House kills constitutional amendment to ensure representation on higher ed governing boards

The Louisiana House of Representatives killed a proposed constitutional amendment that would have ensured alumni from each school in the Southern and LSU systems have a seat on their respective boards of supervisors.

Legislators representing northwest Louisiana have consistently brought up concerns that the state’s higher education leaders are neglecting North Louisiana campuses.

Earlier this month, Rep. Thomas Pressly, R-Shreveport, blasted LSU administrators for neglecting LSU Shreveport when it comes to funding.

“It’s upsetting that LSU continues to fail to provide the resources for LSU Shreveport to thrive,” Pressly said in an impassioned floor speech.

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