04/15/2013 02:14 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Transition Advisory Team will meet on Tuesday, April 16, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LSU AgCenter in a session that will include an address by
Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute. The Transition Advisory Team will meet
in room 212 of Efferson Hall, and it will be available by live streaming video at
The Transition Advisory Team will also meet on Friday, April 19, in a special session
with representatives of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vieux Carre’ Room of the LSU Student Union.
During the meeting on Tuesday, the team will hear from Isaacson, a native of New Orleans,
former CEO and Chairman of CNN and former managing editor of Time Magazine, who has
written biographies on Henry Kissinger, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.
Isaacson will address the team on The Future of Higher Education and Technology.
The team will hear updates from the Transition Advisory Team sub-committees and F.
King Alexander, the new president of LSU who will assume that role on July 1 of this
year, is expected to address the group as well.
In addition, Stephen Moret, Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, will speak
to the Transition Advisory team on The Role of Higher Education in Economic Growth
The afternoon session will include a discussion on the mission and tenets of LSU2015,
led by Christel Slaughter of SSA Consultants.
The Transition Advisory team, a 10-member panel tasked with providing information
to the LSU Board of Supervisors to facilitate the reshaping of the LSU System, is
meeting for the fifth time. The team held its first meeting on Jan. 8, an Immersion
Workshop on Feb. 7, its third meeting on Feb. 19 and met with Ohio State University
President Gordon Gee by Skype on March 6.
Live streaming video of Transition Advisory Team, sub-committee and task force meetings
will be available at http://lsu.edu/tat.
More information on LSU’s re-organization process, including descriptions and member lists of all Sub-Committees and Task Force Groups, can be found at www.lsu.edu/LSU2015. Also, visit LSU’s reorganization Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LSU2015transition.
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013