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UK Board to consider funding for demolition of Kirwan-Blanding Residence Hall Complex

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto next week will ask the UK Board of Trustees to approve a funding proposal to demolish the Kirwan-Blanding Residence Hall Complex and Dining Commons as part of a plan to construct new student living space, add new greenspace and preserve a majestic tree allée that underscores UK’s commitment to the natural environment. “The proposed transformation...

Rick Pitino’s attorney wants more information; UofL board of trustees were asked about payments

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today The fallout continued Wednesday from the bombshell revelation that a University of Louisville board of trustees member may have been a key figure in the sex parties. And it isn’t likely to die down anytime soon. For starters, Rick Pitino’s attorney in his suit against U of L, filed a motion to “explore David Grissom’s claim” that a trustee...

Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech president and CEO, elected to Transylvania University Board of Trustees

Dr. Mark Lyons has been elected to the Transylvania University Board of Trustees beginning in 2019. Lyons is president and CEO of Alltech — a company dedicated to improving the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation — headquartered in Nicholasville. “Dr. Mark Lyons brings an expansive vision to Transylvania’s board. Alltech and...

Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions seeking candidates for university, community college boards

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Office of Boards and Commissions is now accepting applications for appointments to the Boards of Directors for individual colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Additionally, applications are being accepted for potential trustee and regent opportunities with Kentucky’s major public universities. The following Community and Technical Colleges...

Transy faculty to board: ‘Our institution deserves better’; seeks Williams’ resignation

Staff report   Saying “our institution deserves better,” faculty at Transylvania University are calling for the resignation of President R. Owen Williams.   Transylvania University President R. Owen Williams In a 35-page document sent earlier this week to members of the school’s Board of Trustees and Board of Regents and obtained by KyForward, faculty representatives write...