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Louisiana State University System Endowment Fund

Name: Louisiana State University System

Assets Under Management: $406.4 Million (Source: Duke University on 6/30/2014)

Annual Report: LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN FY 2014-2015 through FY 2018-2019

Portfolio Insights: “Louisiana State University Strategic Plan Vision Statement:

As the flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisian a State University is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Mission Statement:

Designated as a land, sea,and space grant institution, the mission of Louisiana State University (LSU) is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts. In implementing its mission, LSU is committed to offer a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designed to attract and educate highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students; employ faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities, and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is transferable to educational, professional, cultural and economic enterprises; and use its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental and social challenges.” (Source)

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Top Louisiana State University System Endowment Fund Headlines:

1) The Louisiana State University System is budgetarily the largest public university system in Louisiana. F. King Alexander is the system’s president. The system has its headquarters in the System Building on the property of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge—3810 West Lakeshore Drive. (Source)

2) Louisiana State University, state system of higher education in Louisiana, U.S. It consists of nine academic institutions in five cities. There are some 29,000 students enrolled at the main university, and total enrollment in the state university system is approximately 57,000. The main institution, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university located in Baton Rouge. It offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs and is noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 2,000 sponsored research projects. (Source)

3) Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, better known as Louisiana State or simply LSU, is located in the state capital of Baton Rouge. The flagship member of the Louisiana State University System, the school is also the largest post-secondary institution in the state in terms of enrollment with a student body of roughly 30,000.

In addition to the main Baton Rouge campus, the university has facilities and/or programs throughout the state. Branch campuses are located in Alexandria, Eunice, and Shreveport. LSU also has an agricultural center, a health sciences center, and a biomedical research center, which is operated with the University of New Orleans. (Source)

4) The Louisiana State University System has 10 university campuses within it, including Louisiana State University and many of its satellite campuses. It is governed by a Board of Supervisors, and has a focus on agricultural institutions in addition to research institutions. The smallest system, the Southern University System, has five campuses included in it. All of these campuses are different locations for Southern University, Created in the late 19th century through a land grant, the Southern University system is one of the only historically black public systems in the United States. (Source)

5) LSU is the flagship University of the Louisiana State University System, and based on recent enrollment figures, it is also the largest university in the State of Louisiana. Currently, the University has an annual enrollment of nearly 30,000. The University consists of 14 academic schools and colleges, several of which, including the Paul M. Hebert Law Center and the E.J. Ourso College of Business, have national recognitions and awards. LSU is also a recognized research university that operates numerous research facilities and supports over 800 research projects. Many of its research projects are funded by well-known organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. (Source)

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