September 5-6, 1985
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
September 5-6, 1985
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Learning
Resources Center, Northern Nevada Community College in Elko.
Members present: Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Joan Kenney
Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Members absent: Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President V. James Eardley, 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 James Deacon (UNLV),
Carl Diekhans (NNCC), Christopher Exline (UNR), Phyllis Henderson
(TMCC), Jim Williams (Unit) and Student Association Officers.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Klaich at 10:35 A.M.
1. 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
27-28, 1985, and the special teleconference meeting
held July 23, 1985.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts as listed
in Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the Advisory Committee for the University of
Nevada-Reno Fire Protection Training Academy and the
appointment of members to serve as indicated below.
This volunteer committee was first formed to assist in
the developing of curricula which would meet the needs
of industry, the community and the Nevada Fire Service
Training program under the auspices of Western Oil and
Gas Association. Now that the academy is established,
it is deemed appropriate that this group become an of-
ficial advisory committee of UNR.
In order to accommodate continuity on the Committee,
terms will be staggered commencing with the formation
of the group:
Mr. Carl Cahill 1984-86
Mr. Gene Williams 1985-87
Mr. Will Johnson 1984-86
Mr. Robert Spaulding 1984-86
Mr. Randy Masters 1984-86
Mr. Robert Turner 1984-86
Mr. Joe Dodd Continuing Appointment
(4) Approved the following new appointments to the College
of Arts and Science Advisory Board at UNR:
Approved the following continuing appointments on the
College of Arts and Science Advisory Board at UNR:
Arthur Boecher Moya Lear
Steve Brown Bill Ligon
Gail Brunetti William A. Maupin
Bonnie Bryan Mary Ellen Mc Mullen
Pat Cashill Rollan Melton
Margery Cavanaugh Jean Myles
David Clark Roger Newton
Robert Clift Bob Pearce
Fred Davis, Jr. Andrea Pelter
Barbara Feltner Sandy Rogers
William Fox Silas M. Sellers
Mary Gojack Spike Wilson
Jaculine Jones Kay Winters
(5) Approved authorization to spend $46,000 from the Capi-
tal Improvement Fee Fund for the Fine Arts Complex
Capital Campaign, UNR. The Fine Arts Complex Expansion
was authorized by the Legislature for $6,048,000 to be
funded from Student Fee Revenue Bonds. The College of
Arts and Science would like to have an additional $2.2
million in order to complete the construction of the
building and for furnishings and equipment.
The Office of University Advancement at UNR has been
asked to develop a capital campaign to raise the $2.2
million from outside sources.
The $46,000 requested will be used for printing materi-
als, travel and donor prospecting and cultivation.
(6) Approved the appointment of Mr. Dale F. Fraser to the
UNLV Engineering Advisory Council to replace Mr. Edward
Weintraub. Mr. Fraser is Vice President and Deputy
General Manager of Reynolds Electrical & Engineering
(7) Approved the following salary adjustments at UNR and
UNLV - Approved equity adjustments for 4 Administra-
tors as follows:
*Unrue, John C. $64,641 $68,500
*Westfall, Herman 63,345 67,000
*Rivera, Lyle 63,345 67,000
Raschko, Les 39,200 40,200
*Indicates Employer Paid Retirment
UNR - Approved employer paid retirement for Vice
President of Academic Affairs Richard Davies
and Vice President of Finance and Administra-
tion Ashok Dhingra.
Ms. Del Papa moved for 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. Mr.
Karamanos seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Klaich introduced Dr. Robert Brigham, Dr. Peter Bing
and Mr. Matt Lincoln.
President Berg introduced Faculty Senate Chair Carl Diekhans
and ASB President Tracy Wooden.
President Eardley introduced Faculty Senate Chair-Elect
President Maxson introduced CSUN President Sean Kelleher and
CSUN Vice President Pro-Tem Sam Liebarman.
3. Chancellor's Report
A joint report was made by Chancellor Bersi and President
Maxson on the corporate partnership with Apple Computing.
UNLV purchased Apple-Back-to-School computers on a 50%
discount. Chancellor Bersi stated he was confident of re-
ceiving future corporate gifts for the System. He thanked
the Board for bringing this to the Governor for approval.
There was discussion on corporate gift giving at the Com-
munity College level and the problem of ensuring that
corporations understand the Community College mission and
difference of full-time/part-time students. Chancellor
Bersi explained that corporations usually deal with Uni-
versities because of volume sales and showcasing their
products in major centers. He did state that he would
encourage the corporations to look at Community Colleges
in the same light and that it entails working with the
corporate legal staffs to ensure protections of their con-
tracts with dealers who handle their merchandise. Presi-
dent Maxson stated he asks corporations with which UNLV
works to extend the same options to CCCC.
4. Approved Proposed Settlement of Mc Kay vs. Board of Regents
Chairman Klaich stated that although he had met with Attor-
ney General Mc Kay to discuss the format upon which he would
be willing to bring the proposed consent decree before the
Board, settlement required approval by the full Board. He
recommended approval of this consent decree and asked Gen-
eral Counsel Klasic for his report.
General Counsel Klasic stated that over a year ago the
Board held a meeting during which a part of the meeting was
closed to consider candidates for appointment for the Presi-
dency of UNLV. Complaints arose from the news media about
alleged violations of the open meeting law and afterward
the Attorney General sued the Board for injunctive relief
claiming that a violation of the law occurred.
The settlement recognizes the fact that Regents Sheerin and
Karamanos did not attend that particular closed meeting, and
Regents Foley and Sparks had not yet been elected, so they
were not involved. The Attorney General's allegations never
concerned the action of the Board to appoint Dr. Maxson to
be the President of UNLV. His appointment was never in
jeopardy at any time. In fact, at the time the suit was
filed, the Attorney General made this point clear. The
Board did not admit and never has admitted to any violation
of the open meeting law and a statement to that affect is
contained in the agreement.
The Attorney General listed in the agreement the topics
that he claims violated the open meeting law by being dis-
cussed in closed session. In that same settlement agree-
ment, the Regents clearly indicated their position and their
belief about why discussion of those topics did not violate
the law. However, disputes over such matters have come up
in litigation in other states and definitely constitute a
gray area in the law. The attorneys involved in this case
felt it was in everyone's best interest to try to settle
this suit amiably. The Attorney General agreed with this
view and has already signed this agreement.
General Counsel Klasic stated this settlement was a good
one. It is in accord with the provisions of the law, and
complies with the established position and practices of the
Board of Regents in following the law. He recommended ap-
proval of the Stipulation for Entry of Consent Decree in
the case of Mc Kay vs. Board of Regents and that the Board
authorize its Chairman to sign the stipulation. The Stipu-
lation for Entry of Consent Decree is filed with the perma-
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Stipulation for Entry of
Consent Decree in the case of Mc Kay vs. Board of Regents
and authorized the Board Chairman to sign the Stipulation.
Ms. Del Papa seconded.
Mr. Foley made the following remarks:
I am not a defendent in the suit. I have met without
Counsel, (and) I have studied the Stipulation. What I
understand in this action that is now being settled (is
that) there are no criminal charges. I think this is
important. I don't think that this thing should have
to come back and haunt any member of the Board of Re-
gents, present or future. There is no criminal charge.
In fact, there is no attempt whatsoever to attack the
action that was taken at that meeting. What does that
mean? Well, obviously they didn't have enough evidence,
or any evidence, to rely upon, or attempt to use to
persuade a court that somebody had done something wrong.
As I read this Stipulation, they're asking us to agree
in writing to obey the law. Well, that is what we all
did when we took the Oath of Office. And that is all
that Dan Klaich is binding us to when he signs this
Chairman Klaich stated that this Board has been conducting
its personnel sessions with less frequency because its busi-
ness is obvious and open.
Ms. Del Papa complemented Chairman Klaich and General Coun-
sel Klasic for dealing with this issue in a professional
manner. The end result was a positive one and she expressed
her concern that the public know that the Board does not
admit to any violation.
5. Approved Handbook Addition, Title 4, Chapter 10, Foundation
Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10,
(new section) Foundation Administrative and Accounting
Guidelines as contained in Ref. B, filed with the permanent
Each member institution foundation has been duly established
as a private corporation under the statutes of the State of
Nevada exclusively for charitable and educational purposes
within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal
Revenue Code. The members of the Board of Regents are
corporate members of each foundation and have the responsi-
bility of assuring the people of the State of Nevada that
each corporation acts within the bounds of its purpose and
authority as defined by its Articles of Incorporation and
Bylaws and within the laws of the State of Nevada. Each
foundation within the UNS is now audited annually by a
Nevada licensed independent audit firm.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the Handbook addition for
Foundation Guidelines in Title 4, Chapter 10. Mr. Karamanos
seconded. Motion carried.
6. Report of the Investment Committee
The Annual Investment Performance Analysis Report was pre-
sented by Mr. Matt Lincoln, Cambridge Associates. Their
firm analyzes endowed portfolios for many of the nation's
Universities and Colleges, and of these UNS had the great-
est return -- a record-breaking 35.8% total return on in-
vestments for 1984-85. (See Ref. C, filed with the perma-
The return outperformed the Standard and Poor 500 and Dow
Jones indices. The market value at the beginning of the
year was $20 million and about $27 million at the end of
the year. The pool is comprised of endowed gifts to the
University of Nevada System's 7 member institutions, and
is owned on a shares basis by the institution designated
by the donor.
Mr. Lincoln commended the Board for the policies they have
set for the endowment, and encouraged them to continue the
spending rate at 5%, even though it may be a painful proc-
ess. In the long run, after the 14-year period, this policy
will not only ensure the financial health of the endowment
by preserving the corpus of the funds, but it will also
actually provide more total dollars for spending.
Dr. Peter Bing, advisor to the Investment Advisory staff,
stated two objectives the Committee had as they began to
overhaul the policies: 1) increased yield, and 2) set pay-
off rate lower in order to look after long-term protection
for future generations.
Mr. Klaich relayed to Mr. Lincoln the Board's appreciation
for the efforts and guidance given in this area.
For his guidance and assistance to UNS, Dr. Peter Bing was
presented with a gift from the Board of the first two vol-
umes of the recently published Great Basin series done by
the University of Nevada Press. As the other volumes are
printed, the set will be completed.
Regents Del Papa, Sheerin, Gallagher and Karamanos expressed
their appreciation for the manner in which investments are
now being managed.
7. Report on Investment with American Investors Management,
At the June, 1985 Regents meeting, Mr. Lew Shuman, American
Investors Management, Inc., (AIM) reported to the Board on
the investments he was managing for UNS. The Board directed
a written report be submitted by Mr. Shuman on July 15, 1985
outlining the activity of the investment. This report was
never received. Subsequently, Mr. Shuman has filed bank-
ruptcy, and the accounts have been turned over to Nevada
First Thrift of Reno.
Director of Endowments Edna Brigham and Deputy Treasurer
Janet Mac Donald submitted a report reviewing the status
of the investments of AIM for the Board of Regents accord-
ing to the records currently held by Nevada First Thrift
of Reno. Mrs. Brigham and Ms. Mac Donald further reported
that the records do not correspond with agreements and
authority granted AIM by the Board of Regents. Because of
the discrepancy between the original investment and the
Nevada First Thrift records, the Regents directed General
Counsel Klasic to take whatever action is necessary to ob-
tain the return of the original investment of AIM to the
Board of Regents.
8. Approved Promotion to Emeritus Status, UNS and UNR
UNS - Approved emeritus status for Mr. Ken Robbins, Uni-
versity of Nevada Press Business Manager Emeritus.
UNR - Approved emeritus status for the following:
Mr. Allen D. Bruner, Agriculture Development Special-
Mr. William W. Baker, Associate Professor of Engineer-
Mr. Jimmie Olivas, Boxing Coach Emeritus
Mr. Karamanos moved approval of promotion to Emeritus Status
at UNS and UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
9. Approved the Concept of Basque Park
Regent Del Papa presented a proposal for approval in concept
of a national Basque Park which will honor the Basque people
and Basque immigrants to America. Location of the park is
to be in Reno, containing statuary by renowned sculptors
descriptive of the Basque heritage. She requested up to 10
acres of Bureau of Land Management land between DRI and
TMCC in Dandini Research Park be dedicated for this park.
UNS will assume no responsibility for maintenance.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval in concept the dedication of up
to 10 acres for purposes of building a Basque Memorial Park
on UNS property. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
Ms. Del Papa stated rezoning and variance considerations
may be necessary. The Basque Memorial Park will be a public
service and will enhance the UNS property. The Basque Park
Foundation will be requested to perform all the work neces-
sary on this project.
President Eardley informed the Board there is a high rate
of vandalism in the proposed area. Security measures must
The meeting recessed until Friday, September 6, 1985 at 10:10
A.M. All Regents were present except Mr. Karamanos and Mrs.
President Berg gave special recognition to the following NNCC
Sarah Campsey, Governor's Art Award in Folk Art
Jacqueline Banghart, Certificate of Recognition from the
the United States Department of Education Adult
Carl Diekhans, co-author textbook Business Basic with Penny
Fanzone of Essex Community College in Baltimore,
Maryland, and Tom Hankins of West Virginia Institute of
Mike Mc Farlane and Mark Ports, book on the Natural History
of the Ruby Mountains
Richard and Tara Mc Carty, Oral History and standing struc-
ture survey of South Ford Dam Impound Area
President Berg asked Chairman Klaich to give special recognition
and honor as Distinguished Faculty Fellow to Paul Shelly Hanna,
who has instructed in history, political science and anthropology
Charles Greenhaw, Dean of Instruction, gave a brief overview of
the needs of NNCC. He introduced several NNCC faculty members
who gave summary reports on their various programs, including
Small Business Development Centers, Folk Art, Automotive and
Diesel Mechanics, NNCC Foundation, English as a Second Language,
Geotechnical Science and the Arboretum. The presentations con-
cluded with Cowboy Poetry recited by Mr. Waddie Mitchell.
Chairman Klaich introduced Mr. Snowy Monroe, member of the NNCC
Advisory Board, and State Senators James Gibson and Nick Horn,
and Assemblyman Terry Tebbs.
10. Approved Regents 1986-87 Calendar
At the June, 1985 meeting, the Board asked for reconsider-
ation of the proposed meeting calendar. Several calendars
have been prepaired by the Chairman and the Secretary
designed for meetings once very month, once every other
month and once every 6 weeks.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the calendar designed for
meetings to be held every other month beginning in January,
1986 through the year 1987, with evaluation by the Board at
the end of 1986. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Mr. Foley and Mrs.
Gallagher opposed. Motion carried.
Mrs. Gallagher stated she felt it would be too long between
meetings, and Mr. Foley stated there may be interim/emer-
gency meetings. Mrs. Sheerin suggested Committee meetings
be scheduled in the iterim of every other month.
1986 BOARD OF REGENTS MEETINGS
Board Meeting Place
January 9-10 Las Vegas
March 13-14 Carson City
May 8-9 Las Vegas
June 12-13 Reno
August 28-29 Las Vegas
October 9-10 Reno
December 11-12 Las Vegas
1987 BOARD OF REGENTS MEETINGS
January 8-9 Reno
March 12-13 Las Vegas
May 14-15 Reno
June 25-26 Las Vegas
September 10-11 Elko
November 12-13 Las Vegas
January 7-8, 1988 Reno
Meetings generally fall on the second Thursday/Friday of
The August 28-29 meeting will accommodate the biennial budg-
et presentation to the Governor due September 1.
Meetings will be held alternately north and south to accom-
modate the business of the Campuses and visitations to the
Format for the meetings will be:
8:00 - 10:30 A.M. Committee meetings
10:30 - 12:30 P.M. Board of Regents
12:30 - 2:00 P.M. Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 P.M. Campus visitations
7:30 - 9:00 A.M. Committee meetings
9:00 - 12:00 Noon Board of Regents
12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Lunch
1:00 - Adjourn Board of Regents
11. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-
mittee meeting, held September 5, 1985, were presented by
Regent Jo Ann Sheerin, Chairman.
(1) Approved a policy statement providing for affiliated
academic status for the National Judicial College and
the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court
Judges with UNR. Affiliated status will allow the
two academic units to grant UNR credit for approved
courses to qualified students and to participate with
UNR in a Master of Judicial Studies degree currently
under discussion. Appropriate review will take place
by UNR on each occasion that one of these associations
offers academic credit for a course. Course credit
approval would be offered through the Division of Con-
tinuing Education at UNR. A permanent student record
would be maintained by the University Registrar.
Following the adoption of this policy statement, it
was further recommended that the University of Nevada-
Reno work with the UNS Academic Affairs Council for
appropriate review and approval of the formulation
and implementation of academic policies according to
provisions outlined in the Regents Handbook.
The affiliation strengthens not only the National
Judicial College and the National Council, but en-
hances the ability of the University of Nevada-Reno
to offer training, education and public service in
areas of law and judicial administration. President
Crowley emphasized that this policy statement is not
an approach for a Law School at UNR.
UNR will have institutional control of undergraduate
courses but Phase I and II will be submitted for the
Master's degree program. A status report will be
given by UNR after implementation of the program.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the policy statement
for affiliated academic status for the National Judi-
cial College and the National Council of Juvenile and
Family Court Judges at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
(2) Approved the Phase II Proposal for an M. S. Degree in
Environmental Analytical Chemistry at UNLV.
This proposal is a joint effort between the UNLV Chem-
istry Department and the Environmental Protection
Agency Quality Assurance Laboratory, located on the
The curriculum will consist of at least 36 credits of
chemistry courses, the majority of which will be new
courses developed for the program. Requirements for
admission will include an undergraduate degree in
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related disci-
pline. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 for the last
two undergraduate years will be required for admis-
sion to the program. There is no accrediting organi-
zation for this program.
Funds required for the 1st year are estimated to be
$20,000, which includes two graduate assistants and
$9,000 for library funds for periodicals and books.
This includes a one-time request to purchase back sets.
The 4th year budget is projected to be $70,200 and in-
cludes one FTE faculty member and four graduate assist-
ants. Increased State appropriations will be needed
as the program grows.
Phase I was approved by the Board of Regents on Octo-
ber, 1984. The proposed date of implementation is
Mrs. Kenney moved approval for the Phase II Proposal
for an M. S. degree in Environmental Analytical Chem-
istry at UNLV. Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
(3) A report was presented concerning the UNS Task Force
on Educational Telecommunications, filed in the Regents
Office. Discussion centered on goals of the Task Force
and its subcommittees, specific tasks to be performed
to accomplish these goals, and the desire to encourage
faculty and Campus involvement in telecommunications
Mrs. Sheerin stated that a proposal on the Local Area
Networks (LAN) plan would be presented to the full
Board at a future date. A workshop is scheduled on
telecommunications for September 27 in Las Vegas, at
which time questions regarding fee structure, recipi-
ents of FTE, additional monies for faculty incentives,
planning of course development, and selection of pro-
grams will be explored, as will other charges made to
the Task Force.
Vice Chancellor Fox suggested Campuses attract new
faculty participants in this program along with ex-
perienced volunteers. It was suggested that work-
shops for the faculty be held in October in the north
(4) Faculty Senate Chairs in the System were invited to
address relevant topics pertaining to their particular
Campuses. The following were discussed briefly and
will be placed on Academic Affairs Committee agendas
in the future:
A. TMCC will undergo accreditation review this year.
A report was distributed at the meeting which ad-
dressed degree requirements. TMCC will plan forums
with high school teachers on how to prepare stu-
dents for Community College.
B. Statewide enrollment study by Karen Steinberg, UNS
Coordinator of Institutional Research.
C. Provisional admission policy to the Universities,
concerning new admission standards.
D. Academic Computing.
E. Reort on UNLV ad hoc Committee on Excellence in
F. Residence Policy Study regarding:
Contiguous State Policy
Sphere of Influence
Tuition Waivers of Academically Talented
Reciprocity Agreement for Eastern California
and Children of Alumni
Retention within the University System
G. Operating funds to be used for out-of-state faculty
Mrs. Sheerin moved to accept the report and recommendations
of the Academic Affairs Committee. Motion carried.
12. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison
A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison
Committee meeting, held September 5, 1985, were made by
Regent Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman.
(1) The Legislative Liaison Committee requested its Com-
mittee be considered as a standing committee. Although
the Committee was established to guide the 1985 UNS
legislative program prior to and during the Session,
it has been determined by the Board that follow-through
and preparation for the 1987 Legislative Session will
require additional Committee work. An amendment to
the Regents Bylaws, as proposed below, constitutes the
first reading of this Bylaw change, with action to
occur at the October meeting.
Amend Article VI, Section 3 of the Board of Regents
Bylaws by adding a new subparagraph as follows:
(e) The Legislative Liaison Committee shall pro-
pose, review and evaluate the legislative pro-
gram of the UNS and such other legislative
proposals affecting the UNS and its institu-
tions; act as liaison between the UNS and the
Legislatures; coordinate the presentation of
the System's legislative program to the Legis-
lature; coordinate with the Chancellor, Presi-
dents and Chairman of the Board for testimony
and appearances at the Legislature on behalf
of the UNS; and make such recommendations as
it deems necessary to the Board pertaining to
13. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held September 5, 1985, were made by Regent Dorothy S.
(1) As requested by the Board at its June meeting, Director
of Internal Audit Sandi Cardinal reported on the imple-
mentation of the majority of the audit recommendations,
as contained in Ref. A-1, filed in the Regents Office:
Ref. A-1a, UNR - Cashiers Office
Federal Financial Aid
Ref. A-1b, CCCC - Federal Financial Aid
Ref. A-1c, UNLV - Health, Physical Education, Recrea-
tion and Dance Department
Mr. Karamanos directed the UNR Cashiers Office to in-
stall cash registers as recommended in the Audit
The Committee requested a follow-up report in one
year on audit recommendations not yet met.
(2) The proposed engagement letter from Kafoury-Armstrong,
as contained in Ref. A-2, filed in the Regents Office,
to examine the UNS financial statement for the year
ended June 30, 1985, estimating the cost of such ex-
amination at $83,270 was approved. The $83,270 is
based on the work required for the financial statement
for the year which ended June 30, 1985, and includes
auditing of the revenue bonds.
The 1985-86 UNS operating budget has allocated $70,560
for the audit.
Vice Chancellor Sparks recommended that the Board ap-
prove the engagement letter with the understanding that
the cost of auditing the revenue bonds be charged to
the Capital Improvement Projects accounts of the appro-
priate Campus as has been done in the past. Further,
he asked the Board to instruct the Central Administra-
tion staff to work with Kafoury-Armstrong and Company
to ensure the audit cost doesn't exceed the amount
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommen-
dations of the Audit Committee, as well as those of Mr.
Sparks. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
14. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance
A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance
Committee meeting, held September 5, 1985, were made by
Regent Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman.
(1) In June, 1985 the Board adopted a tentative Operating
Budget for 1985-86. The State Legislature had ad-
journed recently and there had not been enough time
to compile the specific data for this budget.
Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the 1985-86 Operating
Budget and Self-Supporting Budgers, as contained in
Ref. B-1, filed in the Regents Office.
(2) At the June, 1985 meeting, the Committee was directed
to review the guidelines for use of Regents Special
Projects Fund. The Committee approved changes, as con-
tained in the revised Ref. B-2, filed with the perma-
Deputy Chancellor Dawson informed the Committee that
there would be insufficient funds available from the
80% allotted to the NNCC Campus to cover the approved
perquisites for President Berg. The Committee recom-
mended that the Council of Presidents resolved this
Also submitted for consideration was a request for
equipment from the Chancellor's Office, which was
among those priorities not funded by the 1985 State
The Committee recommended that this item be tabled
until the October meeting to allow the Chancellor's
Office staff an opportunity to gather additional
(3) In June, 1985 the Board approved an addition to the
Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 9, Board of Re-
gents Spending Policy. Further clarification was re-
quested for Section 9.4, Host Funds, as contained in
Ref. B-3, filed with the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Sparks suggested a gift of 100 trees be given to UNR
from the Board of Regents in commemoration of UNR's Centen-
nial Year. This gift would be contingent upon approval at
the October meeting, inasmuch as it was not on the agenda
nor did it meet the requirements of an emergency item.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Budget and Finance Committee. Motion carried.
15. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on System Governance
A report of the ad hoc Committee on System Governance meet-
ing, held September 6, 1985, was made by Regent Joseph M.
Foley, Chairman. He announced meeting dates for the ad hoc
Committee on System Governance as follows:
October 17-18 Reno
November 1, 1:30 P.M. Las Vegas
December 5-6 Las Vegas
October 7 was set as the deadline for written reports to
the Committee from Campuses. Mr. Foley requested that Mary
Lou Moser be notified of the speakers, subject and length
of time each speaker would require.
16. Approved Architects/Engineers, CCCC
Approved the firms listed below for the Capital Improvement
projects for CCCC:
Cheyenne Campus - Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall
Architects and Engineers
Henderson Campus - Baughman and Turner, Inc.
These names will be forwarded to the State Public Works
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the architects/engineers
at CCCC. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
17. Approved Lease, 4-H Camp, UNR
Approved a lease of the 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe to the Tahoe
Academy. The term of the lease will run from September 1
through May 31 of each year beginning in 1985 and will ex-
pire in 1990. The annual rental fee shall be $85,000. A
$25,000 rental damage and cleaning deposit will be posted.
President Crowley requested the funds earned on the lease,
up to $140,000, be borrowed in order to pave the access
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the lease of the 4-H Camp
at Lake Tahoe to the Tahoe Academy and the funds earned,
up to $140,000, be borrowed to pave the access road. Mrs.
Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
18. Approved Lease, Main Station Field Laboratory, UNR
Approved a lease to Comstock Communications, Inc., dba KCBN
Radio, for a 4-acre site to erect a 180-foot radio trans-
mission tower and small building on the eastern edge of the
Main Station Field Laboratory. The lease is for a 10 year
period commencing on or about January 1, 1986.
In return, Comstock Communications will make an annual con-
tribution to the UNR Foundation on behalf of the KCBN Schol-
arship Fund, for the benefit of students enrolled in the
College of Agriculture, as follows:
$ 5,000 First 3 years
7,500 Years 3 and 5
10,000 Years 6 through 10
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of lease to Comstock Communi-
cations. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion carried.
19. Approved Promotion in Rank, UNR
Approved the promotion to Professor for Dr. Paul Page, Dean,
College of Arts and Science, effective immediately.
Mrs. Sparks informed the Board she has received many compli-
ments from various persons regarding Dean Page.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of promotion to Professor for
Dr. Paul Page at UNR. Mrs. Kenney seconded. Motion car-
20. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 13, Parking and
Traffic Regulations, UNR
Approved Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 13, Parking and
Traffic Regulations, UNR, as contained in Ref. D, filed in
the Regents Office.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of Handbook change regarding
Parking and Traffic Regulations at UNR. Mrs. Kenney second-
ed. Motion carried.
21. Approved the Appointment of Interim Dean, UNLV
Approved the appointment of Dr. William Dakin as Interim
Dean of Student Services at UNLV, effective August 9, 1985,
at a salary of $51,416.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of the appointment of Dr. William
Dakin as Interim Dean of Student Services at UNLV, effective
August 9, 1985. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
22. Approved Handbook Change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 8,
Refund Policy, UNLV
Approved Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 8,
Refund Policy, UNLV, as contained in Ref. E with amendments,
filed in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Kenney moved approval of Handbook change regarding
Refund Policy at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
23. Approved Certification, DRI
Approved to reaffirm the Water Resources Center as the Water
Resources Research Institute in Nevada. The following cer-
tification is required within 90 days of the effective date
of the rules and regulations of the Federal Register (July
The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System
do hereby reaffirm that the Water Resources Center,
Desert Research Institute is the designated Water
Resources Research Institute in Nevada. This desig-
nation is made pursuant to Sec. 104(a) of Public Law
98-242, the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, and
30 CFR Part 401.5, Designation of Institutes.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the certification for DRI.
Ms. Del Papa seconded. Motion carried.
24. Approved Computer Loan Program, UNS
Approved a staff development loan program for personal
computers to be made available to professional and classi-
fied employees within System Administration (Chancellor's
Office, Computing Center, Press). This program is similar
to those currently in place on several Campuses.
Employees would be eligible for one loan up to $2500 in a
given fiscal year, interest free. Full payment of the loan
must be made within the fiscal year and payments would be
by payroll deduction.
The source of funds for the program would be the Computing
Center's Data Processing Sales account. Maximum require-
ments of the funds in any given year are not expected to
exceed $60,000. Inasmuch as the borrowed amount would be
repaid within the year, it is anticipated that at least
90%, if not all, of the account funds should be available
to be utilized for other planned expenditures prior to the
end of the fiscal year.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the Computer Loan Program for
System Administration personnel. Mrs. Sheerin seconded.
25. New Business
Ms. Del Papa requested that the Presidents' Council address
a real estate policy for all UNS property.
26. Emergency Item: Resolution re: Distinguished Scientist,
President Hidy requested approval to consider an emergency
item on the agenda concerning Professor Frits Went, who is
leaving Nevada in September. He retired about 10 years ago
and is now 84 years old and has been ill for some time.
Professor Went is a very distinguished scientist of inter-
national reputation in the field of Biology. He has made
contributions to Biology which have been unique since the
early 1900s when he did his Ph. D. work in the Netherlands.
His interests have been in the area of tree metabolism,
photosynthesis, gas exchange with vegetation, and the role
of air pollution in influencing vegetation. He was at Cal
Tech when he was instrumental in bringing Professor Haagen-
smit to Cal Tech, and they were both instrumental in dis-
covering photochemical smog in the Los Angeles area. Pro-
fessor Went contributed much to the Desert Research Insti-
tute as part of the biosciences group for many years, and
later became Director of the St. Louis Botanical Gardens.
He is the only scientist in the State of Nevada who is a
member of the National Academy of Sciences. In view of
his long-standing contributions to Nevada and to biologi-
cal science throughout the world, President Hidy requested
a resolution be passed by the Board, recognizing his con-
tributions, and wishing him Godspeed in his move to Oregon.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept an emergency item concerning
a resolution for Professor Went at DRI. Ms. Del Papa
seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Klaich requested approval to draft a resolution
of gratitude to Dr. Went on behalf of the Board.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of a resolution of gratitude
to Dr. Went. Mrs. Sheerin seconded. Motion carried.
Chairman Klaich extended his thanks to President Berg and Regent
Gallagher for their hospitality in Elko.
The meeting adjourned at 2:50 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board