good stewards, with the hope of enhancing the health of not only Kentuckians, but also people
across the world.
President Todd expressed his appreciation to Dean Tracy for his presentation and to the
faculty and staff ofthe College of Phannacy for their accomplishments.
President Todd recognized Dr. JJ Jackson and Dr. Robert Mock, who have been selected
to participate in the Millennium Leadership Institute of the American Association of State
Colleges and Universities. This is a premier leadership development program that provides
individuals traditionally underrepresented in the highest ranks of higher education with the
opportunity to develop skills, to network, and to a gain philosophical overview to allow their
advance in the world of higher education. They were given a round of applause.
Also recognized was DanceBlue. The president asked Ms. Patterson, chair ofthe Student
Affairs Committee, to introduce students from the organization as our honored guests. She
introduced Matt Dempsey, who was the overall chair this year, Blake Willoughby, the corporate
chair, Dave Lowe, technology chair, Katherine Flynn, operations chair, and Clay Stanley, overall
chair for next year. The DanceBlue organization raised $675,000 in funds for the Pediatric
Oncology Center at UK Children’s Hospital. The audience showed their appreciation through a
round of applause. President Todd praised the students for their lasting contribution to the
university and expressed his wish that the tradition that they and others have put in place can be
sustained, even under challenging circumstances.
President Todd said that the Lexington Mayor Jim Gray had announced the previous day
a 42-member committee to look at downtown Lexington. UK’s 15-year agreement to remain in
Rupp Arena, signed during the president’s first months in office, is in place, and he feels that by
the time UK gets a new Rupp Arena, the university will have held its basketball games there for
nearly 40 years. Mitch Barnhart, Frank Butler, Everett McCorvey, William Farish, Dean
Michael Speaks, and Chainnan Britt Brockman are six members ofthe 42 that will work on the
four committees looking at all aspects of the future ofthe area.
H. Honorag Degree Recipients (PR 3)
President Todd thanked the Committee on Honorary Degrees for their work in selecting
these candidates and degrees for 20l l:
Barbara Hogan Honorary Doctor of Letters
Ahmed Kathrada Honorary Doctor of Letters
Robert M. Drake, Jr. Honorary Doctor of Science
T. Pearse Lyons Honorary Doctor of Letters
Albert P. Smith, Jr. Honorary Doctor of Letters
The president gave a short biography of each nominee and recommended that the
honorary degree recipient candidates listed in PR 3 be approved by the Board. Dr. Brockman
asked for a motion for approval, which was given by Mr. Mobley and seconded by Mr.
McCorvey. PR 3 passed without dissent. (See PR 3 at the end ofthe Minutes.)