Greg LaFleur, Southern University's new Athletic Director, is a former LSU staffer in LSU's athletic department. He will replace Floyd Kerr, who lost his job when the university decided not to renew his contract. That contract expires at the end of June. LaFleur comes to Southern from Chicago State University where he headed up the athletic department. The 1981 LSU graduate also played six years as a tight end in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Indianapolis Colts.
He returned to his alma mater in 1991, and worked his way up from marketing and promotions coordinator to Associate Athletics Director. While at LSU, he led the university through the Peterson vs. LSU Title IX Federal Court lawsuit, one of the pivotal cases in Title IX law.
He then moved on to serve as Athletics Director at Texas State University-San Marcos in 2001, where he led an all-time record setting improvement in basketball home game attendance and significant attendance improvements in football. He also led a 20 million dollar facilities expansion program. He briefly led the Huston-Tillotson College's program in Austin, Texas, in 2004 before moving on to take the athletic director position at Chicago State.
What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?
The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m.
• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University
LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Patricia Smith, with the College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University, moderate the discussion.
“Election 2016” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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