LSU Chancellor Fights Budget Cuts With Candor and Swagger

Jim Zietz

Facing the prospect of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s 82-percent reduction in Louisiana’s higher-education budget, F. King Alexander, LSU’s chancellor, says a declaration of financial exigency “will be an option in late June if the Legislature doesn’t reduce these cuts substantially.”
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Louisiana politics is known for colorful personalities and big attitudes. It’s not usually the place where a guy with a doctorate in education policy makes a splash.

But F. King Alexander, chancellor of Louisiana State University's flagship campus...

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