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 by UK Board of Trustees Chair Britt Brockman.

“We decided that he deserved a bonus for extraordinary performance. However, based upon the economy and discussions with the president, we both decided, mutually, that we wouldn’t award the bonus. And I think that speaks volumes to his personality and his character as well,”  Brockman said today.

Brockman says Capilouto has done extraordinary work on facilities and undergraduate education.

Board members and the campus community, however, did offer the new president some constructive criticism, particularly in the need for better communication during crises such as layoffs.

Former West Virginia University President David Hardesty prepared the evaluation report and was paid $9,000 for the work.