The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Saturday adopted a sweeping statement of principles, directing President Eli Capilouto to focus on the "most pressing" needs of Kentucky by determining how best to grow UK's research enterprise through strategic investments in facilities and talent.
"The challenges are overwhelming, but we can be up to the task of making a difference," Capilouto said. "These are not easy issues, but they must be our issues. The University of Kentucky represents the greatest hope in making progress against these issues, but it will take focus."
The resolution, adopted unanimously at the board's two-day annual retreat, directs Capilouto to take the steps necessary recognizing "the essential nature and value of all scholarly and creative activity" to:
· Align resource commitments to optimize efficiency and facilitate faculty, student and staff success;
· Recruiting and retaining additional world-class scholars and research teams;
· Strengthening the commitment to interdisciplinary exploration; and
· Confirming and detailing the critical need for additional research infrastructure.
"These principles reflect who we are as a people and as an institution," said Keith Gannon,... FULL STORY