July 8-9, 1950
Volume 6 - Pages 250-252
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
July 8, 1950
The Board of Regents met in regular session at the University of
Nevada on July 8, 1950. Regents Hilliard, Sheerin, Cahlan, Ross
and Arentz were present.
At 11 A.M. the meeting was called to order by the Chairman in
Room 222, Mackay Science Hall, for the purpose of considering the
proposition made jointly by representatives of the Board of Ath-
letic Control, the Downtown Boosters, the Alumni Association, the
Student Body and the Faculty Committee on Athletic Policy; and to
discuss with this group the necessity for University aid in the
major athletic program. After consideration of the "experience
tables" submitted by the Graduate Manager and the projected esti-
mated expenses to continue the major athletic program, the Re-
gents agreed to include the sum of $60,000 in its budget for the
ensuing biennium in support of the athletic program at the Uni-
After consideration of the "Recommendations for Athletic Policy -
University of Nevada, Prepared and Approved by Representatives of
the Student Body, Faculty, Alumni, Boosters and Board of Athletic
Control", the Regents approved the following:
1. Students who participated in athletics must meet entrance
requirements as they appear in the University catalogue.
2. A Faculty Eligibility Committee of not less than 5 members
be set up. This Committee will be appointed in the same
manner as all Faculty Standing Committees, i. e., recommend-
ed by the Administrative Council and approved for appoint-
ment by the President of the University.
3. The duties of the Committee shall be:
(a) To certify the eligibility of all students participat-
ing in extra-curricular activities, intercollegiate
(b) To check on and to report to academic Deans and the
Director of the particular extra-curricular activity
those students who, in the Committee's opinion, are
endangering their scholastic record by reason of par-
ticipation in extra-curricular activities, intercol-
legiate athletics included.
(c) To report their actions to the President.
(d) To recommend to the President from time to time such
changes and improvements as are necessary.
(e) To elect its Chairman and to draw up Bylaws which shall
govern the Committee, said Bylaws to be approved by
the President and the Board of Regents.
4. The Board of Athletic Control and the Director of Athletics
be advised from year to year by the Chairman of the Eligi-
bility Committee of any proposed changes to the University
catalogue regarding admissions, eligibility and scholastic
requirements. The Board of Athletic Control and the Direc-
tor of Athletics shall be advised of said proposed changes
in sufficient time to make recommendations to the President
prior to the submission of such changes to the Board of
5. The ruling on probation shall be as follows:
A student on scholastic probation is entitled to par-
ticipate in extra-curricular activities including
6. That raising of funds for grants-in-aid and employment com-
pensation for athletes be delegated to the Alumni Associa-
tion of the University of Nevada.
7. That funds for grants-in-aid and employment compensation to
athletes be received and disbursed by the University of
Nevada through the Comptroller's office upon recommendation
of the Director of Athletics and the approval of the Board
of Athletic Control.
8. That a new Board of Athletic Control be established with the
following composition, responsibility and method of appoint-
The alumni members appointed by and to represent the
Alumni Executive Committee; two faculty members to
represent the faculty (the method of appointment to
be left to the discretion of the faculty); two students
to be elected by the Student Body as specified in the
Associated Students of the University of Nevada Consti-
tution and to represent the Associated Students; the
Comptroller of the University of Nevada; the Chairman
of this Board to be elected by the members of the Board
from year to year.
9. This 7-man Board of Athletic Control will have jurisdiction
over Intercollegiate Athletics subject to the approval of
the policy, program and appointments by the President and
the Board of Regents.
10. That the various groups coordinate the appointment of their
members to the Board through their Chairmen so that conti-
nuity of membership will be assured through staggered terms
of appointment, and if at all possible, there be no more
than 3 new members at any time.
11. That each Board member be instructed that he is responsible
to the group that appoints him to said Athletic Board; that
part of his duties is to report to, and continually advise
his respective group of the Board of Athletic Control's
progress and action.
The meeting recessed at 12 noon.
The recessed meeting of the Board of Regents reconvened in the
President's office at 1:15 P.M. with all Regents present.
Interviews were then held with 3 of the 4 men under consideration
for the position of President of the University of Nevada. The
4th person under consideration had been interviewed in person at
a former meeting of the Board. After deliberation, the Regents
elected Dr. Malcolm A. Love, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Univer-
sity of Denver, to become President of the University of Nevada.
His salary was fixed at the sum of $10,000 per year with the
(1) Official entertainment fund up to $1500 per year, the same
to be paid upon the filing of statements from time to time
with the Comptroller.
(2) Maid service up to $100 per month, said sum being based upon
1/2 time and pay of a University Janitor.
(3) Car for use of the President in his official capacity and in
compliance with the law of the State of Nevada governing use
of State-owned cars.
(4) Actual moving expense up to a total of $1,000.
(5) University residence, including utilities (heat, light and
water) such furniture as is now owned by the University and
in the house of the President.
Dr. Love was called before the Board and accepted the position on
the above stipulations. It was further agreed that he would re-
turn to Nevada as soon as possible to work on the proposed budget
and that his contract would begin September 1, 1950. It was fur-
ther agreed that, should it take longer to complete the details
necessary for disseverance from his present position, a reason-
able time be granted after September 1 for Dr. Love to take up
residence in active management of the University.
It was regularly moved, seconded and carried that the Chairman
be granted a vote of thanks and appreciation for his work in col-
lecting information relative to respective candidates for the
position of President.
It was also moved, seconded and carried that an additional $100
be given to Miss Faye Ledford for her work as Secretary to the
Chairman of the Board in taking care of the correspondence and
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.