All of Baton Rouge is keeping a watchful eye on Southern University including state legislatures, students and alumni. The whole university is trying to move on after a board decision’s vote to remove Chancellor James Llorens. While some may view this as a PR problem, I believe it’s a problem for the whole University. If the president and chancellor can’t even get along, then how is Southern suppose to survive. It’s clear that Llorens is the heart of the University and the public is worried about the future.
For Southern to be successful, the system must take steps to assure everyone that the school is in good hands. Even if Llorens does not return, people need to know where the University is heading. There needs to be transparency in everything that President Ronald Mason does in the future. Even if he does have a problem with Llorens, Mason must give a clear plan for the future of the University.