October 21-22, 1993
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA
October 21-22, 1993
The Board of Regents met on October 21-22, 1993 in Rooms 201-202,
Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Dr. James Eardley, Chairman
Mrs. Shelley Berkley
Dr. Jill Derby
Mr. Joseph M. Foley
Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher
Mr. Madison Graves, II
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren
Mr. Daniel J. Klaich
Mrs. Nancy Price
Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks
Mrs. June Whitley
Others present: Interim Chancellor John A. Richardson
President Anthony Calabro, WNCC
President Joseph Crowley, UNR
President John Gwaltney, TMCC
President Robert Maxson, UNLV
President Paul Meacham, CCSN
President Ronald Remington, NNCC
President James Taranik, DRI
Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel
Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor
Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Acting Vice Chancellor
Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary
Also present were Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Balboni (CCSN),
Phil Boardman (UNR), Chris Gaub (Unit), Scott Hawkins (NNCC),
Dan Mc Clure (TMCC), Alan Mc Kay (DRI), Mark Melrose (WNCC),
and John Swetnam (UNLV), and Student Association Officers.
Chairman Eardley called the meeting to order at 2:33 P.M. Thurs-
day, October 21, 1993, with all Regents present.
1. Approved Consent Agenda
Approved the Consent Agenda (identfied as Ref. A, filed with
the permanent minutes), containing the following:
(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held on
September 9-10, 1993.
(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in
Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.
(3) Approved the acceptance of a gift for UNLV. Inter-
national Game Technology (IGT) has agreed to donate
$500,000 for purchase of a new marquee for the Ath-
letic Department at UNLV.
The proposed marquee will be a state-of-the-art, 4-
color animated system. It will enhance the ability
to promote events as well as generate additional size-
able advertising revenue.
In exchange for the gift, IGT companies will be recog-
nized on a tri-vision panel at the bottom of the mar-
quee for 3 years and will deduct from the gift $72,000
per year for 3 years in lieu of advertising.
(4) Approved an exception regarding early retirement for
lecturer Frances Milne at UNLV. She has applied for
the Phase II Early Retirement Incentive Program begin-
ing July 1, 1994. The request is being made because
Mrs. Milne will turn 60 two days after the cut-off
date. This causes her to miss qualifying for the 2nd
part of the provision by two days.
(5) Approved the following request to hire with tenure at
Dr. Lawrence Larmore, Professor, Department of Com-
puter Science, with tenure, retroactive to August 23,
(6) Approved the following appointments to the Engineering
Advisory Council at UNLV. These members will replace
Mr. Emmett Herbst and Mr. Gerald Valade, who have re-
Mr. Le Roy Dale Foust, Las Vegas
Dr. Joseph G. Yeasted, Las Vegas
(7) Approved the following appointments to the Civil and
Environmental Engineering Advisory Committee at UNLV.
The Committee is to provide external review of the
academic, outreach, and research functions of the
UNLV Department of Civil and Environmental Engineer-
ing, and provide advice and assistance for the con-
tinued growth and development of the Department.
Kelly Chuma, Las Vegas
Garth Dull, Carson City
James Gans, Las Vegas
Erv Koening, San Francisco, California
Al G. Leskys, Las Vegas
James L. Mac Farlane, Las Vegas
Marty J. Manning, Las Vegas
(8) Approved the following appointment to the WNCC Ad-
Mr. Al Escalante
(9) Approved the following appointment to the TMCC Ad-
Mr. Fred Boyd
(10) Approved the following appointments to the College of
Business Administration Advisory Board at UNR:
Mac King, Reno
Steven J. Dodd, Reno
Lou Phillips, Reno
(11) Approved the following appointments to the College of
Education Advisory Board at UNR:
Ms. Mary Conklin, Reno
Ms. Shirley Woods, Reno
(12) Approved an amendment to the UCCSN Code, Section 6.3.
6(b) in order to maintain the overtime exemption of
the UCCSN's professional employees under the Federal
Fair Labor Standards Act. Ref. C-2 is filed in the
This item was circulated to the Chancellor, Presi-
dents, and Faculty Senate Chairmen as provided in
Section 1.3.3(a) of the UCCSN Code. No comments
have been received.
(13) Approved an amendment to the UCCSN Code, Section 3.3.1
Probationary Period for Universities and Section 4.3.1
for Community Colleges, which would extend the tenure
probationary period for faculty who are absent due to
extenuating circumstances, such as illness and child
bearing, for more than one semester, but not more than
one year. This proposal was endorsed by the Council
of Presidents. The original language was redrafted
by General Counsel Klasic, as contained in Ref. C-3,
filed in the Regents' Office.
These proposed amendments were circulated to the
Chancellor, Presidents, and Faculty Senate Chairmen
as provided in Section 1.3.3(a) of the UCCSN Code.
(14) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 3, Sec-
tion 13.6, Professional Leave, which will bring the
Handbook in compliance with the UCCSN Code change
proposed for Section 1.3.1, Probationary Period.
6. A professional staff member is entitled to use
accumulated sick leave for personal illness;
disability; medical, optometric, or dental service
or examinations; or temporary disability, such as
child-bearing upon approval of the appointing
authority. Unpaid child-rearing leave shall be
granted to either parent, upon request, up to a
maximum of one year. The University guarantees
that the professional staff member will return
to his or her original position without loss of
seniority or other benefits.
(15) Approved an addition to the Handbook, Title 4, Chap-
ter 3, to bring the System in compliance with the
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993:
Section. Family and/or Medical Leave
1. Professional staff are entitled to take leave in
accordance with the Federal Family and Medical
Leave Act of 1993, its implementing regulations
(Part 825 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal
Regulations) and institutional policies promul-
gated in accordance therewith. See, for example,
29. C. F. R. 825.301.
2. For additional information, see the Appendix at
the end of this chapter.
The document entitled, "Appendix", attached to Ref.
C-4, filed in the Regents' Office, should also be
added to the end of Title 4, Chapter 3 of the Board
of Regents' Handbook.
(16) Annually, when approving the UCCSN Self-Supporting
Budgets, the Board approves the following policy
Current Board of Regents policy requires
that all accounts except grants and
contracts, regardless of amount, which
include the payment of salaries for 1/2
time position or more, will be budgeted
and are subject to approval by the Board.
Presidents have the authority to make
transfers within and made budget augmenta-
tions to these budgets and report them to
the Board annually.
This policy has never been added to the Board of
Regents Handbook and approval was given to add it
as a new section in Title 4, Chapter 10, General
(17) Approved authorization to utilize Capital Improvement
Fees at WNCC in the amount of $5000 for the follow-
Installation of FEX lines between the Carson $3000
City and Fallon Campuses to support the Rural
Nursing Project Smart 2000 equipment.
Salary expenses for casual labor employees $2000
to landscape the Family Services Center.
(18) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-
tion 10, Student Fees at UNLV, effective October 25,
UNR UNLV CCSN NNCC TMCC WNCC
Graduation, Diploma or
all programs 25 30 15 15 15 15
Late Application for
Graduation 5 20 5 5 5 5
There has been such a large growth in the number of
students participating in commencement that a change
in the format of the graduation ceremony has been con-
sidered. The new format would consist of one large
degree conferring convocation followed by individual
College diploma award ceremonies. These fee increases
are necessary to offset the additional expenses that
this new format would require and to encourage stu-
dents to apply for graduation early so that proper
planning can be done.
(19) Approved a Handbook change, Title 4, Chapter 17, Sec-
tion 10, Student Fees at UNR, effective January 1,
Independent Study (correspondence) 60
(20) Approved the following UNR Self-Supporting budgets:
Student Services, Student Development
Academic Advisement/Monitoring for Athletes
Opening Account Balance $ 0 $ 0
Revenue: Student Fees 0 28,000
Total Revenue $ 0 $28,000
Intercollegiate Athletics $34,622 $25,000
President's Account - NCAA 0 25,000
Total Transfers In $34,622 $50,000
TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $34,622 $78,000
Professional Salaries $29,058 $44,605
Fringe Benefits 5,564 9,942
Graduate Assistant Salary 0 8,026
Fringe Benefits 0 96
Classified Salaries 0 11,642
Fringe Benefits 0 3,689
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $34,622 $78,000
TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $34,622 $78,000
Mackay School of Mines, Dean's Office
MMRRI Visiting Faculty
Opening Account Balance $46,686
Revenue: Student Fees 0
TOTAL SOURCE OF FUNDS $46,686
Professional Salaries $36,890
Fringe Benefits 5,409
Ending Account Balance: $ 2,137
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $46,686
TOTAL USE OF FUNDS $46,686
(21) Approved the following interlocal agreements:
A. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Las Vegas
Valley Water District (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: Date approved by Board through
March 1, 1994
Amount : $74,127 maximum to UNLV
Purpose : UNLV's College of Engineering
to prepare a Master Plan for
a Desert Demonstration Garden.
B. UCCSN Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada
Department of Human Resources/Divison of Child
and Family Services (Interlocal Contract)
Effective Date: Date approved by Board through
October 1, 1993
Amount : $4466 maximum to UNLV
Purpose : UNLV to monitor adjustment and
adaptation of adolescents in
foster care or formerly in foster
care to independence and commu-
C. UCCSN Board of Regents/CCSN and the Nevada
Department of Human Resources/Divison of Mental
Hygiene and Mental Retardation (Interlocal
Effective Date: Date approved by Board through
June 30, 1994
Amount : $22,775 maximum to CCSN
Purpose : Course of instruction for mental
health and mental retardation
Mrs. Gallagher moved adoption of the Consent Agenda and
approval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change
the order of items as specified throughout the meeting. Mr.
Graves seconded. Motion carried.
Mrs. Price questioned whether the Chancellor's signature is
final on documents signed on behalf of the Board of Regents
and Interim Chancellor Richardson replied that as Chancellor
he has been authorized by the Board of Regents to sign docu-
ments that are legal, practical, ethical, and non-contro-
versial. Questionable documentation is brought before the
Board for their consideration and, if approved, the Chan-
cellor is authorized to finalize the documentation.
2. Chairman's Report
Chairman Eardley announced that CCSN is now on line to
conduct interactive video communications. He encouraged
the System to hold as many meetings as possible via video
Chairman Eardley stated that the Board of Regents has a
tremendous responsibility towards the students of UCCSN
and he respects the fellow Board members for serving as a
Regent. He urged the Board of Regents to accept his pro-
posal of a new committee structure which will be considered
later in the meeting.
Chairman Eardley reported that the Chancellor's Search
Committee has held its first organizational meeting and it
seems that the Committee will work effectively and cooper-
atively to accomplish the selection of the next Chancellor
3. Chancellor's Report
Interim Chancellor Richardson informed the Board that the
schedule for the FY 1993-94 audits was approved in June. He
mentioned that UNLV Athletics audit began September 6, 1993
and will be completed in late November; UNR Athletics audit
began September 20, 1993 and will be compteted in mid-Novem-
ber. He stated that these two audits are routine procedures
and upon completion each will be reported to the Audit Com-
Interim Chancellor Richardson announced that the annual
Chancellor's Christmas Party has been cancelled due to
Interim Chancellor Richardson wished to inform the Board of
the Chancellor's ad hoc Committee on Health Benefits activi-
ties. On behalf of Mary Paterson, Chair of the Committee,
Judson Mitchell presented a report on the Committee's activ-
ities to date, and reported on what action was taken by the
State Committee on Benefits and how System employees will
be affected. He referred to a report that would be complet-
ed in January and would be furnished to the Chancellor and
Board of Regents.
4. Approved Bond Refunding, Student Fee
Approved the following resolution titled, "November 1, 1993
Student Fee Bond Resolution". Savings resulting from this
refunding reduces the obligation for student fees to serv-
ice the debt.
A resolution designated by the short title "11-1-93
Student Fee Bond Resolution"; concerning the Univer-
sities of the University and Community College System
of Nevada; authorizing the issuance of the "University
and Community College System of Nevada Universities
Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series November 1, 1993", for
the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds;
accepting on behalf of the University the best bid for
the purchase of the bonds; providing duties, privileges,
powers, liabilities disabilities, immunities and rights
pertaining thereto; providing other covenants, agree-
ments and other details, and making other provisions
concerning the Universities, the bonds and the pledged
revenues; ratifying action previously taken and per-
taining to the foregoing matters; providing other
matters relating thereto; and repealing all resolutions
in conflict herewith.
Mrs. Whitney moved approval of the Student Fee Bond Resolu-
tion. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
5. Approved Bond Refunding, State General Obligation (GO) Bond
Approved the following resolution titled, "November 1, 1993
State GO Bond Resolution". All savings must be used for
operation and maintenance of the buildings for which the
bonds were originally sold.
A resolution designated by the short title "11-1-93
State GO Bond Resolution"; concerning the University
and Community College System of Nevada; authorizing
the sale and issuance of the "State of Nevada, General
Obligation (Limited Tax) University System Refunding
Bonds (Revenue Supported), Series November 1, 1993";
providing the purpose for which such bonds are issued;
accepting on behalf of the State a bid for the purchase
of the bonds; providing duties, privileges, powers,
liabilities, disabilities, immunities and rights per-
taining to the foregoing; providing other covenants,
agreements, and other details, and making other pro-
visions concerning the State, the University, the bonds
and the pledged revenues; ratifying action previously
taken and pertaining to the foregoing matters; provid-
ing other matters relating thereto; and providing the
effective date thereof.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the State General Obligation
Bond Resolution. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.
6. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate
Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievement
for the institution. Ref. B is filed in the Regents' Of-
University of Nevada, Reno
Dr. Berch Berberoglu
Desert Research Institute
Dr. Ken Taylor
Community College of Southern Nevada
7. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition
At the request of the Board of Regents, each Student Govern-
ment Officer reported on the outstanding student achievement
from the institution. Ref. C is filed in the Regents' Of-
University of Nevada, Reno
Robert W. Barnett
Truckee Meadows Community College
8. Information Only: Public Comment
No public comment was made.
9. Information Only: Regents' Workshop on Earth Sciences
A workshop on an inter-institution project in Earth Sciences
was presented by UNLV College of Science and Math Dean
Ernest Peck and UNR Mackay School of Mines Dean Jim Hendrix,
and faculty members from DRI, UNLV and UNR.
Mrs. Gallagher informed the Board that she had attended the
Earth Science Conference held in Ely, Nevada, and was very
impressed with the inter-institution project.
Dean Peck reported on the Earth Science Conference that was
held in Ely. Dean Hendrix stated that Earth Science pro-
grams are operating in nearly every University in the United
States; however, the programs are very expensive to operate.
Dr. Jack Hess, Executive Director of the Water Resources
Center at DRI, reported on the collaborative effort between
DRI, UNLV and UNR. A retreat was sponsored by UNR to look
at ways of cooperating and enhancing graduate education,
undergraduate education and research. It also gave the
faculty from the institutions an opportunity to get ac-
quainted. Dr. Hess discussed the elements of education,
research and equipment for this project.
Dr. Peg Rees, Associate Professor of Geoscience at UNLV,
discussed the need to retain Nevada's graduates in the
science field, where more diversity is needed. She re-
ported that UNR has the largest number of Ph. D. science
programs, and that UNLV will be proposing an Earth Science
Ph. D. program which will utilize both Universities and out-
of-state entities. A collaborative teaching effort will
encompass video courses, field camps and trips, and in-
tensive short courses. However, there are limited tele-
vision classrooms and this program is expensive. There
are limited teaching assistants for this program; however,
new faculty positions will be created but will require di-
verse expertise. Advantages to an education cooperative
effort include greater diversity to all students of the
University and the Community Colleges, increased utilization
of faculty expertise, and cooperative teaching in this pro-
gram will serve as an example to other programs.
Dr. Richard Schweickert, Chairman of Geology at UNR, re-
ported on the Nevada Consortium for Geochronology, Geochem-
istry and Geophysics. The purpose of the consortium is to
coordinate and share existing research equipment and facili-
ties, to acquire new state-of-the-art instrumentation for
the Earth Sciences, and to collaborate between research and
Dr. Hess concluded the workshop session by highlighting the
progress Earth Science has made involving education, re-
search and equipment.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that this program has made great ef-
fort in accomplishing its mission. Dr. Hess indicated that
another Earth Science Conference is being planned for next
Summer and will include Community College involvement.
Regents Joseph Foley, Lonnie Hammargren and June Whitley left the
10. Information Only: Partnership for Environmental Technology
The need for a broad cooperative effort directed toward the
enhancement of science and mathematics education, including
environmental science and technology has been recognized as
a national priority by government, industry and the academic
community alike. In an effort to address this need for en-
vironmental protection, restoration and waste management,
the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education
(PETE) has been established in the 5 western states of Utah,
Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. PETE's overall ob-
jectives are to link the technical resources of the DOE,
EPA and NASA Laboratories and private industry with partici-
pating Community Colleges and Universities to assist the
development and presentation of curricula for training En-
vironmental-Hazardous Technicians and to encourage more
transfer students to pursue studies in environmental science
at 4-year institutions.
UCCSN has been very much involved in this endeavor. The
PETE methodology is presently being extended nationally.
Paul Dickinson from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
was instrumental in initiating the PETE concept in the
western 5 states and is currently over-seeing the national
development of the program. Dr. Dickinson shared with the
Board a status report and presented slides. The information
from the slides is filed in the Regents' Office.
Dr. Hammargren returned during the PETE presentation.
11. Approved Emeritus, UNLV
Approved Emeritus Status for Ms. Patricia Dillingham upon
her retirement May 17, 1994 from the University of Nevada,
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of Emeritus Status for Ms.
Patricia Dillingham of UNLV. Mrs. Price seconded. Motion
The open meeting recessed at 4:30 P.M. and reconvened at 9:05
A.M. Friday, October 22, 1993, with all Regents present except
Regents Hammargren and Sparks.
12. Approved Handbook Addition, Guidelines for Use of Student
Fees in Direct Financial Aid
In October of 1992, the Board of Regents approved that "Be-
ginning Fall 1993, an amount equal to 50% of all tuition
and fee increases dedicated to the State budget will be ear-
marked for student financial assistance for improving access
to higher education." It is estimated that funds for this
purpose will amount to $1.76 million in 1993-94 and $3.01
million in 1994-95. The following is the proposed guide-
lines for the use of the funds.
Section 16. Guidelines for Use of Student Fees in Direct
1. One-hundred percent (100%) of these funds will be used
for financial assistance for students. (The funds will
not be used for administrative purposes.
2. At least eighty percent (80%) of the funds for each
institution each academic year will go to need-based
programs according to Federal government methodology.
3. The remainder (not to exceed 20%) of the funds for
each institution each academic year will go to other
"access-oriented" student financial assistance.
4. These guidelines will not go into effect until Fall
5. The institutions will present a report each year to
the Board of Regents showing how the funds were
utilized. The findings of the report will be used
to evaluate these guidelines.
6. The Chancellor will present for consideration to the
Board of Regents a possible State match to these funds.
Mr. Glen Krutz, UCCSN Research Analyst, explained that in
1991-92 $10 million in merit student aid was awarded in
UCCSN, while only $400,000 in need-based aid was awarded.
He stated that this program will improve access to higher
education in Nevada.
Mr. Foley raised a concern about using bureaucratic federal
guidelines for the awarding of the need-based aid. Mr.
Krutz responded that the federal guidelines are well es-
tablished, easy to use, and defensible.
Mr. Klaich questioned the 20% access and whether a student
with only high merit would be able to receive aid. Interim
Chancellor Richardson responded that hopefully that partic-
ular students would receive merit-based scholarships from
the $10 million already available through UCCSN.
President Calabro reported that the 20% access will give
flexibility to help students who are needy but do not
qualify for aid under the federal guidelines.
UNR Graduate Association President Russell West expressed
concern that the federal guidelines are too strict, es-
pecially for graduate students. ASUN President Jim Grogan
expressed concern that not enough students would benefit
from the entire program. He proposed a 50/50 split rather
Mrs. Sparks entered the meeting.
Mrs. Whitley commended the Chancellor's staff for their
emphasis on access. The 80% will aid the students who need
it the most.
Dr. Derby felt that it really should be 100% need-based;
however, she was agreeable to the 80% that is being pro-
Mr. Klaich stated that too many UCCSN students have to work
while attending school, which takes away from the learning
process. Unfortunately, he stated many of those students
would not qualify for this aid.
There was general agreement that a close look would be taken
at the end of one year to evaluate the program as proposed
in the guidelines.
President Crowley stated that the same discussion that is
occurring today, occurred on the UNR Campus. The 80/20
is a compromise which everyone could accept at this time.
President Maxson stated that a similar discussion took
place at UNLV. During the discussions at UNLV 60/40 was
discussed; however, he supports the compromise.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook addition re-
garding guidelines for use of student fees in direct fi-
nancial aid. Mrs. Whitley seconded. Mr. Klaich voted no.
13. Approved Naming of Auditorium, CCSN
Approved the naming of the auditorium in the new theater
complex at the CCSN Cheyenne Campus the Nicholas J. "Nick"
Horn Auditorium. Mr. Horn was a member of the CCSN faculty
and the Nevada State Legislature. CCSN would like to recog-
nize his support for the Community College by naming the
auditorium in his honor.
Mr. Foley moved approval to name the Cheyenne Campus audi-
torium the Nicholas J. "Nick" Horn Auditorium. Mrs. Sparks
seconded. Motion carried.
14. Approved Handbook Change, Benefits-Resident Physicians
At the September Board meeting UNR requested a Handbook
change, Title 4, Chapter 7, Section 4, Benefits-Resident
Physicians calling for payment for dependent health insur-
ance. At the request of the Interim Chancellor, action on
this request was held pending further review.
Approved the following change to Title 4, Chapter 7, Sec-
Group health and life insurance, unemployment compensation
coverage, or other group insurance plans will not be pro-
vided to the Residents by the University. Group health and
life insurance are provided to Residents and their depend-
ents by the School of Medicine on a separate contract to
be paid from non-University funds.
Vice Chancellor Sparks indicated that non-state funds will
be used to provide insurance for Residents and their de-
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the Handbook change regard-
ing Resident Physicians. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion
15. Approved Sale of Property, UNLV
At the December 1989 Board of Regents meeting, the Board
approved the sale of downtown property in Las Vegas to
Edward M. Bernstein. The property was sold for $299,187
and UNLV entered into a First Trust Deed in the amount of
$250,000 at 10% interest for 5 years receiving the balance
of $49,197 in cash. A balance of $188,730 remains as of
September 26, 1993.
Edward M. Bernstein is requesting to refinance the out-
standing balance of this First Trust Deed at 8% interest
for 5 more years. Mr. Bernstein could likely refinance
this Trust Deed through another financial institution and
pay off the outstanding balance all at once. UNLV does
not require the use of these funds all at one time and
probably could not invest them at a better rate than the
8%. UNLV therefore requests Board approval of this re-
Mrs. Berkley moved approval of allowing Mr. Edward M.
Bernstein to refinance the outstanding balance at 8% in-
terest for 5 additional years. Mr. Graves seconded.
Mrs. Berkley left the meeting.
16. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Chancellor Search
A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Chancellor Search
Committee meeting, held October 20, 1993, was made by Regent
Madison Graves, Chairman.
Chairman Graves introduced the members of the Committee:
Shelley Berkley, Jill Derby, Dorothy Gallagher and Carolyn
(1) Organization and Procedures - Discussion was held on
staff to provide assistance to the Committee. It was
approved that Mary Lou Moser, Doug Burris and Karen
Steinberg serve as staff to the Committee.
Outside Consulting Service - It was agreed that the
search should be done in-house, but that later on an
outside consulting firm could be hired if it became
Search Spokesperson - It was agreed that the spokes-
person for the search would be Maddy Graves, Chairman
of the Committee, or Jim Eardley, Chairman of the
Board. All questions will be referred to the spokes-
person; no one else is to comment.
Confidentiality - The Committee will hold applications
confidential until finalists are chosen. Finalists
names and backgrounds will be made public.
(2) The Committee recommended approval and that the item
be forwarded to the Board for consideration of the
Regent Bylaw Changes, Article VII, Section 3, Chancel-
Mrs. Price asked that the Committee consider the role
of the Regents along with the role of the Chancellor.
She announced that at the Board meeting to be held the
next day, she was bringing in an outside person to
discuss the role and reporting of the Audit staff and
asked that the Committee not make a commitment on that
portion of the position description until the testi-
mony was given. Mrs. Price argued that the Chancel-
lor's Office organization chart needed to be changed
so that the internal auditors would report to the
Board, not to the Chancellor.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that the auditors report to the
Chancellor on a day-to-day basis, but do remain in-
dependent in their work and decisions. Mrs. Sparks
argued that it was up to the Board, not the Committee
to change organization charts. Mr. Burris reminded
the Committee that the staff had changed the wording
of the proposed position description in accordance
with prior Board discussions. He related that the CEO
must be responsible for internal auditing, otherwise
it would strip the CEO of the ability to properly do
Mrs. Price stated that the current organization chart
shows the auditors reporting to the Vice Chancellor
for Finance. She felt the language in the Bylaws is
acceptable if the organization chart is changed.
Dr. Derby stated that other State Chancellor position
descriptions describe the Chancellor as the CEO of
the Board. Mrs. Sparks disagreed with that wording,
as did Mrs. Berkley, and offered that the Chancellor's
authority is derived from the Board. General Counsel
Klasic related that the CEO for the Board is the Chair-
man. Mrs. Steinberg reminded the Committee that this
position description is a small section which has been
lifted from the current Bylaws and that there is other
wording which states that the Chancellor's authority
is derived from the Board.
Dr. Derby questioned (1) of the position description -
evaluation of Presidents. Mrs. Steinberg explained
that Title 4, Chapter 2 of the Board of Regents Hand-
book, contains evaluation procedures for Officers; the
wording in the position description is a summary only;
and suggested that the Handbook procedures could be
reviewed and/or changed at any time.
Mr. Burris explained that the recently completed Organ-
izational Report, which was reported to the Board,
recommended the change to the Chancellor being respon-
sible for evaluation of Presidents. He pointed out
that it is important that Presidents know that the
Chancellor is the CEO and that they will be evaluated
by the Chancellor.
Dr. Derby agreed, but wanted to be sure the Board mem-
bers would have input. General Counsel Klasic suggest-
ed that this matter could be placed in the Handbook
The Committee then agreed that section (1) be approved
Dr. Eardley related to the Committee that the staff
had incorporated previous Board discussions and sugges-
tions in the job description, and had worked closely
with him during the development of the proposal under
(3) The Committee recommended approval and that the item
be forwarded for Board consideration of the Chancellor
job qualifications. Mrs. Steinberg explained that the
job qualifications are important internally to the
Committee for developing a form for ranking of candi-
dates. She cautioned that this will become binding
in affirmative action dealing with the candidates.
General discussion was held and a number of amendments
were offered. The finalized list of qualifications
is on file in the Regents' Office.
In answer to a question concerning the salary for the
position, Mrs. Steinberg explained that the Regents'
ad hoc Compensation Committee has discussed the matter
and a salary range will be developed and presented to
the Board for consideration prior to the end of the
(4) The Committee recommended approval and that the item
be forwarded for Board consideration of the job an-
nouncement for the position. (Copy on file in the
(5) Discussion of Review of Applications - The Committee
agreed that the members will review all applications,
and, at the meeting to begin narrowing applications,
will bring a list of their top 20 candidates. It was
agreed that the staff would review all applications
prior to being sent to the Committee and note whether
the applicant met established qualifications. The
Committee also requested that if there was less than
a unanimous decision among the staff, then comments
should be noted. The staff was also asked to prepare
a single list of their top 20 candidates.
The staff was asked to draft a rating sheet for use
in review of applications. The Committee will begin
a joint review of applications at its meeting on
January 5, 1994.
(6) The Committee reviewed a proposed calendar for the
search, and with a few changes, agreed to attempt to
complete the search in time for recommendation(s) to
be presented to the Board of Regents at its March 31-
April 1, 1994 meeting. A copy of the calendar is on
file in the Regents' Office.
(7) The Committee asked that the staff and the Committee
members develop questions which might be used during
the interview process, and have them ready for dis-
cussion at the next meeting.
Mr. Graves reported a conservative estimated budget for the
ad hoc Chancellor's Search Committee is $35,000 and request-
ed an amount not to exceed $45,000 for the search from Re-
gents' Special Projects Fund. He stated that this will be
the most important seach within the next decade.
Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the report and recommenda-
tions of the ad hoc Chancellor's Search Committee. Mrs.
Price seconded. Motion carried.
17. Approved Amendments, Regents' Bylaws, Chancellor Position
At its September 1993 meeting, the Board heard the first
reading of proposed Bylaw changes concerning the position
of Chancellor. Discussion from the September meeting has
been incorporated into the proposed Bylaw changes and can
be found in the shaded areas as contained in Ref. D, filed
with the permanent minutes. Items on which the Board did
not reach consensus at the September meeting have not been
changed and will require Board action.
Mrs. Price stated that a question has been raised regarding
the reporting structure of the Audit Committee and felt
that the System's organizational chart may need to be re-
vised. She invited Ms. Barbara Hardman, President of the
Internal Audit Professional Association, to address the
Board regarding Internal Audit. Ms. Hardman gave a brief
description of her view on how UCCSN should structure the
reporting line of the Internal Audit Department, in which
the Internal Audit Department would report to the Board of
Regents and to the Chancellor regarding daily operations.
Mrs. Berkley returned to the meeting.
Mrs. Price indicated that the proposed job description
language reflects this recommendation; however, the organ-
izational chart will need to be reviewed. The current
practice will require no changes and the Internal Audit
Department will prepare audit reports and present them
to the Regents' Audit Committee.
Mrs. Sparks recommended that the Audit Committee and General
Counsel Klasic revise the organizational chart to reflect
the reporting structure of the Internal Audit Department to
the Board of Regents with a dotted line to the Chancellor,
not the Vice Chancellor for Finance.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that if the Board should amend the
UCCSN Code and Board of Regents' Bylaws, then the organi-
zational chart will automatically be revised.
Interim Chancellor Richardson recommended that the Board do
not mandate a change to the organization chart prior to
changing policy. He stated that throughout his career the
Internal Audit Department was held accountable to the Chief
Executive Officer who would then report to the Board of Re-
gents. He reminded the Board that Audit Committee recently
approved the FY Audit Schedule and of all the audits being
conducted, there may be only two audits that directly affect
the System Administration. The Chancellor is in a position
to require the Internal Audit Department to conduct Campus
audits, not the President of the institution.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that there are different reporting
structures within the System: 1) Internal Audit Department
reports to the Chancellor, and 2) the External Auditors re-
port to the Regents' Audit Committee.
Mrs. Sparks recommended that the Audit Committee review this
Mrs. Price requested clarification that there be an under-
standing that the organizational chart will eventually need
to be revised.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Regents' Bylaws regarding
the Chancellor's Position. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion
Acting Vice Chancellor Steinberg pointed out that the Board
of Regents' Handbook contains an entire chapter on auditing.
Mrs. Price left the meeting.
18. Approved Amendment, Regents' Bylaws, Committees
The proposed Bylaw amendments were presented for first read-
ing at the Board's September 1993 meeting and are presented
for action. Ref. E is filed with the permanent minutes.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the Regents' Bylaws regarding
the Committee. Mr. Graves seconded.
Dr. Derby requested additional language be added to the
description of the Status of Women Committee to read as
The Status of Women Committee shall study issues and
recommend policies to the Board relevant to the equity,
the education and the employment of women in the Uni-
versity and Community College System of Nevada. The
Committee shall consist of 8 persons appointed by the
Chairman of the Board, and all members of the Committee
shall have a vote. 4 members of the Board shall be
appointed to the Committee, and the remaining members
of the Committee shall represent the University and
Community College System of Nevada community.
This will be considered the first reading and will be placed
on the December 2-3, 1993 Board of Regents, agenda for ac-
Mrs. Price returned to the meeting.
19. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Compensation Study
The ad hoc Compensation Study Committee, charged with re-
viewing executive compensation policies and procedures, has
met throughout the Summer. The Committee has defined UCCSN
executives as the Chancellor and those members of the Chan-
cellor's staff who report directly to the Chancellor, in-
cluding but not limited to the Vice Chancellors, Secretary
of the Board, and General Counsel; and the institutional
Presidents and those reporting directly to the Presidents
including but not limited to Vice Presidents and Deans.
1) reviewed salaries, benefits and perquisites for
top level UCCSN executives both currently and
historically over the last 3 biennia;
2) reviewed national and regional studies of executive
salaries and perquisites from CUPA, University of
Arkansas Office of Institutional Research (Arkansas
Study), SHEEO, Hay Management Consultants, and Peat
3) reviewed and discussed executive compensation phi-
4) reviewed and discussed models for setting and ad-
The Committee makes the following recommendations regarding
executive compensation to the Board of Regents for their
review and consideration as contained in Ref. F, filed with
the permanent minutes.
1. The Board should adopt a policy statement concerning
executive compensation philosophy (a suggested draft
policy statement is contained in the reference
2. Executive salary models should be developed, ap-
proved by the Board, and included in the Handbook.
Salary models should be constructed using peer
group comparisons to set appropriate salary ranges
for various executive positions. Initial and sub-
sequent salary decisions will be guided by 1) these
models which serve as a frame of reference for ex-
ecutive salaries and 2) other appropriate criteria
such as quality of performance and/or length of
service (a suggested draft model is contained in
the reference material).
3. A process for recommending and reviewing executive
salary and perquisites should be developed (a sug-
gested process model is contained in the reference
4. Clear guidelines concerning executive perquisites,
including cars and car allowances, housing, and
expense accounts should be developed and adopted
immediately. Implementation of new guidelines
should occur over an appropriate time period (sug-
gested guidelines are contained in the reference
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the ad hoc Compensation Study Committee. Mrs.
Mrs. Gallagher questioned whether Athletic Coaches were
included in this study, and it was learned that Athletic
Directors, who report directly to the Presidents, are
referred to in this study.
Mr. Graves stated that he was finding it very difficult to
deal with this issue. It is important to have public ac-
countability for public funds; however, the proposed recom-
mendations send a wrong message to the current executives
who were hired under certain employment conditions. The
Board of Regents has an obligation to its current employees.
He questioned whether UCCSN would be able to adequately at-
tract applicants in the future under this proposal. He
indicated that he was very reluctant to support the recom-
Mr. Graves cautioned the Board and Chancellor's staff to
make certain that the comparison groups are true groups to
use in comparing Nevada's workforce. The recommendations
are a noble effort, but he felt it was a mistake to accept.
Mr. Klaich disagreed. The Board of Regents has been criti-
cized for salary recommendations and then criticized when
financial support is given from outside sources. He felt
that the perquisites were a "band-aid" and erodes the pub-
lic's trust. He emphasized that he supports all the execu-
tives and believes in their current salary. The comparison
groups and the supportable data that will be collected are
to be used as information material to defend the action
of the Board when dealing with salaries and perquisites.
Mr. Klaich stated that Interim Chancellor Richardson and
Acting Vice Chancellor Steinberg have been extremely help-
ful during the Committee's deliberations.
Mr. Klaich indicated that he felt the Athletic Directors
should be removed from thse recommendations, although they
do report directly to the Presidents. He felt this issue
needed further discussion.
In response to Mr. Graves' comments, Dr. Derby responded
that this Committee has been a very good Committee and has
grappled with the same issues Mr. Graves had mentioned.
The Committee determined that UCCSN must be able to balance
the public accountability with attracting the best candi-
Mrs. Berkley responded to Mr. Graves by stating that com-
pensation was a very big issue during the last year. She
believes that the executive employees should serve only
one master and the proposed recommendations eliminate the
ability to serve two masters. She stated that the recom-
mendations allow a sunset of perquisites in 1999. She
felt that 5 years was too long to allow perquisites to
Mr. Klaich indicated that the Committee was pro-active in
its deliberations and the Board has discussed these very
issues over the past several years. He was pleased with
the Committee's work.
Mr. Graves applauded the Committee's efforts and stated that
the recommendations were good in an idealistic world, but
are not realistic. He reminded the Board that during the
next biennium the System's budget will be reduced to 17%
of the State's General Fund.
Acting Vice Chancellor Steinberg stated that the concept is
to move away from supplementing salaries and move toward a
true compensation package.
Mr. Klaich stated that the recommendations are not out of
line with the national trends. UCCSN pays its executives
pretty well and is fairly competitive.
President Crowley stated that a policy statement for execu-
tive salaries is a very good idea. There are salary poli-
cies for faculty and senior professional staff already in
place. He agreed that some changes are needed. The upcom-
ing search for a Chancellor may indicate if the policy lends
itself to competitive salaries for this position.
With regard to Athletic Directors, President Crowley stated
that no other executive position is under as much scrutiny
as the Athletic Director position. Nationwide, 50% of the
Athletic Directors have left the position because of the
high visibility, the severe economic impact, and the reform
movement. President Crowley explained that the Coaches and
Athletic Directors have automobiles based on trade-outs.
He strongly supports the Athletic Director positions and
felt this position needed further review.
Mr. Foley cautioned the Board in removing outside source
funding. He stated that many donations are earmarked for
compensation and would not want the Board to send a negative
message to the donors. The Board of Regents do control the
foundations and he felt this issue should be studied further
because of the possibility of offending donors.
President Maxson stated that he accepted Mr. Klaich's com-
ments and felt that the proposed guidelines are acceptable.
He explained that the current executives, especially the
Presidents and the Chancellor, were hired by one Board and
financial considerations were made prior to the acceptance
of employment. Over the years the philosophies of the Board
have changed and times have changed. However, he is es-
pecially concerned for the Vice Presidents, Deans and Admin-
istrators with regard to this policy. He suggested that as
executive positions become vacant, the proposed salary and
perquisite changes be implemented at that time. 5 years
from now, the executive employees may be working with a
different Board with different philosophies.
Mr. Klaich felt that foundations should be raising funds
for scholarships, programs, etc., and that the State should
cover salary expenses for its employees.
President Taranik stated that the proposed policy will allow
the Board to hire the best candidates; however, he encourag-
ed the Board to implement the salary and perquisite changes
when the positions become vacant. Currently, 3-year rolling
contracts are being terminated and it has become more dif-
ficult to hire on a 1-year contract.
President Remington stated he was concerned with the Vice
Presidents' compensation at the Community Colleges. He
stated that some time ago, President Meacham requested the
CCSN Vice Presidents receive automobile allowances. Under
the proposed policy, these allowances will sunset in 5
years. He requested consideration to allow the other 3
Community Colleges to implement an automobile allowance
for its Vice Presidents during the next 5 years to bring
equity between the institutions. President Calabro sug-
gested that the automobile allowances for CCSN Vice Presi-
dents be rescinded at this time. President Gwaltney agreed
that there was an inequity between the Community College
Vice Presidents' perquisites.
Interim Chancellor Richardson reported that the national
data indicates that Vice Presidents at Community Colleges
do not receive automobile allowances. He recognizes the
inequity; however, this inequity has been going on for
some time now. It's unfortunate that the other Community
College institutions did not come forward before this time
to request automobile allowances for its Vice Presidents.
UNR Vice President Ashok Dhingra stated for the record that
UCCSN needs to provide a compensation package that is com-
petitive. UCCSN is moving ahead in addressing public ac-
countability. He encouraged the Board to hire new executive
employees based on the compensation package, not the per-
CCSN Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Balboni stated that
Nevada's 4 Community Colleges are very different and at
the Vice Presidents' level there are various depths of
Mr. Foley voted no. Motion carried.
20. Approved Employment of Special Counsel
The Board of Regents, UNLV President Maxson, UCCSN Assistant
General Counsel Booke, and former UNLV Athletic Director
Dennis Finfrock have been sued by a former employee of UNLV
and his wife. Board of Regents' Bylaws state that the
Chancellor shall recommend Special Counsel to the Board.
Interim Chancellor Richardson recommended that Special
Counsel be retained to represent the above parties. He
presented the following recommendations:
1. That the firm of Jones, Jones, Close and Brown be en-
gaged by the Board of Regents to represent the Board,
President Maxson, and Assistant General Counsel Booke
in this lawsuit.
2. That the firm of Lionel, Sawyer & Collins be engaged by
the Board to represent Mr. Finfrock.
3. That the costs associated with representation by the two
firms cited above be borne by UNLV and the Board with
UNLV paying 2/3 of the cost, and the Board paying 1/3.
4. That the source of the Board's share of representation
costs be the Regents' Special Projects Fund.
Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the recommendations to employ
Special Counsel. Mrs. Gallagher seconded.
Mr. Graves indicated that recent newspaper articles have
referred to the Regents' Special Projects Fund as a "secret
fund" and he requested clarification of the fund. Vice
Chancellor Sparks explained that the Regents' Special Proj-
ects Fund is derived from the pooled assets and 20% is al-
located from the income on the account. The allocation of
the 20% is 10% for management and 10% for special projects
and contingency reserve. Vice Chancellor Sparks distribut-
ed FY 1994 Regents' Special Projects and Contingency Reserve
account information, which is filed in the Regents' Office.
The beginning balance as of July 1, 1993 for the Special
Projects account was $516,536 and the Contingency Reserve
account was $1,270,329; totalling $1,786,865. The estimated
revenue for FY 1994 is $400,000 for Special Projects and
$200,000 for Contingency Reserve. The estimated Special
Projects expenditures for FY 1994 for ongoing expenditures
previously approved by the Board, which does not include
one-time expenditures for Board of Regents Special Projects
is $350,000. The estimated Contingency Reserve expendi-
tures for FY 1994 for Regents Professor and Community Col-
lege Coordinator is $280,000. The total estimated balance
for June 30, 1994 is $1,756,865.
Mrs. Berkley stated that when she was first contacted about
this agenda item, she felt very strongly about the issue.
She stated that it did not matter whether the amount was
$100,000 or 2 cents, she did not feel that this is an ex-
penditure that the Board of Regents should fund at this
time. She understands that the Board of Regents must file
an answer to the suit within the next few days, but as far
as she was concerned this is UNLV's problem. She stated
that she was tired of being dragged into this position.
Mrs. Berkley stated that UCCSN employs competent in-house
counsel that could represent the Board of Regents' posi-
tion in this law suit. She felt that whatever UNLV chooses
to do in this law suit is their responsibility. It does
not have to go hand-in-glove with what the Board of Regents'
She suggested that the individuals named in the suit hire
their own Legal Counsel who can then work with UCCSN's
General Counsel to develop a strategy.
After the suit is answered, Mrs. Berkley recommended that
UCCSN's General Counsel file a motion to dismiss to get
the Board of Regents out of the law suit. She indicated
that she had read the law suit and felt that there was no
cause of action against any of the members of the Board.
She stated that she understands that UCCSN's Legal Counsel
are very busy and would not have the time to perform this
task. However, she recommended hiring a first year gradu-
ate who has passed the State Bar Exam at $30,000 to perform
the mundane duties in order to free up one of UCCSN's at-
torneys. She stated that if UCCSN's General Counsel could
not perform this duty, then the Board of Regents' should
review the competence of UCCSN's in-house Counsel.
In referring to the Regents' Special Projects Fund, Mrs.
Berkley stated "I think this has been a marvelous fund for
a lot of things that I think are inappropriate." Her
thoughts regarding the use of the Regents' Special Project
Fund is for projects that benefits students, faculty and
institutions. She does not see how an expenditure from
the Regents' Special Projects Fund is going to benefit
anyone, and it really is upsetting to her that the Board
is considering to spend a great deal of money on this
Mrs. Berkley indicated that she has been battered with
"Academic vs. Athletics" argument for the past several
years, and if "Academics" is what this Board of Regents
is all about, then why is it that UCCSN continues to spend
a great deal of money on "Athletics"? She stated that she
is offended by this as a Board member. The Regents' Spe-
cial Projects Fund should be spent on "Academic" issues.
She strongly implored the other Board members to consider
that before the Board "knee-jerk" reacts to spending this
money, let other avenues be explored and have the in-house
Counsel handle the law suit until it is absolutely impos-
sible. She strongly suggested directing General Counsel to
file a motion for dismissal to see if the Board of Regents
can be dismissed from this law suit before money is expend-
ed. She does not believe that the members of the Board of
Regents are a component of this law suit.
Mrs. Sparks stated that in regard to UCCSN's in-house
Counsel, one of UCCSN's in-house Counsel is a defendant
named in the law suit, and General Counsel Klasic is a
witness. This leaves the two remaining staff attorneys
who are not familiar with this case and who have not been
associated with this process. She agreed to attempting to
have the members of the Board of Regents dismissed from the
As far as the money that has been spent on this issue, Mrs.
Sparks indicated that she resents every nickel that has been
spent in the past defending Coach Jerry Tarkanian, that
these expenditures should have gone to student athletes and
other programs. She stated that she resented these expendi-
tures; however, she stated that the Board should not jeop-
ardize the possibility of losing millions of dollars in this
law suit, by having Legal Counsel who have not been involved
in this situation handle this case, or to bring in a first
year law graduate to handle other office projects, or to
disrupt General Counsel's Office which is extremely busy all
the time, when there is an opportunity to bring in outside
Legal Counsel who has worked with this Board and this par-
ticular problem for many years. She stated that the Board
should continue to defend the employees who are directly
involved with this case and she felt that the Board owed
it to President Maxson and to the UNLV Athletic Department
to hire the best Legal Counsel at the best price. She
strongly supports hiring outside Legal Counsel.
Mr. Klaich stated that he agreed with many statements Mrs.
Berkley made. However, he reminded the Board members that
a System employee (Bradley Booke), not a UNLV employee, is
one of the defendants named in the law suit. He felt that
the System has an obligation to provide defense for its
employee. He, too, resents the spending of Regents' Special
Projects funds on this issue, but a distinction that is im-
portant to be made is that this law suit was not sought by
the Board of Regents. This law suit was supposedly formu-
lated by someone "with a heavy heart, who loves this insti-
tution". He stated that "this is not the act of a kind
person who has the interest of this institution at heart.
This is the act of someone who is intending to extract from
this institution, from the students, from the State, and
from the taxpayers, personal funds for his pocket." Mr.
Klaich felt that the Board of Regents has an obligation to
defend this case for what it is, and defend the case as
strongly as it can be defended. If this means expending
funds, then Mr. Klaich stated that he will very reluctantly
allow the expenditure. He stated that whoever the Counsel
is that the Board of Regents hires, the Counsel would ex-
pose this case as a self-serving law suit.
Dr. Derby requested Interim Chancellor Richardson to explain
why UCCSN's in-house Counsel would be unable to defend this
law suit. She, too, is concerned with the spending of Re-
gents' Special Projects funds for this situation. Interim
Chancellor Richardson stated that he initially raised this
question with General Counsel Klasic, and has considered
this issue at length. He explained that UCCSN employs four
attorneys. Two of the attorneys will be directly involved
with the law suit and could not represent the Board -- one
being a defendant and the other a witness. Interim Chan-
cellor Richardson stated that the four attorneys are fully
employed, at this time, carrying out the legal business for
the Board of Regents. Potentially, this could be a lengthy
complex case, and a case that would most likely go to trial
and have a lengthy document-laden trial in terms of deposi-
tions and documents that already exist. In order for
UCCSN's in-house Counsel to take on this case, considerable
other legal business would have to be set aside.
Interim Chancellor Richardson explained that UCCSN's four
attorneys perform contract law, administrative law, and
public policy law. This particular law suit is on a per-
sonnel matter that is going to require sophisticated liti-
gation background. He stated that the current UCCSN at-
torneys are not trial attorneys who would be able to take
on this type of law suit. He indicated that throughout the
years, in his capacity of heading higher educational sys-
tems, he has been sued many times, and when he is sued he
wants to win, and hires the best attorney to represent the
case. Interim Chancellor Richardson recommended that, in
the best interest of the Board, the Board should hire the
best Legal Counsel to represent and win this case.
Dr. Derby pointed out that as a member of the Board of Re-
gents, she, too, has been sued numerous times. She ques-
tioned whether UCCSN's attorneys have managed those law
suits and defended them in court -- isn't that their ex-
pertise in what they do? Interim Chancellor Richardson
replied in the affirmative, but noted they do not often
defend a law suit of this magnitude, history or complexity.
In his opinion, it is one thing representing the Board on a
"slip and fall" case or a minor personnel matter, and an-
other taking on this law suit of this nature.
Mr. Foley indicated that Interim Chancellor Richardson's
explanation was very good, and that Mr. Klaich has expressed
very well his same thoughts on this matter. Mr. Foley sug-
gested to Mrs. Berkley that if she had some complaint with
this matter, she should take the issue up with Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Tarkanian.
Mr. Foley agreed that this matter has had a long history and
none of the Board members have enjoyed working with this
issue. By the same token, UCCSN's General Counsel's office,
both north and south, has accumulated many files on this
matter. The law firm which the Interim Chancellor has rec-
ommended has represented UNLV in the NCAA-related issues
and they, too, have many files. One thing the Board should
consider is that the Tarkanians are subject to a counter
suit, including punitive damages. The expenditures that
are being discussed today, are a pittance compared to what
the Board of Regents has every right to recover from the
Tarkanians in damages. He stated that he favors the In-
terim Chancellor's recommendations.
Mr. Graves felt that this has become a very emotional issue
and he is trying to analyze this issue logically. Assistant
General Counsel Booke is named in this suit, and is an em-
ployee of the UCCSN. Mr. Graves stated that those factors
are justification, in his opinion, to expend Regents' Spe-
cial Projects funds in hiring outside Legal Counsel. It
seems that some of the discussion has indicated that the
Board of Regents is trying to distance themselves from one
of its institutions -- UNLV. The University and Community
College System of Nevada is all in this together. He
strongly felt that UCCSN needs outside Counsel and the very
best Counsel to defend this case. He suggested to every
Board member that they should all serve as "System" Regents.
Mrs. Berkley suggested that the Board look at this issue as
representing a public that does not want the Board to expend
additional funds on this issue. She clarified that she is
not saying that the Board should not hire outside Legal
Counsel when it is necessary, but that this trial, which
will need a litigator, might be years away and she strongly
felt that it would be years away. She felt that before the
Board expends funds that it really doesn't have, why not
let UCCSN's in-house Counsel make some preliminary motions.
She stated that it is not that we are not being supportive
of UNLV by dismissing the Board of Regents from this law
suit, but there are legitimate legal reasons why the Board
should be dismissed. There is no cause of action, in her
estimation, stated against the members of this Board of
Regents. The Board of Regents are the governing body of
the University and Community College System of Nevada. The
Board has ultimate control and whether the Board accepts
this law suit or not, the Board is still the authority that
everyone must answer to. If the Board chooses to expend
these funds, Mrs. Berkley suggested that UNLV should be the
body that pays for the costs. She stated that there were
decisions that were made in the past by UNLV's Administra-
tion and by a majority of this Board membership that she
consistently voted against that are not compatible with
this law suit. She felt that if others had listened to
her reasoning over the last 2 1/2 years, maybe the Board
wouldn't still be dealing with this issue.
Mrs. Gallagher stated that it is incumbent upon this Board
to continue to regard UNLV as a part of UCCSN. While the
Board of Regents weren't instigating this matter, she stated
that she would feel morally wrong if she herself had an-
nounced that UNLV should be cut off at this time. She stat-
ed that she will never consider that scenario. UNLV is part
of the System, as well as the Board of Regents, and the
Board should help defend the institution. She stated that
the Interim Chancellor's recommendations are fair at this
time and she strongly supports the recommendations.
Mrs. Price stated that she supports the recommendations, but
for a different reason, that reason being the reputation of
the institution and the System. She wants the best possible
case to be made and that the Board learn from the outcome of
the law suit.
Mrs. Berkley voted no. Motion carried.
The open meeting recessed at 12:25 P.M. and reconvened at 1:00
P.M. Friday, October 22, 1993, with all Regents present except
Regents Derby, Hammargren and Sparks.
21. Approved FY 94 Merit Increase for Administrators
The Board of Regents earlier postponed action granting merit
increases to Administrators at the rank of Associate Dean
and above. The Chancellor and Presidents are very concerned
regarding the impact of continuing the postponement of merit
increases on Administrator morale, retention and recruit-
Interim Chancellor Richardson recommended that the Board of
Regents lift its ban and the Chancellor and Presidents be
authorized to grant selective merit increases retroactive
to July 1993 to individuals in the following positions:
Associate Deans, Deans, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors,
and other personnel reporting directly to the Chancellor
or a President who were not considered for a merit increase
earlier this fiscal year. These merit incrases would be
funded from 2% merit pools to be established in the re-
spective Operating Budgets. These pools would be calculated
by applying 2% of the budgeted salaries of the unfunded
positions, which is the same percentage and method used to
establish the funded merit pools. Salary recommendations
would be forwarded to the Board at its December meeting.
The Chancellor and Presidents would not be eligible for
consideration for merit increases under this proposal.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval to grant selective merit
increases retroactive to July 1993 to individuals in the
following positions: Associate Deans, Deans, Vice Presi-
dents, Vice Chancellors, and other personnel reporting
directly to the Chancellor or a President who were not
considered for a merit increase earlier this fiscal year.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval. Motion carried.
22. Approved the Acceptance of a Gift, UNLV
Approved the acceptance of a gift of $4 million towards
funding of the new UNLV Athletic Complex. In recognition
of the gift, the UNLV South Gym and the Athletic Complex
will be named for the donor.
Mr. Foley moved approval of the acceptance of $4 million
towards funding the new UNLV Athletic Complex. Mrs. Berkley
seconded. Motion carried.
23. Report and Recommendations of the Academic, Research and
Student Affairs Committee
A report and recommendations of the Academic Research and
Student Affairs Committee meeting, held October 21, 1993,
were made by Regent Dorothy Gallagher, Chairman.
(1) Approved the Master of Arts in Science at UNLV, as
contained in Ref. ARS-1, filed in the Regents' Office.
This proposal is designed to provide science teachers
and others with the opportunity to pursue an advanced
degree in one of the natural sciences, or in mathe-
There is a great deal of interest and support by
science teachers in the southern Nevada area for UNLV
to offer such a degree. The program would make use
of existing courses and would be administered by the
Science Education Committee and the Dean of the Col-
lege of Science and Mathematics. This program was
identified in the UNLV academic master plan for con-
sideration during the 1993-94 academic year. No
new equipment or facilities are needed. The estimated
budget for the first year of the program is $3000.
Acting Vice Chancellor Karen Steinberg stated that the next
3 agenda items address environmental science programs. She
explained that the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is a
terminal degree, and the Associate of Science (AS) is par-
allel to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. There are two
options a student can choose upon completion of the AAS
degree: 1) go directly in to the work force; or 2) continue
with the 2 + 2 program.
(2) Approved the AAS in Environmental Restoration Technol-
ogy at CCSN, as contained in Ref. ARS-2, filed in the
This program will build on the current Certificate in
Environmental Restoration Technology program and pro-
vide graduates with skills in environmental management,
hazardous materials handling and waste treatment.
Graduates of the program will be prepared for entry
into the field or may continue their education through
an articulation agreement with the UNLV Environmental
Studies Program. The CCSN 1993-95 academic master plan
addendum indicates that lab and course components have
been developed for this program. Start up costs were
provided by a grant implemented through the Desert
Research Institute. The estimated budget by the 4th
year of the program is $70,560, and will be funded
through the CCSN instructional and operating budget,
and potential grant opportunities.
Chairman Gallagher stated that she was pleased with
the cooperation between the Community Colleges and the
Universities in enhancing the 2 + 2 programs. Upon
questioning Acting Vice Chancellor Steinberg explained
that a special transfer articulation has been develop-
ed for this program.
Mrs. Sparks indicated that this program will fill the
need of the community and she was pleased that the
Community College could address the need.
(3) Approved the AAS in Environmental Studies at TMCC, as
contained in Ref. ARS-3, filed in the Regents' Office.
This program is designed to meet the specialized needs
of environmental technicians, water/waste water work-
ers, and employees in related technical fields.
A pressing need for such a program has been demonstrat-
ed through national studies and state and local sur-
veys. Partial implementation of the new degree will
be made possible through a small grant from the Part-
nership in Environmental Technology Education Consorti-
um. The projected budget by the 4th year of the pro-
gram is $85,000. This degree was proposed in the
1993-95 TMCC academic master plan.
(4) Approved the Associate of Science in Environmental
Science at TMCC, as contained in Ref. ARS-4, filed in
the Regents' Office.
This program has been developed as a transfer degree
which will articulate with the Environmental and Natu-
ral Science major at UNR. The program will be the
first Associate of Science degree to be offered by
Despite current economic trends, employment opportuni-
ties for graduates in this area are expected to in-
crease. The program was identified in the 1993-95
TMCC academic master plan, and can be implemented with
minimal operational and promotional expenses. No new
facilities or equipment are required.
Presidents Meacham and Gwaltney expressed their grati-
tude to their staffs for the diligent efforts in making
these programs possible.
(5) Approved the change in title of an existing AAS degree
and department of Medical Records Technology to Health
Information Technology at CCSN, as contained in Ref.
ARS-5, filed in the Regents' Office.
This change will reflect the expansion of the disci-
pline from one of primarily record keeping to addi-
tional responsibilities related to health insurance
and medicare requirements. This will be consistent
with name changes of national, state and local profes-
sional organizations. There are no costs associated
with the proposed change.
(6) Information Only: Report on Line of Credit, UNR - At
the January 1993 meeting, the Board approved a $1 mil-
lion line of credit through Zion's First National Bank
for the purchase of research equipment at UNR. In
compliance with a Board request, Dr. Ken Hunter, As-
sociate Vice President for Research at UNR, reported
on line of credit transactions, which have included
thus far 3 instrument/equipment purchases for research
projects at UNR. During the past year UNR has made
2 draws against the line of credit totalling $224,000.
UNR does not borrow against the line of credit until
the money is needed and it takes 4 business days to
complete the transaction. The Debt Service Account
pays on the loan service and there must always be suf-
ficient funds available. Dr. Hunter stated that he
felt this line of credit is critical to research and
teaching at UNR. It is a good investment.
(7) Information Only: Report on FY 93 Research in the
UCCSN - The research Vice Presidents at UNR, UNLV and
DRI (Drs. Hunter, Mc Nelis and Bishop) reported on FY
93 research and other sponsored project activity at
their respective institutions. Ref. ARS-7 is filed
with the permanent minutes. Dr. Hunter announced that
UCCSN has topped the $100 million mark for research
and sponsored projects in FY 1993 for the first time
in the history of UCCSN. Dr. Bishop reported that
DRI's research and sponsored projects totaled $20
million, a 15% increase from FY 92; Dr. Mc Nelis re-
ported that UNLV's research and sponsored projects
totaled $22.1 million, a 36% increase from FY 92; and
Dr. Hunter reported that UNR's research and sponsored
projects totaled $61.5 million, a 14% increase from
Upon questioning, it was learned that there are no
research projects that contain classified information.
President Maxson announced that UNLV's super computers
have been made available to the Clark County School
District and Dr. Hammargren requested a copy of the
recent news article announcing this project.
Mrs. Sparks stated that she recognizes the importance
of UCCSN research and it is very remarkable for a
state this size to reach the $100 million mark in
research and sponsored projects. She expressed her
thanks to each of the research institutes.
(8) Information Only: Report from NSF-EPSCoR Representa-
tive - UNR Associate Vice President for Research Ken
Hunter introduced Dr. Ed Abbott, representative from
the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR staff, who
discussed the recent 5 year, $7.5 million award to
the UCCSN. The discussion covered issues such as the
non-federal matching funds requirement and an assess-
ment of science, engineering, and technology infra-
structure in the State of Nevada. Dr. Abbott congrat-
ulated Nevadans for their involvement with NSF. EPSCoR
is a partnership between the Federal Government and
the states to strengthen education in the higher edu-
cation system. Dr. Abbott stated that EPSCoR is more
than a grant, it helps improve the condition of the
state. EPSCoR takes advantage of the state's resources
and problems and lends to the research areas within the
Dr. Abbott explained that Nevada's EPSCoR grant is the
best in terms of science and was a great success in the
1980's. However, recently Nevada has demonstrated a
lack of commitment and did not fund its share of the
matching grant. Due to the high quality in the System
and UCCSN's past performance, NSF has funded Nevada's
program for this year. However, it has become of
great concern to NSF and may jeopardize Nevada's pro-
gram in the future.
Dr. Abbott suggested to the Board of Regents that 1)
EPSCoR is more than reasearch and that EPSCoR has made
important impact on education; 2) an effort be made to
overcome attitudes towards research; and 3) EPSCor is
a long-term process in order to become successful. The
long-term benefits of EPSCoR are that faculty become
more up-to-date and on the cutting edge of research
which results in a higher quality of education; more
high quality industry is attracted to the State;
Nevadans can have more opportunities to develop corpo-
rations; and an opportunity for Nevada's children to
be retained within the State for higher education and
Chairman Gallagher stated her appreciation for the
EPSCoR program that has been most successful in Nevada
and commended UCCSN staff who have worked with NSF and
Dr. Hunter introduced Dr. John Farley, Nevada's EPSCoR
Director, and Ms. Lisa Zumph, EPSCoR Administrative
Mr. Joseph Foley indicated that it was a grave error
in failing to include research in the recent Mission
Statements and Strategic Plans.
(9) New Business - Chairman Gallagher has called a special
meeting of the Committee on Friday, November 12, to
review existing academic programs. Acting Vice Chan-
cellor Steinberg indicated that the meeting will be
held via video conference with Campus representatives
reviewing existing academic programs. A formal report
will be made to the full Committee at its next regu-
larly scheduled meeting.
Acting Vice Chancellor Steinberg indicated that the
Student Affairs Council has been scheduled to make a
presentation at the January meeting of the Academic,
Research and Student Affairs Committee.
Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Commit-
tee. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.
24. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee
A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,
held October 14, 1993, were made by Regent Nancy Price,
(1) Information Only: Audit of the State Budget Office -
Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented
a summary of the State Budget Audit of BCN and BCS
expenditues for FY 1986 through FY 1991, filed in the
Regents' Office. He pointed out that approximately
44% of the UNR findings are coding errors and 56% are
questionable authorizations, and approximately 37% of
the UNLV findings are coding errors and 63% are
One of the audit findings was the use of sources other
than State Purchasing for copy paper. Mr. Love in-
formed the Committee that the Nevada Revised Statutes
requires UCCSN to purchase certain supplies from State
Purchasing. It was explained that if State Purchasing
is selling inadequate supplies, then the institutions
have purchased the product from other sources. Mrs.
Sparks suggested that a letter be sent to State Pur-
chasing encouraging them to upgrade its supplies.
Chairman Price stated that auditors are here to help
and improve the System. She is hopeful that the Com-
mittee members and institutions will reflect a posi-
tive attitude and tone, rather than an adversarial
Mr. Love stated that he felt the State Budget Audit
did not pose any significant problem with the Business
Center North and South, although the audit did indicate
that the System must become more meticulous in its
UNLV Associate Vice President for Finance Mike Sauer
informed the Committee that he observed the State
Budget Audit and found that they only audited the
cancelled checks, not the source documents which
contain more direct information on the expenditure.
Chairman Price requested travel procedures from both
BCN and BCS. Both Mr. Sauer and UNR Controller Tom
Judy indicated that training sessions are conducted
that address travel regulations, reimbursement, etc.
Upon questioning, Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks stated
that in accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes, the
State Budget Office must conduct pre-audits on all
claims prior to payment for all State agencies. Over
the years, UCCSN has developed a special relationship
with the State Budget Office. The State Budget Office
has allowed UCCSN to process its own claims through
its own staff, i. e., the Business Centers - North and
South. The privilege of operating the Business Centers
in this manner is extremely important to the System.
We must insure the integrity of the process and main-
tain the confidence of the Budget Office to continue
this arrangement. At any given time, the State Budget
Office can request UCCSN to conduct its business
through the pre-audit office, which means all the
System claims for payment must first be approved by
them before payment could be made.
(2) Approved a one-year extension of Deloitte & Touche
contract as per agreement at the August 26, 1992
Board of Regents' Audit Committee meeting.
(3) Approved recommendations from the institutions on Board
of Regent policy on equipment inventory. Acting Di-
rector of Internal Audit John Love presented recom-
mendations from the different institutions on Board
of Regent policy on equipment inventory controls,
filed in the Regents' Office. The proposed Board of
Regents' policy is as follows:
Equipment is anything tangible, other than real
property, with a useful life of more than 2 years
and a value equal to or more than an amount deter-
mined by the respective Business Center.
Each Department has custodial responsibility for
all equipment within its jurisdiction. Each De-
partment is also responsible for reporting all
additions, deletions, and material changes in
condition of equipment within their unit, to the
respective Business Center Purchasing Department.
The respective Business Center Purchasing Depart-
ment, through its Fixed Assets Section, is re-
sponsibile for maintaining and reporting records
of equipment inventories. The Purchasing Depart-
ment is responsible for establishing and monitor-
ing control procedures, ensuring purchase acquisi-
tions of inventorial equipment are properly re-
corded, and recording equipment disposals.
Deans, Directors and Department Heads are re-
sponsible, with their areas, for reconciling physi-
cal inventories with periodic or special Business
Center reports. The accuracy of such reconcilia-
tions shall be documented by signed certification.
Mr. Love indicated that BCS employs staff to conduct
physical inventories throughout the UNLV institution;
however, BCN does not have the staff and, therefore,
conducts random testing throughout BCN's jurisdiction
and requests Departments to provide annual lists of
inventory to BCN.
Mrs. Whitley requested that the policy on equipment
inventory include that periodic or special Business
Center reports be conducted "annually" with the Deans,
Directors, and Department Heads.
(4) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented
the audit of the CCSN Department of Personnal and Af-
firmative Action, July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993.
The report is filed in the Regents' Office.
Chairman Price noted that "operational" audits are
not conducted by the internal audit staff at this
time and she is hopeful that in the future operational
audits can be conducted throughout the System.
(5) Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love presented
the audit of the TMCC Institute of Business and Indus-
try, July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1993. The report
is filed in the Regents' Office.
There was confusion with the terminology used in the
audit and TMCC's response to the audit. The term
"budget" was used; however, it was determined that
terminology be used that reflects documentation of
profit and loss for the individual courses conducted
by the Institute of Business and Industry.
Mrs. Whitley stated that she was displeased with TMCC's
audit report findings.
Vice Chancellor Ron Sparks indicated that a follow-up
audit report will be conducted within 3-6 months.
Mrs. Sparks amended the approval of the report and
recommendations motion to include a follow-up report
will be forthcoming within 3 months.
Mrs. Sparks indicated that TMCC's response included
a form that will document the courses prior to imple-
mentation and commended the Institute of Business and
Industry for its efforts in correcting the situation.
It was noted that Mr. Mike Rainey, Director of the
Institution of Business and Industry, was unavailable
to comment due to a death in the family.
(6) Information Only: Follow-Up Report on Associated
Students of Community College of Southern Nevada,
CCSN - Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love
presented the follow-up audit of the CCSN Associated
Students of Community College of Southern Nevada,
July 1, 1991 through December 31, 1992. The follow-
up report is filed in the Regents' Office.
Mr. Love indicated that due to the high turn-over with
Student Government Associations throughout the System,
the auditors discover many of the same inadequacies.
Mrs. Whitley indicated that the Audit Committee has
previously directed each Student Association develop
and maintain a procedures manual to help alleviate
some of the problems due to the turn-over of student
officers. In addition, Chairman Price stated that
the Business Centers had been previously instructed to
orient new student officers of their responsibilities.
UNLV Associate Vice President for Finance Mike Sauer
indicated that UNLV employs a full-time person within
CSUN who reports directly to the Business Office.
CCSN Director of Student Accounting Business Service
Larry Martin reported that Mr. Ruell Fiant, Director
of Business Service Administration, works closely with
the Student Government and CCSN employs an advisor
who reports to the Business Office.
Mr. Martin reported that all collection items have been
(7) Information Only: Follow-Up Report on Graduate School,
UNR - Acting Director of Internal Audit John Love pre-
sented the follow-up audit of the UNR Graduate School,
July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992. The follow-up
report is filed in the Regents' Office.
(8) New Business - Mrs. Sparks stated that she was pleased
that System personnel are responding to the audit rec-
ommendations as reflected in the follow-up reports.
Dr. Hammargren requested that inventory reporting be
reviewed and suggested that personnel other than the
Department personnel conduct annual inventory report-
ing. In addition, he suggested that an annual date
be established in which the reports are due, and re-
ported to the Audit Committee for approval by the
Board of Regents.
Chairman Price announced that she has requested outside
people to address the Board at the October meeting in
regard to the Chancellor's job description and how it
relates to the Audit Committee.
Mrs. Price extended her thanks to Mr. John Tully, UNR Super-
visory Buyer, for the tour and presentation of the BCN
Dr. Derby returned to the meeting.
Mrs. Price moved approval of the report and recommendations
of the Audit Committee. Mr. Graves seconded. Motion car-
25. Report and Recommendations of the Status of Women Committee
A report and recommendations of the Status of Women Commit-
tee meeting, held October 21, 1993, were made by Regent
Jill Derby, Chairman.
Chairman Derby introduced Dr. Ellen Rose, newly appointed
Director of the UNLV Women's Studies.
(1) Information Only: Discussion of Recommendations -
Chairman Derby stated that on August 30, 1993 the Com-
mittee and the Chairs of the Campus Status of Women
Committees met to discuss future directions for the
Regents' Committee. Two chief findings of that meet-
ing were that communication needs to be enhanced at
all levels and that the Campuses need to be empowered
to proceed with addressing the issues of concern to
women on Campus. Recommendations for addressing these
two findings were discussed and are filed in the Re-
Chairman Derby suggested that a joint newsletter be-
tween the Status of Women Committee and the ad hoc
Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs be planned. Mr.
Klaich questioned the cost of the proposed newsletter
and what entity would pay for the newsletter. Mr.
Klaich requested the cost of such a newsletter be pre-
sented to the Committee prior to acceptance of the
recommendations. Mrs. Berkley agreed.
Dr. Kirkland stated that UCCSN Public Information Di-
rector Pamela Galloway is planning a meeting to dis-
cuss the Committee's issues with the public informa-
tion officers from each institution. Dr. Kirkland
suggested that representatives from the ad hoc Com-
mittee on Ethnic Minority Affairs be invited to the
meeting. Chairman Derby explained that Ms. Galloway
felt that a better network and sharing of information
would aid her in preparing positive news releases.
Mr. Klaich expressed his concern that little is being
printed that indicates the progress of the Status of
Women Committee. He felt that parents should be in-
formed that serious action is being taken throughout
(2) Information Only: Campus Reports of Student Survey
Results - In the Spring of 1993, the Campuses admin-
istered surveys to students to determine their needs
and concerns. Reports of the results of those surveys
were presented to the Committee. The reports are filed
in the Regents' Office.
Chairman Derby instructed the Chancellor's staff to
develop recommendations derived from these reports
and present them to the Committee for consideration.
Chairman Derby thanked the Campus Committees for their
efforts in administering the student surveys and sum-
marizing their findings. Chairman Derby also thanked
the Presidents for their support.
(3) New Business - Chairman Derby reported that representa-
tives from UCCSN (Regent Jill Derby, Regent Daniel
Klaich, President Ronald Remington - NNCC, Valerie
Easterly - NNCC, Jacqueline Kirkland - TMCC, and
Tamela Gordon - Chancellor's Office) attended the
American Association of Community College Trustees
(ACCT) annual convention in Toronto, Canada. The
UCCSN representatives presented a panel of discussion
entitled "General Equity: A Critical Element in Build-
ing Diversity". The session focused on the efforts of
the Regents' Committee and the Campus Committees to
build diversity within the UCCSN through addressing
the concerns and needs of women. The representatives
reported that the session was well attended and that
much positive feedback was received.
Mr. Derby moved approval of the report and recommenations
of the Status of Women Committee. Mr. Graves seconded.
27. Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic
A report and recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on
Ethnic Minority Affairs meeting, held October 21, 1993,
were made by Regent June Whitley, Chairman.
(1) Information Only: Committee Activities - Acting Vice
Chancellor Karen Steinberg updated the Committee mem-
bers by reporting that she is working closely with the
Campus Committee Chairmen and each President will make
a final report to the Committee at its December meet-
ing. The reports will include a summary of the Campus
activities, data, assessment activities, and the Cam-
pus progress. An analysis will be performed and rec-
ommendations to the Committee will be presented for
action from each of the Campuses.
Acting Vice Chancellor Steinberg reported that dis-
cussion will be held at the January meeting regard-
ing the Committee's final report, and a final dis-
cussion and final report will be presented at the
The Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force will receive
these reports and will be given the opportunity for
Mrs. Price, who also serves as Chairman of the Audit
Committee, stated that the Audit Committee is con-
sidering program audits and she suggested that this
may be a topic for the Committee.
President Meacham suggested that the Committee invite
Reginald Wilson of the American Council of Education to
speak during the December meeting.
Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-
tions of the ad hoc Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee. Mr.
Graves seconded. Motion carried.
28. New Business
Mr. Foley wished to recognize both Presidents Crowley and
Maxson for their efforts in having both UNR and UNLV nation-
The meeting adjourned at 1:15 P.M.
Mary Lou Moser
Secretary of the Board