Student newspaper editor sues LSU governing board

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The editor of LSU's student newspaper is suing the university system's Board of Supervisors for refusing to provide information about the candidates considered to be LSU president.

Andrea Gallo, editor of The Daily Reveille, filed her lawsuit Monday.

The Board of Supervisors hired F. King Alexander last week to be LSU president. He is slated to begin the job in July.

Alexander was the only finalist for the position, and the board's search committee refused to release details about who was interviewed.

The board has said applications were handled by its private search firm, which was hired by LSU's private foundation. The board claims those entities aren't subject to Louisiana's public records laws.

Gallo's lawsuit says a government agency can't hire an outside consultant to circumvent the public records law.