Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on news that Moody’s Investment Services has announced it is considering Louisiana’s Master Plan for Higher Education, if accomplished, a sign of greater economic competitiveness and a positive credit for the state going forward.

“For the first time in a decade Louisiana is investing in higher education thanks to a stabilized budget, and it is paying off for our students and our state as evidenced by Moody’s recognition of the important work being done at our diverse universities and colleges to help more people attain a postsecondary education degree,” said Gov. Edwards. “I commend Board of Regents Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed and the board members for their vision and plan to further develop opportunities for the many talented students across our state who understand the value of continuing their education. It is critical that we provide access to a quality education for everyone who desires to pursue that dream. There is no doubt that this Master Plan will become a reality and lead to a brighter future for our students and our state.” 

Click here to read the Board of Regents Statement. 

Click here to read the announcement.