July 16-17, 1982
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
July 16, 1982
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Audito-
rium, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mrs. June Whitley
Members absent: Mr. John Tom Ross
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President James Eardley, TMCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
General Counsel Donald Klasic
Acting Secretary Mary Lou Moser
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Curry, Dwyer, Heise,
Beaulieu, Jones, Lambert and Hoffer, and Student Association
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:15 A.M.
1. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda, containing the following
items, was recommended (Consent Agenda identified as Ref. A
and filed with permanent minutes).
(1) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of
June 18, 1982.
(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.
(3) Approval of the appointment of Mr. Conrad Ryan, Presi-
dent of Nevada Power Company, to the Advisory Board
for the Center for Business and Economic Research at
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Mr. Mc Bride seconded. Motion
2. Regents Mc Bride and Gallagher commended UNLV, and in par-
ticular the committee headed by Dr. Zorn, for the report
on the update and changes which have been adopted in their
General Education Program.
3. Dr. Crowley announced that UNR has recently earned 6 nation-
al public relations awards in an annual recognition program
sponsored by the Council for Advance and Support of Educa-
Grand award for best video program, "X-10 Views", con-
sumer education television spots produced by the Col-
lege of Agriculture and aired in 17 states, Art Gould,
Public information award for the 1981 Find Out Fair
at Meadowood Mall, which drew 70,000 people one November
weekend where the University had dozens of exhibits.
Exceptional achievement in alumni events for publicity
for the 1981 Homecoming events.
Public relations award for the 1982 Journalism Ethics
Conference held at Lake Tahoe in January.
Award for overall University advancement for advance-
ment of Departments within the Public Affairs division,
including the creation of the UNR Foundation.
Mrs. Fong added that Mr. C. Linnis Mills, the Agriculture
Extension agent in Clark County, also does an outstanding
job with his video program in Las Vegas.
4. Dr. Berg related that NNCC Advisory Board member Carl Shuck
had passed away. Upon motion by Mr. Buchanan, seconded by
Mr. Mc Bride, the Board moved that a resolution be forward-
ed to the family expressing their appreciation for the sup-
port shown by Mr. Shuck. Motion carried.
5. Approval of the Report of the Audit Committee
Mrs. Whitley, Chairman, submitted the following report of
the Audit Committee, which met at 8:00 A.M., July 16, 1982:
(1) Accepted a report of Internal Audits completed for the
quarter April through June, 1982, and requested Inter-
nal Audit to perform a Systemwide audit of all scholar-
ship funds to be completed in 3 to 5 months.
(2) Discussed the functions of internal and external audi-
tors which included an explanation by Mr. Don Mc Ghie,
Kafoury-Armstrong, who presented a list of recommenda-
tions which had been given to UNS from 1976 through
1981. Regent Gallagher requested Controller Jan
Mac Donald to review the status of these recommenda-
tions and report to the Committee at their meeting
on August 20.
Mrs. Gallagher moved the adoption of the Audit Committee
report. Seconded by Mrs. Fong. Motion carried.
6. Approval of the Report of the Academic Affairs Committee
Mrs. Gallagher, Chairman, submitted the following report
and recommendations from their meeting at 10:00 A.M. on
July 16, 1982:
(1) Approval of the Phase I Proposal from WNCC for an As-
sociate in Applied Science degree to train electronic
technicians. This will expand the present 1-year
program to a 2-year program requiring no new addition-
al positions or funds.
(2) Announced that public hearings will be held in Septem-
ber on proposed changes to tenure policy.
Mrs. Whitley moved for approval. Seconded by Mr. Mc Bride.
7. Financial Aids Report, UNR
President Crowley stated that the committee studying fi-
nancial aids at UNR has submitted its report and recommenda-
tions, most of which will be effected administratively, and
also calling for a greater coordination between the finan-
cial aids and scholarship offices. Several recommendations
which could be implemented Systemwide were offered for con-
sideration by the Board, including asking the State of
Nevada to support a larger share of the burden of assuring
student accessability to Nevada institutions by:
a) establishing a State financed loan fund;
b) establishing a State scholarship and/or work-study
c) expanding tuition grants-in-aids to include grad-
uate and professional schools students; and
d) increasing tuition grants-in-aids to the full
cost of tuition.
The full report and recommendations are identified as Ref.
B and filed with permanent minutes.
8. Approval of the Report of the Budget Committee
Ms. Del Papa, Chairman, submitted the following report and
recommendations from the Budget Committee which met at
8:55 A.M., July 16, 1982:
(1) Recommended approval of the Estimative Budget for
Freshman English at UNR, which establishes funds to
be transferred from the Jot Travis Student Union
Capital Improvement Fee Funds for the hiring of lec-
turers for the Freshman English Program for 1982-83:
Opening Cash Balance $140,000
Professional Salaries 8.00 FTE $118,729
Fringe Benefits 18,968
(2) Authorized that any current or future Foundation ap-
proved by the Board will set up a University account
in which interest will accrue to the benefit of the
Foundation. Although this is an exception to Regents'
policy, it will be advantageous to the University to
have this account established within the University
System rather than by the Foundation and totally out-
side the University structure.
(3) Approved the following Estimative Budget for the
Tottori English Language Institute program which is
being conducted at UNR for students from Japan:
Student Fees $30,500
Professional Salaries $ 5,900
Fringe Benefits 100
Out-of-State Travel 6,000
Ending Fund Balance 1,500
(4) Tabled action on the distribution of Special Projects
Funds until the August meeting and asked that it be
placed on both the regular meeting and Budget Commit-
Vice Chancellor Dawson had presented a list of proposed
projects requested by Presidents to be funded from the
Regents Special Projects Fund totalling $696,725. He
projected there would only by $600,000 which could be
distributed to Campuses for 1982-83. During meetings
with Presidents a formula, based on enrollment percent-
ages for Campuses and a professional FTE for DRI, had
been devised which they felt would be a fair and equi-
table solution for division of these funds.
Ms. Del Papa emphasized that approval of this spending
plan would only authorize the Presidents to plan and
prioritize their individual requests which would then
be submitted to Regents in August for decisions on
Mr. Buchanan strongly opposed this formula plan stat-
ing 1) that he felt this would take away the Regents'
authority in allocating Special Project Funds; 2) that
a greater amount should go to a specific project; i. e.
computer program at UNLV; and 3) that should a genuine
emergency arise later in the year, there would not be
Ms. Del Papa stated that there would be a contingency
reserve left in the Special Projects Funds account.
Mr. Mc Bride reminded the Presidents that there is a
possibility that the Governor would ask for further
budget cuts in the Fall; and also that he thought
projects such as the TMCC request for tutors and
teacher aids for developmental labs should be funded
by fees in the same manner as the community service
President Crowley stated the formula plans would enable
the Presidents to be more responsible in financial
planning for the year, and further reminded the group
that Board policy has always been that the Special
Projects Funds were for items or projects that are not
likely to be a part of any legislative funding but
rather are for one-shot items, not on-going projects.
Mrs. Gallagher agreed that there should be more finan-
cial planning, but that the submitted plans must be
for crucial projects only, given the current economic
(5) New Business
(a) Approved an emergency item presented by President
Goodall requesting an exception to the purchasing
policy for football equipment in the amount of
$62,557.39. The Rebels Booster Club had ordered
the equipment, but now does not have the funds.
The UNLV Athletic Department does have sufficient
funds in their equipment budget, but, because the
order was placed without following State purchas-
ing guidelines of going to bid, an exception to
policy is necessary before State funds can be
Mr. Cashell requested an itemized list of the
equipment being purchased and further requested
that in the future, purchases made by the Boosters
for the Athletic Department should follow State
(b) Regent Mc Bride requested the Campus Presidents
to develop a general contingency financial plan
including a 5% budget cut for 1982-83 and an
additional 10% for fiscal year 1983-85.
(c) Regent Buchanan requested President Goodall to
report on the start-up costs for a comprehensive
Computer Science program at UNLV.
Mrs. Fong moved for approval. Mr. Karamanos seconded.
Motion carried. Mr. Cashell abstained.
9. Appointment of Director, Computer Center
Chancellor Bersi asked for approval of the appointment of
Dr. Lloyd Case as Director of the Computer Center, UNS,
effective July 1, 1982, at a salary of $52,930, Rank IV,
Mrs. Gallagher moved for approval. Mr. Buchanan seconded.
Mr. Cashell handed the gavel to Mr. Mc Bride, Vice Chairman
10. Approval of Statement of Repayment for Loan, UNR
President Crowley stated that the Board had previously
authorized UNR to make application for a low interest (at
3%) federal loan in the amount of $3,451,300 for the purpose
of constructing a co-generation plant which will realize
substantial savings in utilities costs. Interim Finance
Committee has subsequently approved the project and final
approval now awaits a statement from the Board insuring
that the loan will be repaid from these savings. The fol-
lowing statement was submitted for approval:
The University of Nevada Board of Regents pledges the
repayment of the Energy Conservation Project $3,451,300
Department of Education, College Housing 3% Loan from
the University of Nevada, Reno, Operating and Mainte-
nance Utility Budget.
Mrs. Fong moved for approval. Ms. Del Papa seconded.
11. Salary Increases, TMCC
President Eardley requested salary increases for Dean Pat
Miltenberger and Dean Bert Munson due to added responsi-
bilities in assuming the administrative functions formerly
performed by Mr. David Wilkins, who, because of a recent
illness, has returned to teaching in the Math Department.
The decision was made not to fill the vacant position but
rather to seek increased salaries for the two Deans from
$41,369 to $42,650 commensurate with the reassigned duties.
Mrs. Whitley moved for approval. Ms. Del Papa seconded.
Chairman Cashell resumed the gavel.
12. Custodian Contract, CCCC
The 3 lowest bids for the 1982-83 janitorial service con-
tract for the Cheyenne and Henderson Campuses of CCCC are
Bekins Building Maintenance Company $135,107.04
Melba's Cleaning Service 139,676.04
United Maintenance Service, Inc. 141,400.00
President Eaton requested approval for an exception to the
purchasing regulations which states that bids be awarded the
low bidder, because of the performance record of the low
bidder. Melba's Cleaning Service has been used in the past
and has proven satisfactory.
Mrs. Fong moved for approval. Ms. Del Papa seconded.
13. Approval of Amendment to Title 4, Chapter 4, Section 2, UNS
Chancellor Bersi recommended approval of the amendment to
Title 4, Chapter 4, Section 2 of the UNS Handbook which will
provide guidelines as to the professional employees of the
University of Nevada System and which applies the National
Fair Labor Standards Act guidelines. General Counsel also
strongly recommended the adoption.
Section 2. Standards for Defining the Professional
Staff. Employment positions meeting one or more of
the following criteria shall be in the professional
staff of the University of Nevada System:
1. The term "executive" position shall include any
(a) whose primary duty consists of the management
of the institution or service or special unit
in which the person is employed or of a cus-
tomarily recognized department or subdivision
(b) who customarily and regularly directs the work
of two or more other employees therein;
(c) who has the authority to hire or fire other
employees or whose suggestions and recommenda-
tions as to the hiring and firing and as to
the advancement and promotion or any other
change of status of other employees will be
given particular weight; and
(d) who customarily and regularly exercises dis-
cretionary powers; and
(e) who does not devote more than 20% of the em-
ployee's hours of work in the work week to
activities which are not directly and closely
related to the performance of the work describ-
ed in subparagraph (a) through (d) of this
2. The term "administrative" position shall include
(a) whose primary duty consists of either:
(1) the performance of office or nonmanual
work directly related to management
policies or general business operations
of the employee's employer, or
(2) the performance of functions in the ad-
ministration of a school system, or edu-
cational establishment or institution,
or a department or subdivision thereof
in work directly related to the academic
instruction or training carried on there-
(b) who customarily and regularly exercises dis-
cretion and independent judgment; and
(c) (1) who regularly and directly assists in
employees employed in an executive or
administrative capacity, as such terms
are defined herein, or
(2) who performs under only general super-
vision work along specialized or tech-
nical lines requiring special training,
experience or knowledge, or
(3) who executes under only general super-
vision special assignments and tasks;
(d) who does not devote more than 20% of the em-
ployee's hours worked in the work week to ac-
tivities which are not directly and closely
related to the performance of the work des-
cribed in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this
3. The term "professional" position shall include any
(a) whose primary duty consists of the performance
(1) work requiring knowledge of an advanced
type in a field of science or learning
customarily acquired by a prolonged course
of specialized intellectual instruction
and study, as distinguished from a general
academic education and from an apprentice-
ship, and from training in the perform-
ance of routine mental, manual or physi-
cal processes, or
(2) work that is original and creative in
character in a recognized field of artis-
tic endeavor (as opposed to work which
can be produced by a person endowed with
general manual or intellectual ability
and training), and the result of which
depends primarily on the invention, imag-
ination or talents of the employee, or
(3) teaching, tutoring, instructing and lec-
turing in the activity of imparting know-
ledge and who is employed and engaged in
this activity as a teacher in a school
system or educational establishment or
institution by which the employee is em-
(b) whose work requires the consistent exercise of
discretion and judgment in its performance; and
(c) whose work is predominately intellectual and
varied in character (as opposed to routine men-
tal, manual, mechanical or physical work) and
is of such character that the output produced
or the result cannot be standardized in rela-
tion to a given period of time; and
(d) who does not devote more than 20% of the em-
ployee's hours worked in the work week to
activities which are not an essential part of
and necessarily incident to the work described
in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this section.
4. This section shall not be deemed to apply to cus-
todial, clerical or maintenance employees of the
University of Nevada System who are in the classi-
fied service of the State of Nevada as provided in
NRS 284.140(6). This section shall not be deemed
to require any person employed in an employment
position in the classified service of the State of
Nevada at the time this section was adopted to be
assigned to the professional staff of the Univer-
sity of Nevada System, nor shall this section be
deemed to require any person employed in an employ-
ment position in the professional staff of the Uni-
versity of Nevada System at the time this section
was adopted to be assigned to the classified service
of the State of Nevada.
Mrs. Whitley moved for approval. Mr. Buchanan seconded.
14. New Business
a) Mrs. Fong presented a request from the Chamber of Com-
merce of Las Vegas for a 4-year scholarship for the
lone survivor of an airplane crash in Florida whose
destination had been Las Vegas. The matter was re-
ferred back to the City of Las Vegas with the thought
that such scholarship would more appropriately come
from that group.
b) Regent Mc Bride asked for consideration of an emer-
gency item from WNCC regarding the awarding of a bid.
Ms. Del Papa moved for approval for consideration. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
Dr. Davis requested approval to the low bidder for con-
struction of faculty housing and fencing at the Fallon
Campus, plus authority to spend an additional $7,831
from the WNCC Capital Improvement Fund. $67,992 was
formerly approved by the Board; however, the low bid
required $7,831 in order to complete the project. Bids
were opened on July 15, 1982 and approval at this time
would save one month's delay on construction time.
Ross Builders $ 75,823
Francovich & Co. 82,900
Southwest Buildings 83,360
Frear Construction 84,789
Clem Beythan Construction 89,700
E-Z Construction 94,923
Action Construction 111,950
Capriotti Construction 112,620
Mr. Buchanan moved for approval. Mr. Mc Bride second-
ed. Motion carried.
c) Mrs. Whitley asked President Goodall for a status re-
port on the matter concerning Ms. Hannah Gleason of
the Social Work Department at UNLV. President Goodall
reported that apparently there would be no federal funds
to support the programs, that he was reviewing UNLV
budgets to determine whether they could continue the
programs in all University Departments similarly affect-
ed. Ms. Gleason has been given a leave of absence for
a 2-month period so that fringe benefits would continue.
Mr. Cashell asked for a report to the Regents outlining
the facts of the case, but to also include other per-
sonnel at UNLV similarly affected. It was pointed out
that there are some 220 employees in the System on
"soft money" which would require some $4.8 million in
d) Dr. Eaton introduced Ms. Bridgett Jones, President of
the Associated Students at Clark County Community
Meeting adjourned at 11:05 A.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Acting Secretary of the Board