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Inman named vice president for university advancement

October 3rd, 2006


Keith Inman

A familiar face is returning to the University of Louisville to lead the university’s advancement efforts.

Keith Inman, senior vice president for external relations for Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare, will become UofL’s vice president for university advancement Nov. 1 pending approval by university trustees.

Inman was hired after an extensive search that included candidates from around the nation, said UofL President James Ramsey.

“Keith rose to the top of a national pool of outstanding candidates,” Ramsey said. “He knows the university inside out and his work here and with one of our outstanding partners will build bridges on campus and throughout the community. I know he will hit the ground running.”

Inman replaces Joe Beyel, who left the university in May.

A graduate of UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences, Inman has held several posts at the university.

Before taking the job at Jewish Hospital, he was assistant vice president for health sciences development at UofL for two years and also worked in UofL’s athletic department from 1985 to 1992, directing the Cardinal Athletic Fund from 1989 to 1992. He began his career in UofL’s Alumni Office in 1979.

Inman also served as president of the Jim Valvano Foundation for Cancer Research and assistant athletic director for development and interim associate athletic director for advancement at the University of Maryland at College Park.

“I’ve had some incredible experiences and worked with some very talented people, especially in my most recent position,” Inman said. “Only a special opportunity could have led me away from Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare. This is a chance to return to my alma mater. This is home.“

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