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University of Kentucky
Friday, September 5, 2014
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 1:00 p.m. on Friday,
September 5, 2014 in the Board Room on the 18th 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. Chair Brockman asked Trustee Sheila Brothers, secretary of the 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., James H. Booth, William C. Britton, E. Britt Brockman, Sheila Brothers, Mark P.
Bryant, Angela L. Edwards, Oliver Keith Gannon, Carol Martin (Bill) Gatton, Cammie Grant,
Robert Grossman, David V. Hawpe, Kelly Sullivan Holland, Jake Ingram, Terry Mobley, James
W. Stuckert, John Wilson, Robert Vance and Barbara Young. William S. Farish, Jr., was absent
from the meeting. Secretary Brothers announced that a quorum was present.
The University administration was represented by President Eli Capilouto, Provost
Christine Riordan, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Michael Karpf, Executive Vice
President for Finance and Administration Eric Monday, and General Counsel William Thro.
The University faculty was represented by Chair of the University Senate Council
Andrew Hippisley, and the University staff was represented by Chair of the Staff Senate Michael
Adams.
Guests and members of the news media were also in attendance.
C.

Consent Items

Chair Brockman called attention to the eight consent items on the agenda. The items
were the minutes for the Board of Trustees meeting on June 10, 2014; PR 2, Personnel Actions;
FCR 1, Matthew and Jenna Mitchell Pledge; FCR 2, Roger L. Nicholson Gift and Pledge; FCR
3, M. Lynn Parrish Gift and Pledge; FCR 4, L. Stanley Pigman Gift and Pledge; FCR 5, Chris T.
Sullivan Gift and Pledge; and FCR 6, Estate of Maywin S. Lauderdale Gift.
Trustee Stuckert moved approval of the consent items. Trustee Akins seconded the
motion. Chair Brockman called for the vote and it passed without dissent. (See consent items
listed below on the Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/Trustees, under agenda.)
Minutes, June 10, 2014
PR 2 Personnel Actions
FCR 1 Matthew and Jenna Mitchell Pledge

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FCR 3
FCR 4
FCR 5
FCR 6

Roger L. Nicholson Gift and Pledge
M. Lynn Parrish Gift and Pledge
L. Stanley Pigman Gift and Pledge
Chris T. Sullivan Gift and Pledge
Estate of Maywin S. Lauderdale

D.

Chairman’s Report

Chair Brockman reported that there had been no petitions to address the Board since the
last Board of Trustees meeting.
Chair Brockman acknowledged Trustee Gatton and thanked him for the unprecedented
$20,000,000 gift for the renovation of the Student Center, announced on Thursday, September 4,
2014.
Chair Brockman welcomed new Trustee Bob Vance, Alumni Trustee Cammie Grant,
Student Government President and Student Trustee Jake Ingram and Faculty Trustee Robert
Grossman.
Chair Brockman began by reflecting on some of the highlights and challenges during his
four-year term as Chair of the Board of Trustees. They included: President Todd’s retirement
announcement; the formation of a presidential search committee; the hiring and investiture of
President Eli Capilouto; and the challenge to rebuild the campus infrastructure, address an
uncertain enrollment future, and address economic downturns that impact endowments and
earning, all amid decreasing state and federal financial support. He remembered that President
Capilouto had challenged the University community not to “dream too little dreams”, but to
make “dreams deferred by circumstance, a reality.”
Chair Brockman offered that though the University’s challenges today are no less steep
or forbidding, much has been accomplished and President Capilouto’s evaluation responses were
indicative of these accomplishments. With the quantitative survey results from 28 respondents
(made up of staff, faculty,students, alumni, donors, community leaders, government officials,
senior University leaders, and outgoing members of the Board of Trustees) and President
Capilouto’s own self-evaluation, current Trustee members were asked to respond to the
following four questions:
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What were the President’s major accomplishments in 2013-14;
What are the President’s major strengths;
What areas should the President improve upon; and
What is your overall assessment of the progress the President made in achieving
the University’s goals in 2013-14?

Trustees consistently remarked that President Capilouto’s major accomplishments in
2013-14 were:
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EdR partnership and construction of the new residence halls
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Aramark partnership on dining
Increased enrollment
Approval of the Student Center renovation
Expansion of the Living Learning Programs
Construction of new academic buildings
Fund raising
Positive bond ratings
Funds allocated for merit pay raises for faculty and staff
Handling of Rupp Arena

Chair Brockman stated that Trustees repeatedly cited President Capilouto’s strengths of
focusing on the future, his dedication to the University, fairness and thoughtfulness, integrity and
work ethic, and his “willingness to put UK and its needs first even when there were voices and
calls to focus elsewhere.” Chair Brockman also stated that more than a few Trustees mentioned
Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto was a strength through her ‘steadfast, quiet, but constant support
(that) is vital to his (President Capilouto’s) success.”
Chair Brockman continued that feedback from Trustees indicated some would like to see
more communication, a stronger statement about next steps in the context of a new University
strategic plan, more emphasis on shared governance and articulating policies, and more focus on
diversity, particularly in leadership. Additional feedback and items for consideration in 2014-15
included:
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The President’s need to involve more people in decisions and processes;
How does the President communicate, articulate and implement a strategic plan and
funding model;
Concerns about the changing landscape confronting higher education and
intercollegiate athletics;
Concerns about the changes in the health care market and its impact on UK
HealthCare;
Greater emphasis on graduate education and research;
Evaluating student preparedness upon graduation;
Continued efforts towards diversity in all areas of the campus; and
Continued campus revitalization efforts;

Chair Brockman offered that he felt “President Capilouto has, as always, accepted
constructive feedback with a resolute determination to be responsive and find ways to improve.
But in virtually every area, even those where improvement was asked for, there was a sense that
progress is being made and that this President is the person to lead our efforts going forward.”
Chair Brockman concluded his remarks with his commitment of support to President
Capilouto and the Board’s new leadership. He stated that “President Capilouto said during his
investiture three years ago, ‘it is our time…how will we use it? What will we make of it.’ ” Chair
Brockman remarked that “ours is a story still being written, and I can’t wait to see what chapters
we contribute … what pages we help author… with our time …with our promise.”

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Presidential Evaluation and Compensation (ECR 1)

Chair Brockman stated that in response to the strong positive evaluation of President’s
performance by the various constituencies, the Executive Committee recommend ed: 1)
increasing President Capilouto’s base salary by two percent (2%) or $10,500 to a total of
$535,500 effective retroactively to July 1, 2014; 2) awarding a performance incentive bonus of
ten percent (10%) of his 2013-14 base salary ($52,500); and 3) awarding an extraordinary
performance incentive payment of $100,000.
Chair Brockman opened the floor for discussion. Trustees Stuckert and Hawpe offered
their individual appreciation for President Capilouto’s performance and strongly supported the
recommendations in ECR 1.
Chair Brockman called for the vote and it passed without dissent. (See ECR 1 on the
Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/Trustees, under agenda.)
F.

Nominating Committee Report

Trustee Bryant, chair of the Nominating Committee, reported that the Nominating
Committee met on August 29, 2014.
G.

Election of Officers

Trustee Bryant submitted the following nominations for the following offices:
For Chair - Dr. Keith Gannon
For Vice Chair - Ms. Barbara Young
For Secretary - Ms. Sheila Brothers
For Assistant Secretary - William Thro, General Counsel
Chair Brockman stated that the Board would proceed with the election of the officers. He
stated that the Nominating Committee nominated Dr. Keith Gannon for chair. He asked for any
nominations from the floor. Trustee Mobley moved the nominations cease. It was seconded by
Trustee Hawpe and hearing no discussion, it passed without dissent.
Chair Brockman called for the vote for Dr. Keith Gannon as chair and it passed without
dissent. Trustee Brockman congratulated Chair Gannon and passed him the gavel. Chair Gannon
continued with the election.
Chair Gannon stated that the Nominating Committee had nominated Ms. Barbara Young
for vice chair. Chair Gannon asked for nominations from the floor. Trustee Stuckert moved the
nominations cease. It was seconded by Trustee Hawpe and hearing no discussion, it passed
without dissent.

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* Chair Gannon called for the vote for Trustee Barbara Young as vice chair and it passed
without dissent. Chair Gannon congratulated Vice Chair Young.
For secretary, Trustee Sheila Brothers was nominated by the Nominating Committee.
Chair Gannon asked for nominations from the floor. Hearing no nominations, Chair Gannon
declared the nominations closed. Chair Gannon called for the vote for Trustee Sheila Brothers as
secretary and it passed without dissent. Chair Gannon congratulated Secretary Brothers.
The Nominating Committee nominated William Thro, General Counsel for the office of
Assistant Secretary. Chair Gannon asked for nominations from the floor. Hearing no
nominations, Chair Gannon declared the nominations closed. Chair Gannon called for the vote
for General Counsel William Thro as assistant secretary and it passed without dissent. Chair
Gannon congratulated Mr. Thro.
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Election of Executive Committee

Trustee Bryant explained that per Governing Regulation II.E.2(a), stated that the chair
and vice chair of the Board are two (2) of the five (5) members of the Executive Committee. The
Chair of the Board of Trustees shall also serve as chair of the Executive Committee. By virtue of
their newly elected offices, Chair Keith Gannon and Vice Chair Barbara Young were members
of the Executive Committee. Therefore, the Nominating Committee submitted the following
three nominations for the at-large members:
Dr. C. B. Akins, Sr.
Dr. E. Britt Brockman
Mr. Mark Bryant
Chair Gannon explained that the elections of the members of the Executive Committee
would proceed in like fashion to the election of the officers of the Board. He stated that the
Nominating Committee nominated C.B. Akins, Sr., E. Britt Brockman, and Mark Bryant as the
at-large members of the Executive Committee. He asked for nominations from the floor. Seeing
none, Chair Gannon declared the nominations closed.
Chair Gannon moved approval of the slate as presented by the Nominating Committee
and it passed without dissent.
I.

President’s Report (PR 1)

President Capilouto began by thanking Trustee Brockman for his kind and generous
words, his support and friendship over the last three years. He especially appreciated the kind
words regarding Mary Lynne Capilouto. He congratulated the new Board leadership and looked
forward to working with them.
President Capilouto updated the Board on the Joint Executive MBA program with the
University of Louisville. The inaugural class included 13 men and seven women. Designed as a
business administration program for mid-career managers and successful leaders interested in
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* improving their business skills, the average age was 42 years old and included four vice
presidents and two physicians. President Capilouto was pleased with the promising start of this
partnership and thanked Dean David Blackwell and his staff for a job well done.
President Capilouto was pleased to introduce Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith to share some
of her exciting research being performed at UK. Dr. Smith is the Donald and Gertrude Lester
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the NASA Kentucky Space Grant and
EPSCoR Program, and the Director of the Unmanned Systems Research Consortium at UK. As
Director of the Consortium, she leads a multi-institutional team of scientists and engineers on a
project for the International Space Station. The project, which requires a zero gravity
environment, may result in advances in solar energy, advance manufacturing and other high
technology fields. The work, supported by a NASA space grant, includes collaborators from the
University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University.
Dr. Smith thanked the Board for the opportunity to share her research. She explained that
aerospace is a combination of aeronautics and space, including not only the study of the stars, but
aircraft of all types and space education. The aerospace industry is Kentucky’s leading export.
One research project currently underway at UK is the multidisciplinary study and production of
thermal protection systems. Commonly referred to as “heat shields,” it involves materials
engineering, intricate high heat experimentation, and computer modeling. One of the leading
experts, Dr. Alexandre Martin leads a team of UK engineers and students in this research.
Another project involves un-manned aerial systems. Autonomous systems range from
driverless cars to precision agriculture aids for farmers to devices that assist with bridge
inspections. Collaboration from 16 faculty in three colleges (College of Agriculture, Food and
Environment, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering) and more specifically
from the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Biosystems Engineering, and Geography are working together to develop new technologies.
Another exciting area of research is the International Space Station. The space station is a
national laboratory, supporting research of companies like Proctor and Gamble, cancer studies
and small satellite launches. These and other efforts include 45 to 60 students a year.
Dr. Smith concluded that the manufacturing, research, extension and educational
opportunities within the aerospace field are a dynamic enterprise at the University of Kentucky
and a powerful economic engine for the state of Kentucky.
In his next report, President Capilouto shared the preliminary fall 2014 enrollment
information. With a priority to grow enrollment in a smart and strategic manner, President
Capilouto shared that this year the University of Kentucky will eclipse 30,000 students for the
first time in UK’s history. Other progress on priorities included:
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Largest undergraduate African American enrollment - 2107
Largest undergraduate Hispanic enrollment – 849
Largest undergraduate international enrollment – 807
Nearly doubled the number of students in Living Learning Programs – 1734
Remarkable levels of students, academic quality and diversity are present in
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o Largest first year enrollment – 5188
o Largest number of first-year students with an ACT/SAT of 31-36 – 574
o Largest number of first-years students with a perfect ACT/SAT score – 10
o 113 total scholars from the National Merit Scholarship Program, National
Achievement Scholarship Program and National Hispanic Scholars
o 674 students have a 31-36 ACT
o Average ACT composite score of 25.5
o Average high school GPA of 3.63
o Forty-nine new Singletary Scholars with 82% from Kentucky
President Capilouto was pleased to recognize and introduce some of the perfect
ACT/SAT students to the Board. They were:
Noah Dixon, Nicholasville, KY, College of Arts & Sciences ‐ Biology
Stephanie McCormick, Richmond, KY, College of Engineering – Pre‐Electrical
Engineering
Timothy Koester, Florence, KY, College of Health Sciences – Human Health Sciences
Gloria Griffin, Aurora, IL, College of Arts & Sciences – Biology
Michelle Tam, Alpharetta, GA, College of Arts & Sciences – Psychology
Jacob Miller, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, College of Arts & Sciences – Mathematics
The Board gave them a round of applause.
President Capilouto thanked Provost Christine Riordan, Associate Provost for Enrollment
Management Don Witt, their staffs, deans and faculty for their efforts building, enrolling and
matriculating a promising and historic group of students.
President Capilouto closed with some of his thoughts about UK’s future. He began by
thanking the Board for:
“…believing in the University of Kentucky. I want you to know that I believe in
you. I believe in our faculty, staff and students. All of the positive comments are
tribute to a supportive team, who every day reminds me that the work is important
but who you do it with can often be even more so.
To that end, August was a time for reflection and gratification for me. This year, it
held for me my 65th birthday and my 36th wedding anniversary. It also coincides
with the honor to represent you in welcoming the largest, most academically
prepared and most diverse class in this University’s history. At the same time, we
have participated together in game-changing announcements for the campus and
Commonwealth. Announcements that support our work of education, research,
service and health care; all of it made possible because of your support and the
tireless work of our faculty and staff.
To celebrate our special August, Mary Lynne, Emily and I traveled to Normandy,
a place I have long wanted to visit. In preparation, I read much about D-Day.
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* There, we somberly walked the beaches and fields of battle. We saw the places
where on day one of the invasion nearly everything went badly and was marked
in overwhelming numbers by death. The scene, even more than 70 years later,
helps one understand in powerful ways the courage, determination and heroism it
took to liberate Europe; the overwhelming collection of force and humanity that
had to be mustered to save democracy from a genocidal tyrant.
So it was with great reverence and gratitude that I walked into the American
cemetery overlooking the beaches of Normandy, where 9,386 brave souls rest in
peace and the names of another 1,557 missing are inscribed in stone. Thousands
of white crosses and Stars of David arrayed in solemn order on neatly manicured
lawns, overlooking the wind-swept beaches of Normandy. It's a hauntingly
beautiful paradox -- at once, a testament to the results of singular, countless
instances of heroism and collective sacrifice, balanced by the horror of war and
the result of ignoring looming threats and the well-intentioned avoidance of hard
choices.
Thousands of crosses and Stars of David. Our country gave only two choices for
your dog tag. Each one tells a story. Fate drew us to one. And its story is one that
I keep coming back to. The name on the marker is Howard Henry, a Ranger, a
Kentuckian, who died on August 19, 1942; two years before the invasion of June
6, 1944. He was part of a reconnaissance raid to better understand German
defenses. Thanks to our W.T. Young Library and Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral
History, I have learned more about Ranger Henry and even more from oral
histories of Kentuckians who survived the invasion with wounds and memories of
triumph, sorrow and melancholy. T/4 (Technician Fourth Grade) Ranger Howard
Henry was wounded at Dieppe and died in an English hospital. He was described
as “the best of the best.” He was one of two American citizen soldiers to first shed
blood on European soil and make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.
Howard Henry was from Harlan. Howard Henry was a man who was proud of his
big black moustache. He planned to be an electrical engineer. It was a dream
denied.
Thousands of miles and lifetimes away, Mary Lynne and I, last week, were part of
the UK family that turns out to welcome new students and their families. We
often ask, "Where are you from? What do you plan to study?” Frequently I
heard, “I want to be an engineer.” Dean John Walz, College of Engineering, tells
me this year’s freshman class has 800 majors in engineering. That is good news
for Kentucky as so many of the jobs and businesses that will be cornerstones in a
21st century economy depend on the kinds of skills and knowledge learned in
engineering classes. We rank in the bottom five states in engineering graduates per
100,000 people.
Later in the week, at Dean Walz's kind request, Mary Lynne and I hosted with
John and his wife, Moira, a lovely supper at Maxwell Place for several successful
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* engineering graduates and their spouses who have been generous to our college
and University. We listened to dazzling stories of successes from construction to
commerce, touching all corners of the Commonwealth and the globe. We talked
about upheaval in the world and, as one person said, the terrorism of selfrighteousness. And we talked about the joys of living – children, grandchildren,
friends, sunrises and sunsets.
Lives fulfilled. Dreams realized. From welcoming future engineers to saying good
night to our supper guests, my thoughts kept returning to Howard Henry; what
he gave up, what he missed in life and what blessings our state would have known
from his full life. And as I reflect on my time in Normandy, amidst both its horror
and beauty, I think, too, about the lives that he and others saved.
As I read the names and thought of the lives they saved, it reminded me of the
meaningful passage from the Hebrew Talmud that "whoever saves one life, saves
the world entire." Like the greatest generation, our generation is being called. We
are called to educate and serve. We are called to save lives. We are called to build
and empower communities. Changing lives, for and with communities.
This brings me to another powerful August day, when I traveled to Hazard with
Mark Evers, director of our Markey Cancer Center. There, at the Hazard
Community and Technical College, we joined Congressman Hal Rogers and
Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden, MD, both of whom spent three
days in the district as part of the Governor’s and Congressman’s Shaping Our
Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative. At every stop, UK was clearly visible.
Dr. Karpf, our clinicians on the ground, extension agents and investigators who
work side-by-side with community members to make life kinder and longer;
professionals dedicated to making a community healthy so it can be attractive to
families and businesses.
Dr. Frieden showed data comparing tout 5th District to a healthy community in the
United States. Every year there are 2,700 preventable deaths in the 5th District for
the top five killers – cancer, heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases,
stroke and unintentional injuries. Every three years, less than that really, we fill a
cemetery the size of the one I witnessed in Normandy. Every three years we
create a Normandy of death and loss; dreams denied, lives cut short, potential lost
for our state.
And although the challenges of these dreaded diseases are perhaps most acute in
the hills of Appalachia, they exist in rates much too high across Kentucky. Sadly,
if you include the entire state, I am sure we fill a Normandy-size cemetery much
quicker. And much of it can be prevented. Given our capacity as a people, given
our desire to do good, isn't this unacceptable? Sure it is. The only question we
should be asking is “what are we going to do about it?”
President Capilouto continued:
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* “I know many people think the horrific numbers are fate for a place where too
many subsist on government "hand-outs." If we think only that way, we are blind
to our advantage and insensitive to disadvantages that I know people want to
overcome. Sometimes the problems are bigger than one person can bear. Many
people are ready to give up on this place and see these excess deaths as
unalterable. And if you read or watch media accounts, you are often left with the
impression that it is a place without hope. But I believe these places define hope.
And you would too if you were with me and other UK faculty and staff:
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In Inez, Martin County, where Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty and
where today a school district worked to move its standardized test scores from the
bottom third to the top third in the state.

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In a small community hospital in Manchester, where Dr. Karpf and a team from
UK HealthCare recently initiated a new partnership with Manchester Memorial
Hospital, Appalachian Regional Health Care and our Gill Heart Institute. The
partnership will allow those community residents the certainty that they will
receive the very best in cardiac care close to home. And, in Manchester, we hope
to announce soon that a UK eye care specialist is on the way.

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Working with Joe Craft and Alliance Coal, we've helped create a clinic that
provides health care for each of the company’s mines in Eastern Kentucky and
West Virginia.

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In Whitesburg, a sign, Faith Moves Mountains, hangs on a storefront downtown.
In those small offices, Nancy Schoenberg with our College of Medicine works
with churches to increase cancer screenings and promote healthier lifestyles.
But our work isn't limited to one region. Where need exists we are there.

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In Madisonville, in Western Kentucky, we've tackled high incidences of pre-term,
low birth weight babies by improving oral health.

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In Louisville, through an innovative partnership with Norton HealthCare, we are
working to expand access to cutting-edge clinical trials -- the kind of access we
promised when Markey received NCI status more than a year ago.

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In Lexington, in response to persistent problems of homelessness, we have, since
1986, operated a free clinic at the Salvation Army.
From city to town, from hamlet to holler, we are unleashing the power of
discovery to extend and enhance lives in communities of need. These
partnerships, with communities, for communities, are seeing results, as Dr. Evers
reported in Hazard.

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* For example, through the coordinated efforts of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium
located at the Markey Cancer Center, the colorectal screening rate in Kentucky
has gone from 49th, second to the lowest among all states, to 20th. Over this same
period, the incidence rate from colorectal cancer has dropped by 24% and the
death rate has dropped by 28%. This is a remarkable public health
accomplishment not matched by any other state.
All of these partnerships underscore for me a vital truth -- Kentuckians are a proud
and resourceful people. Even in communities where life and circumstance have
not been kind, resilience and resolve tell a story, too; one of people who have not
given up. We all know, in person or through loved ones, that medical misfortunes
do not care who they touch or crush. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS or juvenile
diabetes will find us wherever we live and rob us and our families of life’s
richness. Dreams deferred or lost; lives like Ranger Henry, unfulfilled. Promise
and potential, through circumstance or choice, unmet.
It is time to make death a beggar in Kentucky.
Health disparities, whether the result of circumstance, region, income or race, can
be overcome. Lives can be saved. Communities should be rebuilt and renewed.
Science and scientists at UK can unlock mysteries and make break- breakthroughs
from the cellular to community level to save lives.
But we cannot do it without talent and infrastructure. Leading scientists and
researchers want to join us, attracted by the work they see being done here. Yet,
today, we cannot accommodate them because we are out of quality research space.
What is the cost? Without more space, we are saying no to some of the finest
talent; those who want to join us in our quest for a healthier and more prosperous
Kentucky. People who can make a difference.
Don’t get me wrong. We will not conquer these maladies overnight. Some
diseases take a lifetime to surface or lie deep within a complex genetic code that
until recently was only understood by our maker. But cellular discovery,
personalized medicine and community solutions are on the horizon if we are
willing as individuals and a Commonwealth to invest, now.
Think of just one example of this idea of personalized medicine that can unleash
community renewal and global results. Some breast cancer patients have what is
called “Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2 (HER2) positive breast
cancer." Patients who are HER2 positive have a gene mutation that produces this
protein that promotes the growth of breast tumors. Women who have this gene
mutation have a much worse prognosis as this is a more aggressive form of the
cancer. However, we have a drug called “Herceptin” that specifically targets
HER2 and is very effective in this type of breast cancer. Just one example of
deeply personal medicine, profound community impact.”

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* President Capilouto concluded:
“What choice will we make? What more could we do? What story, together, will
we choose to tell?
Our circumstances today remind me of the story often told by President Kennedy,
about the great French Marshal Lyautey, who asked his gardener to plant a tree.
The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach
maturity for 100 years. The marshal replied, “In that case, there is not time to
lose, plant it this afternoon.”
This afternoon Mary Lynne and I want to plant a tree and, with you, see if we can
help it grow. We are announcing our gift of $250,000 to the University of
Kentucky to fight health disparities and save lives in the Commonwealth.
Specifically, we are taking a stand today, toward our efforts to construct a multidisciplinary research building. A basecamp where UK investigators from a broad
array of disciplines work with and for our community partners who are on the
frontlines in outposts like community hospitals, extension offices and doctor’s
offices.
Such a facility, dedicated with fervor and focus on the seemingly intractable
scourges confronting Kentucky, can change our state for the next 100 years. The
fact is that discovery and healing today take place not just in one discipline but at
their intersection across and among disciplines, where talent meets, creates and
discovers.
Of course, our gift alone is not enough. No one gift is. We need other gardeners to
join us. We need our state to listen when we again ask for Bucks for B uildings
and Brains. We need to plant now to grow the future in which all Kentuckians can
share.
As I said to you in my investiture speech three years ago; there is no easy time,
there is only our time. We have no time to lose. We have a moment in time, a
window of opportunity to move forward, rather than retreat. To fulfill our
promise.
Let us not hesitate or waver. Let us plant today for that brighter tomorrow that we
know is within our grasp.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you for your confidence in me. Thank you,
more importantly, for the hope you have invested in the promise of this place.”
President Capilouto received a standing ovation and round of applause.

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* J.
Appointment/Reappointment to Board of Directors University of Kentucky
Mining Engineering Foundation, Inc. Equine Research Foundation, Inc. (PR 3)
President Capilouto stated that PR 3 was the recommendation that the Board of Trustees
approve the appointment of Brad Geiger, Gerry Pearson and Greg Wooten, and the
reappointment of Chris Adkins, Rocky Adkins, Rodney Andrews, Chauncey Curtz, Michael D.
Day, J. Steven Gardner, Jon Giesen, Dennis Hatfield, Samuel S. Johnson, Bryan Lummus,
Deborah B. Moses, Stanley Pigman and Jack Richardson to the Board of Directors of the
University of Kentucky Mining Engineering Foundation for two-year terms ending June 30,
2016.
Chair Gannon asked for a motion f