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Todd oversees final commencement as UK president

LEXINGTON, KY. (AP) - Retiring University of Kentucky President Lee Todd gave three speeches, shook more than 1,500 hands and reflected on 10 years in the job he's leaving next month during three commencement ceremonies.

Todd described Sunday as bittersweet and told the crowds at Rupp Arena that he challenged the university community when he made his inaugural address. A decade later "we find ourselves in a different day, a new day, one in which we celebrate some achievements and a new beginning."

Kentucky's 144th commencement drew thousands of spectators and the university conferred more than 4,100 degrees this year in all. The university's new president, Eli Capilouto, will take over July 1.

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