UL System Presidents to Present Performance Goals to Louisiana Board of Regents

UL System Presidents to Present Performance Goals to Louisiana Board of Regents – Apr 23, 2008

BESE President to Demonstrate College Portraits

BATON ROUGE – University of Louisiana System President Sally Clausen will be joined by the eight UL System campus presidents and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Linda Johnson to highlight the system’s accountability measures during the Louisiana Board of Regents meeting tomorrow.

The University of Louisiana System has placed increased emphasis on workforce development, accountability, and transparency. In addition to the presentation of campus goals, Johnson will join Clausen to demonstrate a new online resource for students and parents called the “College Portraits.”

What: UL System Presidents to Present Performance Goals to the Board of Regents and BESE President to Demonstrate College Portraits

When: 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 24, 2008

Where: First Floor Auditorium, Claiborne Building, 1201 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

In March, the presidents committed to addressing Louisiana’s workforce needs by targeting new graduates each year in some of the state’s critical shortage areas by 2012. Specifically, the universities will:

* Generate 2,400 additional new graduates annually, including 375 in education, 330 in health care, 115 in engineering, and 440 in business;

* Reduce the average number of years it takes for students to graduate from 6 to 5 years; and

* Track graduate performance in Louisiana’s workforce.

During Thursday’s presentation, the presidents are scheduled to share specific strategies for meeting these goals.

Campus “College Portraits” and a copy of a signed resolution outlining the goals can be viewed at www.ulsystem.net

The largest university system in Louisiana, the UL System enrolls approximately 80,000 students at the following eight universities: Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and University of Louisiana at Monroe.


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Jackie Tisdell