Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Louisiana State University at Shreveport (LSU-S) is primarily an urban commuter institution serving the educational and cultural needs of the citizens of the Shreveport metropolitan are, including Caddo, Bossier, and contiguous parishes. LSU-S has selective admissions and serves its area through a variety of baccalaureate programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences, as well as professional programs in business, education, and a select number of graduate programs below the doctoral level, primarily in business and education. As the only four-year public college in the area, the university is academically positioned between two community colleges, Southern University - Shreveport/Bossier City and Bossier Parish Community College, and the Louisiana State University Medical Center at Shreveport.
Peer Institutions: Auburn University at Montgomery, The University of West Florida, Georgia College, Bowie State University, Delta State University, Western Carolina University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Midwestern State University, and Christopher Newport University.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $1,123,114 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 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 1998-1999 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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