Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced an appointment to the Louisiana Board of Regents. Wilbert Pryor will fill the remainder of William C. “Bubba” Rasberry’s term. Rasberry resigned from his seat representing the 4th Congressional District; his term concludes on December 31, 2022.

“Wilbert Pryor is well known for his years of service in the Shreveport and Bossier communities, and I know he will represent the people of the 4th Congressional District well during his time on the Louisiana Board of Regents,” said Gov. Edwards. “He will be a great asset to the board in their work with higher education institutions across the state.”

An alumnus of Vanderbilt University and the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Pryor currently serves as the Caddo Parish chief deputy district attorney. Prior to his role in the District Attorney’s Office, he served as an ad hoc Shreveport City Court judge and in private practice for many years.

“I am very humbled by Governor Edwards’ appointment," said Pryor. "It is truly an honor to serve my state, and I look forward to supporting the governor’s efforts to improve higher education in our state.” 

Additionally, Pryor has devoted his time to public service, serving on the Volunteers for Youth Justice Board of Directors, the Family Justice Center of Northwest Louisiana Board of Directors and the Zion Baptist Church Board of Deacons. Pryor previously served on the Louisiana Lottery Corporation Board of Directors and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights.