U of L faculty votes to back embattled Ramsey – The Courier

In a vote that could help save his presidency, a majority of the University of Louisville’s Faculty Senate say they have confidence in James Ramsey’s ability to lead the university.

Asked if they believe in Ramsey’s ability to be an “effective leader,” 55 percent of the 60 who cast votes said yes, while 40 percent voted no and 5 percent abstained.

University spokesman John Karman said Ramsey was “very happy” with the results, which were disclosed at a Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday, and thinks they send a strong message to the Board of Trustees when and if it takes its own vote on Ramsey.

Larry Benz, chairman of the board, who has opposed Ramsey, said there have been many faculty votes on the president “and it is hard to tell what is

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