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Southern University's Fiscal Crisis (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-09-23

Duration: 00:06:14

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


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Llorens, James Interviewee
  • Landis, Darius Interviewee
  • Flicker, Richard Interviewee
  • Vincent, Charles Interviewee


This segment from the September 23, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the financial crisis facing Southern University in Baton Rouge. Lincoln interviews Southern Chancellor James Llorens, who discusses the school’s declining state funding, the use of furloughs as a cost saving measure, the declining enrollment due to higher admissions standards, and their plans to do an in-depth analysis of their current course offerings. Lincoln also interviews two Southern University professors, Richard Flicker and Dr. Charles Vincent, who discuss the impact of the recent budget cuts on faculty members and the school’s declining enrollment. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford