06/29/1979

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 29-30, 1979








06-29-1979

Pages 121-148

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

Ritch (UNR).



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

permanent minutes):



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

Dallas Byington

Kenneth F. Benson, Eureka, replacing De Loyd

Saterthwaite

John Connelly, Yerington, reappointment

Tobias Grether, Battle Mountain, replacing Bob

Quilici



(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 &

Company



(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

of Agriculture.



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

property.



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

meeting.



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

dissent.



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

very difficult.



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

the Campus.



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-

drawn.



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

the air.



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

dissent.



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

August 23.



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

& Mendenhall.



(3) Campus Improvements, CCCC - Daniel, Mann, Johnson &

Mendenhall.



(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

Engineering.



(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

not successful.



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

obtained.



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

have failed.



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

follows:



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

concurred.



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-

lor's Office.



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,

1979.



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

session.



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

committee.



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

Chancellor.



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

even higher.



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

several factors:



1) This present measure supply utilizes a loophole for

Universities to delay conforming to the Federal

Regulations.



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

1978;



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

30, 1982.



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

staff member?



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

without dissent.



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

Committee.



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

review.



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

Committee:



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-

out dissent.



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

approval.



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

06-29-1979