Speak Up for GSU! ULS Day at the Capitol, April 11th

Advocate for Higher Education with Grambling State and the University of Louisiana System

By Jovan Hackley & Sara Renee Garner2018 ULS Day

If you believe our Governor and legislators should support higher education, April 11, 2018 is your day to speak up.

April 11th, Grambling State University will travel to Baton Rouge, along with eight other University of Louisiana System (ULS) schools to engage our state leaders and speak up for higher education. Alumni, community members, students and faculty are encouraged to show up in their black and gold to support.

This legislative session, there are many questions about the levels of funding for higher education. As the State of Louisiana’s governors and state legislators work to resolve a potential $1 billion shortfall.

The only historically black college/university (HBCU) in the UL system and the system’s leading provider of African-American graduates in key areas like computer science, it’s more important than ever for the University to receive consistent and growing support.

“We know that the foundation of workforce development, economic development, and community development is human development. That’s the business that colleges and universities are in,” said Dr. Jim Henderson, President of the UL System. “The future of the state of Louisiana, the future of our people, the future of our employer hangs in the balance.

South Louisiana Grambling State alumni and supporters are encouraged to join this year’s ULS Day events:

University of Louisiana System, “ULS Day” at the State Capitol

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

11:00 am to 2:30 pm (Lunch at 11 am)

Hosted by University of Louisiana System

Tentative Agenda (times are approximate)
11:00 am                  Lunch and Academic Program Displays

12:00 pm                  Louisiana Tech: Stage Combat Performance

12:30 pm                  Spirit Group Showcase and Mascot Dance-Off

1:00-2:00 pm            Official Program

2:15 pm                     Group Photo

For more information and live updates on ULS Day, visit https://www.ulsystem.edu/policymakers/uls-day-at-the-capitol/.

The order of events for the day are the following: it begins with a lunch and academic exhibits, then goes to a stage fighting demonstration from Louisiana Tech that segues into a spirit showcase featuring the schools’ mascots, and finally it ends with remarks from officials.