Brief: Doug Cobb backs out of trustee appointment

The Louisville Cardinal News

By Kyeland Jackson —

Shortly after a board of trustees meeting was announced, one trustee declined to join.

Doug Cobb, appointed by Governor Matt Bevin June 29, declined the appointment Tuesday. Brian Cromer, an attorney in Louisville, will replace Cobb.

Cobb was the center of attention after controversial posts from his Twitter were discovered. Via Twitter, Cobb made inflammatory remarks against the LGBT community, called climate change a “hoax” and said President James Ramsey, basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich should resign after news of the basketball sex scandal. He deleted the Twitter account after the media reports.

Cromer is an attorney with Stites and Harbison, PLLC. Cromer has represented companies for corporate transactions and legal disputes, which includes mergers, acquisitions and finance transactions. Cromer received his bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University and a law degree from the University of Kentucky.

The new board will meet tomorrow at 1 p.m. Ramsey previously announced he would offer his resignation to the new board once it meets. He has not verified if he will remain president of the U of L Foundation.


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