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U of L's Ramsey celebrating decade on job

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- University of Louisville President James Ramsey is marking his 10th anniversary on the job and garnering praise for taking the school to new academic and athletic heights.

When Ramsey took over in 2002, only one-third of University of Louisville students graduated within six years of starting college, fewer than 100 students earned doctoral degrees each year and the school was drawing just $81 million in research grants.

Now, more than half of students now graduate, twice as many doctoral degrees are given out annually and professors bring in millions more in research money.

Board of Trustees Chairman Frank Minnifield says that Ramsey is "solely responsible" for turning the University of Louisville from a commuter college into a dynamic, forward-looking school.

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