Trustee: Board unaware of Bevin decision

Grace Schneider
Gov. Matt Bevin announcing that U of L president James Ramsey will step down and the board will be reorganized.

Robert Hughes, the Murray physician who has supported University of Louisville President James Ramsey during the last year's mounting storm of criticism, said he agrees with Gov. Matt Bevin's decision to revamp the board to end the "dysfunctional performance" by the current set of trustees and nd will resign if Bevin asks him to.

"At the end of the day, it's not about me, or the trustees or even James Ramsey, it's about the University of Louisville," Hughes said in a phone interview from his office. "I'm going to do whatever is best for the university."

Hughes added he thinks "Dr. Ramsey has done an extremely good job," but he suggested a few months ago that changes be made.

The doctor echoed comments of other trustees in confirming that he was not informed in advance about Bevin's plans and learned about it as the remarks in Frankfort hit social media.

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