2012, Lexington, Kentucky
President of the University of Kentucky
Lee T. Todd Jr. became the 11th president of the University of Kentucky on July 1, 2001. He 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 currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). He also serves on NASULGC’s President’s Council. 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 also a member of the Business Higher Education Forum and the Council on Competitiveness.
Lee Todd's Companies