Mr. Hardymon asked for a motion to approve the consent items. Ms. Ball made
the motion, which was seconded by Ms. Edge. The motion was approved without
dissent. (See AACR 1 at the end of these Minutes.)
Mr. Hardymon asked President Todd for an update on the condition of Mary
E. President's Comments on Ms. Colliver
President Todd informed the board that Mary Margaret Colliver, long-time Public
Relations director for the Hospital and later for the campus as a whole, sustained serious
injuries in a traffic/pedestrian accident on Limestone Street after leaving her office at 7
p.m. on March 22, 2005. To the relief of everyone, Ms. Colliver is doing well and
recovering in the Medical Center. President Todd said that prayers and thoughts continue
to be with her, and he looks forward to when she rejoins the board at one of the seats in
the board room.
Ms. Young commented that there have been two bad pedestrian accidents on
Limestone recently, and she wants to be sure that the university looks hard at traffic
patterns, pedestrian patterns, and jaywalking to see what can be done to prevent future
President Todd said that the issue of safety on Limestone and other university
streets has been referred to the campus safety committee. He pointed out that at one time,
the university discussed trying to plant hedges along Limestone to force people to cross
only at crosswalks. He shares the fear of accidentally hitting a pedestrian when he drives
on campus and is very concerned. He has asked for recommendations from the safety
committee. He said that Ms. Young's point was well taken.
F. Proposed 2005-2006 Tuition and Mandatory Registration Fee Schedules
Mr. Hardymon said that the reason for the special meeting today came out of the
finance committee, chaired by Ms. Tobin that morning. He asked Ms. Tobin to lead the
Ms. Tobin pointed out that she was sitting in for Ms. Wickliffe and that the tuition
increase is such an important topic that the finance committee referred it to the total
board for discussion and presentation. She asked Dr. Todd to make his presentation.
President Todd started a PowerPoint presentation, which began by reviewing data
from 2000 to the present. (See the PowerPoint presentation at the end of the Minutes.)
The university has been making progress though some difficult times. In comparison
with our benchmarks, UK is in 1 5th position with respect to the level of tuition and fees.
President Todd mentioned that he would like to see the board talk about benchmarking
because it is under reconsideration now by the Council on Postsecondary Education