Southern board will meet Feb. 24 to discuss chancellor's job

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A date has been set for the special board meeting at Southern to discuss the chancellor's contract.

The board will meet on Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the administration building.

Students requested the meeting after the board voted Friday to not renew the Chancellor Jim Lloren's contract. The students protested setting up a Facebook page, holding a meeting that drew hundreds to voice their concerns, and staged a sit-in at President Ronald Mason's office.

They say Llorens is doing a great job and they don't want him to leave.

"I'm very excited," SGA President Simone Bray says about the upcoming meeting. "I can't wait and I'm really proud of everyone for helping us through this."

Meanwhile, the SGA handed out 200 T-shirts in support of the chancellor on Thursday, Feb. 13.

They plan to wear them to Southern's basketball game Monday night and to the special meeting.

"We really believe in Chancellor Llorens," she says. "He is turning things around and to change leadership now is not conducive. He means a lot to us."

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