May 17-18, 1980
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
May 17, 1980
A special meeting of the Board of Regents was held on the above
date in the Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen
Dr. Louis E. Lombardi
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mrs. June Whitley
Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mr. John Tom Ross
Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler
President Joseph N. Crowley
Vice Chancellor Larry Lessly
Secretary Bonnie Smotony
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 8:40 A.M.
1. Vice President for Business, UNR
President Crowley reported that Dr. C. Thomas Baxter, Jr.
had declined the offer of the Vice Presidency and that he
would wish, therefore, to consult further with the selection
committee before bringing forward a recommendation to the
Board at its June 27 meeting.
2. Appointment of Interim Dean, Orvis School of Nursing, UNR
President Crowley recommended that Dr. Arlene Evans of the
UNR faculty be appointed Interim Dean of the Orvis School of
Nursing from July 1 to December 31, 1980, at which time Dr.
Marion Schrum will report. The interim appointment is to be
on an A contract, based on Dr. Evans' current rank III, step
15 salary, plus three steps as administrative increments,
for a base annual salary of $34,039 (or a six-months salary
of $17,020). At the conclusion of her service as Interim
Dean, Dr. Evans will be issued a new B contract for the
remainder of the academic year at rank III, step 15.
Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
3. Allocation of Travel Funds for Code Revision Committee
Chairman Cashell requested an allocation of $5,000 from the
Board of Regents Special Projects Account to fund the nec-
essary travel of the Code Revision Committee appointed at
the May 9 Board meeting.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.
Lombardi, carried without dissent.
4. Study of System Administration
Chairman Cashell recalled that at its May 9 meeting, the
Board had approved his proposal that Cresap, Mc Cormick and
Paget be retained to conduct a study of the Chancellor's
Office and System Administration. Mr. Cashell stated that
he had concluded that a better approach to this would be the
appointment of a committee consisting of Chancellor Baepler,
Presidents Crowley, Eaton and Goodall, Regents Karamanos,
Cashell and Mc Bride, with Judge Procter Hug as Chairman.
He suggested that this committee be charged with examining
the problem, that it have the option of using consultants,
and that the objectives and scope of the study as outlined
at the May 9 meeting be considered.
Mr. Buchanan suggested that Dr. Brock Dixon, Vice President
for Administration, UNLV, be added to the committee. No
exceptions were taken.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the proposed committee.
Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.
5. Proposed Sale of Adelaide Mine
Vice Chancellor Lessly recalled that UNR is co-owner, with
the Roxy Wingfield Estate, of some mining properties iden-
tified as the Adelaide Mine, and for which an offer for an
option to purchase has been received. The offer is for the
establishment of an escrow upon the payment of $2,750, per-
mission for the buyer, M-B Mining Company, to go on to the
property to do some development work for 30 days. If the
property proves to be productive, the purchase option would
be exercised at a total purchase price of $27,500. If it
turns out not to be productive, UNR and the Wingfield Estate
would each get $2,750 and the purchase agreement would be
null and void.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.
Buchanan, carried without dissent.
The meeting adjourned at 9:05 A.M.
Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary of the Board