Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The primary service area of Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) includes an eight-parish area commonly referred to as the Florida parishes in southeast Louisiana bordered by Mississippi. As an open admission institution, SLU serves the educational needs of this population primarily through arts, humanities, and science programs, with an emphasis on undergraduate professional programs in business, education, and nursing. Graduate programs below the doctoral level are offered primarily in business administration, education, and selected arts and sciences disciplines. SLU also participates in a consortium for the master of science degree in nursing with McNeese State University, the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and Southern University-Baton Rouge.
Peer Institutions: Arkansas State University Main Campus, Georgia Southern University, Western Kentucky University, Towson State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Appalachian State University, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, The University of Texas-Pan American at Edinburg, 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, $1,864,043 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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