The University of Louisville’s Grawemeyer Hall

Louisvillians Kevin Fuqua and Fred Williams are the University of Louisville’s newest trustees, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday. 

Fuqua and Williams fill vacancies from John Schnatter and Brian Cromer’s July resignations from the board of trustees.

Fuqua, an accountant from Peewee Valley, is a UofL graduate. He is also involved in multiple accounting and community organizations, according to a news release. 

Kevin Fuqua

“I strongly believe the University of Louisville is a vitally important economic engine for the City of Louisville,” Fuqua said in the release. “I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to the University that has provided me so many opportunities in my personal and professional life.”

Also a UofL graduate, Williams is an endocrinologist for KentuckyOne Health and is the past president of the Kentucky Medical Association. In his 35 years in the medical field, he was also involved in the Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute and other boards in the field. 

“I fully support the mission of education and service to the local community and Commonwealth,” Williams said in the release. 

Fuqua and Williams will serve until Jan. 13, 2020 and Jan. 13, 2022, respectively. 

Fred Williams

Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, resigned from the board July 11 in the wake of news that he used a racial slur on a company conference call.

Cromer resigned more quietly in a July 10 letter to Bevin. He works at Stites & Harbison, the UofL Foundation’s former counsel, which is now being sued by UofL and ULF. Cromer had recused himself from discussions about the suit as a trustee, but mentioned the suit in his resignation.