Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs
Larry Owsley has served as the University of Louisville’s chief business officer under three presidents: Donald C. Swain (1983-1995), John W. Shumaker (1995-2000); and James R. Ramsey (2002-present). His responsibilities include the following: business and finance; human resources and affirmative action; physical plant operations; facilities master planning; construction and renovation; campus police; parking and transportation; food services and vending; and bookstore operations.
Selected accomplishments and activities at the University of Louisville include the following:
Larry is a 1969 graduate of Centre College of Kentucky with a major in history. He has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Virginia in 1971 and a Master in Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973.
Prior to joining the University of Louisville, Larry served in a number of higher education positions in Kentucky and California: Associate Director of Kentucky’s Governor’s Office for Policy and Management (1981-1983); the Chief Financial Officer for Kentucky’s Council on Higher Education (1978-1981) and its Assistant Director for Financial Analysis (1977-1978).
His California experience included three years as Assistant to the Director of the University of California Berkeley’s Health and Medical Services (1974-1977). Upon graduation from Berkeley’s Graduate School of Public Policy, he served one year as a program review analyst for the California Department of Finance (1973-1974).
Larry and his wife, Lois, are natives of Hardin County Kentucky and have been married since 1969. They are the proud parents of two children. David is a graduate of Washington University’s school of law and is currently an attorney with Stites and Harbison in Louisville. Sara is finishing her Ph.D. in computer engineering at Northwestern University’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Lois is a retired registered nurse, who specialized in neonatal intensive care at university hospitals in Kentucky, Virginia and California.