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Image 1 of 1968 - Board of Regents Meeting Minutes.

Part of Murray State University Board of Regents Meeting Minutes.

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY January 5, 1968 The Board of Regents of Murray State University met in the Board Room of the Administration Building on the campus, in the City of Murray, Kentucky, on January 5, 1968. The meeting was originally scheduled for January 3, 1968, but was postponed due to the hazardous condition of the roads for travel. Chairman Wendell P. Butler called the meeting to order and asked the Secretary to call the roll. Upon roll call, the following answered present: Mr. C. H. Hall, Mrs. Lochie Hart, Mr. Bob T. Long, Mr. Bill Powell, Mr. O. B. Springer, and Chairman Butler. Mr. E. G. Adams was absent. Also present were Dr. R. H. Woods, President, and Mrs. Patsy R. Dyer, Secretary to the Board. Chairman Butler declared a quorum present and called for action on the Minutes of the Board Meeting held on November 20, 1967. Mr. Powell moved that the Minutes of the Meeting held on November 20, 1967, be approved as received. Mr. Hall seconded and the motion carried unanimously. V Chairman Butler then stated that the purpose of this meeting was to select a President of Murray State University. He stated that he knew of no more important duty of the Board than that of selecting a president of this institution, and then asked the Board for nominations. Mr. Springer presented the following motion: \ l "Mr. Chairman, in accordance with the authority invested in the Board { of Regents of Murray State University by the provisions of KRS 164, I move ` that Dr. Harry M. Sparks be appointed President of Murray State University for a term of four years, beginning January 8, 1968, and continuing through _ January 7, 1972, at a minimum annual salary of $28,000.00, and that he be required to live in the President's Home." \ Mr. Hall seconded and the question was called for; the roll was called i with the following voting "aye": Mr. Hall, Mrs. Hart, Mr. Long, Mr. Powell, Mr. Springer, and Mr. Butler. Voting "nay": none. The Chairman asked for the vote count, and the Secretary reported there were six "ayes" and no "nays". The Chairman declared that the vote was unanimous. Mr. Butler stated that he has known Dr. Sparks for many years, that he has his doctorate from the University of Kentucky, was head of the department of education and psychology at Murray State for 16 years, was President of the Kentucky Education Association, and has just completed a four-year term as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He further stated that he knew of no man who is better qualified to succeed Dr. Woods. Chairman Butler then requested Dr. Woods to call Dr. Sparks and inform him of the Board's action and see if he would accept. Dr. Woods called Dr. Sparks and he accepted. Mr. Powell read the following resolution: I RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION OF THE OUTSTANDING - SERVICE TO MURRAY STATE COLLEGE AND MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY BY ยท Dr. Ralph H. Woods . - Whereas, Dr. Ralph H. Woods, a dedicated and energetic educator and talented administrator, has served Murray State College and its successor, Murray State University, for more than twenty-two years in a remarkably outstanding way; and

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