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      Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Ken-
tucky, May 28, 1956.


      The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met in the President' s
Office at 2:00 p. m. , Monday, May 28, 1956, with the following members pres-
ent: Governor A. B. Chandler, Chairman; Robert R. Martin, J. Stephen
Watkins, Mrs. Paul G. Blazer, Dr. Daniel C. Elkin, R. P. Hobson,tWood Han-
nah, Sr. , Robert C. Stilz, Harper Gatton, Dr. Harry Denham, Ben Butler
and Dr. Ralph J. Angelucci.  Absent: Carl Dempewolfe, W. F. Foster and
Louis Cox.  President H. L. Donovan and Secretary Frank D. Peterson met
with the Board.


     A. Called Meeting

     Section 164. 170, Kentucky Revised Statutes, provides that "The Board
of Trustees of the University shall meet on Tuesday preceding the regular
annual commencement of the University.... "1 The 1956 regular commence-
ment was held on May 28. Normally the regular commencement is in June.
The Executive Committee held its regular monthly meeting May 18, 1956, in
accordance with the Statutes.  The Board might have met on May 22.  Since
the meeting was not held on the Tuesday preceding commencement, the Chair-
man of the Board of Trustees issued call for a special meeting, which call
was sent to all members of the Board of Trustees ten days prior to May 28.



     B. Minutes Approved as Published.

     On motion duly made, seconded and carried, the minutes of the Board of
Trustees of April 3, and the minutes of the Executive Committee of May 18,
1956, were approved as published.



     C. President' s Address Printed.

     Various members of the Board attended the Commencement exercises.
They were greatly impressed by the Commencement address of President
Donovan, and upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the address was
ordered printed and sent to alumni and a selected list of business men of the
State.  President Donovan was commended for the splendid address given to
the graduating class.



     D, Travel Allowance Approved.

     President Donovan read the following letter from Dean Welch-




 



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                               May 23, 1956



      President H. L. Donovan
      University of Kentucky


      Dear President Donovan:

             We have not changed the per diem allowance for our Agri-
      cultural Extension workers who travel on official business for a
      number of years.  Living costs - hotel and food - as you know
      have been increasing rather steadily.

             The time has come when I think we should make some ad-
      justment in order to relieve real hardship on the part of our staff
      people who have to be on the road much of the time.  The Exten -
      sion Division of the U. S. Department of Agriculture has increased
      its allowance to $11. 00 per day, which is indicative of the fact
      that public agencies have been recognizing the increased cost of
      living while on the road.

             I am therefore recommending that the per diem for travel
      in the state be increased from $6. 50 to $7. 50 per day, except
      when it is necessary for personnel to remain in Louisville more
      than two days, in which case I should like for the per diem allowance
      to be $9, 00.  I am also requesting that the per diem for out-of-
      state travel be increased from $7, 50 to $9. 00 per day.

             I would hope that we will be permitted to make these adjust-
      ments June 1.

             If there is further information you need, please let me know.

                                            Sincerely yours,

                                   (Signed) Frank J. Welch
                                             Dean and Director



      The President stated that the letter was self-explanatory. He concurred
in the recommendation of Dean Welch.

     Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the per diem for travel
in the State for Agricultural Extension workers, paid from Federal funds, was
increased from $6. 50 to $7. 50 per day, except when it is necessary for per-
sonnel to remain in Louisville more than two days, in which case the per diem
allowance is $9. 00 per day.  The per diem for out-of-state travel was author-
ized increased for Agricultural Extension workers traveling on Federal funds
from $7. 50 to $9. 00 per day, these adjustments effective June 1, 1956.




 




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      E. Obsolete Library Books Discarded.

      President Donovan stated that the University Library was continually ac-
quiring books and was culling or discarding obsolete reading material.  He
stated that many times books become worn out or are superseded by other
editions.  He reported that the Director of Libraries had requested permission
to discard the following books:

               000 -Bibliography and General Works  20
               100 - Philosophy and Psychology ----  0
               200 - Religion  ------------------   2
               300 - Social Science  -----------   16
               400 - Languages -4
               500 - Pure Science -----   -     -   9
               6 00 - Applied Science -2-----2
               700 - Arts and Recreation   --1
               800 - Literature ----a-       an---  12
               900 - History and Travel  -     -    10
               Others (fiction, biography and period-
                              icals) ----     -     7



     President Donovan recommended that the books be disposed of by sale,
gift or otherwise.

     Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the members concurred
in the recommendation of the President.



     F. Holmes Hall Loan Agreement.

     The Vice President of Business Administration submitted Loan Agreement
on Project No. Ky. 15-CH-12(D), Contract No, H-302-32, dated as of June
1, 1956 by and between the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky and
the U.S. Housing and Home Finance Administrator for loan of $1,131,000 for
the purpose of financing the construction of a residence hall for women on the
campus of the University of Kentucky.  The agreement was considered. and
members of the Board of Trustees being duly advised upon motion of member
Dr. Ralph J. Angelucci, seconded by member J. Stephen Watkins, unanimously
approved the loan agreement and authorized same executed for and on behalf
of the Board of Trustees and the University of Kentucky by H. L. Donovan,
President of the University of Kentucky, and attested to by Frank D. Peterson,
Secretary of the Board of Trustees.



     G. Regulation Governing Single Students Living in Apartments

     President Donovan stated he had a communication from the Dean of Men
reporting a situation concerning living quarters of unmarried students.  He read
the following communication:




 



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                         May 15, 1956



President H. L. Donovan
University of Kentucky

Dear President Donovan:

   During the past two years, Dean Sarah B. Holmes and I have be-
come critically concerned about the problem of unmarried students
living in apartments in the city. Each year I have had more than
twenty serious complaints from residents of areas adjacent to
apartment dwellings in which students resided and from landlords
who rented apartments to students,  The nature of specific Complaints
is as follows:

  1. Students have been violating the Board of Trustees regula-
     tion governing having women guests in their living quarters
     without University approval and University chaperons.

  2. Students have been violating the regulation governing the
     possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in their
     rooms.  Much of this has been done, of course, when
     women guests have been present, creating a very unwhole-
     some situation which has brought many complaints from
     neighbors. Several times I have gone out to apartments
     of students very late in the night and have found these
     complaints valid. It has been necessary that I discipline
     sixteen students during this year for such actions.

  3. Several landlords have threatened to sue students for
     damage done to apartments and for destruction of furni-
     ture and equipment. Although the University has no re-
     sponsibility to protect the landlord' s rights, since he
     enters into a contract with the student on his own initiative,
     there is considerable threat to the University' s reputation
     and public relations when such unpleasant conflicts occur.

  4. Students have left apartments owing rent. Oftentimes,
     this matter has been complicated by the fact that students
     have tendered a worthless check in payment of the rent.

  5. Related to the matter of parties and other affairs in student
     rented apartments has been the external factor of excessive
     disturbances in the streets outside the buildings, created
     by students' cars coming and going on such visits. Further-
     more, landlords have complained bitterly about students
     and their friends blocking all the available parking spaces
     and driveways.  These disturbances usually happen late
     in the evening and have been among the principal reasons
     why I have had to go out many nights to take care of these
     problems.




 








   Aside from the considerations of the problems raised above, there
are two other serious factors which need to be brought to your atten-
tion in regard to this matter.

   1. Unmarried students living in apartments have been prepar-
      ing their own meals which, because of their lack of training
      and inadequate knowledge of food purchasing and dietetics,
      has created a health factor for such students. It is a stated
      responsibility of the University to provide adequate facilities
      for student housing and dining, and where this is not possible,
      the University has worked to prevent such hazards to student
      health and welfare.

   2. When students live in apartments, landlords have treated them
     as family units and have not provided cleaning and maintenance
     facilities, leaving the students to do their own housework.
     Obviously most students have had very little training, experience,
     or incentive to maintain desired conditions of cleanliness.  It
     is my conviction that this is one of the most serious hazards
     to student health that has existed.

   In light of the several considerations presented above, Dean Holmes
and I are in accord in recommending to you that the University give im-
mediate consideration to the formulation of a regulation governing the
rental and occupancy of apartments by unmarried students and married
students not living with their spouses.  We respectfully request your
consideration of the following proposal:

   "Effective September 1, 1956 and thereafter, unmarried students
   and married students not living with their spouses shall not enter
   into a lease, rental agreement, or any other arrangement for the
   possession of an apartment and shall not occupy an apartment
   unless it is the legal residence of their parents or guardian.
   Furthermore, students living in rooming houses shall not have
   arrangements or facilities for the preparation of their own meals,
   and no student shall reside in any accommodation in which adequate
   janitorial service is not provided by the landlord.  Exceptions to
   this regulation may be made only by the Dean of Women or the Dean
   of Men,

   "In order to fulfill the provisions of this regulation, the Dean of
   Women and the Dean of Men are authorized and instructed to
   contact all landlords and other real estate agents to inform them
   of this regulation and to invite their cooperation in the carrying
   out of its provisions.  The Dean of Women and the Dean of Men,
   under the prerogatives already established by University policy,
   shall intensify their inspection and supervision of student rooming
   establishments,  When students are found to be in violation of
   this regulation, the Dean of Women and the Dean of Men shall
   invoke appropriate disciplininary action as prescribed by the
   University faculty for student misconduct.,,

   I am sorry that this is such a lengthy statement, but I felt disposed
to bring the entire matter to your attention so that there could be no




 



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      doubt about the seriousness of the several ramifications. Dean Holmes
      and I will certainly appreciate your assistance in this matter and, if the
      Board of Trustees can see fit to take appropriate action, it would do
      much to relieve the University of many possibilities for continued threat
      to the welfare of students and to the University, s standards and public
      relations.

                                            Sincerely yours,

                                     (Signed) L. L. Martin
                                              Dean of Men


      Board members serving on the Executive Committee stated that this
problem had been submitted by the President at the meeting of the Executive
Committee on May 18. It was taken under advisement.  Some of the members
spoke on behalf of the regulation and, after a general discussion, upon motion
duly made, seconded and carried, the following regulation was approved:


         "Effective September 1, 1956 and thereafter, unmarried
      students and married students not living with their spouses shall
      not enter into a lease, rental agreement, or any other arrange-
      ment for the possession of an apartment and shall not occupy an
      apartment unless it is the legal residence of their parents or
      guardian. Furthermore, students living in rooming houses shall
      not have arrangements or facilities for the preparation of their
      own meals, and no student shall reside in any accommodation in
      which adequate janitorial service is not provided by the landlord.
      Exceptions to this regulation may be made only by the Dean of
      Women or the Dean of Men.

         "In order to fulfill the provisions of this regulation, the Dean
      of Women ald the Dean of Men are authorized and instructed
      to contact all landlords and other real estate agents to inform
      them of this regulation and to invite their cooperation in the
      carrying out of its provisions. The Dean of Women and the Dean
      of Men, under the prerogatives already established by University
      policy, shall intensify their inspection and supervision of student
      rooming establishments,  When students are found to be in vio-
      lation of this regulation, the Dean of Women and the Dean of Men
      shall invoke appropriate disciplinary action as prescribed by the
      University faculty for student misconduct."





      President Donovan submitted a request of George Land, Jr. , Instructor
in Applied Mechanics, to serve as consultant and organizer of a research pro-
gram on water conservation and control, of vital interest to Kentucky.  He
stated that the request had the approval of R. D. Hawkins, head of the Depart-
ment of General Engineering, and Dean D. V. Terrell.




 




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     Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, Professor George Land,
Jr., was granted permission to do work of a special nature for the State De-
partment of Conservation, as outlined in his communication of May 17, 1956.



     I. Debating Team Activities Reported.

     President Donovan stated that the University of Kentucky debating team
had been so successful in recent years that he felt that the Board of Trustees
would like to be advised of the activities of this phase of school work. He
read the following letter:


                                           26 April 1956


     H. L, Donovan, President
     University of Kentucky

     My dear President Donovan:

     In accordance with your recent request, I am submitting a brief resume
     of the University, s debate activities for the past three years.

     An analysis of our program for this period reveals some impressive
     facts. We have debated one hundred and twenty different colleges
     and universities from thirty five states. We have competed against
     more than three hundred and fifty institutions from forty states.
     The total number of debates exceeds one thousand, with over two thou-
     sand individual performances. In all of these debates more than six-
     ty five percent of the decisions were awarded to the University of
     Kentucky, which easily places us within the top ten in the nation.

     Some of the schools we have met are: Harvard, Princeton, Columbia,
     Fordham, Chicago, Rutgers, Rhode Island, Pittsburg, Boston U,
     Dartmouth, Denver, Montana, Notre Dame, Vermont, New York U,
     most sof the members of the Big Ten, and all of the leading schools
     in the South.  We have been in good company.  Our competition has
     been the best,

     Inl addition to debate, our students have taken part in such other in-
     tercollegiate speech events as discussion, public speaking, after
     dinner speaking, and student congresses.  Considerable success has
     also been achieved in these activities.

     It is difficult to appraise our intercollegiate speech program. It
     means so many different things to different people,, My own feeling
     is that it is the principal avenue of student intellectual association
     our university maintains with the nation' s leading academic insti-
     tutions. Equally important is the fact that, through the manner in
     which our students have conducted themselves, the University of
     Kentucky has gained a new and highly respected position in Arnerical s
     higher learning.




 



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      The University of Kentucky should be proud of its young repre-
      sentatives even as I, who have worked so closely with them, am
      gratified. May we be able to continue, and even expand, our
      intercollegiate debate program.


                                            Cordially yours,

                                    (Signed) Gifford Blyton



      Members of the Board expressed their pleasure in receiving this informa-
tion.  Upon rmotion duly made, seconded and carried, Dr. Gifford Blyton and
members of the University, s debating teams were congratulated and commended
for the fine record they have achieved, and the Secretary was directed to com-
municate with Doctor Blyton expressing the Board' s gratification for the suc -
cess. of the teams during the past year and to extend to the members best
wishes of the members of the Board of Trustees and administration of the Uni-
versity



      J. Doctoral Program for Animal Industry.

      President Donovan stated that the Graduate Faculty had recommended that
the Animal Industry Group be authorized to conduct a doctoral program beginning
in September 1956.  The recommendation has been approved by the University
Faculty.  President Donovan reported that, in his opinion, the Animal Industry
Group has met all requirements and is fully qualified to offer the doctoral pro-
gram.   He recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the request.

      Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the recommendation of the
Graduate Faculty, approved by the University Faculty, was ratified, and the
Animal Industry Group was authorized to conduct a doctoral program beginning
in September, 1956.



     K. Contract with Concert Association and Public Forum.

     President Donovan presented Agreement between the University of Kentucky,
the Central Kentucky Concert Association, and the Lexington Public Forum. He
explained that this was a continuation of an existing arrangement whereby the
groups combine their efforts to bring to Central Kentucky concerts and lectures
of a cultural nature. The Agreement provides that the students of the Univer-
sity of Kentucky shall be admitted to all programs held under the auspices of
the Association and Forum,  Season tickets will be sold to the public to finance
the programs.  Hle stated that he thought this was a good arrangement for the
University as wesell as the community, and recommended its approval.

     Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the Agreement was authorized
executed by the President on behalf of the University.




 




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     L. Progress Report on Medical School.

     President Donovan reported that the consultants and the architects had
conferred with Doctor Lippard, dean of the College of Medicine at Yale Uni-
versity, acting as special consultant, and with University personnel, concern-
ing a preliminary program for the Medical Center at the University. He sub-
mitted a block-out perspective of the Center and schematic drawings of the
medical school, hospital, dental school, power plant and out-patient center.
He stated that it was the plan of the consultants to complete definitive drawings
by the first of October.

     Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the report was received
and ordered made of record,



     M. Medical Center Established,

     President Donovan read the following statement to the Board:


                      Establishing Medical Center

           After more than thirty years of discussion relative to whether
     or not the University of Kentucky should operate a College of Med-
     icine, the Board of Trustees on June 1, 1954, formally established
     a College of Medicine in response to the demand of the people of the
     state, There were no funds available at that time with which to
     implement such a college but by their action the Trustees let the
     public know that the University was ready to enter into this field of
     professional education if and when the state provided funds for a
     College of Medicine.

           Governor Chandler let it be known during his campaign for
     the Governorship of Kentucky that if he were elected he would recom-
     mend to the General Assembly that funds be appropriated for this
     project. In his first message to the General Assembly, the Governor
     stated that he would recommend a budget for the creation of a Med-
     ical School at the University, During this period of discussion and
     debate the concept of a Medical Center rather than a School of Med-
     icine evolved and plans were made for the establishment of a Medical
     Center at the University which would include not only Medicine but
     Dentistry, Nursing and Hospital Service.

          Architects have already been employed for the building of a
     Medical Center and their plans now include Medicine, Dentistry,
     Nursing and a Teaching Hospital.  With the funds already appro-
     priated and those contemplated at the next session of the General As-
     sembly, and with the aid from the Federal Government which we
     confidently expect will be available, a Medical Center can be erected.

          I am recommending that the Board of Trustees go on record
     today formally approving the creation of a Medical Center providing
     for a College of Medicine, a College of Dentistry, a School of




 



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      Nursing, and a Teaching Hospital for the use and benefit of these
      colleges.  The Board under Kentucky Revised Statutes 164. 120
      and 164. 210 has this authority.

           I am also recommending that the Board establish the position
      of Vice President of the University in charge of the Medical Center,
      and that the position of Dean of the College of Medicine, Dean of
      the College of Dentistry, Director of the School of Nursing, and
      Hospital Administrator be authorized.  It is understood that the
      Dean of the College of Medicine, the Dean of the College of Den-
      tistry, the Director of the School of Nursing, and the Hospital
      Administrator will report directly to the Vice President for the
      Medical Center, and through him to the President of the Universi-
      ty.

           This kind of organization will also facilitate the eventual
      coordination of other activities of the University related to the
      general field of health, should it be found desirable in the future
      to tie them more closely together.

           With the view of formalizing this plan or organization, I
      am recommending that the Board adopt the following resolution
      at this time.  More detailed provisions for the administration
      of the Medical Center will be recommended as the Medical
      Center develops, if necessary.

           Resolved, that there is established within the University of
      Kentucky a Medical Center, which shall include the College of
      Medicine, a College of Dentistry, a School of Nursing, and a
      University Teaching Hospital, and necessary facilities appurtenant
      thereto. The Medical Center shall be under the supervision and
      direction of the Vice President (Medical Center) of the Universi-
      ty.  The Dean of the College of Medicine, the Dean of the College
      of Dentistry, the Director of the School of Nursing, and the Hos-
      pital Administrator shall report to the Vice President (Medical
      Center),  The Vice President (Medical Center) shall report to
      the Vice President (Business Administration) on all matters per-
      taining to requisitions, purchases, finance, and property inven-
      tories of and for the Medical Center and its several units.  On
      all other matters the Vice President (Medical Center) shall re-
      port directly to the President of the University.

           During the period of construction and development of
     necessary facilities for the Medical Center, it shall be the pri-
     mary duty of the Vice President (Medical Center) to serve as
     Chief Professional Consultant to the University and to the
     architects on all matters relating to such construction and devel-
     opment.


     Members of the Board expressed interest in the recommendation of the
President and, after a general discussion, upon motion duly made, seconded
and carried, the following resolution was adopted:




 




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            Resolved, that there is established within the University of
      Kentucky a Medical Center, which shall include the College of Med-
      icine, a College of Dentistry, a School of Nursing, and a University
      Teaching Hospital, and necessary facilities appurtenant thereto.
      The Medical Center shall be under the supervision and direction of
      the Vice President (Medical Center) of the University.  The Dean
      of the College of Medicine, the Dean of the College of Dentistry,
      the Director of the School of Nursing, and the Hospital Adminis-
      trator shall report to the Vice President (Medical C nter).  The
      Vice President (Medical Center) shall report to the Vice President
      (Business Administration) on all matters pertaining to requisitions,
      purchases, finance, and property inventories of and for the Med-
      ical Center and its several units.  On all other matters the Vice
      President (Medical Center) shall report directly to the President
      of the University.

           During the period of construction and development of neces-
      sary facilities for the Medical Center, it shall be the primary duty
      of the Vice President (Medical Center) to serve as Chief Professional
      Consultant to the University and to the architects on all matters
      relating to such construction and development.




      N. Highway Contract Extended.

      Vice President Peterson submitted supplemental contract between the Uni-
versity and the Kentucky Highway Department which provides for the extension
of a contract previously approved by the Board, dated the 27th day of January,
1954.  The supplemental contract provides for an extension of time and an in-
crease of appropriation of $14, 000.  The supplemental contract will terminate
August 31, 1956.

      Members of the Board being duly advised, upon motion duly made, seoplided
and carried, the supplemental contract was authorized executed on behalf of the
University.



     0. Gifts.

                                     From: Mrs. Grant C. Knight--Phono-
                                            graph Records.

     President Donovan reported that the Department of Music had been offered,
by Mrs. Grant C. Knight, eight volumes of phonograph records.  He explained
that these records had belonged to the late Professor Knight, and would be of
great value to the University.  He recommended that they be accepted.

     Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the gift of eight volumes
of phonograph records was ordered accepted, and the President was requested
to thank Mr s. Knight fo r he r kindne s s.




 








                                    From: Various Kentucky Lawyers --
                                             $1,209. 50.

     President Donovan read a letter from Dean Elvis J. Stahr, jr. , Dean
of the College of Law, reporting receipt of additional contributions to the Ken-
tucky Law Scholarships administered by the Kentucky Research Foundation,
in the amount of $1,209.50,  The communication explained that these contri-
butions were from 127 Kentucky lawyers.  He recommended that the gifts be
accepted.

     Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the Board concurred in
the recommendation of the President.


     P. Distinguished Professors,

     President Donovan read the following statement:


                        Distinguished Professors

           At a meeting of the Board of Trustees on February 14, 1948, the
     Trustees approved the creation of the position of Distinguished Profes-
     sor. At that time I made the following statement to the Board

           "Some well-known American universities have established the
     title known as Distinguished Professor. This device has been used
     to reward a small group of persons who have distinguished themselves
     as scholars and teachers. The number of professors ever to be pro-
     moted to this highly select group is relatively small. To attain this
     rank, one must demonstrate beyond any shadow of doubt by his teach-
     ing, writing, and research that he is an individual possessing creative
     ability and scholarship. . . . . The total number of distinguished
     professors in an institution the size of the University of Kentucky
     should probably never exceed twelve, or fifteen at the most. I am
     recommending at this time that the Board of Trustees establish the
     rank of Distinguished Professor and that the number authorized at
     present be ten.

          "A careful study of the records of many of our professors
     has been made,  After consultation with the vice-president of the
     University, the deans of the several colleges, the heads of certain
     departments, and other persons, regarding those individuals best
     qualified to receive this recognition at the present time, we have de-
     cided to make the following nominations for your consideration. "

          Some of those persons on the faculty of the University who have
    brought greatest distinction to the University and to themselves have
    been designated Distinguished Professors.  This is a recognition
    which I believe has stimulated many of our teachers and research
    workers to make a greater professional effort. Very great care
    has been taken in making the selection of those who were to be
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       At present the following people who are orn active duty hold
  the rank of Distinguished Professor: Dr. Thomas D. Clark, Dr.
  James W. Martin, Dr. Herbert Sorenson, Dr. William D. Val-
  leau, Dr. Amry Vandenbosch, Dr. Irwin T. Sanders and Dr. How-
  are W. Beers.

       There are three vacancies in this category and I wish to nom-
 inate the following persons to fill these vacancies.


                       Dr. Statie Erikson

       Professor of Home Economics, who has held the position of Di-
 rector of the School of Home Economics, but now requests that she