Analysis: LSU Plagued With Morale, Funding Worries

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Low morale. Troubled funding. Persistent uncertainty. Lack of stability. Concerns about political meddling.

Those are among the assessments that higher education consultants catalogued as they interviewed dozens of university leaders, faculty, staff and students across the LSU System.

Those are the hurdles a new system president will have to overcome when walking into a job that remains undefined.

And those are the types of concerns that should fold into conversations for the LSU Board of Supervisors, which is deciding what to do with the system's governance and who to hire to lead the $3.5 billion higher education enterprise.

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