UofL’s first CFO/COO is experienced administrator, UAB vice provost


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has hired Harlan Sands, J.D., as senior vice president for finance and administration and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

    Sands currently is vice provost for administration and quality improvement at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he oversees financial, personnel and administrative operations of the academic units that report to the provost. At UofL, Sands will be the university’s chief financial officer, chief operating officer and a member of President James Ramsey’s leadership team.

    “Harlan Sands is a tough, fair, likable administrator who will take our financial and operations management to a new level,” Ramsey said. “It is the right time for UofL to make changes to our administrative structure and Harlan is the right person to help us make the transition.”

    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.