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LSU Chancellor William Jenkins Interview (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-11-29

Duration: 00:14:08

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | HIGHER EDUCATION | Jenkins, William


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Seay, Bill Interviewee
  • Broussard, Terry Interviewee
  • Jenkins, William Interviewee
  • Schmidt, Erin Interviewee
  • Zganjar, Ed Interviewee
  • Hardy, Kim Interviewee


This segment from the November 29, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s interview with new LSU Chancellor William Jenkins. Chapa reports that former LSU Chancellor Bud Davis resigned following a scandal involving the awarding of scholarships to white students that should have been given to minority students. Jenkins discusses: his efforts to reach out to African American students and faculty following the scandal; his surprise at being named chancellor; his immediate plans; state funding for higher education; deferred maintenance on the Baton Rouge campus; and his vision for the future of LSU. Chapa also interviews: Bill Seay, dean of the Honors College; Terry Broussard, freshman; Erin Schmidt, International Student Services; Ed Zganjar, physics professor; and Kim Hardy, freshman. Host: Robert Collins