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UPDATE: U of L Trustees To Consider Ramsey's Status Wednesday

UPDATE: The University's of Louisville's Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. to consider President James Ramsey's resignation, according to the university. The board had postponed a meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning at which they were expected to consider the embattled president's offer to resign.

U of L spokeswoman Cindy Hess said the meeting was moved due to "some scheduling conflicts," and that Chairman Junior Bridgeman had asked for the postponement.

The new board, appointed recently by Gov. Matt Bevin, has yet to act on major issues before it, such as a university budget, as a court in Frankfort considers whether the governor had the authority to reconstitute the board.

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University of Louisville trustees appear ready to decide the status of embattled campus President James Ramsey.

The board will hold a special meeting Tuesday morning. Topping the meeting agenda is consideration of Ramsey's offer to resign.

Perhaps foreshadowing the board's action, the agenda also includes "discussion of next steps, including transition planning and search process for the next president."

This will be the board's third meeting since its formation last month, when Gov. Matt Bevin disbanded the former board amid turmoil over Ramsey.  Ramsey also announced then he would offer to step down as president.

Adding to the uncertainty hanging over U of L is a lawsuit challenging Bevin's authority to disband the former board.

A judge on Thursdayheard arguments on whether to temporarily block the governor's overhaul and reconstitute the abolished board, as requested by Attorney General Andy Beshear. A decision is forthcoming.


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