05/18/1995

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 18-19, 1995








05-18-1995

Pages 1-33



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

May 18, 1995



The Board of Regents met on May 18, 1995 in the Pine Auditorium,

Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman

Mr. Mark Alden

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn Sparks



Members absent: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich



Others present: Chancellor Richard Jarvis

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

Interim President Rita Gubanich, TMCC

Interim President Kenny Guinn, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Tom Anderes, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen (or their representa-

tives) Scott Casper (UNR), Richard French (DRI), Chris Gaub

(Unit), Larry Hyslop (NNCC), Jerry Landwer (UNLV), Barbara

Nelson (CCSN), Richard Riendeau (WNCC), Linda Stettler (TMCC),

and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 9:10 A.M.,

Thursday, May 18, 1995, with all Regents present except Regents

Berkley, Derby, Foley, Gallagher, Klaich and Phillips. Dr.

Robert Wharton, DRI Vice President, attended the meeting until

President Taranik arrived later in the afternoon.



1. Introductions



President Crowley introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Scott Casper, and newly elected GSA President

Julie Longtin.



Dr. Derby entered the meeting.



Interim President Guinn introduced newly elected CSUN

President John Pida, who introduced Joe Mills, CSUN Vice

President, and Pat Smith, CSUN Senate President.



UNLV GSA President Micki Winsett introduced newly elected

GSA President Ken Harlan.



Interim President Guinn introduced newly elected Faculty

Senate Chairman Jerry Landwer.



Interim President Gubanich introduced Faculty Senate Chair-

man Linda Stetter and re-elected ASTM President Toni Horne.



President Remington introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Larry Hyslop, and announced that Vice President

William Bonaudi has accepted the presidency position at

Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington.



President Calabro introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Rick Riendeau.



Vice President Robert Wharton introduced newly elected

Faculty Senate Chairman Richard French.



President Moore introduced newly elected ASCCSN President

Barbara Mc Millian.



2. Adoption of the Consent Agenda



Adoption of the Consent Agenda, identified as Ref. A, filed

in the Regents' Office, containing the following items:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

March 30-31, 1995.



(2) Approved to extend sick leave for John E. Maxfield,

Extension Area Specialist of Integrated Pest Manage-

ment at UNR.



(3) Approved emeritus status for the following:



A. Community College of Southern Nevada - President

Moore recommended approval of emeritus status

for Ken Hill, Emeritus Telemedia, effective im-

mediately.



B. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommended approval of emeritus status for the

following:



Peter A. Krenkel, Professor and Dean of Engineer-

ing, Emeritus, effective July 1, 1995



Paul Macura, Professor of Foreign Languages and

Literatures, Emeritus, effective July 1, 1995



C. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommended approval of emeritus status

for Michael Mc Collum, Emeritus Dean of the Col-

lege of Fine and Performing Arts, effective June

30, 1995.



D. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik

recommended approval of emeritus status for James

W. Telford, Research Professor Emeritus.



(4) Approved the following recommendations for promotion

or assignment to rank:



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommended the following promotion, effective

July 1, 1995:



Steven Wesnousky to Professor of Geological

Sciences, Mackay School of Mines



B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommended the following promotion,

effective July 1, 1995:



*William Pankratius to Associate Professor of

Instructional and Curricular Studies, College of

Education



*Also recommended for Award to Tenure.



(5) Approved the following recommendation for tenure:



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Guinn recommended award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1995, to the following:



*William Pankratius, Instructional and Curricular

Studies, College of Education



*Also recommended for Promotion or Assignment to

Rank.



(6) Approved the following hires with tenure at UNLV:



A. Approved tenure, effective July 1, 1995, for the

newly appointed Dean of the College of Liberal

Arts, Dr. Guy Bailey.



B. Approved tenure for Dr. Edward W. Chance as a

full professor in the Department of Educational

Administration and Higher Education, effective

August 21, 1995.



(7) The following recommendation for promotion or assign-

ment to rank has been forwarded for Board considera-

tion. This is an information item only, with Board

action scheduled for the June 29-30, 1995 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommends the following promotion, effective

July 1, 1995:



Jeanne Wendel to Professor of Economics, College

of Business Administration



(8) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

13, Parking and Traffic Regulations at TMCC, as con-

tained in Ref. C-8, filed in the Regents' Office.



(9) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 12, Lombardi Recreation Building, UNR, as

contained in Ref. C-9, filed in the Regents' Office.



(10) The request for Handbook changes for Student Fees with

regard to Student Health and Accident Group Insurance,

UNLV was withdrawn.



(11) Approved the following Capital Improvement Fee Funds

from NNCC:



A. Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improve-

ment Fee Funds at NNCC in the amount of $25,000

for the following projects at NNCC:



Sidewalks around Child Center $10,500



Fencing, landscaping and miscellaneous

improvements $14,500



B. The Board of Regents previously approved the use

of $75,000 of NNCC's Capital Improvement Fee

Funds to supplement the roof replacement on

Lundberg Hall. After bid opening, it has been

determined that the $75,000 is no longer needed.

Approved authorization to use this $75,000 to

improve and remodel Berg Hall to accommodate

the Business Office and other administrative

offices.



(12) Approved the establishment of the Dallimore, Barnson,

Nakamura Endowment at UNLV. The endowment will gen-

erate funds for a scholarship for a student-athlete

in either football or baseball as outlined in Ref.

C-12, filed in the Regents' Office.



(13) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tions 15 and 16, Residence Hall and Food Service

Rates, UNR for the 1995-96 academic year. Ref. C-13

is filed in the Regents' Office.



(14) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-

tion 10, Student Fees, UNR, regarding student in-

surance policy, as follows:



Any student with 6 or more credits who is en-

rolled in the Student Health Center is eligible,

but is not required, to participate in supple-

mental insurance coverage provided by Blue Cross/

Blue Shield.



The Student Health Center offers a supplemental medi-

cal insurance policy for students which provides ad-

ditional coverage for referrals, hospitalization,

surgery, etc. UNR's current policy is with Blue

Cross/Blue Shield. The policy is up for renewal as

of June 30, 1995. The insurance rates for students

will be increased for the 1995-96 school year unless

certain changes are instituted. The current yearly

premiums are $396/$438 for annual coverage. UNR has

been assured that there will be a 0% rate increase

if an increase of the eligibility requirement to

students carrying 6 or more credits is adopted.



(15) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Attorney

General (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date of approval by Board of

Regents through March 22, 1998

Amount : $6000 maximum to UNR

Purpose : Expert Witness Program.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/Nevada Cooperative Exten-

sion and the Nevada Division of Child and Family

Services (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: October 1, 1994 through Septem-

ber 30, 1995

Amount : $32,000 maximum to Cooperative

Extension

Purpose : Assessment of adolescent foster

youth independent living skills.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Washoe County

Health District Health Department (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board, to be

reviewed yearly and renewed

automatically for successive

periods of one year

Amount : $24 per hour for each hour of

service time provided

Purpose : UNR's Orvis School of Nursing to

conduct several clinical public

health programs.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: June 30 through September 30,

1995

Amount : $40,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide data entry

services.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: August 31, 1995 to August 31,

1996

Amount : $236,841 to UNR

Purpose : Industrial Waste Prevention

Program.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: April 1, 1995 through December

31, 1996

Amount : $59,330 to UNR

Purpose : Nevada Farm Home*A*Syst: A

Water Quality Protection Program.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/Nevada Cooperative Exten-

sion and the Nevada Division of Environmental

Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board, through

December 15, 1996

Amount : $26,227 to Cooperative Extension

Purpose : Rotational Crops for Soil Nitrate

Remediation Project.



H. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: October 1, 1994 through September

30, 1995

Amount : $187,975 maximum to UNR

Purpose : Energy Analysis and Diagnostic

Program.



I. UCCSN Board of Regents/Nevada Cooperative Exten-

sion and the Nevada Division of Environmental

Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: April 1, 1995 through December

31, 1996

Amount : $22,600 to Cooperative Extension

Purpose : Lake Tahoe Urban Storm Water

Quality Education Program.



J. UCCSN Board of Regents/Nevada Cooperative Exten-

sion and the Nevada Division of Environmental

Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: April 1, 1995 through December

31, 1996

Amount : $28,064 to Cooperative Extension

Purpose : Reducing the impacts associated

with cattle grazing on a ripar-

ian area by employing alternative

grazing management strategies.



K. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: April 1, 1995 through December

31, 1996

Amount : $30,000 to UNR

Purpose : Evaluating the efficacy of wet-

lands treatment operational

strategies to improve lower

Truckee River water quality.



L. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: March 1, 1995 through September

30, 1996

Amount : $20,000 to UNR

Purpose : Enhancing survival of Lahontan

cutthroat trout in Walker Lake.



M. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through August 31,

1997

Amount : $300,000 to UNR

Purpose : Small Quantity Generator Program.



N. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State

Department of Education (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: June 18 through June 24, 1995

Amount : $5180 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide lodging, con-

ference rooms and all other

necessary services for 30 par-

ticipants in the Nevada High

School Mathematics Institute

on June 18-24, 1995.



O. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State

Department of Education (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 9 through 14, 1995

Amount : $4400 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide lodging, con-

ference rooms and all other

necessary services for 30 par-

ticipants in the Nevada High

School Mathematics Institute

on July 9-14, 1995.



P. UCCSN Board of Regents/System Computing Services

and Washoe County (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Re-

gents, through June 30, 1995,

to be renewed automatically for

one year periods unless one

party notifies the other in

writing to the contrary

Amount : $3750 initially to Computing

Services, and then $7500 an-

nually thereafter

Purpose : System Computing Services to

provide connection to NevadaNet

to Washoe County Library.



Q. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and Nevada Power

Company (Easement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $1 to Board of Regents

Purpose : Easement for CCSN West Charles-

ton Campus.



R. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV-PD and the City of

Henderson (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: April 18, 1995 through April 18,

1997

Amount : None

Purpose : Use of Henderson's firing range

for firearms training and certi-

fication.



Mrs. Price moved approval to remove item 10 of the Consent

Agenda. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



3. Discussion on Handbook Changes, Student Health and Accident

Group Insurance, UNLV



Request had been made to approve changes to the Handbook,

Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10, Student Fees at UNLV, as

contained in Ref. C-10 which is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice. However, Interim President Guinn requested that dis-

cussion be held to determine the feasibility. Vice Presi-

dent Robert Ackerman gave a brief background statement and

indicated that students and Governor Miller have recently

raised concern over this issue because of the implications

it posed regarding student financial aid. Dr. Ackerman

apologized to the members of the Board for the miscommunica-

tions that have resulted and stated that he would continue

working with all entities involved to resolve this matter.



After a lengthy discussion, Chairman Eardley suggested that

this item be withdrawn and brought back to UNLV's Adminis-

tration for resolution. Interim President Guinn agreed and

stated that he would speak to Dr. Carol Harter, President-

Elect, and follow-up on this issue with the Governor's Of-

fice.



2. Adoption of the Consent Agenda (continued)



Mrs. Price requested additional information on Item 13 of

the Consent Agenda, and President Crowley responded that

residence hall and food service rates are increased annual-

ly by the Board of Regents. The food service fee is deter-

mined by a complex formula that was built into the food

service contract, and is reviewed by a food service com-

mittee. The residence hall fee is determined by a long-

term plan that was developed 4 years ago to address main-

tenance, repayment of bonds, and contingency reserves for

maintenance. This fee is reviewed by ASUN student govern-

ment. President Crowley stated that if this item is de-

clined by the Board at this time, then the residence halls

would go to a "no maintenance" approach and would most

likely have to pay a large sum in the future to restore the

residence halls. If the food service rates are declined

then an alternative plan and contractual consideration

would have to be made.



Mrs. Price stated that if this is a long-term contractual

agreement, then it should have been included in the budget.

President Crowley responded that the Residential Life and

Housing is an auxiliary program that does not receive State

funding.



Mrs. Price stated that the Board has responsibility for the

budgets, including the auxiliary programs. She felt that

by bringing requests to increase student fees randomly does

not allow the Board to consider the entire framework. Mrs.

Price suggested that a policy be developed to address life

cycle maintenance. She did not feel that this item is any

different than the requests to increase student tuition and

fees.



President Crowley stated that this request is a customary

item that related to the cost-of-living increases, and the

item should not be a debatable item. That is the reason

for it being presented on the Consent Agenda.



Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.



Mrs. Price requested the Chancellor and staff to prepare an

aggregate of the fee and tuition increases throughout the

System.



Chancellor Jarvis stated that the Council of Presidents has

agreed to a practice of bringing forth all fee increases at

the end of the academic year. Such items are proposed to

be brought forward in January or February of each year;

however, Chancellor Jarvis requested some flexibility with

this procedural change.



Mrs. Sparks stated that she did not feel that the Board

should be micro-managing such issues as maintenance and

did not feel it necessary to have the Presidents go through

this ordeal every meeting.



Mrs. Price stated that the issue is the role and responsi-

bility of the Board of Regents, whereas the budgeting proc-

ess is where the Board sets priorities in broad terms. In-

dividual budgets should be tied to programs, in which pri-

orities have been set, rather than augmenting the budget

after it has been approved.



Mrs. Price questioned why Item 12 regarding the establish-

ment of an endowment at UNLV was placed on the Consent

Agenda, and Chancellor Jarvis stated that he had received

this request from UNLV and it seemed like a straight for-

ward matter, so it was placed on the Consent Agenda.



Interim President Guinn stated that it probably should not

have been brought before the Board at this time. The

Board of Regents has implemented a policy regarding the

reporting of gifts and this should be reported at the end

of the year as per policy. Dr. Guinn explained that if an

approved continuing program, such as scholarships, receives

a gift(s) then it would be reported at the end of the year.



Mrs. Sparks responded that donors have become so fearful of

donating to UCCSN, and that this item was an attempt to

provide information to the Board so that the donor could be

assured that there were no problems with the donation. It

is a shame that this has backfired.



General Counsel Klasic stated that he would get back to

Mrs. Price with an explanation of the policy.



Mrs. Sparks moved adoption of the Consent Agenda, and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with items as specified

throughout the meeting. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion

carried.



4. Chairman's Report



Chairman Eardley announced that he would like to complete

the Board agenda by this afternoon due to the budget hear-

ings that have been scheduled for the following morning.

The Chancellor, each President and the Chancellor's staff

will need to be in attendance for the budget hearings.

Therefore, the Foundation meetings and the workshop on

athletics has been postponed until a later date.



Chairman Eardley announced that the Regents' Reception

honoring the recipients of the Distinguished Nevadan Award,

Honorary Doctorate Degree, Honorary Associate Degree, Re-

gents' Creative Activity Award, Regents' Researcher Award,

Regents' Outstanding Students, and UNR President's Award

will be held this evening in the ASUN Auditorium, followed

by a dinner honoring Interim President Kenny Guinn.



5. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Jarvis reported that recent media articles have

been published regarding the inauguration of President

Carol Harter. These releases have been misinterpreted by

the media. Inaugurations are routinely held to welcome a

new President to the institution and community it serves.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that he hoped UCCSN would embrace

this tradition and strongly encouraged all institutions to

follow this tradition.



Chancellor Jarvis announced that several representatives

from the State of Nevada higher education and K-12 educa-

tion will be attending SHEEO's Student Preparation Seminar

next week.



6. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievement

for the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



University of Nevada, Reno



Frank Hartigan



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Donna Weistrop



Northern Nevada Community College



Scott Bradley Hawkins

Mary Swetich



Desert Research Institute



Amy M. Dudenake



7. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each student govern-

ment officer reported on the outstanding student achievement

from the institution. Ref. C is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Graduate Student, Andrew Feinstein



University of Nevada, Reno



Graduate Students, Jason Geddes, Jo Ann Coleman



8. Information Only: Outstanding Classified Employees

Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each President re-

ported on the outstanding classified employees achievements

from the institution. Ref. D is filed in the Regents' Of-

fice.



University of Nevada, Reno



Adam Kremers

Dorothy Mc Cloud



Community College of Southern Nevada



Jesse Barela



Western Nevada Community College



Lano M. Vestey



System Administration



Sheri Shannon



9. Approved Resolution: Kenny Guinn, UNLV



Chancellor Jarvis presented the following resolution in

honor of University of Nevada, Las Vegas Interim President

Kenny Guinn:



RESOLUTION #95-5



WHEREAS, Dr. Kenny C. Guinn began his distinguished

career in educational leadership in 1969 as superin-

tendent of the Clark County School District, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Guinn has also been a prominent leader of

the Las Vegas business community, serving as Chairman

of the Board of Southwest Gas and Pri Merit Bank, and

Chairman of the Nevada Development Authority, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Guinn has served the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas in many capacities, as a major donor and as

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Guinn was uniquely qualified by virtue of

his professional experience and abilities to assume

leadership of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as

its Interim President in May, 1994, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Guinn altruistically assumed this great

challenge and responsibility for an annual salary of

only $1, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Guinn tackled difficult and controversial

issues at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, worked

for sound fiscal management of the University, initiated

the development of a new financial management system at

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, provided leadership

during the transition within the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and

basketball program, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Guinn has played a key team role in the

current legislative session and in securing a strong

budget for the University and Community College System

of Nevada, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Guinn will leave the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas on a stable foundation of academic excellence

and athletic prowess; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT



RESOLVED that the Regents of the University and Com-

munity College System of Nevada commend Dr. Kenny Guinn

for his invaluable services as the Interim President of

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and thank him on

behalf of the students, staff and faculty of the Uni-

versity of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University and Com-

munity College System of Nevada, and the State of

Nevada.



Interim President Guinn stated that it has been a great

experience and feels that it has made him a better person.

He stated that he has always supported UCCSN and will con-

tinue his support through the many individuals he has worked

with over the past year and expressed his appreciation to

all those persons.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the resolution honoring

Interim President Kenny Guinn. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion

carried.



10. Approved Interim President Appointment, UNLV



Approved the appointment of Dr. Ronald W. Smith as Interim

President at UNLV to serve from May 19, 1995 through June

30, 1995, at which time President-Elect Dr. Carol Harter

will assume office on July 1, 1995.



Mr. Alden moved approval to appoint Dr. Ronald W. Smith as

Interim President at UNLV to serve from May 19, 1995

through June 30, 1995. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion car-

ried.



11. Public Comment



Dr. Daniel Alejandro-Deleon, former Associate Professor of

Recreation, Physical Education and Dance at UNR, addressed

the Board with his concerns regarding the violation of civil

rights of a Native American (referring to himself), and the

presidential appointment of the Dean of the College of

Business Administration, which he felt was a Federal of-

fense. He distributed material to each Board member.



Mrs. Price thanked Dr. Alejandro-Deleon for coming forward

with his concerns and stated that she is hopeful that

through the Audit Committee personnel, policies can be

established that would reflect the Federal Government laws

and regulations.



President Crowley responded to the concerns raised by Dr.

Alejandro-Deleon. The presidential appointment of the Dean

of the College of Business Administration was conducted in

a professional manner and did not violate Federal law. UNR

Administration did agree that there were problems within

the Recreation, Physical Education and Dance Department at

UNR, but UNR does not practice firing employees for bring-

ing issues forward, as reported by Dr. Alejandro-Deleon.



Dr. Thomas A. Wright, Association Professor of Managerial

Sciences at UNR, and Dr. Laurie Larwood, Professor of

Managerial Sciences at UNR, addressed the Board regarding

concerns about the College of Business and Administration

at UNR. They distributed a letter which Dr. Wright read

to the Board and is filed in the Regents' Office. Dr.

Wright requested an agenda item be placed on the next Board

of Regents' agenda that is held in the Reno area.



President Crowley responded there are processes in place at

UNR to appeal decisions and there is a committee that is

now working on tenure and promotion issues. In addition,

the Faculty Senate conducts open meetings where faculty

concerns are raised and taken under consideration. The

UCCSN Code has not been flagrantly abused and UNR has fol-

lowed the policies of the Code.



President Crowley stated for the record, that Dr. Mike

Reed, Dean of the College of Business and Administration,

has performed an excellent job as Dean and has put the

College on the map. President Crowley stated that he

regretted that this matter has come before the Board and

assured the Board that UNR's Administration is willing to

discuss this further at the institutional level for resolu-

tion.



Mrs. Price stated that this matter is a Systemwide issue

which encompasses communication breakdown, decision making,

oversight, and lack of accountability. She stated that it

was very courageous for Drs. Wright and Larwood to come

forward and was hopeful that this issue would be discussed

by the Board in the future.



Mrs. Berkley requested that there could be an opportunity

for these individuals to speak to President Crowley and

that all avenues of process be considered before such an

item is placed on a Board of Regents' agenda.



Chancellor Jarvis stated that the documentation presented

takes strong exception to the process and should not be

addressed by the Board of Regents. Written documentation

will be presented regarding this issue.



Mr. Graves left the meeting.



12. Approved Union Contract, TMCC



Mr. Caesar Naples, consultant, presented a summary and re-

sults of the ratification of the Union Contract at TMCC

and recommended ratification of the collective bargaining

contract which TMCC faculty have already ratified. The

contract was presented to the Board for ratification. Ref.

E is filed with the permanent minutes.



Dr. Naples informed the Board that each entity reached a

good and fair first contract through negotiations while

establishing a process that would adapt to UCCSN's and

TMCC's specific circumstances and policies. The contract

recognized traditional rights for TMCC faculty and pre-

serves important prerogatives for the Regents and the UCCSN

Administration. He expressed his appreciation to a number

of individuals who were instrumental in concluding these

negotiations.



Mr. Alden moved approval of the Union Contract at TMCC.

Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Interim President Gubanich expressed her appreciation to

her fellow Presidents who have been sympathetic and emphat-

ic and have offered advice while staying out of the proc-

ess. She thanked the members of the Board of Regents for

allowing the process to occur. TMCC will be stronger and

more dynamic in servicing the students.



Chancellor Jarvis commended Interim President Gubanich who

showed exceptional leadership throughout this process.

Chairman Eardley expressed his appreciation to Dr. Gubanich

and TMCC's staff.



Mr. Graves returned to the meeting.



Motion carried.



Dr. Candace Kant, NFA President, commended the Board for

its action on this matter. It is an historical event and

an accomplishment. Although it was a long process, it was

also an educational experience. NFA looks forward to

working with the Board in a spirit of cooperation.



13. Information Only: Approved Legislative Update



Chancellor Jarvis and Vice Chancellor Anderes provided the

Board with an update on the UCCSN biennial budget and other

recent legislative activity. They reported that Senate

Bill 205, which provides approximately $7 million in one-

time funding for student financial aid, was awaiting the

Governor's signature and that the final budget hearings

on the UCCSN operating and capital budgets would be held

within the next two weeks. Chancellor Jarvis highlighted

and distributed handouts entitled "UCCSN Budget Request

Governor's Recommendations: Areas of Continued Need" and

"Priority Addbacks FY 95-97 -- Accountability/Quality

Requirements", which are filed in the Regents' Office.



Chancellor Jarvis emphasized the need to achieve both parts

of the distance education network and the equipment one shot

addbacks.



14. Information Only: Senate Bill 17, Higher Education Funding

Study



Vice Chancellor Anderes reported on the Higher Education

Funding Study requested through SB 17. Ref. F is filed in

the Regents' Office. He stated that the bill provides for

a Study of the Funding of Higher Education in critical

legislation which will help to determine how UCCSN is

funded in the future. He has spoken with the Council of

Presidents and the Business Officers with regard to this

piece of legislation.



Chairman Eardley reminded the Board that a study was con-

ducted several years ago to look at higher education fund-

ing, and questioned whether UCCSN has performed any of

the recommendations from that study. Dr. Anderes respond-

ed that most recommendations were followed, although there

are some outstanding issues that were not addressed.



Mrs. Sparks stated that she served on the committee that

studied higher education funding, and the formula funding

was created. However, UCCSN has experienced only one good

year of formula funding and then the other 3 years experi-

enced reduced funding and UCCSN was not fully funded.



Dr. Anderes stated that the bill calls for 9 voting members

and 5 non-voting members to serve on the study committee.

The committee tasks are straight forward, but will include

reviewing other educational systems throughout the country,

reviewing the formula structure, and reviewing UCCSN's

planning documents, such as the strategic directions, aca-

demic and physical master plans, goals and mission state-

ments. UCCSN needs clarification of its budgeting process.

The committee will need to make judgements that will affect

UCCSN in the future, not the past or the present. The find-

ings of the committee will be reported to the 69th Session

of the Legislature.



Dr. Anderes noted that technological change which includes

the different methods of delivering services through tech-

nology are not being addressed in the current formulas.

However, this issue should be brought forth to the commit-

tee for a full discussion. Other issues such as this

should be brought forward to the Legislature at this time

so that they can be included in the committee's directions.

Staffing to the committee will be determined by the Legis-

lative Counsel Bureau, although the Chancellor's staff is

certainly willing to work with the committee.



Mr. Alden stated that he would like to serve on the commit-

tee.



Mrs. Price stated that the Board of Regents has an unusual

structure of autonomy, therefore UCCSN must look at the

role and responsibility of the Board of Regents as it

deliberates on the issue of funding.



The open meeting recessed at 11:50 A.M. and reconvened at 12:30

P.M. Thursday, May 18, 1995 with all Regents present except

Regents Foley, Gallagher, Klaich and Phillips.



15. Approved Presidential Evaluations



At the March 30-31 Board of Regents' meeting, Chancellor

Jarvis outlined a proposed set of principles and procedures

for evaluation of the UCCSN Presidents. In this model, the

Chancellor will conduct a comprehensive presidential evalua-

tion process which will consist of an annual review of per-

formance achievements and a periodic evaluation to be con-

ducted at the end of the 3rd year of an initial multi-year

contract and at intervals of no longer than 5 years after

these. This extensive periodic evaluation of each Presi-

dent will incorporate input from and eventually be reported

to the Board. The Chancellor presented a formal proposal

to revise the presidential evaluation model described in

the Handbook and distributed materials which are filed in

the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Price stated that her preference would be to use the

original timing of evaluations and felt that the legisla-

tive sessions should not hinder the process. Mrs. Sparks

disagreed and stated that since Nevada does not have annual

legislative sessions the presented timetable is much more

workable and logical.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the presidential periodic

evaluation process as presented. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



Chancellor Jarvis highlighted the Annual Review of the

Presidents and indicated that this process will begin

immediately. He has already requested the Presidents to

start on this process by preparing two documents: one

that will form the basis for review of the President's

performance achievements during the current year; and

one establishing the President's performance program for

the upcoming academic year. The Annual Review is just a

part of the review process and the Performance Program is

another which outlines the objectives the President ex-

pects to accomplish during the next academic year. The

Performance Program will form the main basis on which the

President will be evaluated in the future.



Chancellor Jarvis indicated that if he should see a major

problem with any President, he would request a Closed

Session with the members of the Board to discuss the issue.



16. Information Only: Principles for System Senior Staff

Evaluations



Chancellor Jarvis presented the principles for evaluations

for System senior staff.



Chancellor Jarvis noted that the Board of Regents has two

direct staff members, the Chancellor and the Secretary of

the Board, with the Secretary of the Board also reporting

to the Chancellor. He proposed that the Chancellor would

review the annual evaluation of the Secretary of the Board,

with the possibility of the Board conducting a Closed

Session with the Secretary of the Board. The same presi-

dential evaluation methodology would be used in evaluating

the Chancellor's Office staff who report directly to the

Chancellor. The Chancellor will meet with each member of

the Board on each member of the Chancellor's Office staff.

He has requested the staff to submit a self-evaluation

report for 1994-95 and a performance program for 1995-96

by June 15 and will conduct interviews with Regents by

July 15.



Dr. Derby thanked Chancellor Jarvis for the well-constructed

proposals, but suggested that a Closed Session be held an-

nually on the Secretary of the Board. She felt it would be

easier to make this a part of the regular protocol, than to

call for a special Closed Session. Regents Alden, Price

and Graves agreed.



Chairman Eardley stated that he has been working on the

Chancellor's evaluation process and it will be presented

to the Board for information at its June meeting and action

at its September meeting. He has requested Vice Chancellor

Richardson to help with this task because of his years of

experience as a former Chancellor. He stated for the

record that Chancellor Jarvis has not been involved with

this process.



The Chancellor was directed to proceed with the proposed

process.



17. Information Only: Report on Revenue Bond for Student

Housing, UNLV



President Guinn gave a status report on the revenue bond

for student housing at UNLV. In 1992 revenue bonds in the

amount of $7.5 million were sold. UNLV has been making

payments on $3.2 million of that issue. $4.3 million has

been set aside for Greek housing on the UNLV Campus, which

has not been built, nor will be in the foreseeable future.

Therefore, there is no income stream from which the pay-

ments were to be made. Some land leveling has been done

at the site. $4.2 million of that issue was sold at 6.4%

interest and has been invested at from 2.5% to 3.5% over

the last few years. Negative arbitrage has gone up to

$300,000 to $400,000.



To solve the problem, UNLV has been looking at all avail-

able funds. The bonds are for student services and can

only be used for housing, and the law would need to be

changed in order to transfer these bonds to a workable

category which has an income source.



Senate Bill 117, for parking facilities, allowed UNLV to

use the remaining dollars for parking. A parking garage

will be built and fees will be charged; however, there

will be no income stream until this is in operation. This

$3 million needs to be $4.1 million; therefore, $1.1 mil-

lion from student services was moved to this area. The

plans are for $3 million to go to the student union, $1.5

million for residential life, and $470,000 for maintenance

reserves.



Vice Chancellor Anderes stated they would be working with

Bond Counsel to develop an annual tracking system for

these bonds. Chancellor Jarvis stated that with this

tracking system the Presidents will be held accountable

and will be evaluated each year.



Vice President Robert Ackerman stated they had 4 strong

commitments to build Greek housing, plans were drawn, but

had to be downsized. The University Park was for sale and

would have been less liability for Greek housing; however,

UNLV was unable to negotiate a buying price.



18. Approved Vice President for Academic Affairs Position, DRI



Approved the establishment of the position of Vice President

for Academic Affairs (VPAA). Ref. I is filed in the Re-

gents' Office.



President Taranik explained that while Dr. Bill Bishop

served as Vice President of Research the functionality of

that position included academic affairs. However, since

the hiring of Dr. Robert Wharton as Vice President for

Research, the position has turned its focus towards busi-

ness development, while an Associate Vice President focuses

on academic affairs. President Taranik stated that DRI

would like to formalize the position of Vice President for

Academic Affairs.



Mr. Alden moved approval of the establishment of the posi-

tion of Vice President for Academic Affairs at DRI. Mr.

Graves seconded. Motion carried.



19. Approved Senior Administration, CCSN



In January 1995 the Board approved the senior administra-

tion consolidation/promotion plan. President Moore reported

on the action taken by the College and made personnel recom-

mendations to the Board.



President Moore explained that when he arrived in mid-

October there were several senior administrative openings.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs had passed away in

June, the Vice President for Student Services had announced

her retirement effective June 1995, and the Foundation

Director announced that he had accepted another position

in the Las Vegas community.



In reviewing these openings with the Faculty Senate leaders

and with the College Administrators, CCSN also reviewed the

existing instruction Division structure of Deans. It was

agreed that instead of instructional responsibilities being

carried out by 3 Deans working on 3 different Campuses,

dealing with one aspect of the College's instructional

program, CCSN should instead have one person on each Campus

who would be accountable for all instructional, student

services, custodial and security measures. CCSN agreed to

call this person a "provost". Further it was agreed that

it would be wise to conduct national searches for all of

these administrative openings.



After the Board of Regents unanimously approved the Col-

lege's new reorganization plan in January, CCSN initiated

national searches for all of the senior administrative

positions.



In consultation with Chancellor Jarvis, President Moore

recommended the following persons for senior administra-

tive positions at CCSN, effective May 22, 1995:



Robert Silverman, Vice President, Academic Affairs

William Kelly, Vice President, Student Services

Laura Clontz, Executive Director of Development and

CCSN Foundation



Ronald Meek, Provost, Henderson Campus

Candace Kant, Interim Provost, West Charleston Campus

Frazine Jasper, Interim Provost, Cheyenne Campus



For information only, President Moore announced the follow-

ing personnel who are being reassigned effective May 22,

1995:



Arlie Stops, Associate Vice President for Admissions

and Records

Orlando Sandoval, Associate Vice President for Planning

and Campus Sites

Thomas Brown, Associate Vice President for Human

Resources



Mr. Alden moved approval of the personnel recommendations

presented by President Moore. Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Mrs. Price stated that she appreciated the public relations

effort which President Moore has instituted for CCSN in

the Clark County area.



Mrs. Price questioned the Executive Director position.

She indicated that she has read the minutes of the CCSN

Foundation and has noted some concern regarding the supple-

mental pay for that position. She requested specific in-

formation on the salary and how it would be paid. President

Moore stated that the recommended salary is in the $60,000

range. The CCSN Foundation has received a grant of $100,000

from the Lindsey Foundation. The recommendation of the CCSN

Foundation is that a portion of the grant be given to the

Board of Regents for reimbursement on salary.



Mrs. Price requested assurance from General Counsel Klasic

that the intent of the Foundation is fund raising and

whether this allocation is appropriate. General Counsel

Klasic stated that the established process is intended to

work in this manner, wherein the Foundation donates the

money to the Board of Regents, and the Board of Regents,

through the institution, pays the salary of the individual.



Mrs. Price stated that technically that is how it is sup-

posed to work, but the principle that you do not serve two

masters along with the idea that the Foundation is specif-

ically targeting an individual, did not seem right. Gen-

eral Counsel Klasic stated that the Ethics Commission did

not feel that this was a problem. Certainly, if the Ethics

Commission found a conflict with this process, it would

have indicated it in the opinion they issued involving a

UNR matter. Mrs. Price was referring to the IRS Code

whereas the fund raising is tax deductible, and then

specified to an individual, as opposed to a position, and

that designation being made prior to the Chancellor from

one organization to another. General Counsel Klasic

stated that he was not a tax lawyer, but to his knowledge

there was no problem.



Mrs. Sparks commended President Moore for the job he has

performed since his arrival which is allowing CCSN to

move forward.



Motion carried.



20. Approved Expenditure Authority for Tuition and Fee

Collections, UNR



The University of Nevada, Reno is projecting additional

revenues generated through increased tuition dollars. The

University seeks the Board's permission to increase the ex-

penditure authority and to seek Interim Finance Committee

approval to spend the additional fees. Vice Chancellor

Anderes stated that the projections made in 1992 were

based on an enrollment projection that considered non-

resident and good neighbor students, and allowing for an

anticipation of increases. However, there was a decline

in non-resident enrollments, even though there were in-

creased costs in California. As a consequence, it has

left approximately $800,000 in additional fees.



Mr. Alden left the meeting.



Mr. Graves moved approval to increase the expenditure

authority and to seek Interim Finance Committee approval

to spend the additional fees at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Dr. Derby requested clarification in that these fees were

not discussed during the tuition and fee increase discus-

sions, and Vice Chancellor Anderes responded that this

additional funding is not identified until the Spring

semester and cannot be carried over to the next fiscal year.

UNR is seeking authority to spend this funding prior to

the close of the fiscal year.



Mr. Alden returned to the meeting.



President Crowley reported that if approved this expendi-

ture would be spent on one-shot projects. He noted that

this is not an uncommon request. The excess student fees

must have approval from the Interim Finance Committee to

augment these funds.



Motion carried.



Regents Foley and Gallagher were brought into the meeting by

telephone hook-up.



21. Approved the Resolution: Line of Credit for Lied Athletic

Complex, UNLV



At its February 1995 meeting, the Board approved UNLV to

obtain a Line of Credit of up to $1.75 million for the

completion of the Lied Athletic Complex at UNLV.



Approved a resolution (Resolution #95-6) for the loan as

submitted by Mr. John Swendseid, Bond Counsel. Bids were

opened on May 11, 1995, and Mr. Swendseid recommended the

Board to award the bid to Bank of America at a 5.05% in-

terest rate on $1.75 million.



Mr. Alden moved approval of the resolution for the Line

of Credit loan of up to $1.75 million for the completion

of the Lied Athletic Complex at UNLV. Mr. Graves seconded.

Mrs. Price opposed; Mr. Foley abstained.



Mrs. Price stated that she opposed the item because there

is no policy on Line of Credit loans.



Motion carried.



22. Discussion of Open Meeting Law Litigation



The Board of Regents considered the Open Meeting Law lawsuit

recently filed against it by the Attorney General and its

potential responses to the suit, together with a review and

consideration of the Board's role in the suit as a litigent.

General Counsel Klasic distributed a prepared briefing

paper which is filed in the Regents' Office.



General Counsel Klasic emphasized that this would be a

public discussion about a lawsuit and advised the members

of the Board to exercise caution on facts of the case and

opinions regarding the case. He announced that there was

a representative from the Attorney General's Office presnt

at the meeting.



Mr. Klasic reviewed his briefing paper and stated that the

Board could either settle or defend the case. Litigation

has just begun and there is a great deal of work to be

done. In his review to date, he had determined that some

things specified in the law suit did not occur. He has

given his opinion that there was no meeting, no polling

and no action was taken. It is his opinion the Attorney

General is trying to expand the meaning of the term "meet-

ing" beyond its intended scope. In 1977 major amendments

were proposed which could have expanded the term of the

meeting, however they were not adopted. One paragraph of

the law referring to electronic communications and the

spirit of the Open Meeting Law is very vague, because you

have to guess what is meant by the term "spirit of the Open

Meeting Law". And finally, it appears the Attorney General

is attempting to punish First Amendment privileges. Mr.

Klasic stated that the Board is not obligated to take action

at this time.



Mr. Foley stated that he felt the Board should defend this

lawsuit because in his opinion it is absurd. He stated

that he was very much in favor of and very protective of

the Open Meeting Law. However, because of the content

of this suit be felt the Regents should defend with due

dispatch.



Mr. Alden presented a handout, which is filed in the

Regents' Office, listing his solutions.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she had received an unsolicited

facsimile at her office, and she did not see how that

constituted a violation of the Open Meeting Law. She

suggested a workshop on the parameters of the Open Meeting

Law from the Attorney General's Office.



Mr. Graves stated that he felt this was a perception prob-

lem. He stated that he did respond to the facsimile he had

received and questioned whether he would be in violation

of the law. He related that since he has been on the Board

of Regents he was unaware of any polling that has taken

place. He stated that he did not feel the expense was

worth fighting the litigation although the Board could

probably win the case. He felt that clarification should

come from the Legislature on the Open Meeting Law.



Dr. Derby stated that a facsimile was sent to her and she

was not home at the time, and questioned whether that was

a violation of the law.



Mr. Phillips entered the meeting.



Mrs. Sparks stated that she felt this was an attempt to

stifle the communications of the members of an elected

board. She agreed that a workshop would be helpful.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she did not feel there was a

violation; however, there are many ambiguities in the law.

She cited the accusation of two Board members discussing

an item which might be construed as a violation of the law.

She suggested that the Board might work on some possible

clarification in time for the 1997 Legislative Session.



Mr. Graves moved to proceed with the settlement but not

admitting to any guilt. Motion died due to lack of second.



Chancellor Jarvis stated that a newspaper article had

questioned his responsibility in this matter. However, he

was not questioned directly. He advised the Board that he

seeks advice from his staff, but ultimately he is the one

responsible.



Mrs. Gallagher suggested that General Counsel continue

with negotiations and advise the Board at a future meeting.



Mr. Phillips stated that there should be no admissions to

actions nor a plea of guilt, and that there are many am-

biguities in the law. This is an open meeting and the Board

should cease discussion and let General Counsel perform his

job.



Mr. Phillips moved to table the discussion. Mrs. Berkley

seconded.



Mr. Klasic advised that no action was necessary at this

time. If no action was taken, he would automatically

defend the suit.



Regents Foley and Gallagher, taking part by telephone, were dis-

connected at this time.



23. Approved Land Transfer, CCSN



Approved a State Land Transfer from Mental Hygiene/Mental

Retardation to Community College of Southern Nevada for

expanded programs in Horticulture at CCSN. Property has

been operating as a nursery and has existing facilities.

Ref. G is filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the State Land Transfer from

Mental Hygiene/Mental Retardation to CCSN for expanded

programs in Horticulture at CCSN. Mr. Phillips seconded.

Motion carried.



24. Approved Conceptual Plans for Rural and Urban Site

Acquisition, CCSN



A preliminary presentation for Rural and Urban Site Acquisi-

tion and Facilities Master Plan was presented by President

Moore and staff via a slide presentation. President Moore

stated that over the next two to three years specifics to

this plan would be brought before the Board for considera-

tion.



Mr. Alden left the meeting during the slide presentation.



Dr. Derby approved the conceptual plans for Rural and Urban

Site Acquisition and Facilities Master Plan for CCSN. Mr.

Graves seconded.



Dr. Derby commended President Moore and staff for their

vision of long-range planning.



President Moore responded to questions and stated that he

is hopeful with the increase in population in the area

that the Cheyenne Campus would be open during evenings

and weekends to serve more students.



Mr. Graves stated that he has met with President Moore and

staff, and noted that CCSN has the ability ot get land at

little or no cost to the System. Because of his famili-

arity with the growth patterns in Clark County, Mr. Graves

stated that much consideration and detail has gone into

this project, and he commended Dr. Moore and staff.



Mrs. Price commended Dr. Moore for his work on this project,

but indicated that there is not any criteria set by the

Board on multi-site institutions, although she has been

assured that it is being developed. She requested that

an item be placed on a future agenda to discuss this very

issue. She requested that this item be postponed until

a discussion is held on the criteria for Community College

sites.



Motion carried. Mrs. Price opposed.



25. Approved Lease of West Charleston Property, CCSN



Approved authorization to lease property (approximately

1 1/2 acres) on CCSN's West Charleston Campus for 99 years.

General Counsel has reviewed the lease and consensus on

language and terms have been reached. Ref. H (filed in

the Regents' Office), "Exhibit B", of the lease summarizes

the service provided in lieu of a dollar lease arrangement.

The 10,000 sq. ft. facility will be built entirely by the

radio station and will house a National Public Radio sta-

tion in Southern Nevada. The State will be asked to sup-

port the facility in its funding formula for operations.

The building is not expected to be complete until 1997.

President Moore explained that the lease arrangement will

closely parallel that of KNPB's with UNR and that CCSN

will benefit from the co-location in a number of signifi-

cant ways. The station will identify its CCSN location

every 30 minutes, will provide a forum for guest and

faculty speakers, and will serve as a training facility

for communication studies.



Mr. Alden returned to the meeting.



Chairman Eardley relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Graves

during the presentation, then returned and resumed the gavel.



Mr. Alden move approval to lease property (approximately

1 1/2 acres) on CCSN's West Charleston Campus for 99 years

to house a National Public Radio station. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



26. Information Only: Bank Loan, DRI



On March 31, 1995 the Board of Regents approved the Desert

Research Institute's request to seek a bank loan for the

construction of a high altitude atmospheric research labora-

tory. The Board of Regents also appproved, in substantive

form, the loan resolution at that time declaring that the

loan be a bank "qualified tax exempt obligation."



On April 12, 1995 the Desert Research Institute solicited

proposals from 15 banks operaing in Nevada. The responses

from the banks were due on April 27, 1995, and 4 proposals

were received. As a result of the competitive bid process,

DRI entered into a 20-year bank loan with Pioneer Citizens

based upon the criteria established in the request for a

bank loan.



27. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc WNCC Presidential

Search Committee



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc WNCC Presidential

Search Committee were made by Regent Jill Derby, member.

Dr. Derby reported that the Committee has narrowed the ap-

plicant pool from 26 to 9. One of the 9 candidates is un-

able to visit WNCC during the scheduled interview period

(May 22-23, 1995), therefore, the semi-finalist pool con-

sists of 8 candidates.



Mrs. Price indicated that she was very pleased with the

search process and noted that the concerns that were

raised have been addressed by the Committee and its Chair-

man.



Mr. Gordon Gochnour, CCSN Assistant to the President, will be

retiring and presented a poem to the Board of Regents capturing

his memories from his employment with the System.



28. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc TMCC Presidential

Search Committee



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc TMCC Presidential

Search Committee were made by Regent Madison Graves, member.

The candidate pool has been narrowed to 16 with 13 candi-

dates agreeing to remain in the search process. Background

checks are in process on these candidates and the next

scheduled meeting is for May 26, 1995.



29. New Business



Mrs. Berkley reported that UNLV students have raised con-

cerns regarding the student loan programs contained in the

Federal budget. It is important to keep these programs in

the budget and encouraged those to write letters in support

of keeping these programs to allow for access of students

to higher education through these viable programs to

Nevada's congressional delegations.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she had received a telephone call

from a faculty member regarding testimony on the nuclear

dump site in Nevada. She previously made a statement that

a faculty member had testified in favor a nuclear dump

site in Nevada. Since that time, she has learned that the

faculty member did not testify in favor of a nuclear dump

site but was giving scientific information during the

testimony. Mrs. Berkley stated that she will formally

correct her statement to the faculty member.



CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Barbara Nelson expressed her

appreciation to the members of the Board in their hiring of

Dr. Richard Moore as CCSN's President. He has been a

"breath of fresh air" for CCSN.



30. Approved Moving Item from the Academic, Research and Student

Affairs Committee



The Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee meeting

was cancelled by the Chairman of the Board; however, it was

brought to the attention of the Board of Regents that an

item posted on the Academic, Research and Student Affairs

Committee agenda needed Board consideration for meeting a

publication deadline for the UNLV general catalog.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to move Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee agenda Item 3 to the main Board

of Regents' agenda for discussion and action. Mr. Alden

seconded. Motion carried.



31. Approved M. S. in Transportation, UNLV



Approved the M. S. in Transportation, as contained in Ref.

ARS-3.



The proposed program will provide an opportunity for stu-

dents with backgrounds in non-Engineering disciplines to

complete a master's degree in Transportation. It is planned

as an outgrowth of an existing M. S. in Engineering degree.

The primary difference between the current and proposed

program is that the Transportation students will be limited

to enrollment in Transportation Engineering courses which

do not have the same prerequisites as other Engineering

courses.



There is a demand in Southern Nevada for individuals with

a graduate degree in Transportation. This program would

provide the opportunity for individuals who do not have

Engineering backgrounds to receive advanced training specif-

ic to transportation systems.



It is estimated that up to 10 students would be enrolled by

the 4th year. No new resources are needed to implement the

program, as it is primarily a regrouping of existing courses

offered under the M. S. in Engineering. This degree was

identified as a priority in UNLV's academic master plan.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the M. S. in Transportation at

UNLV. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.



32. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee were

made by Regent Carolyn Sparks, Chairman.



Mrs. Sparks stated that the Committee recommended approval

of 3 items:



1) To extend the Deloitte & Touche contract until June 30,

1955.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to extend Deloitte & Touche's

contract until June 30, 1995. Dr. Derby seconded.



Mr. Alden reported that the Audit Committee had met on

this issue and had a lengthy discussion at that time.

He stated that he was concerned with the change in ex-

ternal audit firms when UCCSN had had a long and pro-

fessional working relationship with Deloitte & Touche.

He noted that Deloitte & Touche's Managing Partner,

Bill Hartman, had read into the record of the Audit

Committee meeting that he felt that UCCSN was in viola-

tion of the process of changing external auditors. With

that in mind, Mr. Alden questioned whether the remaining

audit would be carried out by Deloitte & Touche with

vigor and with a smooth transition.



Mr. Hartman responded that he posed that question to

the Audit Committee for their consideration. He stated

that Deloitte & Touche will conduct the audit in a pro-

fessional manner and will meet all time requirements.

In addition, they will make every effort for a smooth

transition with the audit firm Coopers & Lybrand.



Motion carried.



2) To award a contract to external audit firm Coopers &

Lybrand for fiscal years 1966, 1997 and 1998, beginning

July 1, 1995.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to award a 3-year contract

to Coopers & Lybrand, external auditing firm, beginning

July 1, 1995. Dr. Derby seconded.



Mrs. Sparks noted as a point of clarification for the

members of the Board that although the Deloitte & Touche

contract expires June 30, 1995, the external audit is

for this current fiscal year and the firm works a year

behind.



Mr. Alden expressed his appreciation to Deloitte &

Touche for their many years of service to UCCSN.



Upon questioning, Mrs. Sparks gave a brief historical

background on the action taken by the Audit Committee,

the concerns raised by members of the Board, and the

selection process for an external auditing firm. She

encouraged the Board to accept the Audit Committee's

recommendation to award the contract to Coopers &

Lybrand. She stated that there is not dissatisfaction

with Deloitte & Touche, but it was strongly suggested

that it was time to change firms. The Board of Regents

approved this concept and in November approved the

Audit Committee to seek bids for an external auditing

firm.



Mr. Graves stated that he still had reservations in

the hiring of Coopers & Lybrand because they did not

have a Reno office and the employees that would be

servicing Northern Nevada would be from California. He

also raised the concrn that there is no offical bid

process at this time to make this recommendation to the

Audit Committee.



Mrs. Sparks questioned if not the staff, then who should

make this type of recommendation to a lay Board? Mr.

Graves agreed that the staff should develop the Request

for Proposal, but should not rank their recommendation.

Mrs. Sparks stated that the staff made it known that

their recommendation was based strictly on the response

to the RFP.



Dr. Derby stated that the staff are the experts and the

Board should take under advisement their recommendations

to the Board. The Audit Committee has been assigned

this function and she would be supporting its recom-

mendation.



Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit, stated

that from the Board of Regents' perspective it was

questioned whether UCCSN was getting the best services

and it was determined that a fresh perspective is neces-

sary. Therefore, it was determined that contracts

would be offered to external auditing firms for a 3-year

period. This time period allows for both the UCCSN

staff and external auditing staff to become familiar

with UCCSN and would ensure that UCCSN is receiving

the best services possible. With regard to the bidding

process, Mrs. Cardinal stated that it is not required,

but is a good process to follow.



Vice Chancellor Anderes commented on the responses to

the RFP and noted that it was clearly evident that

Coopers & Lybrand would offer the best services to

UCCSN.



Mr. Phillips recommended that the Board of Regents

continue its contract with Deloitte & Touche.



Motion carried upon roll call vote:



Ayes: Regents Alden, Derby, Graves, Price, Sparks,

Eardley



Nays: Regents Berkley, Phillips

Absent: Regents Foley, Gallagher, Klaich



3) To accept the OMB Circular A-133, Single Audit Report

Year Ending June 30, 1994.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to accept the OMB Circular

A-133, Single Audit Report Year Ending June 30, 1994.

Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.



4) To approve the following audit reports and recommenda-

tions:



Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas, UNLV

Rebel Yell, UNLV

Continuing Education, UNR

Scholarship Office, UNR



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the above listed audit

reports and recommendations. Mr. Alden seconded.

Motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

05-18-1995