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Feb 11, 2014 7:50 AM by AP

Southern students rally behind Llorens

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lawmakers, faculty and hundreds of students have rallied around Southern University Chancellor James Llorens after Southern's Board of Supervisors voted 9-6 over the weekend not to renew his contract when it expires June 30.

The Advocate reports Southern's Faculty Senate held a meeting Monday to show their support of Llorens

The board voted down a recommendation from Southern System President Ronald Mason that would have extended Llorens' contract for one year under the condition that the chancellor work with the system office to revamp how the Baton Rouge campus is run.

The move has been considered by many a continuation of Mason's consolidation of administrative functions among Southern's five campuses in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, which could cost people jobs.

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