UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
Volume 6 - Pages 158-160
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
July 26, 1949
The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents met in the Presi-
dent's office at 3 P.M., July 26, 1949. Present: Regents Ross,
Hilliard; Acting President Parker, Comptroller Hayden.
Mr. Hayden presented a summary showing totals by Department of
the faculty pay schedules as authorized at the meeting of the
Board of Regents, June 2-4, 1949, supported by a detailed break-
down of individual salaries as approved for the College of Arts
and Science and the College of Engineering. It was noted that
the definition of the University faculty included in page 42 of
the University catalogue does not include the Comptroller as a
member, and that therefore his increase in salary is not charge-
able against the appropriation of $125,000.
Pursuant to a request from the President following the June meet-
ing of the Board, the various Colleges and the Library had re-
duced their budgets by the following amounts:
Agriculture $ 2,755.00
Arts and Science 7,260.40
thus making this sum available for increases in salaries for the
clerical and Buildings and Grounds personnel.
The summary provided a separate column for those cases in which
a faculty member who had left the University was replaced by
someone at a higher rate of pay. The question was raised by the
Comptroller as to whether these increases could properly be
charged against the $125,000 appropriated for increases in facul-
ty pay, or whether, being granted for members of the faculty who
were in the employ of the University at the time the appropria-
tion was passed by the Legislature, these salary amounts would
have to come out of the $684,489 appropriated for basic salaries.
The Executive Committee decided that these increases, amounting
to about $12,000 for the biennium, could properly be charged
against the appropriation of $125,000.
The Comptroller reported that after deducting this amount of
$12,000 there would still be a cushion of about $19,000 available
other demands which might arise during the biennium.
Mr. Ross noted that the pay of Mr. Richards, a new Assistant Pro-
fessor in English, was almost equal to that of Dr. Gorrell, who
is one of the senior members of the faculty. It was agreed by
the Executive Committee that the future policy should be to give
preference in salary increases to the permanent faculty members
who have been at the University of Nevada over a long period of
Public Service Divisions
Mr. Hayden pointed out that Edward Records, Veterinary
Control, had not been granted an increase in salary from
Veterinary Control funds at the June 4 meeting of the Board
of Regents. The matter will be taken up at the next meeting
of the Board of Regents.
Extension Division Salary Increases
The revised salary budget for the Extension Division was not
yet in form for final study and consideration was deferred
until the next regular meeting of the full Board. Mr. Hayden
stated that the budget for the Extension Division was usually
not received in his office until August and any increases
subsequently approved by the Board could be made retroactive
to July 1. He was instructed by the Executive Committee to
continue to approve essential expenditures.
State Analytical Laboratory
Col. Parker presented a letter from Walter Palmer requesting
an increase in salary from State Analytical Laboratory Funds
for Claude Hammond. The matter is to be presented at the
next regular meeting of the Board.
Public Service Committees
Col. Parker noted that at the last meeting of the Board there
was some discussion as to whether or not there should be a
Public Service Committee to pass on raises and coordinate
them in the same manner as the Deans' Committee functions.
It was recommended that it be put on the agenda for the next
regular meeting of the Board.
Equipment in the President's Home
Col. Parker stated that Dr. Moseley would like to sell to the
University the following items which he has purchased:
1. 7 kitchen cabinets $215
2. Laundry equipment, including
General Electric dryer and 200
Bendix washing machine 125
Col. Parker recommended that the cabinets and dryer be pur-
chased by the University but not the rest of the equipment.
It was unanimously agreed that the cabinets be purchased for
$200, but that Col. Parker look into the prices of new dryers
and present these figures at the next regular meeting of the
Board. Col. Parker also recommended that the University pur-
chase rugs for the dining room, hall and living room. No
action was taken at this time. Col. Parker stated that Carl
Horn had estimated the cost of painting and retouching the
President's home would be $400. It was unanimously agreed
that not over $400 be authorized for this purpose.
The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M. The date of the next regular
meeting of the Board was set for August 26, 1949.