LSU Shreveport Student Body President, Debate Champ, And Women's Tennis Player Elected to LSU Board
May 18, 2010
BATON ROUGE---Louisiana’s reigning collegiate debate champion, Ali Lieberman, a senior accounting major and student government president at LSU Shreveport, on Monday was elected the new student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors.
Her fellow LSU System student body leaders elected Lieberman, 20, to the 16-member board at a meeting of the Council of Student Body Presidents in Baton Rouge, succeeding Scott Sternberg whose one-year term expired. Lieberman is scheduled to be sworn in at the board meeting June 4 in Baton Rouge.
Saying she’s “excited” to have an up close opportunity to “study how decisions are made,” Lieberman said impending higher education budget cuts will likely draw much of her attention in representing student interests on the board. “We will take them as they come,” she said of a potential deep round of new budget cuts, adding, “we will fight and reorganize and make the best of the situation, but we have some wonderful programs that need to be kept.”
A member of the LSU Shreveport Women’s Tennis Team, Lieberman was a member of the LSUS Debate and Forensic team that in February won the Intercollegiate Forensics Championships and Tri-state Championships for the second year in a row. At the tournament, Lieberman, who said she likes to debate politics, business, and economics, was named the Louisiana State Champion. She is ranked seventh nationally among college debaters.