• The fabulous William T. Young Library celebrated 10 years of service to the public with a celebration on May 13.
• Professor Yanarella has received a follow-up $103,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education to continue and expand his sustainability agenda on campus and within the larger Bluegrass community. That project is a perfect example of education, research, and outreach. They are going to develop a pilot course, and the grant will offer a community workshop. It will also extend environmental education programs at the national level to K-12 schools in the Lexington area.
• The sixth annual President's Awards for Diversity were recently presented to six individuals and one unit on campus. The awards recognize outstanding efforts toward advancing UK's mission to embrace diversity while maintaining academic excellence.
• Dean James Cibulka has been named the next president of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. He will be in Washington, DC.
• Dean of Arts and Sciences Stephen Hoch will be the provost at Washington State University.
Dean Cibulka and Dean Hoch did their jobs well at UK, and they will be missed.
President Todd recognized Jack Morgan, Executive Director of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), who was in the audience. He noted that ODK is the top leadership organization in the university campuses. He expressed appreciation to Mr. Morgan for attending the meeting.
President Todd then asked Nick Phelps to step forward and receive a certificate from ODK. Mr. Phelps was elected for this award from nominations from the circles of ODK throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Four students are being considered for the national award which is named for General Russ Dougherty, a Kentuckian. This award will be given to the student who has made a quantitative difference in the institutions in the lives of others. President Todd congratulated Mr. Phelps on receiving the certificate. Mr. Phelps received a round of applause.
E. 2006-09 Strategic Plan Status Report
Provost Subbaswamy called attention to the 2006-09 Strategic Plan report that had been distributed to the Board and noted that this is the second year of the three-year plan. Through a series of slides, he reviewed the report, elaborating on each chart and pointing out the areas of progress.
2006-2009 Strategic Plan - Five Goals I. Enhance the University's Stature among its Peers. This is a statement about Top 20 aspirations.