08/10/1979

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 10-11, 1979








08-10-1979

Pages 149-166

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                          August 10, 1979



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Audito-

rium, Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.



Members present:  Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mr. Robert A. Cashell

                  Mrs. Lilly Fong

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen

                  Dr. Louis E. Lombardi

                  Miss Brenda D. Mason

                  Mr. John R. Mc Bride

                  Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present:   Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

                  President William Berg, NNCC

                  President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

                  President Jack Davis, WNCC

                  President Judith Eaton, CCCC

                  President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

                  President Lloyd Smith, DRI

                  Secretary Bonnie M. Smotony



Also present were:  Vice Chancellor Lessly, Vice Chancellor

Partridge, Vice Presidents Pine, Gorrell, Westfall, Glennen and

Dawson; Faculty Senate representatives Van Vactor, Marschall,

Jacobson, Mathewson, Christopher and Melrose; Student Association

representatives Campbell and Ritch.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:15 A.M.



 1.  Adoption of Consent Agenda



     The Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A and filed with

     permanent minutes) containing the following items, was sub-

     mitted for approval:



     (1)  Approval of minutes of the personnel session of June 8,

          1979, and the regular meeting of June 29, 1979.



     (2)  Report of Gifts and Grants.



     (3)  Recommendation to concur with award by State Public

          Works Board of a negotiated bid to Eagle Construction

          for $53,409 for construction of a press box on the east

          side of Mackay Stadium.



     (4)  Authorization to employ Grant A. Engstrom as a con-

          sulting engineer for a project at Main Station Farm.



     (5)  Authorization for withdrawal of $12,115.94 from

          Corporate Trusts held by FNB.



     (6)  Authorization to increase the $4,000 revolving fund

          maintained at Nevada National Bank for DRI to $6,000.



     (7)  Change in signature authority on bank accounts main-

          tained by UNLV to remove Controller Wayne Williams and

          Brock Dixon, and to add President Goodall and Louis

          Du Bois.



     (8)  Augmentation, by allocation from Board of Regents

          Special Projects Account, to bring the following

          accounts to the levels indicated:



              UNR Interview and Recruiting Account    $10,000

              DRI Interview and Recruiting Account      5,000



     (9)  Request for easement for an underground electrical

          service to enable Sierra Pacific Power Company to pro-

          vide power to existing feed mill on the Main Station

          Farm.



     A question was raised concerning the accuracy of the minutes

     of June 29, 1979, regarding the Board's action on the loan

     to UNLV Marching Band, in that the minutes had reflected an

     interest free loan of $55,000 with no repayment schedule.

     It was the opinion of several Regents that a one-year repay-

     ment schedule had been specified.  It was agreed that the

     minutes would be accepted with the stipulation that the

     tapes of that discussion would be used to verify this one

     point and any correction necessary would be made to accu-

     rately reflect the Board's action on this point.



     Mrs. Fong also requested that the minutes be amended to re-

     flect her statement that $2,000 budgeted for stationery for

     the Marching Band was excessive.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the Consent Agenda, with the

     corrections to the minutes as reflected above.  Motion sec-

     onded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



     (Note to Minutes:  The minutes of June 29, 1979, were in

     error in regard to the Board's action on the loan to the

     Marching Band.  The correct motion, offered by Mr. Buchanan

     and seconded by Mrs. Fong, was for an interest-free loan of

     $55,000, to be repaid within one year.  That motion carried

     unanimously by roll call vote.)



 2.  Student Petition Regarding Preservation of the UNR Quad



     President Crowley introduced Susan Horton of the UNR

     History Club, who spoke in support of the following

     petition:



         We the undersigned, recommend the preservation of

         Frandsen Humanities building, the old Journalism

         building, the Mackay Mines Museum, and the Mechanical

         Arts building, wherever preservation techniques can

         be practically applied, and we recommend that where

         this is not possible, that the architectural integrity

         of the University be retained.



     (Petition and Ms. Horton's remarks are on file in the office

     of the Secretary.)



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that when the Master Plan was

     being developed, there was strong consideration given to the

     ultimate demolition of some of the older buildings, but he

     also noted that the Regents were very clear that the quality

     and characteristics of the Quad should be maintained.  He

     noted that the issue has been addressed extensively and it

     was his impression that the Regents were in full accord with

     the wishes expressed in the petition.



     President Crowley reported that the UNR Administration con-

     curs with the sentiments expressed in the petition, noting

     that there is no intention of demolishing any buildings

     wherein such preservation techniques can be practicably

     applied, except for the Mechanic Arts building which will

     give way ultimately to the construction of the new Mackay

     Mines building, adding that the new building will be con-

     structed in such a way as to the insure the architectural

     integrity of the Quad.  He also commented on the plans to

     preserve at least the facade of the present Mackay Mines

     building, and to utilize it in such a way that the struc-

     tural problems of the building would not endanger its

     occupants.



 3.  Report of Joint Subcommittee on Teaching Assistants, UNR



     President Crowley noted inclusion with the agenda of a

     report prepared by the Joint Subcommittee on Teaching

     Assistants at UNR (identified as Ref. B and filed with

     permanent minutes), and introduced Dr. John Marschall,

     UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, who presented the following

     remarks:



         A fraction of the University's graduate students are

         Graduate Fellows (both men and women).  Their fellow-

         ships are awarded on the basis of a competitive re-

         gional and/or national search.  Unlike other graduate

         students, the Fellow is a kind of apprentice scholar

         engaged in part-time teaching or special research

         under the supervision of a professor.  The stipend

         paid to most Graduate Fellows is, therefore, partially

         a salary and partially a scholarship.



         The more highly qualified Graduate Fellows we are able

         to attract to the University directly affects the

         quality and reputation of the program of which they

         are a part.  First-class Graduate Fellows help to

         stimulate the productivity and performance of all grad-

         uate students in a Department.  In addition, by pro-

         viding assistance in lab work, teaching, research or

         working with a professor with large class loads in a

         variety of ways, the Fellow enters a kind of novitiate

         in the community of scholars, thus preparing him or

         her for his future profession.  Many current leaders

         in the professions were once Graduate Fellows.



         As you can see from the table on page 2 of the study,

         the University of Nevada Fellows stipend is currently

         $3800, which is considerably less than the average of

         U. S. State Universities and even lower than that of

         graduate students at institutions in states bordering

         our own.



         With the exception of Medical School residents, a

         special case, the University of Nevada Graduate Fellows

         receive no fringe benefits because the University does

         not consider them employees, but the IRS does consider

         most of them in the employee category for purposes of

         taxation.  The University has great difficulty com-

         peting with neighboring institutions for the very best

         Graduate Fellows available.



         While there are several recommendations in this report,

         several of which would touch on your jurisdictions,

         there are others that require some internal work.  We

         are not, therefore, presenting this report to you for

         any kind of action at this time.  We have to do that

         internal work first, before making any detailed pro-

         posals to you.  But we hope that by apprising you now

         of the status -- and I might say, the plight -- of

         both the University and the Graduate Fellow, it would

         be helpful background for specific recommendations

         which will be made to you in the not too distant

         future.



     Hans-Juergen Sievert spoke on behalf of the UNR Graduate

     Students Association, urging the Regents to look carefully

     at the report and at the status of the graduate student as

     recommendations concerning these students come before the

     Board.



     At the urging of Mrs. Fong, Mr. Jim Kitchen, UNLV Affirma-

     tive Action Officer, spoke briefly concerning the report

     filed by UNR, but noted that it had not been discussed to

     any extent by personnel on that Campus.



 4.  Proposed Acquisition of Property, UNR



     President Crowley recalled that the Board had previously

     discussed plans for expansion of College Inn, which, he

     noted, is contingent upon acquisition of three lots north

     of the College Inn.  He reported that these lots are now

     available for purchase and he requested authorization to

     use funds available from within various accounts at UNR to

     negotiate for the purchase of Lots 4, 5 and 6, Block 3,

     Anderson Addition, with such funds to be repaid from College

     Inn revenue.



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

     carried without dissent.



 5.  Proposed Lease of Mining Claim, Esmeralda County, Nevada



     President Crowley presented a proposal for lease of a mining

     claim in Esmeralda County to Falcon Explorations, which

     presently owns or leases all other claims surrounding this

     one.  The proposal submitted by Falcon Explorations is for

     five percent of the net smelter return, a lease of $250 a

     year for twenty years with an option to renew for an addi-

     tional 20 years, with an ultimate sale price of $250,000,

     with smelter return and lease payments applied to the sale

     price.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing because she

     felt the lease price was not sufficient.



     Mr. Buchanan reported that he had received an inquiry from a

     Mr. George Jellea concerning possible lease of property in

     the Gold Run Mining District in Humboldt County, and had

     referred this inquiry to Chancellor Baepler.  It was agreed

     that Vice President Pine would pursue this matter with the

     appropriate parties.



     (Note to Minutes:  It has been determined that this inquiry

     concerned the Adelaide Mine, jointly owned by UNR and Mrs.

     Roxy Wingfield.)



     In response to a question from Mrs. Fong concerning the Uni-

     versity's obligation to engage in competitive bidding for

     the lease just approved, Mr. Lessly stated that there is no

     provision in law that the University must go through a pub-

     lic bidding procedure in that the Board is a constitutional

     body and is not covered by State statute.  He did note, how-

     ever, that approval of this lease without competitive bidd-

     ing constitutes an exception to Board policy, but suggested

     that it is justified by virtue of the fact that the property

     is already surrounded and it would be difficult to envision

     there being another bidder.



 6.  Proposal for Lease of Additional Clinical Space for Medical

     School, UNR



     President Crowley recalled that in June the Board authoriz-

     ed the School of Medical Sciences to lease space in a new

     building being constructed on Mill Street near the Washoe

     Medical Center, to be used for clinical teaching activities

     of the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.



     Dr. Crowley requested authorization to lease up to 1,700

     additional square feet in this facility, to provide office

     space for Dr. George Furman, Chief of Obstetrics, at a cost

     of $1 per square foot.  He noted that Dr. Furman has agreed

     to pay for half the space, with the other half to be sub-

     leased, hopefully to another staff member of the Medical

     School under similar arrangements to that described for Dr.

     Furman.  Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



 7.  Proposed Lease of Portion of Main Station Farm



     President Crowley requested authorization to offer for

     lease, for a period of 40 years with an option to renew for

     an additional 40 years, a parcel of land consisting of ap-

     proximately 56 acres located at the northwest corner of Mill

     Street and Boynton Lane.  (Description of property identi-

     fied as Ref. D and filed with permanent minutes.)  Dr.

     Crowley recalled that in December, 1978 the Board had ap-

     proved specifications for such a lease bid, with the under-

     standing that authorization to proceed with advertising for

     bids would be requested at such time as the status of the

     Gund Ranch became clear, noting that until recently there

     had been some question concerning the acquisition of the

     8,000 acres of BLM property from the Federal government

     because of the possible application of provisions of the

     Wilderness Act.  The BLM property has now been transferred

     and there is a need for money for development, fencing and

     water system improvements.  President Crowley recalled that

     the parcel of land to be offered for lease was identified

     as Parcel #3 in a previous offer made by the Board in 1978;

     however, this present offer will not include the 3.0 acres

     upon which the Veterinary Science Facility is located, nor

     does it include water rights that are, or have been, used

     on the parcel for irrigation purposes.  The bid documents,

     as prepared by Counsel and approved by the Board in Decem-

     ber, also state that no real estate commission will be paid

     by the Board of Regents to any real estate firm, broker,

     salesman or agent for the lease of this land.  Chancellor

     Baepler recommended approval.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos.



     Mr. Lessly asked that the motion also include authorization

     for Counsel to make whatever editorial changes necessary to

     the bid document which, he noted, had already been approved

     by the Board, adding that such changes will not affect the

     terms whatsoever, but will only be those changes necessary

     for clarification of the document.



     Mrs. Knudtsen and Mr. Karamanos agreed to the amendment to

     the motion requested by Counsel.



     Mr. Ross suggested that the documents be submitted to the

     Board again for review after they are finalized.  Mr. Lessly

     agreed that the lease would come back to the Board when a

     successful bidder had been identified, at which time the

     Board and the Governor would be asked to approve the lease.



     Mr. Ross and Mrs. Fong both expressed concern that the pro-

     posed lease provided for a 40-year term, with option to re-

     new for an additional 40-year term.



     Motion carried with Mr. Ross abstaining and Mrs. Fong

     opposing.



 8.  Request for Allocation from Board of Regents Special

     Projects Account



     President Crowley recalled that in 1977 the Board of Regents

     established, by allocation of $50,000 from the Board of

     Regents Special Projects Account, a Regents' Equalization

     Fund for Rural Programs, to provide a special subsidy for

     courses offered in the rural areas by the two Universities.

     It was agreed that if the program proved successful, efforts

     to secure State funding would be renewed in 1979.  Requests

     for reimbursement from this fund during the past two years

     have been approved by the Chancellor in accordance with the

     regulations established at the time the fund was provided.



     Dr. Crowley reported that in April, 1979, an Estimative

     Budget was prepared and submitted by UNR for a projected ex-

     penditure of $11,435 from this account.  The estimates were

     based on increased demand for courses experienced over the

     period of the Fund's existence.  The programs actually cost

     $11,676; however, upon seeking reimbursement in June, it was

     determined that other demands upon the fund had reduced it

     to $7,126, leaving a shortfall of $4,550.



     President Crowley requested that this shortfall in reim-

     bursement to UNR be provided by allocation of $4,500 from

     the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Mason, carried without dissent.



 9.  Selection of Site, Henderson Campus of CCCC



     Chancellor Baepler reported that the 1979 Legislature had

     appropriated $1,924,800 for construction of a Community Col-

     lege facility at Henderson and the State Public Works Board

     had requested action by the Board of Regents to designate a

     site for that facility.  He recalled that in June, 1977 the

     Board of Regents had accepted an offer from the City of

     Henderson of 80 acres for eventual use by the University

     for Community College facilities, at a cost of $6,400, with

     the understanding that the City would spend a like amount of

     money on improvements to the property, and with the under-

     standing that should construction of such facilities not

     commence within five years, the property would revert.  A

     description of the property was included with the agenda

     (identified as Ref. E and filed with permanent minutes).

     Chancellor Baepler noted that it was his understanding that

     President Eaton concurred with the recommendation that the

     Henderson Campus of CCCC be located on the 80 acres des-

     cribed in the reference.



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



     President Eaton agreed that based upon the studies that have

     been done and previous investigations, this site appeared to

     be the best suited to meet the needs of the kinds of con-

     struction anticipated for the College.



     Mr. Buchanan recalled the earlier discussions concerning

     this property, and stated that although it was not reflected

     in the minutes, he believed that it was the intent of the

     Board at the time the offer from the City of Henderson was

     accepted that this would be the eventual site of a Community

     College facility if one were to be placed in Henderson.



     Chancellor Baepler agreed, stating that this was his inter-

     pretation of the record, adding that the matter was on the

     agenda simply for clarification.



     Motion carried without dissent.



     It was agreed that a tour of the site would be arranged for

     the Regents in conjunction with its meeting in September.



10.  Bid Opening, Phase IV, WNCC/South



     Chancellor Baepler reported that the State Public Works

     Board will be opening bids on August 23 for construction of

     Phase IV of WNCC/South.  Since the next regular meeting of

     the Board of Regents is not scheduled until September 21,

     Chancellor Baepler requested that authority be delegated to

     the Administration to review and concur in the State Public

     Works Board's recommendation for award of a contract, in

     order that such award not be unnecessarily delayed by the

     time lapse.  A report of action taken will be included on

     the September agenda.



     Mr. Ross moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

     carried without dissent.



11.  Bid Opening, Dickinson Library Addition, UNLV



     President Goodall reported that bids were opened by the

     State Public Works Board on July 12, for the addition to the

     Dickinson Library, with the following results:



                                       Base Bid        A*



         Smith Universal             $6,131,455       .726

         Zuni Construction Co.        5,941,000       .70

         Sletten Construction Co.     6,030,000       .74

         Tiberti Construction Co.     6,184,000       .75



       * Price quoted is per lineal inch of shelving.



     President Goodall noted that all bids exceed the construc-

     tion budget of $5,481,000 for this project and the State

     Public Works Board had negotiated with the low bidder, Zuni

     Construction, for a contract in the amount of $5,480,018,

     which is within the budget.  He recommended that the Board

     concur in the proposed award of a negotiated contract by the

     State Public Works Board to Zuni Construction.  Chancellor

     Baepler concurred.



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

     carried without dissent.



12.  Proposal for Funding of Radio Station Equipment, UNLV



     President Goodall recalled that in June the Board had au-

     thorized CSUN to proceed with purchase or lease of equip-

     ment for the radio station, with proposals for financing to

     be brought back to the August Board meeting.  Accordingly,

     President Goodall requested approval of a loan to CSUN of

     $95,000 from the proceeds of the sale of the Hall Property,

     to be repaid over a three year period, and to bear the same

     interest the account would earn if otherwise invested.  Dr.

     Goodall recalled that the Hall Property had been a gift to

     the University with the stipulation that interest earned

     from the proceeds of its sale be used for the College of

     Business.



     Mr. Mc Bride moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

     carried without dissent.



13.  Request for Funding of Presidential Inauguration Expenses



     Chancellor Baepler requested an allocation of $15,000 from

     the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to provide

     $5,000 each to UNR and UNLV to cover expenses of a Presi-

     dential Inauguration and related activities for President

     Crowley and President Goodall, and $5,000 to CCCC to cover

     expenses of a major reception for President Eaton.



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

     carried without dissent.



14.  Bid Opening, Revenue Bonds



     Vice Chancellor Partridge reported that bids were opened

     August 8, 1979 for $9.1 million in revenue bonds to fund the

     $5.1 million addition to the Dickinson Library at UNLV and

     the $4 million College of Business Administration building

     at UNR.  Mr. Patridge recommended the Board of Regents ac-

     cept the bid of L. F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin, in

     association with Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, Inc.,

     Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., and Foster & Marshall, Inc., at a

     net interest cost of 6.0082%.



     He further recommended adoption of the following resolution

     to accept the above bid and to permit all additional steps

     necessary to complete the issuance of these revenue bonds:



                          RESOLUTION #79-7



          A RESOLUTION DESIGNATED BY THE SHORT TITLE "9-1-79 BOND

          RESOLUTION"; CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITIES OF THE UNIVER-

          SITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM; AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION,

          OTHER ACQUISITION, AND IMPROVEMENT OF BUILDINGS, STRUC-

          TURES, AND OTHER FACILITIES, AND ACQUIRING EQUIPMENT

          AND FURNISHINGS THEREFOR, AND OTHER APPURTENANCES; FOR

          THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING IN PART THE COST OF (1) THE

          ADDITION TO THE DICKINSON LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

          LAS VEGAS, SUBPROJECT, AND (2) THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

          ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO,

          SUBPROJECT; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE SECURITIES

          OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, DESIGNATED AS THE "UNIVER-

          SITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM, UNIVERSITIES REVENUE BONDS, SER-

          IES SEPTEMBER 1, 1979", IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF

          $9,100,000.00, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING IN PART

          THE THE COST OF SUCH PROJECT; ACCEPTING ON BEHALF OF

          THE UNIVERSITY THE BEST BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE

          BONDS; PROVIDING THE INTEREST RATES WHICH THE BONDS

          SHALL BEAR AND THE PURCHASE PRICE THEREFORE; PROVIDING

          THE FORM, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE BONDS, THE MANNER

          OF THEIR EXECUTION, THE METHOD OF THEIR PAYMENT AND THE

          SECURITY THEREFORE; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION AND

          THE DISPOSITION OF REVENUES DERIVED FROM CERTAIN FEES

          AND OTHER CHARGES FROM STUDENTS ATTENDING THE UNIVER-

          SITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM, AND, CONDI-

          TIONALLY, DERIVED FROM CERTAIN GRANTS AND POSSIBLY IN

          THE FUTURE OTHER FEES, GRANTS AND FACILITIES OF THE

          UNIVERSITY; PLEDGING SUCH REVENUES TO THE PAYMENT OF

          THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ADDITIONAL

          BONDS AND OTHER SECURITIES PAYABLE FROM SUCH REVENUES;

          PROVIDING DUTIES, PRIVILEGES, POWERS, LIABILITIES,

          DISABILITIES, IMMUNITIES, AND RIGHTS PERTAINING THERE-

          TO; PROVIDING OTHER COVENANTS, AGREEMENTS, AND OTHER

          DETAILS, AND MAKING OTHER PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE

          UNIVERSITIES, THE BONDS, AND THE PLEDGED REVENUES,

          RATIFYING ACTION PREVIOUSLY TAKEN AND PERTAINING TO

          THE FOREGOING MATTERS; PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELAT-

          ING THERETO; AND REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT

          HEREWITH.



     Mr. Buchanan moved acceptance of the bid as presented and

     adoption of Resolution #79-7 as recommended.  Motion second-

     ed by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



15.  Implementation of Early Retirement Provisions



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that in June the Board had de-

     ferred action on a recommendation for implementation of

     early retirement provisions approved by the 1979 Legislature

     in order that Counsel could more fully explore the legal

     ramifications of the legislation as it relates to University

     of Nevada faculty.  He asked for comments by General Counsel

     after which he stated he would offer his recommendation.



     Mr. Lessly noted that an analysis of the legislation had

     been mailed prior to the meeting (memorandum filed with

     permanent minutes) in which he had identified several areas

     of concern that he believed needed to be addressed.  He re-

     called that at the June 29 meeting, the Board had approved a

     retirement policy that makes retirement mandatory for tenur-

     ed faculty members at age 65 until July 1, 1982.  He sug-

     gested that the legislation on early retirement is in con-

     flict with that mandatory retirement policy in that it does

     not provide criteria with respect to adjusting to retirement

     requirements, adding that if the Board authorizes the Presi-

     dents to enter into contracts for early retirement, they not

     be authorized to execute such contracts past the mandatory

     retirement age for the employee involved.



     The second concern which Mr. Lessly suggested the Board con-

     sider is the possibility of having to make double payments

     for retirement benefits if a contract is extended to an em-

     ployee, and then the institution finds it necessary that

     the 1/2 position which was vacated under this contract must

     be filled.  He suggested that an additional criterion be

     established to require that any such agreement for phase-

     in retirement be subject to the requirement that it create a

     net gain to the University, as opposed to a net loss.



     A third concern cited by Mr. Lessly was the lack of criteria

     in the legislation governing the issuance or refusal to is-

     sue such early retirement contracts.  He recommended that

     the Board determine some criteria as to what it will allow a

     President to do in this regard so as to guard against law-

     suits for arbitrary and capricious action.



     A final area of concern was that the legislation does not

     apply to any other than members of the Public Employees

     Retirement System and Mr. Lessly suggested that it would be

     necessary to adopt a similar policy for faculty who are

     covered by TIAA-CREF.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended:  (1) that the Board approve

     the implementation of the early retirement program as defin-

     ed by statute; (2) that coverage for those people who are in

     TIAA-CREF also be provided to insure that all employees are

     treated equally; (3) that it be understood that the new re-

     tirement policy approved by the Board on June 29 not be vio-

     lated by extending such phase-in retirement contracts beyond

     the retirement age; and (4) that the fundamental policy

     guiding who is eligible to receive such early retirement

     contracts be based on economic considerations, namely, that

     the total cost to the institution of granting early retire-

     ment contracts, including the possible costs of replacement,

     shall not exceed the costs that would have been incurred by

     the continued full-time employment of each individual.



     Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

     tion.  Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan.



     In the discussion following, President Crowley recalled that

     the previous December the Board had authorized the Adminis-

     tration to promote the early retirement concept with the

     Retirement Board and with the Legislature, which had led to

     the referenced legislation.  He also recalled that one of

     the basic reasons for proposing this phase-in retirement

     program was that it was believed there would be a net gain

     to the University, because people who would be participating

     in the phase-in retirement program would be high-salaried

     people, and the half-time position thus vacated could be

     filled with a young faculty member at a lesser salary.  Dr.

     Crowley stated that he did not believe there would be any

     problem in administering the program in accord with the

     Chancellor's recommendation.



     Mr. Lessly commented on the Chancellor's recommendation,

     noting that the recommendation, if adopted, gives no option

     to the appointing authority other than to grant a request

     for early retirement to any employee who is qualified, so

     long as the economic provisions are met.



     Dr. Crowley suggested that it would be highly unlikely that

     the University would not wish to grant early retirement to

     anyone wishing to exercise that option.  President Goodall

     concurred, noting however that because of the difference in

     the age structure of the UNR and UNLV faculties, he did not

     believe this would be an issue for UNLV for some time.



     Dr. Marschall, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, expressed strong

     support of the Chancellor's recommendation, commenting spe-

     cifically on the concern expressed by Counsel over the lack

     of criteria as to who would be granted or denied early re-

     tirement.  He stated that in his opinion it would be vir-

     tually inconceivable that a situation would arise where the

     University would not be willing to accept a request for

     phase-in retirement, pointing out that now any person may

     resign completely from the University at his or her discre-

     tion, and if a highly desirable faculty member should elect

     early retirement, it would be logical that the University

     would cooperate in every way to accommodate that person's

     best talents within the 1/2 time appointment.  Conversely,

     he suggested that if a mediocre professional wished to ex-

     ercise the phase-in retirement option, it is unlikely that

     the University would not welcome such a move.



     Motion carried without dissent.



16.  Supplement to Litigation Account



     Chancellor Baepler requested an allocation of $25,000 from

     the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to augment the

     Litigation Account in the Chancellor's Office, noting that

     litigation continues or will be initiated in some areas

     which need funding; e. g., the Texas litigation involving

     the Hughes Estate, the litigation that is necessary before

     the Nevada Supreme Court for the bond issue in support of

     the two Sports Pavilions and continuing NCAA litigation.



     Mr. Lessly recalled that a lawsuit had previously been filed

     against UNR by the American Civil Liberties Union, based on

     Section 504 of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Archi-

     tectural Barriers Act of 1968.  As a result of the budget

     that the Board of Regents presented to the Legislature, in-

     cluding approximately $2.7 million for removal of architec-

     tural barriers on the UNR Campus, and as a result of some

     rather lengthy negotiations and discovery, Mr. Lessly re-

     ported that Federal court had dismissed the lawsuit against

     UNR and litigation is no longer pending.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the Chancellor's request.

     Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



17.  Proposed Workshop for Regents and Officers



     Mr. Mc Bride referred to this proposal contained in the a-

     genda (identified as Ref. F and filed with permanent min-

     utes), and requested that the publications from AGB concern-

     ing the guidelines and criteria for self-study, and the

     Board Mentor Program, be sent to each of the Board members.

     He suggested that, in that there are two new Board members

     and three new Presidents, a workshop within the parameters

     suggested in his memorandum be considered, and that a com-

     mittee of two Regents, assisted by the Secretary of the

     Board, be appointed to organize the self-study, arrange for

     participants from the Board Mentor Program, and develop a

     proposal for dates, location, a budget, and an agenda for

     the Workshop.



     Mr. Ross moved that the suggestion by Mr. Mc Bride be ap-

     proved.  Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without

     dissent.



18.  Report of Audit Committee



     Chancellor Baepler reported that the Audit Committee had

     held its final organization meeting the previous day, and

     suggested that Mr. Mc Bride, who Chairs the Committee, might

     wish to comment.



     Mr. Mc Bride agreed that the meeting had been very produc-

     tive and expressed appreciation that two Board members who

     were not on the Committee had attended and contributed to

     the discussion.  He encouraged the attendance of other

     Regents in subsequent meetings.  Mr. Mc Bride also requested

     that any information concerning problems which would benefit

     from review by the Audit Committee be referred to the Com-

     mittee in order that it can be directed into the proper

     channels.  In response to a question concerning the improve-

     ment of the Audit Committee as an investigative body, Mr.

     Mc Bride stated that he did not anticipate the Committee

     having an adversarial relationship with the Administration,

     rather he believed that the appropriate role of the Commit-

     tee would be as a representative of the Board as a whole,

     looking at things in depth in cooperation with the

     Administration.



     Chancellor Baepler also reported that the Committee is

     anticipating a proposal to the Board of a revised set of

     responsibilities, thereby expanding the Committee to a

     Finance Committee.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee, reconvening at 1:45 P.M.



19.  Report of Investment Advisory Committee



     Mr. Karamanos reported the following actions and recommenda-

     tions by the Investment Advisory Committee:



     (1)  In January, 1979, the Committee considered and tabled a

          proposal by Nevada National Bank to manage a portion of

          the University's endowment fund.  That proposal was a-

          gain considered by the Committee at this meeting and it

          was the consensus of the Committee that at such time as

          new monies come into the endowment fund that could be

          suitably managed by Nevada National Bank, the Invest-

          ment Advisory Committee would explore this matter fur-

          ther with the bank.



     (2)  Approved a recommendation by Valley Bank for purchase

          of the following stocks, conditional upon the market:



                                   Proposed

           No.                     Purchase Total Value Present

          Shrs  Company              Price* of Purchase  Price



           600  I. B. M.                68   $ 40,800       69

          3600  Merrill Lynch           19     68,400       20

          3400  Pittston                22     74,800       23

          1250  Schering Plough         31     38,750       33

          1000  Union Carbide           40     40,000       41

          2400  Weyerhaeuser            27     64,800       31

          2500  Western Bancorporation  28     70,000       33

          2500  United Airlines         29     72,500       27

          1800  United Technologies     40     72,000       41



        * at proposed price or lower         $542,050



     (3)  Concurred in the recommendation by Security National

          Bank that no changes be made at this time in the

          portfolio managed by that bank.



     (4)  Approved a recommendation by FNB to sell the following

          stocks:



                                Approx.   Approx. Antic.   Mkt.

          Units                 Price     Value   Income  Yield



            5     American Tel & Tel. Pfd. Conv. $4

                                 60.   $   300   $  20      6.7

          100     American Tel & Co. Common

                                 57.     5,700     500      8.8

          1408.39 Dreyfus Fund   12.93  18,210     662      3.0

          3036    The Investment Co. of America

                                  7.97  24,197    1579      6.5

           507    Keystone Custodian Funds K-1

                                  7.44   3,772     279      7.4

           710.35 Washington Mutual Investors Fund

                                  6.80   4,830     242      5.0



                                       $57,009   $3282



     Mr. Karamanos requested approval by the Board of the Commit-

     tee's action.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



20.  Request to Sell Revenue Bonds



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that in June the Board author-

     ized the Administration to proceed with the initial steps

     toward the sale of $56 million in revenue bonds for the two

     Sports Pavilions.  He reported that the appropriate docu-

     ments for this purpose have now been prepared and recommend-

     ed adoption of the following resolution and authorization

     to proceed with the additional steps necessary to effect

     the sale of these bonds:



                         RESOLUTION #79-8



          A RESOLUTION DESIGNATED BY THE SHORT TITLE "11-1-79

          BOND RESOLUTION"; CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITIES OF THE

          UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM; AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUC-

          TION, OTHER ACQUISITION, AND IMPROVEMENT OF BUILDINGS,

          STRUCTURES, AND OTHER FACILITIES, AND ACQUIRING EQUIP-

          MENT AND FURNISHINGS THEREFOR, AND OTHER APPURTENANCES,

          FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING IN WHOLE OR IN PART THE

          COST OF (1) THE MULTIPURPOSE PAVILION ON THE CAMPUS OF

          THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, SUBPROJECT, (2)

          THE MULTIPURPOSE PAVILION ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVER-

          SITY OF NEVADA, RENO, SUBPROJECT, AND (3) THE BUSINESS

          AND HOTEL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, PHASE I, ON THE

          CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, SUBPROJ-

          ECT; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE SECURITIES OF THE

          UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, DESIGNATED AS THE "UNIVERSITY

          OF NEVADA SYSTEM, UNIVERSITIES REVENUE BONDS, SERIES

          NOVEMBER 1, 1979", IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,000,000.00,

          FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING IN PART THE COST OF SUCH

          PAYMENT; PROVIDING THE FORM, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS OF

          THE BONDS, THE MANNER OF THEIR EXECUTION, THE METHOD

          OF THEIR PAYMENT AND THE SECURITY THEREFOR; PROVIDING

          FOR THE COLLECTION AND THE DISPOSITION OF REVENUES DE-

          RIVED FROM CERTAIN FEES AND OTHER CHARGES FROM STUDENTS

          ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

          SYSTEM, AND DERIVED FROM CERTAIN STATE GRANTS CONSIST-

          ING OF STATE SLOT MACHINES TAX PROCEEDS, AND POSSIBLY

          IN THE FUTURE OTHER FEES, OTHER GRANTS AND FACILITIES

          OF THE UNIVERSITY; PLEDGING SUCH REVENUES TO THE PAY-

          MENT OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ADDI-

          TIONAL BONDS AND OTHER SECURITIES PAYABLE FROM SUCH

          REVENUES; PROVIDING DUTIES, PRIVILEGES, POWERS, LIABIL-

          ITIES, DISABILITIES, IMMUNITIES, AND RIGHTS PERTAINING

          THERETO; PROVIDING OTHER COVENANTS, AGREEMENTS, AND

          OTHER DETAILS, AND MAKING OTHER PROVISIONS CONCERNING

          THE UNIVERSITIES, THE BONDS, AND THE PLEDGED REVENUES;

          RATIFYING ACTION PREVIOUSLY TAKEN AND PERTAINING TO

          THE FOREGOING MEMBERS; PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELAT-

          ING THERETO; AND REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT

          HEREWITH.



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

     carried without dissent.



21.  Request for Authorization to Lease Space, WNCC



     President Davis requested authorization to lease 2,500 sq.

     feet of space at 400 Hot Springs Road, Carson City, from Mr.

     Roger Shaheen for a monthly rental of $1,225, for the period

     August 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980, to provide space for the

     CETA Slot Mechanic Training Program.  Chancellor Baepler

     concurred.



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

     carried without dissent.



     Mr. Buchanan commented on the involvement of the Community

     Colleges in gaming-related instructional programs, suggest-

     ing that greater efforts should be made to provide training

     for employees of the gaming industry.



     Dr. Davis reported that WNCC has been involved in instruc-

     tion for slot mechanics, blackjack dealing, and other gaming

     skills for three years and would propose to continue that

     kind of instruction as long as allowed to by the Board of

     Regents and requested to by the industry.



     Dr. Eaton noted that CCCC offers courses in casino manage-

     ment now as part of the Hotel-Motel Management Program and

     the Food Technology Program.  She also noted that there had

     been some discussions internally at CCCC about the potential

     of expanding these programs in such a way that would include

     training for the gaming industry, and anticipated that fur-

     ther exploration into this possibility would occur.  She

     agreed that the Community Colleges would be an appropriate

     agency to offer this kind of instruction, particularly since

     they would be in the position to provide general education

     courses along with the specialized training.



     Dr. Berg reported that NNCC attempts to provide training in

     the areas demanded by the community, noting that there has

     not been a demand in the Elko area for this type of train-

     ing.  He pointed out, however, that the Community College

     exists to meet the needs of the occupational areas and if

     the requests are made, NNCC will try to service them.



22.  NNCC Revolving Fund



     Chancellor Baepler noted that Northern Nevada Community

     College maintains a $1,000 revolving fund for emergency

     purposes.  He reported that President Berg had requested

     that this fund be increased to $5,000, during registration

     periods only, to be used for emergency loans and to be re-

     plenished from the emergency loan account when the neces-

     sary paper work has been completed.  At the end of each

     registration period, the account will revert to the level

     of $1,000.  Signature authority will remain with President

     Berg, Carol Groves and Betty Richardson.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried without dissent.



23.  Appointments to National Advisory Board



     President Smith recommended the following appointments to

     the National Advisory Board for the Desert Research

     Institute:



         George E. Aker, President, Nevada National Bank

         Joseph S. Cragwall, Jr., Assistant Chief Administrator,

             Water Resources Division, U. S. Geological Survey

         Lawrence R. Greenwood, Director, Environmental

             Observation Division, Office of Space and

             Terrestrial Applications

         L. Edward Perry, formerly Chief Biologist, Columbia

             River Fishery Development



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Mc

     Bride, carried without dissent.



24.  New Business



     A.  Mr. Buchanan requested a report from Clark County

         Community College concerning the feasibility of offering

         educational programs related to the gaming industry.



     B.  Mr. Buchanan also reported that there is pressure for

         the appointment of a committee on the Law School, as re-

         quested at an earlier meeting, and asked for a report on

         the status of that request.  Chancellor Baepler stated

         that this matter would be on the September agenda.



     C.  Mrs. Fong asked for a status report on the implementa-

         tion of the Committee on Minority Affairs.  Chancellor

         Baepler stated that the Committee would be operational

         in September.



     D.  Mr. Ross asked for consideration at the September meet-

         ing of the appointment of William Van Patten to the

         Advisory Board of Western Nevada Community College.



25.  Appointments to Special Committees



     Mr. Cashell announced the following appointments to special

     committees established by the Board:



     A.  Special Committee for Sports Pavilions



         Regent John Tom Ross, Chairman

         Regent James L. Buchanan

         Dr. Richard Dankworth, Vice President for University

             Services, UNR

         Dr. Wayne Pearson, Assistant Director of Athletics, UNLV

         Mr. Ernest Martinelli, Booster

         Mr. William Morris, Booster



     B.  Special Committee for Board Workshop



         Regent John Mc Bride

         Regent Louis E. Lombardi



The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.



                             Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary of the Board

                                                       08-10-1979