The stops in Nashville and Barren and Warren counties are the first of several in which Ramsey will encourage high school students to continue their education and consider UofL as their college of choice. Ramsey also will meet with UofL alumni groups, giving them updates on the upward trajectory their alma mater is enjoying in academics, research and athletics.

“We want the very best students to keep coming to the University of Louisville,” Ramsey said. “It’s important that we tell as many of them as possible, face-to-face, about the opportunities we can offer at a great university in a dynamic city and encourage them to visit us.”

Here’s a list of the planned outreach visits with some times and exact locations still to be determined:

  •  Sept. 23 – Nashville area’s McGavock High School, Hillsboro High School and LEAD Academy, plus an alumni reception
  • Sept. 24 – Barren County and Glasgow high schools; Gatton Academy in Warren County
  • Oct. 10 –Martha Layne Collins and Shelby County high schools
  • Oct. 15 –duPont Manual High School in Louisville
  • Oct. 16 – Atherton, Central and the Academy at Shawnee high schools in Louisville
  • Oct. 22 – Student reception at home of Salem George in Marion County
  • Oct. 27 – High school visits to be determined in Pike County
  • Dec. 8 – Alumni reception in New York City

The president also plans to visit northern Kentucky and southern Indiana in late 2014. Ramsey will be available for media interviews at all of the stops.

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.