xt7djh3czv5s https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7djh3czv5s/data/mets.xml Lexington, Kentucky University of Kentucky 2011 minutes  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2011-09-13 text Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2011-09-13 2011 2012 true xt7djh3czv5s section xt7djh3czv5s Minutes of the Meeting ofthe Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky, Tuesday,
September 13, 2011.
The Board of Trustees ofthe University of Kentucky met at 1:00 p.m. (Lexington time)
on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in the Board Room on the 18m Floor of Patterson Office Tower.
A. Meeting Opened
Dr. E. Britt Brockman, chair of the Board of Trustees, called the meeting to order at 1:00
p.m. and asked Ms. Pam May, secretary ofthe Board, to call the roll.
B. Roll Call
The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the call of the roll: C. B.
Akins, Sr., William C. Britton, E. Britt Brockman (chair), Sheila Brothers, Jo Hem Curris, Micah
Fielden, Oliver Keith Gannon, Carol Martin "Bill” Gatton, Pamela T. May, Billy Joe Miles,
Terry Mobley, Sandy Bugie Patterson, Joe Peek, Erwin Roberts, Charles R. Sachatello, C. Frank
Shoop, James W. Stuckert, Irina Voro, and Barbara Young. William S. Farish, Jr. was absent
from the meeting. Ms. May announced that a quorum was present.
The university administration was represented by President Eli Capilouto, Provost
Kumble Subbaswamy, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Frank Butler,
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Michael Karpf; and General Counsel Barbara W.
Jones.
The university faculty was represented by Chair of the University Senate Council Hollie
Swanson, and the university staff was represented by Chair ofthe Staff Senate Mike Adams.
Members ofthe various news media were also in attendance.
C. Chair’s Report
Dr. Brockman called attention to the consent items on the agenda. They included the
minutes for the regular meeting ofthe Board on June 14, 2011, PR 2 which is personnel actions,
and FCR 1 which deals with multiple gifts to replace unfulfilled pledge to Research Challenge
Trust Fund. It is the Board’s tradition that these consent items be voted on at the beginning of
the meeting. Mr. Stuckert moved approval. The motion was seconded by Mr. Mobley and
carried without dissent. (See consent items listed below on the trustee website under agenda.)
Minutes — June 14, 2011
PR 2 Personnel Actions
FCR 1 Multiple Gifts to Replace Unfulfilled Pledge to Research Challenge Trust Fund

 Dr. Brockman welcomed the following new Board members:
C. B. Akins, Sr., appointed by Govemor Steven L. Beshear to replace Dermontti Dawson,
for a tenn ending June 30, 2017.
William C. Britton, appointed by Govemor Steven L. Beshear to replace Penelope
Brown, for a tenn ending June 30, 2017.
Micah Fielden, student representative to replace Ryan Smith, for a tenn expiring
June 30, 2012.
Irina Voro, faculty representative, to replace Everett McCorvey, for a tenn expiring
June 30, 2014.
Dr. Brockman also welcomed Dr. Eli Capilouto, twelfth president of the University of
Kentucky, to his first Board of Trustees meeting. He said Dr. Capilouto started his presidency
on July 1, a little more than 60 days ago, but was on campus two weeks in June working
tirelessly, meeting with various constituency groups, students, faculty, and others out in the state
as well as doing interviews and numerous other things.
Dr. Capilouto kept this tireless schedule when he hit the ground running on July lst.
During the last two months, Dr. Capilouto has met 73 ofthe 138 state legislators in every region
ofthe state, literally from Pikeville to Paducah. He has met with both United States Senators and
four members of Congress from Kentucky. He has met with Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington and
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville. He has held in-depth discussions with some 600 faculty and
staff to engage in dialogue about our shared vision and agenda for the University. He has met
with faculty and staff leaders for three-hour meetings each with ten of our 16 colleges with the
intent to meet with the other six, as well as the graduate school and the libraries, in the near
future.
By next week, Dr. Capilouto will have conducted more than 25 interviews and news
conferences. His wife, Mary Lynne, has participated in many of these as well, including
interviews with the Associated Press, the Lexington Herald Leader, the Kemel, Business First,
Business Lexington, WKYT TV, and news conferences or interviews in Frankfort, Versailles,
Prestonsburg, Lexington, Louisville, Paducah, Bowling Green, amongst others.
Dr. Capilouto has delivered remarks and speeches to some 50 groups, and the feedback
from these constituency groups has been extraordinarily positive. Dr. Brockman welcomed Dr.
Capilouto aboard and encouraged him to continue the good work.
Dr. Brockman announced that The Investiture of President Capilouto is Tuesday, October
18th at the Singletary Center for the Arts at 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Brockman recognized Ms. Brothers for an introduction ofthe Staff Senate Chair.
Ms. Brothers said it was her pleasure to introduce the new Staff Senate Chair for the
2011-12 year, who is Mike Adams from the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and
Sciences. Mr. Adams is a facility manager and is chair ofthe body that represents staff on the
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 University of Kentucky campus. Mr. Adams was asked to stand and be recognized, following
which he received a round of applause.
Dr. Brockman announced that the 2011 Govemor’s Conference on Postsecondary
Education Trusteeship will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23 in Lexington
at the Marriott Griffin Gate. The Board is honored that the keynote speaker for the Friday
luncheon will be President Capilouto. He encouraged the Board members to attend the
conference.
Dr. Brockman reminded the Board of their strategic planning retreat set for Saturday,
October lst at Donamire Fann and Sunday, October 2"d at the Boone Center.
He concluded his report by announcing to the Board that forthcoming after election of
officers, the chair will send out correspondence regarding 2011-12 committee assignments,
basically asking the members for their committee preferences.
D. Nominating Committee Report
Mr. Shoop, Chair of the Nominating Committee reported that the Committee met
September 6 and received three NCRs.
E. Appointment of Trustee to the University of Kentucky Gluck Eguine Research
Foundation Inc. Board of Directors (NCR 1)
Mr. Shoop said that NCR 1 recommends that the Board approve the appointment of
William S. Farish Jr. to the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation, Inc.
Board of Directors for a four-year tenn ending September 30, 2015. The bylaws of the
foundation require that the Board of Trustees approve appointments to the Board of Directors.
On behalf ofthe Nominating Committee, Mr. Shoop moved approval of NCR 1. His motion was
seconded by Mr. Gatton and carried without dissent. (See NCR 1 on the Board of Trustees
website, www.uky.edu/ Trustees under agenda.)
F. Appointment of Trustee to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation
Board of Directors (NCR 2)
Mr. Shoop said that NCR 2 recommends that the Board approve the appointment of Dr.
Joe Peek to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year
tenn ending September 30, 2014. The bylaws of the foundation require that the Board of
Trustees approve appointments to the UKRF Board of Directors. On behalf ofthe Nominating
Committee, Mr. Shoop moved approval of NCR 2. Dr. Sachatello seconded the motion, and it
passed without dissent. (See NCR 2 on the Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/Trustees,
under agenda.)
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 G. Reappointment of Trustee to the University of Kentucky Mining Engineering
Foundation Inc. Board of Directors (NCR 3)
Mr. Shoop said that NCR 3 recommends that the Board approve the reappointment of Jo
Hem Curris to the University of Kentucky Mining Engineering Foundation, Inc. Board of
Directors for a two-year tenn ending September l3, 2013. The bylaws ofthe foundation also
require that the Board of Trustees approve appointments to the Mining Engineering Foundation
Board of Directors. On behalf ofthe Nominating Committee, Mr. Shoop moved approval of
NCR 3. Mr. Britton seconded the motion, and it passed without dissent. (See NCR 3 on the
Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/ Trustees, under agenda.)
H. Election of Officers
On behalf ofthe Nominating Committee, Mr. Shoop presented the following slate for
officers and made a motion for approval:
Chair E. Britt Brockman
Vice Chair Pamela T. May
Secretary Sandy Bugie Patterson
Assistant Secretary Barbara W. Jones
Dr. Brockman said that the Board would vote on the officers individually. He asked for a
second for the slate presented. Ms. Curris seconded the motion. Dr. Brockman then asked for
any discussion on the slate and recognized Dr. Voro.
Dr. Voro read the following statement:
"Any real University, first and foremost, is a community of scholars. Faculty is its
working core, ably supported by the staff employees. For more than a couple of years now the
faculty is expressing their wishes to improve accountability and shared govemance within the
University.
An election within the Board of Trustees is an occasion to show that. For every elected
official the period of election is a chance to reflect on accomplishments and to make plans for the
future.
I am gratified to report to the faculty that, before this vote, on my request as faculty
trustee, every officer nominee ofthe Board graciously shared with me his or her ideas as to what
they would want to accomplish while in elected office. Therefore, I am prepared to vote "yes”
on all of them.
I see this as a good step in elected officer accountability, and I look forward toward next
year’s officer elections where, I hope, all officer candidate statements would be written and
easily accessible. I am sure that all Board members understand that this is not personal — this is
good govemance. Our university deserves it.
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 Again, I want to thank everyone for sharing their ideas, and I am glad I had a chance to
talk (and enjoy it) with every one of you. Thank you all.”
Dr. Brockman thanked Dr. Voro for her comments and then continued with the election.
For Board chair, Britt Brockman has been nominated by the Nominating Committee. He
asked for any other nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor, and
the nominations closed. Ms. May seconded the motion, and it passed without dissent.
For vice chair, Pam May has been nominated by the Nominating Committee. He asked
for any nominations from the floor. There were no further nominations from the floor, and the
nominations closed. Mr. Britton seconded the motion, and it passed without dissent. Dr.
Brockman congratulated Ms. May.
For secretary, Sandy Patterson has been nominated by the Nominating Committee. He
asked for any nominations from the floor. There were no further nominations, and the
nominations closed. Mr. Fielden seconded the motion, and it passed without dissent. Dr.
Brockman congratulated Ms. Patterson.
For assistant secretary, Barbara Jones has been nominated by the Nominating Committee.
He asked for any nominations from the floor. There were no further nominations, and the
nominations closed. Ms. Patterson seconded the motion, and it carried without dissent.
I. Election of Executive Committee
Mr. Shoop said the next item is the nomination of members of the Executive Committee.
On behalf ofthe Nominating Committee, he presented the following slate and made a motion for
approval:
E. Britt Brockman, Chair
Pamela T. May
Terry Mobley
James W. Stuckert
Barbara Young
Dr. Brockman pointed out that the Goveming Regulations stipulate that the Board chair
automatically serves as chair ofthe Executive Committee. Therefore, no vote was necessary for
the chair position. He then continued with the election process.
Pam May has been nominated to serve as a member ofthe Executive Committee by the
Nominating Committee. He asked for any nominations from the floor. There were no further
nominations, and the nominations closed. Ms. Curris seconded the motion by Mr. Shoop, and
the motion carried without dissent.
Terry Mobley has been nominated to serve as a member of the Executive Committee by
the Nominating Committee. He asked for any nominations from the floor. There were no
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 further nominations, and the nominations closed. Mr. Stuckert seconded the motion, and it
passed without dissent.
Jim Stuckert has been nominated to serve as a member of the Executive Committee. He
asked for any nominations from the floor. There were no further nominations, and the
nominations closed. Mr. Shoop’s motion was seconded by Mr. Mobley and passed without
dissent.
Barbara Young has been nominated to serve as a member of the Executive Committee by
the Nominating Committee. Dr. Brockman asked for any nominations from the floor. There
were no further nominations, and the nominations closed. Mr. Britton seconded the motion for
approval, and it passed without dissent.
Dr. Brockman made a motion to amend the effective date of the Executive Committee
from September 13, 2011 to October 1, 2011 due to the pending appeal before the current
Executive Committee that was scheduled to be heard in closed session that aftemoon after the
Board has concluded its business. The proposed delay is intended to give the current Executive
Committee time to make its decision. Mr. Shoop seconded the motion, and it passed without
dissent.
That concluded the Nominating Committee report, and Dr. Brockman called upon
President Capilouto for his report.
J. President’s Report
President Capilouto said it was an honor to stand before the Board at this meeting. He
expressed appreciation to Dr. Brockman for his kind description of his activities over the past
couple of months. He said he was not keeping score because he was pleased to do all of it. It
has been a labor of love.
While this school year has just begun, the work leading up to this has been going on for a
great deal of time. President Capilouto said that he was excited to be at UK, and it has
reaffinned everything his wife Mary Lynne and he first noticed on campus in May and all the
days they have been on campus since that time. It has exceeded their expectations far above
what they imagined.
President Capilouto said that the work of a university (education, research, and service) is
365 days a year. There is no down time. He introduced Student Govemment President Micah
Fielden and asked him to give the Board a glimpse of what has happened at the beginning of
school the year. He said it had been an honor and delight to get to know Micah. Micah
represents the finest character and goodness you can see in a student leader. He has been a
tremendous ambassador both on and off campus.
Mr. Fielden shared with the Board a little about K Week which included 10 days and
over 400 events that were planned throughout the year by the staff; faculty, and two student K-
week coordinators. He said that K Week is a special event and introduced a video prepared by
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 Public Relations and Marketing that showed some of this year’s K Week events. A video
presentation followed.
President Capilouto reported that hundreds of staff members came together to make this
such a successful K Week. It helps new students adjust to a new life, and for many of them, it is
the first time they have been away from home. The activities keep them busy and focused on
constructive activities which are an important safety issue. He thanked the staff; administration,
and faculty who devoted countless hours during K Week and continue with this same spirit of
commitment day-by-day. The video showed a glimpse of what the students have done as they
prepare for a new school year.
President Capilouto introduced the class of 2015 to the Board and the public. This is a
little different group than in the past. For this group, there is a high expectation of graduation.
One of the scenes in the video was an induction ceremony, which is a moving experience,
especially at the time during the ceremony when Provost Subbaswamy asked each student to
open a sealed envelope which contained their tassel for graduation in the year 2015. That is our
expectation and commitment, not to just give these students access to the university but access to
a degree. President Capilouto said he was proud to report that this class is the most academically
prepared and accomplished in the university’s nearly 150 year history. This is a diverse and very
engaged class. They are involved in their communities, and they have a thirst for public service
that is unprecedented. These students are very emerged in technology both in and outside ofthe
classroom.
President Capilouto presented a PowerPoint presentation which showed an overview of
enrollment trends. The University had a record number of applications this year (over 15,000),
and it is up over 1,500 from last year. The number has increased approximately 5,000 since
2006. This year’s class totals 4,140, slightly smaller than last years’ class. With the new UK
core, it was important to have the right size for everything being introduced this year. There is
new advising and a new intergraded curriculum, and the University is doing a great job during
the first few weeks. There has been great success, but it is recognized that some students have
even more choices than just UK. It is necessary for everyone to work harder to bring them to
UK in the future.
President Capilouto presented a chart and spoke about the diversity of this year’s class.
Fourteen percent ofthe students are from African American, Hispanic, or intemational
populations. Four hundred and twenty-two ofthe students are African Americans, which is a
slight increase from last year but up 65 percent from five years ago. African Americans make up
10 percent ofthe freshmen class. The numbers of Hispanic and intemational students have
grown as well. Hispanic students have doubled since 2006. Intemational students have smaller
numbers, but the numbers have gone up three times in the period shown on the chart in the
presentation.
Following a review of this year’s freshman class, there is a record number of
applications. Academically, it is an outstanding class. The preparedness of these students has
gone up every year. Provost Subbaswamy and the deans say there is also room for those
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 students who may not do the best on achievement scores or have the highest grade point average.
There is room for those students who have promise as well.
One-third of the incoming class was ranked in the top l0 percent of their high school
class, which means the GPA is up. Twenty-five percent ofthis class has a GPA of 4.0 or higher.
The ACT average is up to 25.5 compared to 25.2 last year and up from 23.9 since 2006. Nearly
450 students in this class have an ACT score of more than 30. More than 30 percent of this class
has an ACT score of 28 or above, and to put this in context, only 8 percent of all high school
students in Kentucky who take the ACT exam scored 30 or above. That is a remarkable statistic.
Data like this show that UK is attracting the best and brightest, and everyone should take pride in
that.
The enrollment is steady for graduate and professional students. There have been some
shifts from some programs that were master levels and that is reflected in this data. Post doctoral
students are included in the data, but the numbers are not final until October. While the
admission standards have become more rigorous, the yield increases indicate that more and more
students recognize UK’s programs as being top notch.
President Capilouto concluded his report by talking about "preview night,” which gives
students an opportunity to meet UK representatives and leam about admission, financial aid,
scholarships, housing, majors, and degree programs. He congratulated and thanked the
enrollment management team led by Vice Provost Don Witt. He reported that there have already
been ten preview nights in Westem and Northem Kentucky with record turnouts at each event.
President Capilouto introduced five ofthe most outstanding first-year students: Bradley
Bemard from Geneva, Illinois, Alex McCulla from Hagerhill, Kentucky, Roshan Palli from
Lexington, KY, and Matthew Wilson from Simpsonville, Kentucky. These students exemplify
the academic quality and leadership attributes that he has had the pleasure of experiencing in his
first few months at the University. He noted that the students have perfect scores on their ACT
and SAT exams. President Capilouto thanked the students for their many accomplishments and
for their decision to join the University of Kentucky. The students received a round of applause.
President Capilouto said that there are outstanding faculty who teach, mentor, and
prepare students for the future. He said he was pleased to introduce Dr. Nathan DeWall, who is
an associate professor in the Department Psychology, and he recognized Dr. Richard Milich,
who is the chair ofthe Department. The Department was recently recognized as being number
one in a national study in clinical productivity of all departments across the nation.
President Capilouto gave some background information about Dr. DeWall. Dr. DeWall
has been at UK for four years. He is co-director of the Arts & Sciences Wired Residential
College. He was identified as a "Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science for
"making significant contributions to the field of psychological science” early in his career.
In 20l0, Dr. DeWall was awarded the Sage Young Scholars Award by the Foundation for
Personality and Social Psychology. This is awarded to early-career faculty who have
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 demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in social and/or personality psychology,
conducting research that places them at the forefront of their peers.
Over the past three years, Dr. DeWall has been featured in the New York Times six times,
he has been in the Harvard Business Review, on Good Moming America, in the LA Times,
Atlantic Monthly, AARP, Time magazine, and Playboy to name a few. He is approaching l00
publications.
Dr. DeWall has given talks in Greece, Hungary, England, China, Hong Kong, and
Sweden, among others. Dr. Dewall believes that research and teaching are one in the same. A
university professor does not have to choose between one or the other. He once said that
"everyone is a teacher.” "We teach and we’re taught every day in all sorts of situations.” He
further says that "students are more connected than they’ve ever been, and we’re going to lose
them if education is trapped in a classroom. Life is a network.”
Dr. DeWall lives his philosophy regarding leaming. His students, faculty, and
community are all connected, like the residence hall where he serves as co-director, Arts and
Sciences wired. His research on social relationships has greatly helped his development.
Dr. Dewall is the 20ll winner ofthe College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching
Award. He oversees seven graduate students and 43 undergraduates in his labs.
President Capilouto said it was his pleasure to welcome Dr. DeWall to the podium to
share a few words to the Board.
Dr. DeWall thanked President Capilouto and the Board for giving him a few minutes of
their time and said it was an honor and privilege to speak to them. When people, family, friends,
and colleagues from all over the country ask him about Kentucky, he tells them to imagine the
best job they could ever have, multiply it by l0, and that is what we have.
Dr. DeWall told the Board about some ofthe research that he conducts at the University
and some of his other activities. He said that he does four main things. His first line of research
is on close relationships. He studies why some relationships flourish and others fail resulting in
painful rejection. Pain of rejection isn’t only a metaphor: it actually hurts.
His second line of research is studying one ofthe most important predictors of success:
self-control. He examines how and why people fail to control their impulses and how to design
interventions to help them be better regulated in all aspects of their lives.
When people experience rejection, they are not very willing to control their impulses, but
by offering people a small case of social inclusion and acceptance we can get rid of these
difficulties.
The third line of research is on aggression and violence. He is curious why some people
behave aggressively where others do not. He examines aggression between strangers, between
dating students at the university, and between marriage partners. One reason people behave
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 aggressively both toward strangers and close relationship partners is that they feel disconnected
and have poor self-control.
Dr. DeWall has also done some research on pop culture and personality. He studies how
changes in pop culture reflect changes that we have seen in personalities over the past 30 or 40
years. For example, his lab has shown that just as narcissistic personalities have been increasing
over time, narcissistic song lyrics have also shot up.
While Dr. DeWall’s job is doing research, it is also connected to a lot ofhis other
activities as a professor at UK. Dr. DeWall talked about his involvement with Arts & Sciences
Wired, the new residential college that Dean Mark Kombluh is starting with the mission of
retaining students. His goal and vision for Arts & Sciences Wired is to connect students with
each other, faculty, and with their communities both in Lexington and abroad. This is done
through lots of different ways. Students are offered special classes in the domritories that last
eight weeks. The students are given iPads to teach them how to become more connected in
temrs of using technology both inside and outside the classroom. There are lots of
extracurricular activities for the students such as each student will write novels during the month
of November. They will not be great novels, but they will be things students can do together. In
conclusion, Dr. DeWall said that he is conducting a lot of great research to provide quantitative
data on what UK is doing at Arts & Sciences Wired over the year.
President Capilouto said that he wanted to close his report with one last statistic. The
most recent NCAA graduation rate report shows that among entering freshmen, the University of
Kentucky’s scholarship student-athletes (as a whole) had a 67 percent graduation rate. Among
that group, the entering football freshmen had a 75 percent graduation rate. In 2002, that
graduation rate was just 25 percent.
The general graduation rate for campus is 60 percent. UK has two SEC Scholar-Athletes
ofthe Year. This year 7l University of Kentucky student-athletes were named to the SEC First-
Year Academic Honor Roll.
President Capilouto said that he attended UK’s first football game in Nashville and had
the honor of being presented the game ball in the locker room. It was a very touching experience
for him, but more important to him was what every coach said to every player. It was made clear
by Coach Joker Phillips and everyone else that the players were to be in class on Friday.
President Capilouto reminded the Board that the team did not arrive back in Lexington until
approximately 4:00 a.m. Friday moming. The coaches take this seriously, and it is reflected in
the data. At a time when many think that Athletics has lost its focus, it is good to see that
Athletics Director Mitch Bamhart and his staff make these student-athletes and their welfare in
the classroom come first. He said Mr. Bamhart works 2447, whether it is with donors, attending
classes, or checking roll, he does it. He thanked Mr. Bamhart and his staff for all the work they
do.
President Capilouto concluded his remarks by saying that this is only a fraction of the
good work going on at the University of Kentucky. There are a number of other items in PR l
that underscore the tremendous activity and success taking place at UK. He asked the Board to
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 look at the items in PR l carefully and said the Board should take great pride in this report. It
took a collective effort, and he is proud to be the newest member of the team.
K. Personnel Action — Athletics Department (PR 3)
President Capilouto said that PR 3 relates to a graduate assistantship in the Athletics
Department that has been awarded to Mrs. Kirby Willoughby. He said the infonnation was
contained in the booklet, and he would be happy to answer any questions.
Dr. Brockman asked for a motion, and Mr. Mobley moved approval of PR 3. Mr. Shoop
seconded the motion. Dr. Brockman asked if there was any discussion and recognized Ms.
Young for her comments.
Ms. Young said that she has trouble with this particular issue, and it is nothing personal at
all. It seems to her that the Athletic Director’s omission from the Goveming Regulations is sort
of an aberration. The Athletics Director really operates at the same level as the rest of those
employees. This is his daughter, who she is sure is very able and very deserving of this position.
However, there is some question as to whether she is an employee or not. Ms. Young said that it
is her understanding that she will be receiving a stipend for room, board, and tuition as part of
this assistantship. To Ms. Young, this says that she is an employee of the University, and it is
really with great regret that she will vote against this. The Athletics Director should be included
in the Goveming Regulations, Part X, and that should be corrected because he operates at that
level. This is a slippery slope, and once you start making exceptions, it sets a precedent.
Ms. Curris said that she must also with great regret agree with what Ms. Young said. It
appears that there is some uncertainty in the various nepotism rules which need to be clarified.
Ms. Curris said that she did not wish to cast any aspersion on this fine young lady, but it all has
to do with process, and therefore, she must also choose not to vote for approval of PR 3.
Dr. Brockman asked for any other discussion, and there was none. He called for a vote
and said that PR 3 passes. There was dissent among the vote. (See PR 3 on the Board of
Trustees website, www.uky.edu/ Trustees, under agenda.)
L. Appointment of Dean of the College of Medicine (PR 4)
President Capilouto asked for the Board’s consideration of PR 4, a matter relating to the
appointment ofthe Dean of the College of Medicine and requiring action by the Board of
Trustees. He said that Dr. Frederick de Beer could not attend the meeting because of a pressing
travel commitment. He asked Provost Subbaswamy to comment on the recommendation.
Provost Subbaswamy reminded the Board that the vacancy came about due to Dr. Jay
Pennan’s departure to become President of the University of Maryland in Baltimore. A national
search was conducted and led by a search finn, and following all the processes, the search
committee recommended four candidates to be interviewed on campus. In the final analysis, he
and Dr. Karpf concluded that Dr. de Beer was the best fit for the University of Kentucky College
of Medicine at this time.
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 On motion made by Mr. Stucke1t, seconded by Mr. Shoop and carried, PR 4 passed
without dissent. (See PR 4 on the Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/Trustees, under
agenda.)
M. Appointment/Reappointment to Board of Directors University of Kentucky
Mining Engineering Foundation Inc. (PR 5)
President Capilouto asked for the Board’s consideration of PR 5 which relates to
appointments to the Board of Directors ofthe UK Mining Engineering Foundation and requires
an action by the Board of Trustees. Ms. Brothers moved approval. Ms. Patterson seconded the
motion, and it carried without dissent. (See PR 5 on the Board of Trustees website,
www.uky.edu/Trustees, under agenda.)
N. Candidates for Degrees (AACR l)
Dr. Gannon, interim chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, said the Committee met
that moming and addressed two items of business. The first item relates to candidates for
degrees in August 20l l. The recom