11/12/1971

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 12-13, 1971








11-12-1971

Pages 37-44

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

November 12, 1971



The Board of Regents met at the above date in the Moyer Student

Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mr. Archie Grant



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

Dr. Edwin Carey (CCD)

Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

Mr. Mark Hughes (UNLV)

Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

Dr. Tom Hoffer (DRI)

Dr. Hugh Mozingo (UNR)

Dr. Robert Pinneo (UNS)

Mr. Alan Rosen (CCD)

Mr. Dan Klaich (ASUN)

Miss Shelley Levine (CSUN)

Mr. Shane Stahl (ECC)



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 11:10

A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the meeting of October 8, 1971 were submitted

for approval.



Mr. Jacobsen pointed out that he was incorrectly shown as

seconding a motion in Item #16 and asked that it be correct-

ed. Motion was actually seconded by Mr. Bilbray.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval of the minutes as corrected.

Motion was seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without dis-

sent.



2. Annual Reports of Gifts



Annual reports of the gifts and grants received by UNR and

UNLV were presented to the Board for information. (Both

reports filed with permanent minutes, identified as Ref. 2A

and Ref. 2B.)



3. Acceptance of Gifts



In addition to the gifts and grants contained in Ref. 3 as

presented to the Board and as filed with the permanent min-

utes, President Miller requested acceptance of a check for

$300,000 from Mr. Howard Hughes as the first year's commit-

ment to the School of Medical Sciences.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



4. Item missing.



5. Higher Education Capital Construction Fund



Chancellor Humphrey submitted the following report:



A.B. 459, introduced by Assemblyman William D. Swackhamer,

was passed by the 1971 Legislature and became Chapter 118 of

the 1971 Statutes of Nevada. This statute levies an addi-

tional State tax on slot machines equal to the amount of any

credit which may be allowed against the tax imposed on slot

machines by the Federal government.



The statute provides that the first $5 million per year

collected from such a tax would go to the "Higher Education

Capital Construction Fund" and the balance would go to the

State distributive school fund. The statute allocates

$3,938,000 of such monies if received in 1971-73 for con-

struction of Community College buildings ($1,889,000 in

Clark County, $1,330,000 in Western Nevada and $719,000 in

Elko).



Assemblymen Swackhamer and R. Hal Smith have recently been

in Washington, D. C. concerning this legislation. They have

been working with Governor O'Callaghan and Nevada's congres-

sional delegation. Their report is optimistic and there is

reason to believe that a provision for an 80% credit might

be successful in the House as a rider to a Senate bill.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that his purpose in reporting the

above information was to request that each of the Regents

personally contact Senators Bible and Cannon and Congressman

Baring to urge their continued effort on behalf of this

legislation.



Dr. Anderson moved that in addition to individual letters

from each of the Regents, an appropriate resolution be

prepared for transmittal to the congressional delegation.

Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried without dissent.



6. Proposed Meeting Dates for 1972



Chancellor Humphrey submitted the following list of dates

as a proposed calendar for Board meetings in 1972 and

requested that it be held for action in December:



Friday/Saturday January 14-15 UNLV

Friday/Saturday February 11-12 UNR

Friday/Saturday March 10-11 UNLV

Friday/Saturday April 7-8 UNR

Thursday/Friday May 11-12 UNLV

Friday/Saturday June 9-10 ELKO

Friday/Saturday July 7-8 UNR

Friday/Saturday September 8-9 UNLV

Friday/Saturday October 13-14 UNR

Friday/Saturday November 10-11 UNLV

Friday/Saturday December 8-9 UNR



7. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000



A. Chancellor Humphrey reported that bids were opened

October 14, 1971 for data processing cards for the

Computing Center for a 12-month period.



Data Documents, Inc., Berkeley $6,040.30

Business Supplies Co., Oakland 6,329.00

International Business Machines, Reno 6,410.50



Chancellor Humphrey recommended award to the low bidder,

Data Document, Inc. for a total purchase of $6,040.30.



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

carried without dissent.



B. Chancellor Humphrey reported that bids were opened

October 19, 1971 for data processing continuous stock

form for the Computing Center for a 12-month period.



Standard Register, Reno $8,479.98

Moore Business Forms, Reno 8,664.94

Uarco, Reno 11,074.64

Central Business Forms, Reno 11,084.96



Chancellor Humphrey recommended award to the low bidder,

Standard Registers, for a total purchase of $8,479.98.



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

carried without dissent.



8. Approval of Transfer of Funds



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfer of funds:



#507-UNLV $57,650 from: $45,550

Extended Day Supplement 12,100

Reserve for Contingencies 57,650



to following accounts for P-99 (part-time)

contracts:



Art Department 1,500

Music Department 1,500

Speech & Theater Arts 3,000

English Department 7,500

Foreign Languages 1,250

Anthropology/Sociology 6,750

History Department 1,500

Psychology Department 1,500

Political Science 2,000

College of Business & Economics 10,500

Health & Physical Education 500

Professional Studies 4,500

College of Hotel Administration 3,750

Mathematics 10,750

Engineering, Geog. & Geol. 750

Biology 400

$57,650



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



9. Report Concerning Status of Accreditation



President Donnelly reported that Western Nevada Community

College and Clark County Community College have both been

approved for recognition as a correspondent in the Northwest

Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. He noted that

the correspondent classification is extended to a post

secondary institution which has indicated its intent to work

toward accreditation and which, having provided evidence of

sound planning and resources to implement these plans,

appears to have the potential for attaining this goal within

a reasonable time.



President Donnelly stated the next step in the accrediting

process is candidacy. This status indicates that an insti-

tution is actively engaged in the process of accreditation,

and appears to be offering its students the educational

opportunities implied in its objectives. Institutions that

have been in operation a year or more and meet the basic

eligibility requirements may apply for recognition as a

candidate for accreditation.



10. Use of Land at ECC



President Donnelly reported that Elko County is planning to

build a new Library in the City of Elko with their source of

funds coming from Federal funds under the Library Services

Act and from a grant from the Fleischmann Foundation. He

noted that Elko Community College believes that it would be

mutually advantageous for the College and the County if the

Library were built on the College Campus. One of the draw-

backs to a joint operation is that the Library Services Act

would require matching funds and since the College has not

matching funds available, a joint operation seems out of the

question now; however, he stated, it still would be advanta-

geous to have the Library built on the College Campus so

that College students might use it.



President Donnelly pointed out that one of the provisions of

the Library Services Act is that Elko County must have a

clear deed to the property on which the Library is built.

He suggested that this obstacle could be overcome by the

Board of Regents entering into an agreement with Elko County

calling for deeding of certain Community College property

to the County of Elko in exchange for the County's erection

of a County Library on that deeded property. Before any

such transaction is made the County and College should have

a formal agreement covering the use of the Library by Elko

Community College students.



Dr. Donnelly recommended that the Board of Regents offer to

Elko County a deed to certain Community College property and

subject to the precise conditions under which ECC would be

allowed to use the facility.



Mrs. Knudtsen reported that she had had a number of contacts

from people in the Elko area expressing concern of the

Library's location and suggested that the Board do nothing

to cause further concern.



Mr. Steninger reported that the Elko Community College

Advisory Board had asked the Regents to express intent to

cooperate in the placement of the Library as reported by

President Donnelly; however, Mr. Steninger suggested that

the Regents avoid appearing to make a decision for the peo-

ple of Elko. He suggested the Board express its willingness

to make the land available if the community desires to place

the Library on College property, but allow Elko to resolve

its own problems.



Mr. Hug moved that the Board of Regents resolve that it is

willing to make land available at ECC for purposes of the

County Library if desired by the community. Motion seconded

by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



11. Progress Report on Community Colleges



President Donnelly presented a written report on the pro-

gress of Community Colleges covering locations, enrollments,

students, programs, faculty and accreditation (report filed

with permanent minutes).



12. Athletic Fields, UNLV



Mr. Gerald Moffatt presented the final plans for athletic

fields, UNLV, noting that the plans had not been approved by

University staff nor by the State Planning Board. (Review

of project, financing, budget and time schedules, as ap-

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

agenda.)



Mr. Moffatt reported that the project is within the budget

available for construction.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that when the review of the

final plans was scheduled for inclusion on the agenda, it

was believed that review by the staff and by the State

Planning Board would have been completed. He recommended

that the plans either be deferred until December or they be

referred to an ad hoc committee of the Board at such time as

the review by staff and the State Planning Board is complete

and a recommendation is ready for the Board's consideration.



Mr. Bilbray moved that an ad hoc committee of the Board,

composed of Regents from Clark County, be authorized to act

for the Board in the review and approval of the final plans.

Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:40 P.M with

all Regents and staff present who were in attendance for the

morning session.



13. Proposed Transfer of DRI Museum to UNLV



Mr. Morris commented on his request of October 21 in which

he proposed that the Regents consider a transfer of the DRI

Museum in Las Vegas to the jurisdiction of UNLV. He noted

his request had been prompted by a resolution which had

been adopted by the University Committee of the Las Vegas

Chamber of Commerce on October 19, and later endorsed by

the full Chamber, urging the transfer of this facility to

the administrative control of UNLV. (Mr. Morris' letter and

copy of resolution filed with permanent minutes, identified

as Ref. 12.)



Dr. Don Fowler, Director of Western Studies Center, under

whose administration the Museum has been functioning, dis-

tributed a memorandum containing recommendations on behalf

of DRI (memo filed with permanent minutes).



Specifically, the recommendation proposed the following

courses of action:



(1) Transfer the administrative placement of the Museum to

UNLV in accord with the resolution by the Las Vegas

Chamber of Commerce.



(2) Seek community and other outside sources of support to

continue Museum operations after the end of this

calendar year.



(3) Develop a memorandum of understanding between UNLV and

DRI concerning possible future joint research appoint-

ments and mutually beneficial areas of cooperative

research.



(4) Continue the administration of current Museum-related

research contracts by DRI for the remainder of this

fiscal year to expedite bookkeeping and avoid potential

problems with the contracting agencies.



President Zorn agreed with the proposal to transfer the

Museum to UNLV but suggested that it would need special

consideration in the next Biennial Budget.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval of the transfer of the Museum

from DRI to the administrative and budgetary control of

UNLV. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.



President Zorn stated that he would like to see funding

related to statewide services so that the Museum would not

be competitive with Campus programs. Mr. Hug suggested that

any program administered by a division must also come under

the budget of that division. The problem of funding was not

specifically resolved. Motion carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, five

supplemental items were added to the agenda.



14. Campus Landscaping and Site Improvement, UNLV



Final plans for this project were presented by Mr. S. C.

Ditsworth of Boyle Engineers. Following his presentation,

President Zorn recommended approval of the changes in prior-

ity as reflected in the final plans (detailed in Ref. 14A

filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey concurred and further recommended that

an ad hoc committee composed of Clark County Regents be

authorized to act for the Board in approving the bids for

this project which are scheduled to be opened by the State

Planning Board on November 23.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



15. Request for Easement, UNLV



President Zorn reported that in April, 1971, the Board ap-

proved a request from the Nevada Power Company for a right

of way grant and electrical substation easement at UNLV to

permit the installation of a power loop. The easement

granted was over an easement already granted to the Clark

County Sewer District.



Dr. Zorn noted that Nevada Power Company has now requested

an additional 6' easement adjacent to the Clark County Sewer

District easement in order to complete the installation.

This easement has been recommended by Boyle Engineering as

part of the Site Improvements, Landscaping and Utility

Extension Project.



President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the easement subject to review and approval of the

necessary documents by the Attorney General.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



16. Fish Rearing Ponds, UNLV



President Zorn recalled the prior approval of the Board of

Regents in providing part of the matching money required to

qualify for a Federal grant with which to construct fish

rearing ponds on the UNLV Campus as part of a research

project under the direction of Dr. James Deacon.



President Zorn requested approval of the location of fish

rearing ponds (identified on the proposed master plans to be

approved at a later date) and retroactive approval of the

project engineers, i. e., Boyle Engineers. He explained

that "Boyle Engineers had been involved for an extended

period of time on this project but formal selection of this

firm by the Board of Regents had not been requested."



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval of the location as proposed

and the selection of Boyle Engineers as project engineers.

Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried without dissent.



17. Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNLV



President Zorn requested that delinquent loans in the amount

of $1,250.52 be charged off the University's books and a

hold placed on the records of each of the 20 students in-

volved (list of individuals contained in permanent minutes

of Executive Session).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



18. Quarterly Report Concerning Disciplinary Cases, UNLV



As required by the "Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for

Members of the University Community", President Zorn sub-

mitted a report for July 1 - September 30, 1971 (identified

as Ref. 19 and filed with permanent minutes).



19. Authorization to Sell Stock



President Zorn reported that UNLV has received a gift of

1,000 shares of Wonder World Industries (now Chanin Develop-

ment Corporation) stock, the proceeds of which are to be

deposited to the President's Discretionary Fund.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption of the following

resolution to permit the sale of the stock.



RESOLUTION No. 71-20A



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has received

1,000 shares of stock in Wonder World Industries; and



WHEREAS, this stock is a gift from Mr. William H. Hernstadt

to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to be used at the

discretion of the President;



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

the University of Nevada does hereby authorize Chancellor

Neil D. Humphrey to sell the 1,000 shares of stock in Wonder

World Industries, to sign the necessary stock power, and to

deposit the proceeds of the sale in the appropriate account.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



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



A. President Miller reported that bids were opened

September 28, 1971 for Instructional Communication

System for the School of Medical Sciences.



Tel Alpha, Inc., Santa Clara $177,633.85

Telemation Sales, Inc., Salt Lake City 185,150.00

F & M Systems Co., Dallas 323,500.00



Inasmuch as the low bid exceeded total estimated cost

of $160,000 and the budget allotment, negotiations were

held with Tel Alpha and five items costing $16,084.70

were deleted. Revised bid totals $161,549.15. Funds

are available from the following sources:



National Institutes of Health, Spec. Projects $96,272.80

National Institutes of Health, Health Bldg. 21,500.00

Kellogg Foundation 40,276.35

Hancock Foundation 3,500.00

$161,549.15



President Miller recommended award of the bid to

Tel-Alpha, Inc., for a total purchase of $161,549.15.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



B. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened October 22, 1971

for an exclusive contract to operate washers and dryers

in the residence halls for a five-year period, on a year

to year renewal basis at the option of the University.

Bids were submitted on a percentage to be paid to the

University on gross receipts.



Bidder % Washers % Dryers

Lease Way Corp. 55% 50%

Burke Meter Co. 51% 51%



President Miller recommended that the bid of Lease Way

Corp. be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



C. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened November 10,

1971 for moveable furniture for the new Health Science

building. Bids were as follows:



Schedules A, B, C and E (Desks, Chairs, Files, Study

Carrels)



Educational and Institutional Coop. Service $19,773.71

Morrill & Machabee 20,966.03

Armanko's 23,665.43



Schedule D (Modular Seating)



Armanko's 357.79

Educational and Institutional Coop. Service 418.81

Morrill and Machabee 442.64



Schedule F, G and H (Tables Library Shelving)



Armanko's 5,918.52



Schedule I (Waste Baskets) #28



Educational and Institutional Coop. Service 154.80

Morrill and Machabee 164.64



Schedule I (Multi-purpose table) #31



Educational and Institutional Coop. Service 84.66

Morrill and Machabee 89.39

Armanko's 108.33



Schedule I (Garment Racks, Chalkboards ) #29 and #30



Armanko's 450.56



President Miller recommended that awards be made to the

low bidder under each schedule. Total purchase order is

$26,740.04. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



D. President Miller reported that bids were opened by the

State Planning Board on October 20, 1971 for the expan-

sion to the Central Heat Plant. Bids were as follows:



Reno Sheet Metal Kuenzli Const Hansen Mech

Base Bid $168,678 $167,000 $177,200



Alternate A 9,290 8,474 8,750

(Mixing Tank)



Alternate B 33,033 33,260 33,950

(Control Center)



Alternate C 11,245 15,700 15,100

(Field Pump)



Total $222,246 $224,434 $235,000



Total Base Bids (plus Alt. A & C)

$189,213 $191,174 $201,050



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

that the Board concur in the award of the base bid plus

alternates A and C to Reno Sheet Metal for a total

contract of $189,213.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



21. Sale of University Property



President Miller recommended approval of the sale of 1.748

acres on the Main Station Farm to City of Reno and Washoe

County at a price of $15,147.50, or approximately $8,660 per

acre. The land is at the west property line. Proceeds of

the sale will be dedicated to the College of Agriculture for

capital improvement items related to the Main Station Farm.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



22. Utility Easement



President Miller recommended approval of a request by Sierra

Pacific Power Company that a 5' x 100' right-of-way be

granted along the west property line of the Main Station

Farm to provide service to Farm facilities. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



23. Expenditure from Capital Improvement Fee Fund



President Miller requested authorization to expend $20,000

from the UNR Capital Improvement Fee Fund to complete the

extension of the underground utilities to the National

College of the Judiciary building. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



24. Approval of a Special Fee



President Miller requested approval, effective retro-

actively to the Fall semester, 1971, for a $50 annual

microscope rental fee for students in the School of Medical

Sciences. This fee is an alternative to requiring each

student to purchase his own microscope at a cost in excess

of $500. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Hug,

carried without dissent.



25. Report on Overdue Student Loans, UNR



President Miller recommended that University loans in the

amount of $7,084.98 and Emergency loans in the amount of

$2,753.00 be charged off the University's books and a hold

be placed on the records of the 69 students concerned (list

of individuals concerned is filed with the permanent minutes

of Executive Session).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Hug,

carried without dissent.



26. Quarterly Report Concerning Disciplinary Cases, UNR



As required by the "Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for

Members of the University Community", President Miller sub-

mitted a report for the period ending September 30, 1971

(identified as Ref. 27 and filed with permanent minutes).



27. Approval of Transfer of Funds



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfer of funds:



#508-UNLV Professional salary savings in the following

amounts have been identified in various accounts

and President Zorn requests that they be trans-

ferred into the accounts listed:



Dean, College of Bus. & Econ. $ 3,550

English Department 25

Foreign Languages 380

Speech and Theater Arts 175

Dean, College of Science & Math 1,342

Reserve for Contingencies 93,886

$99,358



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



28. Authorization to Sell Stock



President Miller reported that UNR has received a gift of

247 shares of Transamerica Corporation stock, the proceeds

of which are to be used for the purchase of books for

Getchell Library. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the following resolution to

permit the sale of the stock:



RESOLUTION No. 71-21



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada, Reno has received 247

shares of stock in the Transamerica Corporation; and



WHEREAS, this stock is a gift from an anonymous donor to be

used for the purchase of books for the Getchell Library at

the University of Nevada, Reno;



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

the University of Nevada does hereby authorize Chancellor

Neil D. Humphrey to sell the 247 shares of stock in

Transamerica Corporation, to sign the necessary stock powers

and to deposit the proceeds of the sale in the appropriate

account.



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

carried without dissent.



29. Progress Report of UNR Construction Projects



Vice President Pine presented a report on the status of

construction projects at UNR.



30. Progress Report from State Planning Board



A status report from the State Planning Board on all

University capital improvements under the jurisdiction of

that agency was distributed to the Board.



The meeting adjourned at 3:55 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

11-12-1971