10/08/1971

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 8-9, 1971








10-08-1971

Pages 27-36

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

October 8, 1971



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Center for

Religion and Life, 1101 North Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr. (for a portion of the

meeting)

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson (for a portion of the

meeting)



Members absent: Mr. Archie C. Grant



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

Dr. Edwin Carey (CCD)

Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

Mr. K. D. Jessup (UNS)

Mr. David C. Wilkins (UNS)

Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

Mr. Glen Clark (UNS)

Dr. Tom Hoffer (DRI)

Dr. Hugh Mozingo (UNR)

Mr. Alan Rosen (ECC)

Mr. Dan Klaich (UNR)

Mr. Shane Stahl (ECC)



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 9:10 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of September 10, 1971

were submitted for approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



2. Acceptance of Gifts



Mr. Mc Dermott moved acceptance of the gifts and grants as

reported (identified as Ref. 2 and filed with permanent

minutes). Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without

dissent.



3. Progress Report on Revision of University Code



Chancellor Humphrey reported on the progress of the revision

to the University Code, noting that a drafting committee is

presently working on a document which will go back to the

Advisory Cabinet during the month of October.



4. UNR Faculty Handbook



President Miller distributed copies of the Faculty Handbook

for 1971-72, prepared by the UNR Faculty Senate (copy on

file in Chancellor's Office).



5. National College of the State Judiciary



President Miller reported on September 10, 1971, the Nation-

al College of the State Judiciary (formally State Trial

Judges) transferred title and ownership of the building now

under construction on the UNR Campus to the University ef-

fective September 20, 1971. This is in accordance with the

request and funding agreement made to the Max C. Fleischmann

Foundation on December 4, 1967.



The original agreement also provided that the University

will now assume complete responsibility and cost for opera-

tion and maintenance, including janitorial services.



The building cost $1,021,860 and contains 33,000 square

feet. The building will be occupied by the staff of the

National College as of October 1, 1971.



6. Memorial Resolution for Mrs. Jackelin Rea



President Miller recommended adoption of the following

resolution:



RESOLUTION



WHEREAS Mrs. Jackelin Rea was an outstanding student, scho-

lastically and in service to the University at both the

undergraduate and graduate levels, and



WHEREAS Mrs. Jackelin Rea has served as a capable and

enthusiastic faculty member in the Orvis School of Nursing

since September, 1967, and



WHEREAS, Jackie, as she was affectionately known, was highly

respected by both peers and students because of her compas-

sion and understanding of people; she searched the meaning

of love and shared it with her fellow man, and



WHEREAS she was a perfectionist who demanded much of herself

with the expectations that others would also feel the same

commitment as she to her chosen profession,



BE IT RESOLVED that it be made known to the family of Mrs.

Rea that her services to the University were valued and that

the University shares with the family its loss of a respect-

ed and loved member. The Orvis School of Nursing in partic-

ular feels keenly the loss of a loved friend and respected

associate.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



7. Minimum Degree Requirements



President Miller recalled that in July the Board considered

a recommendation from the UNR Faculty Senate for a change in

the minimum degree requirements at UNR. Because of a number

of questions raised in the discussion, the recommendation

was withdrawn to be resubmitted in October after further

faculty review. President Miller reported that the faculty

review was complete; however, he wished to defer considera-

tion at this time to permit it to come forward at the Decem-

ber meeting along with a related matter.



8. U.S. Naval Facility



President Miller reported that the Western Division of Naval

Facilities at San Bruno, California has called for the

construction of a new facility at the Stead Campus at an

estimated cost of $1 million. This building will include

offices, classrooms, library, shop, etc., and will replace

the present facility now occupied by the U. S. Navy and

U. S. Marine Corps on Evans Avenue on UNR property.



President Miller noted that the Board has previously author-

ized the Administration to seek transfer of the Navy build-

ings to the University. He stated that he and his staff

will continue to pursue this objective.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective Spring

semester 1971-72.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



9. Item missing.



10. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNR



A. Bids were opened September 21, 1971 for 57 food items

for the Dining Commons. Low bidders on per-item-basis

were:



Bidder Items Amount

Monarch Food 40 $8,900.68

Abbott Supply 11 2,582.50

M & R Distributing 6 2,541.50

56 14,024.68



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

award to the low bidders listed above.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



B. Mr. Pine reported that the College of Agriculture has

requested authority to purchase 240 tons of alfalfa hay

for the Knoll Creek Laboratory located near Contact,

Nevada.



An advertisement was placed in newspapers published in

Twin Falls, Idaho, the only area in which this hay is

available. No response was received to the advertise-

ment.



Mr. Clark Torell, station superintendent at Knoll Creek,

solicited five firms and received the following bids:



Charles Shepherd, Twin Falls, Idaho - $35-$36/ton,

delivered



Stubbs Trucking Company, Richfield, Idaho - $38/ton,

delivered.



Glen Capps, Jerome, Idaho - $38/ton, delivered.



Pat Peterson, Caselford, Idaho (no bid - not inter-

ested in hauling.)



Jack Schmitt, Kimberly, Idaho - $28-$30/ton plus

$8/ton for delivery.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

purchase be authorized from Charles Shepherd at a total

price not to exceed $8,640. Funds are available from

State Service Sales Cooperative Research.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



11. Stead Dining Commons



President Miller recalled that in May, 1971, the Board of

Regents authorized the closing of the Stead Dining Hall,

effective October 1, 1971. However, he stated, he endorsed

a request from Dr. Robert Whittemore, Dean of General

University Extension, that the Dining Commons be allowed to

remain open due to its importance in continuing education

programs at Stead. He proposed to subsidize the Dining

Commons by transfer of operating surplus from the Stead

Campus rental units. Estimative budgets for 1971-72 for all

subject programs were submitted (identified at Ref. 12 and

filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval with the provision

that a report be made to the Board in January concerning the

actual subsidy required for the first 6 months of 1971-72.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Dermott, carried with Mr. Steninger opposing.



12. Report on Buildings and Grounds Projects



Vice President Pine submitted a status report on all capital

improvement projects at UNR (report on file in Chancellor's

Office).



13. Architectural Award to Physics Building, UNR



Mr. Pine reported that the Physics building, UNR has receiv-

ed an award as the number one Physical Science building at

the 3rd Annual College and Administrators Conference and

Exposition in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in March 1971. Mr.

Pine reported also that the project had been the subject of

a feature article in the September issue of Symposium, in-

cluding a two-page pictorial spread.



Mr. Bilbray moved that a letter of congratulations and com-

mendation be sent to the architects on behalf of the Board

of Regents. Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried

without dissent.



14. Final Graduation List, August, 1971, UNR



President Miller presented the final graduation list for

August, 1971, as approved by the faculty of each College

concerned and by the appropriate University officials (list

identified as Ref. 14 and filed with permanent minutes).



15. Clark County Community College Site



President Donnelly recalled that in September the Board of

Regents had approved an offer of land in North Las Vegas

area as a site for the Clark County Community College Ad-

visory Board. Dr. Donnelly reported that at a subsequent

meeting the Advisory Board had voted to accept the site

offered by the City of North Las Vegas. The Advisory

Board also voted to request the Board of Regents to con-

tinue to seek the acquisition of the site at Charleston

and Jones for future development.



16. CCD Student Representation



President Donnelly recalled that in February, 1971, the

Board extended an official invitation to ASUN and CSUN

Presidents to attend regular meetings and to defray the

necessary travel expenses. He requested that a similar

invitation be extended to the Community College Division

to delegate an official student representative. Inasmuch

as the two new Community Colleges have not yet organized

their student bodies, he recommended that the student

representatives from Elko Community College be designated

as the official representatives for the Division until

such time as the other student bodies organize and desire

a change.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval, seconded by Mr. Bilbray and

carried without dissent.



17. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, CCD



President Donnelly requested authorization to lease materi-

als from Future Resources and Development, Inc. to be used

in the following courses and numbers:



English Composition 100

General Accounting 50

General Psychology 25

Introductory Sociology 10

Geology 5

College Algebra & Trigonometry 5

Analytic Geometry & Calculus 5



President Donnelly reported that these 200 packages of

educational materials would cost $30,480 or $8 a credit hour

since 3,810 student credit hours would be used. Future

Resources and Development, Inc. is the only company provid-

ing such material.



President Donnelly continued by noting that the courses are

designed to assist in solving logistical problems arising

from reaching students in widely dispersed locations and

would be especially helpful in providing CCD services

throughout the State. They would be particularly helpful

in sections that have too few students to warrant a normal

class. They would also help the CCD to remain flexible and

cope with the multitude of problems faced in the early years

of establishing Community Colleges, particularly those

involving time and money, inasmuch as they are essentially

self-supporting from student fees.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



18. DRI Financial Plan, 1971-72



President Ward presented a revised financial plan for DRI

for 1971-72 (identified as Ref. 18 and filed with permanent

minutes).



19. Report on Scholarship Program, UNR



President Miller presented a report concerning the scholar-

ship program at UNR for 1970-71, prepared by Dr. Robert

Mc Queen, Chairman of the Scholarships and Prizes Board.

(Report identified as Ref. 10 and filed with the permanent

minutes.) Dr. Miller noted additional information had been

requested concerning a report prepared in 1970 by former

student Jon Wellinghoff and requested that Dr. Mc Queen

comment upon his own report and also upon the report by

Mr. Wellinghoff.



Dr. Mc Queen stated that he would be happy to respond to any

questions the Board might have; however, he believed the

report was self-explanatory and he would limit his remarks

to comparing this report to the reports of previous years.

First, he noted, enrollment has increased 30% over the past

four years while scholarship dollars have increased only 7%.

The average scholarship awarded in 1967-68 was $326; in

1970-71 it was $259. The per capita availability of schol-

arships in 1967-68 was $30; in 1970-71 $24. Dr. Mc Queen

commented, in his opinion, these figures clearly suggest

the University must do whatever it can to encourage more

scholarships and to make an effort to provide that any new

scholarship money shall go into the general scholarship pool

so that the funds would be available to the University stu-

dent body at large.



In reference to the report by Jon Wellinghoff, Dr. Mc Queen

noted the essential thrust of Mr. Wellinghoff's criticism

appeared to deal with some of the practices of the Scolar-

ship Board in awarding scholarships, particularly with

respect to the factor of need. He pointed out that it has

been the long term practice of the Scholarship Board to

award scholarships for scholastic excellence. He emphasized

that scholarships were not grants-in-aid nor should funds

earmarked for loans be considered scholarship funds, point-

ing out that such funds are administered by the Financial

Aids Office. The only funds administered by the Scholar-

ships Board are those accounts which the donor has designat-

ed as a scholarship. He agreed that a donor may speak of

criteria, such as age, sex, residency, academic discipline

and even a need all of which the Scholarship Board tries

very carefully to follow; however, if it is called a

scholarship, the Board has consistently looked upon

academic excellence as the primary criteria.



Dr. Mc Queen commented that, unfortunately, in last year's

dialogue on scholarships, the idea crept in that young

people who receive scholarships are never in financial need.

Nothing, he said, could be further from the truth; some of

these students are needy by whatever criteria is used to

assess need. And for that reason the Board does consider

need. For example, in cases where there are candidates

with comparable scholastic excellence, an effort is made to

make the award to that student with the greatest individual

need.



Dr. Mc Queen suggested that if the factor of need is a

controversy, perhaps a question which needs to be asked is

what provision is being made to aid students who are, apart

from their scholastic proficiencies, in need of financial

assistance. Figures provided by Office of Financial Aids

indicate that the amount of money available for distribution

to students strictly on the basis of need totaled $850,000

last year, not counting work study funds. This compares to

$50,000 which is available to the general scholarship fund

from which awards are made to students selected by the

Scholarship Board on the basis of scholastic excellence.

Money awarded on the basis of need in 1970-71 was exactly

17 times that available and awarded on the basis of scholas-

tic excellence. Dr. Mc Queen suggested that on the basis of

these figures it is difficult to mount an argument that the

needy student at UNR is overlooked. He also pointed out

the $259 average scholarship award in 1970-71 does not make

the difference between a College education and no education

in very many cases but it does give the University an oppor-

tunity to say to these high achievers, "here is an accolade

for a job well done". He added that he hoped the University

will always be prepared to make this kind of award available

to this remarkable group of students.



Mrs. Knudtsen spoke of her experience as a donor of an

annual scholarship for a number of years. She commended Dr.

Mc Queen's approach to both the donor and the recipient.

She suggested that people who give the kind of scholarship

she gives enjoy the involvement that Dr. Mc Queen makes

possible.



Mr. Steninger stated that he fully endorsed this emphasis on

scholarship which the Scholarship Board supported.



President Miller stated that he considered it most fortunate

for the Scholarship Board to have Dr. Mc Queen, who is

extraordinarily able and capable and works very hard with

donors and administers a very fine scholarship program. At

the same time, he said, the Financial Aids program under

Mr. Rasmussen is providing an excellent assistant to stud-

dents. He added that he believed the University was very

fortunate to have Dr. Mc Queen and Mr. Rasmussen working in

this support package area and was very happy with the

results.



Mr. Jacobsen expressed appreciation to Dr. Mc Queen for his

report and for his remarks in clarification of the program.

He also expressed continuing interest in having information

on the Davis Scholarships and requested Dr. Mc Queen to

comment.



Dr. Mc Queen pointed out that the Davis Scholarships to

which Mr. Jacobsen referred are not administered by the

Scholarships Board, but by the Educational Opportunity

Program. Dr. Miller agreed, noting that there are three

different scholarship programs at UNR funded by the Davis

bequest: $50,000 is earmarked annually for minority stu-

dents and is administered by John West, Director of the

Educational Opportunity Program. The remainder of the

earnings of this endowment is available for scholarships

administered through the Scholarships Board.



Mr. Steninger asked for a separate report on the Bob Davis

Scholarships. President Miller recalled such a report had

been submitted in the Spring and Annual reports; however, if

such an earlier report was desirable it would be prepared.

No request was made for an earlier report.



20. Post Sale Resolutions



Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption of the following

post-sale resolutions related to the revenue bonds for the

Physical Education Complexes for UNR and UNLV:



RESOLUTION #71-18



A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA OF THE UNIVERSITY'S OBLIGATIONS,

DESIGNATED AS THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, STUDENT

FEES REVENUE BONDS, SERIES NOVEMBER 1, 1971", IN THE PRINCI-

PAL AMOUNT OF $2,500,000.00, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING

WHOLLY OR IN PART THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING AND OTHERWISE

ACQUIRING FOR THE UNIVERSITY A GYMNASIUM BUILDING ON THE

CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, AND ACQUIRING

EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS THEREFOR, AND STRUCTURES, OTHER

FACILITIES AND OTHER APPURTENANCES, RELATING THERETO;

ACCEPTING THE BEST BID FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE BONDS; DESIG-

NATING THE PURCHASER THEREOF, FIXING THE PRICE TO BE PAID

THEREFOR, AND PROVIDING THE INTEREST RATES WHICH THE BOND

SHALL BEAR; AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 71-16 AUTHORIZING THE

ISSUE OF THE BONDS AND DESIGNATED BY THE SHORT TITLE

"11-1-71 LAS VEGAS BOND RESOLUTION"; PROVIDING OTHER DETAILS

CONCERNING SUCH BONDS AND SUCH FACILITIES; RATIFYING ACTION

HERETOFORE TAKEN TOWARD ACQUIRING SUCH GYMNASIUM BUILDING

FACILITIES AND ISSUING SUCH BONDS; PROVIDING OTHER DETAILS

RELATING THERETO; AND REPLEALING RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT

HEREWITH.



RESOLUTION #71-19



A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA OF THE UNIVERSITY'S OBLIGATION

DESIGNATED AS THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, CAPITAL

IMPROVEMENT FEE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES NOVEMBER 1, 1971", IN

THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $4,250,000.00, FOR THE PURPOSE OF

DEFRAYING WHOLLY OR IN PART THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING AND

OTHERWISE ACQUIRING FOR THE UNIVERSITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION

BUILDING ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO,

AND ACQUIRING EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS THEREFOR, AND

STRUCTURES, OTHER FACILITIES AND OTHER APPURTENANCES RE-

LATING THERETO; ACCEPTING THE BEST BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF

THE BONDS; DESIGNATING THE PURCHASER THEREOF, FIXING THE

PRICE TO BE PAID THEREFOR, AND PROVING THE INTEREST RATE

WHICH THE BONDS SHALL BEAR; AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 71-14

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS AND DESIGNATED BY

THE SHORT TITLE "11-1-71 RENO BOND RESOLUTION"; PROVIDING

OTHER DETAILS CONCERNING SUCH BONDS AND SUCH FACILITIES;

RATIFYING ACTION HERETOFORE TAKEN TOWARD ACQUIRING SUCH

PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES AND ISSUING SUCH BONDS; PRO-

VIDING OTHER DETAILS RELATING THERETO; AND REPEALING ALL

RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



21. Architectural Award to Chemistry Building Architects



President Zorn reported that Jack Miller and Associates,

A. I. A., was presented the Honor Award for Excellence in

Architectural Design by Chemistry building at UNLV.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent that a letter of congratulations be sent to

the architects on behalf of the Board of Regents.



22. Campus Master Plan, UNLV



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in September, President

Zorn presented a review of proposed master plan for UNLV.

It was agreed that this proposed plan would be referred to

the State Planning Board for review and comments and also,

that an opportunity would be provided at the October meeting

for further discussion.



President Zorn reported that Mr. William Hancock is to meet

with the Campus committee on Thursday, October 14, and that

a subcommittee of the State Planning Board plans also to

meet with the Campus committee later in October. President

Zorn agreed that although it was originally anticipated that

this would be scheduled for action in November, there was no

urgency and delay past that time would have no adverse

effect.



23. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNLV



A. Mr. Westfall reported that bids were opened October 1

for library furniture for the Education building with

the following results:



SPD Office Equipment, Las Vegas, Nevada $10,745.96

Chapman Co., Salt Lake City, Utah 9,338.08

Rucker-Ames Co., Milpitas, California 8,416.80



President Zorn recommended that this low bid of Rucker-

Ames of $8,416.80 be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



B. Mr. Westfall reported bids were opened October 4 for

science tables to be used in the Education building.

On items 1 through 10, the only bidder was La Pine

Scientific, Berkeley, California, for a total of

$8,416.25. Item 11 laboratory stools, two bids were

were received:



La Pine Scientific, Berkeley, California $364.00

Scientific Products, Santa Ana, California 308.64



President Zorn recommended items 1 through 10 be awarded

to La Pine Scientific for $8,416.25 and item 11 to

Scientific Products for $308.64. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



24. Authorization to Sell Stock



President Zorn reported that UNLV has received a gift of 500

shares of Chanin Development Corporation stock, the proceeds

of which are to be used for athletic grants-in-aid. He rec-

ommended the stock be sold. Chancellor Humphrey concurred

and recommended adoption of the following resolution to

permit the sale.



RESOLUTION #71-20



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has received

500 shares of stock in Chanin Development Corporation; and



WHEREAS, this stock is a gift from Paul R. Chanin to the

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to be used for athletic

grants-in-aid;



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

the University of Nevada does hereby authorize Chancellor

Neil D. Humphrey to sell the 500 shares of stock in Chanin

Development Corporation, to sign the necessary stock power,

and to deposit proceeds of the sale in the appropriate

account.



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

carried without dissent.



25. Final Graduation List, August, 1971, UNLV



President Zorn presented the final graduation list as of

August, 1971, as approved by the faculty of each College

concerned and by the appropriate University officials (list

identified as Ref. 25 and filed with permanent minutes).



26. HUD-Clark County Housing Proposal



President Zorn recalled that in July the Board had reviewed

a proposal from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban

Development and the Clark County Housing Authority for

further exploration of public housing on UNLV property. At

that time the Board authorized additional study and develop-

ment of a recommendation.



Dr. Zorn reported that the ad-hoc committee appointed for

this purpose had completed its study and submitted its

report. (Report identified as Ref. 26 and filed with

permanent minutes.)



President Zorn stated he had met with the committee, had

reviewed its report, and concurred in the findings. He

added he had reached the conclusion that "at this stage of

UNLV development we are not ready to make a 40 year commit-

ment to the proposed collaboration project with HUD". He

recommended the project not be considered further and

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



Miss Thompson entered the meeting at 10:20 A.M.



Mr. Morris requested that this action not be considered as

precluding private industry from developing a proposal for

housing of another type.



Upon motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Morris, the following

supplemental item was added to the agenda:



27. Permission to Sell Beer at Intercollegiate Football Games,

UNLV



President Zorn presented the following request from Dave

Pearl, President, University Rebels Club, with his recom-

mendation for approval:



I am writing to you as President of the University

Rebel Club concerning the possibility of placing an

item on the Board of Regents supplementary agenda

for the Friday, October 8th meeting.



The request is for permission from the Board of Regents

to permit the sale of beer at intercollegiate football

games played at the new Las Vegas stadium. The sale

of beer at the new stadium would be restricted to the

west side of the stadium and would not be sold on the

student side (east side of the stadium).



As you know, it is a common practice to sell beer at

intercollegiate football games when the game is being

played at a facility other than one under the juris-

diction of the College. There appears to be a con-

certed demand among the hundreds of supporters of UNLV's

athletic teams for beer to be served at the football

games. Further, the profit derived from the sale of

beer at the new stadium will assist tremendously in

defraying the cost of operating the new facility, there-

by tending to reduce the rental cost to the University.



The Las Vegas Convention Authority has expended in ex-

cess of $3.5 million in making this facility available

to the University to the benefit of the football pro-

gram, the University, the student body and the thou-

sands of local supporters.



I thank you in advance for any consideration given to

this request.



Mr. Hug entered the meeting.



Mr. Mc Dermott expressed agreement with the request but

commented that he believed this was desirable under the

circumstances but only if it were understood that there

would be some kind of review at an appropriate time.



Mr. Morris stated that he not believe approval should carry

"strings". He pointed out that this concession will be

operated under a negotiated lease and will be policed by

Clark County Sheriff's Office.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried with Mr. Mc Dermott opposing.



28. School of Medical Sciences, UNR



A. Hughes Gift - President Miller introduced Attorney

General Robert List and asked that he report on the

status of the gift from Mr. Howard Huges of $300,000

annually toward the support of the School of Medical

Sciences.



Attorney General List made the following statement:



I am delighted to announce that the University of

Nevada Medical School will receive a check within

the next few days from Mr. Howard Hughes for

$300,000. This commitment was made to me this

morning following lengthy discussions between

Chancellor Humphrey, President Miller and myself

with Hughes executives.



The promise to make the monies available immediate-

ly is out of Mr. Hughes' great personal concern for

the financial well-being of the Medical School and

Nevada's tremendous need for this facility.



Discussions concerning funds for the Medical

School in the year ahead will continue.



Mr. James L. Wadsworth, Las Vegas attorney and

counsel for the Hughes Tool Company has asked me

to say that Mr. Hughes wishes to commend Chancel-

lor Humphrey, President Miller and Attorney Gen-

eral List for their patience and good faith during

the past weeks.



Speaking as Attorney General, I feel that the

people of our State owe Mr. Hughes a great debt

of gratitude for his generosity. He has shown

a sincere willingness to put the well-being of

our State and its needs ahead of the personal

and corporate problems he has encountered within

recent months. Despite the lumps he has taken,

it is apparent that he is a man with a heart.



President Miller stated that "on behalf of the Admin-

istration, I would like to commend Attorney General List

for his extraordinary services in assisting us in reach-

ing this conclusion in what has been an unusual problem.

He has been at our disposal personally, and has, I

believe, conducted this aspect of the situation with

great skill. I know that Chancellor Humphrey joins me

in expressing our real appreciation to him and I think

it would be appropriate if the Board also did."



Dr. Anderson endorsed the expressions of appreciation to

Attorney General List made by President Miller and

suggested that the Board also should express its appre-

ciation to Mr. Hughes. He moved that the Administration

and the Board of Regents write a suitable letter of

appreciation to Mr. Hughes for this generous gift.

Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that he was delighted that

this matter has apparently been resolved and he agreed

with President Miller that Attorney General List's

efforts on the University's behalf are very much appre-

ciated and was delighted that Attorney General List was

able to work with the University on this matter.



Mr. Morris asked if it was General List's understanding

that this was the first installment of the total $6

million.



General List pointed out that the contract speaks in

terms of making up a deficit for this year and future

years. He said that the Hughes people consider the

contract vague concerning the term "deficit" and that

for this reason they wish to discuss it further. He

added that for purposes of clarification, the approach

that there is some vagueness in the contract is not

shared by the Attorney General's office nor by the

University Administration.



General List also stated that he would not wish to

characterize it as a "first payment", nor did he believe

the Hughes people would wish to have it so characteriz-

ed; rather, they "would prefer that the $300,000 speak

for itself for this year". He stated that it was cer-

tain there would be further discussion between the Uni-

versity and the Hughes representatives.



Mr. Mc Dermott called for a vote on the motion.



Mr. Bilbray said he agreed with Dr. Anderson's statement

that it should be regarded as a first payment, not an

individual gift, but he did not wish to see the Board of

Regents placed in a position where it appears to have

acquiesced and would accept this as a one-time gift.



Chancellor Humphrey emphasized that this was not the

intention of the Administration in recommending the

acceptance of the $300,000.



Mr. Morris suggested that this $300,000 could only be

interpreted as part payment of this contract.



General List stated that on behalf of the Board of

Regents, he had no intention of waiving any rights to

property of the University and the Medical School and

this had been made clear to the Hughes people and they

understand this perfectly and are not going to assert

this.



Motion carried without dissent.



Mr. Mc Dermott suggested Dean Smith comment on reliance

on this gift and what part it plays in the future devel-

opment of the School of Medical Sciences.



Dean Smith expressed appreciation to Mr. Hughes on be-

half of students and faculty of the School, adding that

this comes at a time when the school is growing quite

rapidly and the funds are needed to allow the program

plans to move ahead. He noted that other gifts and

grants to the School were contingent upon Mr. Hughes'

gift.



Mr. Morris asked if in the solicitation of grants, there

had been any overt acts based on the commitment from

Mr. Hughes. Dean Smith pointed out the entire Medical

School program had been built in steps and the first

step was to find an adequate source of support over

a long period and Mr. Hughes' gift gave the School that

assurance. Based on that commitment, other foundations

and private individuals gave a total of $4.7 million.



Mr. Hug suggested that at this point, since the Univer-

sity has received confirmation that the $300,000 will be

received, and since that is the amount specificed as be-

ing the first payment, other problems of interpretation

of the contract be left to future discussions between

the Attorney General, the University Administration and

representatives of Mr. Hughes.



B. President Miller reported that the liaison committee on

Medical Education of the Council and Medical Education

of the American Medical Association has extended provi-

sional accreditation of the program of the School of

Medical Sciences. He noted that this is the highest

accreditation for which the School is eligible prior to

graduation of its first class.



C. President Miller stated that a report concerning finali-

zation of degree programs of the School of Medical

Sciences will be presented for Board review at the

December meeting.



29. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Humphrey presented a report on the enrollment and

fee comparisons for the University of Nevada System, 1970-71

and 1971-72, as prepared by Mr. K. D. Jessup, Director of

Institutional Studies and Budget (report filed with perma-

nent minutes).



The meeting adjourned for lunch at 12:00 noon and reconvened at

2:00 P.M. after a tour of the recently completed building for the

National College of the State Judiciary.



30. Preliminary Plans, UNLV Physical Education Complex



Preliminary plans for this project were presented by the

architects, Mr. James Mc Daniel and Mr. Gerlad Moffitt.

Information concerning method of financing the estimated

project budget, preliminary scope and time schedules, as

approved by the Board in May, 1971, was included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 21 and filed with the permanent

minutes).



Mr. Moffitt reported that it is anticipated the project will

be ready for bid in early Spring, 1971, and added that he

was confident that the project would be within budget.



Mr. William Hancock, State Planning Board, noted that the

project is on schedule and that he did not see any budget

problems at this time. He stated that the preliminary plans

basically conform to the scope of the project as approved by

the Board earlier.



President Zorn recommended approval of the preliminary plans

as presented.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mr. Steninger, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, the

following two items were added to the agenda.



31. Experimental College



Mr. Steninger commented on recent newspaper articles con-

cerning activities of the Experimental College and asked for

information concerning its relationship to the University.

He expressed particular interest in the College's reported

goal of raising money for the "Adamian Defense Fund", and

requested information concerning sources of funding avail-

able to the College. Specifically, he asked, does the

Experimental College receive, either directly or indirectly,

support from the State.



President Miller explained that the Experimental College has

been extended recognition by ASUN and has received support

from ASUN which receives its funds from student fees. As a

recognized student organization, they are permitted to use

University facilities and are presently assigned a room in

the Student Services Center and are provided a telephone.

They do not, he stated, receive any other funding from the

University.



Mr. Steninger suggested that it was not appropriate for the

University to provide facilities if this group has as one of

its goals opposition to the Board of Regents. Dr. Anderson

agreed, pointing out that the University funds are used to

maintain the facilities.



Dean Robert Kinney suggested that he be allowed time to

discuss with ASUN and with the Experimental College the

Board's concern over the participation in the Adamian

Defense Fund and report back to the Board. Dr. Anderson

emphasized that the Board's concern should not be construed

as an attempt to scuttle the Experimental College; however,

he said, he did not believe the Adamian Defense Fund was an

appropriate activity for this group. Mr. Steninger agreed

and added that he would prefer to postpone further dis-

cussion until additional information was available from Dean

Kinney and President Miller.



32. Student Identification Numbers



Miss Thompson suggested that consideration be given to

removing the names of students from class cards and using

only their I. D. numbers. She commented that she believed

this would lessen the instances of biases in grading because

the instructor would only have a number associated with the

work the student turns in.



Mrs. Knudtsen pointed out that this was exactly what many

students in other Universities were complaining about -- the

loss of identity through the assignment of numbers.



Dr. Anderson suggested the proposal be referred to the

student bodies for their reactions. Miss Thompson agreed.



The meeting adjourned at 2:50 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

10-08-1971