Southern's Vice Chancellor: 'Southern is here and we're here to stay' | Events
To deal with increasing admission standards and tuition costs rising, Southern Unversity is focusing its effots on recruiting more students and retaining them.
Albert Tezeno, associate vice chancellor for student success, talked about their efforts at the Press Club Monday, March 11.
He says the university is focusing on better customer service, recruiting a more diverse population, working more closely with high schools, churches and guidance counselors,and attracting students by waiving out-of-state fees.
"Our main priority is customer service," Tezeno says. "Customer service is very important because if we don't have customers, we don't have students."
Officials are also targeting students who are attending community colleges. A program on the Baton Rouge campus allows students to enroll in the Shreveport Campus which is a two-year instutition, but live on campus. The university also has a partnership with Baton Rouge Community College.
"We want to build the mindset that Southern is here. We're here to stay and we want to educate them," Tezeno says.
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