NEWS ADVISORY – Governor-Elect Blanco to Discuss Cost-Savings with UL System Leaders – Dec 4, 2003
BATON ROUGE, LA – Governor-Elect Kathleen Blanco will meet with University of Louisiana System Board members and university presidents today to discuss cost-savings initiatives and other programs the Board has implemented at its universities.
The Board has already identified more than $1 million in annual savings for natural gas, utilities, computer software, laboratory equipment and other supplies. Blanco is exploring ways to implement similar programs throughout state government. She also is interested in learning more about the Board’s proactive approach to open presidential searches and its presidential compensation policy that bases presidents’ raises on performance and faculty pay.
When: 6 p.m. Today (Thursday), Dec. 4, 2003
Where: Room 155 of the Claiborne Office Building, 1201 Third St. in Baton Rouge
Blanco’s discussion with UL System leaders will take place as part of the UL System Presidents’ Council meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. and is being held in conjunction with Friday’s UL System Board meeting.
Friday’s full Board agenda and schedule can be accessed at www.ulsystem.net under “Board Meetings.”
For more information please contact Catherine Heitman at (225) 219-0265 or 978-7440 (c).