GSU could lose academic programs

The Louisiana Board of Regents yesterday announced that 460 academic programs at the state’s public colleges and universities are up for possible elimination.The board’s reasons included duplicative academic offerings and abysmal graduation rates for the cuts. The Southern University System might lose more than 50 programs between Baton Rouge, Shreveport and New Orleans schools. Grambling State University has at-risk programs.

Colleges and universities will be able to defend their programs until the end of February. The final recommendation from the Regents is scheduled for publication in April.

University President Dr. Frank Pogue was unable to be reached before press time.

The Student Government Association president said SGA is working with Academic Affairs to ensure that program cuts do not negatively affect GSU.