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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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 future. 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 .2.