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The first UofL Board Meeting was a bit of a mess

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Today was the first meeting of the new, Governor Bevin-appointed Board of Trustees at the University of Louisville, and, well, it was a bit of a mess. After all the talk about UofL President James Ramsey resigning from Bevin when he dissolved the old board a month ago, Ramsey is still in charge and it looks like it will stay that way for the time being. Despite telling everyone that he planned on offering his resignation to the new board during its first meeting, Ramsey did no such thing, according to the new board chairman, Junior Bridgeman.

From Joe Sonka:

Asked if Ramsey violated his pledge in a letter to Bevin to resign “immediately” after the new board was legally formed” – saying again weeks letter that he would offer his resignation to the board at their first meeting – Bridgeman said “that did not happen. He did not break his pledge.”

“I’m saying he didn’t violate what he said to the governor, because he agreed to do whatever the board asked,” said Bridgeman. “So if the board asked him to do A, B or C, he was willing to do that. The board did not ask because there’s a lot of other things and questions we need to feel more comfortable about and understand before we decide to go down this road.”

Bridgeman then said Ramsey’s future at UofL was discussed in a closed session yesterday, but when reporters informed him that was a violation of the Kentucky open meetings law, backtracked and joked, “You got me. You can vilify me tomorrow. I’ll take the hits…you’re right, I’m a bad person.”

If all of that wasn’t enough, a UofL student interrupted the meeting while Bevin was speaking to protest the UofL “dictatorship.”

Glad to see things are really cleaned up over there. Total reform!

[Insider Louisville]

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4 Comments for The first UofL Board Meeting was a bit of a mess



  1. Big Kat
    10:00 pm July 13, 2016 Permalink

    Ok, there’s been a lot of satire on here lately… did that dude really say they met in a closed session??? And only weeks after the last Board got destroyed for doing the same thing??



    • J-Dub421
      10:12 am July 14, 2016 Permalink

      Yes, because U of L seems incapable of learning from their past mistakes.



  2. FBI Informant
    11:20 pm July 13, 2016 Permalink

    And the annual ass kicking in football will still happen.



    • BluKudzu
      6:36 am July 14, 2016 Permalink

      Big deal, if you think Louisvile will be the only one to supply the annual butt kicking. The problem is, they will not be the ony one.
      But, hey, MAJOR accomplishment there, beating a team that has only 14 wins in 4 years, so poorly coached, they only had 8 players on the field in a game against Auburn, and barely able to beat OVC/Sunbelt talent. Heck, even WKU can say the same thing, the Cardinals are not even the only team in the state to do it on a yearly basis.
      The conversation should not be if Louisville will beat UK in football. At this point, it should be by how much. That would be more interesting to debate than a statement of the obvious.
      If you choose to troll, do so, intelligently.
      Congrats to you, for having a team that can beat Kentucky. That puts you on par with Vanderbilt.