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4 > Image 4 of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2010-12-07

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

-4- J .D., MBA, president emeritus of Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Phannacy and fonner associate dean at the UK College of Medicine. College of Nursing Celebrates 50th Year During UKs Homecoming Weekend, the UK College of Nursing is celebrating its 50th anniversary by honoring outstanding alumni for their countless accomplishments and contributions within the Commonwealth and across the nation. Since the establishment of the college in 1960, the mission ofthe UK College of Nursing has been to create innovative educational programs and become one ofthe top nursing programs in the nation. The solid foundation that was laid in the early years grew under the leadership provided by Deans Marcia Dake, Marion McKenna, Carolyn Williams, and Jane Kirschling. The president commented that although our medical schools are significantly younger than others in the nation, they have been remarkably successful. Record Number of Students Attend Preview Nights President Todd called attention to the numbers achieved by Registrar Don Witt and his staff A record number of prospective students have experienced Preview Nights, which wrapped up in mid-October. During 2010, UK staff met with 3,971 students during Preview Nights in 12 Kentucky cities, as well as in five key out-of-state markets. These numbers are up more than 1,200 students over the previous record. UK broke attendance records in every city visited, including 582 in Lexington and 571 in Louisville. In December, Kentucky Govemors Scholars Program and Govemors School for the Arts participants will visit campus for a special day of recruitment activities. Work Begins on $129 Million Eastem State Hospital at Coldstream The president called attention to the fact that construction on the new Eastem State Hospital is expected to be completed by fall 2012. The new hospital will provide inpatient psychiatric treatment, specialized services for acquired brain injuries and psychiatric disabilities requiring nursing-facility care, and forensic mental health services. The project involves a unique agreement among UK, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), the state, and the city of Lexington that allows the organizations to trade property. After the new hospital is completed, BCTC will renovate and move into the fonner Eastem State location, leaving at least two ofthe BCTC buildings on Cooper Drive available for occupancy by UK. All involved are expected to benefit by this unique arrangement and cooperation among units. Bluegrass Business Development Partnership Wins Innovation Award Another aspect ofthe teamwork between campus and other local players has been recognized by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. UK, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Govemment, and Commerce Lexington have received a 2010 innovation award for commercialization, the second that the consortium has received. The UK Office for Commercialization and Economic Development, including the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, the Lexington Innovation and Commercialization Center, and the Bluegrass Small Business Development Center, work under the umbrella ofthe Bluegrass Business Development Partnership as a one-stop, super provider offering a full range of business development services.