News Briefs

Todd receives annual bonus

The Board of Trustees approved a $145,500 bonus for UK President Lee Todd for the 2007-08 school year. He will give $50,000 back to the university for campus programs. The bonus is in addition to Todd’s base salary of $304,010 for the 2006-07 academic year, and the amount is based on an annual report card score that the board determines. Todd received a 96.8 for this academic year, his highest score yet. The board also extended Todd’s contract as UK’s president to 2011.

Interim deans appointed for Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Hoch resigned from UK to join Washington State University as its provost and executive vice president. Hoch had been dean of the college since 2003. UK is conducting a national search to replace him, and in the meantime, Philip Harling, professor of history and former associate dean of the UK College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as interim dean of the college.

College of Education Dean James Cibulka has resigned from UK since he accepted the presidency of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. While the university conducts a national search, Cibulka will be temporarily replaced by Rosetta Sandige, who is currently associate dean for academic and student services and an associate professor in the College of Education.

LexTran to offer free passes for UK staff, employees

During the months of July and August, UK faculty and staff with a valid E-parking permit can switch it in for a test-ride on the new LexTran 41-X Commuter Express Route. A partnership with UK Parking & Transportation Services and LexTran, the Commuter Express will run between Wal-Mart on Nicholasville Road and the Transit Center on Vine Street and will include stops at the Kentucky Clinic and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital.

The switch can be made at any of the three PTS offices on campus, and the employee will remain on payroll deduction.

“As gas prices continue to rise, UK Parking and Transportation services is looking for ways to ease the burden on the University community,” Don Thornton, director of Parking & Transportation Services said in a release.

For more information, contact PTS at (859) 257-5757 or visit http://lextranonthemove. org.

SG president wins leadership award

Student Government’s 2007-08 President Nick Phelps has been recognized as a Leader of the Year by national leadership honors fraternity Omicron Delta Kappa. Phelps won for the organization’s Region III, which includes Kentucky.

ODK has four regions, and a college student was selected as a leader in each of those regions. After recognizing the four students, ODK selects and national Leader of the Year. That title was awarded to Region I Leader of the Year, Christina Martin from Florida Southern College.

Volunteers needed for Concours d’Elegance

The UK Children’s Hospital is in search for volunteers during the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, which will take place on July 22. Located Keeneland, the Concours d’Elegance features fine and classic automobiles, with UK Children’s Hospital benefiting from the event.

Loralyn Cecil, manager of community and public relations for the UK Children’s Hospital said the hospital appreciates any time volunteers are willing to put into the event.

A variety of jobs are available, ranging from parking to selling event programs.

For more information on volunteering, contact [email protected] or call (859) 229-5271. Volunteers may also register on the Web site (