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U of L interim president thanks Ramsey, looks ahead in new statement

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A day after he named the interim president of the University of Louisville, we've now heard from Neville Pinto.

Pinto, the university's executive vice president and provost, released a statement Thursday, thanking James Ramsey, the Louisville community and looking toward the future.

Dear University Community and Friends,

As you know, Dr. Ramsey has resigned as president of the University of Louisville, and the Board of Trustees has asked me to lead the institution until a new president is selected. I am honored to serve in this capacity. With your support, I look forward to ensuring that the transition is accomplished with a renewed commitment to our students, our core values, and our broader university mission.

It has been a privilege to serve as interim provost under Dr. Ramsey for the past 15 months. Under his presidency, the university has made remarkable gains, catapulting our reputation as a national, metropolitan research university. We are collectively grateful for his transformational presidency. The leadership team and I are committed to building on this success.  

The last few months have been challenging for our entire campus community. I want to thank you, our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, for your unwavering commitment to the university during this time. Each of you plays an important role in advancing the vital work we do in education, research and discovery, and community service and support. Our successes have been due to your hard work and accomplishments.  I am confident that you will continue to deliver with passion and energy as we prepare our university to attract an outstanding new president.

Our university has never been more important to our community, state and country. The 21st Century University Initiative: Powering the 2020 Plan provides a compelling framework for accomplishing our collective aspirations. I will be appointing an interim provost shortly to lead us through the implementation of this plan. As we start our new academic year in August, I look forward to welcoming over 22,000 students to our campuses. Among these students is an outstanding freshman class and talented new graduate and professional students. I will be energized by their excitement and optimism. I know you will as well.

Warm regards,

Neville Pinto

Acting President

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