The Louisiana State University System
is the largest public university system in Louisiana
. System President William Jenkins announced in 2006 that he would be stepping down. On July 13, 2007, LSU's Board of Supervisors unanimously elected John V. Lombardi
as Jenkins' replacement.
Current LSU System Entities
Other Institutes, Centers, and Divisions
The LSU system has a presence in all 64 Louisiana parishes through its cooperative extension service. This service assists farmers, gardeners, and other businesses deal with some of Louisiana's unique environmental challenges.