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Dr. F. King Alexander Interview (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-10-10

Duration: 00:07:23

Subjects: Alexander, F. King (Fieldon King) | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | HIGHER EDUCATION | Universities and colleges


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


This segment from the October 10, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Dr. F. King Alexander, the president and chancellor of Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. He discusses: his recent essay in “U.S. News and World Report”; the flaws in the national college rankings; the need for colleges and universities to provide more accurate information to potential students and their parents, like the student indebtedness and mid-career earnings of their graduates; and the difference in the earning potential of college graduates and students who attend college, but don’t graduate.