07/11/1958

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 11-12, 1958




07-11-1958
Volume 8 - Pages 1-11

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
                       REGENTS MEETING
                      July 11-12, 1958

The Board of Regents met in the Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann Home
Economics building on Friday, July 11, 1958.  Present:  Regents
Anderson, Bastian, Broadbent, Elwell, Grant, Lombardi, Sawyer and
Thompson; Comptroller Hayden and Acting President Wood.  Regent
Hardy was out of the State.

Present also were:  Neil Humphrey from the Nevada Taxpayers'
Association, Mrs. Leola Wohlfeil from the Legislative Counsel
Bureau, A. N. Jacobson, Legislative Auditor; and Reporters Hulse,
Mc Kenzie and Beryl Anderson.

 1.  Minutes of Previous Meetings

     Upon motion by Mr. Broadbent, the minutes of the meeting of
     June 1, 1958 were unanimously approved.

 2.  Comptroller's Claims

     Mr. Hayden presented the following claims for approval, with
     the recommendation of Acting President Wood:

         Regents Checks, numbers 78-254 to 78-279 inclusive for
         a total of $406,775.50 for May.

         State Claims, numbers 78-136 to 78-155 inclusive for
         a total of $241,656.10 for May.

         Regents Checks, numbers 78-280 to 78-309 inclusive for
         a total of $341,402.89 for June.

         State Claims, numbers 78-156 to 78-169 inclusive for
         a total of $227,728.68 for June.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that the claims be approved.

 3.  Horton Request for Leave

     Dr. Wood presented the request of Robert C. Horton, Assist-
     ant Mining Engineer in the Nevada Bureau of Mines, for
     leave of absence without pay for the period July 11, 1958
     to November 5, 1958, in order that he might file as a candi-
     date for U. S. Congress.  The request carried the approval
     of Dean Scheid, and Dr. Wood recommended that the leave be
     granted.

     Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the leave of absence be granted to Mr.
     Horton, without pay, from July 11, 1958 to November 3, 1958.

 4.  Selection of a President

     Mr. Sawyer proposed that the Regents depart from the regular
     agenda, and moved that the Board consider the selection of a
     President at this time; Mr. Thompson seconded the motion.

     Dr. Wood read a letter prepared by himself recommending
     postponement of the selection of a President until after
     the coming elections in order that the selection might be
     made by the new Board rather than by an outgoing Board of
     Regents.

     Dr. Anderson commented favorably on the job which Dr. Wood
     has done as Acting President, but believed that action
     should be taken at this meeting because (1) the present
     Board set out to correct the situation which has prevailed
     at the University during the past several years and which
     led to an investigative committee of the Legislature, (2)
     the Regents organized committees and other facilities which
     evaluated some 110 candidates, (3) the Board of Regents
     personally interviewed all 6 candidates recommended by the
     committees as best qualified and also interviewed the 3
     applicants within the University.

     There being no further discussion, Mr. Grant called for a
     vote on the motion of Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Mr. Thompson,
     that the Regents consider the selection of a President; and
     it carried unanimously.

     Dr. Wood then read his letter addressed to Mr. Grant as
     Chairman of the Board of Regents in which he requested per-
     mission at this time to withdraw his name from further con-
     sideration for a permanent appointment as President of the
     University of Nevada.  Dr. Wood asked to be excused from
     the meeting.

     Mr. Grant presented a document from the faculty committees
     for the selection of a President urging the Regents to
     select a President from candidates who are not now connect-
     ed with the University.  Mr. Thompson and Mr. Broadbent
     spoke in favor of paying attention to the request of the
     faculty committee for the selection of a President.

     Chairman Grant called for nominations for the Presidency:

         Mr. Thompson nominated Dr. Charles J. Armstrong, Presi-
         dent of Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, and
         Mr. Broadbent seconded the nomination.

         Mr. Elwell nominated Dr. G. E. Giesecke, Vice President
         of Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas, and Dr.
         Lombardi seconded the nomination.

         A roll call vote showed 6 votes for Armstrong and 2 for
         Giesecke.

     Mr. Grant read the following letter from Regent Hardy ad-
     dressed to Mr. Grant, Chairman of the Board of Regents:

                                            June 26, 1958

         Mr. Archie C. Grant
         Chairman, Board of Regents
         University of Nevada
         Las Vegas, Nevada

         Re:  July Regents Meeting, U. of N.

         Dear Mr. Grant:

         I will not be able to be present at the next meeting
         of the Board of Regents.

         Kindly use this letter as your authority to cast my
         ballot for your choice of a President of the University
         of Nevada.

                             Sincerely,

                         /s/ Roy A. Hardy

     Motion by Mr. Sawyer, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
     that the proxy proposed in the letter from Mr. Hardy not
     be honored.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that the nominations be closed.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that Dr. Armstrong be elected President of the
     University of Nevada by unanimous vote.

The meeting recessed and Chairman Grant called Dr. Armstrong by
telephone, and received his acceptance.

The recessed meeting was called to order by Mr. Grant and he
announced the results of his call to Dr. Armstrong.

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that Dr. Wood be asked to continue in his
     capacity as Acting President until the new President is
     able to arrive and take over his duties, that Dr. Wood's
     salary continue at its present rate until that time, and
     that the Chairman be authorized to sign a contract with
     Dr. Wood on this basis.

     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried
     unanimously that Dr. Armstrong be allowed actual moving
     expenses to Reno, up to but not exceeding $1000.

     Dr. Wood was called back into the meeting.

 5.  Gifts

     Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-
     sented to the Board for acceptance as follows:

     Miscellaneous

     a)  From Dr. Charles W. Mc Nitt, Alexandria, Virignia - a
         Picker X-Ray Unit for the Physics Department.

     b)  From Braun Knecht Heimann Company, San Francisco,
         California - a Bismatron Geiger Counter for the Mackay
         School of Mines.

     c)  From the General Electric Educational and Charitable
         Fund, Schenectady, New York - $25 to match the contrib-
         ution of E. R. Uhlig.

     d)  From Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wood Ridge, New Jersey
         - $2083 as payment for May and $2084 as payment for
         June under the terms of the grant for Curtiss-Wright
         Project No. 1.

     e)  From the Service League of Las Vegas - a portrait of
         Lena Coulthard, in whose memory the Service League has
         assisted 18 students per semester enrolled at the Nevada
         Southern Regional Division.

     Scholarships

     a)  From Mrs. J. L. Semenza, Reno - $100 payment on the
         Semenza Scholarship in Business Administration.

     b)  From Kenneth W. Yeates, Glenbrook, Nevada - $150 payment
         on the Kenneth W. Yeates Scholarship in Psychology.

     c)  From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada -
         $15,000 representing the 2nd installment of the grant
         for the Experimental Scholarship Program in Agriculture
         and Home Economics.

     d)  From the Las Vegas Business & Professional Women's
         Club - $375 to establish the Las Vegas Business and
         Professional Women's Club Scholarship for Nevada
         Southern, as follows:

                The Las Vegas Business and Professional
              Women's Club Scholarship for Nevada Southern

             This Scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving
             girl who has completed her Freshman year with a C
             average as minimum requirement.

             Such selection of Scholarship Award shall be left
             to the discretion of the Dean and the Scholarship
             Committee of Nevada Southern.

             $275 shall be divided 1958-59 as the Scholarship
             Committee desires.  The remaining $100 shall be
             applied as a full scholarship or a partial payment
             to a girl who meets the same requirements at the
             Nevada Southern following year (1959-60).  Such
             selection shall be the responsibility of the Dean
             and the Scholarship Committee at the time, or prior
             to the school term.

             The members of the Business and Professional Women's
             Club of Las Vegas have expressed the feeling that a
             C average be considered.  The girl who is deserving
             may be striving to attend school under adverse cir-
             cumstances.  Thus, the average grade may improve as
             she is assisted.

             The Club members desire to know the person to whom
             the scholarship has been awarded, if same meets the
             approval of the Scholarship Committee of Nevada
             Southern.

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Sawyer, carried
     unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-
     tary write a note of thanks to the donors.

 6.  Budget Presentations

     Dr. Wood discussed the procedure in preparing the budget.
     The material prepared by the Comptroller for later distrib-
     ution to the Regents is the compilation of the requests sub-
     mitted to his office by Deans and Division Heads.  Dr. Wood
     called on the following individuals to present their budget
     needs, as follows:

         Vernon E. Scheid, Mackay School of Mines
         Howard Blodgett, College of Engineering

The Board recessed for luncheon at 12:10 noon.

The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 2
P.M.

     Budget presentations continued as follows:

         Joe Moose, Graduate School
         Robert C. Weems, College of Business Administration
         Garold D. Holstine, College of Education
         Ralph Irwin, College of Arts and Science
         James E. Adams, College of Agriculture

The meeting recessed at 5:20 P.M. until the following morning.

The recessed meeting was called to order by Chairman Grant at
9 A.M. on Saturday, July 12, 1958, with all present who were at
the previous day's meeting except Mr. Broadbent and Mr. Sawyer,
who had to return home.

     Budget presentations continued as follows:

         William D. Carlson, Nevada Southern Regional Division
         Helen Gilkey, Orvis School of Nursing
         James J. Hill, Libraries
         Sam Basta, Student Affairs
         James Rogers, Buildings and Grounds
         Edward Randall, Food & Drugs, Weights & Measures,
             Petroleum Products Inspection
         William R. Wood, Statewide Development of Higher
             Education, Office of Academic Vice President and
             Office of President
         P. W. Hayden, Summary and General Expense

     Copies of the budget were distributed to the Regents and Mr.
     Grant asked that each Regent take his copy home and study
     it.

 7.  Statement to Faculty on New President

     Mr. Grant read the following statement and proposed that it
     be sent to each member of the University faculty and staff:

         To Members of the Faculty and Staff:

         A new President of the University of Nevada has been
         selected.  Dr. Charles J. Armstrong had been highly
         recommended by the Faculty Screening Committee and
         the Committee of Deans after painstaking consideration
         of about 100 candidates.  He was selected unanimously
         by the Board of Regents after the Board had personally
         interviewed all candidates who had received the recom-
         mendation of the Screening Committees.  The Faculty
         Screening Committee was composed of 11 men and women
         democratically elected by their fellow faculty members
         for this purpose.  All of those immediately interested
         have, therefore, indicated their approval of his selec-
         tion.

         In light of the immediate past difficulties, it is in-
         cumbent that the new President have the full cooperation
         of all concerned.  This is the attitude of the Board of
         Regents and it is expected that the faculty and staff
         will concur, and that the University can look forward
         to an era of progress in bringing higher education to
         the people of the State of Nevada.

                         /s/ A. C. Grant, Chairman
                             Board of Regents

     Motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried
     unanimously that the statement be adopted and distributed
     to the members of the faculty and staff.

 8.  Student Loans

     Mr. Hayden discussed collection problems in connection with
     student loans.  He requested approval of the Board to put
     into small claims court loans which are overdue and about
     to be outlawed because of time.

     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Thompson, carried
     unanimously that the Comptroller be authorized, in any case
     where student loans are threatened with the expiration of
     the time element, to take whatever method of collection he
     deems advisable.

 9.  Research Agreement

     Dr. Wood recommended acceptance of an agreement between the
     University of Nevada and the State Highway Department for a
     research project to be carried on by the Bureau of Business
     and Economic Research in the College of Business Administra-
     tion, and for which the Highway Department would provide
     $67,107.

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that the agreement be approved, and that the
     Acting President be authorized to sign on behalf of the
     University.

10.  Bid Openings

     A meeting for opening bids was held in the President's
     office at 4 P.M. on Thursday, July 3, 1958.  Present:
     Engineer Rogers, Comptroller Hayden and a member of the
     bidding firm of Harrington Construction Company.  Bid
     notice had duly appeared in local papers for Remodeling
     of Basement, Stewart Hall, University of Nevada, Reno
     Campus.  Bids were opened by Comptroller Hayden, as fol-
     lows:

         Harrington Construction Co. - accompanied by bid bond -
         $3043.00
             Alternate No. 1 - deduct $218.00
             Alternate No. 2 - deduct $133.00

         Grifantini - accompanied by bid bond - $3233.87
             Alternate No. 1 - deduct $150.00

     The bids were referred to the University Engineer for study
     and recommendation.

     Recommendation:  I recommend that the Harrington Construc-
     tion Company be awarded the bid for Remodeling of Basement,
     Stewart Hall, University of Nevada, Reno Campus, and that
     Alternate No. 1 be accepted, deducting $218 from the base
     bid price of $3043.  This bid is approximately the same as
     the estimate prepared by this office.  Funds for this work
     are available in Buildings and Grounds Repair Budget.

                             Sincerely,

                         /s/ James D. Rogers
                             University Engineer

     Approved:

     W. R. Wood, Acting President
     P. W. Hayden, Comptroller

     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried
     unanimously that the recommendation and the awarding of the
     bid be approved.

11.  Personnel Recommendations

     Dr. Wood presented and discussed the personnel recommenda-
     tions, as follows:

     COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE

     Appointments as follows:

         Robert Leroy Hartman as Assistant Professor of Art at
         a salary of $5900 for the academic year 1958-59 (re-
         placement for Harlan Holladay).

         Robert H. Perry as Instructor in Music at a salary of
         $5500 for the academic year 1958-59 (replacement for
         Rodney Mercado).

         Edwin Ferris Wagner as Graduate Assistant in Mathematics
         at a salary of $1500 for the academic year 1958-59 (new
         position under the Fleischmann Foundation Grant).

     Reappointment as follows:

         Edward R. Slingland, Jr. as Lecturer in Journalism at a
         salary of $300 for the Fall semester 1958.

     Salary increases as follows:

         R. Edwin Worley, Professor of Physics - $8400 to $8800
         Robert M. Gorrell, Professor of English - $8450 to $8800
         Alex Dandini, Professor of Foreign Languages - $8500 to
             $8800
         W. C. Miller, Professor of Speech and Drama - $8550 to
             $8800
         A. E. Hutcheson, Professor of History and Political
             Science - $8400 to $8800
         Richard Dana, Assistant Professor of Psychology and
             Sociology - $6400 to $6600

     LIBRARY

     Appointment as follows:

         Helen Jean Poulton as Agriculture Librarian and Assist-
         ant Professor of Library Science at a salary of $7000,
         effective July 1, 1958 (12 months basis).

     COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

     Appointments as follows:

         Stephen J. Barres as Associate Professor of Business
         Administration at a salary of $7600 for the academic
         year 1958-59 (to fill an unfilled position).

         Blossom K. Levin as Junior Economic Research Analyst
         in the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, effec-
         tive July 7, 1958, at a salary of $400 per month (posi-
         tion dependent upon the acceptance and continuation of
         agreement between Nevada State Highway Department and
         the University of Nevada).

     Change in status as follows:

         Sidney J. Claunch from Instructor to Assistant Profes-
         sor with tenure at a salary of $6400 for the academic
         year 1958-59.

     Salary increase as follows:

         Robert C. Weems, Jr., Dean of the College - $13,000 to
             $13,625

     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

     Resignation as follows:

         Miller T. Hunter as Assistant Agricultural Agent for
         Washoe County, effective June 30, 1958.

     Appointments as follows:

         Mary Ruth A. Cornwell as Assistant Professor of Home
         Economics at a salary of $7000 for the academic year
         1958-59 (replacement for Genevieve Scheier).

         Virginia Emily Twitty as Home Agent for Clark County,
         at a salary of $7392 for 12 months service, effective
         July 1, 1958 (replacement for J. Hazel Zimmerman).

         Tony Lesperance as Graduate Research Assistant in
         Animal Husbandry at a salary of $2300 for the academic
         year 1958-59 (replacement for Byron Gilbert).

     COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

     Resignation as follows:

         Hazel A. Grubbs, Assistant Professor of Education, ef-
         fective July 1, 1958, in order that she might return to
         New York State.

     Appointments as follows:

         Jackson X. Trippy as Lecturer in Education at a salary
         of $6800 for the academic year 1958-59 (replacement
         for Lloyd Drury).

         Donald Glenn Potter as Assistant Professor of Secondary
         Education at a salary of $6900 for the academic year
         1958-59 (replacement for Herbert Derfelt).

         Hazel Webster Byrnes as Visiting Lecturer in Education,
         Main Summer Session, at a salary of $900.

         Lon S. Mc Girk, Jr., as Associate Professor of Geology,
         Main Summer Session, at a salary of $525.

         James M. Hoyt as Assistant Professor of Business Admin-
         istration for the Long and Main Summer Session at a
         salary of $900.

         Robert Mc Gee as Lecturer in Business Administration
         for the Main Summer Session at a salary of $1050.

         Bettye Powell as Visiting Lecturer in Education for the
         Main Summer Session at a salary of $150.

         Harry C. Mc Kown as Visiting Lecturer in Education for
         the first half of the Main Summer Session at a salary
         of $500.

         Charles P. Woods as Assistant Professor of Business
         Administration for the Main Summer Session at a salary
         of $900.

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

     Appointments as follows:

         David F. Dickinson as Professor of Nuclear Engineering
         effective September 1, 1958, at a salary rate of $12,000
         based on 12 months service (new position).

         Glen Howard Clark as Instructor in Electrical Engineer-
         ing at a salary of $6400 for the academic year 1958-59
         (replacement for E. M. Menke).

         Joseph J. Boyajian as Graduate Assistant in Electrical
         Engineering at a salary of $1500 for the academic year
         1958-59 (new position under the Fleischmann Foundation
         Grant).

     NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION

     Appointments as follows:

         Michael Drakulich as Assistant Professor of Health,
         Physical Education and Athletics at a salary of $6300
         for the academic year 1958-59 (replacement for Hugh
         Smithwick).

         Paul Oliver Davey as Assistant Professor of Physics
         and Mathematics at a salary of $6160 for the academic
         year 1958-59 (to fill an unfilled position).

         Harold J. Brinley as Lecturer in Physics in the Summer
         Session at a salary of $300.

         Malcolm Graham as Lecturer in Mathematics in the Summer
         Session at a salary of $300.

         Lee Muir as Lecturer in Geography in the Summer Session
         at a salary of $450.

     Appointments for the Fall semester Evening Division as
     follows:

         Lauren Brink as Lecturer in Education - $225
         Eleanore Bushnell as Lecturer in Political Science -
             $337.50
         Howard Chase as Lecturer in Music - $487.50 plus in-
             dividual Instructor fee of $48 per student
         Jerry Dye as Lecturer in Spanish - $337.50
         Jay Jeffers as Lecturer in Geology - $675
         Irving Katz as Lecturer in Psychology - $337.50
         Benjamin Kump as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering -
             $450
         Irving Lazar as Lecturer in Psychology - $337.50
         Donald O'Connor as Lecturer in Philosophy - $337.50
         Lee Pivornick as Lecturer in French - $675
         Charles W. Ross as Lecturer in Art - $750
         William Wright as Lecturer in Journalism - $225

     MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES

     Change of status as follows:

         John S. Winston from 10 months to 12 months basis at a
         salary of $9720 for 12 months service.

     Appointments as follows:

         James I. Gimlett as Assistant Professor of Geophysics
         and Assistant Geophysicist in the Nevada Bureau of Mines
         effective July 1, 1958, at a salary of $8100 for 12
         months service (to fill an unfilled position).

         David C. Mc Crillis as Temporary Field Assistant in the
         Nevada Bureau of Mines, effective June 1, 1958, for a
         period not to exceed 9 months, at a salary of $350 per
         month.

         Wayne P. Jones as Temporary Field Assistant in the
         Nevada Bureau of Mines, effective June 1, 1958, for a
         period not to exceed 4 months, at a salary of $270
         per month.

         Emil Onuschak, Jr. as Graduate Research Assistant, ef-
         fective September 1, 1958, at a salary of $150 per
         month (new position under the Fleischmann Foundation
         Grant).

         Larry H. Godwin as Temporary Field Assistant for
         Curtiss-Wright Project No. 1, effective June 1, 1958,
         for a period not to exceed 5 months, at a salary of
         $400 per month.

         George J. Stathis as Temporary Field Assistant for
         Curtiss-Wright Project No. 1, effective June 1, 1958,
         for a period not to exceed 5 months, at a salary of
         $375 per month.

         Louise C. Winslow as Temporary Laboratory Assistant in
         the Nevada Bureau of Mines at a salary of $300 per
         month, effective July 1, 1958.

         Jack D. Frank as Graduate Research Assistant at a salary
         of $150 per month, effective September 1, 1958 (new
         position under the Fleischmann Foundation Grant).

     Reappointment as follows:

         John N. Butler as Research Metallurgist, Atomic Energy
         Project, for the month of July, 1958, at a salary of
         $850 (termination of AEC contract).

     Change of status as follows:

         John N. Butler as Professor of Metallurgy and Metal-
         lurgist in the Nevada Mining Analytical Laboratory,
         effective August 1, 1958, at a salary rate of $9900
         based on 12 months service (new position).

     ASSOCIATED STUDENTS

     Approval of contracts as follows:

         James Mc Nabney as Graduate Manager and Bookstore
         Manager at a salary of $7545 for the year effective
         July 1, 1958.

         Trinie Erquiaga as Secretary-Bookkeeper for the Gradu-
         ate Manager and the ASUN Bookstore at a salary of $4540
         for the year beginning July 1, 1958.

     UNIVERSITY ENGINEER'S OFFICE

     Appointment as follows:

         Brian Joseph Whalen as Assistant University Engineer,
         effective July 1, 1958, at a salary of $6000 based on
         12 months service (replacement for James Rogers, pro-
         moted).

     STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - OFF-CAMPUS SUMMER SESSION

     Appointments as follows:

         Russell R. Elliott as Lecturer in History (Ely) - $300
         Richard Dana as Lecturer in Psychology (Winnemucca -
             $450

     Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried
     unanimously that the personal recommendations be approved.

The meeting adjourned at 1:15 P.M.

                             A. C. Grant
                             Chairman

Alice Terry
Secretary