The University of Louisville board of trustees finished the first round of interviews for the open school president position this weekend and will narrow its list of candidates in the next few weeks according to The Courier-Journal.
Louisville’s vice president John Drees confirmed the university will hire its next president by the end of May.
“They will have a next round of interviews with a smaller group,” Drees told The Courier-Journal.
He then added that “everything is still on track” and “we’re appointing someone in May.”
Louisville is looking for a president to replace James Ramsey, who left in shame about two years ago following several scandals in the Cardinals athletic department. The scandals included, “financial mismanagement and embezzlement.”
Since then, Neville Pinto and Greg Postel have served as interim presidents. Postel assumed the role when Rick Pinto left to become the president at the University of Cincinnati. Postel is one of the leading candidates to become the full-time president.
Much to the chagrin of students, faculty and donors, the Louisville president search has mostly taken place behind closed doors. Chairman of the board of trustees J. David Grissom and five other trustees met with faculty and students on campus this last week to answer questions about the president search, but information regarding the search largely remains a secret.