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LaForge announces Campaign for Delta State

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - Delta State University President Bill LaForge has announced the public portion of a campaign to raise $40 million.

LaForge says the Campaign for Delta State has been going on for several years. LaForge tells the Bolivar Commercial (http://bit.ly/16YxfIo ) that he expects the goal to be reached in a year to a year and a half.

The campaign began with the foundation board and Delta State's biggest supporters and was followed by a solicitation to the most likely donors.

LaForge announced the public campaign at his inauguration this month.

LaForge says the money raised by the campaign is spread throughout the school for different things such as marketing, athletics, and programs like the Colloquial Series. It also will use for scholarships and student recruitment.