UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 8-9, 1979


Pages 102-120



June 8, 1979

The Board of Regents met in a special meeting on the above date

in the Pine Auditorium, Travis Student Union, University of

Nevada, Reno.

Members present: Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Robert A. Cashell

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda D. Mason

Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Mr. John Tom Ross

Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President Brock Dixon, UNLV

President Paul Kreider, CCCC

President-Elect Leonard Goodall, UNLV

President Lloyd Smith, DRI

Bonnie M. Smotony, Secretary

Larry Lessly, General Counsel

Also present were Faculty Senate representatives Marschall, UNR;

Kendall, Unit; Christopher, CCCC; Elliott, WNCC/N; Pugsley,

WNCC/S; Jacobsen, DRI; and Student Association representatives

Ritch, UNR; Visoky, CCCC; Schefcik, USUNS.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 2:30 P.M.

1. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the regular Board meeting of May 18, 1979,

were submitted for approval.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.

2. Request for Personnel Session

Dr. Lombardi moved that the Board go into personnel session

for annual review of all persons reporting to the Board of

Regents (the Chancellor, Presidents, General Counsel, and

Secretary to the Board), and for discussion of the CCCC

Presidential candidates. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

After meeting in personnel session with the Chancellor, General

Counsel and Board Secretary, the Board reconvened in open


3. Recommendations for Salaries and Perquisites

Chancellor Baepler recommended the following salaries for

the Officers for 1979-80:

Chancellor $47,500

President, DRI 47,500

President, UNR 47,500*

President, UNLV 47,500*

President, CCCC 43,000

President, NNCC 40,500

President, WNCC 43,000

Chancellor Baepler recommended that perquisites for Officers

and selected staff be established at the following levels

for 1979-80, to be funded from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account, unless otherwise specified:

Housing Allowance for Chancellor and Presidents of UNR*,

UNLV* and DRI - $500 per month.

Automobile Allowance for all Presidents to be increased

to $400 per month and for the Chancellor to $800 per


Automobile Allowance for General Counsel to be increased

to $400 per month and a similar allowance of $400 per

month to be established for the System Endowment


Automobile Allowance of $200 per month to be established

for Vice President Mark Dawson, to be paid from DRI

operating funds.

Host and Entertainment Expense Accounts to be increased

to $5,000 per year for Chancellor and each President.

*Previously approved at time of appointment, March

23, 1979

Chancellor Baepler reported that President Smith had an-

nounced that he wished to retire at the end of the coming

fiscal year, but wishes to remain active with the Institute.

Dr. Baepler noted that this comes at a time when the DRI is

at an all-time high in its funding, with excellent prospects

for the next year, and, for the first time in many years,

has permanent people in its Directorships. Dr. Baepler also

noted that the Board of Regents has an extremely high regard

for President Smith and although the Presidency will be

advertised and an orderly transition will occur, the Board

has requested that Dr. Smith continue a relationship with

the University after July 1, 1980, as President Emeritus,

working in those areas where his national and international

reputation will enhance the Institute.

Chancellor Baepler also commented concerning the provision

of an automobile allowance for the Chancellor in Reno and

Las Vegas, noting that by earlier agreement with the Board

at the time of his appointment as Chancellor, he does not

draw per diem or incur hotel or rental car expense when in

Las Vegas or Reno, since he maintains a home in both cities

and keeps an automobile in both locations for use on Univer-

sity business.

Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendations

concerning salaries and perquisites for the Officers and

selected staff. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried

unanimously by roll call vote.

Mr. Buchanan reported that during the personnel session the

Board of Regents had extensive interviews with General

Counsel, the Secretary of the Board and with the Chancellor

and moved that the Board of Regents go on record as agreeing

with the way in which the Office of the Chancellor is being

conducted and that the Board gives its wholehearted support

to the Chancellor's Office as it stands today. Motion

seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.

4. Request for Expenditures from Unrestricted Endowment Income

Chancellor Baepler recommended that Lyle Rivera be reap-

pointed as System Endowment Officer for a period of 6 months

beginning July 1, 1979, during which a search would be con-

ducted for a permanent appointment. He recommended a salary

of $35,000, to be funded from unrestricted endowment income

available to the Chancellor's Office, and that sufficient

funds also be authorized from this source to provide for

continuation of Mr. Rivera's secretary and $5,000 in oper-

ating funds.

Mrs. Fong moved approval of the appointment with the under-

standing that Mr. Rivera would also be assigned routine

legal duties for UNLV, under the supervision of General


Chancellor Baepler agreed that this would be done, noting

that Mr. Rivera has indicated his willingness to perform

such legal functions to compensate partially for the loss

of the services of the Assistant General Counsel who has

been operating at three-quarters time. He suggested that

Mr. Rivera would handle routine legal affairs, but not

litigation in court.

Chairman Cashell requested that Mr. Rivera provide periodic

reports to the Regents concerning his activities and that

he also visit the Divisions during the next six months to

identify ways in which he can be of assistance to them.

Dr. John Marschall, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, requested

that in the course of the next six months as the search is

conducted that the Board give consideration to defining the

relationship of the duties of the System Endowment Officer

to those of the UNR Development Officer, and also an assess-

ment of the needs of the Community Colleges and UNLV.

Chancellor Baepler stated that it was fully intended that

this would be done and reported that an overture has already

been made to UNR in an attempt to assess their needs.

Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.

5. Appointment of President, Clark County Community College

Mr. Buchanan moved that the Board reconsider its action at

the May 18 meeting directing that the CCCC Presidential

Search be reopened and the position be readvertised.

Motion to reconsider seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent.

Chancellor Baepler recommended the appointment of Dr. Judith

Eaton as President of Clark County Community College, with

the salary and perquisites established earlier for this

position, and with an additional allowance of the equivalent

of one month's apartment rental in Las Vegas while she


Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried by the following roll call vote:

Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr.

Lombardi, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Cashell

No - Mr. Karamanos, Miss Mason, Mr. Ross

Miss Mason stated that she would not wish to have Dr. Eaton

assume the Presidency at CCCC feeling that she did not have

full support of the Board and asked that her vote be changed

to yes.

Mr. Karamanos also asked that his no vote be withdrawn and

recorded as yes.

Mr. Ross agreed to do the same but asked that his original

vote stand as a matter of permanent record.

Mr. Buchanan moved that a unanimous vote be recorded for the

appointment of Dr. Eaton as President of CCCC. Motion sec-

onded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.

6. Salary Recommendations Requiring Board Approval

Chancellor Baepler noted that salaries for Vice Presidents,

Deans and Directors, and other Administrators reporting

directly to a President or a Chancellor, and professional

staff at Step 20+ who are being recommended for an increase

in excess of 8%, require Board approval, with other profes-

sional salaries determined by the respective Division or

Campus Officer. He submitted the following salary recom-

mendations for approval:

1978-79 1979-80

Incumbent Salary Salary % Increase

Northern Nevada Community College

GREENHAW, Charles $24,966 $27,005 8.2

KARR, Juanita 21,729 23,665 8.9

DAVIES, William 23,222 25,335 9.1

AIAZZI, Stan 19,938 21,995 10.3

Clark County Community College

BROWN, Thomas 23,772 25,774 8.4

MITCHELL, James C. 21,500 23,246 8.1

YOUNG, Jerry W. 28,341 30,614 8.0

DEAN OF INSTRUCTION 33,046 35,690 8.0

TOMLINSON, Larry 24,996 27,084 8.4

Western Nevada Community College

EARDLEY, V. James 36,244 40,000 10.4

CALABRO, Tony 30,014 32,732 9.1

BERASAIN, Marcia 26,234 28,849 10.0

TAVERNIA, George 27,502 30,614 11.3

MILTENBERGER, P. 28,676 30,967 8.0

WILKINS, David C. 34,000 36,720 8.0

CASERTA, John 28,770 30,967 7.6

HILLYGUS, Herbert 27,819 30,614 10.0

MUNSON, Bert 28,770 30,967 7.6

Desert Research Institute

KOCHMDND, Warren 40,000 46,000 15.0

BRADLEY, Jerry O. 30,500 33,100 8.5

KOCH, David L. 30,000 33,500 11.7

VACANT 37,000 35,000 -5.4

DAWSON, Mark H. 37,500 40,500 8.0

LALIBERTE, Fyrne I. 16,430 18,300 11.4

WINTERBERG, Friedwardt 35,100 36,600 4.3

KRENKEL, Peter 42,000 46,000 9.5


ANDERSON, N. H. 37,656 40,535 7.6

LAXALT, Robert 35,388 38,141 7.8

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

DIXON, Brock $40,000 $42,998 7.5

WESTFALL, H. W. 40,000 42,998 7.5

GLENNEN, R. E. 39,168 42,998 9.8

MICHEL, M. A. 36,900 39,737 7.7

HARDBECK, George 38,034 41,333 8.7

VALLEN, Jerry 36,900 39,737 7.7

SMITH, Robert 38,034 41,333 8.7

MARSHALL, Dwight 35,771 38,444 7.5

ERICKSON, Hal 33,786 36,545 8.2

IRELAND, William 31,686 34,144 7.8

ALBRECHT, F. 20,237 21,982 8.6

HUGHES, Mark 25,013 27,038 8.1

KITCHEN, J. 26,505 28,618 8.0

UNRUE, J. 36,244 38,943 7.5

KUNKEL, R. C. 37,278 40,136 7.7

MC CULLOUGH, J. 36,369 39,873 9.6

KNORR, O. A. 30,474 33,353 9.4

VP ACADEMIC 41,000 44,053 7.4

University of Nevada, Reno

PINE, E. L. 41,994 45,102 7.4

GORRELL, R. M. 42,750 45,899 7.4

BOHM0NT, D. 40,508 43,535 7.5

STAFFORD, R. 38,412 42,131 9.7

HUGHS, R. E. 40,198 43,207 7.5

CAIN, E. J. 40,508 43,535 7.5

BREESE, C. R. 39,168 42,120 7.5

DOWNER, D. B. 31,608 34,949 10.6

BAKER, A. III 39,168 42,120 7.5

BRAND, V. 38,412 41,333 7.6

NELLOR, J. 40,118 43,122 7.5

MOREHOUSE, H. 35,010 37,742 7.8

SHIRLEY, J. 36,144 39,737 9.9

BARNES, R. J. 32,742 36,146 10.4

GAMBLE, S. 18,593 21,258 14.3

JESSUP, K. D. 34,254 37,742 10.2

WOLF, H. J. 28,341 32,555 14.9

MC REARY, F. P. 30,014 33,085 10.2

NAULT, J. T. 17,849 19,454 9.0

SCULLY, T. 58,630 62,653 6.9

DANKWORTH, R. 38,790 41,721 7.6

D'AZEVEDO, W. L. (LWOP) 32,640 35,763 9.6

SCOTT, W. T. 33,743 36,927 9.4

BACKMAN, C. W. 33,598 36,442 8.5

SCHUON, J. 22,485 24,634 9.5

In the consideration of the above salary recommendations,

several questions were raised concerning those increases in

excess of ten percent, with Mr. Cashell particularly ex-

pressing concern and asking that the Presidents justify

each increase which exceeded that amount.

Mr. Buchanan moved that across-the-board increases and merit

not exceed 10.5% in any case. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc


Mrs. Knudtsen objected, suggesting that each recommendation

be considered on an individual basis. Accordingly, ques-

tions were raised and responded to for all individuals rec-

ommended for increases exceeding 10.5%, following which Mr.

Mc Bride announced himself satisfied and withdrew his sec-

ond. Mr. Buchanan declined to withdraw his motion, which

was then seconded by Mrs. Fong, and failed by the following

roll call vote:

Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Mr.


No - Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason, Mr. Mc

Bride, Mr. Ross

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the salary recommendations

as submitted. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried

by the following roll call vote:

No - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Mr.


Yes - Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason, Mr. Mc

Bride, Mr. Ross

Dr. Crowley noted that one recommendation had been omitted

from the list requiring Board approval and asked that Dr.

Wilbur S. Shepperson's salary be increased from $32,325 to


Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

7. Proposed Reorganization of Chancellor's Office

Chancellor Baepler proposed certain changes in organization

patterns in the Chancellor's Office, noting that the basic

changes proposed do not involve new functions but would be

limited to reassignment of functions currently being per-

formed by the staff. Specifically, Dr. Baepler proposed

that two units, budget and audit, be merged into a Depart-

ment of Finance under the direction of Ken Patridge, pres-

ently Director of Internal Audit. The present Director of

Budget and Institutional Studies will be assigned exclusive-

ly to Institutional Studies. One additional function per-

formed in the Chancellor's Office, that of affirmative

action coordination, will be handled by the UNR Affirmative

Action Officer.

Dr. Baepler then recommended that the new position now being

recruited under the title of Community College Coordinator

be entitled Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges, that

there be a Vice Chancellor of Finance, and that the General

Counsel be retitled Vice Chancellor for Legal Services. He

emphasized that neither the title changes nor the reorgani-

zation of staff involved any new functions. He commented

further that although he had discussed this proposal with

a number of the Regents, and with a number of people in the

Chancellor's Office, he regarded the Chancellor's Office

staff as the Regent's staff and therefore believed the

decision should be one in which the Regents had significant


Miss Mason moved that this matter be tabled until the next

meeting and that the Regents be given an organization chart

reflecting the proposed changes. Motion seconded by Mrs.


Chancellor Baepler suggested that this matter could be

separated into two areas and that perhaps by doing so the

Regents would be willing to proceed with the changes in

structure, with the proposal concerning titles deferred

until the next meeting.

Miss Mason withdrew her motion with concurrence from Mrs.


Mr. Karamanos moved that the Chancellor's recommendation for

merging of the budget and audit functions into a Department

of Finance be approved. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried unanimously by roll call vote.

Mr. Ron Kendall, Unit Senate Chairman, requested that this

item be deferred until a later meeting and that the proposed

changes be provided to the Unit Senate so that the process

required by the Unit Bylaws could be completed.

Chancellor Baepler stated that his recommendation would be

the same, independent of the Unit Senate, and added that he

did not feel that this kind of change is appropriately

brought before the Senate but rather it is a decision for

the Board of Regents to make.

Mr. Mc Bride moved that based on the foregoing action of the

Board, the Chancellor be instructed to issue terminal con-

tracts to the budget analysts in the Chancellor's Office

(i. e., that contracts issued July 1, 1979, be one-year

terminal contracts). Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried by the following roll call vote:

Abstain - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Dr. Lombardi

Yes - Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr.

Ross, Mr. Cashell

No - Miss Mason

It was agreed that the recommendation concerning titles

would be resubmitted for Board consideration at the June 29

meeting, together with a proposed organization chart and

position descriptions.

8. Adoption of Work Program for 1979-80

Chancellor Baepler noted that in addition to the Work Pro-

gram for 1979-80, which had been mailed to the Board previ-

ously, a document had been distributed to the Board reflect-

ing the capital improvement budget for the next succeeding

four-year period which totaled $113 million for the Univer-

sity System, the largest budget the University had ever re-

ceived for capital projects. In addition, he noted that

supplemental sheets had also been distributed which includ-

ed two Estimative Budgets not available when the Work Pro-

gram was mailed -- for the Radiological Safety Board, and

for UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics.

Dr. Baepler stated that insofar as is known, the Work Pro-

gram meets legislative intent where that intent had been

communicated. He noted that, as in the previous year,

salaries have not been distributed in this document but are

contained in a reserve. When salaries have been finally

determined, this reserve will be spread throughout the

document, and a revised copy will be distributed.

Mr. Mc Bride commented that although he understood the prob-

lems with the lateness of the legislative session and the

amount of work required to prepare the Work Program, he was

not totally satisfied with it and asked if it would be pos-

sible to accept the Work Program conditionally in order that

it could be transmitted to the Controllers.

Chancellor Baepler recalled that the Board had, at its pre-

vious meeting, established the Audit Committee as a standing

committee of the Board, and suggested that this Committee

would relate beautifully to a Department of Finance and the

normal progression for the Work Program would be reviewed by

the Audit Committee on its way to adoption by the Board. He

suggested that the Work Program be accepted conditionally so

that it can be submitted to the Business Centers, subject to

to analysis by the Audit Committee and the Audit Staff and

report back to the Regents at the next convenient time.

Mr. Mc Bride moved conditional acceptance of the Work Pro-

gram subject to further review and approval by the Audit

Committee and the Board of Regents. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.

It was agreed that the necessary revisions to the Work

Program would be prepared, including the inclusion on the

UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics Estimative Budget of the rev-

enue received from gifts, and would be available for the

June 29th meeting.

9. Loan to UNR

Chancellor Baepler asked for inclusion of an emergency item

concerning the sports facility for UNR.

Mr. Buchanan moved that discussion of this item be included.

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

Chancellor Baepler recalled that the appropriation of $30

million for the UNLV sports pavilion, which includes a con-

tinuing education center, and $26 million for the UNR sports

pavilion, were based on estimates prepared by each institu-

tion. A court test of the constitutionality of the bond is-

sues which will fund these facilities must be expedited in

order that these projects can proceed. He commented on the

problem caused by inflation, presently estimated at between

12-15% a year, costing in excess of $560,000 for each month

these projects are delayed.

Chancellor Baepler recommended that every effort be made to

utilize the time which will be required for the court test

by proceeding with preliminary plans. He recalled that UNLV

had received a rather substantial private gift which they

have been authorized to use to contract with an architect to

proceed with the preliminary planning. He recommended that

the Board of Regents authorize a loan from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account to UNR for the purpose of

contracting for preliminary plans, so that both projects can

proceed simultaneously and concurrently, as prescribed by

the Legislature (AB 63), with the loan to be repaid when the

bonds are sold in October or November.

Mr. Ross moved approval of the $100,000 loan to UNR from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Account for the purpose

stated above. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried

without dissent.

10. Appointment of Special Bond Counsel

Mr. Lessly requested inclusion of an emergency item related

to appointment of special counsel.

Mrs. Fong moved that discussion of this item be included.

Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.

Mr. Lessly explained that in order to have bonds issued

pursuant to AB 63, which the Governor has now signed, it

is necessary in the opinion of bond counsel that litigation

ensue to make a determination on constitutional issues.

Specifically, bond counsel will have to issue an opinion

that the legislation is not unconstitutional before the

University can sell the bonds. He requested the Board ap-

prove the appointment of the firm of Dawson, Negal, Sherman

and Howard, bond counsel in Denver, Colorado, as special

counsel to represent the Board or one of its employees who

will be sued in order to test the case.

Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.

11. Appointment of Audit Committee

Mr. Cashell announced the following appointments to the

newly-created Audit Committee:

Mr. John Mc Bride, Chairman

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. Cashell also noted the provision in the Bylaws for ap-

pointment of public members and announced the appointment

of Mr. Bernard D. Christian, Controller of the Holiday

Casino in Las Vegas, and Mr. Paul Griffith, President of

Harold's Club, Reno.

Mr. Cashell noted that with appointment of Mr. Mc Bride as

Chairman of the Audit Committee, his resignation from the

Investment Committee was accepted.

12. Application to Fleischmann Foundation

President Crowley reported that a letter had been received

in April from Mr. Julius Bergen, Chairman of the Fleishmann

Foundation Board of Trustees, inviting the Board of Regents

to submit an application on behalf of the University of

Nevada School of Medical Sciences for a Tele-Health Communi-

cations System, which would link 13 county facilities and 7

rural health clinics by providing a television image and

feedback over the telephone line from transmitters in small

rural hospitals to transceivers located in major tertiary

hospitals with physician specialists and medical residents

providing consultation to the local physicians and patients

in the rural communities.

Dr. Crowley noted that in response to that invitation, the

Medical School has prepared such a proposal for a grant not

to exceed $425,000, and requested authorization from the

Board to submit this proposal on behalf of UNR. (Copy of

summary of proposal included with the agenda, identified as

Ref. C and filed with permanent minutes.)

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

carried without dissent.

13. Radio Broadcasting Rights for UNR Football and Basketball


President Crowley reported that the UNR Athletic Department

had recently requested bids for radio broadcasting rights

for football and basketball games for the 1979-80 season

with option to renew for the 1980-81 season. He noted that

three bids had been received and a tabulation of those bids

was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. E and filed

with permanent minutes).

President Crowley reported that the Athletic Department and

Vice President Pine had recommended award of the broadcast

rights to KOLO Radio, based on their review of the bids and

their judgment that the bid of KOLO Radio was in the best

interests of the University. Dr. Crowley endorsed the rec-

ommendation of the Athletic Department and the Vice Presi-

ident for Business and recommended award to KOLO Radio.

Statements in support of their respective bids were made by

Dave Newman, KONE and KOZZ Radio; Tim Grant, KOLO Radio,

and Bob Eurich and Jerry Cobb, in support of Bob Eurich


Mr. Ross moved approval of the President's recommendation

that the bid be awarded to KOLO Radio. Motion seconded by

Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.

14. Proposal to Sell Property

President Dixon recalled that at its meeting on May 18,

the Board deferred action on a recommendation to sell an

undivided 1/2 interest in 40 acres given to UNLV in 1968

by Abe P. Miller and Linnea C. Miller. He noted that this

action to defer was to see what decision the Legislature

would make on the location of the new prison.

Dr. Dixon reported that the site of the new prison had been

determined and will have no effect on the value of this par-

cel of land owned by the University and he requested the

Board to authorize the sale of this property with the mini-

mum acceptable bid to be determined by a new appraisal, and

further requested the Board to agree to payment of a real

estate commission.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, noting that accept-

ance of a bid will require Board action and sale of the

property will require concurrence of the Governor.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.

15. Commendation for Service as Interim President

Mr. Mc Bride moved that the Board of Regents formally ex-

press its appreciation to Dr. Brock Dixon for his service as

Interim President of UNLV and that an appropriate statement

of the Board's commendation be prepared. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Fong, carried unanimously.

Mr. Buchanan moved that the Board also express its appreci-

ation to Dr. Paul Kreider for his service as Interim Presi-

dent of Clark County Community College and that an appro-

priate statement of commendation be prepared. Motion sec-

onded by Miss Mason, carried unanimously.

16. Postretirement Appointment, NNCC

President Berg recommended that a postretirement appointment

be offered to Bill Bellinger, Automotive Instructor, NNCC,

for 1/2 time for the 1979-80 academic year.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.

17. Request for Allocation from Board of Regents Special

Projects Account

Chancellor Baepler reported that funds which will be avail-

able to the Computing Center total $1,587,144 in FY 80 and

$1,678,416 in FY 81 for a total of $3,265,560 for the bi-

ennium. Therefore, in order to maintain its current level

of operations the Center will require an additional $198,000

in FY 80 and $199,090 in FY 81 for a total of $397,090 for

the biennium. It is estimated that the Center's Sales Ac-

count will have a balance of $140,000 as of June 30, 1979,

with additional income for FY 80 and FY 81 estimated at

$205,680. This would provide $345,680 of the additional

funds required, leaving a projected deficit of $51,418 as

of June 30, 1981, if the current level of operations is to

be maintained.

Chancellor Baepler presented a proposal by Mr. Niels

Anderson, Director of the Computing Center, that the Center

exercise purchase rights for certain equipment now under

lease. Such purchases would require an investment of

$202,721 and would be returned to the University in 25

months from the savings realized by purchase rather than

continuing to lease. In addition, a balance of approxi-

mately $139,120 would remain in the sales account as of

June 30, 1981.

Chancellor Baepler recommended that $202,721 be allocated

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to permit

the Computing Center to exercise purchase rights to equip-

ment now under lease, noting that he had consulted with the

Divisions concerning this proposed allocation from the ac-

count and no opposition had been expressed. This subsidy

will permit the Center to maintain its current level of

service to the Divisions for the coming biennium.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.

Dr. John Marschall, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, requested

that consideration be given to the establishment of a system

committee to review the pattern of disbursements from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Account, with perhaps an

opportunity to develop criteria for future allocations. He

stated that the UNR Faculty strongly supports the judicious

use of Special Projects money for equipment such as was just

approved, but would also ask that a system committee receive

priority listings from the Divisions or other units for

projects which might be appropriate for funding by the

Regents, suggest guidelines and criteria for disbursements,

and perhaps look at the lower limit beyond which the fund

should not be diminished.

Chancellor Baepler stated that all of the information con-

cerning the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund is avail-

able, including where the money was generated, a complete

breakdown of every expenditure and its purpose, and he would

be pleased to furnish it to the Divisions. He agreed that

there was no written criteria for the establishment of pri-

orities, noting that the requests are not normally invited,

but when received from one of the Divisions, such a request

is presented to the Board of Regents.

General Counsel Lessly stated that in his opinion the Board

of Regents as a constitutional body has absolute discretion

on how it uses these funds.

18. Bid Opening for Campus Improvements, UNR

President Crowley reported that bids were opened by the

Public Works Board on May 24, 1979, for Campus improvements

for the Reno Campus, with the following results:

Base Bid Alt A Alt B Alt C Alt D

Valley Crest

Landscaping $684,000 $ 8,250 $40,880 $15,580 $ 3,300

Nevada Paving

Incorporated 783,500 50,700 65,500 29,900 8,000

Granada Landscaping

Company 797,777 29,777 57,000 26,000 49,000

Brierley Construction

Company 884,745 43,800 44,000 19,200 4,500

Alternate A - Benches, trash receptacle and bike racks,

library mall area

Alternate B - Planting and sprinkler irrigation, north area

Alternate C - Planting and sprinkler irrigation, Judicial

College area

Alternate D - Striping and asphalt

President Crowley recommended the Board of Regents concur in

the award by the State Public Works Board of a contract to

Valley Crest Landscaping for the base bid and all 4 alter-

nates for a total contract of $752,010. Chancellor Baepler


Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.

19. Request for Authority to Execute Indemnity Agreement

Mr. Lessly distributed a proposed indemnity agreement (filed

with permanent minutes) which he requested the Board to

authorize the Chancellor to execute on behalf of the Board

of Regents in order for the University to receive the funds

from the Hughes Estate payable under the contract between

Mr. Hughes and the University of Nevada for the benefit of

the Medical School. Mr. Lessly requested that the indemnity

agreement be for the $200,000 July 1978 payment, or in the

event that money is received after July 1, the indemnity

agreement be for $400,000 to include the 1979 payment from

the estate.

Mr. Lessly recalled that there was a contested hearing in

Houston with respect to this money and the University now

has a priority four claim as the result of the judgment.

He suggested that there was a distinct possibility under

the law of the State of Texas that there will be a prefer-

ence payment to the University by the estate. If the estate

were subsequently attacked for making a preference payment,

the University would simply pay the money back into the es-

tate; therefore, he stated, the indemnity agreement is mean-

ingless and no real liability is involved.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.

20. Acceptance of Gift Property

President Crowley reported that John J. Douglass and Carol

Kennett Douglass have offered to the University a gift of

property located in Spring Creek, Elko County, Nevada, for

the unrestricted use of the UNR Basque Studies Program. The

property consists of approximately 2,014 acres and has been

appraised at $7,720.

President Crowley recommended acceptance of the gift and

authorization to offer the property for sale in accordance

with policy concerning the disposal of University property.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.

21. Uncollectible NDSL Loans

Chancellor Baepler noted that the University has a number of

NDSL student loans outstanding and, although every effort is

made to collect them, many are delinquent and considered un-

collectible. HEW has determined that as of June 30, 1979,

the University need no longer carry such delinquent loans on

its books but may turn such loans over to the Federal gov-

ernment for processing.

Chancellor Baepler recommended that, because of the effec-

tive date established by HEW, this item be regarded as an

emergency matter, and that the Board direct that the NDSL

loans considered to be uncollectible be turned over to HEW

and no longer be carried on the University's books.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.

22. New Business

a. Mr. Buchanan asked that the June 29 agenda include

consideration of funding for the UNLV marching band.

b. Mr. Mc Bride requested the Board to consider holding a

workshop/retreat for Regents and Officers and that

discussion concerning this be scheduled for the June 29


The meeting adjourned at 7:10 P.M.

Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board