UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 29-30, 1990


Pages 79-109



November 29-30, 1990

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Richard Tam

Alumni Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher, Chairman

Mrs. Shelley Berkley

Dr. Jill Derby

Dr. James Eardley

Mr. Joseph M. Foley

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren

Mr. Daniel J. Klaich

Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

Mrs. June F. Whitley

Others present: Chancellor Mark H Dawson

President Tony Calabro, WNCC

President Joe Crowley, UNR

President John Gwaltney, TMCC

President Bob Maxson, UNLV

President Paul Meacham, CCSN

President Ron Remington, NNCC

President Jim Taranik, DRI

Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

Mr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Also present were Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Balboni (CCSN),

Richard Brown (UNR), Don Carlson (WNCC), Diane Dietrich (Unit),

Isabelle Emerson (UNLV), Paula Funkhouser (TMCC), Michael Mc

Farlane (NNCC), Steve Mizall (DRI), and Student Association


Chairman Dorothy Gallagher called the meeting to order at 9:30

A.M. Thursday, November 29, 1990.

1. Approved Consent Agenda

Approved the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, filed

with the permanent minutes) containing the following:

(1) Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held

October 11-12, 1990 and the emergency meeting of

October 18, 1990.

(2) Approved the gifts, grants and contracts, listed in

Ref. C-1, filed with the permanent minutes.

(3) Approved the following appointment to the WNCC Advi-

sory Board:

Mr. Michael Hohl, Carson City

(4) Approved the following appointments to the College of

Education Advisory Board, UNR:

Robert Jones, Reno Dr. Paul Ludlow, Reno

Mary Nebgen, Reno Klaire Pirtle, Zephyr Cove

Vickie Reviglio, Reno Jo Ann Roberts, Reno

(5) Approved the following appointments to the TMCC Advi-

sory Board:

Robert Barengo, Reno Paul Bible, Reno

Fritsi H. Ericson, Reno Dennis Graham, Reno

Timothy Grant, Reno Richard Harjo, Sparks

Joan Kenney, Las Vegas Dr. Karen Kunkle, Reno

Fred Laing, Reno Bob J. Lewis, Reno

Kathleen Olson, Reno Dr. Carlos Romo, Reno

Peter Sferrazza, Reno Jim Thompson, Reno

Shirlee Wedow, Sparks Hans Wolfe, Reno

(6) Approved two grants of easement to Nevada Power Com-

pany for UNLV. The first easement allows for the

completion of Phase II of the Residence Halls proj-

ect. The second easement is necessary to run power

to the new southeast electrical substation on the


(7) Approved the following interlocal agreements:

A. UNS Board of Regents/CCSN and the Nevada Welfare

Division (Interlocal Contract).

Effective: November 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991

Amount : $4,800 maximum to CCSN.

Purpose : Job Opportunities and Basic Skills

Program, a mandated employment and

training program required to be admin-

istered by the Welfare Division in

accordance with the Social Security


B. UNS Board of Regents/DRI and the County of Clark

(Perpetual Aviation Agreement).

Effective: Date approved by Board.

Amount : None.

Purpose : Grant County of Clark perpetual right

of flight, for passage of aircraft in

the air space above property in Sec-

tion 22, Township 21 South, Range 61

East, generally located on the south

side of Flamingo Road and west side

of Swenson Street.

C. UNS Board of Regents/NNCC and the Nevada State

Health Division (Interlocal Contract).

Effective: Date approved by Board through June

30, 1991.

Amount : $12,000 maximum to NNCC.

Purpose : Training of emergency medical tech-


D. UNS Board of Regents/TMCC and State Mental Hy-

giene and Mental Retardation Division (Inter-

local Contract).

Effective: July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991.

Amount : $22,638 to TMCC.

Purpose : Course of instruction for mental

health technicians.

E. UNS Board of Regents/DRI & TMCC (Grant of Blanket


Effective: Date approved by Board.

Amount : $1.00 to UNS.

Purpose : Blanket gas and water easement on DRI

and TMCC land for operation of util-

ity facilities to be installed at

locations mutually agreed upon.

F. UNS Board of Regents/UNLV and Nevada Department

of Commerce (Interlocal Contract).

Effective: Date approved by Board through

September 30, 1991.

Amount : $6,984 to UNLV.

Purpose : UNLV's Center for Business and Econ-

omic Research to perform analyses of

quarterly housing market conditions

for the Las Vegas Metropolitan area.

G. UNS Board of Regents/WNCC and the Lavina H.

Atkinson Trust of 1990 of Carson City, Nevada.

Effective: Date approved by Board.

Amount : Minimum $10,000 endowment, the inter-

est of which is to fund the scholar-


Purpose : Establishment of the Lavina H. Atkin-

son Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Fund for scholarships to be awarded

to needy students at WNCC enrolled in

Department of Nursing. (If WNCC dis-

continues its Nursing program, the

scholarships are then to be awarded

to students enrolled at the UNR Orvis

School of Nursing.)

H. UNS Board of Regents/UNR and Nevada 125th Anni-

versary Commission.

Effective: Date approved by Board.

Amount : $6,550 - $2,350 grant from Commission

and $4,200 required match by UNR.

Purpose : Movers and Shakers: Visions and Re-

visions of Nevada Women Project - de-

velopment of educational catalog for

third part of touring photo exhibit on

Nevada women.

I. UNS Board of Regents/School of Medicine and Nevada

Division of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

(Interlocal Contract).

Effective: Date approved by Board of Regents and

the Director of Nevada Department of

Human Resources.

Amount : $2,530,550 maximum to Med School. If

vacancy savings exist, up to $12,000

will be provided for clerical support.

Purpose : Division psychiatrists to serve as

faculty members of the School of Med-

icine for purpose of providing clini-

cal experience and training to faculty

and students.

J. UNS Board of Regents/University of Nevada Press

and Nevada 125th Anniversary Commission.

Effective: Date approved by Board.

Amount : $35,000 - $12,500 grant from Commis-

sion and $22,500 required match by

University Press.

Purpose : The Silver State: Nevada's Heritage


Dr. Eardley moved adoption of the Consent Agenda, and ap-

proval of the prepared agenda with the authority to change

the order of items as specified throughout the meeting.

Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.

2. Introductions

No introductions were made.

3. Chairman's Report

No Chairman's report was made.

4. Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Mark Dawson reported on the progress of the 1991-

93 Biennial Budget process. He said the Presidents would

begin budget meetings with the State Budget Director the

following week. CCSN, UNLV and UNR will meet in Carson City

in December 3, 1990, and NNCC, TMCC, WNCC and DRI on Decem-

ber 10, 1990.

5. Approved the 1989-90 UNS Affirmative Action Report

Chancellor Dawson introduced Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director

of Institutional Research, who presented the 1989-90 Af-

firmative Action report. She explained the change in the

format for reporting Affirmative Action information to the

Board, and mentioned that individual Campus Affirmative

Action information is available in the Secretary to the

Board's Office. She said a Regent's workshop on Affirma-

tive Action is being planned for a future meeting, and at

that time Campus Affirmative Action Officers will be avail-

able to discuss specific Campus Affirmative Action issues.

Mrs. Steinberg briefly reviewed the 1989-90 UNS Affirmative

Action report (filed with permanent minutes). She reported

the highlights of the report which included:

Systemwide Totals: Students

Female = 56%

White = 79%

Minority Designation = 15%

Non-Specified = 6%

Professional Staff

Female = 32%

White = 90%

Minority Designation = 10%

Classified Staff

Female = 61%

White = 85%

Minority Designation = 15%

Mrs. Steinberg also noted that during the five-year period

1984/85-1989/90 minority professional staff members in-

creased systemwide from 8% to 10%, and minority classified

staff members increased from 13% to 15%.

Mrs. Berkley said it would be helpful to have a breakdown

of the level or rank of the minority hires, and Isabelle

Emerson added that a breakdown of individuals leaving em-

ployment would also be useful.

Mrs. Steinberg said that much of the data are unavailable

because of the status of the payroll/personnel computing

system. She said that once the new system is operational,

the database will significantly enhance the ability to

generate reports such as this.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the 1989-90 UNS Affirmative

Action report. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.

6. Approved Emeritus Status, UNLV

President Maxson introduced Dr. George W. Hardbeck and

praised his dedication to students and the University as

Dean of the UNLV College of Business and Economics for 15

years, and Professor of Economics and Industrial Relations.

Dr. Maxson requested approval to grant emeritus status to

Dr. Hardbeck, effective January 1, 1991.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of granting emeritus status to

Dr. George Hardbeck. Dr. Derby seconded. Motion carried.

President Maxson requested that the status of Emeritus

Associate Professor of English be granted posthumously for

Dr. Arlen Collier. Dr. Collier passed away in October,


Mr. Klaich moved approval of granting emeritus status

posthumously to Dr. Arlen Collier. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.

7. Approved Fall 1990 Enrollment Report

Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, pre-

sented the Fall 1990 and Summer 1990 Enrollment report

(report on file with permanent minutes). Dr. Fox reported

that the actual enrollment figures demonstrate an increase

of 8000 new students or an increase of 12.1% over total

system enrollment in Fall, 1989.

Mrs. Karen Steinberg, Director of Institutional Research,

summarized Campus and system data and presented informa-

tion concerning enrollment as follows:

UNS is currently serving 68,002 students; over a 10-

year period, this is approximately a 65% increase.

The Community Colleges show an increase of 14.6% over

the number enrolled in Fall, 1989.

The Universities show an increase of 2612 students or

9.3% over enrollment in Fall, 1989.

FTE enrollment at both the Community Colleges and Uni-

versities is up 9.9% from Fall, 1989.

89% of the Community College enrollments is part-time,

the same proportion as in 1988 and 1989.

Systemwide the number of part-time students has grown

from 67% in 1981 to 70% in 1990.

Mrs. Steinberg briefly reviewed the student headcount en-

rollment and the FTE enrollment for each Campus. She

noted that all enrollments increased from Fall of 1989.

The largest increases occurred at: CCSN - 21.9%, NNCC -

17.6%, and UNLV - 11.3%.

Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.

Dr. Eardley questioned the non-state supported, for credit

enrollment increase at CCSN and questioned the large in-

crease from 1546 students to 4420.

President Meacham explained that CCSN has expanded programs

out into the community and this accounts for a major por-

tion of the increase in students.

Mrs. Whitley moved to accept the UNS Fall, 1990 Enrollment

report. Mr. Klaich seconded. Motion carried.

8. Approved Amendment to UNS 1991-93 Budget

Chancellor Dawson discussed the need to amend the 1991-93

UNS Biennial Budget report based on the Fall, 1990 enroll-

ments. He said that all Campuses exceeded projections, and

asked Vice Chancellor Sparks to explain. Mr. Sparks dis-

cussed the percent of change in FTE enrollment, compared to

the projected enrollment from Fall, 1989 to Fall, 1990 which


Projected Actual

UNR 4.4% 7.1%

UNLV 8.5% 12.1%

CCSN 6.0% 7.5%

NNCC 16.7% 35.6%

TMCC 6.8% 8.1%

WNCC 4.0% 11.4%

He said UNLV, WNCC and NNCC enrollments were significantly

higher than the projections. Approval was sought to amend

the budget request for those Campuses now, but wait to

amend the budgets of the other Campuses until the Spring

enrollment figures were received.

Dr. Eardley moved approval to amend the 1991-93 Biennial

Budget Requests of UNLV, WNCC and NNCC, based on the Fall,

1990 enrollment figures; and, if necessary, to amend the

budget requests of UNR, CCSN and TMCC after the Spring,

1991 enrollment figures are received. Dr. Derby seconded.

Motion carried.

9. Approved Use of Regents' Special Projects Funds

Chancellor Mark Dawson requested approval of the expendi-

ture from Regents' Special Project Funds in the amount of

$20,000 for two projects:

(1) Reprint of UNS Viewbooks - $10,000. He explained that

in 1988, 30,000 copies of the first UNS Viewbooks were

published at a cost of approximately $20,000. The

Viewbook was financed 50% by the Board of Regents and

50% by UNS Institutions. He said that the Campus Pub-

lic Information Officers and Student Information Of-

ficers have requested updating and reprinting of the

Viewbook. Along with the requested $10,000 of Regent

Special Project Funds, the Campuses will fund half of

the project as follows: each University $2500, Desert

Research Institute and the four Community Colleges

$1000 each.

Mr. Klaich moved for approval of $10,000 in Regent

Special Project Funds to assist in the reprinting of

the UNS Viewbook. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Chancellor Dawson said the information and data in the

Viewbook will be udpated by the Campuses prior to send-

ing the document to the printer.

Motion carried.

(2) Optional Retirement Plans - $10,000. Chancellor Dawson

said that after review of the current UNS retirement

plan document and design, a complete redrafting of the

plan document has been recommended. A redraft of the

plan will allow UNS to comply with IRS regulations.

This will require that the consultants, Mercer Planning

Group, devote additional time and effort beyond that

stipulated in the original consulting contract. He

said the existing contract with the Mercer Group is

for assistance in the selection process for optional

retirement carriers. If approved, the additional

$10,000 would allow UNS to amend the contract so the

consultants could assist in the retirement plan re-


Dr. Eardley moved approval of $10,000 in Regent Special

Project Funds to enlist the services of the Mercer

Planning Group to assist in redrafting of the UNS

retirement plan. Mr. Klaich seconded.

Mr. Klaich asked the Chancellor to explain the project

the Mercer Group has been conducting for the system.

Chancellor Dawson reminded the Regents that several

months prior, $30,000 in Special Project Funds were

approved to engage the services of the Mercer Plan-

ning Group to assist in the selection of Optional

Retirement Plans for the system. He said this group

was selected after the formal Request for Proposal

(RFP) process. The consultants have been working with

a UNS committee consisting of representatives of the 7

Campuses in the optional carrier selection process.

The current retirement plan document is being util-

ized as a model for optional programs. In working

with the document, many inconsistencies in the current

retirement plan have become apparent. It is necessary

to redraft the current plan to meet new IRS regula-

tions or the system could face significant fines for

non-compliance. He said that the additional $10,000

would provide an addendum to the existing contract

with the Mercer Group to assist in redrafting the

existing plan.

Concern was expressed that $30,000 did not cover the

Optional Retirement Plan process as well as a re-

draft of the existing plan. However, Mr. Dawson ex-

plained that the original request for the services

of the consultants did not include this additional


Mr. Klaich asked that the agreement with the Mercer

Group for the plan redraft also include a clause which

would require the Group to provide services over the

next two years to keep UNS in compliance now and in

the future, as changes to IRS regulations occur.

Motion carried.

10. Approved Naming of Building, UNLV

President Maxson requested approval to name the UNLV soccer

building the Robert J. Miller Soccer building in honor of

Governor Miller. The donor of the building, Mr. Claude

Howard, has asked that the building carry his name.

Mrs. Sparks moved approval of naming the UNLV soccer build-

ing the Robert J. Miller Soccer building. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.

11. Approval of Acceptance of Building, UNLV

President Maxson requested approval to accept a building to

be built by Mr. Claude Howard for the School of Health,

Physical Education, and Recreation. He explained that the

facility will house the Sports Injury Research Center and

would be constructed as an addition to the Mc Dermott Phys-

ical Education Center. He said the structure, which will

be approximately 4000 square feet, will allow the school

to take full advantage of the existing facilities and ad-

jacent utilities. Additional costs of $35,000 will be

borne by the University for certain utility connections,

architecture and engineering fees. Programmatic equipment

for this facility will be provided by local orthopedic


Dr. Maxson further requested permission to seek approval

from the State Public Works Board and Interim Finance

Committee for the building.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval to accept a building, to be

built by Mr. Claude Howard, for the School of Health, Phys-

ical Education, and Recreation of UNLV, and permission to

seek approval from the State Public Works Board and the

Interim Finance Committee. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion


Shelley Berkley questioned the composition of the Regent com-

mittees. She said that she would accept appointment to the

Budget and Finance Committee but felt unqualified to sit on the

Audit Committee. She mentioned that she was well qualified to

sit on the Legislative Liaison Committee and requested reassign-

ment to that committee.

Mrs. Whitley also requested that she be added to the ad hoc

Committee on Admission Standards, and Dr. Hammargren asked to

be added to the ad hoc Committee on the Status of Women.

12. Personnel Session

Upon motion by Mr. Klaich, seconded by Mrs. Whitley, the

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose of

discussing the character, alleged misconduct, professional

competence or physical or mental health of a person in ac-

cordance with NRS 241.030. Motion carried.

The open meeting recessed at 11:40 A.M., November 29, 1990 to

move to closed personnel session and reconvened at 2:20 P.M.

with all Regents except Dr. Hammargren and Mrs. Berkley present.

13. Accepted ESPCoR Report

Chancellor Dawson introduced Drs. Bishop and Lightner who

presented an updated report on the activities of the EPSCoR


Dr. Lightner discussed the history of the Experimental Pro-

gram for the Stimulation of Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

He explained that the goals of NSF in establishing EPSCoR

were: (1) to improve the quality of research being con-

ducted nationally; (2) to increase the number of nationally

competitive scientists and engineers and, thereby, the fed-

eral funding; and (3) to effect longterm gains in the re-

search environment. He said the first EPSCoR grant was

issued to the University of Nevada System by NSF in October,

1986, and was a $3 million appropriation for 5 years on a

matching grant formula.

Mrs. Sparks and Mr. Foley left the meeting.

Dr. Lightner said the program has not only produced valuable

scientific information, it has been instrumental in secur-

ing and retaining nationally renowned scientists to the


The EPSCoR grant alone has brought 31 new scientists to

the State, he said.

Mrs. Whitley left the meeting.

Mr. Klaich questioned the possibility of losing the EPSCoR

program. President Taranik replied that because the scien-

tists being recruited are researchers, it is presumed that

they will continue their work by successfully competing

for research funds from other sources.

President Crowley added that the objective of the EPSCoR

grant has been met, and it is now the responsibility of

UNS and the State to sustain the funding for projects that

were started as a result of the EPSCoR program.

Mrs. Sparks, Mr. Foley and Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.

Dr. Bishop reviewed the process for the second round of

EPSCoR for which he is Director. He explained that the

proposal, due to NSF in January, 1991, will include a re-

quest of approximately $4.4 million. He described the

selection criteria being used by NSF to assess the pro-

posals and said an additional criteria of human resource

development has been included in the RFP. This criteria

will allow for the involvement of the Community Colleges

in the EPSCoR program.

Mrs. Whitley entered the meeting.

Chancellor Dawson praised the success of the current pro-

gram and the inevitable success of round II, but stressed

the need for matching funds. He said strong lobbying ef-

forts will be needed during the Legislative Session to

secure the funds necessary to carry on with EPSCoR.

Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.

Dr. Bishop encouraged everyone to attend the 4:30 P.M.

tour of the UNLV Laser Physics Lab which was made possible

by the EPSCoR grant.

Mrs. Whitley moved acceptance of the EPSCoR report. Dr.

Derby seconded. Motion carried.

Mr. Klaich said, in light of the NCAA ruling for the UNLV basket-

ball program, he would like to publicly thank UNS General Counsel

Don Klasic and Assistant General Counsel Brad Booke for their

outstanding work.

The opening meeting recessed at 3:10 P.M., November 29, 1990 and

reconvened in a Regents' Workshop Session at 8:20 A.M. Friday,

November 30, 1990, with all Regents present except Dr. Hammar-


President Crowley briefly discussed the January 4-9, 1991 NCAA

convention being held in Nashville, Tennessee, which he will be

attending. He said the meeting will include an extensive reform

agenda addressing such things as: restrictions on playing/prac-

tice time, charges in academic criteria, cost reduction propos-

als, restrictions on recruitment, and reduction of seasons.

14. Regents' Workshop

The Board of Regents met in a workshop session in the

Richard Tam Alumni Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

UNR Cooperative Extension Service - President Crowley in-

troduced Dr. Bernard Jones, Dean of the College of Agri-

culture and Director of the UNR Cooperative Extension

Service, who in turn introduced Associate Director Elwood

Miller. Dr. Miller discussed the mission of land-grant

Institutions to provide a cooperative extension service

which allows the placement of faculty and research in ev-

ery county in the nation. He said that at the turn of the

century the extension service was organized around agri-

cultural production. In the 1980's reorganization efforts

have seen a shift in the mission. Today, the Cooperative

Extension Service is dedicated to helping people improve

their lives by utilizing scientific knowledge based on human

issues and needs.

Dr. Miller introduced individuals from the Cooperative Ex-

tension Service, who discussed their various programs and


Carolyn Leontos, Area Extension Specialist, Clark Coun-

ty, discussed "Project Lean", a national social market-

ing campaign aimed at getting Americans to eat less fat,

and her project "Las Vegas Lean", a cooperative project

with the Clark County Health District.

Francine Bass, Area Extension Specialist, Clark County,

discussed her nutritional programs with the economical-

ly disadvantaged. She told of her work with pregnant

teens, a project aimed at increasing birth weight and

reducing difficulties or death among newborns.

Jackie Reilly, Child and Family Research Center, Las

Vegas, discussed her work with the "Youth at Risk" pro-

gram involving all aspects of helping youths from iden-

tifying at-risk youth to teaching life skills. She

talked of the several programs available for youth.

Janice Pinder, Extension Associate, Clark County, dis-

cussed her work with the "Youth at Risk" program, which

is aimed primarily at keeping youth in school, building

self-esteem, creativity, self-expression. Ms. Pinder

performed a "rap" for the group to demonstrate one of

the techniques aimed at involving youth in her program.

Vaughn Higbee, Extension Agent, Lincoln County, dis-

cussed his work in decreasing the drop-out rate among

youth in Lincoln County. He talked of the noticed

drop-out rate among youth who are bussed great dis-

tances to public schools. His model program was de-

veloped to provide stimulation to students by retro-

fitting special school buses with equipment such as

computers and video equipment to aid students in their

regular studies. This program is being implemented in

other States where similar bussing problems exist.

Sonja Leavitt, Communications Specialist, Clark County,

discussed the Extension Service public relations ef-

forts in Clark County. She demonstrated a video tape

of advertisements which aired throughout the year.

Mr. Foley left the meeting.

Dale Devitt, Soil and Water Scientist, Environmental

Research Center, UNLV, discussed a cooperative water

research program involving the University and the co-

operative extension service.

Edwin Smith, County Extension Agent, Washoe County,

discussed his water resource efforts in the Lake Tahoe

Basin. He produces a newsletter called "The Tahoe

Landscape", which addresses water issues in the basin.

Jason Davison, Area Director, Northeast Extension, Elko,

discussed his work with the ranching community to im-

prove livestock production, and work involving the de-

velopment of a new vaccine to combat a disease in


15. Discussion of Reapportionment

Chancellor Mark Dawson reminded the Regents that at its

October, 1990 meeting the Board requested additional infor-

mation prior to discussing the options for reapportionment.

Three options had been recommended for consideration:

1) Retain a nine member Board

2) Move to an eleven member Board

3) Move to a thirteen member Board

Chancellor Dawson introduced Mr. Tim Haller, consultant to

the Regents for reapportionment. Mr. Haller discussed that

only preliminary 1990 Census figures for Nevada have been

received. He presented tentative maps displaying Regent

district boundaries based on the projected population area

increases for the three scenarious being considered. He

said that definite sub-district boundaries cannot be drawn

until the U. S. Census Bureau releases the final counts in

the late Spring, and the boundaries displayed were only

speculation at this time.

Mr. Haller said considering the options requires fairness

to make sure that each district is approximately the same

size in population. He said that ideally there should not

be greater than 10% deviation between districts, and men-

tioned that if there is over the 10% deviation, it is cer-

tain to be questioned. Another important consideration

which must be evaluated is minority populations, he said.

Mr. Haller presented the following facts:

Representation on 9-Member Board (based on projected


Clark County = 5.6

Washoe County = 1.8

Rural = 1.6

Representation on 11-Member Board (based on projected


Clark County = 7

Washoe County = 2

Rural = 2

Approximate Population in Each District after Reap-

portionment (based on projections - currently 127,000)

8 Members = 132,000

11 Members = 108,000

The Regents questioned the possibility of Regents districts

following Legislative District boundaries. Mr. Haller said

that he had discussed this with the Legislative staff and

they do not see a link between the two, and that the largest

factor that will affect a decision will be the populations

within districts. He mentioned that an 11 member Board

would allow more flexibility for the rural counties and said

that a portion of Clark County should be included in a rural

district under this option.

Mr. Foley entered the meeting.

Mrs. Gallagher questioned the value of keeping a rural com-

ponent on the Board. She said that some of the districts

will always include a rural component.

Mr. Klaich cautioned that the Board must consider what is

in the best interest of the University System and not look

solely at where the boundaries fall and how they will af-

fect the existing Board members. He said it must be de-

bated whether changing the composition of the Board would

allow for an effective governing structure. Mr. Haller

agreed that many of the questions are philosophical and

need Board discussion before a recommendation can be made.

Mrs. Berkley questioned the cost of increasing the member-

shop of the Board of Regents. She said that Legislative

members are very cognizant of overburdening their consti-


Discussion about the approximate populations within the

speculative districts ensued. Mr. Foley suggested that

the Regents need more time and information before dis-

cussing this further and asked Mr. Haller for copies of

the maps which were presented.

Regents agreed that this should be discussed again at the

January, 1991 meeting, and asked for the following informa-

tion prior to that time: 1) cost estimates, 2) prelimi-

nary maps depicting approximate boundaries, and 3) history

of reapportionment in the State.

16. Report on Teacher Education, UNR and UNLV

Presidents Crowley and Maxson introduced College of Educa-

tion Deans Frank Meyers and Dale Anderson who jointly pre-

sented a report on the status of Teacher Education at their

respective Universities.

Dr. Meyers said that the goal of the UNR College of Educa-

tion is to increase the quality and quantity of education

to students. He said that as a result of a self-study

conducted by the College, beginning in July, 1988, teacher

education become a 5-year program, the internship program

has been enhanced, and outreach programs to rural counties

have been strengthened. He mentioned that a pilot program

has been implemented to offer graduate degrees (masters)

at Northern Nevada Community College in Elko.

Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.

Dr. Anderson discussed the restructure of programs and cur-

riculum at the UNLV College of Education. He said Depart-

ments have been consolidated which allows partnerships with

Clark, Nye and Esmeralds Counties to benefit K-12 teachers.

He said that 51% of the faculty in the College are new,

young faculty, many of whom are nationally known for their

work in education, so feels the College is well represented

in the teacher reform movement.

Both Deans discussed their active interest in national

issues and listed many of the national committees on which

they serve.

Dr. Derby questioned if the Colleges offer quality programs

for transition to the classroom for beginning teachers.

Dean Meyers responded that UNR has an induction program for

first year teachers. He said through the working relation-

ship with Washoe County School District, a number of teach-

ers have been identified to work as interns. He said the

education is very good and feels first year teachers re-

ceive the assistance they require. Dr. Anderson discussed

that UNLV offers the "Celebration of Excellence" seminars

each Summer. The seminars are conducted by consultants

and draw large numbers of teachers. He said induction

programs are costly, but UNLV has a strong working rela-

tionship with Clark County and also feels first year teach-

ers also receive adequate assistance.

Dr. Eardley questioned teacher education for faculty mem-

bers and asked if programs were in place to assist faculty

members. Dr. Meyers responded that, in compliance with

Board of Regents Policy, all teaching assistants receive

instructional training before entered a College classroom

to teach. However, though many faculty members come to the

College for assistance in certain areas, programs do not

exist that offer faculty instructional training. He said

this is something that is being discussed on the Campuses.

Mr. Klaich questioned the 5-year teacher training program

at UNR versus the 4-year program at UNLV. Both Deans said

that the 4 or 5-year programs are debated nationally. Each

Campus had committees which examined the programs for teach-

er education. At UNR the committee felt that teachers must

be stronger in their chosen discipline and require addi-

tional course work in both major and minor discipline areas.

Dr. Anderson responded that the committee at UNLV felt the

program could be strengthened by streamling course work,

and thus revised the teacher education requirements. He

said he feels that with the revised course requirements

now in place, UNLV has a stronger program than it has ever


17. Emergency Item to Approve Lease Option, CCSN

President Meacham requested an emergency item to seek ap-

proval of a lease option for CCSN. He stated that Mr.

Claude Howard, owner of the subject property, requested

that the lease option be finalized prior to year-end. In

order to comply with the request, the lease option must be

considered at this meeting.

Mr. Klaich moved to accept the emergency item for consider-

ation by the Board of Regents. Mr. Foley seconded. Motion


18. Approval of Lease Option, CCSN

President Meacham requested approval to negotiate a lease

option to purchase two buildings in Las Vegas from Mr.

Claude Howard. He said the buildings, totalling 20,239

square feet, and appraised at $2 million, would provide

much needed space to house academic and community service

programs. He explained that the buyout price, due in 1994,

is $500,000 with $50,000 due immediately, which will apply

toward the purchase. He said upon approval by the Board of

Regents, the buildings would be added to the UNS Capital

Improvement List to be submitted to the 1993 Legislature,

and would require approval of the State Public Works Board

and the Interim Finance Committee. In addition, he said,

additional funds for operating and maintenance would be

required. Dr. Meacham introduced Mr. Orlando Sandoval,

Physical Plant Director, CCSN, to answer questions.

Mr. Klaich questioned the intended uses for the buildings,

and asked if the College would keep the buildings or, once

they are paid for, would the College sell the peoperty.

Mr. Sandoval said the buildings would be used primarily

for health education, and said no plans have been made to

sell the buildings but rather to use this space to help

resolve the need for additional classroom space.

Mrs. Sparks asked the terms of the lease agreement. Mr.

Sandoval said that $50,000 down would be due immediately

and the remainder of the loan, $450,000, is due January 1,

1994. In comparison, he said that to rent this space

would cost approximately $.35/square foot or $85,000/year.

Mrs. Gallagher asked the estimated cost to remodel this

space. Mr. Sandoval said that approximately $50,000 will

be required. He added that this is currently an operating

Health Spa and the College has agreed to operate the spa

for one year to exhaust existing memberships and allow time

for staff to find other employment.

Mr. Klaich moved acceptance of the CCSN Lease Option and

authorization to seek approval from the Interim Finance

Committee and State Public Works Board. Mrs. Berkley

seconded. Motion carried.

19. Approved Transfer of Funds, NNCC

President Remington requested that $50,500 from the sale of

property donated by Mark Chilton, be transferred from the

indirect cost account to the Northern Nevada Community Col-

lege Foundation. He explained that when the property was

sold the funds were incorrectly deposited to the Board of

Regents account rather than to the NNCC Foundation.

Mr. Klaich moved approval of the transfer of $50,500, which

was incorrectly deposited to the Regents' Indirect Cost

Account, to the NNCC Foundation. Mrs. Sparks seconded.

Motion carried.

Mr. Foley, Dr. Hammargren and Dr. Derby left the meeting.

20. Approved Handbook Changes, Assessment of Fees

Chancellor Dawson and General Counsel Klasic requested ap-

proval of proposed changes to Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

1, Assessment of Fees (identified as Ref. C, on file with

the permanent minutes).

Chancellor Dawson explained that during a Summer meeting

with UNS student representatives, changes to the student

policy on tuition and fees were presented. Student body

Presidents and graduate student Presidents agreed to the

following changes:

1) Amend the policy to include a cap, based on the WICHE

average. Tuition and fee increases should not exceed

1% above the WICHE average of the previous five years

of reported data;

2) Yearly the Chancellor will chair a committee composed

of student body Presidents, graduate student Presi-

dents, Campus Presidents, and Chancellor's Office

staff to review the data required by the policy and

make recommendations on an appropriate level of tui-

tion and fees; and

3) It was agreed that, to bring the graduate fees to the

WICHE average over the next four years, the following

incrases will be assessed:

FY 90-91 20%

FY 91-92 10%

FY 92-93 10%

FY 93-94 10%

Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.

Jason Geddes, ASUN President, requested that in the first

sentence of paragraph 2, the phrase "student leaders" be

changed to "student body Presidents or his/her designee".

Mr. Klaich moved to approve the proposed changes to Title

4, Chapter 17, Section 1, and to include changing the word-

ing from "student leaders" to "student body Presidents or

his/her designee" in paragraph 2. Mrs. Whitley seconded.

Mr. Geddes also questioned the language in the last sentence

of paragraph 2 of the policy which reads: "Tuition and fees

may be set at any rate and may be changed by the Board at

any time;". He said this statement runs contrary to the

agreement made between the Chancellor and the students.

Mr. Foley entered the meeting.

Dr. Hammargren left the meeting.

General Counsel Klasic responded that this language was

added because it is the constitutional authority of the

Board of Regents to set tuition and fee rates. Mr. Klaich

said that he understands the uneasiness felt by the students

about this language, and suggested it be removed.

Mr. Klaich amended his motion to delete the language in the

last sentence in paragraph 2 which reads "Tuition and fees

may be set at any rate and may be changed by the Board at

any time;". Mrs. Whitley seconded. Motion carried.

Mrs. Berkley left the meeting.

21. Report and Recommendations of the Academic Affairs Committee

A report and recommendations of the Academic Affairs Commit-

tee meeting, held November 29, 1990, was made by Regent

Joseph M. Foley, Chairman.

(1) The Committee recommended approval of the Center for

Mineral Bioprocessing at UNR (contained in Ref. AA-1,

filed in the Regents' Office). This unique Center,

to be located in the School of Mines, will focus on

research and technological innovation in mineral bio-

processing and related fields. The Center will also

work with the mining industry to commercialize this

emerging technology.

(2) Recommended approval to enter into an agreement with

the Nevada State Board of Nursing to administer the

testing of applicants for certification as Nursing

Assistants. An example of the agreement is contain-

ed in Ref. AA-2, filed in the Regents' Office.

Mr. Foley moved approval of the report and recommendations

of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Eardley seconded.

Motion carried.

Dr. Hammargren entered the meeting.

22. Report and Recommendations of the Audit Committee

A report and recommendations of the Audit Committee meeting,

held November 29, 1990, were made by Regent June Whitley,


(1) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

audit of the UNS Consolidated Financial Statement,

June 30, 1990.

Mr. Wayne Stokes of Deloitte and Touche gave a pres-

entation on the UNS Financial Statement. The UNS

Consolidated Financial Statement was distributed at

the meeting.

(2) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

UNS Constructive Service Letter, June 30, 1990.

Mr. Glen Store of Deloitte and Touche presented the

UNS Constructive Service Letter.

(3) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report on the UNR Child and Family Research

Center, July 1, 1988 through June 30, 1989. The fol-

low-up report is filed in the Regents' Office.

(4) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNR Undergraduate Admissions,

Fall, 1989. The follow-up report is filed in the

Regents' Office.

(5) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Center for Business and

Economic Research, July 1, 1988 through June 30, 1989.

The follow-up report is filed in the Regents' Office.

(6) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the the Consolidated Students of

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, July 1, 1988

through December 31, 1989. The follow-up report is

filed in the Regents' Office.

(7) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the UNLV Library Department, July

1, 1988 through October 31, 1989. The follow-up

report is filed in the Regents' Office.

(8) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the TMCC Printing Services, July

1, 1988 through October 31, 1989. The follow-up

report is filed in the Regents' Office.

(9) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the CCSN Personnel Office, July

1, 1988 through June 30, 1989. The follow-up report

is filed in the Regents' Office.

(10) Internal Audit Director Sandi Cardinal presented the

follow-up report of the WNCC Publications and Graphics

Arts, July 1, 1988 through October 31, 1989. The

follow-up report is filed in the Regents' Office.

Mrs. Whitley moved approval of the report and recommenda-

tions of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Sparks seconded. Mo-

tion carried.

23. Report and Recommendations of the Budget and Finance


A report and recommendations of the Budget and Finance Com-

mittee meeting, held November 29, 1990, were made by Regent

James Eardley, Chairman.

(1) Approved the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee

Funds in the amount of $130,000 to refurnish the plaza

area adjacent to Moyer Student Union, UNLV, which is

part of the Campus academic mail.

(2) Approved expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee Funds

for TMCC in the amount of $217,500 as follows:

Handicapped Access & Safety Handrail $12,000

Remodel Two 3rd Story Bathrooms 6,000

Cabinet Doors for Rooms 201, 202 3,500

Security Door, Health Sciences, 4th Flr 1,000

Phase V - Water Rights 65,000

Personnel Office Remodel 25,000

Curb & Gutter Phase IV Landscaping 30,000

Tractor for Grounds and Snow Removal 30,000

Occ/Tech Arts Bldg Planning & Design 45,000

Total $217,500

(3) Approved a change in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10,

Section 7, Personal Checks, as follows:

(5) Any returned check shall be made good within 10

days after notification to the student or sus-

pension or disenrollment procedures will be in-


(4) Approved the Handbook Change, Deferred Payment Policy,

UNR and UNLV - The committee recommended approval of

a change in the Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section

7, Deferred Payment Policy, as follows:

(1) Contracts for deferred payment of room and board

costs which are in excess of $250 and/or regis-

tration and tuition fees for more than seven (7)

credit hours are available for the Fall and Spring

semesters only. Special fees, i., e., lab fees,

insurance, etc., and approximately one-half (1/2)

of the registration and tuition fee and/or room

and board costs are payable at registration. The

balance is due and payable not later than Friday

of the sixth week of instruction. Any unpaid

balance on a deferred fee payment becomes a stu-

dent accounts receivable on the due date and is

treated as an official fee hold for future regis-

tration, transcript privileges and final grade

reports. Disenrollment procedures may be in-

stituted, if necessary. A penalty fee of 10%,

with a minimum of $10, is charged on the de-

ferred balance not paid by the due date.

(5) Approved the Handbook Change, Summer Session Tuition,

UNR and UNLV which would allow automatic adjustment

to Summer Session tuition whenever the Fall/Spring

tuition is increased so tuition is $3 per credit

higher in the Summer than in the immediately pre-

ceding Spring. This would require automatic changes

to the Handbook, Chapter 17, Section 10, Student Fee

as follows:


Summer School Registration Fee,

Per Credit

Undergraduate Courses 49 49

Graduate Courses 63 63

(6) Approved the Handbook Change, Summer Session Late

Registration Fee, UNR - Title 4, Chapter 3, Section

19, to reflect an approximate 10% increase in Summer

Salaries and to clarify existing policy as regards

Summer teaching as follows:

(2) University of Nevada, Reno

a. The following salary schedule applies to

classes taught on or off-campus during the

inclusive dates of Summer Session.

Per Credit Hour

1991 1990

Professor $1,140 $1,037

Associate Professor 985 895

Assistant Professor 825 750

Lecturer 825-1,140 615-1,035

Teach/Grad Assistant 500 435

Visit. Professor 960 870

Visit. Assoc. Prof. 765 695

Visit. Asst. Prof. 575 520

Lecturer 500-960 435-870

b. Six credits is considered a full-time teach-

ing load during the Summer Session.

The Committee recommended a change to the Handbook,

Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 10, Student Fees, as



Late Registration Fee, Summer Session 10

Maximum Summer Session 25

(7) Approved the following Self Supporting Budgets for


A. School of Medicine - Surgery

Instruction, Surgery - Practice Plan




Opening Account Balance $ 0

Patient Care Revenue 111,680

Total Source of Funds $111,680


Professional Salaries $100,000

Fringe Benefits 11.680

Total Expenditures $111,680

B. Mackay School of Mines - Dean's Office

SEM Sales and Service




Opening Account Balance $ 5,871

Testing Sales Revenue 10,000

Interdepartment Testing Sales Revenue 7,129

Total Source of Funds $ 23,000


Classified Salaries $ 16,251

Fringe Benefits 4,654

Operating 2,000

Total Expenditures $ 22,905

Ending Account Balance 95

Total Use of Funds $ 23,000

Dr. Eardley moved approval of the recommendations for

items 1-7 of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Klaich

seconded. Motion carried.

24. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Admission Standards

A report of the ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards

meeting held November 29, 1990, was made by Regent Daniel

J. Klaich, Chairman. Mr. Klaich stated the Regents had

taken a significant step in the assignment of this Commit-

tee; that the results and recommendations could be far-

reaching for Nevada citizens; and, that he would make every

effort to allow input from a great variety of groups and

individuals prior to any decision-making on the part of

the Committee. He reviewed activities within UNS to date,

reminding the Committee that three years ago UNR had pro-

posed raising admissions standards for its Campus and had

been turned down by the Regents. Recently, UNLV announced

the need to consider raising admission standards. Presi-

dent Calabro, WNCC, sent a letter to Mr. Klaich outlining

his view of the impact the raising of standards would have

on Community Colleges. At the recent Regents' Retreat,

the Faculty Senate Chairmen and the Community College

Presidents discussed this issue.

Mrs. Berkley entered the meeting.

Opening the meeting to a round-robin discussion, the fol-

lowing topics were identified as significant issues for

review by the Committee:

Effect on Community Colleges

Articulation and Transfer

Effect on Minority Students

Need for Purpose/Goal for Raising Standards

Need for a PR Program

Those in attendance were asked to submit to the Chairman

their thoughts on goals, strategies, and possible projects,

for discussion at the next meeting. It was emphasized that

the Committee work would be deliberately, thoughtfully, and

carefully carried out; that it would require a great deal

of input, and would be done to enhance the system.

Discussion ensued concerning the scheduling of Committee meet-

ings. It was requested and agreed that the two ad hoc Commit-

tees not be scheduled simultaneously with other Committee meet-

ings, allowing individuals an opportunity to attend.

Mr. Klaich suggested that Regent Special Project funds be allo-

cated to the ad hoc Committee on the Status of Women and to the

ad hoc Committee on Admission Standards to assist in the conduct

of the work of the Committees. Others agreed that financial

assistance is necessary for the two Committees to effectively

complete their work.

Mr. Klaich moved to accept the report of the ad hoc Com-

mittee on Admission Standards, and that the two ad hoc

Committees be allotted $10,000 each from Regents' Special

Project Funds. Dr. Eardley seconded. Motion carried.

25. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women

A report of the ad hoc Committee on the Status of Women

meeting was made by Regent Carolyn Sparks, Chairman. Mrs.

Sparks reported that the Committee agreed that its goal

is to examine ways to improve and enhance conditions for

women in the academic environment.

Individuals from the UNLV Campus had been invited to the

meeting to discuss the need for a women's center at UNLV.

The center would fall under the auspices of the UNLV Di-

vision of Student Services. Committee members stressed

that, although the Committee recognizes the need for the

proposed UNLV women's center, the scope of concentration

for the ad hoc Committee must broaden to include all as-

pects of problems facing women in the academic environment

throughout the University of Nevada System.

It was determined that a profile of what currently exists

is necessary to identify issues. It was suggested that

the Committee's study should include the following issues:

Sexual Harassment/Peer Harassment

Under-Representation in Academic Departments and

Administration for Women Employees

Date Rape/Campus Safety

Day Care on Campus

Re-entry Needs for Women

Support for Women in Non-Traditional Careers & Majors

Women's Health Care Needs

It was decided that a questionnaire would be developed to

take an issues inventory on the Campuses. It was further

decided that the questionnaire should be generated by the

System Office, and Regent Derby said Karen Steinberg had

expressed strong interest in assisting. Information should

be requested from the UNLV graduate students, working on the

inventory on that Campus, to assist in developing the ques-


The Committee asked that a draft of the questionnaire be

available for review at its January meeting.

Chairman Sparks requested that the individuals representing

the women's group at UNLV, serve as a subcommittee to study

how a women's center might be realized. She said private

funding could be sought to assist in start-up costs, and

requested that available space be defined. The subcommittee

will work with Vice President Ackerman who will give a pro-

gress report in January.

Mrs. Sparks moved to accept the report of the organization-

al meeting of the ad hoc Committee on the Status of Women.

Dr. Hammargren seconded. Motion carried.

Mrs. Whitley left the meeting.

26. Information Only: Outstanding Faculty Recognition

At the request of the Board of Regents, each Faculty Senate

Chairman reported on the outstanding faculty achievements

from their respective Institutions.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Faculty Senate Chairman

Isabelle Emerson announced the following outstanding faculty

at UNLV:

Dr. James Deacon, Distinguished Professor of Biology, is

an outstanding scholar and teacher and a former Chair of

the UNLV Faculty Senate. This past Spring Professor

Deacon organized an Interdisciplinary Faculty Committee

to consider the desirability of a program for environ-

mental studies on the UNLV Campus. The Committee has

been working since then to develop a proposal which will

soon be submitted to the Administration for an inter-

disciplinary degree program in Environmental Studies.

The proposed program, directed at meeting the needs

of the many students who wish to become involved in a

profession, will be dedicated to improving the quality

of life on earth. Many industries and government a-

gencies report that the prospect for supplying the

demand for a variety of environmental professionals

is rather slim unless American Universities begin

aggressive programs of training students in this area.

Dr. Emerson said the Faculty Senate would also like to

recognize an outstanding faculty member, President

Robert Maxson, for his work with the NCAA in the recent

UNLV basketball program decision.

University of Nevada, Reno - Faculty Senate Chairman Richard

Brown announced the following outstanding faculty at UNR:

Dr. Davis Schooley, Professor of Biochemistry, has won

the annual Baxter, Burdick and Jackson International

Award of the American Chemical Society. This is the

highest award given by the Agrochemical Division of

the ACS, and it goes to Professor Schooley in recog-

nition of his work since 1973 on insect hormones.

There are 6 juvenile insect hormones, and Dr. Schooley

has identified 4 of them. Because these hormones can

be artificially replicated, their discovery has led

to the development of commercial insecticides. The

award will be presented at a meeting of the ACS next

August in New York.

Dr. Steven Zink, Assistant University Librarian for

Public Services, has been recognized as one of the 14

most "productive", or heavily published, academic

librarians in the United States. Steven's many books

and articles deal largely with U. S. government publi-

cations, though he has also produced influential an-

alyses of publications in the field of history. He is,

furthermore, the editor-in-chief of the leading journal

in the field of government information, called Govern-

ment Publications Review. Steve's recognition comes

in a survey of the field of academic librarianship

which appears in the September 1990 issue of College

and Research Libraries.

Community College of Southern Nevada - Dr. Isabelle Emerson

announced the following outstanding faculty at CCSN for

Faculty Senate Chairman Alan Balboni:

Dr. Stephen Liu, English Instructor, CCSN, has been an

outstanding scholar for many years. He is another ex-

ample of the fact that Community College Instructors

and Professors contribute to expanding the frontiers

of knowledge. During the past 18 months, 12 of which

were spent on a most productive sabbatical leave, Dr.

Liu's poetry has been widely published. it is with

pride that CCSN recognizes Dr. Liu's efforts. It is

certain that his love of language and literature will

motivate him to continue his creative efforts.

27. Information Only: Outstanding Student Recognition

At the request of the Board of Regents, Student Government

Officers reported on the outstanding student achievements

from their respective Institutions:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - CSUN President Joe Bunin

announced the following outstanding student:

Richard B. Johnson was recognized, posthumously, by the

student body of UNLV. Mr. Johnson was an oustanding

student and very active in the ROTC program. He was

a very personable and popular individual who will be

sorely missed by his fellow students and friends.

Richard was killed in an automobile accident during

the semester.

University of Nevada, Reno - ASUN President Jason Geddes

announced the following outstanding students:

Alan D. Gardner, Computer Science major, is a non-

traditional student at UNR who has been on the Dean's

list, is co-founder and Vice President of the Flying

Club, is a student pilot and has received numerous

awards in automotive maintenance and woodworking. He

was nominated because of the time and effort he has

spent this semester on a volunteer basis, assisting

the Career Development Office with computer needs.

He spends at least 20 hours a week helping the staff

understand and better utilize the computer. Thus far

he has volunteered over 140 hours. Alan is creating

a database which is specially tailored to the needs

of the Career Development Office. By sharing his

knowledge of computers he is helping all students by

readying the Career Development computer for the in-

stallation of the CIS system.

Kevin Mc Kelvie has been an outstanding student at UNR

both academically and athletically. He serves as field

goal kicker for the Wolf Pack Football Team. With a

3.58 GPA he has been nominated as an Academic All-Amer-

ican. Kevin's accomplishments on the field include 21

field goals in 24 attempts (88%), 37 extra points in

39 attempts, he scored 100 points (9.1 per game), most

kickoffs not returned, and was on the second team of

the All Big Sky in 1989.

Community College of Southern Nevada - ASCC President Phil

Morgan announced the following outstanding student:

Tamka Boulware is the Executive Secretary of the Asso-

ciated Students of Clark County. She is a 19-year-old

full-time student and mother and works part-time as a

tutor in the counselor area at CCSN.

28. New Business

In other new business the following items were considered:

(1) Regent Joseph Foley commended the UNLV basketball

players for their loyalty to the University and to the

Coach. He suggested that special recognition should

be given to them as well as to the Coaches and Admin-

istration. Dr. Hammargren suggested that a resolu-

tion to the team would be appropriate. President

Maxson agreed that either a resolution or special

letters of appreciation from the Regents to the play-

ers would be appreciated by the team. The Secretary

was asked to develop the appropriate response to the

request for special recognition to the UNLV men's

basketball team.

(2) Regent Committees:

Legislative Committee - Chairman Dorothy Gallagher

announced that she would relinquish her position on

the UNS Legislative Committee to Mrs. Berkley be-

cause only 4 Regents can sit on the Committee.

Mr. Klaich asked that the Regents be aware that Mrs.

Gallagher is the Chairman of the Board and, as such,

is the spokesman of the Board. He ascertained that

Mrs. Gallagher would play a major role in the legis-

lative process for UNS.

Mrs. Berkley thanked Mrs. Gallagher for being sensi-

tive to her request to sit on the Legislative Commit-


Audit Committee - Dr. Eardley said that he was not

present at the Regents' Workshop but understood a

discussion about the Audit Committee meeting less

frequently had taken place.

Mrs. Gallagher recounted that it had been discussed

that this Committee need only meet two times a year.

However, she stated that the Audit Committee is

critical to the function of the system and that it

is a good Committee for new Regents to learn the

finances of the system. Mrs. Berkley agreed to con-

tinued membership on this Committee.

Ad Hoc Committee on Admission Standards - Chairman

Gallagher announced that, per her request, Mrs.

Whitley would be added to this Committee.

Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women - Mrs.

Gallagher reported that, per their requests, Mrs.

Berkley would be removed from membership on his

Committee and Dr. Hammargren would be added.

Facilities and Planning Committee - Mrs. Gallagher

said that it had been discussed to form a Regents'

Committee for Facilities and Planning. However, she

said she feels the Committee established by the Chan-

cellor which includes Campus planners, Regents and

consultants is sufficient.

(3) Mr. Klaich asked for a report from the Presidents and

Vice Chancellor Fox on telecommunications or tele-

studies in UNS.

(4) Mrs. Sparks commended the individuals involved in

arranging and conducting the tour of the UNLV Physics


29. Personnel Session

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

Board moved to a closed personnel session for the purpose

of discussing the character, alleged misconduct, profes-

sional competence or physical or mental health of a person

in accordance with NRS 241.030. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:15 P.M.

Mary Lou Moser

Secretary of the Board