Dr. Maggio visits NHDDC meeting

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Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio visited the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission Aug. 17 at its regularly schedule meeting. He said that he’s expecting a great semester in programming and numbers. While 10,000 is the school’s enrollment goal, Maggio said he’s optimistic for the Fall. There is a housing shortage, but he feels it’s an opportunity to work with he community.

“If it weren’t for the relationship between Northwestern and Natchitoches, we couldn’t do the things we do at NSU,” he said.

NSU had a 71 percent retention rate for first year freshmen this year compared to 66 percent last year.

In other business, Sharon Gahagan announced that the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame lost its security guard due to decreases in funding. There were other cuts made across the state. The Louisiana State Museum Board, which Gahagan is a member of, will have to think outside the box, and is hoping to create an internship program in conjunction with NSU.


3 thoughts on “Dr. Maggio visits NHDDC meeting

  1. Interesting article. But, I cannot believe that the Louisiana Sports Hall of Frame cannot afford to pay for a security guard. Why did they have one to begin with and foes the State find any portion?

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