Saturday, February 28, 2015

Southern again weighing leadership merge to handle catastrophic budget cuts - ELIZABETH CRISP, the Advocate

Faced with what could be catastrophic budget cuts in the coming year, Southern University leaders are again considering whether to merge the system president and Baton Rouge campus chancellor roles. By Children's Health — As the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, something else is in the air – this year’s influenza virus. Learn how to protect your children. CONTINUE READING → The move comes just months after leaders considered, then abruptly dropped, talks on joining the two positions, as LSU did a few years ago. The proposal of putting Southern’s main Baton Rouge campus and other Southern University institutions around the state under a single leader is one that System President Ron Mason has long advocated. Mason’s contract expires at the end of June, and the system’s Board of Supervisors voted against a contract extension last year.

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