June 28-29, 1984
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
June 28, 1984
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Board Room,
Thomas and Mack Events Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. John R. Mc Bride, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President V. James Eardley, TMCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
President-Elect George Hidy, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Clevenger (TMCC),
Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard French (DRI), Myrlene La Mancusa
(UNLV), Robin Nelson (CCCC), Bus Scharmann (WNCC), Joan Zenan
(UNR), and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mc Bride at 10:25
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
17-18, 1984, and the special teleconference meeting
held May 23, 1984.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts as listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following Extensions of Leave Without Pay
at TMCC, UNLV and UNR:
Approved a 2nd year leave of absence without pay for
Eugene Hillygus for School Year 1984-85. This will
enable Mr. Hillygus to continue his work with Inter-
national Exchange students.
Approved an extension of leave of absence without pay
for Professor K. M. Rangaswamy, so that he may have a
2nd year on leave.
Approved a renewal of 0.5 FTE leave without pay for
Professor Edgar Kleiner of the Department of Biology,
for the calendar year 1985 so that he may continue
administration of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and
Museum at Rancho San Rafael.
(4) Approved Ms. Judy Ferraro as a member of the CCCC Foun-
dation Board of Trustees. She is a grduate of CCCC who
has served as an outstanding President of the Student
Body, and is now a Field Underwriter for the New York
Life Insurance Company.
(5) Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17,
Section 8.2, UNLV Student Fee Refund Policy, which is
to adopt a refund policy similar to that which has
been in place at UNR since 1982. This would simplify
the refund policy, and it would also make it easier to
administer. UNLV's estimate is that the effect on
total revenue would be negligible. See Ref. C-5, filed
in the Regents Office.
(6) Approved the Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 15,
Section 4.3 and 4.4, Medical School concerning adding
new language to the residency regulations for clarifi-
cation. It is amended as follows:
3. For the purposes of determining tuition, a
student who, at the date of matriculation as de-
fined in Section 2(5) of this chapter is and has
been a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada
for at least six (6) months prior thereto, shall
be classified as in in-state student.
4. An applicant for admission to the University of
Nevada School of Medicine who has been a bona fide
resident of the State of Nevada for at least six
(6) months prior to the last day for filing an ap-
plication for admission to the School (November 1
of each year) shall be classified as a Nevada resi-
dent for the purposes of being considered for ad-
mission to the University of Nevada School of
(7) Approved the reduction in the special music fees at
UNLV for Music 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 461, 462, 463,
464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 566,
567 and 568, which is currently approved at $75 per
credit hour to be changed to $75 per 2 credit hours
and that the special fee for Music 160 be changed from
$100 per credit hour to $100 per 2 credit hours; there-
fore, causing a reduction in fee.
This request was made to allow students taking applied
music courses to continue paying the same fee per clock
hour even though an adjustment has been made in the
credit hours allocated for the course. The reason for
the adjustment in credit hours is to align the UNLV
Music Department with the majority of other music de-
gree granting institutions across the country who are
offering professional music training. The curriculum
committees of the College of Arts and Letters and the
University have already approved the changes in credit.
(8) Approved the Parking and Traffic Regulations at UNR,
see Ref. C-8, filed with the permanent minutes.
(9) Approved the Right of Way for Nevada Bell at the S-S
(S-Bar-S) Ranch, College of Agriculture, UNR.
From a program perspective, Nevada Bell's request will
have no impact. The S-S property concerned lies east
of the Truckee River. Access to his property is very
limited. No future plans for expansion or development
of any kind include the property in question.
Upgrading the phone service will be of considerable
benefit to the ranch and allow expanded service to
accommodate student and management needs.
Ms. Del Papa 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.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
2. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Robert Bersi reported on the following events of
concern to the System:
A. Chancellor Bersi requested acceptance by the Board of a
$1 million endowment, which will become part of the
University of Nevada System Endowment Pool and is desig-
nated for the benefit of the University of Nevada School
of Medicine. The gift was pledged in 1968 by the late
H. Edward Manville, Jr., a well-known Nevada philan-
thropist. Dean Robert Daugherty has suggested estab-
listing the School's first endowed faculty Chair, sup-
port for research, or use in capital improvement plans.
Mr. Manville was Chairman of the Medical School's Ad-
visory Board from 1971 until his death in 1982. During
that time he worked very closely with Edna Brigham in
the development of the School of Medicine's physical
Following the death last month of Mr. Manville's sister,
Mrs. Estelle Ekstrand, steps were initiated to arrange
for the early transfer of the funds from the Morgan
Guaranty Trust Company of New York to the Endowment Pool
under the control of the Board of Regents.
B. The University of Nevada System Board of Regents and the
Nevada Commission on Economic Development held a joint
meeting June 15, 1984, to discuss a mutual concern: the
role of higher education in the State's economic diver-
Presentations by Campus Presidents and their spokesmen
outlined efforts now under way to train workers who will
benefit Nevada's growing economy. One message was clear
in those presentations: a substantial investment of new
capital and human resources is essential if UNS is to
continue its commitment to a full partnership with
Nevada as the state enhances its economic environment.
The Economic Development Commission awarded UNS a
$75,000 contract to study ways Nevada can expand its
economy. The contract was made possible through $50,000
provided by the State of Nevada, and $25,000 provided by
the Lincoln Land Institute.
The money will be spent as follows:
UNLV Center for Business & Economic Research $24,400
UNR Bureau of Business & Economic Research 33,500
UNR Nevada Public Affairs Institute 12,000
Independent Analyst (critique after hearings) 5,000
The following 11 areas of State and local resources will
be examined: tax policies, regulatory policies, infra-
structure systems, development finance, housing, minori-
ty business development programs, education facilities,
labor forces, climate and related service industries.
These findings will be presented to the Nevada Commis-
sion on Economic Development by September 3, 1984. Re-
gional public hearings will be held in October and
November and a final review will be held by December 1,
1984. The findings will then be presented to the Gov-
ernor and the Legislature in January, 1985.
C. The Board of Regents and the Economic Development Com-
mission agreed unanimously to develop an organized,
grass roots effort to lobby for new financial resources
for engineering education: to earmark a federal tax
rebate exclusively for education. Ms. Del Papa spear-
headed this move in the 1983 Legislative Session.
The funds, estimated by Commission Executive Director
Andy Grose, to total $3-6 million yearly, could be used
to pay off State bonding indebtedness incurred by con-
struction of an Engineering and Computer Science College
building located at UNLV.
Presently, Nevada is the only state in the Union which
doesn't collect a rebate from federal estate taxes.
Federal law allows states to pick up about 16% of the
tax the federal government collects on estates.
In addition to the $75,000 contract to UNS, the Eco-
nomic Development Commission is contributing $30,000
to $60,000 Nevada Development Authority campaign to pro-
mote Nevada in the business world and to study the eco-
nomic impact of an Engineering School at UNLV.
D. Chancellor Bersi reported that cooperative efforts are
becoming the hallmark of this Board.
Mrs. Whitley serves as a member of the Governor's Com-
mission on Educational Excellence.
During the past year the Board of Regents have met
jointly twice with the Nevada State Board of Education
-- the first time in the history of either Board that
such joint discussions have formally taken place.
Out of these joint meetings the Joint Council on College
Preparation, co-Chaired by Mrs. Sheerin, has published
Making High School Count, which is predicted to become
a basic tool in counseling Nevada high school students
for College. The Joint Council on Vocation Education,
co-Chaired by Mrs. Kenney, is now working on recommenda-
tions for Nevada students planning careers in vocational
trades. The Board of Regents and the Nevada State Board
of Education are now considering a third joint council
to study teacher preparation.
Mrs. Gallagher expressed her support for continued co-
operation between the two Committees.
E. Chancellor Bersi presented to the Board members a copy
of Newspapers of Nevada: A History and Bibliography,
1854-1979, which was published by the University of
Nevada Press. He reported that 1983-84 fiscal year was
a good year for the University Press with 8 books and
1 art portfolio published, and sales income up 12.5%
over the previous year. The Press plans for the new
fiscal year the publication of 10 new books, including
3 volumes in the Fleischmann Great Basin Series and a
new edition of The Nevada Constitution.
Within the past year the Press also profited by an eval-
uation visit by Dr. David Gilbert, Director of the Uni-
versity of Nebraska Press and past President of the
Association of American University Presses.
Mrs. Fong moved to accept the Chancellor's Report and to
accept the $1 million gift for the Endowment Pool at the
School of Medicine. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
3. Emergency Item: Main Station Field Laboratory Lease, UNR
President Crowley requested an emergency item regarding a
land lease, located at the UNR Main Station Field Laboratory
subject to exact terms to be reviewed and approved by Gen-
eral Counsel and the Chancellor.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mo-
The Purity Utilities Company earlier received permission
to drill a test well on University property at the UNR Main
Station Field Laboratory. The purpose of the test well is
to determine whether the site might be utilized to help
provide water that meets public health standards to users
in the Hidden Valley area, serviced by Purity Utilities.
Testing thus far shows promise of meeting this objective.
Purity Utilities has expressed an interest in negotiating
with the University a lease covering the small parcel of
land (approximately 20' by 20') at the site and access to
the site. Because of constraints imposed by the compliance
schedule set by the State and County Health Departments,
immediate action is necessary concerning the proposed lease.
Purity Utilities will transfer its water rights to the new
location. The University will not lose any water rights and
will be held harmless of any liabilities. Given the long
term water quality difficulties experienced by service to
the community the proposed lease will provide, the action
would serve a clear public interest purpose.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the land lease subject to re-
view and approval by General Counsel. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
Motion carried. Mrs. Gallagher abstained because her son
is the engineer of the project.
4. Report on the UNS 1985-87 Budget Parameters
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks reported on the 1985-87 budget
parameters. He requested approval of amendments to the Base
Budget and the UNS Priorities as contained in Ref. H, filed
with the permanent minutes.
Vice Chancellor Sparks, in explaining the amendments, re-
lated that the first amendment is to remove Item C of the
Base Budget, which states, "Adjusting support services to
'catch up' with the growth that has occurred in the last
two bienniums; i. e., library services, admissions and
records, counseling and guidance, and business center
services. This is not an expansion of programs or estab-
lishment of new programs." This deletion will strengthen
the credibility of the Base Budget in that the only new
positions in the Base Budget will be those associated with
student/faculty ratios and enrollment growth.
The second amendment is to replace Item 2 on the Priorities
List as contained in Ref. H, and to add to the salary pri-
ority "part-time instructors and graduate assistants" to
Item 1. Item 2B on the priority listing is where the "catch
up" support positions will be requested and Campuses were
urged to keep this request to the critical minimum neces-
sary. In addition, priority 2B will be the area for DRI
research programs to be requested.
Mr. Sparks concluded by stating that the 85-76 budget re-
quest would be constructed in strict conformance with the
amended Base Budget parameters and the amended priorities
and therefore saw no reason to expect further adjustments
by the Board at the August meeting.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the changes to the Base
Budget and the UNS Priorities List and that amendments be
made as recommended. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Klaich congratulated the Presidents, the Chancellor and
his staff for preparing a very marketable package.
Vice Chancellor Fox presented the "University of Nevada Sys-
tem Statewide Engineering/Technical Education Proposal"
(see Ref. B, filed in the Regents Office), stating that it
would be updated prior to the Legislative Session. This
proposal constitutes the Regents' seconded legislative pri-
ority for engineering and technical education.
Chairman Mc Bride introduced Dr. George Hidy, President-elect at
Chairman Mc Bride announced that this meeting will be President
Goodall's last meeting.
President Calabro introduced Lori Maciel, USA President, and
Patty Anderson, USA Vice President at WNCC.
5. Approved the Estimative Budgets
Approved the following Estimative Budgets for Thomas and
Mack Center, UNLV; Lawlor Events Center, UNR; and the
Computing Center, UNS:
THOMAS AND MACK CENTER
Private Box Seat Sales $ 400,000
Food and Beverage Rebate 436,000
UNLV Events - Rent 0
Other Events - Rent 275,000
Interest on Bond Proceeds 200,000
Box Office Commissions 73,000
Novelty Sales 115,000
Total Revenue $1,979,000
Professional Salaries $ 324,600
Fringe Benefits 51,278
Classified Salaries 165,057
Fringe Benefits 34,199
Fringe Benefits 1,740
Out-of-State Travel 6,500
Ending Fund Balance 310,126
Total Expenditures $1,979,000
Opening Cash Balance $ 239,491
Instructional Computing Assessments 700,000
Sales & Service (Interdepartmental
and Outside Services) 237,594
Total Revenue $1,177,085
Professional Salaries $ 191,766
Fringe Benefits 32,014
Letter of Appointment 18,000
Fringe Benefits 180
Classified Salaries 61,790
Fringe Benefits 12,294
Fringe Benefits 566
Out-of-State Travel 30,200
Total Expenditures $1,177,085
LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER
Opening Cash Balance $ 13,842
Food and Beverage Rebate 190,000
UNR Events - Rent 15,750
Other Events - Rent 213,500
Interest on Bond Proceeds 210,000
Box Office Commissions 63,000
Novelty Sales 38,000
Misc. Revenue, TV Payments, etc. 95,000
Equipment Rental 24,750
Total Revenue $ 939,842
Professional Salaries $ 222,765
Fringe Benefits 35,362
Classified Salaries 103,887
Fringe Benefits 23,438
Fringe Benefits 1,705
Out-of-State Travel 13,000
Total Expenditures $ 939,842
Deputy Chancellor Dawson requested that the Lawlor Events
Center Estimative Budget be revised by changing the Interest
on Bond Proceeds to $135,000 and that $75,000 from another
revenue source be added.
President Crowley explained that there had been a shortfall,
in the interest income projections adopted last year, that
the budget was based on this proposed interest income.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the Estimative Budgets for
the Thomas and Mack Center, the Computing Center and the
revised budget for Lawlor Events Center to include the In-
terest on Bond Proceeds at $135,000 with $75,000 in other
revenue sources to be determined by the President, with
Board authority for a loan if the President deems it neces-
sary. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
There was further discussion on the management of the two
Special Events Centers. Advertising at the Centers is dif-
ferent; Lawlor Events Center does not have boxes to sell;
there is a $1 parking fee at Lawlor, whereas Thomas and Mack
charges $2, and, in addition, the Reno City Council has re-
quested that charges for parking be abandoned; and there is
limited space to advertise at Lawlor Events Center. Presi-
dent Crowley assured the Board that this item will be looked
Mr. Klaich commended President Goodall and Mr. Dennis Fin-
frock, Director of Thomas and Mack Center, on the management
of the Center.
6. Approved the 1985 Financial Plan, DRI
Approved the DRI 1985 Financial Plan as contained in Ref. C,
filed with the permanent minutes.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the 1985 Financial Plan at
DRI. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
7. Approved the Increase in Fees, University of Nevada School
Approved authorization for a 10% fee increase for the Uni-
versity of Nevada School of Medicine, effective Fall semes-
ter, 1984 as follows:
Current Increase Fall '84
In-State $3800/yr $380 $4180/yr
Out-of-State $9000/yr $900 $9900/yr
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the fee increase at the
School of Medicine. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
8. Officer Compensation
Mr. Klaich, Liaison for Officer Compensation, reported that
he and Mrs. Gallagher had met with the Presidents Council
and the Chancellor as a result of the Board's concern with
the disparity of compensation packages among officers which
has occurred with the hiring of the new UNLV President. He
announced that the Presidents, with the concurrence of the
Chancellor, have suggested that it would be inappropriate to
make any adjustments in the salaries of the officers at this
time. This topic will be considered when funds are avail-
able for salary increases for all System employees. He did,
however, offer the following recommendation:
That the officers (Presidents and Chancellor), who are
currently on one-year contracts, be extended to two-
year rolling contracts, with salary adjustments, if any,
and perquisites to be reviewed on an annual basis.
He stated that the System has outstanding officers serving
the System and that it would be inappropriate of this Board
to not recognize this service in such manner.
Ms. Del Papa stated that she feels very strongly, and has
often related her feelings, that an officer, when hired,
should have either tenure or a multi-year contract, but not
both. However, she could accept this recommendation with
an amendment, that is, by adding:
...and to continue for so long as the said officer
actively serves in such capacity.
She cited the recent incident at UNLV when 8 Coaches were
terminated and the Athletic Department was required to pick
up their substantial salaries while at the same time hiring
additional Coaches to fill the vacancies on the staff.
Mr. Klaich offered that this recommendation is only the
first step in Officer Compensation packages and that other
suggestions will be submitted for consideration. In men-
tioning the perquisite of housing allowance, he clarified
that this amendment would cause the housing allowance to
cease upon termination, which could cause an employee to
be left holding expensive mortgage payments.
Ms. Del Papa, after further discussion by the Board, acced-
ed to making the housing allowance an exception in her
Mr. Karamanos questioned whether the acceptance of two-year
rolling contracts would include the newly hired President
at UNLV, who had been given a three-year rolling contract,
stating that he strongly favored all officers receiving the
same. He adamantly stated he felt it could cause labor
related problems for the Board in the future. After discus-
sion, it was agreed that Dr. Maxson should retain the three-
year rolling contract, but that after the first year he be
made aware of the two-year rolling contracts for the other
officers and that negotiations be conducted at that time.
Chancellor Bersi reiterated that at the end of the existing
contract year, all perquisites are subject to Board control
and are to be renegotiated. Further, he cautioned the Board
not to be bound into paying perquisites for the full two
years of the contract, but to be able to terminate those
perquisites at the end of the existing year.
Mr. Klaich added that the Committee will be looking at both
top and bottom salary scales, and will make every effort to
put all officers on a parity basis.
Mrs. Sheerin stated she felt that perquisites are a part of
the salary and should be continued along with the salary,
and that if an employee is not working out, then salary
increases should be withheld. Ms. Del Papa objected to a
host account being continued if an employee was fired, and
urged the Board to allow themselves flexibility in the mat-
ter of Officer Compensation packages. Mrs. Gallagher and
Mrs. Whitley agreed that perquisites should continue to the
end of the current contract year.
Ms. Del Papa also raised the question of employer-paid re-
tirement and suggested that it should also cease with the
termination of an employee.
Mr. Klaich moved that the officers (Presidents and Chancel-
lor) of the University of Nevada System currently serving
under one-year contracts shall, effective July 1, 1984, be
under two-year rolling contracts, with salary increases, if
any, and perquisites to be reviewed annually and to continue
for as long as the said President/Chancellor serves in such
capacity, except for the housing and car allowance, which
shall continue to the end of the then current contract year.
Ms. Del Papa seconded.
Mrs. Fong questioned where the money would come from for the
salaries and various perquisites with the reply being that
these are already budgeted items.
The motion carried, with Mr. Karamanos voting no.
9. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Mr. Karamanos, seconded by Mrs. Kenney, the
Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose
of discussing the character, alledged misconduct, profes-
sional competence, or physical or mental health of a person
in accordancd with NRS 241.030.
The Chairman reconvened the Board in public session at 2:15 P.M.
10. Presentation by Clark County Regional Transportation
Mr. Ron Lurie of the Clark County Regional Transportation
Commission reported on the debt of $76,000 owed by UNLV for
the improvements made to Swenson Street from Harmon Street
to Flamingo Street.
Chairman Mc Bride stated that this expenditure was in last
year's budget, but that no monies had been appropriated for
Capital Improvements. This expenditure has again been
placed in the 1985-87 Capital Improvement Budget for reim-
bursement to the Clark County Regional Transportation Com-
Mrs. Gallagher moved to acknowledge the outstanding debt to
Clark County Regional Transportation Commission and it be
placed in the 1985 Budget request. Mr. Karamanos seconded.
11. Approved Construction of the Eugene Warner Reflecting Pool,
Approved authorization to withdraw $75,000 from the Eugene
Warner Endowment Fund for purposes of constructing The
Eugene Warner Reflecting Pool. The remaining funds would
remain in the endowment, and the income would be used for
such projects as purchase of books and teaching of courses
which relate to the Middle East.
Over the past two years, Mr. Eugene Warner has either con-
tributed, or been responsible for raising, in excess of
$250,000, which has been deposited in the Eugene Warner
Middle Eastern Studies Fund. When the first of these gifts
was received and reported to the Regents, President Goodall
indicated that it was UNLV's intention to initially keep
all of these funds in the endowment until such time as a
portion would be needed for a capital construction project.
Plans now call for building a reflecting pool, to be named
The Eugene Warner Reflecting Pool, in the area of the Alta
Ham Fine Arts building. The pool is to be constructed in
such a way as to include quotations from all of the reli-
gious traditions of the Middle East.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the withdrawing $75,000 from the
Eugene Warner Endowment Fund for purposes of constructing
The Eugene Warner Reflecting Pool. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
12. Request for Reconsideration
Regent Kenney, after receiving additional information, has
requested reconsideration of a permanent site for Board
meetings at UNLV from the Education building to the Board
Room at the Thomas and Mack Center. The Thomas and Mack
Center will furnish the room with adequate furniture and
sound system. The Vice President for Academic Affairs ad-
vises that the old Board Room is required for additional
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the permanent site for
Board meetings to be held in the Board Room at the Thomas
and Mack Center. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
13. Approved the Change from Bachelor of Arts in Music to
Bachelor of Music, UNLV
Approved a change in degree from Bachelor of Arts in Music
to a Bachelor of Music at UNLV. See Ref. D, filed in the
Regents Office. This is a professional degree which will
prepare the student for entrance into a career in the field
of music upon graduation, as approximately half of the
credits required for the degree are taken in music.
The College of Arts and Letters Curriculum Committee and the
University Curriculum Committee have both endorsed this
The Academic Affairs Council and Vice Chancellor Fox indi-
cate the curriculum to be in substantial compliance with
standards established by the National Association of School
Mrs. Fong moved approval to change the Bachelor of Arts in
Music to Bachelor of Music at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher second-
ed. Motion carried.
14. Approved Phase II, School of Journalism and Center for
Advanced Media Studies, UNR
Approved the Phase II proposal for a School of Journalism
and Center for Advanced Media Studies. See Ref. E, filed
in the Regents Office.
The School will include both undergraduate and graduate
programs, applied research and continuing education for
According to accreditation requirements, the curriculum will
limit the number of credits taken in the School to 25% of
the student's total credit load. In order for students to
gain a broad understanding of the world, the remaining
courses needed for graduation will emphasize the liberal
arts, and will be provided through the College of Arts and
Science and the Department of Economics.
1st year State funding will total $298,610, while 4th year
State funds are estimated at $575,000. A new Chairman/Dean,
plus 4 faculty and 3 graduate assistants will be added dur-
ing this period. In addition, a grant from the Reynolds
Foundation will provide supplementary funds, which are uti-
lized to hire visiting professors who teach workshops and
seminars for continuing professional education. This grant,
plus other benefactor funds, are estimated at $184,600 per
The UNR Master Plan and Comprehensive Program Review have
both cited this School as a potential center of excellence.
Additional instructional space will be provided through re-
allocation of existing facilities.
The proposed date of implementation is scheduled for Fall,
Phase I of this program proposal was approved by the Board
of Regents in May, 1984. The Academic Affairs Council has
reviewed this program and Vice Chancellor Fox recommended
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Phase II proposal for the
School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies
with the title of Chairman to be changed to that of Dean.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
15. Approved the Bid Proposal, UNR
Approved the bids that are being requested for leasing 63
patented mining claims in Tonopah, Nevada. The claims are
located on approximately 900 acres of land bequeathed to
the University of Nevada, Reno, by the Lambertucci Estate
One bid was received which came from Chevron U. S. A., Inc.
who offered to pay, in addition to 5% of "net smelter re-
turns" on production, advanced royalty payments as follows:
1st year $ 10,000
2nd year 15,000
3rd year 20,000
4th year 25,000
5th year 50,000
6th year 75,000
7th year 100,000
and each year thereafter
Chevron met all other terms and conditions of the bid.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the mining lease subject to
review of bid documents by the Chancellor's Office. Mrs.
Fong seconded. Motion carried.
16. Report on Alternative Funding Sources for Athletics, UNR
In presenting Athletic Department budgets to the Board, both
UNLV and UNR had included in revenue sources additional
funds to be requested from the State appropriations. Re-
gents had requested that the Campuses prepare alternative
funding resources should State funds not be forthcoming
from the Legislature. Presidents Crowley and Goodall re-
ported at the meeting and both submitted letters of explan-
ation which are filed in the Regents Office.
President Goodall stated that the University System is the
only System he is aware of in the country that does not
receiving monies from the State for scholarships. He pro-
posed the following 3 alternatives in acquiring increased
revenues: 1) increase private donations, 2) increase in
ticket sales, and 3) increased revenue from the Thomas and
President Crowley agreed with President Goodall's sugges-
tions and added that UNR's Athletics Committee had recom-
mended an increase in student fees to support Athletics,
but stated that if the State does not contribute, then the
students shouldn't be required to do so.
17. Approved of Resolution Regarding "Think Tank"
Regent Kenney requested consideration of the following reso-
lution concerning the establishment of a "Think Tank" in the
Southern Nevada area.
WHEREAS a common goal of State and local, public and
private economic development agencies of Southern Nevada
is economic diversification for the Las Vegas/Southern
Nevada area, and the development of high technology
industries offers the opportunity for rapid expansion
with high job-creating potential in "clean" industry;
WHEREAS a strong University offering research-oriented
science and engineering training is a central element
in the development and flow of innovative ideas, in the
training of technical workers, and in the transfer of
this knowledge and talent to the private sector, thereby
creating new firms and industries; and
WHEREAS the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada
has passed a resolution calling for the development of
a School of Engineering at the University of Nevada at
Las Vegas, but the full realization of this goal may not
materialize for several years; and
WHEREAS the objective of encouraging and supporting high
technology industrial development by providing techni-
cal and management assistance, and other support needed
by new technology-based companies can be aided by re-
search centers or so-called "think tanks" working close-
ly with a University and offering short term research
for local firms while at the same time serving as a
medium for making staff talents available to local in-
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents
go on record as encouraging the establishment in the Las
Vegas area of a local, not-for-profit research center
whose objective shall be:
To provide technical and management support for
local firms on a fee basis;
To assist in the dissemination of innovative ideas
for new products or procedures and thereby promote
the creation of new firms and industries;
To provide opportunities for UNLV faculty to serve
as consultants to local industry; and
To provide training opportunities in applied re-
search for advanced UNLV science/engineering stu-
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the possibility
should be investigated of having a branch or off-
shoot of the division of the Rand Corporation of
Santa Monica, California, that presently operates
as a Federal Contract Research Center (FCRC) for
the Air Force, located in the Las Vegas area in
support of the activities of Nellis Air Force Base
and the Air Force Tactical Command;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that an investigation
be made into a similar FCRC in support of the
activities at the Naval Air Station at Fallon,
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all such research
centers or think tank activities be coordinated with
the University of Nevada System;
AND BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Nevada Congres-
sional delegation be asked to give this resolution
its full support.
Mr. York Lucci of Arcata Associates, Inc. stated that he had
been involved in a number of such research institutes in
various parts of the country since 1946 and is very inter-
ested in establishing such a research and development center
in Southern Nevada.
Ms. Del Papa questioned whether this might be established in
connection with our Desert Research Institute.
Ms. Berne Stout, representing Senator Chic Hecht, stated
that the Senator was in favor of this concept.
Chairman Mc Bride relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairman
Chancellor Bersi suggested that his staff be allowed to draw
up guidelines for a System policy specifically dealing with
cooperative relationships between UNS units and such re-
search and development centers once established in Nevada.
Mrs. Sheerin moved approval of the concept and directed the
Chancellor's Office to explore further the "Think Tank"
concept. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Mc Bride returned and resumed the gavel.
18. Approved the Annexation of Property by the City of Las Vegas
The City of Las Vegas requested Board approval to annex
property on West Charleston, which is held by Clark County
Community College. Mr. Ron Lurie, City Councilman, stated
that the services would be provided by the City.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the annexation at CCCC.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
19. Report from Regents Institutional Bylaws Liaison Committee
Dorothy Gallagher, Chair, Regents Institutional Bylaws Li-
aison Committee, reported on the Committee's recommendations
as contained in Ref. F, filed in the Regents Office. After
discussion, it was determined that Section 1.5.4 would not
be included, but would be considered at a later time. Gen-
eral Council Klasic was directed to circulate these changes
as required by the Code, with the understanding that they
be placed on the agenda for the August meeting.
20. Report from Regents Bylaws Committee
Frankie Sue Del Papa, Chair, Regents Bylaws Committee, re-
ported on the recommendations by the Committee and stated
that a final report will be submitted at the next Regents
Mrs. Sheerin and General Council Klasic then discussed a
draft of proposed changes to the Bylaws with the Board.
Various suggested changes were made by the Board and General
Counsel was authorized to prepare a final draft for Board
action as part of the Committee's report for the next meet-
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the report and asked that a
final draft copy of the proposed changes be circulated in
accordance with established procedures, and that they be
placed on the agenda for the August meeting for considera-
tion. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
21. Reconsideration of the Capital Improvement Program
Regents Fong, Karamanos and Whitley requested reconsidera-
tion of the UNS Capital Improvement Program Priority List
(see Ref. G, filed in the Regents Office).
Regent Whitley moved that the Capital Improvement Program
request for 1985-89 as approved April, 1984, be amended to
move Item 12 (UNLV Engineering Building) to Item 1, and that
the source for funding for all Items will remain the same.
Seconded by Mrs. Fong.
Mrs. Whitley stated that the Community College projects
would still be funded through the HECC funds, but this would
make the Engineering building first in line for State appro-
Chairman Mc Bride asked that a roll call vote be taken.
Aye - Regents Fong, Karamanos, Whitley, Mc Bride
No - Regents Del Papa, Gallagher, Kenney, Klaich,
Mrs. Fong read a prepared statement and asked that it be
included with the minutes:
Moving the UNLV School of Engineering and Computer
Sciences to top priority, in my opinion, does not
interfere with the accreditation of any Community
College or the UNR College of Engineering as this
project will be financed from $3 million of private
funds and a special revenue bond issue backed by 1%
of the State's property assessed valuation.
Secondly, there are currently 583 full time equivalent
students of engineering and computer sciences at UNLV.
The number projected for 1985 will be over 700 and for
1987 will be near 1000. UNLV must have a School of
Engineering to serve local needs.
I have a letter from Mark Massagli, President of the
Central Labor Council of Southern Nevada, stating:
"This will confirm the Central Council support of the
proposed Engineering School for the University of Nevada
Las Vegas. Over 27 local unions comprising more than
60,000 members agree that our children should be afford-
ed opportunity to attend a local Engineering School."
Management and Labor both now support the School.
Thirdly, we need an accredited School of Engineering
and Computer Sciences to diversify the economy - we can
no longer depend on gaming and tourism alone because of
keen outside competition. We can become the suppy side
of that $200 million spent on computer and telecommuni-
cation equipment at the Nevada Test Site, and Nellis
Air Force Base last year as well as caputre a part of
the $35 billion dollar Southern California high tech
market. If this program attracts just one medium-sized
engineering industry, then the cost of the program will
be more than repaid to the state in just a few years.
It's a matter of economic survival for the State of
Nevada that we give the UNLV School of Engineering top
notch priority today. If we give it top priority here,
the changes are the Legislature will give it top pri-
Ms. Del Papa stated that she was well aware of, and very
pleased with, the support of community leaders and others
for the Engineering School at UNLV, and offered the follow-
The Board reaffirms its position that the expansion of
a School of Engineering and Computer Science at the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is its highest priority
for new programs.
The Board reaffirms its commitment to work with the
Nevada Economic Development Commission, the Nevada
Development Authority, the Southern Nevada Engineering
Project, and all other interested community groups to
secure full funding from State general funds for the
building of a full School of Engineering and Computer
The Board additionally refers the Capital Improvement
Program List, approved April, 1984, to the Presidents
of the System so that they may establish an appropriate-
ly phased portion of the Engineering building at an ap-
propriate position on the Capital Improvement Program
List. This referral does not detract from our commit-
ment to full funding, but rather is an additional com-
mitment by this Board to the importance of this project.
Ms. Del Papa moved for approval of the above resolution.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Mr. Karamanos questioned the credibility with the State
Public Works Board with such a resolution, with Chairman
Mc Bride relating that it probably would not make a great
deal of difference and that the Public Works Board sets
their own priorities. Mrs. Gallagher stated that this still
entitles the UNLV Engineering building to be first in line
for State funds. Further, she reminded the Board that two
lists had been submitted to the Public Works Board, which
had been returned with the request that they be combined.
Chancellor Bersi reiterated that the charge to the Council
of Presidents for serious reconsideration will be brought
back to the Board upon completion.
President Berg announced that NNCC had just received a let-
ter from the Northwest Accrediting Association giving them
a 10-year accreditation approval. The letter cited the
outstanding self-evaluation process NNCC had completed in
preparation for the accreditation visit.
22. New Business
Mr. Klaich requested that the Chancellor's staff conduct
research on elected and appointed Boards.
The meeting adjourned at 4:05 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser