This past summer South Louisiana Community College expanded their reach in Acadiana by merging with the Acadiana Technical College System. Now only a couple months into the semester students at those campuses are saying the new leadership is letting them down.
You would think having a strong academic institution with great resources take over your school would be a good thing. However, faculty and students at some of those campuses absorbed by SLCC are saying it's been downright terrible.
They say promises made by the community college during the courting stages of the merger have yet to be seen in some cases probably won't even happen.
What has students most frustrated about the changes is their tuition for one semester doubled from around $700.00 to $1400.00. On top of that they say there's also staffing problems specifically at T.H Harris in Opelousas. Some students say they registered for a class and there was no teacher for the course.
The general feeling amongst students we spoke with at that campus feel they are not getting the education they paid for.
Former Assistant Dean of T.H. Harris who says he was fired an escorted off the property. He says the reason is only because he voiced his concern over the changes.
Updates to this story will be posted later tonight.