May 17-18, 1990
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
May 17-18, 1990
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-
um, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman
Mrs. Shelley Berkley
Dr. Jill Derby
Dr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren
Dr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
President James Taranik, DRI
Dean Charles Greenhaw, NNCC
Mr. Don Klasic, General Counsel
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Alan Balboni (CCCC),
Richard Brown (UNR), Don Carlson (WNCC), Isabelle Emerson (UNLV),
Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Louis Grandieri (Unit), Michael Mc Far-
lane (NNCC), and Steve Mizell (DRI), and Student Association
Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 9:30
A.M., Thursday, May 17, 1990.
1. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed
with permanent minutes) containing the following:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held
April 12-13, 1990.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with permanent minutes.
(3) Approved granting emeritus status at UNLV for the
following, to be effective June 30, 1990:
Harold H. J. Erickson, Librarian Emeritus
Paul Loveday, Emeritus Professor of Management
(4) Approved granting emeritus status at CCCC for Dru
Raney, Community College Professor Emeritus, to be
effective upon her retirement.
(5) Approved granting emeritus status at UNR for the fol-
lowing, to be effective July 1, 1990:
John G. Folkes, College of Arts & Science, Department
Robert C. Horton, Mackay School of Mines
(6) Approved the waiver of the one-year notification for
early retirement for Lawrence M. Kirk, Extension
Editor, Department of Agricultural Education and
Communications, College of Agriculture at UNR. The
requested early retirement is to be effective July 1,
(7) Approved a two-year leave of absence (1990-91 through
1991-92) for Martina Young, Assistant Professor of
Dance at UNR. The leave will be used to complete a
Master of Fine Arts degree at Arizona State Univer-
(8) Approved the following appointments to the UNLV En-
gineering Advisory Council:
Full Membership - William Yates, replaces Jim Lowman
Associate Membership - Dan Stewart, Las Vegas
Dudley Sondeno, Las Vegas
(9) Approved the following appointment to the UNR College
of Business Administration Advisory Board:
Gary Simmons, Sparks
(10) Approved the formation of an Advisory Board for the
Orvis School of Nursing at UNR.
(11) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the State Department
of Education (Interlocal Contract)
Effective: July 1 through December 15, 1990
Amount : $2,336 to UNLV
Purpose : UNLV to arrange for participation in
Governor's Institute for Gifted and
Talented Students in Las Vegas.
B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the State Department
of Education (Interlocal Contract)
Effective: May 1 through August 25, 1990
Amount : $3,375 to UNR
Purpose : UNLV to arrange for participation in
Governor's Institute for Gifted and
Talented Students in Las Vegas.
C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
Human Resources/Mental Hygiene and Mental Retar-
dation Division (Interlocal Contract)
Effective: Date approved by Board
Amount : None
Purpose : Mental Health Institute to make its
facilities available to UNR's Orvis
School of Nursing for purpose of pro-
viding clinical experience and train-
ing to Nursing students.
D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and State Department of
Education (Interlocal Contract)
Effective: April 1 through November 30, 1990
Amount : $50,000 maximum to UNR
Purpose : UNR to disseminate four $10,000 grants
for initiating innovative programs re-
garding: Homeless Outreach; Community
Services Agency; Clark County School
District; Children's Cabinet, Inc.
E. UNS Board of Regents/School of Medicine and Nevada
Department of Prisons (Interlocal Contract)
Effective: May 18, 1990
Amount : $11,250 to School of Medicine
Purpose : Primary care health manpower for the
Nevada State Prison System.
F. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and State of Nevada 125th
Anniversary Commission (Interlocal Contract)
Effective: January 1 through June 30, 1990
Amount : $15,455 to UNR
Purpose : Will James Film/Video Project
G. UNS Board of Regents and Sierra Pacific Power
Effective: Date approved by Board
Amount : $1.00 (One Dollar) to Board
Purpose : Grant of Easement for gas distribu-
tion at UNR Motor Pool facility
Mrs. Sparks moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approv-
al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the
order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Dr.
Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Shelley Berkley and Mr. Joseph Foley entered the meeting.
President Meacham introduced newly elected CCCC Faculty
Senate Chairman Alan Balboni.
President Taranik introduced outgoing DRI Faculty Senate
Chairman Alan Gertler and newly elected DRI Faculty Senate
Chairman Steve Mizell.
President Gwaltney introduced ASTM Senator Ronald Mc Guire
and newly re-elected TMCC Faculty Senate Chairman Paula
President Maxson introduced outgoing UNLV Faculty Senate
Chairman Nancy Master and newly elected UNLV Faculty Senate
Chairman Isabelle Emerson.
President Crowley introduced newly elected UNR Faculty
Senate Chairman Richard Brown.
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich entered the meeting.
3. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson reported that the gifts received by the
Campuses have been substantial and he commended the efforts
of the Institutions.
He announced that the UNR Foundation had recently announced
plans to launch the largest fund-raising drive in Nevada
history -- a six-year capital campaign expected to attract
more than $105 million in private gifts to Nevada's land-
grant University. Chancellor Dawson wished UNR success in
Chancellor Dawson reported that the System Compensation
Committee is developing a salary package to be presented
to the Board of Regents in June.
At its meeting in March, the Joint Professional Compensation
Committee recommended that UNS move toward "Transferability"
which would allow adding alternative pension providers to
the existing retirement program. This necessitates UNS pro-
ducing a very detailed RFP. Pension Plans are a highly
specialized field, and the Committee feels that UNS does
not have the expertise in-house required to develop a high
quality RFP and has therefore advised the Chancellor to
seek an outside consultant to assist existing personnel
in its development.
This is a very important issue with the faculty as employ-
ees want the option to be able to transfer their retirement
funds to other plans. It has been estimated that the cost
will be approximately $20,000 to $40,000.
Chancellor Dawson gave an update report on the ad hoc Com-
mittee on Community College Faculty Relations' recommenda-
tions which were accepted at the December, 1989 meeting, as
contained in Ref. H, filed in the Regents' Office.
RECOMMENDATION 1 - A System Officer position should be es-
tablished in the Chancellor's Office to represent exclusive-
ly the interests of Community Colleges. The Chancellor will
develop a recommended job description for the Board's con-
sideration. -- The Community College Presidents reviewed
the information collected by President Calabro on responsi-
bilities of Community College facilitators in other states.
After review and discussion, it was determined that 1) if
this position cannot be called the "Vice Chancellor of
Community Colleges", it was not wanted, and 2) with all of
the other priorities for new positions in the Chancellor's
Office, it was felt that this position was not a top pri-
ority. The Presidents felt that a facilities planner and
an Institution Research Analyst to handle Community College
needs would be better choices and would aid Community Col-
leges more at this time. The Community College Presidents
acknowledge the fact that there is a need for a Community
College facilitator "presence" in the Chancellor's Office.
RECOMMENDATION 2 - The Board of Regents shall meet on each
Community College Campus not less than once every other
year, during which time workshops will be conducted focus-
ing on Community College matters. (This results in two
Board meetings held on a Community College Campus each year.
Two such meetings had been scheduled for 1990 -- April at
CCCC, September at NNCC.) -- A Board meeting was held at
CCCC on April 12-13, 1990 and another is scheduled at NNCC
on October 11-12, 1990. The 1991 and 1992 calendars will
schedule meetings on two Community College Campuses per
RECOMMENDATION 3 - Alternatives for recognizing the Commu-
nity Colleges' presence in the name of the University of
Nevada System should be explored. -- This recommendation
is currently being explored.
RECOMMENDATION 4 - The UNS Director of Public Information
should develop a system newsletter to facilitate internal
communications. It should include a system calendar which
includes information about meetings, deadlines and events.
-- The first newsletter has been completed and mailed.
RECOMMENDATION 5 - Additional avenues of communication be-
tween faculty and Regents should be cultivated to enhance
the Board's awareness about faculty concerns. -- Chancellor
Dawson had recommended that when the Board of Regents' meet-
ings are scheduled at the Community Colleges an informal
forum be held to air concerns. The Community College Presi-
dents agreed and suggested that the Faculty Senate Chairmen,
the President from the respective Campus, and a Regent or-
ganize the forum.
Some of the Regents expressed their concern in making the
Board of Regents' meeting a three-day meeting. Dr. Derby
suggested that a breakfast meeting be scheduled during the
two-day meeting for this forum. Mr. Klaich stated that if
the Board should hold forums for the Community Colleges,
the Universities should also be given the same opportunity.
RECOMMENDATION 6 - The Board of Regents should be encouraged
to reemphasize that articulation is a high priority. Con-
sideration of the impact University-level curriculum changes
have upon Community Colleges should similarly be emphasized.
Timelines for completing articulation agreements should be
established between Universities and Community Colleges.
-- The Articulation Board has underway a major statewide
study of articulation. The draft of this study is nearly
complete. Vice Chancellor Fox will be presenting a report
of the Articulation Board activities at each Board of
Regents' meeting following an Articulation Board meeting.
The Presidents have expressed a concern regarding the num-
ber of Community College representatives on the Articula-
tion Board. They felt that there should be a faculty and
an Administrator from each Campus. The number of repre-
sentatives will be discussed at the Council of Presidents'
meeting in June.
RECOMMENDATION 7 - A Community College Compensation Com-
mittee should be established which reports to the Board of
Regents. Among the Committee's immediate charges will be
to recommend ways to: correct salary inequities during
the 1991-93 budget process, and improve part-time salaries
for Community College Instructors. -- The Committee has
been established and reports to the Chancellor. The Com-
mittee is working on salary inequities and part-time sal-
aries among many other issues.
RECOMMENDATION 8 - Careful review of the system budget
should be undertaken to address funding inequities that
lessen the ability of Community Colleges to carry out their
mission. Equitable funding must take into account the dif-
ferences between Universities and the Community Colleges,
and the diversity among the Community Colleges. -- Con-
siderable progress has been made in this area as budgets
RECOMMENDATION 9 - Staff development opportunities and re-
sources should be expanded to allow faculty opportunities
to enhance their knowledge and skills, and to interact
with fellow professionals. -- The Community College Com-
pensation Committee is developing a proposal to conduct
a statewide Community College Conference to be held in Reno
and in August, 1990 during the week prior to the beginning
of classes. The Community College Faculty Senates will be
asked to appoint someone from each College to work during
the Summer on a workshop planning sub-committee.
RECOMMENDATION 10 - The Community Colleges should, individ-
ually and collectively, assess themselves against "The
Futures Commission" recommendations prior to the next leg-
islative session in order to provide clear communication
to all constituencies on how Nevada's students, citizens,
and industries will be served by our Community Colleges.
-- President Calabro has established a committee at WNCC
which is analyzing the 36 recommendations from the Futures
Commission report to see which most closely fit the needs of
the Campus. President Calabro has agreed to have his com-
mittee meet with committees from each Community College Cam-
pus so the Campus committees can then be working together.
President Calabro reported that progress is being made on
RECOMMENDATION 11 - The Board of Regents should direct the
Presidents to provide the Board with Campus governance flow
charts reflecting current governance arrangements on each
Campus. Within three months the Presidents, in consultation
with their faculties, should provide the Board with modified
flow charts reflecting appropriate changes in Campus govern-
ance structures which address the faculty concerns identi-
fied by the Community College Faculty Relations Committee.
(Modifications should include faculty involvement in the
evaluation of Administrators and the budget process.) --
Campus governance flow charts were previously submitted to
the Board. The Presidents felt that they have made progress
in this area and that the faculty has endorsed the changes
which allow greater involvement in the budget process. It
is anticipated that the Presidents will report to the Board
in June with their governance flow chart modifications, but
need to stress that in some cases the flow charts may not
Mr. Klaich stated that the flow charts which were presented
in January to the Board were very complex and that he could
not point out any discrepancies, if any, and that he had to
rely on others. He requested the Faculty Senate Chairmen to
aid the Board in denoting discrepancies. Dr. Derby suggest-
ed that at the June meeting clarification be made to the
flow charts and a progress report be made.
RECOMMENDATION 12 - The Board of Regents shall request that
the Chancellor provide a follow-up evaluation in January
1991 to determine the progress made in resolving problems
identified by the Community College Faculty Relations Com-
mittee, and in implementing the recommendations proposed by
the Committee. -- Chancellor Dawson will make follow-up
reports, such as this one, periodically throughout the year.
4. Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee, meeting as a committee of
the whole under the Chairmanship of Regent Eardley, acted
(1) Approved the following expenditures:
A. Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement
Fee Funds in the amount of $110,500 for the fol-
lowing projects at WNCC:
1) Remodel Administrative and Business $ 43,000
Office areas to provide more space
for the Business Office
2) Local Area Network - Phase III ex- 26,500
3) Additional remodeling projects include: 41,000
Printing and Graphic Arts, storage for
Nursing, student lounge, miscellaneous
equipment, upgrade phone system, auto-
welding shop improvements
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the expenditure of
Capital Improvement Fee Funds at WNCC in the
amount of $110,500 as noted above. Dr. Derby
seconded. Motion carried.
B. Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement
Fee Funds in the amount of $54,100 for the fol-
lowing projects at TMCC:
1) Elevator Controller be replaced $ 8,000
with new modern microprocessor
2) Remodeling to provide space for six 19,100
new faculty who will be arriving in
the Fall and replacement of railings
outside the north entrance to make
them continuous for the handicapped
3) Entrance sign for the Campus with a 15,000
message board that can be changed for
Dr. Derby moved approval of the expenditure of
Capital Improvement Fee Funds at TMCC in the
amount of $54,100 as noted above. Dr. Hammargren
seconded. Motion carried.
C. The Committee of the Whole recommended approval of
approval of expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee
Funds in the amount of $20,000 for the following
project at UNLV:
1) Landscaping from the Dorms to the $ 20,000
Thomas and Mack Center landscaping
already in place
As provided by Board of Regents' policy, President
Maxson reported the authorization to use up to
$20,000 of Capital Improvement Fee Funds for a
project which provided landscaping from the Dorms
to the Thomas and Mack Center.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the expenditure of
Capital Improvements Fee Funds at UNLV in the
amount of $20,000 as noted above. Mrs. Berkley
seconded. Motion carried.
(2) Approved the following changes:
A. Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4,
Chapter 10, Section 12.5, Distribution of the
Registration Fee, Continuing Education, Community
Service, and Off-Campus Programs, as follows:
Section 12. Distribution of the Registration Fee
5. Continuing Education, Community Service, and
Off-Campus Programs. Entire fee to be dedi-
cated to program budget for instruction.
At UNLV and UNR, the per credit fee for credit
courses offered by continuing education during
the Fall or Spring term shall be the same as
the per credit fee charged for other credit
courses offered during the same time period.
During the Summer, the fees for continuing
education courses shall be the same as the
fees charged for Summer Sessions courses.
B. Approved the table of fees in Title 4, Chapter 17,
Section 10, Student Fees will change as follows.
This is a reflection of the above changes to the
Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 12.5.
Section 10. Student Fees
Continuing Education, Off-Campus,
for undergraduate courses 40 40
for graduate courses 50 50
Continuing Education, Summer,
for undergraduate courses 44 41
for graduate courses 54 50
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes
regarding the distribution of the registration
fee and the student fees for Continuing Education
at UNLV and UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion
Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.
(3) In December, 1989, the Board approved a change in
Summer Session Fees at UNLV in Title 4, Chapter 17,
Undergraduate from $36 to $41
Graduate from $41 to $50
Inadvertently, the distribution of those fees was not
changed. The Committee of the Whole recommended ap-
proval of changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
10, Section 12.4, Distribution of the Registration
Fee, Summer Programs, as follows:
Section 12. Distribution of the Registration Fee
4. Summer Programs - (except Community Service) per
Per Undergraduate Credit:
Instructional Programs $38.40
Student Union 2.00
Student Union Capital Improvement NA
Summer Activity Program .35
Health Service .25
Per Graduate Credit:
Instructional Programs $47.40
Student Union 2.00
Student Union Capital Improvement NA
Summer Activity Program .35
Health Service .25
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook changes
regarding Distribution of Registration Fees, Summer
Programs at UNLV. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion
(4) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chap-
ter 17, Section 8.2, Refund Policy, UNLV, as follows:
a. Resident Fees (Does not apply to credit courses
offered by the Summer Term or the Division of
(1) One hundred percent (100%) of resident fees
shall be refunded for net credit load re-
ductions completed within two weeks of the
beginning of instruction. No refund of
registration fees shall be granted for
courses dropped after two weeks from the
beginning of instruction.
(2) One hundred percent (100%) of resident fees
shall be refunded for withdrawal from the
University completed within two weeks of
the beginning of instruction. For with-
drawals within two weeks of the beginning of
instruction and prior to the end of the sixth
calendar week of instruction, a fifty percent
(50%) refund of fees shall be granted. No
refund shall be granted thereafter.
b. Nonresident Tuition (Does not apply to credit
courses offered by the Summer Term or the Divi-
sion of Continuing Education.)
(1) One hundred percent (100%) of nonresident
tuition shall be refunded for net credit
reduction to six credits or less or with-
drawal from the University after two weeks
of the beginning of instruction.
(2) No refund of nonresident tuition shall be
granted for courses dropped after two weeks
from the beginning of instruction.
(3) A fifty percent (50%) refund of nonresident
tuition shall be granted for withdrawals
made from the University after two weeks
of the beginning of instruction but prior
to the end of the sixth calendar week of
instruction. No refund shall be granted
(subsections c., d., and e. require no change)
f. Summer Term and the Division of Continuing
A one hundred percent (100%) refund of registra-
tion fees may be authorized to a student offi-
cially dropping a course before the day instruc-
tion for that course begins. A fifty percent
(50%) refund of registration fees may be author-
ized to a student officially dropping a course
during the first twenty percent (20%) of the
course. Thereafter, no refund will be made.
For non-credit courses, or for credit courses
taught as part of a conference or institute, or
for some short intensive courses, the refund
policy will be described in the publicity materi-
al for the course and may vary from course to
course depending upon the circumstances.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes re-
garding the Refund Policy at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley
seconded. Motion carried.
(5) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
17, Section 10, Student Fees, UNR and UNLV, as fol-
Section 10. Student Fees
Independent Study (correspondence) $46 $--
Placement Office Registration Fee 10 10
Placement Office Computer Access Fee 15 15
Note: The $1.00 fee for the enrollment certification
at UNR which appeared on the agenda was withdrawn.
Mrs. Whitley move approval of the Handbook changes re-
garding student Fees at UNR and UNLV. Mrs. Sparks
seconded. Motion carried.
(6) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
17, Section 13, Residence Hall and Food Service Rates,
UNLV, as follows:
Section 13. Residence Hall and Food Service Rates,
Room, Board and Phone $1791.00 with 19 meal plan
$1748.00 with 15 meal plan
$1684.00 with 12 meal plan
Plus refundable damage $ 100.00 per semester
Gym Road and Gym Road South Halls
Room, Board and Phone $2219.00 with 19 meal plan
$2176.00 with 15 meal plan
$2112.00 with 12 meal plan
Plus refundable damage $ 100.00 per semester
Breakdown of Room and Board Fees:
Tonopah Hall Room $ 951.00 per semester
Gym Road & Gym Road So. Room $1446.00 per semester
Board 19 Meals per week $ 772.47 per semester
15 Meals per week $ 729.47 per semester
12 Meals per week $ 665.21 per semester
Private room supplement $ 300.00 per semester
Summer Session (room only) $ 280.00/5 wk semester
Refundable damage deposit $ 100.00 per semester
Summer Session (private room
supplement) $ 30.00 per session
Graduate Housing Fee: Room $ 342.00 per month +
Board $ 181.75 19 meal plan
or $ 171.15 15 meal plan
or $ 156.75 12 meal plan
December Recess Room and 19 meals $523.00
Room and 15 meals $513.00
Room and 12 meals $498.00
These changes will be effective Summer, 1990.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the Handbook changes re-
garding Residence Hall and Food Service Rates at
UNLV. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
(7) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chap-
ter 17, Section 15, Residence Hall and Food Service
Rates, UNR, as contained in Ref. B-7, filed in the
President Crowley explained that in order to have
quality food service, there needs to be an increase
in the number served, therefore UNR is requesting a
mandatory meal plan for all residence hall occupants.
The proposal decreases the cost of the meal plan per
individual, but will increase the total collected for
the meal plan if the proposal becomes mandatory for
all residence hall occupants.
Mr. Clint Hosford, concerned student, informed the
Committee, that a petition was taken at the entrance
to the Dining Commons on May 7, 1990. A total of 361
persons were asked if they would like to sign the
petition; 331 signed the petition (91%). He stated
that students are not in favor of the mandatory meal
plan. The students have not had enough time to
financially plan for this proposal.
Upon questioning, President Crowley informed the Com-
mittee that last year there were 328 non-Freshman
students living in the residence halls; 105 of these
students purchased the meal plan; and 160 returning
students have made a down payment for Dormitory
space with full knowledge of the mandatory meal plan
for next year. He stated that a mandatory meal plan
is in effect at the College Inn and at most institu-
tions across the country. UNLV has always had a
mandatory meal plan and CSUN President Joe Bunin in-
dicated that there has been no opposition to this
UNR Associate Dean of Student Life, John Marschall,
explained in greater detail how the volume of the
meal plan will affect the quality of the food service.
He stated that UNR Residential Life and Housing bud-
gets were based on 90% occupancy rate for the year.
During this past Fall semester the residence halls
were 100% occupied and 94% occupied during the Spring
semester. The Professional Food Management (current
food service company at UNR) has indicated that they
could provide better mels if the numbers were in-
President Crowley distributed an additional option
for this first year of inclusive room and board which
would spread the annual cost over six payments (filed
in the Regents' Office).
Mr. Klaich and Mrs. Sparks suggested a grandfathering
approach to this mandatory meal plan. Dr. Marschall
indicated that this would have a minimal impact. He
did indicated that exceptions to the policy will be
made for students as they have in the past.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the Handbook changes re-
garding Residence Hall and Food Service Rates and the
optional payment plan for the meal plan at UNR. Dr.
Derby seconded. Mr. Klaich and Mrs. Whitley opposed.
(8) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
17, Section 17.1, Apartment Rentals, UNR, as follows:
Section 17. Apartment Rentals, UNR
1. University Village apartments shall rent for
$250 per month (effective 7/1/90) with a rental
agreement requiring two weeks notice of intent
to vacate. Rent shall be payable one month in
advance. Before moving in, the tenant shall
pay the first and last month's rent (partial
month pro-rated), plus a $100 cleaning and damage
deposit, and a $15.00 key deposit. The $115.00
key, damage and cleaning deposit shall be refund-
ed in whole or in part upon the termination of
the rental agreement and the peaceful surrender
of the rented premises with the premises left in
a clean and habitable condition (ordinary wear
excepted) and with a complete inventory of furn-
ishings. Inspection will be made by an authorized
agent of the University.
Rent not received by 5:00 P.M. on the eleventh
(11th) day of the month will be considered delin-
quent and will be subject to a five dollar ($5.00)
late charge. Rent or other charges not paid by
the twenty-fifty (25th) of the month when due will
result in termination of the rental agreement on
the last day of the month when due.
UNR Associate Dean for Student Life, John Marschall,
explained that the 40-unit self-supporting University
Village is in severe need of renovation and replace-
ment, but in order to do this, there needs to be an
increase in revenue to begin a reserve for the costs
which will be incurred. With the proposed increase,
$40,000 will be generated in the first year which will
allow for only one major improvement. Some additional
improvements will include windows, storage units,
furnaces, bathrooms and fire safety. The increased
rate will begin when the remodeling begins. Sierra
Pacific Power Company's audit indicated that with
the improvements made, the tenants could realize a 50%
savings on their power statements. Dr. Marschall in-
dicated that there are no reserves to take care of a
debt source for a bond loan such as the residence
halls have for their renovation projects.
Mrs. Chrisy Masoudi, University Village tenant, stated
that a 55% increase is unrealistic for married stu-
dents living at University Village. She is concerned
that if this increase is approved, then the married
students will be subject to future increases which
they could not financially handle.
Mr. Klaich questioned if there would be assurances
that future increases would be used for future reno-
vation projects. President Crowley informed the Com-
mittee that the University Village was built in 1960
and has not implemented a scheduled rental increase
during the past years. The University Village has
not been maintained as it should over the past years,
and now it is in desperate need of repairs. He ad-
mitted that this was a tough decision to make, but
one that must be realized. He gave his word that
such increases would not occur every year in the
Mrs. Sparks stated that UNR needs to provide a proper
quality of life for the students who live in the resi-
dence halls and rental properties, and if this cannot
be obtained, then the properties should be abandoned.
ASUN President Jason Geddes informed the Committee
that out of the last $4 student fee increase, $1 was
directed to the renovation of the residence halls, but
it was his understanding that nothing was directed to
married student housing. He suggested that married
student housing receive a portion of this fee. Mr.
Marschall corrected Mr. Geddes by stating that a
pro-rated amount of the $1 fee is directed to married
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change re-
garding Apartment Rentals at UNR upon the condition
that all of the increase be allocated to the improve-
ments in married student housing so long as the in-
crease is considered necessary by UNR and that UNR
will provide the Changellor with verification of this
process. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.
(9) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
17, Section 18, The College Inn, UNR, as contained in
Ref. B-9, filed in the Regents' Office.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes re-
garding The College Inn at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
(10) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
3, Section 19.1, Summer Session Salary Schedules, UNLV
Section 19. Summer Session Salary Schedules
Salary schedules for Summer Session faculty at UNR
and UNLV shall be approved annually by the Board of
Regents. The following schedules are effective for
the 1990 Summer Session:
1. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Professor $1035 per credit hour
Associate Professor 1009 per credit hour
Assistant Professor 983 per credit hour
Lecturer 880 per credit hour
Professor $ 950 per credit hour
Associate Professor 900 per credit hour
Assistant Professor 850 per credit hour
Lecturer 750-850 per credit hour
Lab Assistant 750 per credit hour
Professor Emeritus: Depends upon rank at time of
The per-credit-hour salary is understood to be a
maximum allowable salary. A lower per-credit sal-
ary, when necessitated by low enrollment, and when
agreed to by the Instructor, is not precluded.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook changes re-
garding Summer Session Salary Schedules at UNLV. Mrs.
Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
(11) Approved the changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
3, Section 20.2, Part-Time Salary Schedules, UNLV, as
Section 20. Part-Time Salary Schedules
Salary schedules for part-time instructional staff
shall be subject to approval of the Board of Regents.
The following schedules shall be implemented in Sum-
mer, 1990 and shall remain effective until changed
by action of the Board of Regents:
2. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Minimum of $500 per credit hour
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Handbook changes
regarding Part-Time Salary Schedules at UNLV. Dr.
Derby seconded. Motion carried.
The open meeting recessed at 10:05 A.M. and reconvened in a
Closed Personnel Session at 12:20 P.M., Thursday, May 17, 1990,
with all Regents present.
5. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the
Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose
of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-
sional competence or physical or mental health of a person
in accordance with NRS 241.030.
Upon motion by Dr. Eardley, seconded by Mrs. Sparks, the
Board moved to open session. Motion carried.
The open meeting reconvened at 2:45 P.M., Thursday, May 17, 1990,
with all Regents present.
6. Approved Resolution, UNLV Jazz Band
Approved the following resolution in recognition of the UNLV
WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jazz Ensemble
has demonstrated an outstanding record of success over the
last twelve years, recording eight commercial albums and
traveling extensively around the world; and
WHEREAS, the UNLV Jazz ensemble has well represented its
University, the University System, the City of Las Vegas,
and the entire State of Nevada; and
WHEREAS, the UNLV Jazz Ensemble out-performed College and
University big bands from throughtout the country in 1990
during regional and national competition; and
WHEREAS, the UNLV Jazz Ensemble was declared national
champion over seven other finalists at the fourth annual
Music Fest USA competition at the 1990 National Finals
sponsored by "Down Beat" magazine in Oakland, California;
WHEREAS, the Board of Regents and the University of Nevada
System are proud of the ensemble, its director, staff, and
supporters; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the Board of Regents of the University of
Nevada System that in honor of the Jazz Ensemble's National
Championship, today, May 17, 1990, be declared "UNLV Jazz
Ensemble Day" throughout the University System, and further,
RESOLVED, that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas be highly
commended for bringing such a great honor to the State of
Nevada, and praised for finishing "NUMBER ONE".
Dr. John Unrue, Senior Vice President and Provost, intro-
duced Mr. Grank Gagliardi, Director of Jazz Studies at UNLV.
Mr. Gagliardi has been on staff at UNLV for twelve years and
was commended for his service. Mr. Gagliardi thanked the
Board of Regents for their recognition and distributed a
UNLV Jazz Ensemble cassette tape to each Board member.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the resolution which recog-
nizes the UNLV Jazz Ensemble. Dr. Hammargren seconded.
7. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee
A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee
meeting, held May 17, 1990, were made by Regent Daniel
The Committee recommended approval of the ratification
of a contract to Security Pacific Bank Corporation for
custodial banking services.
Mr. Klaich introduced Ms. Janet Mac Donald, UNS Deputy
Treasurer, and Mr. Art Lenon, Director of Purchasing,
Business Center North. Ms. Mac Donald explained that
several months ago an RFP was prepared with the assist-
ance of Cambridge and Associates. The RFP was sent to
all banks doing business in the State of Nevada. A
sub-committee, consisting of representatives from UNLV,
UNR, DRI, TMCC and the Deputy Treasurer's Office, was
formed to evaluate the proposals received.
Ms. Mac Donald stated that some 13 factors were used to
evaluate the banks which had responded to the RFP:
The Custodial organization of the bank;
The resources of the bank's Trust Department, in-
cluding the number of trust accounts, the type of
trust accounts and the insurance coverage of the
The Cash Management Services available at the bank.
Daily cash receipts of UNS trust accounts are
"swept" by the bank into an investment account so
that interest may be earned. This historical earn-
ings of the "sweep" accounts was taken into consid-
Available Settlement facilities of the bank, which
is their use of central depositories, and their
membership in DTC, the Federal Service System,
The Data Processing and Accounting systems. UNS is
very interested in upgrading the current computer
systems, i. e., to down-load statements into the
PC's in the Deputy Treasurer's Office; the ability
to monitor the Regent Investment Guidelines; re-
ceipt of statements on trade date and settlement
date; on-line access with ability to manipulate data
once it is transferred from the bank;
Failed trades and how dividends and interest pay-
ments would be made were considered. Sample reports
were reviewed and compared looking at portfolio
analysis. Banks were questioned about the availa-
bility of custom reports for UNS;
Security lending abilities which allows portfolio
instruments to be loaned thereby adding up to a
possibility of 30 basis points to total performance;
Option accounting and future accounting capabili-
Ms. Mac Donald stated that all Committee members attend-
ed on-site visits to the banks and that references were
Based on the careful review of the above, the Committee
unanimously recommended to the Investment Committee that
Security Pacific Bank be appointed as the UNS Custodial
Mrs. Sparks questioned whether the Investment Committee
members should not have received copies of the RFP and
bids. Ms. Mac Donald replied that, no, that is not the
general practice on bids. Mr. Art Lenon agreed. Mrs.
Sparks then questioned whether this was the lowest bid
of those submitted; whether this was the best financial
arrangement for the System provided in the RFP's. Ms.
Mac Donald replied that it was the best "we could get".
Further questioning by Mr. Klaich revealed that Security
Pacific offered the services for $65,000 and First In-
terstate of Nevada offered $68,000. Ms. Mac Donald ex-
plained that the fees were only one of the 13 criteria
used to evaluate the proposals.
Mrs. Sparks then questioned whether there were only two
bids, with Ms. Mac Donald replying in the affirmative.
Mr. Lenon, referring to his memorandum dated May 17,
1990 to the Board of Regents, (filed with the permanent
minutes), stated that each member of the Evaluation Com-
mittee individually ranked the proposals.
Mr. Klaich asked who held the current custodial contract
and Ms. Mac Donald replied that it was Valley Bank. He
then asked whether she felt the bid from Security Pacif-
ic Bank as recommended was superior to the Valley Bank
contract currently in effect. Ms. Mac Donald replied
that it was and she was the only one who could answer
that question because the Evaluation Committee did not
consider Valley Bank since they were not a part of the
process. In response to Mrs. Sparks' query of why they
were not, Ms. Mac Donald stated that she wished to state
publicly that Valley Bank has been a great friend to
UNS, that they were most cooperative in assisting with
every service when they were asked, but that she would
not change the recommendation to the Board.
Mr. Klaich again pressed that he wanted to assure him-
self that Ms. Mac Donald was stating that the Evaluation
Committee's recommendation of Security Pacific Bank was
indeed superior to the current contract UNS has with
Valley Bank of Nevada. Ms. Mac donald replied that it
was. He then asked whether she was measuring that a-
gainst the contract that was submitted on or about
April 9, 1990 (from Valley Bank), or the contract that
was in force with Valley Bank prior to that date? Ms.
Mac Donald replied that it was her conclusion that
Security Pacific Bank was superior applied to both
contracts of Valley Bank.
Mr. Klaich asked whether Ms. Mac Donald has compared
this detailed evaluation and ranking (that was presented
to the Investment Committee in the memo of May 17, 1990,
page 4) with respect to the Valley Bank contract that
was submitted on or about April 9, 1990. Ms. Mac Donald
replied that she had personally, but the Evaluation Sub-
Committee members had not. Mr. Klaich again pressed
whether on the basis of Ms. Mac Donald's personal eval-
uation of the Security Pacific Bank bid verses the
Valley Bank contract that was submitted about April 9,
when the biding closed, the Security Pacific Bank con-
tract was superior in her opinion. She stated that it
He then questioned what the fees of Valley Bank would be
under the April 9, 1990 contract? Ms. Mac Donald re-
plied that she estimated them to be about half of what
they are currently, or about $35,000. Mr. Klaich ques-
tioned that, focusing on only one item of the 13 of
which the bids were evaluated, Valley Bank would be
proposing to continue as Custodial Bank with UNS at a
cost of about $35,000 and two other banks had responded
to an RFP with substantially similar intent and yet
their estimated fees were about double that figure. Ms.
Mac Donald replied that was true, the other two banks
were closer to the current fees charged by Valley Bank.
Mr. Klaich then questioned how to account for Valley
Bank stating that they could do the job for half the
price, or alternately, why would Ms. Mac Donald recom-
mend to the Board that UNS should pay twice as much in
fees to Security Pacific Bank that Valley Bank would do
for half that amount. Ms. Mac Donald replied that the
fees were not the only item taken into account when mak-
ing the recommendation. Further, she stated that in the
area of security lending UNS would be able to obtain a
superior advantage if they went with Security Pacific
Bank because of the opportunity to currently lend out
some of the securities held in the portfolio and any
difference in fees could be made up many times over.
Mr. Klaich questioned whether UNS had the capability
with Valley Bank. Ms. Mac Donald stated she did not
believe UNS would have that capability nearly to the
extent that it would have at Security Pacific Bank.
Ms. Mac Donald stated she hoped that she was not being
"pitted against Valley" and added that she felt Valley
Bank had done a good job for the University.
Mr. Klaich continued that he was focusing on the sen-
tence on page 2 of the May 17, 1990 memorandum under
"Chronological Outline", which states, "4/10/90 Valley
requested, via letter, UNS approve a contract modifi-
cation in the form of a fee schedule reduction. UNS
took no action pending the outcome of the open procure-
ment. UNS deemed it inappropriate to consider or make
a contract change during the legal procurement process."
He questioned how UNS could recommend that custodial
services be changed without measuring against the cur-
rent contract, which he deemed to be amended. Ms. Mac
Donald stated that there was the option throughout the
process not to accept either bid and stay with Valley
Bank. Mr. Klaich replied that he wanted to be assured
that in exercising that judgment, that it was exercised
vis-a-vis the revised contract.
Ms. Mac Donald stated that in her mind it was. Further,
she stated that she had been advised by the Purchasing
Department that Valley could not participate for legal
reasons, so the evaluation sub-committee did not look at
the revised fees from Valley, but that she had. She
stated she would still not change the recommendation.
Dr. Eardley stated that he had received only one phone
call on this matter prior to the meeting and that he
had not had the background information available to the
Evaluation Sub-Committee. He asked why the April 10,
1990 contract amendment from Valley Bank could not be
accepted and whether there was a rule concerning a
Mr. Lenon stated the purpose of the pre-bid conference
was to make certain that all banks interested in res-
ponding to the RFP were in attenance at the conference
and that there was a fair exchange of information be-
tween the organizations. He related that under Board of
Regents policy, and under the procedurement guidlines of
good and accepted purchasing practices, that once a pro-
curement process is started, the parameters are not
changed, because the courts in Nevada and nation-wide
have ruled that the established mechanism must be fol-
Mr. Lenon continued that he had met with the Valley Bank
people because of the disqualification. He related to
them at the meeting that his decisions were subject to
judicial review. It was at that meeting that Valley
Bank asked UNS permission to petition the other two
banks for reinstatement to the process, which those
banks denied. He added that it is Business Center
North's principal objective to seek competition. He
added that based on the discussions with Valley Bank,
that he does not believe there was a technical over-
sight on the part of Valley Bank and they did not pay
attention to the details on the proposal.
Mr. Foley questioned whether the purpose of the pre-pro-
posal conference was for those who wished to make a bid
to gather information, with Mr. Lenon replying in the
affirmative. Mr. Foley stated he could not understand
why not attending the pre-proposal conference would be
grounds for disqualification. Mr. Lenon replied that
during an open competitive procedurement process even
the incumbent contractor is considered a proposer and
information shared at a pre-proposal conference is im-
portant to the process. Also, he added that they are
very careful in procedure processes of this kind, that
no proposer, regardless of whether they are incumbent,
is allowed to take unilateral exceptions to the guide-
lines that have been established without first communi-
cating with his office so that all proposers are treat-
ed the same. He agreed that it was a technical point,
but it is one that BCN is obligated to follow to main-
tain compliance with Board policy and accepted public
Mr. Foley argued that the objective of the process is to
obtain the best services at the best price for the Sys-
tem and that to disqualify someone for a technical part
of the program has nothing to do with the final bid to
give anyone an advantage one way or the other. He stat-
ed he felt UNS rules are a disservice in eliminating a
Mr. Lenon stated he understood Mr. Foley's argument, but
there were no provisions in the guidelines under which
he operates that would allow him to deviate from the
procedures. He related that he felt comfortable in de-
fending the recommendation of the Sub-Committee because
they had followed the guidelines to the letter and all
other proposers had complied. He stated he felt that
any deviation could be cause for the other proposers to
question the integrity of the process.
Mr. Klaich stated for the record that he felt Ms. Mac
Donald was neutral and objective in her evaluation of
the services for UNS. He also added that he had no in-
formation concerning the bids prior to this meeting, and
that his concern was only for the best services for the
best price, which is not necessarily the lowest price.
In answer to Mrs. Sparks' question of why Regents had
not received copies of the bids, Ms. Mac Donald stated
that the bids are very technical and expertise in the
field is needed to properly evaluate them.
Mr. Klaich asked the length of time it might take to
have the other Sub-Committee members give recomenda-
tions to the Committee or the Board. Mr. Lenon replied
that four of the six members were presently in the meet-
ting room. Mr. Klaich questioned whether they had ana-
lyzed the three bids as Janet had. Ms. Mac Donald re-
plied they had not, that she was the only one to have
seen the fees. Chancellor Dawson stated that a tele-
conference could be set up and the Committee could have
an answer for the next day.
Mr. Klasic, General Counsel, noted that his recommenda-
tion was that the Sub-Committee not review the three
bids because he felt that it could place the entire
procurement process in jeopardy. He added that by
Valley Bank not attending the pre-proposal conference
constituted disqualification. Mr. Klaich related that
when asked to approve a Custodial Bank for UNS, he
wanted to have full assurances of the people reviewing
the two qualifying bids that it was more satisfactory
to accept one of the bids than to remain with the cur-
rent bank. Mr. Klasic reminded the Committee of the
chronology of facts before them that on April 9, 1990
Purchasing opened and distributed the responses from
Security Pacific and First Interstate Banks. A day
later, April 10, 1990, Valley Bank requested a contract
modification that was half the current fee. Mr. Klaich
stated he understood that documentation was received by
Valley Bank on April 9, 1990 and that a letter was re-
ceived a day later.
Mrs. Sparks again questioned why the Investment Commit-
tee had not been informed prior to this meeting that
Valley Bank had not been given consideration. Ms. Mac
Donald replied that the Committee was keeping the rec-
ommendation confidential until the meeting, and added
that this was the first rigorous RFP in which she had
participated and she was following the guidelines. Mrs.
Whitley added that this was the first time for the pro-
cedure, with Mr. Klaich stating the procedure was adopt-
ed because of the unfortunate happenings the first time
around (referring to the awarding of the contract in
Dr. Eardley asked about the regulation on when custodial
bids are to be made, with the reply being that it was
every five years. Ms. Mac Donald explained that in the
past the contract had been for three years, but that it
was too difficult for the Campuses to change banks that
often. She related that UNS started with $20 million
in custodial accounts six years ago, and, with the
changes made in the endowment system at that time, the
amount is now nearly triple that amount at $60 million.
Mr. Foley stated he understood that the RFP was designed
by the Purchasing Department at Business Center North,
and questioned whether that had been in consultation
with Ms. Mac Donald's Office, to which she replied that
Mrs. Berkley questioned why Valley Bank would not be
considered in the bid process since the account has
grown since being placed with them. Ms. Mac Donald
related that Valley Bank was a part of the growth, but
there were other factors as well.
Dr. Hammargren questioned why the Security Pacific bid
was considered better even though their bid might be
be twice as much as another bid. Ms. Mac Donald replied
that there is more involved in the services than the
fees, and cited on-line access to computers and security
lending. She explained that UNS holds a lot of U. S.
Treasury Notes, and money is made by lending such UNS
securities. This requires high tech systems to be in-
volved in the process and the size of the bank makes a
difference. Security Pacific is the fifth largest bank
in the country and they have their own central bank
operations in New York.
Mr. Mark Bouchard, Vice President with Valley Bank of
Nevada, stated that it had been an oversight on the part
of the bank in not realizing they had missed the pre-bid
conference. He commended Janet Mac Donald stating she
had been very supportive over the five-year relation-
ship with UNS. Mr. Bouchard stated that they had gone
to First Interstate and Security Pacific Banks to ask to
be allowed to bid, and when refused, Valley Bank had
determined they would prepare a bid contract in terms
of fees based on the RFP as though they were a part of
the process. At that point they had sent a letter to
the University System's Office indicating they were
lowering their fee to a figure of approximately $35,000
because they had wanted their fee known. He agreed
with Ms. Mac Donald that the "gray area" of the sit-
uation is Valley Bank's systems ability, the on-line
capability, and a securities lending program which are
not part of the current contract. He stated they have
a Custody Services Department that encompasses 26
people, and they handle other State funds including
the State of Nevada, the Insurance System, Washoe and
Clark Counties, the City of Las Vegas, the City of
Reno and Douglas County.
Mr. Bouchard continued, relating that he believed Valley
Bank could be very competitive in the technology arena
and also very competitive financially in the securities
lending area. He stressed that over the five years of
new contract they would be $175,000 under the Security
Pacific Bid. He explained that Valley does have some
on-line technology and they are involved in lending cur-
rently with the State Industrial Insurance System and
other clients. He stated he felt Valley Bank's proposed
fee should be measured against a custody fee, and that
the securities lending and the on-line ability should
be removed. He related they would have been more than
willing to provide on-line access for the same fee and
in the securities lending arena they would have paid
for custody in their arena as well.
Mr. Tom Collins, Vice President with Security Pacific
Bank, stated that the cover letter that accompanied the
RFP very clearly stated there was a mandatory pre-pro-
posal bid meeting prior to responding to the bid, and
that he found it disconcerting to have this issue de-
bated at this point in the bid process. He related
that Security Pacific provides services to PERS here
Chairman Klaich announced that Item 26 of the Board of
Regents agenda allows review of the Committee recom-
mendations, where all members of the Board would have
an opportunity to address the question.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Investment Committee. Dr. Eardley seconded.
Mr. Klaich, Chairman of the Investment Committee, reported
there had been one item on the Committee agenda to approve
a bid for custodial banking services pursuant to an RFP
which was published and bids which were received.
Mr. Klaich moved to award the bid for UNS Custodial Banking
Services to Security Pacific Bank Corporation. Mr. Eardley
Mrs. Gallagher stated for the record that she is a Director
of the Board at Security Pacific Bank and because of this
conflict of interest she would be taking no part in the
discussion nor in the vote.
Mr. Peter Thomas, President of Valley Bank, commented that
his company does not stand to make a great deal of money
from this contract, but that he felt the issue was one of
saving UNS $150,000 over a five-year period vs. the value
to UNS to follow absolutely its guidelines in its purchas-
ing procedure which has prevented Valley Bank from bidding.
He stated he felt there were three options open to UNS:
1) to approve the contract as recommended; 2) to continue
with a modified contract to Valley Bank at $30,000 per year
less than that of the recommended contract, and 3) go out
to bid once again.
Mr. Thomas explained that the $30,000 fee would be for all
services as required by the RFP including new services for
automation, new services for handling securities and lend-
ing the securities. He stated their interest in the con-
tract is for the best interest of the University. He ex-
plained that two days after the oversight of missing the
pre-proposal conference was discovered, Valley Bank con-
tacted the University and the other banks. He stated that
the current contract allows for modifications at any time,
providing both parties so choose, and Valley Bank has of-
fered a modification (to change the cost from $70,000 to
$35,000 per year).
Mr. Thomas continued, stating that he was confident Valley
Bank could provide all 12 of the other services required
in the RFP. He urged the Board to strongly consider the
$150,000 "hit" it would be taking by awarding the contract
to one of the other banks.
Mr. Tom Collins, Vice President of Security Pacific Bank,
declined to comment, stating he did not want to get into
a rebuttal situation with another bank at this time.
Mr. Klaich questioned Ms. Mac Donald about comparing the
bids received. He stated he understood there were bids
from Security Pacific and First Interstate Bank. Mr.
Thomas had just informed the Board that Valley Bank had
submitted a bid and he questioned whether that bid does in
fact conform to the services and specifications requested
in the RFP. Ms. Mac Donald replied that she understood
the Presisdent of Valley Bank to be saying that the serv-
ices they would provide to UNS would be much greater than
what is being provided under the current contract. Further,
she stated that she did not feel Valley Bank has the capa-
bility to accomplish what UNS has asked for, and what,
through the bid and site visit, the Security Pacific Bank
can provide. She also stated it was her understanding that
Mr. Thomas was saying Valley Bank could give UNS services
they are not now performing and for half the price. She
added that even if she accepted that statement as actual
fact, she would stand by her recommendation that in view
of all her experience with the banks and seeing what they
do, that Security Pacific Bank can best serve UNS.
Mr. Klaich continued with Ms. Mac Donald stating that he
had, this morning, asked whether she had carefully reviewed
the two qualifying responses to the RFP and had compared
those, using the same criterion to the offer received from
Valley Bank, and had asked her opinion whether or not of
those three Security Pacific was the best bid for the UNS,
and she had replied that she had done the review and that
Security Pacific was the best of the three. Ms. Mac Donald
stated that was correct, she had made and meant that state-
Dr. Eardley asked Mrs. Mac Donald whether Valley Bank did
not meet certain guidelines or rules and that she had made
her judgment basically on that and nothing else. Ms. Mac
Donald stated she was not focusing on the procurement pro-
cedures; that she was focusing on the service that UNS
needs for the $200 million involved. Dr. Eardley then asked
whether she had focused on the $30-35,000 difference in cost
to UNS. Ms. Mac Donald replied that it was part of her con-
sideration, but she would still recommend Security Pacific.
Ms. Mac Donald stated that there wasn't a representative
present from First National Bank and she was unaware of
what their feelings would be in this situation. She men-
tioned that First Interstate Bank had just given a $1 mil-
lion gift to the UNS. Mr. Klaich stated for the record
that any other relationship between any of these institu-
tions and the UNS would have absolutely no bearing on any
decision he might make in this matter, that his decision
would be based solely upon a comparison of the three con-
tracts regardless of what was anticipated or what had
happened in the past.
Dr. Derby asked for a clarification of the comparison of
the three contracts by Ms. Mac Donald, who replied that she
just has the word of the President and Mr. Mark Bouchard
(Valley Bank) that they are going to provide new services,
which they are not doing now. She stated that in the five
years she has worked with them, she has not received or
heard of any of these new Valley Bank services. She stated
Valley Bank has supported the University and her Office for
five years, she was worked with them on a daily basis, she
talks with their Trust Department and has had a lot of ex-
perience in dealing with them and they are a very good bank,
but she did not feel they could provide the services UNS
is asking in the RFP.
Mrs. Sparks related her concern with the lack of procedure
in that she felt the members of the Investment Committee
should have been involved from the beginning. She stated
she had only received the information at the Committee
meeting earlier in the day and felt they should have been
informed that the current custodial bank was not a part of
Mr. Thomas stated that in defense of Ms. Mac Donald, she
was not able to compare Valley Bank on the same basis inas-
much as they were not allowed to bid. He related they were
doing those kinds of services every day for companies all
over the nation. He again stated he felt Valley Bank should
be allowed to bid and should not be kept from bidding for
a purely technical matter that was an oversight.
Mr. Klaich related that on a historical note, the last time
the Board considered banking services, the process was ir-
regular and the result was unusual and there had been a
substantial amount of criticism. He stated he felt that if
the staff is to be criticized for anything this time around,
they would have to be criticized for listening to the Board
and to taking the Board at its word and face value, to set
out procedures, and then following those procedures. He
reiterated that the staff had done nothing wrong; that
Valley Bank had missed a meeting, which had been one of the
requirements. He continued that he was not saying whether
the Board should "hang" someone on that technicality, but
that he had the utmost respect for the staff, and regard-
less of the decision, he was not casting aspersions on the
staff because they had listened to what the Board had said
five years ago.
Mrs. Gallagher asked Mr. Klaich, as Chairman of the Commit-
tee, whether the members of that Committee were satisfied
that the UNS procedures were followed. Mr. Klaich replied
that the Investment Committee had three meetings on the
matter. They had met awhile back and determined that it was
appropriate to bid. They had directed Ms. Mac Donald to
generate an RFP. They knew she was generating an RFP.
Mr. Foley questioned the procedure of involving the Business
Center of UNS, stating that Business Center North Purchasing
Department is an adjunct to UNR, just as the Business Center
south is an adjunct to UNLV, with Mr. Ashok Dhingra, the
Chief Financial Officer at UNR in charge in the north, and
his counterpart, Mr. Harry Neel, in charge at UNLV. He
further questioned why President Crowley was setting cri-
teria for acceptance of bids for banking for the entire
System. President Crowley explained that Business Center
North provides services to all of the institutions in north-
ern Nevada, including the Chancellor's Office, which it was
doing in this instance.
Mr. Foley stated he understood how that happens and ques-
tioned why the Chancellor was not involved in this proce-
dure and that if the Board wanted to justify it on the basis
of "because it's been done that way for years", that he did
not believe in compounding the confusion. President Crowley
stated he just wanted it made clear that this was not a
recommendation of UNR, that they had played no role in it.
Dr. Derby stated she was apprehensive about this situation
in that she depended upon the Investment Committee to bring
forward a recommendation to the Board members, and she felt
the Committee was giving a "very clear cut indecision", and
questioned whether more time could be allowed in order that
the Board might have more information. Mr. Klaich and Dr.
Hammargren called for the vote.
The motion failed. Regents Berkley, Foley, Hammargren,
Sparks and Whitley voted no. Regents Klaich and Eardley
voted yes. Regents Gallagher and Derby abstained.
Mr. Foley moved to extend on a temporary basis, the con-
tract presently in force, that the current bids be rejected,
and that these services be put out to bid once again with
the bidding procedure formulated or approved by the Chancel-
lor's Office. Dr. Hammargren seconded.
Mr. Klaich stated he would vote against the motion because
he was concerned prior to the meeting, based on what he had
heard, that fair treatment was being extended to the insti-
tutions. He stated he had tried, as carefully as he could,
to give credence to the statements of Mr. Thomas, Mr.
Bouchard and Mr. Collins, realizing that it was very dif-
ficult because they were making oral representations about
very technical contracts. Further, he stated he had ques-
tioned Mr. Lenon and Ms. Mac Donald very carefully regard-
ing their comparison of the bids received, the existing
contract as modified, and on the basis of Ms. Mac Donald's
representation that she believed of the three, which she
had fairly compared, that Security Pacific was the best
contract for the University of System System, he would vote
in support of the recommendation and against the motion on
Mrs. Sparks and Dr. Derby questioned the time frame in-
volved. Ms. Mac Donald stated that to change banks by
July 1, a new contract would need to be awarded at this
meeting, that it would take six weeks for a changeover.
Mr. Collins stated that Security Pacific Bank had presented
a comprehensive bid, the staff had evaluated that bid,
knowing the current capabilities of Valley Bank's services
as well as the other competition, and that they felt they
had won the recommendation to this point on a true compari-
son. In addition, he stated that now that the bids have
been opened and made public, a rebidding would put both
Security Pacific and First Interstate Bank in a very un-
Dr. Eardley stated he felt he was violently opposed to the
treatment of the staff, that it was a disservice to the
staff, who are the experts for the Board, to disregard
their recommendations and make changes after they had fol-
lowed the guidelines and policies adopted by the Board.
Mrs. Berkley stated she did not think it was necessarily a
disservice to the staff, but that Regents looked at things
a little bit differently than the staff and bring a differ-
ent perspective to their votes. She added that she was un-
comfortable with making a determination on a technicality
and questioned why Valley Bank was not allowed by the other
two bidders to participate in the process. Mr. Collins
responded that Valley had violated requirements and had
not followed the RFP and he had not wanted to go against
Upon roll call vote, the motion passed: Regents Berkley,
Foley, Hammargren, Sparks and Whitley voted yes. Regents
Klaich and Eardley voted no. Regents Derby and Gallagher
Mr. Collins asked for a time frame and the specific reasons
for the rejection. Mr. Klaich replied that the record of
discussion should speak for itself, and suggested contin-
uing with the meeting.
8. Approved UNS Capital Improvement
Plans for two UNS Capital Improvement projects authorized
by the 1989 Nevada State Legislature were presented for
review. (Note: The CCCC Health Education Center, Phase II
Capital Improvement project will be presented at the June
A. President Gwaltney introduced Mr. Brad Van Woert,
Sheehan-Van Woert Architects, who presented the plans
for TMCC's Phase V Addition. The Phase V Addition will
be a separate 50,000 square foot building, which will
house a Child Development Center, Academic Center,
Developmental Math and English Center, Computer Center,
and faculty offices. The addition will have adequate
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the architectural plans
for TMCC's Phase V addition. Dr. Eardley seconded.
B. President Meacham introduced Domingo Cambiero, Domingo
Cambiero Corporation, who presented the plans for the
CCCC Henderson Campus, Phase II. Phase II will consist
of 38,400 square feet; 30,000 square feet will be the
actual building and 8,400 square feet will be a shell.
The two-story building will consist of 24 classrooms,
mechanical/technical rooms, computer labs, and faculty
offices. The completion date has been slated for
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the architectural plans
for CCCC's Henderson Campus, Phase II. Mr. Foley
seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Funds, TMCC
President Gwaltney discussed the increase in vehicular traf-
fic on Dandini Boulevard as a result of the continued con-
struction of new classrooms and facilities at TMCC. Ap-
proved the utilization of funds in UNS Capital Improvement
Project No. 5 for the development of schematic and constuc-
tion drawings for the Technology Center at 115,000 square
feet and the construction of an access road to mitigate
traffic problems at TMCC and DRI. This request will not
change the prioritization or the proposed funding for the
UNS Capital Improvement Project.
President Taranik stated that DRI is in partnership with
this concept and is hopeful that DRI and TMCC can work
with the Nevada State Highway Department in meeting the
demands of the traffic situation for both entities.
Dr. Eardley moved approval to use funds in UNS Capital
Improvement Project No. 5 for the development of schematic
and construction drawings for the Technology Center at
115,000 square feet and the construction of an access road
to mitigate traffic problems at TMCC and DRI. Dr. Derby
seconded. Motion carried.
10. Approved Recommendations for Promotion or Assignment to Rank
Approved the following recommendations for promotion or
assignment to rank for Board consideration:
A. University of Nevada, Reno
President Crowley recommended the following promotions,
effective July 1, 1990:
*Miriella Melara to Associate Professor of French, De-
partment of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Arts &
*Alexander Kumjian to Associate Professor of Mathe-
matics, Arts & Science.
*Previously recommended for tenture to be effective,
July 1, 1990.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the recommendations for promo-
tion or assignment to rank at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
11. Approved Recommendations for Award of Tenure
Approved the following recommendations for tenure forwarded
for Board consideration:
A. University of Nevada, Reno
President Crowley recommended the following awards of
tenure, effective July 1, 1990:
Yunus Cengel, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engi-
Keith Priestley, Professor of Geophysics, Mackay School
Mr. Foley moved approval of the recommendations for tenure
at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
12. Approved Community College Technical Education Report
At the Board of Regents' Workshop held on April 12, 1990,
presentations and discussions were held on the report
"Technical Education at Nevada's Community Colleges". Sev-
eral recommendations were presented at that time. Chancel-
lor Dawson requested acceptance of this report. Ref. B,
filed in the Regents' Office, contains the recommendations
from the report.
Dr. Eardley moved approval to accept the report on Commu-
nity College technical education and to adopt the recom-
mendations from the report, "Technical Education at Nevada's
Community Colleges". Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
Dr. Derby requested a follow-up report on the progress that
the Community Colleges achieve in technical education.
Chairman Gallagher directed Vice Chancellor Fox to report
back to the Board.
13. Approved Bill Draft, UNR
Approved a UNR bill draft as contained in Ref. F, filed in
the Regents' Office. The bill draft's intent is to allow
contributions and retirement benefits to be based on total
earnings of a member of the Public Employees Retirement
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the UNR bill draft. Mr. Foley
seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved Bylaws, CCCC
Approved the Clark County Community College Bylaws, filed
in the Regents' Office.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the CCCC Bylaws. Dr. Derby
seconded. Motion carried.
15. Accepted Donation of Building, UNLV
Accepted a gift of a 4500 square foot building from Mr.
Claude I. Howard. The building, valued at approximately
$150,000, has been designed to house the UNLV Soccor Team
and will also have bathrooms and concession stands. There
will be no cost to the University.
Mr. Foley moved to accept the gift of the 4500 square foot
building from Mr. Claude I. Howard to house the UNLV Soccer
Team. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Foley extended his appreciation for Mr. Howard's gener-
osity to the University of Nevada System.
The open meeting recessed at 4:20 P.M. and reconvened at 8:10
A.M., Friday, May 18, 1990, with all Regents present.
16. Approved Presidential Evaluation Procedures
Approved the Presidential Evaluation Procedures Policy as
contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents' Office, with
amendments to the policy. The amendments are 1) Title 4,
Chapter 2, Section 3, paragraph 2A should include all mem-
bers of the Board of Regents, instead of two members, to
participate on the resource and review team, and 2) the
Business Community to be involved in the process and to be
added in the appropriate places.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Presidential Evaluation
Procedures Policy as amended. Mrs. Whitley seconded.
17. Information Only: Area Health Education Center Project
Representatives of the School of Medicine and the Area
Health Education Center (AHEC) presented a progress report
on the AHEC project, which included a review of the proj-
ect's initiation, its development to date and future plans
and funding requirements.
Mr. Jim Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of
Northeastern AHEC, stated that Northeastern AHEC provides
educational resources for rural health providers. He em-
phasized the need for State funding to replace the Federal
funds which are being phased out.
Dr. Robert Daugherty, Dean of the School of Medicine, stated
that in 1986 Nevada received a three-year grant which 1)
recruited young people from the rural areas, 2) trained
students and health professional students to work together,
and 3) provided continuing education in the health profes-
sion in the rural areas. In 1987, two AHEC centers were
opened, one in Reno and the other in Elko. In 1989, another
three-year grant was awarded which opened a center in south-
ern Nevada. Dr. Daugherty stated that after 1992 there will
no longer be Federal funding for the northeastern AHEC pro-
Dr. Daugherty introduced several AHEC staff members who
described their specific programs to the Board of Regents.
Ms. Nancy Rody, Deputy Director, gave an overall review of
Nevada AHEC; Ms. Jamie Anderson reported on several student
programs; Ms. Yvonne Chaves reported on the Northeastern
AHEC in Elko; and Ms. Gayle Cluck reported on the newly es-
tablished AHEC in southern Nevada.
President Crowley stated that budgeting for the Nevada AHEC
program should be statewide because it effects several dif-
ferent Campuses. Dr. Daugherty suggested that the funding
be shared between NNCC and the School of Medicine, and that
the funding flow to the University and then to the non-
profit organization of AHEC.
18. Information Only: Report on Cooperative Extension Service
Dean Bernard Jones, College of Agriculture at UNR, presented
a report on the visitation to the Cooperative Extension
Service Centers recently conducted for UNS Administrators.
He reported that there are 17 Cooperative Extension Service
offices throughout the State and there were six meetings
scheduled between April 16-30 for the UNS Administrators
Dr. Jones stated the five priority programs throughout the
nation -- 1) water quantity and quality, 2) youth at risk,
3) human nutrition, 4) agriculture propagation, and 5) rural
revitalization. The UNR Cooperative Extension Service Cen-
ters provide service in the first four priorities in its
program by working with other agencies throughout the State.
He informed the Board that the UNR Cooperative Extension
Service has received national awards and has been recog-
nized as one of the top cooperative extension programs in
19. Approved Policy on Tuition and Fees
Approved the Tuition and Fee Policy as contained in Ref. D,
filed with the permanent minutes.
At the April, 1990 meeting, Chancellor Dawson discussed with
the Board a proposed Tuition and Fee policy. Presidents re-
quested additional time to fully discuss the proposal with
their students and faculty. Ref. E, filed in the Regents'
Office, is a schedule of the manner in which the Campuses
will expend these funds. Vice Chancellor Sparks announced
some corrections to Ref. E. The UNS total revenue expected
Chancellor Dawson explained that there should be an annual
review of fees in order to bring the fees in line with the
average of the WICHE States, which is used as a base for
comparison. The Campuses need to generate additional fund-
ing if they are to accomplish the goals and needs, and
raising the fees will aid the Campuses in this effort.
Mr. Foley questioned why UNS uses WICHE data for comparison
when there are economically poorer States than Nevada be-
longing to WICHE, and it was explained that UNS uses WICHE
data averages when making comparisons. President Crowley
stated that if UNS was to use a national comparison, Nevada
would be even lower than with the WICHE comparison. WICHE
is credible and the Legislature is familiar with WICHE data
and has used such data for comparison purposes in the past.
CSUN President Joe Bunin stated that, on behalf of the stu-
dent government officers, WICHE data should not be used for
Nevada. He was disappointed that this item was being dis-
cussed at such a late date (end of school year) and sug-
gested that fees increases should be discussed during the
school year in order for students to be more aware and more
involved in the discussion. He requested a postponement of
the issue on student fees until the student government of-
ficers have discussed the proposed policy with the Chancel-
lor and his staff.
ASUN President Jason Geddes stated that UNR Administration
has discussed the issue with ASUN, but he disagreed with the
timeframe in which to develop the proposed long-term policy
and he, too, requested additional time to discuss this with
Mr. Klaich stated that the WICHE index may increase or de-
crease over the years, therefore UNS should have a long-
term policy to address fee increases on a regular basis to
eliminate major increases.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the policy using the WICHE sur-
vey as a primary guide and to include consumer price index
for this region, the increase in State funding, and other
indices as appropriate. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion
Mr. Mark Evans, UNR Graduate Student Association President,
stated the GSA supports a policy in order to know what
increases can be expected, but objects to the substantial
initial increase for graduate students that are proposed at
NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman Mike Mc Farlane stated that
when the committee was devising this policy they looked at
what was needed to fund the Institution, then a comparison
study was made against the WICHE data. He emphasized that
WICHE data was not the basis of their decision.
Mr. Klaich amended the motion by adding that a needs assess-
ment of the respective Institutions be a priority in deter-
mining the fee increase. Mrs. Whitley seconded.
President Maxson stated that UNLV has discussed the issue
with the students and where the increase would be distribut-
ed if approved. He stated that the WICHE data and the Chan-
cellor's recommendation are good for the System. He ques-
tioned whether the motion allowed for student input to
reach the Chancellor after the first of the year, and was
informed that it would.
Mrs. Berkley questioned whether the policy needed to be
adopted at this meeting, and Chancellor Dawson stated that
it was his recommendation that it be adopted at this time
so as Vice Chancellor Sparks could build it into the Bien-
General Counsel Klasic submitted the following new language
in accordance with the above discussion:
The Board of Regents shall establish tuition rates for
students who are not residents of Nevada, and registra-
tion and other fees to be assessed all students. In
establishing such rates and fees, the Board will use
as a guide charges at peer Institutions as defined in
the annual Western Interstate Commission for Higher
Education (WICHE) calculation of the average tuition
and fees of member States. Beginning Fall, 1990, the
Board will use the WICHE average of the previous year
as the primary guide to establish tuition and fee rates
for UNS students. The Chancellor will also provide to
the Board information pertaining to consumer prices in
the WICHE region, the increase in State funding over
the biennium, a needs assessment of the UNS Institutions
and other appropriate indices and information, to deter-
mine if these tuition and fee rates are appropriate.
Tuition and fees may be changed by the Board at any
time; however, to assist students in planning their
educational expenditures, and for continuity in Univer-
sity planning, tuition and fees will be reviewed on an
annual basis and every effort will be made to adjust
these charges, if necessary, at the beginning of each
In establishing such rates and fees, the Board recog-
nized that both the students of the UNS Institutions
and the citizens of the State of Nevada share in the
benefits of higher education, and therefore both stu-
dents and the State should contribute appropriately
to support high quality instructional programs. Fur-
ther, the Board reaffirms its commitment to equal
access to UNS programs regardless of students finan-
cial circumstances, and therefore shall establish
tuition rates and fees at such a level to encourage
participation in higher education. In addition,
financial aid programs should be responsive to changes
in tuition and fees.
Chancellor Dawson explained the proposed tuition and fees,
Ref. D, page 2. The resident undergraduate fees at the
Universities are proposed at $46 per credit and the Com-
munity Colleges are proposed at $24 per credit; resident
graduate fees are proposed at $60; and the nonresident
tuition at the Universities are proposed at $3300 and the
Community Colleges will be held constant at $3000 until
the WICHE average catches up with them. (WICHE average is
Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the proposed expenditures
of tuition and fee increases for fiscal 1991, as found in
Ref. E. If approved, Vice Chancellor Sparks requested
permission to approach the Interim Finance Committee for
Mr. Foley questioned these expenditures which are based on
the WICHE averages prior to the revised policy which was
just adopted. Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the
biennial budget will be presented to the Governor on
September 1 and that there is a great need to finalize the
budget. He further explained that based on the average
movement of WICHE fees over the last five years, the Uni-
versity fees have increased by an average of 5.7% and the
Community College fees have increased by an average of
5.5%. These averages have been built into the 1991-93
Chairman Gallagher stated that the last time UNS proposed
an increase, the Legislature automatically implemented an
increase. She emphasized the need to develop an average
and requested the Chancellor to review the WICHE averages
along with the needs assessment at each Campus over the
last several months.
Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that UNS' needs are far from
what is being proposed. If the proposed fees are adopted,
the current fee support is 16%, 17% next year, with the
national average at 25%.
Vice Chancellor Sparks proceeded to explain the support
services formulas for FY 1990-91 estimated funding status
handout. The handout indicates the shortfall for UNS total
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the requested fee increase
provided that the portion of the increase dedicated to the
General Improvement Fee Fund shall be separately budgeted
annually and provided further that this budget shall be
devoted to goods and services that directly enhance the
students' educational experience. Dr. Eardley seconded.
Mr. Klaich explained that certain General Improvement Fee
Funds should not be included in the proposed expenditures,
such as property acquisition at UNR, telephone/communica-
tion system at NNCC, and fund raising at WNCC.
President Crowley explained that UNR's first priority in
developing this list was for a Capital Improvement Fee
Fund category, but compromised with other Presidents to
include it under one fee, the General Improvement Fee Fund.
He stated that he would be agreeable to change the category
title to Capital Improvement Fee Fund for such requests as
property acquisitions. He stated that UNR has gone before
the Legislature to request funding for property acquisition,
but has been denied funding. He did emphasize that the
General Improvement Fee Fund is reported annually to the
Board of Regents. Mr. Klaich stressed the importance of
his motion in that the fee increase would directly enhance
the students' educational experience. They agreed for UNR
to place $1 into the Capital Improvement Fee Fund.
President Calabro explained that the fund raising category
under WNCC General Improvement Fee Fund is for soliciting
out-of-state funds for scholarships. Mr. Klaich felt that
this should be considered an indirect expenditure to the
students' education experience.
Mr. Klaich amended the motion with the following exceptions:
UNR - $1 placed under Capital Improvement Fee Fund for prop-
erty acquisition/lab remodel; NNCC - acquisition for tele-
phone/communication system to be withdrawn; and WNCC - fund
raising to be withdrawn. Dr. Eardley seconded.
President Maxson clarified that the General Improvement Fee
Fund is to go directly to the student services and, as Pres-
ident, he will speak with the students each year to deter-
mine their particular needs. The Presidents' Discretionary
Fund has been expended on special needs that arise through-
out the year. Mr. Klaich stated that if current latitudes
are used, it is permissible to continue using the discre-
tionary funds with the same guidelines.
20. Approved the 1990-91 UNS Operating Budget
Approved the 1990-91 UNS Operating Budget as authorized by
the Nevadea State Legislature during its 1989 session.
The budget was presented at the meeting by Vice Chancellor
Sparks. He stated that this budget is only temporary until
1) the student tuition and registration fee increases, which
were just approved, and 2) the salary increases that might
be provided as a result of the salary trigger for the class-
ified and professional employees, are incorporated into the
The total State Supported Operating Budget is $190.6 mil-
lion. This compares to $179.4 million for the 1989-90
fiscal year and represents a 6.3% increase.
State appropriations for fiscal year 1991 amount to $156.6
million, representing 82.2% of the State Supported Operat-
ing Budget. This compares to $146.6 million for the 1990
fiscal year and represents a 6.8% increase.
Other revenue sources budgeted in the State Supporting
Operating Budget total $34 million, representing 17.8% of
the State Supported Operating Budget. This compares to
$32.7 million for the 1990 fiscal year and represents a
3.9% increase. Student fees represent approximately 13.0%
of total revenue budgeted in the Operating Budget.
Vice Chancellor Sparks summarized the schedules included in
the 1990-91 UNS Operating Budget. The document also pro-
vides comparisons with the 1990 Operating Budget along with
detailed budgets for each appropriation area.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the 1990-91 UNS Operating
Budget. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Mrs. Berkley abstained.
21. Approved Student Judicial Code, UNR
Approved the Student Judicial Code at UNR, as contained in
Ref. G, filed in the Regents' Office.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the UNR Student Judicial
Code. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
22. Accepted the Donation of Building, TMCC
President Gwaltney discussed the concept of a donated 16,000
square foot building to house the TMCC Culinary Arts program
which has been recommended by the Culinary Arts Advisory
Dr. Eardley moved approval to proceed with discussions for
the donation of a 16,000 square foot building to house the
TMCC Culinary Arts program and should it materialize to
report back to the Board. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion
23. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate
Chairman or representative reported on the outstanding fac-
ulty achievements from their respective Institutions.
University of Nevada, Reno - Faculty Senate Chairman Richard
Brown announced the following outstanding faculty:
Wendy Kiehn, Chairwoman, Academic Standards Committee,
Dr. Randall Reid, Chairman, Bylaws and Code Committee,
Dr. R. Thomas King, Chairman, Campus Affairs Committee,
Dr. Terry Woodin, Chairwoman, Institutional Budgets,
Carl Parkhurst, Chairwoman, Salary and Benefits Commit-
tee, 1989-90, Senate Executive Board, 1989-90
Dr. Deborah Ballard-Reisch, Senator 1987-90, Executive
Board, 1988-89, Faculty Senate Chair, 1989-90
Dr. Robert Mead, Senator, 1987-90, Executive Board,
1987-90, Faculty Senate Chair, 1988-89
Dr. Viktoria Hertling, Senator, 1988-90
Dr. Robert Winzeler, Senator, 1988-90
Dr. Bruce Moran, Senator, 1988-90
Richard Post, Senator, 1987-90
Dr. Paul Tueller, Senator, 1987-90
Dr. Colleen Murray, Senator, 1989-90, and School of Home
Economics Senator, 1987-89
Dr. Tom Watterson, Senator, 1989-90
Dr. Lois Parker, Senator, 1987-90, Senate Executive
Dr. Pete Perriera, Senator, 1987-90
Dr. Taryn Melkus, Senator, 1989-90
Desert Research Institute - Faculty Senate Chairman Steve
Mizell announded the following outstanding faculty:
Mr. Greg Henton, Assistant Research Archaeologist in the
Quaternary Sciences Center, has made major contributions
that are critical to the Center's operations which re-
quired efforts beyond his normal duties. He assumed
responsibility for directing the Institute's Southern
Nevada Archaeology Program while the normal Director
filled an interim administrative position. The Program
conducted over a million dollars worth of research into
southern Nevada's history and prehistory under his
leadership. Mr. Henton also chaired a reorganization
of the Center's support staff and was instrumental in
design and development of additional office and labor-
atory space during this same period.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Faculty Senate Chairman
Isabelle Emerson announced the following outstanding
Frank Gagliardi for his service to UNLV.
Nancy Master for her service to UNLV.
Vincent Eade for his service to UNLV.
James Abbey for his service to UNLV.
Patti Shock for her service to UNLV.
Kazem Taghua for his service to UNLV.
Paul Jones for his service to UNLV.
Lawrence Golding for his service to UNLV.
Ray Goldsworthy for his service to UNLV.
Northern Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chair-
man Mike Mc Farlane announced the following outstanding
Ed Martin for his recent accomplishment in passing the
American Welding Society Certifier Test. This makes
him the only person between Reno and Salt Lake City
who can inspect and certify welders to AWS standards.
In a region with growing industrial needs, this makes
Mr. Martin invaluable to NNCC and its growing indus-
trial programs. In his first year at NNCC, he has
also demonstrated himself as a dedicated instructor.
He often has eight hours per day of contact time with
students, as well as being involved in evening classes.
24. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-
ment Officer or representative reported on the outstanding
student achievements from their respective Institutions.
University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President Jason Geddes
announced the following outstanding students:
Gary Mc Coy for his achievement in winning the National
Championship in Boxing.
Rick Hsu for his organizing efforts for the faculty/
author appreciation reception.
Patty Moen for her organizational skills for the Earth
Day celebration, as well as the UNR recycling program.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Robert Maxson
announced the following outstanding students:
1990 Graduation Class
Desert Research Institute - Faculty Senate Chairman Steve
Mizell announced the following outstanding student:
Sandy Haws as an outstanding student researcher. Last
month she was named recipient of the 1990 George B.
Maxey and Jane C. Maxey Award for her outstanding stu-
dent research paper entitled, "Cross-Sectional Finite
Element Model of Saturated Ground-Water Flow in the
Yucca Mountain Area". Ms. Haws has recently completed
her Master of Science degree though the UNLV Department
of Geosciences and the DRI Water Resources Center under
the direction of Dr. Tom Brikowski.
Truckee Meadows Community College - President John Gwaltney
announced the following outstanding students:
Officers of Phi Theta Kappa
Kathy Stepina, President
Rose Taylor, Vice President
Linda Harrison, Secretary
Carolee Haitt, Treasurer
Kay Adair, Public Relations Secretary
Northern Nevada Community College - Faculty Senate Chairman
Mike Mc Farlane announced following outstanding students:
Marilyn Hazel for her accomplishments in completing her
third semester as an Art student and her first semester
as an Art scholarship student.
Paul Butcher for his selection as NNCC's Valedictorian
for the class of 1990. He received all "A's" except
for one "B" in his four-year pursuit of an Associate
of Science degree on part-time basis. He works full-
time in an assay lab at a mining company, which, with
travel time, makes for very long days. Even with his
family obligation, he has managed to complete two or
three courses every semester with a high quality of
work. He is also a very fine, unassuming individual.
Patricia Rowley has been an outstanding Nursing stu-
dent. She came to NNCC from Ely, where the William
B. Ririe Hospital awarded her a full scholarship to
attend NNCC. While attending classes in Elko, she
also worked part-time at Elko General Hospital. She
has been President of the Student Nurses, given the
Outstanding Nursing Award for 1989-90, and was given
the NNCC Outstanding Academic Award for 1989-90. She
will be returning to Ely to apply her skills there
where they are truly needed.
25. Approved Statement of Affirmation on the Role of Faculty
Approved the following affirmation statement:
The Board of Regents in its constitutionally mandated
responsibility for the governance of the University of
Nevada System publically reaffirms the critical role
that Faculty Senate Chairs play in system governance.
As duly elected Campus representatives, the Faculty
Senate Chairs share with the Board the views of the
Campus faculty they represent. The perspective of
the faculty is essential to the Board in its policy
It is the will of the Board of Regents that the posi-
tion and function of the University of Nevada System
Faculty Senate Chair be recognized as essential to
system governance, and that accommodation be made to
the time and activity requirements the position en-
tails at all levels of Campus and system administration.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the statement of affirmation on
the role of Faculty Senate Chair. Mr. Foley seconded.
26. Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee, meeting as a committee of
the whole under the Chairmanship of Regent Foley, acted as
(1) Approved the name change of the Department of Hospi-
tality Administration and Tourism to the Department
of Tourism and Convention Administration at UNLV.
It was felt by the Department and the College that
the name change would reflect more accurately the
focus on conventional management and tourism studies.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the name change of the
Department of Hospitality Administration and Tourism
to the Department of Tourism and Convention Administra-
tion at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
(2) Approved the name changes of two Departments in the
College of Engineering. The changes are as follows:
the Department of Electrical Engineering changed to
Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department
of Civil Engineering changed to Civil and Environmental
Engineering at UNLV.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the name change of two
Departments in the College of Engineering at UNLV.
Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
27. Ad Hoc Committee on Athletic Policy
The ad hoc Committee on Athletic Policy, meeting as a com-
mittee of the whole under the Chairmanship of Regent Hammar-
gren, acted as follows:
(1) At its April, 1990 meeting, the committee discussed
the general policies for Intercollegiate Athletics as
contained in the Handbook, Chapter 10, Section 17.
The policy was referred to the two Universities for
review by their Athletic Departments. Ref. AP-1 is
filed in the Regents' Office.
Mr. Bradley Booke, Assistant General Counsel, explain-
ed he had been asked to assist the review of the poli-
cies because of his work with UNLV and their NCAA in-
vestigation which has required a comprehensive review
of NCAA rules and regulations.
Dr. Hammargren offered the changes suggested by the
2. Academic and Athletic Standards. Insert the
following at the end of the 2nd sentence:
"Each Institution must establish policies con-
cerning class time, assignments, tests, and
final examinations which are missed by student
athletes due to participation in officially
sponsored intercollegiate athletic events".
Under 4.c insert the phrase: "by the Institution"
in the third sentence after the word "found" and
before the phrase "to have committed violations".
And, change the last sentence to read "Contracts
shall also provide that all Coaches, full time
and part time, must report annually to the Insti-
tution all athletically related income."
Mrs. Whitley questioned why, if Coaches are required
to report annually their athletically related income,
all other faculty should not report academically re-
lated income. Mr. Booke replied that an Institution
must require their Coaches to report athletically
related income in order to belong to the NCAA. Pres-
ident Maxson added that including this in a UNS policy
would avoid violations and that it is a self-protec-
tion rule. Mr. Klasic stated that this would not be
discriminatory inasmuch as NCAA does make it a con-
dition of belonging to their organization.
Dr. Maxson offered that there are policies in place
which cover outside consulting, etc. of academic
(2) In April, 1990 the committee reviewed a proposed
Statement of Student Athlete Responsibilities which
would be distributed to all UNS student athletes and
would become a part of the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
10, as contained in Ref. AP-2, filed in the Regents'
Office. Dr. Hammargren reported that the two Univer-
sities were in agreement with the statement.
(3) As a result of an Audit Committee review, the two Uni-
versities were requested to develop policies pertain-
ing to tradeouts and complimentary tickets. Those
policies, as contained in Ref. AP-3, filed in the
Regents' Office, will be placed in the Handbook, Title
4, Chapter 10.
Dr. Hammargren moved to approve items 1 as amended, 2 and 3.
Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
(4) Information Only: Dr. Hammargren reported that Presi-
dent Crowley will be the coordinator for the 1990 UNS
Athletic Symposium which will be held in June.
Dr. Hammargren commended Mr. Booke for his efforts.
28. New Business
Dr. Dennis Brown, Vice President for Academic Affairs at
UNR, distributed copies of an advertisement that will be
featured in the June issue of the Forbes magazine. The
advertisement highlights UNLV and UNR.
Mrs. Berkley and Dr. Derby commended Chancellor Dawson and
Public Information Director Pamela Galloway for the in-
formative System newsletter.
Mrs. Berkley suggested that the Board of Regents acknowledge
past Regent Sig Rogich for his service on the Board.
Dr. Hammargren requested a future agenda item for the ad hoc
Committee on Health Care to discuss the School of Medicine's
residence program, AHEC coordination throughout the State.
Mrs. Sparks informed the Board that the Supercomputer has
been installed at UNLV and is up and running. She commended
President Maxson for his efforts in obtaining this computer.
The meeting adjourned at 2:35 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board