Minutes of the Special Called Meeting ofthe Board of Trustees ofthe University of
Kentucky, Saturday, April 30, 20ll.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 6:45 a.m. (Hebron, Kentucky
time) on Saturday, April 30, 20ll in the Montreal Conference Room, Marriott Cincinnati Airport
Hotel, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, KY.
A. Meeting Opened
Dr. E. Britt Brockman, chair ofthe Board of Trustees, called the meeting to order at 6:45
a.m. and asked Ms. Pam May, secretary of the Board, to call the roll.
B. Roll Call
The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the call ofthe roll: E. Britt
Brockman (chair), Sheila Brothers, Penelope Brown, Jo Hem Curris, William S. Farish, Jr.,
Carol Martin "Bill” Gatton, Oliver Keith Gannon, Pamela T. May, Everett McCorvey, Billy Joe
Miles, Teny Mobley, Sandy Bugie Patterson, Joe Peek, Erwin Roberts, Charles R. Sachatello,
Frank Shoop, Ryan Smith, James W. Stuckert, and Barbara Young. Absent from the meeting
was Dennontti Dawson. Ms. May announced that a quorum was present.
In addition to the members of the Board of Trustees who served on the Presidential
Search Committee, the following Committee members were also in attendance: Lee Meyer,
Sheldon Steiner, Hollie Swanson, Myra Leigh Tobin, Ben Taylor Cox, and Bart Miller.
The university administration was represented by Jay Blanton, Executive Director for
Public Relations and Marketing.
A member of the Herald-Leader staff was also in attendance.
C. Chair of the Board Comments
Dr. Brockman thanked the members ofthe Presidential Search Committee for their
efforts and amazing feat in accomplishing the very ambitious schedule to select the l2th president
ofthe University of Kentucky. This accomplishment did not happen by accident. The
Committee spent many hours on the process, devoting their service and time to the University.
Dr. Brockman reminded the Board ofthe following confidentiality statement they signed:
"I acknowledge that pursuant to my Oath of office as a Board member ofthe University
of Kentucky and the confidentiality provisions ofthe Goveming Regulations ofthe
University of Kentucky, adopted by the Board of Trustees, my duties and fiduciary
responsibilities to the University of Kentucky require me to uphold federal and state laws
and all regulations including University regulations. I further acknowledge that I shall
maintain the confidentiality of information I receive from the University officials,
especially information provided in closed meetings. I understand that the disclosure of