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September 1, 2005: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The members of the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville met on Thursday, September 1, 2005, at 1:35 p.m. in the Jefferson Room of Grawemeyer Hall, Belknap Campus, with members present and absent as follows:

Present:
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., Chairman
Ms. Marie Abrams
Mr. William Brammell, Jr.
Mr. Kevin Cogan
Ms. Donna Tinsley Denny
Mr. William Forman
Dr. Salem George
Mr. Nathaniel Green
Ms. Margaret Handmaker
Mr. Grant Helman
Dr. Robert Curtis Hughes
Ms. Jessica Loving
Mr. Steve Poe
Mr. J. Chester Porter
Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden
Mr. William Stone
Ms. Elizabeth Worland

Absent:
Mr. Tommie Burns
Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
Prof. William Pierce

From the University:
Dr. James R. Ramsey, President
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Executive Vice President and Provost
Ms. Angela D. Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. Larry Cook, Executive Vice President & Chancellor for HSC
Mr. Larry Owsley, Vice President for Business Affairs
Dr. Nancy C. Martin, Senior Vice President for Research
Mr. Ronald L. Moore, Vice President for Information & Technology
Mr. Michael J. Curtin, Vice President for Finance
Mr. Dan Hall, Vice President for External Affairs
Mr. Joe Beyel, Vice President for University Advancement
Dr. David Howarth, Associate University Provost
Mr. David Barker, Director of Audit Services
Dr. Ralph Fitzpatrick, Special Assistant to the President
Mrs. Terri Rutledge, Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs
Mr. Jimmy Ford, Executive Director, Alumni Association
Ms. Anne Rademaker, Controller's Office
Mr. John Drees, Interim Associate VP for University Advancement
Ms. Jenny Sawyer, Executive Director for Admissions
Ms. Connie Kidd, Office of University Counsel
Ms. Carolyn Cochran, Provost's Office
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison

Guests:
Judge Angela McCormick Bisig, Former Trustee
Dr. Steve Daeschner, Jefferson County Public Schools
Dr. Marty Bell, Jefferson County Public Schools
Dr. Sam Pollard

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Chair Bridgeman called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m. Chair Bridgeman welcomed new trustees, Mr. Bill Brammell, Dr. Salem George and Dr. Robert Curtis Hughes.

II. Consent Agenda

A. Approval of Minutes

  • Special Board Meeting, 7/14/05
  • Special Board Meeting, 7/14/05
  • Executive Committee Meeting, 8/19/05

B. From the Personnel Committee

  • Action Item: Approval of Designations:
    • SGA-Parkway Field
    • Jack Segall Park
  • Action Item: Approval of Bylaws
    • School of Nursing
    • Libraries
  • Action Item: Monthly Personnel Recommendations

Chairman Bridgeman read the roll of consent agenda items. Hearing no objection, Ms. Loving made a motion, which Ms. Denny seconded, to approve the consent agenda. The motion passed unanimously.

III. Report of the Nominating Committee

Ms. Denny, Chair of the Nominating Committee, reported the Nominating Committee met on August 3, 2005 to discuss possible nominees for the board’s officers. Resulting from that discussion, the Nominating Committee unanimously introduced the following proposal for nominations for officers. Ms. Denny gave a brief summary of the nominees’ credentials.

Mr. J. Chester Porter, appointment as Chair

Mr. Porter received his baccalaureate degree and an honorary doctorate from Campbellsville University and his law degree from the University of Louisville. He was named as Alumni Fellow by the U of L Brandeis School of Law and Alumnus of the Year in 1998 by Campbellsville University and in 2003 by the UofL Alumni Association. As senior partner in Porter & Associates, he specializes in legal representation for corporate and bank acquisitions, business and bank management, and real estate development. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the following banks and related bank holding companies—with total assets exceeding $1 billion: Porter Bancorp, The Central Bank USA, Inc. (which includes Greensburg, Pleasureville, Eminence, Green River, Morgantown, Pioneer, Munfordsville, Horse Cave, Canmer, Glasgow and Burkesville Banks); The Peoples Bank of Taylorsville and Elk Creek; Crossroads Bancorp-The Peoples Bank of Mt. Washington, The Bullitt County Bank at Shepherdsville and at Hillview; the Brownsville Deposit Bank in Brownsville, and Ascencia Bank in Louisville. Additionally, Mr. Porter serves as an officer, director, and general counsel for numerous corporations.

Mr. Nathanial E. Green, appointment as Vice Chair

Mr. Green has master’s degrees from UofL and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Religious Education and Social Work and is licensed in the state of Kentucky in social work. He was a campus civil rights leader in Mississippi in the 1960s and now participates actively in local civic and social affairs. Before retiring from the Internal Revenue Service, he was recognized by the IRS as their National Quality Professional of the year (he was solely honored in 1992 by the entire IRS). He began teaching at the University of Louisville as an Executive in Residence following his IRS retirement and assumed leadership of the Ford Motor Company’s Quality Initiative program in the College of Business and Public Administration. After studying as an invited participant in the Career Realities Seminar at the University of London Business School in the United Kingdom, he began N E Green & Associates, Inc.— a consulting firm specializing in the application of Total Quality Management in the development of international ventures in African countries and nonprofit U.S. organizations. He is principal partner and CEO of The EconVillage Group, LLC, which has focused on delivering quality management consulting expertise in the commercial development of Ghana and the Economic Communities of West African States.

Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden, appointment as Treasurer

Ms. Snowden is owner and president of Realty World-Sandy Metts & Associates. She is the only woman in the state of Kentucky to hold both the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations. She is an active member of the Louisville Board of Realtors, the Kentucky Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. She chaired the Metropolitan Sewer District board from 1991 through 1997, chaired the Jefferson Club Board of Governors, served as Democratic National Committee Woman for Kentucky from 1980 to 1984, was vice president and treasurer of Save the Mansion Committee—raising more than $1 million during Governor John Y. Brown’s administration, and served in numerous other leadership positions for community organizations. In 1997, she was recognized for her professional leadership and civic involvement by the River City Business and Professional Women’s Association with the “Woman of Achievement” award.

Mr. Owsley Brown Frazier, appointment as Secretary

Mr. Frazier received his baccalaureate and law degrees and an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisville. He was named Alumni Fellow by the UofL Brandeis School of Law and the 2005 Alumnus of the Year by the UofL Alumni Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Frazier Historical Arms Museum and as a member of the Board of Directors of Papa John’s Corporation. Although he is the retired Vice Chairman of the Brown-Forman Corporation, he also continues to serve on the Brown-Forman Corporation Board of Directors. Mr. Frazier is a philanthropist who is devoted to civic and public involvement, especially in education. He has helped to raise more than $200 million for Kentucky educational institutions. He spearheaded the Brown-Forman Adopt-a-Neighborhood program, which invested more than $6 million in re-building affordable housing in the City’s California neighborhood. Mr. Frazier has served in leadership on numerous boards, including the Louisville Housing Authority, the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services, Frazier Rehab Center, Greater Louisville, Inc. and Bellarmine College. He also served as Chair of U of L’s Board of Overseers.

Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman Jr. as the At-Large representative

Mr. Bridgeman is the Owner and President of Bridgefood, Inc., which oversees 175 Wendy’s and other Restaurants in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville in 1975 and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2002 by the U of L Alumni Association. From 1975-1987 he played professional basketball with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers. His eleven years with the NBA Players Association included 4 years as President and three years as Treasurer. Mr. Bridgeman served as chairman of U of L ’s Board of Trustees from 2003-2005.

Ms. Denny further noted the following nominations from the university:
Dr. Bill Pierce Constituency Representative
Ms. Angela Koshewa, Legal Councel
Ms. Kathleen Smith, Assistant Secretary
Mr. Mike Curtin, Assistant Treasurer

Ms. Denny moved, and Mr. Helman seconded, that these nominations go forward as the recommendation of the Nominating Committee:

Chair, J. Chester Porter
Vice Chair, Nathaniel E. Green
Treasurer, Sandra Metts Snowden
Secretary, Owsley B. Frazier
At Large, Ulysses L. Bridgeman Jr.
Constituency, Prof. William Pierce, Faculty Trustee
Legal Counsel, Angela Koshewa
Assistant Secretary, Kathleen Smith
Assistant Treasurer, Michael Curtin

The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Bridgeman expressed his pleasure in serving the University as chair of the Board of Trustees and noted his willingness to support Mr. Porter as he takes over as Chair. Mr. Bridgeman presented the official gavel to Chair Porter. Mr. Bridgeman then received a round of applause from his board colleagues. Ms. Abrams recognized Mr. Bridgeman’s leadership as distinguished. Mr. Stone praised Mr. Bridgeman’s exemplary service as the gold standard for those who follow. Chairman Porter noted it was an honor to serve as Chair of the Board and pledged to lead the Board in partnership with President Ramsey. Chairman Porter presented Mr. Bridgeman with a ceremonial gavel as a symbol of the Board’s appreciation for his leadership.

IV. Presentation by Robert Felner, Dean of College of Education and Human Development

President Ramsey introduced Dr. Robert Felner, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), who is an outstanding dean with approximately two years service at U of L. The Dean has reached out to the school systems, especially Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) to make the CEHD a valuable resource. Dr. Ramsey welcomed Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Daeschner, also.

Dean Felner reported the Fall 2005 enrollment, noting there are 1567 graduate students (an increase of 5% over Fall 2004), and 1128 undergraduate students (an increase of 12% over Fall 2004). Highlights of his presentation include the following current initiatives:

  • Intensive partnerships with JCPS and OVEC
    • Alternative certifications;
    • Reinstituting all undergraduate teacher prep and creating seamless graduate programs;
    • Future teacher academies and dual credit efforts;
    • Special math/science cohort efforts;
    • Extensive revision and realignment of Teacher and Educational Administrative programs: LEAD, Wallace, Joint Teaching Efforts, clinical faculty;
    • Ongoing research and evaluation partnerships;
    • Planning for partnerships on low performance schools, teacher academy, professional development efforts;
    • Policy coordination;
    • KIDS TRAX - community agencies;
    • Math/science initiative;
    • Engineering Pipeline (planning stages with Speed Engineering School); and
    • P-16 Council
  • Comprehensive Strategic Plan for obtaining national prominence through "One College - One University" model
    • Cross college integration;
    • Cross college collaborations with other colleges (e.g., Public Health, Speed, School of Medicine)
  • MTRP - was phasing out two years ago--now over 200 students
  • Exciting hiring and quality faculty enhancement with diversity at senior levels (Stringfield, Bailey, Dumas, Moore, Tretter, Moody, Brown, Gallagher, Olive, etc.)
  • Statewide leadership and partnerships in educational leadership, mathematics, teacher quality, and policy efforts
  • New and enhanced research centers--NCLB, Math/Science, Assessment, Community Health and Prevention Initiatives
  • Expanded doctoral recruitment and training
  • Significant growth in extramural funding
  • Building our bridges back to alumni, GLI, Kentuckiana Works, key stakeholders
  • Rebuilding donor base
  • Reassigning advising and student support; and
  • Addressing Overseers report and NCATE
    • PRAXIS scores
    • Clinical training enhancements of teacher preparation
    • Performance-based assessments of students and teaching quality

Superintendent Daeschner praised the partnership efforts between the University of Louisville and the Jefferson County Public School system. Dean Felner recognized Mr. Deschner’s leadership and the fact that JCPS was excelling in the state of Kentucky. Ms. Loving thanked Dean Felner and Dr. Daeschner for their strong leadership efforts. Ms. Handmaker recognized Dean Felner’s remarkable leadership of the College of Education and Human Development and his implementation of the Overseers recommendations. Dean Felner thanked the President and Provost for their strong support. Provost Willihnganz expressed appreciation to Dean Felner for his vision for of the College.

V. Report from the Foundation

Mr. Green reported that with Dr. Ramsey’s leadership, the Foundation established a public strategy that voluntarily made all board meetings open to the public and posted the agendas, minutes, attachments, annual reports, financial statements, and other meeting materials on the Foundation’s web site.

The recommendations submitted by the Trustees to the UofL Foundation Board were approved as follows:

  • Approval of Discretionary Compensation for Leadership Team of the Office of the President as recommended by the Trustees on July 14, 2005
  • Bonus payment for President Ramsey as recommended by the Trustees on July 14th
  • Amendment of Vesting schedule and other refinements in the President's Foundation contract as recommended by the Board of Trustees on August 19, 2005.

The Board of Directors created a Special Ad Hoc Committee on Shelby Campus. The committee co-chairs are Frank Hower and Burt Deutsch. Committee members include Kevin Cogan, Scott Davis, Joyce Hagen, Steve Poe, Sandy Metts Snowden, and Frank Weisberg. The Foundation asked the Committee to consider possible opportunities to advance the infrastructure investment for Shelby Campus to accelerate the project’s development.

The Foundation also stated its support for supplemental financing of student housing project-Phase III, otherwise known as Community Park, with ULH, Inc serving as Lessee under a ground lease. The Board recognized the housing expansion would provide additional student access to quality housing at the University of Louisville.

The Finance Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors, accepted the audit report for the year ending June 30, 2004, and noted that Deloitte & Touche had issued a clean, unqualified audit.

Lastly, the Board received during this period its regular investment performance and financial updates from Cambridge and Associates, which recognized the U of L Foundation again in the top tier of the higher education universe managed by Cambridge & Associates. The performance of the portfolio has been exceptional, and most recently the endowment has surpassed a record $600 million.

Mr. Green encouraged any Trustee to contact him about anything in this report. Mr. Green said more detailed information about the activities of the U of L Foundation could be accessed at the Foundation's web site, which is www.louisvillefoundation.org . Chair Porter thanked Mr. Green for his ongoing reports of the Foundation's work.

VI. Report of the Alumni Association

Chairman Porter introduced Ms. Handmaker and Mr. Ford. Ms. Handmaker reported the Alumni’s focus has been to engage more alumni in activities, targeting strategic markets. She noted that 60% of the University’s alumni live in the Louisville/metro area. The University has reconnected with over 350 alumni through the hosting of several receptions in conjunction with current board members and volunteers. Mr. Ford distributed materials outlining upcoming events. Chair Porter thanked the Alumni Board for its support of the University and of the Board of Trustees.

VII. Information Item: Staff Senate - 30-Year Anniversary

Chair Porter congratulated the Staff Senate for completing 30 years of collegial support of the University and asked Mr. Forman for an update on the Staff Senate’s activities. Mr. Forman reported the Staff Senate had as its mission to create a stronger bond among staff employees, and to promote cooperation with the administration, faculty, and students of this University. Further, it pledged to help create and faithfully administer the policies and objectives which best fulfill the needs, concerns and interest of the staff. The Senate enthusiastically committed to assisting the University in achieving its educational goals. Key dates in the development of the Staff Senate include:

  • in July 1974 Staff Senate was formed;
  • in July 1975 its chair was invited to attend the Board of Trustees meetings;
  • in 1977, the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution supporting staff representation on the Board of Trustees;
  • in January 1978 the Board approved revision of the University's Redbook, recognizing staff as a partner in the governance of the university;
  • in March 1980 state legislature passed House Bill 412 (included in KRS 164.820) which granted staff official representation of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees;
  • in May 1980 the Staff Senate chair became the first voting staff member of the University Board of Trustees. From July 1980-December 1994 Staff Senate, through powers granted by the Redbook, Article 5.7.1. and KRS 164.20 continuously reviewed and made recommendations on policies and objectives affecting staff issues and concerns as a participant in the shared governance of the university;
  • in January 1995 the Board of Trustees charge the Staff Senate to craft a document outlining staff issues and concerns along with possible solutions. The 'Improving Staff Morale' document was subsequently published, listing twenty-nine recommendations that focused on areas of compensation, human resources--policies and procedures, retirement, staff development and recognition;
  • in January 1996, the Senate began working to implement changes outlined in the 'Improving Staff Morale' document. In 1998, the Strategic Plan was developed and continues to guide efforts to improve working conditions for University of Louisville staff.

The Staff Senate is comprised of 75 Senators, representing over 3,000 staff members from all University academic and administrative areas. The full Senate meets on the second Monday of at least 10 months each year. Each Senator is assigned a group of constituents within the units and it is the Senator’s responsibility to maintain dialogue with the constituents. Vice President Larry Owsley is the Staff Senate’s administrative liaison to administration. He and Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Julien Carter, meet with the Senate monthly to hear concerns/issues and to pass along important information.

The Senate pledges its best efforts to help U of L achieve its goal of becoming a pre-eminent metropolitan research university. Chairman Porter thanked Mr. Forman for the Staff Senate's contribution to the university and the excellent report.

VIII. Action Item: Approval of Endowment Matching Program

Establishment of the Fifth Third Bank Professorship of Community Development

Dr. Ramsey reported Fifth Third Bank, on behalf of the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust, has pledged $250,000 to establish an endowed professorship. The $250,000 contribution will be matched by $250,000 from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund resulting in a total contribution of $500,000. This fund will advance the university’s research mission and fits well with the University’s strategic plan, the Challenge for Excellence and the advancement of the new economy. Ms. Loving made a motion, which Ms. Worland seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the establishment of a new endowed fund to support the Fifth Third Bank Professorship of Community Development that will be funded from the Commonwealth’s Endowment Match Program; and
authorize the Chair of the Board of Trustees to execute any documents required to expand this endowed fund.

The motion passed unanimously.

Establishment of the Harry S. Frazier Jr., Family Cancer Research Endowment

President Ramsey reported Ms. Jean W. Frazier has pledged $500,000 to establish an endowed fund for cancer research. The $500,000 contribution will be matched by $500,000 from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund resulting in a total funded contribution of $1 million. This fund will advance the university’s research mission and fits well with the University’s strategic plan, the Challenge for Excellence and the advancement of the new economy. Ms. Loving made a motion, which Mr. Green seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the establishment of a new endowed fund entitled the Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Family Cancer Research Endowment to support research activities of U of L’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center that will be funded from the Commonwealth’s Endowment Match Program; and
authorize the Chair of the Board of Trustees to execute any documents required to expand this endowed fund.

The motion passed unanimously.

Establishment of the Heuser Hearing Institute Professorship in Otology

President Ramsey reported the Edith and Henry Heuser Hearing Institute has pledged $500,000 to establish a professorship in Otology. The $500,000 contribution will be matched by $500,000 from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund resulting in a total contribution of $1 million. This fund will advance the university’s research mission and fits well with the University’s strategic plan, the Challenge for Excellence and the advancement of the new economy. Mr. Cogan made a motion, which Ms. Denny seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the establishment of a new endowed fund to support the Heuser Hearing Institute Professorship in Otology that will be funded from the Commonwealth’s Endowment Match Program; and
authorize the Chair of the Board of Trustees to execute any documents required to expand this endowed fund.

The motion passed unanimously.

Establishment of the Founders Chair in Cancer Research

President Ramsey reported the Regional Cancer Center Corporation has donated $1,000,000 to fund the creation of an endowed chair in cancer research at U of L's James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The $1,000,000 contribution will be matched by $1,000,000 from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund resulting in a total contribution of $2 million. This fund will advance university's strategic plan, the Challenge for Excellence and the advancement of the new economy. Mr Poe made a motion, which Mr. Cogan seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the establishment of a new endowed fund for The Founders Chair in Cancer Research at U of L's James Graham Brown Cancer Center that will be funded from the Commonwealth's Endowment Match Program; and
authorize the Chair of the Board of Trustees to execute any documents required to expand this endowed fund.

The motion passed unanimously.

IX. Action Item: Approval of Security Clearance for University of Louisville Research Foundation

President Ramsey noted this resolution updates the "Managerial Group" of the University of Louisville with full authority and responsibility for administering contracts affected by classified material. The action adds new members and identifies University administrators who have need to access classified information associated with federal grants. Mr. Bridgeman made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees adopt the attached Resolution revising the Managerial Group of the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville and waiving of security clearance for directors not a part of the managerial group; and
That the President be authorized to take any other steps necessary with regard to agreements or assurances to the Defense Security Service to effect the facility security clearance of the University of Louisville and clearance of its personnel including compliance with the provisions of the National Industrial Security Operating Manual or other Federal government policy relating to safeguarding of classical information.

The motion passed unanimously.

X. Report of the President

President Ramsey reported the excellent news about the University’s student profile and asked Provost Willlihnganz for more information about the freshman class. Provost Willihnganz provided the following preliminary figures for Fall 2005 freshman enrollment:

  • 2,306 new freshmen (slight planned decrease)
  • Average ACT 23.9 (23.5 last year)
  • Middle range: 21 -27
  • 26 percent had ACT of 27 or greater
  • HS GPA 3.45 (last year 3.42)
  • 12.9 percent African American (12.3 percent last year)
  • 7.5 percent (174) out-of-state students--record number - 5.9 percent (138) last year
  • 139 Governor Scholars
  • 13 Governor School for the Arts students
  • 3 National Achievement Semifinalists
  • 23 National Merit Scholars
  • Increase of 88 transfer students over last year

Provost Willihnganz introduced Ms. Jenny Sawyer, Executive Director of Admissions. Ms. Sawyer thanked the Board for the opportunity to bring some of the University’s outstanding freshmen to the meeting.

Resolutions of Appreciation

President Ramsey recognized Judge Angela McCormick Bisig for her excellent service on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Green made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Judge Angela McCormick Bisig has served the University with distinction as a member of the Board of Trustees since her appointment by Governor Patton in 2003;
WHEREAS, in her capacity as a member of the Board, she served faithfully and well on various standing committees of the Board, including the Audit Committee; the Academic and Student Affairs Committee; the Trustees Award Committee; and the ad hoc Committee on Bylaws.
WHEREAS, she willingly served on the Board of Directors of University affiliated corporations, including the University of Louisville Research Foundation Inc.;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville hereby express its sincere admiration and deep appreciation to Judge Angela McCormick Bisig for her hard work and outstanding performance as a member of the Board of Trustees from May 2003 through June 2005; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution, appropriately signed, be presented to Judge Angela McCormick Bisig.

The motion passed unanimously. Judge Bisig thanked the Board for the opportunity to serve as a trustee.

President Ramsey recognized Senator Mitch McConnell as an outstanding alumnus and political leader. Earlier this week, Dr. and Mrs. Ramsey hosted a reception for the Senator at Amelia Place. Mr. Stone made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Honorable Mitch McConnell has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 1984 with great distinction as a member of the United States Senate;
WHEREAS, since 2004, he has served as Majority Whip, the second ranking Republican in the U. S. Senage; and as such commands the respect and admiration of his colleagues in Congress;
WHEREAS, Senator McConnell, a 1964 honors graduate of U of L's College of Arts and Sciences demonstrated early his exemplary leadership skills by serving as student body president and subsequently as president of the Student Bar Association at the University of Kentucky where he received his law degree in 1967;
WHEREAS, the Senator's love of his Cardinal alma mater and his commitment to his beloved Kentucky created a vision for a center of excellence where aspiring, bright and motivated Kentuckians could pursue the education and fundamental skills essential for careers in public service and leadership, hence the McConnell Center as we know it today;
WHEREAS, through the McConnell Center, an initiative the Senator committed to help fund, 100 alumni have launched civic and professional careers in leadership and more than $1 million in Center scholarships have benefited the young people of Kentucky, many of whom have gone on to achieve Truman, Fulbright and other national fellowships for continuing graduate and professional education;
WHEREAS, through the Senator's leadership and assitance, his alma mater has received nearly $105 million in federal earmarks for critical research and learning;
WHEREAS, the Senator’s far-reaching influence has affected the landscape of the University like no other individual; from research programs in birth defects, early childhood learning, translational lung disease, comprehensive cancer care, heart ailments, nanosciences, oral health, clinical pediatrics, advanced materials and energy, space flight exploration, waste management, and astronomy to constructing the Belknap Research facility, the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, the state-of-the-art biomedical research buildings at the Health Sciences Center, and most recently, the more than $14 million addition to the Ekstrom Library;
WHEREAS, Senator McConnell has always had support for U of L students as his primary goal, as evidenced by the outstanding public leaders he has brought to the University’s campus to interact with the University’s students on a personal and firsthand basis or the funding he helped provide to launch a shuttle bus program that transports more than 300,000 students and staff every year to classes and other locations on the Belknap Campus;
WHEREAS, Mitch McConnell is a gifted leader who respects his heritage and understands that the future of Kentucky and America depends on inspired leaders who will follow him in public service to our nation;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville hereby expresses its sincere admiration and deep appreciation to the Honorable Mitch McConnell for his many contributions and outstanding performance as a consummate Kentuckian in his untiring service in the United States Senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution, appropriately signed, be presented to Senator McConnell on an occasion where his beloved McConnell Scholars, his many friends and colleagues, and the public who elected him to 21 years in the Senate may observe the university's great respect for our distinguishing alum.

The motion passed unanimously.

XI. Report of the Chair

Chair Porter thanked the Board for the confidence it has shown in him by electing him as chair. He stated he was both honored and humbled.

XII. Adjournment

Ms. Metts made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:07 p.m.

Resolution
Board of Trustees - University of Louisville

WHEREAS the Defense Security Service, Department of Defense of the Federal Government requires security clearance with the Federal Government for persons constituting the Managerial Group of the University of Louisville; and

WHEREAS, the Managerial Group must undergo government security clearance at the same level as the Facility Security Clearance; and

WHEREAS the Board of Trustees desires to delegate all of its duties and responsibilities pertaining to the protection of classified information to the Managerial Group; and

WHEREAS because of this designation the Board of Trustees will not be in a position to affect adversely the performance of classified contracts; and

WHEREAS the University of Louisville has been informed that the Federal Government will not process security clearances for members of the Board of Trustees who are not in a position to affect adversely the performance of classified contracts;

BE IT RESOLVED that the following personnel shall constitute the Managerial Group for industrial security responsibilities as described in the National Industrial Security Operating Manual for Safeguarding Classified Information:

James R. Ramsey, President
Shirley Willihnganz, Provost
Nancy C. Martin, Vice President
Michael J. Curtin, Vice President
Lisa J. Braden, Security Supervisor
Darrel L. Chenoweth, Assistant Security Supervisor

THAT the said Managerial Group shall be and hereby is delegated the full authority and responsibility for negotiating, executing and administering classified contracts of the Department of Defense or other User Agencies of the United States Government awarded to the University of Louisville

THAT all other officers of the University of Louisville and members of the Board of Trustees shall not require, shall not have, and can be effectively excluded from access to all classified information released to, in the possession or under the control of the University of Louisville, and do not occupy positions that would enable them to affect adversely the policies and practices of the University of Louisville in the performance of classified contracts for the Department of Defense and other User Agencies of the United States Government, Inc. need not be processed for an access authorization in accordance with previous actions taken by the Board regarding the members of the Board of Trustees, including the following directors:

Marie K. Abrams
William Brammell Jr.
Ulysses L. Bridgeman Jr.
Tommie Burns
Kevin D. Cogan
Donna Tinsley Denny
Bill Forman
Owsley Brown Frazier
Salem George M.D.
Nathaniel E. Green
Margaret Handmaker
Grant M. Helman
Robert Curis Hughes M.D.
Jessica S. Loving
William Pierce
Steven Poe
J. Chester Porter
Sandra Metts Snowden
William Stone
Elizabeth H. Worland

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