Dr. Brockman welcomed the following new Board members:
C. B. Akins, Sr., appointed by Govemor Steven L. Beshear to replace Dermontti Dawson,
for a tenn ending June 30, 2017.
William C. Britton, appointed by Govemor Steven L. Beshear to replace Penelope
Brown, for a tenn ending June 30, 2017.
Micah Fielden, student representative to replace Ryan Smith, for a tenn expiring
June 30, 2012.
Irina Voro, faculty representative, to replace Everett McCorvey, for a tenn expiring
June 30, 2014.
Dr. Brockman also welcomed Dr. Eli Capilouto, twelfth president of the University of
Kentucky, to his first Board of Trustees meeting. He said Dr. Capilouto started his presidency
on July 1, a little more than 60 days ago, but was on campus two weeks in June working
tirelessly, meeting with various constituency groups, students, faculty, and others out in the state
as well as doing interviews and numerous other things.
Dr. Capilouto kept this tireless schedule when he hit the ground running on July lst.
During the last two months, Dr. Capilouto has met 73 ofthe 138 state legislators in every region
ofthe state, literally from Pikeville to Paducah. He has met with both United States Senators and
four members of Congress from Kentucky. He has met with Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington and
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville. He has held in-depth discussions with some 600 faculty and
staff to engage in dialogue about our shared vision and agenda for the University. He has met
with faculty and staff leaders for three-hour meetings each with ten of our 16 colleges with the
intent to meet with the other six, as well as the graduate school and the libraries, in the near
By next week, Dr. Capilouto will have conducted more than 25 interviews and news
conferences. His wife, Mary Lynne, has participated in many of these as well, including
interviews with the Associated Press, the Lexington Herald Leader, the Kemel, Business First,
Business Lexington, WKYT TV, and news conferences or interviews in Frankfort, Versailles,
Prestonsburg, Lexington, Louisville, Paducah, Bowling Green, amongst others.
Dr. Capilouto has delivered remarks and speeches to some 50 groups, and the feedback
from these constituency groups has been extraordinarily positive. Dr. Brockman welcomed Dr.
Capilouto aboard and encouraged him to continue the good work.
Dr. Brockman announced that The Investiture of President Capilouto is Tuesday, October
18th at the Singletary Center for the Arts at 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Brockman recognized Ms. Brothers for an introduction ofthe Staff Senate Chair.
Ms. Brothers said it was her pleasure to introduce the new Staff Senate Chair for the
2011-12 year, who is Mike Adams from the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and
Sciences. Mr. Adams is a facility manager and is chair ofthe body that represents staff on the