Todd elected to term as SEC President

Staff Report

President Lee Todd has been elected president of the Southeastern Conference Executive Committee for the 2008-2009 academic year. He was chosen by an election among conference executive officials.

Todd is currently serving a one-year term as vice president of the executive committee, which oversees the commissioner’s office and staff, and approves policy that governs league matters.

“The SEC is a strong league with 75 years of history and tradition,” Todd said in a news release. “I look forward to helping us build upon a foundation which challenges our student-athletes to embrace the life lessons learned in the classroom and in athletic competition.”

Todd will lead the committee as it oversees major issues, by-laws, changes to how the conference operates and will offer advice on the how the board operates.

The president’s position rotates every year so that all 12 schools in the SEC are represented, said UK spokesman Carl Nathe.