August 29-30, 1980
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
August 29, 1980
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium
Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Molly Knudtsen
Dr. Louis E. Lombardi
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mr. John Tom Ross
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
Vice Chancellor Larry Lessly
Secretary Bonnie Smotony
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 9:30 A.M.
1. Adoption of Consent Agenda
Adoption of Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed
with permanent minutes) containing the following items was
(1) Approval of minutes of meeting of July 24-25, 1980.
(2) Acceptance of Gifts and Grants
(3) Approval of the following appointments to the UNR
College of Education Advisory Board:
Ms. Ada Cook, Reno (replacing Jesse Hall)
Mr. Harvey Ewing, Jr., Reno (replacing Dr. Robert
Mr. Ted Sandars, Carson City (replacing Dr. Ralph
Mr. Ray Tennant, Tonopah (replacing Judge William
(4) Approval of appointments to the College of Arts and
Science Advisory Board for three-year terms.
(5) Concurrence in a recommendation by Vice Chancellor
Lessly that no action be taken by the Board in re-
sponse to a claim for damages filed against Clark
County Community Colleges on behalf of Charles and
(6) Augmentation of the CCCC Institutional Host Account in
the amount of $2,000 by allocation from the Board of
Regents Special Projects Account.
(7) Approval of Fund Transfer #81-012, in the amount of
$24,085 from the UNLV Contingency Fund to Educational
Foundations and Counseling to fund a professional
position reassigned to that Department from Curriculum
(8) Extension of leave without pay for an additional 1/2
year to Esther Langston, Associate Professor of Social
(9) Approval of request from Clark County for an easement
to widen a portion of Harmon Avenue immediately east
of the intersection of Harmon and Swenson. Harmon
Avenue is a two-lane roadway presently and the County
is requesting a 34-foot addition to the current ease-
ment to provide for a right hand turn lane. The ease-
ment would taper to the current easement 471 feet east
(10) Approval of an estimative budget totaling $55,000 for
UNR Intercollegiate Athletics Program Sales.
(11) Approval of an agreement between the University and
the estate of Edward J. Barrick whereby the estate
will pay certain beneficiaries a total lump sum of
$200,000 in return for their relinquishing their
rights to monies provided in the will. This agree-
ment requires court approval.
President Crowley requested that the recommendation contain-
ed in Item (4) be withdrawn for further consideration.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.
Lombardi, carried without dissent.
2. Proposed Amendment of Board of Regents Bylaws
Mr. Buchanan distributed a proposed amendment to the Board
of Regents Bylaws, announcing that by so doing he was pro-
viding the required notice that at the October meeting he
would move to amend Article IV of the Bylaws to eliminate
the Finance Committee as a standing committee of the Board.
(Proposed amendment as distributed is filed with permanent
Mr. Buchanan explained that he was proposing this elimina-
tion of the Finance Committee because he believed that it is
causing a burden administratively on the staff and faculty,
and further, that he believed the Finance Committee was ex-
ceeding its responsibility by becoming involved in matters
beyond those which are delegated to the Committee by the
3. Counsel's Report Concerning Audit of Intercollegiate
Athletics Program, UNLV
Vice Chancellor Lessly noted that a report had been distri-
buted to each member of the Board, explaining that the re-
port was compiled as a result of the inquiry and investiga-
tion conducted by Assistant General Counsel Lyle Rivera with
respect to a confidential audit report on Intercollegiate
Athletics and the Athletic Department at UNLV prepared by
Kafoury, Armstrong and Company.
Mr. Lessly stated that the report constitutes privileged in-
formation between attorney and client, and that it contains
certain personnel matters. For those reasons, he suggested
that the report be kept confidential.
Mr. Lessly also noted that Mr. Rivera had spent a great deal
of time in conducting the investigation, pointing out that
the investigation was designed to comment strictly on the
issues raised in the audit report from Kafoury, Armstrong
and Co. The report did not consider criminal culpability
nor does it make any accusations regarding violations of the
Code; the first matter is within the purview of the Clark
County District Attorney and the second rests with the UNLV
Mr. Lessly further commented on the extensive files which
have been compiled in this matter, with the report submitted
representing merely a synopsis. He recommended that since
the Board serves as an appellate body in the event any
personnel action is taken as a result of the investigation
which results in dismissal of faculty members at UNLV, it
would therefore be inappropriate for the Board to take any
action upon the report but rather refer the report to Pres-
ident Goodall for whatever action, if any, he would deem
to be appropriate under the administrative procedures that
have been established by the University for this type of
Mr. Mc Bride moved that Counsel's recommendation be follow-
ed. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross.
Mr. Buchanan questioned the recommendation that the report
distributed by Mr. Lessly be kept confidential, recalling
that the audit report had been made available to the Press
and there has been a great deal of interest generated by
that Press coverage. He pointed out that this concerns the
handling of State monies, and involves administrative pro-
cedures in the Athletic Department, and stated that in his
opinion the report of the investigation should be made
Mr. Cashell objected, stating that since there is an inves-
tigation also underway by the District Attorney's Office,
he did not believe it appropriate for this report to be made
public because of the damage it might cause to innocent
Mr. Buchanan concurred in Chairman Cashell's concern for
possible damage to individuals by premature release, adding
that he had expressed the same concern at the previous
meeting and was extremely critical of the way the entire
matter had been handled. He suggested that if the matter
had been administratively handled in the first place within
the Athletic Department, and had then proceeded through the
appropriate administrative channels at the institution,
there would not have been a problem of the magnitude it has
now reached. He agreed that Mr. Lessly's suggestion for
handling the matter was correct; however, because of the
publicity the matter has already received, he did not be-
lieve the Board ought to go on record as holding this lat-
est report confidential.
Mr. Lessly suggested that the decision to keep the report
confidential is one for the Board to make. He pointed out,
however, that the Board has set up a procedure for handling
disciplinary matters and if any need arises as a result of
this report, the prerogative for initiating such disciplin-
ary procedures rests with the President or the administra-
tive staff of UNLV. That procedure provides for due process
for a faculty member who may be involved and in order that
the faculty member's rights are protected, and also that the
University's rights with respect to disciplinary proceedings
are protected, Mr. Lessly recommended that the Board allow
the matter to go through normal channels.
Mr. Ross withdrew his second to Mr. Mc Bride's motion and
moved that the Board convene in personnel session to discuss
the contents of the report.
Mr. Buchanan moved to amend Mr. Mc Bride's motion to require
that the report from Counsel, dated August 28, 1980, be made
public. Motion to amend seconded by Mr. Karamanos.
The Chair called attention to the withdrawal of Mr. Ross's
second to Mr. Mc Bride's motion which had the effect of not
having a properly seconded motion on the floor to amend.
Mrs. Fong seconded Mr. Mc Bride's motion that the report be
kept confidential and be referred to President Goodall for
such administrative action as deemed appropriate.
Mr. Ross restated his motion to go into personnel session.
Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.
Upon reconvening in open session, the Chair called for a
vote on the motion by Mr. Mc Bride that the report be held
confidential and referred to President Goodall, subsequently
amended by Mr. Buchanan to direct that the report be made
public. Motion to amend failed by the following roll call
Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos
No - Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Mc
Bride, Mr. Ross, Mrs. Whitley, Mr. Cashell
Mrs. Fong and Mr. Ross asked that the record reflect their
reasons for voting no were based on their belief that re-
leasing the report would violate the due process rights of
the individuals involved.
The Chair then called for a vote on the motion before the
Board; that is, that the report be kept confidential and
referred to the UNLV Administration. Motion carried by the
following roll call vote:
No - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos
Yes - Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Mc
Bride, Mr. Ross, Mrs. Whitley, Mr. Cashell
In casting their votes, the following reasons were offered
for the record:
Mr. Buchanan - I feel the proper procedure is to go back to
the President, that such a procedure is proper legally, but
because of the prior publicity given this matter and some of
the individuals involved, I feel this report should be made
Mrs. Fong - I vote yes because the proper procedure accord-
ing to University Code in a personnel matter rests in the
hands of the Chief Administrative Officer at that institu-
tion and that person is Dr. Goodall.
Mr. Karamanos - No, with qualification, that if we are go-
ing to pass out any documents in a public meeting, then they
are public documents and they should be given to anyone who
Mr. Ross - Yes, but I think it is a sad state when we have
to send back to have done what should have been done in the
first place, that is, the proper procedures followed.
The Chair noted that all copies of Counsel's report, with
the exception of Mr. Buchanan's, had been returned to
4. Report of Finance Committee
Mr. Mc Bride reported that the Finance Committee had met the
previous date and had taken the final actions:
(1) Authorized the Committee Chairman to meet with the UNR
and UNLV Presidents and the ASUN and CSUN Presidents
for the purpose of developing a proposal for internal
distribution of the current per-credit fee, for consid-
eration by the Finance Committee in October.
(2) Received and discussed Management's responses to the
Expanded Audit of Revenue Producing Activities prepared
for the Finance Committee by Kafoury, Armstrong and
(3) Received and discussed the Report to Management sub-
mitted by Kafoury, Armstrong and Company for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1980. After further review by the
Business Centers and the Officers, responses to recom-
mendations contained in the Report will be discussed by
the Finance Committee and appropriate recommendations
made to the Board of Regents.
(4) Discussed the current policy of five-year rotation of
independent auditors and passed a motion recommending
to the Board of Regents that the five year cycle be
abandoned and that the Administration be directed to
solicit proposals for a minimum of three years and that
the current independent audit firm not be excluded from
(5) Accepted a progress report from the Financial Account-
ing Services Committee, and approved the following two
recommendations contained in that report:
(a) That the Financial Accounting Services Committee
be restructured as a formal, standing committee,
to include the UNR and UNLV Vice Presidents for
Business, the UNR and UNLV Controllers, the Vice
President for Administration for DRI, one repre-
sentative from each of the Community Colleges to
be designated by the respective President, one
representative from the System Office, and one
representative from the Computing Center. Fur-
ther, that the Chairman of the Finance Committee
of the Board of Regents be invited to attend meet-
ings of this committee, to be held quarterly, and
that all minutes of each meeting be distributed to
the Finance Committee.
(b) That this restructured committee be directed to
develop a report and recommendation to the Finance
Committee concerning a computerized budget system
to meet the long range needs of the University.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the actions of the Finance
Mr. Ross urged that great care be taken in preparing the
criteria against which proposals from accounting firms would
be considered to insure against a recurrence of the problems
encountered two years ago when this matter was last consid-
ered. He also questioned the proposal that the internal
distribution of the per-credit fee be changed, suggesting
that if the students are happy with the current method of
distribution, it ought not to be changed.
Mr. Buchanan agreed with Mr. Ross's suggestion that the
current method of distribution of the per-credit fee not be
changed. He also recalled that the reason for proposing a
rotation in the independent auditors was to insure that dif-
ferent accounting firms would be involved over time as the
University's independent auditors. He suggested that the
rotational cycle be maintained and that current auditors
not be eligible for consideration for a subsequent succes-
In response to a question concerning the legal requirements
for bidding, Mr. Lessly pointed out that this would be a
proposal for professional services and the Board has full
discretion in awarding a contract for such services.
Mr. Buchanan moved to amend Mr. Mc Bride's motion for ap-
proval of the Finance Committee report to require that the
five year rotational cycle be retained and that the account-
ing firm holding the current five year contract as the Uni-
versity's independent auditors not be eligible to receive
a second successive appointment. Motion seconded by Mr.
Mr. Ross moved to further amend Mr. Mc Bride's motion to
provide that the internal distribution of student fees not
be changed. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.
Mr. Ross's motion to amend carried by the following roll
Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr.
Lombardi, Mr. Ross
No - Mrs. Fong, Mr. Mc Bride, Mrs. Whitley, Mr. Cashell
Mr. Buchanan's motion to amend failed by the following roll
Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Mr. Ross
No - Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Mc Bride, Mrs.
Whitley, Mr. Cashell
Motion by Mr. Mc Bride to approve the actions of the Finance
Committee, amended to except that recommendation concerning
distribution of the per-credit fee, was approved by the fol-
lowing roll call vote:
No - Mr. Buchanan
Yes - Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr.
Lombardi, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Ross, Mrs. Whitley,
5. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee
Mr. Karamanos reported that the Investment Advisory Commit-
tee had met earlier and recommended approval by the Board
of the following actions:
(1) Recommendation by Valley Bank for the following
purchases, at market:
Shares Description Price Value Yield %
1,200 Schering Plough 43 $ 51,600 3.72
2,400 General Portland 21 50,400 3.80
1,300 ASA, Ltd. 56 72,800 9.00
700 Burroughs 69 48,300 3.76
1,200 Norfolk & Western 40 48,000 5.50
1,600 Ingersoll Rand 61 97,600 5.44
Cancellation of the authorization for purchases given
at the July 25 meeting, with the exception of 1,300
shares of Boeing and 1,100 shares of Union Carbide
which have already been executed.
(2) Recommendation by First National Bank for the following
Units Description Approx. Value Yield
1 MM Par U. S. Treasury, 10-3/8% due 5/1/85
95 $ 950,000 10.9
250 M Par Storage Technology Cvt., 10-1/4% due 2000
107 267,500 9.6
(3) Agreed to hold an expanded meeting of the Investment
Committee in conjunction with the next meeting of the
Board of Regents to discuss the advisability of invest-
ing in real estate, specifically in an equity position
(as opposed to a lender position).
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the actions of the Investment
Committee as reported. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,
carried without dissent.
Chairman Cashell commented on the increasing frequency with
which special emergency meetings of the Board have been re-
quested for action on investments. There was general con-
sensus among those present that some procedure should be
devised, such as amendment of the Open Meeting Law, which
would permit the conduct of a telephone poll of Regents for
investment decisions only.
Mrs. Fong moved that Counsel be directed to prepare a re-
quest for such an amendment of the Open Meeting Law to be
presented to the 1981 Legislative Session. Motion seconded
by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.
6. Biennial Budget Request, 1981-1983
Chancellor Baepler recalled the action of the Board at its
previous meeting, at which time the 1981-83 Biennial Budget
Request was tentatively approved subject to further revision
following negotiation by the Chancellor with each of the
Presidents with respect to:
(1) New classified positions for the purpose of effecting a
reduction by half in the 233 requested;
(2) New professional positions for the purpose of effecting
a reduction by redistribution of those new positions to
future fiscal years; and
(3) Movement of three of the DRI program areas to the New
Program portion of the budget.
Dr. Baepler reported that the Budget Request had been reduc-
ed as the Regents had directed, by about $2.24 million in
the first year and $2.67 million in the second year. These
reductions were realized by reducing a substantial number of
new positions (57.4 FTE professional and 96.2 FTE classi-
fied) in the first year, with these reductions to carry
through into the second year.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Biennial Budget Request for
1981-83 as presented. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,
carried without dissent.
7. Progress Reports, Academic Master Planning
Chancellor Baepler recalled that the Board had directed
that reports be submitted at this meeting concerning the
progress of the institutions in the development of Academic
Master Plans and integrated mission statements. He noted
that statements were included with the agenda and additional
statements distributed. He also noted that President Murino
had planned to present a report on "The Essence of the DRI
Fiscal Condition", to serve as his progress report for the
Institute, but had agreed to defer that presentation to the
October meeting in the interests of time. (Progress reports
from CCCC, TMCC, UNR and NNCC were distributed and are filed
with permanent minutes.)
Chairman Cashell announced that Dr. Kenny Guinn had accepted
the Chairmanship of the System Administration Study Commit-
tee and a meeting would be called within the next several
weeks. Mr. Cashell recalled that the Committee consisted
of, in addition to Mr. Guinn, Regents Cashell, Mc Bride and
Karamanos, Chancellor Baepler, Presidents Crowley, Eaton and
Goodall, and Vice President Dixon. When reminded that there
were no women Regents on the Committee, Chairman Cashell re-
quested and Mrs. Knudtsen agreed to serve on the Committee.
In response to a request for appointment of faculty repre-
sentatives as ex officio members, to serve as liaison and to
provide a communication channel to the faculty, Mr. Cashell
declined to expand the Committee further, assuring the fac-
ulty, however, that the faculty would be informed of the
Committee's actions and recommendations.
Mr. Lessly pointed out that the Code requires that any ac-
tion resulting in a major altercation or change in an admin-
istrative unit requires consultation with the unit concern-
ed; in this case, the Unit Senate.
8. Distribution of Scholarship Endowment Funds
Chancellor Baepler recalled that in 1979 two gifts were
received, totaling $3,000, as contributions in the name of
Senator Paul Laxalt, with a request that the earnings be
used for scholarships for Community College students.
Chancellor Baepler recommended, and the Community College
Presidents concurred, that the earnings from the investment
of this gift be divided equally among the four Community
Colleges for addition to their scholarship funds, noting
that should the fund increase significantly in the future,
distribution of the earnings should be reexamined.
Mr. Buchanan moved that $10,000 be allocated from the Board
of Regents Special Projects Fund as an addition to the
Community College Scholarship Fund, established through the
contributions in the name of Senator Laxalt and that the
earnings from the total fund be distributed equally among
the four Community Colleges. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
9. Proposed College Bylaws, TMCC
Proposed College Bylaws for Truckee Meadows Community
College were included with the agenda with approval recom-
mended by President Eardley. (Identified as Ref. E and
filed with permanent minutes.)
Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.
Buchanan, carried without dissent.
10. Proposed College Bylaws, WNCC
In July proposed College Bylaws for WNCC were submitted by
President Davis and subsequently withdrawn to permit further
review of a number of areas about which Vice Chancellor
Lessly had raised questions. A copy of the revised Bylaws
was included with the agenda with approval recommended by
President Davis. (Identified as Ref. F and filed with
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,
carried without dissent.
11. Request for Approval of Leases, WNCC
President Davis reported that WNCC has entered into con-
tracts for CETA/*BOS-funded training in Electronics and
Machine Tool Operations. The program in Electronics re-
quires rental of facilities with the rental to be paid from
the CETA project funds. He requested authorization to enter
into a lease with Shaheen Co., Carson City, for lease of
1,536 square feet (Suites #110-115 and #140, Shaheen Garden
Office Center, 625 Fairview Drive, Carson City) at a rate of
$1,440 per month for ten months beginning September 1, 1980.
President Davis also reported that WNCC wishes to enter into
a lease with Lorraine Mc Creary of Fernley for space in an
apartment building at 11 Main Street, Fernley (Apt #3), for
the purpose of providing College day and evening office and
counseling space. The term of the lease will be for 1 year,
commencing August 16, 1980, at a monthly rental of $200.
President Davis noted that utilities and custodial services
are included in both of the leases.
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,
carried without dissent.
12. Bid Opening, Fallon Center, WNCC
President Davis reported that bids were opened August 7,
1980 for construction of the Fallon Center, with the follow-
Bidder Base Bid Alt A Alt B Alt C
CHS, Inc $733,791 $10,080 $23,575 $32,302
Beythan Const. Co. 730,000 7,579 22,550 19,902
Russell Const. Co. 745,355 5,210 25,500 36,043
K. Bugica & Assoc. 754,200 7,700 40,000 18,900
Shaver Const. Co. 777,000 9,000 19,000 35,000
Nevada West Const. Co. 786,900 11,448 31,376 57,557
Action Constr. Dev. Co. 798,780 7,880 24,590 29,860
Bidder Alt D Alt E Alt F Alt G
CHS, Inc $ 4,154 $ 5,003 $ 2,346 $ 8,780
Beythan Const. Co. 3,974 4,785 2,270 11,000
Russell Const. Co. 4,000 5,302 3,150 9,600
K. Bugica & Assoc. 4,000 5,000 7,800 8,000
Shaver Const. Co. 4,000 5,000 8,000 8,840
Nevada West Const. Co. 4,185 5,252 3,509 8,840
Action Constr. Dev. Co. 3,330 4,920 4,470 8,840
A - Add trench drains, floor sinks, waste oil tank, oil
interceptor and certain compressed air lines.
B - Add landscaping.
C - Add sitework.
D - Add rolling grille #32.
E - Add cabinet work.
F - Add identifying devices.
G - Deduct for contractor's option on air conditioning unit.
System Architect Harry Wood explained that subsequent to the
opening of the bids, it was learned that one of the subcon-
tractors included in the low bid had an insufficient amount
of bonding capacity, resulting in an objection from the sec-
ond low bidder. In a meeting of the Public Works Board on
August 19, that Board recommended that the surplus funds
from the Henderson Center project be transferred to the
Fallon Center project, but further deferred action on the
award of the contract; however, it is expected that the
Public Works Board would make a decision to award the con-
tract either to the low bidder or to the second low bidder
at a meeting proceeding concurrently with the Board of
President Davis recommended, therefore, that the Board of
Regents concur in the award of a contract by the State
Public Works Board to the bidder ultimately selected by
Chancellor Baepler concurred, explaining that the Henderson
Center had been fully funded, the contract had been awarded
and construction commenced. At the same time, there was a
surplus of approximately $218,000 in the project budget
which could not be used for other purposes and would revert
to the State General Fund. The decision of the State Public
Works Board to request that $127,000 of this surplus be
transferred to the Fallon Center project has subsequently
been approved by the Interim Finance Committee.
Mr. Buchanan objected to the Board of Regents concurring
with a decision of the State Public Works Board in advance
of that Board actually making a decision.
In response to a question concerning the transfer of surplus
funds from Henderson to Fallon, President Eaton explained
that the recommendation of the Interim Finance Committee had
been to shift the dollars, with the understanding that Clark
County Community College would go to the Board of Examiners
with a request for instructional equipment and money asso-
ciated with off-site improvement needs for the Henderson
Center, noting that this was the emergency agenda item
which she would request be approved later in the meeting.
Mr. Ross moved that the Board of Regents concur in the award
of a contract to either the low bidder or to the second low
bidder, as ultimately decided by the State Public Works
Mr. Buchanan again objected to agreement in advance before
the decision of the State Public Works Board is known.
Mr. Wood pointed out that it is within the prerogative of
the State Public Works Board to select the bidder to whom
the contract is awarded, and the only question at this point
is whether it will be awarded to the low bidder or to the
second low bidder, both of whom are known.
President Davis pointed out also that, if the contract is
not awarded by September 7, the bids will expire and the
contract will have to be rebid.
Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried with Mr. Buchanan
13. Request for Emergency Item
President Eaton requested authorization to present to the
Board of Examiners a request for funds to purchase instruc-
tional equipment and meet the off-site improvement needs
associated with the Henderson Center.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,
carried without dissent.
14. Design Development Drawings, Dairy Facility, UNR
President Crowley reported that the design development draw-
ings for the Dairy Facility were ready for review by the
Board, and that subsequent to their presentation by Water
Resources Engineering he would request approval of the
drawings, a revision to the project budget, and authoriza-
tion to enter into a lease until the new facility is
Mr. George Ball and Mr. Ken Freeman presented the design
development drawings and responded to questions from the
President Crowley recalled that the project budget for the
new Dairy Facility was originally approved at $750,000;
however, the State Public Works Board has revised the cost
estimate upward to $1,132,700. He requested approval to
proceed with construction of the Dairy Facility and to seek
approval of the increased budget by the Interim Finance Com-
mittee. President Crowley also requested authorization to
enter into a lease with Dermody and Company to allow the
College of Agriculture to continue to operate the Dairy
Facility on its present site until June 30, 1981, or until
the new facility is ready for occupancy. Cost of the pro-
posed lease would be $2,500 per month for the six acres
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,
carried without dissent.
15. Proposed Acquisition of Property, UNR
President Crowley requested authorization to purchase a par-
cel of approximately .75 acre adjacent to the north end of
the Campus, and within the Master Plan for parking for the
Sports Pavilion. An appraisal had placed the value of the
property at $32,000 and funds are available for the purchase
in the Higher Education Capital Construction Fund.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,
carried without dissent.
16. Report on Nye Hall Solar Project, UNR
At the request of Regent Buchanan, an informational report
was presented concerning the solar project recently in-
stalled at Nye Hall which provides solar heating for all
hot water used by that dormitory. (Copy of report on file
in the Chancellor's Office.)
17. Request for Artemisia Fee, UNR
President Crowley presented a request, with his endorsement,
that ASUN be authorized to charge students who wish to re-
ceive the Artemisia a fee of $10 to help defray the rising
costs of producing the yearbook.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
18. Athletic Fund Raisers
Mr. Ross requested a confirmation from President Goodall
that the current policy of the Board of Regents, and that
which is followed by UNLV, is that the athletic fund raisers
do in fact report to the President through Lyle Rivera,
UNLV's Development Officer.
President Goodall reported that he had just become aware of
the concern over this matter and has agreed to meet with
staff and other interested persons early the following week
to work out a satisfactory arrangement.
In response to a question concerning the practice that had
been followed at UNLV in previous years, Chancellor Baepler
confirmed that over the years athletic fund raisers have
reported directly to the President. He explained that this
reporting line becomes important because solicitation of
funds in one area often impinges upon other parts of the
University, and coordination through the President's Office
Mr. Buchanan stated that if this is not now the policy of
the Board, he would move that it become the policy of the
Board. However, it was agreed that such a motion could not
be appropriately offered at this meeting without the decla-
ration of an emergency, and that if, in fact, this required
action by the Board it would be preferable that it be added
as new business to come before the Board at the October
President Goodall stated that although the fund raisers for
the athletic program now carry the titles of Associate and
Assistant Athletic Directors and do report to the Athletic
Director, he did not feel strongly about continuing that
pattern. He pointed out that as of July 1 of this year,
UNLV has established a Development Office that will be in
charge of fund raising, and he suggested that consolidation
of all fund raising under the direction of Mr. Rivera would
be an option that he would wish to consider.
Mr. Ross pointed out that the Board's policy is that all
fund raising is a responsibility of the institutional Presi-
dent and that if the President wished to recommend a change
in that policy he believed the Board would be willing to
consider it; however, until such time as the Board acted to
change its policy in this regard, he believed the reporting
lines dictated by the policy should remain.
19. New Business
A. Mrs. Fong requested that there be some investigation
into a reported problem concerning the size of the
elevators that were being installed in the addition to
the UNLV Library, noting that there seemed to be some
concern that the elevators would not be adequate to
accommodate handicapped passengers. President Goodall
agreed to look into the matter and report back.
B. Mr. Buchanan referred to the letter which had been dis-
tributed to the Regents by Counsel, and asked that a
report be included on the next agenda from President
Goodall as to how Dr. Negratti was not cooperative.
20. Report of Gift from Mc Kenzie Construction
President Crowley reported that the Mc Kenzie Construction
Company had offered to the School of Medicine a gift of an
IBM 1130 computer and related equipment. Dr. Crowley noted
that because Mc Kenzie's fiscal year ends August 31, the
donor has requested that this gift be formally accepted by
the Board prior to that date. President Crowley recommended
Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
The meeting adjourned at 12:05 P.M.
Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary of the Board