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COMMISSIONER OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PRESENT MATCHING FUNDS

Released: 09/07/1999

<p> Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) and Louisiana College (LC) will receive a combined total of $120,000 from the Board of Regents Support Fund at a special presentation on Tuesday, September 7, 1999. Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, will present checks to establish three endowed professorships at the central Louisiana campuses. The presentation will be held at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Student Center on the LSUA campus. </p><p> Endowed professorships require a private contribution of $60,000. Matching gifts of $40,000 from the Board of Regents Support Fund are combined with the private donation to establish the $100,000 professorships. LSUA will receive matching funds to establish it&acute;s ninth endowed professorship, the Frances Holt Freedman Endowed Professorship in the History and Ethics of Nursing. LC will receive matching funds for the Raye Frye Endowed Professorship in Business and the Hogan Family Professorship. </p>