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       Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the
University of Kentucky, Tuesday, December 10, 1991.

       The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 9:00
a.m. (Lexington time) on Tuesday, December 10, 1991 in the Board Room
on the 18th floor of Patterson Office Tower on the Lexington Campus.

       A.    Meeting Opened and Roll Call

       Mr. Foster Ockerman, Chairman, called the meeting to order at
9:15 a.m., and the invocation was pronounced by Mr. William B.
Sturgill.

       The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the
call of the roll: Mr. Foster Ockerman (Chairman), Mrs. Kay Shropshire
Bell, Professor Raymond F. Betts, Professor Carolyn S. Bratt, Mr.
William E. Burnett, Jr., Mr. Scott A. Crosbie, Dr. Robert P.
Meriwether, Professor Judith Rhoads, Mr. James L. Rose, Mr. C. Frank
Shoop, Judge Robert F. Stephens, Mr. William B. Wilcoxson, and Judge
Henry R. Wilhoit, Jr. Absent from the meeting were Dr. Jack D.
Foster, Mrs. Edythe Jones Hayes, and Mrs. Marian Moore Sims. The
University administration was represented by President Charles T.
Wethington, Jr.; Chancellors Peter P. Bosomworth, Robert E. Hemenway,
and Ben Carr, Jr.; Vice Presidents Joseph T. Burch, Edward A. Carter,
Donald B. Clapp, Linda J. Magid and Eugene R. Williams; Dr. Juanita
Fleming, Special Assistant to the President for Academic Affairs; and
Mr. John C. Darsie, Legal Counsel.

       Members of the news media were also in attendance. A quorum
being present, the Chairman declared the meeting officially open for
the conduct of business at 9:18 a.m.

       B.    Resolutions Presented

       Mr. Ockerman announced that two members of the Board had asked
to present resolutions at the meeting. He recognized Mr. Crosbie and
Professor Betts and asked that they present their resolutions.

       Mr. Crosbie presented a resolution passed unanimously by the
University of Kentucky Student Government Association asking that
Governor Wilkinson resign his appointment to the Board and calling for
reform in the selection process. He indicated that a copy of the
resolution had been forwarded to Governor Wilkinson. As the elected
representative of the student body, he wanted to make the Board aware
of the sentiment of the students on campus. He also introduced a
petition by the native American Heritage Association requesting that
Governor Wilkinson resign his appointment to the Board. He expressed
appreciation for the opportunity to make the Board aware of the
student sentiment. (See copy of Resolution attached to Minutes.)




 





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       Professor Betts presented a resolution from the faculty. He
said that the resolution was precipitated by the unexpected and
untoward action of Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson in appointing himself
to the Board of Trustees. He said that the faculty find the action
unconscionable. It may be legal but certainly runs against all those
qualities called the good, the right and the responsible. It is with
a great sense of sore disappointment, deep disturbance, but strong
determination that the resolution is presented. He then read the
resolution. (See copy of Resolution attached to Minutes.)

       Professor Bratt asked to be recognized. She added her voice to
that of the student trustee, Scott Crosbie, and her colleague,
Professor Raymond Betts. She said that it is a sad day for education
in the Commonwealth of Kentucky generally and for the University of
Kentucky particularly. It is axiomatic that combining politics and
education produces a highly toxic mixture which poisons and never
nourishes the educational process. It is axiomatic that research is
an integral part of the educational process of our students as well as
an essential component of the promotion of the health and welfare of
the people of the Commonwealth. It is axiomatic that the academic
community engages in and welcomes both debate and informed criticism
intended to improve our abilities to achieve excellence in
instruction, research and public service. She reminded the Board that
the faculty and students are absolutely essential to the existence and
the well-being of the University. It is the faculty not the Board of
Trustees or former governors who instruct the students at this
institution, who do the basic research which leads to the creation and
discovery of new knowledge essential in a contemporary society
increasingly dependent on technology, and who translate this new
knowledge to the people of the Commonwealth through the public service
initiatives that we undertake. If the Board participates in or even
passively allows wholesale attacks on the work and integrity of its
faculty or if this Board leaves unchallenged the blatant
reintroduction of politics into this educational institution, it will
have impeded the University's ability to fulfill its ongoing legal
responsibilities to provide instruction, conduct research and engage
in public service for the benefit of this Commonwealth. She asked the
Board to reaffirm its support for the faculty of the University and
asked their help in protecting the integrity of the University of
Kentucky as an academic institution.

       Mr. Ockerman stated that the report of the adoption of the
resolutions by the University student body and University Senate is
noted. He thanked Mr. Crosbie and Professor Betts for bringing the
resolutions to the Board's attention.

       C.    Minutes Approved

       Mr. Ockerman stated that the Minutes of the October 22, 1991
meeting had been distributed and asked for corrections or additions.
The Minutes were approved as circulated.




 




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       D.    President's Report to the Trustees (PR 1)

       President Wethington reviewed the following items in PR 1:

       1.    Toyota Motor Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. has given a
             second $1 million gift to benefit the UK Library. The
             gift is dedicated to building construction.

       2.    The class of 1941 has given $50,000 to the UK Library
             Campaign Endowment. This gift will be applied to the
             campaign to establish a $3 million humanities book
             endowment fund.

       3.   Two University of Kentucky students, Don Puckett and Andy
             Albano, were named top freshmen debaters October 28 at
             the annual Harvard University Intercollegiate Debate
             Tournament in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

       4.    Ashland Community College has dedicated a new $4.3
             million Learning Resources Center.

       5.    Owensboro and Henderson Community Colleges conducted
             groundbreaking ceremonies on December 9 for new buildings.

       6.    The Henry Mancini benefit concert for the College of Fine
             Arts raised $54,300 for scholarship and academic programs.

       7.    UK has announced a new Student Ambassadors program.  The
             program consists of a group of UK's best students who
             will tell the story of the University throughout the
             State.

       8.    Retired UK professor Guy Davenport and the University
             Press of Kentucky have received the 1991 Humanities
             Awards from the Kentucky Humanities Council.

       President Wethington asked the members of the Board to review
the other items in the report at their leisure.

       E.    Personnel-Actions (PR 2)

       On motion made by Professor Rhoads, seconded by Mr. Crosbie and
passed, approval was given to the routine personnel actions set forth
in PR 2. (See PR 2 at the end of the Minutes.)

       President Wethington noted that Roger Noe, Professor at
Southeast Community College, would be on leave of absence without pay
December 12, 1991 through December 20, 1991 and January 7, 1992
through April 15, 1992 to attend the sessions of the General Assembly
in his role as a State Representative.

       F.    Proposed Amendments to the Governing Regulations (PR 3A)

       President Wethington stated that the proposed amendments to the
Governing Regulations in PR 3A are presented to the Board for
preliminary consideration and will be included on the agenda for
action at the next meeting.




 




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       G.    Candidates for Degrees - Community College System (PR 4A)

       President Wethington recommended and Mr. Shoop moved that the
degrees specified in PR 4A be awarded to the persons named, upon
certification that the requirements for those degrees have been
satisfactorily completed. The motion, seconded by Dr. Meriwether,
carried. (See PR 4A at the end of the Minutes.)

       H.    Change in Division Structure - Henderson Community
College (PR 4B)

       President Wethington recommended that Henderson Community
College be reorganized to reflect the restructuring of the Natural
Sciences and Related Technologies Division into two divisions:
Biological Sciences and Related Technologies and Physical Sciences and
Related Technologies. Professor Betts moved approval of the
recommendation. His motion was seconded by Professor Bratt and
passed. (See PR 4B at the end of the Minutes.)

       I.    Candidates for Degrees - University System (PR 5A)

       With President Wethington so recommending, Professor Bratt
moved that he be authorized to confer upon each individual whose name
appears on the lists the degree to which he or she is entitled upon
certification by the University Registrar that the individual has
satisfactorily completed all requirements for the degree for which
application has been made and as approved by the University Senate.
(See PR 5A at the end of the Minutes.)

       J.    Board Appointments. McDowell Cancer Network (PR 6A)

       President Wethington recommended that the following
appointments be made to the Board of Directors of the McDowell Cancer
Network:
              ReaRRointments            Appointments

              Martha Broadbent          Joe Florence
              Marion Scott Kenkel       Connie Richmond
              Billy Joe Hall            William John
              Arthur Frank

He also recommended that Lana Walton be appointed as a member of the
Board of Directors of the McDowell Cancer Network to complete the
unexpired term of the late Ivan Jett. Mr. Sturgill moved approval.
The motion, seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson, passed. (See PR 6A at the end
of the Minutes.)

       Mr. Ockerman, Chairman of the Finance Committee, stated that
FCR 6 would be presented first from the Committee and asked President
Wethington to make the presentation.




 




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       K.    1991-92 Budget Revisions (Reduction in State Appropriations)
LECR LI

       President Wethington provided background information explaining the
budget cut and its impact on the University. He reviewed the
administration's plans for managing the cut and reminded the Board that a
hiring freeze on staff positions had been put in place at the University.
He said that the University's first priority, however, is to protect the
jobs and salaries of existing University employees. He noted that
University administrators will have flexibility in implementing reductions
in their areas.

       President Wethington stated that this is a serious budget cut but
assured the members of the Board that the educational mission of the
institution will be protected. He mentioned that classes for students for
the Spring semester would not be impacted by the budget cut. He added that
there would be adding and dropping of classes and changes in class
schedules as usual.

       He recommended that the proposed budget cut for 1991-92 and the
recurring cut for 1992-93 be approved and that the administration be
directed to put this budget cut in place after the framework is
established. Mr. Sturgill moved approval of the recommendation. His
motion, seconded by Mr. Burnett, carried. (See FCR 6 at the end of the
Minutes.)

       President Wethington noted that most states in the Union had to work
with a budget cut last year because of the economy. He said that the
administration will do the best job that it can to enable the institution
continue to function as an outstanding University. With the competitive
salaries that the University was able to attain over the past two years, it
is now in a more advantageous salary situation since budget troubles are
severely impacting other states. He said that the University has a unique
window of opportunity to bring in some faculty expertise that it has not
had in the past and may not have in the future.

       Professor Bratt stated that the faculty, like the President, does
not like the budget cut. She said that President Wethington had worked
with the faculty and explained the budget cut to them. The faculty is
supportive of the decision that this budget cut should be made to secure
and protect the primacy of the educational mission and to protect current
employees and their salaries. The faculty, therefore, support the budget
cut proposal.

       L.    Acceptance of Interim Financial Report for the University
of Kentucky for the Four Months Ended October 31, 1991 (FCR 1)

       Mr. Ockerman continued with the Finance Committee report and
recommended that the Board accept the interim financial report for the four
months ended October 31, 1991. Mr. Burnett moved approval. Mr. Wilcoxson
seconded the motion, and it carried. (See FCR 1 at the end of the Minutes.)




 




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      M.    Report of Lease (FCR 2)

      With the Finance Committee so recommending, Mr. Ockerman
entertained a motion that the Board accept the President's report of
the new lease agreement between Ashland Community College and Public
School Corporation of the Ashland Independent School District.
Professor Betts made the motion. His motion, seconded by Mr. Crosbie,
passed. (See FCR 2 at the end of the Minutes.)

      N.    Approval of Lease (FCR 3)

      Mr. Ockerman asked for a motion that the administration be
authorized to enter into a lease between the College of Pha~rmacy
Continuing Education and Rose/Harman Investment Properties. Mr. Shoop
made such a motion. His motion was seconded by Professor Rhoads.
(See FCR 3 at the end of the Minutes.)

       0.    Patent Assignment (FCR 4)

       On motion made by Professor Bratt, seconded by Mr. Crosbie and
carried, the Board authorized the President to execute an assignment
on behalf of the Board of Trustees to the University of Kentucky
Research Foundation the following Letters of Patent of the United
States and the invention represented thereby: Mary Sue Coleman,
Serial No. 07/601,272, filed October 22, 1990. (See FCR 4 at the end
of the Minutes.)

       P.    1991-92 Budget Revisions (FQR 5)

       Mr. Ockerman entertained a motion that the Board approve the
routine budget revisions listed in FCR 5. On motion made by Mr.
Burnett, seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson and passed, the revisions were
approved. (See FCR 5 at the end of the Minutes.)

       Q.    Approval of Employee Application to Sell Property to the
University (FCR 7)

       Acting on the recommendation of the Finance Committee, Mr.
Ockerman entertained a motion by Professor Rhoads that the Board of
Trustees approve the application of Mr. Charles T. Moore, an employee
of the College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, to sell his
property at 461 Woodland Avenue to the University of Kentucky. Her
motion, seconded by Mr. Burnett, passed. (See FCR 7 at the end of the
Minutes.)

       R.    Acceptance of Bell County Property (FOR 8)

       With the Finance Committee so recommending, Mr. Ockerman
entertained a motion that the Board accept property in Bell County to
be utilized as a site for a new campus for Southeast Community
College. The motion, which was made by Mr. Sturgill and seconded by
Mr. Shoop, carried. (See FCR 8 at the end of the Minutes.)




 




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       S.    Acceptance of Gift from the Humana Foundation (FCR 9)

       Mr. Ockerman entertained a motion by Professor Rhoads that the
Board accept a gift of $115,750 from the Humana Foundation to the
Jefferson Community College for the Fine Arts Center Renovation Fund.
The motion, seconded by Mr. Crosbie, carried. (See FCR 9 at the end
of the Minutes.)

       T.    Acceptance of Gift from the Gheens Foundation (FCR 10)

       Mr. Ockerman recommended that the Board accept the gift of
$150,000 from the Gheens Foundation to the Sanders-Brown Center on
Aging. On motion made by Mr. Rose, seconded by Mr. Sturgill and
carried, the gift was accepted. ( See FCR 10 at the end of the
Minutes.)

       U.    Edward T. Breathitt Professorship of Law (FCR 11)

       Mr. Ockerman recommended that the Board establish the Edward T.
Breathitt Professorship of Law in the College of Law. Judge Wilhoit
moved approval. His motion, seconded by Mr. Ulmer, passed. (See FCR
11 at the end of the Minutes.)

       V.    Disposition of Timber on Lands Subject to Coal Leases in
Breathitt. Knott and Perry Counties (FCR 12)

       With the Finance Committee so recommending, Mr. Ockerman
entertained a motion that the University administration be authorized
to sell the timber on the tracts of the Robinson Forest specified in
FCR 12. The motion made by Mr. Rose and seconded by Mr. Sturgill,
carried. (See FCR 12 at the end of the Minutes.)

       W.    Acceptance of Gift from the Discovery Channel (FCR 13)

       On motion made by Mr. Shoop, seconded by Mr. Crosbie and
carried, the President was authorized to accept various assets of The
Learning Channel as a gift to the University. (See FCR 13 at the end
of the Minutes.)

       X.    Establishment of Quasi-Endowment Fund for University of
Kentucky Undergraduate Students (FCR 14)

       Mr. Ockerman entertained a motion by Dr. Meriwether that the
Board of Trustees authorize the creation of a Quasi-Endowment Fund
titled the "University of Kentucky Undergraduate Scholarships." His
motion, seconded by Mr. Burnett, passed. (See FCR 14 at the end of
the Minutes.)

       Y.    Establishment of Quasi-Endowment for The Viii Jeganathan
Scholarship (FCR 15). Establishment of Quasi-Endowment for Study
Abroad ScholarshiR (FCR 16) and Establishmelnlt of Quasi-Endowment for
OIA International Student Endowed Scholarship (FOR 17)

       With the Finance Committee so recommending, Mr. Ockerman
entertained a motion by Professor Rhoads that the establishment of the
quasi-endowments listed in FCR 15, 16 and 17 be approved. The motion
was seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson and carried. (See FCR 15, 16 and 17 at
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       Z.    Establishment of Quasi-Endowment for Faculty International
Grant Program (FCR 18)

       Mr. Ockerman entertained a motion that the Board approve the
establishment of a quasi-endowment fund to establish the OIA Faculty
International Grant Program. The motion, which was made by Mr. Rose and
seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson, passed. (See FCR 18 at the end of the Minutes.)

       AA.   Concurrence with Coldstream Development Agreements (FCR 19)

       On recommendation of the Finance Committee, Mr. Ockerman entertained
a motion by Mr. Wilcoxson that the Board register its concurrence with the
action of the appropriate officials of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in
entering into an agreement with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County
Government regarding various aspects of the development of Coldstream Farm
including the provision of sewers to the project and the conveyance of
property to the Urban County Government for open space and other purposes.
His motion, seconded by Mr. Shoop, carried. (See FCR 19 at the end of the
Minutes.)

       Mr. Ockerman mentioned that the University has obtained a deed from
the Commonwealth for the remainder of the Coldstream Farm. He explained
that when the property was acquired approximately 35 years ago the deed
omitted the language "for the use and benefit of the University of
Kentucky." The University has obtained from the Commonwealth a conveyance
which corrects this omission. He said that this is a significant
accomplishment for the University and will be very beneficial in the
development of the research campus.

       Following a discussion about the architectural appearance of the
property, the greenspace. the deed and easement, President Wethington
invited the members of the Board to attend another briefing on the
Coldstream development and indicated that a time would be arranged for the
presentation.

       BB.   Amendment of Code of Student Conduct (SCCR 1)

       Professor Bratt, Chairperson of the Student Code Committee, reported
that the amendment would permit the Dean of Students to take action when it
is deemed necessary and in the best interest of a student who has attempted
suicide. As the student code is written now, the Dean of Students and Vice
Chancellor for Student Affairs have this ability when there are threats of
violence to other students from students on the campus hut not when students
are threatening violence to themselves. This recommendation is adding this
provision to the student code. She said that the revision was approved by
the President and forwarded to the Student Code Committee which concurs with
the recommendation. She noted that proposals were solicited for the code
revision from the University community in the Kernel, and the Committee is
comfortable that this is necessary and proper for the Board to approve.
Professor Rhoads moved approval. Mr. Crosbie seconded the motion, and it
carried. (See SCCR 1 at the end of the Minutes.)




 




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       CC.   Academic Affairs Committee Report

       Professor Betts, Chairperson for the Academic Affairs Committee, had
to leave the Board meeting early to teach class and asked Judge Wilhoit to
present the Academic Affairs Committee report.

       Judge Wilhoit reported that the Committee felt that the Board should
become more aware of the campus and student affairs. He said that Scott
Crosbie has been asked to provide an overview of student affairs in general
and student government in particular at a Board meeting. He noted that
Trustees will be asked to sign up for a specific time to tour campus during
March and April. He mentioned that the Committee will also be recommending
that a future Board meeting be held at a community college. This
recommendation will be coming to the Board at the January meeting.

       DD.   Comment by Mr. Wilcoxson

       Mr. Wilcoxson said that he felt it appropriate for the Board to
acknowledge the passing of former Governor Bert T. Combs who was a great
friend to many of the trustees, a great friend to the people of the
Commonwealth, and a great friend to education. Mr. Ockerman said that the
meeting would adjourn in honor of Governor Combs.

       EE.   Meeting Adjourned

       There being no further business to come before the meeting, the
meeting adjourned in honor of former Governor Bert Thomas Combs at 10:22 a.m.

                                        Respectfully submitted,



                                        John C. Darsie
                                        Assistant Secretary
                                        Board of Trustees

(PR's 2, 3A, 4A, 4B, 5A, and 6A; FCR's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19; and SCCR 1 which follow are official
parts of the Minutes of the meeting. Resolution's U.K. Student Government
Association and Senate Resolution - Academic Integrity are also attached to
the Minutes.)




 







U.K. STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION



                                                  * EMERGENCY STATUS *
                                                             SSR-5

EXECUTIVE              SENATE  XX.XXX  STUDENT            FALL 1991

RESOLUTION XXXXX

A resolution relating to THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNOR WALLACE WILKINSON
                       TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SPONSORS: SENATOR BATES                     SENATOR ADAMS

          ANDY GRIFFIN                      SENATOR NEWMAN

          SENATOR MEAUX                     JULIE HIGHTOWER

          SENATOR INGLE                     SENATOR BOYD

Introduced on DECEMBER 3, 1991            President's- ignat  e & Date

Vice Presid    ent____                   __4

Comptroller_                            Passed/Failed   PASSED

WHEREAS, THE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY DO NOT ENDORSE THE
RECENT SELF-APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNOR WALLACE WILKINSON TO THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES, AND

WHEREAS, THE SELF-APPOINTMENT OF AN IMMEDIATE EX-GOVERNOR TO THE BOARD
OF TRUSTEES CREATES A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND A POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE
WHICH WILL NOT BE BENEFICIAL TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY STUDENT
GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION THAT GOVERNOR WILKINSON RESIGN HIS APPOINTMENT
TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN FAVOR OF APPOINTING
ANOTHER QUALIFIED PERSON TO THE BOARD, AND

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY STUDENT
GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION THAT REFORM BE MADE IN THE SELECTION PROCESS OF
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEMBERS FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITIES SO THAT
POLITIZATION BE REMOVED FROM THE PROCESS.




 






SENATE RESOLUTION - ACADEMIC INTEGRITY



      WHEREAS the University of Kentucky is, by law, KRS 164.100,
charged with a three-fold mission 1) to provide undergraduate, graduate,
and professional education, and 2) by KRS 164.125(2) to be the principal
state institution for the conduct of basic and applied research, and 3) to
engage in public service, all for the benefit of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky; and,

       WHEREAS previous governors, notably Wendell Ford and John Y.
Brown,  recognizing  the   fundamental  importance   of   maintaining  the
University's integrity, moved to end the direct involvement of incumbent
and prior governors as voting members of the Board of Trustees; and,

       WHEREAS Governor Wallace Wilkinson has violated the spirit and
contravened the intent of these efforts by the unprecedented action of
appointing himself as a member of the Board in the final days of his
administration, and accompanied this action by public statements that
suggest a predetermined program and a consequent unwillingness to examine
and evaluate the operations of this University in a wisely critical way;


       NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE FACULTY AND STUDENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, THROUGH THEIR DULY ELECTED UNIVERSITY SENATE:

       1. Reaffirm their commitment to outstanding teaching and research
which are integral and inseparable components of the education of our
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
            Just as research generates new knowledge, so it also provides
deeper appreciation of the subjects of university study through direct
student involvement in research, and further refines the thought of our
students; it is also important for attracting outstanding new faculty.
       2.  Accept their mission to make substantial and lasting public
service contributions, through research activities, to the health and
welfare of the Commonwealth and its citizens.
            At the center of the state university system, the University
of Kentucky seeks to transmit research results through a variety of public
service and outreach programs designed to strengthen the economic and
civic foundations of the Commonwealth.
       3.  Request the refusal or recession of the self-appointment of
Governor Wilkinson to the Board of Trustees.
            This  unprecedented   action   grossly   circumvents   expected
behavior by those holding a public trust and would, if not disallowed,
corrupt the democratic processes and principles by which this University,
and indeed this state, proceeds.
       4. Call for the complete reform of the process by which members
of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees are selected.
       5.  Welcome informed criticism of our methods of fulfilling the
missIda assigned to us of educating students, developing new knowledge and
providing public service.
            Open in spirit and purpose, any university, but particularly a
comprehensive university, must respond to current needs, new developments,
and to all suggestions that would benefit the people we serve.      Thus we
willingly accept constructive criticism which helps us fulfill our mission.

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Office of the President
December 10, 1991



-PR



2



Members, Board of Trustees:

                          PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Recommendation: that approval be given to the attached appointments,
actions and/or other staff changes which require Board action; and
that the report relative to appointments and/or changes already
approved by the administration be accepted.

Background: The attached recommended appointments and/or other staff
changes require approval by the Board of Trustees in accordance with
Part VIII-B of the Governing Regulations of the University. These
recommendations are transmitted to the Board by the appropriate
chancellor through the President and have the President's concurrence.

Under the Governing Regulations, the authority to make certain
appointments and/or other staff changes is delegated to the President
or other administrators who are required to report their actions to
the Board. These items of report follow the recommendations requiring
Board approval.



Action taken: Approved



Disapproved



Date: December 10. 1991



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                         CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION


I.       BOARD ACTION

         A. ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

                 Graduate School

                 Pienkowski, David, Assistant Professor (without
                      tenure), Center for Biomedical Engineering,
                      joint appointment as Assistant Professor
                      (without tenure), Surgery, 11/1/91 through
                      6/30/93.

                 Puleo, David A., Assistant Professor (without
                      tenure), Center for Biomedical Engineering,
                      7/1/91 through 6/30/94.

         B. JOINT APPOINTMENTS

                 Graduate Sghool

                 Freshwater, David, Associate Professor (with
                      tenure), Agricultural Economics, joint
                      appointment as Associate Professor (without
                      tenure), Martin School of Public
                      Administration, 8/1/91 through 6/30/93.

                 Langley, Ronald, Assistant Professor (without
                      tenure), Political Science, joint
                      appointment as Assistant Professor (without
                      tenure), Martin School of Public
                      Administration, 8/1/91 through 6/30/93.

         C. REAPPOINTMENT

                  Graduate School

                  Sisken, Betty F., Associate Research Professor,
                      Graduate Center for Biomedical Engineering,
                      7/1/91 through 6/30/92.




 






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         D. RETIREMENTS

                  Communication and Network Svstemk

                  Latham, Kathleen, Machine Operator II, Postal Services,
                      after 18 consecutive years of service, under AR
                      II-1.6-1 Section III.A.2, effective 1/24/92.

                 Robichaux, Claire H., Account Clerk VI, Communication
                      Services, after 10 consecutive years of service,
                      under AR II-1.6-1 Section III.B, effective 1/10/92.

                  Publishing Services

                  Hill, June W., Sub-Station Head, Duplicating Services,
                     after 25 consecutive years of service, under AR
                     II-1.6-1 Section III.A.1, effective 1/3/92.

         E. POST RETIREMENT APPOINTMENT