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James Ramsey Says He Will Resign


This afternoon the UofL Faculty Senate met to discuss Governor Matt Bevin’s Board of Trustees moves with President James Ramsey.  After appointing ten new board members this morning, Ramsey said he will tender his resignation at the new board’s first meeting.  His exact words to reporters: “You’re darned right.”

Even so, this doesn’t make Ramsey’s resignation final.  According to The Courier-Journal’s Andrew Wolfson, no date has been set for that first new Board of Trustees meeting.  Ramsey also told reporters he may remain in his role as president for the remainder of the school year if the board needs him through the transition.  He stated that Governor Bevin did not ask him to step down and that he has no regrets.

One question Ramsey still refuses to answer: will he quit his position as chair of the UofL Foundation?

If this sticky situation still has you confused, listen to Episode 47 of The Matt Jones Podcast with Joe Sonka.

Article written by Nick Roush

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