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[7] > Image [7] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1997-06-aug19.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

- 6- promulgating it across Kentucky is the next step in the University's evolution. 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 University. See you at the Governor's Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship in Louisville, September 21-22. Respectfully Submitted, Lois Weinberg 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.