June 29-30, 1979
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
June 29, 1979
The Board of Regents met on the above date at Northern Nevada
Community College, Elko.
Members present: Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Mr. Robert A. Cashell
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen
Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.
Miss Brenda D. Mason
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mr. John Tom Ross
Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos
Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President Brock Dixon, UNLV
President Paul Kreider, CCCC
Vice President Mark Dawson, DRI
General Counsel Larry Lessly
Secretary Bonnie M. Smotony
Also present were Senate representatives Elliott (WNCC/N), Hanna
(NNCC), Jacobson (DRI), Kendall (Unit), Marschall (UNR), Pugsley
(WNCC/S), and Van Vactor (UNLV), and Student Association repre-
sentatives Campbell (UNLV), Koepf (USUNS), Rea (WNCC/N), and
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:10 A.M.
1. Adoption of Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda containing the following
items was recommended (identified as Ref. A and filed with
1. Approval of the minutes of the Personnel Sessions of
May 18 and June 8, and the minutes of the Special
Meeting of June 8, 1979.
2. Report of Gifts and Grants.
3. Request to sell 100 shares of Koracorp Industries
stock received from Mr. William M. Hernstadt for the
benefit of the UNLV Athletic Scholarship Fund.
4. Request for extended sick leave for a six-month period
beginning July 31, 1979 for Professor J. D. Van Wormer,
Mackay School of Mines, UNR.
5. Request for leave of absence without pay for Janet
Kimak Quillian, College of Allied Health, for one addi-
tional year, returning to UNLV in the Fall of 1980.
6. Request for postretirement appointment for Richard
Strahlem, Professor of Accounting, UNLV, for the
1979-80 academic year.
7. Appointment of Dr. Ted Sanders, Superintendent of
Public Instruction, to the WNCC Advisory Board.
8. Appointment of the following to UNR Advisory Boards:
(a) College of Agriculture Citizens Advisory Board
for three-year terms:
Karl Weikel, Searchlight, replacing Neil Stewart
Chris Ganzberg, Jr., Gardnerville, replacing
Kenneth F. Benson, Eureka, replacing De Loyd
John Connelly, Yerington, reappointment
Tobias Grether, Battle Mountain, replacing Bob
(b) College of Business Administration Advisory Board
for three-year terms:
George Aker, President, Nevada National Bank
Alan J. Grant, Chairman, Primark Corporation
Bill Kottinger, Vice President, Paine, Webber,
Jackson & Curtis
Donald E. Mc Ghie, Partner, Kafoury-Armstrong-
Turner & Company
John F. Rhodes, Partner, Alexander Grant &
(c) College of Education Advisory Board:
Margaret H. Peraldo, Winnemucca, replacing
Timothy Rowland, who has resigned.
9. A request for authorization to proceed with employment
of a registered engineer to adapt two prefabricated
buildings to the Holly Park site in Pahrump, and to
seek bids for balance of development permitted by AB
521, which appropriated $120,000 to UNR for the College
10. A request for authorization to retain an architect to
develop plans necessary to proceed with improvements at
the 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe, as approved by AB 700,
which appropriated $175,176 to UNR for this purpose.
11. Request to proceed with construction of a residence at
Gund Ranch for the manager of the facility. The house
is to be approximately 1,400 square feet, with a full
basement, and is estimated to cost $45,000. Materials
will be purchased through the University, with con-
struction to be under the supervision of Mr. A. Bruner,
an employee of the College of Agriculture and register-
ed by the State Contractors Board as a carpenter and
remodeling contractor since 1965. Inspection of the
work will be performed by professional engineers em-
ployed by the University and funds will be provided
from proceeds of the sale of Main Station Farm
Chairman Cashell noted that the minutes of the Personnel
Session of June 8, 1979, had not been distributed in time
to allow for their review by everyone and suggested that
approval of those minutes be deferred until the August
Dr. Lombardi moved adoption of the Consent Agenda, with the
exception of the minutes of the Personnel Session of June
8, 1979. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without
2. Bid Opening for WNCC Revenue Bonds
Mr. Partridge reported that six bids had been received for
$2.2 million revenue bond issue for the North Campus of
WMCC. He recommended that the bid of Valley Bank of Nevada,
at an interest rate of 6.22%, be accepted, and that the
Board adopt the following resolution and authorize any addi-
tional actions necessary to complete the revenue bond sale:
RESOLUTION NO. 79-5
A RESOLUTION DESIGNATED BY THE SHORT TITLE "7-1-79 BOND
RESOLUTION"; CONCERNING THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIVISION, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM;
AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION, OTHER ACQUISITION, AND
IMPROVEMENT OF BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES, AND OTHER FACILI-
TIES ON THE CAMPUS OF THE WESTERN NEVADA COMMUNITY
COLLEGE AT RENO, EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS THEREFOR, AND
OTHER APPURTENANCES: AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE
SECURITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, DESIGNATED AS
THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM, COMMUNITY COLLEGES
STUDENT FEES REVENUE BONDS, SERIES JULY 1, 1979", IN
THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $2,200,000.00, FOR THE PURPOSE
OF DEFRAYING IN PART THE COST OF SUCH PROJECT, INCLUD-
ING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FUNDING, REDEEMING, AND PAYING
THE SECURITIES HERETOFORE ISSUED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND
KNOWN AS THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, WESTERN NEVADA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE, INTERIM DEBENTURE, SERIES OCTOBER 1,
1978", IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT AND DENOMINATION OF
$1,200,000.00; ACCEPTING ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY
THE BEST BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING
THE INTEREST RATES WHICH THE BONDS SHALL BEAR AND THE
PURCHASE PRICE THEREFORE; PROVIDING THE FORM, TERMS,
AND CONDITIONS OF THE BONDS, THE MANNER OF THEIR EXE-
CUTION, THE METHOD OF THEIR PAYMENT AND THE SECURITY
THEREFOR; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION AND THE DISPO-
SITION OF REVENUES DERIVED FROM CERTAIN FEES AND OTHER
CHARGES FROM STUDENTS ATTENDING THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM, AND DERIVED FROM
OTHER FACILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY; PLEDGING SUCH REV-
ENUES TO THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE
ISSUANCE OF ADDITIONAL BONDS AND OTHER SECURITIES PAY-
ABLE FROM SUCH REVENUES; PROVIDING DUTIES, PRIVILEGES,
POWERS, LIABILITIES, DISABILITY, IMMUNITIES, AND RIGHTS
PERTAINING THERETO; PROVIDING OTHER COVENANTS, AGREE-
MENTS, AND OTHER DETAILS AND MAKING OTHER PROVISIONS
CONCERNING THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES, THE BONDS, THE DE-
BENTURE, AND THE PLEDGED REVENUES; RATIFYING ACTION
PREVIOUSLY TAKEN AND PERTAINING TO THE FOREGOING MAT-
TERS; PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO; AND
REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,
carried without dissent.
3. Proposal from City of Elko
President Berg presented a request from the City of Elko to
to exchange an 80' easement on the northern boundary of the
College property for a 60' easement running parallel to the
freeway now under construction. Dr. Berg reported that the
NNCC Advisory Board had looked at this proposal by the City
and had recommended that the easement not be granted. Dr.
Berg noted that construction of a road parallel to the free-
way would bisect the Campus and would make access between
the two parts of the Campus difficult, and hamper the future
development of that part of the Campus thus separated from
the presently developed area. He pointed out that the road
which is proposed would be heavily travelled in that it
would handle all of the traffic from several subdivisions
located to the north of the Campus.
Mr. Barry Thompson, acting City Manager, explained the
City's proposal, noting that when the College property was
deeded to the Board of Regents, the 80' easement in question
was placed at the northern edge of the property because no
one knew at that time when the road would be needed and
where it would be most desirable. He said that it was the
City's intention that the easement would be moved once the
route of the freeway was determined and when the City's
development had progressed to the point where the best loca-
tion for construction of a road was known.
Mr. August H. Vogler spoke concerning the City's request,
stating that he was representing himself and other property
owners in the Ruby View District, and urged approval by the
Board of the proposed land exchange.
Mr. Bill Cordes, representing the Superintendent of the
Eastern Nevada Indian Agency, reported that the Bureau of
Indian Affairs is very much in favor of the construction of
a frontage road to provide access to those Indian lands to
the north of the housing subdivisions which border the Col-
ledge's property, pointing out that the present road situa-
tion is inadequate and access in emergency situations is
Mr. George Corner, Mayor of the City of Elko, urged the
Board's approval of the exchange, reiterating Mr. Thompson's
statement that it was the City's intention when the easement
was placed at the northern boundary of the College property
that it would be moved at a later date to where it would do
the most good. Mr. Corner cited the unanticipated growth of
Elko and pointed out that construction of a frontage road
along the freeway was important to the City's ability to
insure that the growth is orderly.
Mr. Hugh Mc Mullen, Chairman of the NNCC Advisory Board, re-
called the exchange of land with the City of Elko which had
resulted in the construction of the College on its present
site. He suggested that the problem is with the property
owners to the north of the College who do not want a road
constructed in back of them but prefer that the road be
placed parallel to the freeway and removed from their prop-
erty. Mr. Mc Mullen also spoke about the problem of secu-
rity of the Campus if a public road is constructed through
Miss Mason suggested that construction of a road through
the Campus might be an advantage of the College. Dr.
Lombardi agreed, pointing out that it would be some years
before that part of the Campus is developed and suggested
that with adequate safety features such a road would not
be a problem.
Mr. Buchanan moved that the request by the City of Elko be
denied. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride.
Mr. Ross stated that although he would support the motion
for denial, he would be willing to reconsider this request
in the future. Mr. Mc Bride agreed, stating that he too
would be willing to reconsider if the situation changed;
however, he stated that he believed the Advisory Board had
carefully investigated the matter and he would not go
against their recommendation that the request be denied.
Motion carried by the following roll call vote:
Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Ross,
Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Cashell
No - Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason
4. Request for Approval of Lease Agreement
President Crowley requested approval to enter into an a-
greement for lease of approximately 5,270 square feet in a
building owned by S. T. & P. Investments, Ltd., at 953-35B
E. Sahara, Commercial Center, Las Vegas, to be assigned to
and occupied by the Clark County Cooperative Extension
Service. The lease will be for five years, commencing
July 1, 1979, at a monthly rate of $3,030.25. Chancellor
Baepler recommended approval.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Bride, carried without dissent.
5. Request for Authority to Apply to FCC to Become Interim
Licensee for Channel 3, Las Vegas
Chancellor Baepler noted that President Dixon had planned
a proposal requesting authority to explore the possibility
of applying to FCC for UNLV to become the interim licensee
for Channel 3 in Las Vegas, which was scheduled to go off
the air as of July 4; however, since the station had re-
ceived an extension of that FCC ruling, the item was with-
President Dixon explained that when a television station
loses its license and when it is threatened with an FCC
blackout, it is common to look for an interim licensee, and
Universities are frequently acceptable as such interim li-
censees. He noted that Channel 3 is the NBC affiliate in
the Las Vegas community and provides important information
and entertainment, and it was believed desirable that the
University be prepared to volunteer as an interim licensee
to keep the station on the air. He emphasized that the
University would not propose to intervene in competition
with other qualified licensees but would only apply if
there were no other alternatives to the station going off
Mr. Buchanan suggested that even though an extension has
been granted, it would be desirable that the University be
authorized to proceed in the event that no other qualified
interim licensee is available at the end of that extension.
Mr. Buchanan moved that UNLV be authorized to apply to the
FCC to become the interim licensee for Channel 3 in the
event no other qualified interim licensee is available
should one be required to permit the station to remain on
the air. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without
It was understood that such an application by the University
would be made only if there were no other qualified appli-
cants and that there would be no expense to the University.
6. Final Drawings, Phase IV, Carson City Campus, WNCC
Final drawings for Phase IV of WNCC/Caron City Campus were
presented by Jack Sheehan of the architectural firm of
Sheehan and Haase. Mr. Sheehan noted that the project con-
tains 19,736 square feet, with an additional classroom of
1,800 square feet to be bid as an alternate. The estimated
cost for the project included in the base bid is $1,193,822.
Bids will be opened by the State Public Works Board on
Mr. Ross moved approval of the final drawings as presented.
Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.
7. Proposal for Funding for CSUN Radio Station
President Dixon reported that CSUN had requested a $95,000
interest-free loan from the Board of Regents Special
Projects Account with which to purchase equipment needed
to get the radio station operational by Fall, 1979. Such
a loan, Dr. Dixon noted, would result in a great savings
to CSUN in that they would not have to borrow at high in-
terest rates, or lease the equipment at substantially great-
er cost than would be true of a cash purchase.
Dr. Dixon also stated that should the Board of Regents not
approve such a loan, it had been determined that the loan
could be made from various accounts within UNLV; however, it
would be necessary that loans from UNLV accounts would re-
quire payment of interest since they are presently earning
interest and it would not be proper to divert funds from
those accounts without compensatory interest charges.
Danny Campbell, CSUN President, stated that if a loan could
be arranged that would permit them to buy the equipment,
rather than lease it, substantial savings would be realized.
He presented the following modified proposal:
A loan of $35,000 from the Board of Regents Special
Projects Account, interest-free, to be repaid in the
Fall of 1982.
A loan of $60,000 from various gift accounts at UNLV, at
10% interest, to be repaid one half in the Fall of 1980
and the balance in the Fall of 1981.
Mr. Campbell stated that the savings incurred in this way
would enable CSUN to concentrate on a quality operation
without having to worry about the financial aspects, and
would not burden the budget of the radio station in future
years. He noted the support given this project by the
Regents in the past and said he hoped the Regents would
continue their support by approving the loan requested.
Chancellor Baepler reported that the Board of Regents
Special Projects Account shows a balance of approximately
$188,000 for this fiscal year, with all anticipated expenses
for the coming year encumbered and subtracted. Income of
approximately $250,000 is anticipated during the next fiscal
year. In addition there is approximately $170,000 outstand-
ing in interest free loans.
Dr. Baepler recommended that CSUN be authorized to proceed
with the purchase of new equipment, and that prior to the
August meeting there be a review of student enrollments to
see what CSUN's budget will be, and a determination be made
concerning the timing of the need for cash for this pur-
chase, holding open the possibility of help from the Board
of Regents Special Projects Account, together with loans
from accounts at UNLV.
Mr. Buchanan moved that CSUN be authorized to proceed with
purchase or lease of the equipment for the radio station,
with a proposal for the financing within the parameters
discussed to be brought back to the August meeting. Motion
seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.
8. Selection of Alternate Architects for Business and Hotel
Management Building and Other Capital Improvement Projects
Chancellor Baepler recalled that the Board had previously
submitted to the State Public Works Board nominations for
architects for University projects to be funded during the
coming biennium. However, some of these architects have
been assigned to other major projects and the State Public
Works Board has requested the University to submit alternate
nominees. Accordingly, Chancellor Baepler recommended the
Board concur in the following nominations:
(1) Business and Hotel Management Building, UNLV
Architronics, a Las Vegas firm composed of David
Welles, Gerald Moffitt and John Mayers.
(2) Learning Resource Center, CCCC - Daniel, Mann, Johnson
(3) Campus Improvements, CCCC - Daniel, Mann, Johnson &
(4) Campus Improvements, UNR - Architectural firm called
Habitat (Simpson, Northan & Hubbard), and the engineer-
ing firm of either Conley or Simoncini, with an approv-
ed mechanical consultant for the underground power and
additions to the central control and exhaust system.
(5) Campus Improvements, NNCC - Arne Purhonen.
(6) School of Mines, UNR - Sheehan & Haase, with expecta-
tion that they will use the firm of Esherick, Homsey,
Dodge and Davis, an out-of-state firm, as consultants.
(7) Campus Improvements, UNLV - Architectural firm of
Hartley Alexander, and the engineering firm of Boyle
(8) Henderson Community College - Leo Borns.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason.
Chancellor Baepler also reported that the architectural firm
submitted to the State Public Works Board as the number one
choice for the UNR Sports Pavilion has been assigned the
design contract for the new prison. The State Public Works
Board is now negotiating with Casazza, Peetz & Associates,
the number two nominee, with the understanding that they
will affiliate with the out-of-state consultant, Crane
Anderson of Texas. Should these negotiations break down,
Dr. Baepler stated that further consideration by the Board
of Regents will be requested.
Mr. Mc Bride reported on his discussions with residents of
Fallon who have expressed some very strong interest in the
facility to be constructed for the Community College there,
noting that they have stated they specifically do not want
a monument to the architect, but rather wish to have a func-
tional, operational facility with emphasis on well-equipped
vocational and technical areas. It was agreed that examples
of the educational specifications developed for Fallon fa-
cility would be provided by President Davis to Mr. Mc Bride
and other interested Regents, and that the Community Col-
lege staff would consult with the people both in Fallon and
Henderson in the development of specifications for the new
Community College facilities.
Motion carried without dissent.
9. Proposal for Funding of UNLV Marching Band
Mr. Buchanan recalled that he had asked for consideration at
this meeting of funding for the UNLV Marching Band, and had
subsequently sent to each of the Regents a proposal develop-
ed by Mr. Charles Lee, the Band Director, for $55,000 from
the Board of Regents Special Projects Account, to be used to
help the band get through the coming season. Mr. Buchanan
recalled that the Board had appointed a committee two years
ago to investigate the level of interest in a marching band
and to identify possible sources of funding. This committee
had raised approximately $139,000 which was used to purchase
the uniforms and to hire Mr. Lee as the Director. Mr.
Buchanan suggested that if the Board would allocate $55,000
from its Special Projects Account, the balance of $29,000
which is needed could be solicited from the community. He
emphasized that this would be a one-time request and it was
not anticipated that a subsequent request would be made of
the Board for this purpose.
In response to a question from Miss Mason, Wayne Pearson,
Assistant Athletic Director, explained that each member of
the band receives $100 a semester which is to reimburse him/
her for personal expenses incurred by participation in the
marching band. It was also noted that although there are
grants-in-aid available to Music students, none is awarded
to members of the band based on participation in the band.
Mr. Pearson also stated that the committee members who had
worked to raise the initial funding for the band had done so
in good faith, being assured that they would not be called
upon again to raise funds but that the University would
thereafter assume the cost of the marching band.
Chancellor Baepler cited the substantial startup costs as-
sociated with the marching band; i. e., the purchase of uni-
forms and instruments, and agreed that the University had
definitely committed itself to pick up the salary of the
Band Director, but pointed out that continuing operating
costs of the band would normally be expected to come from
the athletic budget. However, he noted, although a signif-
icant increase had been anticipated from the Legislature,
it did not materialize because of unforeseen difficulties
and the Athletic Department does not have the extra money
required for the band.
Mr. Pearson recalled that it had been intended that legisla-
tive help would be requested for the band; however, as a
matter of strategy, a decision was made that the University
would not include this item in its budget request to the
Legislature since there were some other very large items
with higher priority, such as the sports pavilions. In-
stead, upon the advice of friends in the Legislature, it
was agreed to wait until final passage of the legislation
on the pavilions, at which time the marching band request
would be submitted. Unfortunately, Mr. Pearson noted, be-
cause of Senate amendments to AB 63, and because the
Assembly then would not concur with the Senate amendments,
a conference committee was necessary and AB 63 did not pass
until the final item of business prior to adjournment of
the Legislature, and the strategy on the marching band was
In response to a question on how the band would be funded
during the second year of the biennium, Mr. Pearson suggest-
ed that the committee and the Boosters Club would again be
helpful, but he believed they first wanted to see the Board
of Regents provide some help, pointing out that the band was
a creation of the Board.
Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that the Board of Regents and the
University had, in her opinion, helped out by providing the
salary for the Band Director, and by providing grants-in-
aid. Chancellor Baepler stated that there has been no in-
crease in the number of grants-in-aid which are available
over what had been available prior to the start-up of the
marching band. He also pointed out that for the past ten
years there has been tremendous pressure for UNLV to have
a marching band, pressure which the Athletic Department has
resisted. However, community interest encouraged Regents
to appoint a committee, which led to the marching band, but
he pointed out that the Athletic Department had not asked
the Board for permission to start the band. Unfortunately,
he noted, the anticipated help from the Legislature did not
materialize and there is a very short time left to provide
funding for the band season which starts almost immediately.
Mr. Buchanan reported that there had been some thought to
having a fund raising event the night before the first foot-
ball game to try to raise the additional monies necessary
for the band's travel; however, he stressed the importance
of help from the Board to allow the band to survive.
Chairman Cashell asked about the trip to Hawaii included on
the proposal distributed by Mr. Buchanan. He suggested that
such a trip would be fairly expensive and was told by Mr.
Pearson that it would be a travel party of 170-175. Mr.
Buchanan stated that funds for that trip will be raised by
the band or by the community and none of the money requested
from the Board of Regents would be for travel. Mr. Lee con-
curred, stating that he was asking the Board only for oper-
ating funds and for student stipends, and no travel for the
Board is anticipated from the $55,000 allocation requested
from the Board.
Mr. Mc Bride reported that he had received a letter from the
Alumni Association supporting the band. He asked for an
expression from the Faculty Senate and from CSUN.
Mrs. Van Vactor, Chairman of the UNLV Faculty Senate, stated
that the Senate had not received prior information concern-
ing the proposal and therefore had not discussed it.
Mr. Campbell, CSUN President, stated that the students cer-
tainly would like to have a good marching band but had also
not discussed the proposal before the Board. He did note
that CSUN has made allocations from student funds to the
Music Department, but not to the marching band itself.
Mr. Buchanan moved that the Board of Regents allocate
$55,000 from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account
for the marching band. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, who
stated that her second was contingent upon the understanding
that this would be a onetime allocation only and that there
would be some kind of fund raising effort to provide stabil-
ity to the band until such time as legislative support is
Motion received the following roll call vote:
Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Miss Mason, Mr. Mc Bride
No - Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi
Abstain - Mr. Ross
The Chairman noted that a motion must receive five affirma-
tive votes to carry and therefore declared the motion to
Mrs. Fong explained that her opposing vote was because of
the precedent such an allocation would establish, thereby
inviting other Departments to submit similar requests.
Mr. Buchanan moved that a loan of $55,000 be made to the
Marching Band from the Board of Regents Special Projects
Account. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried unanimously
by roll call vote.
(Note to minutes: It was understood that this was to be an
interest-free loan and no repayment schedule was specified.)
The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment
Advisory Committee, and reconvened at 1:30 P.M.
10. Proposed Increase in Room and Board Rates, UNLV
President Dixon recommended an increase in the dormitory fee
for Tonopah Hall of $50 per semester, effective Fall semes-
ter, 1979. This increase will bring the total combined room
and board rate (regular semester, 19 meals per week) to
$921, plus the required $4 per semester health fee required
of all dormitory residents, for a total of $1,850 for the
academic year. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.
Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
11. Bid Opening, Remodeling of Moyer Student Union
President Dixon reported that bids were opened June 15 for
remodeling of Moyer Student Union to add a delicatessen as
part of the food services. Two bids were received, as
Argus Construction Co. $44,541
Ponderosa Construction Co., Inc. 42,948
President Dixon recommended the bid of Ponderosa Construc-
tion be accepted, with funds to be provided from the Student
Union Reserve Fund ($37,527.65), and from the Student Union
Building Operating Account ($5,420.35). Chancellor Baepler
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Bride, carried without dissent.
12. Appointment of Executive Director, Bioresources Center, DRI
Vice President Dawson presented a recommendation from Presi-
ident Smith that Dr. David L. Koch be appointed Executive
Director of the Bioresources Center, effective July 1, 1979,
at an annual salary of $36,500. A copy of Dr. Koch's vita
was distributed (filed with permanent minutes).
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,
carried without dissent.
13. Proposal for Retitling of Positions in Chancellor's Office
Chancellor Baepler recalled that at the previous meeting on
June 8, the Board had approved the merger of Budget and
Audit in the Chancellor's Office and had deferred action on
his request for retitling of three positions, asking that an
organization chart and position descriptions be provided.
Chancellor Baepler noted the inclusion with the agenda of an
organization chart (identified as Ref. C and filed with per-
manent minutes), and reported that position descriptions for
the three positions under consideration had been transmitted
to the Regents separately from the agenda.
Dr. Baepler stated that the move to merge the Budget and
Audit functions had been accomplished and expressed himself
as being totally pleased with the result. He suggested that
a problem which appears to be perceived by those not direct-
ly involved (i. e., a conflict of interest created by having
Budget and Audit functions reporting through the same super-
visor) is not a problem when viewed from the inside, point-
ing out that there are three fundamental areas within the
financial affairs of the University -- budgeting, accounting
and auditing. The accounting function for the University is
done by the Business Centers, not by the staff of the Chan-
cellor's Office. The Chancellor's Office does not generate
budgets, but merely analyzes and compiles them into a System
budget. The end result then, he explained, is that there is
one group in the Chancellor's Office (the Budget staff)
whose function it is to compile budgets and analyze how
Departments propose to spend their money. The second group
(the Audit staff) is then responsible for reviewing how the
money was actually spent. Under the reorganization approved
on June 8, Dr. Baepler noted that the Audit staff and the
Budget staff now report to a Director of Finance, rather
than having the Director of each of these two staffs report-
ing to the Chancellor.
Dr. Baepler referred to his earlier proposal that three of
the positions in the Chancellor's Office be retitled Vice
Chancellor. He stressed that this was not a critical issue
to him, not nearly as important as he considered the reor-
ganization already approved, but suggested that the problem
is basically with the Community College Coordinator posi-
tion. He noted that the title for this new position had
ranged from that of Coordinator (the title under which re-
cruiting for the position had occurred), and that of Presi-
dent, but suggested that it deserved the title either of
Director or Vice Chancellor, in that this individual will
be a visible spokesman for the Community Colleges to the
Legislature, to the Regents, and to the public.
Dr. Baepler noted that when there is only one Vice Chancel-
lor in an organization, that person is frequently assumed to
be the number two person, but pointed out that this would
not be the case with the Vice Chancellor for the Community
Colleges. He suggested that in addition to this Vice
Chancellor, the University's attorney, who is the only Di-
rector who has direct reporting authority to the Regents and
who frequently is used for signatory purposes, would be an
ideal candidate for the title of Vice Chancellor, as would
the newly-appointed Director of Finance, due to the broad
scope of that operation. He further pointed out that such
changes in titles would in no way change their functions,
nor would it change their relationship to Division and
Campus Officers or to other professionals in the Chancel-
Mr. Mc Bride asked for reassurance that these proposed title
changes would not be equated with a salary level equal to or
above those paid to Officers and Administrators within the
Divisions. Chancellor Baepler stated that the salaries pro-
jected for these three positions for 1979-80 are approxi-
mately $8,000 - $10,000 lower than comparable positions in
the Chancellor's Offices of 26 institutions included in the
1978-79 Arkansas Study, but emphasized that there was no
inference whatever that the Vice Chancellors' would be at a
higher salary than other Directors, and no intention that
they would be in the future.
In response to questions from the Board, Chancellor Baepler
also stated that the two positions which were being vacated
in the Budget Department would be replaced with people who
have strong backgrounds in statistics and accounting, but
other than those two replacement personnel, he did not
anticipate bringing in any more new people.
At the Chairman's request, Mr. Partridge explained the re-
organized Finance Department and how he proposed to keep the
Audit and Budget functions separate so as to avoid any con-
flict between the two functions. He stated that he would
continue to seek certified public accountants for the Audit
staff. For the Budget staff, he would seek people who have
backgrounds in budgets and who can analyze and do the addi-
tional work after those budgets have been approved and plac-
ed in the financial accounting system to make sure the budg-
ets are appropriate and functioning.
Mr. Partridge also commented on the newly-formed Audit
Committee of the Board of Regents, noting that the Audit
staff can, at any time there is concern that he as their
supervisor is acting in an inappropriate manner, go directly
to the Chancellor and beyond him to the Audit Committee,
should they feel it necessary to do so.
He explained that accountants are bound by professional
ethics which are explicit and which serve as guidelines in
the event a member of the Audit staff has a problem which is
not resolved satisfactorily by the Administration, in which
case such a staff member would seek independent legal advice
and either terminate his association with the University or
pursue the matter within the framework of the governing
board. Mr. Partridge stressed that this independence is
critical to the Audit staff, and would be reinforced by
the Audit Committee of the Board of Regents and by the
Independent Auditors who annually review the University's
books and records.
Chancellor Baepler commented on the bids accepted earlier
for the WNCC revenue bonds, noting that the 6.2% interest
was due partly to the legislation which permits pooling of
funds, but also because he and Mr. Partridge had personally
visited the bond rating people in New York, suggesting that
when the University deals with external agencies such as
Standard and Poors or Moody, it is helpful to have a person
who is a certified public accountant and who can be identi-
fied as a Finance person, rather than just the head of an
audit group or of a budget group. He also suggested that
the advantages of the proposed title change correlate di-
rectly with the kinds of budget and audit information that
he wished to provide to the Board and which they had not
been getting in the past.
Dr. Lombardi expressed concern that perhaps the Board had
acted somewhat precipitously at the last meeting in termi-
nating two people within the Budget Office, and asked if
there was any possibility they could be retained within the
organization. Chancellor Baepler stated that he felt that
at least one of them could be productively used in a posi-
tion currently vacant, but he had not resolved the problem
of the second position.
Mrs. Knudtsen noted the proposed organization chart present-
ed by the Chancellor, commenting that it reflected the As-
sistant Secretary of the Board reporting directly to the
Board rather than to the Secretary of the Board and suggest-
ed that it was both confusing and inappropriate.
Chancellor Baepler explained that Barbara Summers serves as
Assistant Secretary, handling the Investment Advisory Com-
mittee, and does not report to the Secretary of the Board
in that function. Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that she should.
Dr. Lombardi agreed. Chancellor Baepler stated that the
placement on the organization chart was unimportant and
could be changed. He suggested that the relationship be-
tween the Assistant Secretary and the Secretary is impor-
tant and noted that this relationship was excellent.
Chancellor Baepler also explained the functions of the
Director of Institutional Research, and the Director of
Special Studies and Planning, and agreed to send position
descriptions to the Regents. Chairman Cashell expressed
reservations concerning a salary increase for Dr. Mathewson,
formerly Director of Budget, stating that he personally felt
that he had done a poor job with the budget. Chancellor
Baepler acknowledged previous discussions with the Chairman
concerning this and stated that he would make an adjustment.
Mr. Ron Kendall, Chairman of the Unit Senate, reported that
the Unit Senate had met the previous Wednesday, and had ask-
ed that the following statement be submitted to the Board:
The action to reorganize the Chancellor's Office, which
resulted in the termination of two employees was made
in violation of the University of Nevada System Code,
Section 1.3.7, Changes in Administrative Units, which
reads as follows: "Creation, abolition or substantial
alteration of Departments, Colleges, laboratories, or
similar administrative units, shall be approved only
after consideration by the Unit and the Division con-
cerned, according to the Division Bylaws. Final action
shall require approval by the Board of Regents." Since
this procedure was not followed, despite the Unit Sen-
ate's objections, the Board's action disregards the
UNS Code. We object to such arbitrary recognition of
the Code. Such precipitous and capricious action by
the Board has a detrimental effect on the morals, re-
cruiting and retention of professional personnel within
the System. It also undermines the quality of higher
education in Nevada because professionals are not
willing to risk their careers in an environment where
termination can occur without notice or evaluation.
We recommend that the Board rescind its actions on
Item 7, Proposed Reorganization of Chancellor's Office,
as recorded in the minutes of its meeting of June 8,
Mr. Kendall stressed that the Unit Senate was objecting to
the methods and not the technicalities of the reorganiza-
tion. He further explained that the Unit is comprised of
the Chancellor's Office, the University Press, and the
Computing Center. The Unit Senate represents the profes-
sional employees in these three components, as the Division
Senates represent the faculty in their respective Divisions.
He noted that two of the employees of the Unit were termi-
nated without being offered the opportunity of placing their
objections through the established forum, the Unit Senate.
Chancellor Baepler suggested that there were two separable
issues, in that the establishment of new Departments, Col-
leges etc., is a far cry from taking two financial areas
and merging them. He suggested that the very minor rear-
rangement represented by this reorganization be separated
from the two terminations, pointing out that the Code re-
quires that personnel be given notice in a timely way, and
the one year provision called for in the Code was met.
Mr. Kendall asked if the terminations were due to the reor-
ganization. Mr. Lessly said no, and Chancellor Baepler
concurred, pointing out that the terminations were totally
independent of the reorganizations since the positions will
continue to exist and will be refilled.
Mr. Kendall objected to the manner in which the terminations
were conducted, suggesting that they should have been af-
forded an opportunity to be heard in a closed personnel
Mr. Lessly disagreed, pointing out that the terminations
involved in the reorganization were handled totally in ac-
cordance with the Code, with both of the employees affected
having certain rights under Chapter 4 of the Code, which he
stated they have already taken advantage of.
Chairman Cashell suggested that Mr. Kendall was not suffi-
ciently informed of the facts and was perhaps out of line.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendation
for changes in titles from Coordinator to Vice Chancellor
for Community Colleges, from General Counsel to Vice Chan-
cellor for Legal Affairs and from Director of Finance to
Vice Chancellor of Financial Affairs. Motion seconded by
Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.
Mrs. Knudtsen asked if approval of the changes also included
the change in the reporting lines of the Assistant Secretary
through the Secretary of the Board and was assured by the
Chancellor and by Chairman Cashell that it did.
14. Designation of Special Counsel
Chancellor Baepler recommended that Attorney Roger E. Newton
be designated as special counsel for the purpose of repre-
senting the University in any emergency legal matter which
may occur during the month of July, 1979, while Mr. Lessly
is absent from the State.
Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,
carried without dissent.
15. Appointment of Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs
Chancellor Baepler recalled that Miss Mason had previously
proposed an Advisory Committee to the Chancellor on Minority
Affairs (proposal identified as Ref. D and filed with perma-
nent minutes), and noted that this proposal had been dis-
cussed at length with the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet in
an attempt to determine the kind of mechanism which would
best meet the objectives of this particular committee. He
pointed out that each of the institutions within the Univer-
sity System has a different set of problems with respect to
minority affairs because there are difference minority com-
ponents within each community. He proposed that each insti-
tution establish a committee to look at the local and inter-
institutional problems and that two members be appointed
from each of these committees to a system committee for the
purpose of comparing the problems and the methods used to
deal with them. He agreed that the affirmative action of-
ficers now active within each institution should be at least
ex officio on their Campus committees. He suggested that
since each institution has different problems and would
be addressing different issues, it would be important that
they be able to communicate through the larger system
Miss Mason suggested that although the smaller the committee
the more effective it would be, it was desirable that com-
munity people also be involved. Chancellor Baepler agreed
and suggested that a first report could be provided to the
Board in mid-year, after the committees have been function-
ing on each Campus for about six months.
In addition to involvement of people representing the
minorities in the communities, Miss Mason also urged that
there be student representation and input where possible.
Mrs. Fong also recommended that there be consultation and
input from the handicapped segment of the community.
Chancellor Baepler restated his recommendation that each
institution, if they have not already done so, form a com-
mittee to deal with problems relating to minorities. Each
committee will then recommend one or two of their members
to a system committee that will meet twice a year to analyze
what the entire System is doing. People from the community
would be invited to participate in the statewide group and,
if desired, also with the local or institutional committees.
Mr. Ross moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendation.
Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.
It was agreed that any suggestions for appointments to any
of these committees should be sent to the respective Divi-
sion of Campus Presidents, either directly or through the
Secretary of the Board.
16. Code Amendment Regarding Retirement Requirements
Chanceller Baepler recalled that in February, 1979 a recom-
mendation was submitted to the Board for amendment of Board
policy regarding retirement of faculty to bring that policy
into conformance with the Federal Age Discrimination and
Employment Act of 1977. He noted that the recommendation
was withdrawn from the February agenda to permit further
discussion with the faculty. He noted that as of July 1,
1982, Federal law will require mandatory retirement at age
70; however, Universities have been specifically exempted,
allowing them to require mandatory retirement of tenured
faculty at age 65, until July 1, 1982, at which time age 70
will be required for all faculty. Nontenured faculty may
now be retained until age 70.
Dr. Baepler also noted that Board policy with respect to
retirement of professional staff, as established April 27,
1951, is as follows:
(1) Retirement may be granted or required by the Board
of Regents any time after the employee shall have
reached 60 years of age.
(2) All faculty members shall retire at age 65, but may
be reappointed at the discretion of the Board of
Regents upon an annual basis.
Chancellor Baepler recommended that this policy be rescinded
immediately, and the practice of granting postretirement
appointments be abolished, and that, henceforth, any faculty
member continuing within the University after retirement be
retained by letter of appointment for specific courses.
Chancellor Baepler further recommended that the University
Code be amended to establish 65 as the mandatory retirement
age for tenured faculty, effective immediately, as reflected
in a proposed revision of Chapter 3 (identified as Ref. E
and filed with permanent minutes), to conform University
policy to federal law, noting that further revisions of the
Code will be required, effective July 1, 1982, to conform
with the provisions of federal law providing for retirement
of tenured faculty members at age 70.
Mr. Lessly explained that federal law allows the University
three options: (1) no mandatory retirement age whatsoever;
(2) adoption of age 70 as the mandatory retirement age for
all faculty, effective immediately; or (3) adoption of age
65 as the mandatory retirement age for tenured faculty, as
allowed by the exemption provided to Universities, and age
70 for nontenured faculty, until 1982 when age 70 will apply
to all faculty. Mr. Lessly also explained the problem re-
lated to postretirement appointments, pointing out that
since the University has no standards for award of postre-
tirement appointments, failure to award such an appointment
to an individual faculty member cannot be sustained if chal-
lenged in court. He advised that until such time as crite-
ria established governing postretirement appointments, such
can be criteria as will sustain judicial attack, no postre-
tirement appointments be permitted except as outlined by the
President Crowley explained that there are between 25-30
tenured faculty members at UNR, representing approximately
ten percent of UNR's instructional staff, who will be af-
fected by the adoption of age 65 as the mandatory retire-
ment age. He stated that, in his opinion, this issue is
extremely critical to UNR's ability to manage the reduction
in force imposed by the 1979 Legislature. Dr. Crowley
pointed out that if the Board were to immediately implement
an age 70 mandatory retirement policy, instead of age 65 as
is recommended, in order to meet the required reductions in
force, the people having to be released would be younger
faculty, effectively denying to the University any oppor-
tunity to bring in new faculty until 1982. Dr. Crowley also
pointed out that approximately 75% of UNR faculty are now
tenured, and if the 25 to 30 people who would be retired
under the age 65 policy are retained, percentages will go
President Dixon stated that although the situation is not so
critical for UNLV, involving only 4-5 people on that Campus,
he shared the concerns expressed by President Crowley and
Chancellor Baepler about the impact on higher education
posed by the new federal law on mandatory retirement age.
Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-
tion. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride.
Mrs. Betty Elliott, Chairman of the Faculty Senate, WNCC/N,
presented the following statement for the record:
I am Betty Elliott and I represent the faculty of
Western Nevada Community College - Reno/Sparks Campus.
With due respect to the problem this issue creates for
the Universities, the faculty of WNCC-Reno/Sparks
strongly opposes the mandatory retirement at age 65 for
professional employees. This opposition is based on
1) This present measure supply utilizes a loophole for
Universities to delay conforming to the Federal
2) The mandatory retirement is discriminatory against
University professionals in that:
a. It is discriminatory as compared to other
present University personnel who are assured
employment under the federal amendments to
the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of
b. It is discriminatory as compared to all other
public employees in Nevada who are assured
employment until age 70 under an act passed by
the 1973 State Legislature;
c. It is discriminatory as compared to all public
school teachers and Administrators who are
assured employment until age 70 by both State
and federal regulations;
d. It is discriminatory as compared to all
employees in private enterprise who may not
be retired at 65 under the new federal law,
except for management employees receiving
retirement benefits provided by the company
that amount to more than $20,000 per year;
e. It is discriminatory to other tenured Univer-
sity professors who reached 65 prior to this
current year or who will reach 65 after June
3) In many classes both at Community College and the
University we teach our students that age is not a
determinate of one's value to society, and as we
all know, society has tended to deny the value of
our aging citizens. We feel it is a great hypocri-
sy to try to enlighten the thinking and to alter
prejudices of our students toward the older members
of society, while at the same time that very same
institution is denying the worth of its oldest,
yet experienced teaching staff.
4) Lastly, since we are a Community College, a segment
of the community we serve are those 65 or older.
Are we in essence saying to this segment, you're
welcome at the College as a student but not as a
Mr. Lessly disagreed that adoption of the Chancellor's rec-
ommendation constitutes a delay in conforming with Federal
law, pointing out that any of the three options described
earlier would comply. He also suggested that the fact that
Mrs. Elliott felt that adoption of age 65 for mandatory
retirement was discriminatory could not be helped, pointing
out that the federal government had established the stand-
ards. Mr. Lessly also stated that comparing University
professional employees with other public employees of the
State or of public school districts is irrelevant, pointing
out that the Board of Regents has the constitutional power
to make personnel polices for the University's professional
employees and does not have to conform to State statutes for
other public employees.
Mr. Mc Bride expressed concern for the two Community College
faculty members who will be retired by the adoption of 65 as
the mandatory retirement age for tenured faculty, but point-
ed out that any other action by the Board will result in
loss of jobs for 20 to 30 younger faculty at UNR and UNLV.
Dr. Marschall, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, also expressed
concern that the action recommended would have an adverse
affect on the lives of some people, but reported that be-
cause of the crucial situation UNR finds itself forced to
deal with, the UNR faculty strongly supports the recommenda-
tion for adoption of age 65.
In response to a question from Dr. Marschall concerning the
possibility of reinstating a policy permitting postretire-
ment appointments, Chancellor Baepler confirmed that al-
though the Board is being advised to discontinue postretire-
ment appointments for the reasons stated by Counsel, at such
time as acceptable criteria can be developed, the Board will
be requested to reinstate postretirement appointments.
Mr. Andrew Puccinelli, stating that he was present at the
request of Charles Springer, attorney for NSEA, distributed
a letter written by Mr. Springer on behalf of one of the
NSEA members. He suggested that the federal law referred to
by Mr. Lessly should appropriately be regarded as a guide-
line rather than as a mandate, as implied by Mr. Lessly.
Mr. Puccinelli also cited NRS 281.370 which he said prohi-
bited discharge from employment because of age, adding that
this statute had been upheld by the Supreme Court.
Mr. Lessly pointed out that action by the 1979 Legislature
had amended this statute, and further noted that the
University is not bound by State statutes in the area of
professional personnel policy.
Motion carried without dissent.
17. Implementation of Early Retirement Provisions
Chancellor Baepler reported that the 1979 Legislature amend-
ed the provisions of the Public Employees Retirement Act to
permit full service credit for part-time employment of cer-
tain public employees who are eligible to retire. A copy
of the pertinent legislation, AB 738, was included with the
agenda (identified as Ref. F and filed with permanent min-
utes). Specifically, Dr. Baepler noted, this provides that
an employee who is 60 years of age or older and who has con-
tributed to the Public Employees Retirement System for ten
years or more may elect to work less than full-time (but not
less than half-time) and still receive full service credit
for up to five additional years, provided the employer and
the employee make contributions equivalent to that required
if employment were full-time, and provided the agreement
under which this early retirement is elected does not extend
beyond five years.
Chancellor Baepler recommended authorization to implement
these early retirement provisions for University of Nevada
System employees who qualify. In requesting this author-
ization, Chancellor Baepler acknowledged that there were
some problems with the legislation and suggested that the
Administration should establish criteria for such agreements
in order that all persons requesting such early retirement
may be treated equally.
Mr. Lessly suggested that there was an additional problem
with the legislation of which the Board should be aware,
suggesting that if the Board authorized the Division Presi-
dent to enter into such contracts, it should be specified
that no such contract may be issued that would circumvent
the mandatory retirement age policy.
Chairman Cashell suggested that this matter be withdrawn
in order that Counsel could review this legislation and
prepare a document for the Board reflecting the legal
ramifications as they relate to University personnel.
Mr. Buchanan moved that this matter be withdrawn as request-
ed by the Chairman. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried
18. Request for Authorization to Sell Revenue Bonds
Chancellor Baepler requested adoption of the following res-
olution to permit the sale of $5.1 million in revenue bonds
for the addition to the Dickinson Library at UNLV, and $4
million for the UNR School of Business Administration:
RESOLUTION NO. 79-6
A RESOLUTION DESIGNATED BY THE SHORT TITLE "9-1-79 PUB-
LIC SALE RESOLUTION"; AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SALE OF
THE SECURITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, DESIGNATED
AS THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM, UNIVERSITIES REV-
ENUE BONDS, SERIES SEPTEMBER 1, 1979", IN THE PRINCI-
PAL AMOUNT OF $9,100,000.00, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION,
OTHER ACQUISITION, AND IMPROVEMENT OF BUILDINGS, STRUC-
TURES, AND OTHER FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS
THEREFOR, AND OTHER APPURTENANCES, FOR (1) THE ADDITION
TO THE DICKINSON LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS
VEGAS SUBPROJECT, AND (2) THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO,
SUBPROJECT; PROVIDING THE FORMS OF THE NOTICES OF SUCH
SALE; PROVIDING FOR GIVING NOTICE OF THE SALE AND OTHER
DETAILS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; AND REPEALING ALL RES-
OLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Bride, carried without dissent.
19. Revisions and Additions to Work Program for 1979-80
Chancellor Baepler reported that when the Work Program was
submitted to an earlier meeting, all of the Estimative Bud-
gets had not been completed and noted that they have not
all been compiled and submitted and recommended their ap-
proval by the Board, adding that this completed the Work
Program for 1979-80, subject to revisions that will be made
when the professional salaries have been distributed, and
such revisions as may be made when reviewed by the Audit
Mr. Mc Bride moved conditional approval, subject to further
revision when professional salaries are distributed and ac-
commodated into the Work Program. Motion seconded by Dr.
Lombardi, carried without dissent.
20. Proposal for Board Workshop
Mr. Mc Bride recalled that he had proposed at the June meet-
ing that the Board consider a Workshop for Regents and Offi-
cers and had requested that further discussion concerning
this be scheduled for the June 29 meeting. Mr. Mc Bride
stated that he is working on a proposal and asked that this
item be deferred until the August meeting and in the mean-
time he would be sending material to the Regents for their
21. Mr. Mc Bride expressed concern about two items appearing on
the agenda which he noted had not gone through review by the
concerned Campus officer. He stated that he did not believe
it desirable for items to come to the Board for considera-
tion without involvement of the cognizant President. He
asked the Board to take a critical look at this practice and
suggested that when an individual Regent receives a request
he should insist that it go through the appropriate Officer
for review. Mrs. Knudtsen agreed. Mr. Cashell strongly
recommended that all such items be referred back through the
appropriate channels and suggested that perhaps this problem
might be dealt with in the pending review of the Board of
Regents Bylaws. Mr. Mc Bride suggested that this might be
an appropriate item for discussion within a Board Workshop
setting, stating that either the Board works with the Presi-
dents and the Chancellor, or the Board doesn't need them.
22. Request for Special Committee for Sports Pavilions
Chancellor Baepler stated that there is a special problem
with the two sports pavilions in keeping the north and
south ends of the state coordinated in accordance with the
requirements of AB 63. He suggested that for purposes of
this coordination and to provide a very necessary communi-
cation link, a special ad hoc committee be appointed, com-
posed of a Regent from the north and one from the south, to
be appointed by the Chairman of the Board, and that there
be an institutional and a booster representative from each
end of the State, with these to be appointed by the UNR and
UNLV Presidents. This six-member committee would then be
responsible to see that the projects move concurrently as
required by the enabling legislation.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.
Buchanan, carried without dissent.
23. Report of Investment Advisory Committee
In the absence of Committee Chairman Karamanos, Dr. Lombardi
submitted the following report from the Investment Advisory
The Investment Advisory Committee met at noon today
and received reports from the 3 bank representatives.
There were no recommendations for further changes in
the portfolios except that for First National Bank.
Mr. Bob Lee of FNB proposed for Committee considera-
tion that the bank be authorized to purchase $1 million
par value of Canadian government bonds yielding 10%
interest. This purchase would not only offer an at-
tractive interest rate, but would offer 2 opportunities
for appreciation: (1) a rise in the value of the Ca-
nadian dollar would result in a profit to the Univer-
sity, and (2) a decline in current interest rates
would increase the value of the bonds. The Committee
recommends Board approval of this purchase, and also
recommends rescinding a previous authorization for
the purchase of $600,000 in bonds.
No action was taken on a proposal to invest endowment
funds in a note on a warehouse in Las Vegas.
The Committee also took no action with regard to an
agenda item concerning the investment of excess income
from the Atmospherium/Planetarium endowment in second
deeds of trust in order to accumulate funds for the
future purchase of equipment. It was recognized that
the Planetarium will need to make substantial expendi-
tures at some time in the future for the purchase of
new equipment; however, excess income which has been
reinvested in the existing endowment funds can be used
for that purpose.
Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the recommendations of the
Committee. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried with-
24. Coordination of Commencement Dates and Locations
Chancellor Baepler explained that the Regents had indicated
their concern that UNR and UNLV had scheduled commencements
the previous month at the same date and time, precluding
attendance by the Regents at both ceremonies, and had indi-
cated they they would prefer that the necessary coordination
occur to avoid similar conflicts in the future. Dr. Baepler
pointed out that the problem arises from the fact that UNR
and UNLV are on identical academic year calendars and move-
ment of Commencement to a week earlier or a week later cre-
ates some serious problems.
It was suggested that the two Presidents work out some ar-
rangements whereby one Commencement will be held on Saturday
morning, and perhaps the other Commencement held on Friday
evening. It was also suggested that UNR give consideration
to arrangements for a Speaker at Commencement in deference
to the students, their parents and to the expressed wishes
of some of the Regents.
It was further suggested that Western Nevada Community
College take the necessary action required to hold only one
Commencement ceremony, instead of a separate one for its
Carson Campus graduates and a separate one for its Reno-
Sparks Campus graduates.
Mr. Buchanan moved that this matter be deferred until a
subsequent meeting to permit the Presidents to develop the
plans necessary to accommodate the request of the Board.
Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.
25. Request for Interfund Loan, UNR
President Crowley requested authorization for an interfund
loan of $7,000 from the Parking Permits Account to Audio
Visual to fund the Film Library Catalog. The loan is to be
repaid in three annual installments of $2,333.33 from the
film rental account. Chancellor Baepler recommended
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.
Lombardi, carried without dissent.
26. George S. Markley Estate
President Crowley reported that the University of Nevada,
Reno, has received a bequest from George S. Markley for the
benefit of the School of Medical Sciences. The estate in-
cluded a 1972 Toyota Corona Mark II automobile, one lot of
furniture and personal possessions, one lot of men's jewel-
ry, and one Home Savings and Loan Association 7.5% TCD in
the face amount of $20,000, maturing April 4, 1982, and cash
totaling $29,415.95. Dr. Crowley also reported that the
University has received from the Markley Estate a piece of
property in Rockport, Texas.
President Crowley recommended acceptance of the bequest for
the purposes specified in the will, and requested that sig-
nature authority on the account with Home Savings and Loan
Association be assigned to Vice President Edward L. Pine,
Controller Henry M. Hattori and Deputy Controller Daniel L.
Pease, and further requested authorization to proceed with
the sale of the property in Texas.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
27. Request for Authorization to Sell Revenue Bonds
Chancellor Baepler requested authorization to proceed with
the sale of $58 million in revenue bonds, with $56 million
for the sports pavilions and $2 million in two years for the
Business and Hotel Administration building at UNLV. The $56
million issue will be used to finance the $30 million facil-
ity at UNLV and the $26 million facility at UNR. He noted
that although it is not anticipated that the issue will be
sold until the Fall, it is necessary to have the Board's
authorization at this point so that litigation which is
necessary can be triggered.
Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,
carried without dissent.
28. Request for Authorization to Lease Clinical Space
President Crowley reported that the School of Medical
Sciences has been operating an outpatient clinic on Mill
Street with the assistance of a federal grant transferred
to the University by the County Health Department. The
space for the clinic has not proved to be adequate and there
is an opportunity to lease an additional 4,000 square feet
in a recently completed building near Washoe Medical Center;
however, the School must guarantee the lease. President
Crowley requested a loan of $20,000 from the Board of
Regents Special Projects Account, to be repaid from patient
care dollars which will begin to come in as soon as the
staff has occupied the new space. He proposed repayment at
the rate of $1,000 per month, beginning July 1, 1980.
Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason.
Mrs. Fong suggested that 90 cents per square foot was ex-
cessive for rent.
Motion carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.
29. Request for Transfer of Funds, CCCC
President Kreider requested approval to transfer $15,770.20
from the CCCC Contingency Fund to Buildings and Grounds to
permit the award of a contract for the construction of a
block wall around the Child Development Center at CCCC.
Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.
Mrs. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss
Mason, carried without dissent.
30. New Business
Chairman Cashell asked that a report be included on the
September agenda concerning the University police force,
the necessity for using weapons, the necessity of having
flashing lights on vehicles, and a recommendation from the
Chancellor's Office on how security at the different Cam-
puses should be handled.
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.
Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary of the Board