Ken Naquin CEO, Louisiana Associated General Contractors
Ken Naquin serves as Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana Associated General Contractors (LAGC), a statewide construction trade association headquartered in Baton Rouge representing over 600 building, highway, heavy utility, and industrial construction firms. LAGC members work every day under state contracts for DOTD, Facility Planning and CPRA so we are familiar with the contracts that the state offers our members. Contract provisions vary from Department to Department, however, there are industry standards for those agencies.
Among his other affiliations, Mr. Naquin serves as a Board member with the Louisiana Construction Education Foundation and a Trustee for the Contractors Educational Trust Fund. He also serves on the Construction Industry Advisory Councils at Louisiana State University and Baton Rouge Community College. Mr. Naquin is the Treasurer for the South Central Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Fund in Livonia, LA and also as Secretary/Treasurer for Louisiana Good Roads & Transportation Association. He is also a registered lobbyist.
Mr. Naquin is a 1978 Graduate of Louisiana State University in Construction Management, B.S.
What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.
Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.
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