, Ltd. 58,114 17,446

680 Shell Oil Co. Common Stock 27,115 8,071

650 Standard Oil of Indiana 37,131 11,436

Common Stock

400 VF Corp. Common Stock 14,800 6,050

204 Wisconsin Public Service 3,264 17-

Common Stock

Total $360,554 $53,754

*These assets have not been received back from the

transfer agent but will be sold the day they are


Mrs. Gallagher also reported that the Investment Committee

had discussed a previous action by the Board to limit the

distribution of scholarship endowment earnings to 6%, with

the balance of the earnings to be returned to the corpus.

This action by the Board has not been implemented. The

Committee, therefore, proposes that the entire earnings of

the scholarship endowment accounts be allocated to scholar-

ship awards this year, and that Chancellor Bersi review

this matter and develop a recommendation for consideration

by the Board as early in the new fiscal year as possible.

Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Investment Committee's

report and recommendations. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

Chairman Cashell reported that the scheduled meetings of the

Audit and Budget Committees for Thursday, May 7, had been cancel-

led; therefore, no reports from these Committees would be pre-


25. Legislative Status Report

Chancellor Bersi distributed a report concerning the status

of all outstanding legislation either directly or indirectly

affecting the University, commenting briefly on several

bills and pointing out that the most important legislation

is the University budget which is not reflected on the re-

port. (Report filed with permanent minutes.)

Chairman Cashell commented briefly on the status of the UNS

budget, pointing out that the Legislature is coping with

heavy demands on the State's resources and, although there

is sympathy on the part of members of the money committees

for the University's needs, there is not enough money to

meet all of the demands of the State. He stated that the

Regents and the Officers will continue to negotiate with

the money committees in an effort to improve the Univer-

sity's position.

Ms. Del Papa suggested that a different format be used in

future Legislative Sessions to chart the progress of legis-

lative bills.

Mr. Ross suggested that some consideration be given to

having a legislative lobbyist in Carson City during the

next Legislative Session to keep track of the University's

legislative program.

26. Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Bersi submitted the following report for in-

formation and action:

(1) Proceeding from your request at the April meeting for

an inventory of all real property owned by the Board

of Regents, a preliminary property inventory was de-

veloped by using the information presently on file in

the Chancellor's Office. This preliminary report,

which has been distributed to each of the institution-

al Presidents, included: (1) a listing of property

held for the benefit of the institution, showing the

date of acquisition, legal description, size, address,

and the name of the grantor; (2) when available, a map

showing the location of the property; and (3) a copy

of transmittal document (i. e., deed, patent, etc.).

This inventory indicates that the University System

owns in excess of 100 parcels of real property. How-

ever, since many of these parcels adjoin or make up

the Campuses of UNR and UNLV, they do not appear as

separate parcels. Among the 100+ pieces of property

are 4 out-of-state properties (3 in California and 1

in Texas), and numerous farms/ranches and mining prop-

erties throughout Nevada.

Once the inventory is completed, the land utilization

study requested by the Board can be accomplished.

(2) In April, you concurred in the reassignment to the

Chancellor's Office the responsibility for completion

of the Faculty Workload Study, with the report to be

based on survey date of the current workload of the

faculty. The survey done at UNLV in Novembe, 1980,

was deemed to be adequate to the intent of the Regents'

request, so the UNLV faculty will not be resurveyed.

UNR is currently conducting a survey of the faculty of

that Campus, using a survey instrument similar to that

used at UNLV in order that the data from the 2 Campuses

will be comparable. Questionnaires which are now being

completed by the UNR faculty are due back in the Vice

President's Office by May 15, and analysis of the

questionnaire results will proceed from that point.

(3) I am pleased to report that Dr. Warren Fox, Associate

Dean of the College of Arts and Science, UNR, has been

selected as a 1981-82 American Council on Education

Fellow in Academic Administration. The purpose of this

program is explained in the attachment to this memoran-

dum. Dr. Fox has chosen to serve his fellowship in

Nevada in the Chancellor's Office, rather than go to

a different state. Among other activities, Dr. Fox

will carry the principal responsibility for completion

of the integrated System academic master plan.

Dr. Fox will be assigned full-time in the Chancellor's

Office. His salary for 1981-82 will continue to be

paid by UNR. I request sufficient funds be allocated

by the Board of Regents to approximate half of the re-

quired salary and fringe benefits in order to partially

reimburse the College of Arts and Science for the loss

of services during this period. An additional $2000 is

requested to fund in-state and out-of-state travel.

(4) I am pleased to report that the Truckee Meadows Com-

munity College student newspaper, Echo, has received

the following awards from the Rocky Mountain Collegi-

ate Press Association:

A. The 1981 President's Award Trophy

This prestigious single trophy award is presented

annually to the school which has demonstrated the

most progress, growth, accomplishments and achieve-

ments over the past year taking into consideration

not only journalism, but mass communications and

publications as well.

B. Division D Awards (1000 to 5000 FTE)

1st Place - Sports Feature - Tina Abate, "I'll

Try Anything Once"

Illustration - John Ryczkowski,

"Steel Rails West"

Special Section/Supplement - Carol

Zanetti, "Re-Entry"

2nd Place - Newswriting - Denise Siri

News Feature - Denise Siri

Bright/Humorous Short - Tina Abate

Poetry (Meadows Magazine) - Roger Graf

Editorial (Live Competition) - Carol


3rd Place - Feature Writing - Bill Pimpl

Investigative/Interpretive - Mary


Editorial Writing - Carol Zanetti

Journalist of the Year - Carol


Kelsie Harder is the Faculty Advisor for this student

publication. As an additional item of interest, Kelsie

Harder is a UNR graduate and, as an undergraduate, was

active on the Sagebrush, UNR's student newspaper.

Mr. Mc Bride moved acceptance of the Chancellor's Report

and approval of the recommendation contained in (3) therein.

Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.

27. Reports and Requests from Regents

(A) Mr. Mc Bride asked, with reference to the Legislative

Report, that the Community College Presidents look

carefully at SCR 13 and report back to the Board of

Regents concerning the requirements of this legisla-


(B) Ms. Del Papa commented on the reception held the pre-

vious evening at TMCC, commending the College on the

arrangements, and also reporting briefly on the meet-

ing of the Truckee Meadows Community College Advisory

Board held on Wednesday evening.

(C) Ms. Del Papa recalled that information presentations

had been requested at each Board meeting and expressed

interest in that request being implemented.

Chancellor Bersi acknowledged the request, stating that

it was planned to commence those presentations later in

the Summer, beginning with a presentation on financial


28. Report of AGB Meeting

Ms. Del Papa presented the following report and recommenda-

tions stemming from the Association of Governing Boards

meeting in New Orleans:

7 of the 9 University of Nevada System Regents attended

the 1981 AGB meeting in New Orleans.

Dorothy Gallagher and I went to the seminar for new

Regents. The seminar consisted of an AGB film on Re-

gents' responsibilities. There was a general discus-

sion of the same and a question and answer session.

The rest of the conference consisted of concurrent

panel discussions which attendees could individually

select, and major speakers at lunch and dinner. I

attended the panels on "Preventive Law and Trustee

Liability", "Building a College/High School Partner-

ship", "The Board's Role in Admissions and Financial

Policy" and "Strategies for Creative Faculty Retire-


The main recommendations I would present to the Board

resulting from the Law and Liability discussion are

first, to request to our Legal Counsel for a written

discussion of our liability as Regents and also what

indemnification exists. Secondly, and more important-

ly, I believe it is imperative that we contract for a

"Legal Audit" of the System as soon as possible, in

that there are several areas of potential liability

that we need to assess immediately, particularly when

one considers what we have been spending on legal costs

and litigation settlements.

Regarding the College/High School Partnership seminar,

particularly in light of what is happening in education

as a priority in our State, I believe that the Board of

Regents and the Nevada State Board of Education should

meet jointly in the near future to discuss common prob-

lems and goals and, more importantly, cooperative ef-

forts. I am reviewing literature sent to me by the

President of Eastern Michigan University on the National

Center on Teaching and Learning, the purpose of which is

to bring about a better Eastern Michigan University/

High School Partnership.

Concerning Admissions and Financial Aid, the seminar was

enlightening, particularly since we, as Regents, may be

forced in the near future to reevaluate our admissions

policies. On the subject of Financial Aid, given the

Foundation efforts, I believe we, as Regents, must con-

tinue to do whatever we can to help with private fund-

raising and in particular see to it that fundraising

efforts are better coordinated on each Campus.

As for Creative Faculty Retirement, I obtained a copy

of the COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education)

Study on Faculty Retirement. This was a very interest-

ing session. In light of the coming change in the fed-

eral Retirement Law, I believe that a committee under

the direction of the Chancellor should begin work on

this subject in the very near future.

All in all, the conference was interesting and educa-

tional. I have not finished reading the Handbook on

University Trusteeship given to me, but there are

several points there which I believe are applicable

to our System. The exchange with other Regents was

helpful. I think we should look into greater usage

of what AGB has to offer.

Mrs. Fong asked for a report from Mrs. Whitley regarding

the Black Trustee Workshop.

Mrs. Whitley stated that the issues dealt with the financ-

ing of black Colleges, and the problem of the 20% enrollment

of blacks in predominently white institutions with only 5%

graduating. They discussed the involvement of black trust-

ees in the AGB conferences and what committees these trust-

ees could serve on and what suggestions they might have

toward the programs of AGB.

Mr. Ross stated that he had attended a budget and a tenure

seminar at the conference. He stated that the UNS is fur-

ther ahead than any of the other seminar participants and

he stated he had spent as much time giving advice as getting


29. Report of the Chairman

Mr. Cashell reported that consensus had been reached on the

dates for the Board Workshop planned for this Summer, to be

held July 31, August 1-2, 1981, at the Cal Neva at Lake

Tahoe. In view of these dates, Mr. Cashell suggested, and

the Board concurred, that the July 24 meeting scheduled for

Reno be moved to Monday, August 3, in order to minimize


30. New Business

Mrs. Fong suggested that there should be more articulation

between the public schools and the Universities and asked

that Drs. Goodall and Crowley report back to the Board with

regard to this situation.

The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P.M.

Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board