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U Of L Committees Continue Work

The University of Louisville continues to conduct reviews in the wake of former Education Dean Robert Felner’s indictment.Felner is accused of misappropriating federal grant money. As a result, the university has established committees for internal and external audits of grant management and grievance policies and plans to hire an ombudsman to address grievances. But university spokesperson John Drees says the position hasn’t been filled, in part because there isn’t room on campus for another office.“That process is still underway," he says. "All of that is interwoven – the hiring, the location, the setup, what would be required. There are quite a few details that still need to be worked out on that.”Drees says the committees will report any findings and make recommendations.“These committees will have an impact," says Drees. "Their job is advisory, but they will be reporting directly to the administration.”No timeline for the committees’ reports has been set.