to improve the university system. I know you want more money for LSU, but that, in itself, isn't really a goal and is obviousl inefficient. What I would do: 1)Bring all universities under one board 2)Close Grambling and Southern - open a major school named for grambling/southern at lsu and tech and honor their traditions 3)Establish 3 tiers #1 LSU; #2 UNO, La Tech or Monroe; #3 Lafayette, McNeese, either Tech, Monroe or Northwest (close the other), either Nichols or Southeastern, close LSU-A. 4)Close either Nichols or S/E; close 1 of Tech, NW, Monroe 5)Require ACT of 26 and a GPA to get into LSU as a frosh 6)REquire ACT of 24 and GPA to get into UNO, and the other tier 2 as a frosh 7)Obviously expand the hell out of community colleges (as foster has righly done) - move instructors into cc. All 4 year colleges ACCEPT CC DEGREES AND CORSES EARNED THEREIN. 8)Coordinate all degree programs - what's a 200 class at LSU should be at southeastern etc. Right now, some of the schools have "cleverly" moved classes that should easily be taught at the CCs into the 300 level to discurage the use of the CCs. 8)Coordinate all doctorate programs Most of what I suggest is politically impossible - however, 5-8 are doable.