S. Investment Committee Report
Mr. Gatton, chair of the Investment Committee, reported that the Committee met that
moming to review perfonnance results and conduct other business. The Endowment had an
estimated net market value of $796.2 million as of September 30, 2011. For the three months
ended September 30m, the Endowment pool lost an estimated 9.1 percent, underperfonning the
policy benchmark retum of -8.1 percent. The policy benchmark is a weighted average of various
market index retums that are representative of the University’s target asset allocation. The three-
month underperfonnance against the policy benchmark is due mainly to underperfonnance by
the fixed income managers.
The Investment Committee went into closed session to hear a presentation from the
finalist in the absolute retum manager search. Subsequently, the Committee authorized the
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, or his designee, to enter into contract
negotiations with the new manager. A new manager is needed in order to replace an existing
manager which is being tenninated ef`fective December 30m. All new managers are hired as a
result of a Request for Proposals process under the supervision ofthe University’s Purchasing
T. Student Affairs Committee Report
Ms. Patterson reported that the Committee had a full house at its meeting that moming.
Melanie Matson, Director of the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center, spoke to the
Committee. She gave an overview of the services provided, part of which is intervention and
safe space for victims (students, staff; and faculty). They also provide help in finding
appropriate services for these people. It is a wonderful program.
A 2004 safety study showed that 35.6 percent of female students were victims. A 2007
study found a slight reduction in those numbers. But, there was an increase in victims seeking
help, an increase in campus safety, and an increase in the awareness of power based personal
violence, so the program is working.
Green Dot is a campus climate for a safe environment. They are creating active by-
stander training on campus, an increase in health assistance, and things like this. It is a terrific
Students reporting incidents have increased at UK. It is above the national average. This
is good news. It means the students are more knowledgeable about reporting incidences, and
they are working with the program.
Mr. Fielden presented infonnation about the Tally Cats program. They partnered with
the Martin Luther King Cultural Center to get more students to attend programs on diversity.
There is a veteran student program that created a position in SGA to represent the
retuming veterans who are on campus.