SU System credited for money management strategy

Southern University - Baton Rouge Campus
Southern University - Baton Rouge Campus

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana education officials say the Southern University System could be shaping the mold for how to deal with the money woes being faced in higher education across the state.

Southern's management of its money was praised at a recent meeting with the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Southern System President Ronald Mason said the university's goal is to focus on the most popular degree programs and attract larger numbers of students through online offerings.

Over the past four years, higher education in Louisiana has lost nearly half a billion dollars in state funding.

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