09/08/1973

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 8-9, 1973








09-08-1973

Pages 70-85

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

September 8, 1973



The Board of Regents met on the above date in Regular Session at

the Northern Nevada Community College, Elko.



Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Miss Flora Dungan

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger



Members absent: Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

Acting President Donald Baepler (UNLV)

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Mr. Edward Olsen (UNS)

Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

Mr. Harry Wood (UNS)

Mr. K. Donald Jessup (UNS)

Dr. Paul Fenske (DRI)

Dr. Pat Geuder (UNLV)

Ms. Dorothy Call (NNCC)

Mrs. Jo Deen Flack (UNR)

Mr. Terry Reynolds (ASUN)

Mr. John Morlan (CSUN)

Mr. Robert Lage (NNCC)



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 8:45 A.M.



1. NNCC Associated Students



Mr. Robert Lage, President of NNCC Associated Students, wel-

comed the Regents to Elko and expressed appreciation on be-

half of the NNCC students for the support of the Board in

providing the buildings, the staff and the program to the

students of Northern Nevada.



2. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of July 13, 1973 were

submitted for approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



3. Report of Gifts



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the Offi-

cers was recommended (report identified as Ref. 3 and filed

with permanent minutes).



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



4. Bid Opening, Phase I, WNCC



President Donnelly recalled that in July the Board author-

ized the Administration to review the bids for this project,

received July 27, 1973, and award a contract following a

poll of the Board. Accordingly, he noted, under date of

August 1, the results of the bids were transmitted to the

Board with a recommendation that a construction contract be

awarded to Carrao Construction Company in the amount of

$1,070,498. Responses to the mail ballot were affirmative

and the contract was awarded by the State Public Works

Board on August 17, 1973.



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

confirmation of the action taken as a result of the mail

ballot.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



5. Change in Signature Authority, NNCC



President Donnelly reported that changes in personnel at

NNCC make it necessary to make changes in signature author-

ity on the petty cash account which the College presently

has at the Elko Branch of Nevada National Bank. He request-

ed that signature authority be granted to Dr. William Berg,

Executive Vice President, and Evelyn Jones, Account Clerk.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



6. Northern Nevada Community College, Phase II



A. President Donnelly recalled that at the July meeting,

concern was expressed over the delay in the completion

of the second building at the NNCC Campus. At the

request of the Board, Mr. Hug inquired of the State

Public Works Board concerning the delays. Dr. Donnelly

reported that subsequent correspondence between the

contractor, the architect and the State Public Works

Board indicates that the delay was caused by weather

conditions, and shortage of labor and materials. That

correspondence also revealed that the State Public Works

Board believes that the contractor is making an effort

to complete the project as rapidly as possible and

anticipates total completion by mid-September.



B. President Donnelly also recalled that the Board had

requested the Administration to initiate a review of

construction contracts and develop recommendations for

inclusion of liquidated damages clauses. In accordance

with that request, a report had been filed by Harry

Wood, UNS Architect (report identified as Ref. 6 and

filed with permanent minutes). That report indicated

all projects contracted for by the State Public Works

Board include liquidated damages clauses.



7. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the following

transfer of funds:



#2 $7,000 from the Contingency Reserve to the University

Press Operating category to increase funds available for

book production. A transfer from Professional Salary

Savings was made to the Contingency Reserve.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



8. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



The minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of

July 13, 1973 were submitted for approval (minutes identi-

fied as Ref. 8 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey requested confirmation of the actions of

the Committee as reported in the minutes.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Dungan,

carried without dissent.



9. Proposed Establishment of Reading Center, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested authorization to estab-

lish a Reading Center within the College of Education,

effective with the Fall semester, 1973. The primary func-

tions of the proposed Center and specific services to be

offered were detailed in a proposal included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 9 and filed with permanent

minutes). Also included in the proposal was a Fees and

Service Policy for the community services function of the

Center.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that the

Board's policy required that establishment of new Depart-

ments and Centers be submitted to two successive meetings

prior to final approval. Therefore, this matter would be

scheduled for final approval at the October meeting.



Mr. Morris moved approval of the establishment of the Center

and the Fees and Service Policy, as proposed, with the stip-

ulations that the Center be authorized to operate on an ex-

perimental basis until the October meeting at which time

final approval could be requested. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



10. De Vos Estate



A. Acting President Baepler noted that UNLV presently holds

9/16ths of 50% interest in a 48.36 acre parcel of land

in Sedona, Arizona, received as part of the De Vos

estate. An offer to purchase the land as been received

by Deseret Trust Company in the amount of $3,000 per

acre with $14,500 down payment and annual installments

over seven years bearing interest at 7 1/2 percent per

annum. An acre will be released upon the receipt of

each $5,000 of the $145,000 total sales price. UNLV's

interest will amount to $40,781.25.



Dr. Baepler recalled that the assets of the De Vos

estate have been dedicated by the Board of Regents to

scholarships and noted that this land, as one of the

assets, does not produce income and will require future

cash expenditures for property taxes.



Acting President Baepler recommended the offer to pur-

chase be accepted and the proceeds of the sale be added

to the De Vos Endowment Fund. Chancellor Humphrey con-

curred, noting that the sale of University property

required approval of the Governor.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



B. Dr. Baepler noted that an additional asset in the De Vos

estate is a small strip of land 24.7' x 659', also lo-

cated in Sedona, Arizona. The owner of the surrounding

property has offered to purchase the land for a nominal

sum. Continued ownership of the parcel is of no benefit

to the University and the owner of the surrounding prop-

erty could challange the University's interest in the

land as an adverse holding of property.



Acting President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended the parcel be sold for $250 and the proceeds be

added to the De Vos Endowment Fund, noting that as in

the preceding item, sale of this land also requires

approval of the Governor.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



11. Approval of Preliminary Plans, UNLV Life Sciences Building



Preliminary plans for this project were presented by Mr.

Robert Fielden of Jack Miller and Associates. A summary

of the project was included with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 11 and filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Wood, UNS Architect, Acting President Baepler and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the preliminary

plans as presented.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



12. Installation of Second Elevator, College of Education

Building, UNLV



Acting President Baepler recommended the addition of a sec-

ond elevator in the College of Education building at an es-

timated cost of $40,000. He stated that approximately

$2,000 remained in the project contingency fund and the

balance of the total cost could be made available from the

UNLV Capital Improvement Fee Fund. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



13. Security Force, UNLV



Acting President Baepler recalled that in June a report on

the UNLV Security Force was presented for information and

discussion. One of the principal items in the discussion

resulting from the report was the question of whether the

Security Officers on the Campus should be armed. At that

time, UNLV agreed to undertake a survey in an attempt to

discover any significant changes in security operations at

various Campuses since a 1968 survey.



Dr. Baepler submitted a report from Dean Brock Dixon con-

taining the results of UNLV's recent survey, noting his con-

currence with the conclusions stated in the report and en-

dorsing Dean Dixon's recommendation that UNLV Security

Officers be equipped with mace. (Report on file in

Chancellor's Office.)



14. Request to Establish Student Union Reserve Account, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested that a reserve account

in the amount of $60,000 be established for the Moyer

Student Union to provide funds for future remodeling,

emergency maintenance or expansion. The funds will be

provided from a surplus in the Moyer Student Union oper-

ating fund balance. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



15. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested approval of the following

transfers of funds:



#74-003 $7,857 from the Contingency Reserve to the Office

of Information to fund the position of Editorial

Assistant, transferred from Classified Service.



#74-004 $12,726 from Classified Salaries, Intercollegiate

Athletics Estimative Budget, to Professional

Salaries, Intercollegiate Athletics, to provide

salary funds for Athletic Business Manager.



#74-007 $13,496 from Contingency Reserve to Purchasing to

provide for salary for Purchasing Administrator

transferred from Professional to Classified

Salaries.



#74-012 $39,672 from Contingency Reserve to Dean, Exten-

sion Research Development, to provide budget for

Department.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



16. CSUN Finances



Acting President Baepler recalled that in July, the Board

had deferred action on a request by Dan Wade, CSUN Presi-

dent, that CSUN funds be removed from an agency account

and placed back into a separate bank account under CSUN

control. He noted that this delay was granted to allow an

opportunity for UNLV Administration to review the matter

and to make a recommendation at the September meeting.



Dr. Baepler reported that Mr. Wade was not able to be pres-

ent at the September meeting and had requested the matter

be further deferred until October. Dr. Baepler and

Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the request.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



17. Request for Increase in Board Rate, UNR



President Miller reviewed the legal action which had been

taken in response to a decision by the Regents to contract

the food services at UNR to an outside firm. In conformity

with the Court's decision requiring the University to con-

tinue the food service and to retain the classified em-

ployees assigned to that area, President Miller recommended

the board rate at UNR be increased to $243 per semester,

effective with the Fall semester, 1973. In recommending

the increase, President Miller noted the dining commons had

experienced a $221,343 deficit during the 1972-73 fiscal

year and even with the reduction in personnel and the

increase in food contracts which has occurred during the

current semester, a deficit for the current fiscal year

will result without the increase requested.



Dr. Anderson moved approval of the requested increase.

Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan.



In the discussion following, concern was expressed over the

increasing costs to students and consideration was given to

several alternatives, including the possibility of discon-

tinuing food service altogether, or retaining the present

board rate with the hope that increased revenues in future

years would offset the anticipated deficit this year. How-

ever, it was pointed out by Chancellor Humphrey that by

incurring a deficit this year, future students would be

obligated to pay increased costs in order that present

students would not be assessed. Also, it was pointed out

that some type of food service is required for those stu-

dents living in the dormitories and under the court order,

a snack bar food service could not be substituted.



Motion to approve the requested increase in board rate was

approved without dissent.



18. Construction of Pedestrian Walkway, UNR



President Miller reported that bids were opened August 9

for construction of a pedestrian walkway from Palmer Engi-

neering to the Education building. Bids were as follows:



Base Bid Alt. A Total



I. Christensen $19,320 ------ $19,320

Valley Concrete 23,998 ($500) 23,498



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the Board concur with the State Public Works Board in

awarding the bid to I. Christensen & Co., in the amount of

$19,320. Funds are available from the Higher Education

Capital Construction Fund.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



19. Heat Trench Extension to Physical Education Complex, UNR



President Miller reported bids were opened August 9 by the

State Public Works Board for extension of the heat trench

to the Physical Education Complex. Bids were as follows:



Base Bid Alt. A Total



Harker & Harker $ 76,490 $ 7,777.77 $ 84,267.77

Reno Sheet Metal 72,000 17,300.00 89,300.00

Mc Kenzie Constr. 105,800 17,680.00 123,480.00



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

Board concur with the State Public Works Board in awarding

the contract to Harker & Harker in the amount of $84,267.77.

By previous action of the Board, funds are available from

the earned interest from the PE Complex revenue bond sale

proceeds, which presently amounts to $321,686. President

Miller and Chancellor Humphrey also recommended that $86,000

be transferred to fund the Heat Line Extension and any funds

remaining upon completion of the work be returned to the

interest account.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



20. Request for Approval of Transfer from Corporate Trust, UNR



President Miller requested approval of the withdrawal of

$9,038.17 from Corporate Trust Reserve accounts to be used

in equipment and building maintenance:



Equipment Building Total

Reserve Reserve

Corporate Trust 30

Student Housing $ 489.95 $1,772.50 $2,262.45

Dining Commons 4,304.19 805.10 5,109.29

$4,794.14 $2,577.60 $7,371.74



Corporate Trust 36

Student Housing $ 632.00 $1,034.43 $1,666.43

-------- -------- --------

Total both Proj $5,426.14 $3,612.03 $9,038.17



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



21. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



President Miller reported that the new Admissions Committee

of the School of Medical Sciences will be in operation dur-

ing the coming academic year. He noted that the membership

is broadly representative of the State, with especially

strong representation from Clark County, and it is antici-

pated that approximately six meetings of the Committee will

be required, at an estimate cost of $2,525.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

expenses of this Committee be met by allocation from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Account.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



22. Replacement of Getchell Library Steps, UNR



Vice President Pine reported that bids for replacement of

Getchell Library steps were requested for August 22; how-

ever, no bids were received. The State Public Works Board

has readvertised the project with a bid opening date of

September 13. The project cost is estimated at $25,000

and funds are available from the 1973-75 Capital Improve-

ment Program.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

bids be reviewed and a recommendation for award be submitted

to the Board by mail ballot.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



23. Nye Hall, UNR



Mr. Steninger introduced Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher, from Elko,

who had requested an opportunity to discuss with the Regents

her concerns over the living conditions on Campus at UNR.

Mrs. Gallagher commented that contrary to the impressions

left from the newspaper stories, she had not asked for time

on the agenda to criticize the University, the Administra-

tion or the Regents. She stated that she wished to express

her concern and to offer her support as well as the support

of other interested parents in whatever program the Regents

and the Administration would propose to improve the living

conditions on Campus and to perhaps provide a more attrac-

tive place for students to live. Her primary concern, she

said, was that if students were given adult privileges and

adult freedoms, they should also assume the responsibility

for adult behavior and she would support any program devel-

oped by the Regents to encourage students to act with

responsibility.



In the discussion following, Dean Roberta Barnes commented

on some of the conditions existing presently in the dorms,

some of the steps which have been taken to make dormitory

living more attractive, and some of the plans which are

being developed to encourage more participation by the dorm

residents in supervision of the residence halls. President

Miller also commented on the residence hall situation, not-

ing that the Administration is presently holding discussions

concerning changes in housing and food services designed to

improve the living conditions and to make dormitory life

more attractive to the students.



24. Construction of Metal Shelter for Main Station Farm Feed

Lot, UNR



President Miller reported that bids were opened August 22,

1973 for a metal building shelter for the feed lot at the

Main Station Farm. The building is a quonset-type metal

roof shelter, set on posts and placed on a concrete founda-

tion. It is 80' by 144' and is to provide shelter to the

animals while feeding. Results of the bids were as follows:



Ron Krump Construction $28,757

S & J Building Contractor 38,943



President Miller recommended that award be made to Ron Krump

Construction, noting that funds are available from the

College of Agriculture Facilities account. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



25. Addition to Agricultural & Industrial Mechanics Building,

UNR



President Miller reported that bids were opened July 24,

1973 for an addition to the Agricultural and Industrial

Mechanics building at the Valley Road Field Laboratory.

Bids were as follows:



Base Bid Alt. 1 Total



Pagni Bros. $84,889 $1,800 $86,689

Roberts & Shaver 94,225 1,800 96,025



(Alt. 1 is completion of electrical and lighting work in

the woodworking and welding shop areas.)



President Miller noted the low bid of $86,689 exceeds the

$58,000 currently available from facilities funds of the

Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension

Service and recommended the balance of the funds be made

available from proceeds from the sale of the Valley Road

Farm land to the State Highway Department. President Miller

submitted a status report of the College of Agriculture

projects which were planned or approved and the associated

funds available to pay for them, as prepared by Dean Bohmont

(report filed with permanent minutes).



It was agreed that this matter would be deferred until after

lunch and after the disucssion of an item dealing with the

Main Station Field Laboratory.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:15 P.M.



25. Addition to Agricultural & Industrial Mechanics Building,

UNR (discussion resumed)



President Miller recommended that the bid of Pagni Bros. in

the amount of $86,689 be accepted and the additional funds

be made available from the proceeds of the Valley Road Farm

sale. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



26. Approval of Final Plans, Animal Health Center Addition, UNR



Vice President Pine presented the final plans for this pro-

ject, designed by architect, Russell Clopine. Mr. Pine

noted the project expansion is approximately 5,600 square

feet and will be used to house veterinary scientists who are

presently in the Anderson Health Science building but who

must be relocated, and will provide large animal anatomy

laboratories and wildlife disease facilities.



Mr. Pine noted the project is estimated to cost $180,000

and funds are to be provided from Valley Road Farm sale

proceeds, grant funds available to the College of

Agriculture, and monies available under P. L. 78-84.



President Miller recommended approval of the plans as sub-

mitted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



27. Request to Dispose of University Land



President Miller reported the College of Agriculture has

requested authorization to sell 4.3 acres of land located at

the Valley Road Field Laboratory. The land is at the south-

west corner of the Field Laboratory and is the northeast

corner of the street intersection of Valley Road and 7th

Street. It is separated from the Field Laboratory by

Interstate 80.



President Miller noted the value of the acreage is estimated

in excess of $300,000 and the College wishes to use the pro-

ceeds for the construction of an addition to the Renewable

Natural Resources Facility.



President Miller recommended approval. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred, with the stipulation that acceptance of an offer

to purchase would be subject to Board approval and sale of

the land would be subject to the Governor's approval. It

was also noted appraisals of the property would be secured

and disposition of proceeds would require Board approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



28. Main Station Field Laboratory



President Miller recalled in March, 1973 the Board author-

ized a land planning study of the Main Station Farm by

S E & A Consulting Engineers. Dr. Miller noted Phase I of

the study, the identification of the land most valuable for

sale, has been completed and a report submitted. The report

was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 29A and

filed with permanent minutes).



President Miller recommended that:



1. The 260 acres of land which the Phase I study involves

be rezoned from E-1 (First Estates) to ME (Industrial

Estates). This is the University land west of Boynton

Lane between the Dominican Monastery and Rock Boulevard

(land reflected on Ref. 29B, filed with permanent

minutes).



2. Further consideration of the disposition of 188 acres of

this rezoned property be deferred until a subsequent

meeting.



President Miller also noted the 750 acres remaining in the

Main Station Farm, located to the east of Boynton Lane, will

be in Phase II of the study.



President Miller introduced Mr. Richard Arden, President of

S E & A, who reviewed the findings and recommendations of

the consulting firm and the arguments in favor of the re-

quest for rezoning. Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the

recommendations of President Miller.



Mrs. Joyce moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent.



29. School of Medical Sciences Host Account



President Miller requested authorization for the coming

academic year for a host account in the amount of $1,000

from non-appropriated gift funds for the use of the School

of Medical Sciences. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



30. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Miller requested approval of the following trans-

fers of funds:



#108 $5,300 from the Contingency Reserve to the Speech and

Drama Department to provide funds for Graduate Assist-

ants' salaries. An offsetting transfer was made to

the Contingency Reserve from the English Department.



#117 $1,350 from the Contingency Reserve to the Speech and

Drama Department to help defray payroll expenses for

two part-time Instructors. An offsetting transfer was

made to the Contingency Reserve from Speech and

Drama's operating account.



#137 $13,057 from the Contingency Reserve to Elementary

Education and Special Education to provide coverage

for two Graduate Fellows and to cover one classified

position. An equivalent amount will be transferred

from the Department's Professional Salary category

to the Contingency Reserve.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Miss Dungan, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, two addi-

tional items were added to the agenda.



31. Acquisition of Property in Boulder City



President Ward requested authority to enter into an agree-

ment with the City of Boulder City for the purchase of

approximately 24 acres of land located in Boulder City upon

which the DRI would construct a building to be funded by a

grant from the Fleischmann Foundation. The purchase price

would be $1 and DRI would be responsible for certain off-

site improvements estimated at $2,000. A letter from

Boulder City setting forth the conditions was distributed

and is filed with permanent minutes. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



32. Selection of Architect for DRI Building



President Ward noted a condition of the Fleischmann Founda-

tion grant of $450,000 for a DRI building in Southern

Nevada is that a construction contract must be awarded by

June 1, 1974. To meet this deadline, he noted, it would be

necessary to enter into an agreement for architectural

services as soon as possible. President Ward requested

authority to enter into a contract for professional serv-

ices with the firm of Jack Miller & Associates, or in the

event something precludes the firm's acceptance, with

Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



33. Preliminary Report of Enrollment Data



Mr. K. Donald Jessup presented a preliminary report of Fall

enrollment data for the 2 Universities and the 3 Community

College Campuses. (Report filed with permanent minutes.)



34. Resignation of President N. Edd Miller



Chairman Jacobsen noted the resignation of President Miller

and the acceptance of that resignation by the Board of

Regents, with regret.



President Miller made the following statement:



Since this will be my last meeting with the Board of

Regents, I want to take just a minutes to say "thank

you" to you.



My 8 years in Nevada have been deeply satisfying in

every way. Mrs. Miller and I feel so much a part of

this State, of Reno, and of the University that it is

difficult to remember we ever called anyplace else

home. We leave with sorrow at parting from friends

but with good feeling in all ways about our years here.



To my colleagues at the University -- students, faculty,

staff, Administrators -- I express my deep appreciation

for their support to me in sometimes trying situations,

but mostly to the University of which they are a part.

It is difficult -- and dangerous -- to single out in-

dividuals for special thanks. But I feel I have been

especially blessed with extraordinarily fine ASUN Pres-

idents and Student Body Officers, and Faculty Senate

Chairmen during my tenure at the University. And no

one could ask for a better team of Administrators than

Ed Olsen, Roberta Barnes, Edward Pine and James

Anderson. And my real thanks go to my office staff:

Jean Baldwin, Agnes Heidtman and Lorna Loshbaugh.



I want also to express my thanks to my fellow Univer-

sity Officers, Don Baepler, Jack Ward and Chuck

Donnelly for their cooperation and help in so many ways.

To Bonnie Smotony, one of the first people I met on

Campus, my special thanks, too. I reserve a most

special word of appreciation to Chancellor Humphrey.

He has been demanding, as he should be, understanding

-- sometimes beyond any reasonable expectation -- and

supporting, always. Our years together as colleagues

and as friends are very important and close to me.



I am, finally, grateful to you -- the Regents of the

University. On occasions we've had our problems as

even the best of families have, but always there has

been no doubt that our goal was the same, achieving

the finest education possible for the young people of

this State. And I am grateful to you for your con-

tinuing support in achieving that goal. This State

should be proud of the service you give to higher

education. In my opinion, you belong to the most

important group in the State.



While our official association has been a fine experi-

ence, I want to thank you even more for your friend-

ship during my time in Nevada; three of you, Harold

Jacobsen, Louis Lombardi, Fred Anderson, together with

Procter Hug, were among the first people I met in

Nevada. Mrs. Miller and I are grateful to you for

your help in making us so quickly feel at home. We

have and will continue in the future to cherish our

friendship with you and the friendships we have

developed with all of you on the Board are very im-

portant to us.



I'm proud to have been associated with the University

of Nevada, Reno, and with public higher education in

the State. The University is a fine one and is des-

tined for a fine future. I shall always retain my

pride in being part of it in an exciting period in

history.



Thank you very much.



Chairman Jacobsen read a resolution adopted by the College

of Agriculture Senior Advisory Board on August 30, 1973,

expressing appreciation to President Miller for his leader-

ship and wishing him continued success. (Resolution filed

with permanent minutes.)



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda was

submitted. The information agenda contained the following items

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Foreign Travel Report

(2) Report of Fund Transfers

(3) Quarterly Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNR

(4) Report of Purchases

(5) Progress Report of University Projects

(6) Recreation Course of Study

(7) Interdisciplinary Programs

(8) Consulting Activities by Professional Staff



The meeting adjourned at 1:50 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

09-08-1973