Alumni Association passes resolution
Louisiana Tech’s Alumni Association passed a resolution recently in hopes of encouraging the Legislature to lessen the budget cuts facing higher education institutions.
Alumni Association President John Allen said the board passed a resolution requesting that Gov. Bobby Jindal and the appropriate boards governing higher education work together to find the means to address the current budget shortfall so higher education can continue to flourish.
“We as a board believe that they need to find another way,” Allen said. “We believe there are ways to get around this. It’s a serious setback to the gains higher education has made, and they should try to find the money somewhere else.”
The resolution asks for the development of a long term strategy and financial resources to ensure the stable and progressive pursuit of the educational and economic success of Tech, as well as other higher education institutions.
“The only way to get anywhere is to express concern,” Allen said. “They will listen to what people say. This is a serious concern for the alumni board.”
Allen added that the board members were willing to call their congressmen to express their concern and encouraged others to do the same.
“I think it will have some affect if each of us put forth effort,” he said. “It takes a lot of little things to make an effect.”
Written by Judith Roberts