Christopher Schmidt Project Manager, E. J. Ourso College of Business, LSU
Chris Schmidt is a Project Manager in the E.J. Ourso College of Business’ Division of Economic Development at Louisiana State University.
Chris is currently leading LSU’s efforts to study the Louisiana and Mississippi green economies as part of a consortium consisting of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Mississippi Department of Employment Security, and Mississippi State University.
Since joining LSU in 2008, Chris has led a variety of economic research projects including Louisiana’s Job Vacancy Survey as well as various economic impact studies for state agencies and private organizations.
Prior to joining LSU, he held internships at the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber where he conducted labor market analysis and policy research.
Chris holds a B.A. in Economics from Louisiana State University.
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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