A collegiate accreditation agency has placed the University of Louisville on probation, citing interference with its board of trustees.
The announcement follows months of speculation over the school’s accreditation status and comes on the heels of several moves by Gov. Matt Bevin that university administrators feared would be viewed as a loss of independence. Bevin disbanded and reconstituted the U of L board of trustees in June, and at the same time delivered word that then-president James Ramsey would step down.
A judge restored the old board in September.
In its decision, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges cited issues with board of trustee membership, standards related to selection and evaluation of the university president, external influence and board of trustee dismissal.
U of L Acting President Neville Pinto said in an emailed statement that the commission’s decision doesn’t reflect academic problems.