Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky,
Tuesday, October 21, 1997.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 1:00 p.m. (Lexington
time) on Tuesday, October 21, 1997 in the Board Room on the 18th floor of Patterson
A. Meeting Opened
Governor Edward T. Breathitt, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 1:00
p.m., and the invocation was pronounced by Melanie Cruz.
B. Roll Call
The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the call of the roll:
Mrs. Kay Shropshire Bell, Governor Edward T. Breathitt (Chairperson), Mr. Paul W.
Chellgren, Ms. Melanie Cruz, Mr. Merwin Grayson, Mr. James F. Hardymon, Professor
Loys L. Mather, Dr. Robert P. Meriwether, Mr. Billy Joe Miles, Dr. Elissa Plattner, Mr.
Steven S. Reed, Professor Daniel R. Reedy, Mr. C. Frank Shoop, Dr. W. Grady Stumbo,
Mr. Martin Welenken, and Ms. JoEtta Y. Wickliffe. Absent from the meeting were Mr.
Ted Bates, Mr. John "Jack" Guthrie, and Mr. Billy B. Wilcoxson. The University
administration was represented by President Charles T. Wethington, Jr.; Chancellors Ben
W. Carr, James W. Holsinger, and Elisabeth Zinser; Vice Presidents Joseph T. Burch,
Fitzgerald Bramwell, Edward A. Carter, and Eugene Williams; Dr. Juanita Fleming,
Special Assistant for Academic Affairs; Mr. C. M. Newton, Director of Athletics, and
Mr. Richard E. Plymale, General Counsel.
Members of the various news media were also in attendance. A quorum being
present, the Chairperson declared the meeting officially open for the conduct of business
at 1:03 p.m.
C. Approval of Minutes
Governor Breathitt said that the Minutes of the Board meeting on September 16,
1997 had been distributed and asked for any additions or corrections. Mr. Shoop moved
that the Minutes be approved as distributed. Mrs. Bell seconded the motion, and it