August 3-4, 1981
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
August 3, 1981
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium
in the 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. John R. Mc Bride
Mr. John Tom Ross
Mrs. June Whitley
Members absent: Mr. Chris Karamanos
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
Special Counsel C. Robert Cox
Secretary Bonnie Smotony
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs and Student Association
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:35 A.M.
1. Approval of 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 minutes of meetings of May 29, June 5,
June 12, June 25 and July 21, 1981.
(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.
(3) Appointment of the following persons to the Citizens
Advisory Commitee for the College of Agriculture for
the period 1981-84:
La Var Young, Austin
Joseph Barotrelli, Battle Mountain
William Heise, Minden
Ken Lee, Panaca
Roger Bezayiff, Yerington
Appointment of Martha Agee of Wells to fill the unex-
pired term of John Connelly for 1981-82, and of
William Davidson to the Senior Advisory Board.
(4) Approval of a request for leave without pay for Dr.
Kenneth Knudson, Associate Professor of Anthropology,
for 1981-82 and 1982-83 academic years for the purpose
of accepting a two-year appointment as a Visiting
Professor in Guam.
(5) Approval of the sale of 30 shares of stock in the
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company given to UNLV by
Senator William Hernstadt for the support of the
Intercollegiate Athletics program.
(6) Approval of the appointment of Marjorie Ann Barrick
as a member of the UNLV Foundation Fund Board.
(7) Approval of the addition of Dale F. Schulke, Acting
Vice President for Administration, DRI, as an author-
ized signature on the DRI revolving petty cash ac-
count and the removal of Mark H. Dawson.
(8) Appointment of Regent Del Papa as Regent-liaison to
the TMCC Advisory Board.
(9) Approval of the lease by NNCC of the Home Arts build-
ing at the Elko County Fairgrounds for 80 days at a
cost of $21.25 per day, plus heat. This building
would replace the Armory now being used.
(10) Augmentation of Host Funds for 1981-82 by the alloc-
ation of the following amount from the Board of Re-
gents Special Projects Account:
Board of Regents 5000
School of Medicine 2500
Upward adjustments may be requested during the course
of the year if monitoring of the accounts indicates
that augmentation is required.
(11) Allocation of $2685 from the Board of Regents Special
Projects Account for the annual dues for the Associ-
ation of Community College Trustees and the Associ-
ation of Governing Boards.
(12) Augmentation of special accounts from the Board of
Regents Special Projects Account:
UNLV Interview and Recruiting Account $10,000
Unit Interview and Recruiting Account 5,000
Student Body Presidents' Travel Account 5,000
Chancellor's Office In-State-Travel Account 5,000
And $1059.39 allocated to fund the remaining charges
incurred in the study of the census which was conduct-
ed at the request of the Board by Dr. Eleanore Bush-
(13) Exceptions to Purchasing Policy
A. Approval of an exception to the purchasing policy
to allow CCCC to negotiate with construction firms
for the cleanup and repair of damage resulting
from a fire which occurred on July 14. The cost
of this repair work is estimated at between
$100,000 and $250,000.
B. Approval of an exception to the purchasing policy
to allow CCCC to upgrade its computing equipment
as recommended by the Data Processing Policy and
Planning Board. This would allow for the acquisi-
tion of a new computer system, model 750, plus
peripherals and software.
President Eardley requested that Item number 8, the appoint-
ment of Regent Del Papa to the TMCC Advisory Board, be with-
drawn and that all Regents are invited to join the Advisory
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Consent Agenda, with the
change requested by President Eardley. Motion seconded by
Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
2. Appointment of General Counsel
Chancellor Bersi reported that the deadline for receipt of
applications for this position was July 15, 1981, and that
he wished to recommend Mr. Donald F. Klasic for appointment
as General Counsel, effective August 24, 1981, at an annual
salary of $43,700. Copy of vita filed with permanent min-
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
Chancellor Bersi further recommended that the firm of
Walther, Key, Maupin, Oats, Cox, Lee and Klaich continue
as special counsel for approximately 90 days to assist in
the handling of the backlog of work.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Fong, carried without dissent.
3. Proposed Amendment of Board of Regents Bylaws
Chancellor Bersi reported that advice has been received
from Counsel that the Board of Regents could take advantage
of the following provision of the Nevada Open Meeting Law
(as contained in the Open Meeting Law Manual, 3rd Edition,
December, 1980), which allows telephone conference calls:
Nothing in the Open Meeting Law appears to prohibit
members of a public body from discussing public busi-
ness via a telephone conference call in which a quorum
of members are simultaneously linked to one another
telephonically. However, since this is a "meeting",
the notice requirements of the Open Meeting Law must
be complied with and the public must have an opportuni-
ty to listen in on the discussions and votes taking
place. This may be accomplished by including in the
meeting notice the location and address of a place
where members of the public may appear and listen to
the meeting over a telephone speaker device.
Dr. Bersi therefore requested consideration of the follow-
ing amendment to the Board of Regents Bylaws to permit the
gaining of a quorum by telephonic hookup:
Article II, Section 5
d. A quorum of the Board shall be 5 or more members,
who may be either physically present or available
by telephonic hookup, provided that if a quorum
is gained by telephonic hookup, there are arrange-
ments for clear communication between the speaker
and others present at the meeting so that all par-
ticipants in the meeting are adequately informed
concerning the proceedings. Any official action
of the Board shall require at least 5 affirmative
Chancellor Bersi emphasized that the 3-day notice of meet-
ings would still be required and that any meetings held
under the proposed amendment would be open to the public.
He further stated that telephonic meetings would probably
be rarely used, but would permit the gaining of a quorum
under special circumstances such as the case of the recent
special meeting held for the purpose of authorizing the
sale of bonds for the sports pavilions.
It was agreed that a demonstration of this technique would
be arranged for the August 28 meeting, at which time the
proposed amendment would come before the Board as an action
4. Report of Investment Advisory Committee
In the absence of Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Fong Chaired the
Investment Advisory Committee and presented the following
The Investment Committee met to receive reports and recom-
mendations from managers of endowment funds and submits
the following recommendations for approval by the Board:
(1) Recommendations by First Interstate Bank that avail-
able cash be invested to purchasing the following:
1,000,000 U. S. Treasury Notes
14 1/2% due 5-15-91
Approximate Price 97M
Approximate Value 970,000
Anticipated Income 145,000
Market Yield 14.8
1,000,000 U. S. Treasury Bonds
15 7/8% due 7-15-83
Approximate Price 100M
Approximate Value 1,000,000
Anticipated Income 158,750
Market Yield 15.9
1,000,000 U. S. Treasury Bonds
13 7/8% due 5-15-2011
Approximate Price 96M
Approximate Value 960,000
Anticipated Income 138,750
Market Yield 14.2
(2) Recommendation by Security National Bank for sale of
the following securities:
Trade Approx. Antic. Market Gain/
Units Security Price Price Income Yield Loss
150 Motorola 66 9,900 240 2.2 561-
500 G. D. Searle 33 16,500 260 1.6 6,145
200 Pfizer 47 9,400 320 3.3 416
200 Combustion Eng. 40 8,000 320 4.2 219-
43,800 1,140 2.6 5,781
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and approval of
the Committee's recommendations. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Gallagher, carried without dissent.
5. Report of Audit Committee
Regent Whitley presented the following report of the Audit
The Audit Committee met on August 3, 1982 to accept the
(1) Harry Miltenberger of Kafoury, Armstrong and Company
presented their engagement plan and related informa-
tion with respect to the examination of the University
of Nevada System financial statements for the year
ended June 30, 1981. He explained that the examina-
tion will be made in accordance with generally accepted
auditing standards and will include such tests of the
accounting records and such other auditing procedures
as considered necessary in the circumstances.
(2) Mr. Miltenberger also discussed the audit requirements
for the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-110.
This federal regulation provides for uniform adminis-
trative requirements for Colleges, Universities and
other nonprofit institutions which receive federal
grants, contracts or other awards.
The Committee recommends acceptance of Mr. Miltenberger's
report and requests the allocation of $42,000 from the Board
of Regents Special Projects Account to fund this audit.
Mrs. Gallagher moved acceptance of the report and approval
of the Committee's recommendation. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Fong and carried without dissent.
6. Report of Budget Committee
Regent Del Papa presented the following report on the meet-
ing of the Budget Committee:
The Budget Committee met and makes the following recom-
(1) Adoption of the 1981-82 Operating Budget including
authorization to see approval of augmentation of
$78,474 for the Cooperative Extension Service and
$117,568 for the Agricultural Experiment Station
which represents federal funds received.
(2) It is recommended that effective July 1, 1981, the
unencumbered balance in the Board of Regents Special
Project Account be utilized in the following manner:
(a) 1/3 to be maintained in the Board of Regents
Special Projects Account and, together with 1/3
of the annual earnings from the temporary invest-
ment of surplus capital not otherwise allocated,
be utilized as directed by the Board of Regents
for such purposes as the Board shall specify,
but shall normally be expended in instances where
use of State funds is not appropriate or permis-
sible, or where funds are not available from
other sources for the purposes intended.
(b) 1/3 of the unencumbered balance as of June 30,
1981, be used to establish a Regents Endowment
Development Account. The earnings of this new
account, together with 1/3 of the annual earnings
from the temporary investment of surplus capital
not otherwise allocated, continue to accrue to
the Regents Endowment Development Account. This
account shall be under the control of the Board
of Regents to assist them in their expressed ob-
jective of developing major independent financial
support for the University of Nevada System.
(c) 1/3 of the unencumbered balance as of June 30,
1981, be used to establish a System Management
Development Account, to be administered by the
Chancellor, for the purpose of assisting the
Chancellor in carrying out the Regents' charge
to administer the University of Nevada System.
1/3 of the annual earnings from the temporary
investment of surplus capital not otherwise
allocated shall continue to accrue to the System
Management Development Account.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the recommendations con-
tained in the Budget Committee Report. Motion seconded by
Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.
7. Request for Payment of Accrued Annual Leave
Chancellor Bersi reported that former Chancellor Baepler
has requested and received a "B" contract for the 1981-82
academic year. Board policy provides that an employee con-
verting from an "A" to a "B" contract shall be compensated
for unused accrued annual leave. Dr. Baepler has, there-
fore, requested payment for 48 days of accrued annual leave.
Dr. Bersi requested that an allocation of $8755.68 be au-
thorized from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account
to compensate Dr. Baepler.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,
carried without dissent.
8. Organization of Chancellor's Office
Dr. Bersi reported that as a result of his discussions with
members of the Board of Regents and the Campuses, he believ-
ed that academic affairs coordination, academic master plan-
ing and articulation between the Campuses should be given a
very high priority. He, therefore, recommended a shift in
emphasis from the position of Vice Chancellor for Legal
Affairs to a Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. He stat-
ed that this position would be advertised with the hope of
filling it in the Spring of 1982. In the meantime, Dr.
Warren Fox, an ACE fellow, would carry on the academic
affairs function in the Chancellor's Office.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,
carried without dissent.
9. Sales Resolutions for Revenue Bonds
Vice Chancellor Mark Dawson requested adoption of the
following sales resolutions for $2,000,000 for the UNLV
Hotel and Business Administration building and $2,200,000
for the CCCC Learning Resource Center:
A resolution designated by the short title "10-1-81
(CCCC) Public Sale Resolution"; authorizing the public
sale of the securities of the University of Nevada,
designated as the "University of Nevada System, Com-
munity Colleges Student Fees Revenue Bonds, Series
October 1, 1981", in the principal amount of $2,200,000,
for the construction, other acquisition, and improve-
ment of a building, structures, and other facilities,
equipment and furnishings therefor, other appurtenances,
for the Learning Resources Center, Clark County Communi-
ty College; providing the forms of the notices of such
sale; providing for giving notice of the sale and other
details in connection therewith; and repealing all
resolutions in conflict herewith.
A resolution designated by the short title "10-1-81
(UNLV) Public Sale Resolution"; authorizing the public
sale of securities of the University of Nevada, desig-
nated as the "University of Nevada System, Universities
Student Fees Revenue Bonds, Series October 1, 1981", in
the principal amount of $2,000,000, for the construc-
tion, other acquisition, and improvement of a building,
structures, and other facilities, equipment and fur-
nishings therefor, and other appurtenances, for the
Business and Hotel Administration building, Phase I,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas; providing for giving
notice of the sale and other details in connection
therewith; and repealing all resolutions in conflict
Mr. Ross moved approval of the above resolutions and fur-
ther moved that all rules of the Board of Regents which,
unless suspended, might prevent the final passage and
adoption of the foregoing resolutions at this meeting be
suspended for the purpose of permitting the final passage
and adoption of the resolution at this meeting. Motion
seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.
10. Marching Bands, UNR and UNLV
At the June 12 meeting, UNR and UNLV were directed to return
with a report and recommendations for future permanent
funding for the marching bands. A revenue and expenditure
analysis for the years 1979-80 and 1980-81, as developed
by Vice Chancellor Dawson, was presented (identified as
Ref. C and filed with permanent minutes).
President Goodall stated that Brad Rothermel, UNLV Athletic
Director, would make the UNLV report on the marching band
and President Crowley stated that due to the absence from
the Campus of the Director of the UNR Marching Band, the
UNR report would be forthcoming at the August 28 meeting.
Mr. Rothermel reported that it has been determined that
approximately $170,000 is needed on an annual basis for the
support of a band, beginning with the 1982-83 year. The
State already provides $90,000 (basically for salaries),
leaving approximately $80,000 to be funded by other means.
The marching band itself would take on the responsibility
of raising $20,000 by gifts and various events such as
concerts and the UNLV Intercollegiate Athletic Council
would provide $60,000 from its general operational budget.
After the first year, about 3/4 of the support would come
from the Intercollegiate Athletic Council.
Regent Del Papa voiced her concern that there had not been
a firm long-range proposal presented and it was the inten-
tion of the Board that the bands not be coming back in the
years to come for additional funding.
Chairman Cashell agreed that a request should not be forth-
coming next year and requested that Presidents Crowley and
Goodall research by the August 28 meeting to see if ticket
increases need to be implemented since a firm pattern on
how to fund the bands must be established.
President Goodall agreed that the source of the $60,000
coming from the Athletic Department had not as yet been
determined, stating that it might come from ticket sales,
parking, or several other places. He added that the
Athletics Department does understand its responsibilty
for a portion of the budget.
11. Nursing Challenge Grant
It was reported that the 1981 Legislature provided $33,000
for each year of the 1981-83 biennium, as matching funds to
a $100,000 per year contribution from the Nevada Hospital
Association to augment funds available for Nursing educa-
tion, particularly in the Associate Degree programs. Pro-
vision of the funds by the Legislature and Hospital Associ-
ation anticipated a matching allocation each year of the
biennium by the Board of Regents. A University Association
Committee has met to develop an understanding of how the
funds are to be allocated among the institutions offering
Associate Degree programs. In order that this funding be
available to the institutions as needed, it was requested
that the Board allocate a total of $100,000 from the Board
of Regents Special Projects Account to match the funds
provided by the Legislature and the Nevada Hospital Associ-
Motion by Ms. Del Papa that the Regents provide the match-
ing funds from the Special Projects Account. Motion sec-
onded by Mr. Mc Bride.
President Crowley pointed out that UNR is the only insti-
tution with a Nursing program not benefiting from this grant
since it goes to 2-year programs only. He stated that re-
search had shown that there are 72 Nurses locally with ADN
degrees that would like to pursue a baccalaureate degree
but UNR cannot provide for their need. Long-term emphasis
cannot be placed on ADN. The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet
discussed and recommends that the Committee which prepared
the recommendations to the Chancellor for disbursement of
funds for this grant be reconstituted and charged with mak-
ing recommendations in the long term direction of Nursing
programs in the System and State in order to provide for
Chairman Cashell supported the proposal, stating that
articulation between Community Colleges and UNR needs to
be studied since there is a real problem with the transfer
of credit. He agreed that this type of grant could cause
problems if an overall study is not done.
Regent Del Papa suggested that part of the motion be that
this study be ongoing and that the Committee report back
to the Board at some future date.
Motion carried without dissent.
12. Ski Report
In response to a request made by the Board at the June 25,
1981 meeting, President Crowley presented a report concern-
ing the discontinuance of the UNR Ski Team. He called at-
tention to a memo showing the estimated cost of the Ski
Team Program and funding from 1981 through 1984 (memo on
file with permanent minutes). He further indicated that UNR
had included the Ski Team in its budget request; however,
the budget was initially cut in the Governor's Office and
once again by the Legislature. The Intercollegiate Athletic
Deprtment received a 4.7% increase, although, with the ris-
ing costs and salaries, it was actually a decrease in funds
available. Additionally, two other problems arose: 1) no
classified salary increases for Intercollegiate Athletics
were included and these had to be funded from the 4.7% over-
all increase, and 2) No additional grants-in-aid funds were
received although the out-of-state tuition was increased
30% and the per-credit fee increased by $4.
President Crowley also pointed out that while the discon-
tinuance of the Ski Team has received a great deal of pub-
licity, there were also serious reductions in other pro-
grams, including Philosophy, Physics, Freshman Composition
and Engineering; all caused by budget limitations.
Dr. Crowley stated that he had many discussions with
representatives from the community who have interest in
the Ski Program and that he had informed them that in his
opinion the 3 following conditions would have to be met
prior to the program being reinstated: 1) there must be
a long-range plan for funding with assurances that the pro-
gram would be supported over several years; 2) there must
be increased State support so that the program is not fund-
ed exclusively by private donations; and 3) a plan on how
private funding would be secured and assurances given that
private fund raising would not interfere ith the Wolf Club.
The following persons spoke in favor of reinstating the Ski
Team, emphasizing the need and importance to this area and
Wayne Paulson - graduate of the class of 1937, member
of the first UNR Ski Team and later its
Mark Schonard - supporter of the Ski Program.
Don Steinmeyer - Chairman of the Board of a ski-racing
academy at Incline Village.
Mike Rowe - Douglas County District Attorney,
speaking as a private citizen and coach
of the Douglas County Ski Team; a five
year member of the UNR Ski Team and a
representative of the USA on a ski team
Lynn Johnson - A 1957 graduate of UNR and a 3-year
letterman of the UNR Ski Team.
Chancellor Bersi also read the following telegram received
from Governor List indicating his support of the Ski Team.
I would like to lend my personal support to efforts to
save the Winter Collegiate Ski Program at the University
of Nevada, Reno. The University Ski Program has long
been a source of community interest and pride. UNR has
a well earned reputation as a national leader in Inter-
collegiate skiing. Its program has consistently been
one of the most active and successful in the country.
More than that, however, skiing has always been an ex-
tremely popular and important Winter recreation. Thou-
sands of people come to Reno each year to ski. In fact,
many students are attracted to UNR because of the Winter
recreation opportunities here. A group of Ski Team
boosters, recognizing the budget constraints faced by
the University Athletic Department is organizing fund
raising efforts to help continue the Ski Program. I
urge you to support this worthwhile community effort.
The discontinuing of the Ski Program would be a loss,
not only to the University, but to the entire State.
Thank you for your consideration.
Regent Del Papa stated that she believed that if a strong,
active drive is made in the community for this program,
people will contribute. She suggested that perhaps the
Board would make a matching contribution.
Regent Buchanan stated that he believed Dr. Crowley is cor-
rect and that realistically the Legislature is not going to
give the Athletic Program much support, financially or
otherwise, with the budget problems in other areas. He
proposed that the Board fund this program for one year and
that the ski-supporters, with the help of Legal Counsel,
set up an endowment so that the program can continue for-
ever. He did not believe that the Legislature should be
depended on two years from now.
Regent Mc Bride disagreed with this, stating that the
Women's Tennis Program was discontinued and the Board can-
not start allocating funds to all these programs.
Regent Buchanan moved that the Board fund the Ski Program
for 1981-82 in the amount of $30,000 as a one-time item,
that a foundation be set up and that a quarter-million
dollars be raised as a permanent endowment to the Ski Pro-
gram. This endowment must be established within a year or
the program would be discontinued.
President Crowley discussed his priorities for funding,
suggesting that if all programs were listed, the Ski Pro-
gram, as important as he feels it is, would still be well
down the line. He stated that the academic areas have been
cut to the bone and that more support in the academic areas
is needed. He stated, however, that he would work with any
committee established by the Board.
Regent Buchanan withdrew his motion but wished to state for
the record that he will vote against any funding for the
Ski Team that does not include a permanent endowment.
Chairman Cashell requested Dr. Crowley to appoint a commit-
tee, using the 5 persons who had appeared before the Board,
to develop a firm program so that action on this item can
be taken at the August 28, 1981 meeting.
Dr. Crowey stated he would appoint such a committee, but
wished to point out to the community that this does not
imply that this is a statement of the Board's or Univer-
13. Proposed Suit of College of Agriculture Cooperative
Mr. Larry Hicks, attorney for 5 employees of the University
of Nevada Agricultural Extension Service, appeared on behalf
of John Pursel, A. Z. Joy, Gerri Lunsford, Irving Hackett
and Wallace Petersen, explaining that when these people were
employed by the University, they were required to partici-
pate in both the Nevada Retirement System and the Federal
Retirement System. Over the years, they have complied with
this requirement and have contributed to both retirement
Mr. Hicks explained further that in 1977, the Nevada Legis-
lature enacted AB 335 which limited the Extension workers'
participation in the State Retirement System to a maximum
of 23 years of employment. Because most of the employees
represented will have worked for the University in excess
of 30 years upon reaching retirement age, they will lose
the additional retirement benefits which they would have
accrued in their last years of employment.
Mr. Hicks stated that in his opinion it was unlawful for the
State to alter retirement benefits after an individual has
been employed and made contributions for many years of em-
ployment, and reported that due to a recent Supreme Court
opinion in support of this position, these 5 employees are
now preparing to file a legal challenge against the 1977
law. The proposed suit will be against the PERS Board and
the State. Because the University is the employer in this
case, it will also be a necessary party to this litigation,
and it is therefore hoped that the Board will join in and
support these employees as plaintiffs in the action.
Mr. Hicks explained that the lawsuit will be patterned
after a suit dealing with similar issues wherein the Nevada
Supreme Court upheld a legal challenge against the same
law as it applied to peace officers. Essentially, the
Court held that pension rights are part of the public em-
ployment contract and only under exceptional circumstances
can the Legislature alter those rights. Applying the
Supreme Court's rationale to these 5 University employees,
their retirement rights were firmly vested long before the
Legislature attempted to change them in 1977.
In the discussion following, it was pointed out that the
University is a necessary party in the suit and will there-
fore have to participate either as a defendant or as a
plaintiff. It was also noted that the University has
previously taken a position opposing the provisions of
this legislation when it was proposed to the 1977 Session.
Mr. Hicks stated that he intended, on behalf of his clients,
to first request the Retirement Board to take steps to set
aside the 23-year limitation in light of the Supreme Court's
decision. If the request is denied or if there is no re-
sponse within a reasonable time, then he would proceed with
the necessary legal challenge, in which, he said, he hoped
the Board of Regents would join.
Mr. Cox concurred with Mr. Hicks' assumption that the Board
would be involved, either by joining in the suit on behalf
of the plaintiffs, or by being named as defendant, adding
that there would be no appreciable difference in costs to
President Crowley stated that for the record, he wished to
urge the Regents to agree to the University's participation
as a plaintiff in this matter, adding that he believed that
the institution had an obligation to support the University
employees involved. Mr. Ross concurred and urged that the
necessary steps be taken to provide that support.
Mrs. Gallagher moved that the Board of Regents join as
plaintiffs in this suit. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
The Board adjourned for lunch, with the meeting reconvening at
14. Extension of Sierra Nevada Job Corps Contract
President Crowley reported that the Department of Labor has
advised the University of its intent to renew the cost re-
imbursement-type prime contract with UNR on the operation
of the Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center through August 31,
1983, with provision for an additional one-year extension.
The current prime contract became effective May 1, 1978,
terminating August 31, 1981.
All terms and conditions of UNR's current agreement with
the Department of Labor, including current inplace re-
sponsibilities, lines of authority, and channels of com-
munication remain unchanged in this proposed prime contract
renewal. There are no substantive changes in the statement
of work or other contractual requirements. The total con-
tract is in the amount of $10,253,949. Of this total,
$3,363,896 covers services supplied by the University and
the $6,890,053 is for the required operational subcontract
with Management Training Corporation, a private contractor.
President Crowley stated that the Job Corps program has been
a beneficial one to the University and he recommended that
the Board approve the new agreement, effective September 1,
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.
Buchanan, carried without dissent.
15. Funding for Academic Support Services
President Crowley reported that in order to meet the com-
mitment to offer equal educational opportunities to members
of a diverse student population, an academic skills program
is needed. Prior to 1980-81, support services were provided
for disadvantaged, minority and handicapped students with
funds obtained through a Special Services Grant. In 1980,
the student registration fees were increased by $1 and 10
cents of the added dollar for each undergraduate credit was
allocated to expand the tutorial program so that tutoring
could be available to needy students who do not qualify
for federal programs. Now that federal funding has been
terminated, this 10 cents per undergraduate credit is the
only source of funding for the reading, writing, tutorial
and study skills program and is inadequate to meet the
needs. He requested an allocation of $25,000 from the Board
of Regents Special Projects Account to purchase the audio-
visual equipment (film strips, cassettes, films, etc.) and
computer assisted instructional programs to supplement the
individual and group tutoring program.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of this request. Mr. Mc Bride
moved to amend the motion to include $25,00 for each Campus.
President Goodall stated that he would prefer to come back
at a later time with a proposal for UNLV.
Motion to amend was not seconded. Mr. Ross seconded the
original motion. Motion failed with the following roll
Yes - Ms. Del Papa, Mrs. Gallagher, Mr. Ross, Mr.
No - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Mc Bride, Mrs.
Mr. Buchanan moved to table this item until UNR and UNLV
both come back to the Board with a proposal. Motion sec-
onded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.
Mr. Cashell asked Chancellor Bersi to report back to the
Board at the August 28, 1981 meeting.
16. Final Drawings for the Mackay School of Mines Building
Mr. Brad Van Woert of the architectural firm of Sheehan,
Haase and Van Woert presented a report concerning the Mackay
School of Mines building. He indicated that this 67,500
square foot building had already gone to bid.
Mr. Buchanan questioned by what authority this building had
gone to bid prior to the Board approving the final plans.
Mr. Van Woert stated that the bids had been advertised at
the direction of the State Public Works Board and he added
that he believed the reason for this was due to the high
rate of inflation.
Chairman Cashell deferred any further discussion of this
building until later in the day when the firm could have
drawings available for inspection by the Board.
17. Contract Change for UNLV Athletic Director
President Goodall requested that the UNLV Athletic Director,
Brad Rothermal, be granted a 2-year contract since he cur-
rently has neither tenure nor academic rank. This change
would be consistent with the policy at many other Univer-
Mr. Buchanan moved for approval subject to it containing
the usual buy-out provision. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
18. Loan from Student Union Reserve Fund
President Goodall reported that UNLV plans to enter into a
contract with the EPA that will require the use of approxi-
mately 4000 square feet in an available area of the build-
ing which houses the museum. He requested approval to use
$100,000 from the Student Union Reserve Fund for the re-
modeling of the space, with the loan to be repaid with in-
terest at the prevailing rate from the overhead derived
from the EPA contract.
Mr. Ross moved approval of the request. Motion seconded by
Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
Ms. Del Papa suggested that if the Student Union has a
reserve fund, perhaps a portion of it could be used to do
some maintenance/repair work on the Union. President
Goodall stated that he agreed that there are several build-
ings on Campus that need work and it is being scheduled for
the near future.
19. UNLV Appointment for Chancellor
President Goodall stated that it was the desire of UNLV to
offer Chancellor Bersi an appointment as Professor of Edu-
cational Administration and Higher Education (tenured), add-
ing that this appointment would be consistent with the
Chancellor's Statewide responsibilities.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of this appointment. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried with Mr. Ross opposing.
20. Amendment to DRI Bylaws
President Murino requested amendment to the DRI Bylaws to
provide changes to Section 2.2 which defines the various
categories of professional appointments at DRI. The pro-
posed amendment establishes 4 ranks within the Research
Associate category parallel to the ones already in exist-
ence in the Research Professor catetory. Text of proposed
amendment contained in Ref. D (filed with permanent min-
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the amendment. Motion
seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.
21. Proposed Changes in Administrative Titles at CCCC
President Eaton requested that this item be withdrawn from
consideration at this time.
22. Associate Dean, Henderson Center, CCCC
Regent Buchanan stated that it had been his intention to
recommend the appointment of Ms. Betty Scott as Associate
Dean of the Henderson Center; however, with the withdrawal
of the previous item establishing the title, this obvious-
ly was not possible. However, he added that there were 3
persons in attendance from Henderson who wished to speak to
this subject and asked that they be heard.
The first speaker was Bill Horn, a Clark County school
teacher and part-time staff member of CCCC. Mr. Horn stated
that he would like the Mayor and City Councel of Henderson
to be able to make recommendations for membership on the
Advisory Board with appointment to be made by the Board of
Regents from the recommendations made.
Mr. Cashell stated that he would have a real problem turn-
ing this over to the City Council and Mayor.
Mr. Horn went on to say that he would like to see the larger
CCCC Advisory Board replaced with a smaller permanent Board
that would meet on a regular basis and advise President
Eaton on the desires and needs of the Henderson area.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that she was concerned with having
advisory boards for every Center, such as Battle Mountain,
Ely, Winnemucca and so forth. She stated that in her opin-
ion each Community College should have one advisory board
composed of representatives from the areas it services.
President Eaton stated that it was her intention to meet
with the existing Henderson Advisory Committee as well as
the Clark County Community College Advisory Board, speak
to the issue of appropriate representation of key areas
within the service district and come back with a recommenda-
tion. She also stated that she was not opposed to the idea
of increasing the number of representatives from Henderson
from 3 to a larger percentage of the total 17-person
Mr. Gary Johnson, a member of the Henderson Advisory Com-
mittee, also spoke in favor of the establishment of a
Henderson Advisory Board in order that the representatives
from the community might be more aware of decision being
made that affect the Center.
Caesar Caviglia spoke of his concern with the recent ad-
ministrative changes made at the Henderson Center and the
fact that the people of Henderson who have supported this
Center did not have input into the decision-making process.
Regent Buchanan asked that the establishment of a separate
advisory board for the Henderson Center be placed on the
August 28 agenda and asked President Eaton to come back with
a recommendation at that time.
23. 4-H Camp Lease
Mr. Cox reported that he had reviedwed the lease with Alta
Sierra for use of the 4-H Camp in Douglas County for the
period from Labor Day to June 1. It was his opinion that
the Board should first adopt a resolution stating that this
property was not needed for the stated time and then the
availability of the property advertised. He stated that
Vice President Jessup is presently working on lease speci-
fications in order that the property could be put out to
bid and suggested that a lease agreement and recommendation
be brought back to the Board at the end of the bid period.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the following resolution.
Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.
THE BOARD OF REGENTS of the UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
hereby makes the following resolution in light of the
1. Under NRS 550.070, the Board of Regents of the
University of Nevada System, upon the recommenda-
tion of the Director and the State 4-H Camp Ad-
visory Council and with the approval of the Gover-
nor, may lease any parcel or parcels of real
property composing the State 4-H Camp when such
land can no longer serve the purpose and intent
of NRS Chapter 550: State 4-H Camp Institute
2. The Director of the Agricultural Extension Depart-
ment of the Public Service Division of the Uni-
versity of Nevada System and the State 4-H Camp
Advisory Council have made a determination that
it is advisable to lease the State 4-H Camp locat-
ed in Douglas County, Nevada during those periods
when the facility is not required for immediate
use or occupancy by 4-H members or other youth
3. During the period from Labor Day of each year
until June 1st of the following year the State
4-H Camp is closed and therefore does not serve
the purpose and intent set forth in NRS 550.030.
4. A lease of the State 4-H Camp in Douglas County,
Nevada during those periods when the Camp is not
being used will provide in kind improvements for
the further development of the Camp and/or funding
for the operations of said Camp.
NOW THEREFOR, it is hereby,
RESOLVED: That the UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM should
attempt to lease the State 4-H Camp located at Douglas
County, Nevada during those periods when the Camp is
not required for use or occupancy by 4-H members or
other youth organizations under terms and provisions
established by the Director and the State 4-H Camp
Advisory Council, provided that any funds or in kind
payment received under such lease is used for the
further development and operations of the present State
4-H Camp and further provided that such lease is sub-
ject to the approval of the Board of Regents and the
Governor of the State of Nevada.
24. NNCC Student Housing Lease
President Berg requested that the proposed land lease with
Thomas Eck III be deferred until the August 28 meeting.
25. Expenditures from NNCC Capital Improvement Fee Fund
President Berg requested approval of the use of $15,000 from
the NNCC Capital Improvement Fee Fund to complete various
Campus improvements as follows:
1. Culvert pipe between the auto shop and agriculture
storage shed to permit landscaping the rest of the Elm
Street portion of the Campus - $4000
2. Gravel for the agriculture equipment storage shed
yard, a portion of the diesel shop area, and an on-
Campus road - $5500
3. Fencing around the agriculture equipment shed and
portion of the diesel shop area and a barb wire
perimeter fence around the animal pasture on Campus -
Mrs. Whitley moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Gallagher, carried without dissent.
26. Expenditures from WNCC Capital Improvement Fee Fund
President Davis requested approval of the use of $166,032
from the WNCC Capital Improvement Fee Fund for various
projects at the Fallon Center and Carson City Campus as
a. Security chain link fence with two gates on wheels on
east and west sides behind shop area - 240 lineal feet
b. Scrap metal and landscape equipment storage area - 12
x 24 feet - $4,000
Carson City Campus
a. Modifications in the Learning Resources Unit, specif-
ically in the graphics, media and circulation areas -
b. Relocation of Campus Photography Lab - $14,500
c. Completion of Mobile Ceramics Lab - $7,390
d. Renovation of Room 333 into a science preparation
and dry lab - $24,030
e. Construction of bus, automobile and motorcycle driver
training area - $72,000
f. Purchase and installation of I-beam monorail chain
hoist for the welding shop - $5,550
g. Art work display area - $5,148
h. Relocation and installation of faculty mail boxes -
i. Purchase and installation of financial aids and
counseling receptionist center with accompanying
secretarial work stations - $4,200
j. Renovation and remodeling of the College's general
reception area and Student Services service area.
Improvements include construction of storage areas,
receiption counter/work station, wall repair and
new lounge furniture - $7,406
Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,
carried without dissent.
27. Appointment of Architect for WNCC Projects
President Davis requested the appointment of Maurice Nespor
and Associates to prepare estimates and plans for the fol-
lowing projects at the Carson City Campus:
1. The construction of handicapped outside entry and exit
areas for the Carson City Campus.
2. Remodeling of the present Art room into a Child Care
3. Design of a new Art facility.
Mr. Ross moved approval of this appointment. Motion sec-
onded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
Discussion resumed on Item 16. Final Drawings for Mackay School
of Mines Building
Mr. Van Woert presented the complete drawings for the
building. He indicated that the exterior appearance is
the same as it was at the presentation of the design de-
velopment drawings. He indicated that substantial changes
had been made on the interior floorplan at the direction
of UNR Administration and School of Mines.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the final drawings. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
28. New Business
A. Regent Del Papa suggested the following items be re-
solved and/or considered by the Board at a later time:
(1) The legal audit should be commenced as soon as
(2) The Presidents should come back to the Board with
a proposal for the maintenance of computing equip-
ment located in the various Campus Departments.
(3) The audit staff, Vice Chancellor Dawson and Chan-
cellor Bersi were requested to meet with Presidents
Davis and Eardley to resolve the problems encoun-
tered with students selling promotional items on
(4) Chancellor Bersi was requested to discuss a Regents
Scholarship Program with his Advisory Cabinet and
to bring a proposal back to the Board.
(5) The Faculty Senate representatives should get
together to input ideas into the Faculty Exchange
B. Mrs. Fong suggested the following items:
(1) Asked Chancellor Bersi to contact the UNLV Alumni
Association concerning their new scholarship and
(2) Requested President Goodall to investigate the
possibility of using the proceeds from the sale
of the Hernstadt stock gift as a permanent endow-
ment for the Marching Band.
The meeting adjourned at 3:20 P.M.
Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary of the Board