Nov 2, 2012 3:41 PM by AP

LSU board launches university president search

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU System governing board is beginning its search for a new leader, after deciding to merge the positions of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus.

Members of the Board of Supervisors' presidential search committee Friday gave its search consultant, William Funk, guidance on what qualities they'd like to see in a new leader.

Funk says he'll immediately start work on developing an advertisement for the job, targeting individuals and reaching out to possible candidates and seeking nominations for LSU's next president.

But it's still unclear how the university system will be structured, as the Board of Supervisors weighs advice from a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that proposed a significant revamp of organization for the campuses.

The board hasn't decided how extensive the reorganization will be.


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