06/10/1899

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 10-11, 1899








06-10-1899

Volume OC - Pages 177-180



Reno, Nevada

June 10, 1899



The Board of Regents met at the Office of the Washoe County Bank

at 10 o'clock A.M., Saturday, June 10, 1899. Present: W. E. F.

Deal, J. N. Evans and H. S. Starrett.



Regent Deal offered the following resolution:



RESOLVED, that the resignation of Professor T. W. Cowgill be

accepted.



RESOLVED further, that the thanks of the Board be extended

to Professor Cowgill for his faithful services to the Uni-

versity.



RESOLVED further, that the Board accept his resignation for

the sole reason that the condition of his health made it

necessary that he resign.



RESOLVED further, that he be and is hereby elected Professor

Emeritus of the English Language and Literature Department,

without salary.



President Stubbs placed in nomination Professor L. W. Cushman for

the Department of English Language and Literature. Regent

Starrett moved, seconded by Regent Deal, and carried, that the

nomination of Professor Cushman for the Department of English

Language and Literature by President Stubbs be approved and his

salary fixed at Eighteen Hundred Dollars per annum, payable in

equal monthly payments, commencing with the first day of Septem-

ber, 1899. (Subject to order of the Board, August 23, 1897, pages

143-144, with reference to the employment of Professors and

Instructors.)



President Stubbs placed in nomination Professor George F.

Blessing for Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in

charge of the Department. Regent Deal moved, seconded by Regent

Starrett, which was carried, that the appointment of Geo. F.

Blessing by President Stubbs for Professor of Mechanical Engi-

neering in charge of the Department was approved and his salary

fixed at Fifteen Hundred Dollars per annum, payable in equal

monthly payments, commencing from the first day of September,

1899. (Subject to the order of the Board, August 23, 1897, page

143, with reference to the employment of Professors and Instruc-

tors.)



President Stubbs recommended that the title, Principal of the

Normal School, be abolished and changed to Professor of Pedagogy

and English in the Normal School. Upon motion of Regent Deal,

it was carried.



President Stubbs placed in nomination Mr. Samuel B. Doten for

Meteorologist and Assistant to the Department of Botany and

Entomology in the Experiment Station. Regent Starrett moved,

seconded by Regent Deal, that the nomination of Mr. Doten be

approved and his salary fixed at Six Hundred Dollars per annum

from August 1, 1899, payable monthly.



Upon motion, it was ordered that the salary of Miss H. K. Clapp

be fixed at One Thousand Dollars per annum, to take effect

September 1, 1899.



Upon the recommendation of President Stubbs, Regent Deal moved,

seconded by Regent Starrett, that Mr. H. H. Dexter be appointed

Assistant to the Librarian at an annual salary of Two Hundred

Dollars per annum, to take effect September 1, 1899.



Regent Deal moved, seconded by Regent Starrett, that the order of

the Board on June 1, 1899 with reference to diplomas of W. C.

Lamb and C. P. Keyser be revoked, and that they be given their

diplomas when their work was satisfactorily completed and certi-

fied to the Board of Regents by the President of the University.



Regent Deal moved that the position of Secretary to the President

of the University be created and that the President be requested

to nominate some person for the position. The President nomin-

ated Miss Elizabeth S. Stubbs as his Secretary. On motion of

Regent Starrett, seconded by Regent Deal, the nomination of Miss

Stubbs and the salary fixed at Fifty Dollars per month from

September 1, 1899.



Minutes of January 3, February 13, May 29 and 31 and June 1 were

read and approved.



The salary of Geo. H. Taylor as Secretary was fixed at $35.00

per month from July 1, 1899, payable from the funds of the Exper-

iment Station.



On motion of Regent Starrett, seconded by Regent Deal, the salary

of Anna H. Martin was fixed at Nine Hundred Dollars per annum, to

take effect September 1, 1899, payable in equal monthly payments.



Regent Starrett moved, seconded by Regent Evans, that 10 King

Fire Extinguishers be purchased at $20.00 each, and placed in

the several buildings and paid for as follows:



3 from the Morrill Fund

2 from the Experiment Station Fund

5 from the State Contingent Fund



The following resolution was offered and upon motion carried.



RESOLVED, that upon the written consent of the Sureties on

the Bond of the Washoe County Bank already given or here-

after to be given to the Board of Regents of the State

University for the safekeeping of the Funds hereafter paid

to the Board of Regents under the Act of Congress known as

the Morrill Bill and upon the execution of a good and suf-

ficient Bond by the Bank of Nevada to said Washoe County

Bank with proper conditions, that upon the payment of the

annual appropriation to the Board of Regents and the deposit

thereof in said Washoe County Bank, said Washoe County Bank

do and it is hereby authorized and directed to deposit the

sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5000) of said money in the

Bank of Nevada to be left there until the amount on deposit

in said Washoe County Bank shall be exhausted.



No further business appearing, the Board adjourned to meet at

the call of the President.



J. N. Evans

President



Geo. H. Taylor

Secretary