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Dr. Kofi Lomotey Interview (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-10-24

Duration: 00:07:25

Subjects: Lomotey, Kofi | Southern University and A & M College | HIGHER EDUCATION | School enrollment | Employment


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Alexander, Damarcus Interviewee
  • Gurley, Mica Interviewee
  • Doyle-Davidson, Brittany Interviewee
  • Lomotey, Kofi Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the October 24, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Dr. Kofi Lomotey, the new chancellor of Southern University in Baton Rouge. He discusses his goals for the university, including improving the relationship between the administration and students, reassessing academic programs, reaching out to business and community organizations to better prepare students for employment opportunities after they graduate, and addressing declining enrollment and faculty. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford