Statement on the 2009 Legislative Session by University of Louisiana System President Randy Moffett

We are grateful to the students, citizens, business leaders, and media who spoke out in support of higher education.  Additionally, there was strong support from many lawmakers, and the end result is the Legislature worked hard to address the issues we raised.

While our universities are still facing significant budget reductions, the cuts were restored to the degree that will make it easier to develop strategic transition plans.  Those plans will prioritize support for academic programs and will continue to focus on student access and success.

The University of Louisiana System and its universities are committed to improving efficient operations as we face larger funding challenges in the years ahead.