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UK TO INAUGURATE LEE T. TODD JR.
AS 11TH PRESIDENT

By Ralph Derickson

 

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UK professors and other officials will be in full academic dress for a procession into Memorial Coliseum on Euclid Avenue preceding the inaugural ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15.

 

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Jan. 22, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky is gearing up to inaugurate Lee T. Todd Jr. as its 11th president in a gala ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Feb. 15 in Memorial Coliseum.

Todd, a UK graduate and former UK engineering professor who started two successful computer-related companies after leaving his UK faculty position, became UK president July 1, 2001. UK professors and other officials will be in full academic dress for a procession into Memorial Coliseum on Euclid Avenue preceding the inaugural ceremony.

Inauguration attendance is free and open to the public and will include music by the University of Kentucky Orchestra. President Todd will welcome inaugural guests and participants at a 1 p.m. reception following the ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the UK Student Center. The reception is also free and open to the public.

The formal inauguration caps two days of inaugural events on the UK campus in Lexington. On Thursday, Feb. 14, Molly C. Broad, president of the University of North Carolina, will deliver an Inaugural Convocation address at 1 p.m. in the Singletary Center for the Arts.

A free Inaugural Concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Singletary Center. The concert will feature music from the UK Opera Theatre under the direction of voice professor Everett McCorvey. UK voice students under McCorvey's direction will be accompanied by the UK Symphony Orchestra conduced by Robert Baldwin.

On Thursday evening, the Presidential Inaugural Student Gala will occur in the Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Students and members of the University community are welcome. Free tickets are available through Student Activities Board. The event begins at 9 p.m.

The Inaugural Committee expresses its appreciation to TIAA-CREF for its sponsorship of the Inaugural activities.

For further information about the inauguration, call (859) 257-3303.


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