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James Wharton, TOPS Program (2016)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-06-06

Duration: 00:26:53

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Wharton, James H. | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | HIGHER EDUCATION | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | Taylor, Patrick F., 1937-2004


  • Wharton, James Speaker


A speech by former LSU Chancellor James Wharton before the Baton Rouge Press Club on June 6, 2016. Wharton is a board member for the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. He discusses: the TOPS Program, including misconceptions, the eligibility requirements, and participation rates; the need for more college graduates in the state; and his memories of TOPS founder Patrick Taylor.