09/07/1989

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 7-8, 1989








09-07-1989

Pages 42-72



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

September 7-8, 1989



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditorium

Student Union, University of Nevada-Reno.



Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mr. Sig Rogich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley



Members absent: Mr. Joseph M. Foley



Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson

President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Robert Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCCC

President Ronald Remington, NNCC

President James Taranik, DRI

Vice President Dennis Brown, UNR

Mr. Don Klasic, General Counsel

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Deborah Ballard-Reisch

(UNR), Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Alan Gertler (DRI), Mike Hardie

(WNCC), Tom Kendall (Unit), Nancy Master (UNLV), Michael Mc

Farlane (NNCC) and Norma Suchy (CCCC) and Student Association

Officers.



Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 9:35

A.M. Thursday, September 7, 1989.



1. Approved the Consent Agenda



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

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:



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

29-30, 1989.



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

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



(3) Approved the use of Regents Special Projects Funds up

to $11,500 to purchase facsimile machines for use by

members of the Board of Regents. 5 members of the

Board do not have access to facsimile machines. It is

proposed that the facsimile machine now located in the

System Administration building be upgraded and that

machine then be allocated for Regent use. 4 new mach-

ines would then be allocated to the remaining Board

members.



(4) Approved the following appointment to the WNCC Advisory

Board:



Craig Swope, Carson City

Ted Stokes, Carson City



(5) Approved the following appointments to the UNR College

of Business Advisory Board:



Michonne Ascuaga, Sparks Greg Lambert, Reno

John M. Bancroft, Reno David Line, Reno

Frank Bender, Reno Ken Lynn, Reno

Robert C. Blanz, Reno Luther Mack, Reno

Fianna Dickson Combs, Reno Donald Mc Ghie, Reno

Kevin T. Day, Reno G. Andrew Pearl, Reno

Bill Dickerson, Reno Patsy Redmond, Reno

Valerie Glenn, Reno Fredrick Schwab, Reno

Phil Griffith, Reno Patricia C. Thompson, Reno

William Hartman, Reno Diane Torrey, Reno

Ronald S. Jeffrey, Reno Ron Watson, Reno

Richard Kudrna, Stateline Ron Zideck, Reno



(6) Approved the extension of sick leave for Professor

Michael Golberg of the UNLV Mathematical Sciences

Department. This extension would be for the Fall, 1989

semester only.



(7) Approved a 2-year leave without pay for Dr. Robert

Wharton from DRI who has been appointed Visting Senior

Scientist in the Life Sciences Division at NASA Head-

quarters, effective October 2, 1989.



(8) Approved the following interlocal agreements:



A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR Department of Animal

Science and Washoe County



Effective: October 1, 1989

Amount : $38,940 per year for 5 years to UNR

Purpose : Lease of 159.6 acre feet/year of water

rights associated with Truckee River

Claim No. 603 from UNR for the purpose

of irrigating specific fields known as

the Animal Research and Extension Cen-

ter. (UNR has the right to terminate

the agreement immediately, upon written

notice to Washoe County, should an ac-

tual or perceived threat to its water

rights exist.)



B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of

Wildlife



Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $14,924.61 to UNR

Purpose : Investigation and research study iden-

tified as Special Problems in Wildlife

Management.



C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of

Wildlife



Effective: June 30, 1989 to June 30, 1991

Amount : $44,278 to UNR

Purpose : Conducting survey of examples of mul-

tiple use riparian management from Soil

Conservation Service, Forest Service

and Bureau of Land Management Districts

as well as 3 regions of the Nevada De-

partment of Wildlife and the 4 refuges

of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

in Nevada.



D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of

Wildlife



Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $20,000 to UNR

Purpose : 2 Program Assistant II positions for

clerical support.



E. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Division of

Insurance



Effective: September 7 to December 31, 1989

Amount : $14,796 to UNR

Purpose : Installation in the offices of the In-

surance Division an operational system

for forecasting insurance premium tax-

es.



F. UNS Board of Regents/University of Nevada School of

Medicine and Nevada Department of Human Resources



Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $2,297,336 to UNR

Purpose : Division psychiatrists to serve as

faculty members at Medical School for

training and supervising of medical

students and participating in School's

assessment of the medical students as-

signed to those psychiatrists.



G. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Department of

Wildlife



Effective: June 30, 1989 to December 30, 1990

Amount : $130,000 increase to UNLV (total

$390,000)

Purpose : Amendments to Lake Mead fertilization

project to add compensation and extend

termination date.



H. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada State Health

Resources and Cost Review Division



Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990

Amount : $153,000

Purpose : UNLV to provide verifiable and quality

information on health care and its

costs in Nevada.



Dr. Eardley moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approv-

al 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



Vice President Brown introduced Dr. Ann Ronald, newly ap-

pointed Dean of the College of Arts and Science; Dr. Sydney

Krampitz, newly appointed Dean of Orvis School of Nursing;

and Dr. Melisa Choroszy, newly appointed Director of Admis-

sions and Registrar.



Chairman Gallagher welcomed Dr. Ron Remington to his first

official meeting as President of NNCC, and Dr. Dennis Brown,

Vice President for Academic Affairs at UNR, who will be rep-

resenting President Crowley during his administrative leave.



President Meacham introduced newly elected ASCC President

Monica Ricci.



3. Chairman's Report



Chairman Gallagher announced the 1989-90 committee assign-

ments as follows:



Academic Affairs Committee Budget & Finance Committee



Joseph Foley, Chairman Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman

Jill Derby Committee of the Whole

Lonnie Hammargren

Daniel Klaich Audit Committee



Investment Committee June Whitley, Chairman

James Eardley

Daniel Klaich, Chairman Sig Rogich

James Eardley

Carolyn Sparks Ad Hoc Committee on Com-

munity College Faculty

Ad Hoc Committee on Health Relations

Care

Jill Derby, Chairman

Carolyn Sparks, Chairman Dorothy Gallagher

Jill Derby Daniel Klaich

James Eardley Carolyn Sparks

Joseph Foley Anthony Calabro

John Gwaltney

Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics Paul Meacham

Accreditation Ron Remington

Patti Crookham

Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman Paula Funkhouser

Daniel Klaich Paul Nelson

June Whitley Dru Raney

Bob Rose

David Wilkins



Chairman Gallagher stated that the Chancellor will be form-

ing two new committees (Officer Evaluation Committee and

Administrative Salaries Committee). Appointments to those

Committees will be forthcoming.



The mandates of the Committees were distributed to each

member of the Board. Chairman Gallagher stressed that the

mandates were to be followed and any activity outside the

mandate would require Board approval.



Mrs. Gallagher continued, stating that "if we are to go on

to succeed as a System, it's important that we truly become

a team. Each of us has a position to play and a role to

fill. Let's think about your position on the team. What

role do you fill? What position do you play? Regents set

policy and work through their Chief Executive Officer and

their Presidents to see that the policies set are implement-

ed. Presidents administer their institutions and work with-

in the System to strengthen higher education in the State.

Faculty is to teach, do research, interact with students,

safeguard the quality of our academic program.



"With each of those positions comes also a responsibility to

communicate within the System with each other to let every-

one know what's going on. I am really truly dedicated to

doing something about our lack of communication within the

System and any suggestions you have as we go along about

communication I would be happy to discuss.



"We all must realize that together we can accomplish much.

We can reach goals that are greater than those that we can

reach separately. Our differences should really be our

strength. Because our institutions are not the same, we

should be able to reach students who are seeking different

avenues of higher education. I would like for us to set

aside the petty issues that divide us and cloud our think-

ing. Let us strive instead to view the big picture rather

than just the narrow vision of our own particular turf. We

must try to communicate with each other to exchange ideas,

remembering that input is not necessarily decision making.

All of us must realize that our designated position on the

team does not allow us one day to decide to play someone

else's position or to make someone else's decisions. It is

my hope that as we evaluate the performance of this team

next June, we will be able to give ourselves high marks in

the areas of cooperation, communication, quality of pro-

grams, attention to the needs of students as well as the

needs of faculty and Administrators.



Mrs. Sparks and Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.



"As you've noted on the agenda, I have asked that the Board

discuss some goals that they would like to see the Board

reach this coming year. Now I'm not talking about insti-

tutional goals. I'm not talking about System goals. I'm

talking about things that we should strive to do this year,

as a Board, to make our own performance better because come

next June when we get so busy evaluating everyone else, we

are also going to evaluate ourselves and we need some kind

of a guideline for that evaluation. If Regents haven't had

a chance to think about this or have not understood what I

meant, we could delay it, but if you have some ideas I would

like to hear them."



Dr. Hammargren thanked Chairman Gallagher for a very clear

delineation of roles and suggested that goal setting be a

topic at the November retreat.



Chairman Gallagher continued, "Now, as you can see by the

agenda, I intend to have a workshop each meeting for the

Regents. Those of you who wish to attend may do so. It is

for the express purpose of educating Regents, but I would be

happy for anyone else to be there that would like to be. I

think that as we go forward this year I am stressing, as I

told you, communications! I'm also going to stress inter-

action and the importance of this system. Things have

come to me lately that I didn't particularly like. I don't

particularly like us to be very critical about other insti-

tutions within the System. Let's go back to the old saying

I'm sure your parents told you. 'If you can't say anything

good about a person, don't say anything." I think that we

can start being proud of each other and playing from the

same band wagon. Let's all get aboard and see what we can

do, because as a System, if we work together, we can reach

even greater goals."



4. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Dawson stated that UNS was very successful in the

1989 Nevada State Legislative Session in the area of capital

improvement.



He introduced Mr. Bob Ferrari, the newly appointed Director

of the Public Works Board. He stated that Mr. Ferrari has

"brought a new light" to that board. Under Mr. Ferrari's

leadership, architects have been selected for all major UNS

projects and a contract is in process with the architectural

firm designing the UNLV Health Sciences building. In the

past it had taken many months to begin such projects. Chan-

cellor Dawson commended Mr. Ferrari and thanked him for his

assistance.



Outlining UNS capital improvements authorized by the State

Legislature, Chancellor Dawson listed the following proj-

ects:



A. $10 million for maintenance and remodeling. He reminded

the Board that just this week UNS has been declared the

fastest growing system of higher education in the na-

tion. While a considerable number of new buildings are

underway, a great many buildings are older and are in

need of repair and remodeling to keep pace with the

growing and changing programs. For a good many years

maintenance was deferred due to lack of funds. This $10

million appropriation will go a long way to address the

problem, but the Chancellor warned the Board that for

the next several sessions, there would need to be pretty

hefty budget requests before the problem could be al-

leviated.



B. The first 15 items on the capital improvement request

were either funded, or funded for advanced planning.



UNS priorities 1 and 12: UNLV Health Science Facility.

Cost: $10.7 million, 51,000 sq. ft. - office, labora-

tory and classroom space.



Priority 2: UNS Computing Services building to be built

on the UNLV Campus. Cost: $3.4 million, 13,000 sq. ft.



Priority 3: TMCC Phase IV addition. Cost: $6.1 mil-

lion, 40,000 sq. ft.



Priority 4: DRI Southern Nevada Science Center to be

built in Las Vegas. Cost: $5.9 million, 45,000 sq. ft.



Priority 5: CCCC Health Science Facility to be built

on the West Charleston site. Cost: $7.9 million,

47,200 sq. ft.



Priority 6: UNR Engineering Laboratory Center. Cost:

$9.8 million, 50,000 sq. ft.



Priority 7: CCCC La Casa to be built on the Cheyenne

Campus. Estimated cost: $9 million. Appropriation was

for planning of the facility.



Priority 8: CCCC Henderson Campus Phase II. Cost:

approximately $4 million, 29,000 sq. ft.



Priority 9: WNCC Expansion of Fallon Campus and expan-

stion of Carson Campus Learning and Resources Center.

Cost: $2.1 million. Appropriation was for $121,000 for

advanced planning.



Priority 10: NNCC Technical Arts Facility. Cost: $3.8

million, 15,000 sq. ft. Appropriation: Advanced design

and planning funds.



Priority 11: Matching funds for the UNR School of

Journalism. Appropriation: $2.1 million to match the

$2.5 million of private funds from Donrey Media. Cost:

$5.2 million, 39,000 sq. ft.



Authorization to issue $10 million worth of bonds for

dormitories and a dining facility at UNLV. Those bonds

have been issued and construction should begin in about

3 weeks.



Authorization to issue $10 million worth of bonds for

student housing at UNR. That issue is yet to be sold,

but the sale should be completed this Fall.



Authorization for a $40 million bond issue to build an

EPA facility on the UNLV Campus. Should Congress ap-

prove this facility, the current buildings occupied by

EPA would be returned to UNLV for classroom purposes.



Chancellor Dawson recalled that the Board had approved fund-

ing for the Campuses to develop a facilities master plan,

and also had approved funding for a System compilation of

these reports. One segment of the development of a System

master plan will be a new process for developing the UNS

capital improvement request for future years. Emphasis will

be on demonstrating need and providing facilities to meet

student needs. Preliminary meetings with consultants have

been concluded with very constructive conclusions. The

Board will hear progress reports until the final report is

presented at its December meeting.



5. Interim Report on UNS Master Facilities Plan



Vice Chancellor Fox presented an interim report on the UNS

Master Facilities Plan. A preliminary draft of the plan

will be submitted at the October meeting, a final draft will

be prepared for the December meeting, with the final consid-

erdation to be requested at the January meeting.



A new process for developing the 1991-95 UNS Capital Im-

provement List is in process and, when finalized, will be

presented to the Board for consideration.



Vice Chancellor Fox informed the Board that the Campuses are

ardously working on their own master plans. Chairman Gal-

lagher stated that she attended a meeting with the master

plan consultants and the Master Planning Committee and found

that the spirit of cooperation between the consultants and

each of the Campuses is remarkable.



6. Approved Board of Regents Bylaw Amendment



This constitutes the second reading of two proposed amend-

ments to the Board of Regents Bylaws, Article VII, Sections

3(1) and 4.



A. Amend Article VII, Section 4 of the Board of Regents

Bylaws as follows:



The President of each member institution shall be chief

administrative officer of that institution. The Presi-

dents report to the Chancellor for the administration of

their respective institutions and are accountable

through the Chancellor to the Board of Regents. The

duties of the Presidents shall include the following ...



B. Amend Article VII, Section 3 of the Board of Regents

Bylaws which pertain to the duties of the Chancellor, by

adding the following new subparagraph and relettering

the following current subparagraph:



(l) To assist the Board of Regents in evaluating the

performance of the Presidents of the member insti-

tutions.



(m) To perform such additional duties as the Board may

direct.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the two amendments to the

Board of Regents Bylaws. Mrs. Whitley seconded.



On behalf of the System Faculty Senate Chairman, UNR Faculty

Senate Chairman Deborah Ballard-Reisch disagreed with the

changes to the Bylaws. She stated that the amendments came

before the Board during the Summer months when faculty and

students were not able to respond to the changes. She

strongly felt that the faculty would be affected by these

changes.



Chairman Gallagher stated that communication is a goal of

the Board and that these changes will enhance the communi-

cation process between the Presidents, Chancellor and Board.

She continued that the Regents do not interfere with the

process in which the faculty communicates with its Deans,

Directors and President; therefore, the faculty should not

interfere with the way the Board interacts with its Chief

Executive Officer and Presidents. Chairman Gallagher stated

that she welcomed input from the Faculty Senate Chairmen,

but it is not appropriate for them to be concerned with this

issue.



Mr. Klaich stated that in the past the Bylaws were reflected

by the incumbent in the Chancellor's position. This propos-

ed change is not contemplated in that context of incumbent

to the office. The Board of Regents must employ a Chief

Executive Officer as its spokesman. This Board strongly

supports the current Chief Executive Officer.



Dr. Eardley reaffirmed the Bylaw changes and stated that the

System cannot be managed effectively without a Chief Execu-

tive Officer and this will aid in evaluating the Chancellor.

At this time the Chancellor does not have much authority

which makes it difficult to evaluate.



Mrs. Sparks stated that she opposes the changes, but that

there is no need to establish another governance committee

to address this issue. She doesn't feel that a change is

necessary, but the alternatives are out-weighed by this

Bylaw change.



Motion carried.



7. Approved the Appointment to Director of the Press



Approved the appointment of Mr. Tom Radko as Director of the

University of Nevada Press, effective October 1989, at a

salary of $54,000, with up to $1,250 relocation expenses.

Mr. Radko's bibliography is contained in Ref. B, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the appointment of Mr. Tom

Radko as Director of the University of Nevada Press, ef-

fective October 1989, at a salary of $54,000, with up to

$1,250 relocation expenses. Mr. Rogich seconded. Motion

carried.



8. Approved a Title Change, UNR



Approved a change in title from Director of Libraries to

Dean of Libraries, effective July 1989. This change more

accurately reflects the organization and responsibilities

of the position.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the change in title to Dean of

Libraries at UNR. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



9. Information Only: Appointment, Center Executive Director,

DRI



President Taranik announced the appointment of Dr. John

"Jack" Hess as Executive Director of the Water Resources

Center at DRI, effective Ausut 15, 1989. He holds B. S.

in Geophysics and a Ph. D. degree in Hydrology from Pen-

nsylvania State University. Dr. Hess jointed DRI in 1974

as an Assistant Research Professor in the Water Resources

Center in Las Vegas and was appointed Deputy Director of

the Water Resources Center in 1987. He also serves as

Professor of Hydrogeology in the Geosciences Department at

UNLV and teaches courses in age dating of groundwater,

chemistry of groundwater and carbonate hydrology. Dr.

Hess has conducted and directed research in the hydrochemi-

cal, hydrogeologic, isotopic and geophysical aspects of

water resources. He currently directs a major program re-

lated to the movement of hazardous wastes in groundwater.

He has authored numerous professional publications and is

active in national and international scientific studies.

See Ref. C, filed in Regents Office.



10. Information Only: Appointment, Dean, UNLV



President Maxson announced the appointment of Dr. Ernest J.

Peck, Jr. as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics,

effective September 1, 1989.



11. Approved Promotion or Assignment to Rank, UNLV



The following recommendation for promotion or assignment to

rank was forwarded for Board consideration:



A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Maxson rec-

ommended the following promotion, effective July 1,

1988:



Nick Paul, II, from Rank III to Rank IV, Associate

Registrar



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the promotion or assignment to

rank as recommended by UNLV. Mr. Rogich seconded. Motion

carried.



12. Approved Professional Salaries



Approved the professional salaries as presented at the June

1989 meeting, Ref. G, filed with the permanent minutes.



At their June 29-30, 1989 meeting, the Board approved the

5% cost of living increase, plus perquisites for 1989-90

but withheld consideration of merit increases and Community

College President housing allowance increase for further

study.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the professional salaries.

Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Chairman Gallagher explained that the Chancellor will ap-

point a committee to study professional salaries and merit

increases. There is a need to standardize the salaries for

positions or duties which the committee will review. Dr.

Derby requested input from the full Board on this committee.



Mr. Klaich stated that comparison of salaries is a "cop

out" by the Board and the time has come for this procedure

to end. There are 7 institutions with several different

positions with several different duties. This needs to be

addressed immediately.



Dr. Eardley disagreed with percentage raises and requested

that issue also be addressed by the Chancellor's committee.



Motion carried.



13. Approved UNS Faculty Senate Chairmen Statement on Academic

Freedom



The Faculty Senate Chairmen addressed the Board on the im-

portance of academic freedom. For informational purposes,

see Ref. D, which is filed in the Regents Office, and the

Board's position on academic freedom as contained in Chapter

2 of the UNS Code.



Chairman Gallagher read the following as submitted by DRI

President Jim Taranik:



The University of Nevada System, through its faculty,

maintains a public trust to conduct research impartial-

ly using established scientific methods to insure un-

biased information is produced. Our findings are rigor-

ously reviewed by impartial colleagues and scientific

peers to insure correctness of the methods used and the

validity of the conclusions reached. To suggest that

the results of scientific investigations conducted by

our faculty can be influenced by organizations or by

politics is to denigrate our scientific integrity and

to strike a serious blow at the heart of the moral and

ethical fibre of our University System.



UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Nancy Master read the following

statement:



On behalf of the UNS Senate Chairs, I would like to take

this opportunity to thank the Board of Regents for their

understanding and support concerning the issue of aca-

demic freedom.



The concept of academic freedom is fundamental to higher

education. Babbie (1936) defines science as a process

of inquiry - a way of learning and knowing things about

the world around us. Fundamental to the concept of sci-

ence is the notion of rational discourse. The quality

of this discourse has the potential to affect the qual-

ity of life within societies.



Without the freedom to teach diverse perspectives, to

research issues of importance and to disseminate the

information gained, the process of inquiry and the

development of knowledge would be irreparably damaged.



The concept of academic freedom must protect a wide

range of diversity in teaching and research even if the

issues raised arouse political or social reaction.

Again, we thank you for your support.



DRI Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Gertler read the following

statement:



The University of Nevada System cannot be placed in a

position of accepting or rejecting research projects

based on political issues. To do so would in effect be

a statement that the results of our research are pre-

determined by the source of funding.



The criteria for selection of research projects includes

the determination that there is a legitimate and valid

question involved; that the research is conducted fol-

lowing established principles guided by a rigid scien-

tific method; that the research topic be relevant to the

faculty member's areas of interest or expertise.



The continued success and credibility of research per-

formed within the University of Nevada System is based

on the credibility of conducting valid, high quality

research. This credibility is based on the confidence

of research sponsors that the results of research are

valid and, regardless of the source of funding, would

yield the same results and knowledge.



The University of Nevada System's proper role, in any

case, is to provide the knowledge and information that

will allow a more informed decision making process to

take place.



Dr. Eardley moved appoval to receive UNS Faculty Senate

Chairmen Statement on Academic Freedom in Research. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Rogich moved approval to reaffirm the Board's policy on

academic freedom as stated in Chapter 2 of the UNS Code.

Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Mr. Klaich commended the UNS Faculty Senate Chairmen for

bringing this issue to the Board of Regents' attention. He

congratulated those who developed the statement which re-

minds us that knowledge learned from higher education should

not come up against State politics. The System has an obli-

gation to protect its faculty.



Mr. Rogich stated for the record that Regent Joseph M. Foley

(who was absent) had requested him to declare his support

for academic freedom.



President Maxson stated that UNLV's faculty and Administra-

tion fully support the statement on academic freedom. UNLV

appreciates the reaffirmation of the Board's policy and

actions for academic freedom. Although there are differing

points of view, the Board of Regents supports its research-

ers. In order to create knowledge and teach knowledge,

Systemwide support and protection is needed for our re-

searchers.



Vice President Dennis Brown expressed concerns for our re-

searchers and faculty. His statement is contained in Ref.

H, and filed with the permanent minutes.



Dr. Eardley instructed the Presidents to return to their

faculties and inform them of the Board's support and ac-

ceptance of the statement on academic freedom. This will

clarify any misinterpretations the faculty may have already

heard.



Motion carried.



14. Approved the Public Sale Resolution on General Obligation

Bonds, UNS



Approved a resolution (#89-7) for the sale of Nevada State

General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $10,763,000 for

the following UNS project:



UNLV Health Science Center



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the resolution for the sale

of Nevada State General Obligation Bonds. Mr. Rogich sec-

onded. Motion carried.



15. Approved the Naming of Soccer Field, UNLV



Approved the naming of the soccer field at UNLV the Louis

Weiner, Jr. Practice Soccer Field.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to name the UNLV soccer field

the Louis Weiner, Jr. Practice Soccer Field. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved the Naming of Residence Hall, UNLV



Approved the naming of a residence hall, in honor of a bene-

factor, the Claudine Williams Residence Hall.



Mr. Rogich moved approval to name a UNLV residence hall the

Claudine Williams Residence Hall. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



17. Approved the Change of Center Name, UNLV



Approved to combine two centers at UNLV, the Academic Ad-

vising and Resource Center and the Counseling and Testing

Center, to be named the Student Development Center.



Mr. Rogich moved approval to combine two centers at UNLV

and name it the Student Development Center. Dr. Derby

seconded. Motion carried.



18. Approved Mission Statement and Goals, UNLV



Approved the mission statement and goals for UNLV, as con-

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



General Counsel Klasic recommended that the Board of Regents

approve UNLV's Mission Statement and Goals with the follow-

ing conditions: that it be understood that the statement

contains nonbinding goals and objectives only, designed to

provide guidance to UNLV's Administrators and employees and

the statement does not constitute a contractual obligation,

guarantee or warranty to any person whatever.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the mission statement and

goals for UNLV with General Counsel Klasic's recommenda-

tions. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



19. Personnel Session



Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Sparks, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for purpose of

discussion of the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence or physical or mental health of a person

in accordance with NRS 241.030.



The open meeting recessed at 11:15 A.M. for closed personnel

session and reconvened at 4:30 P.M. Thursday, September 7, 1989,

with all Regents present except Regents Hammargren and Foley.



20. Approved Lease for Teller Machine, UNR



Approved a lease between the Board of Regents (UNR-Lawlor

Events Center) and First Interstate Bank of Nevada for a

teller machine to be housed at Lawlor Events Center.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the lease for a teller machine

to be housed at Lawlor Events Center, UNR. Mr. Klaich sec-

onded.



Mr. Rogich questioned if other major banks were notified of

this proposal and Vice President Ashok Dhingra informed the

Board that he will inform all the other major banks.



Motion carried.



21. Report on Clark County Land, UNLV



President Maxson reported on negotiations currently under

way with the Airport Authority concerning UNLV's use of

county owned land near the Campus. This land, located near

the Thomas and Mack Events Center, could be used for addi-

tional parking and intramural playing fields. The property

is located under the flight pattern, therefore buildings

cannot be constructed in that area. At present, there will

be no financial transactions for this property.



22. Report on Renovation of Dormitories, UNR



Vice President for Student Services Patricia Miltenberger

presented a report on the renovation of dormitories at UNR.

She stated that major improvements have been made and that

there has been sufficient student involvement in the proj-

ect. The environment of each hall is different and has been

matched with its own personality.



Dr. Miltenberger introduced Associate Dean for Student Life

John Marschall who invited the Board to a tour of Lincoln

Hall, White Pine and Nye Hall.



The meeting recessed at 5:30 P.M. and reconvened at 8:05 A.M.

Friday, September 8, 1989, with all Regents present except

Regent Foley.



23. Regents' Workshop



The Board met in a workshop session at the Student Senate

Chambers. Two presentations were made regarding UNS Comput-

ing Services and Admission Policies at the University of

Nevada Medical School.



A. Don Zitter, Director of UNS Computing Services, gave an

overview of computing services within the System, stat-

ing that academic computing has been assigned to the

Campuses, while administration computing will be the

province of the UNSCS under direction of the Chancellor.

Chairman Gallagher reassured everyone that was the in-

tent of the Board and there would be no further discus-

sion of moving administrative computing.



The Board requested a detailed report at its December

meeting of a total computing program operation, complete

with budget information.



The Board also requested from UNSCS and each of the in-

stitutions a report on expenditures of the $9 million

appropriation for computing from the 1989 State Legis-

lature.



B. Dr. Robert Daugherty, Dean of the School of Medicine,

introduced Dr. Jerry May, Assistant Dean of Admissions.

Dr. May described the policies and procedures for ad-

mitting students to the University of Nevada School of

Medicine. These procedures are used as a model through-

out the United States because they are so thorough and

fair to the student applicants. Only the Admissions

Committee can recommend admittance to the School; out-

side is not allowed.



Information: Mr. Sig Rogich announced that he intends to serve

on the University of Nevada System Board of Re-

gents. (Mr. Rogich has accepted a job in Washing-

ton, D. C. as Assistant to the President of the

United States.)



24. Budget and Finance Committee



The Budget and Finance Committee meeting as a Committee of

the Whole acted as follows:



(1) Approved the 1989-90 UNS Operating Budget which was

presented in detail by Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks. At

the June, 1989 meeting the Board approved the Operating

Budget figures which had just been authorized and re-

leased by the 1989 State Legislature.



Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks stated that the budget to-

tals $179.4 million. This compares to $150.3 million

for the 1988-89 fiscal year and represented a 19.3% in-

crease.



State appropriations for fiscal year 1990 amount to

$146.6 million, representing 81.8% of the State Sup-

ported Operating Budget. This compares to $121.9 mil-

lion for the 1989 fiscal year and represents a 20.3%

increase.



Other revenue sources budgeting total $32.7 million,

representing 18.2% of the budget. This compares to

$28.4 million for the 1989 fiscal year and represents

a 15.3% increase. Student fees represent approximately

13.3% of total revenue budgeting in the Operating Budg-

et. He stated that the percentage of student fees is

declining. In fiscal year 1989 student fees represent-

ed 13.6% of the total revenue and in FY90, they amount-

ed to 13.3%. For each $1 increase Vice Chancellor

Sparks stated that it would generate approximately $1

million Systewide.



The Estate Tax credit of $2.5 million is included in

the budget and $1,325,000 has been distributed to the

7 Campuses for Campus instructional equipment. EPSCoR

was allocated $600,000. Book acquisitions at the 2

Universities has received $100,000 per Campus and

$37,500 for each of the 4 Community Colleges. The

Student Incentive Grant Program received $225,000.



Vice Chancellor Sparks proceeded to review the alloca-

tions of resources by budget function and by expendi-

ture object. The instructional function has increased

from 46.47% in 1988-89 to 49.66% in 1989-90. He in-

dicated that the support service areas are not totally

funded. The Legislature did make improvements though,

and the legislative budget had stated that there would

be a 16% increase in 1st year and 21% in 2nd year. The

formulas are being funded at approximately 90%.



Chairman Gallagher requested Vice Chancellor Sparks to

prepare a document which will clarify the funding for-

mula.



The actual annualized 1988-89 student headcount enroll-

ment for the System is 52,474 which is a 5.37% increase

over last year. Annualized net FTE students Systemwide

is 27,767. This is the figure that is budgeted for

1989-90.



Dr. Eardley questioned if the community service pro-

grams were in this budget, and Vice Chancellor Sparks

explained that those programs are self-supporting,

therefore, do not go through the legislative budget

process. Dr. Eardley proposed that these programs

should be accounted for in the budget and Vice Chan-

cellor Sparks explained that he understood that the

Campuses, at this time, do not wish to place self-sup-

porting funds in the total budget for community service

programs. If the funds were included in the budget,

then the revenues would also be included in the budget

process.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that the full-time/

part-time ratio has improved for the next biennium.

The full-time/part-time ratio is now set at 60%/40%

at the 4 Community Colleges. The University ratios

will remain the same.



Dr. Eardley requested that the 2 larger Community Col-

lege ratios be addressed for the next biennium.



There has been a significant Systemwide employee

growth. The 1989-90 operating budget for professional

employees is 2,109.81 and for classified employees is

1,412.04. This indicates a 12.46% difference from the

1988-89 operating budget.



Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that there were 3

corrections to the budget which do not affect the

actual outcome of the budget. They are as follows:



1) Page 34 - UNR KUNR should be moved to Page 37

under Academic Support.



2) Page 72 - UNLV operating reserves should be moved

to Page 84 under the "Reserves" section.



3) Page 118 - WNCC business and industry program

should be moved from instruction to academic

support.



Under Special Appropriations and Authorizations, the

Legislature authorized $8 million for instructional

equipment along with estate funds.



Chairman Gallagher requested a detailed expenditure

statement on the $9 million appropriated for computing.



In conclusion, Vice Chancellor Sparks reported the to-

tal for Capital Improvement Projects is $124,456,300,

and the subtotal for new construction is $114,456,300.



Chairman Gallagher requested the members of the Board

of Regents to study the operating budget and become

knowledgeable of the funds. It is the Regents fiduci-

ary responsibility to understand the budget.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the 1989-90 UNS Oper-

ating Budget with corrections as submitted by Vice

Chancellor Sparks. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion car-

ried.



(2) Approved a Handbook addition, Title 4, Chapter 17,

Section 10, Student Fees, UNR.



Miller Analogies Test $50.00



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook addition re-

garding Student Fees at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



(3) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

18, College Inn Conference Rates, UNR, as follows:



2. College Inn Conference Rates



Effective Effective

January 1, 1990 January 1, 1990

Groups Regular



a. Room Rates

Single $30 per day $30-50 per day*

Double $30 per day $35-55 per day*



b. Food Service

Breakfast $3.25

Lunch $4.95

Dinner $6.15

Steak Dinner $7.30



*Room rates of $30 (single) and $35 (double) will

be charged Sunday through Thursday.



*Room rates up to $50 (single) and $55 (double) will

be charged on Friday, Saturday and holidays.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the Handbook changes re-

garding College Inn Conference Rates at UNR. Mr.

Rogich seconded. Motion carried.



(4) Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $193,000 for the following proj-

ects at TMCC:



Remodeling Projects

Stairwell storage, x-ray lab, Room 300 $30,000



Improvements to 10,000 sq ft. leased at

Old Town Mall 50,000



Dandini Blvd. Improvements

Addition of a turn lane for west-bound

traffic 60,000



Science Laboratory (Room 303 A & B)

To pay for architectural and contractor

costs in excess of the $95,000 Cord

Foundation gifts 33,000



Phase IV Landscaping

$100,000 approved by the Board of Regents

in February, 1989. TMCC has allocated an

additional $20,000 to the project. (PWB

will find an additional $30,000) 20,000



Mrs. Whitley moved approval to use $193,000 of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at TMCC for the above mentioned

projects. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



(5) Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $165,000 for the following proj-

ects at UNLV:



Remodel the Flora Dungan Humanities building $ 40,000

and the Carlson Education building to provide

additional office and classroom space for in-

coming faculty members



Equipment for the printing plant 125,000



Mr. Rogich moved approval to use $165,000 of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at UNLV for the above mentioned

projects. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



(6) Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $4,200 for the following proj-

ects at NNCC;:



Remodel Assay Lab $2,500

Pave Campus 1,700



Mrs. Sparks moved approval to use $4,200 of Capital

Improvement Fee Funds at NNCC for the above mentioned

projects. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.



(7) Approved the following self-supporting budgets for UNR

and UNLV:



A. UNR - Orvis School of Nursing, Ref. B-6a, filed in

the Regents Office



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the self-supporting

budgets for UNR Orvis School of Nursing. Mr.

Rogich seconded. Motion carried.



B. UNLV - Intercollegiate Athletics, Ref. B-6b, filed

in the Regents Office



Dr. Derby moved approval of the self-supporting

budgets for UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



(8) Approved the FY 1990 Financial Plan for DRI as contain-

ed in Ref. B-7, filed in the Regents Office. Mr. Dale

Schulke, Vice President for Finance and Administration,

stated the total budget is $17,561,945 for FY 1990.



Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the FY 1990 Financial

Plan for DRI. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.



Regent Eardley left the meeting.



25. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee



A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held September 7, 1989, were made by Regent

Jill Derby, Acting Chairman.



(1) A general discussion was held concerning voluntarism

classes as a part of the core curriculum. Students

would complete a certain course or specified number of

hours of community service work related to the major.

The students would then prepare a written report on

their volunteer work. This would cause the students to

become more actively involved with community activities

and would also allow them to get involved with the oth-

er System institutions. This program could possibly

generate a funding source for the Universities. After

discussion, it was referred back to the Academic Af-

fairs Committee for further review.



(2) At the joint State Board of Education/Board of Regents

meeting held in June, 3 legislative bills were discuss-

ed. A clarification of these initiatives was requested

by Chairman Gallagher. Vice Chancellor Fox gave an ex-

planation of the 3 legislative bills.



A. B. 614 allows high school students to substitute

credit for a course taken at a Community College or

University for a course required for high school gradu-

ation. Only courses taught by faculty who meet the

qualifications required for a license to teach second-

ary education, or its equivalent, will be approved.

Vice Chancellor Fox stated that the school districts

are involved with this bill, and that it is not a

University bill. Ref. AA-2a, filed in the Regents

Office.



A. C. R. 8 urges the Board of Regents to review pro-

grams for the education of teachers of occupational

education and to increase the availability of these

programs. Vice Chancellor Fox stated that UNR and UNLV

College of Education Deans have been contacted and will

communicate with the school districts in collecting

information. Vice Chancellor Fox will report back to

the Committee as the study progresses. Ref. AA-2b,

filed in the Regents Office.



A. C. R. 10 urged the Board of Regents to apply high

school courses in occupational education toward admis-

sion to UNS institutions, if the courses also meet

College entrance standards. Vice Chancellor Fox stated

that this resolution would only effect the Universities

because of the open door policy at the Community Col-

leges. The Academic Affairs Office will review period-

ically the courses the school districts are teaching

to see that the courses are complying with the Univer-

sity admission requirements. Dr. Fox will report back

to the Committee periodically. Ref. AA-2c, filed in

the Regents Office.



Mrs. Sparks questioned when a response from UNS was

needed on the above bills. Dr. Fox stated that A. B.

614 should be addressed this Fall; A. C. R. 8 no date

given; and A. C. R. 10 this year.



(3) Vice Chancellor Warren Fox updated the Committee on re-

visions in ACT test scores and clarifiction of high

school mathematics course requirements. ACT has re-

vised its testing format; therefore, the University

admissions flyer required changes. Also the mathe-

matics course requirements have been clarified. The

pamphlet "Preparing for College, Admission Requirements

for Nevada's Universities" will be distributed through-

out the State. Dr. Fox indicated that approval for

technical changes will have to come back to the Commit-

tee for proper approval.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



26. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee



A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held September 7, 1989, were made by Regent June F. Whitley,

Chairman.



(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the University of Nevada School of Medicine

Practice Plan, January 1, 1988 through December 31,

1989. The audit report is filed in the Regents Office.



(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Department of Public Safety, July 1,

1987 through December 31, 1988. The audit report is

filed in the Regents Office.



(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNLV Printing Services, July 1, 1987

through December 31, 1988. The audit report is filed

in the Regents Office.



Vice President for Business Affairs, Buster Neel, stated

that it was a pleasure working with the Internal Audit

staff. He felt that the Departments responded positively

and that the audits serve the Departments well in pointing

out discrepancies.



Mr. Rogich moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Audit Committee. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion car-

ried.



27. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Community College Faculty Relations



A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on

Community College Faculty Relations meeting, held September

7, 1989, were made by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.



(1) Dr. Derby gave an overview of the activities of the

Committee during the Summer. She informed the Commit-

tee that the surveys have been distributed to the Com-

munity College faculty and Administrators and that a

high percentage of surveys have been returned.



Dr. Derby indicated her disappointment in a Nevada

Faculty Alliance letter which was distributed to the

faculty requesting them not to fill out the section

regarding demographics. This issue was addressed at

a previous meeting of the Committee and the Committee

had agreed to include the demographics section. Safe-

guards have been built into the survey and into the

tabulation of results to protect individual identities.



(2) Dr. Calabro presented a report and recommendations from

the subcommittee on workshops. The subcommittee was

directed to consider how to evaluate the future role of

Nevada Communicy Colleges and to determine whether

faculty conferences were needed. It was determined

that staff development was a major concern and that

conferences should be held by disciplines.



The "Future's Commission Report" was distributed to all

Committee members. This report might be used as a

Statewide goal statement to enhance the future of the

4 Community Colleges.



President Calabro stated that WNCC is a charter member

of the Community College Satellite Network and WNCC

will be taping the programs making them available to

the System.



(3) The Committee finalized procedures for conducting the

Campus hearings scheduled for the week of September 11-

14, 1989. It was decided that the Regent at the hear-

ing will deliver an opening statement inviting input

and concerns from the faculty. The appointed committee

will serve as moderators and will strive to keep the

hearings focused on the Community College issues. A

sign-up sheet will be at the door and the committee's

mission statement will be available for faculty. After

each hearing the group will summarize the issues and

minutes will be witten and distributed. The hearing

schedule is as follows:



CCCC Tuesday September 12 Room 1220 2-5 P.M.

NNCC Monday September 11 Berg Hall 2-5 P.M.

TMCC Wednesday September 13 Auditorium 2-5 P.M.

WNCC Thursday September 14 Room 322 2-5 P.M.



The following persons have been assigned for each in-

stitution:



CCCC - Dorothy Gallagher NNCC - Jill Derby

John Gwaltney Tony Calabro

Bob Rose Paul Nelson



TMCC - Carolyn Sparks WNCC - Daniel Klaich

Paul Meacham Ron Remington

Patti Crookham Dave Wilkins



Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the ad hoc Committee on Community College Faculty Rela-

tions. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



28. Report on Athletics Symposium



Dr. Hammargren reported on the Athletics Symposium held

August 6, 1989 at UNLV. He was pleased with the response

and felt the symposium was very effective. He has received

letters from the participants complimenting the symposium.

Dr. Hammargren stated that a detailed report will be given

at the December Regents meeting.



Mr. Rogich moved approval of the report on the Athletic

Symposium. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Rogich, President Maxson and Chairman Gallagher commend-

ed Dr. Hammargren for his efforts.



29. Emergency Item: Purchase Equipment, UNLV



Chancellor Dawson requested approval to consider an emergen-

cy item on the agenda to purchase equipment at UNLV.



After extensive research UNLV has located rebuilt Heidelberg

printing equipment at Egenolf Graphic Machine International

Incorporated of Indianapolis, Indiana. An independent con-

sultant has examined the equipment and has determined a fair

market value of $193,630.75. UNLV has negotiated a price,

which is valid through September 8, 1989, of $115,000.



Mrs. Sparks moved to accept an emergency item concerning the

purchasing of equipment at UNLV. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Motion carried.



30. Approxed an Exception to Purchasing Policy, UNLV



Approved an exception to Board of Regents Policy, Title 4,

Chapter 10, Section 1.2., Purchasing Policy, and approved

to award a contract to the Egenolf Corporation to purchase

rebuilt printing equipment in the amount of $115,000 with-

out a formal bid process.



Dr. Hammargren moved approval of the exception to Board of

Regents Policy regarding purchasing and approved to award

a contract to the Egenholf Corporation to purchase rebuilt

printing equipment in the amount of $115,000 without a

formal bid process. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.



31. Emergency Item: Initiate Cloud Seeding, DRI



Chancellor Dawson requested approval to consider an emer-

gency item on the agenda to initiate cloud seeding at DRI.



In order to initiate the cloud seeding effort, DRI needs

approval from the Interim Finance Committee of the Nevada

Legislature to release funds budgeted for this purpose.



The next meeting of Interim Finance is scheduled for late

September, 1989. If this item is not considered at this

meeting, DRI will be unable to seek approval from Interim

Finance until their subsequent meeting, which may not be

called until late November or early December. The proba-

bility of missing significant opportunities for seeding

between late September and late November is very high if

this action is not taken.



The cloud seeding funds to be released for expenditure by

Interim Finance were included in the University Budget as

previously approved by the Board of Regents (see Ref. F,

filed in the Regents Office). The legislative finance com-

mittees chose to have this budget item brought before In-

terim Finance for approval contingent upon the projected

need for cloud seeding as determined in consultation with

the area water masters and climatologists.



Mrs. Sparks moved to accept an emergency item concerning

the cloud seeding efforts at DRI. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.



32. Approved Permission to Seek Funding from Interim Finance

Committee, DRI



Approved permission to approach the Interim Finance Commit-

tee for funding for DRI's cloud seeding program for both

fiscal years as stated in Ref. F and as approved by the

1989 Nevada State Legislature.



Mr. Rogich moved approval to seek funding from the Interim

Finance Committee for DRI's cloud seeding program for both

fiscal years and as approved by the 1989 Nevada State Legis-

lature. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



33. Emergency Item: Resolution



Chancellor Dawson requested approval to consider an emergen-

cy item on the agenda to approve a resolution for Mr. Robert

J. Meagher, who recently passed away.



Mr. Klaich moved to accept an emergency item concerning a

resolution in remembrance of Mr. Robert J. Meagher. Mrs.

Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



34. Approved Resolution



Approved the following resolution in remembrance of Mr.

Robert J. Meagher.



RESOLUTION #89-8



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada Board of Regents

wishes to express its deep appreciation for the friend-

ship and dedication of the late Robert J. Meagher; and,



WHEREAS, Robert J. Meagher gave unselfishly and devot-

edly to the University of Nevada System in his profes-

sional efforts; and,



WHEREAS, Robert J. Meagher served as the building con-

tractor for Mr. Claude I. Howard in construction of the

Edna S. Brigham Clinic building on the School of Medi-

cine Campus; the Clark County Community College Health

Sciences Center on West Charleston, Las Vegas; the

Claude I. Howard Student Health Center and the Claude

I. Howard Public Safety building on the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas Campus and the System Administration

building; and,



WHEREAS, these buildings represent major contributions

to the University of Nevada System and to the education-

al System of the State of Nevada;



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents

of the University of Nevada System, on behalf of the its

individual members, the Administration, the faculty, the

staff and students, expresses its sincere appreciation

and sympathy to Mr. Claude I. Howard, who was a close

and dear friend of Robert J. Meagher, and to the family

and other friends of Robert J. Meagher; and,



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents pays

tribute to Robert J. Meagher's many accomplishments on

behalf of the University of Nevada System and to the

students of the State of Nevada.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the resolution honoring Mr.

Robert J. Meagher. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 12:05 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board

09-07-1989