WRCBtv speaks to LaForge

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Delta State University’s new president is going on the road to recruit students to the regional university in Cleveland.

Bill LaForge says it’s peak recruiting time, and he’s trying to spend a day or two every week looking for good students.

He says Delta State’s enrollment has fallen in each of the past seven years, and is now about 3,600.

LaForge became president last April.

He tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1gQgzZJ ) that early indicators are good for growth next year. LaForge says spring enrollment gains and with applications at a 10-year high – but it’s too early to cheer.

The school has started heavily recruiting in the Memphis area. It has frozen next year’s tuition at $6,012. It also waived out-of-state tuition fees.

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