The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition announced they are now funding a new endowed professorship at South Louisiana Community College.

The money is coming from LAGCOE's Education Fund, and the hiring the endowed professor will used as a tool to help hire and keep other exemplary instructors to teach in the oil and gas programs that are offered at South Louisiana Community College.

LAGCOE's gift will be in the amount of $60,000 dollars, but they are hoping to a state match for their contribution.

LAGCOE will attempt to get a grant of $40,000 from Louisiana's Board of Regents Endowed Professorship Program.

The funds from LAGCOE are used on a variety of projects including:

  •  Scholarships
  • Education presentations
  • Support of STEM schools
  • Public Outreach
  • Workforce development programs
  • Job/Career fairs