Gov. John Bel Edwards to Join LSU in Opening New William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center

01/30/2018
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will participate in the ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony for the new William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. The new military and veteran student center is located on Veterans Drive, adjacent to Barnes & Noble at LSU.

The center will support student veterans, active military, reservists, guardsmen and their dependents thanks to a donation from William A. Brookshire, an LSU chemical engineering Ph.D. graduate (1961). The facility will transform how LSU supports, recruits and retains veterans.

In addition to Edwards, the ribbon-cutting ceremony is also scheduled to include LSU President F. King Alexander, Vice President for Student Affairs Kurt Keppler, representatives from the Brookshire family and representatives from Student Veterans of LSU.

The new, 4,600-square-foot center composed of a computer lab, meeting rooms and offices will allow for increased services for military students and families. Additionally, it positions LSU to compete with regional peers in recruiting veteran students.

For more information on the William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center, please visit www.lsu.edu/veterans.

Media Note:
If media would like to view the center and get b-roll footage, please come to the William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center at 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 31 to get footage prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

For more information, please contact LSU Media Relations Director Ernie Ballard at 225-578-5685 or eballa1@lsu.edu.

 

 

 

Contact Sachiko Cleveland
William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center
225-578-4057
Scleveland1@lsu.edu 

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Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations              
225-578-5685
eballa1@lsu.edu