BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The LSU Board of Supervisors has authorized creation of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation.

The vote came at Friday's board meeting in Baton Rouge.

The new unit will merge the LSU AgCenter's Organization Development and Evaluation office with the College of Agriculture's agricultural and extension education program.

An agriculture and leadership organization for high school students — Louisiana FFA — will also be part of the new department.

In a news release, LSU said that Debra Davis, currently director of Organization Development and Evaluation, has been selected as the department head. She will oversee nine faculty members.


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