On behalf ofthe Special Committee on Athletics, Mr. Mobley recommended the
acceptance of his report to the Board.
Dr. Brockman asked for any discussion relative to the motion. He called for a vote to
accept the report, and it passed without dissent.
F. Proposed Revision to Goveming Regulation: University Athletics Committee
Dr. Brockman said that CR l is a proposed revision to the Goveming Regulation (GR),
Part II, regarding the creation of the University Athletics Committee. The recommendation is
that the Board of Trustees receive the attached revision of Goveming Regulation II relating to
Board committees for preliminary consideration. This will be the first reading. The second and
final reading will occur at the next Board meeting in December.
The proposed revision of GR, Part II, establishes a University Athletics Committee
within the committee structure ofthe Board of Trustees and defines the Committee’s
responsibilities. The revision also includes housekeeping and fonnatting changes.
As background, in March 20l l, the Chair of the Board of Trustees appointed a Special
Committee of the Board to review UK Athletics with benchmark institutions and current best
practices. The Committee met on October 20, 20ll and recommended that the Board of
Trustees create a new Athletics Committee within the committee structure of the Board and
include community advisory members. The Committee further recommended that in order to
remain compliant with NCAA rules on institutional control over intercollegiate athletics, the
committee membership and its chair should be appointed by the President in consultation with
the Chair ofthe Board of Trustees. All committee members, including community advisory
members, will be appointed by the President of the University.
The Committee’s responsibilities will include: providing counsel to the President
conceming matters or activities ofthe Athletics Department, reviewing the Athletics
Department’s annual budget and audit reports, mzq or expenditures and acquisitions, and
construction of facilities if the cost is expected to exceed $400,000, and, providing needed
infonnation to the Board of Trustees. The Committee will be composed of five Board of
Trustees members and up to three non-voting community members.
Dr. Peek asked for clarification on the ruling regarding tenns. It was clarified that the
initial tenns would be staggered and then all tenns would be for three years.
Mr. Shoop moved approval of CR l for the first reading. Dr. Akins seconded the motion,
and it passed without dissent. (See CR l on the Board of Trustees website,
www.uky.edu/Trustees, under agenda.)