LSU System General Counsel Ray Lamonica has resigned as chief legal adviser to the university's administration. The one-time U.S. attorney and lawyer for former Gov. David Treen will retain his position as a professor at the LSU Law Center, system Vice President for Communications Charles Zewe said.
Lamonica is the third high-level LSU system official to resign or be removed from their post in the past two weeks, following Dr. Fred Cerise and Dr. Roxane Townsend, two top officials in the university system's hospital and health care division.
"Ray is a distinguished and brilliant attorney who helped lead us through the tough days, following Hurricane Katrina and who was instrumental in refining many of the LSU System bylaws and procedures that tightened oversight of LSU System institutions, set up a central audit committee, ensuring the financial and legal integrity of system operations as well as requiring (Board of Supervisors) approval of any project worth more than $100,000," interim LSU System President William Jenkins said in a statement.