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Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Rallo (2016)




Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-10-26

Duration: 00:25:25

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Rallo, Joseph C., 1949- | HIGHER EDUCATION | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016


  • Rallo, Joseph Speaker


A speech by Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Rallo before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on October 26, 2016. He discusses: the creation of a brand for higher education called “Elevate Louisiana! Educate & Innovate”; the decrease in state funding for higher education over the last nine years; the legislation impacting higher education from the 2016 Legislative Session, including a change in the funding formula and the cuts to the TOPS Program; his preparations for the 2017 Legislative Session; and his view that public higher education is an investment and not a cost. Commissioner Rallo also answers questions from the audience.