UofL trustees approve new officers, goals for 2011-2012


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Board of Trustees approved new officers and goals for 2011-2012 at a Sept. 8 meeting and gave its support to several proposed capital improvement projects.

    Frank Minnifield of Georgetown, a UofL alumnus, entrepreneur and former NFL player, was elected chair, and Dr. Robert Hughes, a Murray, Ky., physician was elected vice chair. Board members spoke at length about outgoing chair Owsley Brown Frazier and his positive impact on the university. Frazier will remain on the board.

    Goals for senior administrators for 2011-2012 were discussed and approved at the meeting. The goals, reviewed each year, target areas for continuous improvement such as boosting graduation rates, awarding more doctoral degrees, encouraging diversity on campus, increasing philanthropy and community engagement and more.

    In other business, the board approved:

    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.