Taking the Reigns: Louisiana Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal Has Plans to Boost Community College Enrollment and Foster More University Research
Dyer, Scott, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
BATON ROUGE, LA.
When he's sworn into office in January, 36-year-old Bobby Jindal will become the youngest governor in the United States.
But the Republican congressman's tender age is not turning heads as much as his ethnicity. Both of Jindal's parents immigrated to Louisiana from India shortly before he was born, and he will become the first Indian-American governor in U.S. history.
In the Oct. 20 election, Jindal outpaced the field of gubernatorial hopefuls by winning 54 percent of the votes cast, with a campaign that promised to stomp out corruption and incompetence in state government. But he won with 63 percent of the White vote, and captured just 10 …
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Publication information: Article title: Taking the Reigns: Louisiana Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal Has Plans to Boost Community College Enrollment and Foster More University Research. Contributors: Dyer, Scott - Author. Magazine title: Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 24. Issue: 20 Publication date: November 15, 2007. Page number: 18+. © 2008 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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