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Higher Ed Efficiencies – Maybe We Should Try This in Louisiana


U of Wisconsin Colleges to Cut and Consolidate Administrative Jobs

July 22, 2015

The University of Wisconsin Colleges, a system of 13 two-year college campuses, on Tuesday announced it would consolidate the leadership jobs for those campuses into four regions, with a single executive officer for each region. Those four leaders will replace the current 13 top posts at the campuses.

The system said it was eliminating the equivalent of 83 full-time administrative positions to cope with its $5 million share of the $125 million state budget cut to the University of Wisconsin System. Another $125 million cut is slated for next year. The UW Colleges, which enroll 14,000 students, will not eliminate any faculty positions, the system said in a news release.

Cathy Sandeen, chancellor of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension, said the budget cuts are the largest in the system’s history.

“In making these changes, we are staying true to our key priorities and our mission: to ensure access, to provide the highest level of instruction and services to our students, and to uphold our commitment to the communities that invest in us,” Sandeen said in a written statement. “I have been strongly committed throughout our budget reduction processes to protecting our academic program, which is our core mission.”


Higher Ed Salaries Detailed


LSU, Southern and UL systems had a $1.2 billion payroll during 2014-15 academic year: See who earned the money

By Quincy Hodges, | The Times-Picayune

Louisiana’s public higher education institutions spent more than $1.2 billion for salaries in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to information obtained from Louisiana Board of Regents.

The LSU System, which has nine entities, employed more than 13,000 employees and paid them more than $714 million this fiscal year. Among its top earners were LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander at $600,000, athletic director Joe Alleva ($525,000), assistant football coaches, Cam Cameron, Robert Steele and Frank Wilson, all of whom earned $500,000. Steven Heymsfield, the highest paid professor within the LSU system, earned $416,000.

The University of Louisiana system, which includes nine campuses, employed more than 11,000 employees, paying them more than $448 million during this fiscal year.

UL System President Sandra Woodley was the top earner, bringing in $$375,000, followed by University of Louisiana-Lafayette President Ernest Savoie ($360,000) Louisiana Tech University President Leslie Guice ($350,000) and UNO President Peter Fos ($325,000).

The Southern University System employed more than 2,000 employees and had an annual payroll of $84.4 million. Ron Mason, SU’s system president earned $374,000, the highest paid employee in the system. Southern University Law Center Chancellor Freddie Pitcher was the second highest paid employee, bringing in $224,000. Roman Banks, SU’s head football coach and interim athletic director, earned $205,000.

How much do LSU employees make? Search the online database

How much do UL system employees make? Search the online database

How much do Southern University employees make?: Search the online database

Board of Regents Spend $5K on “Retreat”


Louisiana’s Board of Regents spent slightly over $5 thousand on a recent “retreat” at Nottaway Plantation in White Castle, LA, according to documents uncovered by LaPolitics.

See here the document.

Apparently, no business was conducted at the meeting, as no agenda was provided for the gathering.

See here the notice on the Regent’s website.

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Scholarship transparency bill OK’d by Senate panel

Panel pushes higher education funding revamp

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Higher education chief troubled by Jindal budget

Legislators pan budget plan for La. colleges

Higher Ed Roundup – 4/3/13


State pays $892,000 over LSU researcher’s termination

SUNO to open West Bank campus

Southeastern agrees to release NCAA report

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Auditor questions Southern University Law

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Regents board members meet with Jindal

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Southern faculty threaten to sue; protest

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Higher Ed Roundup – 3/26/13


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Colleges seek to hike tuition for the most costly courses

May touts two-year degrees

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