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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 3 - F. Support of Knight Commission Principles (PR 3B) President Wethington stated that PR 3B is an action item concerning Gupport of the Knight Commission principles. The Knight Commission developed a number of principles to guide university participation in intercollegiate athletics. The concept of presidential control over the athletics program and support from governing boards for the president in exercising that authority and control is foremost among the principles. He said that it is important for the Board to take the lead in supporting these principles. He stated that he is very proud of the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Kentucky. The University's program is conducted with academic and athletic integrity and will be a model for others to follow. It has excellent leadership with Mr. C. M. Newton, his staff and the fine coaches. He said that Mr. Newton supports this action by the Board of Trustees because it signals support for the University's program and for those important principles to guide the future. Mr. Ockerman stated that it is important that the Board approve this action. It is a policy of the Board that it have control through the President not only of the athletic corporation but any of the subsidiary or ancillary corporations. He, therefore, urged the Board to adopt PR 3B. On motion made by Mr. Bates and seconded by Mr. Stricker, the motion unanimously carried. (See PR 3B at the end of the Minutes.) President Wethington reiterated that this action endorses the statement of principles of the Knight Commission. It does not establish any process for implementation. It is a reaffirmation and an affirmation by the Board of the principle of governance of intercollegiate athletics and of the responsibility of the president to control and administer athletics. G. Appointment of Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (PR 3C) President Wethington stated that PR 3C is another appointment that will help complete the membership of the President's Cabinet. He expressed pleasure in recommending that Dr. Linda J. (Lee) Magid be appointed Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 1991. He stated that an external consulting firm had extensive involvement in the search and reviewed the selection process. With the strong recommendation by the University community, President Wethington so recommended the appointment of Dr. Magid. Professor Bratt moved the adoption of PR 3C, and Dr. Meriwether seconded the motion. Professor Bratt reminded the Board that she chaired the Senate Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women employed at the University of Kentucky. She said that one of the major findings of that report was the almost total exclusion of women from the highest level. positions at the University. At the time the study was completed, only two of the seventeen deans at the University were women and no women served on the President's Cabinet. The University