+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 74 1231151 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 1108

Thread: The (LA Tech/LSUS) Merger Thread II

  1. #1
    Champ Dawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond repute Dawg06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    26,003

    Warning The (LA Tech/LSUS) Merger Thread II

    Important Links
    Eva Klein study
    House Bill 964
    Senate Bill 527
    LaTech vision and degrees to be added in Shreveport
    Frequently asked questions
    Advocacy messages for consideration
    Consolidation of LaTech and LSUS: From good to great in higher education

    "Support the Merger" email campaign


    • The Louisiana Board of Regents supports this merger.
    • The University of Louisiana System supports this merger.
    • The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce supports this merger.
    • The Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce supports this merger.
    • The Bossier Chamber of Commerce supports this merger.
    • The Ruston-Lincoln Parish Chamber of Commerce supports this merger.
    • The Manufacturing Council supports this merger.
    • Eva Klein and Associates supports this merger.
    • Blueprint Louisiana supports this merger.
    • The Shreveport/Bossier Imperative for Higher Education supports this merger.
    • The Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) supports this merger.
    • The Community Foundation of North Louisiana supports this merger.

    Senators (North of Alexandria)
    Name
    Email
    Phone
    District
    Position
    Notes
    Robert Adley
    adleyr@legis.la.gov
    225-342-2040 318-965-1755
    Bossier, Webster, Bienville, Claiborne, Red River Oppose
    Barrow Peacock
    peacockb@legis.la.gov
    225-342-2040 318-741-7180
    Shreveport-Bossier City
    Oppose
    Wants certain "assurances" and "safeguards" but won't specifically say what those are; his big boosters are affiliated with the LSU AgCenter, and they fear the demise of the non-flagship LSU System
    Sherri Smith Buffington
    smithbuffington@legis.la.gov
    225-342-2040 318-687-4820
    Caddo , DeSoto Support
    Letter in The Times
    Greg Tarver tarverg@legis.la.gov
    225-342-2040 318-227-1499
    Caddo Oppose
    Mike Walsworth
    walsworthm@legis.la.gov 318-340-6453
    (225) 342-2040
    Claiborne, Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, Ouachita
    Support
    Co-author of merger bill; Member of Senate Education Committee
    Neil Riser
    risern@legis.la.gov (225) 342-2040
    (318) 649-0977
    Ouachita, Richland, Caldwell, Franklin, La Salle, Catahoula, Concordia, West Feliciana, Avoyelles, Rapides
    Support
    Co-author of merger bill; Chairman of Senate Revenue & Fiscal Affairs Committee
    Bob Kostelka kostelka@legis.la.gov (225) 342-2040
    (318) 362-3474
    Lincoln, Jackson, Ouachita Unknown
    Gerald Long
    long@legis.la.gov
    225-342-2040 318-628-5799
    Natchitoches, Sabine, Winn, Grant, Red River, Rapides Support

    Francis Thompson thompsof@legis.la.gov (225) 342-2040
    (318) 878-9408
    Ouachita, Richland, East Carroll, Madison, Tensas, Concordia Unknown

    Representatives

    Name
    Email
    Phone
    District
    Position
    Notes
    James Morris
    larep001@legis.la.gov
    318-995-6852 Caddo, Bossier
    Unknown
    Roy Burrell larep002@legis.la.gov
    318-676-7137 Caddo, Bossier Unknown
    Barbara Norton nortonb@legis.la.gov
    318-632-5887 Caddo
    Unknown
    Patrick Williams arep004@legis.la.gov
    318-676-5990 Caddo
    Unknown
    Alan Seabaugh seabaugha@legis.la.gov
    318-676-7990 Caddo
    Unknown
    Thomas Carmody
    carmodyt@legis.la.gov
    318-862-9956
    Caddo, Bossier
    Support

    Richard Burford burfordr@legis.la.gov
    318-925-9588 Caddo, DeSoto, Sabine
    Unknown
    Jeff Thompson thompsonj@legis.la.gov 318-741-2850
    Bossier
    Support
    Henry Burns burnsh@legis.la.gov
    318-949-2463
    Bossier
    Support

    Gene Reynolds
    reynoldsg@legis.la.gov
    318-371-3092
    Webster
    Support

    Patrick Jefferson jeffersonpo@legis.la.gov
    318-927-2519
    Claiborne, Bienville, Lincoln
    Support
    Robert Shadoin shadoinr@legis.la.gov
    318-251-5039
    Lincoln, Union
    Support

    Jim Fannin
    larep013@legis.la.gov
    318-259-6620
    Jackson, Bienville, Winn, Ouachita
    Support
    Co-author of merger bill; Chairman of House Appropriations Committee
    Terry Brown browntr@legis.la.gov
    855-261-6566
    Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Red River, Winn
    Unknown
    Kenny Cox coxk@legis.la.gov
    855-844-8583
    DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River
    Unknown
    Christopher Broadwater



    Support
    Simone Champagne



    Support
    Cameron Henry



    Support
    Paul Hollis



    Support
    Edward Price



    Support
    Nancy Landry



    Support
    Jerome Richard



    Support
    John Schroder



    Support
    Alfred Williams



    Support
    Stephen Carter



    Oppose

    Wesley Bishop



    Oppose
    John Bel Edwards



    Oppose
    Patricia Smith



    Oppose

    Non-Voting Leaders
    Name
    Title
    Position
    Notes
    Bobby Jindal Governor Unknown
    Cedric Glover
    Mayor of Shreveport Support
    He's "all in" with the merger.
    Lo Walker
    Mayor of Bossier City Support
    Stated that the hardest thing about getting new businesses to come to Shreveport-Bossier is the lack of a research university; feels the merger would be an economic boom for the area.
    Jerry Jones
    Vice-chair of Louisiana Board of Commerce & Industry, former City Attorney for Shreveport, former Shreveport mayoral candidate
    Support

    Arlena Acree
    Director of Film, Media, and Entertainment for Shreveport; Former Director of Economic Development for Shreveport; Former Chairman of Shreveport Chamber of Commerce; Owner/CEO/President of Career Adventures; Former Shreveport mayoral candidate
    Support

    Hazel Beard
    Former Mayor of Shreveport
    Support

    Jim McCrery
    Former US Congressman for Northwest Louisiana
    Support

    Eva Klein & Associates
    Consultants
    Support
    National higher education experts; Presentation video
    Phillip Rozeman
    Chairman of the Shreveport Bossier Imperative for Higher Education; Vice-Chair of the Education Committee of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Support KSLA editorial; Letter to The Times: College merger will take north La. from good to great; Taking north La. from good to great
    Dick Bremer
    President of Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Support
    Wrote this letter to the legislators asking for their support
    Hazel Dudley
    President of Shreveport-Bossier African-American Chamber of Commerce
    Support
    Spoke at House Education committee meeting
    Scott Terry
    President of Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Support
    The News-Star: Chamber likes LSUS/Tech merger
    Vernon Chance
    Executive Director of Committee of 100 Louisiana Support

    Paula Hickman
    Executive Director of Community Foundation of North Louisiana Support

    Jimmy Maurin
    Blueprint Louisiana Chairman Support
    The News-Star: "The proposed merger of these two campuses is consistent with our previous recommendation to re-organize institutions from a statewide and regional perspective. Several North Louisiana leaders and community groups took the initiative to study this idea, and many agree a merger will better serve students, the northern region and the state as a whole."
    Barry Erwin
    President of Council for a Better Louisiana
    Support
    The Times: CABL supports merger of LSUS and La. Tech
    Rich DesCoteaux
    Head of Manufacturing Managers Council for Northwest Louisiana
    Support
    The Times: Managers Council supports university merger legislation
    Scott Hughes
    Executive Director of Alliance for Education
    Support
    Spoke at House Education Committee meeting
    Tem McElroy
    President & CEO of McElroy Metal
    Support

    Phyllis Taylor
    Founder of Taylor Foundation, Chairman & CEO of Taylor Energy Company
    Support
    Founded the TOPS program
    James Collier
    Former UL System President and Excecutive Director of the Taylor Foundation (TOPS)
    Support
    He supported the merger in 1994 and supports it again. This merger will save costs. The state can't afford to make LSUS a research university.
    Craig Spohn
    Executive Director of the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier
    Support

    Kyle McDonald
    President/CEO of Argent Financial;Chair of the NW Louisiana Economic Development Foundation; Chair of the North Louisiana Medical Center Support

    Billy Montgomery
    Former La. State Representative from Bossier City
    Support

    Jack Sharp
    President of Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana
    Support

    Art Walker
    President of Communications One
    Support

    Woody Schick
    Chairman of Shreveport Chamber of Commerce; President and CEO of Citizens National Bank
    Support
    Q&A with The Times
    Tommy Williams
    President of Williams Financial Advisors; presided over numerous boards throughout Shreveport
    Support

    Drake Mills
    President and CEO of Community Trust Bank
    Support

    Gard Wayt
    President of Rotary Club of Shreveport; President of Gard Wayt & Associates
    Support

    India Carroll
    CEP of the Green Clinic
    Support

    Grady Golden
    Top Executive at Builder's Supply Co. of Shreveport
    Support

    Malcolm Murchison
    Former Chairman of Shreveport Chamber of Commerce; Former Chairman of Shreveport-Bossier Tourist and Convention Bureau
    Support

    Jack T. Taylor
    Executive Vice Chair of Operations at KPMG
    Support

    Linda Biernacki
    President of Fire Tech Systems (Shreveport): LSUS Foundation Board of Directors Support
    The Times: Legislature should vote for Tech-LSUS merger
    Paige Carlisle
    Director of Finance for the Community Foundation of North Louisiana
    Support

    Jim Purcell
    Commissioner of Higher Education
    Support BR Advocate: "merger would allow for the more rapid growth of offerings in the Shreveport area by giving Louisiana Tech a second campus and expanding the Tech programs onto the campus that is now LSU-S."; The Times: Destiny of city at stake with LSUS-Tech deal
    Bob Levy
    Board of Regents Chairman
    Support
    "Today’s action has the ability to impact the Shreveport-Bossier region in an incredibly positive manner especially since it was a home-grown solution brought forth by members of the education, business and civic community." Press release
    Chris Gorman
    Executive VP of Tango Transport
    Support
    "These communities are desperate to hook their wagon to a different pony. There is great consensus building for this kind of change and I appreciate the work that has been done in advance of today’s report and recommendations."
    Randy Moffett
    UL System President
    Support

    Dan Reneau
    La Tech President
    Support Letter to Tech Family
    Flagship Coalition
    No public opinion
    The Louisiana Weekly: Willing to give up extension campuses in exchange for more freedom for the flagship in Baton Rouge; Believe merger is acceptable
    Frank Pogue
    Grambling St President
    Support
    The News-Star: "I support that initiative. I think what this region needs is to have the strongest institutions it can have. As I see it, it's going to be a very useful, very good merger." He said the merger would benefit students from GSU who also take courses at Louisiana Tech and vice versa. "The goal would be if you strengthen Tech, you strengthen higher education."
    Ed Morrison
    Purdue University
    Support
    Presented a study 18 years ago in which he suggested a merger of the campuses to increase economic development opportunities
    Mike Woods
    Former President of LSUS Alumni Board
    Support
    The Times/News-Star: He said he and members of his family are proud graduates of LSUS, but the writing is on the wall that LSUS cannot sustain itself on its current path for much longer. "It feels like Groundhog Day," he said. "We've been having the same discussion for two decades and haven't gotten anywhere. We can blame the Board of Regents. We can say its because we haven't gotten our change of role, scope and mission, but the reality is that things haven't changed at all." Woods said the urgency is placed on doing something to help LSUS now before it's too late. "If you look at next year's budget, LSUS is receiving yet another cut on top of the $8 million in cuts during the past three years," he said. "Folks, we're broke. He said he supports the merger because of the opportunities available to both universities. "A merger can help all of us," he said. "Dan Reneau gets more money per student at Tech than Vince Marsala does at LSUS. The merger allows us to get more money for the students at LSUS and resolves the role, scope and mission issue all at once."
    Brian Bond
    Vice President of the LSUS Foundation Board of Directors, LSUS Alumnus of the Year Support
    Spoke in support at House committee meeting
    Bob Fitzgerald
    Immediate Past President of the LSUS Foundation Board of Directors
    Support

    Bob Hamm
    LSUS Foundation Board of Directors
    Support
    The Times: Time for bold action for our community
    Wayne Hogue
    LSUS Professor, LEAD Director
    Support The Times: NW La.'s economic future rests with merger
    Joe Averett
    LSUS Foundation Board of Directors Support
    Joe Callaway
    LSUS Foundation Board of Directors Support The Times: Region underserved when it comes to higher education
    Ray Branton

    Support
    The Times: Proposed merger complements region's identity

    The Shreveport Times Editorial Board
    Support
    The Shreveport Times: Tech-LSUS merger the right thing; Debate surrounding LSUS's future must not default to status quo; Don't let turf wars rule day in debate over future of LSUS

    The Monroe New-Star Editorial Board Support
    The Monroe News-Star: Tech, LSU-S merger wins
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune Editorial Board
    Support
    The Times Picayune: LSU-Shreveport and Louisiana Tech merger is sensible

    The Lake Charles American Press Editorial Board
    Support
    The Lake Charles American Press: Folding LSU-S under flag of La. Tech could be win for state
    Bill Jenkins
    Interim LSU System President
    Oppose
    Doesn't know how to pay for the LSU Shreveport Commitment Plan
    John Lombardi Former LSU System President Oppose Instructed LSUS and LSUHSCS to not cooperate with the study; Vowed to kill the bill; Countered with the Northwest Louisiana Initiative; Lombardi talks to The Times: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6; Announced new programs to be added at LSUS (mostly online); The Times: Lombardi's Last Words; The Times: Lombardi Fired 1, Lombardi Fired 2
    Vince Marsala LSUS Chancellor Oppose Letter to The Times; Wants to see a detailed merger plan; Suggests growing LSUS and moving Tech to the LSU System or a 3-way merger with LSUHSCS; Blames Board of Regents for LSUS's lack of growth, says LSU System is best for LSUS
    Brian Wooten
    LSUS Alumni Association President
    Oppose
    Letter to The Times; YouTube interview; Refused to let Dr. Rozeman LSUS Alumni of the year in to their meeting; Ran untrue ad in The Times; "I love LSU, and I'm a Tiger, bleed purple and gold, and would love to go there." "Being tagged in with the Baton Rouge flagship, a close relationship would help a lot because you guys are doing a lot of what we need, but we can't go to Baton Rouge, but we want to be part of that, you know."
    David Gustavson LSUS Dean of College of Business, Education, & Human Development Oppose Submitted editorials to The Shreveport Times and The Baton Rouge Advocate
    Doug Robinson
    LSUS Athletics Director
    Oppose
    The Times: Whither LSUS sports?

    Last edited by Dawg06; 05-13-2012 at 05:06 PM.

  2. #2
    Champ GermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond repute GermDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lafayette
    Posts
    6,859

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Good stuff!





    "We may not be the biggest, but wait till you taste our sausage!"
    Horndawgs Tailgating Krewe - Founding Member

    believe.

    If you fail out at Tech, you can always go teach at lsu

  3. #3
    Champ Amos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond repute Amos Moses's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,798

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Oh....THAT merger!

  4. #4
    Champ dawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to beholddawgs1 is a splendid one to behold dawgs1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Shreveport
    Posts
    1,720

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Just got notice that the House Committee on Education has added H.B. 964 (the merger) to the agenda for Tuesday, May 8th. This is just a committee meeting to see if it has enough support to be sent to the full house for a vote. Please don't stop contacting the lawmakers & other politicians. This is beginning to gain momentum. The list above is only the North LA Lawmakers. We need to contact all of the legislator's statewide. Remember that this will need a 3/4ths vote. 70 House & 26 Senate. Please keep up the great work & Go Dawgs!

  5. #5
    2011 Bowl Confidence Champion TechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond repute TechAlum05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Bossier City, LA
    Posts
    5,701

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Here are the links to the members of the Louisiana Legislature. The phone numbers and fax numbers for every House and Senate member can be found in one of the two links listed below.

    House email addresses: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/H_Reps_Email.asp

    Senate email addresses: http://senate.la.gov/Senators/
    Bulldog Barks & Bytes: We Live and Breathe Tech Athletics and We Leave No Dead Horse Unbeaten

    Football Season Ticket Holder (2010-2015)
    Men's Basketball Season Ticket Holder (2014-16)
    LTAC Young Alumni Member (2010-2011), Varsity Member (2012), Trophy Member (20
    13), Champion member (2014-2015)

  6. #6
    Champ Dawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond repute Dawg06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    26,003

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    VOTE YES on The Times Web Poll!

    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/section/OPINION

  7. #7
    Varsity Bulldog Bayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the roughBayou Dawg is a jewel in the rough Bayou Dawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    306

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Quote Originally Posted by dawgs1 View Post
    Just got notice that the House Committee on Education has added H.B. 964 (the merger) to the agenda for Tuesday, May 8th. This is just a committee meeting to see if it has enough support to be sent to the full house for a vote. Please don't stop contacting the lawmakers & other politicians. This is beginning to gain momentum. The list above is only the North LA Lawmakers. We need to contact all of the legislator's statewide. Remember that this will need a 3/4ths vote. 70 House & 26 Senate. Please keep up the great work & Go Dawgs!
    This +100.
    TUESDAY MAY 8 will mark Round 1. Please call or email those legislators who are borderline or opposed to this merger and let them know how important this is for the economic growth of northwest Louisiana.

  8. #8
    Champ Dawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond reputeDawg06 has a reputation beyond repute Dawg06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    26,003

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Bump.

    Please email and call your senators and reps TODAY!

  9. #9
    2011 Bowl Confidence Champion TechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond reputeTechAlum05 has a reputation beyond repute TechAlum05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Bossier City, LA
    Posts
    5,701

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    Bump.

    Please email and call your senators and reps TODAY!
    Just sent a message to Rep. Jeff Thompson a moment ago asking for his support of the merger.
    Bulldog Barks & Bytes: We Live and Breathe Tech Athletics and We Leave No Dead Horse Unbeaten

    Football Season Ticket Holder (2010-2015)
    Men's Basketball Season Ticket Holder (2014-16)
    LTAC Young Alumni Member (2010-2011), Varsity Member (2012), Trophy Member (20
    13), Champion member (2014-2015)

  10. #10
    Champ GermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond reputeGermDawg has a reputation beyond repute GermDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lafayette
    Posts
    6,859

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Maybe change thread to LSUS-Tech Merger.... So won't get passed up as the MWC-CUSA stuff...





    "We may not be the biggest, but wait till you taste our sausage!"
    Horndawgs Tailgating Krewe - Founding Member

    believe.

    If you fail out at Tech, you can always go teach at lsu

  11. #11
    Champ maverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    3,731

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Surely Francis Thompson is for it. Doesn't he have a couple of degrees from Tech?

  12. #12
    Champ Bill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant future
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Closer to Ruston
    Posts
    2,345

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    I got this email from Tech today. Are they serious that legislators are being barraged by the anti-merger side at a rate of 4:1. That's crazy. There's really that much anti-merger sentiment?

    THE TIME IS NOW!!Contact the legislators of northwest Louisiana and ask for their support and vote for the merger of Louisiana Tech and LSU-S. Reports are that these legislators are being barraged with calls from the anti-merger side at a rate of 4:1.Both the House and Senate bills related to the merger are being heard by their respective education committees NEXT WEEK! We need your voice now and often!Senate:
    Robert Adley - adleyr@legis.la.gov - 225-342-2040, 318-965-1755
    Barrow Peacock - peacockb@legis.la.gov - 225-342-2040, 318-741-7180
    Sherri Smith Buffington - smithbuffington@legis.la.gov - 225-342-2040, 318-687-4820
    Greg Tarver - tarverg@legis.la.gov - 225-342-2040, 318-227-1499
    Mike Walsworth - walsworthm@legis.la.gov - 318-340-6453, 225-342-2040

    House:
    James Morris - larep001@legis.la.gov - 318-995-6852
    Roy Burrell - larep002@legis.la.gov - 318-676-7137
    Barbara Norton - nortonb@legis.la.gov - 318-632-5887
    Patrick Williams - arep004@legis.la.gov - 318-676-5990
    Alan Seabaugh - seabaugha@legis.la.gov - 318-676-7990
    Thomas Carmody - carmodyt@legis.la.gov - 318-862-9956
    Richard Burford - burfordr@legis.la.gov - 318-925-9588
    Jeff Thompson - thompsonj@legis.la.gov - 318-741-2850
    Henry Burns - burnsh@legis.la.gov - 318-949-2463
    The Shreveport Times has also posted a poll about the merger. It is located on the right side of the Opinion page (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/section/OPINION).Please make your voice heard TODAY! Silence is a vote for the status quo and we can longer afford that option.CONTACT THESE LEGISLATORS TODAY!!

  13. #13
    Champ JuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond repute JuBru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    17,927

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Dirty politics at it best.
    Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as by the abuses of power. ~James Madison

    I like me.

    It's a mockery.

  14. #14
    Champ Bill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant futureBill Brasky has a brilliant future
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Closer to Ruston
    Posts
    2,345

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Ladies and Gents - I know we haven't come down from our CUSA high, but this is very important! Let's not lose steam on the merger. We now have the opportunity to make Shreveport our market.

  15. #15
    Champ longdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the roughlongdawgview is a jewel in the rough
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    2,083

    Re: The Merger Thread II

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Brasky View Post
    Ladies and Gents - I know we haven't come down from our CUSA high, but this is very important! Let's not lose steam on the merger. We now have the opportunity to make Shreveport our market.
    No public comments from Jindal on the merger?

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts