LSU president supports faculty pay raises

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

LSU will have to find a way to raise faculty salaries if the university is going to be an economic driver in the state and a competitive force nationally, newly-installed LSU System President King Alexander said Tuesday.

Alexander marked his first 30 days in Baton Rouge with an early morning speech during LSU’s Executive Education’s Breakfast to Business series.

Alexander spoke about a number of issues affecting LSU and higher education in general, including the need to expand access to college, the dangers of rising student debt and the need for pay raises in order to recruit and retain the country’s most talented faculty members.

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