An advisory panel that will offer guidance to the LSU System board about ways to reorganize the system and its campuses has begun its work.
The 10-person group, which held its first meeting Tuesday, is working on a tight timeline, expected to provide its first recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in March.
The Board of Supervisors is merging the jobs of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus in Baton Rouge as part of a planned revamp of the multi-campus university system.
Though the redesign hasn't yet been fleshed out, a search is ongoing for a new president.
The study panel, formally called the Transition Advisory Team, is expected to complete a final list of recommendations in July, about the same time a new president could be hired.