New LSU Governing Board Members
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has named a former state senator and a longtime campaign supporter as the newest members of the LSU Board of Supervisors, giving the governor a super-majority on the panel as it begins searching for new leadership.
Jindal's office announced Thursday that the governor tapped Baton Rouge-based publisher Rolfe McCollister and former state Sen. Ann Duplessis of New Orleans and reappointed two existing members.
McCollister is the organizer of a nonprofit political organization that buys advertising to promote Jindal's agenda and was treasurer of Jindal's 2007 gubernatorial campaign.
With the Republican governor's latest appointments, Jindal has named 12 people on the 16-member board as it looks for a new president to lead the system and a new chancellor to manage the university's flagship campus in Baton Rouge.