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

dc.contributorLaanan, Frankie Santos
dc.contributorHolley, Karri A.
dc.contributorTate, Adam
dc.contributor.advisorMajor, Claire Howell
dc.contributor.advisorBreaux, Arleene P.
dc.contributor.authorBohl, Kelsey
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-01T14:23:43Z
dc.date.available2019-08-01T14:23:43Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractSince 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.en_US
dc.format.extent189 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0003268
dc.identifier.otherBohl_alatus_0004D_13830
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6081
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.subjectHigher education administration
dc.subjectEducational administration
dc.titleThe decision-making process of Louisiana's executive university leaders during declining state appropriations from 2008 to 2016en_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.disciplineHigher Education Administration
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.nameEd.D.
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