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It was just announced that Sean O'Keefe has resigned as LSU-Baton Rouge chancellor. System president Lombardi got his way.

Does anyone know why Lombardi was so insistent that O'Keefe be replaced?
 

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My guess is that he has someone in mind. Just a guess though.

I know his selection wasn't the most popular decision among academics, but up until the reports came out less than a month ago that some wanted him gone I thought he was well-liked by all involved.

There are plans for a shiny new business school, LSU won the national championship, fundraising has been going well; it seems like he did a good job.
 

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He did an excellent job. Lombardi is a jack***. O'keefe had LSU moving foreward and Lombardi wanted to play politics.
 
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Given the very little I know, and I know little based on what I have read, Lombardi wants the power, wants his own man in charge, and thinks that O'Keefe was not instrumental in univesity achievements over the past few years (and I have no idea of whether this has merit or not).

Lombardi does make noise.
 

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Look at what Lombardi did during his time at Florida. He picks fights with everyone and now it continues at LSU.
 
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According to the Daily Reveille, Lombardi was hired by the Board with the promise that he would get rid of O'Keefe. The whole thing just seems shady to me. O'Keefe, I think, made himself very open to the students, the paper, everything, and it seems like he has done a great job fundraising which is what LSU is trying so hard to do right now.
 

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According to the Daily Reveille, Lombardi was hired by the Board with the promise that he would get rid of O'Keefe. The whole thing just seems shady to me. O'Keefe, I think, made himself very open to the students, the paper, everything, and it seems like he has done a great job fundraising which is what LSU is trying so hard to do right now.
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