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Dr. F. King Alexander, LSU (2016)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-29

Duration: 00:28:37

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Alexander, F. King (Fieldon King) | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Louisiana State University System | STATE BUDGET


  • Alexander, F. King Speaker


A speech by LSU President F. King Alexander before the Baton Rouge Press Club on February 29, 2016. He discusses: the potential impact of the budget cuts facing higher education; LSU’s loss of faculty and students due to the budget uncertainty; and the university’s continual budget cuts over the past eight years. He also answers questions from the audience on the following topics: the best case and worst case scenarios if the budget cuts go through; his frustration with continually dealing with budget cuts; private fundraising; the TOPS program; whether Louisiana needs a Minimum Foundation Program for higher education; and the possibility of restructuring higher education in Louisiana.