LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four months after taking over for Sadiqa Reynolds, Louisville Urban League (LUL) president and CEO, Dr. Kish Cumi Price is out.

What You Need To Know

  • Dr. Kish Cumi Price is no longer president of the Louisville Urban League

  • Former Chief Engagement Officer, Lyndon Pryor, has been named interim president

  • Pryor assumes his position immediately

  • No reason was given for Cumi Price's departure

The LUL announced chief engagement officer, Lyndon Pryor, is taking over as interim president and CEO, effective immediately.

The organization didn’t say specifically why Cumi Price is leaving, only that she would be “transitioning out of the role.”

In a news release, board chair Kimberly L. Sisnett said, “Transitions are never easy, and this one will be no exception. But as always, the Board remains confident in the commitment and competence of the staff at the League. Over the past several years, their work has helped to propel Louisville toward a new and more equitable path forward–work that Lyndon has been instrumental in helping to shape and I expect that will continue as we move ahead.”

The release said LUL plans to find a permanent replacement quickly, but that its plans have not been finalized.

Pryor was the Chief Engagement Officer for LUL and helped manage communication for the organization and spearheaded special projects such as “A Path Forward for Louisville.”

He joined the Louisville Urban League in 2015 and, according to the release he created and led the League’s community health program, established policy positions, data systems and infrastructure support for the League.

“We have the opportunity to transform Louisville into a place where everyone can thrive and I look forward to continuing that work with my colleagues in the building and partners around the city.”

Pryor was also an administrator at Texas A&M University, his alma mater. He received a B.S. in Political Science and a M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

“I firmly believe in the work that the League has done and is leading in our community,” Pryor said.

Dr. Kish Cumi Price succeeded Sadiqa Reynolds as the president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League on Nov. 1, 2022. They selected Price after a three-month national search. 

Former Louisville Urban League President Kish Cumi Price leads a news conference calling for accountability at LMPD on March 13, 2023. (Spectrum News 1/Jonathon Gregg)

Price previously served as Senior Policy and Advocacy Director of Early Childhood and K-12 Policy at Kentucky Youth Advocates, the founding Executive Director of Smoketown Family Wellness Center and CEO and co-founder of Empowering Youth through Education.


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