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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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-4- I. Exception to the Retirement Resolution (PR 5) Stating that the recommendation relative to exceptions to the Retirement Resolution would authorize the University to honor certain contractual arrange- ments made with individuals prior to the adoption of the Resolution, President Singletary recommended approval. On motion by Mrs. Clark, seconded by Dr. Hull and passed, the recommendation in PR 5 was adopted. This resolution authorizes the President to grant exceptions to the deductions mandated for civil service benefits received by retirees by the Retirement Plan as adopted on April 5, 1977, upon the presentation of documented evidence that contractual commitments were made between the institution and an employee prior to the effective date of the Retirement Plan revision referred to above. (See PR 5 at the end of the Minutes.) J. Honorary Degree Recipients (PR 6) On the recommendation of President Singletary and on motion by Mr. Homer Ramsey, seconded by Mrs. Clark and passed, approval was granted to awarding the honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws to Mr. Robert T. McCowan and Doctor of Letters to Mr. Thomson R. Bryant and Mr. James A. King. (See PR 6 at the end of the Minutes.) K. University Research Professorships (PR 7) President Singletary reminded the Board that the first four one-year University Research Professorships funded by the University of Kentucky Research Foundation were awarded in 1977 and recommended that the following individuals be approved as University Research Professors for 1978-79: Professor Richard C. Birkebak, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Professor Thomas Chapman, Department of Mathematics; Professor Malcolm E. Jewell, Department of Political Science; and Professor Marcus T. McEllistrem, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Following the introduction of the recipients by President Singletary, Mr. Newberry moved approval. His motion was seconded by Mr. Palmer and passed without objection. (See PR 7 at the end of the Minutes.) L. Amendments to Governing Regulations (PR 8) At the December 13, 1977 meeting, the Board received and tabled certain proposed amendments to the Governing Regulations. Noting that the required month had passed, President Singietary recommended that the proposed amendments to the Governing Regulations as presented in PR 8 be removed