With over 6,000 employees, LSU Heath Sciences Center is one of the largest employers in the area. But the possible restructuring could mean a lot of changes for LSUHSC employees, even possibly losing their jobs.
For the past 12 years, LSUHSC has ben autonomous, their chancellor being in hard of budgets and hiring. Prior to that, the medical center was run by the one in New Orleans, and a lot of the local money was sent down there. And now, the LSU system is thinking of having one person run the entire LSU system. That prospect isn't sitting well with some alumni, who think Shreveport and the health center here won't benefit from this.
One worry that they have is with collaborations, like they have with the Feist-Weiller Center. When donation money is sent into one pot, there is no way to ensure that it will do where it was intended.
Many alumni just want a chance to voice their opinion on this important matter, and they are headed down to Baton Rouge Friday to make sure their concerns are heard.