LSU Celebrates the Opening of Contractors Educational Trust Conference Room
BATON ROUGE – LSU and the Contractors Educational Trust Fund, or CETF, celebrated the opening of the Contractors Educational Trust Conference Room in the recently renovated Student Recruitment and Enrollment Center located in Ruffin G. Pleasant Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
LSU opened the new Student Recruitment and Enrollment Center, thanks to the generosity of university alumni and friends, including a substantial gift from CETF. Since its inception, CETF has donated more than $3 million dollars to LSU and the LSU Foundation.
Established in 1991, the Contractors Educational Trust Fund has been committed to supporting public higher education. The mission of the fund, established by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, is to promote programs used for contractor educational purposes at Louisiana universities.
“CETF’s latest gift to LSU symbolizes their strong partnership with higher education, and underscores LSU’s role in recruiting and retaining our state’s best and brightest students,” President F. King Alexander said. “The construction management industry is vital to Louisiana, where some of LSU’s most prestigious graduates’ own or operate construction companies.”
Over the past 25 years, CETF has funded the CETF Chair, three professorships and curriculum enhancements for LSU’s Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management and the LSU College of Engineering.
“The construction industry in Louisiana has benefitted greatly because of our working relationship with LSU and higher education,” said Victor Weston, CETF Trustee and Administrator. “This support allows interaction with academia and improves the quality of our educated employees upon graduation.”
For more information regarding the Contractors Educational Trust Conference Room or LSU’s new Student Recruitment and Enrollment Center, please contact Heather Herman in the LSU Office of Academic Affairs at 225-578-7166.
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