BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU’s faculty leaders say they have no faith in the university system’s governing board to make wise decisions, and they question the credentials of the contender to be system president.
LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope said Wednesday that the group approved a “vote of no confidence” in the Board of Supervisors.
The vote comes as the board brings its contender for the president and chancellor’s job to Baton Rouge this week: F. King Alexander, president of California State University Long Beach.
Among faculty complaints are the closed-door handling of the presidential search.
The Faculty Senate also question the recommendation that Alexander should be president, noting he’s never been a tenured full professor at a major research university and graduation rates at his university are lower than those at LSU.