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Higher Education Panel Discussion (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-01-29

Duration: 00:13:55

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | HIGHER EDUCATION | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana State University System | Southern University System | University of Louisiana System


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Rallo, Joseph Panelist
  • Kincade, Rachel Panelist
  • Brown, M. Christopher, II Panelist
  • Droddy, Jason Panelist


This segment from the January 29, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham leading a panel discussion on the proposed mid-year budget cuts to higher education. The panelists are: Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Joseph Rallo; Rachel Kincade, the Vice President for External Affairs for the University of Louisiana System; Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, the Southern University System Vice President and Provost; and Jason Droddy, the Executive Director of Policy and External Affairs for the LSU System. They discuss: the difficulty of dealing with mid-year budget cuts; the impact of the cuts on each system; their message to lawmakers; and the impact of the cuts on faculty and students.