Martin named sole finalist for Colorado State University chancellorship

Broadcast message from LSU Chancellor Martin

LSU Chancellor Mike Martin sent an email to the faculty, staff, and students about his selection as sole finalist for chancellorship of Colorado State University.

To:       LSU Faculty, Staff, Students and Friends
From:   Mike Martin

This morning, Colorado State University announced that I have been named a finalist for the chancellorship of its three-campus system.  Information about my involvement with Colorado State reached the news media over the course of the last 48 hours and I regret that only now am I able to address this with you.

Allow me to share my situation as it stands today:

  • Despite the considerable fiscal challenges faced by LSU over the past four years, Jan and I have developed a deep affection for the people of LSU, Baton Rouge and Louisiana.  This is a truly great university and I am proud to serve it.
  • I have not sought other professional opportunities, but a few have approached me.  It has been my plan to finish my career at LSU.  Sometimes plans change. I was first informally contacted by Colorado State in December and then formally contacted in January.  I did not seek out this opportunity and my conversations with Colorado State are in no way related to recent changes at the System Office.
  • I have not received a formal offer.  If I do, I will carefully consider it.  My single criteria for deciding what to do at this stage of my professional life is this – where do I have the best chance of making a positive difference?
  • As events and options unfold I will try to keep all of you informed.  Whatever happens, be assured LSU will continue on its journey to excellence.  Certainly challenges lie ahead but the remarkable dedication of all members of the Tiger nation will ensure success.

Geaux Tigers!

Read the Colorado State University press release.