- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - More than half of the University of Louisville Faculty Senate has cast votes of confidence in university President James Ramsey.

Out of 60 votes, 55 percent said they believe in Ramsey’s ability to be an “effective leader,” 40 percent said no and 5 percent abstained.

University spokesman John Karman told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1NXuSxf ) that Ramsey was “very happy” with the results and believes they are a strong message for the board of trustees if its members take a similar vote.

Board Chairman Larry Benz, who has opposed Ramsey, said there have been many faculty votes on the president “and it is hard to tell what is truly reflective.”

The outcome of the anonymous survey came after most faculty senators who spoke out at an April meeting said they thought it was time for Ramsey to go.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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