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D. Personnel Actions (PR 2)
With President Singletary so recommending, on motion made by Mr.
Jones, seconded by Mr. Black and passed, the routine personnel actions in
PR 2 were approved. (See PR 2 at the end of the Minutes.)
E. Supplemental Personnel Actions (PR 3A-1)
President Singletary recommended that Edward A. Carter be appointed
Acting Vice President for Administration, effective January 5, 1987, and
stated that the recommendation was being made because he had received a
letter of resignation from Mr. James 0. King. President Singletary
expressed his regrets that Mr. King will be leaving the University. He
explained that Mr. King will be returning to Washington, D. C. where he
will join the staff of Senator Wendell H. Ford as Staff Director to the
U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. President Singletary
commended Mr. King for his superb job as Vice President for Administration
and praised his ability to deal in an open relationship with the
chancellors. He cited Mr. King's liaison with the legislative leadership
as having been particularly helpful to the University, and added that he
has been an absolutely loyal and supportive member of his staff.
President Singletary then stated that the University is fortunate to
have someone on board to step in and assume the duties of Vice President
for Administration. He added that he had deliberately made the position
"acting" because he felt that the next President should be allowed to fill
the position on a permanent basis. He said that Mr. Carter has generously
agreed to serve on an acting basis and praised his administrative service
to the University.
Mr. McCowan added his thanks for the services of Mr. King and his
appreciation that Mr. Carter will be able to step into the position. 'He
noted that Mr. King's abilities are recognized throughout the state and
nation, and that he has been a credit to the University.
On motion made by Mr. Black, seconded by Mr. Rose and carried, the
Board approved the appointment of Edward A. Carter as Acting Vice President
for Administration, effective January 5, 1987.
Mr. King expressed appreciation for the support he has received from
the Board and extended his thanks to the chancellors for the cooperative
relationship they shared in moving the University forward. He added that
he would look back with a great sense of honor in having served the
University these past three and one-half years. Mr. King was given a round
of applause. (See PR 3A-1 at the end of the Minutes.)
F. Acceptance of Gift from the Community Improvement Foundation,
Inc. of Madisonville (PR 3A-7a)T-
President Singletary indicated his pleasure in recommending that the
Board accept three gifts, the first of which was $500,000 from the
Community Improvement Foundation, Incorporated of Madisonville, Kentucky.
He explained that the gift is to enrich an academic/auditorium building at
Madisonville Community College that was approved by the Legislature.