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.
“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.