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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 4 - was thus, in Professor Bratt's opinion, sending a very negative message to women faculty, administrators, staff and students about the value assigned to women and their work. She said that she also believed that the University had been depriving itself of the services of a group of highly talented and able individuals merely because of gender, totally unrelated to ability. Professor Bratt stated that Dr. Juanita Fleming's recent appointment as Special Assistant to the President for Academic Affairs was a step in the right direction. Dr. Lee Magid's appointment as Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and Dr. Lauretta Byars' appointment as Vice Chancellor for Minority Affairs, that is later on the agenda, continues that momentum. These appointments demonstrate that, contrary to the opinions of some, there are well qualified and talented women who have both the credentials and the ability to serve in the very highest levels of university administration. She stated that Dr. Magid was selected because she possesses the combination of scientific credibility and administrative vision which predicts that she will ably and successfully lead the University's research and graduate education efforts. Dr. Byars' selection is predicted on both education and experience. She possesses all of the skills and talents necessary for success as Vice Chancellor for Minority Affairs. These appointments clearly establish that women with outstanding credentials can be found and successfully recruited because President Wethington took the time and the energy to find them. On behalf of the faculty, the Senate Council, and the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women, Professor Bratt welcomed Dr. Magid's and Dr. Byars' appointments. She offered them her assistance as they undertake their new positions at the University. The motion that Dr. Linda J. (Lee) Magid be appointed Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies unanimously passed. Dr. Magid was asked to stand and be recognized, following which she received a round of applause. (See PR 3C at the end of the Minutes.) H. Appointment of Vice President for Adminiistration (PR 3D) President Wethington recommended that Dr. Donald B. Clapp be appointed Vice President for Administration, effective May 1, 1991. He stated that he had reviewed 67 applications and clearly determined that no one has the background, qualifications, and actual experience in Kentucky to fill the position as does Dr. Clapp. Following a brief review of Dr. Clapp's credentials, he expressed pleasure in recommending the appointment of Dr. Clapp. Mr. Sturgill remarked that it had been his pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Clapp when he previously occupied the position. lie stated that Dr. Clapp will bring to the University the expertise, the knowledge, and the dedication that is needed. He moved that Dr. Clapp be appointed Vice President for Administration. His motion, seconded by Mr. Rose, passed. (See PR 3D at the end of the Minutes. )