Feb 8, 2011 5:44 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Regents to discuss possible SUNO/UNO merger

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Board of Regents is holding a public
meeting to discuss a controversial proposal to merge the University
of New Orleans campus with the historically black Southern
University at New Orleans campus.
A Colorado consultant is studying the potential merger and the
movement of a merged campus to the University of Louisiana System.
The consultant - Dennis Jones, president of the National Center for
Higher Education Management Systems - will discuss his initial
findings at Tuesday's meeting.
Gov. Bobby Jindal asked Regents to study the idea and present
recommendations by March 1, with any legislation to be considered
in the session that begins in April.
Black lawmakers, SUNO leaders and the chairman of the Louisiana
Democratic Party oppose a merger.


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