11/14/1996

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 14-15, 1996








11-14-1996

Volume 72 - Pages 59-90



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

November 14 & 15, 1996



The Board of Regents met on Thursday, November 14, 1996, in the

Hall of Fame Room, Lawlor Events Center, University of Nevada,

Reno.



Members present: Mr. Madison Graves, II, Chair

Mr. Mark Alden

Ms. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks



Members absent: Mr. David L. Phillips

Mrs. Nancy Price



Others present: Chancellor Richard S. Jarvis

General Counsel Donald Klasic

Vice Chancellor John Richardson

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Carol Harter, UNLV

President Richard Moore, CCSN

President James Randolph, WNCC

President Ronald Remington, GBC

President James Taranik, DRI

President Kenneth Wright, TMCC

Secretary Mary Lou Moser



Also in attendance were Faculty Senate Chairs Peggy Urie, UNR;

John Sagebiel, DRI; Larry Hyslop, GBC; Nancy Master, UNLV; Joanne

Vuillemot, CCSN; Richard Stewart, WNCC; Becky Seibert, System

Administration; Steven Streeper, TMCC. Student Government

leaders were also present: Dan Oster, UNR; Aaron Rosenthal,

UNLV; Jennifer Lee, ASTM; Venu Reddy, GSA, UNR; Joyce Marshall,

GSA, UNLV; and Susana Hermandez, ASCCSN.



Chair Madison Graves called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

November 14, 1996 with all Regents present except Mr. Phillips

and Mrs. Price. Mrs. Price was serving on active duty on the

North American Air Defense.



1. Information Only: Regents' Workshop, School of Medicine



A workshop was presented on the University of Nevada School

of Medicine. Medical School Dean Dr. Robert Dougherty and

Dr. Jordan J. Cohen, President of the Association of Ameri-

can Medical Colleges, presented a workshop on some of the

issues and pressures currently faced by American medical

schools. Dr. Cohen explained that it is not so much a

managed-care enterprise at this point, as it is a managed-

cost enterprise. Dr. Cohen stated that the drive to reduce

health costs is causing an "uncoupling" of classroom educa-

tion, clinical care and research that traditionally have

been the hallmarks of American medical education. The work-

shop helped put into perspective some of the issues current-

ly faced by the Medical School.



Mr. Graves thanked Drs. Dougherty and Cohen for a very in-

formative presentation.



2. Closed Session



Upon motion by Mrs. Sparks, seconded by Mr. Alden, the

Board moved to a closed session for purpose of discussion

of the character, alleged misconduct, professional compe-

tence, or physical or mental health of an employee(s) of

the UCCSN in accordance with N. R. S. 241.030.



The Board moved to closed session at 10:20 A.M. and reconvened

10:00 A.M. on Friday, November 15, 1996 with all Regents present

except Mr. Alden, Mr. Klaich, Mr. Phillips and Mrs. Price.



3. Introductions



Chairman Graves introduced Regent-Elect Mr. Tom Wiesner.

Chancellor Jarvis introduced Mr. Timothy Ortez, Director

of Banking and Investments.



4. Chair's Report



Chairman Graves reported that a reception was held last

night honoring the 3 retiring Regents: Joseph M. Foley,

Daniel J. Klaich and Carolyn M. Sparks. He then invited

each to comment on their experiences as a Regent.



Mr. Foley thanked all concerned for the wonderful reception

and stated he felt that shared governance was the most im-

portant aspect. He stated that the input received from

students, faculty and both the public and private sectors

at meetings had been most helpful and a great contribution

and served to enlighten him on many issues. He stated that

he is grateful to the Presidents for their most meaningful

advice and felt it had been of great assistance. He stated

that Chancellor Jarvis had added a new dimension to higher

education in Nevada and has recognized higher education as

a thriving and purposeful entity. Regent Foley expressed

his appreciation to Mary Lou Moser, Secretary of the Board,

who he described as a beautiful person with great expertise

and thanked her for her great work over the years.



Mr. Foley further described how the job of Regent is never

tedious and even though Regents have come and gone over the

years they accept projects or interests and they study the

issues and become well prepared experts in specific sub-

jects. The Regents as a whole are a very dedicated group

of people. Mr. Foley expressed his thanks for allowing him

to serve as a Regent and for an enlightening and very satis-

fying experience. He stated that he was leaving on a happy

note.



Mrs. Sparks expressed many thanks for the wonderfully emo-

tional reception the previous night. She stated that she

has made many wonderful friends in the north during her

tenure as Regent. She enjoyed watching the UNR Foundation

grow and appreciated the support from the System Presidents

to allow the Board of Regents to make higher education bet-

ter in their communities. She stated she felt that Regents

serve on the Board out of a desire to provide public service

and to help make a difference. She also felt that Regents

get more out of the job than what they put into it and

stated there is no comparable position in the State. She

related that she has enjoyed the interaction with the Pres-

idents and students and appreciates their loyalty in making

higher education in Nevada a shining star.



(See continuation of item #4 after item #11 for remarks from

Regent Klaich.)



5. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Jarvis reported that on November 7 he attended

the Nevada Education Summit hosted by Governor Miller at

the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. He stated that many Regents

also attended and thanked them for their participation. He

expressed thanks for the Governor's support and involvement

in higher education and felt this was a great partnership.



Dr. Jarvis also reported that he, Presidents, many staff

members and Regents attended a forum on P-16 on October 25,

coordinated by Ms. Mary Peterson, State Superintendent of

Public Instruction.



Dr. Jarvis reported that he has been invited and has ac-

cepted an appointment to serve on the Nevada Test Site

Development Board and stated this will be an enormous op-

portunity and resource for Nevada. He was recently in-

vited by Mr. Stan Aiazzi, Vice President of Student Services

at Great Basin College, to serve as a ranch hand in northern

Nevada where he moved cattle over 120 miles, spent 8 hours

in the saddle and had ample opportunity to relate to the

animals.



Presidents' Reports:



President Crowley reported that after a 1-year long search,

UNR has hired a new Dean of Mackay School of Mines, Dr. Jane

Long. He is proud to report that she is the first woman in

the country to be appointed Dean of a mining school. Dr.

Long comes from Lawrence Livermore Lab in California and

will serve as a Consulting Dean for the remainder of the

year and start full-time on July 1, 1997.



President Crowley also sadly reported that Mr. Clark

Santini, nephew of novelist Walter Van Tilburg Clark and

grandson of former UNR President Walter E. Clark, as well

as a great friend, passed away yesterday. President

Crowley requested a moment of silence in remembrance of

of Mr. Santini.



President Harter reported that Dr. Brendan O'Toole has been

nominated Professor of the Year. Dr. O'Toole is an Engi-

neering Professor at UNLV. President Harter also reported

that Dr. Charles Adams, Emeritus Professor of English at

UNLV since 1960, has retired. Mr. Aaron Rosenthal, CSUN

President, introduced First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton,

when she spoke recently at UNLV, and also presented Mrs.

Clinton with a UNLV application package for Chelsea Clinton.



President Taranik reported that on November 7 he took

several Foundation Board members on a 2-day tour of the

Nevada Test Site, covering 1400 square miles as they drove

through the site. The Foundation Board members expressed

great appreciation for the tour and he stated that the

faculty would like to take the Board of Regents on the

tour once the new Regents are on board. He also reported

that a group of scientists have returned from South Ameri-

ca, specifically Argentina and Brazil, where they have

participated in environmental base-line work opportunities

involving mining in Argentina and development activities

in Brazil. The scientists involved are very enthusiastic

and Dr. Taranik stated that this project will take several

years to develop to fruition and is an excellent opportu-

nity for the UCCSN presence in other countries.



President Remington reported that Great Basin College Stu-

dent Government has arranged to have a weekly spot on the

local radio station on Thursdays at 7:30 P.M. He also

reported that GBC is presenting a production of Hansel &

Gretel in cooperation with UNR over Thanksgiving week.

SB 204 interactive video classes are now available in Ely,

Eureka, Winnemucca and Elko, and he expressed his pleasure

for this opportunity to work with the local school dis-

tricts on this projects.



President Moore commended Chancellor Jarvis for the design

of a comprehensive evaluation process for System Presidents.

He stated it is important to reflect on future directions

for the UCCSN and what's working well and he commended the

Chancellor for being an exceptional listener who assembled

much information of great value for the College and himself.



President Moore reported that during the Governor's summit

on high technology, Chancellor Jarvis used video technology

showing a Research Librarian using the Internet. He also

stated that the Clark County School Bond election was passed

which will provide for the merging of some district and

Community College buildings in the Henderson area. Link-

ing of the high schools with the Community Colleges will

save millions of dollars. He commended Ms. Joanne Vuille-

mot for her work with the faculty in planning for placement

of future faculty positions.



President Moore stated that due to the extremely high drop-

out rate in his area, a new high school drop-out program

at CCSN has been initiated. CCSN has been working with

local high school counselors and probation officers, plac-

ing 52 high-risk students in the program, which provides

10 hours per week employment at CCSN. The program requires

that they stay in school, they must do their homework and

must do a good job where they are employed. Students are

paid $6 per hour and 2 of the 10 hours they are paid for

must be spent doing homework. Currently, all students who

have started the program are still enrolled. President

Moore is hopeful that this new direction for the students

will change their lives in a positive manner.



President Randolph reported that recently the NLN accredi-

tation team met with Ms. Mickey Wade, Director of Allied

Health, and recommended the WNCC Nursing Program be ac-

credited for 8 years, which is a very prestigious accredi-

tation to receive. He reported that Dr. Robert Collier,

Professor of Physics, was featured in "Community College

Week", a national publication, for his research with UNR

Professors and his outstanding teaching skills in associ-

ation with EPSCoR.



President Randolph stated that the Center for Excellence

Training Program was recently nominated for a national

award presented by the Institute of Higher Education at

the University of Florida. This award is noted for its

innovative approaches to its instructional programs and

the Center is being recognized for its work with the City

of Carson, Carson-Tahoe Hospital, the Nevada Manufacturers

Association and the Carson City School District.



President Wright reported that TMCC has occupied the new

Advanced Technology Center and the first official function

to be held there is scheduled for next week. Also in

progress is a significant reorganization plan for the aca-

demic side of the organization which will be presented in

January. A Campus-wide forum for faculty and staff review

of the reorganization plan is scheduled for next week and

the TMCC Strategic Plan is underway and will also be pre-

sented to the Board in January.



Mrs. Gallagher stated that she is pleased with the NLN

accreditation for WNCC's Nursing Program and happy to see

that the program is doing well from a national point of

view.



6. Approved Resolution, Refunding of Revenue Bonds



Approved a resolution for the refinancing of certain bonds.



Mr. Scott Nash of Howarth Montague stated that at the last

Board meeting, permission was granted to seek bids for the

refinancing of certain outstanding bonds of the UCCSN. Re-

sults of the November 14, 1996 bond sale are that Paine

Webber, Los Angeles, is the low bid with a fixed average

interest rate of 4.740%. Mr. Nash stated this will save

the UCCSN $1.5 million.



Mr. Nash reported that the UCCSN's bond ratings increased

in Moody's Investors' Service from A1 to Aa3 and Standard

& Poor's from AA- to AA. These are very high ratings. Mr.

Nash explained that on October 30, 1996 the Chancellor and

UCCSN financial advisors met with representatives from

financial institutions to discuss System future directions,

with which the analysts felt very confident, and which re-

sulted in the higher bond rating.



Mr. Graves asked whether this is the highest bond rating

granted to higher education, to which Mr. Nash responded

that he was unsure. Chancellor Jarvis responded that with

this new rating, UCCSN now rates higher than UC Berkeley,

UCLA, Michigan State University and the University of Iowa.

Mr. Nash commended System Administration management for

their hard work resulting in the high bond rating which

is a very noteworthy accomplishment. Chancellor Jarvis

commended Dr. Tom Anderes, Vice Chancellor for Finance,

for his leadership and Ms. Karen Steinberg, Mrs. Sandi

Cardinal, Dr. Noval Pohl and Dr. Ashok Dhingra for their

outstanding presentations.



RESOLUTION NO. 96-6



A resolution designated by the short title "1997

Universities Superior Lien Bond Resolution"; concern-

ing the Universities of the University and Community

College System of Nevada; authorizing the refunding,

paying and discharging of certain outstanding bonds

of the University payable from pledged revenues;

authorizing the issuance of the "University and Com-

munity College System of Nevada, Universities Superior

Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series January 1, 1997"

in the principal amount set forth herein, for the

purpose of defraying in part the cost of such refund-

ing; accepting on behalf of the University the best

bid for the purchase of the bonds; providing other

details, and making other provisions concerning the

Universities, the bonds and the pledged revenues;

ratifying action previously taken and pertaining to

the foregoing matters; providing other matters re-

lating thereto; and repealing all resolutions in

conflict herewith.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution for the

refinancing of certain bonds with Paine Webber at 4.740%

interest. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Dr. Eardley noted that some years ago, a 6% interest rate

was considered low. He requested the rationale for the

current interest rate and UCCSN's bond rating increase.

Mr. Nash explained that there are many factors that are

considered regarding qualifying for the high bond rating

and low interest rates. He further stated that this is a

short-term 10-year bond, there is a favorable bond market,

strong State support has been received, the State of Ne-

vada's strong overall financial position, management of

the System, and fund balances were all considered in the

high bond rating and low interest rate.



Motion carried.



7. Approved Resolution, DRI Bank Loan



Approved a resolution for DRI to renegotiate its $2 million

loan with U. S. Bank, which DRI took in 1990 to build the

Great Basin Environmental Research Laboratory (GBERL). The

bank has agreed to a 6.50% which is .84% lower than the cur-

rent loan. The loan is secured solely by DRI indirect cost

revenues.



Dr. Taranik stated that originally this loan was supported

by the Board and especially Mrs. Gallagher. Mr. Scott Nash

stated that the loan has been renegotiated with U. S. Bank

from 7.34% to 6.50% with terms modified to be more advan-

tageous to DRI resulting in a savings of $81,000.



RESOLUTION NO. 96-7



WHEREAS, the University and Community College System

of Nevada (the "University") intends to refinance its

existing "University of Nevada System, Desert Research

Institute Revenues Promissory Note", dated April 2,

1990 (the "1990 Note") in the outstanding principal

amount of $1,350,000 according to the terms set forth

in the letter dated October 16, 1996 (the "Proposal")

to U. S. Bank, attached as Exhibit A, except as other-

wise provided in the form of the Note attached as Ex-

hibit B, for the purpose of refinancing the facilities

for the Desert Research Institute constituting part of

the "Project" defined in Section 14 of Ch. 485, Statutes

of Nevada 1987, such borrowing to be evidenced by a

note signed by the appropriate officials at the Univer-

sity, (the "Note") in substantially the form attached

hereto as Exhibit B.



Mr. Foley moved approval of the resolution for DRI to re-

negotiate its $2 million loan with U. S. Bank at 6.50%

interest. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Klaich entered the meeting.



8. Approved Amendment, Promissory Note, UNR



Approved amendment to an existing promissory note dated

April 23, 1993 to permit the advance of principal by Zions

First National Bank to the University of up to the maximum

principal amount on or before December 31, 1996.



RESOLUTION NO. 96-8



WHEREAS, the University and Community College System

of Nevada (the "University") intends to amend its

existing "University and Community College System of

Nevada Promissory Note (University of Nevada, Reno)"

dated April 23, 1993 (the "1993 Note") to permit the

advance of principal by Zions First National Bank (the

"Bank") to the University of up to the maximum principal

amount of $1,000,000 on or before December 31, 1996

(of which maximum principal amount $409,811.69 has not

been advanced); and



WHEREAS, such amendments are as set forth in the amended

note signed by the appropriate officials of the Univer-

sity (the "Amended Note") in substantially the form

attached hereto as Exhibit "A:; and



WHEREAS, the 1993 Note was issued for the purpose of

financing research related projects at the University

of Nevada, Reno.



President Crowley explained that UNR was requesting permis-

son to draw upon the $409,811.69 remaining on a $1 million

note with Zions First National Bank. These funds are used

to allow purchase of equipment or matching research grant

funds.



Mr. John Swendseid, Swendseid & Stern, explained that this

Promissory Note was approved 3 years ago at which time the

principal was to be spent by December 31, 1996. Since it

appears UNR will not be able to advance the principal by

this date, the Board must approve an amendment to extend

past this date.



Dr. Eardley moved to approved UNR to amend an existing

promissory note dated April 12, 1993 be extended to Decem-

ber 31, 1996. Mr. Klaich seconded.



A discussion ensued and questions were raised regarding

the purpose of the $1 million line of credit to which

President Crowley suggested Dr. Ken Hunter, Vice President

for Research, would be the appropriate person to answer.

Dr. Derby recommended the matter be tabled until later in

the day when Dr. Hunter would be present to answer questions

and concerns of the Board.



(See continuation of item #8 after item #15 for further

discussion and disposition of this item.)



9. Approved Award of Contract



Approved award of contract for President James Taranik,

DRI, effective July 1, 1997. Chancellor Jarvis reported

that he has completed a periodic review of Dr. Taranik as

provided by Board policy and recommended renewal of Dr.

Taranik's contract for the period July 1, 1997 through

June 30, 1998, since Dr. Taranik has indicated he has

accepted a position at UNR as the Arthur Brant Chair of

Geology and Geophysics, effective Fall, 1998. The Chan-

cellor applauded Dr. Taranik for his outstanding success

as well as for the significant advances DRI has made under

his leadership. Chancellor Jarvis stated that had Dr.

Taranik not been leaving DRI, his recommendation would

have been for a 3-year contract.



Mr. Foley moved approval to award a contract to Dr. James

Taranik for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



10. Approved Award of Contract



Approved award of contract for President Richard Moore,

CCSN, effective July 1, 1997. Chancellor Jarvis completed

a periodic evaluation as provided by Board policy and rec-

ommended renewal of Dr. Moore's contract for 3 years; July

1, 1997 through June 30, 2000. The Chancellor applauded

Dr. Moore for the important advances CCSN has made under

his leadership.



Ms. Berkley move approval to award a contract to Dr.

Richard Moore for the period July 1, 1997 through June

30, 2000. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion carried on roll

call vote with all Regents voting aye.



11. Approved the Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee

Report



Chair Shelley Berkley presented the following report on

the Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee meeting

held November 14, 1996.



The following items were presented for information only:



WICHE (Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education)

Doctoral Scholars Program - This program provides support

for minority graduate students who plan to pursue careers

in College teaching. Currently, UNR has one graduate stu-

dent in the program.



Prison Education - A report on Nevada inmate participation

in higher education programs was offered by UCCSN institu-

tions. Ms. Berkley commented that the Prison Program is a

marvelous program that is a value to society.



Medical School Grant Submission, UNR - President Crowley

discussed a potential grant proposal the Medical School

is pursuing.



Ms. Berkley moved to accept the report as presented. Mrs.

Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



11.1 Approved Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities,

UNR



Approved the Center for Environmental Arts and Humani-

ties at UNR as contained in Ref. A on file in the Re-

gents Office.



Established in 1995, the Center's focus will be to

coordinate and support interdisciplinary research and

teaching activities in the fine arts and humanistic

scholarly disciplines, as they relate to the environ-

ment. The Center, which currently has an affiliation

of 60 faculty members, will host a variety of visiting

writers and scholars, public presentations and special

conferences, as well as sponsor prizes for student

projects and publish several newsletters. It is es-

timated that an annual budget of $19,500 will be need-

ed to provide an adminstrative stipend for the Direc-

tor and to support the activities of the Center.



Mrs. Berkley moved to approve the Center for Environ-

mental Arts and Humanities at UNR. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded. Motion carried.



11.2 Approved AAS Medical Laboratory Technician, WNCC



Approved the new program request for the AAS degree

in Medical Laboratory Technician at WNCC as contained

in Ref. B on file in the Regents Office.



This program will prepare graduates to perform

diagnostic laboratory procedures in facilities such

as medical laboratories, hospitals, blood banks and

other settings.



A Federal mandate that basic preparation for medical

laboratory personnel should be the associate degree

will create an immediate need for qualified person-

nel in the WNCC service area. It will also prepare

graduates for transfer to baccalaureate programs in

Clinical Laboratory Sciences.



Dr. Eardley asked if all classes will be transferable

to UNR. President Randolph stated that this is a

2-year terminal degree; however, it is transferable

to Sacramento State University toward a 4-year clini-

cal program.



Ms. Berkley moved to approve the AAS degree in Medical

Laboratory Technician at WNCC. Mrs. Gallagher second-

ed. Motion carried.



11.3 Approved Disestablishment of Master of Liberal

Studies, UNLV



Approved to disestablish the Master of Liberal Studies

at UNLV because of low enrollment. A phase-out plan

will be developed to facilitate the completion of

students' programs, or to provide other options for

them. President Harter reported there are only 5

students in the program. Ref. C filed in the Regents

Office.



Ms. Berkley moved approval of the disestablishment of

the Master of Liberal Studies at UNLV. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



11.4 Approved the Nevada Regents Teaching Award



Approved a Regents Teaching Award to recognize out-

standing teachers in the UCCSN as contained in Ref.

D on file with the permanent minutes.



2 awards will be granted each year; 1 to a Community

College faculty member and 1 to a University or Desert

Research Institute faculty member. A special medal

and $5000 will be conferred to each recipient. If

approved, the first awards will be given in Spring

1997.



Chancellor Jarvis commented that this initiative came

from Campus Faculty Senate Chairs and that he appre-

ciated their assistance.



Ms. Berkley moved to approve the Regents Teaching

Award. Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



11.5 Approved Regents Scholar Award



Approved the changes to the Regents Outstanding Stu-

dent Award and the request to change the name of the

award to Regents Scholar as contained in Ref. E on

file with the permanent minutes.



The renaming of the award will distinguish it from

Campus honors.



Ms. Berkley moved approval of Handbook changes to the

award and to rename it the Regents Scholar Award. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



4. Chair's Report (continued)



Mr. Klaich thanked Chairman Graves and Secretary of the

Board, Mary Lou Moser, for the wonderful reception held

in honor of the retiring Regents the previous evening.

He reflected upon the wonderful friendships he had made

during his tenure as Regent. His friendships include

members of the Board, Faculty Senate representatives and

many individuals Systemwide. Mr. Klaich felt serving on

the Board was the ultimate "fountain of youth", stating

that with the energized, exciting people exchanging ideas

it keeps one young and vital. He thanked everyone for this

wonderful opportunity.



12. Approved the Audit Committee Report



Mrs. Gallagher reported on the meeting of the Audit Com-

mittee held October 29, 1996.



The following items were presented for information only:



The Audit Committee heard a report on bank procedures and

reconciliations from members of the Bank of America.



The Committee heard a follow-up report on the College of

Engineering Dean's Office at UNR.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the report. Mrs. Sparks

seconded. Motion carried.



12.1 Approved Internal Audits



Mrs. Gallagher presented the following Internal Audit

Reports as contained in Ref. F on file in the Regents

Office.



Physical Plant, UNR

Office of Campus Community Development, UNLV

Campus Recreational Services, UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV

Recharge Centers, CCSN

Communications Services, CCSN

Business Office, WNCC



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the Internal Audit

Reports as presented. Mrs. Sparks seconded.



Mr. Klaich asked Mrs. Gallagher if the Committee was

comfortable with the Internal Audit Reports and if

audit exceptions were dealt with. Mrs. Gallagher

responded that the Audit Committee is very comfortable

with the report. Mrs. Sparks responded that this was

a very thorough audit review and the Committee was

very satisfied with the results. She also commented

that follow-up audits are conducted by Internal Audit

verifying that audit exceptions have been cleared.



Motion carried.



13. Approved Campus Environment Committee Report



Chair Jill Derby reported on the Campus Environment Com-

mittee meeting held November 14, 1996.



The following item was presented for information only:



A subcommittee of the Campus Environment Committee submitted

a list of concerns and recommendations regarding possible

revision to the UCCSN Code, Chapter 6. The Committee re-

viewed these along with System activities related to those

Handbook revisions.



Dr. Derby moved to accept the report. Mrs. Gallagher

seconded.



Mr. Klaich stated that serving on this Committee and the

Status of Women subcommittee has been a wonderful oppor-

tunity for personal growth and he thanked Dr. Derby for

providing those opportunities to him.



Dr. Derby stated that Mr. Klaich Chairs the Status of Women

subcommittee. She thanked the Chancellor and his staff who

reported on the revision of the UCCSN Code, Chapter 6. Dr.

Derby stated the Committee is very satisfied with the re-

port.



Mr. Klaich expressed his appreciation to the Chancellor,

Ms. Karen Steinberg, Ms. Tamela Gorden and Mr. Don Klasic

for their extraordinary work.



Motion carried.



13.1 Approved Gender Equity Goals



Dr. Derby presented proposed gender equity goals and

a process for developing System gender equity goals

as contained in Ref. G on file with the permanent

minutes.



Dr. Derby moved approval of gender equity goals and

the process for establishing such goals. Ms. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.



Ms. Berkley thanked the Chancellor and his staff for

their hard work and for the positive report. She also

stated that she had spoken with Campus representa-

tives and they were very pleased with the report in

that all concerns were taken into consideration and

if an item was not forwarded for recommendation a

valid reason was given.



14. Approved Finance & Planning Committee Report



Chair Dorothy Gallagher reported on the meeting of the

Finance & Planning Committee held October 29, 1996.



The following items were presented for information only:



A brief status report was presented by Vice Chancellor

Tom Anderes on the following items:



A cost containment RFP has been sent out. Recommenda-

tions will be forthcoming at the January meeting.



Debt Management Guidelines are being reviewed by the

Business Officers and will be presented at the January

meeting.



The Public Works Board 1997-99 capital recommendations

were announced.



A presentation on the LCB Audit Report will be made to

a joint meeting of the Audit and Finance Planning Com-

mittees in early January.



The Committee also heard a proposal to allow faculty at the

top of the Community College Faculty Salary Schedule to

compete for merit awards.



Ms. Gallagher moved to accept the report. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Graves left the meeting. Dr. Derby accepted the gavel.



14.1 Approved Fiscal Assessment of UCCSN Industrial

Insurance Program and Recommendations



Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit,

explained that there are several issues confronting

the System which concern the State Industrial Pro-

gram (SIIS) for System employees. The State Risk

Management office notified the System that there

will be an approximate $1.3 million shortfall by

the end of FY 96 based on the deposits made by the

System to the fund, the increased number of claims

and the length that some of those claims run. This

matter has been discussed with the Chancellor, Pres-

idents and Business Officers.



Mrs. Cardinal explained that, originally, the System

used a retrospective plan in which the System paid

claims as they were made. A few years ago, when

there was a surplus in the fund, the System chose

to change to a prospective plan wherein funds were

paid at the beginning of a year based on projected

claim activity, and if there is a surplus at the

end of the year a refund is made to the System. A

number of circumstances have changed: there have

been more claims filed, several of the claims are

for considerable amounts, some payouts extend over

a number of years and rates paid into the fund have

not increased for several years.



The following short- and long-term solutions were

presented:



1) Return to the retrospective plan wherein claims

are paid as they are received.



2) Borrow the $1.3 million from the institutions

now to maintain the cash flow of the fund, with

the institutions being paid back, with interest,

from the amount to be returned in August, 1997

by the State to the System. This payback is

estimated at $1.5 million.



3) Raise the rates paid by the institutions from 1.7%

to 1.75% (approximately $860,000 would be generat-

ed).



4) Request the Estate Tax Committee to consider

allocating $1 million to the fund over a 2-year

period.



Mrs. Cardinal explained that at the time there was a

surplus in the System's SIIS fund, the Legislature

required UCCSN to fund its Radiological Safety pro-

gram from this SIIS fund inasmuch as the State was

short of funds at that time. Subsequent requests

to the Legislature for the State to fund the UCCSN

Safety program have been turned down. With the

growth, additional research projects and continued

increases in regulations governing toxic materials,

the Safety program has become much more expensive.



Ms. Berkley remarked that the Campus Environment

Committee had recently heard reports from the Campus

Safety Officers and there are some dire needs in

this area on all Campuses. Again, the UCCSN has

requested funding in its 1997-99 Biennial Budget

Request for various safety programs throughout the

System. It was agreed that more emphasis should be

placed on the necessity for State funding of these

programs.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to approve the System borrowing

from the Campuses the $1.3 million for the SIIS fund,

with payback to occur when the State refunds the

dollars, and that the Estate Tax Committee consider

allocating $500,000 per year for a 2-year period.

Mr. Klaich seconded.



Further discussion ensued. It was pointed out that

UNR has had a number of inspections in the toxic

waste area and has made a commitment to resolve the

issues with the resources available. The fines im-

posed on violations are very, very high. In answer

to a question from Regent Klaich, President Crowley

stated that at some time there could be personal

liability involved as well; however, that has not

occurred to date.



Motion carried.



Mrs. Cardinal pointed out that UCCSN has very low

rates in comparison to many State agencies. Chancel-

lor Jarvis assured the Board that the program will

be monitored and rates will be increased, but wanted

to keep the increase as low as possible, and to use

a combination approach to the problem. He stated

that a more radical rate increase could be a solution,

but felt a progressive increase is more responsible.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to approve the System returning

to the Retrospective Plan for SIIS. Mr. Klaich sec-

onded. Motion carried.



15. Approved Ad Hoc Committee on Estate Tax



Chair Dorothy Gallagher reported on the meetings held

October 29 and November 7, 1996.



The following item was presented for information only:



The Committee met on October 29 and selected Dorothy Gal-

lagher as Chair. The Committee then reviewed the Handbook

policies, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 23, but was unable

to finish deliberations and requested another meeting,

which was held November 7, 1996.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to accept the report. Dr. Eardley

seconded. Motion carried.



15.1A Approved Recommendations



Mrs. Gallagher presented the following Handbook

changes:



Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 23 as

contained in Ref. 15.1A on file with the

permanent minutes.



Deletion of current Sections 1, 2, 3 and 5;

changing Section 4 to 1; and adding an (a)

and (b) under current Section 4.b(5).



Chancellor Jarvis explained that the current policy

and procedures as stated in the Handbook, Title 4,

Chapter 10, Section 23 had not been followed since

1989. The grant process was followed the first year;

however, the Governor and Legislature did not support

the outcomes submitted by the institutions. He rec-

ommended that Estate Tax funds be utilized to support

EPSCoR, libraries and student incentive grants.



Mr. Klaich moved to approve Handbook changes as rec-

ommended. Ms. Berkley seconded.



Mrs. Sparks questioned where in the wording of the

Handbook was it stated that the endowment would be

maintained equal to the CPI. Chancellor Jarvis

stated that was identified in item 15.1B under

recommendations "Identification of Priorities".



Motion carried.



15.1B Identification of Priorities



Mrs. Gallagher stated that the $2.5 million from

the Estate Tax Budget 1997 would be distributed

as follows:



Student Incentive Grants $ 232,000

EPSCoR 1,918,000

Libraries 350,000

Total $2,500,000



Mrs. Sparks stated her concerns regarding protect-

ing the endowment at least at the CPI level ex-

plaining that she felt UCCSN was not being "fiscally

prudent" if they did not continue to contribute to

the fund. Mr. Klaich agreed and stated he felt that

today's priorities could spend down every dollar

available and he wanted to insure that CIP protec-

tion for this fund is determined so it is protected

for future generations. He stated he would not en-

dorse this item if it only allowed for CPI, and he

felt it was also necessary to establish a method to

increase the size of the fund for the future.



Mr. Dan Oster stated that he agreed that something

needed to be done so that the $2.5 million would be

maintained and that same amount would be available

in the future.



A lengthy discussion ensued regarding how the propos-

al must address today's critical budget priorities

or UCCSN may be in jeopardy of losing the money if

the Legislature feels the System is not prudent in

its usage. The ownership issue of the endowment

fund is at stake and if it is not handled correctly

now, it will affect the future of the fund.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to approve Identification of

Priorities for the use of the Estate Tax funds. Dr.

Eardley seconded. Mrs. Sparks and Mr. Klaich voted

no. Motion failed.



Mr. Klaich moved amending wording of the priorities

15.1B 3rd paragraph as follows:



The Chancellor be given the authority to explore

with the Executive and Legislative Branches pro-

tection AND ENHANCEMENT of the endowment by

reserving each year an amount equal to OR GREATER

THAN the CPI, and that ...



The motion now reads as follows:



There be 3 co-equal priorities: research,

technology and student financial aid.



The Chancellor be given the authority to negoti-

ate with respect to those priorities based on

information regarding the intentions of the

Executive Branch regarding the Biennial Budget

Request, and



The Chancellor be given the authority to explore

with the Executive and Legislative Branches

protection and enhancement of the endowment by

reserving each year an amount equal to or great-

er than the CPI, and that



The Chancellor report back to the Committee and

the Chair of the Board.



Motion carried with amendments.



Meeting adjourned for lunch at 12:45 P.M. and reconvened at 1:30

P.M. with all Regents present except Mr. Alden, Mr. Graves, Mr.

Phillips, Mrs. Price.



8. Approved Amendment, Promissory Note, UNR (continued)



Approved amendment to an existing promissory note dated

April 23, 1993 to permit the advance of principal by Zions

National Bank to the University of up to the maximum

principal amount on or before December 31, 1996.



Mr. Klaich asked Dr. Ken Hunter, Vice President for Re-

search, how the loan has been drawn down and what has been

purchased. Dr. Hunter stated that UNR has drawn down ap-

proximately $600,000 of the original note for the purchase

of research equipment primarily for the Chemistry Depart-

ment, and also, that some principal and interest has been

paid over the last couple of years.



Mr. Klaich moved to approve the amendment of an existing

promissory note dated April 23, 1993 to December 31, 1996.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



16. Approved Consent Agenda



(1) Approved the minutes of the meeting held October 3 &

4, 1996.



(2) Approved President Harter's recommendation for emeritus

status to the following:



Dr. Charles L. Adams, Emeritus Professor of

English, effective upon approval by the Board

of Regents



(3) Approved Capital Improvement Fees, CCSN - Approved

Capital Improvement expenditures in the amount of

$122,495 for miscellaneous Campus improvements at

CCSN as listed below:



Boulder City Remodeling $ 24,000

Cheyenne Bus Stop 9,995

Charleston - Additional Lighting 24,000

Storage of Furniture - Sahara West 6,000

Storage & Movement of Equipment -

Sahara West 15,000

Cheyenne Campus Signage 18,000

Charleston Campus Signage 7,500

Henderson Campus Signage 18,000



Total Request for Expenditure $122,495



(4) Approved the following Interlocal Agreements:



A. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Division of Health

Purpose : Behavioral Risk Factors Assessment.

$$ : Maximum of $187,000 through September

30, 1997

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board through

September 30, 1997



B. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Department of Human Resources

Purpose : Latchkey Program - after-school child

care services.

$$ : $81,900 to UNR

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board through June

30, 1997



C. Parties : Board of Regents/UNR and the Nevada

Division of Environmental Protection

Purpose : Churchill County Hazardous Waste

Disposal Day.

$$ : $20,000 to UNR

Eff. Date: October 1, 1996 through December 31,

1997



D. Parties : Board of Regents/School of Medicine

and the Nevada Division of Child and

Family Services

Purpose : Joint Sponsorship of Graduate Medical

Education Programs/Psychiatry Residency

Training.

$$ : $7,040 to UNR

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997



E. Parties : Board of Regents/School of Medicine

and the Nevada State Health Division

Purpose : Consultation regarding infectious and

communicable diseases to be provided

by Trudy Larson, M. D.

$$ : $2,000 to Medical School

Eff. Date: July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997



F. Parties : Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada

Office of Traffic Safety

Purpose : Random-Digit-Dial (RDD) Telephone

Interview Survey

$$ : $4,082 to UNLV

Eff. Date: October 1, 1996 through September

30, 1997



G. Parties : Board of Regents/UNLV and the Nevada

Division of Health

Purpose : Sexual Assault and Prevention Educa-

tion

$$ : $8,640 to UNLV

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board through

September 30, 1997



H. Parties : Board of Regents/TMCC and the Washoe

County Detention Facility

Purpose : Adult Basic Education Literacy and

English as a Second Language Classes.

$$ : $0

Eff. Date: August 26, 1996 through June 30, 1997



I. Parties : Board of Regents/TMCC and the Washoe

County School District

Purpose : Joint Use and Maintenance Agreement.

$$ : Cost of services provided by each

entity in the use of its property

shall be charged to the other party.

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board for 2 years



J. Parties : Board of Regents/DRI and the Nevada

Division of Environmental Protection

Purpose : Urban Strategy for the Truckee Meadows

Non-Profit Instream Flow Bank. Amend-

ing original contract extending time

and amending 3rd party match record

keeping requirements.

$$ : $65,000 to DRI

Eff. Date: Date approved by Board through December

31, 1997



Dr. Eardley moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.



17. Approved Registrar of Voters for Institutions



Approved each institution which registers students to apply

to the Nevada Secretary of State to be designated a "voter

registration agency", and authorized those institutions so

designated to take measures to register students to vote.

Ref. H on file in the Regents Office.



Chancellor Jarvis stated that this proposal was initiated

by ASUN, that he has discussed it with the Council of Presi-

dents and that each Campus President may choose to partici-

pate on an individual basis.



Mr. Klaich stated he thought this was a fantastic idea and

appreciated ASUN bringing it to the Board.



Mr. Dan Oster, ASUN President, stated that this would not

have a financial impact on the Campuses since Student Gov-

ernment would absorb any costs. He also thanked NFA and

Student Government leaders for their support.



Dr. Eardley moved approval to authorize each institution

to apply to the Nevada Secretary of State to be designated

a "voter registration agency". Mrs. Gallagher seconded.

Motion carried.



18. Approved Handbook Change, Residency Policy



Approved changes to the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 15,

Regulation for Determining Residency Charges as contained

in Ref. I on file with the permanent records.



Chancellor Jarvis reviewed the highlights of the changes

and stated that in 1995 the Residency Policy was established

and this is an attempt to "fine tune" it as well as bring

it in line with peer Western States and to preserve the

original intent of the policy. The changes will also at-

tempt to support the economic development issues of the

State. These changes will go into effect Spring, 1997.



Chancellor Jarvis stated the most significant changes are

in Section 4 with the definition of resident students in

Sections 3 and 4. (3) "A financial independent person who

has relocated to Nevada for the primary purpose of perma-

nent full-time employment" and (4) "A financial dependent

person whose family or legal guardian has relocated to

Nevada for the primary purpose of permanent full-time

employment."



Mr. Klaich asked if this would include a spouse, to which

the Chancellor answered yes.



Mrs. Gallagher asked what would be needed to prove resi-

dency to which Dr. Pat Miltenberger, Vice President for

Student Services, gave examples of verification such as:

voter registration, driver's license, Nevada income tax

forms, vehicle license registration. Recent Nevada high

school graduates only need submit an application which

includes an affidavit form.



Mr. Foley moved approval for changes to the Handbook,

Title 4, Chapter 15, Regulation for Determining Residency

Charges. Mr. Klaich seconded.



Mrs. Sparks questioned the admission policy to the Medical

School since the Residency Policy has been changed. Dr.

Miltenberger stated she would clarify this and provide the

information to the Regents.



Dr. Derby asked if this would have an impact on tuition.

Dr. Crowley stated that there was no way of knowing the

impact on tuition. He stated this will help new business

moving into Nevada and will promote economic development

Statewide.



Motion carried.



19. Approved Merit Pay, Community College Faculty at Top of

Salary Range



Approved a proposal for consideration of awarding merit

at the Community Colleges to those faculty who are at the

top of the salary range. Ref. J on file with the permanent

records.



Chancellor Jarvis stated that this proposal affects a very

specific group of faculty at the Community College who have

reached the top of their appropriate salary range due to

longevity and professional development that have advanced

them along their schedule. These faculty members are cur-

rently excluded from consideration for merit increases in

salary. He stated that all faculty should be eligible for

consideration for legislative approved increases in salary

earned through meritorious performance.



Chancellor Jarvis explained that the proposal consisted of

3 areas:



1. Principals

2. Policy Criteria

3. Process



The Chancellor stated this is a fair proposal and allows for

faculty to compete and be considered for merit based upon

performance evaluation. Currently there are 24 faculty in

this category: 8 TMCC, 8 WNCC and 8 CCSN.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the proposed process for

consideration of awarding merit at the Community Colleges

to those faculty who are at the top of their salary range.

Mrs. Sparks seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Graves entered the meeting and resumed the gavel.



20. Information Only: Bonding for Investment Staff



Chancellor Jarvis stated that upon request from Mr. Foley,

the issue of bonding for investment staff has been reviewed

by Mrs. Sandi Cardinal, Director of Internal Audit, as

follows: a) the staff; b) the safeguards currently in place

in the UCCSN at the System level; and c) the implications

of current accounting practices and technologies.



Mrs. Cardinal reported that Dr. Anderes, Vice Chancellor

for Finance and Administration, reported on a survey pre-

pared by Cambridge Associates as contained in supplemental

reference #20 on file in the Regents Office and presented

the following information based upon that study:



SURVEY: Cambridge & Associates surveyed 20 institution

investment offices, 19 of which did not bond their in-

vestment staff, but instead relied on some form of in-

surance. It should be noted, if staff handle cash,

there are safeguards in place to protect the employee.

UCCSN has been covered under a similar type of policy

since 1986. The issue of bonding individual employees

appears most relevant when the handling of cash is in-

volved; no cash is handled in the UCCSN Banking and

Investment Office.



RISK POTENTIAL: A number of those surveyed suggested

that they feel their risk is diminished by the follow-

ing factors: 1) the use of external investment managers

with no securities purchased internally, 2) the use of

internal controls for handling cash receipts and dis-

bursements and 3) annual internal audits.



SAFEGUARDS FOR PROTECTING FUNDS: Wire transfers on the

operating side are made between System accounts, to

operating managers, for semi-annual bond debt service

payments, etc. These wire transfers have numerous

safeguards in place including repetitive codes which

require authorization from those individuals who have

authority to transfer money. Currently, Drs. Jarvis

and Anderes, Ms. Audrey Phelps and Mrs. Stacy Ciesynski

are authorized to transfer money.



Wire transfers on the endowment side are needed to move

additional money to managers, close or open manager ac-

counts, and to cover quarterly endowment spending dis-

tributions made to the institutions. UCCSN maintains

a signed corporate resolution with the holding bank

authorizing specific individuals to request transfers

as well as agreements with the managers that give

specific approval to certain individuals to make trans-

fers to and from the accounts. All requests must be in

writing and signed by the authorized person. In addi-

tion, the Investment Committee approves the movement

of money to close a manager account and to open a new

account.



ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES: Strong internal controls and

regular audits do not guarantee losses from dishonest

employees. Insurance coverage as provided by the UCCSN

does offer a means of recovering losses in case of

employee theft and is typical of practices utilized

by investment offices throughout the country.



Mr. Foley stated that he felt this was not a discussion on

professional criminals and that insurance does not cover

demarcation. Mrs. Cardinal stated that only dishonesty is

covered. Mr. Foley stated that a bonding company would

conduct a thorough investigation and he felt it would be

very worthwhile of any organization handling large amounts

of funds.



Mr. Graves requested that the UCCSN insurance policies be

reviewed by legal counsel and that this matter be placed

on the January agenda for a full report.



21. Approved Naming of Building, WNCC



Approved the request to name WNCC's Douglas building Bently

Hall in honor of Mr. Don Bently of Bently Nevada Corpora-

tion, Minden, Nevada.



President Randolph stated that Mr. Don Bently donated 10

acres of land on which the WNCC's Douglas building will be

constructed and furthermore the land is valued at over $1

million.



Ms. Berkley moved to approve naming WNCC's Douglas building

Bently Hall in honor of Mr. Don Bently. Dr. Derby second-

ed. Motion carried.



22. Approved Purchase of Property, UNR



Approved the request to purchase property adjacent to the

UNR Campus. The owner of an acre of property at 1670 North

Virginia Street has agreed to sell his property to the

University of Nevada, Reno for $425,000. The property is

located at the north end of the Campus across the road

from the new KNPB-Channel 5 facility, and is in the Campus

Master Plan for property acquisition. The property has

been appraised at $425,000.



Mr. Klaich moved approval of the request to purchase an acre

of property at 1670 North Virginia Street for $425,000.

Mrs. Gallagher seconded. Motion carried.



23. Approved Loan, Mackay Mines Library Project, UNR



Request is made for a loan in the amount of approximately

$2,000,000 to complete the Mackay School of Mines Library.



Dr. Crowley made statements refuting the recent derogatory

articles in local newspapers which had charged a $2 million

loss in the Foundation. (Transcription on file with the

permanent minutes.)



Dr. Crowley, offering further information, stated that a

decision he made in 1993 wherein he asked the mining company

to make royalty payments to the Foundation, not the Univer-

sity, could be viewed as only a change in the process, not

a transfer of the University's assets. He stated that he

takes full responsibility for the error - changes were of a

technical nature only - and he regrets any confusion this

may have caused. He further stated that all of the $601,000

royalty money received is documented and accounted for and

the royalties no longer go to the Foundation.



Dr. Crowley explained the estimated cost of the Mackay Mines

Library project is $2,700,000. This project is the last

portion of the Mackay Mines restoration which, when complet-

ed, will be about a $10,500,000 project. To date $2,800,000

in gift funds and $5,000,000 from a Federal grant have been

expended in the restoration.



To complete the Library project UNR currently has $700,000

in gift funds and the balance will come from royalty revenue

from Marigold Mines or other funds that may become avail-

able. Within the last year the mine operator estimated the

University's royalty revenue at about $3,100,000 over a 5-

year period.



Dr. Crowley also reported that an anonymous donor has guar-

anteed $500,000 will be available in the 1st year, provid-

ing a total of $1.2 million to proceed with the project.

He is now requesting the $1,500,000 balance from internal

funds in the Housing Reserve Account, an account established

to provide funds for refurnishing, major remodeling and im-

provement costs to dormitories. This will not have a nega-

tive impact on residence hall facilities since the projected

need of funds for refurnishing and remodeling coincide with

the receipt of proceeds from the royalty revenues. All such

revenues, as they become available, will be used to repay

the Housing Reserve Account.



Dr. Crowley stated that the current Mines Library is located

in the Getchell Library; however, they need the space and

the Mines Library should be included in the restoration

project.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the loan for Mackay School

of Mines Library project. Dr. Eardley seconded.



Mr. Klaich asked how the interest would be paid back and

how it is calculated. Dr. Crowley stated the interest rate

is 5%.



Motion carried.



24. Approved Emergency Item: Easement, UNLV



Approved the request to consider an emergency item regard-

ing an easement between UNLV and the Las Vegas Valley Water

District.



Mrs. Sparks moved approval of the emergency item. Ms.

Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



25. Approved Easement, UNLV



Approved 1) Easement, 2) Application for Connection and

Request for Service and 3) Construction Agreement. Dr.

Harter explained that these documents are necessary to

provide permanent water service to the new Architecture

building on the UNLV Campus.



Mr. Klaich moved to approve the easement at UNLV. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.



26. Information Only: Regents' Workshop: Enrollment Management

and Fall 1996 Enrollments



The Board of Regents identified undergraduate access and

growth as one of its strategic directions and stated its

intent to enhance access and retention and to increase

participation rates in postsecondary education. The Fall

1996 enrollments were presented.



Ms. Karen Steinberg, Deputy to the Chancellor for Planning

and Policy Analysis, presented a brief review of 3 key

elements of Fall 1996 enrollment:



Fall 1996 enrollment is the key to UCCSN's future;



There has been a major shift in student recruitment/

student access which is a key issue with the Chancellor

and Campuses;



As UCCSN enters the pre-budget cycle, major emphasis

on:



State supported vs. non-State supported

FTE rather than headcount



Ms. Steinberg noted that currently UCCSN is budgeted to

serve 37,000 students and that Fall 1996 headcount is

40,016, which is a 7.9% increase. This clearly indicates

that UCCSN is serving Nevada well by providing access to

higher education in that targets have been met and ex-

ceeded. She stated that it is very important that the

System get the additional funding to serve the increase

in students.



Chancellor Jarvis stated that UCCSN's projected 5% per year

budget increase request is under review and emphasized how

critical it is that this increase be approved. He stated

that budget people are skeptical since review indicates

that past growth projections have not occurred. He stressed

that presently UCCSN has met and exceeded goals. He feels

that an additional 3-4% of students will be serviced over

the amount budgeted. He stressed how important it is for

the Regents to support this message.



Ms. Steinberg stated that a full presentation on enrollment

management will be made at the January Board meeting.



27. Approved Resolutions



Approved resolutions as contained in Ref. K on file with

the permanent minutes.



Mr. Graves read the following resolution:



RESOLUTION NO. 96-9



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

IN RECOGNITION OF



REGENT JOSEPH M. FOLEY



WHEREAS, Joseph M. Foley has served as a Regent of the

University and Community College System of Nevada for

12 years, being first elected to represent Clark County

in 1984 and re-elected in 1990; and



WHEREAS, Joseph Foley has given generously of his time

and energy to the Board of Regents, serving as Chair

of the Academic Affairs Committee from 1987 to 1991;

as Chair of the Audit Committee from 1986 to 1987; as

Chair of the ad hoc Committee on Prisoner Education

from 1990 to 1992; and as Chair of the ad hoc Committee

on Native American Education from 1991 to 1992, among

a myriad of other important assigments and appointments;

and



WHEREAS, Joseph Foley has contributed his legal exper-

tise to the cause of higher education in Nevada; and



WHEREAS, Joseph Foley as Regent has been a champion of

faculty and students with particular concern for the

critical issue of student retention; and



WHEREAS, Joseph Foley as Regent provided leadership to

a Systemwide study of governance which helped to define

and delineate decision-making structures within UCCSN

institutions; and



WHEREAS, Joseph Foley as Regent has been a strong advo-

cate for higher education services to prisoners,



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-

gents extends its sincere admiration and deep appreci-

ation to Joseph M. Foley for exemplary service to the

University and Community College System of Nevada.



Mrs. Gallagher moved to approve the resolution for Regent

Joseph M. Foley. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Graves read the following resolution:



RESOLUTION NO. 96-10



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

IN RECOGNITION OF



REGENT DANIEL J. KLAICH



WHEREAS, Daniel J. Klaich has served as a Regent of the

University and Community College System of Nevada for

13 years, being first appointed by Governor Richard

Bryan in 1983 and subsequently re-elected to 2 6-year

terms in 1984 and 1990; and



WHEREAS, Daniel Klaich has given generously of his time

and energy to the Board, serving as Chair from 1985 to

1987; and



WHEREAS, Daniel Klaich has served the Board in numerous

capacities, as Chair of the Legislative Liaison Commit-

tee from 1987 to 1989, as Chair of the Investment Com-

mittee from 1988 to 1995, as Chair of the ad hoc Com-

mittee on Admissions Standards from 1990 to 1991; as

Chair of the ad hoc Presidential Search Committee for

Western Nevada Community College in 1994-95, among a

myriad of other important assignments and appointments;

and



WHEREAS, Daniel Klaich has contributed his legal ex-

pertise to the cause of education in Nevada by serving

as a member of the Nevada Higher Education Commission,

a member of the Legislative Commission Study of Funding

for Higher Education and as a Visiting Professor at

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and



WHEREAS, Daniel Klaich as Regent has been a faithful

champion of access for all Nevada students and been a

strong advocate for containing tuition and fees; and



WHEREAS, Daniel Klaich as Regent has stood for fairness

and supported women and diversity in Nevada's Community

Colleges and Universities; and



WHEREAS, Daniel Klaich as Regent has been a voice of

consensus, able to find common ground in the midst of

diverse opinion;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-

gents extends its sincere admiration and deep appreci-

ation to Daniel J. Klaich for exemplary service to the

University and Community College System of Nevada.



Dr. Derby moved approval of the resolution for Regent Daniel

J. Klaich. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



Mr. Graves read the following resolution:



RESOLUTION NO. 96-11



BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEVADA

IN RECOGNITION OF



REGENT CAROLYN M. SPARKS



WHEREAS, Carolyn M. Sparks has served as a Regent of the

University and Community College System of Nevada for 12

years, being first elected to represent Clark County in

1984 and re-elected in 1990; and



WHEREAS, Carolyn Sparks has given generously of her time

and energy to the Board of Regents, serving as Chair

from 1991 to 1993; and



WHEREAS, Carolyn Sparks has served the Board in numerous

capacities, as Vice Chair from 1989 to 1991, as Chair of

the Audit Committee from 1988 to 1989, as Chair of the

ad hoc Presidential Search Committee for the Community

College of Southern Nevada in 1994, as Chair of the ad

hoc Committee on Health Care from 1989 to 1991, and as

Chair of the Investment Committee from 1994 to 1996,

among a myriad of other important assignments and ap-

pointments; and



WHEREAS, Carolyn Sparks has contributed her expertise

as a businesswoman with a long career in the insurance

industry to the cause of higher education in Nevada by

serving as a member of the Statewide Committee for

Funding of Higher Education, a member of the University

of Nevada, Las Vegas, Law School Study Committee, a

member of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Athletic

Hall of Fame Committee and as a supporter of the Com-

munity College of Southern Nevada Foundation; and



WHEREAS, Carolyn Sparks as Regent has been a faithful

supporter of Nevada's higher education institutions

supporting their growth and the development of new

programs and initiatives; and



WHEREAS, Carolyn Sparks as Regent has lent her expertise

to the particular areas of investment and audit; and



WHEREAS, Carolyn Sparks as Regent has promoted women's

athletics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Re-

gents extends its sincere admiration and deep appreci-

ation to Carolyn M. Sparks for exemplary service to the

University and Community College System of Nevada.



Mrs. Gallagher moved approval of the resolution for Regent

Carolyn M. Sparks. Ms. Berkley seconded. Motion carried.



28. Information Only: Conversation with Retiring Regents



This was the last regularly scheduled meeting of the Board

before the retirement from the Board for Regents Joe Foley,

Dan Klaich and Carolyn Sparks.



Mr. Graves stated that many of the Board members felt it

would be beneficial to have a conversation with these 3

Regents who have served higher education in Nevada, col-

lectively totaling some 37 years. It was also felt it

would be a remembrance for them if a video was made which

could be added to their collection and so that their fami-

lies could share this last meeting with them.



Dr. David Seibert acted as moderator for this discussion.

Dr. Seibert is Chair and Professor of Speech and Theater

at UNR. Many will remember that a few years back he

served as Chair of the UNR Faculty Senate and spent some

memorable times with the Board.



Dr. Seibert presented a few opening remarks then posed the

following questions to the Regents:



1. Please share with us your memory of your first Board

meeting.



2. What is the biggest change you have seen in the System

during your tenure?



3. What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment as a

Board member?



4. If there is one piece of advice you could give to a new

Regent, what would that be?



5. What are your hopes for the future of the System?



Dr. Seibert thanked Regents Foley, Klaich and Sparks for

sharing their comments.



Mr. Graves thanked Regents Foley, Klaich and Sparks, stating

that it has been a pleasure to work with them on the Board.

He stated, "You have all shown your love of Nevada and the

students, faculty and staff of the System with each action

you have taken. You have shared with us your concerns and

you have voted your conscience on each issue that came be-

fore the Board.



From all of us, our gratitude and best wishes for the

future."



29. Public Comment



Ms. Berkley stated that she would like the Board to consider

a title change from UCCSN to University, Community College

and Research System of Nevada. She stated it would elevate

the status to include "research" in the title.



Mr. Foley stated he felt that would designate UCCSN as a

research institute.



30. New Business



Mrs. Sparks stated that she and Ms. Berkley were involved in

the new Home Away From Home program at UNLV. This program

has also been used at UCSD. They both felt this was a won-

derful program in which families adopt out-of-state or in-

ternational students. Ms. Berkley stated her participation

in this program has been a very enhancing and rewarding ex-

perience for her family.



Meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.



Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board