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A full day of events filled the new chancellor of LSU Shreveport’s schedule on his first day of work.

Dr. Larry Clark made rounds on Tuesday to the campuses of Southern University, BPCC, and LSUS where he spoke with students and faculty about his plan for the future of LSUS.

“We’re here because of the students. We ought to be attending to those things that matter to students,” Clark said, a sentiment that was echoed often.

In the morning, Dr. Clark visited BPCC and SUSLA where they discussed how they all could help their campuses by working together. Some ideas were,

“Having 2+2 articulation agreements that are well-defined, so the student loses no credit hours in the transition [is important]. How we would seek to create further scholarships for both SUSLA and BPCC students to come over here.”

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Al Cantwell led the Pilots through a successful season during his first year as the new Head Coach for Men’s Baseball at LSU Shreveport.

After many years of leading the LSUS Pilots men’s baseball team, Rocke Musgraves announced his plan to leave last year. Out of over 85 applicants, one stood out among the group. Cantwell was the leading candidate to replace Musgraves, and through his persistence, he was awarded the position of head coach.

“This job wasn’t a position in need of saving. There wasn’t a big culture change that needed to be had. I think there was one of many coaches that could have come in and been successful with this group,” said Cantwell. “I slowly tried to integrate myself into the team instead of trying to make 60 people come to me.”

Dr. Terry Harris, faculty athletics representative, feels Cantwell is perfect for the position.

“In part, he was the best choice because he was so familiar with [LSUS]....

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