By Shelby Brown–
Former president of Kentucky State University Raymond Burse, has been selected by Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the U of L Board of Trustees. Burse will finish an unexpired term ending Jan. 13, 2019, as reported by the Courier-Journal.
Burse will replace Junior Bridgeman. Bridgeman resigned from the board earlier this year citing insufficient time as the reason for his withdrawal.
Originally from Hopkinsville, Burse has worked on boards for several non-profit and professional organizations. He retired from General Electric Appliances as vice president and general counsel.
Burse, coming as U of L’s reworking financially, is no stranger to budget cuts. Notably, as interim president at KSU, Burse cut his $90,000 salary to aid low-wage campus workers.
Burse attended Centre College, University of Oxford and Harvard Law School.
The next board of trustees meeting is set for July 20. The meeting should determine whether the university takes legal action against former President Ramsey’s administration for allegations levied in June 8’s audit.