Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky, Tuesday,
January 27, 2004.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 1:00 p.m. (Lexington time)
on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 in the Board Room on the 18th Floor of Patterson Office Tower.
A. Meeting Opened
Mr. Steven S. Reed, Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:13 p.m., and Ms. Rachel
Watts gave the invocation.
B. Roll Call
The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the call of the roll: James F.
Hardymon, Marianne Smith Edge, Davy Jones, Michael Kennedy, Pamela R. May, Phillip
Patton, Elissa Plattner, Steven S. Reed (Chair), Frank Shoop, Marian Moore Sims, Alice Stevens
Sparks, Myra Leigh Tobin, Rachel Watts, JoEtta Y. Wickliffe, Russ Williams, Elaine A. Wilson,
and Barbara S. Young. Absent from the meeting were Robert P. Meriwether, Billy Joe Miles,
and Billy B. Wilcoxson. The University administration was represented by President Lee T.
Todd, Jr., Provost Michael Nietzel, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration
Dick Siemer, Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Michael Karpf and Acting General
Counsel Barbara Jones.
Members of the various news media were also in attendance. A quorum being present,
the Chair declared the meeting officially open for the conduct of business at 1:16 p.m.
C. Consent Agenda
Mr. Reed said that there were 25 items on the consent agenda, noting that this is the first
time that gifts and pledges have been on the consent agenda. He asked if anyone wanted any of
the items removed. Ms. Smith Edge moved that the items be approved. Ms. Wilson seconded
the motion, and the consent agenda was approved without dissent.
Minutes - December 9, 2003
PR 2 - Personnel Actions
AACR 1 - Candidates for Degrees - Community College System
FCR 5 thru 26 - Gift and Pledges
D. President's Report to the Board of Trustees (PR 1)
President Todd mentioned a few items in PR 1. He said that many of the Board members
attended the groundbreaking for the CPST building which is the University's initiative on
Coldstream to focus on pharmaceutical activities. He commented that many Board members
also attended the press conference when Mr. Carol Martin "Bill" Gatton and BB&T Charitable
Foundation gave $5 million for the building program for the College of Business and Economics.