UK's Dr. Lee Todd To Retire

By Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio

University of Kentucky President Lee Todd has announced he will retire from his post effective June 30th 2011.   Todd says ten years is a “nice round” number to signify the end his tenure as the university’s 11th president.

He says UK’s Top 20 Business plan that calls for the school to reach top twenty status as a research institution by 2020 will remain the goal as long as he is in charge.             

“The legislature funded that plan, and in normal times I think they would have continued. And, I am sure they would have continued to fund it because we made a good case for it. We told them how we were going to do what they asked us to do, and we laid out a path. We laid out the financing for it, and they funded it to the tune of twenty some odd million dollars,”  he said at a press conference.

Todd says he’ll continue to be an outspoken voice for educational change in Kentucky.