The executive committee also includes vice chair Brucie Moore; treasurer Larry Benz; secretary Stephen Campbell; trustee at large Kevin Cosby; and constituency representative Pamela Feldhoff.  

The board also approved the creation of the Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging. The institute will be an interdisciplinary research effort focusing on aging issues.

Proposed 2014-15 strategic goals for the UofL president’s office were also unveiled at the meeting. President James Ramsey called the proposed goals “ambitious” but said they fit into the university’s 2020 plan of becoming a premier metropolitan research university. Many of the proposed goals are new including:

  •  Increase the number of masters and graduate degrees awarded;
  •  Increase the number of degrees in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, math);
  •  Increase retention rates for low income students;
  •  Increase the number of clinical trials in cancer research;
  •  Establish the Institute for Product Realization primarily connected to the J.B Speed School of Engineering;
  •  Submit major funding proposals for restorative medicine research;
  •  Identify and measure effectiveness of community partnerships.

The trustees are expected to review the proposals and vote on them at their October meeting.