October 9-10, 1981
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
October 9, 1981
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Pine Auditori-
um, Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mr. John Tom Ross
Mrs. June Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Robert M. Bersi
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President James Eardley, TMCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford Murino, DRI
General Counsel Donald Klasic
Secretary Bonnie Smotony
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairs and Student Association
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 9:10 A.M.
1. Approval of Consent Agenda
Adoption of the Consent Agenda, containing the following
items, was recommended (Consent Agenda identified as Ref. A
and filed with permanent minutes).
(1) Approval of the minutes of the meetings of August 28,
September 3 and September 17, 1981.
(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.
(3) Approval of UNR's request for the following with-
drawals from Corporate Trusts 30 and 36 for equip-
ment repair and replacement and building maintenance
and repair for two HHFA projects:
Reserve Reserve Total
Corporate Trust 30
Dining Commons $5,343.53 $1,494.90 $6,838.43
Corporate Trust 36
Student Housing 1,220.00 1,369.94 2,589.94
Total $6,563.53 $2,864.84 $9,428.37
(4) Establishment of a revolving petty cash fund for the
Chancellor's Office at the California/Arlington Branch
of First Interstate Bank in the amount of $2000 to be
used to handle cash advances for travel purposes and
reimbursement of Regents travel expenses. Authorized
signatures on the account would be Mark Dawson, Bonnie
Smotony and Edythe Anderson.
(5) Approval of the estimative budget for the Child and
Family Center at UNR:
Child and Family Center
Federal Food Program 1,300
Opening Cash Balance 8,375
Total Revenue $57,675
Professional Salaries 1.50 FTE $15,600
Classified Salaries 1.00 FTE 12,746
Fringe Benefits 2,233
Ending Fund Balance 11,096
Total Expenditures $57,675
(6) Authorization for UNR and TMCC to write off student
loans that are delinquent and considered uncollect-
ible. Efforts will still be made to collect the
$8107.32 at UNR and $435.50 at TMCC and "holds" will
be placed on the records of the students involved.
(7) Approval of the following UNLV fund transfer:
#82-006 $28,000 from the Contingency Reserve to
Letters of Appointment professional part-
time salaries. An offsetting transfer
would be made from professional salary
(8) Approval of the use of $26,000 from the Capital Im-
provement Fee Fund at TMCC for Campus improvements.
(9) Approval of the use of $2000 from the Capital Improve-
ment Fee Fund at WNCC for electrical work at the
(10) Authorization of the expenditure of $35,000 from the
the UNLV Student Union Reserve Fund to replace all ex-
isting exterior doors with better and heavier ones.
(11) Authorization to DRI to use $95,000 in contingency
reserve funds until an amendment is made to a DRI
research contract by the U. S. Department of Energy.
This processing is anticipated to be completed by
November 1, 1981 and the funds will be repaid to the
contigency reserve upon award of the contract.
(12) Approval of the conversion of 13 out-of-state grants-
in-aid to an equal number of in-state grants-in-aid
for the UNLV Marching Band.
(13) Appointment of Regent Dorothy Gallagher as the Board's
liaison member of the UNR School of Home Economics
(14) Appointment of the following person to the UNR College
of Education Advisory Board for two year terms:
Mr. Ray E. Armstrong, Reno (replacing Mrs. Harriet
Basta, who has resigned)
Mrs. A. A. (Michon) Mackedon, Fallon (new
Mr. Alan Glover, Carson City (new appointee)
Mrs. Sue Wagner, Reno (new appointee)
Ms. Del Papa moved the approval of the Consent Agenda. Mo-
tion seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
2. Status of UNS Computing and Information Systems
Chancellor Bersi recalled that in his early discussions with
the Board of Regents and on subsequent occasions since as-
suming the Chancellorship, the Board has been clear in its
direction that the effective management and administration
of the University System was a primary concern and should
receive careful and immediate attention of the Chancellor.
Accordingly, as reported to the Board in April, an extensive
review of the System Administration and those functions
which report to the Chancellor was initiated. That review
has included the UNS Computing Center and the report sched-
uled for presentation was intended to inform the Board con-
cerning the current status of Computing and Information
Systems capabilities of the System.
Dr. Bersi reported that the Computing Center has, under the
direction of Niels Anderson, been engaged in some very cre-
ative negotiations with Control Data Corporation, with the
result that the Computing Center will be able to offer in
the very near future a 100% increase in memory capacity in
Las Vegas, a 50% increase in Reno, an increase of approxi-
mately one million megabytes in data storage space for the
System. Also, the $700,000 equipment budget provided to
the Computing Center by the 1981 Legislature will be com-
mitted in such a way as to double Systemwide access to
computer services and give Nevada's Universities and Col-
leges significantly increased academic computing capacity.
Dr. Bersi introduced Dr. Lloyd Case, recently appointed
Assistant Director for Academic and Research Services,
recounting his experience and qualifications and asked that
he proceed with the scheduled presentations.
Dr. Case commented on the direction and goals for computing
services within the University Sytem, stating that he un-
derstood the charge of the Regents and the Chancellor is to
focus the resources in computing in the following areas:
(1) Responsive management information systems - the ability
to provide timely information;
(2) Computer literacy - the understanding of the potentials
and use of computing in management and in the instruc-
(3) Shared resources - a control of the overall resources
to prevent costly duplications and acquisition of non-
In order to achieve the benefits suggested by the above,
Dr. Case recommended the following 9-point plan of action:
(1) Develop a UNS Computer Service Plan covering both
short and long-term needs.
(2) Review administration informations systems for im-
provement, development and cost benefits.
(3) Improve organizational definitions and UNS planning,
budgeting procedures for computer services.
(4) Develop a resources request priority and reporting
system by applications directly focused on need.
(5) Provide a "war chest" for improvement ventures.
(6) Modernize the Computer Center internal operations.
(7) Provide strong shared pool of expertise.
(8) Upgrade the present hardware.
(9) Provide widespread time share access to address the
academic instructional needs.
At the conclusion of Dr. Case's presentation, Mrs. Gallagher
moved that the Board of Regents reaffirm the Board policy of
Systemwide control of computing services; endorse the Chan-
cellor's plan of action, described in the foregoing presen-
tation; and direct that the UNS Computing Center's capacity
to service the University of Nevada System's administrative,
instructional and research needs shall be a high priority in
the budget planning for the 1983 Legislative Session. Mo-
tion seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
Chancellor Bersi stated that he believed achieving the goals
reflected in the foregoing presentation were critical if the
Board is to fulfill its responsibilities to the State. He
pointed out that someone now has to be responsible for pur-
suing those goals and announced that, upon the recommenda-
tion of Niels Anderson, the responsibilities of the Assist-
ant Director will be expanded to encompass the pursuit of
these objectives and that Dr. Lloyd Case will assume the
title of Deputy Director and will work very closely with
the Campuses in achieving the goals enumerated.
3. UNS Foundation
Chancellor Bersi recalled that at the February 1981 meeting,
the Board had directed that draft documents prepared by tax
counsel be accepted with the understanding that each insti-
tution would make the necessary changes to adapt the docu-
ments for their use and then submit final documents for
approval by the Board. Bylaws and articles of incorpora-
tion for the UNS foundation were presented for approval
and Dr. Bersi requested authorization to proceed with the
steps necessary to incorporate. (Identified as Ref. B
and filed with permanent minutes.)
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Gallagher, carried without dissent.
4. Review of Unit Bylaws
Chancellor Bersi presented the Unit Bylaws, as reviewed by
Counsel and approved by the members of the Unit Senate, for
approval. (Identified as Ref. C and filed with permanent
Mrs. Fong recommended the approval of the Bylaws as present-
ed. Motion seconded by Mrs. Whitley and carried without
5. Salary Adjustment for General Counsel
Chancellor Bersi requested the salary for the General Coun-
sel be adjusted to an annual rate of $45,000 (from $43,700)
to reflect a more equitable compensation for the position.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Gallagher, carried without dissent.
6. Report of Audit Committee
The Audit Committee met at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 8,
1981, and Mrs. Whitley made the following report of actions
taken at that meeting:
The Audit Committee met on October 8, 1981 with Chairman
Pro Tem Gallagher presiding.
Mr. Harry Miltenberger and Mr. Mike O'Carroll of the firm
of Kafoury, Armstrong and Co. reviewed the Management
Letter for the year ending June 30, 1981. Following dis-
cussion of the report and the observations and recommenda-
tions contained therein, the Committee approved the follow-
That the Board of Regents be requeted to direct the
Chancellor to conduct an objective analysis, with
assistance from the institutional Presidents, of the
functions and structure of the two Business Centers,
and that a report be provided to the Board of Regents
at a subsequent meeting.
With respect to the recommendations contained in the Man-
agement Letter, it was the consensus of the Committee that
the report should be carefully reviewed by the appropriate
Officers and staff and responses reviewed by the Audit
Committee at an appropriate future meeting.
In response to questions as to how long such an analysis
would take and how soon a report would be forthcoming,
Chancellor Bersi indicated that it could be ready within
90 to 120 days at the latest, but that everyone was aware
of the urgency of this study and would certainly attempt
to be back to the Board within 60 days.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the recommendations of the Com-
mittee. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride and carried with-
7. Report of Budget Committee
The Budget Committee met at 5:30 on Thursday, October 8,
1981 and Chairperson Del Papa made the following report and
1. Endorsed the implementation of a Computerized Budget
System as proposed by the Financial Accounting Services
Committee. Details of the proposal were contained in
the agenda of the meeting and are filed with permanent
minutes. Schedule for implementation anticipates a
computerized biennial budget report by July 1, 1982.
2. Reviewed the parameters used in the 1981-83 budget
preparation and discussed the need for advance plan-
ning for development of the 1983-85 biennial budget
3. The Budget Committee submits for consideration of the
Board the following proposed guidelines for review and
approval of expenditures from the Board of Regents
Special Projects Account, recalling that the Board has
previously directed that this account shall be utilized
"... as directed by the Board of Regents for such pur-
poses as the Board shall specify, but shall normally be
expended in instances where use of State funds is not
appropriate or permissible, or where funds are not
available from other sources for the purposes intended."
1. All applications for grants* from the Board of Re-
gents Special Projects Account shall be submitted
to the Chancellor for his review and referral to
the Budget Committee for its consideration and rec-
ommendation to the Board of Regents for a subsequent
meeting or referral back to the Campus.
*Excluding previously approved special accounts, such
as interview and recruiting, perquisities, etc.
2. Proposals for grants should be one time in nature
with no continuing costs to the Special Projects
Fund, and should enhance the capabilities of the
3. Each grant request shall contain:
a. A clear statement of the objectives of the re-
quest, including justification, and a detailed
plan for its implementation;
b. A detailed budget; and
c. A process and project outcome evaluation com-
ponent, including a design for demonstrating
how the project will be monitored or super-
vised during its implementation.
A twice-a-year schedule, commencing January 1,
1982, was suggested for adoption for the sub-
mission of applications; however, pending ap-
plications would be considered and acted upon
prior to that time.
4. The Budget Committee recommends approval of the fol-
lowing requests for funding from the Board of Regents
Special Projects Account:
A. $15,000 to initiate an anticipated 3-year review
and evaluation of UNR's 19 doctoral and 48 masters
programs. Approval of this request anticipates
the subsequent application for funding the remain-
ing two years of the 3-year cycle with the under-
standing that President Crowley will submit, at
the November meeting, a report on the feasibility
of an accelerated schedule.
B. Augmentation of the following interview and re-
Clark County Community College $ 5,000
University of Nevada, Reno 10,000
C. Augmentation of the legal fees account in the
amount of $10,000.
5. The Committee deferred action on a request from Truckee
Meadows Community College for block grants and a re-
quest from DRI for assistance in meeting the costs for
relocating the Chemistry laboratory of the Precipita-
tion Physics and Chemistry group from the DRI Admin-
istration building to the Sage building at Stead.
6. The Committee also deferred action on a request from
President Goodall to place $200,000, which has accumu-
lated through service fees, research contracts and over-
head for the Lake Mead Limnological Research Center,
into an endowment fund.
7. The Committee reported the appointment of Ron Sparks as
Director of Financial Planning for the University of
Nevada System, and recommends that he be provided a
$250 per month car allowance.
8. Requested a report from the Vice Chancellor of Finance
on the outstanding loans from the Board of Regents
Special Projects Fund.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Budget Committee. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Fong, carried without dissent.
8. Friends of the University Nevada Press
Chancellor Bersi noted that the University of Nevada Press
has been in existence for 15 years as a full-fledged pub-
lishing house and Director Laxalt has proposed to establish
an advisory committee to be called Friends of the Univer-
sity of Nevada Press. Mr. Laxalt explained that purposes
of this group will be to broaden the base of community
support for the goals of the Press, to make suggestions
to the Press staff and editorial board on directions for
the future and to help in soliciting private funds to meet
publishing costs for special books or series of books.
Chancellor Bersi recommended the following appointments to
the Friends of the University Press:
Mr. George Abbott, Minden
Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Reno
Mr. William W. Bliss, Carson City
Mrs. Nancy Cashell, Reno
Mrs. Fran Crumley, Reno
Mr. Mark Curtis, Reno
Mr. George Dickerson, Las Vegas
Mr. Leslie B. Gray, Sparks
Mr. Preston Q. Hale, Reno
Mrs. Molly Knudtsen, Austin
Mr. Warren Lerude, Reno
Dr. Louis Lombardi, Reno
Mr. Rollan Melton, Reno
Governor Mike O'Callaghan, Las Vegas
Mr. E. W. Scripps, II, Washoe Valley
Mrs. Gloria Walker, Reno
Mr. Sessions Wheeler, Reno
Mr. Thomas R. C. Wilson, II, Reno
Mr. C. Clifton Young, Reno
Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa, Regent-Liaison
Mrs. Fong expressed concern and disappointment that there
were no minority persons being recommended for membership
on this committee. Mr. Laxalt stated that this list was
composed of people who had previously shown an interest in
the Press; people who had contributed to its success, and
that no consideration had been given to race, sex or geo-
graphic location in its composition.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the list of Friends of the
University Press with the addition of Mrs. Fong. Motion
seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.
9. Salary Schedule for Part-Time Instructors at Community
Chancellor Bersi recalled that in December, 1980 the Board
approved a new hourly salary schedule for part-time in-
structors in the community services programs with the new
schedule to be extended to all part-time instructors in all
Community College programs, effective with the 1981-82 fis-
cal year, if sufficient funds were received from the Legis-
lature. (Schedule identified as Ref. D and filed with per-
manent minutes.) He stated that the increase had been dis-
cussed with the Community College Presidents and that they
now request implementation of the hourly salary schedule
as in December, effective immediately. Chancellor Bersi
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the salary scheduled as pro-
posed. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without
10. Limited Entry Programs Policy
Admission procedures currently reflect Board policy concern-
ing initial enrollment within each of the institutions and
are contained in the appropriate catalog; however, some
programs are identified as having limited entry. These in-
clude dental hygiene, nursing, or other allied health pro-
grams, and some specialized occupational programs offered
by the Community Colleges, and graduate and other profes-
sional programs, as well as allied health programs offered
by the University.
Chancellor Bersi recommended that the following policy
statement be adopted for inclusion in the appropriate
Programs designated as limited entry require fulfill-
ment of selective admissions criteria as contained in
the institutional catalog and other appropriate College
documents. Continuation in selective admissions pro-
grams is likewise contingent upon fulfillment of con-
ditions specified by the institution and contained in
official College documents.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the statement. Motion seconded
by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
11. Change in Refund Policy, UNR
President Crowley recommended the adoption of the following
refund policy for UNR, effective Fall semester of 1982:
1. 100% of resident fees shall be refunded for net
credit load reductions made on or before the last
day of registration. No refund of registration
fees shall be granted for courses dropped after
the last day of late registration.
2. 100% of resident fees shall be refunded for with-
drawal from the University completed by the last
day of registration. For withdrawals after the last
day of late registration and prior to the end of the
6th calendar week of instruction, a 50% refund of
fees shall be granted. No refund shall be granted
1. 100% of nonresident tuition shall be refunded for
net credit reduction to 6 credits or less or with-
drawal from the University on or before the last
day of late registration.
2. No refund of nonresident tuition shall be granted
for courses dropped after the last day of late
3. A 50% refund of nonresident tuition shall be granted
for withdrawals made from the University after the
last day of late registration but prior to the end
of the 6th calendar week of instruction. No refund
shall be granted thereafter.
Date of Refunds
Refunds of registration fees and nonresident tuition
shall be issued near the end of the first 6 weeks of
Insurance and Special Fees
1. The optional hospital and accident insurance premi-
um is nonrefundable but shall remain in force for
the duration of the policy.
2. Refund of course related special fees shall be
prorated on the basis of actual usage. Authoriza-
tion for a refund of special fees must be originat-
ed by the Department Chairman.
Refunds for Exceptional Circumstances
Upon presentation of documentation and approval of the
Dean of Students, a full refund of the registration
fees and nonresident tuition shall be given upon of-
fical withdrawal made during the first 8 weeks of the
semester in the following instances:
1. Induction of the student into the U. S. Armed
2. An incapacitating illness or injury which prevents
the student from returning to school for the remain-
der of the semester;
3. Death of student;
4. Death of spouse, child, parent or legal guardian of
No refund shall be made if withdrawal occurs after the
8th week of instruction, regardless of circumstances.
Ms. Del Papa moved approval of the refund policy. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Gallagher, carried without dissent.
12. Phase IV, UNR School of Medicine, Contract Award
At the meeting of August 28, 1981 the Board delegated au-
thority to President Crowley and Chancellor Bersi to review
construction bids for Phase IV of the School of Medicine,
to concur in the award of a contract by the State Public
Works Board and report back to the Board at the October
meeting. Bids were opened on September 10, 1981, and the
contracts proposed were as follows:
Mc Kenzie Construction Company - Proposition I
Base Bid $3,926,500
Alternate IA (Add room finishes) 26,000
Alternate IB (Add cold rooms) 37,000
Alternate IC (Add room finishes) 18,000
American Desk Company - Proposition II
Base Bid $ 631,087
Alternate IIA (Add misc. upper cabinets) 105,451
Alternate IIB (Add casework, 9 rooms) 64,848
Alternate IIC (Add casework, 2 rooms) 17,651
Alternate IID (Add casework, 2 rooms) 28,767
President Crowley stated that the State Public Works Board
had proposed a contract for Proposition II to the lower
bidder, American Desk Company, conditioned upon that company
meeting the specifications contained in the bid documents.
Bill Hancock of the Public Works Board has now concluded
that this company did not comply with the specifications
and recommends the award for Proposition II to the Harmon
Company in the amount of $850,488, which is $2,684 more than
American Desk Company.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval of a contract award to Mc Kenzie
Construction for Proposition I in the amount of $4,007,500
and to Harmon Company for Proposition II in the amount of
$850,488. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without
13. Naming of Phase IV, UNR School of Medicine
Dr. Crowley reported that the School of Medicine has pro-
posed that its Phase IV building be named the Claude I.
Howard Medical Sciences building. He recommended approval,
noting that this would formalize what has been the consenus
of the Board on this matter.
Ms. Del Papa and Mrs. Fong recalled the many valuable con-
tributions made by Mr. Claude I. Howard to the Medical
School and stated that he should get more public recogni-
tion for his contributions. Chancellor Bersi agreed, add-
ing that Mr. Howard's most recent gift is a $270,000 deed
of trust which he has transferred to the Board.
Ms. Del Papa moved that Phase IV of the UNR School of Medi-
cine be named the Claude I. Howard Medical Sciences build-
ing. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.
14. Lease of State 4-H Camp
President Crowley recalled that at the August 3 meeting the
Board adopted a resolution concerning the State 4-H Camp
and agreed to invite bids for lease of the facility. One
bid was received, from Alta Sierra Camps and Schools In-
corporated as follows:
$10,500 for 9 months exclusive use of the Camp facili-
ties during the period of September 30 through May 30;
additional payments of $350 per year per student in
excess of 30 students; improvements in the amount of
$10,000 per year; and the University has the right to
terminate this agreement with one year's notice without
Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the lease with Alta Sierra
Camps and Schools Incorporated with the terms as outlined
by President Crowley. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried
15. Increases in University Rentals
President Crowley presented a schedule of proposed increases
in rental rates for University-owned apartments and houses,
Monthly Annual Monthly Annual
Rental Unit Rate Rate Rate Rate
1262 N. Sierra $ 100 $ 1,200 $ 230 $ 2,760
1262 N. Sierra 100 1,200 230 2,760
1262 N. Sierra 100 1,200 230 2,760
1262 N. Sierra 100 1,200 230 2,760
#1 Artemisia 100 1,200 200 2,400
#5 Artemisia 100 1,200 200 2,400
1039 Evans Ave. 175 2,100 390 4,680
1061 Evans Ave. 200 2,400 500 6,000
1065 Evans Ave. 140 1,680 390 4,680
1147 Evans Ave. 180 2,160 475 5,700
Apt. above Green House 65 780 150 1,800
Total $1,360 $16,320 $3,225 $38,700
The above increases will bring the rental rates up to market
value and allow UNR to properly maintain the properties. He
also recommends that the current tenants be given notice
that the rates will be increased beginning January 1, 1982
on the following schedule:
1/4 of the increase effective January 1, 1982
1/4 of the increase effective March 1, 1982
1/4 of the increase effective May 1, 1982
1/4 of the increase effective July 1, 1982
If any of the current tenants move out during this period,
the rates would be adjusted immediately to the level of the
full recommended increase. The management of these units
will become the responsibility of the Purchasing Department,
effective October 15, 1982.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the proposed increases and the
timetable for their implementation.
Ms. Del Papa questioned the rate of implementation, noting
that under this schedule it would be a year before the in-
creases are fully in effect. Vice President Jessup stated
that the schedule had been worked out by taking into con-
sideration the fact that the tenants have in the past done
their own maintenance work and he believed it would be un-
fair not to recognize the contribution they have been mak-
Ms. Del Papa moved to amend the motion to have the rate
increases be effective January 1, 1982. Motion seconded by
Mr. Mc Bride, failing with the following roll call vote:
Yes - Mr. Cashell, Ms. Del Papa, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Ross
No - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Gallagher, Mrs.
Mr. Buchanan seconded the motion for approval of the propos-
ed increases and timetable for implementation. Motion car-
ried without dissent.
16. Computer Science Major, UNLV
President Goodall presented a proposal wherein the Depart-
ment of Mathematics' major in Computer Science which is
presently an option in the Master of Science in Mathematics
would be changed to a Master of Science in Computing Sci-
ence. (Proposal on file in Chancellor's Office.) He stat-
ed that this will only require the renaming of an existing
degree program and no additional funding would be required.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of this proposal. Motion seconded
by Mrs. Whitley, carried without dissent.
17. Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation for UNLV Foundation
President Goodall requested approval of the Bylaws and
Articles of Incorporation proposed for the Foundation
and authorization to proceed with the necessary steps to
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
Regent Karamanos entered the meeting at 10:25 A.M.
18. UNLV Pavilion (Thomas-Mack Arena) Bid Opening
President Goodall reported that bids had been opened on
September 22 with 8 firms submitting bids. The low bidder,
the Mardian Company of Phoenix, was approximately $1.5
million over the amount budgeted for construction. The
State Public Works Board is presently negotiating with the
company to attempt to be able to award a contract shortly.
19. Management of Thomas-Mack Arena
Vice President Brock Dixon presented a report concerning
the work of his committee, appointed by President Goodall,
to study the management and operation of the Thomas-Mack
Arena and explained the following types of management that
are being considered:
1. Hire an experienced outside management firm to do the
entire job of managing the arena, including promoting,
booking, selling tickets, serving people, etc. This
would probably be the most expensive alternative.
2. Hire a local firm which has had or would have a con-
tinuing interest in the University and would, ideally,
be a non-profit corporation with assets ultimately
going to the University.
3. The University could run the Pavilion much the same way
it runs other areas of the University.
Regent Karamanos stated that he would prefer to have the
University faculty and students run this arena since the
expertise is present on the Campus, adding that it would be
a good learning experience for the students.
Vice President Dixon indicated that this report was strictly
an informational one to show the Regents what some of the
possibilities are and that the concept of faculty and stu-
dent management of the Pavilion would certainly be consid-
ered along with other alternatives.
20. Appointment of Acting Executive Director, Water Resources
President Murino stated that Dr. Peter Krenkel, Executive
Director of the Water Resources Center, will be on tempo-
rary leave of absence for a 2-month period beginning Sep-
tember 1, 1981. Dr. Murino requested approval of the
appointment of Dr. Paul Fenske, the Deputy Director, as
Acting Executive Director during Dr. Krenkel's absence.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the appointment. Motion
seconded by Ms. Del Papa, carried without dissent.
21. NNCC Constitution for Associated Students
President Berg presented the Constitution of the Associated
Students at Northern Nevada Community College for approval.
He indicated that the constitution had been approved by the
NNCC students and the University Counsel. (Constitution
identified as Ref. G and filed with permanent minutes.)
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the constitution. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.
22. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Bersi reported on two items of interest to the
Board. The first item was his report that the firm of
Cresap, Mc Cormick and Paget had been retained to conduct
the study regarding the UNR School of Medicine. The con-
sulting firm's report will be presented to the Board at the
November meeting in Las Vegas; however, with the time con-
straint of 60 days to meet, the report will not be available
prior to the meeting.
The second item of the Chancellor's report was concerning
the meeting held with the Interim Finance Committee on Octo-
ber 1. Chancellor Bersi noted that he had presented a re-
port on the class credit hours generated by the faculty and
Chairman Cashell formally requested the $3.544 million nec-
essary to fund the professional salary increases for the
1982-83 portion of the biennium. Both the report and re-
quest were received favorably and the funds were released
to the University.
23. Naming of UNR Special Events Pavilion
Chairman Cashell acknowledged receipt of the following reso-
lution from the ASUN Senate:
ASUN Senate Resolution RS-8182-1
Honoring the the Late Glenn Joseph "Jake" Lawlor 1907-1980
WHEREAS, the students of the University of Nevada-Reno
seek to honor a faithful and dedicated patriarch of the
WHEREAS, Glenn "Jake" Lawlor dedicated his life to the
University as a player, coach and athletic director; and
WHEREAS, Jake, as a football and basketball star proudly
carried the Wolf Pack name onto playing fields, winning
high acclaim as a great player and team captain; and
WHEREAS, Coach Lawlor went on to bring national fame to
the University while setting coaching standards in 6
sports over 5 decades; and
WHEREAS, Jake spent a lifetime in the pursuit of help-
ing thousands of young Nevadans develop into fine,
respected men and women; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
NEVADA SENATE, that the late Glenn "Jake" Lawlor be
honored for his outstanding contributions toward the
betterment of our University and of our State; BE IT
RESOLVED, that the students of the University strongly
encourage the Board of Regents to name the UNR Special
Events Center in memory of the great Nevadan Glenn
Joseph Lawlor; and BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED, that we, the students of the University of
Nevada-Reno, do hereby, proclaim Wednesday, October 14,
1981, Jake Lawlor Day on the UNR Campus.
Adopted by the ASUN Senate
September 30, 1981
Mr. Cashell also acknowledged letters from Congressman
Santini and Bill Parish, President of the Wolf Club, urging
the Board's favorable consideration of the naming of the
UNR Pavilion in memory of Mr. Jake Lawlor.
Mr. Ross asked if a commitment had not been made to the
Legislature by the Regents to secure a gift of $1 million
which would be used to establish an endowment from which
the operating expenses of the facility would be paid, with
the facility to be named for the donor of such a gift. He
suggested that a drive be launched to raise the funds in
the name of Mr. Lawlor.
Mr. Cashell disagreed that such a commitment had been made,
adding that he saw no connection with the naming of the
building and the fund drive proposed by Mr. Ross.
President Crowley noted that the UNLV Pavilion carries the
names of two individuals and perhaps the UNR Pavilion could
be similarly named after two persons. He suggested that if
the Board determines it to be appropriate to name the Pavil-
ion, at least in part, in honor of Jake Lawlor, and agrees
that the other part of the facility's name could be that of
a donor of a substantial gift, the scheduled groundbreaking
for the Pavilion on October 17 might be an appropriate time
to make such an announcement.
Chairman Cashell declared the item to be an emergency in
order that a decision might be reached so that the building
name could be announced at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Mr. Ross moved that the Board name the new Pavilion in honor
of Jake Lawlor as one of the two names available for that
building and that the other name be restricted to an appro-
priate donor. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried
24. Report Concerning UNLV Affirmative Action Program
President Goodall reported that he had forwarded to each
Regent a copy of the response prepared by the Affirmative
Action Officer Jim Kitchen to a report by the Nevada Ad-
visory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights
with respect to the UNLV Affirmative Action program. He
suggested that this report deserves very serious consider-
ation and requested that this matter be discussed at the
November meeting of the Board in Las Vegas.
Mr. Buchanan moved to table this report, noting that the
study had been conducted several years ago and was not
Mrs. Fong stated that she believed UNLV should address the
recommendations arrived at by the Nevada Advisory Committee.
Motion to table was not seconded.
Mrs. Whitley agreed that the report deserved some discus-
sion, adding that the Board must recognize that it is obli-
gated to represent the total community. She asked whether
there had been any research with respect to hiring and
promotion of minorities and women and any investigation
of why such persons have left the University.
Mr. Kitchen stated that he had been able to speak with a
number of persons who left UNLV and had determined that
many of them left for promotions or better salaries else-
where. He pointed out that UNLV had made substantial im-
provements in its affirmative action program; however, there
is still a great deal of work to do. He further noted tht
the "applicant pool" is increasing and includes more quali-
fied persons but there is still the problem that for many
positions, qualified minorities are not available.
Mrs. Whitley commented on an October 7 issue of the
Chronicle of Higher Education which she recalled had
stated that 270 doctoral degrees were awarded to minorities
in 1980. She asked if anything was being done to tap that
pool. Mr. Kitchen pointed out that award of degrees to
2700 minorities in 1980 does not mean that 2700 new people
are added to the applicant pool since many of these same
people are assumed to be already employed.
Chancellor Bersi proposed that his office fund a special
study, assisted by Mr. Kitchen and Dr. Lloyd Case of the
Computer Center, to develop current information concerning
the composition of the work force within the System. It
was agreed that this study would be appropriate but that
President Goodall would proceed with his presentation in
response to the Nevada Advisory Committee report at the
The meeting adjourned at 11:20 A.M. for a meeting of the Invest-
ment Advisory Committee and reconvened at 1:25 P.M. with Vice
Chairman Mc Bride presiding.
25. Report of the Investment Advisory Committee
Mr. Karamanos reported that the Investment Advisory Com-
mittee had met during the luncheon break and presented the
following report and recommendations from that meeting:
(1) The Committee recommends approval by the Board of the
following purchases from the Barrick Estate managed by
$200,000 U. S. Treasury Notes 9/15/83 16.0%
Mkt Price 100 1/2 Yield at Maturity 15.80%
$200,000 U. S. Treasury Notes 11/15/84 16.0%
Mkt Price 101 Yield at Maturity 15.75%
$200,000 U. S. Treasury Notes 11/15/86 16.125%
Mkt Price 102 Yield at Maturity 15.50%
(2) The Committee recommends approval by the Board of the
following transactions from the Kleberg Chair in His-
toric Preservation account and the Atmospherium account
managed by the Security Bank:
Purchase of $50,000 U. S. Treasury Bills at 15.78%,
4 years maturity, from the Kleberg account.
Sale of 150 shares of Santa Fe International at $43
and tender of an additional 150 shares at $51, from
the Atmospherium account.
(3) The Committee tabled a recommendation for purchases of
stock from the University's main endowment account,
from the Mac Millan account and from the Engel Unitrust
managed by First Interstate Bank, with the understand-
ing that an emergency meeting might be appropriate at
a later date to consider these recommendations.
(4) The Committee also tabled a recommendation for amend-
ment of the Board of Regents Bylaws to increase the
public members of the Investment Committee.
Mr. Karamanos commented on the recommendation by First
Interstate Bank, expressing concern that the Board of Re-
gents is unable to respond as quickly as is believed desir-
able to the movement of the stock market because of the
restrictions of the Open Meeting Law. Mr. Karamanos stated
that because of these restrictions, FIB was unable to take
advantage of a downturn in the stock market and lost the
opportunity to purchase stocks which would have resulted in
an increase in the University's holdings by approximately
Mr. Karamanos continued by urging that some way be found to
permit the Board to respond more quickly to market condi-
Mrs. Gallagher commented on an additional concern with
respect to the University's investment program. She sug-
gested that meetings of the Investment Advisory Comittee
be scheduled in such a way as to permit additional time for
consideration of investment matters.
Mr. Buchanan stated that in his opinion there was no way in
which to remove the restrictions placed on the Board by the
Open Meeting Law and suggested that some consideration be
given to delegating authority to the Chancellor to concur
in bank recommendations during the interim between regular
meetings of the Committee.
Mrs. Fong stated that she was not ready to give up the
responsibility and authority for making decisions on in-
vestment of the University's endowment monies. However,
upon assurance that the Committee would still be making
investment decisions and the delegation of authority would
only be in emergency situations, she withdrew her objection.
It was agreed that Chancellor Bersi would explore possible
changes in the agreement with the banks and would report
back at a subsequent meeting. Chancellor Bersi agreed to
pursue this idea with the banks' trust officers whereby
more options would be given to the trust officers, but he
also stated he would like to develop a system of regular
and more frequent communications between the University
and the banks.
Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Investment Committee report
and recommendations. Motion seconded by Ms. Del Papa,
carried without dissent.
26. New Business
Ms. Del Papa spoke about the establishment of foundations,
noting that the Board has to date approved 3. She reported
that concern has been expressed to her by members of the
TMCC Advisory Board that fund raising efforts by the various
foundations may overlap and urged cooperation among those
groups to limit such competition.
In response to a request by Mrs. Fong concerning the matter
of salary for part-time instructors at UNLV, the Chairman
reported that President Goodall would be making a report at
the November meeting.
Mr. Mc Bride asked that both UNR and UNLV present to the
November meeting their latest enrollment figures, showing
both in-state and out-of-state students.
General Counsel Klasic requested instructions from the Board
as to whether or not he should accept service of documents
when legal action is taken against individual members of the
Board, explaining that service against the Board as a col-
lective body is normally accepted by the Secretary of the
Board. It was agreed that the Chancellor and Chairman of
the Board would be the only persons authorized to accept
service on behalf of individual Board members.
The meeting adjourned at 2:12 P.M.
Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary of the Board