promulgating it across Kentucky is the next step in the University's
Other questions involved in that evolution might be the shaping of
Lexington Community College's future with the primary task of
preparing undergraduates for upper division studies. Preparing and
retaining the strong students we admit to UK might become LCC's
mission. The time has come to address basic research questions of
utmost importance in Kentucky such as the implications for schools of
education of the state's illiteracy rate or how to accelerate our academic
skills to qualify for higher paying jobs. We have devoted attention to
study natural resources such as coal, tobacco, horses and wood. This
may be our opportunity to coordinate and further our knowledge of
the most important natural resource we have - the human potential
found in our young people's mind.
The conversation began in, the spring by this Board requesting
increased involvement in formulating policies relevant to the
direction of the University bodes well for the important transition
confronting us. I am optimistic that the talent and wisdom sitting at
this table can provide the momentum necessary to move forward.
I look forward to a continuing dialogue with the members of this
Board and between the Council on Postsecondary Education and this
See you at the Governor's Conference on Postsecondary Education
Trusteeship in Louisville, September 21-22.
Governor Breathitt said that each member had a copy of the letter and
everyone looked forward to working with Lois as she takes her seat on the
Council on Postsecondary Education which is a very important role for her to
continue her efforts for higher education. He recommended that the
members of the Board attend the Conference on Postsecondary Education
Trusteeship in Louisville on September 21-22. He then asked President
Wethington for his report.
President Wethington thanked Governor Breathitt and added his
welcome to the new members of the Board. He said he was delighted at the
appointment and election of the new members to the Board. He also
expressed pleasure in the reappointment of Mr. Paul Chellgren to serve a
second term on the Board.