Jim Henderson


Louisiana’s higher education leaders recently boosted the goals of postsecondary education in the state. By 2030, they want 60% of Louisiana’s adults to have earned some sort of college degree or certificate.  To hit that target, the state’s colleges and universities will need to double the number of credentials awarded each year.

On this week's Capitol Access, Jim Henderson, president of the University of Louisiana System, discusses what it will take to get there.

University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson assesses funding for higher education in Louisiana as college leaders hold a rally at the State Capitol. LSU Manship School Director of the Public Policy Research Lab Michael Henderson provides information on voter opinion of the Louisiana economy and a potential gasoline tax increase. Henderson also unveils polling indicating strong support for minimum wage increases. Fairleigh Jackson of Preserve Louisiana previews an April 11 event, “How Juke Joints Shaped the Blues.”

University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson on the perils of funding for higher education. Sadie Wilks and Amanda Rabalais on the Manship School Bateman Competition success. Carl Zimmer, NY Times Science writer, on the power of heredity.



U-L System Sets Ambitious Goal for 2025

Oct 10, 2017
Sue Lincoln

It’s no secret that Louisiana has been steadily cutting back financial support for higher education.

“Ten years ago, the taxpayer funded about 70% of our operation. Today, the taxpayer funds about 18% of our operation.”

But when University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday, he also said, “This would not be a higher education conversation if I didn’t complain a little bit about funding. I want to put a little bit different spin on that, if I can though.”