Board of Regents holding special meeting to vote on privatization of Health Services

Herald Staff

The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting on Thursday to discuss and vote on the privatization of Health Services.

According to the contract provided in the meeting agenda, if approved, WKU will turn over its medical services to Graves Gilbert Clinic. WKU will then use the $1.1 million that was previously used to run Health Services to balance the operating budget for this fiscal year.

GGC will only pay $1 to lease the building for each year. The use of the building will be shared by WKU and GGC, both sides using about half each.

If GGC reports a profit of more than $200,000, it will give the next $100,000 to WKU.

The contract would end on Dec. 31, 2018, barring termination. GGC and WKU will meet to discuss a five-year renewal following contract completion.

The contract and meeting agenda are available at: