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Purcell to speak

Tech graduation to host commissioner of higher ed.

Louisiana Tech University will hold its winter commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center. Jim Purcell, Louisiana’s commissioner of higher education, will serve as keynote speaker.

Purcell supervises the operations of the Board of Regents and represents the state’s post-secondary education community at the local, state and national levels. In his position, he also will implement the Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas (GRAD) Act as well as the Performance-Based Funding Formula.

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