Sen. McConnell Weighs in on U of L Trustees Legal Battle

Jul 30, 2016

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U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he hopes the legal battle over the makeup of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees will be resolved soon. 

A judge ruled Friday that Governor Matt Bevin did not have the authority to dissolve the old board of trustees and appoint a new board. A Bevin spokeswoman says the administration will appeal.

McConnell is a U of L alumnus and established the McConnell Center at the university in 1991. “As a graduate, I hope the governor can continue to make progress in getting things straightened out at U of L. It’s been chaotic for a period of time and hopefully there will be a path through this and they can get back to normal."

McConnell also praised former school president James Ramsey, who resigned this week, saying Ramsey has done an excellent job. “He’s done an excellent job and he deserves credit for the job he did over the last 14 years," he said.