06/29/1995

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 29-30, 1995








6-29-1995

Pages 37-63



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

June 29, 1995



The Board of Regents met on June 29, 1995 in the Student Lounge

on the Cheyenne Campus of the Community College of Southern

Nevada, North Las Vegas.



Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman

Mr. Mark Alden

Mrs. Shelley Berkley (via telephone)

Dr. Jill Derby

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Madison Graves, II

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Nancy Price

Mrs. Carolyn Sparks



Members absent: Mr. Joseph M. Foley



Others present: President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

Interim President Rita Gubanich, TMCC

President-Elect Carol Harter, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President Ron Remington, NNCC

Interim President Ron Smith, UNLV

President James Taranik, DRI

Vice President Bob Hoover, UNR

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Tom Anderes, Vice Chancellor

Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairman (or their respresenta-

tives) Scott Casper (UNR), Richard French (DRI), Danny Gonzales

(Unit), Mike Mc Farlane (NNCC), Jerry Landwer (UNLV), Sonny

Lyerly (CCSN), Richard Riendeau (WNCC), Linda Stettler (TMCC),

and Student Association Officers.



Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 9:45 A.M. Thurs-

day, June 29, 1995, with all Regents present except Regents

Berkley, Gallagher, Graves, Foley and Phillips. Chairman Eardley

announced that Chancellor Jarvis and President Crowley are at-

tending the Legislature because of the discussion being held

regarding the cost-of-living increase for the University profes-

sional staff and the State classified personnel, and would not

be in attendance. Vice Chancellor John Richardson presided

for the Chancellor and Vice President Bob Hoover presided for

President Crowley. Dr. Jerry Barbee, Dean of Applied Science

and Technology at WNCC, attended the meeting until President

Calabro arrived later in the morning.



1. Adoption of the Consent Agenda



Adoption of the Consent Agenda, identified as Ref. A, filed

in the Regents' Office, containing the following items:



(1) Approved the minutes of the special meeting held

May 2, the minutes of the regular meeting held May

18-19, 1995, and the minutes of the special meeting

held June 2, 1995.



(2) Approved emeritus status for the following:



A. Community College of Southern Nevada - President

Moore recommended approval of emeritus status

for the following, effective July 1, 1995:



Beverly Funk, Professor Emeritus, Office Adminis-

tration

La Rene Watts, Professor Emeritus, Office Adminis-

tration



B. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommended approval of emeritus status for H.

Randall Frost, Emeritus Project Director, Sierra

Nevada Job Corps Center, effective May 1, 1995.



C. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interim Presi-

dent Smith recommended approval of emeritus status

for W. Hubert Johnson, Emeritus Director of Con-

tinuing Education and Summer Programs, retroac-

tive to July 1, 1982. Mr. Johnson was among a

small group of individuals who founded many of

the programs in existence at UNLV today.



D. Desert Research Institute - President Taranik

recommended approval of emeritus status for the

following:



Dale F. Schulke, Vice President for Finance and

Administration, Emeritus

Anne Audrain, Assistant Vice President and Con-

troller, Emerita



(3) Approved tenure on hire for Dr. Ted E. Batchman, Dean

of the College of Engineering at UNR, effective July

1, 1995. Tenure will be at the rank of Professor in

the Department of Electrical Engineering.



Approved the appointments with tenure on hire for the

following UNR faculty:



Thomas W. Bell, Chemistry Department, Professor

Judith A. Sugar, Department of Psychology, Associate

Professor

C. Richard Tracy, Biodiversity Center, Professor



(4) Approved tenure on hire for Dr. Tom Bean, full Pro-

fessor with tenure in the Department of Instruction-

al and Curricular Studies (ICS) at UNLV, effective

August 21, 1995.



Approved tenure on hire for Dr. Gary L. Kreps, full

Professor with tenure in the Greenspun School of

Communication at UNLV, effective July 1, 1995. Dr.

Kreps has accepted the position of Executive Direc-

tor of the Greenspun School of Communication.



(5) Approved the following recommendation for promotion

or assignment to rank:



A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley

recommended the following promotion, effective

July 1, 1995:



Jeanne Wendel to Professor of Economics, College

of Business Administration



(6) Approved granting 17 days of sick leave for Spring

1995, and the Fall 1995 semester for Roosevelt

Fitzgerald, a lecturer in Anthropology and Ethnic

Studies at UNLV.



(7) Accepted the enrollment report for Spring 1995 and

for the 1994-95 annualized enrollments as contained

in Ref. C-7, filed in the Regents' Office.



(8) The Wolf Club, an organization associated with UNR's

athletic programs, has negotiated with First Inter-

state Bank for the purchase and installation of a new

scoreboard and sound system for Mackay Stadium. The

Wolf Club, as with past construction projects, intends

to donate the scoreboard and sound system to the Uni-

versity upon completion of the project. The bank has

requested written documentation to the effect that

the University will accept the gift.



Approved receipt of the gift.



(9) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improvement

Fee Funds at WNCC in the amount of $10,000 for the

following projects at WNCC:



Replace substandard classroom furniture

on the Carson and Fallon Campuses $10,000



(10) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improvement

Fee Funds at UNR in the amount of $175,000 to design

and construct an approximately 6500 square foot shell

on top of the new Channel 5 building currently under

construction on the North end of the Campus. The

total cost of this addition will be about $400,000

and private funds will be raised to complete the

project.



The Channel 5 building will be a state of the art

facility when completed and the addition will be used

to house the radio station, KUNR, and the personnel

for the distance education programming. As part of

the consideration for the lease of the land to Chan-

nel 5, UNR will be able to use some of Channel 5's

production facilities in its education programs.

Having the production facilities in the same build-

ing with the staff responsible for the programming

will greatly reduce the costs of productions.



(11) Approved authorization to utilize General Improvement

Fees at UNLV in the amount of $840,000 for the fol-

lowing projects at UNLV:



Continued lease of trailers providing

office space $225,000



Remodeling project for Grant Hall 285,000



Remodeling project for Lilly Fong

Geoscience building 330,000



(12) Approved to seek Interim Finance Committee funding of

the 1995-96 and 1996-97 Cloud Seeding program as

authorized by the 1995 Legislature.



(13) Approved to amend the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17

in the following sections, as contained in Ref. C-14,

filed in the Regents' Office:



Section 17.2, Stead Campus Apartments

Section 17.3, Other Apartments and Houses Owned by the

University

Section 18.1, University Inn Student Rates

Section 18.2, University Inn Regular Rates



(14) Approved the changes to the Constitution of the United

Student Association of Western Nevada Community Col-

lege. The proposed Handbook changes are to Title 5,

Chapter 19, Article V, Section 3, as contained in

Ref. C-15, filed in the Regents' Office.



(15) Approved the Student Exchange Agreement as contained

in Ref. C-17, filed in the Regents' Office. This

agreement will allow UNLV students the opportunity

to particpate in international exchange programs.



(16) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Southern Nevada

Water Authority (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through June 30,

1996

Amount : $79,943 to UNR

Purpose : UNR Cooperative Extension to

develop and teach water con-

servation programs.



B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Human Resources (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through June 30,

1996

Amount : $22,018 to UNR

Purpose : Cooperative Extension to carry

out 4-H T. E. C. (Teams Explor-

ing Careers) Program for 24

participants, which targets in-

dividuals at high risk of school

failure due to multiple risk

factors.



C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1994 through June 30,

1996

Amount : $4,200 add-on to existing con-

tract, for total of $11,000 to

UNR

Purpose : Geodemonographic Analysis of

Potential Superfund sites.



D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Conservation (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through June 30,

1997

Amount : $49,374 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to perform appropriate

services, provide office space

and employing the State Climatol-

ogist and necessary assistants in

order for him to carry out his

duties under Nevada Law.



E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Division

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation (Inter-

local Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through June 30,

1997

Amount : $11,000 to UNR

Purpose : Mental Hygiene/Mental Retardation

Externship.



F. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Nevada Division of Health (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through June 30,

1997

Amount : $23,273 to School of Medicine

Purpose : Medical School to conduct a

craniofacial clinic.



G. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Nevada Division of Health (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

September 30, 1996

Amount : $5000 to School of Medicine

Purpose : Medical School to coordinate and

present a Sexual Assault Re-

sponse Team Certification Con-

ference to train nurses to quali-

fy as sexual assualt nurse ex-

aminers.



H. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine and the

Nevada State Welfare Division (Interlocal Con-

tract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through June 30,

1997

Amount : $115,000 per year (instead of

$115,000 total)

Purpose : Study of Medicaid Disabled Re-

cipients (amendment to original

contract).



I. UCCSN Board of Regents/School of Medicine (Inter-

local Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 through June 30,

1996

Amount : $4000 to School of Medicine

Purpose : Infectious Disease Consultation

Services.



J. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and Clark County Board

of County Commissioners (Right-of-Way)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $130,000 maximum to UNLV (actual

costs to be paid)

Purpose : Right-of-way to widen Tropicana

Avenue from Koval Lane to Wilbur

Street with all necessary ap-

purtenances and incidental im-

provements, plus design and con-

struction of landscape restora-

tion.



K. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV, Nevada Public Works

Board and the Las Vegas Valley Water District

(Easement and Construction Agreement)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board

Amount : $58,702 to Las Vegas Valley Water

District

Purpose : Installation of water facilities

to property generally located on

Tropicana Avenue, west of Mary-

land Parkway, referenced as Clark

County Assessor's Parcel Number

162-22-801-001.



L. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Divi-

sion of Health (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

September 30, 1996

Amount : $2000 to UNLV

Purpose : To purchase equipment and materi-

als to support a Mobile Sexual

Assault Awareness Program to in-

struct students on sexual assault

and how to prevent it.



M. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Divi-

sion of Health (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board through

September 30, 1996

Amount : $5000 to UNLV

Purpose : To continue prevention of sexual

exploitation and general health

education to UNLV students and

the local community.



N. UCCSN Board of Regents/Business Center South and

the Mohave Educational Services Cooperative

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board to con-

tinue until terminated

Amount : Will be based on goods and serv-

ices purchased

Purpose : Joining bids processed by other

public entities.



O. UCCSN Board of Regents/TMCC and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Motor Vehicles (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996

Amount : $15,000 to TMCC

Purpose : To conduct a motorcycle safety

and education course.



P. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Motor Vehicles (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996

Amount : $30,000 to CCSN

Purpose : To conduct a motorcycle safety

and education course.



Q. UCCSN Board of Regents/NNCC and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Motor Vehicles (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996

Amount : $7000 to NNCC

Purpose : To conduct a motorcycle safety

and education course.



R. UCCSN Board of Regents/WNCC and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Motor Vehicles (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996

Amount : $15,000 to WNCC

Purpose : To conduct a motorcycle safety

and education course.



S. UCCSN Board of Regents/DRI and the State of

Nevada Registration Division (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1995 to February 15, 1996

Amount : $83,123 to DRI

Purpose : To complete database for Clark

and Washoe Remote Sensing Study

and to compare observed fleets to

Mobile 5A Model.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda, and approv-

al of the prepared agenda with items as specified throughout

the meeting. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



Regent Derby introduced UNLV President-Elect Carol Harter.



President Moore introduced newly elected Faculty Senate

Chairman Sonny Lyerly; ASCCSN President Barbara Mc Millian;

Interim Provost of the Cheyenne Campus Frazine Jasper;

Interim Provost of the West Charleston Campus Candace Kant;

Provost of the Henderson Campus Ron Meek; Vice President

for Academic Affairs Robert Silverman; and Vice President

for Student Services William Kelly.



President Taranik introduced newly appointed Director of

the Quaternary Sciences Center Stephen Wells, and announced

that former Director Dale Ritter will continue working at

the Quaternary Sciences Center.



President Remington introduced former Faculty Senate Chair-

man Mike Mac Farlane.



Dr. Jerry Barbee introduced Faculty Senate Chairman Rick

Riendeau.



Interim President Ron Smith introduced Faculty Senate Chair-

man Jerry Landwer.



Vice Chancellor Richardson introduced newly elected Faculty

Senate Chairman Danny Gonzales.



USA President Jeanine Powers introduced USA Vice President

Sabrina Mc Kinley.



ASTM President Toni Horne introduced ASTM Vice President

John Cole.



ASUN Speaker of the Senate, Dan Oster, introduced Alex

Criswell, Nevada Student Alliance representative.



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Jerry Landwer introduced

former Faculty Senate Chairman Nancy Master.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Eardley reported that during the last year five

searches were conducted and that he has sent acknowledge-

ment letters to all the members of the ad hoc WNCC Presi-

dential Search Committee and expressed his appreciation

for the fine job Regent Klaich did as Chairman of the Com-

mittee.



In addition, he thanked Regent Sparks for serving as Chair-

man of the ad hoc CCSN Presidential Search Committee,

Regent Derby for serving as Chairman of the ad hoc UNLV

Presidential Search Committee, Regent Graves for serving

as Chairman of the ad hoc Chancellor Search Committee, and

Regent Gallagher for serving as Chairman of the ad hoc TMCC

Presidential Search Committee.



President Calabro entered the meeting.



Chairman Eardley expressed his appreciation to the staff who

worked with each of the searches, especially Secretary of

the Board Mary Lou Moser and her assistant Leslie Jacques.



He thanked all the Presidents for their input during these

processes and thanked Interim President Ron Smith and In-

terim President Rita Gubanich for their service during the

respective interim periods.



Chairman Eardley announced that Mr. Dale Schulke, DRI Vice

President for Finance and Administration, would be retiring

on June 30, 1995, and requested those in attendance to give

Mr. Schulke a round of applause for his dedication and

service to DRI over the past 30 years. President Taranik

added that it was through Mr. Schulke's commitment to DRI

that the ring road will be completed along with several

DRI facilities that have been constructed during his tenure.



Regent Klaich expressed his appreciation to Chairman Eardley

for his outstanding leadership while serving as the Chairman

of the Board of Regents during the past two years.



Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. Graves entered the meeting.



Mr. Graves expressed his appreciation to Chairman Eardley

for his mentoring while he served as Vice Chairman of the

Board of Regents and stated that he was proud to serve as

his Vice Chairman. Chairman Eardley thanked Mr. Graves for

his support, especially in taking care of several southern

Nevada functions.



Mr. Phillips entered the meeting.



4. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents'

Office.



University of Nevada, Reno



Gailmarie Pahmeier

Indira Chatterjee

Catherine Fowler



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Susan M. Bozarth

Kari C. Coburn



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Landwer announced that Dr.

Jim Stivers was nominated, but wished to decline from this

recognition. Dr. Landwer stated that in his honor UNLV

would like to recognize his work and many contributions to

UNLV.



5. Information Only: Outstanding Classified Employees



At the request of the Board of Regents, each President

reported on the outstanding classified employees achieve-

ments from the institution. Ref. C is filed in the Regents'

Office.



University of Nevada, Reno



Nicole Aguilera

Dawn Arnold

Kathy Morris

Sharon Stewart



University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Beverly Hertig



Community College of Southern Nevada



Charles R. White (posthumously)



Truckee Meadows Community College



Deena Kessinger

Maurita Rogers



6. Information Only: Legislative Update



Vice Chancellor Richardson clarifed that this particular

item would address the non-budget legislative issues, while

Item 7 would address the budget issues. A slide presenta-

tion was given on the non-budget legislative issues and a

copy of the slides is filed in the Regents' Office.



Vice Chancellor Richardson informed the Board that it has

just been learned that a proposed amendment to an appro-

priations bill would provide $5 million to UCCSN to pur-

chase equipment and services for the Distance Learning

Network. UCCSN has been diligently working throughout this

legislative session to obtain appropriations for this proj-

ect, which was not included in the Governor's recommended

budget. The amendment would include language specifying

that UCCSN work in cooperation with the Department of

Education.



Mr. Klaich questioned the status of an appropriation for

a Law School study and Vice Chancellor Richardson responded

that an appropriation has been made for such a study. Mr.

Klaich stated that a proposed Law School is inconsistent

with UCCSN's strategic directions. There are other needs

throughout the System that should be addressed. Mr. Klaich

pledged that he would be looking at this proposal very

carefully and will need much convincing that UCCSN needs

a Law School.



Mrs. Gallagher reminded the Board that this will constitute

a third study on a Law School for Nevada. She agreed with

Mr. Klaich that there are other needs to be addressed and

she too would need much convincing.



Mrs. Price requested General Counsel Klasic to review

Assembly Bill 582, because the language refers to "govern-

ment agency" and is not clear if UCCSN is included as a

government agency.



Referring back to the study of a Law School, Mr. Alden

agreed with Regents Klaich and Gallagher and requested the

UNLV President to review this issue. Nevada is partners in

the WICHE Program which provides for Nevada students to

attend out-of-state Law Schools.



Mr. Graves stated that it was his understanding that the

Law School would specifically teach gaming law, and water/

land law. He stated that a Law School would upgrade UCCSN's

reputation. Although it is a great expense and there are

other needs that should be addressed, Mr. Graves encouraged

the members of the Board to keep an open mind to implement-

ing a Law School at UNLV.



Mrs. Sparks informed the Board that she was a member of the

last Law School study. At that time there was a potential

donation to establish a Law School at UNLV. She encouraged

the members of the Board to consider substantial private

donations and possibly incorporate a Law School into UCCSN's

strategic directions.



7. Approved Continuation of UCCSN Expenditures at the FY 1995

Rate and Information Only on the FY 95-97 Operating Capital

Budgets and FY 96 Operating Budget



Vice Chancellor Anderes presented a slide presentation on

the tentative pending final legislative action regarding

the 1995-97 Capital Budgets and the 1995-96 Operating Budg-

et. The slides are filed in the Regents' Office.



Inasmuch as the Nevada State Legislature is still in ses-

sion, it is recommended to continue UCCSN expenditures at

the FY 1995 rate until the Legislature has approved fund-

ing for FY 1996 and an operating budget can be prepared

for Board consideration.



Vice Chancellor Anderes stated that discussions were being

held during this time at the Legislature regarding the

cost-of-living adjustment for the UCCSN faculty and other

non-classified employees and the State classified person-

nel. The proposal is for the UCCSN faculty and other non-

classified employees to receive a cost-of-living adjustment

of 4% in FY 1996 and 3% in FY 1997. Classified employees

will receive an increase of 5% in FY 1996 and 3% in FY

1997.



An increase in UCCSN's merit pool from 2% to 2.5% has been

approved which will put UCCSN closer to other State agencies

in terms of merit pool resources and a biennial increase of

$900,000 for part-time Community College salaries.



Vice Chancellor Anderes stated that the Legislature has

approved a budget of $604.2 million for UCCSN which is a

17.8% increase over the 1993-95 current operating budget.

In terms of State General Fund support, UCCSN will re-

ceive $462.4 million, representing a General Fund increase

of 18.6%. Although student tuition and fees have increased

their percentage of the total budget has decreased. The

State did step up to the plate, along with the students,

for higher education.



Mrs. Price questioned if there was a report of the aggre-

gate figures from all increased fees to students, and Vice

Chancellor Anderes responded that he could be developing a

reporting format to obtain this information.



Mrs. Price questioned whether there was a way to provide

information to include non-general fund expenditures,

not just operating budget expenditures. Vice Chancellor

Anderes reponded that the self-supporting budgets will

address this later in the meeting, although grants and

contracts are not categorized in a reporting format.



Vice Chancellor Anderes stated that he felt UCCSN fared well

during this legislative session.



Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Anderes explained that

both Universities and the Community College salary schedules

would have to be changed to reflect the cost-of-living in-

crease for professional staff.



Vice Chancellor Anderes proceeded with the slide presenta-

tion on the UCCSN capital construction/renovations for FY

95-97, which is a total of $64.7 million for construction;

$12 million for Campus improvements; and $8,960,000 for

other projects.



Dr. Derby left the meeting.



Mrs. Price questioned whether there had been any changes

toward the actual way UCCSN prepared its budget, and

whether Vice Chancellor Anderes anticipated any other

changes to include linking the budget to academic programs.

Vice Chancellor Anderes responded that he would be dis-

cussing this issue with Chancellor Jarvis and the System

Business Officers to create an internal planning process.



Regents Price and Klaich commended Vice Chancellor Anderes

for the presentation.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to continue UCCSN expenditures

at the FY 1995 rate until the Legislature has approved

funding for FY 1996 and a FY 1996 operating budget can be

prepared for Board consideration. Mr. Alden seconded.

Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.



8. Approved 1995-96 Self-Supporting Budgets, UCCSN



Vice Chancellor Anderes presented the 1995-96 Self-Support-

ing Budgets for UCCSN. These budgets were distributed at

the meeting and are filed in the Regents' Office. A slide

presentation was conducted and the slides are filed in the

Regents' Office. Vice Chancellor Anderes explained that

no State funds are expended in the self-supporting budgets;

activities rely generally on the revenues from sources

other than the State.



Mrs. Price questioned whether there was oversight and

assurances that the unrelated business income tax regula-

tions were consistent throughout the System. Vice Chancel-

lor Anderes responded that the System business officers and

controllers have discussed this issue and have attended

seminars addressing this very issue.



Mrs. Price questioned how self-supporting programs are

established, and Vice Chancellor Anderes responded that

the institutions initially establish the program, then,

at the System level, budget information is requested and

compiled. The System Administration office does not con-

duct an extensive review of the programs. However, the

budgets do go through the System Administration office.

UNR Vice President Ashok Dhingra explained that UNR does

have a process whereby the budgets are established and

reviewed by his office. After the program elevates to

a certain funding level, then it becomes a self-supporting

budget.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the 1995-96 Self-Supporting

Budgets. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.



9. Approved the Appointment, Interim Vice President for

Financial and Administrative Services, CCSN



Approved the appointment of Michael Saurer as Interim Vice

President for Financial and Administrative Services at CCSN,

effective June 26, 1995. The College will initiate the

process for a permanent Vice President by the end of 1995.



President Moore stated that he has accepted Mr. Ruell

Fiant's resignation and Mr. Fiant will be able to return

to the classroom. He thanked Mr. Fiant for his support.



Dr. Derby and Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting.



Mr. Alden moved approval of the appointment of Michael

Sauer as Interim Vice President for Financial and Adminis-

trative Services at CCSN, effective June 26, 1995. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved the Appointment of Interim President, WNCC



Chairman Eardley presented a recommendation to the Board

for the appointment of Dr. John Richardson as Interim

President at Western Nevada Community College for the period

July 1-9, 1995. Dr. James Randolph, newly appointed WNCC

President, will begin service on July 10, 1995.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the appointment of Dr. John

Richardson as Interim President of WNCC until July 10, 1995.

Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



11. Approved the Appointment of Vice President for Academic

Affairs, DRI



Mr. Graves moved approval of the appointment of Dr. John

Hess as Vice President for Academic Affairs at DRI. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 11:40 A.M. for lunch and Foundation

meetings and reconvened at 1:10 P.M. Thursday, June 29, 1995

with all Regents present except Regents Berkley and Foley.



12. Approved Resolution: Anthony Calabro, WNCC



Approved the following resolution in honor of Western Nevada

Community College's President Anthony Calabro:



RESOLUTION #95-7



WHEREAS, after 12 years of dedicated service and myriad

accomplishments, Dr. Anthony Calabro will retire from

his distinguished term as the second President of West-

ern Nevada Community College on June 30, 1995; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro has skillfully led West-

ern Nevada Community College through a period of

tremendous growth, change and academic development; and



WHEREAS, among his many achievements, Dr. Anthony

Calabro created and developed the WNCC Foundation and

spearheaded the College's first capital fund-raising

campaign; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro oversaw major capital

construction at both the Carson City and Fallon Campus-

es, to accommodate strong and persistent growth at

WNCC; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro opened the College Family

Services Center to provide child care to students,

faculty and staff, as well as parenting services and

a laboratory setting for the College's early childhood

education program; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro instituted many new aca-

demic programs, as well as expanding existing programs,

in the areas of machine tool technology, drafting tech-

nology, environmental sciences, criminal justice, legal

assistance, piano pedagogy, early childhood education,

industrial technology and word processing; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro initiated partnerships

with outside entities to bring distance learning capa-

bilities to WNCC, especially in its highly successful

Nursing program, enabling students from outlying com-

munities to gain higher education instruction in their

home communities, via interactive video instruction;

and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro embraced partnerships with

the school districts in WNCC's 7-county service area

through innovative programs like Tech Prep and School-

to-Work initiatives, and through entities such as the

K-16 Council; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro championed the need to

improve articulation between Nevada's Universities

and Community Colleges, culminating in the Transfer

Center programs; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro embranced the Total

Quality Management philosophy of decision-making and

provided many opportunities and forums for faculty

and staff to learn and practice this management

philosophy; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Anthony Calabro has had a remarkable

Presidency and moved Western Nevada Community College

forward on so many fronts, and serviced as a Nevada

educational leader for 20 years; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT



RESOLVED, that the University and Community College

System of Nevada Board of Regents extend their admira-

tion and appreciation to Dr. Anthony Calabro on the

occasion of his retirement from the Presidency of

Western Nevada Community College.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the resolution honoring WNCC

President Anthony Calabro. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



13. Information Only: Chancellor Evaluation Procedure



Chairman Eardley and Vice Chancellor Richardson presented

the principles for evaluation of the Chancellor, as con-

tained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents' Office. Chairman

Eardley requested the members of the Board to review the

reference material and to contact either himself or Vice

Chancellor Richardson if they should have any suggestions.



Mrs. Price stated that a broader constituency would assure

varied points of view on the person being evaluated. She

also felt that the evaluation process should include a

measurable indicator.



Dr. Derby stated that by conducting a closed session, the

evaluation from every member of the Board would be included.



Mr. Klaich noted that the meetings to be conducted through-

out the evaluation process may constitute public meetings

which would then have to be noticed.



In response to Mrs. Price, Vice Chancellor Richardson stated

that the proposed evaluation process stated, "The Chair of

the Board of Regents is responsible for conducting the

evaluation of the Chancellor. The Chair shall be assisted

by 2 members of the Board selected by the Board." Dr.

Richardson explained that these evaluators represent the

Board along with outside constituencies. These evaluators

will interview the other members of the Board and an annual

closed session will be held. Regarding the measurable

outcomes, Dr. Richardson suggested that Appendix I (Per-

formance Areas for Review) could allow for measurable

indicators or quantifiable numbers.



Mrs. Gallagher noted that the contact with the very broad

constituencies during President Crowley's evaluation

process did not work, and she cautioned the Board.



Chairman Eardley stated for the record that Chancellor

Jarvis was not involved in developing this process, and

Dr. Richardson added that Chancellor Jarvis had reviewed

the reference material as it was released in the agenda

packet.



14. Approved UCCSN Diversity Information and Goals



Information on UCCSN student and staff demographics for

Fall 1994 was presented by Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director

of Institutional Research.



Mrs. Steinberg made a slide presentation, and the slides

are filed in the Regents' Office. She presented the

annual report on diversity within the UCCSN. The "1994

Affirmative Action Report" provides statistics on both

the UCCSN student and employee populations. Over the 9-year

period between 1985 and 1994; the data show that the UCCSN

student body has become more diverse. During this period,

female enrollment increased 2% from 54% to 56% Systemwide,

while minority enrollment increased 7% from 11% to 18%.

In the Fall of 1994 of the 63,271 students enrolled in

UCCSN institutions, 5% (3067) were Black, 6% (4081) were

Hispanic, 5% (3274) were Asian and 2% (959) were Native

American. Asian and Native American students were repre-

sented in the UCCSN student body in approximately the

same proportions as in the 1993-94 Statewide high school

graduating class, while Black and Hispanic students re-

mained under-represented Systemwide.



The statistics on UCCSN employees indicate a mixed pattern

with regard to diversity. Budget reductions in recent

biennia have limited the opportunity for recruitment of

women and minorities. During the 4-year period between

1991-94, while the proportion of female employees increased

2% from 47% to 49%, the proportion of minority employees

slipped 1% Systemwide from 14% to 13%. Women, Asians and

Native Americans were represented in the UCCSN labor force

in approximately the same proportion as in the Nevada State-

wide labor force, while Blacks and Hispanics remained under-

represented.



A report on UCCSN diversity goals was also presented to the

Board. The long-range goals for diversity among UCCSN stu-

dents are generally to reflect the diversity found in the

service populations as defined as the State population,

composition of high school graduates, composition of service

counties, etc. The long-range goals for diversity among

UCCSN employees are based on institutional affirmative

action programs.



Mrs. Steinberg explained that the extensive reports will be

distributed to the institutions and to others upon request.

Summary reports were distributed at the meeting and are

filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Price stated that it is important that the Chancellor's

Office emphasize its commitment to diversity.



Mrs. Steinberg reported that only through self-reported data

are the data compiled. Students report this data during

registration; however, telephone registration is making this

more difficult, along with the difficulty of establishing

classifications. She did note that all of society, not

just Nevada, is working on the classification issue.



Mrs. Steinberg noted that this is the first time the "UCCSN

Diversity Goals" has been compiled and the institutions

have provided long-range goals and a 5-year benchmark for

measuring the data.



Nevada leads the western states in minority students. Each

institution is different, therefore different goals are

mentioned in the report. The institutions are encouraged

to work with the Chancellor's Office in setting goals.



Mr. Klaich moved to adopt the UCCSN Diversity Goals as

presented. Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Dr. Derby applauded the progress that has been made in this

area and commended the staff for compiling the data.



Motion carried.



A question was posed whether an identifiable position in

Chancellor's Office would be created for facilitating

diversity efforts, and Mrs. Steinberg indicated that the

Chancellor would be addressing this issue and would report

to the Board the reorganization efforts for the Chancellor's

Office staff.



Mrs. Steinberg assured the Board that every effort would be

made to work with the institutions' diversity committees

and affirmative action officers to enhance communication,

professional development and Campus climate issues.



Mrs. Steinberg indicated that future reports would include

assessment of progress against the goals in the annual

diversity reports, and would include institutions' prog-

ress in diversity as one criteria for Presidential evalua-

tions.



15. Report and Recommendation of the Academic Research and

Student Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic, Research and

Student Affairs Committee was made by Regent Dorothy Galla-

gher, Chairman.



The following action items were reported to and approved by

the Academic Research and Student Affairs Committee at its

June 28, 1995 video conference meeting:



1. Criteria for Submission of New Organizational Units to

the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee



2. Approval of UCCSN Organizational Units



3. AAS Occupational Therapy Assistant, CCSN



4. Choice of Catalog to Satisfy Graduation Requirements

for Community College Students



Mr. Graves moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Research and Student Affairs Committee.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



Mrs. Price brought to the attention of the members of the

Board that in vitro fertilization problems that have oc-

cured at the University of California-Irvine.



16. Approved Naming of Institute of Justice Studies, UNR



Approved naming UNR's Institute of Justice Studies after

Governor Grant Sawyer. A letter of recommendation was

distributed and filed with the permanent minutes. Vice

President Hoover highlighted the many accomplishments of

Governor Sawyer which were contained in the letter.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to name the UNR Center for

Justice Studies the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice

Studies at UNR. Mr. Graves seconded.



Mr. Robert D. Fess, law partner and executive assistant to

Governor Sawyer, spoke on behalf of Governor Sawyer and

related his deepest appreciation for this honor. Governor

Sawyer had recently suffered a stroke and was unable to

attend the meeting.



Mr. Klaich stated that too often UCCSN needs to thank in-

dividuals in the private sector and does so by naming

projects after them; however, the Board does not often

enough honor someone for their lifetime contributions of

giving to the State of Nevada. By naming this institute

after Governor Sawyer it gives the Board the opportunity

to say "Thank You" and the opportunity to preserve Gover-

nor Sawyer's greatest contributions to the State of Nevada

and to society.



Mrs. Sparks added that she was pleased to make this an-

nouncement while the Governor can enjoy the honor. Gover-

nor Sawyer has done so much for Nevada and higher educa-

tion and she stated that he would take much pride in the

honor.



Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley was brought into the meeting by telephone hook-up.



17. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee was

made by Regent Carolyn Sparks, Chairman:



The following action and information items were reported to

and approved by the Audit Committee at its June 27, 1995

video conference meeting:



1. Audit Report and Recommendation, Extended Education

Division, UNLV

2. Bank Reconciliation Process, UNLV

3. Cash Receipts Procedure

4. Transfer Audit

5. Disclosure Forms



18. Approved the Appointment of President, TMCC



The report and recommendations of the ad hoc TMCC Presi-

dential Search Committee was made by Dorothy Gallagher,

Chairman. She reported that the Regents' ad hoc TMCC

Presidential Search Committee is coming forth without a

recommendation, and that the Institutional Advisory Com-

mittee has recommended Dr. Kenneth Wright. She requested

further discussion from the members of the Board.



Considerable discussion ensued with all Regents, and the

following persons, participating.



Linda Stetter, Chairman of the Institutional Advisory

Committee

Toni Horne, ASTM President

Dan Mc Clure, Counselor

Eric Lauitzen, Chairman of the Department of Art

John Yarnevich, Instructor



Mr. Graves moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Kenneth

Wright as TMCC President at an annual salary of $110,000,

$6000 automobile allowance, $5000 hosting, and 1/2 retire-

ment to be paid by UCCSN, and moving expenses in compliance

with State regulations. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Motion carried on a roll call vote:



Ayes: Regents Berkley, Derby, Graves, Klaich, Price,

Sparks

Nays: Regents Alden, Gallagher, Phillips



Mr. Klaich moved to unanimously approve the appointment.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



The meeting recessed to allow Mrs. Gallagher to make the appro-

priate telephone calls and she reported back to the Board,

which can be found after Item #20. Upon reconvening all Regents

were present except Regents Foley, Gallagher, Graves and Price.



19. Approved Resolution for Authorization for Sale of Bonds, UNR



Approved authorization of the sale of $1,400,000 University

and Community College System of Nevada Universities Revenue

Bonds (University of Nevada, Reno -- Student Union) Series

September 1, 1995 (Resolution #95-8).



Bids will be solicited and a recommendation brought to the

Board for consideration at its September 7, 1995 meeting

after the bids have been received.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the sale of revenue bonds for

UNR's Student Union. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Graves returned to the meeting.



20. Approved Resolution: Federal Student Loan Programs



Approved the following resolution concerning Federal student

Loan Programs:



RESOLUTION #95-10



WHEREAS, for nearly half a century, the federal govern-

ment has attempted to ensure that the lack of financial

resources is not a barrier that prevents any qualified

student from going to College, and



WHEREAS, that commitment to access for all qualified

students is now threatened by legislative proposals

to reduce federal spending, and



WHEREAS, Nevada is experiencing unprecedented growth

in the number of high school graduates seeking access

to the Community Colleges and Universities, and



WHEREAS, helping American famililies meet the costs

of College has paid handsome dividends in the past

and will continue to do so in the future; NOW THERE-

FORE, BE IT



RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University and

Community College System of Nevada urge the federal gov-

ernment to maintain student loan programs that encour-

age College participation and make tangible higher edu-

cation as a key element of the American Dream.



Mr. Todd Story, UNLV student, addressed the Board stating

that as a full-time student, who has worked 40 hours per

week, he still needed to receive financial aid. It is

because of the financial aid he has received that he was

able to continue seeking his education.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the resolution supporting the

federal student loan programs. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Mr. Graves stated that he was having a difficult time

speaking against scholarship money for students, but he

felt that the testimony and this resolution does not ad-

dress the other important implications that are involved.

He stated that this was a political resolution that would

be endorsing UCCSN's current policy on the federal level,

and that this is where he had a problem with the issue.

Mr. Graves stated that he would oppose this resolution

unless further clarification was given.



Dr. Derby stated that this resolution opposes any reduc-

tions in federal spending for student loans. Mr. Graves

stated that the repayment of these loans is an issue with

many problems. Dr. Derby stated that the resolution was

written in broad terms to urge continuation of the student

loan program.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she was approached by some stu-

dents that were concerned with the federal loan programs.

She did not feel that higher education should be balanced

on the backs of students and explained that for every $1

spent on education, the federal government receives $5.

She stated that she would not have completed her educa-

tion without the student loan program. She stated that

there is legislation before Congress to eliminate this

program and this resolution has nothing to do with politics.

She stated that as Regents, the Boards need to deliver

higher education at an affordable cost to the students and

the Board should take a stand on this issue.



Dr. Derby added that the language was specifically written

in broad terms to speak to this issue. It is an issue of

higher education that goes beyond a partisan ship. She

stated that the Board of Regents is elected on a non-

partisan ballot because education is non-partisan. The

financial aid programs impact access for students.



Chairman Eardley requested that the resolution be dis-

tributed to the appropriate persons, including Nevada's

Congressional Delegation.



Motion carried.



Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting.



18. Approved the Appointment of President, TMCC (continued)



Mrs. Gallagher reported that she had contacted Dr. Kenneth

Wright and offered him the position of President at Truckee

Meadows Community College, which he accepted.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she would meet with Dr. Wright

upon his arrival to discuss the various issues that were

discussed during the deliberations of the Regents' ad hoc

TMCC Presidential Search Committee meeting. She told Dr.

Wright that she would fully support his Presidency. He

has agreed to begin his appointment on August 1, 1995, but

would be conducting business prior to that start date.



Mrs. Gallagher reported that the other two candidates were

unreachable at this time, but that she would continue to

contact them.



21. Approved Handbook Changes, International and Study Abroad

Program



Approved the change to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14,

Section 6, Review of New International Student Programs,

as contained in Ref. F, filed in the Regents' Office.



Note: This item was moved from the Consent Agenda.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change re-

garding the Review of New International Student Programs.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



22. Approved the Election of Officers



In accordance with Board of Regents Bylaws, Title 2,

Article IV, Section 2, an election for officers of the

Board was held.



Chairman Eardley called for nominations for Chairman of

the Board.



Mr. Alden nominated Mr. Madison Graves, II.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to close the nominations for

Chairman of the Board. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion

carried.



Mr. Alden moved approval of the election of Mr. Madison

Graves, II as Chairman of the Board. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



Chairman Eardley called for nominations for Vice Chairman

of the Board.



Mr. Klaich nominated Dr. Jill Derby.



Mr. Alden moved approval to close the nominations for

Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Phillips seconded.

Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the election of Dr. Jill

Derby as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mrs. Berkley seconded.

Motion carried.



Mrs. Berkley, having taken part by telephone, left the meeting.



23. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee



A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Com-

mittee was made by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman. She re-

ported on a joint meeting which was held with the Chairs

of the Campus Status of Women Committees and the Regents'

Status of Women Committee.



The following information items were reported to and ap-

proved by the Status of Women Committee at its June 6,

1995 meeting:



1. Presentation of Annual Campus Progress Report

2. Review of Recommendations of the Report and Recom-

mendations of the Reqents' Committee on the Status

of Women

3. Report of Group Reviewing Chapter 6 of the UCCSN Code



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report of the Status of

Women Committee. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion carried.



24. Approved Resolution: James Eardley



Approved the following resolution honoring Chairman of the

Board James Eardley:



RESOLUTION #95-9



WHEREAS, James Eardley has made the pursuit of academic

excellence and the education of students his top pri-

orities throughout his 40-year career in education; and



WHEREAS, both as President of Truckee Meadows Community

College and as a Regent, James Eardley has been a major

force in the development of comprehensive Community

Colleges in Nevada and has championed their 6-fold mis-

sion of University transfer, applied science and tech-

nology, business and industry partnering, developmental

education, community service and student services; and



WHEREAS, James Eardley was first elected to the Uni-

versity of Nevada Board of Regents in 1986 and the

Regents have benefited enormously from his experience

in and wisdom about higher education; and



WHEREAS, James Eardley served as Vice Chair of the Board

of Regents from 1991-93 and as Chairman of the Board of

Regents from 1993-95, guiding the Board through numerous

critical decisions and transitions with good humor and

constructive leadership; and



WHEREAS, James Eardley and his wife Barbara have devoted

their lives to the betterment of public education in

Nevada; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT



RESOLVED that the University and Community College Sys-

tem of Nevada Board of Regents extend their profound

appreciation to James Eardley for his vision of the

mission of public higher education in Nevada and for

his devoted service as Chairman of the Board.



Mr. Graves moved approval of the resolution honoring Dr.

James Eardley. Mr. Alden seconded. Motion carried.



25. Information Only: Report on Attorney General's Lawsuit



General Counsel Klasic reported on the status of Del Papa v.

Board of Regents in that he has answered the complaint and

the Attorney General hopes to begin depositions during the

Summer and Fall months.



26. Information Only: Public Comment



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Jerry Landwer reported to the

Board that he has started a telephone campaign to the Legis-

lature on the issue of the cost-of-living adjustment. He

noted that the reduced cost-of-living adjustment for pro-

fessional University staff is being based on the increase

of the merit pool, which does not seem logical. He ques-

tioned whether there was anything else the UNLV faculty

could be doing to persuade the Legislature to keep the

cost-of-living adjustment equal to that of the State's

classified employees.



Mr. Graves stated that the Board of Regents is in total

support of the University professional staff receiving the

same cost-of-living increase as the State's classified

employees and reported that the Chancellor is at the

Legislature at this time trying to persuade the Legisla-

tors.



USA President Jeanine Powers expressed her appreciation to

the Regent members who served on the ad hoc WNCC Presi-

dential Search Committee and wanted them to know that

they are very appreciated.



The meeting adjourned at 4:55 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

06-29-1995