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132 > Image 132 of Basketball, 1986

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

THIS IS UK UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY GENERAL INFORMATION LOCATION Lexington, Ky. FOUNDED 1865 ENROLLMENT (On campus 23,000) (At 13 Community Colleges 22,000) PRESIDENT Dr. Otis A. Singletary ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT Robert A. Babbage Jr. VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION Dr. James King VICE-PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Dr. Raymond Hornback CHANCELLOR, LEXINGTON CAMPUS Dr. Art Gallaher CHANCELLOR, MEDICAL CENTER Dr. Peter Bosomworth CHANCELLOR, COMMUNITY COLLEGES Dr. Charles Wethington FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ATHLETICS Dr. Robert G. Lawson (UK's faculty representative to Southeastern Conference) DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES Bernie Vonderheide CONFERENCE Southeastern (member since founding in 1933) BAND Varsity Director Wm. Harry Clarke FIGHT SONG "On, On, U of K STADIUM Commonwealth (58,000) ARENA Rupp Arena (23,000) ATHLETICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY The University of Kentucky fields 19 intercollegiate athletic teams under the direction of the UK Athletics Association. The Association is under the supervision of a Board of Directors, which is headed by the UK president in the capacity of chairman. Officers also include the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Robert Zumwinkle. vice chairman; Faculty Chairman of Athletics Dr. Robert G. Lawson, secretary; along with two student representatives and 17 other members drawn from the University faculty and the general public as appointees of the president. Director of Athletics Cliff Hagan supervises the growth and development of the athletics program. Dr. Robert Lawson Faculty Representative SPORTS Men Women Basketball Basketball Football Volleyball Baseball Gymnastics Tennis Tennis Golf Golf Swimming Swimming Indoor Track Indoor Track Outdoor Track Outdoor Track Cross Country Cross Country (Co-ed - Rifle) Otis Singletary President PRESIDENT OTIS A. SINGLETARY Dr. Otis A. Singletary has maintained an active role both in academics and athletics since he became the University of Kentucky's eighth president in August 1969. Great strides toward academic excellence have characterized Dr. Singletary's presidency at UK. The Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy consistently rank among the best in the nation. Departments such as political science, history, and mathematics have also gained nationwide attention while the UK Library now rates among the best in the Southeast. Under Singletary's leadership, the University of Kentucky has also become a major research institution. The Albert B. Chandler Medical Center is an established leader in research on cancer and the aging. UK's agricultural college has provided important research in tobacco and equine diseases while other University research has focused on the field of coal and other energy sources. Singletary's involvement in athletics is as impressive as his academic achievements. A former president of the Southeastern Conference, Dr. Singletary is a member of the NCAA Select Committee on Athletic Problems and Concerns in Higher Education. He is also chairman of the board of directors of the College Football Association. As president of the principal institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth, Dr. Singletary is greatly concerned with the University's role as a land grant institution, a "people's university" accessible to all who can profit from education. In the 16 years Singletary has been president, the University of Kentucky has grown in enrollment to about 23,000 students on its Lexington campus and more than 22,000 students in the University's 13 community colleges. Recognition of his service to the University of Kentucky was evidenced by the UK Alumni Association which presented to Dr. Singletary its Alumni Service Award, an honor rarely bestowed upon a non-alumnus of the University. A native of Gulfport, Miss.. Singletary holds degrees from Millsaps College and Louisiana State University. An accomplished administrator. Dr. Singletary served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Texas system prior to coming to Kentucky. He and Mrs. Singletary, the former Gloria Walton, have three children, Bonnie, Scot, and Kendall. ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Faculty Members Dr. Robert G. Lawson (Faculty Representative to SEC and NCAA) Dr. Daniel Reedy Dr. NJ. Pisacona Dr. Charles P. Roland Dr. Marion W. McKenna Dr. Charles W. Ellinger Dr. Paul Sears Trustee Members Albert B. Chandler Frank Ramsey Members At-Large L.D. Gorman ST. Roach Ex-Officio Members Dr. Otis A. Singletary Dr. Art Gallaher Dr. Jack Blanton Dr. Raymond Hornback Dr. R.G. Zumwinkle Dr. J.R. Van Nagell Phil Greer (K-Men's Association) Alumni Members William B. Sturgill Thomas P. Bell Student Members Tim Fruedenberg Donna G. Greenwell 130