05/07/2013 04:44 PM
BATON ROUGE – The third meetings of three task force groups of the Transition Advisory
Team will take place Wednesday, May 8, at the LSU AgCenter. The task force groups
are part of the LSU 2015 process for the reorganization of LSU. The meetings will
be streamed live via the Internet at www.lsu.edu/tat.
The Streamlining Procedures, Rules and Regulations Task Force will meet from 11 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.; the Commercialization and Technology Transfer Task Force will meet
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and the External Affairs Task Force will meet from 2:30
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first meeting will take place in room 212 of Efferson Hall
at the LSU AgCenter, and the remaining two meetings will be held in room 214.
The Streamlining Procedures, Rules and Regulations Task Force is investigating paper
flow, process, authority, and accountability including the by-laws of the Board of
Supervisors, presidential memorandums and campus policy statements.
Wednesday the Streamlining group will review Presidential Memorandums in a discussion
led by Todd Barre’, director of budget and institutional research for the LSU AgCenter;
Brad Jewell, vice president and chief financial officer of Pennington Biomedical Research
Center, and Brian Nichols, chief information officer for LSU. The task force will
also hear an update on personnel recommendations from Ann Coulon, vice chancellor
for administration at the LSU AgCenter, and Gene Doucet, director of human resource
management at Pennington.
The Commercialization and Technology Transfer Task Force is focusing on removing barriers,
stimulating discovery and increasing deal flow. By-laws of the LSU Board of Supervisors,
external reports, pre-angel capital and research of communication best practices are
Patrick E. Reed, Office of Technology Management for LSU Health Sciences Center New
Orleans, will lead a discussion about best practices in tech transfer and Nicole Honoree’,
director of research and economic development initiatives for the LSU System, will
discuss history and opportunities in tech transfer.
The External Affairs Task Force is reviewing policy communication, coordination, and
branding focusing on governmental relations, message development and marketing, and
production/back-office functions. They will hear from Edward Anderson, director of
Federal Affairs for M.D. Anderson, who will discuss governmental relations at the
Agendas for this and all LSU2015 sub-committee and task force group meetings can be
found at http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/lsu2015/events/.
Please note time changes from the original schedule. The Streamlining meeting was originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and the External Affairs group was originally scheduled to meet until 4 p.m.
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013