BATON ROUGE - The Board of Regents will waste no time beginning the search for a replacement for Higher Education Commissioner Joseph Savoie. But the Regents may need a while to find someone to fill his shoes, said Pat Strong, chairman of the board.
Savoie was selected Thursday night to become the new UL president at the end of the spring semester.
A group of board members gathered Friday to discuss forming a selection committee but "with the full support of the board, he will be with us until we find a replacement of the time that he moves to UL. There will be no change in his duties and responsibilities."