Business Hall of Fame To Induct Three

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“Induction into the Gatton Hall of Fame has become a prestigious honor for our business school alumni. This year’s inductees are very deserving of this recognition. They represent integrity and hard work in the business world and in the communities in which they live. The University of Kentucky is honored to count them among its alumni, and the Gatton College is pleased to honor them with induction into its Hall of Fame.”

-- D. Sudharshan,
dean,
UK Gatton College of Business and Economics

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 21, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics will honor three of its best during the 11th Hall of Fame Induction. The ceremony will be at noon Thursday, April 22, at the UK Student Center Grand Ballroom.

The 2004 inductees are Cynthia Harkins Haynes, vice president, assistant secretary and assistant general counsel for Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) in Dallas, Texas; James R. Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville; and Creed F. Smith, president of Carbon Consulting Inc. in Houston, Texas.

“Induction into the Gatton Hall of Fame has become a prestigious honor for our business school alumni. This year’s inductees are very deserving of this recognition,” said D. Sudharshan, dean of the UK Gatton College. “They represent integrity and hard work in the business world and in the communities in which they live. The University of Kentucky is honored to count them among its alumni, and the Gatton College is pleased to honor them with induction into its Hall of Fame.”

Cynthia (Cindy) Harkins Haynes
Cynthia Harkins Haynes is vice president, assistant secretary and assistant general counsel for Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), headquartered in Dallas, Texas. She is secretary to the Audit Committee of TI’s Board of Directors and manages the Law Department’s Corporate Governance/Finance group. Haynes also served as corporate counsel on general legal matters for TI’s Sensors and Controls Group. Haynes is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. She also is a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Corporate
Secretaries and served as president of its Dallas chapter. She is a member of the Audit and Ethics Committee of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

Haynes graduated with high distinction in 1984 from UK with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She received her juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where she was an editor of the law review and member of the Order of the Coif.

James R. Ramsey
James R. Ramsey was named the 17th president of the University of Louisville on November 14, 2002. Concurrently, he serves as professor of economics and public administration in the university’s College of Business and Public Administration.

Prior to assuming the U of L presidency, Ramsey served as Kentucky Governor Paul Patton’s senior policy adviser and state budget director. He has held professional positions at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Western Kentucky University; Middle Tennessee University; and Loyola University. Ramsey is an accomplished scholar and teacher, with more than 60 publications in the fields of economics and management.

Ramsey received is doctorate in economics from UK in 1973 and his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University.

Creed F. Smith
Creed F. Smith retired from Exxon Corporation where he held several executive level positions in the company’s marketing department. He currently serves as president of Carbon Consulting Inc. (CCI). In this capacity, he serves as a consultant to the chief executive officer of the Capex/Ovalar Group, which has headquarters in London, England, and Istanbul, Turkey. Capex/Ovalar acquires and markets petroleum coke and coal. The company has diversified interests in metals, convenience food and the travel industry. Smith is a member of the board of directors for CCI Carbon and until recently served on the boards of Olympian Oil Company and the Commercial Fueling Network.

In addition to his business affiliations, Smith was chairman of the Houston Society Board of Governors and continues to serve as an ex-officio board member. He is a member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Business Partnership Foundation
and is a UK Fellow. Smith also served as vice chairman of the board for the Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped and was later appointed by then-Governor
George W. Bush to a commission that provides oversight and direction for products made by disabled people in Texas.

Smith received an undergraduate degree in commerce from UK in 1962, and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of North Texas.


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