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Comm. Joseph Rallo, Higher Education (2016)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-03-07

Duration: 00:28:26

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Rallo, Joseph C., 1949- | HIGHER EDUCATION | STATE BUDGET | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students


  • Rallo, Joseph Speaker


A speech by Dr. Joseph Rallo before the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 7, 2016. Dr. Rallo is the Commissioner of Higher Education. He discusses: a new branding campaign for higher education called “Elevate Louisiana”; budget myths surrounding the funding of higher education; the budget figures for the current fiscal year and next year; the possibility of an 80% reduction in TOPS funding for next year; and the impact of the budget uncertainty on faculty and students. He also answers questions from the audience.