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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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40 Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the statement of Mr. Gat- ton on behalf of the Board of Trustees was approved and authorized made of record, and a copy sent to Doctor and Mrs. Donovan. X. Screening Committee Appointed. Governor Chandler stated that President Donovan had recommended that the faculty be permitted to participate in the selection of another president and that he had been asked by various persons to do likewise. He saw no reason why a small committee of the Board of Trustees, meeting with a small committee of the faculty could not screen the various candidates for presidency of the Universi- ty and submit to the Board of Trustees a small list of competent, qualified edu- cators-administrators from which the Board of Trustees might elect a president of the University. He stated that it would be difficult for the Board of Trustees to express its full appreciation to President Donovan for the untiring and courageous leadership which he has given to this institution. In his services as chief administrator, he has always kept foremost in his mind the best interests of all the people in the Commonwealth who are served directly or indirectly by the University of Kentucky. Doctor Donovan' s greatness will become even more ev- ident in the years ahead when the University moves into greater fields of service which he, as president, has envisioned. He said he thought the members of the Board recognized the magnitude of the task of selecting a new president who can give the type of educational leadership deserved by this institution in the days ahead. It is the desire of the Board of Trustees that we secure an outstanding educator and administrator to lead the University of Kentucky. The Committee of 15 and the Planning and Policy Committee of the University Faculty have recommended that the faculty assist in the process of selecting a new president of the University. The University chapter of the American Association of Uni- versity Professors has also suggested that the faculty members have a part in the screening of possible candidates for this position. As Chairman of the Board of Trustees he said he was sure that he and the members were in accord with the ideas expressed by these groups. Whereupon, motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the Chairman was authorized to appoint three members of the Board of Trustees and to request the University Faculty to proceed in the selection of ten persons from the entire teaching, research, extension and administrative staffs from whom the Chairman of the Board will appoint three members to serve with the three members of the Board of Trustees in screening candidates for the presi- dency of the University. The Chairman stated that he would appoint the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Robert P. Hobson, as chairman of the committee, Mem- ber Harper Gatton and Member Ralph J. Angelucci to represent the Board of Trustees in the screening of possible candidates for the presidency of the Uni- versity. The Chairman requested Frank D. Peterson, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, to serve as secretary of the Screening Committee. He then stated that when the University Faculty had selected ten persons as representa- tives from the various segments of the University and these names had been certified to him, he would immediately appoint three members to serve with the