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Center, and a waiver of Governing Regulations part X.A. and the
appointment effective June 26, 1993 of Dr. Peter Bosomworth as Acting
Chancellor for a period not to exceed one year or until a successor
can be appointed, whichever comes first. President Wethington noted
that Dr. Bosomworth's son and daughter-in-law have been accepted
through a national matching program for residency programs at the
University of Kentucky in Pediatrics and Family Practice. Although
they will be in a modified student status, they will be considered
employees of the University, receiving a modest salary for residency
training. In the best interest of the University, President
Wethington recommended that PR ZA be approved to allow for sufficient
time to conduct a thorough search nationwide.
Dr. Meriwether moved approval and added that it is a
reflection of Dr. Bosomworth's integrity to step down when clearly
that was not the intent of the nepotism rule. He agreed that the
residency program is merely a modified student status. He said that
Dr. Bosomworth has led the Medical Center in an exemplary fashion,
noting UK is in the top ten in primary care and number three in
Pharmacy as President Wethington reported earlier.
Mr. Rose praised Dr. Bosomworth for the way he has run the
Medical Center and for all the great things that he has done,
particularly in East Kentucky. He seconded the motion that PR 2A be
Governor Breathitt expressed his appreciation for the time
Dr. Bosomworth has given to the new board members, including himself,
in bringing them up-to-date on the very complex and outstanding
Medical Center. He said that Dr. Bosomworth is an outstanding
administrator and has left a great monument to himself and to the
Medical Center through its development. He called for a vote and the
motion was unanimously approved.
H. University Research Professshijs (PR 3A)
President Wethington stated that PR 3A is a recommendation
that the Board approve the naming of Professor Dwight Billings,
Department of Sociology; Moshe Elitzur, Department of Physics and
Astronomy; and Joseph A. Kuc, Department of Plant Pathology, as
University Research Professors for 1993-94. He provided background
information, noting that the professorships were established in 1976
and are awarded annually. He said that the University Research
Professor is a prestigious position and recommended approval. Mrs.
Sims moved approval and her motion, seconded by Mrs. Weinberg,
carried. (See PR 3A at the end of the Minutes.)
President Wethington congratulated Professors Billings and
Elitzur, who were in attendance, and asked them to stand and be
recognized, following which they received a round of applause.
President Wethington mentioned that Professor Kuc was out-of-state and
unable to attend the meeting.