November 29-30, 1990
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
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-
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-
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
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-
Effective: July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991.
Amount : $22,638 to TMCC.
Purpose : Course of instruction for mental
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-
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
I. UNS Board of Regents/School of Medicine and Nevada
Division of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Effective: Date approved by Board of Regents and
the Director of Nevada Department of
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
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
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.
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%
Female = 32%
White = 90%
Minority Designation = 10%
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.
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
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.
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
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.
(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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
(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.
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
(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
(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-
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
(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
Summer School Registration Fee,
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
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
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
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
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
(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