By Shelby Brown–

Newly elected Chairwoman of the University of Louisville Foundation Board of Directors Diane Medley announced four directors resigned Feb. 2.Salem George, Joyce Hagan, Margaret Handmaker and Dr. William Selvidge have all turned in their resignations. The decisions will go into immediate effect.

Salem George, Joyce Hagan, Margaret Handmaker and William Selvidge all turned in their resignations, effective immediately.

“I want to thank Salem, Joyce, Margaret and Bill for their years of faithful service to the University of Louisville. These are voluntary positions, and these four people have committed significant time and energy to U of L and its Foundation,” Medley said in a statement.

The recent resignations leave six vacancies on the board. Medley is expecting to begin the process to fill the positions shortly.

George’s term was set to expire this summer. Hagen’s and Handmaker’s terms were set to expire summer 2018. Selvidge’s term was to expire in summer 2019.

“The nominating committee will meet in the next couple of weeks to consider new directors, and they will make a recommendation to the full board for consideration at our next meeting,” Medley said. “We expect a full foundation board meeting to occur before the end of February.”

Interim President Greg Postel, Medley, Treasurer Mark Lynn, Paul Carrico and Alice Houston are members of the board’s nominating committee.