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Dr. F. King Alexander, LSU (March 2015)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-03-23

Duration: 00:28:22

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


  • Alexander, F. King Speaker


A speech by Dr. F. King Alexander before the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 23, 2015. Alexander is the President and Chancellor of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He discusses: the potential impact of the proposed 82% budget cut to LSU; how LSU compares to other flagship universities around the country; the long-term consequences of the proposed budget cuts; and the Land Grant Act of 1862. He also answers questions from the press on the following topics: expenditures; the social benefits of college graduates; student involvement; the coordination between different foundations and fundraising; national trends in funding public higher education; federal leverage; tuition and fees; and the rate of return for graduates.