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Creator Regents (WKU)
Title UA2 WKU Board of Regents Series 1. Meeting Minutes
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1906
Description The Regents began by meeting quarterly in March, June, September and December with a special meeting to be called at graduation for the signing of diplomas. The basic agenda for meetings is:

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Reading of Minutes
4. President's Report
5. Communications
6. Bills and Orders
7. Report of Standing Committees
8. Reports of Special Committees
9. Miscellaneous Business

The minutes are photocopies of originals and are arranged in chronological order. For every year there will be information regarding budgets, faculty and staff hired along with salaries, and changes in curriculum. Early minutes include lists of graduates.

Executive Committee meeting minutes have been read into the Regents' meeting minutes. Highlights will be given in the container listing.
Admin / Biog History The Board of Regents convened their first meeting on June 2, 1906 in the State Superintendent of Education's Office in Frankfort. The State Superintendent of Education acted as ex officio chair of the board, H.K. Cole served as the first vice president, H.C. Miller was elected the first secretary and G.D. Sledge, treasurer. E.H. Mark and J. Whitt Potter rounded out the first board.

During the first year committees were formed on an ad hoc basis to deal with the various issues of setting up the normal school. Duties such as hiring faculty and setting curriculum were delegated to the school president with final approval by the Board.

In 1908 standing committees were formed: Finance Committee which also oversaw insurance and repairs of existing buildings; Building Committee oversaw purchase of property and construction of new buildings.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Regents (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/199/

Meeting minutes 1906-2012 available on TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/bor/
Catalog Number UA2.1
Dates of Creation 1906-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 60 cu. ft., 14 volumes, oversize, audiotapes
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA2
Level of Description Series
Disciplines Higher Education Administration
Containers Meeting Minutes - Film/Video/Audio File
Meeting Minutes - Film/Video/Audio File
Meeting Minutes - Film/Video/Audio File
Bonds