BATON ROUGE – The University of Louisiana System announces the release of Beyond Economic Impact, a companion publication to its economic and community impact report. The electronic publication features workforce impacts, profiles of faculty members, events on campuses, service-learning activities, and an inside look at days in the life of faculty at the nine universities.
“A few years ago, we released a report on the economic impact of our (then) eight universities, which have since grown to nine with the addition of the University of New Orleans. With a $3.5 billion annual impact and an $8 return on every $1 the state invests in University of Louisiana System schools, the independent study demonstrated that institutions of higher learning have a direct impact on the economic success of a state and region,” said UL System President Randy Moffett. “This publication extends that work by spotlighting the power behind that economic impact: our committed and talented faculty and staff.”
Beyond Economic Impact was created collaboratively with the nine UL System universities. In addition to special sections for each campus, it contains a recap of the recent UL System Academic Summit, information on the new UL System online academic publication called the Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, and profiles a system-wide student service activity benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“In the University of Louisiana System, we value the work of our people and know that they are the driving force behind the economic and quality of life impacts on the state of Louisiana,” said Moffett.
ABOUT THE UL SYSTEM: The University of Louisiana System is the largest higher education system in Louisiana enrolling about 94,000 students at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the University of New Orleans.