Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of
Kentucky, Monday, June 21, 2004.
The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at
1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2004, in the Board Room on the 18th Floor of Patterson Office
A. Meeting Opened
Mr. Steven S. Reed, Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
B. Roll Call
The following members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees answered
the call of the roll: Marianne Smith Edge, James F. Hardymon, Steven S. Reed (Chair), JoEtta
Wickliffe, and Russ Williams, ex officio member. Dr. Robert P. Meriwether joined the meeting
by teleconference. The university administration was represented by President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
Other members of the Board of Trustees and various new media were also in attendance.
C. Approval of Minutes
Mr. Reed said that the Minutes of the June 24, 2003 Executive Committee meeting had
been distributed and asked for a motion of approval. Ms. Smith Edge moved approval. Her
motion, seconded by Ms. Wickliffe, carried without dissent.
D. Discussion Regarding the Performance Evaluation of President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
Mr. Reed reported that the Governing Regulations require that the Executive Committee
evaluate the President of the University of Kentucky at the end of the academic year and prior to
the beginning of the new fiscal year. He provided background information about the evaluation
Mr. Reed explained that he had asked each member of the Board to provide a written
evaluation of the President's performance pursuant to prescribed questions that had been sent to
them. He said that any Board member could provide additional comments beyond the questions
given to them and noted that the written evaluations are confidential.
Mr. Reed reported that he had reviewed the responses which were very thoughtful and
thorough. Pursuant to the Governing Regulations, he also solicited input from the University
Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association. He said that he also asked President
Todd to prepare a self-assessment that would be taken into consideration, and he provided the
members of the committee a copy of the self-assessment statement.
Mr. Reed reported that he met with President Todd to discuss the evaluation and his self-
assessment statement. He said that he was very pleased with the responses and input that he