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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
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
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