Minutes of the Special Called Meeting ofthe Board of Trustees ofthe University of
Kentucky, Sunday, May l, 20l l.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 6:45 a.m. (Hebron, Kentucky
time) on Sunday, May l, 20ll in the Montreal Conference Room, Marriott Cincinnati Airport
Hotel, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, KY.
A. Meeting Opened
Dr. E. Britt Brockman, chair ofthe Board of Trustees, called the meeting to order at 6:45
a.m. and asked Ms. Pam May, secretary of the 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.,
Carol Martin "Bill” Gatton, Oliver Keith Gannon, 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.
In addition to the members of the Board of Trustees who served on the Presidential
Search Committee, the following Committee members were also in attendance: Lee Meyer,
Sheldon Steiner, Hollie Swanson, Myra Leigh Tobin, Ben Taylor Cox, and Bart Miller.
The university administration was represented by Jay Blanton, Executive Director for
Public Relations and Marketing.
A member of the Herald-Leader staff was also in attendance. Other members ofthe
media were in attendance following the closed session.
C. Chair of the Board Comments
Dr. Brockman thanked everyone for attending the meeting. He said that this is an historic
day for the University of Kentucky. He expressed appreciation to the Presidential Search
Committee again for their hard work and efforts in meeting the ambitious deadline.
Dr. Brockman recognized Alan Saylor and Robert McPherson, members of the
university’s Executive Protection Team, and said they were the unsung heroes who did an
unbelievable and remarkable job in assisting with the search process.
Dr. Brockman also expressed appreciation to Vice President for University Relations
Tom Harris, Executive Director for Public Relations Jay Blanton, and Administrative Staff
Officer Peggy Way for the outstanding job they did throughout the search process.