NCLI Leaders School Public: Higher Ed = Jobs + Economic Growth

Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith leaders hosted a summit in which university presidents responded to questions about the impact of state budget cuts to economic growth in Louisiana and about investments universities need to provide quality affordable education.   Leaders highlighted the importance of affordable high education as a gateway to the middle-class for lower income residents.  They additionally drew attention to studies documenting that for every $1 invested in higher ed, the state enjoys $8 in additional economic activity.

The summit was held in collaboration with the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Grambling State University, Louisiana Delta Community College and Louisiana Tech University.   In photo, Grambling President Frank Pogue and ULM President Nick Bruno lead a discussion.  [Photo Credit: Margaret Croft, The News-Star]

Higher Education Puts Focus on Future Job Needs, The News-Star [pdf]