Committees

Executive

The Chair and the Secretary to the Board shall be the chair and secretary respectively of the Executive Committee. The Chair-Elect and the Immediate Past Chair shall automatically be members of the executive committee. The Chair-Elect of the Board shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair. The Immediate Past Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and the Chair-Elect. In the event all three such officers are absent from a Board meeting, the committee shall elect a temporary chair from those present to preside over such meeting. 

The Executive Committee shall consist of no less than seven (7) members including the Chair of the Board, the Chair-Elect and the Immediate Past Chair, and such other members as the Chair may appoint. The Executive Committee shall consider such matters as shall be referred to it by the Board of Supervisors and shall execute such orders and resolutions as shall be assigned to it at any meeting of the Board.  It shall be the further duty of the Executive Committee to take such action as may be necessary in the event that any emergency requiring immediate action shall arise between Board meetings.  All acts of the Executive Committee shall be submitted to the Board for ratification, or rejection, at its next meeting, except in matters where the Board shall have delegated to the Executive Committee full power to act with respect to any matter.  Affirmative action by a majority of the entire membership of the Executive Committee shall be required.

This committee engages in matters related to the training and professional development of Supervisors for the improvement of the body in governing the university. Tasks shall include oversight of the annual Board evaluation, presidential evaluation, professional development programs, and Board office operations. This committee shall also monitor legal, ethical, Bylaw, and Regulation compliance of Supervisors and adjudicate allegations against Supervisors and recommend sanctions.

  • Rémy Voisin Starns, Chair
  • Valencia Sarpy Jones
  • Robert Dampf
  • Mary Leach Werner
  • James Williams
  • Jay Blossman
  • Pat Morrow
  • Jimmie Woods

Academic

Normally, to this committee shall be referred all matters concerning the long-term academic goals of each campus, implementation strategies, analyses of campus enterprise-wide resources and mission objectives, student achievement issues, the review and approval of academic programs, centers, and institutes to advance the mission of the institution, faculty recruitment and development issues, issues of academic accountability, and the development of incentives for a competitive academic environment. Pertaining to faculty, the committee shall require information about diversity and inclusion efforts related to academic staff employment. This committee is also tasked with matters assuring equitable access for underrepresented students and diversity among the study body. Also, honorifics and namings shall be heard by this committee.

  • Glenn Armentor, Chair
  • Pat Morrow, Vice-Chair
  • Monica Aguilera
  • Robert Dampf
  • Valencia Sarpy Jones
  • Jimmie Woods
  • James Williams

Athletics

Normally, to this committee shall be referred matters of policy concerning intercollegiate athletics of the University.  In acting upon said matters, the Committee shall have the benefit of the advice and recommendation of the appropriate Athletic Councils. The committee shall request information and report as necessary on diversity and inclusion aspects of the athletic departments.

  • Collis Temple, Jr., Chair
  • Jay Blossman, Vice-Chair
  • Glenn Armentor
  • Wayne Brown
  • Robert Dampf
  • Valencia Sarpy Jones
  • Pat Morrow
  • Mary Leach Werner
  • James Williams

Diversity & Inclusion

This committee shall meet as a committee of the whole. Normally, to this committee shall be referred general matters related to inclusion, equity, and diversity not specifically referred to other Board Committees.  This committee of the whole will facilitate and ensure the work of other committees toward greater diversity and inclusion.

  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson, Chair
  • Monica Aguilera, Vice-Chair
  • Glenn Armentor
  • Jay Blossman
  • Wayne Brown
  • Robert Dampf
  • Valencia Sarpy Jones
  • Lee Mallett
  • Randy Morris
  • Pat Morrow
  • Collis Temple, Jr.
  • Mary Leach Werner
  • James Williams
  • Jimmie Woods
  • Richard Zuschlag

External Affairs

Normally, to this committee shall be referred matters pertaining to initiatives to enhance the university’s overall reputation, mission and strategic objectives. The matters shall include the protection and promotion of the university’s brand, updates on communications and branding of the university, and matters involving university communication initiatives. The committee shall also be referred matters pertaining to the coordination, development, and promotion of communication messages on significant policy matters. The committee shall assist in advocating for the needs of the university with various state and federal entities.

  • Lee Mallett, Chair
  • Collis Temple, Jr., Vice-Chair
  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
  • Wayne Brown
  • Randy Morris
  • Jimmie Woods
  • Richard Zuschlag

Finance

Normally, to this committee shall be referred all matters related to administrative, financial and facility matters in support of issues or policies promoted or addressed by other committees.  This committee shall develop strategies for revenue enhancement and diversification, expenditure efficiencies, revenue reallocation, and diversity supplier programs.  The committee in addition shall devise and coordinate employee benefit packages, oversee administrative operations and regulations, and approve scholarship programs. The committee shall also oversee the relationship with affiliated organizations and business partners.

  • Wayne Brown, Chair
  • Jimmie Woods, Vice-Chair
  • Jay Blossman
  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
  • Lee Mallett
  • Mary Leach Werner
  • Richard Zuschlag

1. Partners and Affiliates Sub-Committee

Normally, to this committee shall be referred matters related to the oversight of contractual relationships with entities outside the direct control of the University, but may be or perceived to be representatives of LSU or representing LSU’s interest. Examples of such ancillary matters include organizations with affiliation agreements with the University, fundraising entities using LSU names and marks, property operators, and vendors of significant projects and relationships. 

    • Jay Blossman, Chair
    • Jimmie Woods
    • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
    • Mary Leach Werner
    • Richard Zuschlag

Healthcare and Medical Education

Normally, to this committee shall be referred matters concerning the education and training of students, the operation and management of the LSU Health Sciences Centers, including all components of the Health Care Services Division. This committee shall also focus on the state’s healthcare delivery, training of health professionals to serve the need, to diversify the health professional workforce, and cover matters related to serving underserved areas.  

  • Randy Morris, Chair
  • Glenn Armentor, Vice-Chair
  • Wayne Brown
  • Robert Dampf
  • Valencia Sarpy Jones
  • James Williams
  • Jimmie Woods

Property and Facilities

Normally, to this committee shall be referred all matters related to capital improvements, policies of management of all properties of the University, purchase or sale of land, lease or grant of rights in property, construction of buildings and other facilities, diversification of services used to maintain the assets, and other matters concerning the properties of the University. 

  • Jimmie Woods, Chair
  • Wayne Brown, Vice-Chair
  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
  • Robert Dampf
  • Lee Mallett
  • Pat Morrow
  • Richard Zuschlag

Research & Agriculture Extension

Under the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act and concurrence of the State of Louisiana, the University entered in an agreement with the federal government in which the University would provide for military training, and “teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts…”. The University further received funds for the Extension Service under the 1887 Hatch Act and the Research Station under the 1914 Smith-Lever Act. Normally, to this committee shall be those items that are in fulfillment of the land-grant mission and referred items shall relate for the promotion of agricultural sciences, animal husbandry, nutrition, rural development, engineering, and military science. Additionally, referred to this committee will be items related the use of the University’s statewide outreach system in support of the state’s broadband expansion and transmission of governmental services. This committee will also consider diversity and inclusion efforts within the research enterprise and service the citizenry.

  • Mary Leach Werner, Chair
  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson, Vice-Chair
  • Monica Aguilera
  • Wayne Brown
  • Randy Morris
  • Valencia Sarpy Jones
  • Collis Temple, Jr.

Risk Management

Normally to this committee shall be matters related to the identification, assessment, and mitigation of risk to the Board and University. This committee may also take up matters related relationships between the University and external organizations that be viewed as representing the University’s interest. The committee shall maintain three sub-committees:

  • Lee Mallett, Chair
  • Valencia Sarpy Jones, Vice-Chair
  • Robert Dampf
  • Mary Leach Werner
  • James Williams
  • Jay Blossman
  • Pat Morrow
  • Glenn Armentor
  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
  • Randy Morris
  • Collis Temple, Jr.
  • Wayne Brown
  • Monica Aguilera
  • Jimmie Woods
  • Richard Zuschlag

1. Legal Affairs Sub-Committee

Normally, to this committee shall be referred matters relating to the university’s legal and regulatory issues, including current and potential litigation; new or changing laws and regulations that may affect the University; university legal services related to patents, mineral rights, and contract negotiation; sexual harassment and Title IX compliance; compliance with anti-discrimination laws and regulations in employment and enrollment; and compliance with the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics.

    • James Williams, Chair
    • Monica Aguilera, Vice-Chair
    • Glenn Armentor
    • Jay Blossman
    • Pat Morrow

2. Audit Sub-Committee

Normally, to this committee shall be referred matters relating to the University Audit Plan, risk assessment, reviewing both internal and external audit reports, monitoring and auditing financial controls, diversity and inclusion programs, affiliation relationship overview, and reviewing rules and regulations concerning compliance.  

    • Richard Zuschlag, Chair
    • Wayne Brown
    • Robert Dampf
    • Randy Morris
    • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
    • Jimmie Woods

Title IX and Access Compliance

Normally, to this committee shall be referred all matters related to equal rights and opportunities, especially those related to compliance with federal law pertaining sex-based misconduct, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, and other unfair barriers to participation. The committee may consider policies for sex and power-based transgressions, physical and programmatic access of citizens with varying needs, equal opportunity programs, and policies for anti-discrimination.

  • Valencia Sarpy Jones, Chair
  • Monica Aguilera, Vice-Chair
  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
  • Collis Temple, Jr.
  • Mary Leach Werner
  • James Williams
  • Richard Zuschlag

Special Committee on the Library

  • Robert Dampf, Chair
  • Mary Leach Werner
  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
  • Jay Blossman
  • Randy Morris
  • James Williams
  • Richard Zuschlag

Regents Representatives

  • Mary Leach Werner
  • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
  • Collis Temple, Jr.