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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky, Tuesday, June 24, 2003. The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, June 24, 2003, in Room A on the 18th floor of Patterson Office Tower on the Lexington Campus. A. Meeting Opened Mr. Steven S. Reed, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:00 Noon. B. Roll Call The following members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees answered the call of the roll Marianne Smith Edge, Robert P. Meriwether, Steven S. Reed (Chair) and Russ Williams, ex officio member. Mr. Paul Chellgren was absent. The University administration was represented by President Lee T. Todd, Jr. Other members of the Board of Trustees and various news media were also in attendance. C. Approval of Minutes Mr. Reed said that the Minutes of the July 15, 2002 Executive Committee meeting had been distributed and asked for a motion of approval. Ms. Wickliffe moved approval. Her motion, seconded by Ms. Edge, carried. D. Discussion Regarding Performance Review of President Lee T. Todd, Jr. Mr. Reed said that the purpose of the meeting is for the Executive Committee to fulfill its charge in the Governing Regulations to serve as the Performance Review Committee for the President. He explained that the Board had changed the process to provide for more transparency as opposed in the past. This is a new process, and as such, it is not perfect. The Governing Regulations also direct that the Executive Committee seek input from the University's Senate, Staff Senate and Student Government Association. He reported that this had been done, and he had also taken the liberty to welcome input from the Trustees. Mr. Reed summarized the following strengths of President Todd based on the feedback he received from the students, staff, faculty, Trustees, and a few others, who may have called him from time-to-time: Unprecedented accessibility; extraordinary character; strong work ethic; a passion for students in the Commonwealth; innovative ideas; directed the Athletic Department to donate $1 million annually for scholarships; skillful handling of the budget crisis to ease the pain for all, including the faculty; shown great courage in his willingness to

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