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Michael G. Groves
School of Veterinary Medicine Louisiana State University

Selected as Dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Michael Groves is responsible for the overall direction of the teaching, service and research performed by the School. Following his retirement from the army as a colonel in 1990, he joined the faculty as Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. In 1996, he was also appointed Director of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

Dr. Groves served from 1964 to 1990 in the US Army, serving as commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , from 1979 to 1982. Following his second tour of duty, he served for five years as the Director of the Department of Defense’s infectious disease research program at Fort Detrick , Maryland . In 1987, he became the Deputy Director of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington , D.C. which addressed a variety of military medical problems including medical defense against chemical and biological warfare.

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” 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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