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LSU approves combination of six academic units to one college


POSTED: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 2:23pm

UPDATED: Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 11:38pm

The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved a new college that will include six academic units at LSU Main Campus. That vote happened around 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.  

The rearrangement was rooted in months of planning on how best to deal with the impact of budget cuts that have hit the university over the last three years. The plan is designed to save money and become more efficient by combining multiple units into the new College of Human Sciences and Education.

To accomplish the realignment, six separate academic units from the College of Education, College of Agriculture, School of Social Work, School of Library and Information Science, School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, School of Kinesiology as well as the University Laboratory School would be merged to form the new college

No degree programs or positions will be eliminated by the move. Instead, the realignment will allow the university to combine resource and work on new partnerships to cut costs. 

College of Education Interim Dean, Laura Lindsay, says department heads from all of the different programs have already begun working together to get the new college up and running. However, there's still one more step to go. The proposal for the new college will have to be approved by the Board of Regents. 

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