Robert W. Levy is a graduate of Nicholls State University and the Louisiana State University School of Law. For twenty-four years, Mr. Levy served as the elected District Attorney for the 3rd Judicial District (Lincoln and Union Parishes). He retired from the District Attorney’s office in 2015. He is the former Mayor of the town of Vienna, Louisiana.
Mr. Levy has played an active role in both higher education and K-12 by serving on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University for more than twenty-seven years as well as on Louisiana’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence and the High School Redesign Commission. He is an active member on the Board of Directors of Education’s Next Horizon. Previously Mr. Levy served as Chair of the Board of Regents in 2011-2012 and has been re-elected as Chair for 2018.
While serving as District Attorney, he was elected as the president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association and appointed as chairman of the Juvenile Justice Task Force. He also was selected by his peers to be the Louisiana state director and board member on the National District Attorneys Association.
In addition to serving six years as a member of the Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Mr. Levy was also a member of the Trial Court Committee. He has served as chairman and vice chairman of the Union and Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commissions, as well as the North Louisiana Crime Lab Commission.
Mr. Levy served on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement for sixteen years and the Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board. He has also served as a member of the Louisiana Law Institute Criminal Procedure Committee, the Governor’s DNA Task Force, and is the founder and past chair of Pine Hills Child Advocacy Center, Inc., Pine Hills Sexual Assault Center, and the 3rd District Truancy Assessment and Service Center. Mr. Levy is a founding director of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team and past director of the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault.
Mr. Levy is a member of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (board of directors), and Vice Chairman for the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), where he has held leadership positions on the board of directors including past chairman. Mr. Levy served on the Board of Directors of Community Trust Bank (now Origin Bank) for 16 years.
Mr. Levy is married to Melanie J. Levy and is the father of three children. They are members of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston.
He is serving his 18th year on the Louisiana Board of Regents, where he represents the 5th Congressional District. He will complete his term of service December 31, 2018.