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Gov. Bevin appoints new members to UofL Board of Trustees

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Governor Matt Bevin has appointed 10 new members to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

Earlier this month, Bevin announced that he would be dissolving the current board of trustees and naming the new members.

Soon after, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear challenged the legality of Bevin's actions.

Beshear said the reorganization was about power, not efficiency.

Bevin says the newly appointed board members, "embody the professional experience, leadership skills and core values needed to more efficiently and effectively oversee, govern and manage the affairs of the University."

The appointed new members are:

  • J. David Grissom, of Louisville, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2022.
  • John H. Schnatter, of Louisville, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2021.
  • Sandra Frazier, of Louisville, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2020.
  • Nitin Sahney, of Prospect, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2020.
  • Bonita K. Black, of Crestwood, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2019.
  • Douglas Cobb, of Prospect, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2019.
  • Ulysses Lee Bridgeman Jr., of Louisville, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2018.
  • Ronald L. Wright, MD, of Prospect, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2018.
  • Dale J. Boden, of Louisville, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2017.
  • Diane B. Medley, of Ekron, Ky., for a term expiring June 29, 2017.

The board of trustees is responsible for providing governance and oversight for the University’s administration and is accountable for the health, reputation and integrity of the University community in all aspects.

It is made up of 10 members appointed by the governor, a member of the teaching faculty, a permanent staff member, and a student member serving as president of the student body.

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