UK trustees begin presidential search

Dr. Lee Todd is UK’s 11th president. He has announced he will retire in June 2011 after 10 years leading UK.

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees retreated for more than four hours Sunday to begin the process of searching for the next leader of the University.

The presidential search will be led by University Board of Trustees chairman Britt Brockman and a 12-member panel made of trustees, faculty, alumni and students of the University.  The search committee plans to choose a search firm by mid-November.  Brockman said some firms had already submitted proposals.  The search committee hopes to pick the next president by May 2011.

Last month, Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr., UK’s 11th president, announced he will retire at the end of June 2011 after 10 years of presiding over the flagship university of Kentucky.

For more information on the presidential search, visit the official Web home of the search committee,