to the NCAA women’s tournament. The last team to receive his congratulations was the men’s
basketball team, which advanced to the 20ll Final Four ofthe men’s NCAA teams. Dr.
Brockman asked that the record reflect how proud everyone is of these three athletic squads.
Dr. Brockman discussed the current opportunity for a self-examination ofthe govemance
and oversight of UK Athletics, which has just finished an entire decade without a serious athletic
violation. He announced the fonnation of a special committee which will examine, with
recommendations, UK Athletics practices as compared to both the practices of benchmark
institutions and the current best practice methodologies as suggested by the Association of
Goveming Boards of Universities and Colleges. Board member Teny Mobley will chair the
committee, which will also be composed of Keith Gannon, Bill Gatton, Billy Joe Miles, and
Frank Shoop from the Board of Trustees, Dean Scott Smith from the College of Agriculture, Joe
Fink, UK’s current faculty NCAA representative, Lionel Williamson, a current Athletic Board
member, and Myra Ball and Jim Hardymon from the community. President Todd and Dr.
Brockman will be ex officio members. The committee is expected to report to Dr. Brockman in
a timely manner after comprehensive data collection and careful deliberation.
Dr. Brockman asked Mr. Stuckert for a briefing on the activities ofthe Presidential
E. Presidential Search Committee Report
Mr. Stuckert, chair ofthe Presidential Search Committee, began his report by asking for
an update from Ms. Curris and Ms. May on the UK Tour program.
Ms. Curris reminded board members ofthe purpose ofthe recent UK Tour of the
Commonwealth — to make contact with diverse citizens in order to collect their thought and ideas
with respect to what the board should consider in selecting the next president ofthe University of
Kentucky. The tour went to 16 sites across Kentucky, and she and Ms. May are in the process of
organizing the data and preparing a report for the board by April l5.
Ms. May thanked all tour participants and described the tremendous response from the
Trustees, UK staff and faculty, and others across the state. She also shared that President and
Mrs. Todd received glowing compliments at all ofthe stops on the tour. Next to come will be
the analysis of the data as she and Ms. Curris compile and summarize what they leamed.
Recognizing the efforts of Ms. Curris and Ms. May in organizing and implementing the
tour, Mr. Stuckert suggested that the board give them a round of applause and thanked them
again. He then reported on other activities ofthe search committee since the last board meeting.
On February 23, the day after the board meeting, the Presidential Search Committee met with the
consultants to review the prospects for consideration and selected a number of them for further
contact and discussed interview strategies. March 22 through 24, the committee met in Northern
Kentucky for interviews of leading candidates. Monday, April ll, the committee meets again to
select a number of candidates to refer to the Board of Trustees.