Beshear plans to appoint another minority to UofL board

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he plans to appoint an African-American to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees following an attorney general’s opinion that said Beshear’s administration violated state law with appointments that left minorities underrepresented on the board.
In a chain reaction of events Tuesday, Beshear’s office announced the resignation of Steve Wilson from the UofL board.
The announcement came soon after the opinion from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.
The opinion says that based on the state’s minority racial composition, there should be at least two racial minorities serving on the UofL board.
The lone minority member of the board is Paul Diaz, who is Hispanic. He was chosen by Beshear to replace the Rev. Kevin Cosby, who was the only African-American on the board when his term expired.

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