Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Northeast Louisiana University currently serves a student body of 10,500 students offering undergraduate degree programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, pharmacy and health sciences, and pure and applied sciences, in addition to graduate programs in education and pharmacy. The university continues to develop and deliver high quality and cost-effective academic and service programs to serve the higher education needs of Louisiana’s citizens, business, industry and government. Specifically, Northeast Louisiana University will continue to be recognized for offering excellent academic programs in the health, natural and environmental sciences, business development, education and family studies consistent with a Carnegie Doctoral Level II university. Additionally, Northeast Louisiana University is committed to servicing as an academic gateway by developing teaching, research, and public service programs to meet the needs of the Lower Mississippi Delta region.
Peer Institutions: University of South Alabama, Florida Atlantic University, Georgia Southern University, University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus, Winston-Salem State University, University of Central Oklahoma, College of Charleston, East Tennessee State University, James Madison University, and Marshall University.
This agency's recommended appropriation includes $30,492 for short-term debt, including Lease Purchase agreements.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $1,475,965 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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