LSU Officials Mull Over Organizational Changes

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The LSU system may consolidate all its control into the main campus in Baton Rouge to promote a "One LSU" model. The LSU Board of Supervisors will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday to discuss and possibly vote on the reorganization and management of the LSU system.

A restructuring would have all the satellite facilities across the state, including LSU Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport; academic campuses in Eunice and Alexandria; the LSU Law Center and LSU Agricultural Center; which are near the main campus, to operate as a single LSU.

At the Oct. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, a consulting group based out of Washington D.C. proposed that LSU get rid of its current system and transform into single flagship institution with multiple campuses.

"The report is based on creating a stronger benefit to the state," Richard Novak, an AGB consultant said in a brief phone interview. Novak said the proposal aims to have more cohesion with the campus, students, faculty and the state as a hold.

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