Recently, I sat down with the interim head of Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Paul Sisson.

Sisson took the new position, after the lingering threat of a merger with Louisiana Tech University, that would have resulted in the loss of personnel, organizations on campus, and the loss of their highly ranked athletics programs.

Interview with Dr. Paul Sisson:

Background, thoughts on budget cuts:

 

Thoughts on the initial study suggesting a merger, firing of former LSU System President John Lombardi, and the legislature revoking the bill:

 

Likelihood of a future merger bill, future of LSU-Shreveport, what's next: