Maggio hosts round table discussion on higher ed

Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio hosted a round table discussion with University of Louisiana System President Dr. Jim Henderson, legislators and community leaders from around the state to discuss, among other things, the UL System’s strategic framework by which the nine-university system will increase the number of its college graduates by 20 percent by the year 2025. The conversation touched on early childhood care and education to break the cycle of poverty in Louisiana, collaboration between the UL System schools and other institutions, partnerships with business and industry and planning to train today’s youngsters for tomorrow’s high-tech workforce.