The sole candidate for the LSU chancellor-president position met with faculty members Friday morning. In an open forum, Dr. F. King Alexander addressed their various concerns. He touched on everythingMore >>
The sole candidate for the LSU chancellor-president position met with faculty members Friday morning. In an open forum, Dr. F. King Alexander addressed their various concerns. More >>
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The LSU Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to approve the hiring of Dr. F. King Alexander as the chancellor-president of LSU.
cuts, tuition hikes---just some of the issues the LSU System is facing this
year. Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors officially selected the man who will
have to tackle these issues. Dr. F king Alexander served as president of California
State University Long Beach since 2005. He says the key to handling the issues
at LSU faces will be to listen to
really get the lay of the land and get to know the right people and get to know
sort of the dynamics of Louisiana. Being the flagship university that touches
every corner of the state, we need to know exactly what the needs of the state
are and the citizens are," said Alexander.
president Kevin Cope is still unhappy with the selection process, and says he still wonders whether Alexander
has the skills necessary to do this job.
is only one skill. There's also interpreting and there's acting," said Cope. "What
we're really looking for is action...including action for cleaning up the way
business is done around here at the LSU system."
president William Jenkins is confident Alexander is more than qualified to
handle the job.
"He will manage to get the teams in place and
get his administration in place to deal with these complex issues at the moment
and the expanse of what the LSU system is today," said Jenkins.
will work closely with Jenkins to transition into the position, which he's
expected to take over fully the first week of July.