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[3] > Image [3] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1991-02-mar5.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

- 3 - President Wethington stated that the purpose of this status report is to seek guidance from the Board and seek approval to take the preliminary plan to the University community and the broader Lexington community. The presentation for approval of the final plan will be presented to the Board during the summer. President Wethington asked Mr. Warren Denny, Director of Design and Construction, to give the status report on the campus development plan. Mr. Denny reported that the consultants have nearly completed their task, and the University is just beginning to shoulder the major responsibility for planning. The plan is meant to be a tool to bring order and organization to the implementation of campus-wide needs and desires. Most important, it is a flexible plan and will be updated on a regular basis. Through a series of slides, Mr. Denny reviewed the goals, major issues, and possible solutions to some problems. In conclusion, he reviewed the following benefits of the plan: 1. It will contribute to a safer and more pleasant campus environment. 2. It will preserve and enhance existing campus assets. 3. It will help make the University a better neighbor and help promote community relations. 4. It will provide a tool for decision-making and will help the University respond quickly to opportunities as they present themselves. 5. It will help improve the efficiency of operations and help the University meet its needs more effectively. President Wethington noted that a great deal of effort and work by Mr. Denny, his staff, members of the University community and the consulting firm had gone into the plan. He stated that the next step will be to take the plan to the University community, the Senate Council and other groups on campus. Mr. Ockerman reiterated that the plan is being reported to the Board as a starting point, and it will be brought back to the Board after comments are received from other interested individuals and organizations. F. Appointment of Chancellor for the Community College System (PR 3A) President Wethington expressed pleasure in recommending that Dr. Ben W. Carr be appointed Chancellor for the Community College System. He stated that Dr. Carr is being recommended after a nationwide search and consideration by an advisory committee. He noted that Dr. Carr had been serving as Acting Chancellor for the past year. Dr. Carr's knowledge of and dedication to the University of Kentucky Community College System was considered most outstanding by the committee. He stated that the University is fortunate to have an internal candidate with such qualifications, competence and experience. On motion made by Professor Rhoads, seconded by Dr. Meriwether and passed, Dr. Carr was named Chancellor for the Community College System. (See PR 3A at the end of the Minutes.)