As the LSU System goes through reorganization, The Daily Reveille compiled biographies of the chairmen and chairwomen for each subcommittee.

Academemic
 

The Academic subcommittee focuses on campus innovation and collaboration, academic standards, installation of academic programs and using technology to enhance education.

Dr. William “Bill” Jenkins

Jenkins is the Interim LSU System president and LSU chancellor. He has also served as dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and as LSU’s executive vice chancellor and provost.

 Dr. Lester W. Johnson

Johnson is a professor and Chief of Surgery and Director of Surgical Services at LSU Health Sciences Center in Monroe. Johnson served on the Louisiana Emergency Response Network, Louisiana Recovery Authority Healthcare Taskforce and the Delta Regional Authority Health Advisory Committee.  

  

Finance and Revenue

The Finance and Revenue subcommittee will examine the best way to distribute resources among the campuses. It will review the cost efficiency of administrative offices and propose new strategies. 

Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.

Cazalot is the chairman, president and CEO of Marathon Oil Corporation.  

G. Lee Griffin

Griffin is the LSU Foundation president and CEO. He is the retired chairman and CEO of Bank One of Louisiana, which is now Chase Bank. He is a member of the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction. 

 

Technology and Operations

The Technology and Operations subcommittee will try to find ways to increase technology to streamline research, administration and communications.

 

William M. Comegys III

Comegys is an attorney involved primarily in the oil and gas industry. He is also the president of the Committee of 100 in Shreveport-Bossier. After completing ROTC at LSU, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army in 1971. 

 

William L. “Bill” Silva

Silvia is the president and CEO of the Pennington Medical Foundation and board treasurer for the LSU Foundation and the LSU System Research and Technology Foundation. He is the former executive vice president for finance for the LSU System. 

  

Research and Discovery

The Research and Discovery subcommittee will evaluate current research projects and look for new collaboration opportunities. The committee will seek ways to improve productivity and technology.  

Dr. James W. “Jim” Firnberg

Firnberg is the chancellor emeritus of LSU-Alexandria, president emeritus of Our Lady of the Lake College and an LSU professor emeritus. He is a frequent consultant with the National Science Foundation. 

 

Student Experience

The Student Experience subcommittee will try to find ways to increase technology use to streamline research, administrative processes, information systems and communications.  

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore’

Honore’ served as the commanding general of the U.S. First Army as part of his 37-year career. He was commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, the federal government’s Hurricane Katrina relief effort. He is on the board of LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute and is an adjunct professor at Emory and Vanderbuilt universities. 

Carroll W. Suggs

Suggs was the chairwoman, president and CEO of Petroleum Helicopters Inc. before she retired in 2001. Now, she is a commissioner of the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center and is on the World War II Museum Board of Trustees. She sits on the LSU System Research and Technology Foundation Board of Directors and LSU College of Engineering Diversity Board. 

 

Legal and Regulatory Advisory Group 

The Legal and Regulatory Advisory Group provides legal advice and support to the subcommittees as needed. 

W. Shelby McKenzie

McKenzie is a partner with Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips, LLP, and he serves as lead counsel for the LSU System. 

Dr. James W. “Jim” Firnberg

Firnberg is the chancellor emeritus of LSU-Alexandria, president emeritus of Our Lady of the Lake College and an LSU professor emeritus. He is a frequent consultant with the National Science Foundation. 

 

Staff Support 

Robert “Bob” Rasmussen

Rasmussen is the assistant vice president for LSU System relations.

Doreen Brasseaux

Brasseaux is the assistant vice president for Public Policy in the Office of Health Affairs.

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