GET TO KNOW THEM: LSU Presidential Candidate, Kelvin Droegemeier

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The search for the next LSU President continues.

The final three LSU Presidential candidates will meet with the search committee, students and faculty in person throughout the week.

On Tuesday, Kelvin Droegemeier, Former Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy participated in an in person student and research forum.

He is currently a professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Droegemeier says his background can help further advance LSU in research and provide a new perspective.

“I say we need a bold 25 year quarter century plan for the institution that is exciting, it’s transformative,” according to Droegemeier.

If elected, Droegemeier plans to make action towards on campus Title IX cases a priority.

“There has to be a continual reinforcement throughout the institution up and down the line where the culture of the institution fundamentally changes where you go there you sense that culture is pervasive,” he said.

During the forum Droegemeier addressed allegations of him being a climate change denier.

“The Washington Examiner quoted me ‘Climate change is happening, there is no questions about it. The question is what are we doing about it,” he said. “I put in, as vice president of research, over a million dollars into the southcentral region climate sciences.”

On Wednesday we will here from the final candidate, Dr. Bill Tate from the University of South Carolina.

More information on the finalist is available here.

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