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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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7 - G. President's Report to the Board of Trustees (PR 1) President Wethington called attention to the following items in PR 1: 1. Faculty and staff attracted $125,607,107 in research contracts, grants and gifts from outside the University during the 1996-97 fiscal year, a 15 percent increase over last year's extramural funding total. 2. The University set two fund-raising records last fiscal year: 1) gifts to the University in 1996-97 totaled $41.4 million, 6 percent more than the previous year, and 2) $44,424 donors contributed, 2.4 percent more than the previous year. 3. The grand opening of the UK Children's Hospital will be held Saturday, August 23, with a formal dedication and ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. 4. New officers of the UK National Alumni Association named at the association's summer workshop in Louisville are Marianne Smith of Owensboro, president; Robert F. Pickard of Brentwood, Tennessee, president-elect; and Daniel L. Sparks of Houston, Texas, treasurer. 5. Henderson Community College has completed the most successful fund-raising campaign in the history of Henderson County with a total of $3,768,867 in contributions. 6. The Good Samaritan Foundation, Inc. recently awarded grants for 1997-98. Those grants are primarily health related grants that Good Samaritan is making to the University of Kentucky. 7. The Center for Rural Health has compiled a three-volume set of comprehensive health-related information which has been published by the Good Samaritan Foundation. 8. UK Hospital's Aeromedical Service celebrates its 10th anniversary August 28. Each year, the service transports more than 900 patients to UK Hospital. President Wethington asked the members to read the other items in the report at their leisure.