UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 20-21, 1996


Volume 71 - Pages 210-251



June 20-21, 1996

The Board of Regents met on June 20, 1996 in Rooms 302-304,

Stillwater Hall, Western Nevada Community College, Fallon Campus.

Members present: Mr. Madison Graves, II, Chair

Mr. Mark Alden

Ms. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Daniel Klaich

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Others present: Chancellor Richard S. Jarvis

General Counsel Donald Klasic

Assistant General Counsel David Hintzman

Vice Chancellor John Richardson

Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Carol Harter, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President James Randolph, WNCC

President Ronald Remington, GBC

President James Taranik, DRI

President Kenneth Wright, TMCC

Secretary Mary Lou Moser

Also in attendance were Faculty Senate Chairs Peggy Urie, UNR;

John Sagebiel, DRI; Larry Hyslop, GBC; Nancy Master, UNLV; Joanne

Vuillemot, CCSN; Richard Stewart, WNCC; Becky Seibert, System

Administration; Linda Stetter, TMCC. Student Government leaders

were also present: Dan Oster, UNR; Aaron Rosenthal, UNLV;

Suzanna Hernandez, ASCCSN; Karen Ronk, ASB, GBC; Jennifer Lee,

ASTM; Lea Williams, USA, WNCC; Victoria Briscoe, GSA, UNR; and

Joyce Marshall, GSA, UNLV.

Chair Madison Graves called the meeting to order at 4 P.M. with

all Regents present; Mr. Alden was present by telephone from Las


1. Introductions

The following introductions were made: President Moore,

CCSN, ASCCSN President Suzanne Hernandez and Faculty Senate

Chair Joanne Vuillemot. DRI President Taranik introduced

Faculty Senate Chair John Sagebiel. President Harter, UNLV,

introduced Faculty Senate Chair Nancy Master, GSA President

Joyce Marshall and Graduate Student Cladie White. President

Crowley introduced Faculty Senate Chair Peggy Urie.

2. Chair's Report

Chair Graves stated he has been on the Board 3 1/2 years and

through AGB and other conferences it has been gratifying to

learn that the UCCSN System is on the cutting edge in higher

education. He pointed out that 3 Regents present represent

almost 37 years of service and they will be leaving the

Board at the end of the Year (Regents Klaich, Foley and

Sparks). One of the Regents, Dan Klaich, has served 13

years. Mr. Klaich sent a letter to the Chair and to Regent

Shelley Berkley, Chair of the Academic, Research and Student

Affairs Committee, touching on a number of issues. The

letter will be sent to all Regents with the thought that by

addressing these issues, UCCSN can lead the way in higher

education. Several of those issues were being addressed at

this meeting; others will need further study. (Copy of

letter on file in Regents Office.)

Chair Graves thanked President Randolph and his staff for

hosting the Board meeting at the Fallon Campus.

Dr. Derby proposed that a session, or 1/2-day retreat, be

scheduled with the 3 Regents in order to give them an oppor-

tunity to share thoughts with the rest of the Board. Mr.

Graves agreed and suggested that the newly elected Regents

be included in the session.

Mr. Klaich stated this was his first trip to the Fallon

Campus, found the Campus "absolutely stunning" and thanked

them for hosting the meeting.

3. Approved the 1997-99 Tuition and Fees Recommendations

Approved the recommendations from the Chancellor's Tuition

and Fee Advisory Committee which had been presented to a

joint meeting of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs

Committee and the Finance and Planning Committee in April.

During early May, the Chancellor held hearings on the Com-

mittee recommendations with UCCSN students in the north and

the south, as well as meeting with selected student groups

as requested by them. The Chancellor reviewed with the

Board the Committee recommendations and proposed that the

Board adopt the suggested tuition and fee policies and set

the resulting tuition and fee levels for 1997-99 as contain-

ed in Ref. B filed with the permanent minutes.

Chancellor Jarvis stated that the Tuition and Fee Advisory

Committee consisted of Presidents Harter, Remington and

Randolph, and students Glenn Booth, Venu Reddy and Barbara

Mc Millian. The Committee met 3 times between January and

April, briefed the Academic, Research and Student Affairs

and the Finance and Planning Committees both at the begin-

ning of the process and again at the point the Committee

made the initial set of recommendations.

The recommendations are:

(A) The Board review its current policy regarding the de-

liberation about tuition and fees and consider a new

policy that would set the level of registration fees

in relation to levels of inflation as measured by the

Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) with a ceiling

tied to either 25% of the cost of education and/or

the median of the WICHE peers. Tuition levels for

non-resident students would be set in relation to the

cost of education.

(B) Current funds from previous fee increases dedicated to

student access and to student support services and

equipment continue to be dedicated to those purposes.

(C) The Board review and reconsider its policy on dedicat-

ing 1/2 of all future fee increases to student access.

The Board may wish to consider altering the policy so

that, for example, it is tied to State contributions

to financial aid, or so that it sets a target for ap-

propriate amounts of financial aid.

(D) The Committee recommended the following Fee and Tuition

levels for 1997-98:

1997-98 1998-99

Registration Fees

Community College $ 38.00 $ 39.50

University Undergraduate 66.50 69.00

University Graduate 90.00 93.00

Non-Resident Tuition (per year)

Community College $3,519.00 $3,838.00

University 5,435.00 5,770.00

Good Neighbor Tuition (per credit)

Community College $ 19.00 $ 20.00

University Undergraduate 64.00 75.00

University Graduate 76.00 97.00

Part-Time Non-Resident Tuition (per credit)

Community College $ 19.00 $ 20.00

University Undergraduate 64.00 75.00

University Graduate 76.00 97.00

All non-resident student (part-time and full-time) and

Good Neighbor students pay per credit registration fees

in addition to tuition levels.

The Chancellor pointed out that the above recommendations

will maintain Nevada's low tuition status. Dr. Jarvis asked

the Regents to consider not only the fees but the process of

developing those fees. He explained that at the present

time the process begins over every year, while this process

will allow students time to plan for increases.

A lengthy discussion followed. Mrs. Gallagher reminded the

Board that UCCSN has many times faced this issue and voted

not to make increases only to have the State Legislature

include a large increase for student fees when making ap-

propriations to the System. She agreed that this process

would allow the Board to determine tuition increases system-

atically. Dr. Derby agreed that this was a modest recom-

mendation but it only "ratchets up" the fee and questioned

whether anything could be done more economically and the

Board not have to raise the amounts.

President Crowley responded that this was a very reasonable

concern but that the Campuses are very aware and do cut

costs. He suggested the Board might like to ask for such

a report from the Campuses.

Student Government President Aaron Rosenthal read a letter

from Dan Oster, President of ASUN at UNR, concerning the fee

increases. He commended the Chancellor for including stu-

dent input from the very beginning of the process. Mr.

Rosenthal, speaking on behalf of CSUN, stated that fee in-

creases are always painful for the students, but understood

the increase is needed on each Campus. He spoke in favor

of this proposal as being reasonable and that the new proc-

ess would allow students to plan for future increases.

Mr. Foley asked where the increased fees are distributed.

President Crowley responded that a portion of the fee goes

into dedicated areas and a portion goes to access funds for

students. The practice at UNR and other Campuses is that

discussions are held with the students to determine where

the funds would be spent. Mr. Foley suggested that in

budget presentations to the Governor and Legislature this

be pointed out.

Mr. Alden moved approval of the recommendations as present-

ed. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Ms. Berkley questioned what would happen if the Governor (or

Legislature) did not feel the amount to be realized by the

increases was as large as thought necessary. Chancellor

Jarvis stated that he felt this policy would let them know

that UCCSN is complying with the situation with a positive,

regular planning process which is modest and responsible.

Motion carried on roll call vote:

Aye: Alden, Eardley, Foley, Gallagher, Phillips,

Sparks, Derby

Nay: Berkley, Klaich, Price

Chancellor Jarvis asked whether the Board would be interest-

ed in an alternative to the access funds policy. Mr. Klaich

stated he felt that dedicating increases to access funds

just squeezes the middle income families as they end up pay-

ing for others to go to school. Dr. Derby stated she felt

just the opposite and cited Nevada's poor record of access.

She related that if the amount was triggered to what the

State does for access (financial aid) that she would con-

sider the possibility of changing the policy. Mr. Graves

directed the Committee to further review the problem and

report back to the Board. Mrs. Gallagher and Ms. Berkley

agreed that there is a need for flexibility with the in-

crease in funds. President Wright stated that he was a

"low tuition advocate" and cited that TMCC has a waiting

list of 700 single mothers for a program which would take

them off welfare. Each Campus has many unmet priorities.

Dr. Wright stated that what the Chancellor had presented

was the agonizing discussions held by Presidents on how

to move the institutions forward and still address quality

issues when there is inadequate funding. Many choices must

be made, the Campuses share the burden and asked the stu-

dents and the State to each pay a part.

Mr. Klaich stated that at the last Board meeting he had

asked for any information or summaries of cost containment

programs underway at any of the institutions and had re-

ceived nothing from anyone. He stated he did agree with

Dr. Derby that Regents need to know what is going on and

to know what happens in the area of program review, and

know what happens in the cases of cost containment. He

suggested the Board might wish to have a policy to obtain

this information so that members could be comfortable in

discharging their duties to oversee the full budgetary


Mr. Graves directed the Chancellor to continue reviewing the

tuition access fund policies and report to the Board at a

future meeting.

Mr. Alden left the meeting.

4. Approved a School of Law At UNLV

Approved the report for a School of Law at UNLV and directed

the Chancellor to incorporate it into the Biennial Budget

Request for 1997-99. Chancellor Jarvis stated that he has

felt from the beginning that the time is right for a School

of Law, that Nevada could and should support a School of

Law, and this has been an exciting enterprise to embark

upon. Going through the budget building exercise the

Council of Presidents and the staff had had to wrestle with

the priorities for the System. There are many good and im-

portant things to do in this State and the decisions have

been difficult. The Chancellor stated he had made his posi-

tion clear to the Council of Presidents and wished it for-

mally on the record. The Chancellor related that the im-

portance of this proposal for UNLV is so overwhelming that

it becomes a System priority, and in his opinion the number

one System priority, as an enhancement or new initiative

for this budget request. Continuing, he stated that there

are going to be occasions when a single Campus proposal is

of such overwhelming importance that it must be identified.

The Council of Presidents have given their complete and

enthusiastic support of that position. Chancellor Jarvis

thanked his colleagues for their courageous position.

President Harter thanked the Chancellor and the Presidents

for their support stating that she was very much aware that

such a decision does not come easily when it does not have

a direct and positive impact on their own institutions. She

stated the present society is litigious and is a society

based on the best defenses and the best sense of legal pro-

tections. There will be lawyers in Nevada. Presently there

are some 4400 lawyers certified and who have passed the

Nevada Bar to practice in the State. Whether anyone wishes

it or not, there will be more lawyers in Nevada because of

the incredible complexity and growth of the State and the

City of Las Vegas.

Dr. Harter stated that there are 4400 lawyers in Nevada and

none of them have been trained in Nevada. The issue is who

is going to train the practicing lawyers and those who ob-

tain legal education for other kinds of jobs? Will it be

Nevadans or someone else?

President Harter related that since 1973 the Regents and the

Legislature have stated that, if created in Nevada, the Law

School would be located at UNLV. Over the years, there have

been 4 feasibility studies, 3 Legislative actions and many

academic master plans that have included the creation of a

Law School. The State Legislature in 1995 appropriated

$500,000 to update a feasibility study and to do an imple-

mentation study. The cost for these 2 studies was much

less than that amount.

A Statewide Advisory Board has been created, Chaired by Ms.

Frannie Forsman, Federal Public Defender. Keith Schwer,

UNLV Center for Business and Research, updated the feasi-

bility study, which is largely economic and growth issues

(study on file in the Regents Office). Dr. Anthony Santaro,

founding Dean of Roger Williams Law School in New Jersey,

prepared the implementation study (filed with the permanent


The 2 factors that most determine the number of lawyers in

a region are the growth of the population and growth and

complexity of the economic context in which the population

exits. Nevada is one of only 2 states including Alaska

that does not have a law school. As for population, Nevada

is a rapidly growing State with projections for continued

growth. The current population is 1.5 million and is pro-

jected for 2000 to be 1.83 million and for 2010 to be 2.32

million. The national average ratio for lawyers is 1 lawyer

per 313 people. Nevada has 1 lawyer for 340 people. Using

those figures, the population alone will demand an addi-

tional 973 lawyers by 2000, and an additional 1442 by 2010.

Who will educate them?

Economic growth is as startling. In 1991 Nevada had a $22

billion personal income and is projected to go to $35.3 bil-

lion in 2000 and $46.7 billion in 2010. Using that measure

of growth there will be a demand for new lawyers: 2000-2101

new lawyers, and 2010 an additional 1900.

The 500 Nevadans currently attending law school out-of-state

spend $11 million on law schools in those other states at

private and public Universities. These students all pay

out-of-state tuition, and there are restrictions on the

number of out-of-state students who may attend. More than

260 Nevadans have taken the LSAT for 3 out of the last 4

years. According to each of the consultants, a law school

in Nevada would stimulate the number of these applications.

Nevada has .48% of the population, but only .03% of those

who are pursuing law school training.

A video was presented of 3 students currently enrolled in

law schools out-of-state giving their perceptions of law

school opportunities and what it would have meant to be

able to attend a law school in Nevada.

Dr. Harter continued her report, discussing student demand.

Of the 22-year old cohort, nationally 1.5 to 2.5% go to law

school. This is used as a possible range for the tradi-

tional law student; Nevada, then would project 323-539

potential applicants. Using the projection of 323, there

would be a possible applicant pool of 240-255 full-time

applicants, and 130 part-time applicants.

Two models were used in projections: 1) Full-time students

only, and 2) Full-time and part-time students, which ap-

pears to be preferable for a School in Las Vegas. Using the

430 projected from population growth and adjusting downward

to 340, and taking 12% for the mixed full- and part-time

school, and of that group who apply somewhere, 80% of them

will apply to UNLV because it is in-state and a relatively

less expensive option, and using only a 50% figure, the

first year (1998), 72 in-state students would enroll. Also

using a very conservative estimate, only 2-3 out-of-state

students would enroll in the first year. Using these pro-

jections, after 8 years enrollment would stabilize at 513

FTE students, or 220 part-time and 365 full-time students.

That would be the largest numbers for the School to ensure

quality. For a law school, a full library and administra-

tion staff and faculty are required in order to teach an

accreditable school program; therefore, if fewer students

are enrolled the cost benefit is not effective.

Dr. Harter related that there will be many partnerships and

relationships with the legal community. Internships, clerk-

ships and practicum experiences would be available to stu-

dents, and students would be placed in areas particularly

related to public service where they are now not available.

Scholarly commentary would critique and respond to the

judicial practice and the making of law in Nevada. Research

in the support of legal reform would be centered at the

School, and continuing education for attorneys would be

provided. The School would work with the Judicial College

in Reno in sharing and exchanging opportunities in continu-

ing legal education which would be very enriching.

Ms. Frannie Forsman, President of the Nevada Bar and Chief

Federal Public Defender in the District of Nevada, stated

that the Advisory Committee is diverse by both north and

south: 2 Federal judges and 2 State court judges, 3 current

members of the Board of Governors of the State Bar and 1

former member of the Board of Bar Examiners, 3 former Pres-

idents of the Clark County Bar, the current sitting United

States Attorney, the current Federal Public Defender, Bill

Boyd and representatives of the 4 most prestigious law firms

in the State. Ms. Forsman stated that all members of the

group are enthusiastically and strongly in support of the

Law School. The Nevada Bar feels that if there is a law

school in Nevada that it should be at a State institution

where the quality of the graduates can be guaranteed. Ms.

Forsman stated she had dedicated most of her 20 years of

practice to the representation of the poor, and her 6 years

on the Board of the Bar to ways of looking at reducing cost

and increasing access to justice for the poor and moderate

income population. The existence of a law school in Nevada

will increase access to justice for these 2 groups. Law

students would be used in clinics, pro bono programs, but

would also have an impact on having lower fees.

Ms. Berkley moved that the Board of Regents endorse the

report for a Law School at UNLV and directed the Chancellor

to incorporate the School of Law in the UCCSN 1997-99 Bien-

nial Budget Request. Ms. Sparks and Mr. Phillips seconded.

Mr. Harter continued that the proposal calls for the first

class to begin in the Fall 1998. Recruiting a Dean will

begin immediately upon approval of the School by the Board

and appropriations from the State Legislature next June.

Other administrative staff including Assistant Deans and a

Librarian would also be hired immediately. Provisional

certification is obtained as soon as possible and is antici-

pated by the year 2000 so that all graduating students would

be able to sit for the Nevada Bar. It is anticipated that

the School would be housed in a renovated building being

vacated by the current Library. This would probably take

place in 2001. UNLV would seek permanent accreditation at

the earliest possible moment. The proposal is for the model

using full- and part-time students. Special electives for

a UNLV School would be in gaming, entertainment, mining and

water law. It is felt these areas would allow extraordinary

market advantages world-wide for UNLV.

In-state tuition would be in the range of $5000-$7000 and

between $10,000-$14,000 for out-of-state students. The cost

for the first biennium would be between $4.5 and $4.75 mil-

lion, plus some private donations. A full Library, which

costs $2-$2.5 million is required to start and for provi-

sional accreditation. It will cost $725,000 per year there-

after. Projection for the building renovation in the

Dickinson Complex is about $10 million and would be request-

ed in the 1999-2001 period. Prior to that, the School would

be housed in current facilities. (See report filed with

permanent minutes for several models of projected costs.)

In conclusion, Dr. Harter presented a video of Dr. Anthony

Santoro, outlining the needs and process for beginning a

law school, and encouraging support of the school.

Dr. Harter related that there has been support from the

community in the form of private donations and there is a

guaranteed commitment of $6.5 million in private funds

being raised now. Some of this will be used for the Li-

brary, but it is hoped that most will be used for endowed

Chairs and to provide scholarships for students. The

Architecture students at UNLV have provided two different

renderings for the renovation of the building on the Campus.

Dr. Nancy Master, Faculty Senate Chair, stated many faculty

are very enthusiastic about the Law School. Many feel this

School would provide a chance for many to enhance their

education not only in the law, but would also assist them

in other endeavors.

Mr. Foley complimented Dr. Harter on the presentation. Dr.

Harter explained that many of the part-time students would

be attending classes 2-3 evenings a week and the Library

will have the very latest in technical equipment for use of

students. Mr. Foley suggested that someone review the tech-

nical facilities at the Kent School of Law at the University

of Chicago and the evening school at the University of San


Joe Laxague, Student Senator at UNLV, stated that students

in general are very excited about having a Law School and

feel that this will increase the prestige and future value

of any degree awarded from UNLV. And being able to attend

Law School in Nevada is a most attractive option for stu-


Mr. Klaich commended Mr. Foley, who bears a proud name in

the legal community, for keeping the concept alive during

his entire tenure on the Board.

Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Graves stated that Mr. Alden had submitted a signed

statement in support of the Law School at UNLV.

President Moore stated that CCSN very much supports a Law

School and commended Dr. Harter and her staff for their

efforts. It is felt this will help CCSN's students in

their career endeavors, and will be a major gain for UCCSN.

5. Approved Salary Schedules for 1996

Approved the salary schedules as contained in Title 4, Chap-

ter 3, Section 22, which had been updated to include the

1996-97 cost-of-living increase of 3% adopted by the 1995

Nevada State Legislature. Ref. A is filed in the Regents


This action adjusts only the salary schedules and means that

employees who receive the 3% cost-of-living increase remain

at the same position relative to the current salary ranges

approved by the Board. The movement of an individual pro-

fessional staff member within a range is then accomplished

only by a merit or equity adjustment.

Additional changes to these salary schedules beyond the

cost-of-living adjustment are not recommended at this time.

As studies of data from peer institutions continue, addi-

tional proposals of changes may be brought to the Board at

a later date.

Ms. Berkley moved approval of the salary schedules for

1996-97 as presented. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion


6. Information Only: Institutional Executive Officers' 1996-97


In accordance with Board Policy, Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

3, Section 23.4, the 1996-97 salaries for institution Exec-

utive Officers other than the President were reported to

the Board for information only. Salary recommendations for

Deans are made by Campus Vice Presidents and approved by

the President; and recommendations for Vice Presidents are

made by the Campus President and approved by the Chancellor

(with the exception of the DRI Vice President for Finance

and Administration, who is recommended by the DRI President

and approved by the Board Chair). (List of salaries on file

with the permanent minutes.)

7. Information Only: Executive Salary Recommendations

In accordance with Board Policy, Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

3, Section 23.4, the Chancellor presented his recommenda-

tions for 1966-97 salaries for Presidents and System Ad-

ministration Executive Officers. These recommendations

include the 3% cost-of-living allowance funded by the Nevada

State Legislature as well as merit increases where appropri-

ate based on the Chancellor's evaluation of performance.

Action will be taken at the August meeting.

The meeting recessed at 6:30 P.M. and reconvened at 8 A.M. on

Friday, June 21, 1996 with Regent Graves, Eardley, Gallagher,

Foley, Sparks and Price present.

8. Information Only: UCCSN 1997-99 Biennial Budget Request

Chancellor Jarvis related that several presentations would

be made on items which would appear as part of the Biennial

Budget Request.

Regents Klaich, Derby and Berkley entered the meeting.

Ms. Karen Steinberg, Deputy to the Chancellor for Planning,

presented a report on financial aid. She stated that the

most recent data on financial aid awards is for 1994-95.

A complete report will be made to the Board in the Fall.

(Handout on file in the Regents Office.) A total of 35,836

awards were made Systemwide in 1994-95 for a total of $77

million. $36 million of that was for loans, or 46% of the

total awards made. Student employment amounted to $17 mil-

lion, or 22%; grants totaled $11 million or 15%; scholar-

ships totaled $9 million or 12%; and grants-in-aid totaled

$4 million or 5% of the total amount.

The source of over 1/2 of total financial aid funds is the

federal government, with the State of Nevada providing 19%

of the total funds. The largest federal programs are loan

programs. 88% of funds awarded on a need-based criteria

are federal funds. Private donors (14%) and institutional

funds (9%) were the source of 23% of total dollars awarded.

The largest private and institutionally supported programs

are scholarships programs. 4% of funds awarded on a needs-

based criteria are private or institutional funds. Nevada

State government was the source of 19% of total funds

awarded. 8% of funds awarded on a needs-based criteria

are State funds. A total of $3 million was awarded as

student access aid in 1994-95 and 80% or $2.4 million are

based on need.

For the 1997-99 Biennial Budget, approximately $6.8 mil-

lion will be requested for scholarships each year and $5.6

million per year will be requested to continue the 1-shot

appropriation from the last biennium, for a total of $12.4


Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes reported that there will be a

request for $15 million for technology in the budget re-

quest. The Chancellor's Computer Policy and Planning Com-

mittee has made the following recommendations:

The System supports the migration of services to the

Campus level; the System supports uniform and measured

implementation leading to a relational data base en-


The first system to be converted will be Finance (CUFS)

and must be fully implemented by July 1, 1999.

System Computing Services will be maintained for all

administrative systems as long as there is institutional

need and processing is cost effective.

There will be no systems conversion at the institutional

level without appropriate coordination with the System

and there will be strict adherence to Systemwide proto-

cols, data definition and schedules.

The extent to which the System can migrate fully into

the new environment will be dependent on the funding

that is available through the Systemwide and institu-

tional technology funding.

The 1997-99 Biennial Budget Request will be connected to

a 7-year technology plan that envisions the implementa-

tion of the Finance system in the first 3 years (by

July 1, 1999); the Human Resources system in the next

2 years (by July 1, 2001); and the Student Information

system in the final 2 years (by July 1, 2003) of the

7-year plan.

The System Computing Center staff will continue to

provide appropriate programming and maintenance func-

tions in support of the existing systems and will be-

come fully trained to provide services in the new


Each of the institutions will require additional staff-

ing, equipment and operating expenses to fully realize

the benefits of the new computing environment.

Dr. Anderes explained that the System is beginning the proc-

ess of moving some of the services now provided by Computing

Services to the Campuses. The next step is appointing the

team consisting of Campus and Computing Center employees to

develop an RFP for the equipment needed to convert to a new

system. A good portion of the request is for approximately

50 personnel for the Campuses. The System will have overall

responsibility for computing although a good portion of com-

puting will be transferred to the Campuses. WNCC and GBC

want to remain with Computing Services as they are now.

TMCC is better staffed but still does not have enough per-

sonnel. The Universities and CCSN want to do more on their

own in the computing area.

Mr. Van Weddle, Director of Computing Services, explained

that nationally, there is about a $50 billion problem with

computing in the year 2000 inasmuch as most systems are

based on the last two digits of the year. Nevada's problem

will amount to about $30 million to correct.

Mr. Weddle reported that financial applications will run at

the System level and be controlled by the System. However,

the Campuses want to run the same data but there is a need

to provide additional reports for internal administrative

needs from these data. Mrs. Gallagher, who has fought the

legislative battle for several sessions to obtain funding

for UCCSN technology, explained that she had been very con-

cerned with reverting services to the Campuses; however,

after meeting with Mr. Weddle and learning that the System

will coordinate the process, she feels this request is


Vice Chancellor Anderes added that the phase-in plan which

has been developed will allow for checking on how each

phase actually is working out. In answer to a question

from Dr. Eardley, Dr. Anderes stated that as the plans

develop it may be better to move some of the central com-

puting employees to a Campus. Those kinds of decisions

will be made at a later time as work progresses.

Dr. Anderes continued that the $15 million is one piece of

the request and that there are other amounts in the budgets

for technology which could be drawn upon if the full $15

million is not appropriated.

Chancellor Jarvis discussed enrollment projections for UCCSN

stating that the growth in high school graduates in Nevada

is 5% per year. The target for UCCSN is to increase enroll-

ment growth by 5% to maintain access for these high school

graduates. Each Campus sets a target for enrollment growth,

there have been enrollment hearings on each Campus with the

appropriate people responsible to see that these targets are

met, and agreements have been reached between those Campuses

and the Chancellor for the targets they have established.

Growth rates for each Campus will vary. The Campuses' abil-

ity to meet their targets for 1996-97 will be the key to

persuade the State to fund the UCCSN for the biennium.

Dr. Jarvis explained that the 1996-97 enrollment budgeted

is for 37,070 FTE, which means less than a 1% increase in

enrollments needed to meet the commitment to the State for

the 1995-97 biennium. The target set for the System for

1996-97 is 38,721 or an increase of 5.2%. Projections have

been made for 1997-98 at 40,594 FTE or a 4.8% increase, and

for 1998-99 the projection is for 42,644 FTE or 5.1% in-


Chancellor Jarvis asked that suggestions for UCCSN-sponsored

legislation be submitted to him in order that bill drafts

be presented for Board consideration at the August meeting.

Mrs. Price asked whether UCCSN would be requesting a funding

study again this session. Chancellor Jarvis stated that

such study could also be done without legislation and would

require a major review of funding including technology.

Mr. Alden entered the meeting.

9. Approved the 1996-97 UCCSN Operating Budget

Approved the 1996-97 UCCSN Operating Budget which contains

State appropriations approved by the 1995 Legislature, and

the Self-Supporting Budgets for 1996-97. Vice Chancellor

Anderes pointed out that the State Appropriation for 1996-97

was $311.7 million, which is a 6.6% increase over 1995-96.

That amounted to a 6.3% increase in General Fund Revenues

and a 7.4% increase in Other Revenues.

Mr. Graves left the meeting; Dr. Derby accepted the gavel.

Dr. Anderes related that the Self-Supporting budgets are for

activities that rely generally on revenues from sources oth-

er than the State, and typically are for such activities as

residence halls, intercollegiate athletics, continuing edu-

cation, events centers, book stores, student unions, etc.

The budgets presented require funding of $118 million, which

is a 19% increase over 1995-96.

Combined, the State and Self-Supporting budgets for 1996-97

total $429.7 million or a 9.7% increase over 1995-96.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the 1996-97 UCCSN Operating

Budget. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.

10. Approved Appointment of Vice President, GBC

Approved the appointment with tenure of Dr. Betty Elliott

as Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1,

1996. In accordance with policy, Chancellor Jarvis has

approved a salary of $83,258.

Mrs. Gallagher approved the appointment with tenure of Dr.

Betty Elliott as Vice President of Academic Affairs at GBC,

effective July 1, 1996. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion


11. Approved the Appointment of Senior Vice President, CCSN

Approved the appointment of Dr. Robert Silverman to Senior

Vice President at CCSN. In accordance with policy, Chan-

cellor Jarvis has approved a salary of $99,713. Ref. C

is filed with the permanent minutes.

Dr. Moore assured the Board that he would be in charge of

directing the activities of CCSN. With 3 Campuses, there

is a great deal of travel involved. Dr. Moore stated he

spends between 50-70% of his time in the community. Mr.

Klaich stated that a President's job is complicated and

difficult, but cautioned that Dr. Moore must still be in

charge even with the amount of outside work being conducted.

Ms. Berkley commended Dr. Silverman stating that she has

had positive feedback on Dr. Silverman's contributions to

Las Vegas.

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

Silverman to Senior Vice President at CCSN. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.

12. Approved Appointment of Men's Basketball Coach, UNLV

Approved the appointment of Mr. William Bayno as Men's

Basketball Coach, for a term of 4 years, May 1, 1996 through

April 30, 2000 at an annual salary of $110,000. Board ap-

proval is required for contracts in excess of 3 years.

Ms. Berkley moved approval of the appointment of Mr. William

Bayno as Men's Basketball Coach for a term of 4 years, May

1, 1996 through April 30, 2000 at an annual salary of

$110,000. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

In answer to questions posed by the Board, Dr. Harter stated

that academic advisement for athletes is being moved to

Academic Advisement on the Campus July 1, 1996; that the

base salary is $110,000, there is a $75,000 sneakers en-

dorsement and up to $75,000 for TV, plus bonus clauses which

are based on percentages of attendance. Mr. Cavagnaro,

Athletic Director, confirmed. In answer to Mr. Klaich, Mr.

Cavagnaro stated he was not aware of any other contracts,

although others could come up. However, any future con-

tracts would require institutional approval by himself and

the President. The Athletic Department is required to an-

nually prepare a list of contracts. Any additional contri-

butions require prior approval by the institution per the


Motion carried.

13. Election of Officers

In accordance with Board of Regents Bylaws, Article IV,

Section 2, the election of officers was held for a Chair

and Vice Chair. The Bylaws state that the election is to

be held from among the members of the Board during the last

meeting of the fiscal year and shall serve for a term of

one year, to commence on July 1, 1996.

A) Chair

Dr. Eardley nominated Mr. Madison Graves for Chair of

the Board of Regents. Mr. Alden seconded.

Mr. Foley moved that nominations be closed. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded.

Motion to close nominations carried.

Motion for the election of Mr. Graves as Chair carried.

Ms. Berkley and Mrs. Price voted no.

B) Vice Chair

Mrs. Sparks moved that Dr. Derby be Vice Chair of the

Board of Regents. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion car-


14. Approved the Finance and Planning Committee Reports

Chair Dorothy Gallagher presented the report on the meeting

of the Finance and Planning Committee held June 5, 1996.

The Committee heard the following information item:

Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes reviewed the Governor's 1997-99

Biennial Budget Guidelines and the relationship of those to

the System priorities and parameters as well as the key re-

maining dates for the budget process. The Board will review

the final draft of the Biennial Budget Request at its August

8-9, 1996 meeting.

Vice Chancellor Anderes also presented an update of progress

on technology planning and the implications for the biennial

request. There will be an amount of $15 million requested

for technology.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report. Ms. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.

1. Approved the Fiscal Exception - UNLV Athletics Self-

Supporting Budget

The Committee reviewed the Self-Supporting Budget for

UNLV Athletics through the 3rd quarter and recommends

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas provide sufficient

documentation to the Board of Regents identifying how

the Athletics Self-Supporting Budget will be balanced by

the conclusion of FY 1996 and how the University plans

fiscally to construct the FY 1997 budget to maintain

the balance between income, transfers and expenditures.

Ref. I is on file in the Regents Office.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Self-Supporting

Budget for UNLV Athletics. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Motion carried.

Mrs. Gallagher introduced Dr. Noval Pohl, Vice President

for Finance and Administration who presented a report

on the Fiscal Exception to the UNLV Athletics Self-

Supporting Budget. Dr. Pohl stated he sent each Regent

a packet of information that was distributed to the

Committee at its June 5th meeting. The 1995-96 Athletic

Budget Resolution is as follows:

Revenue Expenses

Submitted to BOR $8,690,000 $8,690,000

Revenue Shortfall 991,440

Adjusted Total $7,698,560 $8,690,000

Expense Adjustments

Academic Advising to

to Student Services $292,063

Legal Settlement

to Non-State Account 377,100

Reorganization of Sports

Marketing 136,746

Additional Scholarship

Award 73,700

Additional Reductions

in Operating 111,831

Total Expense Reductions 991,440

Final Budget 1995-96 $7,698,560 $7,698,560

Ms. Berkley requested clarification regarding the ex-

pense of Legal Settlement to Non-State Account. Dr.

Pohl stated it was the Massimino payout. Ms. Berkley

requested a further discussion of this item at a later

time and stated that it seemed unfair to make UNLV

totally responsible for that expense. Regent Graves

stated he felt the expense of the legal settlement

should be kept in athletics since it was a 3-year pay

out in order to keep those funds in athletics for their


Dr. Pohl stated that interest earnings are being used

to pay this expense and State money is used to enhance

the program and other projects. Moving the expense out

of athletics would decrease the funds available to the

program in the future. Dr. Pohl explained that the ex-

pense would be transferred out of athletics, but not the

revenue. The method used provides the University more


Mr. Foley asked that since there is a funding shortfall

and since student fees and tuition make up approximately

15% of the anticipated budget, what justifies adding

student fees to the athletic budget and have students

been included in the decision of that allocation. Dr.

Pohl stated that while a certain percentage of student

fees are used for maintenance of buildings and other

expenses, overall the Athletics Department promotes

and enhances education. Dr. Pohl explained that alloca-

tions are subject to student review prior to being

presented to the Board.

Mrs. Price requested an explanation of grant-in-aid

money and whether it goes to professional employees.

Dr. Pohl stated that each year a decision is made on

how these funds will be utilized. Of the $500,000 re-

ceived some is earmarked for certain classes of stu-

dents, and approximately $300,000 is used for profes-

sional employee development. If all the money is not

used, it is transferred to the athletic budget. Mrs.

Price asked if the money for the Massimino contract

came from scholarship monies or interest income to

which Dr. Pohl stated it came from interest earnings.

Dr. Pohl stated that a private donor offered to cover

the Massimino payout; however, the University felt this

would be improper.

Mrs. Sparks stated that the Board approved the original

Massimino contract; however, the 2nd contract was not a

Board of Regents contract, it was between the Coach and

private individuals. Technically the University did not

have an obligation to pay the 2nd contract; therefore,

it was not the Board's reponsibility. Ms. Berkley stat-

ed approving this contract without seeing it was the

worst vote ever made by the Board. In addition, the

Board thought it was a 3-year contract, when, in fact,

it was an 8-year contract. Mrs. Gallagher stated this

conversation is out of order.

Mr. Foley reported that he felt there is great potential

for going into deficit due to increased expectations of

Athletics upon entering into the WAC. Travel expenses

will increase substantially and he questioned how this

will be handled. Mr. Charlie Cavagnaro, Athletic Di-

rector, stated an additional $250,000 has been requested

for the next biennial budget for travel and he felt

Athletics was going in the right direction.

Dr. Pohl reported that the FY96-97 Athletic revenues and

expense projections were conservative estimates indicat-

ing only a 1.71% increase over 1996. Thomas & Mack's

revenue share for 1996 was zero, and it is estimated at

$350,000 for 1997. He further stated, inasmuch as the

State provided funding to build the Thomas & Mack Center

from the Slot Tax rebate, it did not provide funds for

on-going maintenance. Thomas & Mack first sponsors Uni-

versity events, then it is available to the community

for functions and they would like to market T & M to

others in the future. The Center does not charge a

rental fee to the University for use, but does sell

parking and concessions.

Regent Graves requested clarification of where addi-

tional football expenses were coming from to which Dr.

Pohl stated he will clarify this expense and send the

information to the Regents.

Mrs. Price asked whether there would be a tax problem

down the road due to the lawsuit on the Slot Tax being

challenged and felt the accountants should be notified

of this. Dr. Pohl stated that Cooper and Lybrand will

review this situation in November.

Mrs. Gallagher commented it appears that UNLV is ap-

proaching this budget in the proper manner and commended

Dr. Pohl and his colleagues for providing a workable

solution to this problem. Mrs. Gallagher asked Dr.

Pohl, President Harter and Mr. Cavagnaro if they were

aware of any hidden areas in the budget, to which each

answered not to their knowledge.

Ms. Berkley thanked UNLV and President Harter for their

efforts on the budget.

Motion carried. Mr. Alden voted no to the Fiscal

Exception - UNLV Athletics Self-Supporting Budget.

President Harter spoke to refinancing for a 1.7 million

dollar loan for the Lied Athletic building, and likely

will present this to the Board in August. Two million

dollars will need to be refinanced within 2 years and

it is not likely that private donations will be received

to assist with this loan.

Mrs. Price requested information regarding the status

of outstanding loans. Dr. Anderes reported he plans to

present a policy at the August Finance & Planning meet-

ing and will explain the process of debt management.

In addition, he is currently working with each Campus

to obtain loan information, and further stated that

there are ceilings that each institution cannot exceed.

This information is monitored by outside financial


2. Approved the Revision of Interest Income Allocation

Approved the request to revise the System share of the

interest income from 20% to 22%. Ref. J on file with

permanent minutes in the Regents Office. Dr. Anderes

reported since System Administration is partially self-

supporting, it is necessary to request an increase in

the share of the interest income to support important

operating costs which the State budget has not had the

capacity to underwrite. Among those costs are the

southern office operations, north/south travel and

consultant studies.

Ms. Berkley asked the Campus Presidents how they felt

about the request since it has a direct impact on their

budgets. Mrs. Gallagher stated this has already been

discussed at the Council of Presidents. Dr. Jarvis

stated that the Presidents are not enthusiastic about

this shift in funding; however, they understand it is

necessary to support the southern office and fund in-

creased travel expenses that System Administration is

not currently able to sustain.

Mrs. Price stated this was putting the cart before the

horse and that it should go through the normal budget

process, that perhaps travel should be scrutinized, or

increase the use of video conferences to reduce travel

expenses. She also felt this is taking money away from

the main mission, and that this item should be deferred

until the Board can look at it more closely. Mrs.

Gallagher stated that the increase in expenses are there

for the southern office and they can be supported.

Mr. Alden moved approval of the System share of the in-

terest income from 20% to 22%. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried. Mrs. Price and Mrs. Berkley voted no.

3. Approved the Self-Supporting Budget - System Administra-


Approved the Self-Supporting Budget, System Administra-

tion. Ref. K on file in the Regents Office.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Self-Supporting

Budget, System Administration. Mr. Foley seconded.

Motion carried.

4. Approved Salary Increases 1997-99 Biennium

Approved the Chancellor's Statewide and System recom-

mendation for professional compensation increases in

the 1997-99 Biennial Budget Request. Ref. L on file

in the Regents Office.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Chancellor's State-

wide and System salary increases in the 1997-99 Bien-

nium. Mr. Alden seconded.

Dr. Jarvis reported that the Joint Professional Compen-

sation Committee and Faculty Senate Chairs met in the

Spring. The JPCC and Faculty Senate recommended a 9%/4%

COLA; Dr. Jarvis felt these amounts may be difficult to

justify. The Council of Presidents supports the Chan-

cellor's recommendation of a 6%/4% COLA. All groups

recommend an increase in life insurance benefits from

$20,000 to $50,000. Dr. Jarvis reported these increases

will maintain parity between all employee groups, since

the recommendations are based on the assumption that all

employees, professional and classified, will receive the

same COLA.

Dr. Derby stated her appreciation to the Chancellor for

the 6%/4% COLA recommendation since this is a sensitive

issue, inasmuch as the increase is supported by taxpay-

ers who do not necessarily have the same income percent-

age growth and felt he is also being sensitive to na-

tional averages.

Motion carried.

5. Approved Handbook Change, Transfer Authority

Approved changes to the Handbook of Title 4, Chapter 10,

Section 15, Transfer Authority, by deletion of the 2nd

sentence. The requirement for a quarterly report on

transfers does not appear to have been enforced for some

years. It is now redundant, given the new Fiscal Ex-

pectations Reporting process and the legislative-requir-

ed Accountability Reports. Ref. M is on file in the

Regents Office.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval for the changes to the

Handbook by deletion of Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 15,

Transfer Authority, 2nd sentence. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Mrs. Price stated this has not been enforced for years

and that the Regents have asked for fiscal reports in

past years. Dr. Anderes stated that an analysis of the

use of funds from the beginning to the end of each year

would provide an explanation. An accountability study

would capture those problems when there was a transfer

of funds. He reported that the Business Officers are

currently meeting to discuss the situation and will

bring the information to the Chancellor for his review.

Mr. Alden felt Campus Presidents should have autonomy

regarding transfer of funds; however, if someone strays

off their budget, then it should come before the Board

for their review. Dr. Anderes stated that the Fiscal

Exception process identifies issues or problems, not

necessarily negatively, and allows the institutional

Presidents to make their own decisions for transfers.

It is understood that established fiscal guidelines are

being followed and transfers are made only if resources

are available.

Motion carried.

Regents Gallagher and Alden left the meeting.

15. Approved the Academic, Research and Student Affairs

Committee Report

Chair Shelley Berkley presented a report on the Academic,

Research and Student Affairs Committee meeting held June 20,

1996. Ms. Berkley complimented all of the institutions for

the excellent master plans that were submitted.

Mrs. Berkley reported that the Committee heard presentations

from the Community College Presidents on their proposed

utilization of the funding support that would be generated

by adjusting the funding formula for full-time/part-time

faculty from 60/40 to 60/35.

The Committee also heard a presentation from Dr. John

Clevenger, Director of the Nevada Teaching and Research

Enhancement and Collaboration (TREC) Program.

1. Approved Academic Master Plans

The Committee recommended approval of Academic Master

Plans for DRI, UNLV, UNR and WNCC. TMCC presented a

preliminary plan. The final plan will be presented at

the February meeting for action by the Board. Master

Plans are on file in the Regents Office.

Ms. Berkley moved approval of the Academic Master Plans

for DRI, UNLV, UNR and WNCC. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Motion carried.

2. Approved the Professional Degree in Construction

Management, UNR

The Committee recommended approval of the Professional

Degree in Construction Management at UNR. Ref. D on

file in the Regents Office.

Ms. Berkley moved approval of the Professional Degree in

Construction Management at UNR. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Motion carried.

3. Approved Organizational Units, UNR

The Committee recommended approval of two organizational

units at UNR, and the relocation of a Department.

A) Ralph Roberts Center for Resource in Economic

Geology (New). Ref. E on file in the Regents


B) Department of Health Wellness and Exercise Sciences

(Merger of existing Departments). Ref. F on file

in the Regents Office.

C) Department of Criminal Justice (Relocation of exist-

ing Department). Ref. G on file in Regents Office.

Ms. Berkley moved approval of the two organizational

units at UNR, and the relocation of a Department. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.

Mr. Alden returned to the meeting.

Dr. Derby stated since the full Board does not sit on each

Committee a presentation at the Board meeting is appreciat-

ed; however, the opportunity for the full Board to partici-

pate at Committee meetings would be a good idea.

Regent Graves agreed that this needs to be discussed in the

future. Ms. Berkley stated several months ago the Academic,

Research and Student Affairs Committee separated from the

Board of Regents meeting. This procedure was given one

year for review. Ms. Berkley felt the Committee meetings

have poor attendance by members and she further felt the

full Board does not have enough information to make a good

decision. Ms. Berkley stated that the last Campus Environ-

ment Committee had only 2 members present and she felt there

was better attendance when Committee meetings were in con-

nection with Board meetings. She agreed with Regent Graves

that this situation needs to be discussed in the future.

Dr. Eardley commented that Board of Regents' support staff,

relative to time and travel costs incurred by having sepa-

rate Committee meetings, should also be considered. Regent

Graves stated that he was aware of an increase in the volume

of work for staff.

Regent Foley left the meeting. Regent Gallagher returned to the


16. Approved the Audit Committee Report

Chair Mark Alden presented the report of the Audit Committee

held June 5, 1996. The Committee received Follow-Up Audit

Reports for:

Student Financial Services Office, UNR

Instructional Media Services Digital Maintenance, UNR

Performing Arts Center, UNLV

Laboratory Fees Charged, TMCC

Institution Cash Counts, UCCSN

OMB Circular A-133

The Committee received the following additional reports:

Bank Reconciliations, UNLV - Tremendous progress has been

made. Research time on follow-up items now takes from one

week to 10 days. 7 major changes in procedures have been

made which have greatly improved the process.

Disbursement Department Update, UNLV - Some questions arose

over internal control regarding the use of miscellaneous

vendor codes. The Controller's office is monitoring dis-

bursements through a month-end report.

OMB Circular A-133 - A letter was received from the Depart-

ment of Health and Human Services accepting the OMB Circular

A-133 Report for the year ended June 30, 1994, stating the

report was accepted and is now closed.

New Business - Mr. Alden requested an external audit of the

Athletic Department and Thomas & Mack Events Center for the

year ending 6/30/96, which would include a comparability

schedule, sources of revenue and expenditures, and financial

reserves for Thomas & Mack. After a lengthy discussion it

was agreed that Mr. Alden would present the matter to the

Finance and Planning Committee which was meeting later that

day. Dr. Anderes stated there is no audit problem, only a

fiscal projections problem which was being rectified. He

also stated the Board would be looking at the System Fiscal

Exceptions Report which includes amounts projected versus

expenditures made.

Mr. Alden moved acceptance of the reports. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Motion carried.

1. Approved Internal Audit Reports

The Committee recommended approval of the Internal

Audit reports listed below. Ref. H on file in the

Regents Office.

Police Department, UNR

College of Engineering, Dean's Office, UNR

Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center, UNR

Business Center North Equipment Inventory

Management Services, UNLV

Purchasing Department, UNLV

Telemedia Services, UNLV

High Sierra Law Academy, TMCC

Regent Alden stated further discussions with the UNR

and UNLV Police Departments should be conducted since

they are parallel in weak areas.

Mr. Alden moved acceptance of the reports. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Motion carried.

Ms. Berkley left the meeting.

Mrs. Price asked if there was a problem with the audit cycle

or if there were staffing problems in the Internal Audit


Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.

Regent Graves stated in the future there may be a change in

the audit cycle to move from the current 5-year cycle to a

3-year cycle. Mrs. Sandra Cardinal, Director of Internal

Audit, stated she would like to move to a 3-year cycle,

especially in the south.

Mrs. Price stated there seem to be problems with equipment

inventory, especially with computers. She asked if there

is a mechanism to inventory computer systems in which com-

ponents are purchased separately. Frequently this results

in expensive equipment not being inventoried. Mr. Graves

stated this is an ongoing problem and he is confident that

with new inventory controls in place the problem will be

rectified. He will follow up the situation with Mrs.


17. Approved the Campus Environment Committee Report

Chair Jill Derby reported on the meeting of the Campus En-

vironment Committee held June 7, 1996. Dr. Derby stated

that the Committee met without a quorum. Dr. Larry Tirri,

Chair of the System Safety, Health and Environmental Pro-

tection Advisory Committee (SHEPAC), made a presentation on

environmental safety and health within the UCCSN. SHEPAC,

made up of representatives from each institution of the

UCCSN, serves the following functions:

Reviews Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) issues

and recommends policies and procedures

Provides networking mechanicsm for EHS staff

Functions in an advisory capacity to the Chancellor

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) issues include the

following areas:

Industrial hygiene

Occupational safety

Hazardous materials safety

Radiological safety

Training and records management

Dr. Tirri discussed the charges of the Campus EHS Officers

and the outlook for the future of EHS, including budget

concerns. Chancellor Jarvis and Vice Chancellor Anderes

addressed the issue of future funding for EHS functions

within the context of the 1997-99 budget request.

In addition, Dr. Steven Oberg, Director of Environmental

Safety and Health, UNR, presented UNR's response to an

audit required as a result of chronic noncompliance with

the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP)

regulations. Under an agreement between UNR and NDEP, UNR

must implement the audit recommendations within one year.

Dr. Oberg discussed those mandates and the shortage of

funding available to make the necessary changes.

Dr. Derby stated the reports by Dr. Tirri and Dr. Oberg

were excellent and the reports resulted in raising several

profound issues that the Board needs to be aware of. She

further stated the necessity of UNR complying with Dr.

Oberg's recommendations since the consequences of not

complying would be terrible. Dr. Eardley stated he felt

the problems raised by the reports need legislative action.

Dr. Derby moved approval of the report. Mr. Alden seconded.

Motion carried.

President Crowley stated he regrets that he was not at the

meeting and also felt the Legislature needs to become aware

of how serious this problem is. Currently funds used to

comply with implementing the audit recommendations have come

from UNR's operating budget, but the University cannot con-

tinue to fund in this manner and suggested legislative fund-

ing will be necessary in the future.

Ms. Berkley returned to the meeting.

Regent Graves reported he is aware of an increase in crime

and vandalizing of cars around the Campus. President

Crowley stated that surrounding neighborhoods are not

patrolled by University Police; however, some programs have

been started by students to help with the crime problems.

He emphasized that there are some serious problems with

Campus safety issues.

Dan Oster, Student Body President, stated he has lived in

the area for 2 years and he is aware of tires being slashed

and rooms being broken into. He stated UNR has a community

clean-up program and felt improved communication with stu-

dents concerning the crime problems in the area would al-

leviate some of the activity. He felt improved Campus

lighting would help with some of the on-Campus problems.

18. Approved the Investment Committee Reports

Chair Carolyn Sparks reported on the meeting of the Invest-

ment Committee held on May 13-14, 1996. On Monday, May 13,

the Committee interviewed 3 money managers for placement

of UCCSN operating funds. Following the interviews, the

Committee discussed the different strategies used by each

of the 3 finalists. It was agreed to eliminate DFA, Sanford

Bernstein and the Treasurer's Office for the Common Fund,

intermediate and internally managed funds in order to trans-

fer Board of Regents Operting Fund Investments to PIMCO and

Payden & Rygel. Ms. Mac Donald was instructed to begin

opening accounts and transferring funds in order to complete

transactions prior to June 30, 1996.

The Committee met again on Tuesday, May 14. Mr. Matt

Lincoln, Cambridge Associates, reviewed the performance

report for the period ending March 31, 1996. By action of

the Board, Quest had been replaced by Van Guard, an indexed

fund, on April 1, 1996. Concern was expressed with the

Hellman Jordan account, which had not had a very good quar-

ter of investment. The account will be followed closely

to determine whether it will need to be replaced.

Ms. Janet Mac Donald reported that a total of $100 million

was transferred effective June 30, 1996 and she felt the

Committee made an excellent decision in the selection of

the new fund managers.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report. Mr. Alden

seconded. Motion carried.

1. Approved Handbook Change, Allocation of Investment

Income Earned on UCCSN Pooled Cash Assets

The Committee recommended approval of the request to

delete Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 4 2.b(2) in order

to comply with the Statement of Investment Objectives

& Policies for the Operating Fund. Ref. N on file in

the Regents Office.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the request to delete

Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 4 2.b(2) in order to

comply with the Statement of Investment Objectives &

Policies for the Operating Fund. Mr. Alden seconded.

Motion carried.

2. Approved Handbook Change, Statement of Investment

Objectives & Policies for the Operating Funds and

Endowment Funds

The Committee recommended approval of changes to the

Statement of Investment Objectives & Policies for the

Operating Funds and Endowment Funds.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of changes to the Statement

of Investment Objectives & Policies for the Operating

Funds and Endowment Funds. Mr. Alden seconded.

Dr. Eardley requested information regarding how much UCCSN

will pay outside fund managers to handle investments. Ms.

Mac Donald reported that currently UCCSN is investing $85

million with PIMCO at a charge of 32 basis points or

$430,000; and $30 million with Payden & Rygel at a charge

of 30 basis points. She stated the System will pay ap-

proximately $500,000 to outside managers to handle these

accounts. Mrs. Sparks commented that we will be paying

out more money in management fees; however, the amounts

invested have grown substantially and this will eliminate

a tremendous amount of work and responsibility for the

Treasurer's Office. Ms. Mac Donald stated this move is

in the best interest of the System.

Mr. Foley commended Ms. Janet Mac Donald, Mrs. Edna Brigham

and the Treasurer's Office staff for the excellent job they

have done investing the System's money. Ms. Mac Donald

stated that the Regents have allowed this to happen since

they have not refused any suggestions she has made. The

fund started in 1983 with $20 million and has grown to $140

million. The Thomas Beam endowment started with $900,000

and is currently over $2.4 million.

Mrs. Sparks stated that the System and State owes Ms. Mac

Donald and Mrs. Brigham a great deal of gratitude for their

efforts and they should be proud of the fine job they have

done; both have resigned effective June 30, 1996. Mrs.

Price suggested an exit interview be conducted.

Mr. Foley asked if an exit interview during a closed person-

nel session would be legal, to which Mr. Don Klasic, System

General Council, stated it is legal; however, the individual

being discussed must be notified in accordance with State


Mrs. Price requested information regarding the nature of the

money UCCSN will be investing; whether it is State or donat-

ed money. Ms. Mac Donald stated it is Trust Fund monies

which are pooled funds consisting of funds from many cate-

gories including State, Federal and gift funds. All monies

being transferred are public funds. The new managers must

comply with all Federal guidelines regarding the investment

of public funds.

Motion carried.

19. Approved the Consent Agenda

(1) Approved the minutes of the meeting held April 25-26,


(2) Approved tenure on hire for Dr. Theodore A. Sackett,

who is being hired as Chairman of the Department of

Foreign Languages and Literatures at UNR. Tenure

will be in that Department, and both hire and tenure

are to be effective July 1, 1996.

(3) Approved tenure on hire for Dr. Stephen L. Rice as

the Associate Provost for Research with tenure in the

Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective

August 19, 1996.

(4) Approved appointment of Dr. Edmund Cain, Dean Emeritus

UNR College of Education, to the Board of Directors of

the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and

Development (FWL) for a 3-year term beginning May 31,


Dr. Cain has served as one of two Nevada representa-

tives to the Laboratory since its inception in 1966.

The Laboratory has declared that "Dr. Cain's attend-

ance has been excellent, and his contributions to the

Laboratory and the activities of its Board of Direc-

tors have been countless and valuable."

(5) Approved the appointment of Dr. John Readence as the

Interim Dean of the College of Education at UNLV.

This appointment will be for approximately one year

while a national search is being conducted.

(6) Approved Tenure at UNLV, CCSN and UNR as follows:

Approved tenure as recommended by the Campus Presi-

dents. The candidates have been evaluated and re-

viewed in accordance with appropriate Board and

Campus policies. The Chancellor recommends approval

of these proposals effective July 1, 1996.

A. UNLV President Harter recommends tenure be awarded

to the following:

Professor Dennis Lindle, Chemistry

B. CCSN President Moore recommends tenure be awarded

to the following:

Bill Kerney, Public Safety and Human Services

C. UNR President Crowley recommends tenure be awarded

to the following:

Robert Chaires, Criminal Justice, College of Arts

and Science

William Courchesne, Microbiology, School of


Kevin Kesler, Cooperative Extension, Agriculture

Yvonne Stedham, Managerial Sciences, College of

Business Administration

(7) Approved Promotion Recommendations as follows: Ap-

proved promotion to Associate Professor at UNR for

the following:

Scott Ames to Associate Professor of Surgery, School

of Medicine

William Courchesne to Associate Professor of Micro-

biology, School of Medicine

Yvonne Stedham to Associate Professor of Managerial

Services, College of Business Administration

(8) Approved Emeritus Status at UNLV, UNR and DRI as fol-

lows: Approved emeritus status as recommended by the


A. UNLV President Harter recommends the following:

Duane Baldwin, Emeritus Professor of Accounting,

effective June 30, 1996

Duane Clary, Emeritus Professor of Accounting,

effective June 30, 1996

John Van Vactor, Emeritus Associate Professor

of Education, effective May 14, 1996

B. UNR President Crowley recommends the following:

Beatrix Tugendhat Gardner, Professor of

Psychology, Emerita

Brian J. Whalen, Assistant Vice President for

Facilities Management, Emeritus, effective

June 30, 1996

N. Fullmer Barlow, Career Services Officer,

Emeritus, effective July 10, 1996

C. DRI President Taranik recommends the following:

Dennis Ghiglieri, Associate Computer Science,


Dale F. Ritter, Executive Director, Emeritus

(9) Approved the request for CCSN to use $540,000 of the

Capital Improvement Fee Fund as follows:

4 Mobiles for Mesquite, Logandale/Overton

and Pahrump $180,000

Cheyenne Campus Storage Shed 60' x 30' 50,000

Remodel Room 1100 Student Services Space -

Cheyenne 85,000

Remodel Room 2221 Area to Classrooms -

Cheyenne 10,000

West Charleston Nursery Property - Inventory

Acquisition, Utility Repairs, Facility

Additions and Equipment 140,000

Landscape West Charleston Campus - West

of Phase III 75,000

Total $540,000

(10) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 5, Chapter 9,

Article V - Finance, Section 2 and Article VII - WNCC

Student Organizations, Section 8 as contained in Ref.

C-10 on file in the Regents Office.

(11) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 5, Chapter 10,

CSUN Bylaws as contained in Ref. C-11 on file in the

Regents Office.

(12) Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 5, Chapter 8,

WNCC Bylaws as contained in Ref. C-12 on file in the

Regents Office.

(13) Approved the request for a storm drain easement to the

City of Reno. This easement is necessary for the City

of Reno's Flood Control Project. The property is lo-

cated south of the UCCSN building, on the east edge of

the University's property at Enterprise Road.

This project will protect the UCCSN Administration

building property from future flooding, diverting the

water into the wetlands area.

(14) Approved the request to lease a parcel of approximate-

ly 5 acres of Stead Campus to the National Champion-

ship Air Races at $1 per year for parking during the

annual air race event. The lease would run for a

period of 10 years and is cancellable by either party

with a 6-months notice. Ref. C-14 on file in the

Regents Office.

(15) Approved request to name WNCC's Phase V building, the

Cedar building. Phase V lecture hall has been named

Mariette Hall, and the multipurpose room in the Aspen

building has been named the Sarah Winnemucca Hall. A

committee was formed by representatives throughout the

College and decided that the Phase V building name

should be chosen from the category of western trees

as are two other buildings at WNCC. The room names

were selected from literary and historical figures.

(16) Approved the Board of Regents meeting calendar for


September 4-5, 1997

October 16-17, 1997

December 4-5, 1997

January 22-23, 1998

March 12-13, 1998

April 30-May 1, 1998

June 18-19, 1998

(17) Approved the following Interlocal Agreements:

A. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Southern

Nevada Water Authority (Interlocal)

Purpose : UNR's Cooperative Extension to provide

special community-based educational

programs in Clark County Schools.

$$ : $89,975 to UNR

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

B. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the City of

Reno (Storm Drain Easement)

Purpose : UNR to grant storm drain easement and

right-of-way necessary for the City

of Reno's Flood Control Project.

$$ : None

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board, permanently

C. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Division

of Environmental Protection (Inter-

local Modification)

Purpose : Subsurface Drip Irrigation of Alfalfa

in Nevada.

$$ : Increase total to UNR: $82,598

Eff. Date: Change expiration date to 12/31/97

D. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Division

of Environmental Protection (Inter-


Purpose : Truckee Meadows Watershed Education


$$ : $45,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: 4/15/96 to 12/31/97

E. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Division

of Child and Family Services (Inter-


Purpose : UNR to provide child care training for

child care facilities on topics of

physical development and outdoor play.

$$ : $7,526 to UNR

Eff. Date: 8/1/96 to 6/30/97

F. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Division

of Child and Family Services (Inter-


Purpose : UNR to provide a full-time Statewide

Training Coordinator and a full-time

Administrative Assistant to implement

an expanded Nevada Child Welfare

Training Partnership.

$$ : $144,218 to UNR

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

G. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Welfare

Division (Interlocal)

Purpose : UNR to provide analysis of case load

information; cost/benefit analysis of

dollar savings to taxpayers based on

reduction of open cases and replace-

ment of welfare dollars with wage

earnings; examine data for individuals

who have entered the system but who

fail to secure employment and compare

it with those who find employment as

a result of their participation in

NEON Program.

$$ : $13,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board, 12/31/96

H. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Sierra

Developmental Center (Interlocal)

Purpose : UNR to provide one or more UNR Psy-

chology Doctoral candidate students to

perform full range of psychological


$$ : $34,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/99

I. Parties : Board of Regents/School of Medicine

and the Division of Mental Hygiene

Mental Retardation/Nevada Mental

Health Institute (Interlocal)

Purpose : Medical School to provide an adequate

supply of psychiatric care.

$$ : $258,720 to the Medical School

Eff. Date: 1/1/96 to 6/30/97

J. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Division

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retarda-

tion/Nevada Mental Health Institute


Purpose : UNR Psychology interns will provide

psychological testing, individual

group and family psychotherapy to the

Nevada Mental Health Institute.

$$ : $22,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

K. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Division

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retarda-

tion/Rural Clinics (Interlocal)

Purpose : UNR to provide one Psychology Doctor-

ate candidate intern to Rural Clinics

offices to perform full range of psy-

chological services.

$$ : $11,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

L. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Division

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retarda-

tion/Sierra Regional Center (Inter-


Purpose : Behavior Analysis Program.

$$ : $150,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

M. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Division

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retarda-

tion/Sierra Regional Center (Inter-


Purpose : Social Transition and Employment


$$ : $120,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

N. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Reno Air

Race Association, Inc. (Lease Agree-


Purpose : Lease of premises for parking in con-

nection with production of National

Championship Air Races.

$$ : $1 per year to UNR

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/2006

O. Parties : Board of Regents/TMCC and the State

Job Training Office (Interlocal Amend-


Purpose : Increase total money to TMCC original

contract PY95-DHTMCC - Displaced Home-

maker Program.

$$ : $37,500 from $34,000 to TMCC

Eff. Date: 7/1/95 to 6/30/96

P. Parties : Board of Regents/TMCC and the State

Job Training Office (Interlocal)

Purpose : Washoe County Displaced Homemaker


$$ : $42,610 to TMCC

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

Q. Parties : Board of Regents/TMCC and the Gover-

nor's Committee on Employment of

People with Disabilities (Interlocal)

Purpose : TMCC to renew lease of office space

located at 4001 South Virginia Street,

Reno to Governor's Committee.

$$ : $5,240.64 to TMCC

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

R. Parties : Board of Regents/WNCC and the State

Industrial Insurance System (Inter-


Purpose : Medical Terminology/Anatomy training.

$$ : $4,800 to WNCC

Eff. Date: 2/20/96 to 6/30/96

S. Parties : Board of Regents/WNCC and the State

Occupational Information Coordinating

Committee (Interlocal Amendment)

Purpose : Nevada Career Information System.

$$ : $1,800 annual service fee to SOICC:

Add to original contract Paragraph VII

Training: "Consultation Fee" in

"Nevada Career Information System.

Fee Schedule, Revised 5/96"

Eff. Date: 7/1/93, until terminated

T. Parties : Board of Regents/WNCC and the State

Job Training Office (Interlocal)

Purpose : Displaced Homemaker Program.

$$ : $32,130 to WNCC

Eff. Date: 7/1/96 to 6/30/97

U. Parties : Board of Regents/UNLV Police Depart-

ment and the Las Vegas Metropolitan

Police Department (Interlocal)

Purpose : Police Employee Assistance Program

(PEAP) to be provided by Metro to


$$ : None

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board and for 5

years thereafter.

V. Parties : Board of Regents/CCSN and the Welfare

Division (Interlocal Amendment)

Purpose : Change of Learn to Earn and English

as a Second Language to GED Success!


$$ : Change to $8,230 for 4/1/96 through

5/31/96 and $30,499 for fiscal year

1997 to CCSN.

Eff. Date: 4/1/96 to 6/30/96

W. Parties : Board of Regents/CCSN and the Employ-

ment Security Division (Interlocal)

Purpose : School to Work Program.

$$ : $10,000 to CCSN

Eff. Date: 3/1/96 to 6/30/96

X. Parties : Board of Regents/DRI and Clark County


Purpose : Scope of Work for PM2.5 and Visible

Urban Haze within the Las Vegas


$$ : $35,000 to CCSN

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board, to 9/1/98

Mr. Alden moved approval of the Consent Agenda with Item Y

having been withdrawn. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion


20. Information Only: Report on the School of Medicine

Chancellor Jarvis and President Crowley reported on the

status of the staffing, residency program and accreditation

conditions of the Department of Internal Medicine at Las

Vegas, along with their initial reactions to the recommenda-

tions of the report of the Chancellor's external consultant,

Dr. Thomas Riemenshneider (Vice President for Health Sci-

ences and Hospitals, State University of New York).

Chancellor Jarvis stated the report from the external con-

sultant has been received and distributed. The Chancellor

discussed his reactions to the report's 3 main issues:

1) Accreditation Issue - He is convinced this issue is

secure and current leadership is appropriate and on target;

2) Practice Plan - The consultant suggested developing a

centralized practice plan that is fiscally secure and is

in line with national and regional trends and it was also

suggested more communication and involvement by practice

physicians in the practice plan development is needed; 3)

Health of Residency Program - Concern whether to retain

current residents and ability to attract new residencies,

however, in line with national trends; and 4) Administration

of School - A strong Vice-Dean model is proposed. If a

split Campus situation develops, then strong leadership on

both Campuses is needed. A search for a permanent Vice-

Dean is underway.

Chancellor Jarvis and President Crowley have met and taken

very seriously the statements from the 11 faculty who re-

signed. The report provides information that will keep

these problems from recurring. The Chancellor will work

closely with the President and Dean of School of Medicine

and will be attentive to those problem areas. A strategic

plan for health professionals is needed.

President Crowley reported that a number of meetings ensued

after the faculty in the Department resigned. He met with

Department Residents, Chairs of Departments, Administration

of UMC, Commissioners and those in charge of the Hospital.

He spent a great deal of time trying to get an understanding

of the complex situation. An Acting Chair has been appoint-

ed and a search for a permanent Chair is underway. Presi-

dent Crowley further stated that all Residents who were

previously at the Medical School are still in place and

all open Resident slots are filled as of July 1st. Presi-

dent Crowley feels the status of the program will be better

than in the past with the changes that are taking place.

He also reported that of the 11 faculty that resigned, 4

have returned and interviews are currently being conducted

to fill vacancies. The Medical School is fully staffed

through the end of September. He also reported that the

Medical School has received the largest budget ever from

UMC and that he feels it is in much better standing than


President Crowley stated the consultant recommended that

faculty and Chairs be more involved in discussions on how to

proceed and suggested creating a faculty council for greater

input as well as creating 2-3 Senior Vice Associate Dean

positions placing one part-time .50 FTE position in Clinical

Sciences in Reno, plus one full-time FTE position; and one

full-time FTE position in Clinical in Las Vegas. The role

of Dean will be modified as recommended by the consultant.

President Crowley stated he is quite impressed with the con-

sultant's report and agrees with the recommendations sug-

gested by the consultant.

Mr. Alden commended the Chancellor and the consultant for a

fine report and agreed that an advisory council would be a

good idea. He also requested figures for the past 10 years

indicating how many Nevada high school graduates attended

the Medical School. Ms. Berkley stated this information

would be better if it included Nevada residents, not just

high school graduates. President Crowley stated these data

are available and he will provide them to Mr. Alden.

Ms. Berkley commended the Chancellor for the fine manner in

which he handled this situation and for selecting an excel-

lent consultant who did a wonderful job. She reported that

many doctors contacted her stating they had an opportunity

to be heard by the consultant who truly understood the is-


Mrs. Price asked if there was any connection between this

and the Attorney General's investigation and how the con-

sultant was chosen and what was the fee. President Crowley

stated there was no connection between this and the At-

torney General's investigation. Dr. Jarvis stated the con-

sultant was chosed after consultations with 3 hospitals and

others. The consultant's fee is $6000.

Mr. Foley congratulated the Chancellor and President Crowley

for their fine job and also the consultant for a wonderful


21. Approved the School of Medicine Loan

Approved the request of School of Medicine to solicit a

$650,000 loan for architectural work supporting the Las

Vegas Medical Facility. Dr. Ashok Dhingra, Vice President

for Administration and Finance, stated the Medical School

had received a gift of 10 acres of land from the City of

Las Vegas and is currently raising funds for this project.

Sun Broadcasting has donated $1 million. Terms of the gift

require that ground must be broken by December 31, 1996.

Mr. Alden moved approval of the School of Medicine to

solicit a $650,000 loan for architectural work supporting

the Las Vegas Medical Facility. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.

Mrs. Price voted no stating the no vote does not reflect

on the item itself. She is not comfortable with the policy

or situation on loans.

22. Approve Request for Contingent Land Transfer, WNCC/Carson

City School District

Approved request for the contingent transfer of 50 acres of

land located on the property of the WNCC Campus in Carson

City in return for the use by WNCC of the high school build-

ings to be constructed on the transferred property. The

transfer shall be contingent upon the approval by the voters

of Carson City of a bond issue to finance the construction

of the high school and upon the execution of an interlocal

agreement between the Board of Regents and the Carson City

School District setting out the details of the transfer, the

use of the high school buildings and related facilities and

such other cooperative ventures between the parties as may

be deemed useful and necessary.

President Randolph introduced several members of the com-

munity who were present for this issue: State Senator Ernie

Adler; John Mc Kenna, President of the Carson City School

Board of Trustees; Bob Scott, Retiring Superintendent of

Carson City School District; Leon Mattingley, Superintendent

of Carson City School District (new); Jim Parry, Associate

Superintendent of Educational Services; Mike Mitchell, Di-

rector of Operations for Carson City School District; and

Brad Van Woert, Architect.

President Randolph presented his vision of the proposed

Carson City High School on the WNCC Carson City Campus.

He stated the two issues at stake for WNCC is funding of

the $5 million Technology building to be used jointly with

the high school and possible construction of a 200,000-

250,000 sq. ft. building housing 1200-1600 high school

students on 40-45 acres of WNCC property. WNCC owns 200

acres of land and currently is occupying approximately

100,000 sq. ft. of building space. The State Public Works

Board hired a consultant to update the Master Plan and

suggested moving south on the land available which is dif-

ferent from the 1991 Master Plan. President Randolph

stated the Legislature provided $16.1 million for a new

facility last session to construct Phase V which is the

addition of 110,000 sq. ft.

Mr. Bob Scott stated the proposed plan has been reviewed

by the Carson City Planning Department in a feasibility

study. Mr. Brad Van Woert, Sheehan & Van Woert Architects,

stated his firm has assisted the School District with the

bond issue that will be presented in September for $46

million to construct a new middle and high school in Carson

City. He felt this site is best for the high school for

many reasons including access for vehicles, parking and

walkways. The new high school will be constructed in two

phases. Phase I would accommodate 1200 students with core

facilities to accommodate 1600. Phase II would provide

space for an additional 400 students for a total of 1600

students. An athletic field would be constructed near the

sand pit area with a total of 45 acres of land needed for

the entire Campus. The common use of the facility would

provide day use for the high school students and night

use by WNCC students.

Mr. Mike Mitchell reported there are questions regarding the

proposed plan and whether it is feasible to build a high

school on this land. A preliminary report requiring a de-

tailed traffic study is key to success of this project.

Utilities require an upgrade to the current sewer line and

cost for this project is still unknown; water and drainage

are being worked on. Noise problems during athletic events

are concerns to the local residents and will be studied in

the future. He stated no final construction figures have

been determined for building on this site.

Mr. Mitchell stated approvals needed prior to construction

are from the Board of Regents for the land transfer; Carson

City School Board approval of site selection; Carson City

Special-Use Permit approval, and voters of Carson City for

bond approval. Land transfer occurs only if the bond issue

passes and that site is selected for the school.

Mr. Mitchell reported on the agreement's key points: trans-

fer of land to CCSD free of charge; free use of high school

facilities by WNCC; reversion clause; joint use of WNCC's

Technology building with control by WNCC; WNCC/UCCSN ap-

proval of location and design of high school for compati-

bility; WNCC/High School Advisory Committee for programs,

services and facilities, and WNCC/High School Conflict

Resolution Team.

President Randolph stated he endorsed this proposal and

feels it is a very innovative way to resolve and deal with

problems since Nevada leads the nation in high school stu-

dents not going on to College. It will also allow high

school students access to technology and a partnership op-

portunity in the development of curriculum as well as a

very efficient use of space. He stated this is a very

powerful concept.

Mr. Foley moved adoption of the request for the transfer

of 50 acres of land located on the property of the WNCC

Campus in Carson City in return for the use by WNCC of

the high school buildings to be constructed on the trans-

ferred property. The transfer shall be contingent upon

the approval by the voters of Carson City of a bond issue

to finance the construction of the high school and upon

the execution of an interlocal agreement between the Board

of Regents and the Carson City School District setting out

the details of the transfer, the use of the high school

buildings and related facilities and such other cooperative

ventures between the parties as may be deemed useful and

necessary. Mr. Alden seconded.

Dr. Derby requested the inclusion of contingencies in the

motion to approve this item. Mr. Foley stated he moved

approval of the whole item as written.

Mr. Alden stated he felt this is a very innovative concept

which is cost efficient and in cooperation with K-16 on a

continual basis. Dr. Eardley stated he supports the concept

to combine the high school with the Community College and

if not for the Public School System it would have been dif-

ficult to establish the Community College System. Dr.

Eardley reported that Archie Pozzi obtained the land for

WNCC years ago and is on the Planning Commission. He asked

whether the Regents have the right to transfer State prop-

erty. Mr. Klasic, General Counsel, stated the Regents have

the right to transfer the property; however, he will verify

how the property was transferred to the Board of Regents

and if there are any restrictions placed on its use. Dr.

Calabro, former WNCC President, previously reported the only

restriction he was aware of was that the land must be used

for educational purposes.

Dr. Eardley requested whether it was possible to grant a

99-year lease to the School District for use of the prop-

erty. Mrs. Price agreed with the possibility of a lease

situation where the School District constructs the buildings

and the Board of Regents holds the property. She is also

concerned about safety and crime issues being a possible

problem. The age mix of 14 and 15 year olds with older

students could also be a problem.

Mrs. Sparks questioned if it would be a problem if School

District did not own the property. Mr. Scott stated that if

the lease was long enough it should not be a problem, and

he would check this with legal authorities. Mrs. Price re-

quested to amend the motion to lease the property for 99

years to the School District. Mr. Foley stated he would not

accept the amendment to lease the property unless there were

legal issues or bonding problems.

Mr. Richard Stewart, WNCC Faculty Senate Chair, stated it is

a privilege to have the Regents on the Fallon Campus and

that he is very proud of the Campus. He reported that the

current CCSD request for WNCC to transfer land has happened

very fast. President Randolph has kept the faculty abreast

of the situation; however, he voiced concern since a feasi-

bility study has not been completed. Since this site is

1 of 5 being considered by CCSD, he is also concerned with

the transfer of 50 acres of land, which is valued at $5-6

million. Only 150 acres remain for WNCC's future growth.

He stated that a traffic study should be completed prior to

November when the bond issue will appear on the ballot.

Mr. Stewart also stated concerns regarding supervision of

high school students who migrate to the WNCC Campus. Mr.

Stewart stated benefits of the land transfer are the addi-

tion of classroom space which would be available to WNCC

for night classes and the use of the athletic field.

Mrs. Price asked if Mr. Stewart had any suggestions. Mr.

Stewart stated he felt currently there is not sufficient

information available and suggested that feasibility and

traffic flow studies be completed before a decision is made.

President Moore stated he appreciated Mr. Stewart's con-

cerns and reported that currently a pilot program is in

effect at the CCSN Cheyenne Campus which was successful

with 200 high school students attending the Community Col-

lege. In the Fall, 200 more students will attend the West

Charleston Campus.

Senator Adler stated that the policy on land transfers was

changed by the Legislature last session. He reported that

he visited the CCSN Campus and was very impressed with the

program. He felt since it works well in Clark County it

could work well Statewide. He stated the cooperative edu-

cation program is the future direction of education in

Nevada. Nevada just does not have enough high school stu-

dents going on to College and this program should get them

into College easier. Any problems that develop will be

handled with the support of the faculty. Senator Adler

has received letters from people who live nearby who sup-

port the transfer, as well as a local developer, and much

support comes from retirees who want their tax dollars used

wisely and efficiently.

Mr. Dan Oster, ASUN President, stated student safety issues

could be dealt with by providing the younger students with

information and education. Combining the 2 facilities would

add to the prestige of the City and the State and it would

serve as a stepping stone for high school students who would

visualize themselves as College students.

Dr. Derby stated she had the opportunity to attend two sepa-

rate meetings which were helpful to her where faculty voiced

their concerns. The mix of high school and Community Col-

lege cultures issues were raised and it was felt that accom-

modations can be made to meet that concern. Cultural dif-

ferences are a nationwide concern and offer many challenges.

Dr. Derby stated it is important that WNCC be comfortable

with the interlocal agreement. She also felt a traffic

study needs to be done and wished there was more time to

make the decision; however, one must take opportunities as

they occur.

Mrs. Gallagher stated that at first she had concerns about

giving up the land; however, with the information presented,

her fears have been alleviated. She feels this is the wave

of the future and Nevada needs to maximize its education

dollars. Mrs. Gallagher stated she strongly supports the


Mrs. Tammy Westergard, part-time faculty member at WNCC,

read letters from 3 residents who support the concept and

felt it was a positive and favorable approach. One resident

voiced concerns with lighting on the parking lots and ath-

letic field at night. As an Instructor at WNCC she felt it

was beneficial for high school students to have the inter-

vention of College classes early. She stated that she is a

member of a Carson City citizens' group that is raising sup-

port for the bond issue.

Mrs. Price stated this was a solid idea and as Senator Adler

said, will serve as a model for the future. She suggested

leasing the property for 99 years due to implications of a

transfer. She felt it is the Board's obligation to protect

the property value and felt a lease would be better for

future decisions.

Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried. Mrs. Price voted


Regent Graves thanked Senator Adler, members of the Carson

School Board, Superintendent Scott, staff and Mrs. Wester-

gard for their presentations.

23. Approved Lease, GBC

Approved Great Basin College's request for a lease between

the Board of Regents, acting on behalf of Great Basin Col-

lege, and Sunbelt Broadcasting Company and Ruby Mountain

Broadcasting Company. The broadcasting companies will con-

struct a 5000 sq. ft. building on GBC property and will

operate a television broadcasting station on the premises

for rental at $1 per year. GBC will have certain specified

uses of a classroom, broadcasting capabilities, production

and post production facilities, and general service an-

nouncements. This is a 50-year lease with an option to

renew for 25 years. Upon termination of the lease, the

building will belong to Great Basin College.

Mr. Stan Aiazzi reported that Sunbelt Broadcasting Company

and Ruby Mountain Broadcasting Company will provide one

classroom on one acre of land and $35,000 toward inter-

active video equipment. He estimated it will probably cost

an additional $15,000 to completely equip the classroom.

Mrs. Gallagher stated the action to approve the lease is

needed now and a detailed presentation will be made to the

Board in the future.

Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of a lease between the Board

of Regents, acting on behalf of Great Basin College, and

Sunbelt Broadcasting Company and Ruby Mountain Broadcasting

Company. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.

24. Public Comment

Mr. Klasic reported that Robert Ulrich, Assistant General

Counsel, was recently elected to the Board of the National

Association of College and University Attorneys.

25. New Business


The meeting adjourned at 2:55 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser