Governor John Bel Edwards appointed another woman to the LSU Board of Supervisors after the Husch Blackwell report's release.
On March 31, Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Laurie Aronson to the Board of Supervisor, which was held previously by former Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation President Ronnie Anderson. This makes her the third woman to be appointed to the Board.
Aronson is the CEO of Lipsey--a Baton Rouge-based firearm distributor. She is also the President and CEO of the men's apparel company Haspel and daughter of former Board of Regents Chairman Richard Lipsey.
The Husch Blackwell report stated many flaws in LSU's handling of Title XI cases, and many people argued that LSU needs more women on the Board. Gov. John Bel Edwards, who appoints members to the Board, has also expressed the need for more women on the Board of Supervisors.
Robert Mann, a Manship School professor, has been very vocal about the Title IX cases' mishandling and the Board's lack of diversity.
"Everyone of these board members except for the student he appointed; he created this problem; he ignored women... he has a lot of catching up to do," he said.
President Galligan's office says he is supportive of the addition of Laurie Aronson and looks forward to working with her in the future.