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
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
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.