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.
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
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.
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.
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.
evening, the Presidential Inaugural Student Gala will
occur in the Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Plaza
and members of the University community are welcome.
Free tickets are available through Student Activities
Board. The event begins at 9 p.m.
Committee expresses its appreciation to TIAA-CREF
for its sponsorship of the Inaugural activities.
information about the inauguration, call (859) 257-3303.