Minutes of the Special Called Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky, Thursday, September 8, 2005.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 2:30 p.m. (Lexington time) on Thursday, September 8, 2005, in the Board Room on the 18* Floor of Patterson Office Tower.
A. Meeting Opened
Mr. James Hardymon, Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. and asked the assistant secretary of the Board, Ms. Barbara Jones, to call the roll.
B. Roll Call
The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the call of the roll: Marianne Smith Edge, Ann Haney, James Hardymon (Chair), Billy Joe Miles, Phillip Patton, Steven Reed, Myra Tobin, and Billy Wilcoxson. Absent from the meeting were Mira Ball, Stephen Branscum, Penelope Brown, Dermontti Dawson, Jeff Dembo, Pamela May, Roy Moore, Frank Shoop, JoEtta Wickliffe, Russ Williams, and Barbara Young.
The university administration was represented by President Lee T. Todd, Jr. and General Counsel Barbara W. Jones.
Members of the various news media were also in attendance. A quorum was not present.
C. Closed Session
Mr. Hardymon announced that the Board needed to go into closed session in order to discuss the consideration of a new contract for President Lee Todd.
He said that the reason the session has to be closed is to discuss whether the Board wants to award a new contract to President Todd and what the terms of the contract might include.
He moved that the Board go into closed session pursuant to KRS 61.810(l)(f). This statutory citation is the exception in the open meetings law that permits the Board to go into closed session to discuss the appointment of an individual employee. On motion made by Mr. Reed, seconded by Mr. Williams and carried, the Trustees left the Board Room and went to rooms F and G for a closed session.