James Ramsey

U of L Probation Due To Bevin’s Actions, Agency Says

Jan 12, 2017
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The accrediting agency that put the University of Louisville on probation explained its decision in a letter Wednesday, saying actions by Gov. Matt Bevin to dissolve U of L’s previous board of trustees and replace it with new members of his choosing violated its standards of independence.

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The state audit of the University of Louisville Foundation found infighting, secrecy and a leader with unchecked power, but none of that was a big surprise.

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A state audit of the University of Louisville Foundation found a president with too much unchecked power, numerous examples of broken bylaws and a “dysfunctional governing climate” at the school’s nonprofit.

At U of L, Losing Accreditation Would Mean Major Peril

Dec 12, 2016
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If the University of Louisville lost its accreditation, it would likely shut down — or at least cease to exist as you know it.

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  A former staffer of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team provided at least $5,400 in stripteases, sex acts and cash to recruits, athletes and coaches, according to the NCAA.

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A leading supporter of former University of Louisville President James Ramsey is resigning his seat on the school's foundation board.

The Courier-Journal reports that Dr. Bob Hughes sent a copy of his resignation letter to the newspaper on Tuesday.

Hughes, a physician who practices in Murray, remains on the school's board of trustees.

He unsuccessfully fought to retain Ramsey as president of the university and foundation. Ramsey was forced to resign from both positions.

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The University of Louisville Foundation's chairman says the organization's assistant secretary has been placed on paid leave in another shake-up at the school's fundraising arm.

The Courier-Journal reports that in her role as assistant secretary, Kathleen Smith ran the foundation's day-to-day operations.

Smith also served as former UofL president James Ramsey's chief of staff. The 69-year-old Smith retired as the president's chief of staff earlier this month but had wanted to stay on through the end of the year at the foundation to complete some projects.

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James Ramsey, the embattled former president of the University of Louisville, stepped down Friday from his role as president of its Foundation.

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WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has filed a lawsuit against the University of Louisville Foundation, the latest step in an ongoing public records fight.

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The University of Louisville Foundation violated the law in withholding public records from WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, according to new rulings from Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office.

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