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Congresswoman Letlow Visits LSUA

Jun 3, 2021, 07:09 AM
SPERO program of particular interest to the Congresswoman

Congresswoman Julia Letlow made a special visit to the Louisiana State University of Alexandria campus this afternoon.

Her brief stop included meeting with LSUA Chancellor Dr. Paul Coreil and his senior administrative team.

“It was an honor to host Congresswoman Letlow today on the LSUA campus. We appreciate her commitment to higher education in Central Louisiana and know that her important position in Congress will provide continued support to all of our students,” said LSUA Chancellor Dr. Paul Coreil.

Of particular interest to the Congresswoman is LSUA’s commitment to the development of a program for students needing special educational opportunities. SPERO, or Special Program for the Enhancement of Resources and Opportunities, is designed for young people between the ages of 18 and 28 who have an identified developmental disability and are seeking a traditional college experience that can lead to improved life skills and the possibility of employment within the community. Congresswoman Letlow expressed strong support for this initiative with hopes that Central Louisiana students will soon be able to pursue this unique option at LSUA.  The congresswoman requested more information about SPERO so she can continue to seek potential federal support for this very worthwhile initiative.

Once the SPERO program becomes fully funded, the anticipated start date would be the Fall of 2022.