06/25/1987

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 25-26, 1987








06-25-1987

Pages 117-137



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

June 25-16, 1987



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 201-202,

Donald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

Mr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Joan Kenney

Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President William Berg, NNCC

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President George Hidy, DRI

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

Ms. Elizabeth Nozero, Assistant General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chairman

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Frank Hartigan (UNR),

Beverly Funk (CCCC), Bill Marchant (UNLV), David Wilkins (TMCC),

Steve Wheatcraft (DRI), Jim Williams (Unit), and Student Associ-

ation Officers.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 10:07 A.M.

on Thursday, June 25, 1987.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:



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

May 14-15, 1987.



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

Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.



(3) Approved the addition of the following person to the

WNCC Advisory Board:



Truett Loftin, Carson City



(4) Approved the following members for the UNLV Honors

Program Advisory Committee: (all from Las Vegas)



John H. Brebbia Augustin A. Orci

Larry Brown Leo Seevers

G. Bruce Becker Alice P. Shillock

Charles C. Bishop Judith Sligar

Thomas Brown David L. Sloan

Randall V. Capurro John A. Smith

La Wanna G. Clark Linda M. Smith

Kathy Dalvey Mary A. Smith

Albert A. Flangas Arlen G. Taggart

George Glendenning Douglas M. Todoroff

Wallace L. Harriman David G. Toeller

Robert J. Jirovec Chris L. West

Andrew S. Levy M. J. (Ted) Wiens, Jr.

Robert E. Nix Robert T. Wilkinson

Dennis Nolan Larry Woodrum

Lt. Randy L. Oaks



(5) Approved the following members of the CCCC Advisory

Board:



New Members Continuing Members



Paul Ashworth Sam Armstrong

Shelley Berkley Caesar Caviglia

Addelair D. Guy, III Kenny Guinn

Charles Lenzie Oscar Heinlein

Bob Seckendorf J. David Hoggard, Sr.

Hal Smith Laura Belle Kelch

William Southard Jim Seastrand

Denny Weddle Robert Wentz



(6) Approved the transfer of Dr. John Irsfeld of UNLV to

the President's Office with the title Deputy to the

President, effective immediately. Dr. Irsfeld had

been Executive Assistant in the office of the Vice

President of Academic Affairs and Provost. The base

salary will remain the same.



(7) Interlocal Agreements - UNR



A. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR and

the Washoe County School District which will pro-

vide for 15 graduate interns of the College of

Education to serve in the Washoe County School

District for the 1987-88 school year. Maximum

amount: $142,570.



B. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNS Board

of Regents on behalf of the School of Medicine and

the Washoe County District Health Department to

designate a faculty member to serve as the medical

consultant to the Health Department's Sexually

Transmitted Disease Program. Maximum amount:

$6,000 per calendar month.



C. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNS Board

of Regents on behalf of the University of Nevada-

Reno and the Nevada Department of Wildlife to pro-

vide clerical support and two Program Assistant II

positions. Total amount not to exceed $10,000.



D. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR Con-

tinuing Education and the State Department of Edu-

cation to provide a workshop on the UNR Campus

for up to 48 foreign language teachers. Total

amount not to exceed $5,280.



E. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR

School of Medicine and the Nevada State Health

Division, Department of Human Resources. The

School of Medicine will provide facilities and

staff toward screening, examination and recommend

services for the cranio-facial clinic, with clinic

hours scheduled during the academic semester.

Maximum amount: $4,300.



F. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR Con-

tinuing Education and the State Department of Edu-

cation to provide a workshop on the UNR Campus for

up to 35 teachers. Maximum amount: $3,180.



G. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR Con-

tinuing Education and the State Department of Edu-

cation. The contractor will assist in the plan-

ning and implementation of the Governor's Insti-

tute for Gifted and Talented Students to be held

August 2-8 at UNLV and August 9-15 at UNR. Maxi-

mum amount: $8,900.



H. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR Con-

tinuing Education and the Department of Commerce,

Real Estate Division. The contractor will provide

continuing education courses and seminars to real

estate licensees. Maximum amount: $14,509.



I. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR and

the Nevada Department of Wildlife to continue the

second year of the Bighorn Sheep research project

from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988. Maximum

amount: $8,625.



J. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR and

the Nevada Department of Wildlife to provide for

an Antelope research project, "Pronghorn Popula-

tion Responses to a Systematic Removel Program",

effective July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988. Maxi-

mum amount: $10,800.



K. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNR and

the Nevada Department of Wildlife to provide for

mapping and classification of wildlife habitat,

collection and analysis of harvest data, collec-

tion and preparation of biological samples, anal-

ysis of various fish and wildlife data to evalu-

ate potential impact of proposed land and water

use. Maximum amount: $12,500.



(8) Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNS Board of

Regents on behalf of Truckee Meadows Community College

and the Nevada State Health Division, Department of

Human Resources, to provide dental screening, examina-

tion and preventive services to eligible children who

may require dental treatment.



(9) Interlocal Agreements - UNLV



A. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNS Board

of Regents on behalf of the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas and the County of Clark to conduct

archaeological field classes and investigations

on county-owned property.



B. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNLV Con-

tinuing Education and the Department of Commerce,

Real Estate Division. The contractor will provide

continuing education courses and seminars to real

estate licensees. Maximum amount: $20,225.



C. Approved an Interlocal Agreement between UNS Board

of Regents on behalf of UNLV and the State Depart-

ment of Wildlife to provide for the collection of

biological data on special problems of wildlife

management, fisheries investigation. Maximum

amount: $10,126.53.



(10) Approved an additional year of leave without pay for

Chris Unterseher, Department of Art, for the 1987-88

academic year. He previously had been granted a leave

without pay for the 1987 Spring semester.



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

al of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



2. Approved the Bid for the Sale of Bonds, UNLV



Authorized the sale of $7,710,000 University of Nevada Sys-

tem Universities Revenue Bonds as contained in Resolution

#87-6. Mr. Paul Howarth, UNS Bond Counsel, made a presenta-

tion to the Board and stated that he had received 8 bids,

with Prudential-Bache's bid of 7.36% on $7,710,000 awarded

in order to finance construction of student housing and a

Greek Row at UNLV. Legislators approved issuance of the

bonds. The plans call for constructing 2 dormitories hous-

ing some 250 students and 4 or 5 fraternity and sorority

houses on a 2-acre site on the southeastern part of the

UNLV Campus near Brussels Avenue.



Mrs. Whitley moved to accept the Prudential-Bache bid for

the sale of $7,710,000 University of Nevada System Univer-

sities Revenue Bonds as contained in Resolution #87-6. Mr.

Foley seconded. Mrs. Gallagher abstained because Nevada

National Bank will be involved in the sale and she serves

on the Board of Directors for Nevada National Bank. Motion

carried.



3. Introductions



President Maxson introduced Mr. Rob Rosenthal, KUNV Radio

Station Manager, who then introduced several students and

committee members involved with KUNV.



President Maxson introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Bill Marchant.



4. DRI Liaison Committee Report



Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman, reported on the recent

Presidential search and extended her appreciation to the

Search Committee, faculty, Dr. Hidy and business associates

who contributed to an excellent search. She stated the Com-

mittee recommends that Dr. James Taranik be offered the

position of President of DRI.



Approved the appointment of Dr. James Taranik as President

of the Desert Research Institute, at a salary of $100,000

and a housing and car allowance, effective July 1, 1987.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the appointment of Dr.

James Taranik to the position of President of DRI, at a sal-

ary of $100,000 and with perquisites the same as the cur-

rent Presidents receive, effective July 1, 1987. Mrs.

Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Eardley commented on the valuable input the business

representatives contributed to the search. Mrs. Sparks com-

mended President Hidy and stated that the quality of candi-

dates reflected his work as President. President Crowley

stated that UNR would be losing an admired professional,

but DRI would be gaining one. He stated that the Mackay

School of Mines has advanced tremendously during Dr.

Taranik's tenure at UNR.



At the April, 1987 meeting, the Board approved the addition

of two Committee members to the Liaison Committee. Mrs.

Gallagher announced the appointments of Mr. John Goolsby

of Las Vegas and Mr. Joseph Murray of Elko as the additional

members.



5. Approved Waiver of Interest in Old College



In August of 1982, Reno Newspapers, Inc. donated a parcel of

real property and improvements on West Second Street in Reno

to Old College. Under the terms of the agreement, Old Col-

lege was not to sell the property. Furthermore, if Old

College was no longer able to use the real property in the

operation of its educational programs, the real property was

to be transferrred to another tax-exempt institution oper-

ating educational programs in the State of Nevada, or sold,

with the net proceeds to be distributed to the School of

Journalism of the University of Nevada-Reno. If no such

Department exists, then the proceeds were to be distributed

to another School of Journalism at a State-operated Educa-

tional institution in a State (other than the State of Ne-

vada) where Gannett Co., Inc. (Reno Newspapers' parent com-

pany) operates a newspaper. The decision on these matters

would rest with the trustees of Old College.



Old College requested that Reno Newspapers amend the fore-

going provision of the Donation Agreement, removing any re-

striction with respect to use of the real property in con-

nection with the operation of its educational programs.

Because of that request, Reno Newspapers suggested that the

University of Nevada release the interest, if any, it may

have asserted in the real property. The purpose of these

requests was to assist Old College's request to utilize the

buildings and property as it may see fit in the furtherance

of its educational programs.



Approved the waiver of interest in the real property at Old

College.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the waiver of interest in

the real property in Old College. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



6. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held June 25, 1987, were made by Regent

Carolyn Sparks, Chairman.



(1) Approved the expenditure of $50,370 of Capital Im-

provement Fee Funds to be used towards the installa-

tion of a Local Area Network System at both WNCC

Campuses.



(2) Approved the following addition to the Handbook, Title

4, Chapter 17, Section 11.6, Special Course Fees,

WNCC:



MUS 205 Chamber Ensemble $135 per course

MUS 259 String Instruments $135 per course



(3) Approved the following change to the Handbook, Title

4, Chapter 17, Section 10, Student Fees, UNR:



Current 1987-89



Annual Premium $138 $140

Semester Premium 57 58

Summer Session 30 31



(4) Approved the following changes to the Handbook, Title

4, Chapter 17, Section 15, Food Service Rates, UNR:



Two Semester Rate

1986-87 1987-88

a. Contract, Regular Semester



20-meal plan $1,030 $1,163

15-meal plan 930 1,062

10-meal plan 860 985

7-meal plan 810 934



b. Cash Sales - Academic Year & Summer Session



Breakfast $ 1.75 $ 2.15

Brunch n/a 2.95

Lunch 2.50 2.95

Dinner 3.50 3.75

Steak/Special Dinner 4.75 5.00



Dr. Crowley announced that these rates are commensu-

rate with a contract between UNR and Professional Food

Management.



(5) Approved a loan for the Jot Travis Student Union ex-

pansion at UNR. Construction is expected to begin in

early July on the expansion of the Jot Travis Student

Union. Total cost of this project is expected to be

approximately $1,548,000. To complete the funding for

the project, it will be necessary to borrow about

$300,000 for up to 7 years. The loan would be repaid

from the Student Union Capital Improvement Fee ac-

account.



General Counsel Klasic recommended an approval subject

to legal review of loan documents.



President Crowley explained that the expansion is

utilizing University and student funds; it is not ex-

pending any State funds for the project. He further

explained that additional features which will attract

the students require the loan of $300,000, and that

these features were not included in the original

architectural plans.



(6) Approved a transfer of $55,845 from the Capital Im-

provement Fund to the Jot Travis Student Union Expan-

sion account at UNR. Bids recently received on this

project require some funding beyond that available

from the Student Union Capital Improvement account.



Mr. Carl Gatson, ASUN President, spoke in support of

the transfer and the Jot Travis Student Union Expan-

sion at UNR.



(7) Approved an expenditure of $216,000 from the Capital

Improvement Fund to construct a facility to house

the combined operations of central receiving, mail

service and central stores for a more efficient and

effective use of personnel at UNR. The 1985 Legisla-

ture had appropriated $150,000 to construct this

facility and it has been estimated that it will re-

quire approximately $216,000 more than that appropri-

ated.



This facility will not be operated by the Business

Center North, although each operation may extend co-

operative arrangements to the various northern

Campuses.



(8) Approved a loan of $200,000 from the Capital Improve-

ment Fund to cover additional costs involved in the

renovation of the Moyer Student Union. This loan

will be repaid at current interest rates from the

Moyer Student Union Capital Improvement Fund over a

period of 8 years.



President Maxson explained that the Moyer Student

Union building was constructed 20 years ago and that

it is estimated to cost an additional $800,000 to

remodel and enlarge the building. The students have

pledged $600,000, leaving a balance of $200,000. The

excess fees will amortize the loan and begin another

reserve account. The present reserve account of

$525,000 will be expended on retrofitting and remodel-

ing.



(9) Approved the following changes to the Handbook, Title

4, Chapter 17, Section 13, Residence Halls, UNLV:



Current Proposed



Room and Board, Regular Semester $1,335 $1,445

Plus Deposit * 25 50

Private Room Supplement 250 250

Summer Session (Room Only) ** 186 200

Summer Session (Private Room Supple.) 30 30

January Mini-Term (4 Weeks) 168 168

Room Only 8 8



* Deposit to be effective September, 1988

** To be effective Summer, 1988



Unless noted otherwise, these changes will be effec-

tive Fall, 1987.



(10) Approved a change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

17, Section 10 for CCCC, which would increase student

fees from $1 to $2 per credit hour. This increase had

been requested by the Associated Students of Clark

County, as contained in Ref. B-10, filed with the

permanent minutes.



President Meacham explained that at the March, 1986

meeting, during the discussion and subsequent approval

of the Capital Improvement List, the La Casa Student

Center was introduced. At that time, Dr. Meacham

stated this was a special project of the students and

that because this was No. 25 on the list, CCCC planned

to seek other sources of revenue. The Board urged him

to also seek outside funding for other low priority

projects.



President Meacham introduced Mr. Doug Wall, Past ASCC

President, Mr. Fred Revnew, ASCC Vice President, and

Dr. Robb Bay, Student Activities Coordinator, as those

spearheading the project on the Campus.



In answer to a question concerning a separate account

for the project, Mr. Revnew replied that $2600 has

been donated.



Mrs. Sheerin stated that she felt fee increases should

be presented to the Board at one time and that they

should encompass all Campuses. Chancellor Dawson as-

sured the Board that that is the normal practice, but

this request is for a special project originating with

the students. President Crowley stated that UNR had

at various times brought similar requests to the

Board, also at the request of the students, concerning

their Student Union building.



(11) Approved the expenditure of $25,000 of the Capital

Improvement Funds for the Phase III building at NNCC:



$10,000 - Expanded Phone Service

15,000 - Window Shades



(12) The 1987 Session of the Nevada Legislature has approv-

ed the authorization of the expenditure portion of the

UNR and UNLV 1987-89 budget assuming a graduate regis-

tration fee increase of $9. This would raise the fee

from $41 to $50 per credit hour. Approved the in-

crease of the graduate registration fee.



President Crowley explained that this fee will improve

graduate stipends and will increase the number of

graduate assistantships.



(13) Approved to augment the 1986-87 State Appropriated and

Authorized Budget by approximately $25,000 in order to

utilize student fee income in excess of the currently

authorized amount.



(14) Approved an increase in the voluntary student Health

Service Fee from $35 to $40, effective Fall, 1987.



During the last 2 years, a voluntary fee has been col-

lected for eligibility for treatment at the Student

Health Service. UNR recently employed a consultant

to review the operation of that facility and many of

the consultant's recommendations will be implemented

over the next year. Included in those recommendations

regarding future funding was an increase in the vol-

untary fee.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



7. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendation of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held June 25, 1987, were made by Regent Jo Ann

Sheerin, Chairman.



NOTE: The following new program proposal received prior

approval to following the Phase I, II process. The

Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board in October

1985.



(1) Approved the Phase II Proposal for an MA in Ethics and

Policy Studies at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-1,

filed in the Regents Office.



This degree will be offered through the Institute for

Ethics and Policy Studies, located within the Political

Science Department at UNLV. The program will be based

upon reasoning and ethics, law and history, and social

and political institutions and principles.



Admission to the program will follow UNLV graduate

school admission policies. Applicants must also write

a brief explanation as to why the program will be of

value to them. The curriculum will consist of a 21

unit core in ethics and policy studies and 9 electives,

selected by the student and adviser. A policy paper

will be required for completion of the program.



The 1st year budget is estimated at $10,370 increasing

to $36,120 by the 4th year.



This program will provide career adults with the op-

portunity to develop new skills in leadership and de-

cision making. 24 centers or institutes for ethics

and policy studies across the United States were re-

viewed in preparing the design for the program.



Funding for 1987-89 will be allocated from College and

Department of Philosophy funds. By 1989-91, costs

should be built into the base budget. Available facil-

ities are adequate at the present time.



Mrs. Sheerin commended Dr. Craig Walton who spearheaded

this program with dedication and determination.



Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the report and recommendation

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



8. Chairman's Report



Chairman Klaich announced that the Board of Regents will

host the second annual "Old Timer's Dinner" this evening.



He announced that the Regents and Officers will conduct a

workshop in Laughlin on September 30, October 1 and 2. He

requested that the Board members and Officers submit items

to the Chancellor's Office and that the Chancellor and Sec-

retary of the Board develop the agenda.



9. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson reported that SB23 stipulates that estate

tax funds will be divided equally between public schools

and the University of Nevada System, establishes advisory

boards representing each education group, and specifies that

an endowment sufficient to yield an annual income of $2.5

million per year will be established. The Board of Regents

may spend $2.5 million yearly. Other revenue and interest

will be deposited in the endowment. After the endowment is

sufficient to yield $2.5 million in interest, Regents may

spend excess funds. UNS will maintain control over the

endowment, and public schools can elect to participate in

the UNS Endowment Fund. The Advisory Committee will make

recommendations to the Board of Regents, which in turn will

report to the Nevada State Legislature or the Interim Fi-

nance Committee. The Advisory Board will consist of two

Administrators appointed by the Chancellor, two Regents

appointed by the Chairman, two faculty members chosen by

the faculty and one student chosen by student government.

With the exception of the student, who will serve a 1-year

term, Committee members will serve 3-year terms.



Chancellor Dawson provided an update of recent 1987 legis-

lative activities of concern to Nevada public higher educa-

tion. (A summary of 1987 legislation affecting UNS is

filed in the Regents Office.)



The Chancellor reported that the University of Nevada System

made some significant gains in the 1987 Nevada Legislature.

He cited establishment of an endowment for estate tax rev-

enues, acknowledgement of the importance of research and of

matching federal monies by funding the National Research

Foundation's EPSCoR project, establishment of budget formu-

las recognizing support services and graduate assistants,

expansion of the merit pool to include non-teaching faculty,

bonding of capital improvement projects, and the Legisla-

ture's plans to conduct an interim study of the State's tax

structure, among benefits to UNS.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that the benefits to UNS from the 1987

State Legislature were outstanding and she extended her ap-

preciation to Vice Chancellor Sparks, Chancellor Dawson,

Vice Chancellor Fox, President Crowley and Public Informa-

tion Director Galloway.



President Crowley emphasized the importance of partial fund-

ing of the formulas recommended by an interim legislative

committee studying methods of funding higher education.



10. Approved Promotion or Assignment to Rank, UNR



The following recommendation for promotion or assignment to

rank was forwarded by President Crowley for Board considera-

tion.



A. University of Nevada-Reno - President Crowley recommend-

ed the following promotion, effective July 1, 1987:



Watkins W. Miller, to Professor of Range, Wildlife and

Forestry



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the promotion at UNR. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



11. Approved Emeritus Status, UNR



Approved the following for promotion to Emeritus status:



Lindley Manning, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineer-

ing



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the promotion to Emeritus

status at UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



12. Report on the Endowment Investment Performance Review, UNS



Chancellor Dawson presented a report on the quarter ending

March 31, 1987 for the UNS Externally Managed Endowment

Investment Performance Review and stated that there was a

19.6% return for the first quarter. The endowment has

grown by 109% since its inception in 1985.



13. Approved the 1987-88 Operating Budget



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the tentative 1987-88 Oper-

ating Budget for consideration and reported that UNS will

receive $13.7 million in new money beyond what the Governor

recommended. He stated that the finalized Operating Budget

will be presented for consideration at the September, 1987

meeting. UNS will gain some 108 new professional and clas-

sified positions during the 1987-89 biennium, 75 of which

will be created at UNLV. Of the 108 total, 68 are new fac-

ulty positions and 30 are new classified positions. The

remainder are support personnel in areas other than in-

struction.



Funding was provided for: 24 new graduate assistants for

UNLV and UNR, initiation of a budget formula for support

services, a new formula that reduces the ratio of part-time

to full-time faculty at Community Colleges, a formula that

increases classified staff ratios at Community Colleges and

salary increases for graduate assistants from $5500 to $7000

annually. Community Colleges received $300,000 for library

book acquisitions, and the Universities received $400,000

to complete an on-line computerized library system begun

during the last biennium.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the tentative 1987-88 Oper-

ating Budget. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



14. Approved Board of Regents Calendar



Approved the following proposed Board of Regents calendar

for 1988:



Board Meeting Dates Location



January 28-29 Elko

March 3-4 Las Vegas

April 7-8 Reno

June 2-3 Las Vegas

August 25-26 Reno

October 6-7 Las Vegas

November 17-18 Reno

January 5-6, 1989 Las Vegas



Mr. Eardley moved approval of the Board of Regents 1988

Calendar. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved Appointment of Executive Director, DRI



Approve the appointment of Dr. Carl A. Fox as Executive

Director of the Biological Sciences Center, DRI, at a

salary of $60,000, plus employer-paid retirement, effective

August 1, 1987.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Carl A.

Fox as Executive Director of the Biological Sciences Center

at DRI, at a salary of $60,000, plus employer-paid retire-

ment, effective August 1, 1987. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Mo-

tion carried.



16. Approved Lease, DRI



Approved a lease agreement for the DRI facility consisting

of approximately 3 acres located in Boulder City. Under

terms of the agreement, the property would be leased to the

DRI Research Foundation beginning June 25, 1987, and con-

tinuing for a period of 99 years for a minimum annual rent

of $1 per year.



Chairman Klaich requested that the lease be on the same

terms and conditions as the Dandini Park lease to the DRI

Research Foundation.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the lease agreement for the

DRI Boulder City facility with the same terms and conditions

as stated in the Dandini Park lease. Mrs. Kenney seconded.

Motion carried.



17. Approved Appointment, UNR



Approved the appointment of Dr. James Taranik as Acting

Director for the Bureau of Mines and Geology at UNR.



President Crowley explained that the Nevada statutes require

Board of Regents approval of the Director of the Bureau of

Mines and Geology at UNR. The appointment of an Acting Dean

of Mackay School of Mines will be forthcoming, and this ap-

pointee will then serve as the Acting Director for the Bu-

reau of Mines and Geology. In the interim, he requested

that Dr. Taranik be appointed.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the appointment of Dr.

James Taranik as Acting Director for the Bureau of Mines

and Geology at UNR. Mr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



18. Approved Handbook Change, Benefits for Postdoctoral Fellow,

UNR



Approved the following policy, Title 4, Chapter 7, Section

7, Benefits - Postdoctoral Fellows:



Section 7. Benefits - Postdoctoral Fellows



1. Annual leave with pay will be accrued at 1 1/2 working

days per full month of continuous service, and shall

not be cumulative from fiscal year to fiscal year.



2. Sick leave with pay will be accrued at 1 1/4 working

days per full month of service, and shall not be cumu-

lative from fiscal year to fiscal year.



3. A group health insurance plan will be made available to

postdoctoral fellows.



Numbers 4, 5, 6 and 7 will remain the same.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

Postdoctoral Fellows at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion

carried.



19. Approved to Sell Stock, UNLV



Approved the sale of 275 shares of Frontier Savings and Loan

stock. The stock was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Wing Fong in

December, 1983. The proceeds from the sale will go to the

engineering program at UNLV as specified by the donors.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval to sell 275 shares of Frontier

Savings and Loan stock for UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



20. Approved Loan, UNLV



Approved negotiations of a tax-free loan with a local bank

to borrow not more than $1,200,000 for a term not to exceed

10 years. The loan proceeds will be used to finish the

black topping of the parking lot at the Thomas and Mack

Center, and to install the remainder of the parking lot

lighting. The loan will be amortized from the $450,000

recently approved by the Legislature and from parking rev-

enues collected for events held at the Center.



General Counsel Klasic recommended approval subject upon

review of loan documents.



Mrs. Kenney moved approval to seek a tax-free loan with a

local bank to borrow not more than $1,200,000 to finish the

black topping and lighting of the parking lot at Thomas

and Mack Center at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion

carried.



21. Approved Professional Compensation, UNS



Salaries for Administrators reporting to an Officer, and

professional staff at Step 20+, who are being recommended

for an increase in excess of the adjustment to the approved

salary schedule, require Board approval. All other profes-

sional salaries are determined by the responsible Officer.

All perquisites and terms are to continue at the approved

level except as indicated.



Salary Proposed

1986-87 1987-88

UNR



Amato, H. $ 68,700 $ 70,761

Ault, C. 56,700 75,669*

Barnes, R. 59,400 61,776

Brown, D. --- 85,000

Dankworth, R. 68,600 72,030

Daugherty, R. 110,500 113,815

Dhingra, A. 75,400 80,678**

Dickens, R. 33,000 34,650

Epps, J. 70,000 73,500

Ferguson, N. 60,500 63,525

Gamble, S. 39,000 41,730

Jones, B. 72,600 77,682

Linn, Travis 62,200 66,554

Manning, J. 46,800 49,608

Meyers, F. 64,900 69,443

Morehouse, H. 62,700 65,835

Nellor, J. 67,500 70,200

Page, P. 70,400 75,328

Schrum, M. 67,700 70,408

Taranik, J. 69,900 ---

Wallace, S. 62,200 65,310

Donovan, R. 57,897 --- ***

Spencer, J. 40,680 --- ***



*Mr. Ault's base salary as Athletic Director is proposed

at $60,669. The additional $15,000 reflects the in-

corporation into his recommended salary of income de-

rived for the past several years from his position as

Head Football Coach. This income would continue as long

as he remains in that position. 3-year contract, UNS

Code Section 5.4.2.



**3-year contract, UNS Code Section 5.4.2



***EPR Employees. Actual contracts will reflect reduced

salaries as required by the EPR requirements.



UNLV



Ackerman, R. $ 53,000 $ 57,650

Anderson, D. 65,402 68,514

Emerson, D. 65,794 68,968

Irsfeld, J. 57,521 60,397

Jacobs, J. 31,000 32,550

Lujan, J. 38,006 41,906

Marshall, D. 61,315 64,154

Michel, M. 63,350 66,476

Pohl, N. 70,000 73,250

Raschko, L. 43,019 45,170

Rivera, L. 72,025 75,626

Rothermel, B. 65,988 69,287

Smith, R. 60,000 63,100

Unrue, J. 74,665 78,398

Vallen, J. 64,231 67,308

Westfall, H. 72,025 75,626

Wright, T. 62,606 65,984



DRI



Doherty, J. $ 42,792 $ 43,650

Fenske, P. 69,000 71,070

Fox, C. --- * 60,000

Pierson, W. --- * 69,000

Schulke, D. 69,000 71,070

Wagner, S. 47,736 50,124

Warburton, J. 69,000 71,070

Williams, C. 61,512 63,357

Wilson, D. 29,964 31,500

Winterberg, F. 64,236 66,168



*Acting Positions in FY 86-87



CCCC



Agonia, B. $ 34,939 $ 36,847

Balboni, A. 53,931 46,291

Brown, T. 44,000 46,320

Fiant, R. 44,000 46,820

Garner, V. 42,569 44,346

Gochnour, G. 43,500 45,805

Rawson, R. 67,901 71,438

Thomas-Sims, J. 52,000 54,560

Watts, L. 34,322 36,409



NNCC



Aiazzi, S. $ 45,040 $ 48,193

Greenhaw, C. 50,525 54,062

Karr, J. 44,550 47,669



TMCC



Garner, K. $ 41,865 $ 44,796*

Gubanich, R. 56,000 58,505*

Remington, R. 56,000 58,505*

Rainey, M. 45,000 47,025

Wilkins, D. 44,857 56,355**



*EPR Employees. Actual contracts will reflect reduced

salaries as required by the EPR requirements.



**Includes merit recommendation. Mr. Wilkins will be on

"A" contract during the 1987-88 year, serving as Faculty

Senate Chair.



WNCC



Davies, W. $ 48,930 $ 52,355

Dondero, M. 48,930 52,355

Garmon, J. 48,930 52,355



Officers and Chancellor's Staff



Crowley, J. N. $112,000 $117,600

Maxson, R. C. 112,000 117,600

Meacham, P. 69,875 73,400

Berg, W. 69,875 73,400

Gwaltney, J. 69,875 73,400

Calabro, A. 69,875 73,400



Dawson, M. $ 87,000 $102,000

Sparks, R. 68,500 78,300

Fox, W. 66,000 78,300

Klasic, D. 58,000 66,000

Moser. M. L. 37,500 50,000

Case, L. 67,000 --- *

Stetter, J. 48,000 49,440



*Resigned, effective July 1, 1987.



Chairman Klaich explained that the professional pool is

equivalent to the legislative package and that the Presi-

dents utilized those funds effectively. He stated that the

recommendations for Chancellor's staff salaries do not fol-

low Chancellor Dawson's recommendations, but are the Chair-

man of the Board's recommendations, which is the mean salary

of the Arkansas Survey. He stated he felt that the salaries

of the Chancellor's staff had fallen out of step with other

UNS salaries. He cited the low turnover rate among the

staff and their quality of work as major factors for the

decision, and further stated that this would show the Re-

gents' support for the staff.



Mrs. Whitley recommended that the Chancellor's housing al-

lowance should include an allowance for a home in the Las

Vegas area. Chairman Klaich assured Mrs. Whitley that the

Chancellor will be trying to locate a home in the south, and

that a request will be presented at the September meeting

for an additional housing allowance.



Chairman Klaich recommended that Community College Presi-

dents be given a housing allowance of $600 per month.



Mr. Eardley moved approval of the professional compensations

and $600 per month housing allowance for Community College

Presidents. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved Master Plan, DRI/TMCC



Approved a Master Plan which includes facilities for DRI and

TMCC, as contained in Ref. B, filed with the permanent min-

utes. President Hidy and Gwaltney presented the plan at the

meeting.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Master Plan for DRI and

TMCC. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Klaich and Mr. Eardley commended Presidents Hidy

and Gwaltney and their staffs for their cooperative efforts

in developing the Master Plan for both Campuses.



23. New Business



A. Mr. Eardley and Mrs. Sheerin reported on the Association

of Community College Trustees Conference held at Lake

Tahoe on June 10-13, 1987, which was hosted by Western

Nevada Community College and Lake Tahoe Community Col-

lege.



B. President Meacham announced that CCCC will be hosting

the AACJC National Conference in Las Vegas during

April, 1988 and encouraged the Board to attend the con-

ference.



The meeting recessed at 4:30 P.M. and reconvened at 9:00 A.M. on

Friday, June 26, 1987 with all Regents, Officers and staff pres-

ent.



24. Election of Officers



The Board of Regents Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2, stipu-

lates the election of Officers for the Board.



Section 2. The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be elected

from among the membership of the Board at the organizational

meeting of the Board held during the Board's last meeting of

the fiscal year ending during an odd-numbered year and shall

serve 2-year terms, to commence on the following July 1.

The Chairman or Vice Chairman may serve only two successive

terms in the respective office, but may be reelected to such

office after an intervening term. In the event of a vacancy

in office, the Board shall fill the vacancy for the remain-

der of their terms by election at the next regularly sched-

uled meeting of the Board. No person serving more than 3

successive years as Chairman or Vice Chairman shall be

elected to successive terms in those respective offices.



Mr. Klaich called for nominations for Chairman of the Board.



Mrs. Kenney nominated Mrs. Carolyn Sparks.

Mrs. Gallagher nominated Mrs. June F. Whitley.

Mr. Karamanos nominated Mr. Joseph M. Foley.



A roll call vote was taken with the following results:



Mrs. Sparks: 4 votes - Regents Eardley, Kenney,

Sparks, Klaich



Mrs. Whitley: 3 votes - Regents Gallagher, Sheerin,

Whitley



Mr. Foley: 2 votes - Regents Foley, Karamanos



There not being a majority, the Chairman called for a second

roll call vote:



Mrs. Whitley: 5 votes - Regents Foley, Gallagher,

Karamanos, Sheerin, Whitley



Mrs. Sparks: 4 votes - Regents Eardley, Kenney,

Sparks, Klaich



Mrs. Gallagher moved unanimous approval of the election of

Mrs. June F. Whitley as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich called for nominations for Vice Chairman of the

Board.



Mrs. Whitley nominated Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher.

Mrs. Sparks nominated Mr. James Eardley.



A roll call vote was taken with the following results:



Mrs. Gallagher: 5 votes - Regents Eardley, Whitley,

Gallagher, Karamanos, Klaich



Mr. Eardley: 4 votes - Regents Foley, Kenney,

Sheerin, Sparks



Mr. Foley moved unanimous approval of the election of Mrs.

Dorothy S. Gallagher as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr.

Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Foley extended his gratitude to Mr. Klaich for the time

and energy he has provided as Chairman of the Board. Mrs.

Sheerin, on behalf of the members of the Board, also extend-

ed congratulations to Mr. Klaich for his term as Chairman.



Mr. Klaich stated that his term has Chairman could not have

operated as smoothly as it did without the support from his

fellow members on the Board and the UNS family.



The meeting adjourned at 9:35 A.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

06-25-1987