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M. Associate Degree Program in the Community Colleje
System - Southeast Community College (PR 4C)
President Wethington recommended that the Board authorize
for submission to the Council on Higher Education a new degree program
Associate Degree in Applied Science, Radiography, for the Southeast
Community College. He reported that this is not a new program but is
new to Southeast Community College. Professor Sistarenik moved
approval. The motion, which was seconded be Mr. Chellgren, carried.
(See PR 4C at the end of the Minutes.)
N. Naming of University Facility (PR SA)
President Wethington said that PR 5A is a recommendation
from the Lexington Campus that the Board approve the name of The
Bingham-Davis House for the third building of the Gaines Center for
the Humanities located at 218 East Maxwell Street. He reported that
the financial support for this facility is coming primarily from two
individuals though there are other donors. Margrite Davis has
contributed some $425,000 to restore this project and Mary Bingham
contributed a challenge grant of $200,000 to get it started. Mrs.
Bingham has given an additional $104,000 for the Humanities program
development. He said that the newly restored building is planned to
be dedicated on April 16. Professor Bratt moved approval. Her motion
was seconded by Mr. Shoop and carried. (See PR 5A at the end of the
0. Budget Up3ate
President Wethington reported that the additional 22 budget
deferral that had been discussed with the Board previously has now
been levied as a budget cut for 1992-93 and amounts to approximately
$5.8 million for the University. He also reported that the University
administration has been informed that 2% of the base would be withheld
going into the 1993-94 fiscal year. He explained that this involves
making adjustments in the budget process that is currently underway
for submission to the Board at the June meeting. Our sights must be
adjusted by some $5.8 million to reflect the 1993-94 budget deferral.
The continuing cuts in higher education are there and they are real.
They are impacting the quality of the colleges and universities in the
state and the situation must be turned around. Higher education must
be recognized as a priority in the Commonwealth if the state is going
to develop educationally and economically. He said that everyone must
focus their efforts and resources on 1994 to make every effort with
the Governor and the General Assembly to try to repair some of the
damage that has been done to higher education.
Governor Breathitt said that the Board is influential and
needs to do everything within its power to let it be known to all of
those who hold state support in their hands that it is essential that
support be given to the state's most precious resource, the young
people. He said that he hoped everyone would do their part in
supporting President Wethington's efforts.