Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
The Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is vested with the responsibility for the management and supervision of the institutions of higher education, statewide agricultural programs and other programs which comprise the Southern University System.

Leroy Davis, Ph.D., of Baker, is a retired professor and dean of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Additionally, Dr. Davis is a former mayor and councilman of the City of Baker. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois, and a Doctoral degree from the University of Illinois. He will serve as a representative of the 2nd Congressional District.

Domoine D. Rutledge, of Baton Rouge, is an attorney and general counsel of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. He is a former National President of the Southern University Alumni Federation and the current President and Chairman of the Southern University System Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Rutledge received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctorate from Southern University. He will serve as an at-large member on the board.

Samuel C. Tolbert Jr., of Lake Charles, is the pastor of the Greater Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Tolbert received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishop College and a Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary. He has also received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Union Baptist College and Theological Seminary and Christian Bible College and an honorary Doctorate degree from Temple Bible College. Rev. Tolbert will serve as an at-large member on the board.

Richard T. Hilliard, of Shreveport, is a senior engineer and business consultant at the Maintowoc Company, Inc. Mr. Hilliard received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Technological University and a Master of Science degree from Walsh College. He will serve as a representative of the 4th Congressional District.

Ann A. Smith, of Kentwood, is a retired school educator and administrator in Tangipahoa Parish, member of the Louisiana School Board Association, and former member of the Tangipahoa Parish School Board. Ms. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science in Education from Southern University. She will serve as a representative of the 5th Congressional District.

 

Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System
The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System is responsible for supervising and managing the following universities: Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and University of New Orleans.

Thomas M. Kitchen, of Metairie, is the former president and CEO of Stewart Enterprises Inc. Mr. Kitchen received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans. He will serve as a representative of the 1st Congressional District.

Alejandro R. “Al” Perkins, of Prairieville, is an attorney and partner with Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP, and an adjunct professor at Southern University Law Center. Mr. Perkins received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center. He will serve as a representative of the 6th Congressional District.

Lola W. Dunahoe, of Natchitoches, is the office manager for the Dunahoe Law Firm, LLC. Ms. Dunahoe received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern State University and holds a lifetime teacher certification. She will serve as an at-large member on the board.

Elizabeth G. “Liz” Pierre, of Monroe, is an attorney and the senior vice-president of research and legal at the North Louisiana Economic Partnership. Ms. Pierre received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Louisiana Lafayette and a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center. She will serve as a representative of the 5th Congressional District.