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Edwards appointees take control of LSU governing board

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has named six members to LSU’s governing board, giving the Democratic governor majority control of the panel with his appointees.

The Advocate reports that Edwards has chosen nine of 15 members of the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Being named to the board is one of the most sought-after appointments. Board members have access to suites at football games, the ability to hand out scholarships and other perks. Board members set policy, approve hiring and authorize spending for nine institutions.

Among Edwards’ latest appointments are Mandeville’s Jay Blossman, former chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission; Rémy Voisin Starns, a Metairie lawyer; Robert Dampf, a Baton Rouge lawyer; Lee Mallett, an Iowa builder; Mary Werner, a Lake Charles oil industry executive; and Wayne Brown, a Shreveport engineer.
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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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