August 27-28, 1992
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA
August 27-28, 1992
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-
um, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman
Mrs. Shelley Berkley
Dr. Jill Derby
Dr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCSN
President Ron Remington, NNCC
President Jim Taranik, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Dr. John Richardson, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),
Carolyn Collins (CCSN), Diane Dietrich (Unit), Richard Egami
(DRI), Michon Mackedon (WNCC), Ed Nickel (NNCC), Ellen Pillard
(UNR), Robert Skaggs (UNLV) and Student Association Officers.
Chairman Carolyn Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:50 A.M.
Thursday, August 27, 1992, with all Regents present except
Regents Berkley and Whitley.
Chancellor Dawson introduced Dr. John Richardson, newly
appointed Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and welcomed
Mr. Bill Shields, candidate for Regent seat in Las Vegas.
2. Chairman's Report
Chairman Sparks expressed her appreciation to President
Gwaltney and staff for the wonderful Phase V Complex dedica-
tion ceremony that she and others took part in the night
Chairman Sparks expressed her thanks to those who have
demonstrated patience and support throughout the past
Summer months in regard to the turmoil in Southern Nevada;
i. e., recall campaign, legislative litigation, etc. She
maintained that higher education continues to fourish in
Chairman Sparks announced the 1992-93 committee assignments
Academic Affairs Committee Legislative Liaison
Jill Derby, Chairman Shelley Berkley, Chairman
Shelley Berkley James Eardley
Daniel Klaich Daniel Klaich
June Whitley June Whitley
Investment Committee Audit Committee
Daniel Klaich, Chairman Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman
James Eardley James Eardley
Joseph Foley June Whitley
Status of Women Research Affairs
Jill Derby, Chairman Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman
Shelley Berkley Jill Derby
Daniel Klaich Joseph Foley
June Whitley Dorothy Gallagher
Joseph Crowley, UNR
Paul Meacham, CCSN Budget & Finance Committee
Isabelle Emerson, UNLV
Jacqueline Kirkland, TMCC Committee of the Whole
Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
June Whitley, Chairman John Gwaltney, TMCC
Jill Derby Robert Maxson, UNLV
Joseph Foley Paul Meacham, CCSN
Anthony Calabro, WNCC Ron Remington, NNCC
Joseph Crowley, UNR James Taranik, DRI
Chairman Sparks indicated that because of the Com Dex con-
vention in Las Vegas, the regularly scheduled Board of Re-
gents' meeting on November 19-20, 1992 has been moved to
It has been requested that the Board of Regents meet with
the State Board of Education to develop a formal letter to
the Governor decrying the budget reductions. Chairman
Sparks stated that she felt the State Board of Education
wanted a much stronger letter to be sent to the Governor
than the Board of Regents would want to submit. Mrs.
Gallagher stated that the Board of Regents should develop
its own letter, and Mr. Klaich stated that Chairman Sparks
has already articulated the Board's budget position to the
Governor and felt the letter would not be necessary. Chair-
man Sparks stated that the joint meeting will be postponed
and she would convey that to Mrs. Carley Sullivan, Chairman
of the State Board of Education. Dr. Derby did state that
during the recent Academic Affairs Retreat, it was recom-
mended that the Board of Regents meet jointly with the State
Board of Education.
3. Approved Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held June
25-26, 1992 and minutes of the special meeting held
August 10, 1992.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following appointment to the Information
Science Research Institute Advisory Board at UNLV:
Donna Harman, Gaithersberg, Maryland
(4) Approved the following appointment to the School of
Medicine Advisory Board:
Renee Diamond, Las Vegas
(5) Approved the following waivers of the one-year notifi-
cation for early retirement at UNR:
A. Loretta Anne Amaral, Getchell Library, Plan I,
effective April 20, 1993
B. Ken Braunstein, Department of Criminal Justice,
originally applied for the Early Retirement In-
centive Program in April, 1992, to begin a phase-
in retirement under that program on July 1, 1993.
He would have met the eligibility requirement of
25 years of service by that date.
Since that time, he has offered to begin phase-in
retirement one year early in order to help meet
budget shortfalls allocated to the College of Arts
and Science, UNR. This change is agreeable with
the Dean. Approval of the one-year notification
requirement would also include a waiver of .75
years of the eligibility requirement under the
Early Retirement Incentive Program. Allowing the
phase-in to begin one year early will save the
Department funds this year and the incentive pay-
ment would not be due until July, 1997.
(6) Approved administrative leave for Stan Aiazzi, Dean of
Student Services at NNCC, beginning April, 1993 to
study computer technology.
(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Division
of Environmental Protection (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to August 31, 1993
Amount : $120,000 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to provide seminars and con-
B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Division
of Mental Hygiene and Retardation (Interlocal
Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993
Amount : Not to exceed $2,597,539 annually
Purpose : UNR to provide staff psychologists
for Division of Mental Hygiene and
C. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Division
of Mental Hygiene and Retardation (Interlocal
Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993
Amount : Not to exceed $9360 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to provide psychology doctoral
candidate students to Sierra De-
velopmental Center for psychologi-
D. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the State Division
of Child and Family Services (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993
Amount : $36,300 to UNR
Purpose : Training by UNR to adolescent
mothers to prevent child abuse.
E. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Depart-
ment of Conservation
Effective Date: Upon approval by the Board of
Regents to December 30, 1992
Amount : $15,000 to UNR
Purpose : UNR to establish non-point source
model protocols for the determin-
ation of TMDLs for the Carson
F. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNR and the City of Reno
Effective Date: Perpetual easement
Amount : $0.0
Purpose : UNR grants easement to City of
Reno for storm drain channel near
University of Nevada School of
G. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the State Job
Training Office (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993
Amount : Not to exceed $20,000 to UNLV
Purpose : UNLV to train displaced home-
H. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the State Occupa-
tional Information Coordinating Committee (Inter-
Effective Date: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993
Amount : $1400 to CCSN
Purpose : CCSN to lease data base from
SOICC's Nevada Career Information
Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval
of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the
order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
4. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson announced that Ernst and Young have been
contracted to review the UNLV Foundation land sale and will
report at the October Board meeting.
Chancellor Dawson stated that the State Budget Office has
submitted budget instructions to all State agencies. In-
cluded in the instructions is a directive that no new pro-
grams should be requested unless an agency has been desig-
nated a "lead agency" to develop a plan to achieve one of
the long-term objectives identified to address a critical
issue. The State has identified five "critical issues" to
maintain its preeminent position in gaming and intensify
efforts to diversify its economic base: (1) Competitive
Position, (2) Environment, (3) Population & Demographics,
(4) Health Care and (5) Intergovernmental Relations.
UCCSN has been designated as the "lead agency" under two
of these critical issues:
(1) Nevada's Competitive Position - (Objective #3) Through-
out the decade, build stronger partnerships between
the private sector and Nevada's educational system.
(3) Population and Demographics - (Objective #1) By 1995,
enhance and strongly promote development of educational
programs to enable limited English speaking persons to
break through the language barrier preventing their
move up the economic ladder. Under competitive posi-
tion -- through the decade, build stronger partner-
ships between the private sector and Nevada's educa-
Dr. Derby announced that the Association of Community Col-
lege Trustees (ACCT) will be holding its annual convention
in Anaheim, California on October 21-24, 1992. She en-
couraged other members of the Board to attend the meeting.
5. Information Only: Outstanding Students Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-
ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-
ments from the institution.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Mc Donald
Mrs. Berkley and Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.
6. Approved Appointments with Tenure, UNLV
Approved the following appointments with tenure at UNLV:
A. Dr. Michael Altekruse, Professor, Department of Counsel-
ing, Educational Psychology and Foundations
B. Dr. Terance C. Miethe, Associate Professor of Criminal
Justice, effective January 12, 1993
C. Dr. Edward Neumann, Professor and Chair, Department of
Civil Engineering, effective July 1, 1992
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the appointments with
tenure at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
7. Approved FY 1993 General Fund Budget Reductions
Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the FY 1993 General Fund
Budget Reductions requested by the Governor in January 1992
of $18,988,664 (approved by the Board February 28, 1992) and
July 1992 of $6,000,000, as contained in Ref. C, filed in
the Regents' Office.
General Fund Reduction for FY 92 amounted to $12,958,893.
The grand total for the biennium in general fund reductions
amounted to $37,947,557 or 9.2% of the UCCSN appropriations
for the 1992-93 biennium.
Approved the July 1992 reduction of $6 million as presented
for the institutions by Vice Chancellor Sparks.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the FY 1993 General Fund Budget
Reductions in the amount of $6 million. Mrs. Gallagher
seconded. Motion carried.
8. Approved 1993-95 Biennial Budget
Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the 1993-95 UCCSN Biennial
Budget, which was amended and distributed at the meeting.
It is filed in the Regents' Office.
Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the University and
Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) biennial budget
request for 1993-95 consists of a "Base Budget" and "Prior-
ity Requests for New Funding".
The "Base Budget" extends the current year (FY 93) Board of
Regents approved operating budget into the next biennium
with adjustments for student enrollment increases, requests
to fund previously approved budget formulas, inflation,
operating funds for new facilities and selected special
A total of 191.8 new full-time and 76.7 part-time faculty
are requested in the "Base Budget" along with 53.9 classi-
fied support staff, all directly tied to instruction. Fund-
ing, equal to 50% of the deficit, for formulas recommended
to the 1987 Legislature by an interim legislative committee
which studied how Nevada funds higher education (LCB 87-30)
is also included in the "Base Budget". These formulas are
designed to shore up the UCCSN institutions by providing a
stable, dependable budget addressing basic needs.
Student enrollment is projected to increase by approximately
6% over the biennium. When Fall 1992 enrollments are avail-
able, adjustments to these projections will be requested
The surcharges for student fees which were enacted to help
offset the general fund budget reductions will expire at
the conclusion of fiscal 1993. Fees for the next biennium
are based on the legislative budgeted fees for FY 1993
which include $51 per credit for registration fees at the
Universities, $27 per credit at the Community Colleges, $73
per credit for graduate fees and a non-resident tuition of
$1950 per semester at the Universities and $1500 per semes-
ter at the Community Colleges. The Board of Regents is
currently reviewing its tuition and fee policy and adjust-
ments to these fees may be submitted at a later date. The
"Base Budget" requested for fiscal 1993-94 increases by
11.3% over the 1992-93 budget and by an additional 5.9%
for fiscal 1994-95.
"Priority Requests for New Funding" include a request for
the remaining 50% for previously approved budget formulas,
requests for Campus equipment, increasing the merit pool
and part-time salaries, completion of the Management
Information System and installation of a Southern Regional
Data Center. This section of the budget also includes
programs to assist the State in its economic development
efforts as well as selected new initiatives. The total
for all priority requests for the 1993-95 biennium is $72.9
Vice Chancellor Sparks highlighted the summary schedules
which are outlined in the biennial budget requests.
Mr. Foley moved to adopt the proposed and amended Base Budg-
et as submitted. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.
Included in the 1993-95 UCCSN Biennial Budget document
along with the "Base Budget" is the "Priority Requests for
New Funding" which Vice Chancellor Sparks highlighted and
are grouped into three catagories and prioritized as fol-
No. 1. Enchancing instruction and instructional-support
efforts for undergraduate and graduate programs.
No. 2. Providing equipment for instruction and research
and enhancing information and accountability
No. 3. Enchancing economic development and new initiatives.
Priority No. 1 contains funding requests for several key
areas important to UCCSN. The largest portion is for full
funding for the formulas adopted in 1986 by the Legislative
Committee Studying Funding of Higher Education (LCB 87-30).
These formulas provide for support services for faculty and
students, additional graduate assistant positions, library
books, instructional equipment and increased grants-in-aid.
Recall that 50% of the amount needed for full funding is in
the base budget with the remaining amount included in the
Other key areas in Priority No. 1 include increasing the
merit pool to 2.5% and extending it to all professionals,
increasing the part-time salary pool at the Community Col-
leges to the beginning salary of an instructor position
and increasing the Universities' share of indirect cost
recovery funds to 75%.
Priority No. 2 contains funds for instruction and research
equipment, academic and administrative computing equipment
and funding for the Southern Regional Data Center and
completion of the Management Information System (MIS). Also
included in this priority is a systemwide library computing
project and a systemwide telecommunications project.
Priority No. 3 is a mixture of requests dealing with pro-
grams designed to assist the State in its economic develop-
ment efforts, increased support for the University Press
and the Chancellor's Office, operational support for the
Super Computer at UNLV, new programs in rural and other
areas of the State, and scholarships and programs for the
handicapped and under-represented population.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that given that the base budget is
the number one priority for UCCSN to be fully funded, she
felt that the Board would be embarrassed in submitting the
priority requests to the Governor for additional funding
in the amount of $72 million.
Mrs. Berkley disagreed and felt that the Board would be
even more embarrassed with its response to its constituents
if the priority needs were not presented. She felt that
the priorities should be presented, knowing full well that
UCCSN would probably not receive the funding. She noted
that other State agencies were submitting their needs.
Chairman Sparks indicated that UCCSN went through this same
process during the last legislative session. She felt that
the Governor and Legislators should review UCCSN's needs,
and allow the Presidents the opportunity to speak to the
needs and defend the budget.
Mr. Klaich stated that historically he has agreed with
presenting the base budget along with the priority requests,
but in light of the present conditions, he too agrees that
UCCSN should not present the priority requests at this time.
He raised the concern of appearing "realistic" inasmuch as
UCCSN will probably not receive any additional funding for
Dr. Derby stated that this decision is a very difficult one
to make. She stated that priorities 1 and 2 were very
compelling, however, priority 3 is very vital to the System.
Mr. Foley stated that during his service on the Board of
Regents the budget process has never changed. He felt very
strongly that the process needs to change with the times.
He felt that the Board has been placed in a very difficult
position and agreed with both Regents Gallagher and Berkley
on their views.
Mrs. Berkley stated that she was unsettled on the budget
process during the last legislative session, and once again
there is no time to change the process for this upcoming
session. She felt that the budget was put together back-
wards, and felt that UCCSN must correct these injustices.
The priority requests are UCCSN's ammunition to plea for
the needs of the System.
Chairman Sparks reminded the Board that prior to 1986 the
budget was presented very differently. A committee was
formed to review better funding for higher education. The
committee developed the current funding formula that is
most equitable for the System and if funded at 100% the
System would be in a much better financial situation; how-
ever, the Legislators have never fully funded the formulas
since they were developed.
Dr. Eardley requested a response from each of the Presidents
on how they feel about presenting the priority requests to
the Governor and Legislature.
Prior to the Presidents' remarks, Mr. Klaich stated that the
context in which he agreed with Mrs. Berkley and the way the
budget is put together has to do with some of the master
planning that UCCSN has been doing over the last few years
with Academic Affairs, and the Capital Improvements. It
feeds into the report on retention and attrition, and
through the process these issues are lost by acting on the
present budget process. He stated that he was not disagree-
ing that this isn't the best direction, but that by dealing
with those items piece-meal UCCSN somehow is never able to
deal with the larger philosophical issues that would allow
UCCSN to change the course of higher education in the State
of Nevada. He stated that if he were going to make such
change, he would give some real thought to how expensive it
is to educate a student at the Universities, and would try
to place a much greater emphasis on the transfer mission
of the Community Colleges by funding that mission appro-
priately. In addition, he would direct the senior insti-
tutions to enhance and strengthen their articulation by
taking advantage of some of the really wonderful teaching
that takes place in the first two years of a baccalaureate
degree at the Community College level by combining that
with higher entrance requirements. If not everyone can
afford education at the Universities, then UCCSN should be
willing to get the lion's share of the portion of the budget
to our Community Colleges. And, allow the Community Col-
leges to do things that will act in a more Campus-like at-
mosphere, which President Gwaltney has relayed to the Board
in the past. However, the Board never takes on those hard
issues and when it does, the Board takes the issues one by
one and gets ridiculed, and therefore, the Board retracts
the issues. He stated that the budget is then presented
and the Board passes the budget with frustration. He noted
that all the Presidents have the responsibility to take home
the bacon for their institutions, and have to fight for
their respective institutions. Mr. Klaich stated that if he
were going to try and come close to agreeing with Mr. Foley,
it seems that the Board is looking at a flat biennium for
State appropriations, whereas the Presidents have very lit-
tle to lose or gain by laying down their swords and looking
at a new way of doing business. It may be the only chance
of revising the way UCCSN distributes the appropriated funds
or UCCSN can forget it and go on with the same old futile
way it puts together budgets as always.
The Presidents agreed that the priority requests should be
presented because they represent the minimal needs of the
institutions which were derived from a lengthy list of
requests from each Campus. When questioned about enough
funds to recuperate the loss in the base budget and to
fully fund the formulas vs. the priority requests, Presi-
dent Maxson responded that the base budget is the number one
priority. Mrs. Gallagher posed another question where if
there were funding for the priority requests, would the
institutions spread the funding throughout the three re-
quests or fund them in order? President Crowley responded
that he hoped the Board would allow the Presidents to
negotiate and make recommendations should that be the case.
President Meacham was unavailable to discuss the priority
requests for his Campus, therefore discussion was continued
The open meeting recessed at 1:30 P.M. for lunch and reconvened
at 2:50 P.M. Thursday, August 27, 1992 with all Regents present
except Regents Foley and Hammargren.
A presentation was made by President Meacham to President Maxson
on behalf of the Student Government Associations at UNLV and
CCSN. UNLV's Student Government Association, CSUN, challenged
CCSN's Student Government Association, ASCCSN, to a softball game
on August 1. ASCC won the challenge, 37 to 24, therefore Presi-
dent Meacham presented a handkerchief with the score embroidered
on it to President Maxson. ASCCSN President Angel Chipman took
the opportunity to challenge CSUN to a basketball game in the
Dr. Hammargren returned to the meeting.
8. Approved 1993-95 Biennial Budget (continued)
President Meacham agreed that the priority requests should
be forwarded to the Governor and Legislators.
In addition, President Crowley requested Dr. David Mc Nelis
to address the misunderstanding in regard to EPSCoR funding.
Dr. Mc Nelis informed the Board that $1.3 million is needed
for the EPSCoR I program which represents the existing com-
mitment on the Campuses. He requested $1.4 million per
year as a matching fund for federal grants for new EPSCoR
programs in Nevada and that it be placed with priority
Dr. Derby moved approval of priority requests 1, 2 and 3,
as presented with the inclusion of $1.4 million per year
for EPSCoR to be placed in priority number 3. Dr.
Mr. Klaich requested clarification, and Dr. Mc Nelis ex-
plained that $1.3 million is needed to maintain the exist-
ing EPSCoR I program to be derived from the Estate Tax
funds, and $1.4 million is needed for EPSCoR III which is
for the future. He stated that the State withdrew EPSCoR
II request because of lack of funding. President Taranik
added that the federal government is shifting the financial
responsibilities back to the States. The NSF EPSCoR pro-
gram is a capstone program and represents great opportuni-
ties for Nevada. If Nevada wishes to continue to be a part
of this program, then a commitment is needed. He stated
that if funding is unavailable, Nevada could withdraw its
application that is due in November.
Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. Klaich voted against the motion.
9. Discussion on 1993-95 Tuition and Fees
On August 14, 1992 the following members of the Chancellor's
Fee Recommendation Committee met to review data and to make
a recommendation to the Chancellor on an appropriate level
of tuition and fees for the next biennium:
Regent representatives Sparks, Eardley, Derby, Whitley;
Student representatives Covington, Chapman, Dollison,
Campus representatives Ackerman, Aizley, Belanger,
Davies, Dhingra, Gwaltney, Maxson, Miltenberger;
Chancellor's Office representatives Dawson, Sparks,
Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research,
gave a brief overview of the Committee's work.
The Tuition Committee recommended the following fees for
the 1993-95 Biennium:
UCCSN FEES USING WICHE AVERAGE GUIDELINE
WITHOUT SURCHARGES INCLUDED IN 1992-93 BASE
Universities Undergrad. (UCCSN fees calculated using avg.
increase of last 5 years of 10.4% + 1%)
WICHE Average $69.00
UNR $56.80 $63.30
% Change 11.4% 11.4%
UNLV $56.80 $63.30
% Change 11.4% 11.4%
Universities Graduate (UCCSN fees calculated using avg.
increase of last 5 years of 11.2% + 1%)
WICHE Average $101.55
UNR $81.90 $91.90
% Change 12.2% 12.2%
UNLV $81.90 $91.90
% Change 12.2% 12.2%
Community Colleges (UCCSN fees calculated using average
increase of last 5 years of 7.4% + 1%)
WICHE Average $32.45
UCCSN $29.30 $31.80
% Change 8.4% 8.4%
Universities (UCCSN tuition calculated using avg. increase
of last 5 years of 17.6% + 1%)
WICHE Average $7403
UNR and UNLV $4625 $5485
% Change 18.6% 18.6%
WICHE Average $2574
UCCSN $3000 $3000
% Change ----- -----
In addition, the Committee further recommended that begin-
ning Fall 1994, 50% of all tuition and fee increases dedi-
cated to the State budget be earmarked for student financial
Chancellor Dawson recommended adoption of the above commit-
Mr. Klaich stated that he was very much in favor of the
current tuition and fee policy when it was first adopted,
but is now having difficulty with the steep fee increases
the policy is demanding. The increases do not relate to
the Nevada experience and is not very understandable by
students and their parents. He would much rather prefer a
policy that indicates the increases are for the betterment
of the citizens of the State and that a fair portion of the
burden is being placed upon them. He suggested that a
policy reflect a percentage of the budget for student fees.
He felt that by using the WICHE average it does not reflect
the needs in Nevada. He indicated that he would not vote
for a policy or increase that uses the WICHE average as the
indicator. He requested that this item be placed on the
October agenda for further discussion.
Upon questioning, Mr. Klaich explained that the surcharge
in the biennium budget was the driver due to the financial
exigency in the State of Nevada. This has caused a dispar-
ity in fees between the institutions.
Dr. Hammargren moved approval of a moratorium on fees for
two years with fees set at the current level plus the sur-
charge. Mrs. Berkley seconded.
Dr. Hammargren requested that Chancellor's staff review the
policy over the next two years in order for the Board to
consider a policy over the long run.
Mrs. Berkley stated that she was not inclined to approve a
tuition and fee increase as a last resort, but believed
that the financial situation has not changed, and there is
a need for a surcharge, and felt that a moratorium should
be tied in with some type of policy in order for the System
to defend its decision.
Dr. Derby spoke against the motion stating she did not feel
the Board of Regents could wait for two years for a policy
to be developed. She stated that 1) it would be an act of
bad faith to continue the surcharge; 2) the University fees
should be identical and that the surcharge causes a differ-
ence; and 3) the 50% of "new increases" to be earmarked for
student financial assistance should not include the sur-
Dr. Hammargren stated that Dr. Derby's third remark is not
reflected in the motion that is on the floor and he clari-
fied his motion by stating that there would not be an in-
crease of tuition and fees, but that the tuition and fees
would be the same as the surcharge fee and would not extend
the surcharge fee any further.
President Maxson preferred further discussion be held at
the Board's October meeting stating that to hold a discus-
sion and make a decision at this time is unfair to the
students who have been on Summer break during the Commit-
tee's deliberations. He indicated that the students did
agree to the fee increase, however they did not think that
the "surcharge" would sunset. The student leadership has
changed, and UNLV would agree to take a budget reduction
if the surcharge was not continued. He suggested that the
50% of all tuition and fee increases dedicated to the State
budget and earmarked for student financial assistance begin
Mrs. Gallagher agreed that the Board could not wait for two
years and stated that if UCCSN does not set fees, the Gov-
ernor's Office and/or Legislators could be reducing funding
in the System's budgets.
Dr. Eardley suggested that the surcharge be changed to a
fee. He stated that no one on this Board enjoys raising
tuition and fees. He suggested that the Board establish a
fee at the current rate for 1992-93.
President Crowley stated that he felt a policy should be in
place in order for the Board of Regents to negotiate with
the Governor and Legislators, but that the policy should be
deliberated by the Board over time. He agreed with dedicat-
ing a portion of the increase to student financial assist-
ance. He reminded the Board that the System once had a
moratorium on tuition and fees for a duration of 4 years.
The Legislature then raised the tuition and fees and that
is when students objected and the current policy was de-
veloped to raise tuition and fees in increments.
UNR Faculty Senate Chairman Ellen Pillard stated that UNR
has struggled with the budget reductions and has tried to
reduce the burden placed on students by increasing tuition
and fees. She stated that if approval was delayed it would
give the faculty and students time to consider a tuition
and fee policy.
Mr. Klaich felt that this policy is a "tax" on the middle
class student; i. e., scholarships for the "bright" and
financial assistance to the "poor".
UNR faculty member Jim Richardson stated that he supported
the recommendation as presented by the Chancellor and re-
minded the Board that WICHE figures are used in other ways
by the State to make comparisons.
Chancellor Dawson recommended that the Board of Regents
delay any action on the tuition and fees. He suggested
that the Board of Regents meet as a committee of the whole
to discuss this issue with student government representa-
tives and the Presidents.
Dr. Hammargren withdrew the motion. Mrs. Berkley agreed.
UNR Graduate Student Association President Laurence Doyle
expressed to the Board that student fees have increased by
55% and now the Board is requesting an 11% increase. He
felt that the Legislature should fund student financial
assistance. He appreciated that President Crowley and
Vice President Hoover had included the students in the
Mr. Klaich stated that education in Nevada is a bargain for
the students, however, the Board needs to look at the impact
on the System and develop a policy.
The open meeting recessed at 3:50 P.M. to move into committee
meetings and reconvened at 4:45 P.M. Thursday, August 27, 1992
with all Regents present except Regents Foley, Gallagher and
10. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee
A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee
meeting, held August 27, 1992, were made by Regent Daniel
(1) The Board of Regents, at its September 5-6, 1991 meet-
ing, deferred for one year the issuance of a UCCSN
RFP for commercial banking services. The conclusion
of the RFP process was to be a new contract commenc-
ing services in January, 1993.
Approved an extension of up to two years before going
to bid on commercial banking services due to the many
changes occurring in Nevada banks. The UCCSN Treasur-
er's Office is currently feeling the consequences of
the publicized bank mergers and needs this requested
time extension to protect the treasure functions for
UCCSN. Staff does not anticipate any beneficial
reductions in bank fees by an RFP process. In addi-
tion, the professional staff that would participate
in the new RFP process is heavily committed to imple-
menting the new accounting system involving every
The two-year extension, as approved, anticipates the
conclusion of the RFP process for commercial banking
services so that newly contracted services would begin
The Board will be kept informed of any changes in the
banking environment which would modify this request.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Investment Committee. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion
11. Approved UCCSN Code Amendments, Chapter 6
Approved the UCCSN Code amendments, as contained in Ref. D,
filed with the permanent minutes.
6.2.4 Sexual Harassment
6.8.2 Investigation, Informal Resolution or
Recommendations for Hearing
6.12.3 Appointment of the Special Hearing Committee
6.12.8 Summary of Time Limits
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the UCCSN Code amendments as
listed above. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
12. Information Only: Amendment, Regents' Bylaws
Regent Derby requested approval of an amendment to the Re-
gents' Bylaws, Article VI, Section 3(g), as contained in
Ref. E, filed in the Regents' Office, which deals with the
composition of the Status of Women Committee. This will
constitute the first reading of the proposed amendment,
with Board action to be taken at the October 8-9, 1992
13. Approved Handbook Amendment, Intercollegiate Athletics
Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10,
Section 17.4.f(1) and (2), Policies Concerning University
Intercollegiate Athletics, as contained in Ref. F, filed
in the Regents' Office.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook amendment regard-
ing Policies Concerning University Intercollegiate Athlet-
ics. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved Handbook Amendment, Foundations Administrative and
Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10,
Section 9, UCCSN and Member Institution Foundations Adminis-
trative and Accounting Guidelines, as contained in Ref. G,
filed in the Regents' Office.
9.3 Expenditures of Grant Authorization
9.4 Expenditures of General Administration --
Chancellor Dawson recommends the deletion which
calls for the Foundations to reimburse the in-
stitution for services rendered inasmuch as the
Foundations receive certain funds and those
funds should be used for the purposes for which
they were given; i. e., scholarships, specific
programs or projects, etc.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook amendment regard-
ing UCCSN and Member Institution Foundations Administrative
and Accounting Guidelines. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion
The open meeting recessed at 4:55 P.M. and reconvened at 9:10
A.M. Friday, August 28, 1992 with all Regents present except Re-
15. Report and Recommendations of the Research Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Research Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held August 28, 1992, were made by Regent
Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman.
(1) Information Only: NSF/EPSCoR Report - Dr. David
Lightner, Project Director, presented the National
Science Foundation/Experimental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research in Nevada (NSF/EPSCoR) report to
the Committee and distributed the "Final Report to the
National Science Foundation" to members of the Board
of Regents, filed in the Regents' Office.
Dr. Lightner reported that Nevada EPSCoR has been a
success since its creation in 1986. Since then,
nationally competitive scientists have increased 5-
fold, $3.9 million in new equipment has been added,
federal and private funding has increased 5-fold,
yearly research productivity has increased 50%, and
the number of graduate students in research has in-
Mrs. Gallagher expressed her pleasure with the progress
of the EPSCoR program and highly commended Dr. Lightner
for his efforts. President Maxson agreed with Mrs.
Gallagher and stated that Dr. Lightner was the person
who made the program such a success. Chancellor Dawson
stated that the System owned Dr. Lightner much thanks
for his endeavor with the EPSCoR program.
In response to the accolades, Dr. Lightner stated that
he was pleased to be associated with the program and
that he has worked with several outstanding persons who
have donated much energy and time to the program; he
(2) Dr. David Mc Nelis, UNLV Associate Vice President for
Research, presented the UCCSN Research Affairs Coun-
cil's recommendations for the design of the Nevada Re-
gents' Researcher Award medal, which was approved.
The actual size for the proposed medal is 2 inches in
diameter and 1/8 inches thick. The medal would be
stamped using Nevada silver and the impression on the
front side would be from the stamping. The reverse
side, because it would include the awardee's name and
the year of the award, would be engraved. The cost of
purchasing in dozen lots would be approximately $185
(3) Information Only: New EPSCoR Grant - UCCSN has re-
ceived a $500,000 EPSCoR grant. Dr. David Mc Nelis
will serve as the project director. Mr. Mc Nelis
reported that the grant will provide training for 14
graduate students who will receive a stipend of ap-
proximately $18,000 per year for two years. Their
practicum will be performed at one of the national
laboratories or Nevada facilities.
Dr. Mc Nelis reported that Nevada has received $100,000
from the National Science Foundation to employ a state-
wide director. A national search is in progress for
the directorship and the Selection Committee has nar-
rowed the application pool to 3 persons. The search
committee will continue its deliberations and report
back to the committee.
(4) Information Only: Announcement of Meetings - Dr. David
Mc Nelis announced that several national meetings will
be held in the near future:
National NSF/EPSCoR Meeting in Las Vegas, NSF has
provided $150,000 to Nevada to sponsor the meeting
NISET, NSF has provided $10,000 to Nevada to spon-
sor the conference in November.
National Technical Innovating Meeting will be held
September 3-4, 1992.
(5) Information Only: Future Activities - Dr. David Mc
Nelis stated that the UCCSN Research Affairs Council
will begin the selection process for the Regents'
Dr. David Mc Nelis stated that the UCCSN Research
Affairs Council will be discussing a "Creativity
Award" and will report back to the Committee at its
Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Research Affairs Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.
The open meeting recessed at 9:11 A.M. to move into committee
meetings and reconvened at 9:50 A.M. Friday, August 28, 1992 with
all Regents present.
16. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic
A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on
Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting, held August 28, 1992, were
made by Regent June Whitley, Chairman.
(1) Information Only: Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force -
At its June meeting, the Committee voted to establish
a Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force composed of citizens
of the State that will meet from time to time with
UCCSN members of the ad hoc Committee and assist them
in their work. Chairman Whitley presented a list of
nominees to serve on the Statewide Task Force, filed
in the Regents' Office. She requested that complete
address, title and phone number information be supplied
to Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Re-
search, on those nominees with incomplete information.
(2) Information Only: Campus Ethnic Minority Affairs
Committees - Chairman Whitley stated that a video
conference meeting with all the Chairmen of the in-
stitutions' Ethnic Minority Affairs Committees will
be scheduled in October. Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Direc-
tor of Institutional Research, requested Committee mem-
bers to submit suggestions for agenda topics for the
(3) Information Only: Future Activities - Chairman Whitley
stated that she will prepare an invitation in September
to the nominees to serve on the Statewide Task Force.
The October meeting with the institutions will address
the mandate for the Statewide Task Force.
Chairman Whitley requested Committee members to submit
ethnic minority issues to Mrs. Steinberg.
(4) New Business
A. Public - Mr. Jessie Sattwhite, Black Alumni Associ-
ation President, addressed the Committee stating
that UNR has consistently discriminated against
former black athletes. He stated he had previously
attended a meeting with Chancellor Mark Dawson and
Regent Daniel J. Klaich in which various issues
were discussed. Mr. Sattwhite informed the Commit-
tee that there is a high percentage of black ath-
letes who do not graduate after they lose their
playing eligibility. He has requested financial
assistance for two former athletes and stated that
President Crowley had reneged on the assistance.
President Crowley stated that UNR belongs to the
National Consortium for Academics and Sports,
which aids all returning athletes. He stated that
UNR has graduated several former athletes who have
participated in this program. President Crowley
requested Mr. Sattwhite to supply him with the
names of the two former athletes and if they should
meet the criteria for the program he would grant
them financial assistance. Mr. Sattwhite did not
respond to President Crowley's request and threat-
ened to picket the first home football game.
Dr. Hammargren requested the criteria for the pro-
gram to aid returning athletes be sent to all the
members of the Board of Regents.
Mr. Foley requested Chancellor Dawson to contact
Mr. Sattwhite to discuss the issue and try to
resolve the matter in a diplomatic way. Mrs.
Sparks suggested that a current black athlete also
contact Mr. Sattwhite to request that the football
game not be picketed. President Crowley stated
that he would be available to discuss this issue
at any time.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the ad hoc Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. Mrs.
Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
The open meeting recessed at 9:51 A.M. to move into committee
meetings and reconvened at 10:40 A.M. Friday, Auust 28, 1992,
with all Regents present.
17. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held August 28, 1992, were made by Regent Jill
(1) Approved the change in the degree title of an existing
program from the B. S. in Radiologic Technology with a
major in Health Physics to the B. S. in Health Physics
at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Re-
This program is currently one of 4 major concentrations
under the B. S. in Radiologic Technology. However, the
Health Physics major now differs from the other 3 con-
centrations, as it focuses on science and mathematics-
based coursework, rather than solely on medical imaging
technologies. In order to bring the program into com-
pliance with national academic guidelines of the Health
Physics Society, it is recommended that the program be
separate from the Department of Radiological Sciences.
No modifications in the existing curriculum are requir-
ed. There is no financial impact associated with this
(2) Information Only: Time Frames for Campus Master Plan-
ning Documents - Current Board of Regents' policy calls
for the following time frames to be used in master
Community Colleges: 4 years, with updates every
Universities : 10 years, with updates every
Desert Research : 5 years
A discussion was held concerning amending the policy
to shorten these time frames in order to respond to
the changing needs of the Campuses and to the time
schedule of the legislative planning report. Vice
Chancellor John Richardson suggested that a 4-year
plan should be implemented for UCCSN, and in order to
provide a comprehensive plan the following documents
should be in place:
System Mission Statement
Institutional Mission Statements
Institutional Academic Master Plans
These 4 documents will also aid in the budget planning
process particularly in stating new priorities for
He reviewed and discussed the documents contained in
Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents' Office. He stated
that UCCSN has made tremendous progress in the last
1 1/2 years and commended the System. If the Com-
mittee is in agreement with his proposed plan, he
will continue to work on the process and report back
to the Committee in October.
Mrs. Gallagher commended Chairman Derby on her efforts
towards the development of the System Academic Master
Plan and stated that she felt Dr. Richardson is a great
addition to UCCSN.
President Calabro stated that he has worked both at the
System level and the institutional level, and felt that
there is a need for sensitivity of the System requests
which the proposed plan seems to address. A systematic
approach is needed so that institutions can schedule
their planning activities.
Vice Chancellor Richardson stated that Ref. AA-2 con-
tained a draft of the System Mission Statement and
requested the Committee to review the statement and
submit comments to his office. Chairman Derby stated
that the Board of Regents should be involved in the
drafting of this statement and requested that the
statement be placed on the Board of Regents' agenda
in November for consideration.
(3) Information Only: Report on Academic Affairs Committee
Retreat - An academic planning retreat was held on July
21, 1992 which focused on UCCSN academic issues, with a
special emphasis on the development of new programs at
the Campuses and program review activities.
At the retreat Chairman Jill Derby gave an overview of
the UCCSN academic planning process, relating that in
November, 1991 at the Regents' Workshop, a session was
held on planning which resulted in the publication of
the "UCCSN Strategic Directions". She stated that this
retreat is another step in that planning process.
Representatives from each institution reported on their
internal planning process: Dr. Bob Hoover, UNR; Dr.
John Unrue, UNLV; Dr. Bill Bishop, DRI; Dr. Herb
Peebles, CCSN; Mr. Bill Bonaudi, NNCC; Dr. John Scally,
TMCC; Dr. Lori Peterson, WNCC; and Mrs. Karen Steinberg
Those in attendance at the retreat were divided into
discussion groups. The morning session dealt with the
question, "What will be the impact of budget cuts on
new programs?" At lunchtime, each group reported on
their discussions. The afternoon session dealt with
program review, and again, each group reported.
Each group chose a representative to serve on a sub-
committee with Mrs. Steinberg to compile data and
prepare a report for the Committee to be presented at
the October Board of Regents' meeting.
(4) Information Only: Academic Symposium - One of the
recommendations from the academic planning retreat was
to hold a statewide symposium on education. Chairman
Derby suggested that the public sector be invited to
submit its input on higher education by possibly con-
ducting a survey or publishing a newspaper advertise-
ment requesting input.
Mrs. Berkley stated that it is important for the System
to interact with the public sector. UCCSN must get its
message across to the citizens of Nevada that higher
education is a partnership with government and business
Mr. Klaich responded by stating that the institutions
already have strong community relation efforts going
on, such as advisory boards consisting of the public
sector, and the Leadership Forum that is conducted
every year by UNR.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tion of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Hammargren
seconded. Motion carried.
18. Report and Recommendation of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held August 26, 1992, were made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher,
(1) Mr. Bill Hartman, Mr. Glen Storer and Mr. Dennis Gauger
of Deloitte & Touche discussed with the Committee the
pre-audit planning conference for the June 30, 1992
The representatives of Deloitte & Touche, external
auditing firm, have met with Internal Audit Director
Sandi Cardinal, Internal Audit staff, and institution
controllers to discuss the planned audit. Mr. Storer
stated that the final field work will begin in the
South on August 31, 1992 and in the North in September
8, 1992. The consolidated financial statements will
be completed and reported at the December, 1992 Board
of Regents' Audit Committee meeting; the individual
Campus audits will be completed and reported at the
January, 1993 Board of Regents' Audit Committee meet-
ing; and the report on federal grants and contracts
will be reported in the Spring of 1993.
Mr. Storer stated that he welcomed the opportunity to
hear from this Committee on either further directions
or questions regarding the auditing procedures.
Dr. Eardley requested that the external auditing team
make a formal presentation on the auditing procedure
to the full Board, and Chairman Gallagher added that
an internal auditing presentation be also made.
(2) Approved the extension of the external auditor contract
Deloitte & Touche for 2 years with an annual review.
Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal stated that
Deloitte & Touche were awarded a 3-year contract with
a 3-year option to renew. She has met with the in-
stitution controllers and General Counsel Klasic to
discuss the possibility of retaining Deloitte & Touche
due to the newly established on-line financial account-
ing system, College and University Financial System
(CUFS). The controllers were all in agreement to re-
tain their services for up to 2 years. Mrs. Cardinal
suggested extending the contract for 2 years and then
going to bid for external auditing services.
Chairman Gallagher posed the question of extending the
contract for 1 year with a review of services at the
end of the year, and Mr. Storer stated that Deloitte &
Touche has considered that option and would be willing
to serve in that capacity.
Chairman Gallagher questioned if it was ethical to have
the Selection Committee members be those employees who
are the ones responsibile for the institutional audits.
She suggested that members of the Board of Regents
should serve on the Selection Committee. Mr. Hartman
stated that it was not unusual for the Selection Com-
mittee members be those who are directly involved in
the audit process, because they are usually the most
knowledgeable of that process. Mrs. Cardinal added
that in the past the Selection Committee presented 3
recommendations to the Audit Committee, who then made
the final selection.
Mr. Hartman expressed his appreciation for the Com-
mittee's vote of confidence and stated that Deloitte
& Touche will continue to improve its services to
UCCSN. He invited the Committee to call the firm
with any questions or concerns.
(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the CCSN Health Sciences Center, July 1, 1991
through January 31, 1992. The audit report is filed
in the Regents' Office.
Mr. Herb Peebles, CCSN Vice President of Academic Af-
fairs, stated that Dr. Berg was not employed at the
beginning of the audit process, but since his employ-
ment many issues have already been addressed.
(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the BCN Professional Food-Service Management,
September 1, 1990 through August 31, 1991. The audit
report is filed in the Regents' Office.
Mr. Tom Judy, UNR Controller, stated that UNR had
requested this audit because UNR is approaching the
time to begin the bid process in awarding the food
service contract for next Fall, which services UNR,
TMCC and the University Inn.
Mrs. Whitley suggested that it be made mandatory that
the food service only provide services when either a
Limited Purchase Order or Purchase Order is submitted
prior to the event. However, Mrs. Cardinal stated
that there may be rare emergencies that Departments
could not abide by that suggestion and there should
be some flexibility.
(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the UNR Grants and Contracts, July 1, 1990
through September 30, 1991. The audit report is
filed in the Regents' Office.
(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the UNR Associated Students of the University
of Nevada, Reno, July 1, 1990 through February 29,
1992. The audit report is filed in the Regents' Of-
(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the UNLV Office of Undergraduate Admissions,
Fall 1991. The audit report is filed in the Regents'
After a lengthy discussion on tentative admissions,
Chairman Gallagher suggested that UCCSN's policy on
tentative admissions should be reviewed and directed
Senior Internal Auditor John Love to coordinate the
(8) Information Only: Internal Audit Director Sandi
Cardinal presented the follow-up report of the UNLV
CSUN, July 1, 1990 through May 31, 1991. The follow-
up report is filed in the Regents' Office.
Mrs. Whitley suggested that the Business Centers
(North and South) orient the student organization
managers after each turnover in student government.
(9) New Business - Chancellor Dawson announced that Mrs.
Sandi Cardinal has been appointed as Project Director
of the Human Resource system that is coming on line
for all institutions. Mr. John Love will perform the
responsibilities of serving as staff to the Audit Com-
Chairman Gallagher welcomed Mr. Love and extended her
appreciation to Mrs. Cardinal for all her service to
the Audit Committee. Mrs. Whitley stated that she has
worked with Mrs. Cardinal for several years and extend-
ed her appreciation for her efficient work to the
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the audit reports and rec-
ommendations made to the Audit Committee. Dr. Derby second-
ed. Motion carried.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to extend the contract to
Deloitte & Touche for 2 years with an annual review in
selecting external auditors. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion
19. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee
A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-
tee meeting held August 27, 1992 were made by Regent Jill
(1) Information Only: Student Surveys - Chairman Derby
stated that the upcoming year will be dedicated to
student issues. Ms. Jill Winter, UNR Service Center
for Applied Research, discussed the proposed student
survey instrument. She suggested that a randon mail-
ing to female students be implemented and was hopeful
that the process would be completed by the end of the
Spring 1993 semester.
(2) Information Only: Educational Efforts - Chairman Derby
stated that a recommendation for educational efforts on
the part of the institutions was passed late last
Spring, and noted that the institutions probably have
not had much time to address this issue. She requested
an update from the institutions on their progress. The
institution Presidents or their representatives pro-
ceeded to report on progress each institution has made
in their education efforts on sexual harassment.
Chairman Derby noted that one of the problems at the
institutions was with communicating to the students
how to deal with sexual harassment, and she suggested
that some ways to reach students might include placing
posters throughout the Campus, holding programs with
residential life and sororities, placing advertisements
in the student newspapers, and sponsoring an "Awareness
Week" around the issue of sexual harassment.
(3) Information Only: November Workshop - Plans for the
workshop on sexual harassment to be held on Friday
morning, November 20, 1992 during the Regents' meeting
are under way.
(4) Information Only: Status of Handbook and UCCSN Code
Changes - Chairman Derby stated that a summary of
the status of the changes to the Handbook and UCCSN
Code was prepared by General Counsel Don Klasic and
Research Analyst Tamela Gorden and was sent to the
Campus Advisory Committee Chairs and the members of
the Regents' Committee on Status of Women. Copies
will be sent to the remaining Regents.
Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Status of Women Committee. Mr. Klaich second-
ed. Motion carried.
The open meeting recessed at 10:55 A.M. to move into committee
meetings and reconvened at 11:40 A.M. Friday, August 28, 1991
with all Regents present.
20. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison
A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison
Committee meeting, held August 28, 1992, were made by
Regent Shelley Berkley, Chairman.
(1) Information Only: Planned Campus Legislative Activi-
ties - Presidents and/or their representatives reported
on legislative liaison activities which have been
planned for the Fall, up to the convening of the 1993
Nevada State Legislature.
Chairman Berkley requested that all correspondence and
schedule of meetings between institutions and Legisla-
tors or key government officials be submitted to Ms.
Pamela Galloway, Director of Public Information. Cam-
pus representatives agreed to forward all such corre-
spondence so a master calendar can be compiled. Mrs.
Sparks requested that all correspondence be copied to
her and Chairman Berkley by Ms. Galloway.
(2) Information Only: Report on Legislative Communica-
tions Network - Dr. Bob Dickens, UNR Director of
Government Relations, presented a progress report on
the legislative communications network efforts. He
has been working closely with a graduate student tech-
nician in developing a software application that will
bridge the system mailing lists with the various
Senate/Assembly districts. Dr. Dickens stated that
during the month of October he will train selected
Campus personnel throughout the System on the network
(3) New Business - Chairman Berkley stated that it was
imperative that the Campuses keep Ms. Galloway informed
on all institution legislative activities.
Chairman Berkley stated that she will schedule a meet-
ing in September with the Campuses' Legislative Net-
work to discuss legislative issues, and will report
back to the Legislative Liaison Committee in October.
Chairman Berkley stated that the months of November
and December are very important to the legislative
mission. During that time the institutions must ex-
ternalize their efforts, and she suggested that PBS
advertisements would be an excellent source to com-
municate to the citizens of Nevada the needs of higher
education. Meetings with service clubs would be an-
other good source of communication.
President Meacham suggested that the Reno and Las Vegas
Chambers of Commerce be contacted to see if they will
be sponsoring meetings as in the past, during which
the northern legislative representatives meet in Las
Vegas with the community and southern Legislators meet
Chairman Berkley suggested that since voter registra-
tion is low, institutions may want to sponsor voter
registration on their Campuses, such as CCSN has done
during this last year.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded.
The open meeting recessed at 11:45 A.M. to move into the TMCC
Foundation meeting and reconvened at 11:46 A.M. Friday, August
28, 1992 with all Regents present.
21. Approved Report on Legislative Commission Investigation
The Board heard a report from General Counsel Klasic on the
Legislative Commission Investigation and approved forward-
ing UCCSN documents to the Commission as soon as the legal-
ities are met.
A. Release of Close Meeting Minutes
The Open Meeting Law states that:
"Minutes of meetings closed pursuant to NRS 241.030
become public records when the body determines that
the matters discussed no longer require confiden-
tiality and the person whose character, conduct,
competence or health was discussed has consented to
their disclosure ..."
Richard Wright, attorney for the UCCSN in the Legisla-
tive Commission investigation, requests that the Board
agree to the disclosure to the Commission's investiga-
tors of the minutes of the Board's June 3, 1991 closed
meeting with Jerry Tarkanian and the minutes of any
subsequent closed meetings of the Board regarding the
resignation of Mr. Tarkanian, the acceptance of that
resignation and related events subsequent to the resig-
nation, subject to the consent of persons discussed
in the meeting(s) to such disclosure or deletion of
their identities in the event of such disclosure, as
well as subject to Mr. Wright's best professional
judgement that such disclosure would not injure the
UCCSN's legal interests.
B. Status of Chancellor's Report to the Legislative
At its June 9, 1992 special meeting, the Board author-
ized the Chancellor to compile and forward information
to the Legislative Commission regarding the resignation
of Jerry Tarkanian, the acceptance of that resignation
and related events subsequent to the resignation as well
as any additional information requested from the Chan-
cellor by the Legislative Commission. There will be a
status report on this matter and any additional action
the Board deems necessary may be considered and taken.
General Counsel Klasic reviewed activities to date:
The Legislative Commission had obtained two attorneys,
Mr. Lewis Palazzo and Mr. Robert Murdock, to handle
the investigation for no fee. An August 18, 1992 news
article announced their resignation from the case be-
cause of their concern that the "subjects of the in-
vestigation might try to take legal action" against
them. In the same article they accused the University
of stalling their inquiry.
In a news article on August 27, 1992, Mr. Palazzo
indicated that "people from the University faction"
suggested the attorneys would be sued when the Commis-
sion began issuing subpoenas.
In that same article Mr. James Mc Gaughey, an Assembly-
man and member of the Commission who was taking over
the Chairmanship of the investigation from Senator
Vergiels, related that the University was stonewalling
and withholding the report.
The University has prepared reports, which have not
been released because of legal aspects:
1) Mr. Tarkanian has not yet given a release from
the civility clause in his resignation contract
in which the University pledged not to make neg-
ative comments against Mr. Tarkanian. General
Counsel Klasic indicated that Mr. Tarkanian has
been violating that provision since about
February, 1992. The University has hired Mr.
Richard Wright to handle this Commission in-
2) There are Federal privacy statutes involved con-
cerning residency of a woman basketball player
whom the University has not been able to con-
tact because she is now overseas. Without that
release, the Buckley Act becomes an important
factor in the case.
On July 8, 1992, in a telephone conversation between
Mr. Palazzo and Mr. Murdock and General Counsel Klasic
and Mr. Bradley Booke, UCCSN Assistant General Counsel,
General Counsel Klasic suggested and encouraged that
the Commission issue subpoenas because providing in-
formation under a subpoena conveys a privilege; there-
fore the University could not be sued. Also discussed
1) A request that the Commission attorneys should
send an official notice of the complaint, the
parameters of the investigation, and any dead-
lines. The Commission attorneys asked whether
General Counsel Klasic had not read the news-
papers for this information.
2) A request for information on how the interviews
would be held, with the Commission attorneys
indicating they did not wish to have attorneys
present, nor did they wish to have transcripts
made of the interviews.
General Counsel Klasic pointed out that this manner of
holding interviews was the exact way the NCAA conducted
investigations, and it is the way the Nevada Supreme
Court in Tarkanian vs. NCAA declared that was a viola-
tion of due process of law. It is also the method
which the Nevada Legislature decided was contrary to
public policy so a law was passed against it.
July 8, 1992, after the above conversation, General
Counsel Klasic telephoned Mr. Wright to inform him
that he was to cooperate fully with Mr. Palazzo and
Mr. Murdock. On that same date, Mr. Wright contacted
the two attorneys, related that information, and set
up a meeting for the next day.
July 9, 1992, Mr. Wright met with Mr. Palazzo and Mr.
Murdock, pledged cooperation and again explained that
the University report was not yet forwarded because of
possible legal action by persons concerned who must
give a release. Again, the two attorneys indicated
they did not want to subpoena someone and face a law
suit by UNLV. Mr. Wright assured them that UNLV in-
tended to cooperate, not litigate. They also indicated
to Mr. Wright that they had no rules for the investiga-
tion, and that whatever information they gathered would
be made public.
The video tapes of the basketball practice at UNLV in
October 1991 were delivered to Mr. Murdock and Mr.
Palazzo on July 14, 1992. These tapes had been made
public in 1991 and were made available to a number of
newspapers across the country. Mr. Roy Smith, attorney
for Mr. Tim Grgurich, who is a former coach at UNLV and
who has filed a law suit against the University, wrote
Mr. Wright stating that future dissemination of the
tapes would cause a suit for damages or injunction re-
lief against dissemination. General Counsel Klasic
indicated that if that information is disseminated or
made public by the Commission's attorneys, it could be
the cause for their concern over law suits by "Univer-
sity factions", although that would not be from the
On July 23, 1992, Mr. Wright sent a letter to Mr. Chuck
Thompson, Mr. Tarkanian's attorney, requesting that he
release the University from suit over information the
University might release to the Commission concerning
Coach Tarkanian, and/or Richard Perry.
On July 24, 1992, Mr. Thompson replied with a limit to
that release, which agreed only to the release of in-
formation to the Commission, but not to anyone else.
That was not agreeable to the University inasmuch as
the Commission, and the two attorneys, have already
stated they would make all information public. If
the Commission released information on Mr. Tarkanian,
the University could be sued.
On July 31, 1992, Mr. Bruce Judd, Mr. Wright's partner,
wrote Mr. Thompson asking for reconsideration of the
On July 28, 1992, Mr. Murdock contacted Mr. Judd and
asked when the University would release its information,
with the reply that the University was dealing with the
privacy statute that his client, the Legislature, had
enacted, that the University intended to cooperate,
but it was important to clear up the legal questions.
On August 4, 1992, another news article indicated that
Mr. Murdock and Mr. Palazzo had made an agreement with
the Tarkanian supporters, and announced they would like
a "simultaneous delivery of documents" on the part of
everyone who has documents to turn in. However, this
was only announced in the press; nothing was received
by the University in writing or verbally.
On August 13, 1992, Ms. Katherine Freeburg, attorney in
the firm of Giles and Burkhalter, who also represent
Mr. Tarkanian, called to discuss the release from Mr.
Tarkanian. Mr. Wright explained why the University
wanted a general release rather than a limited release,
and asked Ms. Freeburg to submit a draft document.
Nothing had been received at the time of this report.
In answer to a question, General Counsel Klasic ex-
plained that he did not know whether Ms. Freeburg was
replacing Mr. Thompson in this matter.
On August 18, 1992, the newspaper carried the item
that Mr. Murdock and Mr. Palazzo had resigned from the
On August 21, 1992, Mr. Kurt Lenhard, attorney repre-
senting the University in the law suit filed by Mr.
Grgurich, received a letter from Mr. Roy Smith concern-
ing this item (25) on the Regents' August meeting agen-
da.. Mr. Smith, on behalf of this client, objected to
the release of the closed session minutes.
The University has the following reports prepared and
ready for release once the legal ramifications are met:
Tarkanian resignation - 23 pages, with 41
exhibits consisting of approximately 625 pages.
Alleged ticket scalping - 9 pages. However,
awaiting further exhibits from a private
attorney representing a party involved.
UNLV Foundation - 6 pages, with approximtely
250 pages of exhibits.
Mr. Melvin Love, student - 3 pages.
Tuition/residency issue - 5 pages.
Video taping - 8 pages.
Before the documents can be released, the following are
1) Mr. Tarkanian's consent relative to any informa-
tion pertaining to the resignation agreement.
2) Student's consent on the residency/tuition
3) Regents' consent to release the minutes of the
June 3, 1991 personnel session. Also, consents
from any person(s) who may have been discussed
in those minutes. An alternative, is to delete
the name of the person(s) discussed.
Senator Vergiels resigned as Chairman of the Legislative
Commission Investigation Committee. Assemblyman Mc
Gaughey, the new Chairman, has indicated in a newspaper
interview that he would issue subpoenas. The University
is not opposed to this.
Mr. Foley stated that he felt the June 3, 1991 executive
session was an investigation into the Tarkanian resignation.
He agreed to releasing the minutes of that meeting if it
would not violate the Open Meeting Law. General Counsel
Klasic agreed that the only way those minutes could be
released, even if a subpoena was served, was to comply with
the statute, namely, the consent of the Board, and the con-
sent of those involved in the minutes. General Counsel
Klasic explained that Item 25 A, which deals with the re-
lease of the minutes, contains safeguards: release the
minutes "subject to the consent of the persons discussed
in the meeting(s) to such disclosure, or deletion of their
identities in the event of such disclosure, as well as sub-
ject to Mr. Wright's best professional judgement that such
disclosure wouldn't injure the UCCSN's legal interests."
General Counsel Klasic added that he would interpret that
as not only the institution, UCCSN, but the members of the
Board individually and officially.
Mr. Foley moved that the Board obtain the release of the
June 3, 1991 closed session investigative meeting held by
the Board, and at which Mr. Tarkanian and his 3 attorneys
were present. Mr. Klaich seconded.
Mr. Foley added to the motion the phrase, "subject to the
conditions indicated in Item 25 A of the agenda of the Board
meeting of August 27-28, 1992". Mr. Klaich agreed.
Motion carried without dissent.
Mr. Klaich moved that General Counsel memorialize in writing
to the Commission that subpoenas be issued on this matter
for the purpose not in hindering the investigation, but to
aid in the investigation. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Mrs. Berkley stated she was concerned with the negative
press the University and the Regents have been receiving
and questioned whether something could not be done about it.
General Counsel Klasic stated that the University and the
Regents are the victims of their own good faith effort to
comply with the Commission's requests.
Motion carried without dissent.
Chairman Sparks asked that a summary of General Counsel
Klasics remarks be prepared for distribution to the press,
or to anyone who might wish it.
Mr. Klaich contended that since the University had not re-
ceived a specificity of charges, the Commission should be
given whatever information we have and let them ask ques-
tions. General Counsel Klasic agreed, but added that a
message needs to be delivered that these poeple are deal-
ing with the lives, reputations and careers of people and
they can't afford to "slough off" due process of law and
destroy people arbitrarily. He stated that if one is going
to play this very serious game, then it had better be play-
Mr. Klaich agreed, and added that was exactly the reason
the Board has handled this matter as it has -- to "protect
individuals, from Mr. Tarkanian right on down".
Dr. Hammargren stated he was an advocate of releasing in-
formation and suggested that all information concerning
the sports program at UNLV be released.
Dr. Hammargren moved that the Board disclose the events sub-
sequent to the resignation and the closed meetings of the
Board, subject to the safeguards provided in Item 25 of the
Board of Regents' agenda for the meeting of August 27-28,
1992.. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried without dis-
There arose a question of whether the information, once
turned over to the Legislative Commission, would become
public. General Counsel Klasic stated that he did not
know, that during the course of an investigation, informa-
tion gathered in the investigation may be kept confidential,
but once the investigation is over, it probably does become
The open meeting recessed at 12:40 P.M. for lunch and reconvened
at 1:25 P.M. Friday, August 28, 1992 with all Regents present.
22. Information Only: Land Acquisition in Clark County
Chancellor Dawson gave a status report on the proposed land
acquisition in Clark County, Ref. H is filed in the Regents'
In addition, an accounting of the amount and purpose of the
sums expended to date on the proposed land acquisition in
Clark County was given, as contained in Ref. I and an
additional document which was distributed at the meeting.
The document contains the breakdown of expenditures for the
Land Study, UNLV/CCSN by Robert Mc Caffery.
Mrs. Gallagher questioned how the $10,000 that was given by
the System was used, and Dr. Hammargren responded that it
was used for a model of the property that was presented to
the Regents, and for mailings and publicity to raise support
for the project. Chairman Sparks requested that a list of
these expenditures be submitted to Chancellor Dawson.
Mr. Klaich questioned if the Board should continue pursuing
this venture, and Dr. Hammargren distributed a letter dated
August 29, 1992 from Mr. Robert Mc Caffery which explains
the litigation status of the property and recommends that
an Executive Committee be established by President Maxson
to review and expand upon the "land use plan".
President Maxson stated that this issue must be resolved.
He explained that UNLV is certainly interested in any land
that is available, however, a letter dated July 1, 1992
from the Clark County Commission stated that Clark County
will not be releasing the land at this time. He felt that
the formation of a committee would demonstrate a "hostile
take over" and indicated that UNLV is not interested in
expending additional funding on this issue at this time.
President Maxson suggested that UNLV would contact the
Clark County Commission to request that if the land would
become available in the future to keep UNLV in mind for
23. Approved Campus Role and Mission Statements
Approved the role and mission statements on DRI, UNLV and
UNR. Vice Chancellor Richardson explained that these docu-
ments would be contained in the Academic Plans and would
be subject to further review. The report, "Strategic
Directions for the University and Community College System
of Nevada", approved by the Board of Regents in January,
1992, identified the review and revision of role and mis-
sion statements as a first priority in systemwide academic
The statements for the Desert Research Institute, University
of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno are
contained in Ref. J, filed in the Regents' Office (UNR sub-
mitted a revised document at the meeting).
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the role and mission state-
ments of DRI, UNLV and UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion
24. Approved Board of Regents' Organization Review Plans
At its June meeting the Board discussed addressing "...is-
sues of concern regarding its governing process by under-
taking a review of its manner of operating as an elected
Board, as well as its relation to the staff designated to
serve the Board." The Board unanimously agreed to appoint
a committee consisting of the Chairman of the Board, Vice
Chairman of the Board, Regent Derby, and the Chancellor
"... to develop a plan as to how the Board should proceed
on the organizational review and report back to the Board
at the next regularly scheduled meeting with input from
other Board members."
Vice Chairman Eardley, Regent Derby, the Chancellor, and
key staff members met on July 9 and prepared the following
recommendations for the Board's consideration:
A. That the Board Chairman, Vice Chairman, Regent Derby,
Director of Community College Affairs Burris, and Vice
Chancellor Richardson prepare a relatively brief ques-
tionnaire for distribution to Regents, Presidents, and
Board executive staff. The questionnaire will give each
respondent an opportunity to pinpoint his/her specific
areas of concern. Replies will be anonymous.
B. Mr. Burris and Dr. Richardson will use the questionnaire
replies as the basis for conducting focused interviews
with all individuals in the above groups. The inter-
views will seek to more clearly identify areas in which
respondents feel Board and staff performance might be
improved and how that might be accomplished. They will
then prepare a report summarizing their findings and
recommendations for review by Board members and the
Chancellor. It is felt that Mr. Burris and Dr. Richard-
son are particularly well-suited to conduct such an
analysis and to prepare recommendations for considera-
tion given the fresh perspective they bring to the
System coupled with their considerable experience work-
ing successfully with multi-Campus governing boards in
It is further requested that the Board contract with a
conflict resolution team to work with them.
C. The Board should proceed to plan a December Board work-
shop with a mentor from the Association of Governing
Boards on the general subject "Improving Board Effec-
tiveness". Part of the AGB process will involve comple-
tion of an AGB prepared Board self-study questionnaire.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of recommendations A, B and C to
aid in the Board of Regents' Organization Review of Plans.
Mrs. Berkley seconded.
In regard to recommendation B, Rutgers University has a
well-known conflict resolution team that would be available
for a 1-2 day workshop. After some discussion, it was de-
cided that the Rutgers' team could meet on November 18, pri-
or to the November Board of Regents' meeting.
Chairman Sparks stated that the Rutgers' conflict resolu-
tion team would certainly charge a fee to work with UCCSN,
and she questioned why the UNR conflict resolution team
was not being considered. Dr. Derby responded that UNR's
program is very new, whereas Rutgers' conflict resolution
team is very well established. However, UNR's team could
be considered. She felt that this process would be on a
short-term basis and did not wish to wait until November
to meet with this team.
Chancellor Dawson stated that during initial contact with
Rutgers University, he has learned that they would charge
$1000 per team member, per day, plus expenses.
Chairman Sparks indicated that by holding the session at
the November meeting, the newly elected Regents would be
able to attend.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that she had no problems with any of
the recommendations, although she felt that the Board should
discuss the problems within the boundaries of the System
before going outside. She suggested working with Vice
Chancellor Richardson and Mr. Burris, and if that does not
resolve the problem, then contact other sources.
Dr. Derby stated that the survey to be prepared by Vice
Chancellor Richardson and Mr. Burris would established the
perception of the problems, whereas the conflict resolu-
tion team would provide a professional guide for the
System to resolve tensions.
Mrs. Gallagher questioned if the Rutger's team would over-
lap the AGB mentor program, and Dr. Derby responded in the
25. Approved Sale of Land, UNLV Foundation
Approved the use of Regents' Special Project Funds for pay-
ment of the inquiry into the sale of land by the UNLV Foun-
dation as requested by the Board at its June 1992 meeting.
Mr. Klaich moved approval to use Regents' Special Project
Funds for payment of the inquiry into the sale of land by
the UNLV Foundation. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
26. Information Only: Ely Facility, NNCC
President Remington presented a progress report on the
proposed facility at Ely and stated that NNCC had applied
for a Federal grant to establish a facility and that match-
ing funds were needed.
President Remington introduced Mrs. Jeanne Blach, President
of NNCC Foundation, and Margaret Bath, member of the NNCC
Foundation. Mrs. Blach explained that NNCC felt it was a
good time to explore the possibilities of establishing a
higher education facility in Ely and applied for a Federal
matching grant. On July 8, the campaign was initialized
and NNCC received the following pledges:
$895,000 from Economic Development Authority (EDA)
$150,000 from Capital Improvement Funds
$310,000 from NNCC Foundation
$268,000 from White Pine County and the City of Ely
$ 20,000 from Mt. Wheeler Power Company
In essence, $813,000 was raised by the time the grant was
The facility is now entering into Phase II of the project
which will consist of a learning resource center, distance
learning television reception and programs, etc. Mrs.
Blach stated that she will continue her efforts in develop-
ing this facility.
Mrs. Bath stated $821,000 was raised during a 4-month period
for this facility. Education is an integral part of life
in the small rural community of Ely and may provide economic
development potential for the community. She too will con-
tinue her efforts in supporting this endeavor.
Mrs. Gallagher expressed her appreciation to Mrs. Blach,
Mrs. Bath, and the citizens of Ely for their support of
Regents Derby, Foley, Klaich and Whitley left the meeting.
27. Approved Cloud Seeding Program, DRI
Approved to seek funding from the Interim Finance Committee
on DRI's Cloud Seeding Program.
The cloud seeding funds to be released for expenditure by
Interim Finance were included in the University Budget as
previously approved by the Board of Regents. The legis-
lative finance committees chose to have this budget item
brought before Interim Finance for approval contingent
upon the projected need for cloud seeding as determined in
consultation with the area water masters and climatologists.
Dr. Eardley moved approval to seek funding from the Interim
Finance committee on DRI's Cloud Seeding Program. Mrs.
Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
Regents Derby and Klaich returned to the meeting.
28. Approved Handbook Change, Early High School Admission
Policy, Community Colleges
Approved an amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16
(III), Section 4, Community Colleges, Early High School
A. UCCSN Student Affairs Council requests an addition to
Title 4, Chapter 16(III) by adding Section 4, as fol-
Section 4. Community College Early Admissions and
Enrollment Policy for High School Students
1. High school juniors and seniors, at least fifteen
years of age, may be admitted and enroll for a
maximum of six credits per semester or summer ses-
sion, with permission of their high school princi-
pal or designated official.
2. High school juniors and seniors, identified as
Vocational Program Completers may be admitted and
enroll in more than six credits per semester, based
on written, articulated occupational program agree-
ments with designated school districts.
3. High school students below junior level when identi-
fied as academically talented by the school district
and recommended by the high school principal or
designated official, will be reviewed on a case by
case basis for enrollment status in credit courses.
Otherwise, high school students below the junior
level may enroll for zero (0) credits in Community
Services courses only.
B. With the addition of A. above, a deletion in each
Community College section is necessary, as found in
Ref. K, filed in the Regents' Office.
Remove Section 3(1) and (2).
Renumber Sections 4 through 9 as Sections 3 through
Remove Section 4(1) and (2).
Renumber Sections 5 through 10 as Sections 4 through
Remove Section 4(1) and (2).
Renumber Sections 5 through 10 as Sections 4 through
Remove Section 3(1) and (2)
Renumber Sections 4 through 8 as Sections 4 through
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change re-
garding Community Colleges, Early High School Admission
Policy. Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Whitley returned to the meeting.
29. Approved Financing of Capital Construction Projects, UNLV
Approved the three capital construction projects at UNLV
presented by President Maxson and Vice President Buster Neel
with the understanding that UNLV will contact appropriate
firms and UCCSN Bond Counsel on how best to proceed under
market conditions and return to the Board with recommenda-
tions. These projects would require authorization from
the Interim Finance Committee and the State Public Works
A. Construction of a Student Services Building with short-
term financing. This loan would not exceed $3,000,000,
and retirement of this debt would come from pledged
gifts from the Newmont Mining Company and the Reynolds
Corporation, and Capital Improvement Fee Funds.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the construction of a
UNLV Student Services building with short-term financing
and that it be presented to the Interim Finance Commit-
tee and State Public Works Board for authorization. Dr.
Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.
B. An addition to the UNLV Student Health Center with a
loan not to exceed $750,000. Retirement of this debt
would come from revenues generated by the UNLV Student
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of an addition to the UNLV
Student Health Center, and that it be presented to the
Interim Finance Committee and State Public Works Board
for authorization. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
C. UNLV has the opportunity to acquire 17.65 acres and 280
rental units directly north of and contiguous to the
Campus. This property has been appraised at $9,850,000
and will be used for Greek housing, married student
housing, visiting professor housing and general rentals.
The long-term benefit to UNLV is the 17.65 acres. Pres-
ident Maxson requests approval of the following:
1) Authorization to purchase the property at a price
not to exceed $8,000,000;
2) Authorization to utilize approximately $3,500,000
in bond proceeds which were originally earmarked for
Greek housing; and
3) Authorization to obtain financing not to exceed
$5,500,000 for the purchase and upgrade of the
Vice President Neel distributed the "Financial Plan
for University Park Apartment Purchase", which is filed
in the Regents' Office. President Maxson stated that
UNLV will discontinue its plans for constructing Greek
housing, however, UNLV will continue working with the
Greek organizations and give them preferential treat-
ment in renting apartments from this facility.
CSUN President Joel Kostman stated that the UNLV student
body supports this endeavor.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval to acquire 17.65 acres and 280
rental units directly north of and contiguous to the UNLV
Campus, and that it be presented to the Interim Finance
Committee and State Public Works Board for authorization.
Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
30. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, UNLV
Approved authorization to use $430,000 of Capital Improve-
ment Fee Funds at UNLV for the following projects:
Continue the lease of approximately $230,000
30 trailers on the UNLV Campus. These
units are required for classroom, labora-
tory, and office space until permanent
facilities are completed.
Develop addition parking areas for the $200,000
Campus. This space has become necessary
due to Campus growth and the addition of
several buildings on the Campus.
Mr. Klaich moved approval to use $430,000 of Capital Im-
provement Fee Funds at UNLV for the above mentioned proj-
ects. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
31. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, TMCC
Approved authorization to use $113,089 of Capital Improve-
ment Fee Funds at TMCC for the following projects:
Surface Water Rights $ 4,089
Parking Lot Improvements 30,000
Security Improvements 25,000
Phase V Landscaping 54,000
Dr. Derby moved approval to use $113,089 of Capital Improve-
ment Fee Funds at TMCC for the above mentioned projects.
Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
32. Approved Increase of Scope of Phase 4, Cheyenne Campus, CCSN
Approved to increase the scope of Phase 4 at the Cheyenne
Campus of CCSN to include the remaining alternates (4, 5 and
6) to complete the project (91-C5).
In addition, approved to use up to $200,000 from the Student
Government Building Fund established through a student fee
increase to assist in the funding of Phase 4.
The Student Government at CCSN has approved the use of these
Authorization to seek approval from the Interim Finance Com-
mittee and the State Public Works Board was also given.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to increase the scope of Phase
4 at the CCSN Cheyenne Campus, to use up to $200,000 from
the Student Government Building Fund to assist in the fund-
ing, and to seek approval from the Interim Finance Commit-
tee amd the State Public Works Board. Mr. Klaich seconded.
33. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fees, WNCC
Approved to use up to $95,147 of Capital Improvement Fee
Funds at WNCC for instructional enchancements.
Dr. Derby moved approval to use up to $95,147 of Capital
Improvement Fee Funds at WNCC for instructional enhance-
ments. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
34. Approvement Easement, WNCC
Approved easement for the Child Care Center at WNCC.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the easement for the Child Care
Center at WNCC. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.
35. Approved Handbook Addition, Lab Fees, WNCC
Approved Handbook additions, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section
11, Student Fees at WNCC:
OH 102B Beginning Floral Design $60.00
OH 104B Floriculture $60.00
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook additions regard-
ing student fees at WNCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
36. Approved Self-Supporting Budgets, UNR
Approved the following Self-Supporting Budgets at UNR:
Center for Dispute Resolution
Opening Account Balance $ -0-
E. L. Cord Foundation 278,697
Total Source of Funds $278,697
Professional Salaries $128,477
Fringe Benefits 24,410
Classified Salaries 18,000
Fringe Benefits 4,680
Out-of-State Travel 8,700
Total Expenditures $278,697
Ending Account Balance $ -0-
Total Use of Funds $278,697
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Self-Supporting Budget
for Continuing Education, Center for Dispute Resolution
at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs
Opening Account Balance $100,000
Total Source of Funds $100,000
Professional Salaries $ 95,000
Fringe Benefits 18,050
Classified Salaries 9,608
Fringe Benefits 2,498
Total Expenditures $125,156
Ending Account Balance $ 74,844
Total Use of Funds $200,000
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Self-Supporting Budget for
the Graduate School, Vice President for Research and Grad-
uate Programs at UNR. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
37. Approved Amendment, Mining Lease, UNR
Approved the following Amendment to Mining Sublease:
In January 1988, the Board approved assignment of a sublease
from Mine Developers, Inc. (MDI) to American Gold Resources
of Houston, Texas on the Mammoth #3 mining claim, which is
located near Goldfield, Nevada. Minimum annual royalty
payments were set at $500 annually, against 5% net smelter
In light of the current depressed condition in the mining
industry, MDI has requested lowering the annual payment of
$250, and adjusting the net smelter returns to 4%.
The Mackay School of Mines and College of Agriculture concur
in this adjustment.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the amendment to the mining
sublease for UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
38. Approved Use of Capital Improvement Fee Funds, UNR
Approved authorization to use $45,000 of Capital Improvement
Fee Funds at UNR to complete the Nutrition Education and
Research Program area of the new Redfield building. The
funds will be used for cabinets, shelving, work stations,
built-ins in the demonstration kitchen and other furniture
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to use $45,000 of Capital
Improvement Fee Funds at UNR to complete the Nutrition
Education and Research Program area of the new Redfield
building. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
President Crowley stated for the record that Dr. Steve
Mc Farlane, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Dr. Sachiko
St. Jeor, Nutrition Education and Research, have been in-
strumental in obtaining furnishings for all the rooms in
the facility. He noted that all the signs in the building
have been coded in Braille, as required by the American
Disability Act that was recently passed by Congress.
39. Approved Handbook Change, ASUN Constitution, UNR
Approved the Handbook change, Title 5, Chapter 16, ASUN
Constitution, as contained in Ref. L, filed in the Regents'
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding
the ASUN Constitution at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Mo-
40. Report on the Meeting with the State Public Works Board
Chancellor Dawson reported on a meeting held with the State
Public Works Board. He stated that UCCSN has 6 pre-planned
projects which were approved by the last legislative ses-
sion totaling approximately $82 million; however, the State
only has a total of $80-90 million for the entire State in
unused debt capacity. He felt that there would not be any
State General Fund surplus for capital projects.
The current debt capacity is derived from 2% of the assessed
evaluation. Chancellor Dawson suggested that the System
begin discussions to amend the State of Nevada Constitution
to raise the debt capacity. President Crowley agreed with
Chancellor Dawson and suggested that 5% of the assessed
evaluation for the entire State be sought. He indicated
that other states have a much higher ceiling on capital
construction bond indebtedness than current Nevada law
Regents Eardley and Whitley left the meeting.
41. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate
Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements
for the institution, as contained in Ref. B, filed in the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kenneth M. Hanlon
University of Nevada, Reno
Ruth E. Billings
Regents Eardley and Whitley returned to the meeting.
42. New Business
B. Public - Ms. Lauren Smith and Ms. Judy Walls, PACE
Program students, addressed the Board and shared their
concerns in retaining the UNR PACE Program. It is a
well-rounded integrated program for the non-traditional
President Crowley assured the Board and the students
that UNR supports the PACE Program and will continue
with the PACE Program, or a program of its equal, with
possible expansion of the program.
43. Information Only: Recommendation for Award to Tenure, UNLV
The following recommendations for award to tenure have been
forwarded for Board consideration. This is an information
item only, with Board action scheduled for the October 8-9,
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
President Maxson recommends the following award to ten-
ure, effective July 1, 1992, to the following:
Arthur Meyers, Radiological Sciences, College of Health
B. Community College of Southern Nevada
President Meacham recommends the following award to
tenure effective July 1, 1992, to the following:
Rosemary Hall, Student Development, College Services
The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board