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The most recent version of Robert’s Rules of Order shall be observed in conducting the business
of the Board of Trustees except as these may be modified by regulations adopted by the Board of
B. Petitions to Address the Board of Trustees
The purpose of this section is to provide a standard process for members of the University
community and the general public to address the Board of Trustees on matters relevant to the
University. This process provides for reasonable access to the Board of Trustees, while also
preserving the Board’s orderly business operations.
The procedures established by this regulation do not supersede Governing Regulations or
Administrative Regulations that specifically permit appeal to, or appearances before, the Board
or a Board Committee.
(a) An individual desiring to address the Board of Trustees shall submit a written
petition to the Chair of the Board of Trustees through the Office of the President at least
two (2) full business days prior to a scheduled meeting of the full Board. The petition
shall describe the subject matter and the rationale for addressing the Board, and shall be
submitted on the form (Petition to Address the Board of Trustees) attached as Appendixl
to this regulation.
Petitions are available in the Office of the President, lOl Main Building, Lexington KY
40506-0032, or on-line at http://www.uky.edu/Trustees/petitionhtm and may be
submitted in hardcopy or electronically. ln order to be considered, any petition to
address the Board of Trustees shall be submitted in accordance with this regulation and
shall contain all required infomation. The Office of the President is responsible for
forwarding to the Board Chair all petitions submitted in accordance with this regulation.
(b) The Chair, who may consult with the President, shall determine if the subject
matter of the petition is relevant to a pending or future agenda item, or deemed essential
information necessary for the Board to fulfill its statutory responsibilities. lf the Chair
determines that the subject is relevant or the information is essential, the Chair shall:
(i) approve the petition to address the Board and ask that the petitioner be so
(ii) refer the petition to an appropriate committee of the Board and ask that the
petitioner be informed of the Committee’s meeting time and location.