LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Neville Pinto, the acting president of the University of Louisville, is expected to be named president of the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, according to a report by WCPO.

Pinto, who had been U of L's interim provost and dean of engineering, became acting president in July following the resignation of James Ramsey, who had led the school for 14 years.

U of L spokesman John Karman declined to comment Friday.

Pinto's departure would mean the biggest void of leadership at U of L in recent memory.

The school's board of trustees has five vacancies as Gov. Matt Bevin has declined to name new members -- instead continuing to pursue his plan to abolish the board and appoint a new one.

In addition to Pinto, U of L has an interim provost, Dale Billingsley. And the school will soon lose senior vice president for finance and chief operating officer Harlan Sands.  

WCPO reports that Pinto has ties to UC, where he started as a professor in 1985 and eventually became dean of the graduate school. He joined U of L in 2011.

A vote will reportedly be taken Saturday at 11 a.m. at the UC board of trustees meeting.

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