(December 3, 2007)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

President Attends Public Hearing on Higher Education

SHREVEPORT, La.—Selected by Governor-Elect Bobby Jindal as a member of the Working Group on Higher Education, Centenary College President Dr. Kenneth Schwab and other long-time educators attended the group's first public hearing November 30 in Baton Rouge. Group members listened to a panel of speakers who addressed various topics relating to higher education, research capacity, business and community partnerships, and commercialization.

"I am honored to working with this group on issues facing colleges and universities in our state," said Dr. Schwab. "Louisiana is filled with some of the country's top higher-education institutions. This is a great opportunity to ensure our institutions continue to meet the needs of Louisiana now and in the future."

A total of 38 people were named to the Working Group on Higher Education, which falls under the larger umbrella of Economic Growth Transition Advisory Council. Transition advisory council members will travel the state to collect testimony and make policy recommendations to Governor-Elect Jindal pertaining to the policies announced during his campaign. The next public hearing for the Working Group on Higher Education takes place December 14th in Ruston.

About Centenary

Centenary College of Louisiana is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South.