09/22/1978

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 22-23, 1978








09-22-1978

Pages 61-85

                            BOARD OF REGENTS

                       UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                           September 22, 1978



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

Education 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 D. Mason

                  Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present:   Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

                  President William Berg, NNCC

                  President Joseph Crowley, UNR

                  President Brock Dixon, UNLV

                  President Paul Kreider, CCCC

                  President Lloyd Smith, DRI

                  Vice President James Eardley, WNCC

                  General Counsel Larry Lessly

                  Secretary Bonnie Smotony



Also present were Senate representatives Aiazzi, Blauert, Leland,

Dondero, Kendall, Mattson, Page and Rosich, and student body

representatives Braxton, Caesar, Neuweiler, Schefcik and White.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 9:25 A.M.



 1.  Approval of Minutes



     The minutes of the regular meeting of August 4, 1978 and the

     minutes of the special meeting of August 25, 1978 were sub-

     mitted for approval.  A typographical error on Page 52 (Item

     29, $45 should read $445) of the August 4 minutes was noted

     and corrected.



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

     carried without dissent.



 2.  Acceptance of Gifts and Grants



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

     dents was recommended.  Report identified as Ref. A and

     filed with permanent minutes.



     In addition to the gifts and grants contained in the report,

     Dean Thomas Scully reported that Mr. Claude Howard had added

     to his earlier gift to the Medical School an amount suffi-

     cient to bring his total gift to $2 million.  He noted Mr.

     Howard's request that $1,750,000 of the total gift be used

     toward the construction of Phase Four of the Medical School

     Complex and the remaining $250,000 be used for the purchase

     of special research equipment for the School.



     Dr. Anderson moved that the gifts as reported be accepted

     with special thanks to Mr. Howard for his generosity to

     the Medical School.  Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-

     ried without dissent.



     President Crowley recalled that UNR had received a $40,000

     gift from an anonymous donor for the purpose of establish-

     ing a Chair in Historic Preservation, with the understanding

     that an additional sum of money would be forthcoming to pro-

     vide an endowment for the Chair.  Dr. Crowley reported that

     the donor, who still wishes to remain anonymous, had made a

     commitment of an additional $400,000 within the next year.

     A search by UNR for someone to fill the Chair has resulted

     in the selection of Dr. Don Fowler as the first occupant on

     the Mamie Kleberg Chair in Historic Preservation.



 3.  Proposed Revisions of University Code



     Chancellor Baepler presented the following proposed revi-

     sions of the University Code, noting that by inclusion on

     the agenda, the proposed amendments are referred to all

     Senates for consideration and recommendation, with action

     by the Board of Regents to be requested at the December 1

     meeting.



     A.  Amendment of Section 1.4.5 proposed the UNR Senate,

         as follows:



         Whenever a vacancy occurs in the position of President,

         a Divisional or Community College recruitment and

         screening committee shall be selected following proce-

         dures contained in the Divisional Bylaws.  The committee

         shall present to the Chancellor an unranked slate of not

         less than three candidates for transmission to the Board

         of Regents.  The Chancellor shall make a recommendation

         from the slate to the Board of Regents.  The committee

         shall meet with the Board and the Officers in executive

         session to discuss the candidates.  Should the Board

         decline to appoint from the slate presented, or should

         any of the slate not be available for appointment, the

         committee shall be requested to reconvene and present a

         new slate.  Procedures contained in Divisional Bylaws

         will also be followed in the selection of an interim

         President.



     B.  Addition to Chapter 3 proposed by the Unit Senate, as

         follows:



         Section 3.7 - Economic Security Provisions for Unranked,

                       Nonteaching Professional Employees at UNR,

                       UNLV and in Special or Service Units.



         3.7.1  Nonteaching professional employees at UNR, UNLV,

                and in special or service units who are unranked

                (Rank 0) shall serve a three-year probationary

                period, during which time they shall receive

                one-year probationary appointments, renewable

                annually.  Beginning with the fourth year, they

                shall receive three-year contracts, renewable

                annually; except that no unranked employee who

                has tenure shall be deprived of tenure under this

                Section, but shall continue in tenured status.



         3.7.2  The probationary period for unranked nonteaching

                professional employees shall include service in

                the University of Nevada System subsequent to

                July 1, 1975, and may, subject to approval of the

                Board of Regents, include service at other public

                and/or private institutions, up to a maximum of

                three years of such service.



         3.7.3  Notice of nonreappointment for probationary

                unranked nonteaching professional employees shall

                be given in accordance with Section 4.8.1.



         3.7.4  After the expiration of the probationary period,

                notice of nonreappointment shall be given prior

                to June 30 of any year in which a new contract is

                not to be offered.  The reasons for nonreappoint-

                ment shall be provided, in writing, to the

                empoyee.



         3.7.5  Notice of nonreappointment due to demonstrably

                bona fide financial exigency shall be as provided

                in Section 4.8.2.





 4.  Repayment of Retirement Credit



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that the 1977 Legislature es-

     tablished procedures which made it possible for faculty mem-

     bers in TIAA-CREF to elect to return to PERS.  Faculty mem-

     bers who have been members of PERS prior to 1969, and who

     elected to return to PERS, could then purchase years equiv-

     alent to their service prior to 1969 by repaying an amount

     equivalent to their contributions for those years, plus 7%

     interest.  They could also purchase additional years equiv-

     alent to their time in TIAA-CREF.  The rate for purchase of

     TIAA-CREF time was established as the same rate paid by

     those who purchased time in PERS based on service outside

     Nevada, which is a significantly higher formula than that

     used for repurchasing in-State service.



     Dr. Baepler noted that there are approximately twenty UNS

     faculty members who have elected to return to PERS and who

     are eligible to purchase credit in PERS equivalent to the

     time they spent in TIAA-CREF.  However, even though the

     service credit they wish to repay was earned in Nevada,

     they are required to repay at the out-of-state rate.



     The Officers recommended that the Board of Regents support

     a request to the Public Employees Retirement Services

     Board that University faculty members who transferred from

     PERS to TIAA-CREF in 1969 and subsequently reentered PERS

     under the 1977 legislation be permitted to repay employee

     and employer shares plus interest at the rate they would

     have paid had they stayed in PERS; that is, at the rate

     based on service in Nevada, rather than the rate paid

     based on service outside Nevada.



     Miss Mason moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried without dissent.



 5.  Tabled Motion Concerning Payment of Real Estate Commissions



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that at the special meeting of

     August 25, 1978, the following motion by Dr. Anderson,

     seconded by Dr. Lombardi, was tabled until the September

     meeting:



         "...that where the University of Nevada System is in-

         volved in purchase, sale, exchange or lease of any real

         estate including buildings and other improvements, no

         real estate agent or other third party who might expect

         a fee or other remuneration from the University System

         shall be involved in such transaction unless by prior

         specific affirmative action by the Board of Regents.

         This motion includes any transactions regarding the

         three parcels of the Farm presently being considered

         for sale, lease or trade."



     Dr. Anderson asked that the following motion be substituted

     for his tabled motion:



         "The Board of Regents is the only entity within the

         University System that can retain the services or

         approve payment to third parties where the University

         of Nevada System is involved in real estate purchase,

         trade or lease. No one else can obligate the Board of

         Regents in such matters except by prior authorization

         by the Board of Regents."



     President Dixon noted that UNLV presently has a real estate

     transaction pending where a real estate agent is involved,

     and requested that the record reflect that this transaction

     is understood to be exempt from the motion under discussion.

     No exception was taken to this request.



     Motion carried without dissent.



 6.  Request for Allocation of Out-of-State Travel Funds



     Chancellor Baepler requested that $1,500 be added to the

     Board of Regents out-of-state travel funds due to increased

     activities of the Board and of the Secretary of the Board,

     noting that Mrs. Smotony had recently accepted assignment

     as Chairman of the Professional Staff Steering Committee

     under sponsorship of the Association of Governing Boards.

     This Committee, composed of nine professional board secre-

     taries from AGB member institutions in the United States

     and Canada, was established by AGB in 1977 to identify and

     develop continuing education opportunities for those en-

     gaged in providing staff support to governing boards.  This

     assignment will require travel to two national meetings of

     the Association for the purpose of conducting workshops for

     board secretaries.  An additional trip to San Francisco has

     been authorized for Mrs. Smotony in response to an invita-

     tion to work with the staff of the University of California

     Board of Regents and to observe a two-day meeting of that

     Board.



     Dr. Baepler noted that the out-of-state travel account for

     the Board is limited and proposed that it be reserved to

     allow Board members to attend the two national meetings

     sponsored by the Association of Governing Boards this year.

     He requested an allocation of $1,500 from the Board of

     Regents Special Projects Account to supplement the funds

     available to the Board for the above purposes and to encour-

     age attendance at these two national conferences by Regents.



     Miss Mason moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson.



     Dr. Paul Page reminded the Regents that many faculty at

     UNR and among the other Divisions of the University have

     occasion to attend professional meetings and expressed

     appreciation to the Board for its support of this activity

     and urged the Board to continue its efforts to increase

     the funds available to faculty for this purpose.



     Motion carried without dissent.



 7.  Association of Community College Trustee



     Chancellor Baepler reported that an invitation has recently

     been received for the University of Nevada to become a mem-

     ber of the Association of Community College Trustees.  He

     suggested that this membership may be of interest to the

     Board and participation by one or more of the Regents in a

     future meeting of this group would be desirable, noting that

     this would be in addition to the Association of Governing

     Boards of Universities and Colleges which includes among its

     members public and private four-year Colleges and Universi-

     ties, as well as Community Colleges, Junior Colleges and

     other two-year schools.  He proposed that this invitation

     to membership be taken under advisement pending appointment

     of the Community College Coordinator and subsequent consid-

     eration by the Board of the proposal for the establishment

     of a standing committee of the Board concerned with Commu-

     nity College matters.



     Mr. Ross moved that this matter be deferred until the

     February meeting.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

     without dissent.



 8.  Request for Temporary Position



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that in 1977 the Board of

     Regents reserved $30,000 for the employment of a Director

     of Financial Services, to augment the Chancellor's staff

     in the areas of financial affairs and budgeting.  Filling

     of the position was deferred during the search for a new

     Chancellor.  Subsequent experience, especially in the areas

     of services provided by the two business centers, indicates

     that the additional administrative position at this level

     of funding is no longer necessary.



     Chancellor Baepler requested that $8,000 of this allocation

     be made available to employ a temporary budget analyst and

     to provide modest operating funds for this budget function,

     and that the remaining $22,000 of the original allocation

     be returned to the Board of Regents Special Project Account.

     He noted that the temporary budget analyst position would

     not be continued beyond the current fiscal year.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried without dissent.



 9.  Request for Expenditure of Unrestricted Endowment Income



     Chancellor Baepler noted that from time to time, scholars

     within the University of Nevada System produce major works

     in the form of books that require subvention for purposes

     of publication.



     Dr. Baepler pointed out that although it was not proposed

     that funds be committed for the subvention of journal

     articles, he believed it appropriate to encourage use of

     unrestricted endowment income to aid in the publication of

     major scholarly efforts, particularly in instances where

     subvention is also obtained from other sources, and where

     the work relates to the region in which the University of

     Nevada is located.



     Dr. Baepler reported that Professor Michael J. Brodhead,

     of UNR, has recently authored a major biography of an

     outstanding naturalist who is generally regarded as having

     pioneered the natural history of the southwest.  The

     University of Illinois has agreed to publish this volume

     and will underwrite all but $5,000 of the publication

     costs.  Subvention is being obtained through agencies such

     as the American Museum and the National Audubon Society.



     Dr. Baepler recommended that the University of Nevada par-

     ticipate in the subvention of this publication by providing

     $2,000 from unrestricted endowment income available to the

     University System.  This assistance, he noted, will be

     acknowledged when the book is published.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson.



     Dr. Anderson stated that although he recognized the unusual

     circumstances in this instance, he believed that it was very

     important to continue to encourage and support the Univer-

     sity of Nevada Press and only under very unusual circum-

     stances should such subventions be provided to any other

     presses.



     Chancellor Baepler agreed but noted that it is very costly

     to publish and many faculty members are paying some of the

     cost of having their articles published out of their own

     resources.  He suggested that at a later date, it would be

     appropriate to consider some kind of budget relief to help

     faculty cover some of these expenses, noting that it is ex-

     pected that faculty members will publish and such productiv-

     ity is often a function of merit increases and of promotion.



     Motion carried without dissent.



10.  Proposed Passive Solar Energy House



     President Smith reported that the Energy Systems Center of

     the DRI is presently preparing a proposal to submit to the

     U. S. Department of Energy which, if funded, will require

     a "passive solar energy house".  He estimated the construc-

     tion costs for this house to be $60,000 to $70.000.



     Dr. Smith noted that the U. S. Department of Energy will

     fund equipment and pay salaries to monitor the house but

     will not fund construction costs.  The DRI has identified

     $40,000 within its own funds, and is presently working

     with utility companies for partial funding.  He requested

     an allocation of $25,000 from the Board of Regents Special

     Projects Account if efforts to raise this amount from

     private sources are not successful.  Chancellor Baepler

     recommended approval.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Mr. Buchanan reported that bids were being received for the WNCC/

North Campus Interim Financing Debenture and that anyone wishing

to submit an oral bid could do so with staff available in the

back of the room.



11.  Tadlock Report Concerning Community Colleges



     Chancellor Baepler noted that the final version of the

     Tadlock Report had been received with some minor revision.

     He recommended that the Board accept the report with the

     understanding that adoption or implementation of any of

     the recommendations contained in the report would be

     subject to specific action by the Board.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved acceptance of the Tadlock Report.

     Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson.



     Mr. Ross requested that the minutes reflect the assurance

     of the Chancellor that acceptance of the report did not

     imply adoption of the recommendations contained therein.



     Mr. John Buchanan agreed, citing several deficiencies which

     he believed the report contained.  Mr. Buchanan pointed out

     that the report contained recommendations of economic im-

     pacts in the State which were not fully analyzed in that

     the consultants suggested revenue derived from the local

     tax base which is contrary to budgetary policies of the

     State.  He also suggested several statements with regard to

     racial delineations were fairly rash, and objected to some

     of the comparisons with other states as not being valid or

     comparable to the Nevada situation.



     Mrs. Fong suggested that Mr. Tadlock had attempted to make

     some sociological decisions for the Board in his assertion

     that blacks would not attend a Community College in the West

     Charleston area.  She pointed out that West Charleston is an

     integrated area with ethnic minorities and reminded the

     Regents that the University owns 80 acres of land at West

     Charleston and Torrey Pines on which she wished to see a

     Community College constructed.  Mrs. Fong introduced several

     residents from the West Charleston area who spoke in support

     of such a facility.



     Mr. John Buchanan suggested that closer supervision by the

     Chancellor's Office staff of future studies by consultants

     might produce a more meaningful report.



     Dr. Anderson expressed disappointment in the approach taken

     by Tadlock, specifically the lack of broader consultation

     with Regents and Administrators, but urged that the good

     points of the Study be emphasized and given serious

     consideration.



     Motion carried with Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Dr. Lombardi

     and Miss Mason opposing.



12.  Campus Improvements, NNCC



     President Berg reported the following bids received for

     parking lot improvements at NNCC:



         Lesbo Construction Company         $65,150

         WMC Construction Company            67,600



     President Berg and Chancellor Baepler recommended the

     Board concur in the award by the State Public Works Board

     of a contract for $65,150 to Lesbo Construction Company.



     Mr. Ross moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

     carried without dissent.



13.  Request for Travel Funds, NNCC



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that in the Fall of 1977, the

     Board established a special account to pay travel expenses

     for the President of NNCC to Advisory Cabinet and Board

     meetings and for NNCC Faculty Senate Chairman to Board meet-

     ings.  This account was funded from the Board of Regents

     Special Projects Account.



     Dr. Baepler recommended this account be supplemented for

     the 1978-79 fiscal year by an allocation of $1,000 from

     the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.  He noted

     that these expenses will be absorbed within the NNCC

     operating budget beginning with the 1979-80 fiscal year.



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

     carried without dissent.



     Chairman Buchanan suggested that the Administration investi-

     gate the feasibility of the University acquiring an airplane

     to be used for in-State travel.



14.  Request for Authority to Expend Capital Improvement Funds,

     NNCC



     President Berg requested approval of the use of $1,800 from

     the NNCC Capital Improvement Fee Funds for the purpose of

     sanding and sealing the beams on the Learning Resources and

     Vocational Technical buildings at NNCC.  Chancellor Baepler

     recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



15.  Proposed Revision of USA Constitution, WNCC/South



     Vice President Eardley presented a proposed revision of the

     constitution of the United Students Association, WNCC, South

     Campus, noting that the revision had been endorsed by Pres-

     ident Davis.  Proposed revision identified as Ref. C and

     filed with permanent minutes.  Chancellor Baepler concurred.



     Mr. John Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



16.  Increase in Petty Cash Account, WNCC/South



     Vice President Eardley submitted a request from President

     Davis that the South Campus Petty Cash Fund be increased

     from $1,000 to $2,000 and that David Wilkins be added as an

     authorized signature.  Chancellor Baepler concurred.



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

     carried without dissent.



17.  Supplement to Interview and Recruiting Account, WNCC



     Vice President Eardley submitted a request from President

     Davis for a $5,000 allocation to the WNCC Interview and

     Recruiting Account.  Chancellor Baepler recommended the

     allocation be provided from the Board of Regents Special

     Projects Account.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. John

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



18.  Appointment to Advisory Board WNCC



     Vice President Eardley submitted a recommendation from

     President Davis that Dr. Ralph Di Sibio, Superintendent of

     Public Instruction, be appointed to the Advisory Board for

     Western Nevada Community College.



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

     carried without dissent.



19.  Phase II Proposal - Master of Science in Land Use

     Planning, UNR



     President Crowley presented a Phase II Proposal for a Master

     of Science in Land Use Planning to be offered by UNR (copy

     of proposal on file in Chancellor's Office).  He noted that

     this program is included in the New Program Proposals which

     have been submitted with the 1979-81 Biennial Budget Request

     and implementation is dependent upon an appropriation from

     the 1979 Legislature.



     President Crowley and Chancellor Baepler recommended

     approval.



     Details of the proposal were submitted by Dr. Glen Atkinson,

     Chairman of the Land Use Planning Committee.  In the dis-

     cussion following, a number of questions were raised by Mr.

     John Buchanan concerning the name of the program, entrance

     requirements, course requirements and employment possibili-

     ties for graduates.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi.



     Mr. Ross moved to table until October in order that Regent

     John Buchanan and President Crowley could consult concerning

     the question raised.  Regent Anderson acceded to the motion

     to table, which then carried without dissent.



20.  Request for Approval of Estimative Budget for College Inn



     President Crowley requested approval of the following

     Estimative Budget for the operation of College Inn for

     1978-79:



         Revenue

           Fees-Student Rooms                 $ 80,000

           Fees-Conference Rooms               320,000

           Other Income                         20,000

           Food Income                         165,000

           Total Revenue                      $585,000



         Expenditures

           Salaries                  FTE

             Professional           2.00      $ 45,000

             Classified            12.70       122,958

             Wages                              16,500

           Total Salaries                     $184,458



         Fringe Benefits                      $ 21,345



         Out-of-State Travel                  $  2,500



         Operating

           Dept. Supplies & Expense           $  2,600

           Advertising & Printing                3,400

           Restaurant & Housing Exp.           183,900

           Utilities                            66,200

           B & G Assessment                      8,000

           Repairs-Maintenance & Equip.          5,300

           Total Operating                    $269,400



         Equipment                            $  2,500

         Ending Fund Balance                   104,797

         Total Expenditures                   $585,000



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



21.  Appointments to College of Business Administration Advisory

     Board



     President Crowley recommended the following appointments to

     the Advisory Board of the College of Business Administra-

     tion:



         John Rhodes, for a one-year term replacing Rollan Melton

         George Drews, for a two-year term replacing Lloyd Dyer



     Continuing members of the Board are George Aker, Robert A.

     Cashell, Alan J. Grant, William Kottinger, Wayne Condon,

     Thomas Edwards, E. T. Hermann, Luther Mack, Thomas C.

     Wilson, Lorraine Arms, Richard Kipers, Ernie Martinelli,

     Neil Plath, David J. Thompson and George Vargas.



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

     carried without dissent.



22.  Stead Campus Apartments



     President Crowley noted that there are presently 60 one-

     and two-bedroom apartments at the Stead Campus which have

     been available to married and single students and staff at

     $125 and $150 a month for furnished, and $110 and $125 a

     month for unfurnished.  Dr. Crowley proposed that the apart-

     ments be established primarily as married housing, with

     first priority to be accorded to married full-time students

     (those with children given preference over those without)

     and second priority given to married staff.  He further

     proposed to continue the subsidy approach for married stu-

     dents at Stead, similar to the approach for Campus married

     student housing which presently rents for $85 a month plus

     utilities.  A higher rate would be charged to staff inasmuch

     as a subsidized rental for staff lacks the justification

     which applies in the case of students.  In addition, Presi-

     dent Crowley proposed that the apartments be rented only on

     an unfurnished basis (the existing furniture is in a state

     of obsolescence; however, it would still be made available

     to tenants who need it, but without charge).



     Dr. Crowley recommended the following new rates, to become

     effective January 1, 1979, for continuing tenants, with

     the new rates to be effective immediately for new tenants

     moving in subsequent to this meeting:



                                    One Bedroom    Two Bedroom



            Married Students            $125           $150

            Staff                        165            190



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     President Smith expressed concern that this change in

     housing policy might cause the eviction of six DRI staff

     members who are presently tenants in the Stead Apartments

     and requested that they be permitted to remain.



     President Crowley agreed that this recommendation should

     not serve to evict any present DRI staff members who

     reside in the Stead Apartments.



     Mr. Ross moved approval of the recommendation for a change

     in the housing policy and new rates for Stead apartments,

     with the understanding that the six DRI staff members who

     are now tenants of the apartments would not be evicted as

     a consequence of this change in policy.  Motion seconded by

     Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



23.  Transfer of Funds from Corporate Trusts, UNR



     President Crowley requested approval of the following trans-

     fers from Corporate Trusts to reimburse operating accounts

     for expenditures for equipment replacement and repairs in

     the dormitories and dining commons.



          Corporate Trust 30            $ 9,720.27

          Corporate Trust 36             13,125.46



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     Miss Mason moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried without dissent.



24.  Bid Opening for Laboratory Furniture, UNR



     President Crowley reported the following bids received for

     laboratory furniture for the Anderson Medical Science

     Building:



          Kewaunee Scientific Equipment      $159,850

          Chapman Company                     249,450



     Dr. Crowley recommended the bid be awarded to Kewaunee

     Scientific Equipment for $159,850.  Chancellor Baepler

     concurred.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



25.  Interim Financing Debenture, WNCC



     Chancellor Baepler reported that bids for the sale of a

     $1.2 million debenture to provide interim financing for the

     construction of Phase III of WNCC/North Campus had been re-

     viewed and the Administration recommended the bid of Nevada

     National Bank with an interest rate of 5.90% per annum be

     accepted.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the bid of Nevada National Bank

     with an interest rate of 5.90% per annum be accepted and

     Resolution No. 78-3 be adopted as follows:



                         RESOLUTION NO. 78-3



     A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE BY THE BOARD OF

     REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA OF THE UNIVERSITY'S

     OBLIGATIONS DESIGNATED AS THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA,

     WESTERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTERIM DEBENTURE, SERIES

     OCTOBER 1, 1978", IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $1,200,000,

     FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING IN PART THE COST OF CONSTRUCT-

     ING AND OTHERWISE ACQUIRING FOR THE UNIVERSITY, BUILDINGS

     ON THE CAMPUS OF THE WESTERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT

     THE RENO CAMPUS, IN WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA, AND ACQUIRING

     EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS THEREFORE; ALSO AUTHORIZING THE

     ISSUANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY'S NEGOTIABLE COUPON "UNIVERSITY

     OF NEVADA, WESTERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, STUDENT CAPITAL

     IMPROVEMENT FEE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES OCTOBER 1, 1978", AND

     PLEDGING SUCH BONDS TO SECURE THE PAYMENT OF THE INTERIM

     DEBENTURES ALSO PROVIDING THE USE OF A SINGLE BOND THERE-

     FORE; PROVIDING THE FORM, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUCH

     DEBENTURE, THE BONDS, AND SINGLE BOND, THE MANNER AND TERMS

     OF THEIR ISSUANCE, THE MANNER OF THEIR EXECUTION, THE METHOD

     OF PAYMENT, THE SECURITY THEREFORE, AND OTHER DETAILS IN

     CONNECTION THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF REV-

     ENUES DERIVED FROM CERTAIN FEES AND OTHER CHARGES FROM STU-

     DENTS ATTENDING THE WESTERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, RENO

     CAMPUS, AND FROM OTHER FACILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY; PRE-

     SCRIBING OTHER DETAILS CONCERNING SUCH DEBENTURE, SUCH BONDS

     AND SINGLE BOND, AND SUCH FACILITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIM-

     ITED TO COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH;

     RATIFYING ACTION HERETOFORE TAKEN TOWARD ACQUIRING SUCH

     PROJECT AND ISSUING SUCH DEBENTURE, SUCH BONDS AND SINGLE

     BOND; PROVIDING OTHER DETAILS RELATING THERETO; AND REPEAL-

     ING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.



     Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved that all rules of the Board of Regents

     which unless suspended might prevent the final passage and

     adoption of the foregoing resolution at this meeting be

     suspended for the purposes of permitting the final passage

     and adoption of the resolution at this meeting.  Motion

     seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



26.  Travel Funds for Medical School Admissions Committee



     President Crowley requested an allocation of $5,800 to cover

     travel funds for the Medical School Admissions Committee

     for 1978-79.



     Chancellor Baepler concurred and recommended the allocation

     be provided from the Board of Regents Special Projects

     Account for this purpose.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried without dissent.



27.  Proposal from New Horizons



     As noted in the agenda, Chairman Buchanan had requested that

     an opportunity be provided at the September meeting for a

     presentation by New Horizons concerning a proposal for a

     facility for mentally retarded children to be placed on the

     UNLV Campus.  Mr. Buchanan reported that representatives

     from the Association had asked that this matter be deferred

     until the October meeting.



     President Dixon noted that representatives from New Horizons

     had not discussed their proposal with UNLV Administration,

     and it was agreed that he would contact them to determine

     the details of the proposal they planned to submit in order

     that he would be in a position to make a recommendation.



     Mr. Karamanos moved to table this matter until October.

     Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



28.  Request for Work Program Augmentation, UNLV



     President Dixon recalled that beginning with the 1977-79

     Biennial Budget, the Social Work Grant was included in the

     UNLV Work Program, and became part of the spending authority

     of the University.  The grant was estimated at $130,000 for

     each year of the biennium, based upon the level of grants

     received in previous years.  The 1977-78 grant was approxi-

     mately $165,000; however, because one position was not

     filled within the Department and other expenses not increas-

     ed, the total amount of the grant was not required and a

     request for augmentation was withdrawn.



     Dr. Dixon reported that the Social Work Department has re-

     ceived a grant of $179,744 for the current fiscal year --

     $49,774 more than is included in the work program.  He re-

     quested approval of the Board to seek the Governor's ap-

     proval for an augmentation of the 1978-79 Work Program by

     $49,774 to permit the Department of Social Work to expend

     the revenue received from the Social Work Grant, in the

     following manner:



                             Budget Per   Budget Per

                               Grant    Work Program  Difference



     Professional Comp.       $139,228    $104,816    $ 34,412

     Classified Comp.           13,279      12,930         349

     Wages                       4,000       2,254       1,746

     Operating                  23,267       5,000      18,267

     Out-of-State Travel                     5,000       5,000-

     Total                    $179,774    $130,000    $ 49,774



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



29.  Approval of Fund Transfer, UNLV



     President Dixon requested approval of the following transfer

     of funds:



     #79-024   $6,668 from the Ending Fund Balance, Football,

               to fund a classified position in the Football

               Office, effective October 1, 1978.  Funds are

               available within the operating account.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



30.  Request for Reservation of Basketball Season Tickets



     Miss Mason expressed her concern that season tickets to

     UNLV's basketball games were so limited that it was not

     possible for members of the community, particularly

     members of the black community, to obtain tickets.



     Miss Mason moved that 100 season basketball tickets be

     reserved for the black community.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos.



     Counsel Lessly suggested that such action by the Board

     would not be legal and recommended that Miss Mason

     withdraw her motion.  Miss Mason declined.



     Mr. Karamanos moved to table the motion.  Motion to table

     seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.



     It was agreed this matter would come back for further

     discussion in October.



31.  Report by Regent Fong on Trip to People's Republic of

     China



     Mrs. Fong reported on her tour to China with the College of

     Hotel Administration and distributed a report concerning

     some of her observations.



32.  Declaration of Frits Went Day



     Dr. Anderson noted that Dr. Frits W. Went, Research Pro-

     fessor Emeritus of the Desert Research Institute, was cele-

     brating his 50th anniversary of the awarding of the Ph. D.

     degree from the University of Utrecht.  Dr. Anderson sug-

     gested that this event be recognized by the Board of Regents

     and moved that September 29, 1978 be declared Frits Went Day

     in the University of Nevada System, and that a suitable

     statement be prepared for presentation to Dr. Went on that

     day at a luncheon being planned in his honor.  Motion sec-

     onded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



     (For minute purposes, the following statement was prepared

     along the lines suggested by Dr. Anderson and with which

     the Board concurred.)



         Dr. Frits W. Went, Research Professor Emeritus of the

         Desert Research Institute, was awarded the Ph. D. degree

         from the University of Utrecht 50 years ago.  The Re-

         gents of the University of Nevada System congratulate

         him on this anniversary and also on the outstanding

         scientific career which that event formally initiated.



         His research for the doctoral thesis made him an early

         pioneer in the study of growth substances in plants,

         later called plant hormones, and a continued interest

         in factors influencing plant growth led to his develop-

         ment of another first -- the Phytotron, providing a

         completely controlled plant environment, at the Cali-

         fornia Institute of Technology.  The scientific know-

         ledge gained from this led to the later development of

         the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.



         As Director of the Desert Biology Laboratory with the

         University of Nevada, his interests have ranged widely,

         including studies of water uptake and transpiration in

         desert plants in the Sierras of Nevada and the Andes of

         Chile and to studies of mycorrhyza organisms in plant

         roots that digest inert organic matter and convert it to

         nutrients that can then be taken up by the plant roots

         and help complete the cycle of life.



         His most recent concentration of studies has been an

         analysis of factors influencing air pollution in Nevada.



         Despite his early international fame, he has always

         remained a modest, unassuming man who is as enthusiastic

         about new scientific discoveries today as he was on that

         day fifty years ago.  His association with the Desert

         Research Institute since February 1, 1965, has brought

         honor to the University of Nevada System and inspiration

         to all of us who are fortunate to be his colleagues and

         friends.



         The Board of Regents hereby commends him and officially

         declares September 29, 1978 as FRITS WENT DAY in the

         University of Nevada System.



33.  Proposed Lease of Space in the Agricultural Service Center,

     Fallon



     President Crowley recalled that in January, 1977 the Board

     authorized the construction of a 5,000 square foot office

     building on land leased from Churchill County with 3,000

     square feet to be leased to USDA agencies and the remainder

     to be occupied by Cooperative Extension and Experiment

     Station staff.



     Dr. Crowley reported that a one-year, firm term lease had

     been negotiated with USDA, with four renewal options through

     1982, at an annual rate of $18,000 for 3,000 square feet.

     A letter from USDA with details of the lease was included

     with the agenda (identified as Ref. E and filed with per-

     manent minutes).



     President Crowley recommended approval.  Chancellor Baepler

     concurred, noting that this lease also requires approval of

     the Governor.



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

     carried without dissent.



34.  Appointment of Director of Alumni and University Relations,

     UNR



     President Crowley recommended the appointment of Mr. Frank

     P. (Parker) Mc Creary as Director of Alumni and University

     Relations, at an annual salary of $30,014, effective October

     1, 1978, or as soon thereafter as possible.  A copy of Mr.

     Mc Creary's vita was included with the agenda (identified

     as Ref. F and filed with permanent minutes).



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee, and reconvened at 1:30 P.M.



Discussion resumed on Item 34 Appointment of Director of Alumni

and University Relations



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the appointment as recommend-

     ed.  Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.



35.  Recommendation for Settlement of Lawsuit



     General Counsel Larry Lessly recommended settlement of the
     Barak v. University of Nevada, UNLV, Board of Regents, et

     al. lawsuit for $22,500.  President Dixon and Chancellor

     Baepler concurred and requested an allocation of $11,250

     from the Board of Regents Special Projects account, with

     the remaining $11,250 to be provided from the UNLV

     Contingency Reserve.



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

     carried without dissent.



36.  Report of the Investment Advisory Committee



     Mr. John Buchanan, Chairman of the Investment Advisory

     Committee, reported the following actions by the Committee

     and recommended approval by the Board:



     1.  Approved the following recommendations from First

         National Bank, Security National Bank and Valley Bank:



         A.  From Bob Lee of First National Bank - sale of

             stocks as follows:



             Stocks from the Engel Unitrust with an

             approximate value of $29,200.



             Stocks from the Mac Millan Endowment with an

             approximate value of $40,525.



             Stocks from the pooled endowment funds with an

             approximate value of $501,400.



         B.  From Tom Josephsen of Security National Bank sale

             of bonds with an approximate value of $237,063,

             and purchase of bonds with an approximate value

             of $277,195, using an additional $40,000 available

             in commercial paper.



         C.  From Monte Miller of Valley Bank - purchase of

             $200,000 of long-term U. S. Government Bonds.



     2.  Approved a recommendation from American Investors,

         Inc. for the investment of $15,500 from the Pinching

         Memorial Scholarship Fund in second deeds of trust on

         property in Washoe Valley and in Sparks.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the Committee's actions as

     reported by the Committee Chairman Buchanan.  Motion sec-

     onded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, the

following item was admitted to the agenda as an emergency.



37.  HUD Grant for Solar Heated Domestic Hot Water System for

     Nye Hall



     President Crowley reported that UNR has been awarded a grant

     by HUD to install a solar heated domestic hot water system

     in Nye Hall.  The preliminary design and evaluation required

     by HUD in their application guidelines was accomplished by a

     team of engineers led by the engineering staff of the UNR

     Physical Plant, and included representatives from Solar

     Systems West, the solar collector supplier, and Rauch-

     Gardner Engineering, the proposed solar system installation

     contractor.  The grant application submitted by the Univer-

     sity to HUD specifically listed this equipment supplier and

     installation contractor, and included a statement of guar-

     antee by the installation contractor as required by HUD.

     The University was subsequently awarded the grant under

     terms that required that the project utilize the solar col-

     lectors listed in the application.  There were no specific

     requirements to use the listed installation contractor;

     however, the HUD project coordinator stated that it is

     normally assumed that the installation contractor will be

     the one listed in the grant application.



     Based on the above, Dr. Crowley requested a waiver of the

     University's purchasing policy requiring solicitation of

     bids to permit negotiation with Rauch-Gardner, the instal-

     lation contractor listed on the grant application.  Justi-

     fication for the waiver was included in a memorandum from

     the Physical Plant to Vice President Pine and distributed

     at the meeting (copy filed with permanent minutes).  Chan-

     cellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



38.  Housing Request from Clark County Medical Society



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that in August the Board had

     received, but deferred action on, a request from the Clark

     County Medical Society for permission to erect temporary

     quarters on the UNLV Campus, from which the Society would

     conduct its administrative and service functions until a

     permanent building, to be shared either with DRI or the

     Medical School, is ready.



     Dr. Baepler requested that the Board consider the general

     question of the housing of professional organizations on

     the Campus, at no cost to the University, in space which

     may be available beyond the needs of the Campus.  In this

     instance, the Medical Society is proposing to participate

     in the funding of a future building on the University

     Campus in which they would be provided space for their

     administrative functions.



     President Dixon endorsed the request of the Medical Society

     and the concept of housing professional associations and

     learned societies on the Campus and requested approval of a

     ground lease to permit the Society to place a temporary

     structure in the area of the Boy Scout building across the

     street from the Center for Religion, Life and Peace.  He

     noted that this is in the area where permission has been

     granted for a similar structure to house the student radio

     station.



     Dr. Harris Knudson, Chairman of the Clark County Medical

     Society, spoke concerning the Society's needs and how he

     believed the Society and the University community could be

     mutually supportive.



     Dean Thomas Scully, School of Medical Sciences, endorsed

     the request of the Society, expressing his support of a

     permanent arrangement whereby the Society could be housed

     in a future facility constructed on the UNLV Campus for

     the Medical School's operation in the Las Vegas area.



     Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the long range

     proposal in concept, as detailed at the August meeting,

     and approval of the request for temporary housing for the

     Clark County Medical Society.



     Miss Mason moved that so long as occupation of space on the

     Campus by the Society does not interfere with future master

     planning, the request by Clark County Medical Society for

     temporary housing be approved.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



     (Note to Minutes:  The above action by the Board is inter-

     preted as approving the concept of providing space on the

     Campus to learned societies and professional organizations

     when suitable space is available beyond the needs of the

     Campus and at no cost to the University.)



39.  Resolution of Appreciation for Mr. Claude Howard



     Chairman Buchanan suggested that a formal resolution of

     appreciation be presented to Mr. Claude Howard for his

     general support to the Medical School.



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

     carried without dissent.



40.  Main Station Farm Appraisals



     As agreed at the special meeting of the Board on August 25,

     1978, new appraisals of the Main Station Farm property and

     the property offered by Dermody-Jones in exchange were

     secured and a summary of the appraisals was distributed

     (summary filed with permanent minutes).



     President Crowley recommended that the University accept the

     Dermody-Jones bid on Parcels 1 and 2, with provision for a

     cash settlement of $1,286,000 in place of the warehouse.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the President's recommenda-

     tion.  Motion seconded by Mr. Ross.



     Mr. Frank Cassas, attorney for Messrs. Jones and Dermody,

     reported that although Mr. Elmer Jones had recently died,

     his daughter and executor of his estate had instructed him

     to assure the Board that she considered the bid binding

     upon the estate and wished the matter to go forward.



     Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.



     Dr. Lombardi moved that Parcel #3 not be sold at this time.

     Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson.



     President Crowley recommended that the University be author-

     ized to draw up a new set of bid specifications on Parcel #3

     excluding the Veterinary Sciences building and three sur-

     rounding acres, with a view toward reopening the bid process

     on this Parcel upon Board approval of new specifications.

     Chancellor Baepler concurred.



     Mr. Ross moved to amend Dr. Lombardi's motion to direct that

     the Administration return to the next meeting with a plan

     of advertising for bids and a set of specifications in the

     event the Board wished to authorize the sale of Parcel #3.

     Motion to amend was not seconded.  Dr. Lombardi's motion

     was defeated by the following roll call vote:



         Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Fong, Dr. Lombardi

         No  - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Ross,

               Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Mason



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of President Crowley's recom-

     mendation that new bid specifications be developed for

     Parcel #3, and that a proposed course of action be brought

     back to the Board at its October meeting.  Motion seconded

     by Mr. Karamanos, carried by the following roll call vote:



         Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong,

               Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Mason, Mr. Ross

         No  - Dr. Anderson, Dr. Lombardi



41.  New Business



     Mrs. Fong requested the Administration to look into the

     possibility of registration by mail.



The meeting adjourned at 3:20 P.M.



                             Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary of the Board

                                                       09-22-1978