Higher ed commission recommends major change
The Tucker Commission wants to consolidate boards that oversees higher education. The Legislature approved forming the commission to develop ways to streamline higher ed.
Under the commission's plan, the UL, LSU and Southern Systems would be eliminated. There would instead be one board to govern four-year universities and one board to govern community and technical colleges.
The commission also recommended giving universities more control over tuition to help raise revenue. That proposal would cost LSU students about $530 dollars more in tuition per year under current conditions.
Recommendations will go to the governor and lawmakers for consideration this session.