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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

8 - J. Professorship Name Change (FCR 2) Mr. Chellgren said that FCR 2 is a relatively routine matter that the Committee deals with on a recurring basis. The Pharmaceutical Technology Leadership/Professorship/ Chair Endowed Fund is being changed to the Patrick P. DeLuca Pharmaceutical Technology Professorship in the College of Pharmacy. Dr. DeLuca is a principal contributor to the endowment and a member of the College of Pharmacy faculty. He is a UK Sullivan Award recipient. These gifts are generally being matched by the state's Research Challenge Trust Fund, and efforts are underway to move toward ultimately creating a $1,000,000.00 endowed chair in the name of Dr. DeLuca. He moved the adoption of FCR 2. Ms. Sparks seconded the motion, and it carried without dissent. (See FCR 2 at the end of the Minutes.) K. Wanda B. Coleman Estate Distribution (FCR 3) Mr. Chellgren said that FCR 3 was a bit of a windfall to the University as the Development Office described when they described this gift to the Finance Committee. It is a distribution of $615,000 in cash and a gift of one-half interest in 216 acres of land in Nelson County, Kentucky, near Bardstown. Mrs. Coleman died about a year ago. She earned two bachelor's degrees from the University in the 1930's. She lived in Danville. The farmland is being sold, and the University has one-half interest in this cash gift and the ultimate residual interest in the proceeds from the land. These are undesignated funds and will go into the university's endowment. He moved the adoption of FCR 3. Ms. Wickliffe seconded the motion, and it carried without dissent. (See FCR 3 at the end of the Minutes.) L. Expenditure Authority for Housing and Dining Maintenance Reserve (FCR 4) Mr. Chellgren said that FCR 4 is another step the University is undertaking to improve additional safety features in the windows in the Kirwan /Blanding Hall residential complex. This proposed expenditure of almost $375,000 would permit the installation of safety bars on all the windows. There are 1,562 windows in this residential complex. The Board and other observers are very sensitive to and aware of the incident that occurred recently when students fell to their death through windows in that complex. Given the profile of this item and with the concurrence of Mr. Reed, he asked Ben Crutcher, Director of Housing and Dining, to comment on the recommendation. Mr. Crutcher provided background information and displayed a picture of a window where the safety bars are to be installed in the residential complex. He made the following comments. On May 2, 2002 two students fell through a third story window in Kirwan Tower to their deaths. Following the accident, President Todd met with the staff and informed them that his objective was to improve the safety of the residence halls for the students. He asked that the incident be reviewed and studied thoroughly and that a recommendation for improving the safety in the Kirwan/Blanding residence halls be presented to him.