Louisiana Tech President Dr. Les Guice talks about changes in higher education to Minden Lions Club members. Pat Culverhouse/Press-Herald

“I’ve been doing this for 37 years almost and there have been a lot of changes over that period of time, but never more in higher education than over the past decade,” Louisiana Tech President Dr. Les Guice said.

Guice, speaking to the Minden Lions Club, says the change of which he speaks is the budget model for higher education. Competition among colleges and universities remains high, but dollars coming from the state are shrinking.

“Seven years ago, Tech was receiving $64 million a year from the state to run the university,” he said. “This year, we’ve received $28 million for essentially

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