by Andrew Wolfson, @adwolfson –
Kentucky’s governor told the group, “I love America,” after the protester was removed from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees meeting. Marty Pearl, Special to CJ
The new University of Louisville Board of Trustees has scheduled a special session Tuesday to consider President James Ramsey’s resignation.
Chairman Pro Tem Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman previously said that the board wouldn’t accept Ramsey’s offer to quit until its first regular meeting in September.
The budget for Tuesday’s session also says the board will discuss the transition to and search process for the next president.
Ramsey, who has been attacked for a spate of embezzlements and other embarrassments at the university, and criticized for his compensation, promised to resign last month in a letter to Gov. Matt Bevin.
He has said he would be willing to stay on until the end of the 2016-17 school year in a transitional role, though he’s declined to say whether he will resign as president of the university’s foundation, which awarded him about $8 million in compensation from 2012-14.
Citing dysfunction on the previous board, some of whose members wanted to out Ramsey, Bevin abolished the board and appointed 10 members to the new one.
The meeting is at 9:30 a.m. in Grawemeyer Hall.