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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY October 18, 1983 RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees recognizes the excellence of the education, research and patient care provided by the College of Dentistry; and WHEREAS, the College of Dentistry provides dentists who consistently pass the state and regional licensure examinations; and WHEREAS, through rural recruitment and admissions as well as extramural education and placement programs, the College has provided dentists to underserved areas in Kentucky in unprecedented numbers; and WHEREAS, the College of Dentistry has top quality faculty with excellent credentials and a strong national reputation for leadership in dental educa- tion; and WHEREAS, the College is widely recognized by the practicing profession for its high quality continuing education for dentists and dental auxiliaries throughout the state; and WHEREAS, the faculty provides unique and valuable specialized services that are not readily available in the private sector and are not accessible to socioeconomically disadvantaged patients; and WHEREAS, Recommendation #14 of the Professional School Study by NGT of America proposes a merger of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville Colleges of Dentistry; and WHEREAS, the President of the University of Kentucky and the President of the University of Louisville have jointly proposed to the Council on Higher Education an alternative, not considered by MGT, that retains a College of Dentistry at each institution but eliminates unnecessary duplication and provides for closer coordination in dental education programs; and WHEREAS, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville have cooperated on other programs; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of institutional procedures adopted for program review and the formulation of specific propos- als; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky supports and endorses the principles embodied in the joint proposal on dental education submitted to the Council on Higher Education by the presidents of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville;