“I feel the University is sending a strong statement to the city! That it feels what the community feels, what the university feels! This says the University will satisfy the needs to put the program in the best position to be the best in the country!
Jeff’s a hire I think that everyone can appreciate and respect! And he has the done a lot of great things in his time as a coach! Just look at what he has done for Purdue!
Now it’s time to get behind him, support his culture! To Jeff, welcome back make the city, the university, our alma mater proud! Go Cards!”
Releasing a statement regarding the University of Louisville’s new president announcement:
“Given Dr. Schatzel’s demonstrative commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion both as a matter of her leadership practices in higher education governance, and in her personal life, this is a wildly consequential appointment for the University. Dr. Bendapudi, prior to her exit, declared profoundly, (albeit aspirationally), that the University of Louisville will become an anti-racist institution. Seemingly Dr. Schatzel’s possesses the panache, experience, fortitude, and desire to make that declaration a reality. Louisville, a segregated city, still languishing in the aftermath of very public and blatant scars regarding our own race-based struggles, needs the University of Louisville to illustrate and inspire a greater region-wide commitment to advancing racial equity. Given our town and gown relationship, their modeling and leading in this crucial area will be important.”
Nikki R. Lanier
Harper Slade Racial Equity Advisory
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