Officials still on payroll, made $500,000 since FBI probe began

The Louisville Cardinal News

By Olivia Krauth–

After eight months and a fiscal year change, two U of L officials remain on paid leave due to a FBI investigation. The two pulled in a combined $328,000 in the three months after the investigation was announced.

The new totals? Over $427,000 for Dunn and $180,920 for Hancock – well over half a million combined.

EVP for Health Affairs Dr. David Dunn and VP of IT Priscilla Hancock have been on paid leave from their roles at U of L since the first week of December 2015. A university spokesperson said during the spring semester it is common practice to keep employees on leave until investigations have ended.

David Dunn
Priscilla Hancock

No major updates have been reported about the investigation itself since December, but a whistleblower lawsuit at the end of February suggested President James Ramsey knew about the accusations of mishandling grant money for much longer. That lawsuit was mostly dismissed earlier this week.

Dunn’s five-year contract with U of L ended June 30. The university has confirmed he is still drawing his $800,000 yearly salary even though his contract has expired.

Photo Courtesy // & Priscilla Hancock LinkedIn

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