09/16/1977

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 16-17, 1977








09-16-1977

Pages 65-88

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

September 16, 1977



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Teacher Educa-

tion building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler

President Max Milam

Executive Vice President William Berg

Executive Vice President Russell Bloyer

Executive Vice President Jack Davis

Vice President Mark Dawson

Counsel Larry Lessly

Secretary Bonnie Smotony

Mrs. Joanne Dain, WNCC/North Faculty Senate

Mr. Stan Aiazzi, NNCC Faculty Senate

Mr. George Eversull, CCCC Faculty Senate

Mrs. Joan Chambers, UNR Faculty Senate

Dr. Clarence Ray, UNLV Senate

Dr. Thomas Hoffer, DRI Faculty Senate

Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit Faculty Senate

Mr. Scott Lorenz, CSUN

Mr. John Mc Caskill, ASUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 9:50 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of July 22, 1977 and the

Special Meeting of September 2, 1977 were submitted for ap-

proval with the following correction to the minutes of the

September 2 meeting:



Item 5 - Appointment of Acting Chancellor - Seconder of

nomination of Mr. Russell Mc Donald should have

been Dr. Lombardi instead of Mrs. Fong.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the minutes as correct. Motion

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



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

sion Presidents and College Executive Vice Presidents was

recommended (report identified as Ref. 2 and filed with

permanent minutes).



In addition to the gifts contained in Ref. 2, President

Milam reported the offer of a gift of $1 million by Mr.

Howard of Las Vegas to the School of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Anderson reported that subsequent to the offer of $1

million, Mr. Howard had also offered to provide furnished

apartments in Las Vegas for up to eight students at a time

while they were doing their clinical rotations in Las Vegas

hospitals during their third and fourth years, and an addi-

tional apartment for the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

assigned to supervise the program.



Miss Mason moved acceptance of the gifts with a special

letter of appreciation to Mr. Howard. Motion seconded by

Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



3. Resolution of Appreciation



Chairman Buchanan requested adoption by the Board of the

following resolution of appreciation to Dr. Neil Humphrey:



RESOLUTION NO. 77-5



WHEREAS, Dr. Neil D. Humphrey has, since his first appoint-

ment to the University of Nevada in April, 1961, as Business

Manager, continuing through his service from 1964 to 1967 as

Vice President-Finance, his designation as Acting President

of the University in 1967, and finally to his appointment in

April, 1968, as the first Chancellor of the newly organized

University of Nevada System, dedicated himself to the growth

and development of this educational system for the benefit

of the citizens of the State of Nevada; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Humphrey has continued to serve with distinc-

tion as Chancellor of the University of Nevada System, pro-

viding increased opportunity for access to higher education

to all students of all ages and in all communities of the

State; and



WHEREAS, the substantial progress of the University of

Nevada System under his leadership is a matter of public

record and well known throughout the State and within the

University community; and



WHEREAS, his reputation in the field of education has been

a source of great pride to the people of the State and es-

pecially to members of the University community; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Humphrey has now resigned as Chancellor of the

University of Nevada System to accept the Presidency of the

University of Alaska; and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents wishes to express its sincere

appreciation for his effective and dedicated service to the

University and for his contributions to higher education in

the State of Nevada;



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

the University of Nevada System, on behalf of its individual

members, the Administration, the faculties, the staff and

the students, hereby expresses to Dr. Neil D. Humphrey its

deep regret upon the occasion of his resignation as Chancel-

lor and Chief Executive Officer of the University;



AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Board of

Regents extend to Dr. Humphrey their sincere congratulations

on his new appointment and best wishes in his new endeavor.



Given this 16th day of September, 1977.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Chairman Buchanan also presented a plaque to Chancellor

Humphrey from the Board of Regents in appreciation of his

more than sixteen years of service to the University.



Ms. Joan Chambers, UNR Faculty Senate Chairperson, read the

following resolution adopted by the UNR Faculty Senate on

September 8, 1977:



RESOLUTION



WHEREAS, Dr. Neil Humphrey has served the University of

Nevada System with dedication since 1961; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Humphrey has served with distinction as the

first Chancellor of the University of Nevada System; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Humphrey has contributed substantially to the

growth, development and progress of the University of Nevada

System;



NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the

University of Nevada, Reno wishes to commend Dr. Humphrey

for his dedicated service;



AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the UNR Fac-

ulty Senate on behalf of the entire UNR faculty extend to

Dr. Humphrey their congratulations on his appointment to

the Presidency of the University of Alaska and their sincere

best wishes for similar success in his new position.



Given this 8th day of September, 1977.



4. Designation of Acting Secretary to the Board



Counsel Lessly noted that the Board of Regents Bylaws pro-

vide that the Secretary to the Board shall "certify as to

the authority of all Administrative or Executive Officers

of the University when necessary...". In addition, he

noted, it is frequently necessary for the Secretary to the

Board to provide certification of Board records in support

of various legal documents. In order that such certifica-

tions may be processed when required, Mr. Lessly proposed

that alternate signature authority be provided by designat-

ing Ms. Barbara Summers to function as Acting Secretary

in the event of absence from the office of Mrs. Smotony.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



5. Designation of Special Counsel



President Baepler reported that as a result of the decision

of NCAA concerning the UNLV Basketball Program, he had, on

September 8, suspended Mr. Jerry Tarkanian as Basketball

Coach. Mr. Tarkanian had then filed suit and had been

granted a temporary restraining order. A hearing had been

set for Monday, September 19, and because of a decision by

the Attorney General to not allow anyone on his staff, in-

cluding University Counsels Lessly and Seidman, to represent

the University due to his concern that such representation

would involve his office in a conflict of interest, the

University was left without immediate legal counsel. Dr.

Baepler explained that several of the attorneys on the

Attorney General's staff had participated in an investiga-

tion that had concluded that Mr. Tarkanian was not guilty

of the charges filed by NCAA, and would be expected to be

subpoenaed by Mr. Tarkanian's counsel to so testify. Dr.

Baepler requested authority of the Board to appoint special

counsel to represent the University in this matter and

recommended that Mr. Thomas G. Bell be so designated, with

funds for his retention to be provided from UNLV accounts.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



6. Physical Master Plans, UNR and UNLV



Mr. Harry Wood, University Architect, reported that the

State Public Works Board had entered into an agreement with

the firm of John Carl Warnecke and Associates to prepare

physical master plans for both UNR and UNLV. Mr. Wood noted

that since physical plans for University facilities are gen-

erally a 3-dimensional expression of the educational philos-

ophies, programs and activities of the Institution, these

plans must reflect those objectives not only in terms of the

present but also the long-range future.



In order that the planning consultant can proceed with as-

surance that the basic policies established by the Regents

are expressed in physical terms, the planning committees at

UNLV and UNR were asked to prepare a list of definitive

statements concerned with this matter. Those statements

were included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 35 and

filed with permanent minutes).



Presidents Baepler and Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval of the policy statements and planning as-

sumptions as presented with the understanding that the

graphic material expressing these policies and assumptions

will be presented to the Regents for further review and ap-

proval prior to the presentation of the final master plans

for adoption.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the policy statements and

planning assumptions as presented. Motion seconded by

Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.



7. Student Radio Station, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that in April, 1976, the Board of

Regents approved a joint UNLV-CCCC student government-spon-

sored radio station. Since that time, CCCC has withdrawn

from this joint venture. In order that the CSUN can proceed

with an application to FCC for a license, approval by the

approval by the Board of a radio station to be sponsored

solely by CSUN is requested. President Baepler and Chancel-

lor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



8. Request for Interfund Loan



President Baepler requested approval of an interfund loan

of $10,000 from the Capital Improvement Fee Fund to help

fund the inventory in Central Stores. Repayment of the loan

will be made by June 30, 1978. Dr. Baepler recalled that

previous loans of $30,000 and $20,000 have been made for

this purpose and have been repaid. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



9. Revision of Estimative Budgets and Approval of Fund

Transfers, UNLV



A. President Baepler requested approval of the following

revisions of estimative budgets:



(1) Audio Visual Sales - Revision is requested to re-

flect actual opening cash balance resulting from

revenue received from the sale of surplus equip-

ment after the Estimative Budget was approved.

Increase in expenditures is for purchase of audio-

visual equipment.



Present Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 2,000 $12,335 $14,335

Sales and Service 18,000 18,000

Total $20,000 $12,335 $32,335



Expenditures

Wages Compensation $ 5,500 $ $ 5,500

Operating 12,500 10,000 22,500

Ending Fund Balance 2,000 2,335 4,335

Total $20,000 $12,335 $32,335



(2) Radio System - Revision is requested to reflect

actual opening cash balance due to a request by the

University Policy and Physical Plant for upgrading

of the radio system with funds provided for pur-

chase of a two-way radio pager system.



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 100 $14,707 $14,807

Sales and Service 5,500 5,500

Total $ 5,600 $14,707 $20,307



Expenditures

Operating $ 3,000 $ 5,000 $ 8,000

Ending Fund Balance 2,600 9,707 12,307

Total $ 5,600 $14,707 $20,307



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



B. President Baepler requested approval of the following

fund transfers from Contingency Reserve, State

Appropriated Funds:



#78-006 $5,163 to Special Education, Operating, and

5,000 to Wages to provide supplemental funds

to these accounts.



#78-010 $22,000 to Insurance to provide for unan-

ticipated increases in liability insurance

premiums.



#78-011 $8,000 to Property Insurance to provide for

unanticipated increases in premiums for

property insurance.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



10. Remodel of Tonopah Hall



Mr. Wood reported that final drawings and specifications

for the remodel of Tonopah Hall had been completed by the

firm of Welles, Tate and Kennedy of Las Vegas.



Scope of work includes:



a) New carpet in certain dormitory rooms, lobby and study

rooms.

b) Carpet repairs in certain dormitory rooms and corridors.

c) New treads, landings and paint in Stair No. 2.

d) Plastic laminate wall panels and new base in lobbies.

e) Repair and replacement in dormitory bathrooms, including

showers, fittings, etc.



Cost of construction is estimated at $80,000 with additional

carpet replacement to be bid as an additive alternate within

available funds. President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval of the final documents in order that

the Public Works Board may proceed with the bidding of the

project.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



11. Report Concerning University Research on Laetrile



President Baepler reported concerning what he described as

a very limited research program being conducted by Dr.

Leonard Storm on the drug, Laetrile.



12. Withdrawal of Leave of Absence



President Baepler recalled that Dr. Bert Babero, Professor

of Zoology, was previously granted a leave of absence with-

out pay for the Spring semester 1977-78. He reported that

Dr. Babero's plans have now changed and he has requested

that his leave of absence be withdrawn. Dr. Baepler noted

that Dr. Babero's position was budgeted at full salary for

the entire academic year and withdrawal of this leave can

be accommodated.



13. Proposed Sale of Property, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that UNLV had acquired from the

Mary Alice de Vos estate a 28.125% interest in a 93 x 125

foot vacant lot located at the southwest corner of Oak Creek

Boulevard and Highway 89A, in West Sedona, Arizona. BYU

holds 71.875% interest in this C-2 property. At its meeting

May 13, 1977 the Board concurred in the listing of the prop-

erty for sale at $33,400 with a 10% commission.



Dr. Baepler reported that a cash offer of $32,500 has been

received, subject to a 10% commission. UNLV's share of the

net sales proceeds will be $8,226. BYU has indicated its

willingness to accept the offer and President Baepler

requested approval by the Board.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that the

sale of the property requires approval of the Governor.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 11, Report Concerning University

Research on Laetrile



Mr. Karamanos expressed some concern about the apparent

involvement of a medical doctor in North Las Vegas in the

research on Laetrile being conducted by Dr. Storm. Mr.

Karamanos stated that his concern stems from the newspaper

advertisements by the doctor which are appearing in the

Las Vegas newspapers. Dr. Anderson agreed with Mr Kara-

manos' concern, stating that in his opinion this doctor

should not be involved in any way with the research project

and should certainly not be allowed to mention the Univer-

sity in his ads. He strongly recommended that this partic-

ular research project be limited to University personnel

only.



Dr. Anderson moved that the University's research project

on Laetrile be limited to University personnel only. Motion

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



14. Hughes Estate Litigation



Chairman Buchanan reported that the University of Nevada

System has been requested by Counsel for the University of

California to give consideration to contributing $10,000 to

the financial cost to be incurred by the proponents of the

Hughes will trial in Las Vegas. He noted that the Univer-

sity is named to receive a portion of the estate in the

will in question.



Mr. Lessly recommended that inasmuch as the Board has pre-

viously decided not to participate in litigation involving

the Hughes will, no action be taken to participate finan-

cially in this matter.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred, recalling that the Board had

previously allocated funds to assist in the hiring of hand-

writing experts to examine the will. Those experts had

stated that in their opinion the handwriting was not that of

Mr. Hughes. Dr. Humphrey pointed out that the matter will

be litigated and its outcome will not be influenced by the

University's participation or lack of participation. Dr.

Humphrey also noted that the University has benefited tre-

mendously over the years from bequests and gifts from indi-

viduals and organizations and he urged that the University

do nothing to damage its image.



President Baepler agreed and urged that in the interests of

future relationships with prospective donors the University

not enter into the case in a financial way.



Mr. Ross moved that the University take no action to partic-

ipate financially in the litigation in the Hughes estate.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



15. Proposed Lease by Clark County Community College



Executive Vice President Bloyer requested approval to lease

four rooms located in St. Peter's Center in Henderson, to

be used by CCCC for classroom space. The lease will be for

one year, ending June 30, 1978, at the rate of $150 per

month with annual renewal possible. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



16. Approval of Fund Transfers



A. WNCC/South - Executive Vice President Davis requested

approval of the following fund transfers from the

Contingency Reserve:



#500 $8,000 to Janitorial Services, Classified Sala-

ries, to fund a janitorial position at the Fallon

Center. An offsetting transfer has been made

from Rural Factor, Operating.



#501 $77,960 to Rural Instruction, Part-Time Profes-

sional Salaries, to provide additional 11.81 FTE

for this area. Offsetting transfers have been

made from Occupational Developmental and Univer-

sity Parallel Professional Salaries.



#502 $3,900 to Rural Instruction, Fringe Benefits, to

support the salary transfer in #501.



#503 $39,184 to Rural Instruction, Operating, for the

following:

$15,800 for LPN and business equipment;

19,567 for furniture for the Oats Park School;

2,400 for postage and office supplies; and

1,417 for in-state travel.

Offsetting transfers have been made from Occupa-

tional Operating and Library, Operating.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



B. NNCC - Executive Vice President Berg requested approval

of the following fund transfers from the Contingency and

Unrealized Income Reserve:



#521 & 522 $16,730 to Cooperative Education,

Professional Salaries, to fund a position

previously funded by a Federal grant.



# 523 $1,922 to Cooperative Education, Fringe

Benefits, to support the above salary

transfer.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



17. Substitution of Equipment Expenditure, NNCC



Executive Vice President Berg recalled that AB 95, passed by

the 1977 Legislature, appropriated $20,000 to NNCC for spe-

cial equipment purchases. Included in that amount was a re-

quest for purchase of electronics equipment for $10,600.

Dr. Berg reported that program changes have occurred which

make purchase of this equipment no longer desirable and re-

quested authority to expend that portion of the funds for

the following grounds maintenance equipment:



One GM pickup truck $5,500

John Deere lawn mowing & snow removing tractor 3,200

Hand tools 1,000

$9,700



The remaining $900 of the $10,600 available for electronics

equipment would be available for expenditure within the

intent of the appropriation. Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed approval.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



18. Approval of Post Retirement Appointment, CCCC



Executive Vice President Bloyer recommended the appointment

of James F. Stacy as Welding Instructor at CCCC for 1977-78.

He noted that Mr. Stacy has approximately 48 years experi-

ence in the welding field. He is 66 years of age, thus

requiring approval of a post retirement appointment.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



19. Proposed Reorganization of DRI



Vice President Dawson presented the following proposal from

President Smith for further reorganization of DRI:



(1) Divide the present Energy and Atmospheric Environment

Center to form the Atmospheric Sciences Center located

at Stead, and the Energy Systems Center, located in

Boulder City.



(2) Reform and relocate the applied Biology and Physiology

Center (since the Applied Physiology Laboratory has

been transferred to UNLV) and designate the former

Center as the Bioresources Center and reconstitute it

with headquarters in Reno.



(3) Change the name of the Human Systems Center to the

Social Sciences Center.



The modified organization of the Institute would then be as

follows:



The Atmospheric Sciences Center, Mr. Warren Kocmond,

Acting Executive Director



The Energy Systems Center, Mr. Jerry Bradley, Acting

Executive Director



The Water Resources Center, Dr. Gilbert Cochran, Acting

Executive Director



The Social Sciences Center, Dr. Don Fowler, Executive

Director



The Bioresources Center, Dr. David L. Koch, Acting Exe-

cutive Director (replacing Dr. Tom O'Farrell, cur-

rently Acting Executive Director of Applied Ecology

and Physiology Center).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



20. Proposed Sale of DRI Property on Maryland Parkway



Vice President Dawson recalled that in 1970, the Board of

Regents accepted a parcel of land and a building on Maryland

Parkway across from UNLV as a gift from Sulo and Eileen Maki

for use by DRI. The building is presently being used for

office space for the Institute.



Mr. Dawson requested authority to have the property ap-

praised for possible future sale. Chancellor Humphrey rec-

ommended that authority to proceed be granted, noting that

acceptance of an offer to purchase would be subject to ap-

proval by the Board of Regents and concurrence by the Gover-

nor. President Baepler suggested that UNLV would perhaps

be interested in acquiring the property to hold for future

investment.



Mr. Ross moved that an appraisal be obtained and a report be

returned to the Board. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, who

suggested that Mr. Jerry Bruner be retained to do the ap-

praisal, carried with Mr. John Buchanan opposing.



21. Naming of Research Area



Vice President Dawson presented a recommendation from Pres-

ident Smith that the site of the new Desert Research Insti-

tute building in North Reno be designated as the "Allesandro

Dandini Research Park" in recognition of Dr. Dandini's

efforts in assisting the DRI and the Board of Regents in

acquiring the land, his many years of service to the Univer-

sity and the DRI, and in continuing interest and involvement

in the Institute. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee, and reconvened at 1:45 P.M.



22. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee



The minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee meetings

of July 21-22 and September 2 were submitted for approval.

In addition, Mr. John Buchanan reported the following rec-

ommendations from the Investment Advisory Committee meeting

just concluded during the lunch recess:



(1) Approval of substitute investments for the Mac Millan

Estate funds as proposed by FNB and included with the

Investment Advisory Committee agenda.



(2) Approval of the FNB recommendations for sale of approx-

imately $1.4 million in bonds and purchase of approxi-

mately the same amount in stocks, as detailed in the

Investment Advisory Committee agenda, with the provi-

sion of a ten percent leeway upward or downward from

the September 16 market price.



(3) Approval of the Valley Bank recommendations as submit-

ted to the Investment Advisory Committee for sales and

purchases, with the same ten percent leeway as provided

to FNB.



Mr. Buchanan reported that two items contained on the

Investment Advisory Committee agenda had been tabled until

the next meeting. Those items concerned the third draft of

the Statement of Investment Goals, Objectives and Policies,

and discussion of a possible consulting assignment to review

the UNS endowment fund.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the minutes of the Invest-

ment Advisory Committee meetings of July 21-22 and Septem-

ber 2, and the oral report of actions taken on September 16.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



President Milam asked for consideration of the following two

emergency items:



23. Request for Leave of Absence Without Pay



President Milam recommended that Carole Olsen, Graphic

Artist in Audio Visual Services, be granted leave of ab-

sence without pay for the period September 19 through

October 14, 1977.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that the Board's policy on leave of

absence without pay be reviewed with consideration given to

delegating to the President the authority to grant such

leaves for periods of less than one year. It was agreed

that an amendment to the policy would be developed and sub-

mitted for Board consideration at a subsequent meeting.



24. Appointment at Salary in Excess of Salary Schedule



President Milam requested authority to offer an appointment

to William Wood, M. D., as Associate Professor in Family

Practice, School of Medical Sciences, effective September 1,

1977, at a salary of $44,000 per year.



Dr. Anderson moved approval, and further moved that during

the period of conversion of the Medical School to a four-

year program (understood to extend until June 30, 1979),

authorization be delegated to the President, after consul-

tation with the Dean of the Medical School, to make appoint-

ments of medical doctors to the Medical School at salaries

in excess of the salary schedule where necessary without

prior Board approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, car-

ried without dissent.



25. Proposed Gift of Land in Pahrump Valley



President Milam reported an offer from Preferred Equities

Corporation of Las Vegas of a gift to the College of Agri-

culture of approximately 15.22 acres located in the Calvada

Valley Subdivision of Pahrump for the purpose of relocating

the Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment

Station programs now located on leased land in Pahrump

Valley. Details of the offer were included in corres-

pondence submitted by Dean Bohmont (identified as Ref. 21

and filed with permanent minutes). President Milam recom-

mended acceptance of the offer for the purpose specified.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried with Mr. John Buchanan and Mrs. Fong opposing, and

with Dr. Anderson abstaining.



26. Lambertucci Mining Claims



President Milam reported that the following bids were re-

ceived August 30, 1977 for leasing of the Lambertucci Mining

Claims in Tonopah, with the following bids received:



(1) Norman E. Ebbley and John Schumacker of Grand Junction,

Colorado, bid $7,200 for the first year's lease and

$600 per month thereafter. A cashier's check in the

amount of $1,000 accompanied the bid.



(2) Intermountain Exploration Co. of Boulder City, Nevada,

offered no bid for the first year and $100 per month

thereafter. The bid was not accompanied by the requir-

ed deposit.



President Milam recommended the bid of Ebbley and Schumacker

be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred, noting that the

lease also requires concurrence by the Governor.



Mr. Ross moved approval, subject to royalties being provided

in the lease. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried

without dissent.



27. Student Health Services, UNR



President Milam noted that students who are registered for

less than seven credits are not eligible to utilize the

Health Services at UNR. Such service is provided full-time

students from distribution of the consolidated per-credit

fee. Dr. Milam noted that in the past, graduate students

registered for less than seven credits and postdoctoral

fellows have been granted service for a fee of $20 per

semester. He requested that this practice be continued

for these two catagories. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



28. Medical School Host Expenses



President Milam reported that on July 1, 1977, when the UNR

School of Medical Sciences host fund was established with an

allocation from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund,

there were $869.88 of unpaid expenses from 1976-77. He re-

quested permission to pay these expenses incurred during the

previous fiscal year from unrestricted gift funds available

to the Medical School. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



29. Expenditure from Corporate Trust Accounts, UNR



President Milam recommended that trust accounts are estab-

lished for projects financed by housing revenue bonds.

Bond covenants require annual deposits to these accounts,

and withdrawals may be made only for the purposes specified

in the covenants and with approval of the Board of Regents.

President Milam requested approval of the following with-

drawals from Corporate Trusts 30 and 36, which are admin-

istered by the First National Bank:



Equipment Building

Reserve Reserve Total



Corporate Trust 30

Student Housing $3,281.96 $ 6,332.00 $ 9,613.96

Dinning Commons 635.48 3,578.00 4,213.48

Total Corp Trust 30 $3,917.44 $ 9,910.00 $13,827.44



Corporate Trust 36

Student Housing $2,453.25 $17,704.28 $20,157.53



Total, both projects $6,370.69 $27,614.28 $33,984.97



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



30. Stead Residence Hall Rates



President Milam recommended the following rate increases be

approved for Stead Residence Halls, effective for the Fall

semester, 1977:



Per Day Rates Present Proposed



Single occupancy without maid service $4.00 $4.50

Single occupancy with maid service 5.25 5.75

Double occupancy without maid service 3.00 3.50

Double occupancy with maid service 4.25 4.75

Rooms using sleeping bag 2.00 2.50



Per Week Rates



Single occupancy without maid service $18.75 $25.00

Double occupancy without maid service None est 16.75

Daily without maid service 3.00 3.50



Damage and key deposit of $30 for all student weekly and

monthly occupancy will remain.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



31. Ownership of Stead Facility



President Milam requested that the Board clarify the owner-

ship of the Stead Facility by declaring it to be an asset of

the University of Nevada, Reno. He noted that other Divi-

sions of the University see the satisfaction of the terms of

the University's agreement with GSA as a responsibility of

UNR and that the records indicate that this has been the

case since the acquisition of the Facility.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that title to the Stead

Facility remain with the Board of Regents and that the Board

declare its intention that this asset will be held for the

benefit of UNR rather than any other Division of the

University.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



32. Improvements to Sadlier Way



President Milam recalled that several meetings ago, the

Board was informed concerning AB 252, which had appropriated

$255,300 from the State General Fund to the Board of Regents

for the purpose of paying the University's share in the cost

of improvements to Sadlier Way, Valley Road and Wells Avenue

in Reno. Subsequent to the enactment of that legislation,

it was discovered that the University and the State had en-

tered into an agreement with Washoe County and the City of

Reno in 1941, wherein it was agreed that "in the event that

curbs, gutters, or sidewalks should hereafter be constructed

along said street or in the event said street should here-

after be paved that second parties (University and State)

not be assessed the cost of the same nor shall second par-

ties be liable or responsible for the cost or expense

thereof."



Dr. Milam reported that it has now been determined that

paving has already been accomplished once in the past

(subsequent to the 1941 agreement) on Sadlier Way, and that

portion of the agreement has thus been satisfied. Construc-

tion of curbs, gutters, and sidewalks is still subject to

the agreement.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board authorize

payment from the 1977 appropriation for the paving only on

Sadlier Way, with the cost for any curbs, gutters and side-

walks to be assumed by the City of Reno. Any unencumbered

balance of the appropriation bill will revert to the State

General Fund after June 30, 1979. It is understood that

this proposal is acceptable to the City of Reno.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



33. Request for Right of Way



President Milam reported that Sierra Pacific Power Company

has requested a 10' wide right-of-way to provide power serv-

ice to the Renewable Natural Resources building addition

being constructed on Valley Road. Chancellor Humphrey rec-

ommended approval, subject to review and approval of the

grant documents by Counsel.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



34. Medical School Advisory Board



President Milam recommended appointment of Mrs. Janice D.

Goodhue of Carson City to the UNR School of Medical Sciences

Advisory Board. Other members of the Board are:



Mr. Milton Bacon, Gardnerville

Mrs. Eyer Boies, Wells

Mr. C. D. Brown, Las Vegas

Mr. Jordan Crouch, Reno

Mr. Benedict J. Dasher, Reno

Robert D. Dunn, M. D., Gardnerville

Mr. Proctor Hug, Jr., Reno

Theodore Jacobs, M. D., Las Vegas

Mr. Frank H. Johnson, Las Vegas

Mr. H. Edward Manville, Jr., Reno

Mr. Edwin Semenza, Reno

Mr. Wallie Warren, Reno

Dr. Juanita White, Boulder City

Fred M. Anderson, M. D. (Regent)



Mr. Ross moved approval of the addition of Mrs. Goodhue to

the Board. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without

dissent.



35. Approval of Post Retirement Appointment, UNR



President Milam recommended the appointment of Roy E.

Anderson as a Pharmacist with the Student Health Service

at 0.15 FTE for an annual salary of $3,020 (step 17 of

range 1). Mr. Anderson is 73 years old. He has been em-

ployed on a letter of appointment for the past several

years in order to satisfy requirements of the State Board

of Pharmacy concerning the dispensing of medication by the

Student Health Services.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



36. Requests for Leave of Absence Without Pay, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following leaves

of absence without pay:



A. Michele Baldwin, Division of Behavioral Sciences, School

of Medical Sciences, for the period October 3-21, 1977,

to allow her to participate in a study tour of the

People's Republic of China.



B. Kristen Avansino, Assistant Professor of Physical

Education, for the period July 1, 1977, to June 30,

1978, for personal and professional reasons.



C. John W. Cramer, Professor of Pharmacology, School of

Medical Sciences, for the period November, 1977 through

April, 1978, to allow him to conduct a program of

research at the Johannes Gutenber-Universitat Mainz in

the Physiologisch-Chemisches Institut, Mainz, Germany.



D. Ben R. Payne, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry for

the period October 1, 1977, to June 30, 1978. Dr. Payne

wishes to take advantage of an opportunity for research

in the use of pesticides at the Research Triangle Park

in North Carolina.



E. William Eadington, Department of Economics, College of

Business Administration, from September 21, 1977, to

June 1, 1978, to accept an opportunity to teach in West

Germany. Professor Eadington is on a B contract with an

additional 10% provided for discharge of the duties of

departmental Chairman during the Summer. He will con-

tinue to handle these duties through September 20, and

will resume them in June, for which he will be compen-

sated at the rate of one-sixth of his annual salary.



F. Johnathan O. Davis, Research Associate with the Nevada

Archaeological Survey, for the period September 5-16,

1977, to participate in a research project with Southern

Methodist University as a consultant. Dr. Davis was

involved with this project before he joined the UNR

faculty and this leave will complete his teaching

obligation. He has no teaching duties.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



37. Augmentation of Out-of State Travel Funds



President Milam noted that in order to maintain the programs

and activities of the Cooperative Extension Service and the

Agricultural Experiment Station that are supported by Smith-

Lever and Hatch Federal subventions, it is necessary to bud-

get additional monies in these two appropriation areas for

out-of-state travel. He recommended that the following

adjustments be made:



Cooperative Ext. Agricultural Exp.

Service Station



Currently Budgeted

Out-of-State Travel $ 3,438 $ 2,137

Recommended Addition 12,562 19,863

$16,000 $22,000



Dr. Milam noted that the source of these additional funds

is currently appropriated Smith-Lever and Hatch Federal

Subventions.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that in

order for this adjustment to be implemented, State Budget

Division approval of the Work Program is required.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



38. Retitling of Position, UNR



President Milam recommended approval of a reorganization

within UNR, under which Audio Visual Services and Inter-

collegiate Athletics will report through Dr. Richard T.

Dankworth. Dr. Dankworth will continue his present re-

ponsibilities for the Director of the UNR Summer Session,

the various programs contained within the Division of

Extended Programs and Continuing Education, and staff

assistance to the President. Dr. Milam further recommended

that Dr. Dankworth's position be retitled Vice President for

University Services, effective October 1, 1977, and that his

1977-78 salary be adjusted to $34,900.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



39. Revision of Estimative Budget



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the following re-

vision of the Computer Sales Account Estimative Budget to

provide funds for out-of-state travel for Computing Center

staff participating in three major group meetings: EDUCOM,

a large group of Universities meeting twice a year to re-

view the status of computing matters in member Universities;

VIM, which consists of all users of Control Data Corporation

computers, meeting four times a year; and CAUSE, a group of

administrative users representing a large group of Univer-

sities meeting twice a year. This out-of-state travel is

in addition to professional meetings which members of the

Computing Center staff attend when possible within available

state appropriated funds:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Sales and Service $165,399 $165,399

Subsidy from Other Funds 70,000 70,000

Opening Cash Balance 233,000 233,000

Total 468,399 468,399



Expenditures

Professional Compnsation $ 23,879 $ $ 23,879

Operating 217,720 4,400- 213,320

Out-of-State Travel 4,400 4,400

Ending Fund Balance 226,800 226,800

Total $468,399 -0- $468,399



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that this would be an appropriate

time to comment upon the excellent job being done by the

Computing Center staff and the effectiveness of Mr.

Anderson, its Director. Chancellor Humphrey agreed, noting

that the Center is well run, Mr. Anderson is an exceptional

Administrator and the staff is effective and hard working.

He also noted the assistance the Computer Center receives

from the Data Processing Policy and Planning Board.



40. Reissuing of Revenue Bond



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in 1971, UNR sold revenue

bonds in the amount of $4,250,000 to finance the construc-

tion of the Lombardi Recreation building. Mr. Sam Cohen,

of Las Vegas, purchased $5,000 of that issue from a broker.

His bond was lost around October 5, 1976. The two coupons

maturing subsequent to that date (November, 1976 and May,

1977) have not been presented for payment.



Dr. Humphrey reported that Mr. Cohen has requested the Uni-

versity to reissue this bond and has obtained an indemnity

bond in the amount of $8,500 to offset the University's

maximum potential liability of $8,450 on the missing bond

and coupons.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption of the following

resolution (as prepared by Dawson, Nagel, Sherman and

Howard, bond counsel of Denver, Colorado), which authorizes

the issuance of the lost bond:



RESOLUTION NO. 77-6



A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REISSUANCE BY THE BOARD OF RE-

GENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA OF A MISSING BOND OF THAT

SERIES OF THE UNIVERSITY'S OBLIGATIONS DESIGNATED AS THE

"UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FEE REVENUE

BONDS, SERIES NOVEMBER 1, 1971", IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL

AMOUNT OF $4,250,000; AUTHORIZING THE REISSUANCE OF UNPAID

INTEREST COUPONS PERTAINING TO SAID MISSING BOND; PROVIDING

CERTAIN CONDITIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE REISSUANCE OF SAID

MISSING BOND AND COUPONS; PROVIDING THE FORM, TERMS AND

CONDITIONS OF SUCH REISSUED BOND AND COUPONS, THE MANNER AND

TERMS OF THEIR ISSUANCE, THE MANNER OF THEIR EXECUTION, THE

METHOD OF PAYING THEM AND THE SECURITY THEREFOR, AND OTHER

DETAILS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; AND RATIFYING ACTION

PREVIOUSLY TAKEN TOWARD REISSUING THE MISSING BOND AND

COUPONS.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



41. Accreditation Reports



Chancellor Humphrey recalled the previous discussion con-

cerning accreditation reports involving University of Nevada

programs and submitted a summary of current reports for UNS

(identified as Ref. 38 and filed with permanent minutes).

Dr. Humphrey noted that the final report from the Engineers'

Council for Professional Development is expected soon and

will be distributed upon its receipt.



42. Retirement Law Change Implementation



Dr. Alfred Stoess reviewed the provisions of SB 173, adopted

by the 1977 Legislature, giving professional employees who

were enrolled in TIAA/CREF prior to June 30, 1977, the right

to cancel active membership in TIAA/CREF and enroll in the

Public Employees Retirement System, or to cancel membership

in PERS and enroll in TIAA/CREF. This right must be exer-

cised between July 1 through December 31, 1977. Dr. Stoess

reported that Mr. Vernon Bennett, Executive Officer of PERS,

has requested that the Board agree to the following recom-

mendation for implementation of this provision:



(1) An individual be permitted to cancel membership in his

present retirement program and enroll in the other pro-

gram only once during the six months period provided.



(2) The effective date of change from one retirement pro-

gram to the other be established as the first day of a

month. Election forms received by the tenth of the

month will be effective the first day of the following

month. Election forms received after the tenth day of

the month shall become effective the first of the next

succeeding month.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



43. Student Body Association Presidents' Travel Fund



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board has been provid-

ing funds for the necessary air fare and per diem for the

Presidents of the various student associations to attend

Board of Regents meetings. The fund for this purpose had,

as of August 30, 1977, a balance of $160.31. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended that $5,000 be transferred to this

account from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



44. Proposed Revision of Patent Policy



Chancellor Humphrey noted that Title 4, Chapter 9, of the

Board of Regents Handbook contains the University's Patent

Policy as adopted in 1967, and revised in 1969. He reported

President Smith has requested that this policy be amended

to allow the University System to conduct research for out-

side agencies and, where a requirement of the contracting

agency, assign any resulting patentable idea to that agency.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred and recommended the following

revision to paragraph 5 of Chapter 9:



University personnel with assigned research duties in which

a patentable discovery directly related to their assigned

research duties is evolved, just assign the patent rights

to such discoveries to the University. Where Federal Law

or regulations require, these rights are the property of

the U. S. Government, or where the requirements of an

outside grantor or contractor require, these rights will be

assigned to such grantor or contractor. The University has

90 days after disclosure to the University to submit the

patentable discoveries or inventions to the Research Cor-

poration. If the University does not submit the discover-

ies or inventions to Research Corporation within 90 days,

the individual is automatically released from any obligation

to the University under this patent policy.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried with Mr. Ross abstaining.



45. Proposed Revision of Delinquent Account Policy



Chancellor Humphrey noted that Title 4, Chapter 13, of the

Board of Regents Handbook, provides as follows:



Section 2. Delinquent Accounts



A student or former student having a delinquent account

with any Division of the University of Nevada System

shall not be permitted to register, receive a transcript

of record, a diploma or certification from any Division.



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following proposed

amendment, with his concurrence:



A student or former student having a delinquent account

receivable in excess of $5, or an overdue loan of any

amount with any Division of the University of Nevada

System, shall not be permitted to register, receive a

transcript of record, a diploma or certificate from any

Division.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



46. Proposed Amendment to USUNS Constitution



John Mc Caskill, ASUN President, submitted the following

proposed amendments to the USUNS Constitution, as approved

by the Board of Regents in May, 1977, and which appears as

Chapter 33, Title 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook. Mr.

Mc Caskill reported that the proposed amendments were ap-

proved by the USUNS Delegation at a meeting July 30, 1977:



Add new Section 400.4 No delegate may file for more than

one USUNS Executive Office.



Amend Section 260.0* Four (4) meetings shall be held per

year at the following time periods:

October, March, December and July.



Add new Section 500.0 The Executive Board shall have the

emergency power, by a two-thirds

(2/3) vote of the Board, to effect

policy statements on behalf of the

USUNS. However, every reasonable

effort shall be made to contact the

USUNS delegates prior to issuance of

such a policy statement.



*Section 260.0 presently provides for two conferences

each year, one in Summer and one in Fall.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



47. Proposed Amendment to Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Statement



Ms. Delia Martinez, System Equal Opportunity Officer, re-

quested amendment of the University's policy on equal em-

ployment opportunity to bring it into compliance with Title

IX and Federal regulations regarding the handicapped. Pro-

posed amendments to Chapter 5, Title 4 of the Board of

Regents Handbook were included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 46 and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 26, Lambertucci Mining Claims



President Milam reported that the lease of the Lambertucci

Mining Claims provides for royalties on a sliding scale of

3.9 to 4.1%, depending upon production.



Discussion resumed on Item 11, Report Concerning University

Research on Laetrile



President Baepler reported that Associate Counsel Seidman

had contacted the people involved with the research on

Laetrile. The doctor about whom concern was expressed

had provided a small amount of material and money but

has now stated that he will take a "hands off" approach.

Dr. Baepler stated that insofar as Dr. Storm is concerned,

there is no problem in continuing with his research under

these conditions. Dr. Baepler stated that, in his opin-

ion, there is also no problem insofar as academic freedom

at the Institution is concerned.



48. New Business



Mrs. Fong commented on the list of personnel appointments

contained in the Information Agenda and, in response to her

inquiries, President Baepler and President Milam explained

the procedures followed in recruiting for professional

positions and what steps were taken to insure that all

affirmative action regulations were met.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda

submitted. The Information Agenda containing the following

items, is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Report of Foreign Travel

(2) Report of Fund Transfers

(3) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8,000

(4) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(5) Board of Regents Special Projects Account

(6) Additions and Corrections to Master List for 1977-78

(7) Report of Personnel Appointments

(8) Progress of University Projects

(9) Abstracts of MSM Press Releases



The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

09-16-1977