Hughes elected UofL Foundation board chairman


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Foundation Board of Directors has elected Dr. Robert Hughes as chairman. Hughes is a family physician and managing partner of Primary Care Medical Center in Murray, Ky. He also chairs the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

    “Bob is a tremendous supporter of UofL” said UofL president James Ramsey. “His knowledge of the university’s needs and how the foundation can help meet those needs is unsurpassed.”

    Hughes is a graduate of the UofL School of Medicine, and he completed his residency in family medicine at UofL. He began his term as chairman of the foundation board on Jan. 30. He will serve out the remainder of former chairwoman Debbie Scoppechio’s term, which ends in September.

    The other officers elected by the board were:

    Joyce Hagan – Vice Chair

    Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman – Treasurer

    Frank Weisberg – Secretary

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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.