While other Louisiana colleges and universities are making major budget adjustments, a noticeable interruption of Tech’s university services has been avoided thanks to preparedness and efforts of its faculty and staff.
Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a higher education budget cut Oct. 22 resulting from a deficit of $106.7 million in the state’s budget from last year. Higher education’s portion of the cut consists of $34.7 million to help account for last year’s lack of estimated income.
Ruston resident Claire Kilpatrick Givens today announced her candidacy for the District 12 seat on the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
“Ruston is growing at a fast pace. My goal is for Lincoln Parish to develop a positive, strategic plan for using tax dollars wisely in order to progress alongside Ruston,” Givens said. “It is essential that the areas of Grambling, Simsboro, Choudrant, Dubach and others are developed and maintained to high standards so that we can continue to maintain this economic optimism.”
Givens, a Republican, is a lifelong Lincoln Parish resident.
Bishop Charles Greco of Alexandria walks through the newly completed E. Donn Piatt Catholic Student Center at Ruston’s St. Thomas Catholic Church, blessing each individual room. The bishop was present on Feb. 5, 1968, for the formal dedication of the building to be used by Louisiana Tech University students.