Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky, Tuesday,
April 6, 1999.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 1:00 p.m. (Lexington time)
on Tuesday, April 6, 1999 in the Board Room on the 18th floor of Patterson Office Tower.
A. Meeting Opened
Governor Edward T. Breathitt, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 1:09 p.m., and
the invocation was pronounced by Nathan Brown.
B. Roll Call
The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the call of the roll: Mr. Ted
Bates, Governor Edward T. Breathitt (Chairperson), Mr. Nathan Brown, Mr. Paul W. Chellgren,
Mr. John "Jack" Guthrie, Mr. James F. Hardymon, Professor Loys L. Mather, Dr. Robert P.
Meriwether, Mr. Billy Joe Miles, Dr. Elissa Plattner, Mr. Steven S. Reed, Professor Daniel R.
Reedy, Dr. W. Grady Stumbo, Mr. Martin Welenken, Ms. JoEtta Y. Wickliffe, and Mr. Russell
Williams. Absent from the meeting were Mr. Merwin Grayson, Mr. C. Frank Shoop, Mrs.
Marian Sims, and Mr. Billy B. Wilcoxson. The University administration was represented by
President Charles T. Wethington, Jr.; Chancellor Elisabeth Zinser; Vice Presidents Fitzgerald
Bramwell, Joseph T. Burch, Ben W. Carr, Edward A. Carter, George DeBin and Eugene
Williams; Dr. Juanita Fleming, Special Assistant for Academic Affairs; and Mr. Richard E.
Plymale, General Counsel.
Members of the various news media were also in attendance. A quorum being present,
the Chairperson declared the meeting officially open for the conduct of business at 1:12 p.m.
C. Approval of Minutes
Governor Breathitt said that the Minutes of the Board meeting on March 2, 1999 had
been distributed and asked for any additions or corrections. Mr. Guthrie moved that the Minutes
be approved as distributed. Mr. Chellgren seconded the motion, and it carried.
D. President's Report to the Board of Trustees (PR 1)
President Wethington called attention to the following items in PR 1:
1. Governor Paul Patton, Lexington Mayor Pam Miller, several state and local officials,
and University administrators participated in a groundbreaking ceremony March 25th
for a new $1.2 million laboratory at Coldstream Research Campus. The Governor
also presented a $5.5 million check to the University to develop the infrastructure for
27 lots at Coldstream. The funds were part of the Governor's Surplus Expenditure
Plan adopted by the 1998 Kentucky General Assembly.