Bourbon, Basketball and Budgets: F. King Alexander Speaks

For the 60th episode of The LaPolitics Report podcast, LSU President F. King Alexander sits down for an in-depth discussion about his life, career in academia and tenure at Louisiana’s flagship university. 

In an entertaining and revealing interview, Alexander talks about his experience growing up around college campuses as the son of a professor and what drew him to work in higher education. Also hear his thoughts on Coach O, playing basketball with lawmakers at Hoopla and why he has a replica of a moonshine still on his desk.

Alexander also looks at what is ahead for the university in the next year. He talks about the financial progress made over the past 24 months, which has allowed LSU to go out and recruit top faculty and students after years of being raided by other schools. “We’ve become the aggressor out of state, to bring in some of the best and brightest to Louisiana,” he said. 

Plus, we go back to the 1980s for an audio clip of Castro Carazo talking about his musical exploits on the LSU campus with late Gov. Huey P. Long. 

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