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Remembering Dr. Dolores Spikes (2015)

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: 2015-06-05

Duration: 00:06:33

Subjects: Spikes, Dolores R. (Dolores Richard) | OBITUARIES | HIGHER EDUCATION | Southern University System


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spikes, Dolores Interviewee
  • Fenelon, Ann Interviewee
  • Bellaire, Elizabeth Interviewee
  • Spikes, Hermon Interviewee
  • Ohm, Jack Interviewee
  • Ambrose, Margaret Interviewee
  • Reed, Kim Hunter Interviewee
  • Curris, Constantine Interviewee
  • Riley, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the June 5, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the death of Dr. Dolores Spikes, the former president of the Southern University System, at age 78. Dr. Spikes was the first woman in Louisiana to serve as the chancellor of a public university and the first woman in the nation to become the head of a university system. Sanford presents a biography of Dr. Spikes, which includes interviews with her family members, friends, and colleagues. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham