August 28-29, 1986
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
August 28, 1986
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Green Room,
Artemus Ham Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Mrs. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Members absent: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President George Hidy, DRI
President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Mark Dawson, Deputy Chancellor
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs John Fordham (DRI), John
Heise (CCCC), Phyllis Henderson (TMCC), Donald Jessup (UNR), Gary
Jones (UNLV), Jim Williams (Unit), and Student Association Of-
ficers Kirk Hendrick, CSUN, and Frank Terrasas, ASTM.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 10:00 A.M.
on Thursday, August 28, 1986.
President Gwaltney introduced newly elected ASTM President
Mrs. Sheerin introduced Mr. Michael Rainey, Vice President
for Adminstration, Xebec Corporation.
2. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following items:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held June
12-13, 1986, and minutes of the special meeting held
July 30, 1986.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts listed in Ref.
C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following individual to serve as a member
of the WNCC Advisory Board:
Mr. John Sheldon, new member
For continuity on the Board, the continuing members
have the following appointments:
Dr. Greg Betts 1-year
Mr. Arthur A. Hannafin 1-year
Mrs. Barbara Little 1-year
Mr. Tom Collier 1-year
Ms. Pamela Crowell 2-year
Mrs. Jan Fondi 2-year
Mr. Pete Rice 2-year
Mr. Michael Rainey 2-year
Mr. Virgil M. Getto 2-year
Ms. Jean Towne 2-year
Ms. Shirley Rowan 2-year
(4) Approved the following individual to serve as a member
of the School of Medicine Advisory Board:
Mrs. Edythe Katz
(5) Approved a second year of leave without pay for the
following UNLV faculty:
Professor Edwin J. Grayzeck, Physics Department
Professor John Werth, Computer Science & Electrical
Assistant Professor Laurie Werth, Computer Science &
Electrical Engineering Department
(6) Approved extension of a lease held by Mr. Don Decker,
owner of Decker Exploration and lessee of UNR's Kapo
Mining Claims near Valmy, Nevada. The lease is due for
renewal August 1, 1988. Modifications to the lease are
1. Extend the lease for the period 1988-93 at an an-
nual per acre minimum advanced royalty from $2.11
to $5.00; extend the lease for the period 1993-98
at an annual per acre minimum advanced royalty of
2. In 1998 the lease will be extended for the period
1998-2008, if lessee is in production. If produc-
tion is stopped during any ten (10) month period,
the lease will terminate.
3. During the term 1998-2008, and any other extension
(s), the production royalty will not be less than
the minimum advanced royalties which shall begin at
$25,000 per year, and increase $5,000 per year to a
maximum of $75,000 per year in 2008.
4. During the term 1998-2008 minimum annual monies ex-
pended for the benefit of the property shall begin
at $25,000 and increase by $5,000 per year to a
maximum of $75,000 in 2008. These monies may in-
clude mining cost, exploration, development costs
or other incidental costs which benefit the proper-
5. Production royalties will be Net Smelter Return
(NSR) royalties as follows:
a. 4% NSR royalty when price of gold is less than
$400 per ounce.
b. 5% NSR royalty when price of gold is $400 to
$600 per ounce.
c. 6% NSR royalty when price of gold is $600 per
ounce or more.
6. Production royalties shall never be less than the
minimum annual advanced royalties.
7. All minimum advanced royalties and work commitment
amounts shall be adjusted to the changes in the
consumer price index over the term of the leases.
The "Consumer Price Index" shall mean the Consumer
Price Index for Region IX (being the States of
California, Nevada and Arizona) contained in the
CPI Detailed Report which is published by the U.
S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Adjustment shall mean a fraction. The denomi-
nator of the fraction shall be the CPI for the
month of August, 1988, and the numerator fraction
shall be the CPI for the calendar month during
which the adjustment is to be calculated. In
other words, the adjusted payment will be equal
to the CPI of payment date, divided by the CPI of
8/1/88, times the original scheduled payment.
(7) Approved an avigation easement to the Airport Authority
of Washoe County. This easement is for airspace above
5,595 feet for the passage of aircraft above TMCC.
(8) Approved a grant of easement for a sewer line reloca-
tion which is required for the Engineering building
project at UNLV. The area is 10 feet wide and 683
linear feet long, and routes the existing sewer line
to the west of the site.
Mr. Foley 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.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
3. Chairman's Report
Chairman Klaich congratulated Dr. Dave Lightner and Mr. Mark
Dawson on successfully obtaining the Experimental Program
to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant of $3 mil-
lion. This grant is for a 5-year period and will include
projects at UNLV, UNR and DRI. It will require a $3 million
State appropriation in matching funds.
Chairman Klaich reported on the progress of the Chancellor's
Search Committee, stating that the Committee approved con-
tracting Professional Search Consultation Service and ex-
tending the application deadline to September 30, 1986.
He announced that NNCC has received accreditation for the
next 10 years from the Northwest Accrediting Association and
congratulated President Berg.
4. Report on Endowed Pool, 1985-86
Mr. Matthew D. Lincoln, Cambridge Associates, presented the
performance analysis of the entire endowed pool for fiscal
year 1985-86, as contained in Ref. F, filed with the per-
A. Over 2 years the endowment continues to exceed all of
its investment performance objectives. The total return
for the 2-year period 1984-86 has been 74.9%.
B. The 1985-86 endowment fund's results fell below our ob-
jectives as stock and cash reserves underperformed the
S & P 500 by 4.2% and bonds and cash reserves under-
performed the Shearson Lehman Composite by 3.0%.
C. Both Sanford C. Bernstein and First Interstate under-
performed their stock and bond objectives while Concord
Capital exceeded its stock objective for the 1985-86.
D. For the 2-year period Sanford C. Bernstein and Concord
Capital have surpassed their investment objectives while
First Interstate has fallen short of its objectives by
a wide margin.
E. Over the past year the endowment has diversified its
stock investments into foreign stocks managed by the
Common Fund for International Investments. This invest-
ment accounting for 5.5% of the total endowment has out-
performed the endowment's U. S. stock portfolio while
falling short of the international E. A. F. E. index
over the 8 months since its inception.
F. As of the end of June, 1986, the endowment also diversi-
fied its bond investments by placing 2.9% of its total
assets (10% of its bond investments) in a global bond
fund managed by the Common Fund.
Chairman Klaich questioned if there was any significance to
Sanford C. Bernstein's loss, and Mr. Lincoln replied that
Sanford C. Bernstein fluctuates with the up and down move-
ment of the economy, and that over a 3-5 year period this
Mr. Lincoln explained that although First Interstate fell
short of its objectives by a wide margin during the last
year, stocks are measured independently over the years and
should be a concern to the Board if, over a 3-5 year period,
this shortage is consistent.
Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting at this time.
Chairman Klaich extended his gratitude on behalf of the members
the Board of Regents to the UNLV Faculty Senate for the invita-
tion to the faculty barbecue, and thanked CSUN for the copies of
UNLV's yearbook given to the members of the Board.
Mr. Foley left the meeting at this time.
5. Approved the 1987-89 Biennial Budget Request
Before addressing the budget request, Chairman Klaich stated
that the Board has a basic commitment to disseminate infor-
mation to the public at the appropriate time. He requested
this issue be investigated by the System's General Counsel
and to report back to the Board.
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks presented the 1987-89 Biennial
Budget Request. The Council of Presidents has reviewed the
request and strongly recommends approval. (The 1987-89
Biennial Budget Request is filed in the Regents' Office.)
Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the University of
Nevada System Biennial Budget Request consists of two budg-
ets: A "Base Budget" and an "Enhancement Budget".
The "Base Budget" is an extension of the current year (FY
87) operating budget into the next biennium with adjustments
for projected enrollment increases, adjustments for past
legislative actions, reorganizations, inflation and selected
The "Enhancement Budget" contains the UNS request for new
funding for strengthening and enhancing the existing Uni-
versity and Community College programs, along with requests
for a limited number of new programs. These funding re-
quests are presented in priority order and are designed to
continue to move Nevada's System of higher education towards
excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the pub-
Summary schedules are outlined in the biennial budget re-
quests. The "Base Budget" totals $274.3 million which rep-
resents a 7.1% increase for the 1st year of the biennium
and a 4% increase for the 2nd year. The "Enhancement Budg-
et" totals $88.2 million, bringing the total biennial budget
request to $362.5 million.
There are 81.9 new faculty being requested in the "Base
Budget" along with 49.8 support positions. Additional
faculty and support positions will be added through the
adoption of the support services formula being proposed in
Category II and the ratio enrichment proposed in Catetory
II of the "Enhancement Budget".
Ms. Del Papa congratulated Vice Chancellor Sparks and the
Presidents on the work they did in processing this budget.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the 1987-89 Biennial Budget
Request. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
The meeting recessed for lunch. Upon reconvening, all members
were present except for Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Sparks and Mrs.
6. Approved Reprinting of Certain Bonds
Approved the Resolution #86-5 (filed with the permanent
minutes) for the reprinting of lost bonds from the 1981
Community College issue. The Board had approved the sale
of these bonds in August, 1981.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to reprint lost bonds on the
1981 Community College issue. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
7. Approved Refinancing of Bonds
At the May, 1986 meeting, permission was granted for staff
and the bonding companies to pursue the refinancing of Stu-
dent Fee Bonds for the UNR and UNLV Campuses. The details
of the refinancing were presented to the Board by Mr. Paul
Howarth, Bond Counsel. (See Ref. G, filed with the perma-
nent minutes.) Mr. Howarth stted that the value of savings
for the System is $1,165,653.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval to refinance Student Fee Bonds
for UNR and UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
8. Approved Promotion and Tenure, UNLV
Approved the following recommendation for promotion and
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-
ommended the following promotion and tenure, effective
July 1, 1986. He has indicated that this action is not
for the Athletic Director position, but for the teach-
ing aspect of Dr. Rothermel's position.
Bradley J. Rothermel
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the promotion and tenure at
UNLV. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approved Emeritus Status, UNLV
President Maxson recommended that Professor John G. Tryon be
nominated for Professor Emeritus of Engineering, effective
upon his retirement.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Emeritus Status at UNLV.
Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
10. Approved the Board of Regents Calendar for 1987
When the Regents meeting calendar for 1986 and 1987 was
adopted, it was agreed that, after a trial period, the cal-
endar would be reviewed to determine whether an every-other-
month schedule was beneficial. After much discussion, the
Board adopted the six-week interval schedule as follows:
1987 - Six Week Interval
January 8-9 Reno
February 19-20 Las Vegas
April 2-3 Carson City
May 14-15 Reno
June 25-26 Las Vegas
September 10-11 Reno
October 15-16 Las Vegas
December 3-4 Reno
January 8-9, 1988 Reno
The remaining meetings for 1986 are scheduled for October
9-10 in Reno and December 11-12 in Las Vegas.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the 6-week interval calendar for
Board of Regents meetings in 1987. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
11. Report on Academic Computing
A report on academic computing and the EDUCOM consultants'
report was presented during the May 1986 Regents meeting.
In accordance with Board direction, a new Committee, com-
posed of all members of the Academic Affairs Council and
the Academic Computing Committee, was formed to review and
address the issues raised in the recommendations section
of the EDUCOM report. That Committee has met twice and
has approved proposals for computing. An interim report
concerning Academic Computing was presented by Vice Chan-
cellor Fox, who asked the Board to accept the recommenda-
tions as contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents Office.
The Board was reluctant to give final approval without hav-
ing information on the manner of implementation and the fi-
nancial cost to the System.
The Board requested a final report be presented during its
December meeting which would include the implementation of
these recommendations along with the financial ramifications
for the System.
Ms. Del Papa moved to accept the academic computing report
and requested the Committee report back to the Board at the
December meeting with implementation of recommendations and
financial ramifications for the System. Mrs. Kenney second-
ed. Motion carried.
12. Report on Regents Scholar Program
In 1984 the Regents Scholar Program was established by the
Board of Regents to recognize outstanding Nevada high school
A subcommittee composed of University and Community College
representatives was appointed by the Academic Affairs Coun-
cil to study and propose ways to improve the program. The
Academic Affairs Council now recommends the following:
1) It is recommended that cooperation be continued with the
State Board of Education to honor Nevada high school
scholars. The original intent of this program was for
these two Boards to recognize and reward Nevada's out-
standing high school seniors.
2) Since the announcement of Nevada scholars by the State
Board of Education is not made until the Spring of the
students' senior year, it is recommended that the Re-
gents Scholar Awards be made earlier in the academic
3) It is recommended that the award be improved to actual
scholarship status for each student, based upon ACT or
SAT scores. This would replace the current policy
which awards ACT assessment credit to Regents Scholars.
4) It is further recommended that funds be sought to sup-
port a scholarship program and that Regents Special
Project Funds and/or legislative funds be utilized in
a cooperative way to guarantee a one-year minimum
scholarship award of a predetermined amount for the
first year of study.
Vice Chancellor Fox indicated that these recommendations
would require revisions to the Board of Regents Handbook.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval to accept the Regents Scholar
Program report. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
Ms. Del Papa questioned whether creative financing was being
considered in addition to the Regents Special Projects Funds
and/or legislative funding. Several ideas were presented on
how to finance the Regents Scholars Program, such as using a
percentage of the contingency fund from the Regents Special
Projects Fund investment; creating a formula for each insti-
tution to be able to contribute and utilize the funds for
the scholars; and if the Question 5 issue (Nevada's share of
federal estate tax rebate) should pass, using a portion of
13. Approved Handbook Change, Limit on Teaching (Graduate
Approved an addition to the Handbook in Title 4, Chapter 5,
Section 3.3, as follows:
3. 1st-year graduate assistants will be expected to
complete, during their 1st year, a special teaching
methods course if they are to teach during their
2nd year. 1st-year graduate assistants may also
teach under the supervision of a professor or di-
rector while currently taking a teaching methods
This has been the practice at UNLV and has worked well in
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change regard-
ing the Limit on Teaching (Graduate Students). Ms. Del Papa
seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved Handbook Change, International Students Employed as
Approved the deletion of the following provision of Title 4,
Chapter 5, Section 2 of the Board of Regents Handbook:
8. Except in the Foreign Languages Departments, not
more than 5% of the total number of graduate assist-
ants employed by the University may be aliens.
General Counsel has issued an opinion that this employment
restriction for international students is constitutionally
unenforceable. The statute on which it is based was pre-
viously ruled constitionally unenforceable by Attorney Gen-
eral's Opinion No. 163, dated March 6, 1974.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the deletion in the Handbook
regarding International Students Employed as Graduate As-
sistants. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
15. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held August 28, 1986, were made by Regent Jo
Ann Sheerin, Chairman.
Mrs. Sheerin announced that Mr. Kirk Hendrick, CSUN Presi-
dent, will participate as the student representative on the
Academic Affairs Committee.
(1) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a BA with a major
in International Affairs at UNR, as contained in Ref.
AA-2, filed in the Regents Office.
Students enrolled in this interdisciplinary program
will be required to complete an 18-credit core of
courses offered by the Departments of Economics, His-
tory, Political Science and Geography. In addition,
students must complete an approved sequence of upper
division courses taught through various Departments.
A variety of options will be available, including
Latin American or European area studies, International
Political Economy, and Peace and Security studies.
Curriculum for these and other options will be pro-
vided through existing courses. A senior paper will
be required to complete the program.
An interdisciplinary curriculum will enable students
to gain knowledge in a wide range of areas and will
provide the opportunity for optional tracks for various
No additional funding is required as existing facili-
ties, equipment and courses are adequate.
Mrs. Sheerin noticed that this program is not listed
in the new UNR catalog and said she was informed that
all new programs must be approved by the Board of Re-
gents before they can be listed and offered. Vice
President Richard Davies stated that Senior students
may enroll in this degree this year, but since it has
not been listed in the catalog, he is doubtful they
(2) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a Professional De-
velopment degree in Science and Education at UNLV, as
contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in the Regents Office.
This program will be administered jointly by the Col-
lege of Education and the College of Science, Mathe-
matics and Engineering. It is designed for individuals
who have completed a baccalaureate degree. Two options
will be available: 1) Those who qualify for or hold
a teaching certificate in any field who may complete
course requirements for a Nevada teaching certificate
in science or mathematics. 2) Students who have
earned degrees in mathematics or science who can pur-
sue course work to meet secondary education teaching
requirements in their area.
A minimum of 24 credits will be required, exclusive of
prerequisites, and may be taken at either the under-
graduate or graduate level. Fields of study include
Biological Science, General Science, Mathematics or
Physical Sciences. An overall GPA of 2.5 must be
earned in these courses. The Phase I Proposal was
approved by the Board of Regents in June, 1985.
This program will help to meet a demonstrated need for
qualified science and mathematics teachers in Nevada,
and specifically Clark County.
No new facilities or equipment will be rquired. The
program will use primarily existing courses offered by
the two Colleges. A .25 teaching position is requested
in the 1st year of the program, increasing to a full-
time position by the 4th year.
It was noted that this degree is the first professional
development degree within the System.
Mrs. Sheerin requested a progress report in 6 months.
(3) Approved the Phase II Proposal for a BS degree in
Architecture at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-4, filed
in the Regents Office.
Admission to this program will require completion of
specified pre-professional course requirements, and
and a minimum grade point average of 3.75. The cur-
riculum will consist of a total of 128 credits. At
least 63 credits must be taken in design courses.
The upper division classes will be composed of new
courses developed for this program. A 2.75 GPA also
will be required for completion of the program.
Undergraduate degrees are not accredited by the Nation-
al Architectural Accreditation Board. However, the
proposed program is in compliance with the NAAB's re-
quirements regarding percentages of courses in certain
At present, the 2-year program receives funds from an
endowment. State funds will be requested to expand
this into a 4-year program. By the 4th year of the
program, it is projected that $428,604 will be requir-
ed. This estimate will fund 4 new faculty, 1 curator,
a classified person and other expenses; $160,000 will
be requested for library materials for each of the
first 4 years.
The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-
gents in October, 1985. The planned date of imple-
mentation will be Fall, 1987.
Expansion of the existing program will provide the
State with architects more aware of Nevada's unique
environment. Graduates also will be prepared to prac-
tice landscape architecture, interior design, urban
planning and construction management.
The Houssels House, donated to and relocated on the
UNLV Campus, will provide space for Administration and
studio courses. The majority of other needed class-
room and shop space is currently available. An out-
of-state consultant and local architects have reviewed
the proposal and have recommended implementing this
President Maxson stated that this program had been an-
nounced in the Las Vegas papers to learn what the com-
munity interest was in this program and approximately
100 persons met with the College.
Mrs. Sheerin asked if this program could benefit the
System in designing future buildings, and President
Maxson stated that he was sure that program represen-
tatives would be happy to serve in an advisory capac-
(4) Approved the minimum general education requirements for
all Associate of Applied Science degrees at the Com-
munity Colleges, as follows:
Communications 6 credits
U. S. and Nevada Constitutions 3-6 credits
Science and/or Mathematics 6 credits
Social Sciences 3 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Occupational/Technical Area and
Related Courses At least 36 credits
Vice Chancellor Fox explained the difference between
"core" and "general education" requirements. Comple-
tion of a 15-credit core curriculum is required of all
graduates of AA, AS and bachelor degree programs within
the University of Nevada system. General education
course requirements are designed to further liberal
education by requiring students to complete a certain
number of courses from broad disciplinary areas. The
number and type of courses varies according to the
student's course of study. Courses which satisfy the
System core requirements may simultaneously satisfy
certain College or University general education re-
(5) Approved the policy of developmental courses not being
applicable toward the AAS degree. It is current policy
within the University of Nevada System that develop-
mental courses not apply toward completion of the As-
sociate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. This
request has been reviewed by the Council of Presidents,
which recommends approval.
(6) To clarify new University admission standards for Com-
munity College transfer students, it was approved that
the following statement be placed in University of
Nevada System Community College catalogs and the System
Effective Fall, 1989, new admission requirements
will be implemented at both the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada-
If you plan to transfer to either of these Uni-
versities and did not complete the high school
course requirements, completion of 15 semester
credit hours in general education courses which
are required for the Associate of Arts or the
Associate of Science degrees, with a grade point
average of at least 2.0, will qualify a Community
College student for admission at either University.
High school districts have been made aware of this
(7) Approved the Phase II Proposal for an AAS degree in
Manufacturing Engineering Technology at WNCC, as con-
tained in Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents Office.
The proposed curriculum will require the completion of
68 credits. All courses are in place and will not re-
quire modification. The core will consist of 7 courses
which will allow students to achieve a broad range of
diagnostic and repair skills. In-depth technical
skills will be provided through the completion of 31
credits in the manufacturing engineering technician
Although WNCC subscribes to an open admission policy,
prospective students will be informed that this is a
rigorous program and will require knowledge and skill
in applied mathematics and technological subjects.
The Phase I Proposal was approved by the Board of Re-
gents in December, 1985.
This program will provide broad-based training in that
graduates will be qualified for employment in any type
of automatic industry, including the robotic manufac-
turing field. Current faculty, equipment, classroom
and laboratory facilities are sufficient to meet the
needs of the program. The College has acquired state-
of-the-art equipment which will be used to train stu-
dents. No additional funding is being requested.
Dean John Garmon stated that all the instructiors for
this program are from local industry. Mr. Michael
Rainey, Xebec Vice President for Administration, stated
that other industries in the Carson Valley feel very
strongly there is competition with the Japanese manu-
facturing industry; therefore, there is great support
from local industries.
Mrs. Sheerin extended gratitude for the equipment gifts
from Xebec and asked if upgrading of the equipment
would occur in the future. Mr. Rainey replied in the
affirmative. He also stated that Xebec has a commit-
ment to the College and its curriculum, and will work
with Dean Garmon to inform Douglas and Carson City
high school students about the programs WNCC offers
in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.
(8) New Business - Mrs. Sheerin requested a progress report
at the next meeting on the Phase I-II program review
Mrs. Sheerin aired a portion of the U. S. and Nevada
Constitution telecourse which will begin airing next
week on several television stations throughout Nevada.
Chairman Klaich extended special thanks to Vice Chan-
cellor Fox, Academic Affairs staff, Fred Lewis and Bob
Cox for their participation in this program.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Kenney sec-
onded. Motion carried.
16. Report and Recommendation of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendation of the Audit Committee meeting,
held August 28, 1986, were made by Regent Foley, Chairman.
(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
proposed procedures to be used in the selection of in-
dependent auditors for the 3 years ending June 30,
1989, as contained in Ref. A-1, filed in the Regents
The Committee adopted the procedures as presented with
the addition that the RFP state that first preference
be given to firms having operations in Nevada.
Chairman Klaich queried as to which firms would be solicit-
ed to bid on the individual audits and was informed that
all the major firms throughout Nevada would be solicited.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendation
of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
17. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting, held August 28, 1986, were made by Regent
Del Papa, Chairman.
(1) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Marching
Band account at UNR:
Opening Account Balance $ 6,111 $ 3,000
Washoe County School District 150 0
UNR Foundation-Program Support
Award for Wind Ensemble 4,500 0
Transfer from Jot Travis
Student Union Capital
Improvement Fund 80,000 85,000
Total Source of Funds $90,761 $88,000
Professional Salaries (.17 FTE) $ 5,802 $ 5,919
Fringe Benefits 1,056 1,346
Grad Assistant Salary (.33 FTE) 5,600 5,800
Fringe Benefits 67 58
Wages 728 4,100
Fringe Benefits 9 49
Operating 73,031 69,728
Out-of-State Travel 153 1,000
Ending Account Balance 4,315 0
Total Use of Funds $90,761 $88,000
(2) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Public
Safety Department (Police & Parking) account at UNR:
TMCC Recharge $ 18,177 $ 19,995
SNJCC Recharge 33,900 37,264
DRI Recharge 18,177 19,495
LEC Recharge 36,783 28,500
ICA Recharge 8,000 6,750
ASUN Recharge 11,600 7,950
Misc Recharge 2,700 2,775
Revenue Control 4,496 0
Total Revenue $133,833 $122,729
Classified Salaries (3 FTE) $ 86,473 $ 85,803
Fringe Benefits 11,631 15,257
Wages 20,618 7,369
Fringe Benefits 248 88
Operating 14,471 13,712
Out-of-State Travel 392 500
Total Use of Funds $133,833 $122,729
(3) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Grants/
Contracts Administration account at NNCC:
Indirect Cost (Grants/Contracts) $ 8,817
Total Source of Funds $ 8,817
Classified Salaries $ 6,735
Fringe Benefits 2,082
Total Expenditures $ 8,817
(4) Approved the self-supporting budget for the Contract
Maintenance Services account at TMCC:
DRI ($8,008 quarterly) $32,032
Total Source of Funds $32,032
Classified Salaries (1.5 FTE) $20,985
Fringe Benefits 7,547
Total Expenditures $32,032
(5) Approved the following Handbook addition, Title 4,
Chapter 17, Section 11.6, Special Course Fees, WNCC:
6. Western Nevada Community College
Mus 151, Piano 155.00 per course
Mus 153, Voice 155.00 per course
*Mus 157, Woodwinds 155.00 per course
*Mus 163, Organ 155.00 per course
Mus 251, Piano 155.00 per course
*Mus 257, Woodwinds 155.00 per course
Mus 263, Organ 155.00 per course
(6) Approved a loan from the Capital Improvement Fund of
up to $300,000 to purchase new telephone sets for the
UNR Campus. Repayment of the loan would be from funds
previously applied to lease payments, and each over-
all departmental loan would be repaid within 3 years
from the date the new system is installed.
Until recently all telephone sets were leased from
AT&T. As the result of a request for proposal to re-
place these leased sets with purchased units, a vendor
has been selected to supply multiline sets and another
vendor has been selected to supply single line sets.
Presently, telephone systems are being reviewed on a
case-by-case basis to see if the current system is
configured properly, and if it would be economically
feasible to replace that leased system with a purchas-
ed system. As a general guideline, a 3-year (or less)
payback is being used.
The Committee requested that a report on this issue be
submitted from the institutions.
(7) Approved use of $24,000 from the Capital Improvement
Fund for the following projects at NNCC:
1. Conversion of Agriculture Equipment Barn
to Construction Classroom $10,000
2. Repair elevator to meet inspection code 4,500
3. Parking lot repair 2,500
4. WATTS lines Elko/Reno 3,500
(8) Approved a change in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,
Section 10, Student Fees, which will reflect an in-
crease in Student Health Insurance Fees at UNLV, ef-
fective Fall, 1986. This increase reflects the in-
crease by the insurance carrier.
Student Health and Accident Insurance, Optional
Annual Premium $138
Semester Premium 69
Summer Session N/A
(9) Approved to spend $213,000 from the Capital Improvement
Fund for the following projects on the UNLV Campus:
Enlarge the gallery space, add one exhibit
wall, and replace the doors to the gallery
in the Museum of Natural History $ 13,000
Expansion of the Alta Ham Fine Art Gallery
to increase the available space for exhibits $200,000
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mrs. Gallagher second-
ed. Motion carried.
18. Report and Recommendation of the Investment Committee
A report and recommendation of the Investment Committee
meeting, held August 28, 1986, were made by Regent Del Papa,
(1) Accepted the report given by Mr. Robert M. Lee, Presi-
dent of First Interstate Investment Advisers, Inc., on
investment performance, management style and goals of
his organization, and corporate reorganization of FIIA
and the First Interstate Bank Trust Department.
Ms. Del Papa stated that the Investment Advisory staff
has been closely watching the performance of FIIA since
it has not, in the last 2 years, met its basic objec-
tives of matching the performance of the Standard and
Poor 500 and the Searson Lehman Composit Index. Edna
Brigham explained that FIIA had been hired as the part
of the management team to give protection to the port-
folio on the down side of the market but that the mar-
ket had not sustained a down period in the last 2
years. She added that the staff is concerned not only
with the effects that the corporate merger might have
on the performance of the manager, but also with the
ability of the firm to pick up its performance suf-
ficiently to make up for the last 2 years.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the report and recommendation
of the Investment Committee. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Mr. Foley questioned why FIAA was so low in its performance
and if the Board should accept that kind of performance.
Ms. Del Papa explained that Mr. Robert Lee was invited to
the Investment Committee meeting to explain its performance
and indicated that there was drastic fluctuation in the
stock market. It was pointed out that Mr. Matt Lincoln,
Cambridge Associates, explained earlier that performances
fluctuate and the Committee should view each manager's per-
formance over a 3-5 year period. Ms. Del Papa emphasized
that the Chancellor's staff watches the market very closely
and performance analyses are issued from each manager on a
19. Approved Agreements, UNR
Approved the agreements as contained in Ref. E, filed in the
Regents Office, between the University and the Department of
Previously, the Board of Regents approved a cooperative
agreement between the University and the State of Nevada
Department of Human Resources. This agreement provided that
the chief psychiatrist in the Department's Nevada Mental
Health Institute would be appointed as a faculty member of
the School of Medicine and his salary paid by the University
with funds supplied by the Department of Human Resources.
The agreement was intended to facilitate recruitment for the
Division and strengthen the educational program of the
The arrangement has worked very well. The proposed agree-
ments would expand the arrangement to allow similar appoint-
ments for 5 addition Division psychiatrists and to provide
funds for the recruitment of candidates to these positions.
The agreements have the strong endorsement of both the
School of Medicine and the Department of Human Resources.
It is proposed that this expanded arrangement be reviewed
and evaluated after a period of approximately 1 year and
that a report be provided relative to the future of the
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the agreements between UNR
and the Department of Human Resources. Mrs. Gallagher sec-
onded. Motion carried.
20. Approved School Name Change, UNLV
Approved changing the name of the School of Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Dance to the School of Health,
Physical Education and Recreation at UNLV. The 10 dance
courses that remained in the School have been reassigned to
the College of Arts and Letters where the majority of the
dance courses and programs are now located.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the school name change to the
School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at UNLV.
Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
21. Approved Department Name Change, UNLV
Approved changing the name of the Department of Financial
Aid to Student Financial Services at UNLV.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Department name change to
Student Financial Services at UNLV. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
22. Report on Greek Row and Student Housing, UNLV
President Maxson reported on the progress of the proposed
Greek Row and student housing at UNLV. A committee has been
formed to advise UNLV on the Greek Row. President Maxson
requested authorization to sign an $8 million contract to
construct Greek Row on the Campus. The long-term plan calls
for constructing 2 dormitories, 4 Greek houses and a dining
commons. 10 banking institutions have agreed to an open-
ended, non-profit, 25-year loan to be repaid from rental
charges. Nevada Savings and Loan has agreed to serve as
the lead institution in coordinating the project.
Mrs. Kenney asked if there was a continuing plan if student
enrollment should drop and rental charges were unavailable
to cover the costs of maintaining the buildings. President
Maxson stated that the buildings would be leased to the
fraternities and sororities and if student enrollment should
drop, the athletic teams would rent the rooms which should
generate sufficient revenue. He further stated that these
houses should be self-supporting and they would begin hous-
ing students at the beginning of Fall, 1988.
General Counsel pointed out that having fraternities and
sororities on Campus raised the potential for increased li-
ability for the UNS and urged UNLV to monitor their activi-
Ms. Del Papa moved approval for Dr. Maxson to sign contracts
to borrow up to $8 million to construct the Greek Row on the
UNLV Campus. Mrs. Kenney seconded.
Mrs. Sheerin requested information on the upgrade of Tonopah
Hall and President Maxson informed her that UNLV is continu-
ing to take in revenues and has allocated money to upgrade
Tonopah Hall, and also has approached local hotels for
furniture and bedding donations.
Mrs. Sheerin suggested changing the above motion by request-
ing that a certain percent of the $8 million be placed in a
reserve account, and, further, that as construction funds
are drawn periodic reports be made to the Board to monitor
Regents Del Papa and Kenney approved this change. Motion
23. Approved Interlocal Agreement, UNR
Approved an agreement between the Nevada Department of Wild-
life and UNR which provides for clerical support to the De-
partment of Wildlife.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the agreement between the
Nevada Department of Wildlife and UNR. Ms. Del Papa second-
ed. Motion carried.
24. Approved Interlocal Agreement, CCCC
Approved an interlocal agreement between Clark County and
Clark County Community College establishing a planetarium
program within the County Department of Parks and Recrea-
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the interlocal agreement be-
tween Clark County and CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Mo-
25. Emergency Item: Request to Enter into Interlocal Agreement,
President Meacham requested approval to consider an emergen-
cy item on the agenda to enter into an interlocal agreement
with the City of North Las Vegas. The agreement has been
signed, but needs approval by the Board.
Ms. Del Papa moved to accept an emergency item concerning an
interlocal agreement for CCCC. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
President Meacham informed the Board that an interlocal
agreement between the City of North Las Vegas and CCCC has
been signed for water and electrical improvements on the
CCCC Campus. The City will install and CCCC will maintain
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the interlocal agreement be-
tween the City of North Las Vegas and CCCC. Ms. Del Papa
seconded. Motion carried.
26. Approved the Sale of Property, UNR
Approved the sale of property located in Rockport, Texas.
A small lot was bequeathed to UNR, on behalf of the Medical
School, by George S. Markley in 1979. The lot does not have
an access road, is accessible only by crossing someone
else's property, lies outside the city limits, and is heav-
ily covered by brush and trees.
An offer of $500 has been received from Mr. Blas Ramirez,
accompanied by a $250 cashier's check.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the sale of property in
Texas on behalf of UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion
27. Approved Easement, DRI
Approved an easement which would allow stablilizing fill to
be moved onto the Dandini Research Park property from the
adjacent Panorama Village Condominiums property, and that
authority to enter into a final agreements be given to the
System Office upon review by General Counsel Klasic prior
to its execution.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the easement at DRI. Mrs.
Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 3:55 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser