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LSU President F. King Alexander Interview (Feb. 2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-19

Duration: 00:08:33

Subjects: Alexander, F. King (Fieldon King) | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Louisiana State University System | Louisiana State University Agricultural Center | STATE BUDGET


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Alexander, F. King Interviewee


This segment from the February 19, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with LSU President F. King Alexander. He discusses: his view of the current budget situation as a crisis; the impact of the potential 32% mid-year budget cut to the LSU System, including the closure of the 4-year campuses on May 1st, the closure of the LSU AgCenter on April 1st, and students earning incompletes for the spring semester; his conversations with Governor John Bel Edwards; his game plan for the special session of the Legislature; the state’s continual cuts to higher education over the past seven years; and the increase in the student-to-faculty ratio.