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[7] > Image [7] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1971-09-sep21.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE TRUSTEES September 21, 1971 1. OVERALL ENROLLMENT IS 33,192 Enrollment for the fall semester on the Lexington campus is 19,434 (including Lexington Technical Institute students working toward a baccalaureate degree), an increase of 10 per cent, or 1,766 over the number of students enrolled a year ago (17,668, fall 1970); 6,164 are new students, 13,270 are returnees. Dr. Elbert Ockerman, dean of admissions and registrar, said there are 15,646 undergraduate, 2,695 graduate, and 1,093 professional students. The greatest increase (16.5 per cent) in new students is in the professional colleges. The Medical Center reports enrollment in its five colleges has exceeded all past records. The College of Medicine has enrolled 100 in its fall class, including 94 Kentuckians and six out-of-state students. For the first time, the college has accepted as special students two enrollees who have only two years' under- graduate study. There are 131 freshmen inthe College of Nursing. There are 450 in the College of Allied Health Professions. The freshman class of the College of Dentistry has 57 students, largest in the college's history. The total number of dental students now is 212. The College of Pharmacy has the largest sophomore class (96) in several years, bringing the college enrollment to 235 who are working toward the ES degree. There are 24 students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and 16 are working toward a Ph.D in Pharmacy. The record number of students on the Lexington campus, explains Dr. Ockerman, is due to the significant increase in the number of ad- vanced students returning to the campus. The number of students transferring from the community colleges (750) to the Lexington campus is down 200 from last fall, when 950 came to Lexington from the com- munity colleges. Enrollment in the Graduate School is up 10 per cent, with the number of students returning to graduate school up nine per cent over last year. Dr. Ockerman said the senior class is a good example of the retention increases in the various classes. "In 1965, the senior class comprised 13 per cent of the total undergraduate study body. This year the seniors are 24 per cent." With the en- rollment in the 14 community colleges at 11,244 and 2,800 in the ex- tension and evening class programs, total enrollment at the Univer- sity now is 33,192. 2. DR. LOWITT SEEKS TO EXPAND TOPICAL MAJORS PROGRAM Dr. Richard Lowitt, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who also holds the Hallam Professor of History chair at the University, is at work on the topical majors program, a curriculum in- novation designed to allow students to tailor their entire study program to their special needs and interests.