Dallas-based firm awarded $120,000 plus expenses to conduct search
The LSU System governing board is beginning its search for a new leader, after deciding to merge the positions of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus.
Members of the Board of Supervisors' presidential search committee Friday gave its search consultant, William Funk, guidance on what qualities they'd like to see in a new leader.
Funk's Dallas-based firm will be paid $120,000 plus expenses to conduct a search that is likely to last 6 months.
Funk says he'll immediately start work on developing an advertisement for the job, targeting individuals and reaching out to possible candidates and seeking nominations for LSU's next president.
But it's still unclear how the university system will be structured, as the Board of Supervisors weighs advice from a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that proposed a significant revamp of organization for the campuses.
The board hasn't decided how extensive the reorganization will be.
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