June 27-28, 1985
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
June 27-28, 1985
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Lobby, Ham
Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President George Hidy, DRI
President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs Don Belfi (WNCC), John
Clevenger (TMCC), Christopher Exline (UNR), George Isham (CCCC),
Myrlene La Mancusa (UNLV), John Watson (DRI), Jim Williams (Unit)
and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 10:33 A.M.
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
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved extended leave without pay for Ayesha E. Gill,
Department of Biology at UNR, for the 1985-86 academic
year, which extends a previously granted leave without
pay from December 1, 1984 to June 30, 1985.
(4) Approved a 2nd year without pay for Maria Kilbourne,
Sociology Instructor at TMCC, which will enable her to
continue her professional development in the European
Division of the University of Maryland.
(5) Approved an extension of sick leave for Dr. Rosemary
Masek of UNLV per Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section
(6) Authorized that funds from the SIIS General Account be
transferred to the SIIS Business Center South Account,
inasmuch as Business Center South has converted the
SIIS position from half-time to full-time, effective
January 1, 1985 as follows:
Fringe Benefits 1067
1/2 Cost of Printer 824
Estimated Operating 500
(7) Approved the appointment of the Honorable Virgil M.
Getto, Assemblyman, to the Western Nevada Community
College Advisory Board.
(8) Approved a 2-year leave of absence for Dr. Allen Brady,
Department of Mathematics at UNR, who has been offered
a unique opportunity to assist in developing an under-
graduate computer science program at the American Uni-
versity in Cairo. Their decision to invite him for
this important task is clearly an honor and a reflec-
tion of his professional standing. The project will
require a total of 2 years.
Mrs. Kenney moved for adoption of the Consent Agenda and
approval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change
the order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Ms.
Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Kenney stated that, as Vice Chairman, she wished to
express her thanks to everyone for one of the most produc-
tive Legislative Sessions the University System had had in
a very long time and reported that the Legislators were full
of praise for the entire System. She particularly extended
thanks to Ron Sparks, who worked so diligently on the budget
and who had made a very favorable impression on the Legisla-
tors. Thanks also were extended to the Presidents, Chancel-
lor Bersi and the entire Chancellor's Office staff. She
mentioned that Secretary of the Board Mary Lou Moser kept
the Regents' legislative manuals up to date, and Public
Information Director Pamela Galloway kept the Regents very
well informed regarding legislative action. She expressed
a special debt of gratitude to Dorothy Gallagher, who served
as Chairman of the ad hoc Legislative Liaison Committee dur-
ing the Legislative Session and to Chairman Dan Klaich.
President Maxson introduced Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-
Journal education reporter, and Karen Shetterly of the Las
3. Chairman's Report
Chairman Klaich gave the following report:
A decade and a half ago the State adopted a funding
formula greared to accommodate a growing System in a
young and quickly growing State. It was, in many ways,
a fair and equitable method of funding as it then exist-
ed. In recent years, as demographics changed and as
the University System has expanded, blemishes began to
appear in the quantity-bases funding formulas and subtle
changes were worked in to accommodate changing times and
educational needs. This Session the Legislature passed
and funded a study to review the funding formula for
higher education in this State, coupled with the extra-
ordinary but absolutely critical funding of higher edu-
cation by the 1985 Legislature. We on the Board see a
commitment by this State to true excellence in education
and we accept this study as one of our most important
items of our current business.
In this regard, I am pleased to announce that I have
recommended to the Governor, Mrs. Carolyn Sparks, Mrs.
Jo Ann Sheerin and myself as representatives of the
Board of Regents on the Study Commission. I would like
to thank Jo Ann and Carolyn for this special commitment.
At the same time our current funding formula was devised
the Board of Regents was redefining its own System Ad-
ministration. A then-fledgling institution was coming
of age in Las Vegas and the Community College movement
had all but come to fruition. Strong central Adminis-
tration was required for the Board to discharge its
duties and supervise this transition from virtually a
1-Campus operation to the diverse System UNS is today.
The Office of Chancellor and attendant key staff posi-
tions were created and have served the System and State
well. The central System Aministration continues -- as
it always will -- to serve critical needs of the Uni-
versity of Nevada System. However, UNS has evolved be-
yond its original purpose and need -- indeed beyond the
Code. It is timely to re-evaluate this structure also.
Therefore, I have asked Regent Joe Foley to Chair a com-
mittee to undertake this critical task. I am pleased
that Regent Foley has accepted this difficult assignment
and thank him on behalf of the Board. Regents Kenney,
Gallagher and Del Papa have also agreed to serve as mem-
bers of the committee. I have asked Regent Foley to
be prepared to report to the Board no later than the
December meeting and he has indicated that this time-
table is feasible. I feel today more strongly than ever
that this System is at an historic turning point. These
two studies are, in my opinion, critical elements of the
future of the University.
Mr. Foley stated that this is a good time for the University
of Nevada System to undertake such a process. The Board of
Regents, the Chancellor's Office, the Campus Administration,
faculty and students have much of which to be proud. He
stated that we have, by working together as a team, achieved
an unprecedented budgetary triumph -- at a time when it was
most needed by the University. How UNS functions as an or-
ganization in the years ahead will be of critical importance
to students and the people of Nevada whom UNS serves.
He further stated that the System's operating practices have
evolved beyond the Bylaws and that by this Board action,
this same team of students, faculty, Administrators and
Regents can join the committee to study, deliberate and
finally to establish an enduring administrative structure
best suited for UNS.
Mr. Foley stated that this System has often been character-
ized as a federation, that the Campuses seem to function
best when they are given broad authority and held strictly
accountable for results. He felt the time has come -- while
UNS is flushed with success and mutual respect for one
another -- to design a structure suited to this way of
In the spirit of collegiality which has always served the
System well, he invited the academic community to join with
the Board in accomplishing this objective.
4. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Bersi reported on U. S. microelectronics and
computing industries. The challenge to American higher
education is significant in that many people need to be
recycled and retrained. Economists predict that up to one
million people per year will be moving away from older
industries toward job opportunities in new industries
which require education and training. Many firms are in-
vestigating Nevada for relocation and are beginning to
realize that Nevada's University System can be a highly
desirable partner. The time is right to consolidate our
relationships with the leaders of the electronics industry
inasmuch as there will be profound advances in the next
5. Report on Kafoury-Armstrong Management Letter
The Management Letter and Financial Statement for 1983-84
from Kafoury-Armstrong, with recommendations, was presented
by Mr. Larry Helseth and Ms. Debbie Smith for Board con-
sideration. Many of the recommendations have been imple-
mented during the past year when first brought to the at-
tenion of the System. Responses are contained in a report
from Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit, as con-
tained in Ref. B, filed in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Whitley questioned the selling of stocks with respect
to the accounts in which the funds are placed and requested
that when the Board approves a sale it should be stated
which account will be used. Mrs. Sparks requested the Audit
Committee develop a procedures manual regarding selling of
stocks and property, and evaluating library inventories
throughout the System.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. Jim Williams of UNSCC,
newly elected Unit Faculty Senate Chair.
6. Approved the 1985-86 Operating Budget
Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the 1985-86 Operating Budg-
et, filed in the Regents Office, and stated that this is
only the tentative budget representing functional summaries
of the 1985 legislative approved budget. Because of the
lateness of the 1985 Session, salary raises and merit in-
creases to individual Departments, and any re-allocation of
resources which the Campuses may whish, have not been in-
cluded. Mr. Sparks requested approval of this tentative
budget with the understanding that the finalized budget
with detailed distributions will be submitted at the Sep-
tember Board meeting.
The special Biennial Budgets for UNS include the funding for
the retention payments, equipment acquisition and MIS, the
Southern Nevada Medicaid Clinic, the small business centers
at UNR and UNLV and the urban air and weather modification
programs at DRI. They total $17.2 million in State general
The tentative Operating Budget totals $117 million which is
a 14.6% increase over the current year Operating Budget.
State general funds total $94.4 million which amounts to
over 80% of the total budget and is a 20% increase over
the current year. The 1985 Legislature approved 29 new
professional positions for UNS for fiscal 1986, along with
28 new classified positions.
The estimative budgets contain the estimated revenue and ex-
penditures from sources other than State appropriations and
authorizations. The estimative budget total for FY 1986
totals $34.6 million and consists primarily of student fees,
sales and service fees, and gifts and grants. There are
144.08 professional and 203.77 classified employees support-
ed in this budget.
Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the 1985-86 tentative Operating
Budget with the understanding that the detailed budget be
submitted in September. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion
Chairman Klaich questioned whether Mr. Sparks thought that
State revenues would be high enough for the trigger to be
enacted the second year, which would increase salaries for
State employees. Mr. Sparks replied that if revenues con-
tinue to increase at the current rate, they will be higher
than projected during the Legislature; therefore, it is
likely that the trigger will be able to be put in place.
7. Approved the 1985-87 Capital Improvement Project Architects
and/or Consultants, UNS
Deputy Chancellor Dawson requested approval of the follow-
ing 1985-87 Capital Improvement Project Architects and/or
A. University of Nevada, Reno
1) Fire Safety Retrofit
Dan Carnes, AIA
Casazza, Peetz & Associates, AIA
2) Jot Travis Addition
Sheehan, Haase & Van Woert, AIA
Vhay & Ferrari, AIA
3) Campus Improvements
SEA Engineers & Planners
Summit Engineering Corporation
Architectural & Roofing
Ganthner Melby Lee, AIA
Raymond Hellman, AIA
Peterson Mechanical Engineering
William F. Conley
Because of the nature of the site work, mechanical
and electrical, it was recommended that it would be
in the best interest of the University to have
separate design and construction contracts.
B. Northern Nevada Community College
1) Phase III
J. D. Long
C. Truckee Meadows Community College
1) Phase IV
Dolven, Larson Associates
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the 1985-87 Capital Improve-
ment Project Architects and/or Consultants for UNS. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Mrs. Gallagher abstained due to a con-
flict of interest involving Summit Engineering. Motion
8. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Ms. Del Papa, seconded by Mrs. Sparks, the
Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose
of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-
sional competence or physical or mental health of a person
in accordance with NRS 241.030.
9. Approved the Salary, Contract, Perquisites and Other Con-
ditions of Employment
Salaries for the Officers, Vice Chancellors, Vice Presi-
dents, Deans and Directors, and other Administrators report-
ing to an Officer, and professional staff at Step 20+ who
are being recommended for an increase in excess of the ad-
justment of the approved salary schedule, require Board
approval. All other professional salaries are determined
by the responsible Officer. All perquisites are to con-
tinue at approved levels except as indicated.
A. Salaries, Contracts and Perquisites for Officers and
(1) Community College Presidents
Berg, W. $56,961 $65,000
Calabro, T. 56,961 65,000
Eardley J. 56,961 65,000
Meacham, P. 56,961 65,000
(2) University Presidents
Crowley, J. 59,377 87,000-1
Maxson, R. 95,000 105,450
(3) DRI President
Hidy, G. 59,377 68,000-2
Bersi, R. 63,400 87,000-3
1-Housing allwance increased by $2800 and discon-
tinuance of deferred compensation.
2-DRI Incentive Pay Program could result in a bonus
of up to 15% of salary.
3-Discontinuance of deferred compensation.
(5) University of Nevada System
Dawson, M. 55,723 64,500
Fox, W. 49,381 58,000
Klasic, D. 45,735 54,000
Moser, M. L. 28,646 34,500
Sparks, R. 55,723 63,000
100% Employer Paid Retirement for the above
B. Salaries and Perquisites for Administrators and Other
Anderson, J. $26,491 $30,067
Brigham, E. 36,999 44,400
Case, L. 53,713 62,500
Mac Donald, J. 47,908 54,375
Stetter, J. 39,077 43,375
Amato, H. -- 62,500
Barnes, R. 48,399 55,000
Dankworth, R. 56,240 63,500
Daugherty, R. 88,000 100,500
Davies, R. 57,957 68,500
*Dhingra, A. 57,957 68,500
Ferguson, N. 47,062 55,000
Gamble, S. 30,198 35,500
Jones, B. M. 55,785 66,000
Krenkle, P. 54,810 61,000
Linn, T. 47,500 56,500
Manning, J. 36,540 42,500
Meyers, F. 50,243 59,000
Morehouse, H. 50,363 57,000
Nellor, J. 56,000 62,500
Page, P. 54,181 64,000
Schrum, M. 54,783 61,500
Taranik, J. 54,810 63,500
Trachok, R. 47,908 54,000
Wallace, S. 48,000 56,500
Backman, C. 48,126 53,420
Bierkamper, G. 40,600 47,096
Blatz, R. E. 34,000 39,270
Blum, G. 36,000 40,320
Burkhart, R. 39,500 46,673
Cotter, R. 42,356 48,921
d'Azevedo, W. 45,632 51,336
Douglas, B. M. 41,948 48,659
Driggs, D. 43,173 49,433
Epps, J. 40,724 47,240
Fuller, B. J. 35,732 40,413
Gifford, F. 51,344 58,195
Gortegut, E. 43,173 48,568
Hanks, D. R. 37,219 48,546
Jessup, K. D. 44,054 49,561
Koong, L. 52,780 61,753
Kozel, T. 50,831 58,661
Lanphear, J. 53,795 60,788
Larson, L. T. 41,132 48,535
Lightner, D. 41,540 49,225
Looney, C. 36,000 40,300
Manhardt, R. 46,131 51,205
Marschall, J. 45,675 52,983
Mc Queen, R. 51,350 59,564
Mc Reynolds, P. W. 46,446 53,181
Mills, J. R. 33,922 39,179
Miller, E. L. 52,780 62,280
Mitchell, T. 36,000 40,716
Moscove, S. 41,132 47,508
Myer, G. L. 36,353 47,170
Newman, W. 29,646 33,530
Pardini, R. 53,769 63,443
Saiidi, M. 28,854 39,000
Sandilya, M. 31,261 35,013
Schneider, L. 51,633 58,603
Shepperson, W. 48,080 56,975
Shin, H. 43,172 51,159
Shirley, J. 52,333 59,398
Slemmons, D. 45,629 51,104
Smith, R. W. 43,173 50,944
Strefeler, J. 34,284 39,598
Stutzman, J. 34,000 37,740
Taylor, R. 46,435 58,865
Tompson, R. N. 44,400 50,837
Turner, R. H. 35,376 39,267
Veach, T. 35,525 41,209
Wallace, W. 48,399 57,111
Westfall, D. 60,900 70,644
Winne, D. 31,261 35,356
Wood, J. 60,900 70,644
*3-year contract, July 1, 1985, UNS Code Section
Unrue, J. C. 58,235 64,641
Westfall, H. 57,068 63,345
Rivera, L. 57,068 63,345
Anderson, D. 53,000 60,830
Emerson, D. 52,427 61,194
Marshall, D. 51,322 56,967
Michel, M. A. 52,639 58,429
Smith, R. 32,607 47,000
Vallen, J. 53,395 59,268
White, W. T. 41,087 54,728
Wright, T. 52,000 57,720
Lujan, J. 32,000 35,520
Raschko, L. 34,415 39,200
Rothermel, B. 52,526 61,203
Deacon, M. D. 41,615 48,193
Jacobs, N. J. 22,000 24,420
Crawford, J. 48,810 56,679
Golding, L. A. 46,277 53,767
Iyer, A. 33,495 38,674
Ladkany, S. 36,500 40,965
Mc Cullough, J. 43,359 49,628
Moujaes, S. 34,510 38,756
Nietling, L. 34,751 39,574
Roske, R. 45,023 50,976
Saville, A. 44,404 51,088
Stevens, A. W. 44,419 50,805
Verma, S. 54,169 60,471
Yfantis, E. 35,525 40,528
Winterberg, F. 55,112 61,176
Doherty, J. 36,710 40,752
Wilson, D. 24,876 27,612
*Wagner, S. 22,000 22,000
**Gold, A. 59,195 65,712
***Fenske, P. 59,195 65,712
***Warburton, J. 59,195 65,712
***Irwin-Williams, C. 52,780 58,584
***Osmond, B. 54,303 60,276
***Stojanoff, C. 55,906 62,052
*1/2 time appointment - DRI institutional funds.
**1/2 time appointment - DRI institutional funds and
also receives automobile expense allowance.
***Placed in the DRI Executive Incentive Plan.
Balboni, A. 42,000 47,786
Brown, T. 34,198 38,990
Fiant, R. 34,000 38,684
Regan, J. 25,000 28,444
Thomas-Sims, Jr. 39,000 44,372
Rawson, R. 41,637 63,164
Aiazzi, S. 36,613 41,899
Greenhaw, C. 41,121 47,000
Karr, J. 36,102 41,443
Miltenberger, P. 48,720 54,400
Gould, E. 40,683 48,000
Gubanich, R. 40,683 48,000
Remington, R. 40,683 48,000
Pacheco, A. L. 32,815 38,911
Hillygus, G. (.50 FTE) 20,236
Wilkins, D. -- 41,679
Davies, B. 39,389 45,158
Dondero, M. 39,389 45,158
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the salary, contract, per-
quisites and other conditions of employment. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Moton carried.
10. Report of the Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee met on June 27, 1985 and
Mrs. Carolyn Sparks, Chair, submitted the following report
(1) Recommended approval of Handbook change, Title 4, Chap-
ter 1, Section 9, Board of Regents Spending Policy, as
1. In-State Travel
Reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by mem-
bers of the Board of Regents will be made for all
trips required in an official capacity within the
State. Reimbursement will be made at the rates
authorized by the State of Nevada.
2. Out-of-State Travel
Each Regent is authorized to attend one national
and one regional meeting annually. Any additional
out-of-state travel is to be approved by the Board
of Regents or by the Chairman when in the interest
of time it cannot be approved by the full Board.
Should a Regent be appointed or elected to a na-
tional or regional board, that Regent will present
for consideration and estimated travel budget for
the coming year.
3. Operating Funds
Expenses incurred by a member of the Board of Reg-
gents in an official capacity will be reimbursed
by the UNS, including long distance telephone
charges, postage, etc.
4. Host Funds
An annual host account of up to $2500 for the
Chairman of the Board of Regents and up to $1000
for the remaining members of the Board of Regents
to be used for official UNS hosting. These ac-
counts will be used to reimburse Regents for host
expenditure claims submitted to the Secretary of
(2) Recommended approval of the proposed change to the
Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 4, Investment
of Surplus Operating Capital as outlined in Ref. B-2,
filed with the permanent minutes.
This change has been discussed with the Presidents and
Business Officers, and, with the exception of DRI, all
are in agreement with the proposal.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson reported that the change in
the policy would require the institutions to be respon-
sible for expenses which are presently reimbursed from
the Board of Regents Special Projects account; i. e.,
interviewing and recruiting, perquisites, and litiga-
tion. The funding for DRI does not allow for a large
daily cash balance for investing purposes, thus caus-
ing that institution appoximately $40,000 in addition-
al expenses. Therefore, the Committee recommended a
review of this policy to determine its effects on DRI,
and a report to the Board in approximately 6 months.
A correction to page 3, Ref. B-2, was noted. The
average daily cash, January - May, 1985, for DRI, is
a positive $300,000.
Mrs. Sparks moved to accept the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Motion carried.
11. Report of the Audit Committee
The Audit Committee met on June 27, 1985, and Mrs. June
Whitley, Chair, submitted the following report and recom-
(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
following 5 audits:
University of Nevada, Reno
National Direct Student Loan Program (NDSL)
College Work-Study Program (CWS)
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
July 1, 1982 through June 30, 1984
Mrs. Whitley asked if actions were being taken to cor-
rect the audit recommendations. Vice President Dhingra
explained that the recommendations were being acted
upon and the accounts were in the process of being
closed. Mrs. Cardinal stated that all financial aid
programs were being reviewed.
University of Nevada, Reno
Pell Grant Program (Pell)
Guaranteed Student Loan Program (GSL)
July 1, 1983 through June 30, 1984
Clark County Community College
CWS, NDSL, SEOG, Pell, GSL
July 1, 1982 through June 30, 1984
Mrs. Whitley asked if personnel were continuing to
collect on loans and if these funds were being turned
back to the federal government. President Meacham
replied in the affirmative.
University of Nevada, Reno
Review of Cashier's Office
Investigation and Follow-up Reviews of the
Cashier's Office Correction of Internal
Mrs. Whitley asked if the locked drawers have been in-
stalled with separate keys and if the drawers are be-
ing monitored. Vice President Dhingra stated that
they were, and he also stated that the standard form
for receivables will be developed in July and submit-
ted to the Audit Committee at the September meeting.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Physical Education Department
July 1, 1983 through December 31, 1984
Mrs. Gallagher asked what the recommended timeframe
should be in collecting funds from rentors of the
facilities. Mrs. Cardinal recommended a two-week
period. Mrs. Whitley requested that UNLV report back
to the Committee in September with a follow-up report
on the recommendations.
A summary of the report and the responses from the respon-
sible Administrators are contained in Ref. A-1, filed in the
Mrs. Whitley moved to accept the report and recommendations
of the Audit Committee. Motion carried.
12. Report from American Investors
Mr. Lew Shuman, American Investors Management, Inc., re-
ported on the status of the $200,000 principal of the Mamie
Kleberg Historic Preservation Endowed Chair that was placed
with American Investors in November, 1979.
Mr. Shuman related that due to a foreclosure, $50,000 had
been previously lost. The remaining funds are now divided
into 3 loans:
1) $28,000 loan (Spooner), with payments being paid prompt-
2) $14,000 loan (Shultz), a second mortgage with problems
in collecting payments; and
3) $115,000 loan (Green), a second mortgage at 12% with the
first payment not due until September, 1986, which is a
replacement of collateral for the loan in Las Vegas.
Mr. Dawson explained to the Board that the original amount
given to Mr. Shuman for management was $200,000. The in-
terest from this investment amount was to be used for a
Chair in Historical Preservation at UNR. If the funds are
tied up with no payments until September, 1985, President
Crowley will be without funds for this position, which is
currently filled by Dr. Donald Fowler.
President Crowley further explained that the original gift
created in 1978-79 was an endowment of $400,000. Former
Chancellor Baepler and his financial advisors placed the
gift with American Investors and Security National Bank.
The funds from American Investors have not been forthcoming
and the Campus has had to make up the difference for several
Ms. Del Papa stated System attorneys and staff are very
concerned over the management of the funds and have made
several attempts to have the matter clarified, but have
not had sufficient information from Mr. Shuman.
Mr. Dawson, Mrs. Brigham and Dr. Crowley stated they had not
been notified and had not given permission for the transfer
of the University of Nevada System's assets from the Las
Vegas Property to the Green second deed of trust.
Mr. Foley requested a full report from Mr. Shuman on the
activity to date on the account to be delivered to Mr.
Dawson no later than July 15. The report is to include:
All activity to date.
Information with respect to the first positions of
Report on the $50,000 which was lost.
Mr. Shuman agreed that he would comply. Mr. Dawson was in-
structed to follow up on the matter and report back to the
Board at the next meeting.
13. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 10,
Sick Leave Policy
Currently, the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter
3, Section 10, regarding professional staff sick leave
policy, does not differentiate between "A" or "B" and letter
of appointment professional employees. Approved a change
in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 10, Sick Leave
Policy as contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office,
to specify that only professional staff members on an "A"
or "B" contract are eligible for sick leave benefits.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Sick Leave Policy. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion car-
14. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapters 5, 10, 17, 18,
Professional Staff and Classified Employee Grants-in-Aid
Approved changes in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapters 5, 10,
17, 18, Professional Staff and Classified Employee Grants-
in-Aid as contained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents Office.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Handbook change regard-
ing Professional Staff and Classified Employee Grants-in-
Aid with the exception of Chapter 5, Section 3.2 to be
placed on reserve with an effective date of January 31,
1986 with further study by the Council of Presidents. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Klaich requested a report on the policy at the
September meeting and thanked Mr. Steve Salaber, Business
Officers and Mr. Robert Ulrich for their efforts.
15. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 16,
Approved the UNS Salary Schedules as contained in Ref. E,
filed with the permanent minutes. These schedules have
been reviewed and approved by the Presidents' Council.
Deputy Chancellor Dawson clarified to the Board that these
schedules include the 11% increase appropriated by the 1985
Nevada Legislature and illustrate the minimum and maximum
for each range.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
the Salary Schedules. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
16. Report on Voluntary Early Retirement Program
The Presidents reported on the Voluntary Early Retirement
Programs from January through June, 1985.
President Maxson stated there were 6 faculty and 1 Adminis-
trator who applied for early retirement which will result
in $180,000 savings in salaries.
President Crowley stated there were 17 instructional faculty
and 3 academic support staff who applied for early retire-
ment which will result in $243,000 savings in salaries.
These savings will be used to assist instructional positions
left by the retiring persons.
TMCC, WNCC and NNCC reported there were no requests for
early retirement at their Campuses.
President Meacham reported there was a positive reception
to the Early Retirement Program and there were 2 eligible
faculty at CCCC.
17. Approved Amendment to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section
6, Campus Development
Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 1,
Section 6, Campus Development, as contained in Ref. G, filed
with the permanent minutes.
This policy would standardize plaques placed on UNS build-
ings and would include those Regents involved at the time
of planning and approving the building as well as those
members serving at the completion of construction. Donors,
when appropriate, would be recognized, as would the State
Public Works Board and the architects.
It was suggested that the Governor's name be added to the
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the amendment to the Hand-
book regarding Campus Development. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
President Maxson stated that these plaques would be placed
on the Business and Hotel and the Thomas and Mack Events
Center buildings at UNLV, inasmuch as they have just recent-
ly been completed.
18. Approved Acceptance of a Gift, WNCC
Approved acceptance of a gift from American Building Company
in Carson City consisting of a 4000-square-foot building
shell valued at $50,000. This building will house the
machine technology program and materials testing center
at the Carson Campus, which will significantly enhance the
educational services at the College.
Instructed that approval for construction of the building
on Campus property be sought from the State Public Works
Board and the Interim Finance Committee of the Legislature.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of acceptance of the gift from
American Buildings Company. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
19. Approved Exchange of Land, UNLV
Approved UNLV to enter into an exchange of property with
Valley Bank. The land the University would exchange fronts
Maryland Parkway and is between the Standard Service Station
on the south and Valley Bank, University Branch, on the
north, containing 26,142 square feet. The bank-owned prop-
erty is west of the bank building and contains 37,400 square
feet. The exchange of property would include a $40,000 pay-
ment in favor of the University. These funds would be used
for academic purposes.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the exchange of land between
UNLV and Valley Bank. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion car-
President Maxson further explained the reason for this ex-
change of land. Mr. Foley questioned the water reservoir
project and President Maxson replied there was some question
whether this project would be completed. He further report-
ed on the Silver Bowl progress and stated the resurfacing
was on schedule.
20. Approved Sale of Property, UNLV
Approved to sell the following parcels:
a. Property donated by Edward J. and Marjorie Barrick and
Sam and Mary Ziegman consisting of lots 17, 18, 19 and
20 in Block 22, on the corner of Casino Center and Clark
Street. The proceeds will benefit the College of Busi-
ness and Economics.
b. Property donated by Abe Fox, President of Fortune, Inc.,
consisting of 2 1/2 acres located near Warm Springs
Road, south of Mc Carran Airport. The proceeds will
benefit the performing arts buildings.
Mr. Foley moved approval to sell donated properties as
stated above. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
21. Approved Award of Tenure, UNLV
President Maxson recommended the following award of tenure,
effective July 1, 1985:
G. Eric Martin, Associate Professor of Education Counseling
and Education Psychology and Foundations
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of award of tenure for Dr.
Martin. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
22. Approved the Distinguished Professor Title, UNLV
Approved a proposal to create a title of Distinguished Pro-
fessor to be used at UNLV to recognize and honor those full
professors whose contributions have earned them this honor,
as contained in Ref. H, filed with the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Distinguished Professor
Title at UNLV. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
23. Approved Phase I, Professional Development Degree in Science
and Education, UNLV
Approved the Phase I Proposal for a Professional Develop-
ment Degree in Science and Education at UNLV, as contained
in Ref. I, filed in the Regents Office.
This Proposal is a joint effort of the College of Education
and the College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering to
provide a degree which will be designed for those already
holding a bachelor's degree, who are either currently teach-
ing or desire to become a teacher.
The curriculum consists of at least 24 credits, completed at
either the undergraduate or graduate level. These credits
will be distributed between courses in science and/or mathe-
matics and teaching methods in science and/or mathematics.
A survey which covered a 3-year period indicated a shortage
of mathematics and science teachers at the national level,
as well as in Nevada. In Clark County a critical shortage
of physical science teachers exists with mathematics teach-
ers also in great demand.
Enrollment for the 1st year of the program is anticipated
to be 5 FTE students, increasing to 20 by the 4th year.
Support for the 1st year of the program is estimated at
$12,000. The 4th year budget is projected to be $47,200,
as additional sections of some courses will be needed.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Phase I Proposal for Pro-
fessional Development Degree in Science and Education at
UNLV, with the request that courses for the program be out-
lined in Phase II. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
24. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNLV
President Maxson recommended approval of promotion to Emeri-
Status for the following:
Mrs. Eva Bortman, Emeritus Associate Professor of Education
Dr. John T. Standish, Emeritus Director of Financial Aid
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of promotion to Emeritus Status
at UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
25. Approved Parking and Traffic Regulations, UNLV
Approved the revised parking and traffic regulations for
UNLV, as contained in Ref. J, filed in the Regents Office.
President Maxson explained there is a provision to authorize
collection for parking fees, but UNLV would not be enforcing
this collection at this time.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Parking and Traffic
Regulations at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
26. Approved CSUN Amendments, UNLV
Approved the CSUN amendments, as contained in Ref. K, filed
in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the CSUN amendments. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
27. Approved Appointment of Interim Dean, UNLV
Approved the appointment of Dr. William T. White as Interim
Dean, College of Business and Economics at UNLV, effective
July 1, 1985 at a salary of $54,728.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr. William
T. White as Interim Dean, College of Business and Economics
at UNLV, effective July 1, 1985. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
28. Approved an Appointment, UNLV
Approved the appointment of Dr. Ron Smith as Interim Dean,
Graduate School at UNLV, effective July 1, 1985 at a salary
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Ron
Smith as Interim Dean, Graduate School at UNLV, effective
July 1, 1985. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
29. Approved Amendment to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section
10, Student Fees, UNLV
Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,
Section 10, Student Fees, which will increase the student
health insurance fees effective Fall, 1985:
Annual $110.00 $135.00
Semester 55.00 67.50
Summer Session N/A N/A
The contractual arrangements with Keystone Life Insurance
Company grant exclusive rights for the firm to offer student
health insurance on a mandatory plan with strong right of
waiver for those students electing not to particiapte.
Specifically, students will be able to determine if they
want coverage at the time they pay their fees.
The new plan will not only provide coverage during the Fall
Semester, but will also include the Mini Term (9-4-85 to
1-27-86). Additionally, students participating in the pro-
gram during the Spring will not be covered throughout the
Summer (1-27-86 to 9-4-86). The increase is applicable to
students only; dependent rates will remain the same.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of amendment to the Handbook
regarding Student Fees at UNLV. Mrs. Sparks seconded.
30. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, CCCC
President Meacham recommended approval of promotion to
Emeritus Status for the following:
Dr. Ernest W. Searles, Instructor of Economics, Emeritus
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of promotion to Emeritus Status
at CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
31. Approved Easement, CCCC
Approved the request from the City of North Las Vegas for a
10' x 100' permanent easement to accommodate bridge abutment
and storm drainage corner of NW corner of property at Gowan
for a flood control project. They also requested easement
of a 10' strip while undergoing construction.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the easement requests from
the City of North Las Vegas. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion
32. Approved Phase II, Associate of Arts Degree in Computer
Approved the Phase II Proposal for an Associate of Arts
degree in Computer Science at CCCC, as contained in Ref. L,
filed in the Regents Office.
This degree will furnish computer programming skills to
mathematics and science majors and provide a path into a
Bachelor of Arts program in Computer Science.
The curriculum will consist of 64 credits which will in-
clude courses in mathematics, science and computer logic/
programming, as well as fulfill general education require-
ments. Entrance requirements will consist of completion of
mathematics through intermediate algebra courses.
No additional funds are required to support the program.
Existing faculty and facilities are sufficient, and no new
courses are required.
This program will give students a foundation of technical
skills, as well as provide the initial training for those
who wish to complete a 4-year degree.
The proposal has been articulated with UNLV; therefore, stu-
dents should sucessfully transfer into the Comupter Science
program at UNLV with Junior status.
Demand for technical and junior programmer positions is high
in southern Nevada, and could be served by this program.
The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Regents in
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Phase II Proposal for
Associate of Arts Degree in Computer Science at CCCC. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
The meeting recessed until Friday, June 28, 1985 at 9:00 A.M.
All Regents were present with the exception of Mr. Karamanos.
President Meacham introduced Dr. Ernest W. Searles, Emeritus
Instructor of Economics.
33. Report on UNS Endowment Scholarship
Director of Endowment Edna Brigham reported on the UNS
Endowment Scholarship program, stating that the endowment
is attracting as trustees dedicated and energetic persons
who are committed to the UNS Endowment. She introduced
members of the Endowment Committee who were present:
Chairman Klaich expressed the extreme gratitude of the Board
to the trustees for their commitment to the UNS Endowment.
Mr. Walt Casey, Chairman of the southern trustees of the
endowment, announced the beginnings of this scholarship
program. He stated there was funding for 3 $1000 scholar-
ships for the coming year and held a drawing to choose the
3 high schools in the State to be the first recipients of
these awards: Mrs. Sparks drew Las Vegas High School repre-
senting Clark County, Ms. Del Papa drew Edward C. Reed High
School for Washoe County, and Mrs. Gallagher drew Mc Dermitt
High School for the rural areas of the State. The high
schools will pick the student awardees, who may choose which
institution in the State of Nevada he or she wishes to at-
34. Reports of the Ad Hoc Legislative Liaison Committee and the
UNS Task Force on Educational Telecommunications
The Board considered the reports and recommendations from
the ad hoc Legislative Liaison Committee and the UNS Task
Force on Educational Telecommunications simultaneously.
Mrs. Gallagher, Chairman of the ad hoc Legislative Liaison
Committee, reported that UNS fared quite well in the 1985
Legislature (see Ref T, filed with permanent minutes).
Planning has already begun for the 1987 Legislative Session,
with accountability for the 1985-87 appropriations being
one of the prime goals. Four areas of accountability have
1. Equipment Purchases - AB469 appropriated $12,640,926 for
equipment acquisitions, most to buy engineering and vo-
cational/technical equipment. Because a large portion
of that appropriation is earmarked for academic and in-
structional support needs, the Committee recommended to
the Board that a coordinating committee of the Academic
Affairs Council/System Business Officers be charged with
overseeing the purchasing to ensure that UNS realizes
the best return for its investments. Volume purchases
and compatibility of equipment will be encouraged where
2. Merit Pay. Uniform eligibility criteria must be estab-
listed to serve as a guideline for distribution of merit
pay and the Board asked each institution to report in
October how merit pay was distributed. The report will
include percentage of faculty who were eligible, the
number who received merit pay, and the percentage in-
crease received. The Presidents' Council and Chancel-
lor's staff will develop a standardized verification
form for use in future years.
3. Student-Faculty Ratios. Each institution will verify
reduction of ratios as funded by the '85 Legislature,
through reports to Vice Chancellor Sparks.
4. Presidential Compensation. Equity in compensation for
University Presidents will be a goal of the Board dur-
ing the current biennium.
Mrs. Sheerin, Chairman of the UNS Task Force on Educational
Telecommunications, announced that a full report of its
activities would be presented in the Fall. She requested
$60,000 from the Regents Special Projects Funds for a con-
sultant to plan Local Area Networks (LAN) for each Campus.
Mr. Dick Belaustegui of UNSCC discussed the networks and
the capabilities for use not only by UNS but by other State
agencies and rural communities, once a Statewide network is
in place. In addition, industries could also take advantage
of the system, thereby enhancing Statewide economic develop-
ment. Blueprints of each building on Campus will be devel-
oped as well as the general Campus area. By having complete
blueprints, the project may be completed in phases as fund-
It was pointed out that UNR, at the direction of President
Crowley, has already begun the LAN system. The amount re-
quested would cover the expenses of the other institutions.
UNR's system has cost approximately $18,500 to date. The
estimated costs are $6,000 for the other Campuses except
UNLV, which will be $20-$25,000. Mr. Belaustegui has been
instrumental in the UNR project. Campuses to be included
are TMCC, WNCC (Carson and Fallon), CCCC (Cheyenne and
Henderson), UNLV, NNCC, DRI and the Chancellors Office.
Mr. Foley stated he felt this was an outstanding system
which would guarantee compatability Statewide, yet each
Campus would be autonomous. Mrs. Gallagher reported that
both Committees are in favor of the networking and would
aid their work tremendously in the future.
Ms. Del Papa asked for a status report on the Special Proj-
ects Fund, with Mr. Dawson replying that at present there
is approximately $300,000 uncommitted in the fund. Ms. Del
Papa referred to the guidelines adopted by the Board a num-
ber of years ago for the spending of the Special Projects
funds and asked that these be reviewed by staff. Her con-
cern was not the project being considered, but, recalling
past experience, the eroding of funds without a set guide-
line. She suggested the Board consider bearing half the
expense with each Campus contributing the other half.
Mrs. Sheerin requested the Board make a full financial
commitment for this long-range plan which would eventually
link all Campuses. President Maxson agreed, relaying the
advantages of such a system and further stating that once
the plan is in place, the Campus faces awesome expenditures
to complete its own networking. Mrs. Gallagher reminded
the Board that in the workshop in the Spring it had agreed
that the networking was its number one priority.
Mr. Foley moved to authorize the expenditure of Regents
Special Projects Fund of up to $60,000 for planning on each
Campus as necessary for the Local Area Networks which would
ensure compatibility. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion car-
Mrs. Gallagher moved the acceptance of the reports and rec-
ommendations of the two Committees. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to establish an oversight committee
for the purchasing of authorized equipment and which falls
within the areas of accountability as outlined, including
the networking system, and further, that the committee con-
sist of the Academic Affairs Council and the Finance Of-
ficers of the System, with Warren Fox, Ron Sparks and Mark
Dawson serving as staff. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion
Mrs. Sheerin expressed the desire that the Committee in-
clude appropriate Campus input when making decisions in
35. Approved Easement, DRI
Approved Nevada Power Company's vacating of a current ease-
ment through the Maryland Parkway property and its replace-
ment by a new easement located elsewhere in the plot.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the easement at DRI. Ms. Del
Papa seconded. Motion carried.
36. Approved Appointment of Executive Director for Atmospheric
Sciences Center, DRI
Approved the appointment of Dr. Joe Warburton as the new
Executive Director for DRI's Atmospheric Sciences Center,
effective July 1, 1985, at a salary of $65,712.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Joe
Warburton as Executive Director of DRI's Atmospheric Sci-
ences Center. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
37. Approved the Financial Plan, DRI
Approved DRI's finanial plan for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1986, as contained in Ref. M, filed in the Regents
Office. The plan as presented does not relfect the recent-
ly approved reassignment of personnel from the Atmospheric
Sciences Center to the Energy and Environmental Engineering
Center, since the full details of this process have not yet
been finalized. However, these reassignments will result in
reallocation of resources rather than in any net changes in
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of DRI's financial plan with
changes which are necessary to comply with SB 522. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
38. Approved Sale of Property, DRI
Approved the title to Parcel Number 123-102-06 in Crystal
Bay, which was donated to the Board of Regents for the
benefit of DRI, be transferred to the DRI Research Founda-
tion in consideration of payment of $1.00. This environ-
mentally sensitive lot cannot be built upon presently. The
Foundation will attempt to dispose of it through the lottery
for land acquisition in the Lake Tahoe area.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the sale of property at DRI.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
39. Approved Administrative Structure, TMCC
Approved the administrative structure at TMCC, as contained
in Ref. N, filed in the Regents Office. TMCC has been in a
temporary administrative structure for more than a year.
The following is a list of changes:
Dean of the College Vice President-Operations
Dr. Pat Miltenberger
Assistant to the President Dean of Administrative Services
also responsible for Mrs. Rita Gubanich
Associate Dean of Instruc- Dean of Instructional Services
tional Services Mr. Ron Remington
Associate Dean of Student Dean of Student Services
Services Dr. Ed Gould
The individuals will have the same responsibilities and same
pay. The Assistant to the President's title will be changed
to Dean of Administration to reflect more accurately the
responsibilities of that position. The Vice President's
title is in keeping with the current responsibilities of
that position. The Dean of Administration will report to
the Vice President as the Dean of Instruction and the Dean
of Student Services currently do. All personnel have been
in their respective positions and/or functions for two years
or more. All titles have been in prior use and are allowed
under the current College Bylaws.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the administrative structure
at TMCC. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Klaich commended President Eardley on the adminis-
trative structure at TMCC.
40. Approved Handbook Change in Title 4, Chapter 13.D, Parking
and Traffic, TMCC
Approved the change in the Handbook in Title 4, Chapter 13.D
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8, Parking and Traffic Regula-
tions, as contained in Ref. O, filed in the Regents Office.
General Counsel Klasic recommended approval with the addi-
tion of the words, "the issuance of a citation and" in the
4th line of Section 7, Paragraph 3.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
parking and traffic at TMCC. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion
41. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 16.C, Student
Admission, Registration, Grades and Examinations, TMCC
Approved the change in the Handbook in Title 4, Chapter 16.C
Section 2 and 4, Student Admission, Registration, Grades and
Examinations, as contained in Ref. P, filed in the Regents
These revisions clarify Campus policy, and provide for at-
tendance of qualified youth and/or high school students.
The amended policy would also permit high school juniors
with a 3.0 grade point average to enroll in University
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Student Registration, Admission, Grades and Examinations at
TMCC. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
42. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 8,
Student Fees and Expenses, TMCC
Approved the change in the Handbook in Title 4, Chapter 17,
Section 8, Paragraph 1 and 4, Student Fees and Expenses, as
contained in Ref. Q, filed in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
Student Fees and Expenses at TMCC. Ms. Del Papa seconded.
43. Approved Amendment to Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section
17, Apartment Rentals, UNR
Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,
Section 17, Apartment Rentals, UNR, whereby the $25 cleaning
deposit will be increased and the rental agreement be amend-
ed to read as follows:
Rent shall be paid in advance. Before moving in, the
tenant shall pay the 1st and last month's rent (partial
month pro-rated), plus a $100 cleaning and damage de-
posit, and a $12.50 key deposit. The $112.50 key,
damage and cleaning deposit shall be refunded in whole
or in part upon the termination of the rental agreement
and the peaceful surrender of the rented premises with
the premises left in a clean and habitable condition
(ordinary wear excepted) and with a complete inventory
of furnishings. Inspection will be made by an author-
ized agent of the University.
Rent not received by 5 P.M. on the 11th day of the month
will be considered delinquent and will be subject to a
$5 late charge. Rent or other charges not paid by the
25th of the month when due will result in termination
of the rental agreement on the last day of the month
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the amendment to the Hand-
book regarding Apartment Rentals at UNR. Mrs. Kenney sec-
onded. Motion carried.
44. Approved the Professional Salary Model, UNR
Approved the UNR salary model, under discussion internally
on the Campus with the Deans and faculty for the last two
years, which was developed by the Salary and Benefits Com-
mittee of the Faculty Senate and the Administration working
together. Ref. R is filed with the permanent minutes. The
key features of the salary model include the development of
salary ranges that are tied to the academic market condi-
tions, recognition of premium salary for certain discipline
groups, and consistent application of salary schedules.
The salary model will provide for fair and equitable salary
administration on the Campus. The Faculty Senate unanimous-
ly recommend to the President the implementation of the
Deputy Chancellor Dawson recommended approval of the salary
model, and further, that this program be implemented as a
pilot program. General Counsel Klasic noted this proposal
was in compliance with the UNS Code.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Professional Salary
Model at UNR. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
Vice President Dhingra and the Faculty Senate were commended
for their efforts in the development of this program.
45. Approved Request to Obtain Loan, School of Medicine
Authorized the Medical School to borrow from a local bank
sufficient funds to complete the construction of the clinic
building. The Medical School proposes to borrow these funds
against the deed of trust on the North Las Vegas Shopping
Center given by Mr. Claude I. Howard for the purpose of con-
structing this building.
There is approximately $500,000 available for Mr. Howard to
use on the construction of this building, and it is not
known at this time what total construction costs will be.
The deed of trust secures a note in the amount of $650,000
on which the owners paid one year's interest only at 7% from
May 25, 1983 to May 25, 1984, and one year's interest only
at 8% from May 25, 1984 to May 25, 1985. Interest only at
9% ($58,500) will be due for one year from May 25, 1985 to
May 25, 1986, and interest only at 10% ($65,000) from May
25, 1986 to May 25, 1987. Thereafter, principal and in-
terest at 10% shall be paid in installments of $6272.70 per
month for 20 years ($1,505,448) until principal and interest
are paid in full.
In addition, the Board of Regents has executed to the owners
of the improvements on the property, a 55-year lease for
which the lessee (U. S. Management, Inc.) pays $1500 per
month rent. The balance due on the lease over the next
53 years is $2,250,000.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to obtain a loan for the con-
struction of the clinic building on the Medical School
Campus. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
46. Approved Land Proposals, NNCC
Approved the following land proposals at NNCC:
a. NNCC has received a proposal from College Parks Limited
to build 48 additional one and two bedroom apartments
on land leased to them by the College.
Present zoning does not allow the owners to build the
number of proposed apartments. In order to conform to
the zoning requirements, Dr. Berg recommended that the
Board of Regents lease the parcel of land to College
Parks Limited under the same conditions as the existing
lease. Since the land is already isolated from the
Campus by the existing student housing, (Ref. S, filed
in the Regents Office, parcel identified by ////), it
has no educational value to the Campus.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the proposal from
College Parks Limited to build 48 additional apartments
at NNCC. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
The Board requested a followup report on the financing
of Mr. Garl for the housing project.
b. NNCC has received a request from Sierra Pacific Power
Company for an easement to erect a pole adjacent to the
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the easement at NNCC.
Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
c. NNCC requested authorization to deposit the proceeds
from the above property transactions to the Capital
Improvements Fee account at NNCC, and further, to spend
up to $20,000 from that account for improvements to the
Campus parking lots.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of authorization to deposit
proceeds from the above-mentioned property transactions
to the Capital Improvement Fee account at NNCC and to
spend up to $20,000 from that account for improvement
to the Campus parking lots. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
47. Approved Use of Land, NNCC
Approved authorization to make one acre of land available
to the Ruby Valley Riding Club, Elko, to build a 100' x 150'
building to be used for indoor horseback riding. The Club
works extensively with handicapped citizens. The building
would be available for use by NNCC when not being used by
Deputy Chancellor Dawson agrees with the concept of the
request, pending receipt of appropriate documentation and
review and approval.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the authorization of land to
be available to the Ruby Valley Riding Club of Elko. Ms.
Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
48. Approved the Appointment of Dean, Student Services, NNCC
Approved the appointment of Mr. Stan Aiazzi as Dean of Stu-
dent Services at NNCC, at a salary of $41,899, effective
July 1, 1985.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Stan
Aiazzi as Dean of Student Services at NNCC, effective July
1, 1985. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
49. Approved Award of Tenure, UNR
President Crowley recommended award of tenure, effective
July 1, 1985, to Dr. Roger K. Ferguson, Internal Medicine.
The School of Medicine has established, with private fund-
ing, the Edward Manville Chair in Internal Medicine. Dr.
Ferguson has been appointed as the initial holder of this
Chair, and will also serve as Chairman of the Department of
President Crowley further recommended award of tenure, ef-
fective July 1, 1985, to Dr. Travis Linn, Dean of the School
of Journalism. He was hired as Chairman of the then Depart-
ment of Journalism with the understanding that, if the De-
partment became a School, he would be the Dean and would be
recommended for tenure. It is the University's practice to
recommended newly appointed Deans for tenure.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of award of tenure at UNR for
Dr. Roger K. Ferguson and Dr. Travis Linn. Mrs. Kenney
seconded. Motion carried.
50. Approved to Establish Separate Health Service Fee, UNR
Approved to establish a separate health service fee of $30
per semester, which would be optional to all students except
for international students. During the next academic year,
a review will be made as to what health services will be
rendered, to whom and how best to provide for those serv-
ices. The optional fee will help to determine the number
and types of students interested in obtaining such services.
In order to provide basic health services, the University
will provide some distribution from the Campus activities
and program fund portion of the per credit hour fees to the
Health Service Program.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the health service fee at
UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Ted Lancaster, ASUN President, stated he would be work-
ing with the Administration in regard to the health service
fee at UNR.
President Crowley stated there would not be a change in
athletic programs at UNR for the next year. The following
year the men's program will drop from 8 programs to 6; the
women's program will remain the same at 6 programs.
51. New Business
A. Ms. Del Papa suggested a joint meeting be scheduled with
the Economic Development Commission and the Board of
Regents to discuss telecommunications and the estate
She further suggested a joint meeting be scheduled with
the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents.
B. Ms. Del Papa requested guidelines on the Regents Special
Projects Fund be submitted to the Budget and Finance
C. Mrs. Gallagher suggested policies be established for
She further suggested the Legislative Liaison ad hoc
Committee become a standing committee. Chairman Klaich
requested General Counsel Klasic to prepare an amendment
to Regent Bylaws pertaining to this change.
D. Mrs. Sheerin requested that the staff members who have
expertise in the area of commissioned reports from
outside consultants should take part in the presentation
of that report to the full Board.
E. Mr. Foley requested the Handbook be broken down into two
binders. The current Handbook binder is full and it is
an inconvenience to add revisions.
F. President Maxson invited the Board to the naming of the
Geoscience building at UNLV in honor of Mrs. Lilly Fong.
The meeting adjourned at 11:20 A.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board