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Executive Committee Minutes -- March 11, 2004 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville

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MINUTES OF THE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

IN OPEN SESSION

The Executive Committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. in the Jefferson Room, Grawemeyer Hall, with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., Chairman
Mr. Nathaniel Green, Treasurer
Ms. Joyce Hagen, Secretary
Mr. Michael Sticklen
Mr. Owsley Brown Frazier, at large
Absent: Mr. J. Chester Porter
Other Trustees Present: Judge Angela McCormick Bisig
Ms. Virginia C. Brown
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Prof. David Ensign
Ms. Jessica Loving
By Conference Call:
Mr. Milton M. Livingston
Ms. Elizabeth Worland
From the University:

Dr. James R. Ramsey, President
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Acting Executive Vice President and Provost
Ms. Angela D. Koshewa, University Counsel
Mr. Joseph S. Beyel, Vice President for University Advancement
Dr. Denise D. Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Larry Owsley, Vice President for Business Administration
Mr. Daniel Hall, Vice President for External Affairs
Dr. Nancy C. Martin, Vice President for Research
Mr. Ronald L. Moore, Vice President for Information & Technology
Dr. Laura Schweitzer, Interim Dean, School of Medicine and
Assoc. Vice President for Health Affairs
Dr. Blane Hudson, Acting Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Mr. David F. Barker, Director of Internal Audit
Mr. Michael J. Curtin, Vice President for Finance
Dr. David Howarth, Associate University Provost
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate V. P. for Communications & Marketing
Ms.Susan Ingram, Director, VPF-Budget
Mr. John Drees, Director of Public Information
Ms. Carolyn Cochran, Assistant to the Provost
Ms. Anne Radmaker, Manager of Reporting, Controller’s Office
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison, President’s Office

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Chairman Bridgeman called the meeting to order at
9:10 a.m.

II. Action Item: Approval of Housing Fees for 2004-05

At the request of President Ramsey, Vice President Gifford offered the following information concerning the proposal for Housing Fees for 2004-05. Dr. Gifford reported the administration carefully review housing rates. Dr. Gifford noted the Director of Housing and Residence Administration consulted with the Presidents of the Student Government Association and the Resident Student Association, as well as the Resident Advisory Council before developing this proposal. In response to Judge Bisig’s inquiry, Dr. Gifford noted the increase represents approximately a 6% increase. In response to Ms. Loving’s question related to the number of months the rental price represents, Dr. Gifford reported the semester rate is calculated for four full months. Ms. Hagen made a motion, which Mr. Frazier seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the following rates for the University of Louisville housing units be approved effective July 1, 2004.

HOUSING RATES
2004-2005

Traditional Halls:

Semester Rates

Miller, Threlkeld, Unitas, Center, Stevenson, West, Wellness, Greek

Double $1,470
Single $2,220

Louisville Hall
Double $1,710
Double with bath $1,920
Single $2,130
3 bedroom suite $1,590
2 bedroom suite $1,800

Apartments: (University Tower Apartments and Medical-Dental Apartments) Semester rates.

Family Rates

  1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people
2 bedroom $2,880 $1,920 each $1,260 each $960 each
1 bedroom $2,520 $1,680 each N/A N/A
Efficiency $2,280 $1,500 each N/A N/A

The motion passed unanimously.

III. Action item: Approval of the Creation of a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies

At President Ramsey’s request, Dr. Willlihnganz explained the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences recommends the creation of an M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies. Women’s and Gender Studies is one of the most rapidly growing fields of inquiry to emerge in the past twenty years, generating significant and influential shifts in academic thought. The number of graduate-level programs nationally has grown in the past decade from five to twenty-five at the Master’s level and there are eleven Ph.D. programs. Dr Willlihnganz asked Acting Dean Dr. Blane Hudson for additional comments. Dr. Hudson said the proposed program will offer the only in-state opportunity for a graduate degree in Women’s and Gender Studies. The 36-hour interdisciplinary degree is organized around an 18-hour core of two introductory seminars and a selection of courses in four areas. Students complete a concentration area and either a thesis or culminating project and will be encouraged to complete a community practicum as part of their course work. The program will prepare individuals for employment in areas such as business, journalism, teaching, government, and non-profit institutions providing social services or dealing with human resources. Dr. Hudson noted that internal reallocation will provide the resources for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Dr Wilihnganz added that since this program falls within one of the program bands assigned to the University by the Council on Postsecondary Education, it does not require CPE approval. Mr. Sticklen made a motion, which Ms. Hagen seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Women’s and Gender Studies.

The motion passed unanimously.


IV. Executive Session

Pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f), Mr. Sticklen made a motion, which Mr. Frazier seconded, to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. The motion passed unanimously.


V. Open Meeting Reconvenes

Chairman Bridgeman reported that during the executive session the Executive Committee discussed personnel matters.

Personnel Recommendations

Mr. Sticklen made a motion, which Mr. Frazier seconded to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the following:

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

George R. Barnes, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Mathematics, July 1, 2004.

Matthew Biberman, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of English, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Udayan B. Darji, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Mathematics, July 1, 2004.

John P. Ferre, Ph.D., Professor of Communication; change of additional appointment from Acting Associate Dean to Associate Dean, April 8, 2004. (The appointment as Associate Dean is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

Michael Fowler, J.D., Associate Professor of Political Science; award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Joy Hart, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Communication, July 1, 2004.

Gregory S. Hutcheson, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Classical and Modern Languages, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Jeffrey D. Jack, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Biology, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Martin G. Klotz, Ph.D; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Biology, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Ewa Kubicka, Ph.D; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Mathematics, July 1, 2004.

Gregory B. Leichty, Ph.D; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Communication, July 1, 2004.
Bingtuan Li, Ph.D; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Mathematics, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Thomas C. Mackey, Ph.D., Chair of History; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of History, July 1, 2004. (The additional appointment as Chair is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

Tamara L. Newton, Ph.D; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Rodger A. Payne, Ph.D; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Political Science, July 1, 2004.

Susan M. Ryan, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of English, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Kandi L. Walker, Ph.D; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Communication, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Bronwyn T. Williams, Ph.D; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of English, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Benjamin P. Foster, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Accountancy, August 1, 2004.

Fred W. Siegel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance; change of additional appointment from Acting Chair to Chair, Department of Finance, May 1, 2004. (The additional appointment as Chair is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Jane P. Casada, D.M.D., Interim Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Prosthodontics, and Restorative Dentistry (Term); promotion from Associate Professor to Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Prosthodontics, and Restorative Dentistry (Term), July 1, 2004 and continuation of appointment through June 30, 2007. (The additional appointment as Interim Chair is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

Stephen J. Clark, D.M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, Endodontics, and Dental Hygiene, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Sven-Ulrik Gorr, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor, Department of Periodontics, Endodontics, and Dental Hygiene, July 1, 2004.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Debra K. Bauder, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, July 1, 2004 and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.
Yash Bhagwanji, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Namok Choi, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Human Resource Education, July 1, 2004 and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Karen Karp, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning; change of appointment from Interim Chair to Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning, April 8, 2004. ( The appointment as Chair is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

Cheryl A. Kolander, H.S.D., Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Physical Education and Sport Studies; change of appointment from Interim Associate Dean to Associate Dean for Academic Programs, April 8, 2004. (The appointment as Associate Dean is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

Daniel F. Mahony, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Physical Education and Sport Studies; change of appointment from Interim Associate Dean to Associate Dean for Planning and Management Systems, April 8, 2004. (The appointment as Associate Dean is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

KENT SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Anita Barbee, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor (Term) to Professor (Term), July 1, 2004 and continuation of appointment through June 30, 2005.

Anna Catharina Faul, Ph.D., promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, July 1, 2004 and award of tenure, July 1, 2005. (The additional appointment as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

Pamela Yankeelov, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, August 1, 2004 and award of tenure, August 1, 2005. (The additional appointment as Associate Dean of Student Services is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW

Kurt X. Metzmeier, J.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor (Term) to Associate Professor (Term) in the Law Library, July 1, 2004 and continuation of appointment through June 30, 2009. (The additional appointment as Associate Director of the Law Library is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

Lisa Hope Nicholson, J.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Law, August 1, 2004 and continuation of appointment through May 31, 2006. (Probationary)

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Neal D. Nixon, M.A.L.S.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor, University Libraries, July 1, 2004.

Judith L. Wulff, M.S.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor, University Libraries (Term), July 1, 2004.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

John H. Barker, M.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive), July 1, 2004.

Martha E. Bickford, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, July 1, 2004.

Amy Burrows, M.D.; promotion from Clinical Assistant Professor (Part-Time) to Clinical Associate Professor (Part-Time) of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, July 1, 2004.

Sufan Chien (Qian Sufan), M.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiovascular) (Term), July 1, 2004.

Tracey Corey, M.D.; promotion from Clinical Associate Professor (Part-Time) to Clinical Professor (Part-Time) of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, July 1, 2004.

David Douglas, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health (Term) and from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (Term), July 1, 2004, and continuation through June 30, 2006.

Steven W. Etoch, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiovascular), July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, October 1, 2005.

Melissa Hancock, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Term/Rolling Contract), July 1, 2004 and continuation through June 30, 2007.

Amy Hardin, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Term/Rolling Contract), July 1, 2004 and continuation through June 30, 2007.

Donna Hunsaker, M.D.; promotion from Clinical Assistant Professor (Part-Time) to Clinical Associate Professor (Part-Time) of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, July 1, 2004.

Martin M. Klapheke, M.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Term), July 1, 2004.

Charles Kodner, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine (Term), April 8, 2004.

Michele M. Kosiewicz, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, July 1, 2004 and award of tenure, May 1, 2005.

Mark W. Linder, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Term), July 1, 2004.

Stephanie Mayfield, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, April 8, 2004.

Kelly McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), July 1, 2004.

Robert J. Metz, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (Term), July 1, 2004, and continuation of appointment through June 30, 2007.

Vicki Montgomery, M.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Pediatrics, July 1, 2004.

Ronald Morton, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Soraya Nasraty, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine (Term), July 1, 2004, and continuation of appointment through June 30, 2007.

George M. Pantalos, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiovascular), July 1, 2004, and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Meng-Sheng Qiu, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, July 1, 2004.

Ashok Raj, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Term/Rolling Contract), July 1, 2004, and continuation through June 30, 2007.

Gullermo W. Rougier, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, July 1, 2004 and award of tenure, August 1, 2005.

Kenneth Schikler, M.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Pediatrics, July 1, 2004.

Haval Shirwan, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, July 1, 2004.

Stephen Slone, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Term), July 1, 2004.

Sanjay Srivastava, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Medicine, July 1, 2004.

Deming Sun, M.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (Term) and from Associate Professor to Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (Term), July 1, 2004.

Douglas D. Taylor, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, July 1, 2004.

Gulgun Tezel, M.D., promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (Term), July 1, 2004.

Judith Theriot, M.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Term/Rolling Contract), July 1, 2004 and continuation through June 30, 2007.

Barbara Weakley-Jones, M.D.; promotion from Clinical Associate Professor (Part-Time) to Clinical Professor (Part-Time) of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, July 1, 2004.

Samuel R. Wellhausen, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor in the James Graham Brown Cancer Center (Term), July 1, 2004 and continuation through June 30, 2007.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Gregory P. Byrne, D.M.A.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, July 1, 2004, and award of tenure July 1, 2005.

Seow-Chin Ong, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Music History, July 1, 2004 and award of tenure, August 1, 2005.

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Cathy Bays, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Nursing (Term), July 1, 2004.

Vicki Hines-Martin, Ph.D; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Nursing, August 1, 2004, and award of tenure, August 1, 2005.

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Linda Jane Goldsmith, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor (Term) to Associate Professor (Term) of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, July 1, 2004. (The additional appointment as Acting Chair of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

David John Tollerud, M.D., Professor and Acting Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine; award of tenure, July 1, 2004. (The additional appointment as Acting Chair is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

SPEED SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL

Michael L. Day, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering; change of appointment from Acting Assistant Dean to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, April 8, 2004. (The additional appointment as Associate Dean is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.)

Mehmed Kantardzic, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, July 1, 2004 and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

J. P. Mohsen, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, July 1, 2004.

John F. Naber, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, July 1, 2004 and award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Olfa Nasraoui, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia; Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science and additional appointment as the Endowed Chair for E-Commerce, August 1, 2004. (Probationary)

M. Keith Sharp, Sc.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; award of tenure, July 1, 2005.

Kevin M. Walsh, Ph.D.; promotion from Associate Professor to Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, July 1, 2004.

The motion passed unanimously.


V. Information Item: Consolidated Statements of Net Assets As of December 31, 2003 and 2002

At President Ramsey’s request, Vice President Curtin briefed the Committee on the Consolidated Statements of Net Assets as of December 31, 2003 and 2002. Mr. Curtin noted that Finance Committee Chairman Green has arranged for workshops prior to the Finance Committee meetings to allow board members review in depth the University’s financial statements. Mr. Curtin welcomed input from board members regarding any additional information for inclusion in the financial statements. Mr. Curtin introduced Ms. Anne Rademaker. She is a CPA and prepared the statements. Mr. Green encouraged all board members to attend the finance workshops, noting the next scheduled workshop is Tuesday, May 11, at 4:00 p.m. in the Library of the University Club. Chairman Bridgeman stated that this item required no action.

VI. Report of the President

Mr. Sticklen departed the meeting at 9:33 a.m. President Ramsey presented a powerpoint demonstration on the following.

Becoming a Preeminent Metropolitan Research University

President Ramsey reported ongoing efforts to engage the community to meet the needs of Jefferson County Public Schools, working with merged government and the community at large, the neighborhood beautification project, developing a venue to promote the cultural/social/artistic benefits to the community and the business community. He reported that a partnerships advisory board, co-chaired by Al Houston and Robert Felner, was established to promote activities in the community that will enhance racial harmony, economic growth. Vice President Hall observed the efforts of the University to reach out to grass-roots neighborhood associations and businesses Mr. Hall recognized the cross-section of University leaders on the partnerships board. President Ramsey reported the South Central Beautification Committee, co-chaired by Mary Lou Northern and Jane Ramsey, successfully obtained a $1 million grant to improve sidewalks, trees, and other projects. The committee wishes to engage city council people, involve community businesses and create a nicer environment around the campus community. President Ramsey said he and Owsley Brown are inviting nonprofit organizations to discuss possible collaborative efforts that promote the arts. Dr. Ramsey reiterated his support for the efforts of the Crusade for Children. Vice President Owsley is researching whether UofL can provide payroll deduction to its employees wishing to support the Crusade for Children.

Frankfort Update

President Ramsey reported the House passed its budget. He noted the Governor recommended $19 million in state funds, which was removed by the House. The budget also removed state-supported debt service. He noted the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has statutory authority regarding tuition at state universities. The CPE delegated this authority to individual campuses in 1999. He observed some campuses increased tuition mid year.

Benchmark Funding

Dr. Ramsey referenced 2004-06 benchmark funding, noting that UofL’s FY 2000-01 public funds per FTE was $14,501. Dr. Ramsey observed the Athletics program is fiscally sound, a leader in gender equity, has fiscal integrity and is very competitive. Athletics, like the rest of the campus, will take a general funds budget cut. Last week, the University extended the contracts for Coaches Pitino and Petrino and Vice President Jurich. Dr. Ramsey recognized the stability of the athletics program. With respect to Mr. Jurich’s contract, Dr. Ramsey identified the importance to make a base adjustment to his base salary to bring it more in line with A.D.s in the Big East.

Campus Climate

At President Ramsey’s request, Dr. Willihnganz updated the board regarding recent campus activities. She acknowledged the administration’s deep concern for student welfare. She noted the students had some issues, which the administration is addressing. College campuses stimulate students’ verbalization of the provocative ideas. Dr. Willihnganz related the most recent events, including a controversial speaker on campus in October; an article in the Cardinal which misquoted this speaker; and a WHAS radio talk show host who made inaccurate statements on the radio. Following these misstatements, the Ku Klux Klan expressed interest in coming to campus. But, both times the Klan requested, they did not appear. Students then asked that the Klan be banned. Students further requested the University sever its relationship with WHAS Radio and expressed deep concern over safety issues. The University has responded immediately to those issues, ensuring the campus community is physically and emotionally safe. Police security on campus has increased; direct telephone lines have been established to address hate issues. The University developed the 1CampUS theme showing the community and the University are united against hate. Administrators have spent a lot of time talking with students. The University organized forums and has planned a lot of other campus unity events. In terms of WHAS Radio issues, Dr. Willihnganz noted the ongoing nature of these discussions. With respect to banning the Klan, Dr. Willihnganz stated this request concerns legal issues related to the First Amendment. The University has organized a “Day of Dialogue” for March 31st for the campus community. In response to Judge Bisig’s inquiry, Dr. Willihnganz reported the University had not received a lot of negative feedback regarding its position to support free speech. Prof. Ensign noted the University has provided a balanced atmosphere; recent speakers on campus included Sister Souljah, Condoleezza Rice, and a Supreme Court Justice. Mr. Frazier recommended the Board of Trustees show its support for the President and Provost and for their actions. Chairman Bridgeman, whose son attends UofL, observed that misinformation has contributed to what is happening. He recognized the difficult but educational experience the situation has presented. Mr. Frazier made a motion, which Mr. Green seconded, to approve the

Board of Trustees support for the President’s and Provost’s actions responding to “Ban the Klan” and other diversity demands.

The motion passed unanimously. Ms. Loving remarked the motion was an excellent opportunity to provide the Board’s endorsement. She urged members of the Board to attend the Day of Dialogue on March 31. In response to Mr. Green’s inquiry regarding legal issues, Ms. Koshewa addressed the issue of safety, noting the University has taken steps to minimize problems should there be Klan members on campus to leaflet students. Mr. Wayne Hall, director of public safety, has established a plan to address safety as well. Dr. Willihnganz said the University is concerned about the safety of its students and would be reviewing all policies for outside organizations to have access on campus. Dr. Denise Gifford is chair of the committee reviewing these policies.

VII. Report of the Chairman

Chairman Bridgeman had no report.

VIII. Adjournment

Mr. Frazier made a motion, which Ms. Hagen seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 am. The motion passed unanimously.

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