Fabritius said new minors in film studies, Asian studies, African and African American studies and European studies have been added since the January board meeting. Centre’s most popular international study options are programs in Strasbourg, France, and London, Fabritius said.
• The board voted to grant Emerita status for Jane Joyce, Charles J. Luellen Professor of Classics, who will retire at the end of spring term 2012. During the October meeting, the board voted to grant Emeritus status for Vince DiMartino, W. George Matton Professor of Music, who will also retire this spring.
• Richard Trollinger, vice president for college relations, said in the area of fundraising, the number of Centre Associates — Centre’s leadership gift club — currently totals 943, while the Colonels Club — Centre’s original annual giving recognition society — totals 2,730 members.
• The board voted to approve the Dean Ray Tilley Memorial Scholarship, established in his memory by the board of trustees from the proceeds of the Paul R. Tilley Trust. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving Centre students.
• The board also approved the Thomas Walker Bullitt Scholarship Fund, established by a gift from Lowry R. Watkins Jr. The scholarship will be awarded to worthy fulltime Centre students who are Kentucky natives and residents of Jefferson or Bullitt counties, have achieved a high school grade point average of 3.5 or better and received a composite score of 32 or higher on the ACT or an equivalent score on the SAT, with preference given to male students.
• The board approved the budget for fiscal year 2012-2013.
• Six trustees were re-elected to serve a six-year term, which will begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2018. Those trustees include Anita M. Britton, ’76; Sheila A. Burks, ’75; Joanne Kirk Duncan, ’71; Mary H. Griffith, ’68; Kenneth J. Mardick, ’66; and Angie M. McDonald-Hackett, ’91.
• Officers of the board who were elected for the 2012-2013 year include Robert T. Brockman, ’63, chairman; Randal B. Kell, ’69, vice chairman; James D. Rouse, ’62, secretary; John A. Roush, president of the college; and Yvonne York Morley, assistant secretary.
The next trustees’ meeting will be Oct. 18–19 on campus.