ofthe dinner that evening at Maxwell Place. On a motion made by Ms. Brothers and seconded
by many, the retreat adjourned at 5: 13 p.m.
Sunday October 2 2011
The Board of Trustees ofthe University of Kentucky began its retreat at 9:00 a.m. on
Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Boone Center, 510 Rose Street, Lexington, Kentucky. The
morning began with a two-hour tour of selected buildings on campus led by Mr. Wiseman.
J. Members Present
The following members ofthe Board of Trustees were present: C. B. Akins, Sr., William
C. Britton, E. Britt Brockman (chair), Sheila Brothers, Jo Hem Curris, Micah Fielden, Oliver
Keith Gannon, Carol Martin "Bill” Gatton, Pamela T. May, Billy Joe Miles, Terry Mobley,
Sandy Bugie Patterson, Joe Peek, Erwin Roberts, Charles R. Sachatello, C. Frank Shoop, James
W. Stuckert, Irina Voro, and Barbara Young. Dr. Akins was absent at the beginning of the day,
however, he arrived later. William S. Farish, Jr. was absent.
The university administration was represented by President Eli Capilouto, Provost
Kumble Subbaswamy, Vice President for Health Affairs Michael Karpf; Vice President for
Facilities Management Bob Wiseman, and Chief of Staff Bill Swinford.
The university faculty was represented by Chair of the University Senate Council Hollie
Members ofthe news media were also in attendance.
K. Chair Britt Brockman’s Opening Remarks
Upon retuming from the tour, Dr. Brockman called the retreat to order at 11:30 a.m. and
asked President Capilouto to begin day two of the retreat.
L. President Eli Capilouto — Review and Discussion of Day 1
President Capilouto thanked the Board for a productive day on Saturday. He said that he
listened intensely, and he would like to rephrase the question posed during the Saturday retreat:
"Are we a land-grant or flagship university?” He stated that the University of Kentucky is a
land-grant and flagship university, and the University is not about to abandon the land-grant
tradition. He asked the Board to reject the tyranny of "or” and embrace the genius of "and.”
President Capilouto gave the history of land-grant universities, talking about the Morrill
Land-Grant Act of 1862, the Hatch Act of 1887, and the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. He then
provided some infonnation about the historical roots ofthe tenn flagship, noting that in the
1960s the tenn came into a more prominent use. He emphasized that the University of Kentucky
is both land-grant and flagship, and it is time to redefine in the 21st Century in a powerful way to
deliver unique value to the Commonwealth. The University of Kentucky is unique in three