70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
83°
72°
60%
Tue
85°
71°
80%
Wed
85°
71°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Higher ed commission recommends major change

5 years ago February 04, 2010 Feb 4, 2010 Thursday, February 04 2010 Thursday, February 04, 2010 4:52:17 PM EST in News
Source: WBRZ

The Tucker Commission wants to consolidate boards that oversees higher education. The Legislature approved forming the commission to develop ways to streamline higher ed. 

Under the commission's plan, the UL, LSU and Southern Systems would be eliminated.  There would instead be one board to govern four-year universities and one board to govern community and technical colleges.

The commission also recommended giving universities more control over tuition to help raise revenue.  That proposal would cost LSU students about $530 dollars more in tuition per year under current conditions.

Recommendations will go to the governor and lawmakers for consideration this session.

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
70°
69°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
83°
72°
Tue
Heavy T-Storms
85°
71°
Wed
Scattered T-Storms
85°
71°
Thu
Scattered T-Storms
85°
72°