UofL President’s outreach focuses on encouraging, recruiting students


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville President James Ramsey will continue his annual outreach tour with visits to four Jefferson County public high schools on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. He will also host a luncheon for Union County High School students on Thursday.

    The school visits are the latest in Ramsey’s outreach program to encourage high school students to continue their education and consider UofL as their college of choice. To date, Ramsey’s 2014 Presidential Outreach tour has included stops in Nashville, Tenn., Glasgow, Bowling Green and Shelbyville. School principals and counselors often tell Ramsey this is the first time a college president has visited their school to talk to students.

    “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 the schedule for the Oct. 15 and Oct.16 visits to area high schools:

    Wednesday, Oct. 15
    1:20 p.m. – duPont Manual

    Thursday, Oct. 16
    8:30 a.m. – Atherton
    10 a.m. – The Academy @ Shawnee
    11:30 a.m. – Union Co. students’ lunch at the University Club, Belknap campus
    1 p.m. – Central

    The president, UofL Admissions Director Jenny Sawyer and others plan to visit students in Pike County, Marion County, northern Kentucky and southern Indiana. 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.