Acting UofL President Says School can Function Despite Turmoil

Aug 4, 2016

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The University of Louisville's acting president says the school can function well despite turmoil that has left the makeup of the board of trustees in question.

Neville Pinto, who had been interim provost for about a year, replaced longtime president James Ramsey on July 27.

Two days after Ramsey's resignation, a judge temporarily halted Gov. Matt Bevin's action to replace the entire board of trustees. Bevin had said the old board was dysfunctional.

Pinto said Thursday he has been in contact with the chairmen of the old board and the new board appointed by Bevin. Pinto says the issue of which board is in power "is in our legal system and the legal system decides that."

Pinto says he has not spoken to Bevin since becoming acting president.