State of (Dis)Repair: Louisiana AND Higher Education

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By Dayne Sherman

This may be the best event covering the Louisiana budget crisis and higher education held in 2015.

Please come and tell a friend. Free and open to the public.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

St. Albert the Great Chapel & Catholic Student Center

409 W Dakota St

Hammond, LA 70401


5:15 pm:                     Greetings and Opening Remarks

(James D. Kirylo, Moderator, Faculty Senate President, SLU)



5:20-6:20 PM: The Louisiana Budget Crisis

(To be followed by questions from the audience)



Bob Mann – LSU Faculty

Mary-Patricia Wray – Lobbyist and Political Consultant
Lemar Marshall – Hammond City Council
Tom Aswell – Louisiana Voice
Steve Spires – Louisiana Budget Project


10 minute break



6:30-7:30 PM: The Louisiana Higher Education Crisis

(To be followed by questions from the audience)



Dayne Sherman – SLU Faculty
Kevin Cope – LSU, Faculty Senate President
Sonya Hester – Southern University, Shreveport, Faculty Senate President
Albert Samuels – Southern University, Baton Rouge, Faculty Senate Vice President
Justin DiCharia – LSU Student


Music by Davy Brooks

Refreshments will be served


8:00 PM: Adjournment


This non-university sponsored event is grateful to Rev. Randy Cuevas and staff of St. Albert the Great Chapel & Catholic Student Center. This event is sponsored by ACCENDO BOOKS, ACTION NEWS 17, and the ASSOCIATION OF LOUISIANA FACULTY SENATES (ALFS).

Dayne Sherman is the author of the novels Zion and Welcome to the Fallen Paradise. Please support Talk About the South by purchasing one of these $2.99 ebooks. Signed first editions available from the author. He receives e-mail at And he does not speak for any of his employers.

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