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Tue September 11, 2012
Capilouto Gets Mostly Positive Job Review
LEXINGTON, Ky. _ University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has received a mostly positive review after a year on the job but won't receive a performance bonus. That word was made official Tuesday by UK Board of Trustees Chair Britt Brockman.
"We decided that he deserved a bonus for extraordinary performance, however based upon the economy and with discussions with the president it was mutually decided that we wouldn't award the bonus, and I think that speaks volumes to his personality and his character."
Brockman said Capilouto has hit most of his major goals; especially when it comes to work on facilities and undergraduate education. Because the board did not want a perfunctory, sanitized review the board switched things up this year by paying an outside consultant, Former West Virginia University President David Hardesty, to put together the job evaluation report.
"He spent a week on our campus, interviewing 43 folks, about a half an hour per interview, from various constituency groups; from faculty, students, government officials, university officials, administrators, et cetera. It was very positive from the perspective that we learned a lot. We learned that president is doing a very effective job. We are very impressed overall, but we also have some constructive criticism, although it's mild criticism, it is important", Brockman told WUKY.
Capilouto was encouraged to do a better job communicating with the campus community during crises like the announced layoffs in June.