07/29/1960

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 29-30, 1960








07-29-1960

Pages 398-418



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

July 29-30, 1960



The Board of Regents met in room 205, Morrill Hall, on Friday,

July 29, 1960. Present: Regents Anderson, Broadbent, Crumley,

Germain, Grant, Lombardi, Tyson; Comptroller Hayden, Engineer

Rogers, President Armstrong. Mr. Porter from the Office of the

Attorney General was present for the Friday afternoon and the

Saturday sessions. Mr. Humphrey, State Budget Director, and Mr.

Barrett from the Nevada Taxpayers' Association were present as

observers. Regent Arnold was ill on Friday but was present for

the Saturday session. Regent Elwell was out of the State. Re-

porters Laxalt, Mc Kenzie, Hulse, Aiken, and Robbins covered the

meeting for the Press.



The meeting was called to order at 9:15 A.M. by Chairman Grant.



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



The minutes of the meeting of June 5, 1960 were approved

upon motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Crumley, and

unanimous vote.



2. Comptroller's Claims



President Armstrong presented claims for approval as sub-

mitted by Comptroller Hayden.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the claims be approved

as follows:



Regents' Checks, 90-367 to 90-415 inclusive for a

total of $564,073.19 for June.



State Claims, 90,1170 to 90-1189 inclusive and 90-160

for a total of $162,819.61 for June.



3. Gifts



Gifts which had been received by the University were pre-

sented by the President for official acceptance by the

Board as follows:



Miscellaneous



From William Garell, Victor Cleaners, Reno - cleaned free

of charge approximately forty grey and green drapes used

for University ceremonials, the large American flag, a

gold star flag, and bunting.



From Cyril Clemons, Kirkwood, Missouri - copies of "The Mark

Twain Journal" and "Mark Twain and Dwight D. Eisenhower",

for the Library.



From Sigrid Moe, Las Vegas Branch, and Paul R. Eldridge,

Reno Campus - a copy of "Those Desert Hills and Other Poems"

by Mildred Breedlove, Poet Laureate of Nevada, for the

Library.



From August Holmes, Reno - a copy of "Un Palacio en la

Ciudad de los Dioses" by Laurette Sejourne, given to the

Library in memory of his wife, Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Frisch

Holmes.



From Clark J. Guild, Jr., Reno - check for $10 to be used

for the purchase of books for the Library, given in memory

of Allen Carter.



From Jo Hubbard Chamberlin, Director of Public Information,

Sleepy Hollow Restorations, New York - a copy of "Pontico

Hills" by William A. Owens, for the Library.



From George B. Mc Comb, St. Louis, Missouri - "A Collection

of Papers on Underground Pipeline Corrosion", Volumes I

through IV, for the Library.



From Walter S. Baring - "Writings on American History -

Annual Report of the American Historical Association" -

Volume II for the year 1955, and a complete set of the

"United States Code, 1958 Edition", for the Library.



From Dr. T. V. Ross, Gardnerville - books and magazines for

the Orvis School of Nursing Library.



From Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Reno - two checks in the amount

of $7.50 each to be used for purchase of professional books

for the Orvis School of Nursing, given in memory of Dr. N.

Fellner and Mamie Good.



From Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Carlson, Jr., Carson City - volumes

on Art subjects for the Department of Art.



From Victor and Joseph Saturno, Reno - two large vases val-

ued at $400 to be turned over to the Art Department for dis-

play in the new Fine Arts building.



From the Estate of Agnes B. Momand - $100,000 which "repre-

sents the partial distribution approximating 64% of the

corpus of the trust at the time of Betty Roberts' death,

less reserves for terminating expenses and after giving

consideration to the estate taxes chargeable to the remain-

der."



From Harold's Club, Reno - an automatic record player for

use in conjunction with the University's Sound System.



From the Estate of E. R. Zalinski, Salt Lake City, Utah -

several folios of geologic maps and atlases, which had

formerly belonged to Mr. Zalinski, Geologist, Salt Lake

City, for the Mineral Industry Library of the Mackay

School of Mines.



From the Nevada Silver Centennial Committee, Roy A. Hardy,

Chairman - $500 from the surplus funds of the Nevada Silver

Centennial Committee to be used to supplement the Permanent

Revolving Fund for the University Press, and $700 represent-

ing the balance of the Centennial Fund to be used for the

purchase of needed equipment for the Mackay School of Mines

in memory of John W. Mackay and for the purchase of techni-

cal books for the Mackay School of Mines Library.



From General Electric Foundation, Ossining, New York $25 to

match the contribution of F. B. Headley, already accepted.



From the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada - $425,000

as the first installment on a total grant of $852,033 for

the construction of a Life Science Wing at the Max C.

Fleischmann College of Agriculture.



From the Nevada Title Insurance Company, Las Vegas - $500

as first payment toward the sponsorship of the Nevada South-

ern Business Administration Seminar in Real Estate. The

firm will contribute a total sum of $2,000 toward the

Seminar plus other services and commitments which will make

their contribution in excess of $3,000.



Scholarships



From B. E. O'Malia, Hawthorne - $500 to cover the El Capitan

Scholarship for the second semester of the 1959-60 school

year.



From Reno Business and Professional Women's Club - $150 to

cover the Business and Professional Women's Club Scholarship

for the coming academic year.



From the Eugene Benjamin Company, Sacramento, California -

$150 to cover the Eugene Benjamin Scholarship for the coming

academic year.



From the General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan -

$100 to be used as a special scholarship for Calvin E.

Thompson for the second semester of the coming academic

year.



From the Women's Auxiliary to the Clark County Medical

Society - $500 to be used as scholarships for students at

the Nevada Southern Regional Division in accordance with

the following terms as outlined by the Auxiliary - "not to

exceed $250 each annually for deserving students interested

in pursuing the health career fields, registered in pre-

nursing courses."



Grants



From the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare -

$21,649 to cover a Counseling and Guidance Training Insti-

tute at the University of Nevada to improve the qualifica-

tions of personnel engaged in or preparing to engage in the

counseling and guidance of students in secondary schools in

the Summer of 1960.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-

tary write an appropriate note of thanks to each donor.



4. Amendatory Loan Agreement



President Armstrong read a proposed Amendatory Loan Agree-

ment, dated as of June 1, 1960, submitted by Housing and

Home Finance Agency for consideration by the Board of

Regents. The agreement incorporates the Women's Dormitory

into the original loan agreement for construction of Dorm-

itory and Dining Hall facilities. The Regents individually

read the loan agreement and Dr. Armstrong read aloud the

resolution as follows:



RESOLUTION #60-4



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada has heretofore filed with

the United States of America an application for a loan to

provide student and faculty housing, a dining hall and ap-

purtenant facilities at the University of Nevada, Reno,

Nevada (NEV. 26-CH-1 (DS)); and



WHEREAS, the Government has approved the request of the

Borrower that the amount of the loan contemplated by the

Loan Agreement dated as of November 1, 1958 be increased

from $1,382,000 to $2,012,000; and



WHEREAS, the United States of America acting by and through

the Housing and Home Finance Administrator has tendered an

Amendatory Loan Agreement modifying certain details of said

Loan Agreement accordingly; and



WHEREAS, said Amendatory Loan Agreement has been duly read

in open meeting of the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada, fully considered in accordance with all pertinent

rules of procedure and legal requirements, and made a part

of the records of said Board of Regents; and



WHEREAS, it is deemed advisable and in the public interest

that said Amendatory Loan Agreement be approved and its

execution authorized:



NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Regents of

the University of Nevada that said Amendatory Loan Agreement

be and the same hereby is approved without reservation of

qualification.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that A. C. Grant, Chairman of the

Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, be and he is

hereby authorized to execute said Amendatory Loan Agreement,

and Alice Terry, the Secretary thereof, be and he is hereby

authorized to attest the execution of said Amendatory Loan

Agreement.



Adopted and approved this 29th day of July, 1960.



/s/ A. C. Grant

Chairman

Board of Regents



ATTEST: /s/ Alice Terry

Secretary



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously by roll call vote, that the Amendatory Loan

Agreement be approved, that the Resolution be adopted, and

that the Chairman of the Board of Regents be authorized to

sign on behalf of the Board.



5. Building Program



Mr. Rogers gave a progress report on the Building Program

as follows:



Married Housing Units will be ready for occupancy August 1.



Men's Dormitory was ready for occupancy July 5.



Dining Hall was ready for occupancy July 8.



The University has not yet been asked to inspect the

Dormitory or the Dining Hall, and there are still minor

items to be taken care of, which are in process.



The University expects to take over the Agricultural

Mechanics building on August 10.



The Library building is behind schedule on account of diffi-

culty in raising the slabs.



The Classroom and Physical Education building is behind

schedule due to some turnover in building personnel.



The Utility Distribution System on the Reno Campus is prac-

tically complete.



The Technological building plans are now complete, including

the Radiological Laboratory.



The design for the Life Science Wing has been started and

Mr. Parsons will start on the overall drawing without delay.



The design for the Women's Dormitory is under way, and has

been promised for sometime in the Fall of 1961.



Representatives of the National Institute of Health will

be on the Campus August 15 to discuss plans for the Life

Science Wing, to see if they would be willing to put money

into the project for research.



The Fine Arts building is not yet completed. Mr. Rogers

estimated that about one week's work remains to complete

the construction, but at the present time, no progress is

being made. The building is needed for the beginning of

the school year.



Mr. Bruce Thompson, representing the State Planning Board,

came into the meeting and the situation of the Fine Arts

building was discussed with him. Mr. Crumley expressed the

thought that the relationship of the University of Nevada

and the State Planning Board should be established in cases

where buildings are not completed on schedule and the Uni-

versity needs them for occupancy. Dr. Anderson called at-

tention to the fact that the Regents asked the Planning

Board to write the contractor and threaten to use the

liquidating claims clause. Mr. Thompson replied that such

a letter was written. Mr. Thompson said also that the

Planning Board will meet on August 5 and for that meeting

he would like as much information concerning the Fine Arts

building as possible, especially as regards deficiencies

which are holding up its completion. Mr. Rogers pointed

out that the inspector on the job has the list of defi-

ciencies and that he does not.





6. Bid Opening



A meeting to open bids was held in Room 205, Morrill Hall,

at 1:00 P.M., on Tuesday, May 31, 1960. Present were

Comptroller Hayden, Administrative Assistant Mary Moulton,

and Assistant Engineer Whalen. Bid notice had duly appeared

in local papers for INSTALLATION OF CONCRETE WALKS AND

DRIVE.



Bids were opened by Mr. Hayden as follows:



Estate of I. Christensen - accompanied by

cashiers check,

Present 16-Foot Drive and Adjoining Walks $3,520.00

Replacement of Walk and an Addition at

the Main Entrance $ 880.00



Morgensen Construction Company - accompanied

by cashiers check,

Present 16-Foot Drive and Adjoining Walks $5,358.08

Replacement of Walk and an Addition at

the Main Entrance $1,246.40



Kris Siig, Concrete Contractor - accompanied

by cashiers check,

Present 16-Foot Drive and Adjoining Walks $5,950.00

Replacement of Walk and an Addition at

the Main Entrance $1,200.00



Ready Mix Concrete Company - accompanied by

cashiers check,

Present 16-Foot Drive and Adjoining Walks $4,425.80

Replacement of Walk and an Addition at

the Main Entrance $1,371.00



It is recommended that the bid of the Estate of I.

Christensen, in the total amount of $4,400.00 be ac-

cepted, and a contract be drawn to accomplish this

work. This bid is in line with the estimate prepared

by the University Engineer's Office, and the funds are

available in the Salary Reserve Budget in the amount

of $4,250.00 and in the Buildings and Grounds Repairs

Budget in the amount of $150.00



Respectfully submitted,



/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



APPROVED: /s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller

Charles J. Armstrong, President



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the acceptance of the

bid and the awarding of the contract be approved.



7. Regents' Building Committee



Dr. Anderson, Chairman of the Committee, read and discussed

the minutes of the meetings held since the last regular

meeting of the Board.



Referring to the meeting of July 6, Dr. Anderson said that

some misunderstanding occurred as to whom should provide the

utilities and water connections to the new buildings. In

some of the recent construction projects, new utilities had

to be brought in. Mr. Rogers reported that the Men's Dorm-

itory and the Dining Hall had no delay on this account. The

Married Housing specifications call for the contractors to

visit the site and acquaint themselves with the area before

bidding, and in that capacity, the contractor should pursue

the utilities. It was Mr. Thompson's belief that if a con-

tractor is asked to build a building on a plot of land where

there are not utilities, it is up to him to see that utili-

ties are brought to the building, but as far as tying the

lines into the building, it is not his responsibility unless

that provision is in the contract. General discussion

followed.



Dr. Anderson read the minutes of July 6, 1960, as follows:



Minutes of the Meeting of the Building Committee of the

Board of Regents



July 6, 1960



The Building Committee of the Board of Regents met at 7:45

P.M. on the above date in the Office of the President of the

University. Present were: Chairman Anderson, Mr. Arnold,

Mr. Crumley, and Dr. Lombardi. President Armstrong, Vice

President Young and Engineer Rogers were also present.



The first item of business concerned the action or the lack

of action of the State Planning Board regarding the comple-

tion of the four projects now under construction by Lembke

Construction Company, namely the Fine Arts building, the

Men's Dormitory, the Dining Hall and the Married Students

Housing. Mr. Rogers reported that the Planning Board had

first requested the bonding company as of June 20 to take

over the project. This did not occur. Then on June 24,

a letter was sent by the Planning Board to Lembke to the

effect that the Planning Board would take over completion

of the projects. As of this date, no formal action has

been taken pending the opinion of the Attorney General.

Mr. Rogers reported that the three HHFA projects mentioned

above will be completed probably within the next ten days.

The most serious problem concerns the Fine Arts building

which is still considerably removed from completion date

although a concentrated effort on the part of the contrac-

tor could wind it up within a few weeks. Mr. Rogers also

reported that the Agricultural Mechanics building and the

Greenhouse are moving toward completion very satisfactorily.



Another problem, the delay in the contract negotiation with

the architects for the Women's Dormitory by the State Plann-

ing Board was discussed. President Armstrong reported that

as of June 20 he had written a letter to Mr. Bissell and

other members of the Planning Board drawing the attention

of the Planning Board to the fact that a month's delay had

already occurred since the meeting on May 16 when the Build-

ing Committee and the Planning Board had reached agreement

on the firm of Vhey and Hellman. In view of the time sched-

ule for completion of the Women's Dormitory by September 1,

1961, any further delays create an extremely difficult sit-

uation. Mr. Rogers reported that he had had word through

the Planning Board that the contract with Vhay and Hellman

would probably not be negotiated for another week or ten

days. He indicated that a telephone call from Officals of

HHFA in San Francisco indicated amazement that the contract

with the architects had not been negotiated and the HHFA

Official reported that the Washington Office was pressing

them for a schedule of the Dormitory.



Mr. Rogers also reported that the Library building is behind

schedule because of difficulties with the raising of slabs.



Mr. Rogers reported that Mr. Bissell has still not provided

the University with project budgets on various buildings

under construction even though this information was promis-

ed to us at the meeting with the Planning Board on May 16.



After further discussion it was agreed that we should com-

plete our documentation of the various problems which have

developed in our relationships with the office staff of

the Planning Board and then request an informal discussion

with members of the Planning Board only, with the staff not

being present. Mr. Rogers indicated this could be ready

within a few days and the President was directed to arrange

an evening meeting with members of the Planning Board for

next week, on Tuesday or Wednesday evening.



The President was requested to write a second letter to the

Planning Board with regard to the selection of the contract-

ing of architects for the Women's Dormitory.



The Committee then considered the procedure for the selec-

tion of an architect for updating and revision of the plans

for the Life Science building which were originally drawn

in 1955, now that the University has received a grant of

$852,033 from the Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada for the

construction of this building. Mr. Rogers pointed out that

the plans must be almost completely revised from the orig-

inals because of increases and changes in space allocations.



Dr. Armstrong reported that Mr. Edward Parsons had drawn

the original plans but when the total scope of the project

was cut back, the Life Science Wing was not included. Mr.

Parsons had never been reimbursed for these plans. Dr.

Armstrong also reported that he had discussed informally

with a representative of the Fleischmann Foundation Trustees

whether they had a preference concerning the selection of an

architect and was told that this matter should be left en-

tirely to the Regents, but that certainly Mr. Parsons was

entirely satisfactory and acceptable to them.



Discussion then ensued as to whether or not Mr. Parsons

could carry the project alone or whether some other archi-

tect should be associated with him. Mr. Rogers indicated

that he believed Mr. Parsons alone can carry the work and

that he can do an excellent job for us because of his exper-

ience with the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture and

the School of Home Economics.



A motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, that Mr.

Parsons be retained as architect for the Life Science

building at a fee of not to exceed 7%, with the President

of the University and the University Engineer authorized to

negotiate the contract with him at the lowest possible fig-

ure, was unanimously approved.



Mr. Rogers presented final plans for the Science and

Technology building on the Las Vegas Campus for action by

the Building Committee. It was noted that the Radiological

Laboratory plans are not included, but that they will be

ready in a few days. After discussion, and the noting of

some deficiencies, which will be transmitted to the archi-

tect and the Planning Board by Mr. Rogers, a motion by Mr.

Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, that the plans be approved

subject to the Committee's recommendations for corrections

and also subject to completion and approval of the Radio-

logical Laboratory plans, was unanimously approved.



Mr. Rogers then presented the final plans for the Heating

Plant, Reno Campus, and it was noted that they call for a

single 15 million BTU boiler. Mr. Crumley raised the

question as to whether or not two boilers would be advis-

able so that one might be on a stand-by basis. It was

agreed that this question should be raised with the archi-

tect before final approval of the plans and Mr. Rogers is

to investigate with the architect the possible cost of two

10 million BTU boilers in place of one 15 million.



Subsequently, a motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr.

Crumley, to approved the plans, subject to a satisfactory

report by Mr. Rogers regarding the boilers as noted above

at the next meeting of the Building Committee, was unani-

mously approved.



The Committee noted that an agreement should be reached as

soon as possible with the Planning Board to obtain under-

writing for the salary for the Architect-Planner on the

University staff as was tentatively agreed by the Planning

Board with the Building Committee on May 16.



The Committee also noted that a meeting would need to be

held in the near future to discuss the requested capital

improvements for the University for the next biennium.



The meeting adjourned at 10:00 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,



Charles J. Armstrong



Mr. Crumley suggested listing the things on which the

University would like agreement with the State Planning

Board, and it was generally agreed that this be done.



Mr. Rogers proposed that the University enter into separate

agreement with Mr. Parsons for pre-planning of the research

portion of the Life Science Wing, with one-half of the fee

to come from Fleischmann funds and one-half from funds to

be received from the Institutes of Health. It was agreed

that the President should discuss this proposal with the

Fleischmann Foundation before the idea is carried further.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote, that the Regents confirm the

action of the Regents' Building Committee in the employment

of Mr. Parsons -- at a fee of 6%.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously that the President confer with Mr. Parsons as

to whether he can handle plans for the Life Science Wing

with the Research Laboratories, or whether he should have

someone associated with him for the research portion of the

building.



Mr. Rogers discussed the Heating Plant as referred to in

the minutes of the Regents' Building Committee of July 6,

1960. Dr. Anderson recommended that plans be accepted for

the Heating Plant showing one boiler installed, with a sec-

ond boiler as a stand-by or alternate unit, and if funds

are not now available that sufficient funds be sought.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the recommendation above

be approved and that the two boilers be 15 million BTU.



Dr. Anderson read the minutes of the meeting of July 12,

1960, as follows:



Minutes of the Meeting of the Building Committee of the

Board of Regents

with

Members of the Building Committee of the State

Planning Board



July 12, 1960



The Building Committee of the Board of Regents and members

of the Building Committee of the State Planning Board met in

the Office of the President of the University at 8:10 P.M.

on the above date. Present were: Regents Anderson, Chair-

man of the Building Committee, Arnold, Lombardi, Crumley and

Tyson; for the State Planning Board, Chairman Isbell, Mr.

Empey, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Fitz. President Armstrong and

Mr. Rogers were also present.



Chairman Anderson outlined the purpose of the meeting, to

discuss with members of the State Planning Board problems

relating to policy and operation of the University's Build-

ing Program. The first question raised was that of the

Architectural Planning Consultant as a member of the Univer-

sity staff to work with the State Planning Board in con-

junction with the development of the Master Plan for both

University Campuses. This had been previously discussed

with the Planning Board and it had tentatively been agreed

that the Planning Board would attempt to find funds to pro-

vide the salary of this individual. After considerable

discussion, it was brought out by Chairman Isbell and other

members of the Planning Board that under all the circum-

stances it would undoubtedly be more satisfactory for such

an individual to be a member of the State Planning Board

staff, but to be assigned to offices in the University so

that he might work closely with University Officials in

developing the Master Plan. Members of the Planning Board

agreed that funds would be sought with the understanding

that the University would correspondingly undertake to

finance part of the salary.



The major part of the evening's discussion centered around

certain problems which have been encountered by the Univer-

sity in the development of new buildings through the plann-

ing and construction stages. Typical of such problems in

the planning phases are the long delay in contracting with

the architects for the new Women's Dormitory, certain over-

sights on the part of the State Planning Board Office in

providing full information to the architects as to the scope

of projects requested by the University, and delays in con-

tracting with architects for the replanning of the Social

Science building and the Physical Science building.



In the construction area, a number of problems have arisen

in conjunction with the Library and the Fine Arts building

to a certain extent caused by policies and procedures of

State Planning Board Inspectors.



Lengthy discussion ensued concerning possible solutions.

Chairman Isbell pointed out that one of the serious problems

of the Planning Board was caused by insufficient staff to

carry the large number of projects under Planning Board

supervision.



Chairman Anderson asked whether there were ways in which

the University might assist the Planning Board in meeting

some of these problems by undertaking, for example, with

the consent of the Planning Board, to conduct some of the

negotiations with the architects and to assist in similar

areas. No final decision was reached.



The meeting concluded with a discussion of means of imple-

menting the Master Plan Program funded by the Legislature

in the last session. Mr. Isbell and Mr. Empey indicated

that the thinking of the Planning Board for a Master Plan

concerned largely Campus layout, with particular reference

to roads, walks, parking, utilities, terrain and similar

matters, without direct reference to the location of

buildings.



The meeting adjourned at 11:00 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,



Charles J. Armstrong



Dr. Anderson read the minutes of the meeting of July 27,

1960 as follows:



Minutes of the Meeting of the Building Committee of the

Board of Regents



July 27, 1960



The Building Committee of the Board of Regents met in the

President's Office at 7:50 P.M. on the above date. Present

were: Chairman Anderson, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Crumley, President

Armstrong, Mr. Rogers. Absent were: Regents Tyson and

Lombardi.



The main business of the meeting consisted of consideration

of capital improvements to be requested of the Legislature

for the biennium 1961-63. Mr. Rogers presented a list of

needed buildings and capital improvements for consideration

of the Committee. Separate lists were provided for the

Reno and Las Vegas Campuses. Lengthy discussion ensued.

The cost figures of the various items were estimated and

after discussion, priorities were established for each of

the projects for both Campuses in accordance with the at-

tached list.



The Committee voted unanimously to recommend the approved

lists in the priority orders and in the amounts indicated

to the Board of Regents for appropriate action at the next

meeting of the Board.



The Committee agreed to recommend to the Board of Regents

that the President of the University be authorized to desig-

nate unallocated salary funds up to a maximum of $4,000 to

provide part of the salary of the contemplated Architect-

Planner discussed with the State Planning Board in conjunc-

tion with the development of a Master Plan, provided that

the Planning Board finds it possible to allocated from its

funds the balance of the necessary salary to add this in-

dividual to the Planning Board staff to work directly with

the University in the Master Planning Project.



Mr. Rogers reported further on the matter of boilers for

the new Heating Plant and indicated that the Heating Engi-

neer recommends that one 15 million BTU boiler would be

sufficient to maintain the University's needs for a consid-

erable period and that the danger of a breakdown would be

relatively minor. The cost of two 10 million BTU boilers,

Mr. Rogers reported, would be almost double that of one 15

million BTU boiler. Mr. Crumley felt that a standby boiler

would be very important as a precautionary measure. After

discussion it was agreed to withhold approval of the final

plans for the Heating Plant and refer the entire matter for

decision to the Board of Regents at its next meeting.



The meeting adjourned at 10:45 P.M.



Respectfully submitted,



Charles J. Armstrong



Mr. Rogers distributed the list of proposed capital im-

provements for 1961-62 and 1962-63 with probable priori-

ties as established by the Regents' Building Committee.

Dr. Anderson discussed the list and said that it is not

to be construed as the final request to the Planning Board;

that the two Boards will go over the list together before

final decision is reached. The list as presented follows:



RENO CAMPUS



Social Science Building

1961-62 Design $ 67,584

1962-63 Construction 1,212,416



Nuclear Building

1961-62 Construction 200,000



Student Health Facility & Student Union Addition

1961-62 Design & Constr. 335,000



Physical Science Building

1961-62 Design 110,000

1962-63 Construction 2,400,000



Distribution Heat Lines

1961-62 Design & Constr. 150,000



Clarke Library Building (remodel)

1961-62 Design & Constr. 50,000



Frandsen Hall (remodel)

1961-62 Design 24,000

1962-63 Construction 375,000



Mackay Science (remodel)

1961-62 Preplanning 4,500

1962-63 Design 9,000



Men's Dormitory

1961-62 Design & Constr. 1,200,000

HHFA Loan



Women's Dormitory

1961-62 Design & Constr. 1,200,000

HHFA Loan



School of Nursing Building

1961-62 Design & Constr. 315,000



Men's Physical Education & ROTC Facility

1961-62 Preplan & Design 75,000

1962-63 Construction 1,200,000



Home Management Residence

1961-62 Design & Constr. 65,000



Stadium

1961-62 Preplanning 20,000

1962-63 Design 100,000



Corporation Yard

1961-62 Preplanning 7,500

1962-63 Design 15,000



College of Education

1962-63 Preplanning 10,000



LAS VEGAS CAMPUS



Science & Technology Equipment

1961-62 Purchase 50,000



Library Building

1961-62 Construction 600,000



Dormitory & Dining Facility

1961-62 Design 30,000

1962-63 Construction 480,000



Fine Arts Building

1961-62 Preplanning 11,500

1962-63 Design 22,500



Utilities

1961-62 Design & Constr. 25,000

1962-63 Design & Constr. 25,000



Outside Courts & Grass Field for Physical Education

1961-62 Design & Constr. 22,000



General Classroom Building

1962-63 Preplanning 12,000



President Armstrong agreed that he could make available $300

to finish the planning of the old Agricultural building.



Referring to the capital improvements list, Mr. Germain

urged that design and construction of a Dormitory and a

Dining Hall for Nevada Southern be listed together as a

first year project, because of the great need. It was a-

greed that further study should be given to the probable

use of these facilities -- as to whether the Dormitory

should be for men or for women, how many students it should

accommodate, etc. It was agreed that some sort of survey

should be made to determine more accurately the needs of

students and prospective students at Nevada Southern.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the Regents approve the

recommendation of the Building Committee that the President

be authorized to designate unallocated funds up to a maxi-

mum of $4,000 to employ an Architect-Planner, providing the

Planning Board provides the balance needed for the salary

of such person.



Dr. Anderson again asked for suggestions from other members

of the Board for submission to the Planning Board to be in

their hands in time for the meeting on August 5. He sug-

gested that it is necessary to find a way to separate from

the Planning Board entirely or to help the Planning Board

get enough help to carry the work load efficiently.



The meeting recessed at 12:10 noon for luncheon.



The recessed meeting was called to order at 1:10 P.M. by the

Chairman.



8. Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Orvis School of Nursing



President Armstrong submitted a proposed list of appoint-

ments and reappointments to the Citizens' Advisory Committee

for the Orvis School of Nursing, requested by Dean Gilkey.

At the suggestion of Dr. Armstrong, the Regents agreed by

consensus to submit the list to the Regents' Liaison Commit-

tee for the School of Nursing for report and recommendation

to the Regents at their next meeting.



9. Land Grant Centennial



For the information of the Board, Dr. Armstrong read a let-

ter from the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and State

Universities calling attention to the Centennial Program of

the Association in 1962. The letter asked for some finan-

cial assistance from member Universities. Dr. Armstrong had

written for further information and a suggested amount which

might be expected from the University of Nevada. Report

will be made to the Board when a reply has been received.



10. Personnel Recommendations



Personnel recommendations were presented and recommended

for approval by Dr. Armstrong:



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Extension of contract as follows:



C. E. Fleming, from June 30, 1960 to September 1, 1960, to

carry on the work of Associate Director of the Agricultural

Experiment Station until the arrival of his successor and

to work with his successor for the following two weeks (post

retirement appointment).



Appointments as follows:



Ray E. Ely as Associate Director of the Agriculture Experi-

ment Station (Rank 4) effective August 15, 1960, at a salary

rate of $14,000 based on twelve months' service (replacement

for Dr. Fleming).



John M. Connor as Graduate Assistant in Animal Husbandry at

a salary rate of $2400 based on twelve months' service,

effective June 7, 1960 and continuing through 1960-61 (to

fill an unfilled position).



Martin M. Fogel as Associate Irrigation Engineer and Exten-

sion Irrigation Specialist at a salary rate of $9100 based

on twelve months' service, effective September 1, 1960 (re-

placement for Mr. Louis Titus).



John H. Pursel as Assistant Agricultural Agent, Washoe

County (Rank 1) at a salary rate of $5800 based on twelve

months' service, effective August 15, 1960 (replacement

for Mr. Mills).



James Donald Schuh as Extension Dairy Specialist (Rank 2)

at a salary of $7700 based on twelve months' service, ef-

fective August 1, 1960 (contingent upon receipt of Ph. D.

degree) (replacement for Dr. Stein).



William Harold Arnett as Assistant Professor and Assistant

Entomologist (Rank 2) in Plant Science, at a salary rate

of $7400 based on twelve months' service, effective August

1, 1960 (new position).



Claudia Jean Duffy as Instructor (part-time) in Home Econ-

omics at a salary of $450 for the Fall semester, 1960 (new

position).



Dorothy Sanford Terry as Graduate Assistant in the School of

Home Economics at a salary of $1200 for the academic year

1960-61 (new position).



Marie K. Carano as Graduate Assistant in the School of Home

Economics at a salary of $1200 for the academic year 1960-61

(replacement for Helene Reyburn).



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Appointments as follows:



James C. Mc Cormick, Jr. as Instructor in Art at a salary

of $5500 for the academic year 1960-61 (new position).



Bill O. Smith as Technician in Biology at a salary of $4800

for twelve months' service, effective July 1, 1960 (new

position).



Eleanor Diane Stover as Instructor in Chemistry at a salary

of $5600 for the academic year 1960-61 (replacement for Dr.

Bernard Baker).



Jimmie G. Edwards as Instructor in Chemistry at a salary of

$5600 for the academic year 1960-61 (replacement for Mr.

Pierotti).



Margarete Hagner as Instructor in Foreign Languages at a

salary of $5600 for academic year 1960-61 (new position).



Charles V. Wells as Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

at a salary of $6500 for the academic year 1960-61 (replace-

ment for Dr. Mc Murray).



Guilford M. Joyner as Assistant Professor of Health, Physi-

cal Education and Recreation at a salary of $6600 for the

academic year 1960-61 (replacement for Professor Martie).



Wilma L. Moore as Assistant Professor of Health, Physical

Education and Recreation at a salary of $6600 for the

academic year 1960-61 (new position).



John J. Intardonato as Graduate Assistant in History and

Political Science at a salary of $1800 for the academic

year 1960-61 (new position).



Chester F. Pinkerton as Lecturer in Mathematics at a salary

of $6000 for the academic year 1960-61 (new position).



William Harry Baumer as Instructor in Philosophy at a sal-

ary of $5600 for the academic year 1960-61 (replacement for

Dr. Kerner).



John H. Mallett as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a salary

of $1800 for the academic year 1960-61 (new position).



James J. Ryan as Assistant Professor of Psychology at a sal-

ary of $6500 for the academic year 1960-61 (new position).



William Louis Simmons as Assistant Professor of Psychology

at a salary of $6400 for the academic year 1960-61 (replace-

ment for Dr. Dana).



Leonard Seymour Hommel as Instructor in Psychology at a sal-

ary of $5600 for the academic year 1960-61 (new position).



Leonard H. Seyfarth as Graduate Assistant in Psychology at

a salary of $1200 for the academic year 1960-61 (new posi-

tion).



Alma P. Smith as Technical Research Assistant in Psychology,

Sociology and Anthropology at a salary of $2675 for seven

months' service, effective July 1, 1960 (new position).



Arthur Claude Hastings as Instructor in Speech and Drama at

a salary of $5600 for the academic year 1960-61 (new posi-

tion).



Reappointment as follows:



Jerry Lee Gaines as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a sal-

ary of $1800 for the academic year 1960-61.



James M. Kees as Graduate Assistant in Physics at a salary

of $900 for the Fall semester 1960.



AUDIO VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS



Appointment as follows:



James Lee Mercer as Technical Assistant at a salary rate of

$4800 based on twelve months' service, effective July 25,

1960 (new position).



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION



Appointment as follows:



Richard W. Trestrail as Assistant Professor of Economics at

a salary of $6600 for the academic year 1960-61 (replacement

for Mr. Plumley, transferred to another position).



Leonard Laudadio as Assistant Professor and Research Analyst

at a salary of $6600 for the academic year 1960-61 (new

position).



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Appointment as follows:



Donald K. Perry as Lecturer in Education at a salary of

$6250 for the academic year 1960-61 (replacement for Mr.

Whittemore).



Appointments in the 1960 Summer Sessions as follows:



Julien Bryan as Visiting Lecturer for Demonstrations on

Russia, Japan, the Middle East, and South America, June 29

and 30 - $750



Browning Churn as Visiting Lecturer in Education, main

session - $530



Kathryn H. Duffy as Assistant Professor of Business Admin-

istration, main session - $900



Alma Heaton as Assistant Professor of Physical Education,

first session - $300



James J. Hoyt as Assistant Professor of Business Adminis-

tration, main session - $900



Katharine Mergen as Lecturer and Assistant in English, main

session - $300



Harold Alfred Nelson as Visiting Lecturer in Sociology, main

session - $900



Mayrelee Fallquist Newman as Visiting Lecturer in Education,

main session - $900



Alden J. Plumley as Associate Professor of Business Admin-

istration, main session - $1050



Robert T. Roelofs as Associate Professor of Philosophy, post

session - $350



Charles P. Woods as Assistant Professor of Business Adminis-

tration, main session - $450



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING



Appointments as follows:



Warren H. Poland as Graduate Assistant in Civil Engineering

at a salary of $1800 for the academic year 1960-61 (replace-

ment for Mr. Arden).



Eugene V. Kosso as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engi-

neering at a salary of $7000 for the academic year 1960-61

(replacement for Mr. Domingos, on leave).



LIBRARY



Appointments as follows:



Nicholas Szigethy as Associate Catalog Librarian at a sal-

ary rate of $6000 based on twelve months' service, effective

September 26, 1960 (new position).



Robert C. Page as Assistant Catalog Librarian at a salary

rate of $5600 based on twelve months' service, effective

September 5, 1960 (replacement for Martin Dickstein).



Anna L. Cunningham as Catalog Assistant at a salary of

$4000 for twelve months' service, effective July 1, 1960

(new position).



Ruth O. Dahlgren as Assistant Loan Librarian at a salary

rate of $5700 based on twelve months' service, effective

August 1, 1960 (replacement for Mr. Horgan).



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Appointments as follows:



Otto H. Haas as Distinguished Lecturer in Geology-Geography

at a salary of $9000 for the academic year 1960-61 (replace-

ment for Professor Lintz, on leave).



Richard D. Sands as Assistant Professor of Geography at a

salary of $6900 for the academic year 1960-61 (replacement

for Dr. Kramer).



Kenji Uchida as Laboratory Assistant in the Nevada Mining

Analytical Laboratory at a salary of $2520 for twelve

months' service, effective July 1, 1960 (replacement for

Mr. Clark).



Lewis S. Lohr as Graduate Research Assistant in the Nevada

Bureau of Mines at a salary of $2520 for twelve months'

service, effective July 1, 1960 (new position).



NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



Appointments as follows:



Robert E. Kittredge as Counselor and Assistant Professor at

a salary of $6500 for the academic year 1960-61 (new posi-

tion).



Lois Helen Cole as Assistant Professor of Business Adminis-

tration at a salary of $6300 for the academic year 1960-61

(replacement for Miss Brewington).



Charles L. Adams, Jr. as Assistant Professor of English at

a salary of $5950 for the academic year 1960-61 (replacement

for Mr. Donald I. Dickinson).



Lawrence Auerbach as Assistant Professor of Speech and

English at a salary of $5900 for the academic year 1960-61

(new position).



Irving Katz as Lecturer in Psychology for the Summer session

1960 at a salary of $450.



Maurice de Young as Director of the Nevada Southern Business

Administration Seminar in Real Estate at a salary of $500

for the period July 1, 1960 to October 31, 1960.



Appointments in the Evening Division, Fall semester 1960 as

follows:



James E. Balton as Lecturer in English - $250

Howard Chase as Lecturer in Music - $375

Hansen M. Cresap as Lecturer in Accounting - $375

Jerry Dye as Lecturer in Spanish - $375

Victor O. Fischer as Lecturer in Accounting - $750

Malcolm Graham as Lecturer in Mathematics - $250

Elmer Gunderson as Lecturer in Business Law - $375

Jay Jeffers as Lecturer in Geography and Geology - $750

Benjamin Kump as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering - $495

Arnold E. Levitt as Lecturer in Chemistry - $622.50

Lloyd C. Nietling as Lecturer in Mathematics - $250

Lee Pivornick as Lecturer in French - $405

Bob Farrel Steere as Lecturer in Biology - $622.50

Herbert Wells as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering - $495

Norman Wright as Lecturer in Mathematics - $375



STATEWIDE SERVICES



Appointment as follows:



Kenneth W. Clarke as Associate Professor of English and

Director of the Ely Off-Campus Center, at a salary rate of

$8700 based on twelve months' service, effective August 22,

1960 (new position).



Appointments for the 1960 Off-Campus Summer Session as

follows:



Willard Day - Psychology - Stead Air Force Base - $450

Randall T. Ross - Audio Visual Methods - Ely - $450

James Tigner - History - Stead Air Force Base - $450

Don D. Walker - English - Winnemucca - $525

Don D. Walker - English - Elko - $525



PUBLICATIONS AND NEWS SERVICE



Leave of Absence as follows:



Robert Laxalt, University Editor, for one year starting

September 1, 1960, without pay, in order that he might ac-

cept a Fulbright Award for research and writing on the

history and culture of the Basque people, and to spend one

month with the Library of Congress in an advisory capacity.



OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS



Appointments as follows:



William E. Rasmussen as Instructor and Director of Student

Employment and Financial Aids at a salary of $7400 based on

twelve months' service, effective July 1, 1960 (replacement

for Dr. Shirley).



James R. Hathhorn as Counselor and Instructor at a salary

rate of $7300 based on twelve months' service, effective

September 1, 1960 (new position).



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the personnel recommendations above be

approved.



The appeal of Dr. Lowell Jones for promotion was referred

to a Faculty Appeal Committee for study and recommendation.

The Committee reviewed the case and reported its findings,

together with its recommendation that Dr. Jones be promoted

to Associate Professor effective with the beginning of the

1961-62 year.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously that the recommendations of the Faculty Appeal

Committee and of President Armstrong be accepted and that

Dr. Jones be promoted accordingly.



11. Regents' Salary Committee



Regent Crumley, Chairman, gave a progress report. A meeting

was called by Mr. Crumley for 10:00 A.M. on July 13, 1960.

Due to a variety of emergencies, Dr. Anderson, Mr. Tyson,

Mr. Germain and Mr. Elwell were unable to be present. Mr.

Crumley met with Dr. Armstrong and discussed the salary pat-

tern, salary policies, procedure for determining recommenda-

tions for salary increases, and other matters relating to

salaries. Mr. Crumley reported that further study should be

given to the matter of merit factors, and that when the

Faculty Committee had had opportunity to collect and study

its data, the Regents' Committee should meet with the

Faculty Committee for mutual discussion.



12. Radiological Laboratory



Dr. Armstrong presented a "Memorandum of Understanding

Between the University of Nevada (Southern Regional Divi-

sion) and the Division of Radiological Health, Public

Health Service, U. S. Department of Health, Education,

and Welfare" and recommended approval, saying that he be-

lieved it to be an equitable and fair arrangement.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the "Memorandum of Understanding" be ap-

proved and that President Armstrong be authorized to sign.



13. Daughters of the Nile Request



Dr. Armstrong presented the request of Mrs. H. R. Mighels,

General Chairman, 1963 Supreme Session, Order of the

Daughters of the Nile, for use of the University Gymnasium

for an International Convention during the week of June 9

through June 13, 1963. In view of the fact that there will

be approximately 3000 delegates attending the session, no

other place in Reno is adequate. The request had been re-

ferred to Dr. Young for conference with Mr. Hayden and Dr.

Broten. His recommendation is that the group be permitted

the use of the Gymnasium and that a daily charge of $100 be

made for the days it is actually in use.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

unanimously that the Daughters of the Nile be granted use

of the Gymnasium as requested and upon the above terms.



14. Fish and Game Commission



As directed by the Board of Regents, President Armstrong

wrote to the State Planning Board regarding sites for the

proposed Fish and Game building. A reply was received

under date of July 25, 1960 which states:



"The Planning Board by formal action voted against

the following sites:



a. 2804 Kietzke Lane

b. Existing rearing ponds

c. The two, or any other sites near or at the

old or new Reno Airport

d. Any area on the existing University of Nevada's

Main Campus, Reno (which is bounded on the East

by Evans Avenue, the South by Ninth Street, the

West by University Avenue, and the North by the

future proposed land acquisition)





"The Planning Board by further action requested their

staff to make a study of the problem of obtaining a site

for the Fish and Game, and report back to the Planning

Board's Building Committee. This study was started by

the Planning Board staff, but was stopped pending the

University of Nevada's action on a potential site for

the Fish and Game at the University's Valley Road Farm,

next to the new Agricultural Mechanics Facility and Shop

building.



"Our study at no time re-included the possibility of

site use on the following:



a. 2804 Kietzke Lane

b. Existing rearing ponds

c. The two, or any other sites near or at the

old or new Reno Airport."



Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried unani-

mously to table the matter until the University receives

further information from the Fish and Game Commission, and

that at that time the Regents take the request under further

consideration.



15. Less-Than-Degree Program



President Armstrong had previously mailed to the Regents

"Regulations and Procedures for Less-Than-Degree Programs",

a statement of policy developed by a committee of the Uni-

versity Council, approved by the University Council and sub-

sequently approved by the academic faculty of the Univer-

sity. Two kinds of patterns for Less-Than-Degree work at

the University were proposed:



A. Diploma Curricula - Programs usually requiring at least

two years of study, representing an organized curricu-

lum of collegiate-level work leading to a diploma.



1. For an organized and approved Less-Than-Degree Pro-

gram, usually requiring at least two years of study,

the University shall issue a diploma approved by

the Board of Regents.



2. A Diploma Program shall be offered only if it has

the sponsorship and approval of a College of the

University.



3. Institution of any Less-Than-Degree Program recog-

nized by a University diploma shall require study

and recommendation by the University Council.



4. Any new courses to be included in a Diploma Program

shall be introduced through an academic department

and approved according to usual procedures. The

University shall not include in such programs any

courses which are not of College level.



5. If any Less-Than-Degree Program is developed in

cooperation with any other school or agency, the

University diploma shall specify that it pertains

only to those portions of the Program directly

sponsored and supervised by the University -- that

is, only to regularly approved University courses

included in the Program.



6. Students in Diploma Programs shall meet the general

University entrance requirements and any additional

requirements imposed by the individuals programs.



7. Students in Diploma Programs shall be held to regu-

lar standards for class performance and scholarship.

That is, students in these programs shall be subject

to University rules regarding probations and sus-

pension and shall receive a diploma only if they

have an average of two grade points for every credit

attempted.



8. Students in Diploma Programs shall enjoy the privi-

lege of any regular student, including the follow-

ing:



a. Students in these programs may be allowed to

take any regular University courses for which

they have the prerequisites.



b. Students in these programs may transfer accept-

able credits to a Baccalaureate Program.



c. They may transfer to a four-year program at any

time, but students who transfer from a Diploma

Program to a Degree Program shall complete all

University and College requirements for the

degree.



B. Certificate Courses - Less extensive programs, which

might be only a single course or a group of related

courses, for whose completion a College might issue a

certificate.



1. With the approval of the President, the Faculties

of any College or Colleges may authorize the issu-

ance of a certificate certifying completion of a

course or of courses approved by the College.



2. Such courses may or may not carry University credit,

and the students need not be candidates for any

degree or diploma.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Tyson, carried

unanimously that the Less-Than-Degree Program, as presented,

be adopted effective at beginning of the coming semester.



16. Momand Estate



President Armstrong reported on latest correspondence in

regard to the Momand Estate in which check was enclosed

for $100,000 and attention called to the request of Mr.

Henderson for payment of $6000 on account of his princi-

pal commissions. Pending also is the request for payment

of $30,000 as fee to Breed, Abbot & Morgan for represent-

ing the University of Nevada in the settlement of the

Estate. The matter was discussed with Mr. Porter and

turned over to Mr. Porter for further study and advice,

especially as to whether or not this charge is a final one.



17. Budget Presentation



President Armstrong outlined briefly the process of build-

ing the University's budgets, starting at the department

level, the Dean, and on to the President, with a copy of

the budget forwarded to the Comptroller. Conferences were

then held with each Dean and Administrator, at which Dr.

Young and Mr. Hayden were also present. By invitation,

State Budget Director, Mr. Humphrey, also sat in on these

conferences. Budgets were for 1961-62 and 1962-63.



President Armstrong called on the Deans and Administrators

for their presentation of their budgets as follows:



Dean Gilkey for the Orvis School of Nursing

Dean Irwin for the College of Arts and Science

Dean Adams for the College of Agriculture

Dean Scheid for the Mackay School of Mines

Dean Blodgett for the College of Engineering

Mr. Rogers for the University Engineer's Office and

Buildings and Grounds



18. 4-H Club Camp



President Armstrong discussed a right-of-way and easement

rights for a water line at the 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe. The

water line has been moved from the position shown in the

easement map to a new location without permission. Mr.

Porter said he has been working with Mr. Rogers on the prob-

lem and that they now have the necessary document leading

toward legal action, and that he will keep the President

informed.



The meeting recessed at 4:55 P.M.



The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:10

A.M. on Saturday morning, July 30, 1960.



19. Budget Presentations, Continued



President Armstrong called on the following Deans and Admin-

istrators for their budget presentations:



Dean Holstine for the College of Education

Dean Weems for the College of Business Administration

Dean Drury for Statewide Services

Dr. Kelly for Audio Visual Communication

Mr. Hill for the University Library



During Mr. Hill's presentation it was brought out that the

budget for the Library was figured on the basis of a cen-

tralized Library, bringing into the Library the four separ-

ate Libraries now housed in the departments they serve.

Mr. Hill estimated that the cost of maintaining these sep-

arate Library units would amount to between $50,000 and

$60,000 per year in the very near future.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

with Mr. Arnold voting "no" and all other Regents voting

"aye", that on account of the cost of maintaining de-cen-

tralized Library units and in view of the service which

Mr. Hill is prepared to offer from the central Library,

the Regents approve the centralized Library system.



The Board recessed at 12:00 noon for luncheon.



The recessed meeting was called to order by the Chairman at

12:45 P.M.



19. Budget Presentations, Continued



President Armstrong called for budget presentations, as

follows:



Dean Basta for the Office of Student Affairs



President Armstrong presented budgets for -



a) Administration

b) Executive Vice President

c) Graduate School

d) Registrar and Admissions

e) Desert Research

f) Nevada Southern Regional Division



In discussing the Nevada Southern budget, Dr. Armstrong

distributed duplicated material prepared by Dean Carlson

giving detail of the budget request and urging that "Nevada

Southern should continue to plan for the Baccalaureate Pro-

gram in SELECTED AREAS." President Armstrong recommended

that the Regents go on record as approving the plan to move

into the Baccalaureate Program at Las Vegas, with the target

date for granting the first baccalaureate degrees to be at

the end of the Spring semester, 1964.



Motion by Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried unani-

mously that Nevada Southern be authorized to implement Bac-

calaureate Programs in selected areas to be recommended by

the Nevada Southern Administration and Faculty in general

conformity with proposal presented today by Dean Carlson.



It is understood that such implementation is contingent upon

adequate financial support and upon approval by the Regional

Accrediting Association.



Mr. Hayden presented the budget for the Comptroller's

Office and for General Expense



President Armstrong summarized the University budget as a

whole, calling special attention to the "plus programs" --

programs not now in operation and to be included in the

budget only upon approval of the programs by the Board of

Regents. Dr. Armstrong went through these "plus programs"

recommending their placement in the following categories

for each of the two years -- (1) highly desirable or in-

dispensible, (2) desirable, and (3) postponable. This

recommendation would reduce the amount requested for the

"plus programs" by about one-half the first year and by

about 30% for the second year.



In further discussion of the budget, Dr. Armstrong suggest-

ed that he would be willing to work with the Deans and the

Administrators to see if the budget could be cut back by

between $400,000 and $500,000 the first year of the bien-

nium, and by about $300,000 the second year.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that (a) the Regents approve the priorities

recommended by the President in the "plus programs" and

that (b) the Regents refer the entire University budget back

to the President with the request that he make further re-

ductions along the lines of his comments to the Board, and

that the revised budget be submitted to the Board at its

next regular meeting.



20. Ladino Dairy Sale



Dr. Anderson called attention to the $100,000 received from

sale of the Ladino Dairy, with more to come in. He asked

if the Agricultural Experiment Station could not use some

of this money for equipment and thereby cut down the budget

request. Mr. Hayden pointed out that the money is now being

used for the design and planning of building on the Main

Station Farm. Regents Crumley and Anderson suggested that

the agricultural equipment budget be studied and also that

the balance from the Ladino Dairy sale be studied to see if

any amount remaining after establishing the Dairy on the

Main Station Farm could be used to supplement the agricul-

tural budget.



21. Next Regents' Meeting



Dr. Armstrong suggested that the date for the next meeting

of the Board be set for presentation of the revised budget

requests.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

unanimously that the next meeting of the Board be set for

Saturday, September 10, 1960.



22. Association of Governing Boards



Mr. Crumley noted the coming meeting of the Association of

Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institu-

tions to be held in Seattle, Washington, October 19-22.



Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that Chairman Grant be author-

ized to attend the meeting as a representative of the Board.



23. Capurro Property



President Armstrong referred to the option held on the

Capurro property -- that the University must exercise the

option on the remaining 40 acres within the coming biennium.

Mr. Porter agreed, and it was then further agreed by con-

sensus that this item be included in the budget of the

biennium.



24. State Planning Board



Dr. Anderson presented a list of proposals for submission

to the State Planning Board, along the lines of discussions

to this and other meetings, and incorporating suggestions

from other members of the Board. The Regents considered

the proposals and made minor suggestions.



Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the proposals be adopted as follows, for

submission to each member of the State Planning Board, Mr.

Bissell, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Porter, and Governor Sawyer, in

time for consideration by the Planning Board at its August

5 meeting.



(1) That the Building Committee of the State Planning Board

meet with the University Building Committee and the

University Faculty Campus Planning Committee at least

four times yearly so that all will be more aware of the

thoughts of each as regards future development of the

University.



(2) That the State Planning Board notify members of the

Board of Regents' Building Committee, the University

President and the Chairman of the Campus Planning Com-

mittee of all meetings or conferences with Planning

Commissions, Highway Officials, Campus Master Planning

personnel and other Agencies or individuals where dis-

cussion bears on properties or highways or other devel-

opments of interest ot the University, so that they

may attend.



(3) The Board of Regents on July 29, 1960 authorized the

President of the University to designate some unallo-

cated funds to provide part of the salary of the con-

templated Architect-Planner-Coordinator previously

discussed with the State Planning Board in conjunction

with the development of the University Master Plans.

The Board of Regents requests that the Planning Board

decide without delay on its participation in this sal-

ary so that the Board of Regents can seek a suitable

individual and start preliminary studies for the

Master Planning Program.



(4) That the Planning Board strongly urge closer liaison

between its Managerial staff and University Engineer

so they may work more closely and efficiently to ex-

pedite the University Building Program. This would

include specifically (a) negotiating of contracts with

architects or contractors (delays here are an item of

special concern), (b) matters of land acquisition,

(c) preparation of bid advertising, (d) inspecting

and other ways in which the University might aid in

expediting appropriations into buildings and other

facilities. It is felt taxpayers' money will be con-

served and the University better served by closer

teamwork.



(5) The Regents re-emphasize their previous request that

the Manager of the State Planning Board provide the

University with project budgets on various buildings

under contemplated construction as soon as prepared

and certainly not later than provided to the archi-

tect. This has not been done adequately in spite of

previous requests and has resulted in confusion in

some building programs because of very significant

construction plans and other changes initiated at

the Planning Board level.



(6) That the State Planning Board empower the University

Engineer and his designates to deal directly with the

architect with like authority to that of the Planning

Board Director and Inspectors in correcting deficien-

cies or errors of construction, providing that such

deficiencies or errors are at once also reported to

the Manager of the Planning Board.



(7) That the Board of Regents go on record as urging the

Legislature to increase the budget of the State Plann-

ing Board so that they can augment their staff in or-

der to expedite all State Building Programs under their

supervision. This speed-up should result in eventual

economy.



(8) The Board of Regents again urges the Planning Board to

at once take legal action against such contractors as

appear without logical reason to be late on construc-

tion dates, invoking penalities for liquidated damages

as provided in the contracts. Some appear to have made

little effort to live up to contract completion terms

and the Board of Regents feel that more effective means

for enforcement are indicated.



(9) That the Board of Regents realizes the time consuming

qualities of some of the above requests; that if some

seem too difficult of execution, the Planning Board is

requested to delegate these to the Board of Regents of

the University, which will be glad to work cooperative-

ly with the Planning Board staff on them.



(10) That the Board of Regents is aware of the large work

load of the State Planning Board, that the University's

problems are only part of them, and that the Board of

Regents goes on record as being desirous of working

harmoniously and efficiently with the State Planning

Board for greater efficiency in working out their

mutual problems.



(11) That the Board of Regents respectfully request the

State Planning Board to consider the above matters and

to communicate with the Board of Regents regarding them

at their earliest convenience.



The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M., with the next meeting to be

held on Saturday, September 10, 1960.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

07-29-1960