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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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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 Coleman. 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 unanimously.