LSU leader ends presidential bid at school mired in scandal

photo courtesy of lsu.com

Tom Galligan announced his decision Tuesday amid criticism for the school’s response to a widespread sexual misconduct scandal.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 11:19 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The interim president of Louisiana State University is withdrawing his name from the search for a permanent system leader.

Tom Galligan announced his decision Tuesday amid criticism for the school’s response to a widespread sexual misconduct scandal.

Galligan cited the death of his daughter from lung cancer shortly before the university governing board asked him to be interim president and said he wants to be able to spend more time with his family and return to teaching.

Galligan didn’t mention the sexual misconduct scandal.

The controversy involves allegations before Galligan was in charge. But he's received complaints from female lawmakers, students and others about his disciplinary decisions.

Lafayette
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
New Iberia
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 34°
Ville Platte
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 32°
Abbeville
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 35°
Crowley
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
St. Martinville
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 34°
Opelousas
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 32°
Tracking the next cold front

Latest Video

Image

Road Named After Dr. King

Image

ACADIANA JOB OUTLOOK

${item.thumbnail.title}

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Image

Tracking warmer temps

Image

Try The King Cake Cheesecake, A Unique Twist on a Classic Carnival Staple

Image

Tax Tips: Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines! Find Out Which Ones Are Coming Up!

Image

Deadly Coronavirus trend

Image

Is panhandling constiutional?

Image

Comparing seasonal flu and Covid-19

Image

Sunny and Cool Afternoon

Community Events