05/29/1920

 UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes

May 29-30, 1920 



05-29-1920
Volume OE - Pages 257-258

                         Reno, Nevada
                         May 29, 1920

The Board of Regents met in the Office of the President at 10
A.M. Saturday, May 29, 1920.  There were present all the members
of the Board, with the exception of Regent Pratt.  Vice President
Lewers and Comptroller Gorman were also present.

List No. 23, covering Checks Nos. 165 to 178 inclusive for a
total of $27,363.09, and List No. 25, covering State Claims Nos.
309 to 328 inclusive for a total of $29,102.24, were approved.
Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

The minutes of the meetings of May 11 and 12th, 1920, were ap-
proved.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

On the recommendation of the President, as submitted by Vice
President Lewers, it was moved the resignation of Miss Sears
as Head of the Department of Home Economics, to take effect on
September 1st, be accepted, and that the request accompanying
the resignation be continued for further consideration at the
next meeting of the Board.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Regent North advised the Board that Miss Pope had just told him
that she had the offer of a very good position in California and
in the same town with her sister, but that she had told President
Clark she would remain in Nevada this coming year and wished to
know if he would present the matter to the Board and see if the
Regents thought she might be released.  Judge Curler moved that
Miss Pope be requested to take the matter up with President Clark
personally.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

On the recommendation of the President, as submitted by Professor
Lewers, Miss Cornelia Williamson was elected Secretary of the
School of Education at a salary of $85 per month for the 9 months
September 1, 1920 to May 13, 1921.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

On the recommendation of the President, as submitted by Professor
Lewers, Miss Margaret Dewar was elected as assistant in the De-
partment of Chemistry for the 9 months September 1, 1920 to May
31, 1921 at a salary of $130 per month, provided that it be un-
derstood that the University reserves the right to terminate the
service of Miss Dewar on January 1, 1921 if it so desires.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Judge Cheney presented for filing two communciations from members
of the faculty regarding raises which have been given to them.
The two members were Doctors M. Adams and Goggio.

Judge Cheney submitted letters from a number of prominent people
regarding proposed increase of salary for President Clark.  These
letters were ordered filed.  The sentiment of the big majority
was that the University could not afford to let President Clark
resign.  After a general discussion, Mr. North moved that the
salary of Doctor Clark be made $12,000 a year, beginning July 1,
1920.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Judge Curler         Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

The Secretary was instructed to wire President Clark that the
above Board action had the unanimous approval of the Board of
Regents.  Regent Pratt was absent and his vote is to be recorded
at the next meeting of the Board of Regents.  The other members
of the Board knew his feeling in the matter and stated that the
formality only of Mr. Pratt's vote was needed to make the action
unanimous.

Judge Cheney read the proposed University Building Program for
the next 5 years as submitted by President Clark to Mr. Clarence
H. Mackay at Mr. Mackay's request.

Adjourned.

                             A. E. Cheney
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary