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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 4 - Advisory Members * Dr. Gordon K. Davies - President, Council on Postsecondary Education * Dr. Joseph L. Ftnk III - Assistant Vice President, Research & Graduate Studies * Dr. James R. Ramsey - State Budget Director Special thanks: * Dr. Charles Wethington, President, University of Kentucky * Mr. Paul Cheligren, Chairman & CEO, Ashland Inc. & UK Trustee * Margaret Thomson - Director, Shareholder & Employee Communications, Ashland Inc. Background * Need to further improve Kentucky economy and move toward a knowledge-based economy * Recognition of UK's key role in building a stronger economy * Desire to capitalize on and expand UK research capacity by increasing external funding and income from intellectual property * Opportunity to benefit from improving state research and innovation climate Committee Charge * Appointed June 2000 to assist UK in: - Developing strategies to obtain more federal research dollars - Fostering collaborative research partnerships - Developing the economy through commercialization of University research I I -