Tom Galligan

Interim President Tom Galligan, courtesy: lsu.edu

LSU Interim President Tom Galligan is withdrawing his name from the university’s permanent presidential search.

In a message to the campus community sent out on Tuesday morning, Galligan highlighted several reasons for his decision.

In addition to missing teaching at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Galligan also revealed that reflections on his family life over his time as interim president have led him to his decision to withdraw from consideration for the position.

I began reflecting on what is most important and realized that it was time for me to make a change,” Galligan said of his personal revelation. “It is now time for us to be able to spend more time together.”

Galligan has served as the interim president since F. King Alexander’s departure at the beginning of the spring 2020 semester. He will continue to serve in this position until a permanent replacement is selected.