11/26/1991

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 26-27, 1991








11-26-1991

Pages 66-77



                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                         November 26, 1991



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Lobby of Ham

Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in a special

meeting.



Members present:  Mrs. Carolyn Sparks, Chairman

                  Mrs. Shelley Berkley

                  Dr. Jill Derby

                  Dr. James Eardley

                  Mr. Joseph M. Foley

                  Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

                  Dr. Lonnie L. Hammargren

                  Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

                  Mrs. June F. Whitley



Others present:   Mr. Mark H Dawson, Chancellor

                  President Robert Maxson, UNLV

                  Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

                  Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary



Also present were UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman Dr. Lori Temple

and CSUN President Roderick Colebrook.



 1.  Public Testimony Regarding UNLV Athletic Program



     Chairman Sparks opened the meeting at 1:05 P.M. stating this

     was a special meeting posted to hear public testimony on the

     videotaping issue at UNLV.  She stated that remarks should

     be limited to three minutes and that each would be timed.

     She asked those persons who spoke at the evening meeting on

     November 20, 1991 to please wait until the end.  She an-

     nounced there was a sign-up sheet at the back of the room

     and encouraged those who wished to feel free to sign in.



     Chairman Sparks stated that she was here as an elected of-

     ficial who has given up a large segment of her life for a

     non-paying job to serve the State to make a difference in

     higher education.  She related she has been on the Board 7

     years and has watched dramatic improvements on all Campuses

     during that time.  She stated she had attended a banquet to

     honor the UNLV football team a new evenings prior to this

     meeting and described the emotions that had put this current

     matter in perspective.  She related that a number of the

     players had spoken about what the University meant to them

     and what it had done for him.  She cited "Hunky" Cooper's

     emotions as he told of his father being a graduate of the

     University, and of others who loved their University and

     their coaches; how others were ready for the next season;

     and for how they came to UNLV to get an education.  Chair-

     man Sparks stated that the Board has a great deal of respect

     for the students and faculty; that UNLV is building into a

     good, academic school.



     Dean John Massengale was asked to explain the conditioning

     class in question.  Dean Massengale stated the class is PE

     130C, listed on page 136 of the UNLV catalog.  The class

     first appeared in 1974 and has run for the past 17 years.

     The conditioning class is for student athletes to condition

     themselves for their respective sports and they earn one

     credit.  It is open to all students.  The assigned instruc-

     tor is Dan Austin, and in the past Tim Wilson and Gil Royes

     have also been in charge.  Each year class content is re-

     viewed with the teacher of record, including the legalities

     to be observed.  All students must have weight lifting,

     suited to their particular sport.  Class members may meet

     at different times because of their schedules; individual

     kinds of exercises are designed for specific kinds of

     activities.  Coaches can request specific training exer-

     cises for their sports.



     Chairman Sparks questioned whether Coach Tim Grgurich was

     an instructor, with the Dean replying that he was not.

     Chairman Sparks then asked whether the coaches grade the

     students for this class, and the Dean again replied they

     did not, but they may make suggestions to the instructor

     of record.  Mrs. Whitley asked why coaches would conduct

     this class and whether they would be teaching for Mr.

     Austin.  The Dean answered that the coaches would be add-

     ing to, not supplanting Mr. Austin.  Dr. Eardley asked

     about the term "characteristics of the sport", with the

     Dean replying that it is an attempt to increase the

     strength and skill and agility of the student for the

     particular sport, but the basis of the conditioning is

     weight lifting.



     Chairman Sparks read from the NCAA rules, Section 17.02.

     12.2, Article B, that attendance is voluntary for a con-

     ditioning class, that it is open to all students, not

     just athletes, that the class is to meet for 8 hours per

     week, there is to be no sports equipment present (i. e.,

     a ball, etc.), fundamentals of a sport or techniques may

     not be taught.



     Dr. Eardley asked whether Department Heads evaluate the

     instructor of this class.  Dean Massengale replied that

     yes, they do, but not for Mr. Austin who is not in the

     Department but reports to the Athletic Director.  He stated

     that the Athletic Director determines merit for Mr. Austin.

     Mr. Klaich asked whether a breakout session was part of the

     conditioning class or outside the class and whether it was

     standard practice.  Dean Massengale answered that they are

     part of the conditioning class if the coach wishes, but it

     is voluntary.  Dr. Eardley asked whether the class was now

     over, and the Dean replied that it runs contintually.  Dr.

     Eardley then asked which Athletic Director would evaluate

     this class (Mr. Finfrock or the newly appointed Mr. Weaver),

     with the Dean replying that he did not know, that the eval-

     uations usually occur in the Spring and probably Mr. Weaver

     would be instrumental in the evaluation but would consult

     with the coaches.



     Chairman Sparks stated the Board would entertain public

     testimony and input, and asked that no "name-calling", nor

     "grilling" of the Board, nor series of questions to the

     Board would be acceptable.



     Those testifying were:



         Mr. Jesse B. Scott, NAACP, who is pastor of the Second

         Christian Church, distributed a statement of reconcil-

         iation and healing, stated he had watched the growth

         of UNLV over the years, and it was his belief that the

         University does not belong to the Regents, the Presi-

         dents, the coaches, or the Faculty Senates, but belongs

         to all.  He cautioned that the distractions take away

         from the University and urged the Board to act in the

         best interests of the students and the State.



         Mr. Chet Cox, a scholarship donor and concerned citizen,

         stated he had watched the growth of UNLV and that Mr.

         Jerry Tarkanian and his staff had brought national

         recognition to UNLV and he feared that with Mr.

         Tarkanian's leaving the University the strong monetary

         support would no longer be forthcoming.



         Dr. Terry Piper, Director of Residential Life at UNLV,

         stated the Board determines the visibility of UNLV and

         which interest groups are to run the University, but

         one voice not heard has been the students, who are af-

         fected by the current controversy.  The Residence Hall

         Executive Board, made up of students, asked that Dr.

         Piper relay that they feel there is a lack of under-

         standing of what is happening, they are suspicious of

         the Board, the Administration and athletics; they are

         afraid the matter will never get resolved; they are

         unclear of what is actually the truth; the media blitz

         is forceful, although they do know it can't be believed.

         He continued that the student leaders stated they fear

         negative opinions about their school and fear the pub-

         licity will affect the degrees they are working for.

         They request the focus be placed on academics rather

         than basketball, and are looking to the Board for lead-

         ership.  They want a positive reputation.



         Dr. Kenneth Koester, State Board of Education member,

         stated he had graduated from UNLV and became a faculty

         member here and has tutored and taught UNLV athletes.

         He urged that the University "get back to the real

         world" and added that graduates are hired from what is

         known about their University.  He stated he did not

         think a camera should be used without the persons know-

         ing about it, but if something was wrong, he felt it

         could be used in a classroom.  He stated he did not

         think the Board should get rid of the President, that

         Dr. Maxson and his Administration has brought a great

         deal more to the University than athletics.



         Dr. Lewis L. Friedman, a concerned citizen and physi-

         cian, stated he and his son have contributed to the un-

         restricted funds of the President, and that he, person-

         ally, has assisted medical students and football stu-

         dents to complete their education.  He stated he was

         one of the founders of the football foundation and be-

         lieved that "overzealous" alumni and coaches have lost

         sight of the NCAA rules.  He added that he felt the

         NCAA was needed as it assures a "level playing field",

         but that all rules need to be observed and self-polic-

         ing is "very important".  He stated that in his opin-

         ion the media had handled the matter badly, and they

         should stop.  He lauded the basketball coach, and

         urged the Board to get on with running the University

         and to let the Athletic Director take care of the

         Athletic Department.



         Dr. Vernon Mattson, Assistant Professor of History,

         stated be began at UNLV in 1969 and is very much aware

         of its history.  He related that the issue is not Maxson

         vs. Tarkanian, or athletics, but that the Administration

         in their pursuit of getting information did the most

         damage to the University.  He stated he did not agree

         with the Faculty Senate's resolution, that although

         the President has done a great deal for academics, he

         is responsible and the Administration is responsible

         for violation of civil liberties.



         Dr. Bill Thompson, Professor of Public Administration,

         came to UNLV in 1980.  He stated he agreed with Dr.

         Mattson and offered for a solution that the Administra-

         tion use this opportunity for policy making.  He re-

         lated that a cooperative arrangement with a University

         in China has been dropped because of this matter, that

         the Chinese government does not want to have their stu-

         dents come to UNLV.  He stated he felt the "camera

         episode" is not an isolated situation, citing classroom

         evaluations and interference by Department Chairmen

         with students.  He felt that unofficial investigations

         should be totally prohibited unless the President auth-

         orizes such in writing.



         Dr. Jim Deacon, Professor of Environmental Studies,

         stated he began teching at UNLV in 1960.  He stated he

         had missed the point of the testimony of the previous

         two professors.  He felt there were two main issues,

         the desire to learn and the resistance to change.  He

         stated he felt the media is using the resistance to

         change to tear apart the community.  He related that

         as UNLV attempts to change its athletic program over

         the past year-and-a-half that the use of cameras was

         a rallying point.  He stated that the changes made by

         Interim Athletic Director Finfrock have been resisted

         by some.



         Dr. Ian Mylchreest, History Department, teaching Ameri-

         can Constitutional History, stated he believed the

         taping incident has nothing to do with civil rights

         and had voted for the Faculty Senate resolution.  He

         stated he felt the issue was the manner in which the

         University should administer the Athletic Department.

         He stated he felt academic freedom (at UNLV) was "alive

         and well"; that the Administration has defended academic

         freedom on the Campus.  He stated that his classroom

         door is unlocked and "anyone can come in".  He stated

         that this in no way compares to "Berkeley in the '60's".

         He related that the "ball and chain" of the Athletic

         Department is an embarrassment and cited an incident of

         visiting in Australia where they wanted to know "What's

         the real dirt?".  He stated that at the "best" Univer-

         sities athletics is subservient and urged that the

         Athletic Department be "cleaned up".



         Mrs. Nancy Flagg, employee at UNLV, stated she is a

         valedictorian graduate of UNLV and has been involved

         with the University for 17 years.  She asked that the

         Board stand up and take action and not to give the pub-

         lic a "sacrificial lamb".  She stated that a majority

         of the University have denounced Mr. Booke's action on

         taping, and urged that a policy be developed.  She add-

         ed that the Campus is ready to go forward, but felt the

         community is not.  She stated that she felt the Univer-

         sity has "squandered" funds on the Daniels case and

         attorney fees.  She related that the underlying issue

         is the President in enacing the will of a majority of

         the Campus; that the Athletic Department had been "out

         of control".  She added that no one has denied a mis-

         take occurred, nor have they covered it up, and she

         felt the Board was taking proper action by questioning

         an employee, that they should take action and move on.



         Mr. Andrew Carney, Pan America - Texas, questioned why

         the Board was "carrying the Daniels things on" when he

         never did play at the University.  He stated he felt

         it was ludicrous to "go through this" over such a small

         thing.  He related that in his opinion Jerry Tarkanian

         should never leave UNLV.  He remarked that students

         now don't want to come to UNLV because of all this.  He

         urged the Board to "get serious" and that Jerry Tarkan-

         ian should stay.



     Mr. Klaich countered by stating that a lot of students do

     want to come here as evidenced by the fact that enrollments

     are up; that students come to UNLV to study.



         Mr. David Chapman had signed the roster, but did not

         appear when his name was called.



         Dr. Dale Anderson, Dean, UNLV College of Education,

         stated he was a former varsity basketball player on

         a scholarship and owned a great deal to athletics for

         his success.  He related he had played in conferences

         and in national championship games.  He stated he had

         lived as a student athlete and felt that the priori-

         ties must lie in academics for all students.  Dean

         Anderson stated he was President-elect of the National

         Deans of Education of the United States and interacts

         with the top Universities in the country.  He cited the

         growth in enrollments at UNLV and related to the Board

         that of 21 new faculty members hired last year in his

         College, they were able to hire their number one choice

         each time, and added that none came because of any

         athletic team but because of the academic standing of

         the institution and because they felt there was an op-

         portunity to become leaders nationally.  He stated he

         did feel that the UNLV men's basketball program was a

         negative factor in hiring, however.  He stated it was

         crucial that athletics and the men's basketball program

         in particular must return to its proper place in the

         mission of the University.  He stated that athletics

         and academics can co-exist, but that academic is pri-

         mary.



         Mr. Paul Sturiff, from the UNLV Student Government,

         stated his organization has passed a resolution on the

         video taping.  He stated the students were "outraged"

         that the taping had been done and they felt that ath-

         letics is subordinating academics.  He stated he sup-

         ported the President's actions taken after the taping

         and supported the Administration.  He stated the stu-

         dents did their own investigation.  They felt the

         video taping was a "smear" but it was time to pull

         together, to put academics over athletics and to move

         forward.



         Mr. Ronald Bruno Bordigioni stated that he had talked

         with a judge "yesterday", and asked the Board not to

         lose faith but to do the right thing.  He stated he

         knew Mr. Booke, and Sheriff Robin Holmes, Bullhead City,

         and made a reference to the Attorney General.  Chairman

         Sparks cautioned him about making accusations.



         Mr. Lonnie Wright, a UNLV graduate in Hotel Management,

         stated he also held a master's degree in education.  He

         stated he was a former UNLV basketball player, and felt

         there had been discrimination and that he did not feel

         UNLV had ever "embraced" their athletes and helped them

         to graduate.  He stated he had applied for, but had

         never been hired, a full-time job at UNLV because he was

         a former UNLV basketball player.  He stated a group of

         former UNLV basketball players has been formed, but

         they are stereotyped as "dumb Neanderthals" and that he

         had to go to another continent to get a job that in his

         own town he was discriminated against.



         Dr. Christian (Chris) Dolan stated he had been at UNLV

         since 1962, and felt the present Administration had

         allowed the professional activities of his colleagues

         to put UNLV on the "academic map".



         Mr. Henry Zawacki stated that he was hearing that aca-

         demicians wanted to get rid of athletes when he thought

         "this was about locked doors".  He stated he blames the

         "top man" for the incident.  He stated he has not missed

         a practice (of the men's basketball team) in 4 years and

         that he could always "knock on the door" and "Timmy

         would let you in".  He added that the doors were locked

         because they lock themselves as they shut.  He stated

         he did not believe there had ever been tape over the

         doors (so no one could get in or see in).  He related

         that the newspapers had "killed" Tarkanian, that they

         did not like him.  He stated that no member of the Board

         of Regents came by the practices, and they were getting

         "paid big bucks".  Chairman Sparks questioned whether

         he attended both practice and conditioning classes, and

         he answered that he did, that he had been a coach for

         30 years.



         Mr. Patrick Cleary stated he was a UNLV supporter, an

         attorney, and a "real booster" and supported both ath-

         letics and academics.  He stated he believed the force

         that brought the community together was UNLV basketball.



Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.



         Mr. Cleary stated that in his opinion the filming was a

         violation of civil liberties.



     Chairman Sparks asked whether there were others who had not

     signed the roster who would like to speak and encouraged

     them to do so.



         Dr. Kent Pinney stated he had been at UNLV 19 years,

         having come from the University of Utah Campus.  He

         stated he has mixed emotions concerning this matter

         for he has a great respect for all those involved.  He

         asked why the media must focus on the negative.  He

         urged that all must function together as a body -- that

         UNLV has a "marvelous" academic program and he is also

         grateful for the great athletic program on the Campus.



         Mr. Roderick Colebrook, CSUN President, stated he does

         not condone the videotaping, but can understand what

         went on.  He stated he felt some wrong decisions had

         been made, but realized there were infractions.  He

         added that he supports President Maxson; that he feels

         the President has done a tremendous job in putting aca-

         demics first and athletics second.  He stated he wanted

         UNLV to be known for academics.  He offered that Presi-

         dent Maxson should be allowed to deal with the problem

         and to relate his solutions to the Board.  He stated he

         felt the hiring of the new Athletic Director is a good,

         positive change and should now be given the opportunity

         to handle the Athletic Department.



         Ms. Pauline Kennedy, foster mother and concern citizen,

         stated she did not understand Mr. Booke's job and she

         thought he had been hired as the UNLV Compliance Offi-

         cer.  She added that Jerry Tarkanian has done a lot for

         the University and the Board should ask him if he wants

         to retire.



         Mr. John Woodrum, President of the Independent Casino

         and Hotel Operators organization, stated he has a per-

         sonal interest in the University as his son is a Soph-

         omore at UNLV.  He stated academic freedom is a neces-

         sity.  He related that he is proud of what the basket-

         ball program did for his community, that they have

         brought in over a billion dollars for Nevada.  He stat-

         ed he knows why UNLV exists and it is not the Hotel

         School, which doesn't make headlines, it is the cham-

         pionship basketball team.  He cited the State's gamb-

         ling interests that "stood shoulder to shoulder" and

         took on the rest of the country when gambling was

         frowned upon; and stated that the Rebels did the same

         with their basketball program.  He stated that it was

         the Board of Regents' job to make the University work,

         and added that the Board is being watched and that

         they had better perform, or "we will perform".



         Dr. Len Zane, Professor of Physics, stated he has been

         with UNLV since 1973.  He stated he would like to think

         the faculty at UNLV deserves at least some of the credit

         for building the University.  He acknowledged that the

         basketball program had given the University visibility

         but that it was time to get the University back in con-

         trol.  In conceding that Mr. Tarkanian had resigned, he

         stated that no apologies were made when Mr. Tarkanian

         or the players had embarrassed the University, but that

         Mr. Booke had apologized.  He related that he was

         pleased with the "new regime" and found it very excit-

         ing.



         Dr. Ken Hanlon, Music Department, stated he had arrived

         at UNLV in 1970, and had been instrumental in starting

         the pep band.  He stated he did not condone the video

         taping, but was concerned that the Faculty Senate reso-

         lution might be "starting a war".  He related that in

         1972 the President wanted to hire the coach, but the

         boosters did that.  He added that he felt a policy was

         needed on surveillance; that the number one job of the

         University was academics and that sports was an extra-

         curricular activity.



         Mrs. Jackie Mc Call Singer stated she was very involved

         with academics at the University and called for an in-

         dependent investigation.  (Ms. Singer had spoken to the

         Board at their meeting on November 20, 1991.)  She

         stated she felt the Board's credibility was low and

         that she had talked with President Maxson about her

         feelings.  She stated she will always support academics

         at the University.  She asked whether UNLV had a private

         investigater on its payroll and asked what funds were

         used to pay him.  Chairman Sparks asked what, specif-

         ically, Ms. Singer wanted investigated.  Ms. Singer

         stated that the public hasn't heard enough.  Chairman

         Sparks stated that the Board has the facts on the

         matter.



         Mr. G. R. Fitzgerald stated that his daughter was at-

         tending UNLV, and asked how many tapings had been done

         and that the public did not know about.  Chairman

         Sparks stated there was one instance of taping and

         three tapes had been made.  She stated that no other

         classes have been secretly taped, that Dr. Maxson,

         Mr. Finfrock and Mr. Booke all assure this was the

         only instance.  Mr. Fitzgerald asked Mr. Foley about

         the statement made that Mr. Tarkanian would stay if

         President Maxson would leave.  Chairman Sparks answered

         that the remark had been made by Mr. Bruce Pascoe, a

         reporter.



There being no other persons who wanted to speak, the Board took

a 15-20 minute break.



     President Maxson stated that the taping had been a mistake,

     and that no one had ever questioned that it was a mistake.

     He explained the incident of mail opening, which was report-

     ed in the media, had occurred six months ago and he had only

     read it in the newspaper after the taping incident came to

     light.  In checking with Vice President Harry Neel, the

     President learned that the System auditors were concerned

     that checks coming into the Athletic Department were not

     centrally handled.  This caused the gifts to not be properly

     acknowledged.  At the request of the auditors, the mail was

     then opened at a central location, but after 5 or 6 days,

     when a complaint was received, the practice was stopped.

     The President related that no complaints had been filed

     with his Office.  He added that UNLV has a procedure for

     the filing of complaints.



     In the matter of the investigator as posed by Ms. Singer,

     President Maxson stated that the Public Safety Director

     does hire a security firm for routine building checks.  He

     stated that it is necessary for a 24-hour per day security

     check and they contract with people who handle security.

     He cited a biology lab in the animal research area where

     there had been break-ins about 3 years ago.  Also, he cited

     that in the building where the President's Office is housed,

     there are computer labs open 24-hours a day for student

     access and these are checked periodically for security

     reasons.  Mrs. Berkley asked if there was any covert sur-

     veillance, with the President replying that there was none;

     however, if he ever found out it did happen, the Board

     would not have to deal with it.



     Mr. Klaich stated he was sorry a number of the persons pres-

     ent before the break had left and expressed his appreciation

     for their input.  He added that after the Wednesday person-

     nel session (November 20, 1991) he had asked that the video

     tapes in question be released and had sought consultation

     whether it would be legal to do so because he felt the pub-

     lic should see the tapes.  He stated he would vote against

     the calls for a private investigation, and felt the "Let's

     get on with it" attitude was great and that the new Athletic

     Director should be allowed to serve.  He related that he

     regrets the "camp" mentality, that anyone who says anything

     gets stuck in a "camp".  He added that he appreciates the

     input, but does not want anyone labeled into a "camp".  Mr.

     Klaich said that he saw no need for personnel action, fur-

     ther investigation or condemning the Administration; that

     he had every confidence in the President.  He stated he did

     not condone the video taping, and accepted the apology.  He

     declared that it was time to put it all behind and to let

     the "armchair quarterbacks" on the Board of Regents stop

     administering policy.



     Mrs. Gallagher stated she felt the Board has been open and

     fair minded, and that after this meeting and the 9 hours

     of the last meeting that she did not intend to "be back on

     this matter".  She stated she felt very comfortable with

     the Board actions and that the Board did take its job very

     seriously.  She added that it was now time to work on a

     supportive policy and cited that there were decisions to be

     made in the State which would make a differnce, that the

     State had some "big problems".



     Chairman Sparks also stated that the Board takes its job

     seriously, that they are elected officials, and this

     would not normally be a Board matter, but would be an ad-

     ministrative matter.  However, in attempting to do what

     is right for the System, the Board needed to have input

     from the Administration and from the public.  Dr. Eardley

     stated that this had been a real challenge for the Admin-

     istration to solve; that it was time to stop the infrac-

     tions.  He stated that President Maxson has complete back-

     ing.  Dr. Hammargren stated that President Maxson has

     complete backing and gets an "A+ in academics"; however,

     he did not believe it was an Administration affair, that

     the System Office was involved so the Board needed to look

     at the problem.



     General Counsel Klasic stated that in his opinion, there is

     no legal objection to the public seeing the tapes.  Mr. Eric

     Pappa, reporter, stated that his paper, the Las Vegas Sun,

     had requested a copy of the tape.  Mr. Klaich stated that

     the release of the tapes is not asked for with pride, for

     it will cause pain for the University.



     As the tape was being readied for showing, General Counsel

     Klasic related that the video tape was of the men's basket-

     ball team, filed between 3:15 and 4:00 P.M. on October 8,

     1991 in a room at the North Gym.  He stated that all the

     people on the tape are from the men's basketball team and

     program.  Chairman Sparks added that the video contained

     a breakout session of the men's basketball program.  Mr.

     Foley asked about what they were viewing, and Mr. Klaich

     explained that as Dean Massengale had stated there are

     breakaway sessions that anyone in the class who wants

     to sign up for extra conditioning specific to a certain

     sport or activity may do so; that it is not just for those

     in the conditioning class and that the breakaway sessions

     may be taught by anyone.



     General Counsel Klasic explained that there was no audio;

     that it was a continuous recording in that the video record-

     er was not turned off during the filming.  He also stated

     that in order to avoid charges that there was an attempt to

     influence the news media, no comment would be made about

     the activities shown on the tape while it was running.  The

     tape would be shown and persons would be free to draw their

     own conclusions.  He added that 5 copies had been made for

     distribution to the media and if there is a great demand

     for the tapes there will be a charge for the duplication

     costs.



The tape of October 8, 1991 was then shown.  The meeting was

recessed during the showing of the tape.



The meeting reconvened at 4:10 P.M. after the viewing of the

tape.



Mr. Foley left the meeting.



 2.  Preplanning for a Committee on Surveillance



     Chairman Sparks announced that Chancellor Dawson would soon

     appoint a Committee on Survellance with representatives from

     Faculty Senates, students, classified personnel, Administra-

     tors and Regents.  She promised to announce the names of the

     members of the Committee at the Board meeting on December 5

     and 6, 1991.



 3.  Report of the Regents Fall Workshop



     Chairman Sparks announced that academic discussions had

     taken place at the Fall retreat held in Gardnerville and

     reports and recommendations would be forthcoming.



 4.  New Business



     Mrs. Gallagher asked that an action item be placed on the

     next Board agenda for a vote of confidence for President

     Maxson.



     Mrs. Berkley asked that a policy be developed so that coach-

     es could no longer teach conditioning classes, and was in-

     formed that there is such a policy in the Handbook.  Mr.

     Klaich suggested that the new Athletic Director should be

     given a chance to review current policies and to suggest

     any new policies as necessary.  Mrs. Berkley agreed.



The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M.



                             Mary Lou Moser

                             Secretary of the Board

                                                       11-26-1991