LSU Board considering structural changes

LSU Board member Scott Ballard, center, makes a point to fellow board members, from left, Hank Danos, Board Chairman, Jack Lawton, and Dr. John George during the board’s informational retreat. (LSU System photo)

Members of a consulting firm helping LSU find a new system president presented the Board of Supervisors with three distinct scenarios Saturday, each spelling out different structural paths the university could take in the future.

Two of the options include consolidating the president and Baton Rouge chancellor positions.

In wide-ranging discussions after the consultants left the seven-hour retreat at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, board members discussed bringing in an advisory panel to oversee LSU’s hospital system, and the possible benefits of bringing the flagship campus, law school and agricultural center under one umbrella.

The Board did not take action on any of those ideas.