University of Kentucky President David Roselle said Tuesday that A.B. "Happy" Chandler denied making racist remarks that have led to calls for his resignation from the university's board of trustees.

Roselle met with angry students Tuesday and agreed to present a resolution to the university's board calling for the resignation of A.B. "Happy" Chandler for making racist remarks. But Roselle later issued a statement that said he had talked with Chandler and he had denied making the remarks.Student groups renewed their call for the resignation of Chandler from the board of trustees for again using the term "nigger" in an interview published in the campus newspaper.