August 20-21, 1982
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
August 20, 1982
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the William Carl-
son Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mr. John Tom Ross
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President James Eardley, TMCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard P. Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
General Counsel Donald Klasic
Acting Secretary Mary Lou Moser
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Curry (UNR), Jones
(UNLV), Heise (CCCC), Lambert (TMCC), Horton (NNCC), Dwyer
(WNCC), Hoffer (DRI), and Kendall (Unit), and Student Associ-
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 11:40 A.M.
Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, the Board moved to a closed personnel
session to discuss the professional competence of University Sys-
tem personnel. The motion was seconded by Mr. Mc Bride and car-
ried without dissent.
The Board reconvened in regular session at 1:55 P.M.
1. Athletics Long-Range Planning Committees, UNR and UNLV
President Goodall stated that in light of the recent commu-
nity inquiries concerning athletics on the UNLV Campus, he
would like the Regents to consider appointing a committee
to give input into the direction the University might take
with regard to this matter.
Mr. Karamanos moved that the Chairman of the Board be au-
thorized to appoint two standing long-range planning commit-
tees -- one for UNLV and one for UNR -- with the membership
comprised of private citizens independent of the University
of Nevada System to regularly advise the Board on the di-
rections and funding for UNR and UNLV Intercollegiate Ath-
letics, and that the committee make its first report to the
Board in December. Mr. Ross seconded. Motion carried.
2. Adoption of the Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A and
filed with permanent minutes) was recommended. The Consent
Agenda contained the following items:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of July 16,
(2) Accepted gifts and grants.
(3) Authorized establishment of an endowment fund entitled,
"Fred M. Anderson, Jr., M. D. Memorial Fund" consistent
with the donor's wishes.
(4) Approved the change in Resolution No. 82-1, adopted at
the June 18, 1982 Board meeting, by deleting the name
of Mary Lou Moser, Acting Secretary, to the Managerial
Group with Industrial Security for Safeguarding Clas-
sified Information. This change was made inasmuch as
UNR is the only Campus involved and the Chancellor
also serves on the Committee.
(5) Authorized write-off of student loans which are over-
due at least 3 years as of June 30, 1982, in the amount
of $3,251.14 for UNLV and $2,430.59 for CCCC, with the
understanding that holds have been placed on records
for the students concerned.
(6) Approved the following list of architects to be sub-
mitted to the State Public Works Boards for projects
on the Capital Improvement List which are now being
considered for preplanning and authorized the use of
Capital Improvement Funds for advanced planning of the
above buildings with the understanding that when the
projects are approved and funded, costs will then be
included in the total project costs:
UNR - Church Fine Arts Sheehan & Haase
Vhay & Ferrari
TMCC - Proposed Addition Dolven, Larson & Daniels
Maurice Nespor, Inc.
UN School of Medicine Nevada Architronics
Jack Miller & Associates
WNCC - Proposed Addition Maurice Nespor, Inc.
(7) Approved a 6-foot easement for the Nevada Power Company
and Central Telephone on land that has been leased to
the hospice on the UNLV Campus.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Consent Agenda. Seconded
by Mrs. Gallagher. Motion carried.
3. Report of the Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee met on Friday, August 30,
1982, and Regent Gallagher, Chairman, submitted the follow-
ing report and recommendation:
(1) Approved the definition of Phase I and Phase II, Re-
view of Proposed Programs (identified as Ref. AA-1
and filed with permanent minutes) with the following
A. Relocate the definition of Phase I and Phase II
proposals to Chapter 20, Board of Regents Handbook,
and retitle Chapter 20.
B. Each approved program must be reviewed for adequate
FTE to support the program after the 4th year.
(2) Requested Dr. Warren Fox to present information con-
cerning elimination of programs for possible inclusion
in the Board of Regents Handbook.
(3) Approved Phase I, Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree,
UNR and Phase II, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, UNLV.
(Identified as Ref. AA-2 and AA-3 and filed with
(4) Requested the Faculty Senate Chairs to submit tenure
recommendations by the afternoon of September 16, 1982
and announced the following dates for public hearings
September 13, 1982 2:00- 3:00 P.M. NNCC
September 14, 1982 2:00- 4:00 P.M. UNLV
September 16, 1982 9:00-10:30 P.M. WNCC
September 16, 1982 1:00- 3:00 P.M. UNR
Mrs. Whitley moved the approval of the report and recommen-
dations of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Fong sec-
onded. Motion carried.
Regent Del Papa announced that Truckee Meadows Community College
has received a CASEBOOK Public Relations Award in recognition of
"outstanding public relations programming" for the information
packet and fact card which was prepared in 1981. TMCC was in
competition with major organizations, such as First Interstate
Bank and Mac Donalds. As a result of the award, TMCC will be
featured in a future issue of PR CASEBOOK magazine.
4. Report of the Budget Committee
The Budget Committee met on August 20, 1982 and Regent Del
Papa, Chairman, submitted the following report and recom-
(1) Approved the 1983-85 Biennial Budget and authorized
its submission to the Governor in compliance with State
Law. The Board will continue to study the professional
compensation package and funding for the Residency Pro-
gram in the School of Medicine.
(2) Approved the following Estimative Budget for Intercol-
legiate Athletics, UNR for 1982-83:
Opening Balance $ 10,000 $ 10,000
Student Fees 130,000 130,000
Sales & Service 100,724 100,724
Gate Receipts 308,276 308,276
Scholarships & Program Supt. 575,000 575,000
Programs Sales & Advertising 0 45,500
Total $1,124,000 $1,169,500
Professional Salaries $ 66,908 $ 66,908
Classified Salaries 8,245 13,745
Wages 9,000 7,000
Fringe Benefits 9,367 9,367
Out-of-State Travel 5,000 4,000
Operating 1,025,480 1,068,480
Total $1,124,000 $1,169,500
(3) Approved an expenditure of $9,000 from Capital Improve-
ment Funds in order to complete the new lighting system
for the Church Fine Arts Theatre, UNR. In January,
1982 the Board authorized an expenditure of $26,300
for this project. When the bids were opened on July
13, 1982, the low bid was $34,712. An additional $588
is needed for project contingency purposes.
(4) Approved the use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds at
UNR for a street improvement assessment for $25,000 for
the University's share of improvements to North Virgin-
ia Street, which has been assessed by the City of Reno.
(5) Authorized UNR to immediately transfer $1.2 million of
interest income generated from the investment since
1979 of the $4 million revenue bonds from the College
of Business Administration building to the Capital Im-
provement Fee account, and the balance projected to be
available to be transferred when the project is com-
pleted. The total anticipated for transfer is approxi-
mately $1.38 million. The bond covenants also allow
for interim transfers to be made. Therefore, $183,000
of this amount was also authorized to be used for the
purpose of providing the necessary additional equip-
ment for the building. The equipment needed is pri-
marily instructional, although some office equipment,
furniture and miscellaneous items are necessary to
complete the equipping of the building, as outlined.
(Identified as Ref. B-5 and filed with permanent
(6) Authorized WNCC to expend $10,500 from the Capital Im-
provement Fee Fund for remodeling of two portable
faculty offices on the Carson Campus.
(7) Authorized the following changes in fees for UNR and
American College Testing $15 $25
Michigan English Language
Proficiency Test 0 20-UNR
(8) Moved the discussion of the Special Projects Funds
distribution to the regular meeting agenda.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Budget Committee. Seconded by Mrs. Gallagher.
5. Report of the Audit Committee
The Audit Committee met on August 20, 1982, and Regent
Whitley submitted the following report and recommendation:
(1) Accepted UNS Controller Jan Mac Donald's report in
which she noted that:
The Kaufoury Armstrong management letters for the
5-year period 7/1/77 through 6/30/82 were reviewed
for the purpose of reporting which of the 120 rec-
ommendations have been implemented. In response to
Regents question of why Kafoury Armstrong had not
reported the College of Agriculture problems which
had occurred during the period of their audit en-
gagement, the Kafoury Armstrong management letters
1) that weaknesses in the UNS organization, prac-
tices and procedures, and computerized adminis-
trative information systems are such that prob-
lems similar to those which occurred at the
College of Agriculture could have occurred any-
where in the System. As an example, Ms. Mac
Donald cited the inadequacy of the current
Position Control System that does not budget
for over 200 positions representing $5 million.
2) that critical recommendations had not been
implemented and therefore the risk of problems
in the future still existed; and
3) that current economic conditions are such that
risks associated with the existing inadequate,
out-of-date information systems and associated
procedures are unacceptable for the future of
Ms. Mac Donald did criticize the management letters for
inconsistencies in recommendations for Business Centers
North and South and a need to express technical recom-
mendations in lay terms so that the Board of Regents
would be cognizant of the seriousness of problems and
the implications of inaction.
Ms. Mac Donald indicated that although financial in-
formation is the responsibility of the Controller's
Office, a reliable Management Information System (MIS)
requires the integration of the administrative support
functions of financial accounting, budget, purchasing,
personnel and student records.
She further stated that the UNS's administrative and
accounting procedures have essentially remained un-
changed for 16 years, during which the Community
Colleges were added to the UNS. Also, the number of
transactions has dramatically increased from 800,000
in 1979 to over 1,000,000 in 1982, and governmental
reporting requirements have become more stringent and
complex. The University System has arrived at the
point where substantial financial information has to
be manually gathered, and, furthermore, recent strict-
er controls necessitated by the economic conditions
have greatly depreciated the service capabilities of
the Controller's Office. Ms. Mac Donald concluded
that increasing staff to accommodate these numerous
changes is not desirable in light of the ability of
current computer technology to develop and operate
flexible Management Information Systems that support
both operational and management needs.
Dr. Lloyd Case, Computer Center Director, reported that
due to existing resources, the UNS was unable to take
advantage of current computer technology to support a
MIS. Resource limitations exist in personnel, hardware
and software. He outlined the desirability of separate
facilities for academic and administrative computing,
and emphasized the necessity for developing a complete
MIS plan before undertaking major new information sys-
tem projects. This plan would identify a network of
systems, their interrelationships, and development
priorities, that collectively would constitute the base
for a UNS Management Information System. The plan
would provide the foundation for a long-range MIS
development program. Dr. Case also explained the ad-
vantage of basing an MIS on data base concepts.
(2) Approved the use of data base approach to a UNS Man-
agement Information System and directed Ms. Mac Donald
and Dr. Case to submit a plan for its development and
to establish a budget for the $300,000-$350,000 esti-
mated as the cost of the initial systems design, such
sum to be allocated by the Chancellor's Office.
(3) Directed Chancellor Bersi to make the funding of such
system a top UNS priority at the 1983 Nevada Legisla-
tive Session; and in the interim, to identify UNS funds
(not presently budgeted on a Campus or in the Board of
Regents Special Project funding presently under con-
sideration) and to commit such funds to the development
of an integrated data base for total UNS payroll costs.
(4) Requested UNS Controller, Jan Mac Donald, in conference
with Campus Presidents and fiscal officers, to review
and report to the Board the June 30, 1982 Kafoury Arm-
strong management letter which presumably would include
those recommendations not implemented in prior years.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Audit Committee report and
recommendations. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Cashell left the meeting, relinquishing the gavel to Mr. Mc
Bride, Vice Chairman.
6. Computer Center Report
Dr. Lloyd Case, Director of the Computer Center, submitted
the following report:
In October, 1981 the Board accepted a 9-point master
plan for computer technology for the System, with 3
main thrusts for its accomplishment: 1) a responsive
Management Information System; 2) aggressive computer
literacy; and 3) provision of shared services, and that
those would be accomplished in short and long-term
The recent gifts of computer equipment (reported to the
Board in June, 1982) of $1.4 million, plus other funds
made available (for a total of $2.3 million) have been
a boon toward accomplishing goals. Many employees,
including Mr. Dick Belaustegui and 7 students who have
worked 36 consecutive days to install the new equipment,
have brought about the following changes:
Computer change at Las Vegas:
Old - Cyber 73
New - Cyber 172 and 2 Harris H8800s
Computer change at Reno:
Old - Cyber 172-8
New - Cyber 730
Old - None
1 9600 baud phone line
New - 2 port selectors
2 19,200 baud phone lines
tech control center
With the aid of this new equipment, Dr. Case proposed
now to focus on two areas:
1) To support quality education to the citizens
of the State of Nevada, and
2) To support the economic strength of the State
To support quality education, the following components
would need to be met: quality instruction; up-to-date
information; information delivered in efficient, ef-
fective ways; sufficient breadth and depth of subject
matter; content relevant to student needs, to the State
and to the nation's needs; student retention of educa-
tional material; public accountability; responsive to
changing needs and times; curriculum balance; program
evaluation; and adequate facilities and research sup-
To support the economic strength of Nevada, UNS will
need to respond to the realities of the economy and
employment opportunities; facilitate development of
desirable industry and commerce within Nevada; provide
a source of data, analysis and knowledge to Nevada's
commerce; provide trained, skilled individuals for
trades, professions and management; and maintain cur-
rency in operations, education and training.
Dr. Case offered the following goals as recommendations for
consideration by the Board:
1) Educational Quality
A. Build a strong telecommunications network capable of
linking the State computer, facsimile, electronic
mail, telephone, word processing and broadcast
- Link Reno - Carson City - Las Vegas areas.
- Local area nets in Reno - Carson City - Las Vegas.
- Rural telecommunications to: Elko, Winnemucca,
Ely, Fallon and others.
- Integrate broadband functionalities.
B. Provide widespread computer literacy.
- Provide sufficient computer access to all higher
education institutions in Nevada.
- Foster computer literacy in faculty and students:
training, new courses, graduation require-
ments, special projects - camps, seminars.
- Provide for computer based education support to
remedial needs of Nevada's citizens.
C. Build "vertical" specialist expertise in high tech-
- Revitalize computer science curricula and support.
- Introduce selected new high techology programs
capable of meeting national standards of
- Identify private funds, grants and support to
provide for the margin of excellence beyond
normal operating levels of support.
D. Install a strong computer based Management Informa-
tion System into UNS.
- Install needed computer hardware and software to
achieve this objective.
- Review and improve office and system procedures
to increase accountability, control, respon-
siveness and planning.
2) Support the Economic Strength of Nevada
A. Create additional vehicles to have the private
sector participation in the improved integration
of technology into UNS and Nevada.
B. Create research/industrial park consortia.
C. Strengthen and extend the Universities' ability to
provide economic data and analysis of Nevada, and
to increase technological transfer to Nevada in-
D. Seek joint ventures with private sector to address
special training needs, support services, coopera-
tive education, shared costs, and other mutually
Mrs. Whitley moved to accept the report and recommendations.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
7. Special Projects Funding
Ms. Del Papa reviewed the Guidelines for Special Projects
Accounts which were approved by the Board in December, 1981,
recalling that it was the request of the Board at its July
meeting to consider this item, with the Board acting as a
committee of the whole.
President Goodall stated that the Presidents had met and
submitted the following proposal for consideration:
(1) Commit funds in a block grant for 1982-83 in July and
approve a spending plan in July or August to enable
officers to plan accordingly.
(2) Funds to be distributed by allocating a $10,000 base
to each institution for special factors; e. g., NNCC
Special Travel, CCCC high head-count enrollment com-
pared to FTE enrollment.
(3) Remainder of funds to be distributed based upon the
last year's FTE annualized student enrollment with the
allocation to DRI based upon the percentage of DRI
employees to total System employees.
For 1982-83, the following allocations would apply:
UNR = 503,500 @ 33.5% + 10,000 = $178,672.50
UNLV = 503,500 @ 32.5% + 10,000 = 173,637.50
CCCC = 503,500 @ 17.0% + 10,000 = 95,595.00
TMCC = 503,500 @ 10.6% + 10,000 = 63,371.00
WNCC = 503,500 @ 4.3% + 10,000 = 31,650.50
NNCC = 503,500 @ 2.1% + 10,000 = 20,573.50
DRI = 530,000 @ 5.0% + 10,000 = 36,500.00
Dr. Goodall further commented that it is the desire of
the Presidents that only 1/2 of the funds be allocated
at this time, and that the remaining funds be consider-
ed for distribution in December.
Mr. Buchanan asked that his request for $300,000 to
fund start-up costs for the computer based High Tech-
nology program at UNLV be considered at this time,
also, and related his reason for the request was that
if the normal process is followed -- with a Phase I
and II proposal and subsequent reviews -- the 1983
Legislative Session could be completed and UNLV would
not be able to ask for legislative assistance until
the 1985 Session.
Dr. Eaton, asked to comment on the State Economic
Development Committee of which she is a member, stated
that group has established Nevada, Inc. -- an umbrella
group to encourage business and industry diversifica-
tion for the State in other than tourism areas.
Dr. Goodall reminded the Board that UNLV's High Tech-
nology program is on their Critical Needs List for
the 1983-85 Budget Request. It was also pointed out
that UNR and CCCC have similar requests in their
critical needs budgets.
Ms. Del Papa moved that $300,000 be allocated through the
formula as presented by the Presidents, with the remainder
held in abeyance, and that up to $30,000 be included for a
Systemwide study of a plan for comuter technology for UNS.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
8. Cash Flow Retrospective Plan for Workman's Compensation
Vice Chancellor Dawson reported that the University has de-
veloped a self-insurance plan as an alternative to Nevada
Industrial Commission coverage for its employees, and rec-
ommended to the Board that they authorize entering into a
cash flow retrospective program with State Industrial In-
Mrs. Fong moved that the University enter into a cash flow
retrospective program with State Industrial Insurance System
effective July 1, 1982, with the interest income received by
the University to be used to fund a risk/safety program
within the University of Nevada System. Ms. Del Papa sec-
onded. Motion carried.
9. Approval of Lease, NNCC
President Berg requested authorization to enter into a lease
agreement with Hi Desert Development to construct student
housing at NNCC. A year ago the Board approved a similar
lease agreement with Sutro & Co., Inc., who terminated that
lease due to lack of funding for the project.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
10. Approval to Amend 1982-87 Capital Improvement Request
Vice Chancellor Dawson reported that UNLV has applied for a
federal loan for a 53,300 sq. ft. dormitory, and although
constructed with non-state funds, the project must be ap-
proved by the State Public Works Board. This would also
require an amendment to the UNS Capital Improvement Request.
The project cost is $4,890,070. The loan is in the amount
of $4,610,069, and if not forthcoming, the project will be
Mrs. Fong moved the approval of the amendment to the Capital
Improvement Request. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion car-
11. Request for Final Resolution of Litigation
General Counsel Klasic requested approval of the Settlement
Agreement in the case of Ely Haimowitz (identified as Ref.
B and filed with ther permanent minutes).
Mr. Karamanos moved for approval. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
12. Approval of Emeritus Status
President Crowley requested approval for emeritus status
for Mr. Ronald Ogilvie who recently retired from the Con-
troller's Office, UNR.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Mrs. Fong seconded. Motion
13. School of Computer and Engineering Sciences, UNLV
President Goodall stated that it is the objective of UNLV
that it be a major asset to the State of Nevada in its
efforts to diversity and strengthen the economy of the State
and has plans to:
(1) Establish a School of Computer and Engineering
(2) Strengthen existing undergraduate engineering and
computer science programs and the master's level
program in computer science;
(3) Establish a Ph. D. program in computer science;
(4) The placement within the new school of the exist-
ing introductory architecture program, and its
expansion to a 4-year program as soon as possible,
with strong emphasis on the use of computer
graphics and related computer uses which support
the modem study of architecture;
(5) The establishment of a research institute to en-
courage and work with private industry interested
in locating in Nevada. The institute may be creat-
ed within the University, or as a joint University-
Industry Project similar to those found in North
Carolina, California and elsewhere.
He further related that Phase I and Phase II Academic Plan-
ning proposals will be presented to the Board at a future
14. Approval of Foundation Board Members, CCCC
President Eaton requested approval of the following persons
to serve on the CCCC Foundation Board:
Mr. Ernest Martinelli, Chairman
Senator Keith Ashworth
Mr. George Brookman
Ms. Jessie Emmett
Mr. A. W. Ham, Jr.
Mr. Irwin Kishner
Mr. Charles L. Ruthe
Maj. Gen. R. G. "Zack" Taylor
Mr. Donald R. Zimmer
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion
15. Approval of Tenure, CCCC
President Eaton requested tenure be awarded to Dr. Herman
Van Betten who has accepted the position of Director of
Communication and Arts at Clark County Community College,
effective July 1, 1982.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Mr. Buchanan seconded.
16. New Business
Chancellor Bersi was asked to have a policy drafted on the
use of the Board of Regents name for the sponsoring of
Mr. Buchanan asked that a report be made by UNLV on programs
or courses taught during the Summer which might be available
for those high school students who have been identified as
Meeting adjourned at 3:50 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Acting Secretary of the Board