The LSU Board of Supervisors approved a new college that will combine six existing academic units at LSU Main Campus. That vote happened around 2:00 p.m. on Friday December 9.
The rearrangement was rooted in months of planning on how best to deal with the impact of budget cuts that have hit the university over the last three years. The plan is designed to save money by combining multiple units into the new College of Human Sciences and Education.
To accomplish the realignment, six separate academic units from the College of Education, College of Agriculture, School of Social Work, School of Library and Information Science, School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, School of Kinesiology will be merged.
No degree programs or positions will be eliminated by the move. The proposal for the new college will now have to be approved by the Board of Regents.