Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of
Kentucky, Tuesday, April 1, 1980
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees met in regular statutory
session on Tuesday, April 1, 1980 at 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) in the
Board Room on the 18th floor of the Patterson Office Tower on the Lexington
campus with the following members answering the call of the roll: Mr. William
B. Sturgill, Chairman, Professor Michael Adelstein, Mr. William R. Black,
Governor Albert Benjamin Chandler, Mrs. Betty Pace Clark, Mr. Albert G. Clay,
Mr. Tracy Farmer, Mr. George W. Griffin, Mrs. Sally Hermansdorfer, Dr. David A.
Hull, Mr. Thomas B. Kessinger, Mr. W. Terry McBrayer, Mr. Frank Ramsey, Mr. Homer
W. Ramsey, Mr. Mark Metcalf, Professor Constance Wilson, and Dr. John R. Woodyard.
Mr. L. D. Gorman was absent as was Mr. W. B. Terry. The University administration
was represented by President Otis A. Singletary; Vice Presidents Jack C. Blanton,
Peter P. Bosomworth, Donald B. Clamp, Lewis W. Cochran, Raymond R. Hornback,
John T. Smith, M. Stanley Wall and Robert G. Zumwinkle; Dr. Wimberly C. Royster,
Dean of the Graduate School and Coordinator of Research; and Mr. John C. Darsie,
A. Meeting Opened
Mr. Sturgill, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 2:25 p.m. and the
invocation was pronounced by Mr. Black. Following the call of the roll, to which
17 answered with only 2 being absent, the Chairman announced that a quorum was
present for the conduct of business, and called the meeting to order at 2:26 p.m.
B. Minutes Approved
The Minutes of the March 3, 1980 meeting of the Executive Committee of the
Board of Trustees were approved without objection.
C. Letter and Resolution on Judge James A. Sutherland
The Secretary read a letter from Mrs. James A. Sutherland of Bloomfield,
Kentucky thanking the Board of Trustees for their expressions of sympathy upon
the death of Mr. Sutherland. The Chairman asked that the letter from Mrs.
Sutherland and a Resolution adopted by the Nelson County Fiscal Court expressing
the sympathy and gratitude of the Court and County for the services of James A.
Sutherland be received and filed as a part of the Minutes of the Board of Trustees.
D. President's Report to the Trustees (PR 1)
President Singletary reviewed some of the items in his monthly report to
the Trustees, calling particular attention to (1) the 11 alumni to be inducted
into the University Alumni Association's Hall of Distinguished Alumni on April
11, (2) Avinash Sathaye being named a Sloan Fellow, the seventh faculty member
in the Department of Mathematics to receive this prestigious honor in seven years,
and (3) the University debate team again having been invited to take part in the
National Debate Tournament. President Singletary then called on Vice President
Zumwinkle who announced that the University's top novice debate team, consisting
of two outstanding freshman debaters, won the Novice Championship on the campus
of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois this past weekend. President
Singletary remarked that the University debate program continues to flourish and
do extremely well. Attention was also called to the new method of cancer detection
which was developed by Dr. David Goldenberg and his colleagues at the University