tremendous job in recognizing the excellent teachers. The award is the oldest continuous award that recognizes teaching at UK.
Members of the Sustainability Advisory Committee were announced recently, and Dr. Yanarella is a member of the committee. The vice president for finance and administration and the president will work closely with the committee and UK Greenthumb regarding their thoughts for the committee.
UK employees gave generously to United Way and experienced a record year. The UK Campaign raised $501,474, a 56 percent increase in dollars given in 2006. Campaign Chair Kim Wilson and Treasurer Marc Mathews received awards from United Way for the university's success in being the third largest fundraiser for United Way of The Bluegrass.
E. Proposed Amendment to Governing Regulations: Tobacco Policy (PR 3)
President Todd said that this is the second reading of the proposed amendment to the Governing Regulations regarding the university's tobacco policy for the Medical Center. A number of hospitals in central Kentucky have formed a tobacco-free coalition, and UK certainly wants to be a part of that. PR 3 expands the president's authority to promulgate an AR that will define and regulate the tobacco-free areas of the campus. He asked the Board to approve PR 3 for the second reading.
On motion made by Dr. Sachatello and seconded by Ms. Patterson, PR 3 was approved without dissent. (See PR 3 at the end of the Minutes.)
F. Proposed Amendment to Governing Regulation: The Staff Senate (PR 4)
President Todd said that this is a second reading for the proposed amendment to the Governing Regulation dealing with the Staff Senate. It waives the requirement of one year of continuous employment for senator elections. It also eliminates the Staff Senate Development Task Force, which was an advisory group that no longer exists. He asked for passage of PR 4.
Ms. Ball reiterated that this is the second reading for the amendment to the Governing Regulation involving the Staff Senate. Mr. Williams moved approval. Ms. Tobin seconded his motion, and it carried without dissent. (See PR 4 at the end of the Minutes.)
G. Establishment of Engineering Alumni Association Professorship (PR 5)
President Todd said that PR 5 establishes the second Engineering Alumni Association Professorship in the College of Engineering. This professorship will be funded by the dean of the College of Engineering using discretionary funds that are available on a yearly basis within the college. Typically, the named professorships are endowed, but this gives the dean some flexibility to do some things with the engineering college that have proven satisfactory. The selection of the recipient will be governed by the rules of the College of Engineering. He asked the Board to approve PR 5. Mr. Hardymon moved approval. Mr. Branscum seconded the motion, and it carried without dissent. (See PR 5 at the end of the Minutes.)