09/05/1991

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 5-6, 1991








09-05-1991

Pages 95-140



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

September 5-6, 1991



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Room 231, Truckee

Meadows Community College, Reno.



Members present: Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Supervisor of Academic

Affairs

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Bill Baines (TMCC),

Larry Goodnight (WNCC), Candace Kant (CCSN), Ed Nickel (NNCC),

Lonnie Pippin (DRI), Elizabeth Raymond (UNR), Lori Temple (UNLV),

Acting Chairman Becky Seibert (Unit) and Student Association

Officers.



Chairman Carolyn M. Sparks called the meeting to order at 9:50

A.M. Thursday, September 5, 1991, with all Regents present

except Regents Berkley, Foley, Hammargren and Whitley.



1. Approved Consent Agenda



Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed

with permanent minutes), containing the following:



(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held June

27-28, 1991 and minutes of the special meeting held

August 1, 1991.



(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in

Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.



(3) Approved an extension of sick leave for Deborah

Elliott-Martin, College of Agriculture at UNR.



(4) Approved a second year of leave of absence without

pay for Dr. Mohamed Yousef, Department of Biological

Sciences at UNLV, for the 1991-92 academic year.



(5) Approved an Advisory Board for the Information Science

Research Institute in the College of Engineering at

UNLV. This Board would provide aid and guidance to

the Institute and College in developing needed pro-

grams. Initial members would be as follows:



Barbara Cerny, Washington, D. C.

George Nagy, Troy, New York

Richard Casey, San Jose, California

Michael O'Donnell, Chicago, Illinois

Maria Zemonkova, Washington, D. C.



(6) Approved Emeritus status for Dr. Wilbur S. Shepperson,

Emeritus Professor of History at UNR, to be effective

August 1, 1991.



(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Division of

Environmental Protection of the Department of

Conservation and Natural Resources (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: February 28, 1991 to September

30, 1993

Amount : $63,500 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide studies, surveys

and investigations in accomplish-

ing the purposes of the Water

Pollution Control Program.



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Division of

Environmental Protection of the Department of

Conservation and Natural Resources (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: January 1, 1991 to September

30, 1992

Amount : $43,500 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide studies, surveys

and investigations in accomplish-

ing the purposes of the Water

Pollution Control Program.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Division of

Environmental Protection of the Department of

Conservation and Natural Resources (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: April 1, 1991 to September 30,

1992

Amount : $25,000 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide studies, surveys

and investigations in accomplish-

ing the purposes of the Water

Pollution Control Program.



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Commis-

sion on Economic Development (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through October 15, 1991

Amount : $2,500 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to access, extract and provide

to the Commission selected materi-

als from a statistical data bank

within the Division of Water Plan-

ning for use by the Commission.



E. UNS Board of Regents and Washoe High School

(Lease Agreement)



Effective Date: August 30, 1991 through June 30,

1992

Amount : None

Purpose : Lease of UNR building at 5600 Fox

Avenue in Stead to Washoe High

School for classroom space.



F. UNS Board of Regents and the City of Reno (Water

Rights Deed)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

Amount : $10 to Board

Purpose : Board to grant Deed to divert from

the Truckee River and its tribu-

taries the water appurtenant to

land on UNR property (Mackay Sta-

dium Expansion) to the City of

Reno.



G. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Psychology Department and

the Nevada Department of Human Resources Division

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation/Sierra

Developmental Center (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992

Amount : $9360 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide one or more Psy-

chology Doctoral Candidate stu-

dents to Sierra Developmental

Center to provide full range of

psychological services.



H. UNS Board of Regents/UNR School of Social Work and

the Nevada Department of Human Resources Division

of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation (Inter-

local Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992

Amount : $36,949 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR's Coordinator of Field Educa-

tion to serve as academic coordi-

nator and field education super-

visor of social work students at

MHMR's Mental Health Institute.



I. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Department of Psychiatry

and the Nevada Department of Human Resources

Division of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992

Amount : $192,900 maximum to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide psychiatric cover-

age to Rural Clinics offices in

Elko, Fallon, Yerington, Carson

City, Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville and

Fernley on a regular basis.



J. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Department of Psychology

and the Nevada Department of Human Resources

Division of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation

(Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through June 30, 1992

Amount : $90,000 maximum to be added to

original contract for continua-

tion of services (for total of

$146,128.80)

Purpose : UNR's Director of Behavior Analy-

sis Specialization will supervise

and coordinate certain services

provided to the clients of MHMR's

Sierra Development Center.



K. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Department of Psychology

and the Northeastern Rural Health Clinics, Inc.

(Susanville, California) (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: August 1, 1991 through June 30,

1992

Amount : $13,200 to UNR

Purpose : UNR to provide one Psychology

Doctoral Candidate Intern to

Northeastern Rural Health Clinics,

Inc.



L. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV Department of Public

Safety, University Police Dispatch and Nevada

Department of Parole and Probation (Interlocal

Contract)



Effective Date: Date approved by Board of Regents

through June 30, 1992

Amount : $35,000 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to provide dispatch services

to Parole and Probation Depart-

ment.



M. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada Depart-

ment of Wildlife (Interlocal Contract)



Effective Date: July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992

Amount : $11,763.10 to UNLV

Purpose : UNLV to provide student assistant

to conduct fisheries investigation

at Lake Mead.



Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval

of the prepared Agenda with the authority to change the

order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



2. Introductions



President Gwaltney introduced Dianne Holt, Administrative

Assistant to the President; Marsha Lindeken, Assistant

to President; and Rose Taylor, President of Phi Beta Kappa

Honor Society at TMCC. Ms. Taylor introduced the following

members of TMCC's Phi Beta Kappa chapter: Melisse Ross,

Vice President; Linda Harrison, Secretary; and Pennie

Pagni, Treasurer.



President Crowley introduced newly appointed UNR Vice

President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Robert Hoover.



Chancellor Dawson introduced newly appointed UNS Research

Analysts for Academic Affairs, Tamela Gorden and Glen

Krutz.



3. Emergency Item to Approve a Resolution



Chairman Sparks requested approval of an emergency item to

consider approval of a resolution honoring the late Mr.

Thomas Beam.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of an emergency item to prepare

a resolution honoring the late Mr. Thomas Beam. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried. (See item #42)



Mr. Foley entered the meeting.



4. Chairman's Report



Chairman Sparks announced the 1991-92 committee assignments

as follows:



Academic Affairs Committee Audit Committee



Jill Derby, Chairman Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman

Shelley Berkley Shelley Berkley

Daniel Klaich James Eardley

June Whitley



Budget and Finance Committee Investment Committee



Committee of the Whole Daniel Klaich, Chairman

James Eardley

Joseph Foley



Legislative Liaison Committee Research Affairs Committee



Shelley Berkley, Chairman Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman

James Eardley Joseph Foley

Daniel Klaich Dorothy Gallagher

June Whitley



ad hoc Committee on Admission ad hoc Committee on Health

Standards Care



Daniel Klaich, Chairman Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman

James Eardley Jill Derby

Joseph Foley Dorothy Gallagher

June Whitley

Ron Remington, NNCC

Robert Hoover, UNR

Herb Peebles, CCSN

John Unrue, UNLV



ad hoc Committee on Prisoner ad hoc Committee on Status

Education of Women



Joseph Foley, Chairman Jill Derby, Chairman

Jill Derby Shelley Berkley

Dorothy Gallagher Daniel Klaich

Joseph Crowley, UNR

Paul Meacham, CCSN

Isabelle Emerson, UNLV

Jacquline Kirkland, TMCC



ad hoc Committee on Native

American Education



Joseph Foley, Chairman

Jill Derby

Dorothy Gallagher



5. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson introduced newly appointed Assistant

to the Chancellor for Community Colleges, Mr. Doug Burris.

Mr. Burris has accepted a one-year appointment to address

Community College issues in Nevada.



Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.



Chancellor Dawson reported that from the ad hoc Committee

on Faculty Relations recommendations, several have been

implemented. He referred to the following recommendations:



RECOMMENDATION 1 - A System Officer position should be

established in the Chancellor's Office to represent ex-

clusively the interest of Community Colleges.



Mr. Doug Burris has been hired on a one-year appointment.



RECOMMENDATION 2 - The Board of Regents shall meet on each

Community College Campus not less than once every other

year, during which time workshops will be conducted focus-

ing on Community College matters.



Regularly scheduled meetings have been calendared for

Community Colleges during 1991, 1992 and 1993.



RECOMMENDATION 3 - Additional avenues of communications

between faculty and Regents should be cultivated to en-

hance the Boards' awareness about faculty concerns.



The Board of Regents and TMCC's faculty will be meeting

later in this meeting.



RECOMMENDATION 10 - The Community Colleges should, indi-

vidually and collectively, assess themselves against "The

Futures Commission" recommendations prior to the next legis-

lative session in order to provide clear communication to

all constituencies on how Nevada's students, citizens and

industries will be served by our Community Colleges.



An agenda item regarding the response to the AACJC Futures

Commission Report has been slated for this meeting.



6. Approved Handbook Change, Leave Records



Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section

17.3, Leave Records, as follows:



Section 17. Leave Records



3. Except for professional staff members of the Desert

Research Institute, annual and sick leave of a day or

more must be reported to the appropriate personnel

office. Professional staff members of the Desert

Research Institute must report annual or sick leave

of two hours or more to the appropriate personnel

office. Notwithstanding this provision, the salary

of a Desert Research Institute professional staff

member must not be reduced for an absence from work

for part of a day.



Assistant General Counsel Robert Ulrich stated that the

Desert Research Institute expressed certain reservations

during the May, 1991 Board of Regents' meeting concerning

the recent amendment to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3,

Section 17. This admendment was necessary to conform

System professional leave policies to the Fair Labor Stand-

ards Act and its recent interpretation by the Ninth Circuit

Court of Appeals in Abshire. He stated that the legal

risks have been explained to DRI, and that it is imperative

that DRI have this exception to the policy because of its

obligations under federal grants and contracts.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook change regarding

leave records. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



7. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee



A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee

meeting, held August 29, 1991, was made by Regent Daniel

J. Klaich, Chairman.



Minutes of the August 29, 1991 meeting of the Investment

Committee were distributed and are as follows:



Chairman Klaich called the meeting to order and stated

the purpose of the meeting was to receive a report of

findings and conclusions from the Staff Evaluation

Committee for the Commercial Banking Services Proposal

- P130-J.



Ms. Joan Davis, Purchasing Division, Business Center

South, serving as Chairman of the Staff Evaluation

Committee, reviewed her memorandum dated August 27,

1991 containing the findings of the Committee, Ref. A,

filed in the Regents' Office. Three banks responded

to the bid proposal: First Interstate Bank of Nevada,

Security Pacific Bank and Valley Bank of Nevada. Pro-

posals were publicly opened on July 9, 1991. The Staff

Evaluation Committee recommended that a contract be

offered to First Interstate Bank of Nevada which they

felt could best serve UNS needs as outlined in the

proposal.



In response to a request from the Regents, Ms. Davis'

letter of August 27, 1991 was distributed to the bank

representatives present at the meeting.



Dr. Eardley asked whether the recently announced merger

of Valley Bank with Bank of America, and the rumor of

a merger of First Interstate Bank with an unknown,

larger bank, would affect this contract period. Ms.

Davis stated the Committee's knowledge of bank mergers

only came from media reports, that the bids were eval-

uated on the basis of the bid proposal distributed to

Nevada banks.



Chairman Klaich acknowledged the changing banking

climate for Nevada at the present time, and questioned

whether it might be better to defer the award of any

contract at this time providing UNS could negotiate

a fair fee with Valley Bank of Nevada to continue the

present services they provide.



Mr. Larry Charleton, Valley Bank of Nevada, stated they

were in the "due diligence" phase of their merger, and

felt it would be completed sometime next week, but

could not comment on what the merger would mean in the

way of services or enhancements.



Mr. Ron Wetzel, Senior Vice President of First Inter-

state Bank of Nevada, stated that he is not aware of

any on-going negotiations for a merger at this point,

that the rumor is media speculation. He added that

if a contractual agreement was made, there would be

no diminishment of services or changes to fees.



Mr. Foley questioned the weighting that was assigned,

and Chairman Klaich asked for an explanation of the

miscellaneous item in the weighting. Ms. Davis stated

there were ten questions in the miscellaneous section,

such as: personnel responsible for the day-to-day

operation, customized programs available, costs, cur-

rent electronic data interface capabilities, etc.

Weighting was done by each member of the Committee

individually, and the final decisions on weighting

were made by the Committee as a whole. She offered

that some of the questions were objective and some

were subjective. She stated it should be noted that

the evaluators were consistent within themselves; that

some evaluators are much more strict with their eval-

uations than others. Mr. Foley asked for a breakdown

of the weighting process. Ms. Davis stated that the

prime contenders, First Interstate Bank and Valley

Bank, were very close, but in the final analysis First

Interstate Bank was placed first by six evaluators and

Valley Bank placed first by three.



Chairman Klaich asked whether the current level of

services from Valley Bank was satisfactory and whether

they had the capacity to handle UNS commercial services,

if the decision was made to continue. Ms. Mac Donald

stated that they were and there was no evidence that

they could not continue.



Other questions asked of the Staff Evaluation Committee:



What is a lockbox?



How much foreign or international banking is done

by UNS?



At the present time UNR uses this service and

feels there is an opportunity to provide more

services to their operations in Europe and

Japan. UNLV also uses the service. It is felt

the activity will grow with growth of the pro-

grams.



Why is the technical equipment so important? Isn't

90% of the activity with payroll?



The largest part of the activity is with payroll

and these services are pretty standard. However

the exception items require a lot of staff time,

and having technology to handle these saves a

great deal. Deposits processing can be much

more troublesome in that deposits come in from

a number of sources and that operation is not

standardized.



Mr. Foley stated that his concerns are limited to the

process and the weighting discussed above. He related

that he would be unable to vote on this matter inas-

much as his son, Patrick Foley, is an employee of Valley

Bank of Nevada and was instrumental in preparing its

proposal.



Chairman Klaich summarized the position of the Commit-

tee which will recommend to the Board of Regents at

its September 5-6, 1991 meeting that the award of

commercial banking services for UNS be deferred to an

appropriate time, which will be recommended by staff,

contingent upon negotiations with Valley Bank of

Nevada to extend the current contract and obtaining

a fee schedule.



He thanked the banks and the UNS staff for their time

and efforts in the preparation of the bid and its

process. He stated that the Committee must make de-

cisions based on what it feels is best for UNS.



He announced that the Investment Advisory Staff Commit-

tee will meet at 12:00 noon Wednesday, October 30, 1991

in the Conference Room of the System Administration

building in Reno to discuss a $10,000,000 investment in

the Board of Regents' approved Common Fund Intermediate

Account.



Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.



Dr. Derby requested clarification in that the decision to

award commercial banking services for UNS will be deferred

contingent upon negotiations with Valley Bank of Nevada to

extend the current contract and obtain a fee schedule is

solely based on the unstable banking conditions in Nevada.

Mr. Klaich responded in the affirmative and stated that the

most appropriate date to implement a change in commercial

banking services would be January, 1993.



Mr. Larry Tuntland, Executive Vice President of First Inter-

state Bank, stated that First Interstate Bank prepared its

proposal in good faith with much time spent on the proposal.

He felt that deferring the award of commercial banking is

the same as awarding the bid, unless the fee schedule re-

mains the same. He requested the Board of Regents to thor-

oughly review the bids and make the award based on the re-

view. If the fee schedule changes, First Interstate Bank

might not enter into other bid processes in the future.

He stated that he was unaware of any negotiations of merg-

ing with another bank at this time. He felt that the Board

of Regents was making a new award based on speculation.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that by deferring the award to a

later date the banking conditions would probably still be

in a state of flux, that the banking industry situation

will not be clarified for some time.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she would not participate in the

vote, due to a conflict of interest.



Dr. Derby questioned how the staff felt regarding the de-

ferring of the award and Ms. Mac Donald responded that she

felt the staff does not have the right to respond to that

deferral. The staff has made its recommendation and con-

tinues to support its recommendation.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



Dr. Eardley indicated that it was his understanding that

during the August 29, 1991 meeting the staff recommended a

deferral of the award. Ms. Mac Donald stated that defer-

ring the award was certainly an option, but that she was

compelled to support the staff recommendation.



Mrs. Berkley posed the following questions: 1) Why go

through the bid process involving the banks and staff, and

then have the Board of Regents make its own decision with-

out relying on the staff recommendation? 2) With the

banking industry in a state of flux, and may be for years

to come, will the Nevada banks have a better idea of sta-

bility within 6 months to 1 year? 3) If the award is

deferred, will the bid process start over again and will

this be an advantage or disadvantage to any one bank?



Mr. Klaich stated that it would be a disadvantage and if

it is unfair, it will be equally unfair to all participants.



Mrs. Berkley stated that she was prepared to accept the

staff's recommendation because she is not in a position to

evaluate banking services, but is able to judge the process

which the evaluation committee followed, and she is very

comfortable with the established process and felt it was

followed correctly.



Dr. Derby stated that she was uncomfortable about the

perception of UNS and felt that possibly banks will not

submit proposals to UNS in the future. She questioned

what difference it would make to defer to a year in that

the banking industry may still be unstable.



Mr. Clint Arnoldus, Executive Vice President of First Inter-

state Bank, stated that the banking industry is unstable

throughout the nation and indicated that banking at the

national level does not necessarily mean that the banking

at the local level will follow suit. He stated that there

are two major banks in Nevada, First Interstate Bank and

Valley National Bank of Nevada. Valley Bank of Nevada is

in the process of merging with Bank of America, which may

cause certain changes for Valley Bank of Nevada. Bank of

America could not merge with First Interstate Bank, because

it would then become a monopoly. If a bank merger would

take place with First Interstate Bank, then that bank's

headquarters would not have presence in Nevada. The con-

tract between UNS and First Interstate Bank would still

be honored. He felt that First Interstate Bank prepared

a fair bid and placed a tremendous amount of time and

effort into preparing the bid. He felt that if the Board

of Regents should go forward with Valley Bank of Nevada

with the fee schedule as stated in their proposal, it

will then become an award.



Mr. Tom Thomas, Valley Bank of Nevada, informed the Board

that within Nevada there were two banks considered to merge

with Bank of America, Valley Bank of Nevad and Security

Pacific Bank of Nevada. Valley Bank of Nevada will con-

tinue its service to UNS and will not change its way of

doing business with UNS, although he did state that there

may be operational changes starting in the beginning of

1992.



Again, Mr. Klaich stated that the Committee's recommendation

is solely based on the concern of the flux in Nevada's

banking industry.



Ms. Joan Davis, Purchasing Division, Business Center South,

serving as Chairman of the Staff Evaluation Committee,

stated First Interstate Bank was recommended by the Staff

Evaluation Committee based on review by controller's and

other employees who deal directly with the banking indus-

try on a daily basis. There were 11 questions stated in

the proposal and the Committee scored each question indi-

vidually. The scoring was based on services available at

the time of the proposal. Management, staff, service and

technology were questioned, and the Committee found that

First Interstate Bank was in a better position with regard

to technology. Valley Bank of Nevada may possibly change

its technological services in the future, but again, the

scoring was based on services available at the time of

the bid proposal.



Ms. Davis stated that she was unaware of how changes will

affect commercial banking services for UNS in the future.

Within five years (contract period), the Committee recog-

nizes that changes will be made in the long-term contract,

but felt that services would increase instead of decrease.



Mr. Tuntland, First Interstate Bank, again questioned

whether the Board was deferring the award or granting the

award to Valley Bank of Nevada. He emphasized that if the

Board should defer, then the fee schedule must remain the

same as stated in the present contract. He pointed out that

the bidding process did not question the flux in Nevada's

banking industry. He felt that a one year deferral will not

make much difference in regard to the instability of bank-

ing in Nevada.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to reject the Investment Com-

mittee's recommendation to defer the award and moved to

accept the Staff Evaluation Committee's recommendation to

award the bid to First Interstate Bank. Dr. Derby seconded.



Mr. Klaich stated that Mr. Larry Charleton of Valley Bank

of Nevada stated during the August 29 meeting that he was

unable to comment on the merger. Mr. Klaich doubted whether

Valley Bank could supply significant information on the

merger until it was completed and felt that the merger

was at the due diligence stage at this time.



Mr. Patrick Foley, Valley Bank of Nevada, stated that

services would be changing and felt that they would be

beneficial to UNS.



Upon roll call vote, the motion failed:



Aye: Regents Derby and Whitley

Nay: Regents Berkley, Eardley, Hammargren and Klaich

Abstain: Regents Foley and Gallagher



Mr. Klaich moved approval to accept the Investment Com-

mittee's recommendation to defer for one year with a new

bid for services to commence January, 1993. Dr. Hammargren

seconded.



Upon roll call vote, the motion carried:



Aye: Regents Berkley, Eardley, Hammargren, Klaich

and Sparks

Nay: Regents Derby and Whitley

Abstain: Regents Foley and Gallagher



8. Approved Resolution, Bank Loan, TMCC



Approved Resolution #91-12 for a Qualified Tax-Exempt Obli-

gation bank loan of $350,000 for the purpose of financing

remodeling, improvements and equipment purchases at Old

Town Mall facilities. At its April, 1991 meeting, the

Board authorized TMCC to begin negotiations for such loan.

This loan will be repaid fom budgeted funds for off site

Campus facility rentals.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the resolution for a Qualified

Tax-Exempt Obligation bank loan of $350,000 for the purpose

of financing remodeling, improvements and equipment pur-

chases at TMCC's Old Town Mall facilities. Mrs. Whitley

seconded. Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 11:10 A.M. to move into Committee

meetings and reconvened at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, September 5, 1991

with all Regents present.



9. Approved Mackay Stadium Improvements Water Rights Transfer,

UNR



Approved the transfer of UNR Mackay Stadium Improvements

Water Rights - 7.16 Acre Feet.



The Transfer is required for the restroom and V. I. P. Box

Facilities associated with the stadium expansion. The

transfer will be to the Sierra Pacific Power Company to

obtain water service for the project, as required by or-

dinance.



General Counsel Klasic recommended approval upon review of

legal documents.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the transfer of UNR Mackay

Stadium Improvements Water Rights upon review of legal

documents. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved Handbook Change, Definition of Residence Regula-

tions



Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 2,

Definitions, as follows:



2. The term "bona fide resident" designates a person who

resides in the State of Nevada with the intent of

making it his true, fixed and permanent home and place

of habitation, having clearly abandoned any former

residence and having no intent to make any other place

outside of Nevada his home. It also includes a person

who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United

States who has previously established a bona fide

residence in the State of Nevada, but who has been

transferred to a military posting outside of the State

of Nevada while continuing to maintain a legal resi-

dence in Nevada. When residence for a particular

period is required in these regulations, this shall

mean that the person has been physically present and

residing in the State during all the period for which

residence is claimed.



* * *



6. The term "legal residence" means a person's place

of fixed residence to which he intends to return

despite temporary residences elsewhere or despite

temporary absences.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval of the Handbook changes re-

garding definition of residency regulations. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



11. Report on Ethics in Government Law



General Counsel Klasic reported on the ethics in government

law. The "Report on the Amended Ethics in Government Law"

is filed with the permanent minutes as Ref. F.





Mr. Klasic stated that the previous Ethics in Government

Law contained a list of non-binding guidelines. Under the

amended law, these are now mandatory, binding requirements.

They are applicable to all public officers and public

employees in the legislative and executive branches of

State government. UNS is in the executive branch. DRI

and its employees are excluded from the requirements of

this law with respect to contractual or sponsored research

activities. Violations of the standards can be punished

by large civil fines. New provisions have also been added

to the list of ethical standards.



A "public officer" is defined as a person elected or ap-

pointed to a position which is established by the consti-

tution of the State of Nevada, a statute of this State

or an ordinance of any of its counties or incorporated

cities and which involves the exercise of a public power,

trust or duty.



A "pubic employee" is defined as a person who performs

public duties under the discretion and control of a public

officer for compensation pay by the State, a county or an

incorporated city.



General Counsel Klasic stated that, in his opinion, the

only public officers in UNS are the Board of Regents. Al-

though the Chancellor's position appears to be authorized

by statute, he believes that it is the Board of Regents,

in its consitutional discretion, that has established the

Chancellor's position and not the Legislature. None of

the President's positions are established by statute.



Mr. Klasic reviewed provisions regarding accepting an

honorarium, representing private clients, voting, the

Ethics Commission, financial disclosure, filing fees, and

other applicable laws.



In addition to any other penalty which may be imposed by

law, violation of the code of ethical standards may result

in a civil penalty of up to $5000 for a willful violation

of the law. A person may also be subject to disciplinary

proceedings by his employer if he is a public employee.

If he is a public officer, the officer may also be removed

from office by impeachment. In addition, if another person

financially benefits as a result of a violation of this

law by a public officer, the public officer may be required

to pay a civil penalty of up to twice the amount realized

by the other person.



Because of the many questions raised from this report, the

Board directed General Counsel Klasic to prepare a list of

"unwarranted" activities/events and common practices in

which members of the Board participate in the performance

of their duties as Regents for consideration with recom-

mendation by Counsel whether this list should be discussed

with the Ethics Commission.



In the meantime, it was suggested that if members of the

Board of Regents had any specific questions regarding this

law, they should contact General Counsel Klasic.



The open meeting recessed at 3:55 P.M. to attend a dedication

of the Dandini Gardens, and reconvened into a closed personnel

session at 8:00 A.M. Friday, September 6, 1991.



12. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Dr. Hammargren, seconded by Mrs. Gallagher,

the Board moved to a closed personnel session for the pur-

pose of discussing the character, alleged misconduct,

professional competence or physical or mental health of

a person in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The open meeting reconvened at 10:15 A.M. Friday, September 6,

1991 with all Regents present.



13. AACJC Futures Commission Response



President Calabro presented the report on Nevada's response

to the AACJC Futures Commission Report, entitled "Changing

with the Times: Challenging the Future", which is filed

in the Regents' Office. President Calabro has requested

a future workshop session be dedicated to this response.

Chancellor Dawson was directed to forward Nevada's response

to the AACJC upon acceptance by the Board.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the report on Nevada's re-

sponse to the AACJC Futures Commission Report. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Derby commended the people involved who produced such

a complete document. The ad hoc Committee on Faculty

Relations recommended to the Board that a response be made

to the AACJC Futures Commission and she was pleased that

it has been accomplished.



Upon questioning, President Calabro informed the Board that

each Community College formed its own faculty committee to

assess the highest priority in Nevada. After the responses

were accepted, Drs. Charles Greenhaw (NNCC) and John Scally

(TMCC) finalized the document for publication.



President Calabro introduced Ms. Anne Hansen, Director of

Information and Marketing at WNCC, who assisted in the

document's final preparation.



14. Approved Use of Interest Income on Bond Issue



Approved to use up to $1 million of interest income from

proceeds of a $10.7 million General Obligation Bond issue

approved by the 1989 Legislature for the construction of

the Health Sciences building on the UNLV Campus for furni-

ture and equipment.



Chancellor Dawson also requested approval to seek authori-

zation from the Interim Finance Committee.



Mrs. Berkley moved approval to use up to $1 million of

interest income from proceeds of a $10.7 million General

Obligation Bond issue for the construction of the Health

Sciences building at UNLV for furniture and equipment, and

to seek authorization from the Interim Finance Committee.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Chancellor Dawson explained that every bond issue generates

interest, but in this case the bonds were paid off by the

slot tax refund, therefore the interest is available. Vice

Chancellor Sparks added that usually the interest is re-

turned to the HECC fund. These are proceeds after arbitrage

payments to the Federal Government.



President Maxson stated that UNS was allocated funding for

the construction of a Health Sciences building at UNLV,

but was not allocated funding for equipment and furniture.

He stated that if this allocation is not approved, UNLV

will seek private donations to equip and furnish the build-

ing.



Motion carried.



15. Approved Rejoining the Association of Community College

Trustees



Approved to rejoin the Association of Community College

Trustees (ACCT) organization. This national organization

holds their annual conference in conjunction with the

American Association of Community and Junior Colleges

(AACJC), to which the Community Colleges belong.



Dr. Derby moved approval to rejoin the Association of

Community College Trustees. Mrs. Berkley seconded.



Dr. Eardley gave a historical account explaining that the

reason UNS discontinued its membership with ACCT was that

UNS is unique, in that it governs two Universities, one

research institute, and four Community Colleges. It was

felt that the Association of Governing Boards would better

serve the needs of UNS because it addresses both Univer-

sities and Community Colleges.



President Gwaltney stated that by belonging to such organ-

izations as ACCT and AACJC it allows for interaction be-

tween Nevada's Community Colleges and other Community

Colleges across the nation. He felt it is very beneficial

for Nevada to belong to the organization.



President Calabro stated that former Regent Jo Ann Sheerin

was very active in ACCT and became a Board member on the

national level which brought much recognition to Nevada.

He felt that Nevada has something to contribute to this

organization and vice versa.



President Meacham agreed and added that the interaction

between states is very important and offers a different

way of approaching Community College issues.



President Remington stated that by networking with other

Community Colleges across the nation it can be very help-

ful to Nevada's Community Colleges.



Dr. Eardley stated that this organization is also benefi-

cial for lay Board members. He stated that he did not

realize how much the Community College Presidents were

involved in this organization.



Motion carried.



The open meeting recessed at 10:35 A.M. in order for the members

of the Board of Regents to meet with TMCC faculty who made pres-

entations to the Board for their information.



TMCC Faculty Senate Chairman Bill Baines introduced the follow-

ing faculty members:



Richard Brand, Academy Commander and Public Service Chair-

man, introduced Rod R. Lenzora, Academy Staff Officer

from the Reno Police Department, and Dave Nickerson, Acad-

emy Staff Deputy from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

They made a presentation on the High Sierra Regional Law

Enforcement Training Academy.



Debbie Kennedy, Student Recruitment Officer, introduced

Mona Burkheart, Minority Student Advisor. Their presenta-

tion was made on recruitment efforts at TMCC.



Jonathan Young, Instructor of Automotive Technology, in-

troduced students Craig Cummins and Brian Collins. They

discussed the Automotive Technician Educational Coopera-

tive (ATEC) program.



Al Rains, Department Chairman of Computer Information

Systems, discussed the computer information system program

being conducted at the Old Town Mall facilities.



James Conkey, Professor of Biology, introduced Grace

Cloninger, Lab Technician; Dawn Peterson, Administrative

Aide; John Clevenger, Professor of Chemistry; Phyllis

Henderson, Science Department Chairman; James Collier,

Instructor of Biology; David Myton, Instructor of Chemistry;

and John Adlish, Instructor of Biology. Their presentation

was held in the science laboratory and discussed various

projects undertaken by their department.



The open meeting reconvened at 1:05 P.M. Friday, September 6,

1991 with all Regents present except Regent Foley.



16. Approved Instructional Reorganization, TMCC



Approved the Instructional Reorganization at TMCC, as con-

tained in Ref. B, filed in the Regents' Office. President

Gwaltney introduced Dr. John Scally who presented the

reorganization proposal. This proposal is a result of

faculty forums and was developed by the faculty. The

proposal eliminates decision making within Administration

and transfers this duty to the faculty and students. It

is felt that this will assist in better communication be-

tween Administration, faculty and students. This proposal

was presented to the TMCC Faculty Senate and received ap-

proval of the concept.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the instructional reorganiza-

tion at TMCC. Mrs. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



17. Approved the Associated Students of Community College of

Southern Nevada Constitution



Approved a new constitution proposed by the Associated

Students of Community College of Southern Nevada, as con-

tained in Ref. D, filed in the Regents' Office.



General Counsel Klasic recommended approval with the

following additional amendment:



Section 005.006 should be amended to provide that a

notice of meetings of the Executive Board of the

ASCCSN Senate must be posted at least three working

days prior to the scheduled meeting. This change

is necessary in order to meet the requirements of

the Nevada Open Meeting Law and Board of Regents'

policy.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the new consitution proposed

by the Associated Students of Community College of Southern

Nevada, with the additional amendment proposed by General

Counsel Klasic. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



18. Approved a Handbook Addition, Satisfactory Progress Policy,

UNR



Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter

16.E, Section 18, Grades and Examinations at UNR, as

contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook addition re-

garding the Satisfactory Progress Policy at UNR. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



19. Approved Partial Tuition Waiver for Alaska Airlines

Employees



Approved a partial waiver of out-of-state tuition for em-

ployees and their dependents of Alaska Airlines in the

process of establishing Nevada residency should the

airlines relocate in Nevada. A fee of $200 would be

charged which would be in line with the policy adopted by

the Board for graduates of designated high schools or

Community Colleges in states bordering Nevada when com-

munities in Nevada are their primary economic center.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of a partial waiver of out-

of-state tuition for employees and their dependents of

Alaska Airlines. Dr. Hammargren seconded.



Mr. Klaich stated he had a conflict of interest in that he

is a Board member of EDAWN and that his law firm represents

a group for Alaska Airlines.



Chancellor Dawson was questioned whether this policy would

set a precedent for other companies relocating to Nevada,

and Chancellor Dawson stated that each incident would be

handled case-by-case.



For clarification, General Counsel Klasic stated that a

residency policy is in place in the Board of Regents

Handbook.



President Meacham stated that CCSN would provide some

specialized training for Alaska Airline employees if they

are to relocate to Nevada.



Motion carried. Mr. Klaich abstained.



20. Approved 1991-92 Operating Budget



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the 1991-92 UNS Operating

Budget. At its June 1991 meeting, the Board had authorized

expenditures to continue at the 1990-91 level until the

Nevada State Legislature had finalized the UNS Biennial

Budget.



The University of Nevada System 1991-92 Operating Budget

of State Appropriations and Authorized Expenditures, here-

after referred to as the State Supported Operating Budget,

totals $237.5 million. This compares to $202.1 million

for the 1990-91 fiscal year and represents a 17.5% increase.



State appropriations for fiscal year 1992 amount to $191.8

million, representing 80.8% of the State Supported Operat-

ing Budget. This compares to $164.6 million for the 1990

fiscal year and represents a 16.5% increase.



Other revenue sources budgeted in the State Supported Op-

erating Budget total $45.7 million, representing 19.2%

of the State Supported Operating Budget. This compares to

$37.5 million for the 1990 fiscal year and represents a

21.7% increase. Student fees represent approximately

14.8% of total revenue budgeted in the Operating Budget.



Included in the 1991-92 Operating Budget is an increase in

non-resident tuition from the fiscal year 1990-91 level of

$1650 per semester to $1800 per semester effective Fall

semester of 1991. Registration fees for University stu-

dents are increased by $3 per credit ($2.25 to be retained

in the Operating Budget) effective Fall semester of 1991.

Graduate fees are increased by $6 per credit ($4.50 to be

retained in the Operating Budget) effective Fall semester

1991. Registration fees for the Community Colleges are

increased by $2 per credit ($1.50 to be retained in the

Operating Budget) effective Fall semester 1991.



Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the schedules which

summarize the fiscal 1991 State Supported Operating Budget

and provide comparisons with 1991 Operating Budget along

with detailed budgets for each appropriation area.



Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.



The 1991-92 Operating Budget also contained the UNS self-

supporting budgets which display the anticipated revenue

and expenditures for each fund supported by revenue sources

other than State appropriations and authorizations.



Current Board of Regents policy requires that all accounts

except grants and contracts, regardless of amount, which

include the payment of salaries for one half-time position

or more, will be budgeted and are subject to approval by

the Board. Presidents have the authority to make trans-

fers within and made budget augmentations to these budgets

and report them to the Board annually.



The total of all UNS self-supporting budgets currently

reported for fiscal 1992 is $64.9 million which compares

to $49.8 million included in the fiscal year 1991 Operating

Budget. These budgets contain funding for 219.45 profes-

sional and 316.98 classified positions throughout the

System with the majority of the funding and positions as-

signed to Student Services, Institutional Support and

Auxiliary Enterprise Activities.



Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that the self-supporting

budgets were approved at the June Board of Regents meeting.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether every individual budget

would be reduced by 4% if the Governor should request the

reduction, and Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that 4%

would be reduced on each Campus at the President's dis-

cretion.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to accept the 1991-92 Operating

Budget with minor corrections made to some of the headings

in the document. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



21. Approved Governor's Budget Contingency Plan Request



The Governor has requested the UNS to prepare contingency

plans reflecting 4%, 8.5% and 12% reductions in the UNS

1991-92 and 1992-93 State Appropriated budgets.



Vice Chancellor Sparks explained that the state revenues

collected are below the projection figures. The Governor

is examining alternative methods to overcome this short-

fall. Vice Chancellor Sparks felt that the Governor will

have to make a decision very soon if he is going to imple-

ment a reduction.



Mr. Foley clarified that the shortfall is not a result of

the tourist industry, but a result of decreased sales tax

revenue from the "big ticket" items; i. e., automobiles.



Vice Chancellor Sparks presented the 4% contingency budget

reduction plans prepared by the Campuses at the request

of the Governor. Plans have been prepared for each of the

two fiscal years of this biennium.



For fiscal year 1992, the majority of the reductions, $5.7

million, comes from delaying minor repairs and improvements.

At UNLV and CCSN, some new faculty positions would not be

filled and the Chancellor's Office, the University Press

and the agricultural programs at UNR would delay filling

much needed positions.



For fiscal year 1993, the majority of the reductions, $2.6

million, comes from freezing new faculty and faculty sup-

port positions and another $1.4 million is from support

services for faculty and students.



Campuses are unable at this time to produce 8.5% and 12%

contingency plans as requested by the Governor. The 8.5%

reduction systemwide totals $16.3 million for fiscal year

1992 and $17.6 million for fiscal year 1993. A 12% re-

duction would be $23 million and $25 million respectively.

Reductions of this magnitude in all likelihood would re-

quire layoffs since 80% of the UNS budget is allocated for

personnel.



In regard to the Chancellor's Office delaying the hiring of

the position of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Mr.

Klaich emphasized that that position is a most critical

position and did not favor the proposal. Regents Berkley,

Derby, Foley and Sparks strongly agreed with Mr. Klaich.

Discussion was continued regarding other avenues to reduce

the Chancellor's Office budget and the Chancellor was

directed to develop another reduction proposal which did

not include delay in filling the Vice Chancellor for

Academic Affairs position.



Vice Chancellor Sparks reviewed the plan, which is filed

in the Regents' Office. The following table indicates

the proposed reduction amounts for 1991-92 and 1992-93.

Detailed information can be found in the document filed

in the Regents' Office.



Budget 1991-92 1992-93



System Administration $ 72,500* $ 76,600

UNS Computing Services 268,000 232,000

University Press 16,250 19,000

UNLV 2,424,761 2,661,772

UNR 2,517,467 3,029,533

School of Medicine 332,742 263,809

Cooperative Extension 115,350 0

Agriculture Experiment Station 129,072 0

CCSN 769,364 850,121

NNCC 162,200 182,500

TMCC 475,000 532,400

WNCC 291,000 321,100

DRI 85,500 89,800



UNS Total $7,676,056 $8,307,289



*The $72,500 is the proposed reduction amount for the de-

laying of the position of Vice Chancellor for Academic

Affairs.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval to accept the 4% reduction

contingency plan with the exception of the System Adminis-

tration Office for 1991-92 as presented and amended by the

Chancellor, and that a letter be sent to the Govenor ex-

plaining the reason why UNS did not prepare contingency

plans for the 8.5% and 12% reductions and that UNS wishes

to reserve the right to change allocations within the UNS

budgets. Mr. Foley seconded.



Mr. Foley moved to amend the motion by accepting the 4%

reduction contingency plan as scheduled for one year only.

Dr. Hammargren seconded.



Mrs. Gallagher stated at UNS Officials have met with the

Governor and agreed to the 4% reduction contingency plan

for the biennium. Mr. Klaich suggested that over the

biennium UNS has the right to reserve amendments to the

allocations within the 4% reduction contingency plan.



Dr. Hammargren withdrew the second to the amended motion.



The original motion carried.



Mr. Foley disagreed and felt that the delegation who met

with the Governor did not consider the opinion of the whole

Board and felt the agreement which was made with the Gover-

nor is not binding on the part of UNS.



President Meacham stated that the Campuses prepared their

contingency plans that were reduced to figures on paper,

and it does not reflect the turmoil spent on developing

the plan. He requested that the letter emphasize that

the Campuses cannot function appropriately under these

circumstances. He emphasized that this plan should not

be utilized as an alternative formula change.



Chairman Sparks indicated that a draft letter will be

prepared and facsimilied to the Regents and Presidents

for their input prior to its being sent to the Governor.



22. Approved Professional Salaries, 1991-92



Approved the 1991-92 Officer Professional Salaries as con-

tained in Ref. G, filed with the permanent minutes. Because

the State Legislature was still in session, the Board at

its June 1991 meeting authorized professional salaries to

continue at the 1990-91 level through September.



Request was also made to increase the appropriate salary

schedules to reflect the 4% cost-of-living increase

approved by the 1991 Legislature which is expected to go

into effect October 1, 1991. These schedules are found

in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 17, Salary

Schedules.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the 1991-92 Officer Profes-

sional Salaries and to increase the appropriate salary

schedules in the Handbook to reflect the 4% cost-of-living

increase approved by the 1991 Legislature. Mrs. Whitley

seconded.



Mr. Klaich raised some concerns with the proposed salary

schedules, for example the Chancellor's Office portion

indicates merit and equity raises for its administrative

staff at the same time when the Chancellor has been di-

rected to reduce the budget by 4%.



Dr. Derby requested additional information be presented to

the Board of Regents prior to approval. She acknowledged

that although UNS uses the Arkansas Study as a comparison,

she requested that the UNS salary schedules be compared

with all public institutions. Dr. Derby felt that it would

be more beneficial for the Regents to compare all fringe

benefits and a complete salary package.



Mr. Foley requested a workshop session be scheduled to

discuss UNS salaries, and Chairman Sparks stated that it

would be addressed during the November Board of Regents

Fall workshop. Mr. Foley felt that if merit and equity

for Administrators were approved by the Board at this

time, it would send a message to the faculty that the

Board of Regents is changing its rules at this critical

time. He felt that the salary schedules should be approved

after the November workshop.



Dr. Hammargren moved to amend that the base salaries be

approved at this time and that after the workshop session

the merit and equity adjustments be presented again to the

Board of Regents. Dr. Derby seconded. Mr. Foley opposed.



Dr. Hammargren explained that the intent of his motion was

to allow the salary schedule to reflect the 4% cost-of-

living increase that has been approved by the 1991 Nevada

State Legislature, but does not include the proposed merit

or equity adjustments.



President Maxson urged the Board to approve the entire

salary schedule. He explained that merit at the Univer-

sities is strictly for meritorious performance and that

he fully supports the proposed salary schedule.



President Crowley stated that this was not the first time

this issue has created some difficulties on the part of the

Board in understanding what the salary recommendations in-

clude. He felt that this issue needs to be looked into in

great detail beyond the November workshop session and sug-

gested that a comprehensive study of the administrative

salary system be examined. President Crowley stated that

this recurring discussion on administrative salaries each

time is devastating to the morale of these people who are

absolutely key personnel to the effective function of each

of the institutions. He urged the Board to approve the

proposed salary schedule, absent the proposed amendment,

with the understanding that a workshop session will be

held to discuss this issue in greater detail.



Dr. Eardley felt that the Board of Regents are very inter-

ested in reviewing the entire salary package, which may

give the new Regents a better understanding of salary

adjustments. He requested that the Chancellor's staff be

more efficient in briefing Regents on salaries, etc. He

suggested that the proposed salary schedule be approved

and the matter then studied by the Board of Regents in the

near future.



President Calabro stated that WNCC makes comparisons with

other Colleges and the Campus feels that they would receive

equitable treatment if the proposed salary schedule is

approved.



Mrs. Gallagher suggested that the Board approve the pro-

posed salary schedule and then address it in the future

in a more logical manner.



Dr. Hammargren withdrew the amendment.



Mrs. Whitley agreed that the Board should approve the pro-

posed salary schedule. She felt that it was demoralizing

for the administrative staff when the Board of Regents

discusses the salaries without understanding of sufficient

information.



Dr. Derby withdrew the second to the amendment.



Dr. Derby stated that it is the Board of Regents' duty to

question issues such as this. The Board of Regents should

be furnished with sufficient information in order to make

an informed decision. She stated that her remarks should

not be taken personally, indeed she feels that UNS has out-

standing Administrators.



Mrs. Berkley agreed with Dr. Derby and added that the

Board of Regents must be able to justify its votes to its

constituency.



Chancellor Dawson stated that the goal of the Board of

Regents was to place all employees at the top quartile by

using the Arkansas Study as the guide. He stated that

there are three Administrators that fall below the median

by 17-19%. Chancellor Dawson is unaware of any data that

details perquisites for Administrators.



Mr. Klaich stated that the Legislature has been approached

regarding salaries. He indicated that there are several

studies and standardized lists available. UNS needs to

be up front with the Legislature and the people of Nevada

and stated that large salaries are inevitable for its

Administrators in order to retain them. This same discus-

sion took place with the Board several years ago and has

since dissipated; he assured the Board that it will not

dissipate this time.



Motion carried.



23. Information Only: Discussion of System Position



Dr. Hammargren requested a discussion on a System Facilities

Planner, or to reinstate the position of System Architect,

who would be responsible to establish the concept of value

engineering in order to obtain the best long-term return

on capital investments.



The value engineering concept is a critical review of

capital projects with an independent team review at

completion of 20% and 60% of the project design.



Dr. Hammargren requested a written statement be developed

by the Chancellor's staff to present to the 1993 Nevada

State Legislature and that this position be presented in

the next budget request.



Mrs. Berkley and Mrs. Gallagher left the meeting.



Chancellor Dawson stated that this position was requested

in the 1991-93 budget but was not funded, although the

Governor did approve the position. Chancellor Dawson stated

that this position will be presented to the Legislature

until it is funded.



Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.



24. Approved Handbook Change, Salary Schedules, UNR



Approved the updated salary schedules for the 1991-92 fiscal

year for academic and administrative faculty, as contained

in Ref. E, filed in the Regents' Office.



These schedules are developed from salary data compiled

by Oklahoma State University (for academic salaries) and

the College and University Prsonnel Association (for

administrative salaries). The median of the salary sched-

ule (Q2) is the average salary for comparable positions

at the 49 principal public land grant institutions. The

schedule is then adjusted to reflect a 2.5% higher compara-

tive cost-of-living factor in the Reno area.



Mrs. Berkley and Mrs. Gallagher returned to the meeting. Dr.

Derby left the meeting.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the salary schedules for the

1991-92 fiscal year for academic and administrative faculty

at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



25. Approved Handbook Addition, Student Fees, UNLV



Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees, as follows:



Section 10. Student Fees



Identification Card $ 5.00

Semester Validation $ 1.00

Replacement $10.00



(A correction was made to the original agenda item which

stated that the replacement cost was to be $20.00; it

should be $10.00.)



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook addition regarding

student fees at UNLV, with the amendment to the replacement

fee at $10.00. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



Dr. Derby and Mr. Foley returned to the meeting.



President Meacham presented to each member of the Board of Re-

gents a newly designed CCSN tee-shirt.



26. Approved Change in Board of Regents' Meeting Schedule



Due to the COMDEX Convention in Las Vegas during the

regularly scheduled October Board of Regents' meeting,

resulting in the unavailability of rooms, the Board of

Regents approved changing the location of the October

24-25, 1991 meeting from Las Vegas to Reno.



In addition, approved changing the location of the Decem-

ber 5-6, 1991 meeting to Las Vegas from Reno because of

the Mozart Festival on the UNLV Campus.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to change the October 24-25,

1991 meeting from Las Vegas to Reno, and to change the

December 5-6, 1991 meeting from Reno to Las Vegas. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Regents Derby and Klaich opposed.

Motion carried.



27. Emergency Item to Approve Resolution, UNR



Chancellor Dawson requested approval of an emergency item

to consider approval of a resolution honoring Dr. Samuel

Marko Basta, who recently passed away.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of an emergency item to

consider approval of a resolution honoring Dr. Samuel

Marko Basta. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



28. Approved a Resolution, UNR



Approved the following resolution honoring Dr. Samuel Marko

Basta:



RESOLUTION #91-13



WHEREAS, Dr. Samuel Marko Basta was a dedicated and

outstanding Counselor, Professor and Dean at the

University of Nevada, Reno; and



WHEREAS, Dean Sam was a native of the State of Nevada,

and a 1938 graduate of the University; and



WHEREAS, Dean Sam was the first Counselor hired at the

University beginning in 1955; and



WHEREAS, Dean Sam served a distinguished career as the

Dean of Students for the University from 1957 to 1970

and Dean of Community Relations from 1970 to 1975; and



WHEREAS, Dean Sam is remembered as a special friend,

supporter, mentor, adviser, teacher and motivator of

students at the University; and



WHEREAS, this energetic, positive, kind, sensitive,

intuitive and humorous man touched the lives of thou-

sands of students through his counsel, guidance, caring

and friendship; and



WHEREAS, Dean Sam generously served the University and

community as Professor and Director of External Rela-

tions in the College of Education until his retirement

as Dean Emeritus in 1980, now, therefore be it



RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada System extends to the family of Dean Sam

Basta sincere condolences on his death and expresses

thanks for his distinguished career at the University

and thanks for his many contributions to education

and to the community.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the resolution honoring Dr.

Samuel Marko Basta. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



29. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

for their respective institutions.



Community College of Southern Nevada - CCSN Faculty Senate

Chairman Candace Kant announced the following CCSN out-

standing faculty:



Dana Roberson, Chairman of the Computer Information and

Technology Department, became a member of the faculty

at CCSN in 1988. She wrote for and obtained a $145,000

grant from the U. S. Government for implementation of

ARC/INFO application program and software, and she

participated in the successful effort to obtain a

donated $325,000 IBM AS/400 for CCSN. She has written

curriculum and lab manuals for PC-computer DOS, Com-

puter Fundamentals, Procomm, Lotus 1-2-3, Dbase III

Plus, Displaywrite 4, WordPerfect, Pagemaker, Smart

and Enable. She also wrote the lab manual for Intro-

ductory Computing Data Conversion and DeBug Tutorial.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV Faculty Senate

Chairman Lori Temple announced the following UNLV out-

standing faculty:



M. L. (Tony) Miranda, an Associate Professor in the

Department of Anthropology and the Director of the

Ethnic Studies program, came to UNLV in 1976. He

teaches courses in cultural and psychological anthro-

pology and has received a college-wide teaching award

for his personal and passionate approach to the

material. His service record includes work on the

Faculty Senate, work with the Graduate College, and

work on several College and department committees.

His refreshing approach to the study of Hispanics

in Nevada makes him a popular community resource and

a much sought after speaker. Most recently he has

completed a book entitled, "Out of the Shadows: A

Ethnohistory of Hispanics in Nevada". This work

documents the many significant contributions of

Hispanics in Nevada and reflects his commitment to

helping others understand the rich heritage of the

State. Dr. Miranda deserves special recognition for

both his most recent work and his continued out-

standing contributions to the University and the

broader community.



Mehran Tamadonfar joined the faculty at UNLV as an

Assistant Professor in 1987. Since then he has publish-

ed a book on Islamic Politics, has written several arti-

cles, and presented several papers on political systems

around the world. He has developed 12 new courses in

the Political Science Department and was selected as

the Outstanding Political Science Professor by the

UNLV Alumni Association. Dr. Tamadonfar has also

served the University community in many ways including

work on College and University curriculum committees

and a variety of Graduate College committees. His

most recent contributions have included numerous tele-

vision, radio and newspaper interviews and community

talks on the crisis in the Persian Gulf. His expertise

on Persian Gulf affairs has led to authorship of a book

entitled, "Beyond the Storm: The Politics of the

Persian Gulf War and Its Aftermath", focusing on the

emerging political realities in the Arab world, to be

published late next year. Dr. Tamadonfar deserves

special recognition for his excellent work in the

classroom, his commitment to University and community

service, and his unique contributions to the study of

the political implications of the Persian Gulf War.



University of Nevada, Reno - UNR Faculty Senate Chairman

Elizabeth Raymond announced the following UNR outstanding

faculty:



Virginia A. Haldeman, Associate Professor of Human

Development and Family Studies, and Nevada Cooperative

Extension Specialist for Family Financial Management,

was one of 11 national winners of a 1990 Impact 2000

Award from the U. S. Department of Agriculture. This

award recognizes the excellence and influence of her

educational program "Money Works", developed in co-

operation with Area Family Financial Management Spe-

cialist, Patricia A. Meyer.



Allen Gardner, Professor of Psychology, and Beatrix

Gardner, Professor of Psychology and Director of Ex-

perimental Programs, received international recogni-

tion this Summer in Florence, Italy. They accepted

a prestigious award, the "Premio Internazionale Le

Muse", previously won by sculptor Henry Moore and

painter Marc Chagall, among others. The award was

granted in recognition of the Gardners' work in teach-

ing American Sign Language to the chimpanzee, Washoe.

The Gardners have published extensively on this ground-

breaking study, and the latest award is but one more

example of the esteen in which their work is held.



Truckee Meadows Community College - TMCC Faculty Senate

Chairman Bill Baines announced that the faculty who made

presentations to the Board of Regents earlier in the

meeting are all outstanding faculty.



Desert Research Institute - DRI Faculty Senate Chairman

Lonnie Pippin announced the following DRI outstanding

faculty:



Gilbert F. Cochran, Research Professor, is a past

Faculty Senate Chairman. During the past four years

he has managed three major, multi-year research pro-

grams which involved the participation of several

faculty from DRI, UNR and UNLV. These inter-divisional

research programs have made major contributions to

problems which significantly touch on the welfare of

the State of Nevada and its environment. Two of these

programs involved the analysis of the environmental

effects of proposed Federal government actions and

provided recommendations on how to best manage and

minimize those effects. The third program, the first

of its kind in the nation, consisted of an analysis of

the accumulative effect of all military activities on

the environment throughout the State of Nevada.



Western Nevada Community College - WNCC Faculty Senate

Chairman Larry Goodnight announced the following WNCC

outstanding faculty:



Joy Keating, Business Education Instructor, has been

involved in the Business Department at WNCC for over

15 years. She has continually developed and promoted

the latest findings in comprehensive Business Educa-

tion. Mrs. Keating has researched and implemented

current changes in the Word Processing area of Busi-

ness Education. Her continued pursuit of excellence

in teaching at WNCC has earned her recognition and

reward in the Business Department.



30. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition



At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-

ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achieve-

ments for their respective institutions.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - CSUN President Roderick

Colebrook announced the following UNLV outstanding student:



Randi Sue Smith is the Panhellenic Vice President of

Membership, and also a member of the Sigma Kappa

sorority. She is a very energetic and determined

person who has conducted one of the most successful

sorority rushes that UNLV has enjoyed. Her dedica-

tion and leadership led to an increase in the number

of women becoming sorority members. During the

Summer, Ms. Smith also participated as an orienta-

tion leader where she had the opportunity to share

her experience with new students. She is a prime

example of a hardworking and dedicated student.



Dr. Derby left the meeting.



31. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee meeting, held September 5, 1991, was made by Regent

Daniel J. Klaich, Acting Chairman.



(1) Approved the additions to the Handbook, Title 4,

Chapter 5, Sections 2 and 4, Graduate Assistant

Policy, which clarifies the employment policies for

graduate students holding assistantships within the

University of Nevada System. As teaching and course

work responsibilities of graduate assistants employed

for 20 hours per week constitute a full-time commit-

ment, it is proposed that these students not be eli-

gible for additional employment within the System.

See Ref. AA-1, filed in the Regents' Office.



President Maxson stated a graduate assistantship is

regarded as a scholarship in order that the student

may make a full-time commitment to the graduate

program. President Crowley related that it is the

University's responsibility to move the student

through to degree completion, and more than 20 hours

per week employment causes a burden for the student.



(2) Approved the College of Human Performance and Develop-

ment at UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-2, filed in the

Regents' Office.



This proposal requests College status for the existing

School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Three academic departments will be created as follows:

1) Health Education and Sports Injury Management, 2)

Kinesiology and 3) Sport and Leisure Studies.



This proposal will allow for restructuring of the

existing program coordinator model into formalized

departments within a College. The new, more efficent

organization will permit future growth and provide an

opportunity for faculty with common professional in-

terests and objectives to be located in appropriate

departments.



The financial impact of this change is estimated at

under $12,000 per year, primarily for stipends for the

three Department Chairs. No new faculty or facilities

are requested.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether the Physical Education

program had been deleted, and Dr. John Massengale,

Dean, stated that a national trend has changed the

term to Kinesiology. Therefore, a "P. E. teacher"

would major in Kinesiology and enroll in education

courses.



(3) Information Only: Report on Academic Planning Activi-

ties - Chairman Derby reported on Committee activities

related to academic planning. UNS brought in consult-

ants who made recommendations for future planning

activities last year, which the Academic Affairs Com-

mittee is reviewing for implementation.



Mrs. Steinberg, Supervisor of Academic Affairs, report-

ed that she had sent a packet of backgroup information

to the Regents, Presidents and Faculty Senate Chairmen

asking that each of them submit Systemwide goals to

be discussed at the Board of Regents' Workshop in

November.



Chairman Derby reported that there has been some con-

cern expressed about meeting the calendar timeline

for planning, and the Committee will review this

calendar as work progresses.



Mr. Klaich was concerned with current policies not

being enforced and suggested future discussions on

student assessment, new program presentations,

comprehensive program review, and undergraduate

education.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



32. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held September 5, 1991, was made by Regent Dorothy S.

Gallagher, Chairman.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Laboratory Fees, Fall 1990 and

Spring 1991. The audit report is filed in the Re-

gents' Office.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Continuing Education, July 1, 1989

through June 30, 1990. The audit report is filed in

the Regents' Office.



Mrs. Cardinal reported that deposits were being taken

home and deposited at a later date. This has been an

existing problem and it has been recommended that the

deposits be taken to a night drop or returned to

Campus for better control.



Chairman Gallagher reported that the audit recommendations

were not being followed by the departments and requested a

meeting with the Audit Committee before the next Board of

Regents' meeting.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the CCSN Grants-in-Aid, Fall 1990 and Spring

1991.



The following items were reported from the Information

Agenda of this Committee:



(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNR College Inn, July 1, 1988

through June 30, 1990. The follow-up report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Physical Education

Department, July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1990. The

follow-up report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Telemedia Services,

July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1990. The follow-up

report is filed in the Regents' Office.



(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the CCSN Motor Pool, July 1, 1989

through June 30, 1990. The follow-up report is filed

in the Regents' Office.



(8) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the Business Center South Surplus

Inventory Equipment, July 1, 1989 through December 31,

1990. The follow-up report is filed in the Regents'

Office.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion

carried.



33. Report and Recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee



A report and recommendations of the Legislative Liaison

Committee meeting, held September 5, 1991, was made by

Regent Shelley Berkley, Chairman.



(1) Information Only: Organizational Meeting - The

Committee held a brief organizational meeting.



Chairman Berkley reported that although the 1991

session was just completed, it is time to begin the

1993 session and stated that she will be contacting

each Campus to discuss their plans.



Dr. Eardley requested that the Chancellor's Office

be included in all legislative strategy plans.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Legislative Liaison Committee. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



34. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Admission Standards



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Admission Standards meeting, held September 5, 1991, was

made by Regent Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman.



At the July 16, 1991 meeting of the Committee several

tentative recommendations were considered regarding

admissions standards for the two Universities. These

tentative recommendations were reviewed along with

other recommendations forwarded to the Chairman by

Committee members.



Mr. Bill Baines, representing the Faculty Senate Chair-

men, presented their suggestion that instead of the

focus being on raising standards, the system focus on

assuring student success within the institutions. Their

suggestion would be for the Community Colleges and the

Universities to cooperate on a system of testing, place-

ment, promotion and counseling which would direct stu-

dents into those courses which would best assure their

completion. Included would be publicity emphasizing

this as an effort to help UNS students succeed rather

than fail. Along with this would be continued, strong

articulation efforts, as well as a highly visible cam-

paign with Nevada high schools in order that their

students understand the preparation needed to succeed

in College. The effect of such programs on Community

College budgets, staffing and facilities would need to

be studied.



President Remington agreed that intervention procedures

identifying students who need help would require budg-

etary consideration. Dr. John Unrue was also concerned

about the budget ramifications. He stated the UNLV

faculty is still interested in raising admission stand-

ards. Chairman Klaich cautioned that the data avail-

able now indicates that if the GPA is raised too high

it will politically disenfranchise too many Nevada

students. Dr. Unrue replied that many of those very

students are the ones who do not succeed anyway. Pres-

ident Gwaltney stated he felt an intervention program

would give students a choice of the institutions they

might wish to attend. Mr. Foley stated he felt the

Community Colleges should begin to move to attract

the more traditional student, to provide a Campus life

with sports, etc., and an automatic transfer program

to the Universities.



Dr. Unrue reminded the Committee that a number of stu-

dents are admitted with a 2.0 GPA, but that all Col-

leges are a 2.3 GPA requirement for admittance. Those

students with a 2.0 GPA must, of necessity, be un-

declared majors.



Chairman Klaich appointed a sub-committee of himself,

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Mr. Bill Baines, Dr. Herb

Peebles and Dr. Bob Hoover to draft proposed recom-

mendations for the Committee to review at its October

meeting.



President Crowley stated that the current UNS budgetary

formulas for academic support and student support are

inadequate and suggested the sub-committee members

discuss this aspect with those persons within the

system who are familiar with these formulas.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards. Mr.

Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



35. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Health Care



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Health Care meeting, held September 5, 1991, was made by

Regent Dorothy S. Gallagher, Acting Chairman.



(1) Information Only: Report on School of Medicine Long-

Range Feasibility Study - President Crowley introduced

Dr. Miles Standish, Associate Dean of the School of

Medicine, who reported on the feasibility study for

long-range planning. Dr. Standish distributed a

draft document entitled, "Strategic Plan - Executive

Summary, July 1991", prepared by Deloitte and Touche's

Douglass Group, Health Care Consultants. The document

is filed in the Regents' Office. Dr. Standish high-

lighted the document. Dr. Hammargren stated that Dr.

Robert Daugherty, Dean of the School of Medicine, will

be prepared to discuss this document in further detail

and field any questions from the Committee at the

October meeting.



President Crowley stated that this document represents

an opportunity for the Board of Regents to learn more

about the School of Medicine by allowing the Board to

review faculty views and felt that this will assist

with the communication problem between the School of

Medicine and the Board of Regents.



Dr. Eardley questioned the School of Medicine's manage-

ment. President Crowley stated that the School of Med-

icine is a very unique institution and there is a need

for significant management and that the School of Med-

icine has to be an integral part of the University.



Dr. Standish added that there are a range of opinions

throughout the School of Medicine, but generally it

is felt that the basic science program should remain

in Reno along with primary and rural education, while

special education programs should be administered in

Las Vegas.



Dr. Eardley questioned whether the administration

structure should be separated from the University,

and President Crowley responded that it was ruled

out in the very beginning of the School of Medicine's

inception that the University would be administered

in both Reno and Las Vegas. The consultants did not

recommend a change to this structure.



Mr. Klaich stated he hoped that there would not be

any radical directions taken away from traditional

medical education, and Dr. Standish stated that it

is not their intention and will discuss with the

Committee any changes before they are implemented.



Mr. Foley questioned the status of the State Medicaid

Program and a University Hospital. Dr. Standish stat-

ed that the Medicaid Program is not a goal of the

School of Medicine, but rather a mandate from the

state Legislature, and that a University Hospital is

not part of the overall plan.



(2) Information Only: Comprehensive Plan for Health Care

Education in Nevada - The Committee began discussions

on producing a comprehensive plan for health care

education in Nevada which would assist an individual

in preparing for a career in health care.



Dr. Hammargren distributed a proposed calendar which

is filed in the Regents' Office. He directed Chancel-

lor Dawson to provide support staff to research re-

cruitment and retention efforts.



Dr. Miles Standish, Associate Dean of the School of

Medicine, introduced Ms. Nancy Rody, Deputy Director

of Area Health Education Centers. Ms. Rody discussed

the recruitment and retention efforts of AHEC in rural

Nevada.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the ad hoc Committee on Health Care. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



36. Information Only: Recommendations for Promotion or Assign-

ment to Rank, UNLV



The following recommendations for promotion or assignment

to rank have been forwarded for Board consideration. This

is an information item only, with Board action scheduled

for the October 24-25, 1991 meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson

recommends the following promotions, effective July 1,

1991:



Clarence Ray to Professor of Economics, Business and

Economics

Ebrahim Salehi to Associate Professor of Math Science,

Science and Mathematics

Robert Tracy to Associate Professor of Art, Fine and

Performing Arts



37. Information Only: Recommendations for Award to Tenure, UNLV



The following recommendations for tenure have been forwarded

for Board consideration. This is an information item only,

with Board action scheduled for the October 24-25, 1991

meeting.



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas



President Maxson recommends award of tenure, effective

July 1, 1991 to the following:



Edward Davis, Assistant Professor of Social Work,

Liberal Arts



38. Emergency Item to Approve Sale of Property, DRI



Chancellor Dawson requested approval of an emergency item

to consider approval of the sale of property for DRI. The

offer to purchase is good only through September 10, 1991

and the Board will not meet again until October.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of an emergency item to consider

approval of the sale of property for DRI. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



39. Approved Sale of Property, DRI



Approved the sale of property located at 888 Tam O'Shanter,

Las Vegas, which was gifted to the Board of Regents. An

offer has been received at the appraised value plus mis-

cellaneous costs.



General Counsel Klasic recommended approval upon review of

the final documents.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the sale of property for

DRI upon review of the final documents. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



40. Emergency Item to Approve Sale of Property, UNLV



Chancellor Dawson requested approval of an emergency item

to consider approval of the sale of property in Las Vegas,

the proceeds of which will benefit UNLV. The reason for

the emergency is that there is an escrow closing on Octo-

ber 1, 1991 and the Board will not meet again until Octo-

ber 24-25, 1991.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of an emergency item to consider

approval of the sale of property for UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



41. Approved Sale of Property, UNLV



Approved to sell property located at 2101-2107 Western

Avenue. This property was donated April 23, 1981 by

Marjorie Barrick with 1/3 interest each shared by UNLV,

the Dan Plunkett Estate and Bishop Clarkson Memorial

Hospital. The property was appraised for $330,000 in

June 1991 and the offer is for $330,000 cash. The sale

would reduce UNLV's liability and produce a higher rate

of return for the Barrick Endowment.



General Counsel Klasic recommended approval upon review

of the final documents.



Mr. Klaich moved approval to sell property for UNLV upon

review of final documents. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



42. Approved Resolution, UNLV



Approved a resolution honoring Mr. Thomas T. Beam, who

recently passed away.



RESOLUTION #91-14



WHEREAS, Thomas T. Beam, known to one and all as "Tom",

was a great friend of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas; and



WHEREAS, Tom Beam, through his intense interest in the

education of Nevada's young people, helped fund UNLV's

Frank and Estella Beam Hall, home of the Colleges of

Business and Economics, and Hotel Administration; and



WHEREAS, Tom Beam's own technical training as an

aeronautical engineer and his interest in technical

education led him to help fund Thomas T. Beam Engineer-

ing Complex, home of the Howard R. Hughes College of

Engineering at UNLV; and



WHEREAS, Tom Beam, whose daughter is an artist, funded

the remodeling and expansion of the Donna Beam Fine

Art Gallery at UNLV; and



WHEREAS, Tom Beam and the Beam family, through hard

work and dedication, helped make Southern Nevada what

it is today; and



WHEREAS, everyone who knew Tom Beam appreciated his

wit, his wisdom, and his unpretentious character; now,

therefore be it



RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents honor Tom Beam for

his dedication to higher education in Nevada and for

his contributions to his community and to the University

of Nevada, Las Vegas.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the resolution honoring the

late Thomas T. Beam. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



43. New Business



Mrs. Berkley requested the Chancellor to prepare a des-

cription of the duties of the Board of Regents.



Mrs. Berkley requested consideration be given to possibly

changing the official name of the University of Nevada

System.



General Counsel Klasic informed the Board of a change to

the Open Meeting Law by stating that future agendas must

allocate time for public comments. He suggested that

under the agenda item, New Business, that it be broken

into two categories:



A) Board of Regents



B) Public



Chairman Sparks expressed her thanks to President Gwaltney

and his staff for hosting the Board of Regents on the TMCC

Campus. She also thanked the particpating faculty for their

presentations on several different and interesting programs

at TMCC.



The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

09-05-1991