Ramsey meets with representatives; assures all is well

By on June 28, 2016
The Louisville Cardinal News

By Kyeland Jackson  —

After meeting with representatives and constituents, President James Ramsey assures the university will move forward. Ramsey’s statement came via a blasted email Tuesday.

Ramsey said he met with the three interim board members appointed by Governor Matt Bevin and the board representatives for students, faculty and staff. He also said he’s talked to the presidents of the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Based on the meetings, Ramsey affirms the university will use the spending plan presented last week. That spending plan includes a five percent tuition increase and “credit for credits” program. The program refunds the full tuition increase amount if students have 30 credit hours by the end of the year.

“Your university leadership team will continue to do everything we can, day-in and day-out, to work with you to continue to move forward during this period of transition,” Ramsey said in the email.

Fears on the endangerment of U of L’s accreditation came to a head when faculty members asked an injunction be filed against Bevin. Attorney General Andy Beshear allayed those concerns, filing a temporary restraining order against Bevin.  Ramsey has said plans to resign as president before the end of the next academic year. He has not detailed if he will remain as the university of Louisville  Foundation president, and foundation board members have publicly asked him to stay. 

Ramsey asks those with questions to respond to his email.

About Kyeland Jackson

Editor-in-Chief at The Louisville Cardinal.

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