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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

- 2 - E. Resolution in emoriam - John C. Darsie. Jr. Governor Breathitt read the following Resolution on the death of John C. Darsie, Jr.: WHEREAS, John C. Darsie, Jr. served the University of Kentucky as General Counsel for almost 30 years, until his untimely death at Anstruther Farm, the Woodford County home he loved so well, and WHEREAS, as General Counsel, he provided wise, dedicated service to five University Presidents and seven Chairmen of the Board of Trustees, through the terms of eight Governors of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and WHEREAS, he was expert in a wide variety of legal issues specific to the University community, and his counsel was in the tradition of the highest standards of the legal profession, and WHEREAS, his keen legal mind and unflinching devotion to the University were important factors during the period of significant growth the University experienced over the three decades of his tenure, and WHEREAS, while acting as counsel to the Board of Trustees and the Presidents, his allegiance to the University of Kentucky was unswerving and unsurpassed, and he endeavored always to act in the best interest of the institution, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on this third day of May, 1994, does hereby recognize the excellent wisdom, service and counsel and does honor the memory and friendship of JOHN C. DARSIE, JR. and directs that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of this meeting, and that a copy be presented to members of his family. Dr. Plattner said that "Mr. Darsie was a very fortunate man for he got to do for a living what a lot of us would like to do for life, and that is to have been associated with his alma mater in a place that he loved." She said that he brought to his job every bit of excellence and ethics that anyone could have ever offered to their university. On motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the Resolution was adopted. President Wethington said that John Darsie did give his professional life to the University. He loved his work, and he did an exceptionally fine job as Legal Counsel for the University of Kentucky. He said that John will be deeply missed by everyone, both for his professional contributions and his personal friendship and kindness. President Wethington said that he was delighted that the Board took action to pass a Resolution in honor of John C, Darsie, and it was his privilege to speak in support of the Resolution. He said that a copy of the Resolution would be sent to members of the family.