University of Louisville President Jim Ramsey, in his ongoing attempt to make people think he’s more of an ass than he really is, spoke at UofL yesterday during his annual State of the University address.
University of Louisville President James Ramsey in a speech yesterday acknowledged the troubles of the past year, including a federal investigation and strained relations with Kentucky’s higher-education officials.
U of L is a university “facing challenges, but an institution that won’t back down from those challenges,” he said.
Despite previous faculty criticism that early complaints about Felner’s management problems were ignored, Ramsey said the university “met this problem head on,” by calling for an audit of the college’s financial records, an independent review of grants policies, and a study of faculty-grievance procedures.
Facing challenges? Is that what’s going on at the University of Louisville? CHALLENGES? Not backing down from CHALLENGES?
Haha. Oh God. Someone save us.
I can say with absolute certainty and authority– as someone who has been deeply entrenched in the Robert Felner story and digging at UofL for several months– that the only thing Jim Ramsey has hit head on is his massive salary and growing his personal wealth.
Jim Ramsey can “study” for the next year and not solve the problems facing the University. What he needs to do is admit he fucked up– horribly. Make that very clear to everyone. And offer something more than lip service to the community at large. Otherwise I hear his job is in question with the State House and Senate.