Bridgeman: Ramsey Did Offer His Resignation to UofL Board

Jul 15, 2016

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The University of Louisville is offering a new account of what happened behind closed doors when embattled campus President James Ramsey met with the school's new governing board on Wednesday.

Board of Trustees Chairman Junior Bridgeman said yesterday that Ramsey did offer his resignation. Bridgeman says Ramsey did so by reading the letter he sent to Gov. Matt Bevin saying he would offer his resignation to the newly appointed board.

Ramsey then left the meeting. Bridgeman says Ramsey's method caused confusion among board members. He says that's why he told reporters after Wednesday's meeting that Ramsey had not offered his resignation.

It was the first meeting since Bevin reorganized the board last month.

Bridgeman says he spoke with Ramsey on Thursday, and says the president is not wavering from his intention to step down.