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[8] > Image [8] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1983-07-jun21.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

-8- He pointed out some of the important decisions which will be faced in the next decade, and said he feels that the statutory responsibility which each Board member has to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is awesome. He encouraged the Trustees not to abdicate that responsibility but rather to become activists and to speak out about the problems facing Kentucky's flagship university so that all Kentuckians may comprehend and appreciate the problems facing higher education. In closing, Mr. McBrayer said he cherishes each and every moment he has spent on the Board and the friendships he has made or cultivated during his tenure. He said he stands willing, ready, and able to assist in any way he can to make the University better tomorrow than it is today. Mr. McBrayer was given a round of applause. Mr. Sturgill, on behalf of the Board, thanked Mr. McBrayer for his observations as well as his valuable contributions to the University. Mr. Sturgill agreed that the Board members do have a responsibility to see that the University continues the progress it has made in the last several years. President Singletary expressed thanks to Mr. McBrayer for his service on the Board and said he was particularly appreciative of what he said about the role of a Trustee. He also said he was counting on Mr. McBrayer's continuing to be a good friend of the University and to him personally. Z. Announcement of Vice President Donald B. ClanD's Resignation President Singletary said that he was accepting, with a deep sense of loss, the resignation of Vice President Donald B. Clapp from the University of Kentucky's administrative staff. He will terminate his full-time association on August 31, 1983. President Singletary said that "Dr. Clapp's unusual and demonstrated competence, his knowledge of and affection for this institution, and his unwavering loyalty over the years are a combination of characteristics that will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace." He stressed the University's great loss and pointed out that Vice President Clapp possesses a combination of detailed knowledge blended with an overview of the University and its proper mission and direction. He added that Vice President Clapp had been not only a close personal friend but also an intensely loyal associate. In closing he asked the Board to join him in thanking Vice President Clapp. His comments were followed by a round of applause. Mr. Sturgill, on behalf of the Board, said he could only echo what President Singletary had said, and he thanked Vice President Clapp for being a servant of the University. He expressed appreciation for his tour of duty and his many contributions to the University and extended best wishes for the future.