LEXINGTON, KY – University of Kentucky President Lee Todd will be the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Lexington’s weekly meeting, which will be held Thursday, August 5, at 12:00 p.m., at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike.
Lee T. Todd Jr. became the 11th president of the University of Kentucky on July 1, 2001. President Todd is a native of Earlington, Ky., and a graduate of UK and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. President Todd is the sixth UK alumnus to hold the presidency. He is a former UK engineering professor; a successful businessman who launched two worldwide technology companies, both based in Kentucky; and a public advocate for research, technology and an entrepreneurial economy in the Commonwealth.
President Todd is a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Research Universities. He serves as chair of the Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources Committee. He is immediate past chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and is presently chair of the APLU Science Math Teacher Imperative (SMTI). He represents the Southeastern Conference as a member of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. President Todd is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Higher Education Forum. He serves on the Equitable Resources Board of Directors and is chair of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Task Force. He is chair of the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education’s (NCCI) Leveraging Excellence Award selection panel.