Todd to return to UK as engineering professor



Effective Friday, outgoing President Lee Todd will be officially employed — again — at UK.

He plans to return as a tenured engineering professor after a yearlong leave of absence.

According to the employment agreement released Tuesday, Todd’s salary will equal that of the highest paid full tenured professor in the College of Engineering as of July 1. He will be paid about $162,000 yearly.

His new office will be in the Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center (ASTeCC) Building, and for four years will have a full-time secretary.

The agreement says Todd will keep the cell phone, laptop, iPad and other equipment he used in his office as president.

Todd will have a four-year annual travel budget of $30,000 a year for university-related business travel, as well as up to $5,000 a year for professional membership fees.

He also gets four basketball and four football season tickets, as well as health and dental retirement benefits.