Today the board of trustees voted to terminate, with cause, the employment of our athletic director.   We want to thank Tom for his years of service and many contributions to the university. 

From an administrative perspective, we are confident in the leadership abilities of the acting athletic director, Vince Tyra.  We know that Vince will lead the department in a way that best serves the university, and our student athletes, both on and off the field. 

On behalf of the board of trustees, we thank those who have taken the time to write us in the past weeks.  Your passion and support for the University of Louisville will ensure that our best days are ahead of us. 

To our students, faculty, staff and Cards fans, this is our opportunity to demonstrate the unity and integrity that define being a Louisville Cardinal.  When I walk around campus I’m always inspired when I see a student wearing one of our t-shirts that reads “Rise to the Occasion.” Right now, we need to challenge ourselves to do just that.

Thank you.