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Governor Bevin Reorganizes UofL Board, President Ramsey Resigns

Friday morning Governor Matt Bevin met with reporters and announced that changes will be made at the University of Louisville.

UofL president James Ramsey, who has been at the University of 14 years has resigned.  Bevin said they haven't set an exact date for Ramsey's departure.  The Governor is also removing the existing members of the Board of Trustees and plan to reorganize with 13 members instead of 17.   Bevin says his office will "comply with the letter of the law and will be looking for the most qualified people to fill these roles."

From the Associated Press:

University of Louisville president James Ramsey is stepping down and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will appoint a new board of trustees at the school, which has been plagued by scandal in recent years.

Bevin announced Friday that he will disband the university's 17-member board and replace it with a 10-member board that he appoints. Ramsey, who has led the university for 14 years, submitted a letter saying he will offer his resignation to the newly appointed board.

Bevin says he met with Ramsey and both agreed the university needs a "fresh start."

Among the school's recent problems is an NCAA investigation of the basketball program related to an ex-coach arranging female escorts for players and an FBI investigation of top university officials for alleged misuse of federal money.

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