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Dr. William Jenkins, LSU (2012)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-08-13

Duration: 00:27:10

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Jenkins, William | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Jenkins, William Speaker


A speech by Dr. William Jenkins before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 13, 2012. Jenkins is the Interim President and Chancellor at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. He discusses: national and state trends in higher education, including the underfunding of higher education nationwide, the increase in non-traditional students, and the increase of online and asynchronous learning; the challenges facing higher education in Louisiana, including the difficulties in attracting students, graduates leaving Louisiana for other states, and the accumulation of college debt; and possible solutions to these problems, including business becoming more involved with education and the merging of institutions.