UofL appoints new vice president for advancement

Jasmine Farrier
Jasmine Farrier

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Well-known and respected political science scholar Jasmine Farrier has been selected to serve as vice president for university advancement at the University of Louisville. She will start Aug. 1.

“We are so excited that Dr. Farrier has taken on this critical role for the university,” said UofL President Neeli Bendapudi. “In filling this position, I sought someone who would be authentic in telling the UofL story, who would build important relationships with all members of the Cardinal family, and who had established a proven record of delivering positive results. Dr. Farrier meets and surpasses all these criteria.”

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Farrier joined the UofL political science faculty in 2002 and has served as chair of the department since 2018. Her current courses and research span all three branches of the U.S. government; Cornell University Press published her third book, “Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial: Congressional Lawsuits and the Separation of Powers,” in December 2019. An expert on the U.S. presidency, Farrier will continue to teach a course on that topic this year.

A prolific writer, speaker and public servant, Farrier has written, edited and reviewed dozens of books and articles and has served as an expert commentator on local, state and national media nearly 200 times. She has served on numerous College of Arts and Sciences and university-wide committees and work groups, serving as co-chair of the committing on learning and the implementation committee for UofL‘s recent strategic plan.

Farrier earned her bachelor of arts in political science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her PhD in government from the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, Farrier was a fellow with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia from 2000 to 2001.

“I am honored to accept this important role in President Bendapudi’s cabinet and contribute to my beloved UofL in an expanded capacity,” Farrier said. “I want to help build the ecosystem of success that our students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, Board of Trustees, city and commonwealth deserve. My experience as chair of Political Science proves that our loyal alumni and community supporters are ready and eager to connect and collaborate for the next generation of Cardinals.”

Farrier replaces Brad Shafer, who earlier this month announced his departure to move closer to family.