UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 4-5, 1978


Pages 29-56



August 4, 1978

The Board of Regents met on the above date in The Center, 1101 N.

Virginia, Reno.

Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong (for part of the meeting)

Mr. Chris Karamanos (for part of the meeting)

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross

Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President Brock Dixon, UNLV

President Paul Kreider, CCCC

President Lloyd Smith, DRI

General Counsel Larry Lessly

Secretary Bonnie Smotony

Mr. Stan Aiazzi, NNCC Senate

Mr. Cliff Blauert, WNCC/N Senate

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S Senate

Mr. Ron Kendall, Unit Senate

Dr. Joy Leland, DRI Senate

Dr. Paul Page, UNR Senate

Dr. John Rosich, CCCC Senate

Ms. Felicia Braxton, ASWN

Ms. Cara Caesar, ASCC

Mr. Gregory Neuweiler, ASUN

Mr. Chuck White, CSUN

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 9:10 A.M.

Mr. Buchanan noted that Regent Fong and President Dixon, and per-

haps others, were delayed because of airline schedules but would

be arriving shortly.

1. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the regular meeting of June 30, 1978 were

submitted for approval.

Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.

2. Report of Gifts and Grants

Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the

Officers was recommended (report identified as Ref. A and

filed with permanent minutes).

President Crowley reported the following additional gift to

UNR from Mr. Edwin L. Wiegand of Reno:

One Steinway grand piano, one violin made by Joseph

Guarnerius Filius Andreas, one violin bow, and one

student violin.

Mrs. Knudtsen presented the following proposed statement of

appreciation for inclusion in the minutes:

The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

would like to express its appreciation to Mr. Edwin

L. Wiegand of Reno for his impressive contributions

to the University of Nevada, Reno and the music pro-

gram. His gifts have included one violin made by

Antonio Stradivari, one violin made by Francisco

Stradivari, one violin made by Joseph Guarnerius del

Gesu, and one violin made by Joseph Guarnerius Filius

Andreas, and one Steinway grand piano. These gifts,

and donations made to the University to restore them,

have had a very positive impact on the quality of the

educational program in the Music Department, and Mr.

Wiegand should be recognized for his continuing com-

mitment to the cause of higher education in the State

of Nevada.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved adoption of the foregoing statement and

its inclusion in the minutes. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.

Dr. Lombardi moved acceptance of the gifts and grants in-

cluded in Ref. A and the additional gifts from Mr. Wiegand.

Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

3. Fleischmann Foundation Proposals

Chancellor Baepler recalled that in July, 1977 the Board in-

structed that grant requests be developed by the Administra-

tion in response to an invitation from the Trustees of the

Fleischmann Foundation for applications for grants in anti-

cipation of the termination of the trust on July 4, 1980.

Dr. Baepler reported that proposals totaling in excess of

$31 million had been advanced by the Divisions to the

Chancellor's Office. These requests were reviewed by the

Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet and the following two lists of

proposals selected for consideration by the Board of Regents

for submission to the Foundation:


Great Basin Natural History Book Series $ 550,000

(submitted by University of Nevada Press)

Requests assistance in the production of a series of

books over the next five years dealing with the natural

history of the Great Basin -- the geographical area

located between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch

Mountains in Central Utah. Specific subject areas

include climatology, life zones, rivers and lakes,

geology and fossils, birds and fish, mammals, reptiles,

insects and arachnidae, trees and shrubs, plants and

wild flowers.

Computer Produced Library Catalogs $ 648,766

(submitted cooperatively by the University libraries and

Community College learning resource centers)

Proposes to establish a combined catalog for all book

and nonbook collections, using computer data banks.

Designed to replace existing cataloging procedures and

traditional card catalogs with a catalog in electronic

form (machine-readable) with microfilm copies for each

Campus. Proposes to use existing computerized catalog-

ing service known as BALLOTS at Stanford. Will permit

the sharing of library materials between the University

and Community College Campuses and the Nevada State

Library (eventually), simpler access to information as

to holdings of each library, and elimination of unnec-

essary duplication.

Completion of Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall $ 2,900,000

(submitted by UNLV)

To complete the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall by addition

of a larger stage ($1,675,369), construction of a com-

plementary recital hall ($999,000), and purchase of a

pipe organ ($275,000).

Phase IV, Medical School Complex $ 2,000,000

(submitted by UNR)

To match a $1.5 million gift to be used to construct a

27,000 square foot addition to the Medical School

Complex, and to provide laboratory space for biochem-

istry faculty and other basic science faculty.

Scientific Equipment and Facilities $ 3,886,850

(submitted by DRI)

A proposal to upgrade the Institute's instrumentation

and facilities to meet the research challenges of the

coming decade. New equipment needed to replace outdat-

ed equipment and to allow the Institute to enter new

research fields, and to strengthen its position in the

competition for research grants.

In addition to the scientific equipment proposed for

acquisition, this also anticipates:

(1) A 4,700 square foot expansion of the Energy

Systems Laboratory in Southern Nevada.

(2) Construction of eight labs in the Bioresources


(3) A Bioresources Biotron (outdoor greenhouse)

(4) A twin-engine airplane.

Computer-Generated Graphics $ 400,000

(submitted by UNR)

Proposes acquisition of a new computer and accessories

for the purpose of supplying computer-generated




Purchase of Two Computer Systems $ 2,735,802

(submitted by UNS Computing Center)

Requests a grant to be used to purchase two computer

systems for UNS to replace equipment currently on

lease. Approval of grant would permit purchase of

equipment presently being leased at an annual cost of

$216,159 plus $170,592 in maintenance. Purchased

equipment could be maintained at an annual cost of

$149,880 (to be paid from operating budget of Computing

Center), resulting in an annual savings of $236,871

which would be used to support increasing computing

demands of the System.

Exceptional Children's Service Center $ 2,635,620

(submitted by UNLV)

Requests funds for a special educational multi-purpose

service and demonstration-research facility to:

(1) provide a range of specific services for

handicapped children and their parents;

(2) facilitate instruction through observation and

practice; and

(3) promote both basic and applied demonstration-re-

search activities through controlled field testing

of curricular service and programmatic content.

Building and Facilities for Life Skills Center $ 1,120,000

and Day Care Center

(submitted by WNCC)

Proposes to construct a 28,000 square foot facility on

the North Campus for (1) a Life Skills Center for

training of the handicapped, and (2) a Day Care Center

to service both children and geriatric clients. Pro-

posed for inclusion in the building is a typing and

learning laboratory for English as a Second Language

students, CETA students, handicapped students, and

community service students and a Food Operation Center.

Art-Museum-Auditorium $ 4,200,000

(submitted by UNR)

To construct a 39,000 square foot multi-purpose cultur-

al facility to house a 1,000 seat grand concert hall,

a 350 seat recital hall and a permanent art museum.

Faculty Development Program $ 1,400,000

(submitted by UNR)

Proposal for a ten year program to improve faculty

quality at the University and to promote excellence

in instruction and research. It is proposed that the

grant be invested and the interest and a portion of

the principal be expended in equal annual amounts over

a period of ten years to finance visiting distinguished

professors, as well as faculty retraining and exchange

programs, released time for program revision and exper-

imental and research programs.

Academic Skills Center $ 250,000

(submitted by UNR)

Proposal to convert auditorium in Thompson Services

Center into an Academic Skills Center to provide 3,400

square feet for reading and writing clinics, tutorial

program, study center for handicapped students, and

offices for professional staff. Staff salaries to be

funded through combination of federal and State monies,

and furniture and equipment to be obtained as funds are


University Club Facility $ 562,500

(submitted by UNR)

Proposal to add 6,000 square feet of space on the roof

of College Inn to provide a multi-purpose area (dining

room and lounge, reading lounge, open terrace, meeting

rooms, etc.) to house the University Club. Intended to

be operated from voluntary dues and revenue to be

derived from food and beverage sales.


Mr. Ross moved to defer action on the proposals but with-

drew his motion based on assurance that the lists could be


Dr. Anderson moved approval of the two lists of proposals

and their submission to the Foundation. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

4. Proposed Amendment to Board of Regents Bylaws

Mr. Karamanos asked that his proposal to amend the Bylaws

to remove the two-term limit on the offices of Chairman and

Vice Chairman be withdrawn at this time.

5. Proposed Change to Annual Leave Policy

Chancellor Baepler reported that the UNR Senate had proposed

a change to the annual leave policy for professional staff

on "A" contracts to provide that annual leave may be earned

for partial months of service, noting that the present pol-

icy precludes credit for less than a full month of service.

Dr. Baepler noted that the proposal had been referred to the

Presidents and Senate Chairpersons and no negative responses

had been received. He recommended approval and revision of

the policy statement, as follows:

(B/R Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 4, Section 11.1)

All professional staff members on a 12-month appoint-

ment ("A" contract) earn annual leave at the rate of two

working days for each full calendar month of service.

Prorated credit shall be earned for partial months of

service. Professional staff members on a part-time,

12-month appointment earn prorated annual leave credit.

In recommending approval of this change in policy, Chancel-

lor Baepler stipulated that partial service of increments

less than one week not be counted for annual leave purposes.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.

6. Request for Committee on Tenure

Chancellor Baepler noted that Regent Karamanos had requested

discussion by the Board and formation of a committee on the

present tenture structure now in effect for the University

of Nevada System. Dr. Baepler pointed out that the tenure

system is patterned very closely to the AAUP tenure stand-

ards and is nearly identical to tenure policies in effect

at most public and many private institutions. He also re-

called that UNR and UNLV faculty had conducted an extensive

review of tenure in 1974-75. Reports of that study had then

been submitted and discussed by the Board of Regents.

It appeared, from the discussion following, that there was

some concern with the procedures followed in evaluating

persons for tenure, not with the policy itself. Specifi-

cally, concerns were expressed that criteria are often

applied differently both within a Department and within a

College. The potential of collective bargaining and its

effect on the tenure system was also perceived as an area

of concern.

It was suggested that Chancellor Baepler generate material

on the procedures used within the different academic units

for the evaluation of individuals for tenure, and redistrib-

ute the 1974-75 tenure studies to the present Board (some of

whom were not on the Board at the time of their original

submission), following which the Regents could then deter-

mine whether they wished to proceed with a study by a


Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.

(Note: It was agreed that this would be further discussed

in October.)

7. Photographs of Officers

Dr. Anderson recalled that until 1956, which marked the end

of Dr. Minard Stout's tenure as President, portraits of each

of the University Presidents had been commissioned and are

in the possession of UNR. He suggested that this practice

be resumed and the collection be brought up to date by re-

questing an official photograph of each former and present

Division or Campus President or Chancellor, and that the

photographs be suitably displayed in an appropriate place

in each Campus or Division Administrative building.

Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.

8. College-Level Instruction in Nevada by Out-of-State


Chancellor Baepler noted that Chairman Buchanan had request-

ed a discussion concerning College-level instruction offer-

ed in Nevada by out-of-state institutions and had asked

that Counsel comment concerning any authority the Board of

Regents may have in this area.

Dr. Baepler outlined the problem as it is perceived, noting

that a variety of institutions offer courses or programs of

higher education in Nevada. These institutions are based

out of state and, in some instances, cross regional accred-

iting lines which means that their home bases may be visited

by accreditation teams but accreditation teams don't go out

of their own jurisdiction. As a consequence, such offerings

in Nevada would be accredited by virtue of their affiliation

with the home Campus but the Nevada program would never be

analyzed by an accrediting team. Dr. Baepler noted that

regional accrediting associations are aware of this problem

and, hopefully, within the next year or two they will devise

some solution for this kind of accreditation problem.

Chancellor Baepler pointed out that Counsel has advised that

the Board of Regents has no legal authority over outside

institutions that might choose to offer a program or course

in Nevada. Counsel also pointed out that the Board of

Regents has constitutional authority only over the State

University -- not all postsecondary education.

Chancellor Baepler suggested that although it would be to-

tally inappropriate to request University of Nevada faculty

to evaluate the programs offered by these out-of-state

institutions, it would be desirable to determine the extent

of the outside offerings currently being carried on, par-

ticularly in the Reno and Las Vegas areas. He proposed

that the University do an in-house survey to determine how

many institutions are offering courses, how many students

they are reaching, what kind of programs, etc.

It was agreed that further discussion on this matter would

be deferred until a report along the lines proposed by

Chancellor Baepler is complete, in order that the magnitude

of the problem is better understood.

9. Request for Funding of Student Body Presidents' Travel

Chancellor Baepler recalled that for the past several years

the Board has provided funds to pay expenses for ASUN and

CSUN Presidents to attend Board meetings. However, the

student body President at the Community College Campus in

the city in which the Board meeting is held has been the

representative of the CCD and no travel expenses have been


Chancellor Baepler submitted a request from Larry Schefcik,

newly-elected President of the United Students of the Uni-

versity of Nevada System, that the Board provide funds to

pay travel expenses and per diem for all student body Pres-

idents (UNR, UNLV, WNCC/N, WNCC/S, CCCC, and NNCC) and

for the USUNS President to attend meetings of the Board of


Dr. Baepler recommended approval, noting that approximately

$1,500 would be required annually, based on a calendar of

ten regular meetings each year. He further noted that the

account has sufficient funds and no supplementation is

required at this time.

Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried with Dr. Anderson opposing.

Mrs. Fong and President Dixon entered the meeting.

10. Authority of Individual Regents

Chairman Buchanan noted that Mrs. Fong had requested action

by the Board to reaffirm the following policy statement

which appears in Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 4 of the Board

of Regents Handbook:

6. It shall be the policy of the Board of Regents to

act as a unit. The Board of Regents controls the

University as a body representing the people, and

individual members have no authority singly.

7. No member of the Board of Regents can bind the

Board by word or action, unless the Board has, in

its corporate capacity, designated such member as

its agent for some specific purpose, and for that

purpose only.

Mrs. Fong explained that she believed that it was desirable

that each Regent be reminded of his duties as a member of

the Board, and his responsibility to act as a unit and not

as an individual, and that as an individual, a Regent may

be free to express his personal opinion but has no author-

ity to bind the Board by word or action unless designated

by the Board to act as an agent or representative.

It was agreed that this policy does need to be emphasized

from time to time and there was general agreement that the

policy was and should remain in effect.

11. Designation of "Good-Will" Ambassador

Mrs. Fong reported that she was planning to participate in

the Hotel and Culinary Tour of the People's Republic of

China, sponsored by the UNLV College of Hotel Administration

and requested that she be designated as an offical "Good-

Will" Ambassador from the University of Nevada System.

Mr. Ross moved that the Chairman of the Board be requested

to give Mrs. Fong a letter of introduction as a member of

the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System.

Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.

12. Biennial Budget Request

Chancellor Baepler presented the Biennial Budget Request

for 1979-81 for adoption by the Board of Regents and sub-

mission to the 1979 Legislature. He recalled that the

Board had reviewed the development of this budget at several

stages during the past months when decisions had been made

which directly affected the final budget document. Specifi-

cally, the adoption at the February meeting of a new defini-

tion of an FTE student, changing from 16 to 15 credits; in

March, the Board approved the fundamental formulas and par-

ameters used for the construction of the budget; and in May,

the Board reviewed a spread sheet showing how much money

would be spent given the parameters and formulas adopted in

March, and authorized the preparation of the final document.

At that May meeting, the Board also approved an 11% salary

increase for the professional staff for each year of the


Dr. Baepler called particular attention to the percentage

increases reflected in some of the budgets, cautioning that

big percentage increases should not be confused with big

dollar increases in that often a big percentage increase

indicates merely that one has started from a very small

budget base. He also noted the uncertainty with some of the

enrollment projections, suggesting that some adjustments may

be required when Fall enrollments are known.

Dr. Baepler reviewed the components included in the System

Administration budget request, following which each of the

Presidents spoke concerning the budget requests for each of

their units. Adoption of the budget as submitted was rec-

ommended by the Officers.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.

13. Report of Regents' Subcommittee on Main Station Farm

Mrs. Knudtsen, Chairman of the Subcommittee, reported that

the Committee had met on August 3, 1978 and considered bids

from the following bidders:

Parcels 1 and 2 - Dermody and Jones

- Molasky and Adelson

Parcel 3 - Molasky and Adelson

- Robert L. Helms

Mrs. Knudtsen reported the following motion by the Sub-


Mr. James Buchanan moved that the bid of Dermody and

Jones be accepted for Parcels 1 and 2, and the bid of

Molasky and Adelson be accepted for Parcel 3. Motion

was seconded by Mr. Karamanos and received the follow-

ing vote:

Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos

No - Dr. Lombardi

Abstain - Mrs. Knudtsen

Mrs. Knudtsen reported that, lacking a clear majority vote,

there is no recommendation from the Committee and the matter

is, therefore, referred to the full Board for action.

At President Crowley's request, Vice President Pine explain-

ed the reasons which had led to a recommendation that the

258 acres of Main Station Farm be offered for sale, lease or

trade, and presented details of the Dermody-Jones bid on

Parcels 1 and 2. This bid proposed to trade 351 acres of

the Jones Ranch, which adjoins the Main Station Farm on the

east side, together with half-interest in 123 acres known as

the Hillside Properties, also adjoining the Main Station

Farm, and a warehouse located on eight acres in Sparks and

which is presently leased to Selig Company.

(The second bid for Parcels 1 and 2 which had been consider-

ed by the Committee was an offer from Molasky-Adelson to

purchase the property for $3 million, to be paid $50,000

with the bid, $250,000 at close of escrow, and nine annual

non-interest bearing payments of $300,000.)

Dean Bohmont explained the two bids for Parcel 3, noting

that Mr. Helms' bid was for $1,488,740.31, with no condi-

tions attached. Removal of the Animal Research Facility

would be the University's responsibility.

The bid of Molasky-Adelson was for $1,030,000, with a

condition that they would deed back the Animal Research

Facility, valued at approximately $450,000, together with

the three acres of ground on which the facility is located,

valued at approximately $60,000. Clarification of the

Molasky-Adelson bid had further determined that if the

Animal Research Facility operation did not meet environmen-

tal requirements based upon what the land might be used for,

Mr. Molasky would move the Animal Research Facility but

would allow the three acres to remain University property.

Dean Bohmont suggested this placed a value of $1,495,000 on

the Molasky-Adelson bid.

Dean Bohmont also explained the cash needs of the College

for capital improvements, land and operating funds. Based

on the identified needs for consolidating the Main Station

Farm operation on the east side of Boynton Lane, replacing

the dairy facility which does not meet EPA standards, needed

improvements to the Gund Ranch and to the BLM land which has

recently been deeded to the University, and the cash flow

problems which the College now has, he recommended that the

Board authorize further negotiations with Dermody-Jones

regarding their bid for Parcels 1 and 2, and with Molasky-

Adelson regarding their bid for Parcel 3.

Chancellor Baepler stated that, based on the needs expressed

by Dean Bohmont, and on the information submitted to him

concerning the bids, he believed the combination reflected

in Dean Bohmont's recommendation would provide the maximum

yield to the University System.

Doctor Lombardi read the following statement and asked that

it be reflected in the minutes:

I wish to say first that some of my friends are bidders

on this property and I've known the Jones family and

have been acquainted with their ranch all my life. My

sole interest in the sale of this property is that the

University realize the best deal that would represent

the actual value of the land. There are very few such

parcels of land within the confines of the city limits

at present, and with the rapid growth in this valley,

values will continue to climb. For this reason, I urge

us not to sell in haste. Recent sales near our property

show a parcel nearly adjacent, across the river from

parcel 3, recently sold for $39,000 an acre. I also

know that land to the west is valued from $40,000 to

$60,000 an acre. Based on the present bids, we would be

selling our property for approximately $25,000 an acre.

On this basis, I could not, in good conscience, be a

party to this sale. If we were to realize $39,000 to

$40,000 per acre, we would realize nearly $8 million,

which would give Dean Bohmont the cash he needs to

accomplish the capital improvements at the Gund Ranch

and the Station Farm. It would leave approximately $6.5

million to invest in high yield bonds and stocks,

providing a yearly income of at least seven percent, or

approximately $455,000 a year which would endow the

College of Agriculture. If cash is needed, this seems

to be more logical. If we were to accept these bids,

the actual cash received would be approximately

$1,488,000, plus $120,000 per year for the lease of the

warehouse. Most of this would be dissipated in moving

and rebuilding the dairy and the animal research

building, leaving a small amount for the Gund Ranch.

The only income remaining would be the $120,000 per year

from the lease of the warehouse. If we were to take the

$4 million value of the transfer of the Jones Ranch and

the warehouse at a value of $4 million, this would be a

3% return. This tells me, and should tell the taxpayers

of the State of Nevada, that we are making a bad deal in

accepting these bids. For this reason, I move to reject

these bids.

Motion to reject bids seconded by Dr. Anderson, failed by

the following roll call vote:

Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Dr. Lombardi,

Mrs. Fong

No - Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Ross, Mr. James


Abstain - Miss Mason

Mr. Karamanos moved that the Dermody-Jones bid for Parcels

1 and 2, and the Molasky-Adelson bid for Parcel 3 be ac-

cepted for further negotiations.

Mr. Frank Cassas, representing the Jones family and Mr.

Dermody, requested the Board to consider the Dermody-Jones

bid for Parcels 1 and 2 separate from the Molasky-Adelson

bid for Parcel 3.

Mr. Frank Peterson, representing Robert L. Helms, challenged

the representation that the Molasky-Adelson bid was a better

bid than the one submitted by Mr. Helms for Parcel 3, stat-

ing that there were no conditions attached to Mr. Helms' bid

of $1,488,740, while suggesting that the bid of Molasky-

Adelson had several conditions attached to it.

Mr. John Frankovich representing Mr. Molasky and Mr. Adelson

confirmed that the bid of Molasky-Adelson for Parcel 3 did

include the clarification as stated by Dean Bohmont concern-

ing the Animal Research Facility and the 3 acres on which it

is located, and stated that, even after the deduction of the

real estate commission of approximately $46,000 the Molasky-

Adelson bid is still higher in cash dollars to be realized

by the University than is the Helms' bid.

Motion to accept the bid of Dermody-Jones for Parcels 1 and

2 and the bid of Molasky-Adelson for Parcel 3 for further

negotiations, failed by the following roll call vote:

No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Knudtsen,

Mrs. Fong, Dr. Lombardi

Yes - Mr. Karamanos, Mr. Ross, Mr. James Buchanan

Abstain - Miss Mason

The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee and reconvened in regular session at 1:30 P.M.

Discussion resumed on Item 13, Report of Regents' Subcommittee on

Main Station Farm

Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the bids for Parcels 1 and 2 and

the bids for Parcel 3 be considered separately. Motion

seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried without dissent.

Mr. John Buchanan moved that the bid of Molasky-Adelson for

Parcel 3 be further negotiated under the terms delineated by

Dean Bohmont and confirmed by Mr. Frankovich, and results of

those negotiations be returned to the Board for approval.

Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos.

Mr. Lessly requested that the record reflect that the above

motion implied the rejection of all other bids for Parcel 3.

Motion carried by the following roll call vote:

No - Dr. Anderson, Dr. Lombardi, Mrs. Knudtsen,

Mrs. Fong

Yes - Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos, Miss Mason,

Mr. Ross, Mr. James Buchanan

Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the bid of Dermody-Jones for

Parcels 1 and 2 be accepted for further negotiations and

that all other bids received for Parcels 1 and 2 be reject-

ed. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without


14. Report Concerning UNLV Police Department

In response to concerns raised by Mr. Karamanos at the June

meeting, President Dixon submitted a report concerning the

UNLV Police Department (report identified as Ref. E and

filed with permanent minutes).

Mr. Karamanos expressed satisfaction with the report and

the status of the UNLV Police Department as represented in

the report and complimented Mr. Seidman for his efforts.

Mr. Karamanos left the meeting at 2:00 P.M.

15. Discussion of Tadlock Report and Other Community College


Chairman Buchanan noted that time had been set aside for

public discussion of the Tadlock Report as it concerns WNCC,

and for an opportunity to hear from anyone in the Western

Nevada area who wished to speak on Community College topics.

Mr. Cliff Blauert, Chairman of the WNCC/North Faculty

Senate, restated a number of concerns which had been raised

by that Senate at earlier meetings; specifically,

(1) their request that the Reno/Sparks Campus be establish-

ed as a separate and fourth Community College;

(2) their request that each of the Community Colleges then

be treated as separate Divisions within the University

of Nevada System;

(3) that a Community College Division-wide office not be


(4) that some mechanism be developed to expedite Bylaws for

the Community Colleges; and

(5) that Community Colleges be better represented on UNS


Mr. Tadlock summarized his observations from the public

hearings which had been held during the previous months,

noting particularly that people are concerned that the

Community Colleges reflect the needs of the local community,

both in location and in program, and that the organizational

structures of the Community Colleges allow for that. He

recalled that one of the recommendations contained in the

preliminary report was for the formation of local boards

working directly with the College Administration, and noted

that the hearings have not changed that recommendation. He

also stated that he remained unconvinced that separation of

the two Campuses of WNCC into two Colleges would be

advantageous in the long haul.

Mr. Tadlock stated that a final report would be submitted to

the Chancellor's Office within two weeks. It was agreed

that the final report would then be considered by the Board

on September 22.

16. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV

President Dixon requested approval of the following fund


Fund 101 - UNLV State Appropriated Accounts

#79-004 $13,110 from Contingency Reserve to Vice Presi-

dent for Academic Affairs, Professional Salaries,

to provide for salary previously budgeted to

President's Office for Summer Session.

#79-008 $3,648 from Contingency Reserve to Audio-Visual

Classified Salaries, to Provide for half-time

classified position. Offsetting transfer has

been made from Wages account.

Fund 105 - Business Center South

#79-006 $13,965 from Contingency Reserve to Purchasing,

Classified Salaries, to fund position originally

budgeted as professional but subsequently filled

as a classified position.

Estimative Budget

#79-014 $5,340 from Ending Fund Balance of Physical

Education Building Sales, to Classified Salaries

to fund half-time classified position (policeman

for Physical Education Complex). Offsetting

transfer has been made from Wages.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.

17. Revision of CSUN Constitution

President Dixon reported that the CSUN Constitution Revision

Committee has requested that terminology appearing in the

CSUN Constitution concerning compensation of students be

changed from the word "salary" to the word "stipend".

President Dixon recommended approval, noting that this

change will help to clarify the fact that most students on

stipends are not, in the technical sense, employees of the

University. Chancellor Baepler concurred.

Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

18. Request for Capital Improvements for the Mc Dermott Aquatic


President Dixon requested approval for the expenditure of

up to $45,000 for capital improvements to the Aquatic

Complex of the Paul Mc Dermott Physical Education Complex.

(1) A second movable bulkhead to physically separate the

pool into three distinct areas:

(a) a warm-up pool

(b) an 8- or 10-lane competition course in deep water

(c) a deep water (12-foot) diving area

Estimate $24,000

(2) Four diving stations:

(a) Two one-meter

(b) Two three-meter

Estimate $ 8,364

(3) Installation of an Omega 8-lane automatic scoreboard

Estimate $ 9,500

President Dixon recommended that these improvements be fund-

ed from the UNLV Capital Improvement Fee Fund, with $15,000

of the maximum of $45,000 to be considered as a loan to the

Athletic Department and to be repaid from the Proceeds of

future swim meets held in the Complex. Chancellor Baepler

recommended approval.

Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

19. Housing Request from Clark County Medical Society

President Dixon presented a request from the Clark County

Medical Society for permission from the Board of Regents

to erect temporary quarters on the UNLV Campus, from which

the Society would conduct its administrative and service

functions until a permanent building, to be shared either

with DRI or the Medical School, is ready. (Request identi-

fied as Ref. F and filed with permanent minutes.)

President Dixon suggested that this type of affiliation with

the University is desirable and recommended approval, sub-

ject to the following conditions:

(1) The location of the temporary structure to be directly

across from the Campus Center for Religion, Life and

Peace, adjacent to a similar prefabricated unit to be

used temporarily by the CSUN radio station.

(2) A token ground rent of $10 per year be charged for the

temporary structure. At such time as the Medical

Society shall be housed either in a DRI or Medical

School facility, the Society be allowed to rent their

temporary building to a nonprofit educational, scien-

tific or charitable tenant fully acceptable to the

University until the Society has recovered its costs,

at which time the temporary structure shall either be

removed or would revert to the University, at the

University's option.

(3) If arrangements to house the Society in a DRI or the

Medical School facility cannot be consummated, the

ground rent for the temporary building be increased

from the token rental to an annual rental of 8% of the

appraised market value of the land which they occupy,

with such lease to terminate whenever the Society moves

to a permanent off-Campus location. The temporary

building would then be removed or revert to the

University, at the option of the Medical Society.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the long range

proposal in concept and the proposal for temporary housing,

under the conditions specified by President Dixon.

Mr. John Buchanan moved that the request of the Medical

Society not be approved. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,


Mr. Ross moved to defer this matter until the September

meeting at which time representatives of the Society could

be present to discuss their request with the Board. Motion

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.

20. Authorization to Sell University Property

President Dixon recalled that in 1962 Mr. and Mrs. S. J.

Hall donated an undivided 1/3 interest in 40 acres in Clark

County. The original gift was supplemented with later gifts

so that the University now owns the whole 40 acres, plus an

additional 14 acres donated in 1965. The purpose of the

gift was generally to promote the teaching of economics at

what was then "The Southern Division of the University of

Nevada". Additional specific objectives approved by the

donors included the establishment of a distinguished pro-

fessorship in economics, special supplements for salaries

of professors of economics, further efforts to improve the

preparation of high school teachers in economics, and build-

ing the library collection in economics.

Dr. Dixon noted that at the time the land was received, the

cash value was not believed to be sufficient to achieve

significant progress toward these objectives. However,

land values in the vicinity of this parcel have been moni-

tored over the years, and the UNLV Administration now rec-

ommends that the land be sold.

Chancellor Baepler concurred, noting that bids received

will be submitted to a subsequent meeting of the Board and

concurrence of the Governor is required.

Mrs. Fong moved approval of the request to offer the prop-

erty for sale. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan,

carried without dissent.

21. Estelle Cornish Wilbourn Memorial, UNLV

President Dixon recalled that under the terms of a deed

dated February 3, 1956, Mr. Howard Wilbourn and his wife,

Estelle M. Wilbourn, conveyed a parcel of land to Mr. Wayne

Mc Leod, which reserved to the Wilbourns a 30-foot right-of-

way. In June, 1960 the Mc Leods conveyed their interest in

this parcel to the Board of Regents, subject to the right-

of-way reserved to the Wilbourns. The existence of Mr.

Wilbourns's right-of-way on the Campus was not a problem

until the construction of the Mc Dermott Physical Education

Complex on the property in the immediate vicinity of Mr.

Wilbourn's interests. Dr. Dixon explained that students

and faculty cross the right-of-way as they move from the

Physical Education Complex to Harmon Avenue and the area

is neither smooth nor graded, thus giving rise to the real

possibility that someone could trip and incur serious in-

jury. Vehicular damage has also occurred.

President Dixon reported that UNLV has been negotiating with

Mr. Wilbourn since 1974 in an effort to obtain his interest

and an agreement has now been reached. Specifically, the

Board of Regents is asked to place an approved memorial to

Estelle Cornish Wilbourn in the middle front of the Maude

Frazier Hall, halfway between the parking lot and the

building, in exchange for which Mr. Wilbourn will sign a

quit-claim deed to the strip of land over which he has a


Dr. Dixon noted that the memorial, as approved by Mr.

Wilbourn, is to be a polished black granite block which will

stand four feet high, with a 8" x 12" base, and a 12" x 16"

bronze plaque on the top which will carry an appropriate

inscription to the effect that the first 60 acres of land on

which Nevada Southern University was located was given to

the Board of Regents in February, 1955, by Mrs. Wilbourn.

President Dixon recommended approval of the memorial as

described. Chancellor Baepler concurred.

Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

22. Loan from DRI Contingency Reserve, DRI

President Smith reported that the DRI Contingency Reserve

has a present balance of $127,362.92. He requested ap-

proval of a $60,000 loan from that fund to the Atmospheric

Sciences Center for purchase of equipment to be used in a

study entitled "A Laboratory Study of the Effect of Moist

Aerosols and Cloud Droplets on Dark Transformation of

Sulfur", which will be funded by the Electrical Power

Research Institute (EPRI). The funds will be recovered

through a use charge to this contract. Dr. Smith explained

that by purchasing the equipment in this manner, the Insti-

tute will retain title. Chancellor Baepler recommended


Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.

23. WNCC, Phase III, Reno

Final construction documents for WNCC, Phase III, Reno, were

presented by System Architect Harry Wood and representatives

of the firm of Dolven, Larson and Daniels.

Source of funds for the project includes:

Higher Education Capital Construction Fund $4,285,000

Improvement Fee Fund 418,000

Revenue Bonds 2,200,000

($1 million to be sold in September, 1978, with

remaining $1.2 million to be sold in 1979 following

legislative clarification)

The project's scope comprises approximately 100,000 gross

square feet. Mr. Wood stated that the full 100,000 square

feet would be constructed; however, because of an apparent

shortage of construction funds according to the architect's

estimate, a number of additive alternates will be bid in

order to bring the project in within the $5,700,000

construction budget.

Mr. Fred Dolven presented the final plans and identified

the additive alternates as follows:

A. Landscaping the area east of the building $ 10,368

B. Commercial kitchen and dining area, interior

partitions, finishes, built-ins, equipment and

cabinets 305,584

C. Middle sector additional parking 155,027

D. North sector parking 179,887

President Davis recommended approval of the final plans as

presented with the additive alternates as identified.

Chancellor Baepler concurred.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

24. Assessment of Special Fee, WNCC

President Davis requested authorization to assess a special

fee of $15 for Beginning Racquetball, PED 136, to cover

facility fee requirements. As with all special fees, this

is in addition to the per-credit fee. Chancellor Baepler

recommended approval, effective Fall, 1978.

Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.

25. Approval of Estimative Budget for Associated Students,


President Davis requested approval of the following 1978-79

Estimative Budget for the Associated Students, WNCC/Reno/

Sparks Campus:


Opening Cash Balance $ 3,000

Student Fees 20,000

Total Revenue $23,000


ASUN Office $ 5,300

Student Newspaper/Publications 3,200

Student Activities Board 5,500

Athletics 6,000

Senate Appropriations Board 3,000

Total Expenditures $23,000

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

26. Appointment of Acting Dean of Instruction, CCCC

President Kreider recommended approval of the appointment

of Dr. K. Larry Tomlinson as Acting Dean of Instruction for

Clark County Community College, at a supplemental salary of

$446 monthly, effective immediately and continuing for the

period of time that Dr. Kreider is serving as Interim Pres-

ident. Dr. Kreider noted that Dr. Tomlinson's 1978-79 sal-

ary had been established at $24,996 (Range 4, Step 9), and

this supplemental stipend would bring it to $30,348.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

27. Community College Division Reorganization

Chancellor Baepler recalled that in June the Board consid-

ered but took no action on a request from Dr. Anderson that

the position of President of the Community College Division

be reestablished; however, the Board agreed that the Chan-

cellor should proceed with the inclusion in the Biennial

Budget Request of a budget item for supporting staff for

the Division, and development of a position paper concerning


Dr. Baepler noted that the Biennial Budget Request which

the Board had adopted earlier in the meeting had included

$108,785 for support staff for the Community College

Division. In addition, he noted that on July 13, 1978, he

had transmitted a memorandum to the Board containing the

following recommendations:

(1) Employment of a Coordinator of the Community College

Division, assigned to the Chancellor's Office, to be

responsible for coordinating but not administering the

Community Colleges in Nevada.

(2) Consideration of the establishment of a Standing

Committee of the Board of Regents to be responsible for

keeping the full Board informed concerning Community

College matters.

Chancellor Baepler's memorandum of July 13 was included with

the agenda (identified as Ref. I and filed with permanent


Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross.

Presidents Berg, Davis and Kreider expressed support of the

recommendations contained in the Chancellor's memorandum.

Mr. Blauert reported that the WNCC/N Faculty have not had an

opportunity to consider this matter and requested that they

be given a chance to do so before the Board took action.

Chancellor Baepler pointed out that this will not change the

organizational structure on the Campuses since the coordin-

ator will be a staff person responsible to the Chancellor

and will have no line responsibility over the Community

College Campuses.

Motion carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.

28. Appointments to College of Agriculture Citizens Advisory


President Crowley recommended the following appointments to

the College of Agriculture Citizens Advisory Board for a

three-year term (1978-81):

Kiyoshi Yamashita, Southern Nevada (replacing Raymond


John Marvel, Northeastern Nevada (replacing Josephine


William Davidson, East/Central Nevada (reappointment)

John H. Neill, West/Central Nevada (replacing Richard


Lee Renfro, Northwestern Nevada (replacing Robert


Continuing on the Citizens Advisory Board: Neil Stewart,

Robert Quilici, John Connelly, Dallas Byington and De Loyd

Saterthwaite for three year terms ending in 1979; and Arvin

Boerlin, Hollis Harris, Larry Miller, Gail Munk, Leslie B.

Sharp and Lorraine Scatena for three-year terms ending in


President Crowley also recommended that Mr. Robert Thomas

be appointed to the College's Senior Advisory Board. Mr.

Thomas has been a member of the Citizen's Advisory Board

and has served as Chairman of the Ranch Search Committee

since its inception in 1969.

Serving on the Senior Advisory Board are Royal D. Crook,

Virgil Getto, Norman Glaser, Fred Harris, Louis Isola, Ray

Knisley, Wilson McGowan, and Fred Settelmeyer.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

29. Food Service Charges, College Inn

President Crowley reported that bids were opened July 7,

1978 for food service at the College Inn. He recommended

the bid of Professional Food Management be accepted, pro-

viding a 15-meal plan, Monday thru Friday, for $45 ($5.70

per day for a 78-day semester).

This contract will provide an 8% income to the University to

pay operating costs such as heat, light, janitorial, water,

sewer, insurance, etc. Chancellor Baepler recommended ap-


Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.

30. Selection of Architects for Remodeling of Leased Space for

Medical School

President Crowley recalled that the Board has previously

approved a lease by the Medical School of space on Mill St.

for housing of a Family Practice Center. Dr. Crowley rec-

ommended that the architectural firm of Sheehan & Haase be

retained to complete the remodeling of this lease space, at

a fee not to exceed $4,750. He noted that the remodeling is

estimated to cost $38,000 and funds are available from a

Federal grant. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.

31. Approval of Estimative Budgets, UNR

President Crowley requested approval of the following addi-

tional Estimative Budgets for 1978-79:

Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium


Ticket Sales $45,000

Investment Income 40,000

Counter Sales 4,000

Total Revenue $89,000


Classified Compensation $28,263

Wages 12,000

Operating 46,237

O-S Travel 2,500

Total Expenditures $89,000

Traffic Fines


Traffic Fines & Meter Income $55,260

Opening Cash Balance 27,900

Total Revenue $83,160


Classified Compensation $26,640

Wages 15,000

Operating 13,150

O-S Travel 550

Ending Fund Balance 27,820

Total Expenditures $83,160

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.

32. Memorial to Craig Sheppard

Dr. Anderson presented a proposal on behalf of Regents Mrs.

Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi and himself that the Art Gallery and

attendant facilities in the Church of Fine Arts building,

UNR, be named in honor of Craig and Yolande Sheppard, and

that at such time as a more suitable art facility is avail-

able on the UNR Campus, consideration be given to transfer-

ring the Sheppard name to that facility.

Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.

33. Request for Extension of Leave of Absence without Pay, UNR

President Crowley recommended that John Gallian, Plant

Pathologist, College of Agriculture, be granted an exten-

sion of his leave of absence without pay for the period

September 15 to December 15, 1978, to complete his Ph. D.


Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.

34. Approval of Salary in Excess of Salary Schedule, UNR

President Crowley recommended the 1978-79 salary for William

Wood, M. D., School of Medical Sciences, be approved at

$50,000, noting that $3,096 of the $6,000 increase over his

1977-78 salary is in recognition of his administrative re-

sponsibilities as Director of the Ambulatory Health Center.

Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.

35. Bid Opening, Campus Improvements, UNR

President Crowley reported the following bids received for

the demolition of certain existing structures at UNR:

Bidder Base Bid

Iconco (Seattle) $55,800

Cleveland Wrecking Co.

(did not acknowledge agenda) 55,980

Ferretto Construction Co. 56,200

Byars Construction Co. 98,789

I. Mac Sween Construction Co. 104,000

Dr. Crowley recommended that the Board concur in the award

by the State Public Works Board of a contract to Iconco for

$55,800. He noted that the project has a budget of $57,400.

Chancellor Baepler concurred.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

36. Request for Supplement to Interview-Recruiting Expense

Account, UNR

President Crowley requested an allocation of $15,000 to sup-

plement the UNR Interview and Recruiting Expense Account for

1978-79. Chancellor Baepler concurred and recommended the

funds be made available from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account.

Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

Upon motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, the fol-

lowing emergency item was admitted to the agenda.

37. Proposed Increase in Fees, UNR

President Crowley recommended approval of a request by ASUN

that the per-credit fee be increased from $22 to $23, ef-

fective Fall semester, 1978, and the $1 increase be distrib-

uted as follows:

(1) The $1 per-credit fee paid by undergraduate students

registering for seven or more credits be added to the

Student Association Fee.

(2) The $1 per-credit fee paid by undergraduate or graduate

students registering for six credits or less be allo-

cated to the library for the establishment of a special

fund for the purchase of research-related material.

(3) The $1 per-credit fee paid by graduate students regis-

tering for seven credits or more be allocated to a

Graduate Student Activity Fund, to be under the control

of the President and distributed in accord with a budg-

et prepared by the Graduate Student Association, re-

viewed by the Graduate Council and the Graduate Dean,

and approved by the President. Activities that might

be supported through this fund would include: (a) a

graduate student speakers bureau; (b) publications

relating to graduate student contributions to the

graduate program; (c) the establishment of a UNR

outstanding graduate student award; (d) the design,

publication and distribution of a graduate student

handbook; (e) travel money for selected students to

attend professional meetings; (f) other forms of

research support for graduate students.

Dr. Anderson moved approval of the proposed $1 per-credit

fee increase and the allocation of the increase as recom-

mended by Dr. Crowley. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.

38. Report of Investment Advisory Committee

Mr. John Buchanan, Chairman of the Investment Advisory

Committee, reported that the Committee had met earlier in

the day and had taken the following actions:

(1) Approved a recommendation by the Chancellor that the

earlier action by the Board directing the channeling of

all brokerage transactions through Dean, Witter & Co,

not be implemented.

(2) Approved a recommendation by Valley Bank for the sale

of $50,000 in Treasury Bills and purchase of $50,000

in Government Bonds due on August 15, 2008.

(3) Approved a request from Valley Bank for authorization

to purchase stock of Disney, Mc Donald's, and General

Electric in the neighborhood of $100,000+, at 10% above

or below the prices and objectives discussed.

(4) Approved the following recommendations from First

National Bank:

a. Sale of $320,000 U.S. Treasury Bills.

b. Purchase of $400,000 par value of AA or AAA

30-year discount bonds at a price of around 80, or

$320,000, as follows (at 5% + of 1978 price):

Michigan Bell Telephone - 7% bonds due 2012

Pacific Gas and Electric - 7.5% bonds due 2004

Beneficial Corporation - 7.5% bonds due 2002

Mr. Buchanan requested confirmation of the Board of the

above reported actions of the Committee.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.

39. New Business

Chairman Buchanan requested that an opportunity be provided

at the next meeting for a presentation by New Horizons con-

cerning a proposal for a building on the UNLV Campus for

mentally retarded children.

The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M.

Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board