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Dr. Joffre Whisenton Interview (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-03

Duration: 00:10:51

Subjects: Southern University and A & M College | Historically black colleges and universities | HIGHER EDUCATION | Whisenton, Joffre


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Whisenton, Joffre Interviewee


This segment from the November 3, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s in-studio interview with Dr. Joffre Whisenton, the new president of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He discusses: his five-year plan for Southern; the challenges facing the university; the administration’s relationship with students; their quality of education; their plans to increase student enrollment; the possibility of budget cuts; their plans for external fundraising; and their alumni support.