LSU names Layzell as financial chief

LSU has named Daniel T. Layzell as the university system’s new vice president for finance and administration.

The hiring is subject to approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors at its Feb. 25 meeting.

Layzell has held a similar position at Illinois State University since 2009, according to an LSU news release.

In Baton Rouge, Layzell will serve as the chief financial officer for LSU’s network of campuses in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Shreveport and Eunice.

He will report directly to LSU President F. King Alexander and serve as chief financial advisor to the LSU board.

“I’m excited for this opportunity and for all the challenges that come with it,” Layzell said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to my arrival in Baton Rouge, and also to getting acquainted with all the campuses of LSU across the state of Louisiana. LSU reaches every part of Louisiana, and it’s very exciting to become involved in such a large-scale, worthwhile mission.”

Layzell has also held positions at the University of Wisconsin, Florida State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.