Reed of Louisville, left, begins his tenure as chairperson
of the UK Board of Trustees, alongside President Lee
T. Todd Jr.
aspire for greatness each day, nothing less and nothing
else... We're going to move UK to even greater heights."
Steven S. Reed,
UK Board of Trustees
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17, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The
University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today elected
S. Reed of Louisville as chairperson. Reed, a
member of the board since 1994, has served as vice
chairperson since 1999 and succeeds Billy
a vigorous tenure as board chairman. "We aspire
for greatness each day, nothing less and nothing else,"
he said. "We're going to move UK to even greater
of the UK College of Law, Reed is a partner in Wyatt,
Tarrant & Combs, a Louisville law firm. He
is a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District
also elected JoEtta
Wickliffe of Harrodsburg as vice chairperson and
Williams of Lexington as board secretary. Wickliffe,
a Mercer County banker, was appointed to the board
by Gov. Paul E. Patton in 1997. Williams, a senior
trainer in the UK Human Resources Department, is the
UK staff representative on the board, having been
elected to that post in 1998. UK legal counsel Paul
Vanbooven was elected assistant secretary.
also appointed the executive committee for the 2002-2003
fiscal year. The members are Reed, chairperson, Robert
Merriwether of Paducah, Paul
Chellgren of Covington, Marianne
Smith Edge of Owensboro and faculty representative
actions, the board:
a gift of 2.679 acres at the southeast corner of High
Street and Harrison Avenue from C.M. "Bill"
and Leigh Gatton of Bristol, Tenn. The property, formerly
the site of the L.R. Cooke Chevrolet dealership, was
donated for a building that will include an executive
has a market value of $2,050,000.
Lee T. Todd Jr. noted the Gattons stand among the
university's most generous supporters. In 1996, the
board of trustees named the Gatton
College of Business and Economics for C.M.
Gatton. He also is a member of the college's Alumni
Hall of Fame.
generosity of Bill and Leigh Gatton helps the Gatton
College take the first step toward realizing its comprehensive
plan for a business and economics campus. It also
helps UK advance its goal for the college-town concept
by providing a location for a new Professional Development
Center that will be a resource for the business community,"
preliminary drawings for the center will be reviewed
next week for a proposed 30,000-square-foot, two-story
building on the site.
the Gloria W. Singletary Chair in Women's Health Research
as the first endowment of the UK
Women's Health Center. The fund honors Singletary,
former first lady of UK and a champion of women's
health issues. Singletary made the cornerstone donation
that began the fund-raising efforts for the UK Women's
Health Center in 2000.
effort began in late spring as a mission to establish
a professorship in women's health research, to provide
funding for vital studies and to attract a new director
for the center.
months, numerous calls have been made to Singletary's
friends, as well as to members of the Women's Health
Advisory Council, and the fund grew at a rapid pace.
donations and matching money from the state's Research
Challenge Trust Fund, the endowment reached endowed
chair status in mid-September.
has always been extremely interested in the health
of women in the commonwealth. She wants to see treatment
and facilities available so that Kentucky women may
adequately have their special health care needs met.
former UK president, expressed both pride and pleasure
in this recognition of his wife. "Gloria worked
long and hard for UK, and we are both so pleased with
this very real honor," he said.
chair is a fitting honor for Singletary, and an assurance
of a women's health research presence for the women
a pledge of $750,000 by the Delta Dental Plan of Kentucky
of Louisville to create and endow the Delta Dental
Plan of Kentucky Clinical Research Center Endowment
in the College
a gift of $291,579 from Philip Morris Inc. to the
College of Agriculture.
a resolution proposed by W. Grady Stumbo that the
Board direct the President to conduct a thorough review
of the Robinson Forest, including an assessment of
the resources of the forest and prepare a comprehensive
report for presentation to the Board. The resolution
gives the President authority to engage the services
of engineers, geologists, and other professional consultants
as are necessary to gather information to prepare
the report for the Board.