12/09/1967

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 9-10, 1967








12-09-1967

Pages 318-342

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

December 9, 1967



The Board of Regents met in regular session in the Chancellor's

Office, Nevada Southern University, on Saturday, December 9,

1967.



Members Present: Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Chairman

Mr. Thomas Bell

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Dr. Louis Lombardi

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Dr. Juanita White



Members Absent: Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Richard Magee



Others Present: Acting President Neil D. Humphrey

Chancellor N. Edd Miller, U. N.

Chancellor Donald C. Moyer, N. S. U.

Vice President Wendell Mordy, D. R. I.

Edward L. Pine, Acting Business Manager

and Director of Physical Plant, U. N.

Herman Westfall, Business Manager, N. S. U.

Edward Olsen, Director of Information

Raymond L. Finehout, Director of University

Relations

Mike Clark, CSNS President

Ernie Maupin, ASUN President



Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Administrative Reorganization:



E. Maurice Beesley, U. N.

Eleanor Bushnell, U. N.

Richard Byrns, N. S. U.

John Malone, U. N.

Charles Ross, U. N.

Anthony Saville, N. S. U.

Robert Smith, N. S. U.

Thomas White, N. S. U.



Consultants to the Ad Hoc Committee on Administrative

Reorganization: Mr. Leon Levy, Chairman of Budget Committee,

Board of Regents of Arizona System

Dr. Algo D. Henderson, Research Educator,

Center for Research and Development of

Higher Education, University of California,

Berkeley



Also present were other members of the faculty and students, and

members of the Press.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Anderson at 9:15 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting



Upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, the

minutes of the meeting of November 11, 1967 were approved as

distributed.



2. Acceptance of Gifts



Acting President Humphrey reported the following gifts and

grants and recommended their acceptance by the Board:



Reno Campus



Library



American Legion Auxiliary, through Mrs. Ida Beaudin,

Treasurer, Reno - $5 in memory of Mrs. Thaddeus Patton.



Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Reno - several boxes of medical

journals.



Professor Jack Forbes, University of Nevada - copies of his

two handbooks, "Mexican-Americans" and "Afro-Americans in

the Far West".



Judge Clark J. Guild, Carson City, Nevada - 20 boxes of his

legal papers.



Judge Clark J. Guild and Mr. Clark J. Guild, Jr., Reno - $20

in memory of Dr. Silas E. Ross, Jr. and Mrs. Clara Beatty.



Mrs. A. L. Higginbotham, Reno - approximately 160 books.



Mr. Harold Jacobsen, Carson City, Nevada - $5 in memory of

Lillian S. Newman.



Mr. Paul Mc Dermott, Las Vegas - $15 in memory of Mrs. Clara

Beatty.



Mr. R. J. Ronzone, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of Mrs. Clara

Beatty.



Mr. Charles H. Russell, Carson City, Nevada - miscellaneous

correspondence, scrapbooks and photographs.



Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Patton, San Diego, California - $5 in

memory of Mr. Thaddeus N. Patton.



Mr. and Mrs. Albert Seeliger, Carson City, Nevada - $5 in

memory of Mr. George B. Russell.



Scholarships and Prizes Payments as follows:



General Motors Corporation, through Mr. J. Chope, Detroit,

Michigan - $800 scholarship check, awarded in $200 amount in

stipends to Mark Wallace, Kenneth Reil, Frederick Howard and

Thomas Gibson.



Mr. and Mrs. Victor R. Horney, Fulton, California - $10

scholarship check, presented in memory of the late Roy

Mc Allister.



Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kearney, Reno - $50 scholarship check,

awarded to Mr. George Puce.



Mrs. Geraldine S. Lyons, Reno - $350 scholarship check to

establish the "Columbus Day" Scholarship Fund, the first

stipend being awarded to Mr. Edmond Pagni.



The New China Club, Inc., through Mr. Bew H. Fong, President

and General Manager, Reno - $100 scholarship check, awarded

to Mr. Otis Burrell.



Charles Alan Pardee Memorial Scholarship Foundation, through

Mrs. Patricia W. Pardee, Chairman, Zephyr Cove, Nevada -

$375 scholarship check to establish Charles Alan Pardee

Memorial Scholarship, the first stipend being awarded to Mr.

James Nadeau.



Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club, through Mr. Ira W. Spencer,

Treasurer, Zephyr Cove, Nevada - $175 scholarship check,

awarded to Malin Prupas.



Miscellaneous Gifts as follows:



Bank of Las Vegas, through Mr. Herb Stout, President, Las

Vegas - $25 to Nevada Prize Exam in High School Mathematics.



Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Buchanan, Sparks - $100 to John Scott

Buchanan Memorial Student Loan Fund.



Louis Allis Company, through Mr. R. C. Byloff, General

Manager, Greendale, Wisconsin - prototype high frequency

alternator and 2 large magnetic amplifiers, estimated value

of $3,500, presented to Electrical Engineering Department.



Professor Charles F. Fell, University of Nevada - one used

Montgomery Ward Model 1470B frostless refrigerator and

freezer combination, estimated value of $80.



Mr. Robert Felton, Reno - several gifts to Electrical

Engineering Department.



Mrs. Jeanne Griggs, Yuba City, California - $50 to a miscel-

laneous student loan fund in memory of William Griggs.



Miss Norma Kamakura, Honolulu, Hawaii - two paintings by

Madge Tenent, presented to Orvis School of Nursing.



Estate of Anna Lander Mc Connell, through Mr. Jack Wetzel,

Assistant Trust Officer of Wells Fargo Bank, San Jose,

California - $70,000 to General Frederick Lander Memorial

Research Fund (endowment).



Mr. Ralph S. Minor, Jr., Lafayette, California - $10 in

memory of Peter Frandsen to aid pre-medical students.



Miss Helen F. Moreland, S. Essex, Massachusetts - $25 in

memory of Peter Frandsen to aid pre-medical students.



The Newspaper Fund, Inc. (of the Wall Street Journal),

through Mr. Paul S. Swensson, Executive Director, Princeton,

New Jersey - $2,500 grant to Journalism Department to

conduct a 1968 summer workshop for high school Journalism

teachers.



Oxford Laboratories, through Mr. John Lucas, San Mateo,

California - $400 for research being conducted by Laboratory

of Environmental Patho-Physiology, under direction of Dr.

Richard Licata.



Siemens Company, through Mr. Oberingernieur S. Grosshans,

West Germany - small brushless d. c. motor, value of $50,

presented to the Electrical Engineering Department.



Texas Instruments Foundation, through Mr. T. H. Dudley,

Dallas, Texas - 1968 grant consisting of 2,141 items,

estimated value of $6,500, presented to Electrical Engineer-

ing Department.



Union Carbide Corporation, through Dr. R. T. Dotzenrod,

Market Manager, New York - $500, representing final payment

of $1,000 grant-in-aid to Agriculture Experiment Station

for study of insecticides on alfalfa.



Women's Auxiliary of the American Institute of Mining Engi-

neers, through Mrs. David Le Count Evans, Treasurer, Reno -

$87 to Mackay School of Mines Library in memory of Ella V.

K. Kundert, and $10 in memory of Rosemary De Longchamps.



Contributions to Nevada AIME Fund:



David H. Osborne, Elko, Nevada - $50

F. J. De Longchamps, Reno - $10

Henry R. Burch, Weed Heights, Nevada - $25

H. B. Chessher, Jr., Reno - $10

Clark J. Guild, Carson City, Nevada - $100

Eulia B. Liddell and Parker Liddell, Reno - $25

Bernard York, Fallon, Nevada - $5

Mrs. Edwin Bentzen, Las Vegas, Nevada - $5

Albert Silver, Reno - $5

Robert E. Gray, Weed Heights, Nevada - $10

A. E. Anderson, Reno - $20

F. N. Dondero, Carson City, Nevada - $5

W. G. Flangas, Las Vegas, Nevada - $5

Vernon E. Scheid, Reno - $10

J. L. Soma, Battle Mountain, Nevada - $10

Martha H. Scheid, Reno - $10

Raymond F. Robinson, Reno - $25

R. E. Sutton, Gabbs, Nevada - $10



Contributions to Perry Memorial Fund:



Gary P. Priolo - $50

Rex D. Scribner - $20

Marilyn Shaw - $15

Beverly J. Rosson - $15

Ruth Marilyn Daly - $15

Doris A. Keller - $10

Golda Morganroth - $10

Sharon Lynne Kreutzmann - $10

Dorothy Miller - $5

Linda D. Robino - $5



Contributions to Silas E. Ross, Jr. Memorial Fund for

Pre-Medical Department:



Dr. Robert F. Biglin, Reno - $10

Mrs. Jeanne L. Bohall, Reno - $5

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Bowden, Reno - $15

Colonel and Mrs. John K. Carr, Reno - $5

Mr. Courtney J. Catron, Reno - $25

Dr. Joseph Charles Elia, Reno - $25

Mr. Vernell Fanning, Reno - $5

Dr. E. F. Hanson, Reno - $25

Mrs. Mildred E. Haskell, Sparks - $50

Mrs. Peggy Heidrich, Reno - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Herz, Reno - $25

Drs. James R. Herz, Jack P. Sargent, William A. Teipner,

Harold E. Halvorson and Stephen D. Dow, Reno - $25

Mr. Walter J. Herz and Mr. Howard W. Herz, Reno - $10

Miss Elizabeth Hicks and Mrs. Carolyn Hicks Fricke,

Reno - $10

Mr. Neil D. Humphrey, Reno - $5

Dr. G. A. Johnson, Reno - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Larsen, Reno - $5

Mr. and Mrs. A. Martini, Sparks - $5

Mrs. Dee B. Osborne, Reno - $20

Drs. John E. Palmer, John G. Scott, William E. Pasutti,

and Emanuel Berger, Reno - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Parsons, Reno - $10

Mrs. C. Pickens, Reno - $5

Mrs. Maida J. Pringle, Reno - $5

Mr. Silas E. Ross, Reno - $1,000

Mr. and Mrs. John Sala and Family, Reno - $5

Mrs. Carman T. Short, Reno - $5

Dr. M. A. Sonderegger, Reno - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Sullivan, Mrs. Ivagh Holmes and

Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Brands, Reno - $30

Mrs. Lester D. Summerfield, Reno - $10

Dr. William Tappan, Reno - $10

Dr. and Mrs. William Teipner, Reno - $20

Justice Gordon Thompson, Reno - $15

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Trachok, Reno - $5

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Walther, Reno - $10

Mrs. Harold A. Wollenberg, San Francisco, California -

$5

Mrs. Cyrus B. Wyckoff, Reno - $10

Drs. Fred M. Anderson, Frank A. Russell and J. Malcolm

Edmiston, Reno - $15



Contributions to planning and development of Medical School:



Drs. Fred M. Anderson, Frank A. Russell and J. Malcolm

Edmiston, Reno - $15 in memory of Mr. George B.

Russell.

Dr. John Brophy, Reno - $200

Dr. Wesley H. Hall - $500

Drs. Kenneth F. Maclean and Olga Kipanidze, Reno -

$44.80

Dr. Alan J. Roche, Sparks - $250

Dr. and Mrs. Frank Russell, Reno - $500

Dr. George T. Smith, Reno - $200

Drs. William M. Tappan and Laurence Nelson, Reno - $50



Contributions to Medical School in memory of Dr. Silas E.

Ross, Jr.:



Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Cantlon, Reno - $5

Dr. Harry B. Gilbert, Reno - $50

Mr. and Mrs. Bill A. Ligon, Reno - $10

Justice Bruce Thompson, Reno - $20



Nevada Southern Campus



Library



Mrs. Charles W. Adams, Las Vegas - $16.65 for purchase of

books.



Mr. Joseph W. Kelley, Las Vegas - 400 law books and law

periodicals.



Mr. Paul Mc Dermott, Las Vegas - $15 in memory of Mr. Robert

Harris.



Review Journal Co-workers, through Mr. Robert Stritof, Las

Vegas - $90 in memory of Mr. Glenn Holtke.



Mr. R. J. Ronzone, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of Mr. Michael

L. Botts, $10 in memory of Mrs. Vera Brinley, $10 in memory

of Dr. Fred Del Papa and $10 in memory of Mr. William

Stewart.



Dr. and Mrs. Thomas White, Boulder City, Nevada - $100 to

purchase complete works of Robert Browning.



Scholarships and Prizes Payments as follows:



Jewish War Veterans, Post #7111, through Mr. Calvin Leidner,

Las Vegas - $1,750 to scholarship fund.



United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, Local

#1780, through Mr. Raymond Moore, President, Las Vegas -

$500 to scholarship fund.



Miscellaneous Gifts as follows:



Nevada Resort Association, through Gabriel R. Vogliotti,

Executive Director, Las Vegas - $5,000 to NSU Hotel Adminis-

tration Program.



The Service League, through Mrs. H. Don Ackerman, President,

Las Vegas - $10,000 for Performing Arts Center Fund.



Tucson Medical Center, School of Radiological Technology,

through Dr. Andre Bruwer, Radiological Director, Tucson,

Arizona - one used Westinghouse X-Ray Machine, approximate

value of $12,000.



Contributions to NSU Music-Concert Series:



Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bushell, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Christian Dolin, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ford, Las Vegas - $25

Miss Mary Belle Franklin, Las Vegas - $10

Dr. and Mrs. Julius Jensen, Las Vegas - $25

Miss Barbara Keitel, Las Vegas - $10

Dr. Sigred Moe, Las Vegas - $5

Mrs. Alice M. P. Morgan, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pacey, Las Vegas - $10

Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Peterson, Las Vegas - $5

Mrs. George F. Rittenhouse, Las Vegas - $5

Mr. and William William Rothenberg, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Arturo De Romero, Las Vegas - $20

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Scritchfield, Las Vegas - $20



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the gifts and grants be accepted and

the Secretary be requested to send notes of thanks to the

donors.



3. Discussion with Consultants on Possible University Adminis-

trative Reorganization



Acting President Humphrey submitted a verbal progress report

concerning activities of the Ad Hoc Committee on Adminis-

trative Reorganization and the ballot the Committee plans to

send to the faculty. He then introduced Mr. Leon Levy,

identifying Mr. Levy as Regent of the University of Arizona

System, presently Chairman of the Budget Committee and

Chairman-elect of the Board of Regents.



Mr. Levy spoke to the Board concerning the structure of the

Arizona Board of Regents and its powers and duties concern-

ing the 3 Universities in Arizona. He spoke of the member-

ship of the Board (eight members appointed by the Governor

for terms of eight years each), and stated that the Board of

Regents supervises the three institutions with the three

Presidents reporting directly to the Board with no line

officers between the Board and the Presidents.



In further explanation of the administrative structure of

Arizona, Mr. Levy stated that the Board had a budget officer

and its staff and each President submits his Campus budget

to the Board. The approved joint budgets are then submitted

to the Legislature by the Board of Regents with each Presi-

dent supporting his own approved program before the Legis-

lature. Mr. Levy spoke of his belief that because of polit-

ical pressure it would be impossible to find one man willing

or capable to function as the executive head of a state

system such as Arizona.



Mr. Humphrey then introduced Dr. Henderson who, in addition

to his present responsibilities as a research educator,

served as administrator of the 21 colleges of the State

University of New York, as President of Antioch College

for 13 years and as a Professor of Higher Education at the

University of Michigan for 16 years.



Dr. Henderson then spoke briefly of his experience with

other states and repeated his comments made earlier before

the Committee concerning the present trend in higher educa-

tion toward the development of statewide systems. Dr.

Henderson added that the developments in higher education

have been coming so fast in number of students, the kinds

of backgrounds from which they come, and the resulting

needs for increased diversification of programs, that

states are finding it difficult to plan adequately for

higher education. Some of the states have felt the need

for an agency that gives primary attention to planning

and distribution of resources. Dr. Henderson stated that

the single board and its officers should, consequently,

realize that they have two responsibilities - one to the

individual Campus and one to the system or state. All

financial matters, Dr. Henderson said, should certainly be

coordinated by a single board.



In response to a question as to whether or not the Univer-

sity of Nevada needs 2 (Campus Heads reporting directly to

the Board) or 3 executives (2 Campus Heads with a System

Head), Dr. Henderson suggested that the present titles of

Chancellors (for Campus Heads) and President (for System

Head) be reversed to add stature to the Campus executive.

He recommended a strong manager (Chancellor) for the system

who has an understanding of financial and educational needs

of higher education.



Mr. Seeliger asked Mr. Levy for information concerning the

amount of time a regent in the Arizona system devotes to the

job of regent. Mr. Levy explained that regents living in

the county in which an institution is located regularly meet

each week, the executive committee of 3 meets once or twice

a month, and a full board meets once a month for 2 or 3 days

each. The Budget Committee meets once or twice a month; as

do other committees of the board, and Mr. Levy added that,

as Chairman of the Budget Committee, he spends several weeks

each year in the State Capitol when the Legislature is in

session. To do a good job, Mr. Levy indicated that a regent

must spend 20% to 30% of his time on University business.



Dr. Henderson spoke again about the ideal administrative

structure for a statewide system such as Nevada, suggesting

that there should be a President of each Campus with a

Chancellor as the administrative layer between the Campuses

and the Board. In response to a question as to what the

qualifications of such a Chancellor should be, Dr. Henderson

replied that he should be knowledgeable financially and

academically. The top man, he stated, should be able to

analyze problems before the Board of Regents is asked to

make decisions.



Dr. Henderson also recommended that such a man should have

the authority commensurate with his responsibility.



Chairman Anderson then introduced Mike Clark, President of

Confederated Students of Nevada Southern and Ernie Maupin,

President of Associated Students of University of Nevada,

who each spoke briefly of student sentiment regarding the

administrative structure of the University.



In response to a question from Chairman Anderson concerning

the statewide extension and research programs, Mr. Levy

commented that each University in Arizona does what it wish-

es and can afford. The regents do not coordinate either of

the programs.



Chairman Anderson then terminated the discussion period and

thanked the consultants for participation in the study.



4. New Academic Programs, NSU



Acting President Humphrey presented a proposal from Chancel-

lor Moyer for five new Masters Programs, a Specialist in

Education (6th Year, School Administration), and a Bachelor

of Arts in Philosophy. Mr. Humphrey stated that all propos-

als were reviewed and cleared by the cognizant Division

Directors and the Dean of Faculty and Chancellor, as well

as the appropriate faculty groups.



Mr. Humphrey pointed out that all advanced degree program

proposals have been subjected to review by consultants from

other Universities who were, in every case, either nominated

or approved by the Executive Director of the Northwest As-

sociation of Secondary or Higher Schools. Mr. Humphrey

recommended approval of all programs. Chancellor Moyer then

directed the presentation of the following proposals:



A. Specialist in Education Degree



The proposal for this program was presented by Dr.

Anthony Saville, Director, School of Education. (Basic

data on program on file in President's office.)



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-

ried without dissent that this new program be approved

for offering beginning the Fall of 1968.



B. Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy



The proposal for this program was presented by Dr.

Robert S. Kaplan, Chairman, Philosophy Department, and

Dr. Richard Byrns, Director, School of Humanities.

(Basic data on program on file in President's office.)



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-

ried without dissent that this new program be approved

for offering beginning the Fall of 1968.



C. Master of Arts, German



The proposal for this program was presented by Dr. John

D. Lindberg, Chairman, Department of Foreign Languages,

and Dr. Richard Byrns, Director, School of Humanities.

(Basic data on program on file in President's office.)



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that this new program be approved for

offering beginning the Fall of 1968.



D. Master of Arts, Spanish



The proposal for this program was also presented by Dr.

Lindberg and Dr. Byrns. (Basic data on program on file

in President's office.)



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that this new program be approved for

offering beginning the Fall of 1968.



E. Master of Arts, Political Science



Proposal for this program was presented by Dr. Albert

C. Johns, Chairman, Political Science Department, and

Dr. Ralph J. Roske, Director, School of Social Science.

(Basic data on program on file in President's office.)



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, car-

ried without dissent that this new program be approved

for offering beginning the Fall of 1968.



F. Master of Arts, Economics



The proposal for this program was presented by Dr.

William Thomas White, Director of the School of Business

Administration. (Basic data on program on file in

President's office.)



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that this new program be approved for

offering beginning the Fall of 1968.



G. Masters in Business Administration (for students with

non-business Baccalaureate degrees).



The proposal for this program was also presented by Dr.

White. (Basic data on program on file in President's

office.)



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that this new program be approved for

offering beginning the Fall of 1968.



5. Request for Leave of Absence without Pay



Acting President Humphrey recommended approval of a request

for a leave of absence without pay for Dr. C. Melvin Aikens,

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, for the Fall semester

of 1968. Mr. Humphrey noted that Dr. Aikens' request had

been endorsed by his Department Chairman, the Dean of Arts

and Science, and Chanceller Miller and recommended its

approval by the Board.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that Dr. Aikens' request for leave of ab-

sence without pay for the Fall semester of 1968 be approved.



6. Approval of Check Registers



Acting President Humphrey recommended approval of the check

registers as submitted by the Office of the Vice President-

Finance (filed in permanent minutes).



November 15, 1967



MEMORANDUM



TO: Neil D. Humphrey, Vice President-Finance and

Acting President



FROM: Mrs. Edythe Anderson, Administrative Secretary



Following is a list of check registers for period October

11 through November 10, 1967 which should be referred to the

Board of Regents for approval on December 9, 1967.



Revolving Fund checks 197867 through 203701 for a total of

$2,231,638.77.



Accounts Payable checks 47072 through 47152 for a total of

$485,965.82.



Regents checks 55184 through 55230 for a total of

$4,200,233.85.



Regents Halls and Dining Commons checks 536 through 558 for

a total of $82,353.28.



Agricultural Experiment Station checks 7608 through 7648 for

a total of $35,181.69.



Agricultural Extension Service checks 6297 through 6328 for

a total of $27,672.03.



Edythe Anderson



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Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried by

roll call vote that the check registers be approved as

recommended.



7. Approval of Fund Transfers



Mr. Humphrey reported the following transfer of funds:



#149 $300 from Contingency Reserve, Educational Programs,

University of Nevada, to Institutional Research to

provide in-state travel funds.



#166 $1,500 from Contingency Reserve, Educational Programs,

Nevada Southern University, to Science & Mathematics

Department to provide $900 for equipment funds.



#168 $25 from Contingency Reserve, Educational Programs,

Nevada Southern University to Chancellor's Office,

to Fine Arts Department to provide operating funds.



#178 $828 from Contingency Reserve, Educational Programs,

Nevada Southern University to Chancellor's Office, to

provide in-state travel funds for NSU faculty members

to attend meetings at the University of Nevada for the

Radiological Safety Board. This is a result of the

Radiological Safety Board having assumed statewide

function as required by the Atomic Energy Commission.



#177 $325 from the Nevada Southern University High School

Senior Program (2-81-4080) to the NSU Testing Program

Sales (2-41-4030) to support the required testing

program for the coming year. There has been no activ-

ity in the High School Senior Program for two years

and the money in that account will not be needed for

the Selected Senior Program in the future.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that the above transfers be approved.



8. Report Concerning University Press



Robert Laxalt, Editor of the University Press, presented a

detailed report on the activities of the University Press

following an outline submitted to the Board with agenda

material.



Mr. Humphrey noted that this is the second in a series of

status reports on various University programs and he added

that he plans to continue including this type of in-depth

report for the Board's information. Beginning with the

February meeting, reports will alternate between Campuses

and the basic selection of topics will be the responsibility

of the Chancellors.



9. Plant and Property



Mr. Humphrey asked Mr. Pine and Mr. Westfall to present the

following items:



A. Bradley and Drendel Property - Mr. Pine stated that

although an appraisal had been requested on this prop-

erty, following the Board's approval at its November

meeting, the appraisal had not yet been received.



B. Lenhoff Property - Mr. Pine also reported that this

appraisal had not yet been received.



C. Bids on Addition to Heat Plant, U. N. - Mr. Pine report-

ed that the following bids had been received:



Kuenzli (Hillcrest Plumbing) $328,800

Brunzell Construction Co. 332,231

Mc Kenzie Construction Co. 338,640

Capriotti Construction Co. 339,995

Detweiler Construction Co. 380,000



Mr. Pine pointed out that only $270,000 is available for

this project and stated that the Planning Board had

recommended the project be rebid and that the following

items be eliminated to reduce the bid by approximately

$66,700: one generator, one circulating pump, 50% of

controls and one console, as well as the piping. Mr.

Pine recommended that the State Planning Board's recom-

mendation be approved but added that, prior to any

further additions to facilities such as the Physical

Science Complex, the items eliminated above be installed

along with the project.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that above recommendation be approved.



D. Survey, Stead Campus - Mr. Pine reported that General

Services Administration has requested the University to

secure a survey of the land at Stead. The survey is to

be used in filing for the transfer of this property to

the University.



Mr. Humphrey recommended that $2,500 be transferred from

the Board of Regents Special Projects (1-51-4056) to an

account under control of the Acting Business Manager,

U. N., for the purpose of securing the necessary survey.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-

ried by roll call vote that the above recommendation

be approved.



E. NSU Dining and Residence Hall - Mr. Pine reported that

the State Planning Board has negotiated a settlement

with Edward Hendricks, A. I. A. for payment of $1,178.03

for all change orders and modifications on the above

project which were considered to be in excess of his

original contract obligation.



Mr. Humphrey recommended that the Board concur, subject

to approval by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban

Development. Payment would be from construction fund.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

by roll call vote that the above recommendation be

approved.



F. Addition to Gymnasium, NSU - Mr. Pine reported that this

project is out to bid and a report will be made to the

January meeting.



G. Enclosure of Patio, Frazier Hall, NSU - Chancellor Moyer

recommended the enclosure of patio at Frazier Hall to

provide a television studio and nursing laboratory.

Preliminary plans have been completed and the estimated

cost is $25,010. The General Technical Institute budget

can provide $20,000 of this amount and Chancellor Moyer

recommended that the remaining $5,010 be allocated from

the NSU Capital Improvement Fee Fund.



Mr. Humphrey recommended that the project and funding be

approved as requested.



Motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried

by roll call vote that above recommendation be approved.



H. NSU Buildings and Grounds Facility - Chancellor Moyer

presented preliminary plans for the construction of an

office, shop and warehouse totaling 3,360 sq. ft. to be

used by Buildings and Grounds. The structure is to be

of prefabricated metal construction on a concrete slab,

fully insulated with heating and air conditioning pro-

vided. The recommended location is on Harmon Street

south of the Radiological Health Complex and will cost

an estimated $60,000. Chancellor Moyer requested that

the project be funded from the Capital Improvement Fee

Fund, NSU.



Mr. Humphrey recommended approval of the project and the

funding as outlined above. He also recommended that the

Governor be requested to add this item to his call for

the 1968 Special Session.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendations be

approved.



I. Emergency Fire Exits, Married Housing, U. N. - Mr. Pine

reported that a fire in the furnace area of one of the

units in the Married Housing indicates a hazardous

condition for occupants of the rear bedroom in case of a

fire at the front of the apartment near the furnace sys-

tem. He recommended that an emergency exit be provided

by installing a movable panel below the rear window. He

estimated the cost per unit at $237.50 with a total cost

for the 40 units of $9,500.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried

without dissent that above recommendation be approved.



J. Progress Report on North Virginia Street - The following

progress report was received from Mr. Pine concerning

North Virginia Street:



As previously reported, a meeting was held with a

select group of members of the Reno Chamber of

Commerce Highway Committee on November 1, 1967.

This meeting resulted in a request to the State

Highway Engineer as to the requirements for right

of way and construction easements along the Reno

Campus property for Artemisia Street north to the

northern property line. To date, the information

has not been made available.



The Highway Department states that they have

assigned an engineer to the project and he cur-

rently is endeavoring to establish an alignment

for Virginia Street as well as width.



The special committee will make a recommendation

to the Regents following the submittal of the

Highway design plan.



K. Signature Authority for the Purpose of Obtaining Surplus

Property - Mr. Humphrey asked that a resolution be

adopted by the Board which would permit the University

to acquire Federal surplus property with a government

acquisition cost of either $2,500 and over or under

$2,500 in accordance with Nevada State Agency Surplus

Property Plan of Operations, as amended, filed with, and

approved by the Department of Health, Education and

Welfare.



NEVADA STATE PROPERTY DIVISION

P. O. Box 2404 - Barnett Way

Reno, Nevada 89505



This Resolution must be adopted in order to acquire

Federal surplus property with a government acquisition

cost of either $2,500 and over or under $2,500, in

accordance with the Nevada State Agency Surplus Property

Plan of Operation, as amended, filed with, and approved

by, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.



RESOLUTION OF GOVERNING BOARD OF

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA



RESOLVED that the person(s) shown below shall be and are

hereby authorized as the representatives of the Univer-

sity of Nevada to obligate its funds and obtain the

transfer to it, from the Nevada State Agency for Surplus

Property upon and subject to terms and conditions set

forth in the pertinent distribution documents at said

State Agency and in its name and on its behalf agree

thereto, such property to be the use of the institutions

indicated below.



University of Nevada Reno, Nevada

Name of Institution Address

Jim Jeffers, Jr. Director of Purchasing

Name of Authorized Person Title

Henry M. Hattori Controller



Nevada Southern University Las Vegas, Nevada

Name of Institution Address

Jim Jeffers, Jr. Director of Purchasing

Name of Authorized Person Title

Henry M. Hattori Controller

Gene Perry Buyer



RESOLVED FURTHER that a certified copy of this Resolu-

tion be given the Nevada State Surplus Property Divi-

sion and that the same shall remain in full force and

effect until written notice to the contrary is given

said agency:



RESOLVE FURTHER that this Resolution superseded all

precious Resolutions of this Board delegating authority

to acquire surplus property from said state agency.



I, , , of the Governing Board of of

County, , do hereby certify that the foregoing is

a full, true and correct copy of a Resolution adopted by

the said Board at a (regular, special) meeting thereof

held at , , which Resolution is on file in the

office of the said Board and that each signature appear-

ing above is the authentic signature of the authorized

representative indicated.



(Title)



(Date)



OFFICAL SEAL OF CORPORATION



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the resolution be adopted as recom-

mended (copy of resolution filed in permanent minutes).



L. Capital Improvements Program Progress Report - Mr. Pine

also distributed a written progress report on Capital

Improvement Program under the supervision of the State

Planning Board and the University.



10. Personnel Apppointments



Acting President Humphrey recommended the following person-

nel appointments be confirmed:



RENO CAMPUS



Delbert E. Frost, Specialist in Agriculture & Economics &

Education, College of Agriculture, from November 1, 1967 to

June 30, 1968 - $13,320 (new position)



Gerald Phillip Ginsburg, Assistant Professor of Sociology,

College of Arts and Science, from January 1 to June 30, 1968

- $10,125



Alice Ruth Weiss, Graduate Assistant in Physics, Department

of Physics, College of Arts & Science, from October 9, 1967

to June 30, 1968 - $2,500 (replacement for Jack Woodyard)



Herbert N. Friesen, Research Systems Programmer, Desert

Research Institute, from October 23, 1967 to June 30, 1968 -

$9,420 (new position)



Richard Wayne Hanaway, Research Assistant, Desert Research

Institute, from October 23, 1967 to June 30, 1968 - $9,810



Darryl Edward Kuhns, Lecturer in Data Processing Center,

Desert Research Institute, from November 1, 1967 to June 30,

1968 - $10,980 (new position)



NEVADA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY



Dimitrios Bozinis, Graduate Assistant in Physics, Department

of Physics, for academic year 1967-68 - $2,300



Stanley Frederick Handel, M. D., Adjunct Professor of Biol-

ogy, Department of Biology, for the academic year 1967-68



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried with-

out dissent that the above personnel appointments be

confirmed.



11. Summer School Budgets for 1968



Mr. Humphrey reported that the Summer School Budgets did not

arrive in time for sufficient review to be completed prior

to the development of the agenda for the December meeting.

The budgets will be submitted for the Board's consideration

in January.



12. 1968-69 Financial Plan for Desert Research Institute



A tentative financial plan for 1968-69 was submitted by DRI

and transmitted by Mr. Humphrey to the Board. He noted,

however, that sufficient time had not been allowed for re-

view and that a recommendation and consideration by the

Board will be requested in January.



13. R. O. T. C. at NSU



Mr. Humphrey reported that a special faculty committee is

studying the feasibility of an R. O. T. C. program at NSU,

and that he has been informed that the committee and the NSU

faculty will have processed this review and will be ready to

report by mid-January. It was agreed that this subject will

be included in the February agenda.



14. Student Health Fee, U. N.



Mr. Humphrey reported that when the U. N. Health Service was

adopted it was noted that a fee increase would be necessary

for the Spring semester, 1968. Chancellor Miller has now

recommended that the fee be increased by $4.00 per semester,

making it $12.00 per semester effective Spring, 1968. Mr.

Humphrey recommended approval of the fee increase and

approval of the revised budget distributed with the supple-

mentary agenda (attached in permanent minutes).



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried without

dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



15. Modification of DRI Policy Statement



Mr. Humphrey submitted a request from Vice President Mordy

that "the Board of Regents be asked to empower the Desert

Research Institute to pay, when appropriate, the salaries,

either in total or in part, of resident aliens from State

Appropriated Funds. The appropriateness of each individual

case would be subject to the approval of the Board of

Regents."



Mr. Humphrey recommended that the "Policy Statement Concern-

ing the Desert Research Institute", which was adopted by the

Board of Regents March 17, 1967, be amended as follows:



C. Appropriated monies for DRI, in confirmity with the DRI

Act (NRS 369.795) shall be expended in compliance with

all State laws and University regulations. Subject to

the Board's concurrence in each case, DRI may pay the

salaries of resident alien employees from State appro-

priated funds.



Mr. Humphrey stipulated that his recommendation was condi-

tional upon a ruling by the Attorney General that this ac-

tion is not in conflict with NRS 396.7955 (3) or any other

statute.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the recommended modification be made to

the DRI Policy Statement contingent upon an approving opin-

ion from the Attorney General.



16. Formation of the University of Nevada Land Foundation



At Mr. Humphrey's request, Regent Procter Hug, Jr., present-

ed a proposed Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws of

the University of Nevada Land Foundation. Mr. Hug pointed

out that this Foundation would be similar to the NSU Land

Foundation and suggested the following course of action:



(1) The Board of Regents should review the proposed Certif-

icate of Incorporation and By-Laws and make such

revisions as are deemed necessary.



(2) The Board of Regents should authorize the Administra-

tion to request legislation similar to the statute

enacted for Nevada Southern University Land Foundation.



(3) The Certificate of Incorporation should be executed and

filed with the Secretary of State.



(4) The Board of Regents should select the initial Board of

Trustees for the Foundation.



(5) Application should be made to the Internal Revenue

Service for exemption of the Foundation as a tax-free

organization.



(6) In the event the legislation is passed, the Certif-

icate of Incorporation should then be amended, as was

done in the case of the NSU Land Foundation, to reflect

the statutory authorization. The Foundation would then

be in a position to issue tax-free debenture bonds.



Mr. Humphrey recommended the Board approve Mr. Hug's sug-

gested course of action.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



17. Tentative 1968-69 Work Program



Mr. Humphrey submitted to the Board a proposed Tentative

Work Program for 1968-69 with the following transmittal

letter:



I respectfully submit to you the Tentative 1968-69

Work Program for General University Operation. This

proposal calls for the expenditure of $16,410,479

during the fiscal year. This is $1,033,765 or 6.7%

more than the $15,376,714 available for the same

functions during 1967-68.



The appropriations and authorized expenditures for

1968-69 as approved by the Legislature totaled

$16,078,744, or an increase of only 4.6%. The

additional money now recommended for inclusion

in the work program comes from a revision in the

estimate of student fee revenue. Governor Paul

Laxalt has authority to allow the University to use

this increase.



The Fall 1967 head count enrollment for University

level programs is an increase of 13.4% over Fall

1966, and an increase of 17.5% for all programs.

The Fall 1968 head count enrollment is projected to

increase another 10.6% over Fall 1967 for all pro-

grams. The Fall 1967 Full-Time Equivalent enrollment

is an increase of 20.7% over Fall 1966 and is ex-

pected to increase 7.0% next Fall.



This work program is tentative and will be revised

next Spring. It must be tentative at this time

for several reasons. The money for new positions

has, in most cases, been distributed to the College

or Division level but has not been assigned by

Department. Also, the merit increase money for

professional staff has been budgeted in special

reserve accounts and will not be allocated by

Department until salaries are set in the Spring.

For those two reasons, plus the fact that the use

of the increase in student fee revenue is subject

to the Governor's approval, makes it necessary for

a final work program to be delayed until March or

April 1968. It is desirable, however, that this

tentative work program be approved in order that

recruiting might begin for new positions and other

necessary planning might proceed.



The first 4 functional groupings have listings titled

"New Money Allocations for 1968-69". This "new money"

is not the same as the increase of money available in

1968-69 over the relatively non-discretionary items

provided. Included in this group are merit increases

for classified and technical employees, satisfactory

step increases for professional staff and certain

other required adjustments such as increase in fringe

benefit accounts.



This tentative work program provides for 27.50 new

positions in the U. N. Educational Programs area

(21.5 Professional and 6 Graduate Assistants). There

will be 19.50 new positions at Nevada Southern Univer-

sity (3 Professional, 4 Technical and 12.50 Classified).

No new positions can be provided in other budget areas.



A one-step increase is provided for satisfactory

service for all Professional staff (subject, of

course, to regular review) and there are also

reserves sufficient to provide a one-step increase

for merit, or adjustment of inequities, for 70% of

the faculty. In addition, I recommend that each

College or Division be allowed to use for merit

distribution any monies saved by the withholding of

the satisfactory step increase within that College

or Division. The combination of these two alloca-

tions should provide about 50% more merit increase

money than has usually been made available in one

year.



It should also be noted that certain accounts are

shown in the Educational Programs area which logical-

ly belong in General Administration. I recommend

that we seek permission from the 1968 Special Session

of the Legislature (by special act) to transfer these

monies between appropriations.



Budgetary provision has been made for some things

which justify more detailed discussion later. For

example, the changing from 10 month to 12 month con-

tracts for Division Directors at Nevada Southern

University and the designation of a Vice Chancellor

at NSU both should be discussed further, but at this

time it is appropriate that budgetary provision be

allowed in order not to preempt the decision.



I recommend that in adopting this tentative work

program the Board of Regents direct that all salary

savings accruing after the authorized positions

have been filled, or September 30, 1968, whichever

is sooner, shall revert to the appropriate contingency

reserve. Only in this way will we have sufficient

contingency reserve monies to protect us from too

optimistic revenue estimates and other problems re-

quiring contingency reserve allocation.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried with-

out dissent that the proposed Tentative Work Program for

1968-69 be approved.



18. Request to Governor for 1968 Special Session Appropriation



Mr. Humphrey submitted to the Board information concerning

his recommendation for a request for a supplemental appro-

priation for 1968-69 (detail filed in permanent minutes) and

recommended that:



(a) the Board of Regents request Governor Laxalt to include

in his call for a special session a supplemental

appropriation for General University Operation, and



(b) a request be made to the Governor for the supplemental

appropriation of $705,000.



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

RENO LAS VEGAS



NEIL D. HUMPHREY

ACTING PRESIDENT

RENO, NEVADA



November 27, 1967

MEMORANDUM



To: Members of the Board of Regents



From: Neil D. Humphrey



Subject: Request for Supplemental Appropriation for 1968-69



Requests have been received by the Acting President for

supplemental appropriations for 1968-69 in the following

functional areas and amounts.



Educational Programs Located at the University of Nevada



Programs under the direction of the Chancellor 579,200

Data Processing Center, under direction of Vice

President and Director of Desert Research Institute 183,000

$ 762,200



Educational Programs Located at Nevada Southern University



Programs under direction of the Chancellor 419,670



Statewide Programs (Research and Extension)



Desert Research Institute 96,000

General Administration 26,075

Nevada Technical Institute (Stead Campus) 30,000

Nevada Southern University General and Technical

Institute 137,461



Special Supplement to Nevada Southern University

Student Union operations 30,000



Total $1,501,406



Acting President's Recommendations



The requests have been reviewed with the Chancellors and

Associate Director of Desert Research Institute, Mr. Joseph

Warburton. Not only have the needs been reviewed, but the

strategy implications involving the Governor, Legislature

and the general public have also been discussed. I am not

prepared to recommend so large a supplemental appropriation.

I believe that the following recommendations are more nearly

feasible and will result in a greater net gain for the

University than would presentation of the larger request.



Rationale for Instructional Positions



In the 1967-69 Executive Budget for the State of Nevada, the

Governor's recommendation for the University of Nevada was

based upon a student-faculty ratio of 15.5 to 1. If this

ratio had been adjusted accordingly to the level of the stu-

dent, that is, lower division, upper division or graduate,

the ratio would have been 34 students to 1 faculty member.

The adjustment is based upon the University's cost of

instruction studies which have revealed the relative costs,

hence the adjustment, is the size of classes, i. e., more

students are taught in each class at the lower division

level than upper division and the class size shrinks even

further at the graduate level.



In order to maintain this adjusted student-faculty ratio at

34 to 1 on both Campuses for Fall 1968, it would be neces-

sary to employ 16.5 additional faculty members at the Uni-

versity of Nevada and 22.5 additional at Nevada Southern

University. This is in addition to the new positions in-

cluded in the Tentative 1968-69 Work Program. Using an

average of $10,000 per position for basic salary, fringe

benefits and necessary minimum office furniture and equip-

ment this would require $165,000 at the University of Nevada

and $225,000 at Nevada Southern University.



There should also be at least one support position (i. e.,

clerical, laboratory assistant, graduate assistant, etc.)

for every five professional positions. I am, therefore,

recommending three support positions for the University

of Nevada and four for Nevada Southern University. This

would require an average of $6,000 per position per salary,

fringe benefits and necessary office furniture and equip-

ment, or $18,000 for the University of Nevada and $24,000

for Nevada Southern University.



In addition, there are certain other positions of adminis-

trative or support function which justify immediate con-

sideration.



Chancellor Miller has filed an urgent appeal for addition-

al professional staff member in his office ($20,000) and for

additional operating and equipment money ($9,000) for the

Audio-Visual Communications Department. Chancellor Moyer's

non-instructional priority need appears to be additional

professional and clerical personnel in the Office of Student

Affairs. I recommend $29,000 to provide two professional

and two clerical positions including fringe benefits.



Data Processing Center



The need here is urgent and affects the entire University

System. The existing "second generation" computer is being

replaced with a "third generation" Sigma 7 computer during

Spring 1968. This equipment will be adequate to handle all

of the University's instructional, reasearch and administra-

tive needs, but the equipment will be of limited use without

a sufficient number of well-trained personnel. I recommend

that a supplemental appropriation of $93,000 be requested to

secure the operational personnel necessary, (this is 9

positions at approximately the salary levels requested, but

including fringe benefit costs which were not requested).

The additional computer rental is not recommended as it

would be provided from other sources if there were not a

special session.



Statewide Programs



The Fleischmann Foundation has provided generous assistance

in establishing the Desert Research Institute. Not only

have certain basic administrative costs been provided but

there has been support of research personnel and support

positions. If the Desert Research Institute is to con-

tinue after the Foundation Grant expires, it will be neces-

sary for the University to fund the basic program. The

Board has previously agreed that this would be done and

that about $96,000 per year of expenses would be assumed

until the basic program is provided. This has not been

implemented to date because of inadequacy of the State

appropriation to the Statewide Programs function.



I recommend that an appropriation of $96,000 be requested

for salaries, fringe benefits, operating expenses and equip-

ment for our senior scientists and one clerical position for

the Desert Research Institute in order that the schedule

previously approved by the Board might be followed.



General Administration



Two professional positions are requested: a Deputy Control-

ler and an Internal Auditor. Both are badly needed (as

attested to by the independent auditors) if the financial

records of the University are to be accurately maintained.

The University's present level of expenditure exceeds $18

million annually and the accounting staff additions have not

kept up with the sizable increase in the volume of trans-

actions.



In order to improve our position to provide adequate stew-

ardship of University funds, I recommend that these two

positions and the necessary fringe benefits and equipment

totaling $26,000 be requested.



Nevada Technical Institute (Stead Campus) and NSU General

and Technical Institute



There are currently 234 FTE students in these programs and

363 FTE anticipated next Fall. Despite the extraordinary

costs of starting a new program, I do not believe that this

level of enrollment justifies an increase in funds at this

time and I do not recommend that a request be made.



Special Supplement to Nevada Southern University Student

Union



Since 1959, the University has followed the practice of

keeping the auxiliary enterprise operations, including the

Student Union, basically self-supporting. The only support

granted has been certain indirect costs (e. g., central

accounting, purchasing and personnel services) and the sal-

ary of the Director. I recommend this practice continue

and that a special appropriation not be requested for this

purpose.



Recognizing financial problems the NSU Student Union will

face its first year, I do recommend that if at all possible

the Director's salary plus a rent payment for administrative

space in the Union be paid from the Nevada Southern Univer-

sity Instructional Programs area budget by the use of

Contingency Reserves.



Summary of Recommendations



I recommend that the Board of Regents request a supplemental

appropriation of $705,000 for 1968-69 for general University

operation. This appropriation to be divided as follows:



Educational Programs Located at the University of Nevada



Programs under direction of the Chancellor 212,000

Data Processing Center 93,000

$305,000



Educational Programs Located at Nevada Southern University



Programs under direction of the Chancellor 278,000

Statewide Programs 96,000

General Administration 26,000

Total Requested $705,000



By adding these proposed supplemental appropriations to the

tentative 1968-69 Work Program, the total "new money" avail-

able for discretionary items will be $740,758 at the Univer-

sity of Nevada and $537,917 at Nevada Southern University.

The new professional positions in the instruction program

will be 32.0 at University of Nevada and 26.5 at Nevada

Southern University.



Neil D. Humphrey



NDH/ah



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Grant, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



19. Independent Auditor's Report for Fiscal Year 1966-67



Mr. Humphrey referred to the report of Kafoury, Armstrong,

Bernard and Bergstrom for the fiscal year ended June 30,

1967, which had been transmitted to the Board with the

agenda, together with a copy of the University's Financial

Report for the same period. Discussion of these two re-

ports will be scheduled for January.



20. President's Report to the Board



A. Negotiations with the State Highway Department concern-

ing Valley Road Farm - Mr. Humphrey reported on above

matter as follows:



"In November, I received a reply to my letter of July to

the Highway Department in which I had, with the Board's

approval, made a counter offer to sell 12.95 acres of

the Valley Road Farm for freeway purposes. The Highway

Department's reply rejected our counter offer; however,

the Department secured from the U. S. Bureau of Public

Roads an angreement to consider a 'value-to-the-owner'

concept rather than market value since this is highly

specialized agricultural research property.



"The Bureau's agreement to this approach is contingent

upon the Attorney General furnishing a legal opinion to

the effect that such 'value-to-the-owner' concept is

admissible under Nevada law. Subject to the issuance of

the opinion, the Department will employ appraisers. The

Department has noted that 'considerable time may be

needed to complete and review these new appraisals', but

it seems clear that this is the appropriate course of

action and we should wait for the Department to complete

its new appraisals and advise us."



B. President's House at 7675 Lakeside Drive - Mr. Humphrey

reported as follows:



"I recommend to you that we be authorized to offer this

property for sale and that it be an open listing with

courtesy to all real estate brokers. I further recom-

mend the sale proceeds be held until a suitable project

or projects can be developed which will honor Mr. Hill-

Smith, in whose memory the house was given. The project

will be referred to the Board of Regents after being

reviewed by the President's Advisory Cabinet."



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be

approved.



C. Offer of Gift of Land in Lander County - Mr. Humphrey

informed the Board of an offer of a gift of 40 acres of

land in Lander County. This offer, made by Mr. Telford

Work, is unconditional and Mr. Humphrey recommended that

the Board of Regents authorize acceptance of the gift

subject to verification by Dean Bohmont of the value of

the land to the University of Nevada. The land under

discussion was established as that 40 acres on which

the Experiment Station is presently located.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the Board authorize the acceptance

of the gift of land referred to above with the stipula-

tion as suggested by Mr. Humphrey.



D. Offer of Gift of 100 Shares of Ozite Stock - Mr.

Humphrey informed the Board of an offer from Mr. Willard

Larson of a gift through the Alumni Association to the

University of 100 shares of Ozite Company stock. Mr.

Humphrey recommended that the Board of Regents authorize

the acceptance and sale of the stock to fulfill the

conditions set forth by the donor. (Official acceptance

requested at this time so that the donor could make the

gift during this present tax year.)



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the Board authorize the acceptance

and sale of the stock as requested.



E. Radiological Health Laboratory Building (NSU) Lease

Agreement - Mr. Humphrey reported that the lease agree-

ment between the University and Public Health Service

is now ready and recommended the Board authorize the

execution of the lease by the Administration. The

lease provides for the payment to the University of

$21,641.67 per month for a 10-year period and also

provides two 5-year options for rental at the rate of

$50,000 per year.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the Administration be authorized

to sign the lease on behalf of the University.



F. Gift Deed to S Bar S Ranch - Mr. Humphrey reviewed for

the Board its earlier agreement to accept a gift from

Miss Helen Marye Thomas under terms which reserved to

her a lifetime occupancy of the residence and its im-

mediate area. Miss Thomas has now forwarded, through

her attorney, a gift deed to the S Bar S Ranch and an

agreement setting forth the conditions of the gift.

Mr. Humphrey recommended that the Chairman of the Board

be authorized to sign the agreement on behalf of the

Board of Regents.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



G. Nevada Southern University Land Foundation, Nevada

Revenue and First Mortgage Campus Extension Bonds - Mr.

Humphrey presented copies of the Nevada Southern Univer-

sity Campus Extension Agreement dated January 1, 1968,

as prepared by Dawson, Nagel, Sherman & Howard, and

recommended its approval by the Board of Regents. Mr.

Humphrey explained that execution of this agreement by

the University of Nevada would provide for the acquisi-

tion of real property for the future development and

expansion of NSU, and provide for the sale of 1968 bonds

of the Foundation in the amount of $2 million. Execu-

tion of the agreement would also obligate the University

to pay the operating expenses of the Foundation, limited

essentially to liability insurance on Foundation proper-

ty and expense of an annual audit.



Mr. Humphrey stated that his recommendation was condi-

tional upon an approving opinion from Attorney General.

He also stated that the proceeds of the sale of the

bonds will be used to pay off mortgaged land held by the

Foundation.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Dr. White, carried

without dissent that the following resolution be adopted

and upon receipt of an approving opinion by the Attorney

General the necessary documents be signed by the Univer-

sity to execute the agreement.



RESOLUTION #67-12



CONCERNING a proposed agreement between the University

of Nevada and the Nevada Southern University Land

Foundation and designated as the Nevada Southern Uni-

versity Campus extension agreement, dated as of the

first day of January 1968; authorizing the execution

of such agreement in the name and on behalf of such

Foundation; further concerning the acquisition of real

property for the future development and expansion of

Nevada Southern Univeristy and the issuance of securi-

ties by such Foundation for such purpose pursuant to

a proposed instrument by and between such Foundation

and the Bank of Nevada and cited by the short title

"1-1-68 Indenture of Mortgage and Deed of Trust";

authorizing the execution of such instrument in the

name and on behalf of such Foundation; also concern-

ing the disposition of such property by the Foundation;

otherwise relating to rights, privileges, powers, immu-

nities, liabilities, disabilities and duties of the

parties to such Campus extension agreement to such in-

denture; also authorizing and approving such agreement,

the acquisition of such property by the Foundation for

such purpose, the sale and issuance thereby of such

securities, and such indenture; ratifying action hereto-

fore taken in connection with the foregoing; providing

other matters properly relating thereto; and repealing

all resolutions in conflict herewith.



H. January Meeting of the Board - Mr. Humphrey requested

the Board approve a two-day meeting for Friday, January

12 and Saturday, January 13 in Reno so that sufficient

time could be devoted to a presentation of the ten-year

academic plans by both Campuses.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the President's recommendation be

approved.



I. Change in Signature Authority - Mr. Humphrey stated that

with the addition of Acting President to his title of

Vice President-Finance, and the appointment of Mr. Pine

as Acting Business Manager, it is necessary to exectute

new signature cards for the various University of Nevada

bank accounts. Mr. Humphrey recommended signature au-

thority be granted for the University's accounts to Neil

D. Humphrey, Acting President, Henry Hattori, Control-

ler and Edward L. Pine, Acting Business Manager and that

Mr. Pine's fidelity bond be increased to $250,000.00.



Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-

ried without dissent that this signature authority be

granted as recommended.



J. Distribution of DRI National Advisory Board Report -

Although the Board had earlier received a verbal prelim-

inary report from the National Advisory Board of Desert

Research Institute, Mr. Humphrey indicated that now the

final report had been made available and requested that

it be distributed to the Board.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the Board accept the report as dis-

tributed and that Vice President Mordy and his staff be

commended on the progress of DRI.



K. Zoning Change, NSU - Chancellor Moyer reported that a

notice of a public hearing held by the Clark County

Planning Commission on November 28, 1967, had been

received concerning a request to reclassify from R-1 to

C-1 certain propery near but not contiguous to the

University. Chancellor Moyer indicated Mr. Westfall

had attended the hearing and requested a continuance;

however, the final action of the Commission was to deny

the request for zoning change.



Mr. Ronzone indicated concern over the matter because

he said the owner is now discussing the denial by the

Commission of his request for zoning change and speaks

as if he holds the University responsible for the nega-

tive action on part of the Commission.



Mr. Humphrey concurred in Chancellor Moyer's recommenda-

tion that the University notify the Planning Commission

and the County Commission that it does not take excep-

tion to a change in zoning of the parcel of land under

discussion from R-1 to C-1 with the special provisions

as noted.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried with

Regent White opposing, that the recommendation be

approved.



The meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M.



Chairman



Secretary

12-09-1967