McConnell is a diehard UofL football fan who was ecstatic about the school’s move to the ACC.

“The ACC has a great history, a proud athletic tradition, and is home to some truly astonishing academic schools” McConnell said.  “Thanks to Jim’s work as president over the last decade, the University of Louisville is able to stand toe to toe with any of them, in any of those categories.”

McConnell listed UofL’s other successes in academics, research and community engagement on Ramsey’s watch while adding, “I certainly hope Jim will be at the helm of UofL for a long time to come. I look forward to working with him on ways to better the school and the city that we both love.”

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Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.