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Louisiana State University combines president, chancellor positions

Louisiana State University’s board agreed to merge the positions of president and chancellor of the LSU system into one position.

The move combines the role of the top leadership position of the system and its flagship campus in Baton Rouge.

The position merger comes as William L. Jenkins is serving as interim president of the system and president of the flagship campus.

The board was acting on a plan that sought to improve cooperation between institutions. The LSU system is comprised of 10 institutions.

Some LSU faculty leaders have criticized the change, charging that they didn’t know the change was going to be proposed.