Southern University president-chancellor search begins
BATON ROUGE - Advertisements for Southern University's newly created president and chancellor position could start appearing in national publications as early as next week.
The panel that has been charged with identifying a new leader for the system and Southern University's Baton Rouge campus hopes to identify three finalists for the post by June. The full system board will make its pick by July 1.
Outgoing President Ronald Mason's contract expires June 30, and the Baton Rouge campus has been without a permanent chancellor since last year's ouster of James Llorens.
Last month, the Southern University System Board of Supervisors voted to combine the president and chancellor jobs - a streamlining and cost-cutting move that members hope will show state lawmakers that they are committed to being more efficient.