xt7n2z12p637 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7n2z12p637/data/mets.xml Lexington, Kentucky University of Kentucky 2011 minutes  English University of Kentucky Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2011-05-01 text Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2011-05-01 2011 2012 true xt7n2z12p637 section xt7n2z12p637 Minutes of the Special Called Meeting ofthe Board of Trustees ofthe University of
Kentucky, Sunday, May l, 20l l.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 6:45 a.m. (Hebron, Kentucky
time) on Sunday, May l, 20ll in the Montreal Conference Room, Marriott Cincinnati Airport
Hotel, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, KY.
A. Meeting Opened
Dr. E. Britt Brockman, chair ofthe Board of Trustees, called the meeting to order at 6:45
a.m. and asked Ms. Pam May, secretary of the Board, to call the roll.
B. Roll Call
The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the call ofthe roll: E. Britt
Brockman (chair), Sheila Brothers, Penelope Brown, Jo Hem Curris, William S. Farish, Jr.,
Carol Martin "Bill” Gatton, Oliver Keith Gannon, Pamela T. May, Everett McCorvey, Billy Joe
Miles, Teny Mobley, Sandy Bugie Patterson, Joe Peek, Erwin Roberts, Charles R. Sachatello,
Frank Shoop, Ryan Smith, James W. Stuckert, and Barbara Young. Absent from the meeting
was Dennontti Dawson. Ms. May announced that a quorum was present.
In addition to the members of the Board of Trustees who served on the Presidential
Search Committee, the following Committee members were also in attendance: Lee Meyer,
Sheldon Steiner, Hollie Swanson, Myra Leigh Tobin, Ben Taylor Cox, and Bart Miller.
The university administration was represented by Jay Blanton, Executive Director for
Public Relations and Marketing.
A member of the Herald-Leader staff was also in attendance. Other members ofthe
media were in attendance following the closed session.
C. Chair of the Board Comments
Dr. Brockman thanked everyone for attending the meeting. He said that this is an historic
day for the University of Kentucky. He expressed appreciation to the Presidential Search
Committee again for their hard work and efforts in meeting the ambitious deadline.
Dr. Brockman recognized Alan Saylor and Robert McPherson, members of the
university’s Executive Protection Team, and said they were the unsung heroes who did an
unbelievable and remarkable job in assisting with the search process.
Dr. Brockman also expressed appreciation to Vice President for University Relations
Tom Harris, Executive Director for Public Relations Jay Blanton, and Administrative Staff
Officer Peggy Way for the outstanding job they did throughout the search process.

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D. Closed Session
Dr. Brockman stated that the Board of Trustees will go into closed session in order to
have discussions with potential candidates that may lead to the selection of a preferred candidate
for the appointment as president. The Board must go into closed session because open
discussions with candidates would violate their personal privacy rights.
The following guidelines will be used for the closed session:
• Only those persons necessary to provide infonnation to the Board may be present
with the Board and no others.
• Nothing else may be discussed in the closed session but the infonnation relating to
the candidates.
• When the Board discussions have been completed, no vote may be taken.
Dr. Brockman moved that the Board go into closed session pursuant to KRS 61.810 (1)
(f). This statutory citation is the exception in the open meetings law that pennits us to go into
closed session to discuss potential candidates which may lead to the selection of a preferred
candidate for the appointment as president.
Mr. Stuckert seconded the motion, and it passed without dissent. The Board went into
closed session at 6:48 a.m.
E. Open Session
At 4:07 p.m. Dr. Brockman stated that the closed session of the Board had concluded.
Mr. Stuckert moved that the name of Dr. Eli Capilouto be submitted to the Board of
Trustees as the Preferred Candidate to serve as the 12m President of the University of Kentucky
contingent upon the following:
• A full vetting as scheduled, with the preferred candidate and the university campus
community tomorrow, May 2, 2011, and ,
• Final approval ofthe Board of Trustees, subject to the Board’s review of the campus
community feedback in its closed meeting on Tuesday moming, May 3, 2011.
Dr. Peek seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.
Dr. Brockman said there would be a vetting on campus on Monday and reiterated that
this is an historic moment for the University of Kentucky.
Again, he thanked Mr. Stuckert, chair ofthe Presidential Search Committee, and Teny
Mobley, Vice Chair ofthe Committee, for their outstanding leadership in keeping the task on
schedule. He said that Dr. Capilouto is an excellent candidate for the next president of the
University of Kentucky, and the Board applauded Dr. Brockman’s remarks.

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Dr. Brockman announced that there would be a press conference for President-elect Eli
Capilouto at 5:00 p.m. in the ballroom.
F. Adjournment
With no other business to come before the Board, Dr. Brockman asked for a motion to
adj oum. Mr. Stuckert made a motion, and Mr. Shoop seconded the motion. The motion carried
without dissent, and the meeting ended at 4:10 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Pamela T. May
Secretary, Board of Trustees