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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 2 - 2. The College of Arts and Sciences held its first week-long celebration February 22-26 that included special events and open classes for the public. 3. Jim Squires, former press secretary to Ross Perot and former editor of the Chicago Tribune, will give the 16th annual Joe Creason Lecture at 8 p.m., April 8, in the Singletary Center for the Arts. 4. A new Parent Association has been formed at the University to give parents opportunities to become more involved in university life. He asked the members of the Board to read the other items in his report at their leisure. D. Personnel Actions (PR 2) President Wethington recommended that approval be given to the appointments, actions and/or other staff changes which require Board action and that the report relative to appointments and/or changes already approved by the administration be accepted. Mr. Wilcoxson moved approval. His motion, seconded by Mr. Ulmer, carried. (See PR 2 at the end of the Minutes.) E. Strategic Plan (PR 3A) President Wethington reported that PR 3A is the Strategic Plan for the University. Through a series of slides, he reviewed the Plan. He said that the Plan is the University's vision/agenda for the future and one that, he believes, is tempered by the realities of life. He informed the Board that the Plan is active rather than passive and requires continuous review and adjustments. He said that the Plan articulates a central strategy that gives a purpose and direction and, in his opinion, is appropriate for the University and the times. President Wethington reflected on the first Strategic Plan for the University that was approved in September 1989. He reminded the Board that the Plan was reviewed and reaffirmed with some modifications by the Board in September 1991. He reported that a comprehensive review of the Plan took place from July to December 1992. He said that he appointed a team of 21 faculty, staff and students and Joan McCauley, Associate Vice President for Management and Budget and chair of the team, to assess the current plan and to identify proposed revisions to be considered by the entire University community during the fall semester. He noted that the planning team met extensively and he reviewed their process: environmental assessment, University Self-Study and its recommendations, University strengths and weaknesses, and University value structure. Following the team's review, the Plan went to the University community, to all of the sectors, and then to the Cabinet. He reminded them of the draft version submitted at the January 1993 meeting and of the work