Spaht Named Chairman of LSU Supervisors
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Saturday, Aug. 5, 1972 THE SHREVEPORT TIMES Former District Judge Spaht Named Chairman Of LSU Supervisors BATON R O U G E (AP) - The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors Friday elected Carlos G. Spaht of Baton Rouge, a long-time political ally of former Gov. John McKeithen, board chairman. Spaht, a former state district judge, replaced James T. Sta-ples of Baton Rouge whose one-year term as c h a i r m a n expired. In the t r a d i t i o n a 1 board practice of settling on new officers prior to the official vote, S p a h t was nominated, seconded and elected in less than five seconds. The scheduled 9 a.m. board meeting was delayed for about 25 minutes while board mem-bers huddled in secret in a n e a r b y office to apparently decide on the new slate of officers. William S. Peck Jr. of Sicily Island was elected vice chair-man and William T. Brown of New Orleans was named secre-tary. New Center In another major action, the board approved a far-reaching administrative reorganization plan, creating a new center for agricultural sciences and rural development as a s e p a r a t e entity from the LSU Baton Rouge campus and administra-tion. The new c e n t e r will be composed of the Agriculture Experiment Station, the Cooper-ative Extension Service and the College of Agriculture. The LSU-Baton Rouge admin-istration, however, will retain academic supervision over the Coltege of Agriculture. Heading the new center will be a chancellor, co-equal with LSU Baton Rouge campus Chan-cellor Cecil Taylor. Named to the new post was Dr. J. Norman Efferson, vice chancellor and dean of the College of Agricul-ture. In a resolution, the board said the new center was needed because of the "statewide activ-ities and responsibilities" of agriculture - related services of the LSU system. In other action, the LSU board: —Approved a 1972-73 operat-ing budget for the university system totaling $78.6 million. —Gave final administrative approval to the legislation which granted four-year degree grant-ing status to LSU-Shreveport. —Authorized the construction of a $550,000 fine arts building at LSU-New Orleans and named Wayne Stoffle and Associates as arcritects on the job. Authorized construction of a $900,000 addition to the LSU New Orleans Administration building and named Ferdinand, Pecou architect for the project. —Asked LSU System Presi-dent Martin Woodin to study the cost of separating the system offices from the LSU-Baton Rouge campus. Woodin also announced to the board the appointments of two new system vice presidents. Dr. A. C. Harper, a long-time Woodin assistant, was named vice president for administration and facility planning, a com-bination of two previously sep-arate vice presidencies. Woodin said the position of executive vice president, a post he held b e f o r e becoming president, would not be filled. Lafar S. Cooper, vice chan-cellor for business affairs at LSUNO, was named yice presi-dent for business affairs for the entire system.
|Title||Spaht Named Chairman of LSU Supervisors|
Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors
Spaht, Carlos G.
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