LSU interim president William Jenkins speaks with faculty at LSU Shreveport about the university system reorganization.
Credit Kate Archer Kent
LSU System interim president William Jenkins came face-to-face with faculty concerns at two town hall meetings in Shreveport Tuesday. The discussion addressed the forthcoming structural changes at LSU. Faculty at LSU Health Shreveport voiced fears of losing their autonomy and budgetary control under the proposed changes. Jenkins said this realignment must be done because LSU is facing its own kind of "fiscal cliff." This restructuring could save millions of dollars once completed.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting collaborated with Red River Radio for a town hall discussion on Thursday, October 20th, 7 p.m. at LSUS. Local and state experts explored the drop-out crisis and answered questions the audience. The town hall meeting aired on Red River Radio on October 31.
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