I want to thank Michael Woods of Shreveport for his letter published on March 21, 2017. I want to emphasize he has his facts right and Dan Layzell does not.

I am dismayed by the efforts of President King Alexander to hire someone who, as a state employee will answer to him, but who also will head the LSU Foundation. This is an absolute conflict of interest and should not be tolerated. Furthermore, there is no way this would enhance fundraising at LSU. Rather it would hurt fundraising since there are donors like the Woods family and myself who would never tolerate the mismanagement such an arrangement would present.

I call on the LSU system president, King Alexander to put LSU first and obey the law.

Mary Lou Applewhite

member, LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation Board