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Regents support LSU-S/La. Tech merger

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Posted: Feb 28, 2012 2:50 PM
Source: Board of Regents

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Topics: Regents, Support, Merger

BATON ROUGE, La - The Board of Regents has recommended merging LSU-Shreveport with Louisiana Tech University as part of a study to be sent to the Legislature in response to a request from the Shreveport-Bossier region to assess and address unmet higher education needs.

The report, presented by Eva Klein and Associates, outlined several recommendations to better achieve a comprehensive, public four-year university for the Shreveport-Bossier re-gion including:

Consolidating LSU-Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University into a single institution to be included in the University of Louisiana System with a Ruston campus and a Shreveport campus.

Seeking a transfer of LSU-S to the UL System if the merger is not approved by the
Legislature.

Combining the strengths of the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport with LA Tech to accelerate strategic research and innovation.

Improving the delivery of degree programs to underserved populations and increasing baccalaureate completion rates.

Creating an aggressive communications plan to articulate the study's findings and support its recommendations.

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