Role, Scope, and mission Statement: Although Grambling State University's primary service area is north Louisiana, GSR's rich history of educating black citizens continues to attract students from throughout Louisiana and the nation. An open admissions institution, GSU serves the educational needs of its population primarily through undergraduate arts, humanities, and science programs, and places a strong emphasis on professional programs in business, computer science, criminal justice, mass communications, nursing, education, social work, and technology. Master's level programs are offered primarily in business administration criminal justice, education, humanities, public administration, social work, and sports administration. GSU offers the only Ed. D. in developmental education in the United States and also participates in a unique consortium with Louisiana Tech University and Northeast Louisiana University to offer an Ed. D. Program in Curriculum/Instruction and Educational Readership.
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, $2,859,401 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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