December 21, 2016

U of L acting president to be named by mid-January

Neville Pinto

By Kyeland Jackson —

U of L Board of Trustees Chair Larry Benz says a replacement for Acting President Neville Pinto should be named in January.

Benz said the goal is to name an acting president by mid-January so there will be at least four weeks of transitional time before Pinto leaves for the University of Cincinnati in February.

“Please be assured that there has been considerable thought around this issue and that a timeline has been put in place,” Benz’s statement said.

Benz said he will ask for faculty, staff and student opinion in what will be an internal search.

“I want to take this time to once again publicly thank Neville for steering the university through tough times over the last few months toward a brighter future,” Benz said. “I also want to thank our outstanding faculty, staff and students for all their great work over this last year. It is your work and in particular your focus, passion and dedication that allow us to progress and thrive especially during transitional times.”

File photo / The Louisville Cardinal

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