75°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Thu
86°
70°
60%
Fri
86°
69°
60%
Sat
85°
69°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Head of the University of La. System retiring

2 years ago July 09, 2012 Jul 9, 2012 Monday, July 09 2012 Monday, July 09, 2012 3:28:47 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The president of the University of Louisiana System has announced his retirement.

Randy Moffett, who's been in the job for four years, said Monday that he will leave the position in the fall to spend more time with his family.

Moffett's retirement comes after a tenure marked by repeated budget cuts that have stripped more than $426 million in annual state financing from higher education in Louisiana. The UL System has lost nearly 46 percent of its state funding since 2008.

The chairman of the UL System governing board, Wayne Parker, says the board will move quickly to start the process for choosing Moffett's successor.

Before being tapped for his current role in July 2008, Moffett had been president of Southeastern Louisiana University.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Scattered T-Storms
85°
70°
Thu
PM T-Storms
86°
70°
Fri
PM T-Storms
86°
69°
Sat
Mostly Sunny
85°
69°
Sun
Scattered T-Storms
87°
70°