This concerns me greatly:
Delgado Community College is short on money for repairs, and on usable space
I had the good fortune of attending CABL's Louisiana Leadership course in 2005. One of the things which really resonated with me from that experience is the importance of community colleges in both urban and rural communities. Delgado fills a badly needed void in our community. The school places folks of all ages in high paying occupations such as welding and nursing....fields which are critical to our city services and are also in high demand.
Chancellor Wright's quote is spot on:
"We've been left on the side of the road, " he said. "And the economy can't go forward the way it needs to without the people that we are preparing."
I think I could make a pretty good argument that Delgado is just as important to this city's success as UNO or Southern....especially in terms of job retention and the opportunity it provides young people who may not be able to economically sustain a 4 year education.
The LRA needs to step up to the plate on this and make it right.