Statement to the campus community 6-17-2016


From the desk of Jim Ramsey
June 17, 2016

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends of the University of Louisville,

After conversations with Governor Bevin, I reaffirm that:

  • The University of Louisville is absolutely critical to the health and economic and social wellbeing of our community and state;
  • For Kentucky to grow and prosper as a state, it is important for Louisville to be successful as a community; for Louisville to prosper it needs a great research university; and
  • The members of a restructured Board of Trustees compliant with state law should have the opportunity for a “fresh start.”

Upon a legal restructure of the Board of Trustees at the University of Louisville, I will immediately offer, to the newly appointed board, my resignation/retirement as President of the University of Louisville.

I am grateful for Governor Bevin’s support and commitment to addressing difficult issues that are crucial to moving Kentucky forward.


President James Ramsey


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