UofL plans event to rename building after former UofL president


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will host a dedication ceremony Nov. 23 to rename the Belknap Research Building after former UofL President John Shumaker.

    The building will be renamed the Shumaker Research Building at a 2 p.m. ceremony in the building’s lobby. The event is open to the public.

    “It seems appropriate to have a building on our campus named in honor of John Shumaker,” said UofL President James Ramsey. “He boosted UofL’s national reputation for academic excellence and was one of Kentucky’s most enthusiastic supporters for higher education reform.”

    Those planning to attend should park in the green lot on Third Street between Eastern Parkway and Winkler Avenue. A shuttle service will run continuously from the lot to the event.

    Shumaker will also participate in a symposium discussion, “Importance of Higher Education in the Stabilization of Democracy,” Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. The panel discussion will include Shumaker, UofL faculty members and an academic delegation from Pakistan.

    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.