LSU faculty: 'No confidence' in university’s governing board

LSU faculty: 'No confidence' in university’s governing board

POSTED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 1:34pm

Faculty at LSU stated that they do not believe that the university’s governing board can make wise decisions.

The LSU Faculty Senate voted “no confidence" in the Board of Supervisors.

The main reason for the vote comes from the closed-door approach the Board of Supervisors is taking when it comes to searching for a new president of the school system.

Faculty leaders are wary of the credentials of the board’s lead contender, F. King Alexander, who is currently the President of California State University - Long Beach. They question Alexander’s approval, stating that he’s never gained tenure at a major research university.

Furthermore, graduation rates at California State University - Long Beach are currently lower than LSU’s rates.

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