The Governor’s office released today Governor Bevin’s list of 10 appointments to a replacement Board of Trustees for the University of Louisville. With a single exception, all 10 are the same as the Board he appointed earlier in 2016.
Newly appointed Trustees:
J. David Grissom, of Louisville, until Jan. 13, 2023.
John H. Schnatter, of Louisville, until Jan. 13, 2022.
Sandra Frazier, of Louisville, until Jan. 13, 2021.
Nitin Sahney, of Prospect, until Jan. 13, 2021.
Bonita K. Black, of Crestwood, until Jan. 13, 2020.
Brian A. Cromer, of Louisville, until Jan. 13, 2020.
Ulysses Lee Bridgeman, Jr., of Louisville, until Jan. 13, 2019.
Ronald L. Wright, MD, of Prospect, until Jan. 13, 2019.
James M. Rogers, of Prospect, until Jan. 13, 2018.
Diane B. Medley, of Ekron, until Jan. 13, 2018.
The exceptions are that James Rodgers is appointed instead of Dale Boden. In the first set, Douglas Cobb was appointed, but resigned shortly afterwards to be replaced by Brian Cromer who is on the list above.
I have commented on all of these at length, including an analysis of the application documents used for the first appointment process. It is difficult for me to believe that the Nominating Committee that met last week, with 3 of its 7 members on that day new to the committee, had any meaningful independent influence on this intensely political appointment process. Surely this was a done-deal from the start.
Peter Hasselbacher, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, UofL
3:10 pm, Jan 17, 2017