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Former Louisville mayor Jerry Abramson accepts 'Executive in Residence' role at Spalding University

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Former Louisville Mayor, Kentucky Lieutenant Governor and White House official Jerry Abramson has accepted teaching position at Spalding University.

According to a news release from the school, Abramson will serve as Executive in Residence at the school, and will help the school to develop academic programs focused on juvenile criminal justice reform and restorative practices.

"He will be available to teach and guest lecture in courses on comparative leadership, public finance and innovation in all levels of government, including perhaps in Spalding's doctorate of education in leadership (EdD) program," the news release states.

Abramson, who currently serves as executive in residence and teaches at Bellarmine University, is expected to start at Spalding on June 1. According to the news release Abramson's role at Bellarmine is being eliminated.

"I'm excited for the opportunity at Spalding to continue working with and teaching young people in Louisville, focusing on the importance of civic engagement," Abramson said, in a statement. "Supreme Court Justice and Louisvillian Louis Brandeis believed the most important political office in America is that of the private citizen. I agree with that philosophy and want to help energize our next generation to better reflect the characteristics of citizenship in America."

With 21 years in office, Abramson was the longest-serving mayor of Louisville. He went on to serve as Kentucky's Lieutenant Governor during Governor Steve Beshear's tenure, and as Deputy Assistant to the President from Nov. 2014 to Jan. 2017.

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