October 19-20, 1989
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
October 19-20, 1989
The Board of Regents met on the above date in Rooms 201-202,
Donald Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman
Dr. Jill Derby
Dr. James Eardley
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Mrs. June F. Whitley
Members absent: Dr. Lonnie Hammargren
Mr. Sig Rogich
Others present: Chancellor Mark H. Dawson
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCCC
President Ronald Remington, NNCC
President James Taranik, DRI
Vice President Dennis Brown, UNR
Mr. Don Klasic, General Counsel
Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairmen Deborah Ballard-Reisch
(UNR), Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Alan Gertler (DRI), Mike Hardie
(WNCC), Tom Kendall (Unit), Nancy Master (UNLV), Michael Mc
Farlane (NNCC) and Norma Suchy (CCCC) and Student Association
Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 9:40
A.M. Thursday, October 19, 1989.
1. Approved the Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed
with the permanent minutes) containing the following:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held Sep-
tember 7-8, 1989 and the special teleconference meeting
held September 26, 1989.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the following appointments to the UNLV Propos-
ed Law School Advisory Group (all of Las Vegas except
David Zenoff, who is from Carlsbad, Ca.):
Robert Buckalew Nancy Master
Joe Bunin John F. Mendoza
Robert Callister Donald M. Mosley
Bill Curran James Pico
Drake De Lanoy Phillip M. Pro
Joseph M. Foley Frank A. Schreck
Dominic Gentile Miriam Shearing
Addlelair Guy Carolyn M. Sparks
Harry Hinderliter, III Larry Strate
William Jansen J. Charles Thompson
Jan Laverty Jones Earle W. White, Jr.
Randall Jones David Zenoff
(4) Approved emeritus status to be granted to Mr. Dwight
Marshall, Emeritus Dean of Continuing Education, UNLV,
effective upon approval.
(5) Approved to waive the 1-year notification for early re-
tirement for Lydia de Castro-Svetch, effective December
31, 1989, and to grant emeritus status effective Janu-
ary 1, 1990, with the title Emeritus Associate Profes-
sor of Nursing, UNR.
(6) Approved a 10% increase in salary compensation for Dean
Bill Davies, WNCC College Services, for additional as-
signed administrative duties. These duties include co-
ordination and development of College construction and
(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
Human Resources, Division of Mental Hygiene and
Effective: Beginning UNR's Fall '89 semester and
ending July 30, 1990
Amount : $34,417 maximum to UNR
Purpose : UNR to provide clinical experience and
training to social work students.
B. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990
Amount : $23,948 to UNR
Purpose : Black Bear in Western Nevada study.
C. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Department of
Effective: July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990
Amount : $3,144 to UNR
Purpose : Sage Grouse Production and Mortality
D. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada Department
Effective: Upon approval by Board through June 30,
Amount : $47,000 maximum to UNR
Purpose : UNR to maintain and recruit local
school/agency teams, develop training
with families, disseminate plan and
training agenda to committees and de-
velop training module on procedures for
school enrollment including barriers to
and paper work necessary for enroll-
ment, education and counseling.
E. UNS Board of Regents/University of Nevada School of
Medicine and the Nevada Department of Human Re-
sources, Division of Mental Hygiene and Mental
Effective: August 1, 1989 to June 30, 1991
Amount : $20,000 maximum to School of Medicine
Purpose : School of Medicine to provide pediatric
care for Southern Nevada Child and Ado-
lescent Mental Health Services.
F. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada Commission on
Effective: October 1, 1989 to October 1, 1990
Amount : $15,000 maximum to UNR
Purpose : UNR to collect data in order to track
trends in Nevada tourism.
Mr. Klaich moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and approval
of the prepared agenda with the authority to change the or-
der of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mrs.
Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
Dr. Alan Gertler, DRI Faculty Senate Chairman, introduced
Steve Mizell, DRI Faculty Senate Vice Chairman.
Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.
3. Chairman's Report
Chairman Gallagher reported on many positive events which
have occurred throughout UNS.
She attended the Facility Master Planning meeting which was
an excellent experience and the Committee's directions are
The Newsweek article naming UNLV as one of the outstanding
Universities in the country which was very positive, not
only for UNLV, but for UNS, and the State of Nevada.
Nevada higher education has experienced another year of in-
creased enrollments. Throughout the System enrollment fig-
ures have indicated more high school valedictorians and
more Nevada high school graduates are attending UNS insti-
tutions than in past years. One of the priorities through-
out the System has been to educate Nevadans about UNS in
order to attract students. She commended the entire System
on its efforts in increasing enrollments.
The quality of new faculty being hired is very much improv-
ed. The Administration and faculty search committees are
doing a great service to the System in hiring exceptional
She announced the appointments to a newly established ad hoc
Committee on Regent Awards. The Regents to serve on the
Committee are: James Eardley as Chairman, Joseph Foley,
Daniel Klaich and Carolyn Sparks. This Committee has been
charged with reviewing the procedures and criteria for vari-
ous Regent awards.
UNLV has obtained the Supercomputer. This endeavor is a
special program for UNLV and the System. She commended all
those who worked diligently in obtaining this program.
She requested feedback from the Regents on the new format
of the Board of Regent meetings.
Chairman Gallagher informed the Board that the Budget and
finance Committee is now meeting as a Committee of the
Whole. It has come to her attention that fellow Regents are
not well informed of the budget process. She has directed
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks to make presentations at future
meetings on each of the steps in the budget process. She
has also directed the Presidents to make presentations re-
garding their own Campus budgets. It is hoped these meas-
ures will lead to a better understanding of the budget proc-
Chairman Gallagher requested the Faculty Senate Chairmen to
develop a list of faculty on each Campus who have distin-
guished themselves and report to the Board at each meeting.
It is Chairman Gallagher's thought that these people should
be recognized by the Board of Regents for their endeavors.
4. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Dawson stated that the Board of Regents had re-
quested information regarding Systemwide coverage for stu-
dent health insurance. He reported that this issue has been
assigned to a committee which will compare the two programs
at the Universities to see if it would be feasible and in-
dicated that approximately 15% of the student body enroll
for student health insurance coverage. He will report back
to the Board on the findings of the Committee. UNR Faculty
Senate Chairman, Deborah Ballard-Reisch requested that the
graduate students be represented in this study.
He reported that during the 1980 reapportionment UNS re-
quested Dr. Eleanor Bushnell to prepare a study for the
Board of Regents on the Regent districts. Since the 1990
reapportionment act is upon us, he has contacted Dr. Bush-
nell who has agreed to prepare another study for the Board
of Regents. In the preliminary stages there are 133,000
residents per district, and if expanded that may change to
109,000 residents per district based upon current projec-
tions. Dr. Bushnell will present her report to the Board
of Regents at its December meeting.
5. Approved Resolution
Approved a resolution in remembrance of Governor Charles
In remembrance of Charles Hinton Russell
The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System
wishes to pay its respects to the late Charles Hinton
Russell in this remembrance of his contributions to
education, to Nevada, to his country and to the world
he worked to make better during his 85 years.
Born in Lovelock, Russell spent his childhood on a ranch
in Deeth, graduating from Elko County High School in
1922 and the University of Nevada in 1926. Following a
year of teaching school in the Ruby Valley and working
on various ranches, Russell spent nearly 20 years as a
newspaper editor and publisher of the Ely Record.
Elected to the State Assembly from White Pine County in
1934, he served that House for 3 Sessions and was twice
elected to the State Senate. Elected Nevada's lone Con-
gressman in 1946, he helped President Truman design the
Marshall Plan to provide economic relief to post-war
Serving as Nevada's Governor from 1950-58, Russell is
credited with establishing the Gaming Control Board,
State purchasing and personnel systems, consolidated
school districts and the State sales tax to benefit an
education system in crisis. The people of Nevada, at
his urging, approved the tax in a special election.
Following two gubernatorial terms and a 3-year U. S.
State Department appointment as Director of AID Mission
in Paraguay, Russell returned to the Silver State, once
again as a public servant for education. Russell became
Director of Development of the University of Nevada,
Reno until retirement.
More than his tremendous service record to Nevada and
the nation, his gubernatorial successor Grant Sawyer
recently offered, "Charles Russell will be remembered
above all for his kindness, and for being a man of great
conscience and honesty."
The Board of Regents extends its sympathy to the Gover-
nor's wife of 50 years, Marjorie Guild Russell, their
5 children and 13 grandchildren for their recent loss.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the resolution in remembrance
of Governor Charles Hinton Russell. Dr. Derby seconded.
It was requested that individual copies be presented to
Governor Russell's wife and children.
6. Approved the Appointment of Dean, College of Business
Administration, and Tenure, UNR
Vice President Brown announced the appointment of Dr. Laurie
Larwood as Dean of the College of Business Administration,
effective July 1, 1990. Approved tenure for Dr. Larwood as
Professor of Managerial Science and approved a salary sup-
plement of up to $10,000 per year to be paid to the Univer-
sity from the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the appointment of Dr. Laurie
Larwood to the position of Dean of the College of Business
Administration at UNR, with a salary supplement of up to
$10,000 per year from the UNR Foundation, effective July 1,
1990. Further moved approval of tenure for Dr. Larwood as
Professor of Managerial Science. Mrs. Whitley seconded.
7. Information Only - Amendment, Board of Regents Bylaws
The first reading of proposed amendment to the Board of Re-
gents Bylaws, Article VI, Committees of the Board was read:
Section 6. In the event that there are not enough members
of a standing or special committee available to make a
quorum of the committee at the time of its meeting, and if
there are a sufficient number of other members of the Board
of Regents available at the time, the Chairman of the Board
of Regents, or the Vice Chairman in the absence of the
Chairman, may make a sufficient number of ad hoc appoint-
ments from among the remaining members of the Board of Re-
gents to make up a quorum of the committee. The ad hoc
members shall serve only for the duration of the meeting
for which they were appointed.
Mrs. Sparks recommended deleting the words "the remaining
members of the Board" and substituting new language to make
the provision consistent with the previous reference to "a
sufficient number of other members of the Board available
at the time". General Counsel Klasic said he would make the
change for the next meeting.
8. Interim Report on UNS Master Facilities Plan
Chancellor Dawson commended Vice Chancellor Fox on the out-
standing performance he has accomplished on the UNS Master
Vice Chancellor Fox presented an interim report on the UNS
Master Facilities Plan. He reported that Board of Regents
has provided some funding to the Campuses for the develop-
ment of their own master facilities plans. The Campus plans
have been delivered to the System Administration Office for
independent consultants review. The consultants have met on
each of the Campuses to discuss the plans.
In response to the rapid growth UNS has experienced and the
changes in Campus needs, a new process for capital construc-
tion has been developed. The draft of the UNS Capital Con-
struction Process is as follows:
1) Each institution will update its physical master plan
every two years and provide the Chancellor and the Re-
gents with a standardized statistical profile describ-
ing the physical dimensions of each Campus operated by
the institution. This profile will include the area
(gross square feet) by type and age of facility. The
Presidents will identify Campus capital construction
2) The Board of Regents will set priorities for the types
of new space and remodeling of existing space (class-
room, class laboratory, research laboratory, office and
auxiliary space) needed by the University System.
3) The Chancellor will apply appropriate UNS space formulas
including growth in student FTE to the Campus data to
determine the need for space in the Regents' priority
areas. Based on the results of these calculations, the
Chancellor will propose a capital construction list to
the Council for Presidents.
4) The Presidents will review the list and participate in
the construction of the capital request in priority
5) The Chancellor will forward a capital construction list
to the Board of Regents for approval.
The UNS space formulas, as mentioned in number 3 above, will
be presented at the December Board of Regents meeting. Mr.
Klaich questioned if other items would be included in these
formulas, and Vice Chancellor Fox responded that formulas
using FTE would be used for projected space for instruction,
research labs, class labs and offices. Mr. Klaich stated
that occasional growth should be integrated into the formu-
las. Vice Chancellor Fox assured Mr. Klaich that would be
included, and that a depreciation schedule will be included
in the formula.
A draft of the UNS Capital Construction Priorities is as
Based on Campus needs identified in the draft Campus physi-
cal master plans, and review and recommendations by the
Chancellor and the Presidents, priorities for 1991-93 cap-
ital construction within the System have been identified.
The following priorities are recommended to the Board of
Regents for its consideration.
1) Construction of new instructional space and general
faculty office space;
2) Major remodeling and expansion of existing structures;
3) Instructional and research laboratories space;
4) Auxiliary and support space.
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks indicated that two lists will be
presnted to the Board. One list will contain the UNS Capi-
tal Construction Priorities, as mentioned above, and the
second list will contain minor remodeling and repairs of old
buildings in the amount of $5 million per year. This second
list does not normally go before the State Public Works
Vice Chancellor Fox indicated that space for part-time in-
structors is included in the formula and that it is based
on needs. Each of the Presidents will have a chance to ap-
prove the list before it becomes final. President Maxson
stated that the Chancellor's Office has included each of
the Campuses throughout its discussions regarding the UNS
capital construction process and priorities.
Mr. Klaich questioned if DRI was included in the formula and
Vice Chancellor Fox indicated that DRI does not have FTE,
but does need faculty office space and major remodeling and
expansion. DRI has been requested to supply the number of
actual faculty to be included in the final figures. Presi-
dent Taranik stated that DRI has been included in the proc-
ess. DRI has experienced a 15% growth per year and employs
approximately 300 persons. President Taranik thanked the
Chancellor's Office and Board of Regents for its support of
Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Sparks stated that main-
tenance of the buildings is accounted for in a separate
Mr. Foley requested that the Campus requests be included in
the final report to the Board of Regents.
Both the draft of the Facilities Master Plan and the Capital
Construction list will be presented to the Board of Regents
at their December meeting, with final action scheduled for
9. Information Only - International Programs
Chancellor Dawson presented a review of Campus international
programs, as contained in Ref. C, filed in the Regents Of-
fice. Chairman Gallagher stated that international programs
would be placed on the Board of Regents Workshop agenda for
The open meeting recessed at 10:35 A.M. and reconvened at 1:40
P.M. Thursday, October 19, 1989, with all Regents present except
Regents Hammargren and Rogich.
10. Personnel Session
Upon motion by Dr. Eardley, seconded by Mr. Klaich, the
Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose
of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-
sional competence or physical or mental health of a person
in accordance with NRS 241.030.
Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the
Board moved to open session. Motion carried.
11. Approved the Sale of General Obligation Bonds, UNS
Approved the sale of Nevada State General Obligation Bonds
for the UNLV Health Science Center project and refunding on
the Events Center bonds. Mr. Paul Howarth, Howarth and As-
sociates, and Mr. John Swenseid, Bond Counsel, presented the
results of the sale.
Mr. Howarth indicated that 9 bids were received with the
lowest bid from Citicorp at 6.9% interest rate. This re-
flects a $800,000 savings from the last sale of bonds. Mr.
Howarth introduced Mr. Marty Johnson who has worked dili-
gently on this project and commended him for his efforts.
Mr. Howarth recommended that the Board of Regents accept
the bid from Citicorp.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the sale of Nevada State
General Obligation Bonds for the UNLV Health Science Center
project to Citicorp at 6.9% interest rate. Mr. Klaich
The savings incurred on the refunding will be used for oper-
ation and maintenance for the two event centers.
Mr. Foley voted no. Motion carried.
12. Annual Report of the University of Nevada Medical School
Vice President Brown introduced Dean Robert Daugherty who
presented the annual report of the University of Nevada
Medical School. He announced that the School of Medicine
is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The School
of Medicine has developed a 30-minute video documenting the
accomplishments of the School. He reported the following
Graduates 8,000 16,000
Freshmen 10,000 16,000
Women 10% 30%
13. Approved Process for the Possible Discharge of a Tenured
A report was made to the Board of Regents in a closed per-
sonnel session concerning the discharge from employment of
a tenured faculty member of a member institution of the
University of Nevada System for unprofessional conduct and
sexual harassment. Should a timely appeal of the employee's
discharge be received by the Board of Regents, the appeal
will be heard in closed personnel session, with final action
to be taken by a vote of the Board in open session.
Chairman Gallagher stated that the Board has received a
letter of appeal dated October 13, 1989 from Counsel for
Dr. Thomas Harrington. The Board has also received and re-
viewed the Administrative Officer's Reply statement to
notice of appeal dated October 17, 1989.
Before further processing the appeal, the Board desired
briefing from both parties.
The briefs should include a discussion of the following:
1) Does the UNS Code provide due process and other
constitutional and statutory protection?
2) Was the procedure of the UNS Code followed in this
3) The merits of the appeal.
The brief of Dr. Harrington will be filed and served upon
the Administrative Officer within 20 calendar days of their
meeting. A reply brief of the University shall be filed
within 15 calendar days of the filing of Dr. Harrington's
brief. Briefs are limited to the record of the hearing.
A hearing on the appeal will be an agenda item for the next
regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Regents. Dr.
Harrington and/or his counsel will be notified of the hear-
ing before the Board. Dr. Harrington and/or his counsel
will be urged to attend and will be given the opportunity
to argue the appeal before the Board of Regents.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the above stated procedure.
Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved Advanced Facilities Planning, State Public Works
Approved a list of UNS facilities projects which require ad-
vance planning. The State Public Works Board has announced
limited funds are available for advance planning of future
State facilities projects with requests submitted to their
office by October 27, 1989.
After some discussion, the Chancellor was directed to revise
the UNS Capital Improvement Planning Fund Requests and sub-
mit to the State Public Works Board. The list is filed in
the Regents Office.
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the advanced facilities plan-
ning list to be submitted to the State Public Works Board.
Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
15. Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee meeting as a Committee of
the Whole under Chairmanship of Regent Eardley acted as
(1) Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee
Funds in the amount up to $62,000, over a 5-year period
for an addition to the Diesel Shop at NNCC.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval to use up to $62,000 of
Capital Improvement Fee Funds, over a 5-year period,
for an addition to the Diesel Shop at NNCC. Mr. Klaich
seconded. Motion carried.
(2) Approved the UNR self-supporting budget for School of
Medicine/Psychiatry, as contained in Ref. B-2, filed
in the Regents Office.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the UNR self-supporting
budget for School of Medicine/Psychiatry. Mrs. Gal-
lagher seconded. Motion carried.
(3) Approved a University of Nevada Press repayment sched-
ule of $5,000 biannually beginning January 1, 1990,
until the loan is fully paid.
In June, 1987 the Board approved a loan to the Univer-
sity of Nevada Press in the amount of $50,000 to fi-
nance book manufacturing. The Press has repaid $15,000
leaving a balance of $35,000. The original terms of
the loan provided for repayment in 2 years; however,
the need for book manufacturing money still exists.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of a University of Nevada
Press repayment schedule of $5,000 biannually begin-
ning January 1, 1990, until the loan is fully repaid.
Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
(4) Approved authorization to use funding from the SIIS
account up to $60,000 to clean up and dispose of radi-
ation materials which have accumulated throughout the
University of Nevada System. The State previously had
approved using the SIIS account for funding the entire
radiation program. Clean up and disposal would be
handled through the UNS Radiation Safety Board. This
item also requires approval from the State Budget Of-
fice and Interim Finance.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval to use State funding from
the SIIS account up to $60,000 to clean up and dispose
of radiation materials which have accumulated through
the University of Nevada System. Mr. Klaich seconded.
After a lengthy discussion regarding the budget process, the
Committee requested a 2-hour session in the near future to
discuss such budget issues as parameters, priorities, for-
mulas and enhancing the base budget.
The open meeting recessed at 2:30 P.M. and reconvened at 8:12
A.M. Friday, October 20, 1989, with all Regents present except
Regents Hammargren and Rogich.
16. Regents' Workshop
The Board met in a workshop session in the Fireside Room,
Donald Moyer Student Union, UNLV. Two presentations were
made regarding the UNS Research Council and the UNS Founda-
A. DRI president Jim Taranik reported that the UNS Research
Council was created October 1987 by the Chancellor and
Presidents of DRI, UNLV and UNR. The UNS Research
Council was created to provide a single point of contact
for dealing with State and Federal Government on Nuclear
Waste Research, as requested by the State Nuclear Waste
Projects Office. The mission of the UNS Research Coun-
cil was to promote research throughout the System. Its
goals were to facilitate acquisition of Systemwide re-
search programs and to assist in coordination of exist-
ing Systemwide research programs. The objectives were
to 1) act as a UNS focal point for Systemwide research
initiatives; 2) promote research with UNS by identify-
ing new sources of support for facilities, equipment
and staff; and 3) facilitate entrepreneurial research
acquisition by each Campus.
The members of the UNS Research Council consisted of
the DRI President (now Vice President for Research),
UNLV Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Provost, UNR Vice President for Academic Affairs, UNLV
Dean of Graduate College and UNR Dean of Graduate School
(now Associate Vice President for Research). The Coun-
cil provided recommendations to the Chancellor and the
Presidents of DRI, UNLV and UNR.
The State Nuclear Waste Projects Office chose to deal
with the individual Campuses. The Department of Energy
then chose to make arrangements with individual Campus-
es. Therefore, the last formal meeting with the UNS
Research Council was held on April 4, 1988. Since then,
informal meetings have been held by the Vice Presidents
of DRI, UNLV and UNR since Spring, 1989, but not under
the aegis of the UNS Research Council.
President Taranik recommended that the Academic Affairs
Council establish a subcommittee to include DRI Vice
President Bill Bishop, so that information can flow to
the Presidents, Chancellor and the Board of Regents.
President Taranik emphasized that the UNS Research Coun-
cil was developed as an advisory council to the Presi-
dents of DRI, UNLV and UNR. Mrs. Whitley stated that
there are many research contracts to be signed, and dur-
ing the time when she was Chairman of the Board she did-
n't feel it was necessary to inform the members of the
Board on each research contract. Mr. Klaich stated
that it was not the intent of the Board to monitor con-
tracts, but that the Board should be notified when sen-
sitive issues arise.
President Maxson informed the Board that UNLV accepts
research contracts by asking 1) is the contract legiti-
mate research? 2) is UNLV capable of performing the
work? and 3) does UNLV have the facilities; i. e., labs,
space and equipment? If the answers are "yes", then the
contracts are signed. He stated that the Department of
Energy contract regarding Yucca Mountain did not seem,
at the time, to be a controversial issue. It was the
feeling that the State of Nevada would want to conduct
its own research on the project and use its own scien-
tists. The Presidents always try to inform the Board of
Regents of any sensitive issues.
Chairman Gallagher stated that the Board of Regents
should be made aware that some of this research will
continue for a long period of time and will be politi-
cally sensitive. Mr. Klaich added that he hoped other
research contracts would not be turned down and that
this discussion would not "chill" the efforts of the
scientists in the System. President Taranik stated
that the reaffirmation by the Board at its September
7-8 meeting regarding Academic Freedom has alleviated
some of the fear by the scientists within the System.
B. Mrs. Edna Brigham, UNS Endowment Director, was requested
to discuss the relationship of the institutional founda-
tions to their institutions and to the Board of Regents.
She introduced Sandi Cardinal, Internal Audit Director,
and Janet Mac Donald, Deputy Treasurer. She praised
the foundations and the dedicated people of Nevada who
serve on the foundation boards.
Mrs. Brigham stated that the rich resources that the
foundations have brought to the Colleges, the Univer-
sities and to DRI have contributed to the value of all
higher education in the State of Nevada. These re-
sources come to the System in the form of the valuable
time, energy, support and dedicated service of some of
Nevada's most talented and successful civic and State-
wide leaders. There is no doubt that the foundations
have attracted and made a part of the school's activi-
ties many friends who had not heretofore been active
in supporting our institutions. These resources which
have come to higher education through the foundations
also represent substantial financial support for our
institutions and for programs that could not be avail-
able to our students without this private effort.
Because of the values and potential values, as well as
the possibilities of misuse or abuse are so great, it
is incumbent upon all parties to define ares of re-
sponsibility for decision making so that the State sys-
tem of higher education continues to grow and develop
and to enjoy the confidence of its donors and friends.
Mrs. Brigham outlined some of the reasons the Board of
Regents must assume responsibility for overseeing the
operations of the foundations. Maintaining the proper
arm's length separation between the foundation and the
institution it serves, while at the same time infusing
the foundation with the proper amount of oversight by
the Board of Regents, requires some delicate balancing
and the drawing of some fine lines. She outlined the
following reasons why Regents should be invovled:
1) The Regents have been given by the constitution of
the State of Nevada the rsponsibility for the gov-
ernance of the State system of higher eduction.
2) The Regents serve as corporate members of each
3) The Regents represent the individual institutions
which are the beneficiaries of the foundations and
which make the tax-exempt privilege of the founda-
4) The Regents have a responsibility to all donors
who give to any institution, either directly or
through a foundation which bears the name of the
The responsibilities mean the following:
1) The Regents have a responsibility to maintain the
integrity and the unchallenged reputation of the
individual institutions and the State System.
2) The Board must see to it that the administrative and
accounting guidelines previously adopted by the
Board of Regents are followed, and the Board must
examine and review those guidelines regularly to
see that they are current and adequate. Like Nevada
many states are working to develop guidelines for
workable relationships between the foundations and
State systems. The State of Connecticut has already
enacted legislation which exercises considerable
control over foundation funds so that State spending
procedures are followed. There have been enough
incidents of misbehavior in University foundations
throughout the country to make us aware that if we
don't police ourselves, someone will do it for us.
3) The other main responsibility of the Regents is to
make sure that all grants and gifts from the founda-
tion are made to enhance the stated mission of the
institution and are formally accepted by the Board
of Regents before the program is set in motion.
Mrs. Brigham requested Mrs. Cardinal to outline briefly
the administrative and accounting guidelines as they
are now written, and to outline the financial statements
we require the foundations to submit which tell you
about the actions of the foundations and what these
statements do not tell you.
Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Internal Audit Director, stated
that the guidelines, as stated in the Board of Regents
Handbook, give specific requirements on how foundations
accept and distribute gifts, the procedures in admin-
istering the gifts, and the procedures of reporting
gifts to the Board of Regents.
The foundation financial statements are prepared by
management in accordance with the accepted standards.
The auditor is responsible for performing an audit in
accordance with professional standards. The financial
statements are prepared using estimates and judgments
for some items, such as vacation pay accruals. The
materiality concept is used in auditing the foundations.
This varies according to the size of the entity being
Auditors are independent of management. They form an
opinion based on selective testing. They rarely review
all items because of the cost of testing more items.
The auditors use skill and judgment to select items.
There is a small percentage tested. The audit is di-
rected toward the discovery of material misstatements
in financial statements to provide reasonable assurance.
The auditors report on financial statements as a whole,
not on individual items in financial statements. The
audit is concerned with financial presentation, not
financial quality of the entity, wisdom of management
decisions, or risk of doing business with the entity.
The objectives of the auditors report is to describe
what the auditor has done and to communicate what the
auditor has found.
Mrs. Brigham requested Ms. Mac Donald to review the
separation or the arm's length relationship which af-
fects not only tax-exempt privileges but also any lia-
bility that one institution may improse upon another.
Janet Mac Donald Kendall, Deputy Treasurer, opened the
discussion with a brief description of the 2 sections of
the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Sec. 501(c)(3) and 509
which directly affect the tax exempt status of the foun-
dations and the personal liability of their Directors.
Ms. Mac Donald explained that she did not possess the
experience or expertise to properly interpret and assure
compliance with the IRC, but that she had obtained a
recommendation for an outstanding individual who did
have these qualifications. William Hutton of the San
Francisco Law Firm of Howard and Hill is an expert in
the area of foundation tax law. He has extensive ex-
perience teaching the subject. It was agreed, after a
lengthy discussion, that Ms. Mac Donald contact Mr.
Hutton to arrange 2 teaching, question and answer work-
shops, in Reno and Las Vegas for Regents, and founda-
tion staff and Directors. The consequences of non-
compliance with IRC are unacceptable to all concerned.
The workshops are the Board of Regents continuation
to help assure no such noncompliance occurs.
The second subject Ms. Mac Donald was asked to discuss
was the importance of separating the foundation from
the University or Community College it serves. The
foundations were formed as separate legal organizations
with distinct separate authority and responsibility.
This separateness has to be honored in substance and in
spirit, otherwise the justification for the existence of
the foundations can be challenged by the State. Some-
times the requirements to maintain separateness is in-
convenient but naturally is part of the price for the
privilege of autonomy and exemption from State rules.
Ms. Mac Donald recommended that the Board of Regents
require each UNS institution to annually execute an
agreement with their respective foundations. The
agreement would stipulate the property and personnel
of the State institution that the foundation will use.
The agreement would be accompanied by actual cash re-
imbursement for incremental expenses incurred by the
State due to the agreed upon usage of the State re-
Ms. Mac Donald provided information on type of funds
held and managed by foundations to further emphasize
separateness of the foundation and State institution.
It was explained that the foundations have special re-
sponsibility in accepting restricted gifts because it
is the Board of Regents and not the foundation that must
accept or reject a donor's restrictions. In many juris-
dictions all restricted funds are transferred immediate-
ly to the State Board of Regents. In Nevada rules are
more lenient allowing for the management of endowment
and other restricted funds by the foundations. Unre-
stricted current funds are fully controlled by the foun-
dation in Nevada but in other jurisdictions the State
Board of Regents reserve the authority to approve budg-
ets by these unrestricted funds. Clearly the only le-
gally acceptable expenditures by any foundation would
be for operating expenditures and fund raising. Any
other expenditures would not be in line with the re-
quirement for the separations of the foundation from
the State institution. Questions were answered and the
In summary, Mrs. Brigham stated that the entire System
should be grateful to the foundations for their many
efforts on behalf of higher education. It is also be-
lieved that the Board of Regents need to be assured in
some way that the integrity of the System is maintained,
that the foundations do not by their actions place their
tax-exempt privilege in jeopardy, that the foundations
do not incur any liabilities on behalf of the System,
that programs are within the stated mission of the
schools and, finally, that foundation funds are managed
in a prudent and responsible manner.
17. Emergency Item: Resolution
Chairman Gallagher requested approval to consider an emer-
gency item on the agenda to approve a resolution supporting
the City of San Francisco, which recently experienced a
Mr. Klaich moved to accept an emergency item concerning a
resolution supporting the City of San Francisco. Dr. Derby
seconded. Motion carried.
18. Approved Resolution
Approved the following resolution supporting the City of San
To the City by the Bay and its neighbors:
The University of Nevada System Board of Regents joins
Governor Bob Miller in expressing its concern and con-
dolences during this time of enormous tragedy. Our
Silver State shares a close bond spanning more than a
century. Our riches built your great city. As you
rebuilt, please remeber that your eastern neighbor ap-
plauds your spirit and your resilience. To the fami-
lites of those who lost their lives, please accept our
condolences during this time of bereavement. We urge
all Nevadans to join in voicing our concern and support
and lending our neighbors a helping hand in all ways
Mr. Foley moved approval of the resolution supporting the
City of San Francisco. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.
19. Annual Report of UNS Endowments
Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. Matt Lincoln, Cambridge and
Associates, who presented the annual report on UNS endowment
funds, as filed in the Regents Office. The long term objec-
tives of the UNS endowment are to preserve the purchasing
power of the existing endowment and to ensure that future
generations of students will receive the same level of sup-
port from the existing endowment as do current students.
In order to accomplish these objectives, the UNS Endowment
must reinvest a portion of investment return equal to in-
flation and limit annual spending to no more than the aver-
age return in excess of inflation.
The long term objectives of the endowment investment return
are to be 5% above inflation and to expect to do much better
in some years and worse in other years. The short term ob-
jectives are over 3 to 5 years with the Stock Portion to ex-
ceed S & P 500, the Bond Portion to exceed Shearson Lehman
Composite, and the Total Fund to exceed performance of Index
Portfolio (75% S & P 500 and 25% Shearson Lehman Composite).
The Investment Committee was conservative for the year in
its approach to asset allocation. The total equity manager
allocations is 70% with the remaining 30% for the total fix-
ed income manager allocations.
Mr. Lincoln stated that 8% of endowment funds are set aside
for real estate funds. Real estate funds did not achieve
its short term target, but are expected to show good prog-
ress in the next 5 to 8 years.
The total UNS Endowment did not meet its objectives for the
1988-89 fiscal year. This result was in part from the UNS
decision to hold unusually high cash reserves, and partly
from the relatively poor performance of the UNS management
Additionally, in July, 1987 UNS allocated approximately 8%
of the endowment to 2 institutional-quality, diversified
real estate funds. While UNS believes these funds can pro-
duce inflation-adjusted returns of 6% or more over the long-
term, they underperformed the stock market return in 1988-89
and hence lowered the total endowment's results.
Over the 5 years since July 1, 1984 both the total fund and
the equity and bond manager teams have exceeded UNS 3 to 5
year performance objectives, and the purchasing power of the
endowment has grown considerably.
Mr. Klaich stated that he was pleased with the UNS Endowment
report. The Investment Committee has been diligent, calling
each of the managers to express its concerns. The Board of
Regents has a fiduciary responsibility to students and to
the institutions, and must keep apprised of the long-term
objectives of the endowment. UNS needs to be vigilant to
policing the money managers. Mr. Lincoln stated that the
guidelines provide for review over a 3-year rolling period
Chairman Gallagher and Vice Chairman Sparks commended Mr.
Lincoln on the diligence and excellent advice. UNS has
done very well in comparison with other institutions.
20. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-
tee meeting, held October 19, 1989, were made by Regent
Joseph Foley, Chairman.
(1) Vice Chancellor Fox updated the Board of Regents on the
issue of Student Voluntarism and Community Service
Activities. Student Voluntarism and Community Service
has been addressed at the University level at this
time. The program would stress strong public service
to the community. It was felt that commitment to the
community already exists. He suggested that a formal
assessment on internships be performed, and that the
Campus representatives feel that the program should be
strictly volunteer on the part of the students. UNS
is exploring different ways to satisfy this credit and
will report back to the Committee.
Mr. Joe Bunin, CSUN President, stated that the Senators
have discussed this issue with their constituents.
There are already 50 volunteer programs on the UNLV
Campus and some academic Departments already require
voluntarism. He stated that there was a negative re-
action to making this a mandatory program for the stu-
dents. CSUN is exploring the establishment of a clear-
ing house for volunteer activities at this time. CSUN
will continue to encourage voluntarism throughout the
Mr. Glen Krutz, ASUN President, expressed his apprecia-
tion to Mr. Sig Rogich for addressing the voluntarism
issue. The response he has received from the UNR Cam-
pus is that the students do not wish this to be man-
datory and request that the program be unique to each
of the Campuses. UNR is exploring different options.
Mr. Klaich certified that the Board of Regents has not
approved this concept at this time, and requested ad-
ditional information before it would be approved by the
Vice President Brown stated that there is a great deal
of interest within the College of Human and Community
Sciences in providing substantive opportunities for
students as well as course work in the area of volun-
tarism. The College's pilot program is proposed to be
implemented in the 1990 Fall semester.
(2) Approved the amendments to Title 4, Chapter 16, Section
III, 1 and 2 of the Board of Regents Handbook which are
based upon changes approved by the Board of Regents in
September. These revisions reflect changes in ACT test
scores and clarification of high school mathematics
course requirements. See Ref. AA-2, filed in the Re-
(3) Approved the College of Fine and Performing Arts at
UNLV, as contained in Ref. AA-3, filed in the Regents
This new College will combine the Departments of Art,
Dance Arts, Music and Theatre Arts, currently located
in the College of Arts and Letters. All program and
degree requirements will remain unchanged.
President Maxson stated that an interim Dean will be
appointed and UNLV will begin the search process for
a new Dean of the College.
In addition, the Committee recommended approval that
the College of Arts and Letters be renamed the College
of Liberal Arts. With the formation of the College of
Fine and Performing Arts, the term "College of Liberal
Arts" is a more accurate designation.
This new organizational structure will enhance the
quality of all programs and provide students with ex-
panded opportunities in the performing and fine arts.
Separate accrediting organizations representing the
arts strongly support this proposed change. Funding
for a Dean, 2 classified persons and operating costs
will be provided from existing institutional resources.
The Board of Regents approved the endorsement of a plan
to establish the new College at its June, 1989 meeting,
pending submission of a formal new program proposal.
President Maxson stated that the College will utilize
the present space available, but anticipates that non-
state funds will be forthcoming for additional space.
General Counsel Klasic stated that in approving this
new College, the UNLV Bylaws would require a change.
Chairman Foley requested that those changes be placed
on the Consent Agenda in December.
(4) President Maxson announced that the Departments of Cur-
riculum and Instruction and Secondary, Postsecondary
and Vocational Education within the College of Educa-
tion at UNLV has been merged. Goals of the merger are
outlined in Ref. AA-4, filed in the Regents Office.
The reorganization and formation of a new Department of
Instructional and Curricular Studies will involve no
new degrees, changes in curriculum or additional costs
to the University.
General Counsel Klasic stated that in approving this
merger, the UNLV Bylaws would require a change. Chair-
man Foley requested that these changes be placed on
the Consent Agenda in December.
Mr. Foley moved approval of items 2, 3 and 4 of the report
and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mrs.
Whitley seconded. Motion carried.
21. Report on Student Retention and Attrition
Regent Foley requested an update of activities related to a
Systemwide study of student retention and attrition, includ-
ing a recent survey of Camuses concerning retention activi-
ties. Ref. F, filed in the Regents Office, addressed the
following issues throughout the System: 1) placement test-
ing, 2) academic advising and personal, career and academic
counseling, 3) developmental or remedial services, and 4)
Chairman Gallagher requested that further study on student
retention and attrition be addressed by the Academic Affairs
22. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held October 19, 1989, were made by Regent June Whitley,
(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal introduced Mr.
Wayne Stoker, Mr. John Surina and Mr. Glenn Storer of
Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, who presented the audit of
the UNS Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular
A-110, July 1, 1986 through June 30, 1988. The audit
report is filed in the Regents Office.
Mr. Stoker stated that there were no material weak-
nesses found during their report on internal control
structure and compliance report. The institutions
have responded to the auditors' findings.
It was brought to the Committee's attention that CCCC
had not reported its Federal Financial Assistance
funding for 1987 and 1988. The Committee requested
that a report be presented with those figures.
(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
audit of the UNLV Scholarships, July 1, 1987 through
December 31, 1988. The audit report is filed in the
(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the UNR Scholarship Office staff.
The follow-up report is filed in the Regents Office.
(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the UNR Parking Services audit.
The follow-up report is filed in the Regents Office.
(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the University of Nevada School
of Medicine, Savitt Medical Library audit. The fol-
low-up report is filed in the Regents Office.
(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the UNLV Residence Hall audit.
The follow-up report is filed in the Regents Office.
The Committee requested that Vice President Buster
Neel report when all recommendations have been imple-
(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the DRI Stead and Dandini Librar-
ies audit. The follow-up report is filed in the Re-
(8) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the UNR Police Department audit.
The follow-up report is filed in the Regents Office.
(9) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the UNR Residential Life/Housing
audit. The follow-up report is filed in the Regents
(10) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the TMCC Learning Resources Center
audit. The follow-up report is filed in the Regents
(11) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the UNLV Upward Bound Program,
Special Services Program audit. The follow-up report
is filed in the Regents Office.
(12) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the
follow-up report on the WNCC Library audit. The fol-
low-up report is filed in the Regents Office.
The Committee requested a report on all Departments at all
institutions be compiled stating estimated completion dates
for Departmental procedures manuals.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Audit Committee. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion car-
23. Report and Recommendations of the Investment Committee
A report and recommendations of the Investment Committee
meeting, held October 19, 1989, were made by Regent Daniel
J. Klaich, Chairman.
(1) Approved the establishment of an endowment with the
Bessie C. Gilmer Trust to be administered by the Chan-
cellor's Office. The endowment is to be used for
scholarships for women who have devoted their lives
to their family and plan to re-enter the work force,
or who are single parents attempting to increase their
earning capacity through education. The financial
needs of the woman, and not her previous scholastic
performance, serve as the primary criteria for selec-
tion. Recipients are eligible to attend any UNS in-
stitution in the State of Nevada.
Bessie C. Gilmer left 1/3 of the remainder of the trust
she established at her death:
To the University of Nevada to be used in such
manner as shall be determined by its governing
board for the purpose of furthering the objects
and welfare of said University.
Final distribution from the trust has been received in
the amount of $73,703.33.
(2) Approved, with recommendation by Cambridge and Associ-
ates, to delegate proxy voting to UNS Investment Man-
agers. Specific instructions will be provided to man-
agers to independently analyze proxies and vote in the
manner which will maximize return to stockholders so
long as that vote is not inconsistent with University
of Nevada System statement of social responsibilities.
The managers will maintain records of proxy voting for
the UNS, complying with DOL and SEC requirements.
Mr. Klaich moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Investment Committee. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion
24. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on
Community College Faculty Relations
A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on Com-
munity College Faculty Relations meeting, held October 19,
1989, were made by Regent Jill Derby, Chairman.
(1) The Board of Regents will receive the Committee's final
report at its December 7-8, 1989 meeting. The Commit-
tee will meet on Thursday, November 9 and Friday, De-
cember 1 to complete its task prior to the December 7-8
(2) Chairman Derby gave an overview of the activities of
the Committee, as filed in the Regents Office. In her
report she stated that self improvement in individuals
comes from honest self-reflection. Organizations that
have the courage to look inward can grow and better
themselves. The faculty carry the burden of delivering
higher education to students. She quoted from the
"Building Communities Report" of the Commission on the
Future of Community Colleges: "We believe that the
renewal of Community College faculty is absolutely
crucial. If renewal is not forthcoming, if faculty
support is not available, the Community College will
have depleted its most essential resource." The Board
of Regents want the faculty to be treated with respect
and dignity which they deserve in this System. The
Board of Regents set the tone when they listen to the
concerns and consult with the faculty in its deliber-
ations. It is the intent of the Board to find out
what isn't working as well as it could and help make
it better. The Board wants to encourage and support
those who are closest to the problems to help faculty
Dr. Derby stated that she had heard several times that
faculty exhibited some paranoia during the process --
fear of reprisal for open disclosure during the hear-
ings, skepticism that the Committee would be thorough-
going, balanced and fair in its efforts. On the other
side, she perceived apprehension on the part of Ad-
ministrators over the criticism that could follow an
open disclosure of problem areas raised by faculty.
Many of us in our different capacities have contributed
to the tension. We need to put behind us our mistrust
and our differences and work together in a spirit of
greater cooperation and conciliation.
The Committee was established to identify and address
Community College faculty concerns. The context of the
motion was made because of interest by some faculty in
the establishment of a separate bargaining unit for the
Community Colleges. Part of the Board's rationale was
to alleviate the pressure that resulted from interest
in collective bargaining. The centrality of faculty
concerns was clear cut. As the meetings progressed,
however, there was a tendency to assume that faculty
and administrative concerns of Community College per-
sonnel are one in the same, because in many cases they
are. The result was a tendency to assume a more gen-
eral Community College focus rather than a specific
faculty one. The broader, more inclusive focus, is of
course a worthy and much needed one and a perspective
that both Community College faculty and Administrators
share. The hearings report and survey support that
finding. The focus will not be lost as the Committee
directs its attentions to recommendations which the
Committee will be developing to place before the full
Board in December. Everyone connected with the Com-
munity Colleges will benefit from the focus this Com-
mittee is directing to their issues. The faculty need
to be assured that their separate issues where they
have been identified will not be lost in the Commit-
tee's tendency to focus on the broader level.
Dr. Derby stated that the difficult task of how to ad-
dress some of the major issues which the Committee has
identified lies ahead. The Committee needs to forge a
consensus and offer some substantive, significant rec-
ommendations to the full Board in December.
(3) Hearings for Community College faculty and Administra-
tors were held on each Campus during the week of Sep-
tember 11-14, 1989. The process for the hearings and
the results were reviewed. Chairman Derby stated that
she has been receiving telephone calls and letters con-
cerning the hearings. A synopsis of the letters was
distributed and is filed in the Regents Office.
In discussing the results of the hearings, Chairman
Derby stated that the faculty were apprehensive in
coming forth before the Committee because there were
too many Administrators present at the hearings. They
felt that reprisals would have been made if they were
to speak openly. Mr. Klaich stated for the record that
the thought of an environment in higher education where
faculty were afraid to speak for fear of reprisal was
repulsive to him.
President Meacham stated that the attendance of Admin-
istrators at the hearings was discussed at a Regents
meeting and it was indicated that the hearings were
open meetings and that the administrators should be in-
cluded in these hearings. Chairman Derby stated that
she had hoped that the hearings would be attended pri-
marily by faculty, but because of the open meeting law
Administrators were able to attend. In order for sen-
sitive concerns to surface the survey was developed.
It was hoped that the survey would alleviate some of
In discussing the actual hearings, Mr. Klaich stated
that the time for the hearing at WNCC went quickly
and was a very interesting and exciting hearing. Mrs.
Sparks agreed with Mr. Klaich's statement and added
that the faculty at TMCC, for the most part, were hap-
py with their jobs, but wanted to make the System bet-
ter. Mr. Paul Nelson, WNCC representative, stated that
the faculty was very appreciative to have the Board of
Regents on the Campus to listen to their concerns. Dr.
Calabro stated that at times during the hearings it was
hard to remember that the subcommittee was there to
listen and not to react.
The Community College hearings report was distributed
and is filed in the Regents Office.
(4) Upon direction of the Committee, a survey of Community
College faculty and Administrators was conducted at the
beginning of the Fall semester. The results of the
survey were reviewed. Chairman Derby distributed a
chart that contained major findings from the survey and
hearings. The chart is filed in the Regents Office.
Mr. Klaich felt that it was appropriate for the Commit-
tee to report back to the Board of Regents and focus on
a few major issues regarding policy. He felt that many
of the concerns brought out by the hearings and survey
cannot be controlled by the Board of Regents. Chairman
Derby suggested that many of the concerns could be di-
rected to such areas as budgeting, articulation and
communication skills and that a follow-up report be
made to the Board of Regents on these issues. Mr. Bob
Rose, Nevada Faculty Alliance representative, noted
that there were 3 broad topics which surfaced through-
out the Committee's endeavors: 1) Faculty-Administra-
tion Relations; 2) Community College and Board of Re-
gents Equal Partnership; 3) Compensatory Budget/Employ-
Mr. Mike Hardie, WNCC Faculty Senate Chairman, request-
ed a breakdown by Campus of the responses to aid them
in addressing their own concerns.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that the compensation issues will
be addressed in future meetings of the System Compensa-
tion Committee. She further stated that those Communi-
ty College issues that directly involve the Board of
Regents will be addressed at the upcoming Board of Re-
Mrs. Sparks commended Chairman Derby for the tremendous work
and time devoted to this Committee.
Dr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the ad hoc Committee on Community College Faculty Rela-
tions. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
25. Report and Recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Regent
A report and recommendation of the ad hoc Committee on
Regent Awards meeting, held October 19, 1989, were made by
Regent James Eardley, Chairman.
(1) The Committee reviewed procedures and guidelines for
granting the Distinguished Nevadan Award and approved
reinstating the language contained in the March 1,
1958 Board of Regents minutes as contained in Ref.
R-1, filed in the Regents Office.
Chairman Eardley stated that the reason to establish
this Committee is to clarify the process in granting
Mr. Klaich stated that the Distinguished Nevadan Award
is a very significant award bestowed by the Board of
Regents to recognize outstanding service by the public
sector. Some feel that over the years the importance
of the award may have been lost and needs to be re-
President Maxson agreed that the Distinguished Nevadan
Award is bestowed by the Board of Regents. The Honor-
ary Doctorate and Honorary Associate degrees are award-
by the individual Campuses in recognition of academic
contributions to higher education and, as such, he felt
it should be earned, not an award that is automatically
given. It was emphasized that the Distinguished Nevad-
an award is not a political award and the Board of Re-
gents' guidelines must be strengthened to avoid grant-
ing such endorsements for political reasons.
Mr. Foley stated he felt that the discussion of nomi-
nees for these awards should remain in closed personnel
session of the Board of Regents, and that a special
screening committee is not necessary. He added that
the criteria should be sent to all nominators and the
nominations should then be justified by the nominators.
Mrs. Gallagher requested that the Committee develop a
new process and new criteria form.
In discussing additional awards, the Committee felt
that a "Regent" award and a "Chancellor's" award are
one and the same.
With regard to President Crowley's suggestion of grant-
ing an honorary award to excellent K-12 teachers, Mr.
Foley felt that it was not in the best interest of the
Board of Regents, adding that the State Board of Educa-
tion bestows its own awards upon those outstanding
Dr. Eardley moved approval of the report and recommendation
of the ad hoc Committee on Regent Awards. Mrs. Whitley
seconded. Motion carried.
26. Approved Sale of Property, NNCC
Approved the sale of a 35-acre parcel of land, appraised at
$50,500. The parcel was sold at a public sale on October 4,
1989, with funds realized from the sale to be retained for
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the sale of a 35-acre parcel
of land with funds realized from the sale to be retained
for NNCC purposes. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.
27. Discussion on the Sale of Property, UNR
Vice President Brown had requested approval of the sale of
property received by the School of Medicine as part of the
Estate of Blanche Scranton. The property was appraised 6
months ago by the Estate at a value of $105,000. Vice Pres-
ident Brown requested the Board to accept an offer of
$75,000 in cash. After a lengthy discussion, the Board
withdrew the item and directed Vice President Ashok
Dhingra to have the property appraised at its current value.
Information: General Counsel Klasic informed the Board that his
Assistant General Counsel Bob Ulrich contested a
will which was overturned reinstating the Univer-
sity of Nevada, Reno as the major beneficiary of
the estate, and wished to publicly acknowledge
his hard work in achieving this ruling.
28. Approval of Sale of Property, UNR
Approved sale of UNR's 1.5 acre parcel of land in Sparks,
Nevada. In 1981 UNR received ownership to a 1.5 acre parcel
of land in Sparks from Dr. and Mrs. Frank Stokes. In 1986
the Nevada Department of Highways purchased portions of the
property for widening of the street and intersection. Dur-
ing a title search by NDOT, it was discovered that the Uni-
versity also owned a small 3000 square foot parcel across
the street. This parcel is located at the end of a dead-end
and abandoned road, and is landlocked by permanently in-
stalled traffic barriers.
Sierra Pacific Power Company has offered to purchase the
property for $3000 for an easement for their water line.
The Boy Scouts of America, who are to receive 1/3 of the
proceeds, agree with the sale.
General Counsel Klasic recommended approval subject to re-
view of sale documents.
Dr. EArdley moved approval of the sale of property for UNR.
Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 11:20 A.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board