LSU chancellor approached about another job

LSU Chancellor Michael Martin (LSU System file photo)

LSU Chancellor Michael Martin said Tuesday night he is being seriously considered for the chancellor position at Colorado State University, and that he will strongly consider it if he is offered the position.

The job offer could be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks, Martin, 65, said in a phone interview. “I think Colorado State is still deciding if a formal offer will be made, and if a formal offer is made, I will formally consider it,” he said.

Colorado State University System spokesman Kyle Henley said the university’s chancellor search committee met Monday night and forwarded one candidate’s name to the CSU System’s Board of Governor’s with a unanimous vote.

Henley said he couldn’t confirm whether Martin is the candidate in question. A special meeting of the board could take place as early as this week, Henley said.

If Martin is on his way out of Baton Rouge, it would be the LSU’s second high-profile departure of the spring.