F. King Alexander

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HIGHER ED CONCERNS-After escaping budget cuts for the first time in nearly a decade, Louisiana's public college leaders asked lawmakers Tuesday to keep them from the chopping block next year and preserve the financing they say is needed to recruit faculty and students.   LSU System President F. King Alexander told the House Appropriations Committee that he wasn't asking for additional money in the financial year that begins July 1 beyond what the system received this year. But he said reductions could upend progress. 

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HIGHER EDUCATION PRIORITIES - Earlier this week,  Louisiana State University in Shreveport celebrated its  50th Anniversary…an official birthday ceremony took place on the University Mall…there  were  several  special  guests and  dignitaries  on hand.  LSU  System  President,  Dr. F. King Alexander  came  up  from  Baton Rouge  to  participate.  Dr. Alexander  told  Red River Radio that state  funding for  higher  education  institutions  like  LSUS  should  be a  strong  priority  for  the  state.

Kate Archer Kent

After delays, LSU Shreveport and Alexandria are moving forward with their searches to find new campus chancellors. Both universities are retaining the same consultant at Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search. Retired LSU Shreveport dean David Gustavson is chairing the search committee in Shreveport. Interim chancellor Paul Sisson took over last summer. Gustavson said he thinks it’s a good thing that the same consultant is working on behalf of both campuses.