LSU Transition Advisory Team to Meet Tuesday; Walter Isaacson to Provide Address

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 in Louisiana.

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

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  Also, visit LSU’s reorganization Facebook page at

Herb  Vincent 
University Relations

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013