Advisory Council (2002-2004), the President’s Export Council (2002-2007), and the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (2007-2009). He is an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Mr. Taurel is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
LEE T. TODD, JR. became the 11th president of the University of Kentucky (UK) on July 1, 2001, a post he continued until his retirement on June 30, 2011. He is a native of Earlington, Kentucky and a graduate of UK and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Todd is the sixth UK alumnus to hold the presidency. He is a former UK engineering professor; a successful businessman who launched two worldwide technology companies, both based in Kentucky; and a public advocate for research, technology, and an entrepreneurial economy in the Commonwealth. Dr. Todd serves as chair of the Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources Committee. He is immediate past chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and is presently chair of the APLU Science Math Teacher Imperative. He is president of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Executive Committee and represents the SEC as a member of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors as well as on the Bowl Championship Series Committee. Dr. Todd is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Higher Education Forum. He serves on the Equitable Resources Board of Directors and is chair of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Task Force. He is chair of the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education’s Leveraging Excellence Award selection panel.
LAURA D’ANDREA TYSON is the S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management at the Haas School of Business, at the University of California, Berkeley. She served as dean of London Business School from 2002 to 2006, and as dean of the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley from 1998 to 2001. Since 2007, Dr. Tyson has served as a senior adviser to the McKinsey Global Institute and the Center for American Progress. She is a member of the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project Advisory Council and a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation. Dr. Tyson is an advisory board member of Newman’s Own Advisory Board; Generation Investment Management; The Rock Creek Group; and H&Q Asia Pacific. She is a director at LECG (Law and Economics Consulting Group) and she serves on the Board of Directors of Eastman Kodak Company; Morgan Stanley; AT&T, Inc.; the Peter G. Peterson Institute of International Economics; the New America Foundation; and Silver Spring Networks. Dr. Tyson is a member of Presi-