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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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6 - of applications and correspondence from candidates to turn over to the search firm. The search firm will also know candidates to bring to the table. He said that he hoped to close out the position by the end of the summer. I. UK Appeals NCAA Bowl Restrictions President Todd reported that the University of Kentucky (UK) has submitted its appeal on the football bowl restriction. He reminded the Board of the NCAA penalty that states that UK cannot appear in a bowl this year. He said that he decided and announced sometime ago that he was going to appeal that decision. The coaches and players are working hard, and they deserve to be supported. That is why UK is appealing that penalty. President Todd reminded the Board of a statement he made in a previous press conference. In that press conference, he said that he would not take an entourage to Indianapolis to defend this penalty. At the time he said that, he wanted to make sure that everybody knew that UK was taking the sanctions very seriously. He said, "We did not disagree with the sanctions and the wrongdoings they accused us. We found most of them ourselves anyway." President Todd explained that this is a legalistic appeal to try to overturn a previous decision. After consulting with attorneys, the attorneys advised that the University would have a better situation if President Todd were there; therefore, he will go pled the case for the University. The NCAA has agreed to allow representatives from the University to make an appearance. President Todd said that he plans to fight it. It is still a long shot, but the process has begun. The NCAA has not given the hearing date yet. J. Former UK President and Mrs. Frank Dickey Recognized President Todd referred back to PR 1. He reported that Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) recently recognized Dr. Frank Dickey, former UK President. The ODK national collegiate leadership honor society presented Dr. Dickey with its highest honor, the Laurel Crowned Circle Award. Dr. Dickey is only the seventh ODK member to receive the award in the society's 87-year history, and this is remarkable. Dr. Dickey and his wife, Betty, have also established a new endowed scholarship for graduate students in UK's College of Education. Dr. Dickey served as Dean of the College of Education, and Dickey Hall is named for him. President Todd said that Frank and Betty Dickey have been a part of the living legacy at Maxwell Place. He and his wife, Patsy, have found no one to be more charming, supportive, and more interesting to talk to than the Dickey's, Betty in particular. He said the Dickey's have become close friends of theirs since they have been occupying Maxwell Place.