MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF

THE SUBCOMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND

CONSULTANTS FOR THE COMMITTEE TO STUDY

THE FUNDING OF HIGHER EDUCATION

A meeting of the Subcommittee to Recommend Consultants for the Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education was held at 9:00 a.m. on November 30, 1999, at the Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street, Room 4100, Carson City, Nevada.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

Senator William J. Raggio, Chairman

Assemblyman Richard Perkins - via telephone conference

Regent Jill Derby

Dr. James Richardson

 

STAFF PRESENT:

 

Brian Burke, Senior Program Analyst

Mark Stevens, Assembly Fiscal Analyst

Dan Miles, Senate Fiscal Analyst

Brenda J. Erdoes, Legislative Counsel

William B. R. Daines, Deputy Legislative Counsel

Joi Davis, Committee Secretary

 

Exhibit List:

 

Exhibit A - Meeting Notice and Agenda

Exhibit B - Attendance Roster

Exhibit C - Binder of Potential Consultants

 

Note: All exhibits are on file at the Fiscal Analysis Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

 

Roll Call Opening Remarks

 

Chairman Raggio brought the meeting to order at approximately 9:00 a.m., and noted that the members of the Subcommittee were present, with Assemblyman Perkins participating via telephone conference from Las Vegas.

 

Consultant Recommendations

 

Chairman Raggio pointed out that at the previous meeting of the full committee the Chairman asked members of the Committee to provide the names of potential consultants to staff. The binder (Exhibit C) contained all those consultants that submitted resumes.

 

Chairman Raggio indicated it was his intention for the subcommittee to select the names of three consultants to recommend to the full committee. He asked the members of the subcommittee to make recommendations of their first, second and third choices for the consultant.

 

Assemblyman Perkins stated that he had reviewed the materials provided and has had an opportunity to consult with others regarding the list of potential consultants. As his first choice, he suggested Paul Brinkman. Chairman Raggio asked if Mr. Perkins had a second and third choice for consultants. Mr. Perkins said he would also submit the name of Dennis Jones, whose reputation has come highly recommended, although not much information regarding Mr. Jones was included in the binder.

 

Regent Derby said she placed Paul Brinkman as her first choice and she originally had Dennis Jones as her second choice because she had heard good things about him. However, since there was not much documentation on him she placed Bill Pickens as her second choice, and placed Dennis Jones as her third choice.

 

Dr. Richardson said he decided on Paul Brinkman as his first choice. In addition, he liked Larry Leslie and Bill Pickens for his other choices. He did some checking on Dennis Jones but apparently his information was not forthcoming so he did not include him as a potential consultant.

 

Chairman Raggio stated his first choice was Paul Brinkman, his second choice was Larry Leslie, and his third choice was Bill Pickens. He commented that although the subcommittee did not consult previously on the matter, they seemed to have chosen many of the same consultants.

 

Chairman Raggio calculated that the order of consultants would be Paul Brinkman as the first choice, Larry Leslie as the second choice, and Bill Pickens as the third choice. He asked if subcommittee was prepared to recommend those consultants to the full committee.

 

ASSEMBLYMAN PERKINS MOVED TO RECOMMEND THREE

CONSULTANTS TO THE FULL COMMITTEE: PAUL BRINKMAN,

LARRY LESLIE AND BILL PICKENS, IN THAT ORDER.

 

DR. RICHARDSON SECONDED THE MOTION.

 

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Chairman Raggio asked the subcommittee to remain in effect in the event additional recommendations regarding the consultants were needed.

 

Public Testimony

 

There was no public testimony.

 

Adjournment

 

Chairman Raggio thanked the Subcommittee for their attendance and for reviewing the binder containing information on the potential consultants. There being nothing further to come before the Committee, the meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.

 

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Joi Davis, Committee Secretary

 

By:

 

 

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Senator William J. Raggio, Chairman

 

Date: _________________________, 2000.