10/04/1996

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 4-5, 1996








10-04-1996

Volume 72 - Pages 33-58



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

October 4, 1996



The Board of Regents met on Friday, October 4, 1996, in Rooms

201-202, Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas.



Members present: Mr. Madison Graves, II, Chair

Mr. Mark Alden

Ms. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Members absent: Mr. Daniel F. Klaich

Mrs. Nancy Price



Others present: Chancellor Richard S. Jarvis

General Counsel Donald Klasic

Vice Chancellor John Richardson

Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Carol Harter, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President James Randolph, WNCC

President Ronald Remington, GBC

President James Taranik, DRI

President Kenneth Wright, TMCC

Secretary Mary Lou Moser



Also in attendance were Faculty Senate Chairs Peggy Urie, UNR;

John Sagebiel, DRI; Larry Hyslop, GBC; Nancy Master, UNLV; Joanne

Vuillemot, CCSN; Richard Stewart, WNCC; Becky Seibert, System

Administration; Steven Streeper, TMCC. Student Government

leaders were also present: Dan Oster, UNR; Aaron Rosenthal,

UNLV; Jennifer Lee, ASTM; Joyce Marshall, GSA, UNLV; and Susana

Hermandez, ASCCSN.



Chair Madison Graves called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

with all Regents present except Mr. Klaich and Mrs. Price. Mrs.

Price was serving on active duty on the North American Air

Defense.



1. Approved Resolution for the Sale of Bonds, TMCC



Approved a resolution approving the sale of bonds. At its

August 1996 meeting the Board authorized the sale of bonds

for TMCC in the amount of $1.2 million.



President Wright stated that at the last Board of Regents

meeting TMCC was granted authorization to seek bids. Mr.

Scott Nash, Howarth Montague, stated 5 bids had been re-

ceived and recommended approval of the bid submitted by

Smith Barney Inc. from Seattle, Washington in the amount

of $1,180,000 with a fixed average interest rate of 5.57%.



RESOLUTION NO. 96-4



A resolution designated by the short title "10-1-96

Community Colleges Student Fees Bond Resolution"; con-

cerning the Community Colleges of the University and

Community College System of Nevada; authorizing the

project, paying and discharging of certain outstand-

ing note of the University; authorizing the issuance

of the "University and Community College System of

Nevada, Community Colleges Student Fees Revenue Bonds,

Series October 1, 1996", for the purpose of defraying

in part the cost of such project; accepting on behalf

of the University the best bid for the purchase of

the bonds; providing certain covenants, agreements and

other details, and making other provisions concerning

the Community Colleges, the bonds and the pledged

revenues; ratifying action previously taken and per-

taining to the foregoing matters; providing other

matters relating thereto; and repealing all resolutions

in conflict herewith.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the resolution for the sale of

bonds for TMCC in the amount of $1,180,000 at 5.57% inter-

est. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



2. Approved the Finance and Planning Committee Report



Chair Dorothy Gallagher presented the report of the Finance

and Planning Committee held September 4, 1996.



The following items were presented for information only:



Debt Management Process and Policy - Vice Chancellor

Tom Anderes and Mr. Scott Nash and Mr. Andy Artusa of

Howarth Montague & Associates, presented a draft

report on debt management and suggested policies and

procedures for consideration. Dr. Anderes related

that he was working with the Business Officers in re-

viewing the draft and would report to the Committee

at its meeting on October 29, 1996.



Mr. Nash defined debt as current use of future income.

The draft contains a list of all System debt, a break-

down of types of debt, slot-tax revenue, savings on

refinancing, bank loans and leases, debt limits and

ratings. Once the new procedures are in place, there

will be an annual review of the report to ensure proper

debt management.



Mrs. Gallagher moved acceptance of the report. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



1. Approved the Resolution for Refinancing a Revenue Bond



Approved the request for approval to seek refinancing

of certain UCCSN revenue bonds, and recommended that

UCCSN proceed with that refinancing since the System

has the opportunity to take advantage of the present

bond market for refinancing 1986 revenue bonds at a

lower rate. The refinancing will generate additional

operating funds for operation of the facilities for

UNLV and UNR.



RESOLUTION NO. 96-5



A resolution pertaining to the issuance of bonds

for the purpose of refinancing certain outstanding

bonds of the University; authorizing the Chancellor

to arrange for the sale of bonds; and providing

other matters pertaining thereto.



Vice Chancellor Tom Anderes stated he is working with

Mr. Scott Nash, Howarth Montague & Associates and

Swendseid & Stern on the refinancing of the existing

$16 million in bonds. Mr. Nash reports that this

is a good opportunity for the System to realize ap-

proximately $1.2 million in interest savings and rec-

ommends Board approval to proceed with the sale. Mr.

Nash will report back at the November Board meeting

with bid results.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the request to seek

refinancing of certain UCCSN revenue bonds at a lower

interest rate. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Dr. Eardley asked if the same company would be used to

refinance the bonds. Mr. Nash stated the bonds would

go out to public bid and the original company may not

be the low bid. He further stated that refinancing of

the bonds would result in a $130,000 interest savings

per year realized by the System.



Motion carried.



Finance and Planning Committee Report continues after Item

#9.



Meeting recessed at 9:15 A.M. and reconvened at 12:45 P.M. with

all Regents present except Mr. Klaich, Mr. Phillips and Mrs.

Price.



3. Approved Ballot Question 7



Approved request to endorse the concept of Ballot Question

7 (AJR 35 of the 1993 & 1995 State Legislative Sessions).

Ref. H on file with the permanent minutes.



Mr. Graves introduced Mr. Frank Tussing, Southern Nevada

Certified Development Company and Mr. Tom Guthrie, Nevada

Alliance for Defense, Energy and Business, as Co-Chairmen

of Ballot Question 7. Mr. Tussing distributed a handout

to all Regents and the Chancellor supporting and explain-

ing Ballot Question 7.



Mr. Graves asked if funds have been raised to promote Ballot

Question 7. Mr. Tussing responded that this is a campaign

which started 20 years ago under Governor O'Callaghan at

which time there was a problem with the Constitution in

leveraging funds for the prudent use of small amounts of

public funds to help small businesses qualify for tradi-

tional bank loans. Mr. Tussing futher stated that Nevada

is losing these businesses to other states. The passage

of this constitutional amendment will permit Nevada to con-

sider establishing some sort of public, but independent,

non-profit corporation as a tool to help provide necessary

seed capital to Nevada companies ready to bring commercial

technologies and innovations to the marketplace.



Mr. Tussing further stated that an all-volunteer, Statewide,

grassroots campaign has been organized to inform the voting

public of the importance of Ballot Question 7 via a mail

campaign as well as future media and radio campaigns. Ap-

proximately 40 volunteers Statewide are currently campaign-

ing to raise funds and a Press conference is tentatively

plannned for October 28 with Governor Miller. He stated

this would be another tool for seeking high quality busi-

ness to the State.



Mrs. Sparks asked if these funds would be a combination of

State, federal and private money, whether it would go into

a separate fund and how it would be used? Mr. Tussing in-

dicated the structure is currently being analyzed and models

will be proposed to the Governor and Legislature. The Utah

Technical Financing Corporation, a private, non-profit

corporation which is authorized by the Utah State Legisla-

ture would be a good model to adopt. The Legislature pro-

vided seed money, hired their own staff and the Governor

appointed an independent 11-member board with no direct

link to the Governor.



Mr. Phillips entered the meeting.



Mr. Tussing explained that the non-profit corporation has

been very successful in getting money from private corpora-

tions to fund seed money and has provided loans in the

average amount of $80,000 for a term of 5 years or less to

assist with the start-up of new businesses.



Mr. Graves stated he feels Ballot Question 7 would be good

for the State and for technology.



Mr. Alden moved to approve support of Ballot Question 7.

Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Ms. Berkley stated that she will vote for Ballot Question

7 but has serious reservations about the Board of Regents

publicly endorsing anything other than education-related

issues. She was concerned that this would possibly open

the door for others to approach the Board.



Mr. Graves commented that Ballot Question 7 is directly

related to higher education due to the Dandini Research Park

and the pending Paradise Elementary School project associ-

ated with UNLV. The seed money would help these endeavors

be successful.



Mrs. Sparks wanted to know if Presidents Crowley, Harter

and Taranik supported Ballot Question 7. President Crowley

stated that since 1985 studies have been done by both UNR

and UNLV researching economic development and Ballot Ques-

tion 7 and its prospects. UNR's master plan has a strong

commitment to economic development. He felt this would be

tremendously helpful for research parks and technology

transfer.



President Harter stated that without economic development

funds the Universities' research programs do not have a

chance on their own and that this Ballot Question is direct-

ly related to higher education. Funds would be provided for

Business and Engineering faculty to assist new small busi-

nesses getting started and in the renovation of some build-

ings.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that it is appropriate for the Board

to support the Ballot Question.



Mr. Graves noted for the record that the Board is endorsing

the concept to approve Ballot Question 7.



Motion carried.



4. Introductions



President Harter introduced Dr. Stephen Rice, Associate

Provost for Research, and Dr. Bob Rossman, Interim Dean,

College of Urban Affairs.



President Randolph introduced Elizabeth Jones, Vice Presi-

dent of Student Government, and Dr. Joe De Flyer, Dean of

Arts and Science at WNCC.



Aaron Rosenthal introduced Luis Valeria, Director of Nevada

Student Affairs.



5. Chair's Report



Chairman Graves reported that a meeting was held this morn-

ing with Secretary of Education Riley which was very suc-

cessful. He complimented President Moore on his very im-

pressive presentation of the many joint efforts of higher

education with K-12. The meeting involved the Board, the

State Board of Education, County School Superintendents,

UCCSN Presidents and CCSD Administrators. Following the

meeting a tour was conducted of the Community College High

School located on the West Charleston Campus of CCSN.



6. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Jarvis acknowledged Ms. Connie Howard, Public

Information Officer, for the exceptional System Viewbook.

The quality of graphics, imagery and design is exceptional.

The System Viewbook highlights higher education in Nevada

and will be circulated to interested students.



Chancellor Jarvis stated there will be 2 System workshops

for Board members, faculty, staff and students. The 1st

workshop is scheduled for October 21, discussing 4-year

programs at the Community Colleges. It will be at DRI in

Las Vegas with guest speakers from Utah and Arizona. The

2nd workshop is scheduled for October 25 which is the first

of a series of P-16 forums which will be offered twice a

year for Administrators, P-12 and higher education Instruc-

tors. This workshop will be at CCSN on the Cheyenne Campus.



Chancellor Jarvis further stated there will be a series of

Board of Regents Workshops starting in November discussing

the School of Medicine Follow-Up Report and Enrollment

Management. In January, 1997 the topic will be Budget Up-

date and LCB Audit Response. Workshops in March, April and

June, 1997 will cover longer range planning issues relative

to Teacher Education/K-16 Partnerships; 4-Year Programs at

Community Colleges; and Benchmarking -- Performance Indi-

cators/Funding Study.



Chancellor Jarvis reported that the search for a Director

of Banking and Investments has been concluded; the Commit-

tee hired Mr. Timothy Ortez who will start on November 7.

The Chancellor extended his appreciation to Ms. Sandi

Cardinal, Chair of the Search Committee, and Dr. Tom

Anderes, Vice Chancellor for Finance, for the outstanding

job they did on the search.



Presidents' Reports:



President Crowley reported that the annual Silver and Blue

dinner will be Friday, October 4 and encouraged all to

attend. On October 16 there will be a groundbreaking and

dedication of the new School of Medicine at UNLV. Presi-

dent Crowley plans to announce the receipt of major gifts

at that time. A new Associate of Science with an Engineer-

ing emphasis is now offered at WNCC, which is developing

into a 2-plus-2 program with the University.



President Harter reported that UNLV recognized several out-

standing students recently: James Min Kim won a Nevada

Centennial Medallion for his outstanding academic perform-

ance; he has a 4.0 GPA in Biology and Chemistry. Judith

Frazier was named the 1996 NCAA Woman of the Year for

Nevada. She is a great track performer with a 3.7 GPA

in Education. President Harter further reported that the

Silver State Documentary Film Festival was on Campus and

was sponsored by the Greenspun School of Communication.

The Writing Center has been expanded to offer seminars and

assistance to students; there is a new Advising Center in

the College of Liberal Arts; and there will be an opening

of the Lied Complex Friday, October 4 at 5:00 P.M.



Vice President Jack Hess reported DRI is sponsoring the

first of several international symposiums on June 9-13,

1997 at the Granlibakken Conference Center, Lake Tahoe,

California. The objectives are to promote greater aware-

ness of scientific issues related to the theme by sci-

entists and policy-makers; to highlight the diversity of

approaches to studies of earth surface processes; and to

promote ways of using scientific knowledge to improve the

decision-making process. The first symposium in this

series will focus on changing water regimes in drylands.



Dr. Hess further stated the primary objective of this meet-

ing will be to identify research needs and priorities for

the first decades of the 21st century which will assist

DRI in setting its research objectives for the future.



President Remington reported a 10% increase in enrollment

at GBC over last year and that 3 new buildings are currently

under construction on Campus: a commercial television sta-

tion, additional classrooms and office space and a new

recreational events center.



President Moore reported a total of 250 high school students

are enrolled in classes which are in collaboration with the

Clark County School District program; advanced placement

courses in some high schools are very successful with 40

sections and over 800 students enrolled; 900 students are

enrolled in advanced technical preparation courses; and

225 high school students are enrolled in the distance

education classes. Dr. Moore stated that CCSN enrollments

have increased between 20-25% over last year.



President Randolph stated that he is very pleased with

President Crowley's support of many of the transfer pro-

grams from WNCC. Currently there are more than 80 pro-

grams that have been articulated between WNCC and UNR in

the areas of Business, Engineering and Education. Last

April the Board of Regents approved the creation of a

Center for Excellence at WNCC. The Center is now in oper-

ation and recently the first annual conference was held

with President and CEO of Harley Davidson the featured

speaker. President Randolph thanked Regent Gallagher and

Chancellor Jarvis for attending and participating in the

event.



Vice President Gubanich reported that it appears the new

building at TMCC will be completed ahead of time. The new

building will provide students with more classroom space.



Mr. Graves introduced Regent-Elect Mrs. Thalia Dondero who will

take office effective January, 1997.



7. Approved the Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee

Report



Chair Shelley Berkley presented the following report on the

Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee meeting

held October 3, 1996. Ms. Berkley reported that Vice Chan-

cellor Richardson made a presentation outlining the 1995-96

accomplishments of the Committee. Dr. Richardson reported

the Committee reviewed the following: Academic Master Plans

& UCCSN Strategic Directions, Existing University Admission

Standards and Discussion of Potential Future Directions,

Developments and Trends in UCCSN Research, Distance Educa-

tion, Transfer/Articulation, Faculty Workload/Productivity

and New Academic Programs/Organizational Units.



Ms. Berkley addressed the proposed issues/reports which the

Committee will focus on in 1996-97: Reports on Implementa-

tion of Articulation Initiatives, 4-Year Degree Programs at

Community Colleges, Distance Education, P-16 Cooperative

Initiatives, Regents' Awards, Campus Biennial Assessment

Reports, Campus Annual Reports on the Review of Existing

Programs and Present and Future Directions in Teacher

Education.



Ms. Berkley further stated that there are some issues she

would like the Committee to focus on during 1996-97 which

may be a direct impact of the Welfare Reform Bill on the

Community Colleges due to the emphasis on job training in

order to keep welfare recipients permanently off welfare.

She also suggested a review of student service areas in-

cluding: financial aid, disability services and student

housing issues. Enrollment management, academic advising

and early studies programs are also areas of concern. Ms.

Berkley suggested that one meeting be dedicated to dis-

cussing how UCCSN is dealing with these issues and how im-

provements can be made.



Ms. Berkley also stated she felt not enough recognition is

given to teachers who excel in the classroom and she would

like to see more rewards and incentives given to good

teachers in the future.



Ms. Berkley moved to accept the report as presented. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



1. Approved the Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, UNLV



Approved the Bachelor of Music with a major in Jazz

Studies at UNLV. The proposed program will focus on

both jazz performance and pedagogy, with emphasis on

jazz history, theory, arranging/composition, improvisa-

tion and form and analysis. It is designed to prepare

graduates for employment in the professional Music

industry. Ref. A on file in the Regents Office.



Ms. Berkley moved approval of the Bachelor of Music,

Jazz Studies, at UNLV. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



2. Approved Elimination of Program, UNR



Approved the elimination of the Bachelor of Science

in Material Science and Engineering at UNR. This

program is the least competitive degree offered by a

relatively small Department. As considerable resources

would be required to strengthen the degree, the Depart-

ment has requested that the program be eliminated and

continued emphasis be placed on the bachelor's programs

in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. Ref. B on

file in the Regents Office.



Ms. Berkley moved approval of the elimination of the

Bachelor of Science in Material Science and Engineering

at UNR. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



3. Approved Proposed Pilot Program for Reduced Registration

Fees for High School Students in SB204 Courses



Approved the proposed pilot program to reduce registra-

tion fees for high school students in SB204 courses.

The System believes it would be advantageous to stu-

dents, UCCSN institutions and the State to test the

price sensitivity of high school students taking Col-

lege courses through distance education.



The proposed policy is a pilot for one semester; its

impact on enrollments will be evaluated and reported

to the Board as soon as possible in the Spring semester,

1997. The proposed policy is also permissive; a Presi-

dent may elect not to participate.



Ms. Berkley reported that the Committee voted to recom-

mend approval of the concept of lowering tuition fees

for high school students taking SB204 classes because

many high school students are not accustomed to paying

for courses. The Committee requested the Chancellor's

staff to report back to the Board with their recom-

mendations regarding the pilot program.



Chancellor Jarvis reported that System staff and Presi-

dents have worked together and recommend a flat fee of

$25 per course for high school students enrolled in

SB204 courses delivered to a high school site via

electronic means either for dual credit or for College

credit.



Ms. Berkley moved approval that Nevada resident students

attending a Nevada high school during Spring semester,

1997, may enroll in a dual credit or a College or Uni-

versity credit course or courses delivered to a high

school site via electronic means for a $25 registration

fee per course if the course fee is approved by the

institution President and the Chancellor. Mr. Alden

seconded.



Mr. Graves stated this is a tremendous concept and cer-

tainly one of the most important decisions the Board

has made.



Motion carried.



4. Approved Permission for High School Students to Take

UCCSN Courses



Approved lifting the restriction for the number of

credits high school students may take per semester and

recommends approval.



Presently, Nevada high school Juniors and Seniors, ex-

cept for those in Tech Prep programs, are restricted

from taking more than 6 credits of College or Univer-

sity courses in any semester. The System recommends

that this restriction be lifted subject to the approval

of appropriate school and College officials.



Ms. Berkley moved to approve lifting of the restriction

for the number of credits high school students may take

per semester. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Mr. Graves asked if counselors would be available for

academic advisement for students electing to take Col-

lege courses. Dr. Randolph stated that a policy has

been established with the State Board of Education re-

garding student advisement and dual credit courses.



Motion carried.



8. Approved Agreement, UNLV



Approved the cooperative agreement with Mc Carran Airport

and to enter into negotiations wih the Clark County School

District.



President Harter introduced several members of the Clark

County School District and Airport Authority: Mary Miller,

Fred Smith, Tina Quigly, Dusty Dickens and Phyllis Meckley.



President Harter stated that this tri-part agreement is an

unusual partnership between the County School District,

Airport Authority and University which will allow the Air-

port Authority to buy the 10 acres of land that the Paradise

Elementary School currently occupies and move the school to

the UNLV Campus, and relocation of the track of which the

Airport Authority would provide up to $1 million so UNLV

would not incur any additional expense. The University

would then be able to lease from the Airport the 10 acres

of land that the school was on for a nominal rate which

could be used later for a research park or other type of

research activities.



President Harter further stated that this is a unique op-

portunity to blend the activities of the Paradise Elementary

School and the College of Education. Many of the students

are high risk students who will receive the benefit through

the partnership between the School District and College of

Education. Teacher Education students would have an oppor-

tunity to have daily exposure to high risk students, and

a wonderful opportunity for the interaction by faculty and

teachers at the Paradise Elementary School. There has been

some discussion regarding the use of joint-use agreements

which would possibly involve UNLV in some governance in that

UNLV faculty may be involved in hiring elementary teachers.

This is a tremendous opportunity to enrich both Paradise

School and the UNLV College of Education. The creation of

a long-term lease with the School District still remains

to be done. At this time, President Harter requested Board

approval of the concept to move forward with more detailed

negotiations with the School District.



A. Agreement, Mc Carran Airport



Approved a cooperative agreement with Mc Carran Airport

(Clark County) whereby the University agrees to imple-

ment construction restrictions and standards on future

building projects on the far west side of the Campus

and in return Clark County agrees to identify County

property controlled by the Department of Aviation which

could be available under long-term lease to UNLV. In

addition, Clark County agrees that if the University

enters into an agreement with the Clark County School

District for the relocation of the Paradise Elementary

School to the UNLV Campus, the Airport Authority will

pay for the cost of relocating the UNLV track facility

on Campus up to $1 million.



Ms. Berkley moved to approve an agreement with Mc Carran

Airport (Clark County). Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion

carried.



B. Negotiations, Clark County School District



Approved UNLV to enter into negotiations with the Clark

County School District for the purpose of developing a

long-term lease agreement whereby the University would

agree to permit CCSD to construct a K-5 Elementary

School on Campus property. The land lease agreement

will include a "joint use" provision whereby the Uni-

versity and CCSD agree to work cooperatively and share

resources in the development of a Professional Develop-

ment School with close ties to the College of Education

and other academic Departments.



Ms. Berkley moved approval of UNLV to enter into nego-

tiations with the Clark County School District. Mr.

Phillips seconded.



Mr. Alden questioned what would happen to the old

Paradise Elementary School site and if UNLV was going

to lease the property. President Harter responded that

UNLV will lease the property for a very nominal amount

and title will be kept by the Federal Aviation Author-

ity. Mr. Alden asked if Legal Counsel had reviewed the

agreement regarding the impact upon the system. Mr.

Marc Cardinalli, Assistant General Counsel, stated that

control of the land stays with the Board of Regents and

UCCSN. If the motion is approved, the Board will be

restricting use of the land. He is now reviewing sample

leases and will be drafting an agreement between the

School District and the University in the near future.



Dr. Eardley requested information regarding where the

students attending Paradise Elementary School reside.

President Harter stated that many are homeless or

transient and are considered high-risk students from

that perspective.



President Harter noted that under Item 8A, the cost of

the relocation of the track would be to a $1 million

maximum. The Airport Authority requested that this

amount be included which requires the Chancellor's

approval. President Harter requested changing the

wording of the item to "...the Airport Authority will

pay for the cost of relocating the UNLV track facility

on Campus up to $1 million", since it is not included

in the language of the Board item.



Mr. Graves agreed to reflect the change.



Motion carried.



Chancellor Jarvis acknowledged the presence of Regent-Elect

Thalia Dondero and recognized her efforts in making the com-

munity aware of the need to move Paradise Elementary School

and the need of a Professional Development School that would

benefit the students and the College of Education.



9. Approved the Audit Committee Report



Chair Mark Alden reported on the meeting of the Audit Com-

mittee held September 4, 1996.



The following item was presented for information only:



Follow-Up Reports on Internal Audits



Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit pre-

sented follow-up reports for the audits previously sub-

mitted to the Committee. All recommendations have been

completed for the following:



Mail Services Department, UNR

Upward Bound Program, UNLV

Police Department, UNR

Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center, UNR

Business Center North Equipment Inventory

Management Services, UNLV

Purchasing Department, UNLV

Telemedia Services, UNLV

High Sierra Law Academy, TMCC



Mr. Alden moved approval to accept the report. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



1. Approved Internal Audits



Mr. Alden presented the following Internal Audit Reports

as contained in Ref. C on file in the Regents Office.



Fire Protection Training Academy, UNR

Controller's Office Bank Reconciliations, UNR

Motor Pool Department, UNLV

Recharge Centers, UNLV



Mr. Alden moved approval to accept the Internal Audit

Reports as presented. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion

carried.



2. Approved the Audit Exceptions Report



Mr. Alden presented the Audit Exceptions Report for FY

95-96. This report was previously mailed to the Board.

This report lists the Internal Audits conducted, the

recommendations made at the time of the audit, and

identifies which items are closed or are still pending.

The Chancellor has directed the Campus Presidents to

review the report and to take appropriate action. It

was pointed out that this report will assist the Busi-

ness Officers in updating procedures and recommending

policy for those areas affecting all institutions of

the System. The report will be prepared twice a year

by Internal Audit.



Mr. Alden moved approval to accept the Audit Exceptions

Report. Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Mrs. Sparks commended Mrs. Cardinal for her efforts in

clarifying information for the Committee as well as for

the fine report she produced. Mrs. Sparks stated that

having the report produced twice a year results in a

more efficient audit process and makes the Regents' job

easier.



Motion carried.



2. Approved the Finance and Planning Committee Report

(continued)



2. Approved Handbook Revision, Controller Function & Deputy

Treasurer



Chairman Gallagher presented the proposed Handbook

changes concerning the defunct System Controller func-

tion and revision of the Deputy Treasurer position to

Director of Banking and Investments.



Staff was directed to make certain Handbook changes

since the System Controller function has not been oper-

ational for 11 years, suggesting that Board policy sup-

porting the activity should be identified appropriately.

The position of Deputy Treasurer is being redesigned to

Director of Banking and Investments requiring changes

to the appropriate sections of the Handbook. Ref. D & E

on file with the permanent minutes.



Note: This item was also considered by the Investment

Committee. See Item 10.2.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to amend Handbook policy

as presented. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



3. Approved RFP for System Cost Containment Review



Chairman Gallagher presented the RFP for a cost con-

tainment review and recommends that staff be directed

to prepare the RFP. The System proposed the imple-

mentation of an internal review of administrative

processes focused on enhancing efficiency of opera-

tions. The intent is to become more efficient by

looking at the administrative operations and simpli-

fying the processes. An outside consultant would

define operations and analyze the functions of certain

administrative functions based on cost, staff and

operations. The Vice Chancellor, with the assistance

of the Business Office, will develop the RFP.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to direct staff to pre-

pare an RFP for review of administrative processes.

Mr. Alden seconded.



Dr. Derby questioned whether the Committee discussed

the possibility of doing this internally as opposed

to hiring an outside consultant. Mrs. Gallagher stated

that the Committee did consider an internal review;

however, it was decided an outside consultant would

be better suited.



Motion carried.



4. Approved the Allocation of Slot Tax Revenue, 1997-99



Approved the allocation of statutorily mandated slot

tax revenue for the 1997-99 biennium. The proposal

allows the System to allocate the funds for capital

projects which appear on the approved Board of Regents

Priority Capital Improvements Request List. Ref. F

on file in the Regents Office.



Higher education receives the first $5 million of the

slot tax revenue annually which goes to maintenance

projects. The next 20% is used for a variety of pur-

poses including debt service and maintenance projects.

More dollars have been generated over the last few

years based on an increased number of slot machines

in the State. The 1997-99 Biennial Budget Request

provides for $5 million per year for deferred main-

tenance, $8 million per year for debt service and an

additional $2.5 million per year for additional de-

ferred maintenance.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the proposal. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved Investment Committee Report



Chairman Jim Eardley reported on the meeting of the Invest-

ment Committee held on September 6, 1996.



The following items were presented for information only:



1. Status of Director of Banking and Investment - Mrs.

Sandi Cardinal, Chair of the Search Committee reported

that 46 resumes had been received, the Committee had

narrowed the field down to 4 applicants, and interviews

had been scheduled.



2. Performance of Endowments - Mr. Matt Lincoln, Cambridge

Associates, reported the fund asset allocation was with-

in the guidelines of 70/30. He related that TCW Realty,

with which the System invested funds, was nearing matu-

rity (within 2 years) and that investors can request

redemption after 8 years. This account, along with the

Bernstein account will be reviewed by the Committee in

the near future.



3. Discussion of Spending Rate and Administrative Charges -

The Committee reviewed the existing policies on the en-

dowment spending rate which is 4.5%. This rate can

only be changed by the Investment Committee requesting

a change to the full Board. There currently is no

administrative charge on endowments, and, again, only

the Board could change that policy.



On September 18, 1996 the Committee met via telephone con-

ference to review a request for early retirement of TCW

Realty Fund V, effective September 27, 1996. The System

received notification that 2 investors of this fund had

requested early termination. The Fund Managers asked all

investors whether they would also be interested in early

termination. A 2/3 vote of all investors was required.

If only the 2 investors made an early termination, they

would have first call on the amounts received from sales

of property. If 2/3 of the investors voted in favor of

early termination, all investors would receive pro rata

payments.



Under authority of the Regents policy, the Committee voted

for early termination upon the advice of Cambridge Associ-

ates. Policy requires the Committee report this action to

the Board for information. TCW reported that 92% of in-

vestors voted for early termination.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to accept report. Mrs. Sparks

seconded.



Mr. Foley commented that he and Dr. Eardley felt that ter-

mination or altering of the program or fund should not rest

entirely with the Committee; that matters such as these

should go before the Board for approval. Dr. Eardley stated

that this is the only Committee that has full authority to

take this type of action. Mr. Foley stated he felt strongly

that the Committee should not have full authority to ter-

minate investors or change holders of investments, but does

feel it is proper for the Committee to approve moving of

investments.



Mrs. Sparks responded that the Committee has full authority

to hire or terminate Fund Managers so that the Board would

not have to sit through lengthy interviews. Cambridge and

Associates brings recommendations to the Committee for their

review, then the Committee brings its recommendations to

the Board for approval. The idea is the Board trusts the

Committee and its advisors.



Mr. Foley agreed that the Committee would bring its recom-

mendations to the Board for approval but should not have

the authority to hire and fire Managers. He stated he felt

only the Board should have that authority.



Dr. Anderes stated that upon request of the Committee he

conferred with Legal Counsel regarding the guidelines under

which the Committee was governed. Legal Counsel felt that

based upon the current guidelines, the Committee does have

the authority to hire and fire Fund Managers. Dr. Anderes

stated that the $1.2 million TCW Realty Fund V held is a

small amount relative to the total amount of $150 million

invested. He noted that the threshold of amounts the

Committee may terminate or move is not in writing.



Mr. Graves stated that he agreed with Mr. Foley and request-

ed this item be placed on the November Board of Regents

agenda for review. Mr. Alden concurred with Mr. Foley's

comments and agreed this matter needs to go before the

Board for discussion.



Mr. Foley further stated that UCCSN will lose some money on

the termination of TCW and the Board needs to be aware of

this. Mrs. Sparks responded that UCCSN has been losing

money on TCW Realty Fund V for several years and that the

Committee has notified the Board all along.



Motion carried.



1. Approved Commercial Banking Services



Approved the Commercial Banking Services policy direct-

ing staff to prepare an RFP for commercial banking

services for UCCSN and to have in place a new contract

beginning January 1, 1998.



Dr. Eardley moved approval that staff be directed to

prepare an RFP for commercial banking services for UCCSN

and to have in place a new contract beginning January 1,

1998. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried.



2. Approved Handbook Change, Controller Function and Deputy

Treasurer



Approved Handbook changes concerning the defunct System

Controller function and revision of the Deputy Treasurer

position to Director of Banking and Investments.



Request was made to direct staff to make certain Hand-

book changes. The System Controller function has not

been operational for 11 years, suggesting that Board

policy supporting the activity should be identified

appropriately. The position of Deputy Treasurer was

redesigned to Director of Banking and Investments re-

quiring changes to the appropriate sections of the

Handbook. Ref. D & E on file with the permanent

minutes.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of the Handbook change con-

cerning the defunct System Controller function and re-

vision of the Deputy Treasurer position to Director of

Banking and Investments. Mr. Alden seconded.



Mr. Foley asked if the Handbook had provisions regard-

ing that Treasurer's Office personnel must be bonded.

Dr. Anderes stated there were no provisions and that

current personnel are not bonded. Mr. Foley then re-

quested that bonding of new personnel be placed on the

November Board of Regents agenda. Mr. Graves concurred

with this request.



Motion carried.



Note: This item was also considered by the Finance &

Planning Committee. See Item 7.2.



3. Approved Additions, Permanent Endowment Fund



Approved certain additions to the UCCSN Permanent Endow-

ment Fund. Ref. G on file with the permanent minutes.



Dr. Eardley moved approval of certain additions to the

UCCSN Permanent Endowment Fund. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.



11. Approved the Campus Environment Committee Report



Chair Jill Derby reported on the meeting held October 3,

1996 at which time the Committee received progress reports

on the UCCSN diversity targets for full-time employees and

students. In June, 1995 the Board adopted UCCSN diversity

goals that provide a long-range target for student enroll-

ment and staff employment for all segments of the System.

5-Year benchmarks to the year 2000 were also established

so that progress could be measurerd against the stated

targets.



This is the first annual progress report.



Full-Time Employees: Targets were set for full-time em-

ployees in 6 job categories, which are defined by the U. S.

Office for Civil Rights and the National Center for Educa-

tion Statistics. Targets are based on institutional af-

firmative action programs, defined as a set of specific and

result-oriented procedures to which an employer commits to

apply good-faith effort. Institutional programs include an

analysis of areas within which the employer is deficient in

the utilization of women and minorities and goals and time-

tables that guide good-faith efforts in correcting these

deficiences.



Progress this year is generally positive and most Campuses

appear to be on track to meet most year 2000 benchmarks and/

or their long-range targets by this date.



Over half of gender equity targets Systemwide were met this

year, and progress was made toward an additional 16%. How-

ever, little or no progress was made for about 1/3 of the

targets. Female faculty and service employees remain the

job categories most underrepresented Systemwide.



Progress toward minority targets was similarly mixed this

year. 40% of minority targets Systemwide were met and

progress was made toward an additional 16%. Little or no

progress was made in 44% of minority targets. Minority

faculty, Administrators and skilled craft employees remain

the job categories most underrepresented Systemwide.



Students: In general, Campuses set their targets in rela-

tion to the demographic composition of their service areas.

The progress this year toward UCCSN student diversity tar-

gets and year 2000 benchmarks is general positive. Most

Campuses appear to be on track to meet their targets by

this date.



All Campuses have met or exceeded their targets for Asian

students.



3 Campuses (CCSN, TMCC and WNCC) have met or exceeded their

targets for American Indian students ad UNLV and GBC made

progress this year toward their targets. Despite lack of

progress this year in this category, UNR is only marginally

below its target.



CCSN met its target for Hispanic students and UNR, UNLV and

GBC made progress toward their targets. Substantial work to

meet targets still exists on most Campuses, however,



Black students remain underrepresented on every Campus and

only UNLV and WNCC made progress this year toward their tar-

gets. Despite lack of progress this year, all Campuses ex-

cept UNR are very close to meeting targets for black stu-

dents.



Dr. Derby stated this is the first year that numbers have

been available regarding the System's diversity goals.



Dr. Derby moved to accept the report. Mr. Phillips second-

ed. Motion carried.



12. Approved the Consent Agenda



(1) Approved the minutes of the meeting held August 9,

1996.



(2) Approved President Crowley's recommendation for emeri-

tus status to the following:



Pharbus Donald Harper, Associate Athletic Direc-

tor, UNR, Emeritus, effective December 18, 1995



(3) Approved President Crowley's recommendation for

promotion for the following:



Dr. H. Scott Bjerke, to Associate Professor of

Surgery, School of Medicine, UNR, retroactive to

July 1, 1996. Ref. C-3 on file in the Regents

Office.



(4) Approved Tenure on Hire, UNLV



Approved tenure on hire for Dr. Sandra Odell in the

Department of Instructional and Curricular Studies,

UNLV.



(5) Approved the Advisory Board, College of Education, UNR



Approved the appointment of the following individual

to the College of Education Advisory Board:



Helen Buck, Carson City



(6) Approved Capital Improvement Fees, UNLV



Approved for use up to $45,000 Capital Improvement

Fee funds to relocate the student newspaper Rebel

Yell from the Donald Moyer Student Union to the Flora

Dungan Humanities building.



(7) Approved Handbook Changes, UNLV



Approved the following Handbook changes to the UNLV

Bylaws:



A. UNLV Bylaws, Title 5, Chapter 6, Chapter III,

Section 8, Annual Evaluation of Faculty. This

amendment adds procedural definition and time

limits to the appeal of an evaluation which will

ensure that faculty members receive fair and

timely decisions. Ref. C-7A on file in the Re-

gents Office.



B. UNLV Bylaws, Title 5, Chapter 6, Chapter II,

Section 10.9, Selection of Departmental Chairmen.

This amendment specifies terms of office and

qualifications of the selection of Department

chairs and School Directors. They are in keeping

with good practice as well as complying with ac-

creditation standards of the Northwest Association

of Schools and Colleges. Ref. C-7B on file in the

Regents Office.



(8) Approved Handbook Changes, Nevada Student Alliance

Constitution



Approved Handbook changes, Title 5, Chapter 21, Nevada

Student Alliance as contained in Ref. C-8 on file in

the Regents Office.



(9) Approved Easement, UNR



Approved Conservation Easement to the California

Regional Water Quality Control Board - Lahontan

Region at the University of Nevada, Reno's Jay Dow

Sr. Wetlands. This easement is part of a wetlands

mitigation involving the Board, Tuscarora Gas Trans-

mission Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company.

One of the 13 ponds at the Dow Wetlands will be im-

proved to lower annual water pumping costs. In ad-

dition, the companies will provide a cash gift of

$25,000 to support wetlands teaching and research

activities. A supporting letter from Lewis Oring,

Director of the Dow Wetlands, and a copy of the

draft Conservation Easement are included as Ref.

C-9 on file in the Regents Office.



(10) Approved the following Interlocal Agreements:



A. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Division of Mental Hygiene & Mental

Retardation (Interlocal)

Purpose : To recruit and hire Psychiatrists to

provide direct patient care at the

mental health facilities operated by

the Division.

$$ : $3,180,433 to UNR

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997



B. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Division of Child & Family Services

(Interlocal)

Purpose : Victims of Crime Program.

$$ : $41,266 to UNR

Eff. Date: October 1, 1996 to September 30, 1997



C. Parties : Board of Regents/UNLV and Las Vegas

Valley Water District (Interlocal)

Purpose : Master Plan for District's North Well

Field Property.

$$ : $65,000 to UNLV

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board to June 1, 1997



D. Parties : Board of Regents/TMCC and Nevada De-

partment of Employment, Training and

Rehabilitation (Interlocal)

Purpose : Nevada Career Information System.

$$ : Fees to be paid by TMCC based upon

number of students.

Eff. Date: May 30, 1996



E. Parties : Board of Regents/TMCC and Nevada De-

partment of Motor Vehicles and Safety

(Interlocal)

Purpose : Motorcycle Riding Courses.

$$ : $15,000 to TMCC

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997



F. Parties : Board of Regents/CCSN and Nevada De-

partment of Motor Vehicles and Safety

(Interlocal)

Purpose : Motorcycle Riding Courses.

$$ : $30,000 to CCSN

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997



G. Parties : Board of Regents/GBC and Nevada De-

partment of Motor Vehicles and Safety

(Interlocal)

Purpose : Motorcycle Riding Courses.

$$ : $7,000 to GBC

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Consent Agenda. Mr.

Phillips seconded.



Mr. Alden questioned Items 7 & 8 on the Consent Agenda which

are requests for Handbook changes and requested clarifica-

tion of the procedures and the process followed prior to

placement of Handbook changes on the agenda. President

Harter stated there is a very extensive process followed

including approval by Faculty Senate, Provost and President

prior to submission for the agenda.



Motion carried.



13. Approved Appointment, Ad Hoc Committee on Chancellor

Evaluation



Mr. Graves reported that procedures for the evaluation of

the Chancellor provide for a Committee comprised of the

Chair of the Board who is responsible for conducting the

evaluation, assisted by 2 members of the Board selected by

the Chair of the Board. Mr. Graves appointed Dr. Jill

Derby, Vice Chair, and Ms. Shelley Berkley to the Committee.



Mr. Alden moved approval of Dr. Derby and Ms. Berkley to

the Ad Hoc Committee on Chancellor Evaluation. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



14. Approved Appointment, Ad Hoc Committee on Estate Tax



Approved appointment of 2 Regents to serve on an Ad Hoc

Committee on Estate Tax as required by NRS 375A.710. Chan-

cellor Jarvis stated that the statute requires a Committee

comprised of 2 Regents, 2 Administrators, 2 faculty members

and 1 student be assembled which will ensure regional and

institutional balance. The Committee will conduct a detail-

ed complex process of reviewing Title 4, Chapter 10, Section

23. Mr. Graves appointed Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher and Mrs.

Carolyn Sparks to the Committee.



Mr. Alden moved approval of appointments of Mrs. Gallagher

and Mrs. Sparks to the Ad Hoc Committee on Estate Tax. Mr.

Phillips seconded. Motion carried.



15. Approved Gifts and Naming of Colleges & Buildings, UNLV



Approved requests as follows:



A. William S. Boyd School of Law



In August William S. Boyd pledged $5 million to the

proposed new Law School and rallied the support of other

prominent members of the business community to bring

the total additional pledges to approximately $7 mil-

lion. The other donors as of this date are Sunbelt

Broadcasting Company Channel 3 and James E. Rogers,

President and Chief Executive Officer; Michael Gaughan,

Chairman and CEO, Coast Resorts; Jackie Gaughan, Presi-

dent, El Cortez Hotel & Casino; attorney Warren Nelson,

a member of Boyd Gaming's Board of Directors; Samuel

and Pat Lionel, partners in Lionel, Sawyer & Collins

Attorneys; and the Boyd Gaming Corporation. These

donations will be used to supplement start-up funding

for the new Law School. In recognition of Mr. Boyd's

donation and outstanding support of this initiative,

request was made that the new School be named the

William S. Boyd School of Law, contingent upon final

approval of the Legislature to create a Law School at

UNLV.



Ms. Berkley moved approval of naming the William S.

Boyd School of Law. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion

carried.



B. Greenspun College of Urban Affairs



When UNLV announced plans to create a new College of

Urban Affairs, the Greenspuns began discussion with

the University about providing an additional $1.7 mil-

lion gift to assist with the initiation of this College.

In recognition of the Greenspun family's bequests of

more than $5 million in cash, pledges and in kind gifts,

request is made for acceptance of the latest gift ($1.7

million) as well as approval to name the new College the

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The new gift will

be used to hire several Professors in the College as

well as for student scholarships.



Dr. Derby moved approval to accept a gift of $1.7 mil-

lion and naming of the Greenspun College of Urban Af-

fairs. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.



Mr. Foley stated it was appropriate to name this build-

ing after Hank Greenspun and congratulated President

Harter for her suggestion. He further stated that Mr.

Greenspun was known as a very frugal man and recited

a humorous story regarding his fight with the Las Vegas

Sun when a Casino requested the newspaper withdraw ads

because Mr. Greenspun was commenting adversely about

them. He took the matter to court and won and the ads

were restored.



Motion carried.



C. Lied Library



At its June, 1994 meeting the Board of Regents accepted

a gift of $10 million, now grown to $15 million, from

the Lied Foundation Trust to assist with the funding

of the new Library building that UNLV is requesting of

the 1997 Nevada Legislature. Without this generous

gift, the goal of constructing a first-class Library

for the UNLV Campus and the Las Vegas community would

have been made more difficult because of the size of

the requested capital construction appropriation. The

gift has also established a private/public collaboration

on a State building that is likely a harbinger of the

future. For this reason, request is made that the con-

struction of the new Library, if approved by the Legis-

lature, be named the Lied Library to recognize in per-

petuity the Lied estate's substantial contribution to

this premier Campus project.



Ms. Berkley moved approval of naming of the Lied

Library. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion carried.



D. Stan Fulton Building



Earlier this year the President of Anchor Gaming, Mr.

Stanley J. Fulton, provided a major gift to UNLV that

included $5 million for a building to house the Inter-

national Gaming Institute on the Campus. Request was

made to honor Mr. Fulton's philanthropy by naming the

building the Stan Fulton building and accepting his

gift.



Ms. Berkley moved approval to accept a gift of $5 mil-

lion and naming of the Stan Fulton building. Mr.

Phillips seconded. Motion carried.



E. Paul B. Sogg Architecture Building



In 1988 the UNLV Foundation received a gift of $1.5

million from the estate of the late Paul Sogg for the

Architecture program. Request was made to name the new

Architecture building the Paul B. Sogg Architecture

building in honor of Mr. Sogg's generosity.



Ms. Berkley moved approval of naming of the Paul B. Sogg

Architecture building. Mr. Phillips seconded. Motion

carried.



16. Information Only: Redfield Contract



President Crowley reported than an operating agreement be-

tween UNR, TMCC and WNCC for the Redfield Campus has been

completed. Ref. I on file with the permanent minutes.



17. Approved Loans, UNR



A. School of Mines



Request was made for a loan for the Mackay School of

Mines, UNR. At an earlier meeting, the Board approved

the University of Nevada's request to solicit bids to

complete the Mackay School of Mines Library project.

Source of the loan repayment is royalty payments from

the Marigold Mine. Negotiations for a loan whereby

the lender would take payments when the royalty pay-

ments are received are now under way.



President Crowley stated that this loan will not go out

to bid. At this time he is requesting permission to

negotiate a special low-interest loan with a member of

the Mackay School of Mines Advisory Board whereby pay-

ments would be made when royalties are received. Mr.

Alden requested that the University's financial officers

and Dr. Anderes approve loan arrangements. President

Crowley agreed.



Dr. Derby moved approval for Mackay School of Mines

to negotiate a loan. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion

carried.



B. Loan, Satellite Uplink/Downlink, KUNR



Request is made for approval of a loan between Hal

Kileforth and KUNR in the amount of $78,000 to be used

for a satellite uplink/downlink system to improve KUNR's

signal to service the Bishop, California area. The loan

would be repayable at $10,000 a year plus interest at a

rate of 2.01%. Ref. J on file in the Regents Office.



President Crowley stated this loan will be repaid by

funds generated by fund drives by KUNR.



Mr. Alden moved to approve a loan in the amount of

$78,000 at a 2.01% rate of interest for KUNR. Mrs.

Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



18. Public comment



Dr. Eardley thanked Mr. Foley for the advice provided to

help his understanding in real estate matters.



19. New Business



Dr. Derby suggested that some time be set aside at the next

Board meeting to recognize the 3 retiring Regents.



Mr. Dan Oster, ASUN President, reported that at the last

ASUN meeting the Senate passed its first recommendation

requesting that UCCSN be designated as a special voter

registration location. This request will be forwarded to

Chancellor Jarvis. The Senate would like to actively lobby

for this at the 1997 Legislature. Mr. Oster stated that

this would allow students to register to vote at the same

time they register for classes. This concept has been used

in Florida and has increased the number of registered voters

in that state. Mr. Oster requested the support of one or

more Regents in this effort.



The meeting adjourned at 3:20 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary



help his understanding in real estate matters.



19. New Business



Dr. Derby suggested that some time be set aside at the next

Board meeting to recognize the 3 retiring Regents.



Mr. Dan Oster, ASUN President, reported that at the last

ASUN meeting the Senate passed its first recommendation

requesting that UCCSN be designated as a special voter

registration location. This request will be forwarded to

Chancellor Jarvis. The Senate would like to actively lobby

for this at the 1997 Legislature. Mr. Oster stated that

this would allow students to register to vote at the same

time they register for classes. This concept has been used

in Florida and has increased the number of registered voters

in that state. Mr. Oster requested the support of one or

more Regents in this effort.



The meeting adjourned at 3:20 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary



help his understanding in real estate matters.



19. New Business



Dr. Derby suggested that some time be set aside at the next

Board meeting to recognize the 3 retiring Regents.



Mr. Dan Oster, ASUN President, reported that at the last

ASUN meeting the Senate passed its first recommendation

requesting that UCCSN be designated as a special voter

registration location. This request will be forwarded to

Chancellor Jarvis. The Senate would like to actively lobby

for this at the 1997 Legislature. Mr. Oster stated that

this would allow students to register to vote at the same

time they register for classes. This concept has been used

in Florida and has increased the number of registered voters

in that state. Mr. Oster requested the support of one or

more Regents in this effort.



The meeting adjourned at 3:20 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary



help his understanding in real estate matters.



19. New Business



Dr. Derby suggested that some time be set aside at the next

Board meeting to recognize the 3 retiring Regents.



Mr. Dan Oster, ASUN President, reported that at the last

ASUN meeting the Senate passed its first recommendation

requesting that UCCSN be designated as a special voter

registration location. This request will be forwarded to

Chancellor Jarvis. The Senate would like to actively lobby

for this at the 1997 Legislature. Mr. Oster stated that

this would allow students to register to vote at the same

time they register for classes. This concept has been used

in Florida and has increased the number of registered voters

in that state. Mr. Oster requested the support of one or

more Regents in this effort.



The meeting adjourned at 3:20 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary