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The former UK president discussed his close association with Governor Paul Patton and his consultations with the governor preceding HB1; his testimony about the effects the reform efforts might have on the business community and the need for putting money into research; the relationship between politics and higher education; the politicization of UK?s Board of Trustees; his feelings about the unfunded Top 20 mandate; the separation of Lexington Community College from UK; his working and personal relationship with Dr. Michael McCall and KCTCS; his service on the newly reconstituted Council on Postsecondary Education; CPE?s role in limiting politics in higher education and fostering cooperation between universities; and his early, hectic years as UK?s president.

Interview Accession

2014oh233_cc103

Interviewee Name

Lee T. Todd, Jr.

Interviewer Name

James Savage

Interview Date

2014-08-28

Interview LC Subject

Education, Higher--Kentucky

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Todd, Lee T., Jr. Interview by James Savage. 28 Aug. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Todd, L.T., Jr. (2014, August 28). Interview by J. Savage. Community Colleges of Kentucky: History of Kentucky's Community Colleges Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Todd, Lee T., Jr., interview by James Savage. August 28, 2014, Community Colleges of Kentucky: History of Kentucky's Community Colleges Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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