Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Grambling State University, a state-supported co-educational institution, was originally created for the purpose of meeting the educational, cultural and social needs of the African American citizens of the north central region of the state of Louisiana. The mission of the University has evolved and now focuses on undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs as well as programs in continuing and international education. All programs are designed to meet the educational, cultural and social needs of a diversified state, national and international clientele.
Peer Institutions: University of North Florida, West Georgia College, Murray State University, Morgan State University, Jackson State University, Western Carolina University, Winthrop University, Austin Peay State University, Tarleton State University, and Norfolk State University.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $1,578,232 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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