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Cleco Donates $100K for New SSC

Mar 31, 2021, 11:14 AM
"Cleco is 'Fierce for LSUA' " - Bill Fontenot

Cleco Corporate Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Fontenot, presented a $100,000 check to Louisiana State University of Alexandria (LSUA) Chancellor Dr. Paul Coreil this morning on the LSUA campus.

Cleco’s donation is in support of Fierce for LSUA, LSUA’s first ever major capital campaign. The primary focus is on a new LSUA Student Success Center.

“Cleco is excited to be a part of the ‘Fierce for LSUA’ capital campaign to build their first-ever Student Success Center,” said Bill Fontenot, president and CEO of Cleco Corporate Holdings.  “This donation is an investment in the communities where we live, work and serve, and Cleco is committed to helping leading institutions like LSUA prepare students to meet current and future workforce needs.”

“We cannot thank Cleco and Bill Fontenot enough for their contribution to our Fierce for LSUA capital campaign. All LSUA students will greatly benefit by their generosity,” said Dr. Paul Coreil, LSUA Chancellor. “This new facility will help us increase enrollment and ultimately benefit critical workforce needs of our business community, and the needs of our most important LSUA commodity – Central Louisiana students!”

The new Student Success Center will be a state-of-the-art, 30,000 square foot facility that will house services critical for all students – whether on-campus or online. This includes recruitment, admissions, financial aid/scholarships, academic advising, first year experience, and career development.

For more information on the Fierce for LSUA capital campaign, contact