Community college may build at LSU Alexandria
Officials with LSU at Alexandria are touting a plan for a community college to build on its campus. Central Louisiana Technical Community College is looking at four possible sites to build a new main campus. Besides LSUA, The Town Talk reports, the college is also considering sites in Alexandria, in Pineville and at England Airpark. The state has approved $19 million for the community college to build a new campus. Paul Coreil, interim chancellor at LSUA, says the community college could save money by building on the university's campus south of Alexandria. LSUA has underused space, according to a report from the Board of Regents, and officials say the community college could use LSUA facilities such as its library, bookstore, child-care center, student housing and recreation facilities. A direct partnership between the two schools also makes sense, LSUA officials say, to provide a smoother pathway for CLTCC students who want to go on to a four-year degree. As part of a partnership, LSUA is willing to offer guaranteed admission to CLTCC students whose goal is a baccalaureate degree.
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