Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the
University of Kentucky, Tuesday, April 3, 1990.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 1:00
p.m. Lexington time on Tuesday, April 3, 1990 in the Board Room on the
18th floor of the Patterson Office Tower on the Lexington Campus.
A. Meeting Opened and Rol Ca1led
Mr. Foster Ockerman, Chairman, called the meeting to order at
1 p.m., and the invocation was pronounced by Professor Mary Sue
The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the
call of the roll: Mr. Foster Ockerman, (Chairman), Mr. Ted B. Bates,
Professor Raymond F. Betts, Governor Albert B. Chandler, Professor
Mary Sue Coleman, Mr. Tracy Farmer, Mrs. Edythe Jones Hayes, Mr. Sean
Lohman, Dr. Robert P. Meriwether, Professor Judith Rhoads, Mr. James
L. Rose, Judge Robert F. Stephens, Mr. Jerome A. Stricker, Mr. William
B. Sturgill, and Judge Julia K. Tackett. Absent from the meeting were
Mr. William E. Burnett, Jr., Senator Walter D. Huddleston, Mr. Billy
B. Wilcoxson, and Judge Henry R. Wilhoit, Jr. The University
administration was represented by Interim President Charles T.
Wethington, Jr.; Chancellors Peter P. Bosomworth and Robert E.
Hemenway; Acting Chancellor Ben W. Carr, Jr.; Vice Presidents Edward
A. Carter, Wimberly C. Royster and Eugene R. Williams; and Mr. John C.
Darsie, General Counsel.
Members of the news media were also in attendance. Mrs. Hayes
reported a quorum present, and Mr. Ockerman declared the meeting
officially open for the conduct of business at 1:02 p.m.
B. Governor Wallace Wilkinson and General Assembly Recognized
Mr. Sturgill gave praise to Governor Wallace Wilkinson and the
General Assembly for enacting the education reform package and its
funding mechanism. In his opinion, it has laid the groundwork that
will be beneficial in educating the young people of the state for the
high technology of the Twenty-first Century. While the education
reform package is designed primarily for elementary and secondary
education, higher education fared well, and more importantly the
University of Kentucky fared well. He stated that the Board needs to
display its appreciation for the statesmanship and leadership that
Governor Wilkinson and the General Assembly displayed in forging the
document implementing the financing for Governor Wilkinson's
educational reform package. He made a motion that a resolution
commending Governor Wilkinson and the General Assembl.y be prepared and
sent to them at an early date to show the University's appreciation of
their efforts. The motion, seconded by Mrs. Hayes, carried