Louisville University president apologizes for Halloween photo in ‘Mexican’ costume

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Officials at the University of Louisville are apologizing after pictures surfaced of the school's president and staff wearing stereotypical Mexican costumes at a Halloween party.

The photos showed President James Ramsey in a multi-colored poncho and sombrero, next to a dozen other staffers.

The university started getting complaints after they were posted on a local newspaper's website.

University officials quickly apologized for the offensive pictures, saying, "we made a mistake and are very sorry."