April 28, 2006
Big Dreams in the Bluegrass State
The U. of Kentucky's president seeks to make his state's flagship university a top-20 public research institution
It's game day in hoops country, and Lee T. Todd Jr., the University of Kentucky's president, is shaking one hand after another. After mingling with trustees, donors, and state lawmakers at a party before the noon tipoff between Kentucky's basketball team and the University of Florida's, Mr. Todd weaves quickly around Rupp Arena to chat with basketball players, police officers, ushers, and the fans who are settling into courtside seats.
People greet Mr. Todd informally, often with a