06/12/1986

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 12-13, 1986








06-12-1986

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BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

June 12-13, 1986



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium

Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.



Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Members absent: Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President V. James Eardley, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretry



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Fordham (DRI), Larry

Goodnight (WNCC), John Heise (CCCC), Phyllis Henderson (TMCC),

Donald Jessup (UNR), Gary Jones (UNLV), Jim Williams (Unit) and

Student Association Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 10:15 A.M.

on Thursday, June 12, 1986.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held May 9,

1986.



(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts listed in Ref.

C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.



(3) Approve forgiveness of a loan to NNCC in the amount of

$40,000. In 1984 NNCC borrowed $40,000 from its Capi-

tal Improvement Project Fund to replace the telephone

system. At that time it was anticipated the loan would

be replaced by savings generated from ownership of the

system. These savings have not materialized.



Mrs. Sparks moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approv-

al of the prepred agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Ms.

Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



Chairman Klaich introduced Governor Richard Bryan who sub-

mitted the following proclamation honoring TMCC President

V. James Eardley:



State of Nevada

A PROCLAMATION

By the Governor



WHEREAS, James Eardley has served the citizens of Nevada

for over 30 years as an educator and civic leader; and



WHEREAS, James Eardley was a major force in the founding

of comprehensive Community Colleges in Nevada and has

championed their 5-fold mission of occupational tech-

nical training, University parallel and pre-professional

programs, developmental education, community services

programs and counseling and guidance; and



WHEREAS, under the leadership of James Eardley, Truckee

Meadows Community College has grown from an initial en-

rollment of 172 in 1971 to an enrollment of over 15,000

for the 1985/86 school year; and



WHEREAS, more than 80,000 people have been enriched

through their educational experiences at Truckee Meadows

Community College; and



WHEREAS, this enrichment is due to James Eardley's un-

failing concern for student success; and



WHEREAS, James Eardley's vision of the Community College

mission has been indelibly stamped on the atmosphere of

Community Colleges in Nevada;



NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD H. BRYAN, GOVERNOR OF THE

STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim June 12, 1986, as



JAMES EARDLEY DAY



in Nevada and join friends and colleagues in wishing

him a most productive and fulfilling retirement.



In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and

and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be

affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 10th

day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine

hundred and eighty-six.



Ms. Del Papa submitted the following resolution on behalf of

the Board of Regents and the University of Nevada System:



RESOLUTION #86-4



WHEREAS, V. James Eardley has served the State of Nevada

and its citizens for over 30 years in the field of edu-

cation, and



WHEREAS, he was among the early planners of the Commun-

ity College movement in Nevada and has become known as

the most outspoken proponent to Community Colleges in

Nevada, and



WHEREAS, he became the President of Truckee Meadows

Community College and through his skillful and able

hard work has guided Truckee Meadows Community College

to become an outstanding institution within the System,

and



WHEREAS, Jim Eardley strongly believes in educating

Nevadans at all levels to become productive citizens,

and



WHEREAS, Jim Eardley has announced his retirement effec-

tive June 30, 1986,



NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents

pays tribute to his accomplishments, extends its very

best wishes on his retirement, and firmly believes that

Jim Eardley will continue in his endeavors for education

and Nevada.



Given this 12th day of June, 1986 in Reno, Nevada.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Board of Regents reso-

lution for President Eardley. It was unanimously seconded

by all the members of the Board. Motion carried.



Chairman Klaich introduced Dr. John Gwaltney, President-

elect at TMCC.



Vice President Richard Davies introduced newly elected ASUN

President Todd Plimpton.



President Maxson introduced Faculty Senate Chairman Gary

Jones and CSUN President Kirk Hendrick.



President Crowley introduced Faculty Senate Chairman Don

Jessup.



President Meacham introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman John Heise.



President Calabro introduced Faculty Senate Chairman Larry

Goodnight.



President Hidy introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman John Fordham.



President Eardley introduced Faculty Senate Chairman Phyllis

Henderson.



3. Approved the Appointment of Dean, Graduate School, UNLV



Approved the appointment of Dr. Ron Smith as Dean of the

Graduate School at UNLV, at a salary of $60,000, effective

July 1, 1986.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Ron

Smith to the position of Dean of the Graduate School at

UNLV, at a salary of $60,000, effective July 1, 1986. Mrs.

Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



4. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status



Approved the appointment of Robert Bersi as Chancellor Emer-

itus and Regents Professor, to be effective when he leaves

the position of Chancellor.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the promotion of Robert Bersi

as Chancellor Emeritus and Regents Professor, effective

when he leaves the position of Chancellor. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



5. Approved Regents Committee



Approved the following change in the Audit Committee:



Regent Joseph M. Foley, Chairman

Regent June F. Whitley

Regent Dorothy S. Gallagher

Regent Chris Karamanos



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the change in the Audit Com-

mittee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



6. Refinancing Bonds



The Bond Market would not produce the required savings as

approved by the Board; therefore, Deputy Chancellor Dawson

requested that, if necessary, an emergency meeting would

be called when market conditions are appropriate.



7. Approved Acceptance of Gift



A gift of $1,000,000 has been received from the Frances E.

Dant Estate for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Deputy Chancellor Dawson requested acceptance of the gift

and, in accordance with the terms of the will, a determina-

tion of the manner in which the Medical School will use

these funds.



Chairman Klaich explained that the gift of $1,000,000 is a

partial distribution and that the final distribution is ex-

pected to be approximately $2 million. Mrs. Dant's will

specified that distribution of the gift was left to the

discretion of the Board of Regents for use by the School

of Medicine.



Ms. Del Papa moved to place the gift of $1,000,000 from the

Estate of Frances E. Dant into the University of Nevada

System Endowed Pool with the proportion of a number of the

shares of the pool being allocated to UNR on behalf of the

School of Medicine and, further, that the President of UNR

be responsible for approving the use of the distributed in-

come to benefit the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Ms. Del Papa, in support of her motion, stated that this is

the first $1,000,000 distributed from the estate of approxi-

mately $2,000,000 to the Board of Regents on behalf of the

School of Medicine. The magnitude of this gift is not often

received by the System. Mrs. Dant passed away leaving no

heirs and yet has left a legacy to the community and to the

State of Nevada, not only to the System, but also to several

other charitable organizations throughout the State. Ms.

Del Papa emphasized the importance of the Board of Regents'

appreciation and recognition to Mrs. Dant, because it is

that kind of recognition which encourages others to become

donors, to let others know of the need and the wonderful

things that can be done with this kind of legacy. It is

very important to build up the endowment pool in order for

the legacy to be enjoyed by future generations. Ms. Del

Papa suggested proposals be submitted for the second dis-

tribution for the benefit of the School of Medicine.



Chairman Klaich asked whether, if this gift is endowed, the

expenditures would be available to the School of Medicine

commencing with the 1986-87 fiscal year. Mrs. Brigham,

Endowment Director, replied that if the gift were endowed

immediately, it would earn 6% in the first quarter of the

fiscal year and distribution of the interest could be made

in September 1986 for that quarter.



President Crowley distributed a letter from Robert M.

Daugherty, Jr., Dean of the School of Medicine, as contain-

ed in Ref. E, filed with the permanent minutes. He dis-

cussed the Dean's proposal along with Vice President Davies'

review of that proposal. President Crowley stated that he

believes the System could realize greater benefits by spend-

ing the monies on the 3 new School of Medicine faculty pos-

itions. This kind of endeavor will attract high-quality

people for future research programs and gifts.



Dean Daugherty stated there were no other funds available

to fund the programs to attract these new faculty members

and that this would be a one-time expense. After one year,

the new faculty would receive grant funds. This recruitment

of new faculty would enhance the quality of research and the

School of Medicine.



Ms. Del Papa moved to reword the previous motion to allow

the current expenditures as outlined in Ref. E, and further,

to endow the residue of the estate gift so that the total

endowment would be in the approximate amount of $1,600,000

with the allowed expenditures proposed by Dean Daugherty

in the amount of $395,000. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion

carried.



8. Approved Submission of Bill Drafts



Approved the Bill Draft Requests to be submitted to the

Legislative Counsel Bureau. General Counsel Klasic pre-

sented the following:



1. To provide for separate personnel policies and proce-

dures for post-doctoral fellows and physicians in the

UNS residency training program.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the above bill draft.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



2. To redefine the words "Board" and "University" in the

University Securities Law to provide that the Board of

Regents and the UNS are instrumentalities of the State.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the above bill draft. Ms.

Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.



3. To clarify the constitutional authority of the Board of

Regents to borrow funds which are to be repaid by monies

not appropriated by the Legislature.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the above bill draft. Mrs.

Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



4. To clarify the definition of the unclassified staff of

the UNS and to standardize references to the staff in

the NRS.



Mrs. Kenney move approval of the above bill draft. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



5. To repeal the prohibition against admitting students to

the UNS who are under 15 years old and other matters

relating thereto.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the above bill draft.

Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



6. To include the UNS General Counsel in the statutory

definition of the term "official attorney" for the legal

defense of State Officers and employees employed by the

UNS.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the above bill draft.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



7. To repeal the provision in NRS 463.385 which transfers

unappropriated balances in the Capital Construction

Fund for Higher Education on August 1 of each year to

the State General Fund.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the above bill draft. Mr.

Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.



8. To list the Community Colleges as institutions of the

University of Nevada, along with UNR and UNLV.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the above bill draft.

Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Klaich directed the Legislative Liaison Committee

to respond to all bill drafts and submit copies of all bill

drafts to the members of the Board of Regents. He reminded

the staff and institutions that all requests for bill drafts

for UNS must go through this established procedure and re-

quested General Counsel Klasic to notify all Campuses of

this procedure.



9. Report on the System Compensation Committee



In March, 1986 the System Compensation Committee presented a

a report and policy recommendations for salaries for the

1987-89 biennial budget request. The Board requested that

costs be attached to the recommendations. Mr. Gordon Goch-

nour, Chairman of the Committee, presented a report stating

that the UNS Compensation Committee, with the endorsement of

the Council of Presidents, recommends the adoption of 3

major goals:



1. Expansion of the legislatively funded merit pool to in-

clude all UNS professional employees.



2. Adoption of the following comparison groups:



A. 51 principal land grant Universities for UNR and

UNLV comparison.



B. A random sample of 47 medium enrollment urban Com-

munity Colleges for Community College comparison.



3. A UNS salary goal of the top quartile of the comparison

groups.



Assuming the adoption of these 3 goals, the Committee rec-

ommended a State legislative funding package of 5% per year

of the biennium (10% total) to be distributed as determined

by each Campus. This will allow the UNS to begin movement

toward the goal of the top quartile in salaries for profes-

sional staff.



The Board reviewed comparative statistics illustrating the

comparison of UNR and UNLV professional salaries to 51

principal land grant Universities, and Nevada's 4 Community

Colleges. The purpose of the comparisons was to demonstrate

what percentage of pay increases would be necessary to place

Nevada's faculty salaries in the upper quartile of the com-

parison groups. The proposed salary increases would move

UNS from the median ranges toward the top quartile. See

Ref. F.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that in order for the in-

stitutions to maintain the median, UNR would need a 4.3%

increase for the biennium, UNLV a 5.8% increase for the bi-

ennium, CCCC a 5.3% increase for the biennium and TMCC a

7.9% increase for the biennium to be granted by the Legis-

lature. UNS is requesting a 10% increase for the 1987-89

biennium to begin moving towards the top quartile. The cost

for the biennium budget is $1.6 million to extend the merit

pool for non-teaching and $10.4 million for the 5% raise

per year, which totals $12 million for the biennium. The

request was $49 million submitted to the last Legislature

for the 1985-87 biennium.



Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the report of the System Com-

pensation Committee. Mr. Karamanos seconded. Motion car-

ried.



10. Approved the Cooperative Agreement, School of Medicine



Approved the cooperative agreement between the Board of

Regents and the Department of Human Resources for the fol-

lowing:



On January 10, 1986, the Board of Regents approved a

cooperative agreement between the Department of Human

Resources and the Board of Regents for the remainder

of the 1985-86 fiscal year, in which the School of

Medicine appointed a faculty member who also would

serve as Medical Program Coordinator of the Mental

Health Institute, with the Department paying the em-

ployee's salary and fringe benefits. This new agree-

ment covers the 1986-87 fiscal year. Nevada law re-

quires the approval by the governing bodies of each

party to an intergovernmental cooperative agreement.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the cooperative agreement

with the Department of Human Resources. Mrs. Kenney sec-

onded. Motion carried.



11. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Ms. Del Papa, seconded by Mr. Karamanos, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence or physical or mental health of a person

in accordance with NRS 241.030.



Mr. Kirk Hendrick, CSUN President, introduced Vice President Mike

Muir and Senate President Jeff Chadwell.



12. Progress Report on Development of the 1987-89 Biennial

Budget Request



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented a progress report on the

1987-89 Biennial Budget Request. He outlined the 5 pri-

orities within the request as follows:



In the Enhancement Budget under Priority 1, the Board

is requested to approve the salary and merit package

as outlined by the System Compensation Committee.



Priority 2 will contain the budget for the formula ex-

pansion to include support service as outlined by the

Legislative Committee to Study Funding for Higher Edu-

cation.



Priority 3 will contain the instructional enhancement.



Priority 4 will contain the non-instructional enhance-

ment including a request to complete the Administrative

System Enhancement (ASE) project.



Priority 5 will contain new program requests.



Ms. Del Papa moved to expand the merit pool for all profes-

sional employees as outlined in the System Compensation

Committee recommendation, to increase professional salaries

5% per year, and to set the UNS Salary Goal at the top

quartile of the comparison groups. Mrs. Gallager seconded.

Motion carried.



13. Approved Compensation Schedule, UNR



Approved the proposed 1986-87 salary schedules for academic

and administrative faculty at UNR as contained in Ref. C,

filed with the permanent minutes. The 1985-86 ranges for

both have been adjusted upward to protect real income in

accordance with the model approved by the Board in June,

1985.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the compensation schedule at

UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



14. Approved Compensation Schedules, UNS



Approved the compensation schedules as contained in Ref. D,

filed with the permanent minutes. These schedules reflect

the 5% pay raise approved by the 1985 Legislature to be

effective July 1, 1986.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the compensation schedules

for UNS. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved Administrative Salaries



Salaries for Administrators reporting to an Officer, and

professional staff at Step 20+, who are being recommended

for an increase in excess of the adjustment to the approved

salary schedule, require Board approval. All other profes-

sional salaries are determined by the responsible Officer.

All perquisites and terms are to continue at the approved

level except as indicated.



1985-86 1986-87

Salary Salary

UNR



Amato, H. $ 62,500 $ 68,700

Ault, C. 0 56,700**

Barnes, R. 55,000 59,400

Dankworth, R. 63,500 68,600

Daugherty, R. 100,500 110,500

Davies, R. 68,500 75,400

Dhingra, A. 68,500 75,400**

Dickens, R. 30,000 33,000

Ferguson, N. 55,000 60,500

Gamble, S. 35,500 39,000

Jones, B. 66,000 72,600

Krenkel, P. 61,000 33,500*

Linn, T. 56,500 62,200

Manning, J. 42,500 46,800

Meyers, F. 59,000 64,900

Morehouse, H. 57,000 62,700

Nellor, J. 62,500 67,500

Page, P. 64,000 70,400

Schrum, M. 61,500 67,700

Taranik, J. 63,500 69,900

Wallace, S. 56,500 62,200

Donovan, R. 55,804 57,897***

Gillette, P. 50,352 52,340

Schilling, J. 58,991 61,174

Spencer, J. 38,743 40,680



*Dean Peter Krenkel will be on leave from July 1, to

December 31, 1986 and will become Professor of Civil

Engineering in January, 1987. His recommended salary

for 6 months is $33,500.



**3-year contract, July 1, 1986, UNS Code Section 5.4.2.



***EPR (Employer Paid Retirement) Employees. Actual con-

tracts will reflect reduced salaries as required by the

EPR requirements.



UNLV



Unrue, J. C. 68,500 74,665

Westfall, H. 67,000 72,025

Rivera, L. 67,000 72,025

Andersen, D. 60,830 65,402

Emerson, D. 61,194 65,794

Marshall, D. 56,967 61,315

Michel, M. a. 58,967 63,350

Pohl, N. 0 70,000

Vallen, J. 59,268 64,231

Wright, T. 57,720 62,606

Lujan, J. 35,520 38,006

Raschko, L. 40,200 43,019

Rothermel, B. 61,204 65,988

Jacobs, N. J. 24,420 26,862

Deacon, M. D. 48,193 52,103

Crawford, J. 56,679 61,023

Golding, L. A. 53,767 58,644

Iyer, Ashok 38,674 42,208

Ladkany, S. 40,965 44,913

Mc Cullough, J. B. 49,628 52,266

Moujaes, S. 38,756 42,194

Nietling, L. 39,574 51,263

Roske, R. 50,976 53,629

Saville, A. 51,088 55,257

Stevens, W. 50,805 56,002

Verma, S. 60,471 64,495



DRI



Gold, A. 65,712 69,000*

Fenske, P. 65,712 69,000*

Hoffer, T. 64,764 68,004*

Irwin-Williams, C. 58,584 61,512*

Osmond, B. 60,276 63,288*

Warburton, J. 65,712 69,000*

Winterberg, F. 61,176 64,236

Wagner, S. (.75 FTE) 22,000 38,505

Doherty, J. 40,752 42,792

Wilson, D. 27,612 29,964



*Eligible for 15% of base salary under the DRI executive

bonus plan; employer paid retirement.



CCCC



Balboni, A. 47,786 53,931

Thomas-Sims, J. 44,373 52,000

Brown, T. 38,989 44,000

Fiant, R. 38,684 44,000

Gochnour, G. 35,830 43,500

Regan, J. 28,444 35,602

Hoggard, D. 40,305 45,488

Sauer, M. 33,807 38,155

Rawson, R. 63,164 67,980*



*Includes one merit step that has just been awarded and

calculated.



NNCC



*Aiazzi, S. 41,899 45,040

Greenhaw, C. 47,000 50,525

Karr, J. 41,443 44,550



*EPR Employee. Actual contract will reflect reduced

salary as required by the EPR requirements.



TMCC



*Gubanich, R. 48,000 50,400

*Gould, E. 48,000 50,400

Remington, R. 48,000 50,400

*Hillygus, G. (.50 FTE) 20,236(1.00 FTE)42,495

Wilkins, D. 41,679 42,672



*EPR Employees. Actual contracts will reflect reduced

salaries as required by the EPR requirements.



WNCC



Davies, W. 45,158 48,930

*Dondero, M. 45,158 48,930

Garmon, J. 45,158 48,930



*EPR Employee. Actual contract will reflect reduced

salary as required by the EPR requirements.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the administrative salaries

other than the Officers and Chancellor's staff, as presented

above. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Officers and Chancellor's Staff



Crowley, J. N. $ 87,000 $112,000

Maxson, R. C. 105,450 112,000*

Hidy, G. 68,000 71,400

Meacham, P. 65,000 69,875

Berg, W. 65,000 69,875

Gwaltney, J. 0 69,875

Calabro, A. 65,000 69,875



Bersi, R. M. 87,000 87,000

Dawson, M. 64,500 69,500

Sparks, R. 63,000 68,500

Fox, W. 58,000 66,000

Klasic, D. 54,000 58,000

Moser, M. L. 34,500 37,500

Case, L. 62,500 67,000

Stetter, J. 43,375 48,000



*Base = one-time merit bonus of $9,500.



Mrs. Sparks, Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee,

indicated that most salary increases were based on 7.5%.



Chairman Klaich pointed out that although President Maxson's

base salary is large, the one-time merit bonus is more than

2.5% which he did not receive last year when other salary

increases were approved. The Legislature would like equity

and parity of salaries among Presidents, but salaries should

be viewed on an individual basis. The Board intends to re-

view each President's salary, which may result in changes

in the future.



Mr. Foley agreed with the Officer and Chancellor's staff

salary recommendations, but questioned the merit bonus for

President Maxson. He felt this did not result in equity

between the University Presidents. It was brought to the

attention of the Board that President Crowley's salary in-

crease does not cover the low salary he received in years

past; Mr. Foley did not feel the one-time merit bonus for

President Maxson was fair.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the administrative salaries

of the Officers and Chancellor's staff and the one-time

bonus for President Maxson. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mr.

Foley voted no. Motion carried.



16. Approved Promotion or Assignment to Rank



Approved the following recommendation for promotion or as-

signment to rank as forwarded by the institution President.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended the following motion, effective July 1, 1986:



Terry J. Knapp



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the promotion or assignment to

rank at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



17. Information Only - Recommendation for Promotion and Tenure



The following recommendation for promotion and tenure has

been forwarded to the Board for consideration. This is an

information item only, with Board action scheduled for the

August 28-29, 1986 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended promotion and tenure, effective July 1, 1986.

He indicated that this action is not for the Athletic

Director position, but for the teaching aspect of Dr.

Rothermel's position:



Bradley J. Rothermal



18. Approved Emeritus Status, CCCC



Approved those nominated for emeritus standing effective

upon their retirement:



Norma Morrison

Edwin Horn



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the emeritus appointments

at CCCC. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



19. Approved the Use of Capital Improvement Fees, UNLV



Approved two capital improvement projects as follows:



1. Storage Building, Thomas and Mack Center - This building

is needed to accommodate the storage needs of various

activities, such as the Nationals Finals Rodeo held in

December of each year. The estimated cost of this

building is $117,000 and would be funded from the Capi-

tal Improvement Fund and paid back by Thomas and Mack

Center by a loan, with interest, over a period not to

exceed 5 years.



2. Storm Drainage Project for the Southwest Side of the

Campus - To provide for drainage of storm water from

the west side of Swenson. It will cost approximately

$85,000 to install 1700 feet of reinforced concrete

pipe. This will enable the University to fill in the

detention basins which run along Tropicana Avenue.



Inasmuch as these are capital construction projects, Presi-

dent Maxson also requested permission to seek approval from

the State Public Works Board and the Interim Finance Commit-

tee.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval to use Capital Improvement Fees

at UNLV for the above projects and to seek approval as re-

quired by law. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



20. Report on Reorganization of Scholarship Program, UNR



President Crowley presented a report on the reorganization

of the scholarship program which will occur by July 1, 1986.

These changes are the result of the retirement of the pro-

gram director.



President Crowley reported that Dr. Robert Mc Queen, Direc-

tor of Scholarships at UNR, is retiring on June 30, 1986. A

Scholarship Board, Chaired by Dr. Bill Wallace, Associate

Dean of the College of Arts and Science, has been created to

establish policy on the criteria for awarding scholarships,

develop a new scholarship program, select the recipients,

and award scholarships on a fair and equitable basis. The

7-member committee includes two faculty members, a student

recommended by ASUN, a member of the Enrollment Planning

Group, who is also an Administrator of the University, and

one of the Washoe County High School counselors, along with

a variety of consultants.



UNR will be launching new programs this next year: 1) Fo-

cusing on National Merit Scholars; 2) Programs focused on

the high school so that scholarships will be available to

those high schools who will choose recepients; 3) A Student

Leadership Program focused on high school leaders; i. e.,

student body officers, Boys' State and Girls' State repre-

sentatives. The National Merit and high school scholarships

will be renewable each year, making a 4-year commitment pro-

viding the performance is satisfactory. The National Merit

program will begin in 1986, while the other program will

probably begin in 1987.



Chairman Klaich relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman Kenney.



21. Assignment of Lease, UNR



Approved the assignment of a lease to the Tonopah Divide

Mining Company.



On August 10, 1979, UNR entered into an agreement whereby

the Mammoth #3 mining claim in Tonopah was leased to a Mr.

Everett Berg, dba Falcon Exploration Company. The term of

the lease agreement is for 20 years, with an option to ex-

tend for an additional 20 years, with the proviso that the

terms and conditions can be modified by UNR. The lease

called for $250 per year, plus 5% of net smelter returns.



Mr. Berg requested that his interest be assigned to the

Tonopah Divide Mining Company, whose mining properties sur-

round Mammoth #3. Tonopah Divide Mining Company has agreed

to raise the minimum rental fee by $25 each year, beginning

August 10, 1986, to effect this assignment as provided by

paragraph 11 of the lease agreement.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the assignment of lease at

UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved Easement, UNR



Approved an easement for Nevada Bell. The easement is for a

strip of land 20 feet x 2 feet, located at the Main Station

Field Laboratory. Nevada Bell proposes to place an anchor

to support an existing pole, located 25 feet from an exist-

ing water line. It currently has a project to place addi-

tional telephone cable facilities to provide relief for the

Edison Industrial Park in Reno. The real property involved

is situated within a portion of the west 1/2 of Section 16,

Township 19 North, Range 20 East, Washoe County.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the easement for Nevada Bell

at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



23. Approved to Obtain a Loan for the Purchase of Land, UNR



Approved to obtain a loan of up to $400,000 to purchase

land.



In November, 1982 the Board authorized the purchase of land

to the north of Lawlor Events Center, and a number of par-

cels in the area have been acquired. UNR has an option to

purchase 4 additional parcels at a reasonable price. The

loan would be repaid over a 4- or 5-year period from the

Capital Improvement Fund.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval to obtain a loan for the pur-

chase of land at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



24. Approved the Appointment, Acting Dean, College of Engineer-

ing, UNR



Approved the appointment of Dr. Jon A. Epps as Acting Dean

of the College of Engineering at UNR at a salary of $64,720,

effective July 1, 1986.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of Dr. Jon A. Epps as Acting

Dean of the College of Engineering at UNR, at a salary of

$64,720, effective July 1, 1986. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.

Motion carried.



25. Approved the Parking and Traffic Regulations, UNR



Approved the following amendment to the Handbook, Title 4,

Chapter 13, Part A, Section 2(17), Parking and Traffic Regu-

lations, UNR:



17. Meter and Coin Opertated Zone. No vehicle shall

occupy a space at a meter or coin operated area

without depositing the correct amount of money

and/or displaying the proper ticket on the dash

of the vehicle for the time needed. Vehicles

displaying a current University parking permit may

park in metered or coin operating zones without

paying between the hours of 8:00 P.M. to 7:30 A.M.

on instructional days only (Jot Travis Student

Union Lot being the exception). Persons display-

ing a current University parking permit may park

in the Jot Travis Student Union lot without pay-

ing from 8:00 P.M. to 7:30 A.M. on instructional

days, and at all other hours on weekends and holi-

days, persons not displaying a current University

parking permit must pay.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Handbook change regard-

ing Parking and Traffic Regulations at UNR. Ms. Del Papa

seconded. Motion carried.



26. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held June 12, 1986, were made by Regent Joseph Foley, Chair-

man.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the University of Nevada System Payroll De-

partment, July 1, 1984 through September 30, 1985.

(See reference material filed in the Regents Office.)



The recommendations have been instituted except for the

support functions, which include improving management

and employing additional staff. Recruitment is under

way for a director, and additional staff is being re-

quested in the biennial budget.



(2) Information Only - In March, 1986 the Board received

the audit report for the Lawlor Events Center, Univer-

sity of Nevada-Reno, for July 1, 1984 through June 30,

1985. Follow up responses to the recommenations are

filed in the Regents Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion

carried.



27. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held June 12, 1986, were made by Regent

Carolyn Sparks, Chairman.



(1) Approved DRI's Financial Plan for the Fiscal Year End-

ing June 30, 1987. See Ref. B-1, filed in the Regents

Office.



(2) Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 15.3, College Inn Student Rates. An increase

in the room and board rates for the College Inn is

needed for the 1986-87 school year. Rates were not

raised for 1985-86, and these proposed rates represent

an increase of slightly less than 5%.



Room and Board Per Semester Rates

1984-85 1986-87



Single - 15 meals $1,365 $1,430

Double, Regular - 15 meals 1,298 1,360

Large Double - 15 meals 1,358 1,420

Double Suite - 15 meals 1,458 1.525



(3) Approved the following changes in the Handbook, Title

4, Chapter 17, Section 10, Student Fees - Medical

School. Fees would increase approximately 10% at the

School of Medicine, effective for the Fall semester

of 1986. The last increase in fees was in 1984, and

costs have risen significantly since that time.



UNR Medical Students

(in-state) per semester $2,300



UNR Medical Students

(out-of-state) per semester $5,450



(4) At the March 13, 1986 Board of Regents meeting, approv-

al was given for the $38,500 cash sale of the coopera-

tive apartment from the Pittman Estate, located in Las

Vegas. The buyer has asked for terms and the following

has been negotiated:



1. Sale Price - $40,000

2. Down Payment - $17,500

3. Terms - Balance of $22,500 to be payable at 10%

amortized over 10 years.



Approved the sale of the apartment for UNR.



(5) Approved the utilization of the capital improvement

project funds at CCCC for the following projects:



1. 2,400 Sq. Ft. of Additional

Classroom Space $175,000



General classroom space is needed badly, and two

areas are being considered. One is the existing

sundeck located near the LTC and the other is

located off of the south main hall close to the

Planetarium. Cost would be the decisive factor

for the location.



2. Parking Lot Lighting Retrofit $ 25,000



Retrofit would include fixture replacement on

specific poles to include 1000 watt, high pressure

sodium bulbs. The second part would include the

replacement of existing bulbs to high pressure

sodium bulbs that require specific design to be

able to fit existing moguls and transformer output.



3. Cafeteria Furniture $ 20,000



Need to order more furniture to provide more seat-

ing and to retile entire cafeteria to assist with

sound abatement.



4. Matching Funds for Energy Grant $ 15,000



Received $39,580 from Federal Government for imple-

menting two energy conservation measures. Funds

are needed for the matching portion of the grant.



(6) Approved the following changes in the Handbook, Title

4, Chapter 17, Section 13, Residence Hall and Food

Service Rates at UNLV as follows:



Combined Board & Room Regular Semester

19 meals per week $ 1,335

deposit per semester 25 per semester

Private Room Supplement 250 per semester

Damage Deposit 25 per semester

Summer Session (room only) 186 per session

Summer Session (private room supple.) 30 per session

*January Mini-Term (4 weeks) 160 per session

Room Only 8 per day



*Effective January, 1984



(7) Approved spending $5000 from the Regents Special Proj-

ects Account for the National Youth Sports Program,

which is to be held on the UNLV Campus. This proposal

was not included for consideration in June, 1986.



President Maxson said this is a one-time request, and

UNLV will include it in its budget in the future.



(8) Approved spending $5000 for modifications to the phone

system for the new building at NNCC. See Ref. B-9,

filed in the Regents Office.



(9) Vice Chancellor Sparks presented a review of the 1986-

87 Operating Budget, which was distributed at the meet-

ing and is filed in the Regents Office. Approved the

1986-87 Operating Budget with the inclusion of the

self-supporting budget for Radiological-Toxicological

Safety Board.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Budget and Finance Committee. Ms. Del Papa

seconded. Motion carried.



28. Report and Recommendation of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendation of the Investment Committee

meeting, held June 12, 1986, were made by Regent Frankie Sue

Del Papa, Chairman.



(1) Approved a proposed agreement with Sanford Bernstein to

allow it to trade in futures in the bond account. The

agreement will limit futures trading to 25% of the bond

account, all of which will be fully collateralized.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tion of the Investment Committee. Ms. Del Papa seconded.

Motion carried.



Chairman Klaich returned and resumed the gavel.



29. Report and Recommendation of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



A report and recommendation of the Legislative Liaison Com-

mittee meeting, held June 12, 1986, were made by Regent

Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman.



(1) At the May meeting, Presidents were asked to name rep-

resentatives from their Campuses for a Statewide legis-

lative support committee.



The committee is as follows:



Kenny Guinn - CCCC

Art Glaser - NNCC

Paul Bible - TMCC

Pete Rice - WNCC

David Clark - DRI

Conrad Ryan - DRI

Barry Becker - UNLV

Robert Pearce - UNR

Dorothy S. Gallager - Regent

Joseph M. Foley - Regent

Joan Kenney - Regent

Daniel J. Klaich - Regent

Mark Dawson - Staff

Ron Sparks - Staff

Mary Lou Moser - Staff

Pamela Galloway - Staff



The committee agreed that the Chairman would contact

each member by letter. Meeting dates for the full com-

mittee were suggested for August in conjunction with

the Board meeting, and again in October or November

prior to the opening of the Legislative Session.



Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report and recommendation

of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



30. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held June 12, 1986, were made by Regent Jo Ann

Sheerin, Chairman.



The newly appointed student representative is Mr. Todd

Plimpton, ASUN President.



(1) Approved the Phase II Proposal for an AAS degree in

Court Reporting at CCCC, as contained in Ref. AA-1,

filed in the Regents Office.



The curriculum will consist of 64 credits, 32 of which

will be in the field of Office Administration. 3 new

courses in Office Administration will be developed, and

all other courses are in place. A 40-hour internship

will be required during the final semester.



The 4th year budget request will be $49,000 and in-

cludes one full-time faculty member, adjunct salaries,

and operating costs. Exisiting equipment and facili-

ties are adequate.



The date of implementation will be August, 1986.



This program meets a need in the Las Vegas area, and

Clark County Community College has developed a sound

curriculum to offer such a program. Accreditation for

the AAS in Court Reporting will be sought through the

National Shorthand Reporters Association.



Dr. Alan Balboni, Dean of Educational Services at CCCC,

stated that there were no other court reporting pro-

grams within the System, and that court reporters have

been receiving training from private schools within

Nevada.



There was discussion regarding requiring a second lan-

guage for this degree. Ms. Mary Williams, Director of

the Business Division at CCCC, said that for Interna-

tional Business a second language is a necessity. The

Committee directed CCCC to include foreign language as

an elective to the program. This addition will not in-

crease staff or change the budget request.



(2) Approved the Phase I Proposal for a Ph. D. in Anthro-

pology at UNR, as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the

Regents Office.



This degree will be a cooperative program between the

Department of Anthropology and the Desert Research In-

stitute Social Science Center. It will focus on an-

thropology and archaeology of the Great Basin and the

Far West. Students will concentrate on environmental

archaeology, historic archaeology, ethnohistory and

cultural anthropology. The program will include exist-

ing graduate courses, directed tutorial study and dis-

sertation research.



Enrollment will consist of a small number of carefully

selected students. By emphasizing the tutorial aspect,

and using existing facilities and faculty from both the

Anthropology Department and DRI, this degree can be

implemented with a small investment. A request is be-

ing made for $10,000 to support DRI faculty teaching

and $7,500 for an additional teaching assistant.



The Anthropology Department has received national rec-

ognition for its research and teaching of the anthro-

pology of the Great Basin and the Far West. In the

1983 UNR Comprehensive Program Review, it was recom-

mended that the Anthropology program be expanded and

enhanced.



It is anticipated that students will be drawn from

government agencies, private consulting companies and

Community College faculties. Funding will be sought

from University allocations, foundation funds and

federal grants.



Professor Don Fowler, Anthropology Department at UNR,

submitted a handout explaining the strengths of the

program, a major contribution from Nevada for a

Smithsonian Encyclopedia on the Southwest and the

Great Basin, and the internship program offered to

students from the private sector.



Mr. Karmanos moved approval of report and recommendations of

the Academic Affairs Committee. Ms. Del Papa seconded.

Motion carried.



31. Emergency Item: Request to Obtain Loan, WNCC



President Calabro requested approval to consider an emergen-

cy item on the agenda to negotiate a loan to construct a

building at WNCC. If addressed at the August Board meeting,

the building would not be ready by the time the Fall semes-

ter convenes.



Ms. Del Papa moved to accept an emergency item concerning

the use of Capital Improvement Fees to construct a building

at WNCC. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



The Board of Regents accepted a metal building as a gift at

the June 27-28, 1985 meeting. The State Public Works Board

has approved construction and the equipment has been order-

ed. Construction would take approximately a month. Presi-

dent Calabro requested authorization to negotiate a loan

not to exceed $80,000 construction. Capital Improvement

Project Funds will be used to repay the loan over a 5-year

period.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the request to obtain a loan

at WNCC. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



32. Report on Capital Improvement Requests, DRI and UNR



Presidents Hidy and Crowley, along with several staff mem-

bers, presented a review of the capital improvement requests

for their institutions. These requests are contained in the

1987-91 System request approved by the Board and submitted

to the Public Works Board.



The meeting adjourned at 4:05 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary

06-12-1986