The decision-making process of Louisiana's executive university leaders during declining state appropriations from 2008 to 2016

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dc.contributor Laanan, Frankie Santos
dc.contributor Holley, Karri A.
dc.contributor Tate, Adam
dc.contributor.advisor Major, Claire Howell
dc.contributor.advisor Breaux, Arleene P.
dc.contributor.author Bohl, Kelsey
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-01T14:23:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-01T14:23:43Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003268
dc.identifier.other Bohl_alatus_0004D_13830
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6081
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Since 2008, the Louisiana state legislature has continually defunded public higher education. Decreased state funding has significant implications for public higher education, including decreased student access and college affordability. Overall, state funding for Louisiana higher education has decreased over $700 million resulting in a comprehensive reduction of 53% in state funding since 2008 (Comprehensive Approaches to Higher Education Funding, 2015; Russell, 2016). University leaders have had to make difficult decisions to adapt their campuses to constant fiscal depravity. Through pragmatic qualitative research design, this research examined the decision-making process of executive university leaders of public institutions in Louisiana that have led their institutions through financial instability. Through interviews with 17 current and former presidents of institutions within the University of Louisiana System, along with presidents of the University of Louisiana System and Commissioners of Higher Education, the researcher sought to investigate how university leaders made decisions during times of continuous decreases in state funding. This research focused only on the University of Louisiana System because of the similarities of their institutional revenue streams. This study answered how university presidents made decisions during times of continuous decreases in state funding, what important factors were considered during their decision-making process, and the key moments during their decision-making process.
dc.format.extent 189 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.subject.other Higher education administration
dc.subject.other Educational administration
dc.title The decision-making process of Louisiana's executive university leaders during declining state appropriations from 2008 to 2016
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Higher Education Administration
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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