September 7-8, 1989
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
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
(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
(4) Approved the following appointment to the WNCC Advisory
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
(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
B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
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
C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
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
D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990
Amount : $20,000 to UNR
Purpose : 2 Program Assistant II positions for
E. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Division of
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-
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
Effective: June 30, 1989 to December 30, 1990
Amount : $130,000 increase to UNLV (total
Purpose : Amendments to Lake Mead fertilization
project to add compensation and extend
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.
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
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
Daniel Klaich Audit Committee
Investment Committee June Whitley, Chairman
Daniel Klaich, Chairman Sig Rogich
Carolyn Sparks Ad Hoc Committee on Com-
munity College Faculty
Ad Hoc Committee on Health Relations
Jill Derby, Chairman
Carolyn Sparks, Chairman Dorothy Gallagher
Jill Derby Daniel Klaich
James Eardley Carolyn Sparks
Joseph Foley Anthony Calabro
Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics Paul Meacham
Accreditation Ron Remington
Lonnie Hammargren, Chairman Paula Funkhouser
Daniel Klaich Paul Nelson
June Whitley Dru Raney
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
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
Outlining UNS capital improvements authorized by the State
Legislature, Chancellor Dawson listed the following proj-
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-
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
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
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-
(m) To perform such additional duties as the Board may
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
Nick Paul, II, from Rank III to Rank IV, Associate
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the promotion or assignment to
rank as recommended by UNLV. Mr. Rogich seconded. Motion
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
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
Dr. Eardley disagreed with percentage raises and requested
that issue also be addressed by the Chancellor's committee.
13. Approved UNS Faculty Senate Chairmen Statement on Academic
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
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-
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
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
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-
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
14. Approved the Public Sale Resolution on General Obligation
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.
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-
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.
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
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-
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
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-
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%
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
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-
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
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
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
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-
(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.
(3) Approved Handbook changes, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section
18, College Inn Conference Rates, UNR, as follows:
2. College Inn Conference Rates
January 1, 1990 January 1, 1990
a. Room Rates
Single $30 per day $30-50 per day*
Double $30 per day $35-55 per day*
b. Food Service
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:
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
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
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
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.
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,
(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
Mr. Rogich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Audit Committee. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion car-
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
(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-
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.
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.
32. Approved Permission to Seek Funding from Interim Finance
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.
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
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