Join UK President Emeritus Lee Todd Jr. for a webinar he conducted call "Technology-Based Economy in Kentucky!"
Kentucky’s economy has not been globally competitive for a long time. Fortunately, that is now changing. UK President Emeritus Lee Todd Jr.’s webinar discusses activities in P-12 education, universities, state government and private investment capital that are contributing to this change, as well as two specific examples of innovation within the UK College of Engineering.
As a kid growing up in Earlington, Kentucky, Lee Todd never dreamed of attending the University of Kentucky. Today, the largest academic building in Kentucky bears his name in commemoration of his 10 years as the 11th president of the University of Kentucky.
During Dr. Todd’s decade-long tenure as president, he launched an initiative to put UK among the top 20 public research institutions in the country. Under Dr. Todd’s leadership, enrollment grew significantly, and UK reached record highs in graduation rates and research funding. Prior to becoming president in 2001, Dr. Todd was a professor of electrical engineering at UK. He earned master's and doctoral degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after graduating from UK in 1968.