TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 26. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
PART III. UNIVERSITY SYSTEMS
17:3224 River Parishes Community College; creation; administration and operation
A. There is hereby established a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education which shall be known as "River Parishes Community College". Classes shall begin in the fall of 1999.
B. The site for the campus for this institution shall be at the Ascension Campus of the Louisiana Technical College in the area of Sorrento, Louisiana.
C. The River Parishes Community College shall be under the direction of a president and under the supervision of the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges.
D. The institution and its programs shall be developed in a manner that maximizes the use of existing state and local resources and facilities in each parish comprising the college's primary work-force investment area. This may include entering into cooperative service agreements, or contracts, or both, with other public education institutions and facilities in each parish comprising the primary institution's work-force investment area, including public secondary schools, technical colleges, and higher education institutions, to provide for credentialed faculty and instructional services from qualified persons, the use of classroom and laboratory facilities, and library resources. The institution shall be established with adequate facilities, resources, services, and programs to meet accreditation requirements.
E. The River Parishes Community College may establish a local advisory board.
F. The creation of the River Parishes Community College shall have no effect on the operation or administration of the Ascension Campus of the Louisiana Technical College.
G. The River Parishes Community College may use any available public facility in the service region for conducting its programming, including particularly the facilities of the public technical college.
Added by Acts 1997, No. 1369, § 1, eff. July 15, 1997. Amended by Acts 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 151, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999.