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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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4 President Roselle concluded his remarks by saying that the 1988-89 budget is very tight; however, it is important that the University continue to make progress by having more support for good scholarship and a high quality of student life. He explained that achieving these goals will require improving personal conditions of employment, building an environment in which faculty and students are more easily able to conduct their studies, and making provisions to attract and retain the best faculty, staff, and students. He then asked Mr. Carter to address the Board on some of the planned initiatives. UIsing a series of charts, Vice President Carter provided detailed information on the impact on the University of Kentucky budget of the appropriation bill before Governor Wallace Wilkinson. In summary, he indicated it would take $21.7 million to deal with the programs proposed by President Roselle. He reminded the members of the list of options presented at the last meeting and stated that two broad categories were beinq considered in order to deal with the deficit budget: exploring additional revenue sources and reviewing reallocation possibilities. He explained that the additional revenue sources involved looking at significant revenue sources to come into the institution to support the plan and reallocation possibilities would he the elimination of positions throughout the institution. He indicated that the final budget document would be presented at the June meeting and that the purpose of the presentation today is to keep the members of the Board apprised of the activities to date. In conclusion, President Roselle emphasized the importance of retaining the best people, attracting the best students to the institution, and providing adequate working conditions for the employees of the institution. He stated that priorities must be shifted in order to afford these initiatives but expressed his intent to protect the academic programs fully. Professor Coleman stated that she was pleased with the initiatives and felt it to be a very forward moving approach to the budget situation. G. Personnel Actions (PR 2) With President Roselle so recommending, on motion made by Professor Driscoll, seconded by Mr. Stricker and carried, the routine personnel actions in PR 2 were approved. (See PR 2 at the end of the Minutes.) H. Amendment to the Governing Regulations (PR 3B) Following a brief explanation of the amendment by Dr. Paul Sears and Professor Coleman, Professor Coleman moved, and Mr. Wilcoxson seconded, that the proposed amendment to the Governing Regulations in PR 31R, which was received by the Board of Trustees at its March 1988 meeting, be approved. The motion carried unanimously. (See PR 3B at the end of the Minutes.)