University of Nevada Reno
Engineering Laboratory Center
June 19-20, 1997
Mr. Madison Graves, II, Chair
Mr. Mark Alden
Ms. Shelley Berkley
Dr. Jill Derby
Mrs. Thalia Dondero (by telephone)
Dr. James Eardley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. David L. Phillips
Mrs. Nancy Price
Mr. Howard Rosenberg
Mr. Tom Wiesner
Chancellor Richard S. Jarvis
Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes
Acting Vice Chancellor Jane Nichols
General Counsel Donald Klasic
President Joe Crowley, UNR
President Carol Harter, UNLV
President Richard Moore, CCSN
President James Randolph, WNCC
President Ronald Remington, GBC
Acting President John Richardson, TMCC
President James Taranik, DRI
Secretary Mary Lou Moser
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Duane Garner, UNR; Marilee Kuhl, GBC; Nancy Master, UNLV; Scott Wiley, System Administration; Royse Smith, CCSN; Larry Goodnight, WNCC; Lonnie Pippin, DRI; and Marie Tierumniks, TMCC. Student Government leaders were also present: Doug Flowers, ASUN; Joe Mills, CSUN; Mike Walker, TMCC; Brian Dankowski, GBC; Damita Jo Halcromb, WNCC; Curtis Jay, CCSN, Tedd Girouard, GSA, UNLV and Albert Van Geelen, GSA, UNR.
Chair Madison Graves called the meeting to order at 8:40 a.m. with all Regents present except Mrs. Dondero.
1. Introductions - The following introductions were made:
President Harter introduced Joe Mills, CSUN President; Luis Vallera, CSUN Vice President; Terry Moore, Senate President; and Senator Margaret Kirsh.
President Taranik introduced Dr. Lonnie Pippin, Faculty Senate Chair.
President Richardson introduced Maria Tierumniks, Faculty Senate Chair, and Mike Walker, ASTM President.
President Crowley introduced Dr. Duane Garner, Faculty Senate Chair.
Vice President Stan Aizzi introduced Marilee Kuhl, Faculty Senate Chair.
Chancellor Jarvis introduced Scott Wiley, System Administration Faculty Senate Chair.
President Moore introduced Royse Smith, Faculty Senate Chair.
President Randolph introduced Larry Goodnight, Faculty Senate Chair and Damita Jo Halcromb Student Government president.
2. Chair's Report - Chair Graves announced the members of the Regents' Desert Research Institute Presidential Search Committee: Regents Dorothy Gallagher, Chair, James Eardley, Thalia Dondero, David Phillips and Madison Graves.
Chair Graves stated that this was his last meeting as Chair of the Board and it has been an honor to serve in that capacity. He thanked the members of the Board for their hard work over the past two years and particularly the Committee Chairs inasmuch as the bulk of the work is done in the committees: Dorothy Gallagher, Finance & Planning; Jill Derby, Campus Environment; Shelley Berkley, Academic, Research & Student Affairs; Mark Alden, Audit Committee; and Jim Eardley, Investment. Mr. Graves thanked the Presidents for their support and guidance. He stated that he felt the Chancellor had put together one of the best System staffs in the country and commended the staff members. Also, Mr. Graves thanked Mary Lou Moser, Secretary, for her support. He stated it was pretty easy to serve as chair over the past two years because of the Board decision to redefine the Chancellor's position into a chief executive officer. Mr. Graves praised Chancellor Jarvis for his work and support.
3. Chancellor's Report - Chancellor Jarvis stated it was a personal and professional privilege to work with Maddy Graves as Chair of the Board.
Dr. Jarvis welcomed Dr. Jane Nichols, Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, to her first Board meeting.
President John Richardson, TMCC, reported that TMCC was establishing the TMCC Magnet High School on the campus in the fall with fifty students already signed up. Dr. Greer Gladstone has been appointed by the Washoe County School Board as principal and is in the process of selecting instructors. He announced that on September 4th TMCC would hold a picnic on the campus to welcome the High School to the campus. Students and their parents, board members and personnel of the Washoe County School District will be invited, and President Richard Moore, who has been the "father" of this concept in Nevada, will be speaker. On the campus now is the Summer Youth College and Academy which works with 35 middle school students primarily from low income schools in the area. This program makes students aware of the opportunities available in both careers and postsecondary education. The academy runs for three weeks and is supported by the community with no state funds involved.
President James Randolph, WNCC, reported that two years ago WNCC received $16 million for new construction which was divided into three projects. Two of the projects are nearing completion and dedication ceremonies will be held in August. One of the projects is in Minden in Douglas County and the other consists of three buildings on the Carson City campus.
Vice President Stan Aiazzi, GBC, reported that through the efforts of President Crowley and Vice Chancellor Jane Nichols, the joint baccalaureate program between UNR and GBC will add a great dimension to the College. Mr. Aiazzi stated that President Remington wanted the Board to know of the tremendous cooperation between the two institutions. Two new buildings will be opening this year: a fitness center and a classroom. Mrs. Gallagher added that there also is a new television station on the campus - Channel 10 in Elko.
President Moore, CCSN, commended John Richardson as Acting President at TMCC and related that he is instrumental in bringing together the community college presidents who are meeting to plan for the future of community colleges in Nevada. He thanked President Harter for her efforts in a joint project with CCSN in planning for teacher training in Clark County. This program, which will be brought to the Board for consideration in the near future, will allow students to prepare for teaching careers not only with a high quality but with a speedier process. It is anticipated that this will help alleviate the great teacher shortage in Clark County. President Moore reported that the City of Las Vegas, Andre Agassi and a number of private business people have raised nearly $400,000 which is earmarked for students from the lowest income areas in Las Vegas (Enterprise Zone and Weed & Seed areas) to receive a full scholarship and books to attend college. These two are high crime areas and there is not a history of college bound students. CCSN will provide counselors to work with these students for a successful college career. President Moore related that Royse Smith, Faculty Senate Chair, will be actively involved in the hiring process for 120 new faculty members at the College. Vice President Silverman and Mr. Smith will make the final decisions for those new hires.
President James Taranik, DRI, thanked the Board, and particularly for the leadership shown by Chair Graves, for their cohesiveness and in bringing respect to the System and in recruiting new and outstanding regents to the Board. He cited that most important of all was the selection of Chancellor Jarvis who has enabled all the presidents to enjoy one of the most outstanding sessions in the State Legislature in the 16 years he has been with the System. DRI held a Dry Lands Conference at Lake Tahoe involving national and international scientists which was to focus the research programs in the System to national and international problems. Faculties from UNR and UNLV joined the DRI faculty in this conference.
President Harter, UNLV, stated that last week UNLV consummated a program with the Church Boys' and Girls' Club, located across the street from the campus, which will allow the children of staff and students to participate. This program will be similar to the CCSN program already underway. Coach Bill Ireland was presented the Nyland Athletic Director Lifetime Achievement Award at the All American Football Foundation Banquet of Champions. Mr. Ireland founded UNLV's football program in 1967, became Athletic Director in 1973, and has been instrumental in building the athletic program for the university. Since his retirement he has been an assistant to the President in fund raising efforts for the campus. President Harter stated that a graduate student in Architecture, Kirk Barton, who tied for an international award in architecture for his project "Affordable Housing in Las Vegas", will divide a $10,000 award with two other students. Also, three faculty members are retiring: Herbert Wells, who is finishing 40 years at the campus (and UNLV is celebrating its 40th Birthday); Professor Richard Titus finishing 30 years at UNLV, and Professor Mary J. Watson completing 25 years in the Nursing School.
President Crowley, UNR, reported that Melanie Watkins, who is raising a two-year old child, has been chosen by USA Today as one of its 20 All Americans for this year. Last week she was on a quiz show and won $17,000. Melanie intends to go to medical school. On campus this week, courtesy of the Reynolds School of Journalism, is a group of minority high school students from Nevada and other Western states. Two deans are leaving UNR: Jimmy Gentry, Reynolds School of Journalism, will be going to the University of Kansas as dean of their journalism school; and Jane Nichols who was Interim Dean of the College of Education, has become Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs. Mr. Gentry will be replaced by Travis Linn for a year, and Steve Rock will replace Dr. Nichols. President Crowley reminded the Board that Mr. Stan Aiazzi, GBC, has just returned from a crossing of the Atlantic to the Azores where he encountered 23 days of storms. UNR has been working with the Congressional delegation and the American Land Conservancy to acquire the Thunderbird Lodge at Lake Tahoe as a research station for the university. A recent editorial termed it as "Joe Crowley's Lake Tahoe Chateau".
- Information Only: Legislative Report - Chancellor Jarvis related that the joint sub-committee approved the System budget 14 days ago, but the budget is being held up by Assembly Ways and Means. This budget is virtually intact from the extraordinary Governor's recommendation and will lead this country in the increase in support of higher education for the next biennium, as did the last biennial budget. Additionally, the sub-committee approved an additional $20 million dollars supported by Estate Tax revenue. The Estate Tax revenue for the state is shared evenly with K-12. Senate Finance has also approved this budget. The Capital Improvement Budget request looks very positive but has not closed.
Chancellor Jarvis thanked Vice Chancellor Anderes for building a logical, defensible budget. He was always well-prepared and led some tough testimony that preserved, protected and augmented the resources for the System. The Chancellor thanked Suzanne Ernst, Bob Dickens, Jim Richardson and Rick Bennett for their daily work in the halls of the Legislature. Extremely gratifying has been the work of all on behalf of all institutions of the System. Chancellor Jarvis extended personal thanks to President Joe Crowley for his work in the Legislature and his ability to challenge some of the senior legislators with his knowledge and history of legislative intent in the past.
5. Approved the Report of the Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee - Chair Shelley Berkley reported that at the June 19, 1997 meeting the Committee heard a report on Student Assessment of UCCSN Community Colleges and Universities. In 1989 the Board adopted a policy which directs each campus to develop an appropriate plan of regular student assessment and to provide biennial updates on current assessment activities. Over the past two years, several of the campuses have expanded the integration of assessment activities into their regular planning and program review process. Surveys remain the primary means of gathering information from students, alumni and employers and are being used by all six institutions. Assessment of the general education curriculum and specific program areas are receiving greater attention by some campuses, and the universities are focusing on a comprehensive approach which will involve all units and disciplines. Individual campus reports are found as a reference to the ARSA agenda.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the report. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.
5.1 Approved Academic Master Plan, TMCC - Approved the Academic Master Plan at TMCC as recommended by the Committee. TMCC has demonstrated a new focus on institutional planning over the past two years. The College has undergone significant philosophical planning and organizational change during that period and now moves into an era in which more participatory planning will empower and drive budget-making decisions. The College has also successfully reversed a slowly declining enrollment through significant growth in the past two semesters, leading to a 13 percent increase in FTE. Several new programs are planned and are outlined in the document on file in the Regents' Office.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the TMCC Academic Master Plan as presented. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.
5.2 Approved the TMCC Reorganization Plan - Approved the TMCC Reorganization Plan as recommended by the Committee. The establishment of functional teams for leadership, support, administrative, instructional and operations has been requested. Four instructional divisions will be headed by deans and support staff. Instructional, Matriculation, Organizational Development and Outreach College Design Teams will analyze, design, create and evaluate quality systems within the college. Additional support staff and faculty mentoring is proposed, however, a reallocation of existing funds will be used to implement the changes. Plan on file in Regents' office.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the TMCC Reorganization Plan as presented. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.
5.3 Approved the WNCC Mission Statement - Approved the WNCC Mission Statement as presented. Using the common UCCSN community college mission statement as a foundation, each of the community colleges has developed more specific statements which are tailored to their individual campuses and service areas. The proposed document is a restatement of the current WNCC Mission Statement and adds recognition of additional student support services (library and financial assistance) and evolving learning technologies. It does not change the mission of WNCC and continues to include the six basic missions which form the basis of the UCCSN community college mission statement. Ref. A on file in the Regents' Office.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the WNCC Mission Statement. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.
5.4 Approved Multicultural Center, CCSN - Approved the proposal for the Multicultural Center at CCSN. The proposed Center will serve as an umbrella organization to coordinate multicultural activities and services for the College. The program will include six primary facets directed at providing assistance with proposals for new course offerings and/or scholarly support, referring students to existing course offerings, increasing the enrollment and retention of ethnic minority and other at-risk students, and sponsoring diversity programs and events. Ref. B on file in the Regents' Office.
President Moore stated the Center in the beginning would focus on four different cultures: Italian American, Jewish American, Hispanic and African American.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the Multicultural Center at CCSN. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.
5.5 Approved an Agreement for Baccalaureate in Elementary Education and Special Education, GBC and UNR - Approved an agreement for a baccalaureate degree in elementary education and special education between Great Basin College and University of Nevada Reno. The first two years of this partnership will consist of courses offered by Great Basin College and the final two years will be taught by the University of Nevada, Reno. The baccalaureate degree will be awarded by UNR. The upper-division courses will be offered in Elko both on-site and through distance education. Student advisement and learning resources for the program will be provided, and a Community Advisory Committee will be formed, with representatives from K-12, business, and youth organizations. Both institutions will ensure that all general and special accreditation requirements are met. Four joint GBC/UNR faculty positions will be planned for 1999-2001.
Ms. Berkley stated the Committee was very excited and pleased with this agreement which will provide much needed access for rural Nevadans. She related this is the first of a number of such agreements being considered by the institutions within the System. She congratulated all those persons involved with this landmark agreement.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the agreement for the Baccalaureate in Elementary Education and Special Education between GBC and UNR. Mr. Rosenberg seconded. Motion carried.
6. Approved Audit Committee Report - Mr. Alden reported the Audit Committee met on June 6, 1997 in the Board Room at Tam Alumni Center, UNLV. Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes reported that the institution bank reconciliation's were all up to date.
Mr. Alden moved approval of the report. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
- Approved the OMB Circular A-133 Report - Approved the report of the UCCSN OMB Circular A-133 for the period ending June 30, 1996 which Coopers and Lybrand, external auditors, had prepared and presented to the committee. There were no material findings in the report.
Mr. Alden moved approval of the OMB Circular A-133 Report. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
7. Approved the Campus Environment Committee Report - Approved the report of the Campus Environment Report presented by Chair Jill Derby on the meetings held April 24 and June 19, 1997. At the June 19 meeting, Dr. Larry Tirri, Director of Environmental Health and Safety at UNLV and Chair of the UCCSN Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Advisory Committee (SHEPAC) provided a summary of committee activities for the last year. A year ago Dr. Tirri had reported on a number of concerns on which they have focused during the year with much progress being made. Chancellor Jarvis reported on legislative activities related to UCCSN safety, diversity and status of women concerns and expressed pleasure that the committee has raised the level of interest in these areas and that the State Legislature is addressing these concerns with financial assistance.
At the April 24, 1997 meeting the Status of Women subcommittee heard progress reports from each of the campuses toward achieving their goals. A brief update was given on the status of the campus gender equity goals and the progress that has been made in this area.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the report. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
8. Approved the Chancellor Evaluation Committee Report - Approved the report of the Chancellor Evaluation Committee meeting which was held June 19, 1997. Chair Graves reported the Committee recommendation for contract elements for Chancellor Jarvis of a housing allowance in Las Vegas of $12,000, a study leave after five years, a Chancellor's Special Projects Account of $25,000 annually, and reassignment terms all to be added to the contract.
Mrs. Price moved to table consideration of contract elements until the next meeting and review the salary at the same time. Mr. Rosenberg seconded. Motion failed upon roll call vote: Aye: Price, Rosenberg. No: Alden, Berkley, Derby, Eardley, Gallagher, Phillips, Wiesner and Graves. Absent: Dondero.
Mr. Alden moved approval of the report. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
8.1 Approved Contract Elements - Approved the following contract elements for Chancellor Richard Jarvis effective July 1, 1997:
1. Length of Term: 3 years (set at January, 1997 Board of Regents' Meeting).
2. Tenure: No.
3. Notice of Termination (Non-Renewal): None.
4. Housing allowance for Las Vegas: $12,000 per year.
5. Study Leave of three (3) months after five (5) years with full pay.
6. Chancellor's Special Projects Account for $25,000 per year, with expenditures over $5,000 reported to Chair of the Board.
7. Reassignment Terms: Should the Chancellor be relieved of his position at any time during the term of his three (3) year contract, the following transition conditions would apply:
- assignment to the faculty with a title of University and Community College Professor,
- a professional development leave of one semester to prepare for full-time teaching, during which time he would retain the Chancellor's salary but not perquisites,
- after the leave, a salary for the remainder of the contract equivalent to that of a leading full professor of geography at a major land grant university, along with an office on campus and secretarial and computer support appropriate to the rank,
- a teaching load of three (3) courses/semester in geography, split between a university and a community college (with reimbursement for travel expenses to Las Vegas upon loss of housing and auto allowances); and
- his salary and expenses to be paid entirely from System Administration or Regents' funds.
Mr. Alden moved approval of the contract elements for the Chancellor as recommended. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried. Mr. Rosenberg and Mrs. Price voted no.
9. Finance and Planning Committee Report - Mrs. Gallagher reported that the committee met on June 6, 1997 and there were no information items on the agenda.
- Approved the Fiscal Exceptions Recommendations, CCSN - Approved the campus plan for the CCSN Fiscal Exceptions report. The System identified three issues during its third quarter review of the CCSN financial reports. The combination of the three warranted Board review and a CCSN response.
- First, four self-supporting accounts have been running negative balances and require action to realize a balance between expenditures and revenues.
- Second, the State operating budget was projected to be over expended by years' end and required further explanation to ensure controls were in place.
- Third, non-State reserves had been declining over the last two years and there was a concern that temporary reserves were being used to support continuing programs.
President Moore reported to the Committee how the four self-supporting budgets were being controlled to achieve positive balances; he suggested that State operating budget overruns would be charged against non-State accounts; and that the unrestricted reserves in the upcoming year will not continue to decline. A draft memorandum from Mr. Ruell Fiant, Acting Vice President for Finance and Administration at CCSN, to President Moore highlighting the issues and solutions was presented which reflects President Moore's position as the institutional plan for the upcoming year (filed in the Regents' office).
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the institutional plan as presented by President Moore. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
9.2 Approved Commercial Banking Services - Approved Wells Fargo Bank to handle the commercial banking services for UCCSN. The Committee reviewed the findings of the System-wide committee concerning the commercial banking RFP and recommended approval of the appointment of Wells Fargo Bank. This will be a five-year contract with option for renewal for two more years. RFP's were mailed to 20 banking institutions in Nevada and two proposals were received. Telephone calls to the three next largest banking institutions revealed that they were not able to provide the multitude of services required by UCCSN. The cost analysis of the two proposals revealed that Wells Fargo fees were 40% lower than Bank of America. Transition of banking services will begin soon, with test runs made during the fall, and the transition to Wells Fargo Bank will be completed by January 1, 1998.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the recommendation of Wells Fargo Bank for commercial banking services for UCCSN. Ms. Berkley seconded.
Mr. Alden stated he had reviewed the transmittal letter of Bank of America and after consultation with staff agreed that Wells Fargo Bank should receive the contract. In answer to a question from Dr. Eardley concerning security, Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes stated that was one of the key aspects of the decision; Wells Fargo Bank is able to provide more of the services required by UCCSN. Dr. Eardley mentioned that the Washoe County School District and SIIS have just changed from Wells Fargo to another bank service. Vice Chancellor Anderes replied that there had been some disputes over service from Bank of America over the last few years and the Board had directed staff to prepare an RFP to determine whether there was a better product available. Mrs. Gallagher stated that bank mergers are not easy to accomplish and felt that Wells Fargo were ill advised for this market place, errors were made, but those have been corrected.
10. Approved the Investment Committee Report - Chair Eardley reported that the Investment Committee met on May 21, 1997 in Reno and heard a report from Cambridge Associates. The total UCCSN portfolio returned 8/10 of 1% net of fees. UCCSN out performed the Index and the Cambridge Endowment. It was reported that Sanford Bernstein met the Index this quarter but has lagged in the past.
In a report on System Foundations, it was noted that the TMCC and WNCC Foundation funds go directly into the Endowment Pool. The UNLV Foundation has $22 million in endowed funds and the UNR Foundation has $24 million. It was reported that all the institution Foundations have the same goals and all have good policies in place. Annual reports are made to the Board each fall.
An update report on the Estate Tax Fund was made by Chancellor Jarvis indicating that current projections for the biennium are $37 million to be realized from this revenue source. Hearings before the Senate Finance Committee resulted in UCCSN being allowed to submit priorities for this amount. The priorities were determined from the Board of Regents' approved budget priorities.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.
10.1 Approved Fixed Income Manager - Dr. Eardley reported that on June 19, 1997 the committee interviewed three fixed income managers and recommend the appointment of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) as a UCCSN fixed income manager.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) as a fixed income manager for UCCSN. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Gallagher commended the Investment Committee for the excellent job it has done and stated this was a very important function of the Board. Dr. Eardley related that the Committee must rely on the staff and commended Tim Ortez, Director of Banking and Investments for UCCSN, and Cambridge Associates, consultants, for their knowledge and assistance.
11. Approved Appointment, Women's Volleyball Coach, UNR - Approved the appointment of Ms. Devin Scruggs as Women's Volleyball Coach for a term of three years, beginning March 1, 1997 through February 28, 2000 at an annual salary of $43,500.
Mr. Alden moved approval of the appointment of Ms. Devin Scruggs as Women's Volleyball Coach for UNR for a term of three years, March 1, 1997 through February 28, 2000 at an annual salary of $43,500. Mr. Rosenberg seconded. Motion carried.
In answer to a question from Dr. Eardley, President Crowley stated that the Big West Conference is a prime volleyball competition conference.
12. Approved the Consent Agenda - Approved the Consent Agenda with the change in item 11-M (Interlocal Agreement) for the length of time of the contract between the Board of Regents and the Clark County School District for the elementary school to be housed on the UNLV campus to be changed from 50 years to 99 years from beginning of the contract.
(1) Approved the minutes of the meeting held March 13-14, 1997.
(2) Approved appointment with tenure at UNLV
A. Dr. Raymond Alden with tenure in the Department of Biological Sciences effective July 1, 1997. Dr. Alden will assume the deanship of the College of Sciences at this time.
B. Dr. Ted. G. Jelen with tenure in the Department of Political Science effective July 1, 1997. Dr. Jelen will assume the chairmanship of the Department of Political Science on that date.
C. Dr. Elvin C. Lashbrooke, Jr. with tenure in the Department of Finance effective July 1, 1997. Dr. Lashbrooke will assume the position of Dean of the College of Business at that time.
(3) Approved emeritus status for the following:
Dr. Richard Titus, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, effective June 30, 1997
Mrs. Mary Watson, Emeritus Associate Professor of Nursing, Effective June 30, 1997
Mr. Herbert Wells, Emeritus Professor of Engineering, effective June 30, 1997
Amy Emerson, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics effective June 30, 1997
(4) Approved award of tenure as recommended by the Presidents. Each candidate had been evaluated and reviewed in accordance with appropriate Board and campus policies. The Chancellor recommended approval of this proposal effective July 1, 1997. Ref. C-4 on file in the Regents' office.
A. UNLV - President Harter recommended the following:
Dr. Gerald Frederick, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
B. UNR - President Crowley recommended the following:
Kerry E. Lewis, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, School of Medicine
Stephen L. Rock, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
(5) Approved award of promotion as recommended by President Crowley. Each candidate has been evaluated and reviewed in accordance with appropriate Board and campus policies. The Chancellor recommended approval of this proposal effective July 1, 1997. Ref. C-5 on file in the Regents' office.
Linda J. Hayes to Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Science
Mark Waldo to Professor of English, College of Arts and Science
LuAnn Nissen to Professor of Interior Design, Academic Affairs
Effective July 1, 1996
(6) Approved Board of Regents' Meeting Calendar for 1998-99
August 6-7, 1998
September 24-25, 1998
November 19-20, 1998
January 14-15, 1999
March 11-12, 1999
April 29-30, 1999
June 17-18, 1999
(7) Approved Cloud Seeding Program for 1997-98 and 1998-99 for DRI to seek approval of the Interim Finance Committee for funding of the 1997-98 and 1998-99 Cloud Seeding Program at DRI as authorized by the 1997 Nevada State Legislature.
(8) Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 7, Deferred Payment Policy, UNR, as contained in Ref. C-8 filed in the Regents' office.
(9) Approved use of Capital Improvement Funds for GBC in the amount of $100,000 for the following:
Berg Hall Addition/Remodel $ 60,000
TV/Radio Storage Building $ 25,000
General Building Improvements $ 15,000
(10) Approved use of Capital Improvement Funds for CCSN in the amount of $270,000 for the following:
Trailers for Faculty and Staff $160,000
General Improvements $110,000
(Cheyenne and Charleston campuses)
(11) Approved the following Interlocal Agreements:
- Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and AT&T Wireless
Purpose: UNR will lease approximately 336 square feet of space to AT&T Wireless for a cellular communication site.
$$: 9,600 per year to UNR
Period of five years
B. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and Great Basin College
Period: beginning Spring 1997
Purpose: UNR and GBC will implement a cooperative baccalaureate degree in elementary education, in special education, and a dual minor in both elementary and special education on site in Elko.
C. Parties: Board of Regents/GBC and State Department of Motor Vehicles
Period: July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998
Purpose: Motorcycle rider course
$$: 3,000 to GBC
D. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division of Wildlife
$$: 1.00 per year to Board of Regents
Purpose: 30 year continuation of lease of Valley Road Farm property, with additional five year periods on a periodbyperiod basis.
E. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and the City of Reno
$$: Payment to City of Reno upon a formula approved by both parties
Period: beginning upon approval of both parties
Purpose: City of Reno to provide radio dispatch services to UNRPD
F. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State Health Division
$$: 10,482 to UNR
Period: Date of approval of contract to August 31, 1997
Purpose: Team Nutrition in Rural Nevada
G. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division of Mental Hygiene & Mental Retardation
$$: 1.00 per session to UNR
Period: Date of approval to June 30, 1998
Purpose: UNR will provide a series of one hour presentation training sessions to the Sierra Developmental Center of the Division of MH&MR
H. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada State Department of Education
$$: 2,353 to UNR
Period: December 18, 1996 to June 30, 1997
Purpose: Accountability Data Input
I. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
$$: 44,000 to UNR
Period: July 1, 1997 to December 31, 1998
Purpose: Steamboat Creek Nonpoint Source Education Program
J. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
$$: 33,350 to UNR
Period: July 1, 1997 to December 31, 1998
Purpose: Evaluation of Domestic Well Water and Public Education in Winnemucca
K. Parties: Board of Regents/Medical School and the Nevada Department of Prisons
$$: 16,090 to Medical School
Period: July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998
Purpose: Psychiatry resident program
L. Parties: Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Power Company
$$: 1.00 to UNLV
Period: Date of approval, indefinitely
Purpose: To provide electrical services to the Student Services Center/UNLV
M. Parties: Board of Regents/UNLV and the Clark County School District
$$: 1.00 to UNLV
Period: 99 years from date of commencement of agreement
Purpose: Construction of elementary school on UCCSN property at UNLV
N. Parties: Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada State Division of Environmental Protection
$$: 15,000 to UNLV
Period: June 30, 1997 to May 31, 1998
Purpose: Reuse Center in Clark County
O. Parties: Board of Regents/TMCC and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety
$$: 10,000 to TMCC
Period: Date of approval to June 30, 1998
Purpose: Motorcycle rider courses
P. Parties: Board of Regents/TMCC and the Nevada Welfare Division
Period: Date of approval to June 30, 1998
$$: 50,000 to TMCC
Purpose: SMART STARTS Program
Q. Parties: Board of Regents/TMCC and the Nevada Welfare Division
Period: Date of approval to June 30, 1998
$$: $20,000 to TMCC
Purpose: Counseling, Testing and Special Programs
R. Parties: Board of Regents/TMCC and the Nevada State Job Training Office
Period: July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998
$$: $42,610 to TMCC
Purpose: Displaced Homemaker Program
S. Parties: Board of Regents/WNCC and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety
Period: July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998
$$: 15,000 to WNCC
Purpose: Motorcycle rider courses
T. Parties: Board of Regents/WNCC and Nevada State Job Training Office
Period: July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998
$$: 32,130 to WNCC
Purpose: Displaced Homemaker Program
U. Parties: Board of Regents/CCSN and Clark County
Period: No period of time given on President's Agenda Item Request
$$: 150,000 to CCSN
Purpose: Higher Education Enhancement Program
V. Parties: Board of Regents/CCSN and Governor's Workforce Development Board, Nevada Commission on Economic Development, State Department of Education, and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
Period: Date approved by Board, indefinitely
Purpose: School to Careers System
W. Parties: Easement between CCSN and the Las Vegas Valley Water District
Period: Date approved by Board, indefinitely
$$: 1.00 to CCSN
Purpose: Connection and water service for Sahara West Center
X. Parties: Board of Regents/DRI and the Nevada Division of Water Planning
$$: 35,000 to DRI
Period: March 1, 1997 to February 28, 1999
Purpose: Walker River Basin GIS
Y. Parties: Board of Regents/DRI and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
$$: 88,084 to DRI
Period: July 1, 1997 to August 31, 1999
Purpose: Ambient Air Monitoring and Quality Assurance, Sample Processing and Related Services
Z. Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division of Mental Hygiene/Mental Retardation
Purpose: Consumer Outcomes and Satisfactions Program
$$: $190,722 to UNR
Period: July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1999
- Parties: Board of Regents/UNR and State Health Division
Purpose: Public Health Laboratory Transfer
$$: $1,361,521 to UNR
Period: Effective July 1, 1997
(12) Approved lease agreement between Board of Regents/UCCSN on behalf of DRI and new owner David K. Juberg dba Eighteen Management Services, LLC for tenancy of the "University Car Wash" at 4590 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Alden moved approval of the Consent Agenda with the change in Item 11-M for length of contract from 50 years to 99 years. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
13. Approved 1997-98 Operating Budget to Continue at Current Level - Approved to continue UCCSN Operating Budgets at the current 1996-97 level until appropriations are made to the UCCSN by the 1997 Nevada State Legislature. Vice Chancellor Anderes related that the 1997-98 Operating Budget reflecting the changes made by the Legislature would be presented at the September Board meeting.
Mr. Rosenberg moved approval to continue the 1997-98 Operating Budget at the current level until appropriations are made by the 1997 Nevada State Legislature. Dr. Eardley seconded.
In answer to Dr. Eardley's question concerning carry over funds, Chancellor Jarvis replied that UCCSN had sought legislation in 1995 but had not received favorable support from either the executive or legislative branches. He explained that campuses have been asked to be more attentive to the flow of revenue in order not to end up with end-of-the-year situations that create the appearance of expenditures late in the year. Mr. Graves suggested that this be a focus for the next session. Mrs. Price stated that this was a policy decision and that staff cannot make those kinds of decisions.
14. Approved Continuance of Professional Contracts - Approved to continue professional employee contracts at the 1996-97 level into the new fiscal year until appropriations are made to the UCCSN by the Nevada State Legislature. These will be brought to the Board at its September meeting.
Mr. Alden moved approval. Mr. Rosenberg seconded. Motion carried.
15. Approved 1997-98 Self-Supporting Budgets - Vice Chancellor Anderes stated that at the September meeting a presentation will be made consolidating these budgets with the Operating Budget, including some projections on federal grants and contracts and other fund sources. Mr. Alden asked that in that presentation attention be given to the UNLV Athletic budgets. Dr. Anderes stated that self-supporting budgets are from funds other than state dollars, although a few may be affected by state funds. An annual approval by the Board is necessary and this is a similar process for continuing these budgets into the next fiscal year.
Dr. Anderes stated that with the new UCCSN policies, this is different from the reports previously submitted and identifies approximately $170 million in funds as part of what is defined under this new policy as any account that is $25,000 to be included. Every institution forwards to the System office a great deal of supporting documentation to justify these accounts.
Dr. Anderes introduced Mr. Larry Eardley, Director of Budgeting, stating that in conjunction with the UCCSN biennial budget, the LCB audit, and the expansion of this particular budget, Larry has been the key person in bringing this together in a timely fashion. Dr. Anderes explained it is due to the efforts of Mr. Eardley, Mr. Tim Ortez, Director of Banking and Investments and Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit, that he is able to bring this information to the Board. Last year, this self-supporting budget was about $118 million, therefore this budget is about $50 million in additional activities and review the staff must handle. The most significant activities are athletics, Lawlor Events Center, Thomas and Mack Events Center, bookstores, continuing education, residence and dining halls.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to approve the 1997-98 Self-Supporting budgets with the understanding that they will be tied in with the Operating Budget presentation. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
16. Approved the Stabilization Reserve - Approved to change the Stabilization Reserve from 5% to 2% of the operating funds. Mr. Tim Ortez explained that this reserve is being set aside to ensure a more stable return to the campuses should there be volatility in the returns on UCCSN investments. The Investment Committee sets an amount of the total UCCSN investment return which will be sent back to the campuses each year. The original goal was to establish a stabilization reserve of 5% over a two year period. In late spring it was noted that this would cause a great loss to the campuses and was coming late in the fiscal year and would be difficult to budget. The campuses also felt the reserve was being created too quickly. The Investment Committee directed staff to meet with the business officers and presidents and to report to the Board their recommendation. Ref. D is on file in the Regents' office.
Mrs. Price moved to return the item to the Investment Committee inasmuch as they have the expertise. Motion failed for lack of second.
The recommendation is to lower the percentage from 5% to 2% and until the 2% amount is reached that the excess amount calculated of the 91-day U.S. Treasury Bill rate will be divided such that institutional accounts receive 75% and the stabilization reserve will receive 25% of the excess return. President Crowley stated the presidents reviewed this for the long-term, they have the responsibility to balance their budgets and have never failed to do so.
Mr. Alden moved to approve the change in the Stabilization Reserve from 5% to 2% and the recommendation of the division of the excess return until the Stabilization Reserve goal is reached. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried. Mrs. Price voted no.
17. Approved Contract to Purchase Network License - Approved the purchase of a system-wide network license with ORACLE. Executive Director Davan Weddle stated that the plan to purchase the ORACLE license was included in the UCCSN technology budget and was approved by the Senate Finance Committee. The negotiated agreement has been positively reviewed by UCCSN General Counsel and has met with the unanimous acceptance by the Administrative Technology Steering Committee and the Presidents.
This will replace multiple, separately negotiated licenses with a System wide license which will serve an unlimited number of servers at all locations and provides for software downloads by students at no cost. It will facilitate the delivery of data in more meaningful formats to a broader range of people and will allow UCCSN to respond to new technologies as they emerge. Also, it will create a common database standard within UCCSN and afford an easy exchange of data.
Mr. Rosenberg moved approval of the purchase of the ORACLE Network license. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Price stated that on the stabilization reserve the difference between 2% and 5% amounted to $4 million, which was a significant amount.
18. Approved the Use of Regents' Contingency Funds - Approved use of Board of Regents' Contingency Funds for the following:
A. $40,000 for the DRI Presidential Search.
B. Up to $10,000 for a new sound system for Board meetings held in the southern part of the state including new microphones with stands, special carrying cases, speakers and a new sound mixer.
Mr. Alden moved approval. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that the DRI Search Committee would prepare a budget for the DRI presidential search.
19. Access to Regents' Meeting Agenda - Chancellor Jarvis explained that at its May 23, 1997 meeting, the Board requested an item be placed on the June 1997 meeting agenda to discuss the Regent's Bylaw concerning Board member access to the meeting agenda. The current Regents' Bylaws require, if a Chair does not put an item on the agenda, it then would take four members of the Board to agree to placing the item on the agenda. Also, in order to change the Bylaws, it requires specific language be presented at one meeting and a vote be taken at a second meeting. Therefore, if the Board wishes a change, the Chancellor should be so instructed and the matter placed on the September Board agenda for information with approval at the subsequent meeting.
Ms. Berkley moved to direct the Chancellor to insert that two regents would be necessary to place an item on the agenda in the place of four regents. Mr. Phillips seconded.
Ms. Berkley stated this would give the Board a good balance. Mrs. Price stated she would vote no but that she felt it was a very fundamental policy that an elected official who is representing the state or constituencies was elected to have his/her voice heard and even one other person is a violation of what she believes to be the principle of an elected office.
Mr. Graves stated that he would be voting no; that having been chair he felt the process in place is more than adequate and did not feel everyone knows the amount of research and work which must be done by staff whenever an item goes on the agenda. He related that he felt three might be a better number. Ms. Berkley stated she has never run into a problem with getting items on the agenda. She continued that the Chancellor could always ask that the item be delayed if the agenda is exceptionally long. Mrs. Price stated she had never asked for an agenda item but the overall principal is what is important.
Motion carried on roll call vote. Aye: Alden, Berkley, Derby, Eardley, Gallagher, Phillips, Rosenberg, Wiesner. No: Graves, Price.
20. Approved Resolution for Bank Loan, GBC - Approved a resolution for a bank loan for an addition to Berg Hall at Great Basin College in the amount of $600,000.
Resolution 97- 2
WHEREAS, the University and Community College System of Nevada (the "University") intends to borrow $600,000 from _______________ (the "Bank") pursuant to a letter from the Bank received June ___, 1997, in response to a solicitation of bids therefor (the "Proposal", attached hereto) for the purpose of financing the construction, improvement and renovation for Great Basin College, such borrowing to be evidenced by a note signed by the appropriate officials at the University (the "Note").
Mr. Carl Diekhans, Vice President for Finance at Great Basin College, announced that the college had received four bids for the loan with the low bid from Great Basin Bank of Elko at 5.4% for a $600,000 construction loan. The estimate for the loan was 6.5% and this 5.4% will save the college about $40,000 in interest over the period of the loan. The loan will be paid from Capital Improvement Funds.
Ms. Berkley moved to approve the resolution for the GBC Bank loan. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.
21. Approved Lease, College of Agriculture, UNR - Approved the College of Agriculture to lease fifteen (15) acres of irrigated crop land at the Southern Nevada Field Lab in Logandale, Nevada. Robison Farms submitted the only bid, agreeing to incur all irrigation costs relating to the property and to pay the College of Agriculture $1,250 each year. The initial term of the lease will be for three (3) years, with two (2) additional one-year options on a year-to-year basis. Robison Farms will furnish adequate liability insurance.
Mr. Alden moved approval of the lease for the College of Agriculture, UNR. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
22. Approved Resolution, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges - Approved a resolution in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the National Council of Juvenile and Family court Judges.
WHEREAS, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, founded in 1937, is the oldest national judicial organization in the United States, and the only judicial training center of its kind, and
WHEREAS, for 60 years the National Council has dedicated itself to improving the juvenile and domestic justice system by providing outstanding continuing education workshops, and seminars for judges and other professionals, and
WHEREAS, since 1969, the National Council has made its home on the campus of the University of Nevada, and
WHEREAS, every year, for the National Council, is the Year of the Child, now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University and Community College System congratulates the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on its 60th anniversary, and, that
THE BOARD OF REGENTS reaffirms its support of the fine work of the National Council. The Board is proud to house the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the University campus.
President Crowley related that the National Council has been on the campus for 28 years and the anniversary had been celebrated with a formal dinner on July 18, 1997 with the featured speaker being General Colin Powell and it was an extraordinary evening because of General Powell. Regent Wiesner had attended and agreed that it was a most enjoyable evening.
Mr. Alden moved approval of the resolution honoring the National Council's 60th Anniversary. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
26. Closed Session - In compliance with N.R.S. 241.030, a closed session was held for purposes of discussion of the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of employee(s) of the UCCSN.
Mr. Alden moved the Board recess for the purpose of a closed session for discussion of the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of employee(s) of the UCCSN. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
The Board recessed at 11:35 a.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m. with all Regents presents. Mrs. Dondero was in attendance by telephone from Las Vegas.
27. Approved Emeritus and a Resolution in Honor of General Counsel - Approved emeritus status as recommended by the Chancellor for Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel, upon his retirement effective July 1, 1997.
Donald F. Klasic, General Counsel Emeritus
Mr. Rosenberg moved approval of the award of emeritus to Donald F. Klasic. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.
WHEREAS, Donald F. Klasic has served as General Counsel of the University and Community College System of Nevada for seventeen years, first joining the administration of Nevada's public higher education system in October, 1981 and serving through 1997; and
WHEREAS, Donald F. Klasic has served as General Counsel with the greatest integrity, honesty, devotion, loyalty and perseverance to the cause; and
WHEREAS, Donald F. Klasic is widely recognized as Nevada's premier pundit on higher education law; and
WHEREAS, Donald F. Klasic has worked tirelessly to protect the constitutionality of the University and Community College System of Nevada and its governing body, the Board of Regents; and
WHEREAS, Donald F. Klasic played an essential role in the revision of the Code and policies of the University and Community College System of Nevada; and
WHEREAS, Donald F. Klasic worked successfully to strengthen the power and role of the Board of Regents as the governing board for Nevada's higher education system; and
WHEREAS, Donald F. Klasic served as counsel to the Board of Regents and to the Chancellors and Presidents of the Nevada's higher education system; and
WHEREAS, Donald F. Klasic applied his expertise to many complex questions, providing legal opinions on issues as diverse as residency, tuition and fees, foundations, personnel, and equal opportunity, among others; and
WHEREAS Donald F. Klasic never shied from the controversial and strictly followed his interpretation and understanding of the law; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Donald F. Klasic for his many years of exemplary service to the University and Community College System of Nevada as its General Counsel.
Ms. Berkley moved approval of the Resolution honoring Donald F. Klasic upon his retirement effective July 1, 1997. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Klasic stated that it was a very great honor to receive emeritus status and he appreciated it very much.
29. Approved Contract, President Harter - Approved a three-year contract for President Carol Harter effective July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001.
Chancellor Jarvis stated he had completed a periodic evaluation of President Harter which was an extensive and intensive process inasmuch as he spoke with and heard from substantial numbers of individuals from each of the major constituencies. He commended Dr. Harter and congratulated her on the many accomplishments that became apparent and were reinforced during the process. Chancellor Jarvis recommended an extension of Dr. Harter's contract as President of UNLV from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001.
Mr. Alden moved to extend the contract for President Carol Harter at UNLV from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
President Harter stated it has been an honor to serve UNLV the last two years and looked forward to serving the next three years.
30. Election of Officers - Pursuant to Board of Regent Bylaws, Title 2, Article IV, Section 2, an election of officers was held. These officers will take office on July 1, 1997 and serve through June 30, 1998.
Ms. Berkley nominated Dr. Jill Derby as Chair. Mr. Phillips seconded.
Dr. Eardley moved nominations be closed. Mr. Rosenberg seconded. Motion carried.
Motion to elect Dr. Derby as Chair carried.
B. Vice Chair
Mrs. Gallagher nominated Ms. Shelley Berkley as Vice Chair. Mr. Phillips seconded.
Dr. Eardley moved the nominations be closed. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.
Motion to elect Ms. Berkley as Vice Chair carried. Mr. Graves voted no.
Mr. Alden left the meeting.
Dr. Derby, on behalf of the Board, thanked Chair Graves for the two years of devoted service as chair of the Board. She related that Mr. Graves had made many personal sacrifices to make his time available, which he has done very generously. She stated she felt very honored and privileged to be selected as Chair and would be spending this next year living up to the confidence expressed to her. She asked for help, input and support from the other members of the Board. Dr. Derby stated she was committed to facilitating a process for the Board to be the best it can be. Being a member of the Board is a tremendous responsibility. She stated she believes each Regent has a contribution to make based on life experiences and judgment. Dr. Derby stated that she would be open and is a good listener and will take any constructive criticism as a contribution to her effectiveness as a leader. She related that she would respect each one's right to their point of view and that she believes collectively as a board they can be most effective. She is committed to being inclusive; a facilitator and catalyst in pulling together as a cohesive team; and that the Board can have some fun at doing its job and the members can laugh and get to know one another better. She asked that members participate actively to shoulder the burden and to help her conduct the affairs of the board with professionalism and dignity.
Mrs. Dondero commended Mr. Graves on his leadership as Chair of the Board and offered congratulations to Dr. Derby and Ms. Berkley; she left the meeting.
31. Approved Resolution - Approved a resolution honoring Madison Graves, II, who served as Chair of the Board from July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1997.
WHEREAS, Madison B. Graves has served as chair of the Board of Regents of the University and Community College System of Nevada for the period July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1997; and
WHEREAS, Madison B. Graves has performed this service to Nevada higher education with extreme commitment, conscientiousness, loyalty and generosity of time and spirit; and
WHEREAS, Madison B. Graves has discharged his duties in full appreciation of the weight and enormous responsibilities he and his fellow Regents bear for Nevada's University and Community College System; and
WHEREAS, Madison B. Graves has brought the needed perspective of a businessman with concern for fiscal responsibility and fiscal accountability; and
WHEREAS, Madison B. Graves lead the Board of Regents during a critical transitional period as four new institutional presidents assumed leadership; and
WHEREAS, Madison B. Graves served as Chair of the Search Committee that selected the fifth chancellor of the University and Community College System of Nevada; and
WHEREAS, Madison B. Graves has maintained a desirable statewide perspective and understood and supported the respective roles of the community colleges and universities; and
WHEREAS, Madison B. Graves has supported the growth of the University and Community College System of Nevada, ensuring that more Nevadans will benefit from a post-secondary education; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Madison B. Graves for his exemplary service as Chair of the Board of Regents of the University and Community College System of Nevada.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution honoring Madison B. Graves. Mr. Wiesner seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Graves thanked the Board for the resolution and stated his appreciation for being able to serve as Chair.
Dr. Derby introduced her husband Dr. Steven Talbot and their daughter Tobyn.
31. Public Comment
CSUN President Joe Mills stated he had asked to speak on the contract for President Harter but had not been recognized. He stated that he was the chosen voice of the students at UNLV to speak on issues that concern the campus and not allowing the voice to be heard shows a great disregard for the students. He continued that he hoped that Dr. Derby would always recognize the student leaders.
Mr. Wiesner stated that the Chair had not recognized Mr. Mills out of disrespect for him, but the Chair had been asked by Regent Alden for the Board to be allowed to vote because he felt there would be a lot of speeches and he had an airplane to catch. Mr. Mills replied that he was the only one who rose to speak at that time. Chancellor Jarvis stated that he must stress he was charged to conduct a professional performance evaluation according to the Regents' policies which calls for consultation with the student government. Chancellor Jarvis stated he had done so; he had met with Mr. Mills for an extended period of time; the students were presented many opportunities to provide input into this process and the Chancellor did not want any implication that they were not afforded a full opportunity for their voice to be heard.
The Senator for the College of Business at UNLV, spoke on behalf of the students of his College, and thanked the Board for extending the contract for Dr. Harter and for extending the opportunity for students to be a part of the evaluation process. He related that he believed the students were heard.
ASUN Student Body President Doug Flowers stated that ASUN owns and operates the Bookstore at UNR under the authority of the Board of Regents. ASUN on May 7, 1997 approved $100,000 for expansion of bleacher seating at Lawlor Events Center. They funded $126,000 for the new computing center in the College of Education. The College is holding a preview of their new building at 6:00 p.m. and all are invited to participate. ASUN approved $144,000 for renovation of Nightingale Hall. ASUN has also banned the sale of tobacco on campus.
ASTM President Mike Walker formally welcomed Acting President John Richardson to the TMCC campus and thanked the Board for the appointment inasmuch as Dr. Richardson is a very good man for the job.
Student Senate President Terry Moore, UNLV, on behalf of the six students present at the meeting, thanked the Board for the approval of President Harter's contract. He stated that he felt the actions of the Board proved they were committed to higher education not only in southern Nevada but in all of Nevada.
32. New Business - None.
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Mary Lou Moser