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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

35 I have consulted with the professors in the College of Educa- tion who supervised Dr. Mills, graduate studies and with Professor James W. Martin of the College of Commerce who also assisted in directing his thesis. I have talked also to Mr. Mendell Butler, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and to others who are familiar with his work. Uniformly the reaction has been that Dr. Mills is equipped, in terms of natural ability, education, and experience to do an effective job as University Registrar, and it is with a high degree of confidence that I am recommending his appointment. Sincerely, (Signed) Leo M. Chamberlain Vice President. President Donovan concurred in the recommendation, and upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, Dr. Robert Lee Mills was appointed Regis- trar of the University of Kentucky, effective April 1, 1954. Y. Dean Elvis J. Stahr, Jr., Appointed Provost. President Donovan read a prepared statement: Appointment of a Provost About fifty years ago Mr. Andrew Carnegie and Mr. John D. Rockefeller set aside a large portion of their fortunes for the promotion of education, of health and of the general welfare of people. The Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the General Education Board were created for the purpose of giving away intelligently large sums of money for the education of our people. Other men of great wealth began to follow the lead of Mr. Carnegie and Mr. Rockefeller and we soon had the Russell Sage Foundation, the Alfred E. Sloan Foundation and many others. In recent years the number of foundations has multiplied very rapidly until we have now between 1, 000 and 1, 200 such organizations in the United States, each of them at- tempting to spend its money for the promotion of the education, health, welfare and culture of our people. The Ford Foundation, the largest that has ever been created, is one that has recently come into existence, Practically all of these foundations, large or small, spend much of their money through colleges and uni- versities. During the years I have been President of the University of Kentucky, I would estimate that this institution has received approximately- half a million dollars from foundations for the promotion of desirable educational programs. However, I am