- Unhappy with the LSU's handling of its reorganization plans that include consolidating the positions of president and chancellor, Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope has filed a formal complaint with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the accrediting agency that oversees the school.
- Officials from the school have sent e-mails and hosted town halls regarding the reorganization, but according to Cope, the university violated the association's policies and risked the school's accreditation by failing to allow the association to review the plans.
- Cope also says that the Board of Supervisors, who will meet Friday to review the consolidation of the president and chancellor positions, violates association principles related to "conflict of interest" and "external influence" because all members with the exception of the board's sole student member are appointees of Gov. Bobby Jindal.
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Cope said he wants the association to probe LSU's plans to consolidate and reorganize because of the university's handling of the whole process. LSU officials have sent emails and hosted town hall meetings informing students, faculty and staff, about the university's plans for reorganization. ...