xt7rv11vff7h https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7rv11vff7h/data/mets.xml Lexington, Kentucky University of Kentucky 2010 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, 2010-10-12 text Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2010-10-12 2010 2012 true xt7rv11vff7h section xt7rv11vff7h Minutes of the Meeting ofthe Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky, Tuesday,
October 12, 2010.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 1:00 p.m. (Lexington time)
on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in the Board Room on the 18m Floor of Patterson Office Tower.
A. Meeting Opened
Dr. E. Britt Brockman, chair ofthe Board, called the meeting to order at 1:06 p.m. He
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 ofthe roll: E. Britt
Brockman (chair), Sheila Brothers, Penelope Brown, Jo Hem Curris, William S. Farish, Jr,
Oliver Keith Gannon, Carol Martin "Bill” Gatton, 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.
The university administration was represented by President Lee T. Todd, Jr., 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 Jann Burks.
Members ofthe various news media were also in attendance.
C. Approval of Minutes
Dr. Brockman called attention to the September 14, 2010 minutes and asked for a motion
for approval. Mr. Stuckert moved approval, and his motion was seconded by Ms. Brothers and
passed without dissent.
D. Chair’s Report: Presidential Search Schedule
Dr. Brockman stated that the presidential search has weighed heavily on everyone’s
mind, and it will undoubtedly be the most significant event that the Board participates in this
year. He expressed his appreciation to the Student Govemment Association, the Alumni
Association, the faculty senate, and the staff senate for working diligently on the nomination
process. He also acknowledged that all ofthe twenty Board members were very qualified to be
on this committee but stated that he was constrained to pick only six.
He announced that an office for the Presidential Search Committee has been secured at
the Helen G. King Alumni House.

There will be a Board of Trustees retreat on October 24 at Spindletop Hall, the purpose of
which is to better understand the search process and to establish parameters and directives for the
search committee. The request for proposal (RFP) for the presidential search finn went out on
September 29 with the RFP proposal due date specified as October 22. The evaluation of
proposals should be completed by November 5, potential consultant presentations are to occur
the week of November l5, and tentatively the contract will be awarded to a search finn on
December l, 2010.
Candidates and selected individuals for the search committee positions were announced.
Student Government Association (SGA) had ll7 applications for the one graduate student and
one undergraduate student position on the committee. SGA advertised these positions through
all campus emails, the SGA web site, and the Kentucky Kernel. Each applicant submitted a
curriculum vita as well as three short essays, and each of these was reviewed. This process was
under the auspices of Chief of Staff ofthe SGA Joseph P. Quinn who, with his group, did a
magnificent job. The three undergraduate nominees submitted were Taylor Cox, Mary Ashley
Lovelace, and Christopher Yared. Taylor Cox was selected. Mr. Cox was acknowledged in the
audience with applause.
Four graduate students were nominated: Andres Trimble, Ryan Smith, Matthew
Longacre, and Christie Lundsford. The search committee participant will be Ryan Smith, who is
a two-tenn SGA president who sits on the Board of Trustees currently. Mr. Smith was also
acknowledged with applause.
From the Alumni Association, three names were submitted: Myra Tobin, Elaine Wilson,
and Scott Davis. Myra Tobin was selected. Ms. Tobin is a past Board of Trustees member and a
resident of Hardinsburg, Kentucky.
The faculty selected three representatives. These representatives are Dr. Sheldon Steiner,
Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Holly Swanson, Department of
Phannacology, College of Medicine, and Dr. Lee Meyer, Department of Agricultural
Economics, College of Agriculture.
The Staff Senate’s representative has not yet been selected because of technical problems
in their election process. Staff Senate’s representative will join the committee in progress when
the nominees are forwarded to Dr. Brockman and a selection is made.
Dr. Brockman selected six people from the Board of Trustees. The chainnan of the
search committee will be James W. Stuckert. The five committee members in addition to Mr.
Stuckert will be Jo Hem Curris, Pamela May, Everett McCorvey, Billy Joe Miles, and Teny
In his role as Chair ofthe Board, Dr. Brockman will attend the search committee
meetings as a nonvoting ex officio member.
Dr. Brockman then explained the timeline to the search committee, stating that the
schedule is ambitious. The tentative timeline is as follows:

— December l, search finn selection is finalized.
— Between December l and January l, national advertising of position.
— In February, the committee will forward recommendations of semifinalists to the
search finn for targeted review.
— In March, off-campus interviews ofthe semifinalists.
— In April, detennination of three to five finalists, off-campus interviews ofthe
finalists, and on-campus interviews of the finalists.
— May l is the extend-offer date.
Dr. Brockman expressed that despite the ambitiousness ofthe schedule, he is sure Mr.
Stuckert and the committee will do an excellent job.
E. President’s Report (PR lg
President Todd commented on the following items in PR l:
New Supercomputer Puts UK in Top l0 Public Universities for Computing Power
Infonnation Technology has successfully installed a new supercomputer which puts it in
the top l0 public universities for computing power. The supercomputer cluster is named in
honor of UK alumnus and Nobel Laureate William N. Lipscomb, Jr., and is three times more
powerful than UK‘s old supercomputing cluster.
$2.2 Million in Grants Fund KGS Carbon Seguestration Geothermal Data Project
Grant money in the amount of $2.2 million has been received, from American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act funding, by the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) for two projects to
study carbon sequestration and geothennal issues. President Todd announced that Kentucky has
now received over $l00 million worth ofthe so-called stimulus funds. He acknowledged that
the faculty and staff were aggressively present in the proposal process for those dollars.
Competition was fierce, involving both public and private institutions across the United States.
He is extremely pleased with their efforts.
UK Helps Make World Eguestrian Games a Success
President Todd praised the university’s participation in the 20l0 World Equestrian
Games at the Kentucky Horse Park. He thanked specifically Dr. Everett McCorvey, whose
responsibilities were for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as for many other
perfonnance aspects during the games. UK HealthCare was the medical provider for the games
and contributed an especially important role in saving the life of an attendee who had a heart
attack after the opening ceremonies. The College of Agriculture played a major role in

numerous areas of the games. Horticulture saved the day by furnishing $40,000 worth of plants
to decorate the grounds after the WEG budget ran out. Foreign language translation assistance
was provided by a number of faculty. The UK Solar House sat front and center as a welcoming
area for the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Kelley Bozeman of Public Relations was
involved in the conduct ofthe UK pavilion which gave the University excellent exposure,
especially for its equine program. President Todd also commented on the extensive variety of
foreign visitors to the games.
Eguine Drug Testing and Research Lab to Move to Coldstream and Biotechnology
Company Relocates to UK’s Coldstream Research Campus
Two new companies have chosen to locate at the Coldstream Farm Research Campus.
One is in equine testing, and the other has developed a tissue that can repair damaged disks. The
president expects that these types of additions will grow and will produce competitive jobs for
the community and region.
$1.8 Million Goes to Seven High-Tech Small Businesses· Five Have UK Ties
Five small high-tech businesses with UK affiliations received large state matching grants.
The state of Kentucky is the only state that matches the small business innovation grants given
by the federal government. In orthopeutics (above), the biotechnology company received a half
million dollars as an SBIR grant, and the state of Kentucky matched it. President Todd stated
that this was one reason the company relocated here from Austin, Texas. Five of those seven
companies use technology which has ties to UK. The companies are: Orthopeutics/Intralink
(relocated to Coldstream), nGimat (working with College of Engineering and CAER), 3H
Company (ASTeCC, moving to Coldstream), Vindico NanoBioTechnology (ASTeCC), and
Advanced Dynamics (Coldstream).
Student‘s Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award Makes $111,000 for UK Students
Edward Brady Doepke, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, was awarded a
$10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a ceremony held
September 8 at UK. More than $3 million has been awarded in scholarships to date with
$111,000 to UK students alone.
Center for Applied Energy Research Part of $12.5 Million U.S.-China Consortium
UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) will participate in a consortium under
the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that was announced by the U.S.
Department of Energy recently. The consortium will use $12.5 million from the Department of
Energy to focus on the next generation of clean coal technologies and will develop and test new
technologies for carbon capture and storage.

Pulitzer Winner Donates $10,000 to Institute for Rural Journalism
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Gilbert recently donated $10,000 to fund
fellowships for rural journalists through the University of Kentucl