PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE TRUSTEES



                          February 17, 1970



1.    SPRING ENROLLMENT SHOWS MORE NEW FRESHMEN

      More complete registration figures for the Spring Semester
1970 reflect a total enrollment of 14,955, compared with a Spring
Semester 1969 enrollment of 14,224, or a 5.1 percent increase,
reports Dean of Admissions Elbert Ockerman.

      Selected points of interest concerning the enrollment:

      --the new student enrollment (895) replaced the December
        graduating group (859);

      --an increase in new freshmen over last Spring of 182 vs.
        108;

      --an increase in new graduate students of 293 vs. 226; and

      --an increase in Community College transfer students to
        the Lexington campus of 162 vs. 127.

      Dr. Ockerman and four of his staff (Larry Dykes, Dick Stofer,
Ed Brand and Jerry Booher) spent two days, February 5-6, visiting 17
high schools in north Kentucky. They spent two to three hours in
each school. Similar visits were to the Louisville-Jefferson County
area in December and "proved to be very successful," Dr. Ockerman said.



2.    NEW AG FACILITY WILL BENEFIT INDUSTRY, CONSUMER, SAYS DEAN

      Kentucky's livestock industry and consumers will have an even
stronger ally in the College of Agriculture now that the new Animal
Sciences Building is underway, says Dean Charles E. Barnhart of the
College of Agriculture. Ground breaking ceremonies today for the 6-
million dollar structure, described as one of the finest in the nation,
got things officially underway for the building, scheduled for com-
pletion early in 1972. Dean Barnhart said expansion in the college
was "timed perfectly with Kentucky's agricultural progress. Livestock
is taking a more prominent place in the state's agriculture, contrib-
uting more than a half billion dollars annually to Kentucky's gross
income. This new facility will allow us to increase our teaching,
research, and Extension support to the producers, packers, processors,
and consumers who will buy these products." The cube-shaped structure
will house, for the first time in modern history, all animal sciences
department faculty under one roof, Dr. W. P. Garrigus, department
chairman, said.