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Minority member appointed to UofL Board of Trustees

Board now has required two minority representatives

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2015) — Gov. Steve Beshear today appointed William E. Summers IV to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

William E. Summers IV
William E. Summers IV

Summers replaces Steve Wilson who resigned from the board last month (See story) to make room for the board to comply with statutes that require that there be two minority representatives on the board. There was only one minority on the board.

“Bill brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the board with his four decades of leadership in government and business,” Beshear said. “I’m proud to make this appointment to diversify the university’s governing board. I want to take this opportunity to thank Steve Wilson for his time on the board and all his hard work and leadership.”

Summers, who is retired, most recently served as deputy mayor and chief administrative officer for Louisville Metro Government from 2003-2012. He graduated from Louisville Central High School and attended Central State University in Ohio, the University of Maryland and Kentucky State University. Summers, 72, served in the United States Army and in the Kentucky National Guard.

“For over 40 years I have devoted my life to serving my hometown of Louisville, and I appreciate this opportunity by Gov. Beshear to serve on U of L’s Board,” Summers said. “My entire life I have always been proud of the University of Louisville and its deep history of helping men and women of all races and nationalities reach their potential. This is a true honor and privilege to serve as a board member with the distinguished faculty, staff and students who have devoted their lives to helping U of L and the city of Louisville achieve greatness.”