Board Members

 

The Louisiana Board of Regents is a 15-member volunteer board appointed by the Governor. The Board is responsible for planning, coordinating, and budgeting for all public higher education in the state of Louisiana. Each term is six years with at least one (but not more than two) Regents drawn from each of Louisiana’s six Congressional districts.

 

Meet the Board

Collis B. Temple, III

 
Chair
6th Congressional District

Appointed: 2015

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2026

3636 S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Suite 500
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

 

 

Full Bio

Collis Temple III of Baton Rouge is a National Sales Director and agency owner with Primerica, an international financial services marketing organization.

Prior to joining Primerica and pursuing his own dreams of business ownership, Collis was a student-athlete playing basketball at LSU. While at LSU he earned an Undergraduate Degree in General Business in three years, then completed a Masters in Sports Management, before beginning the pursuit of his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. According to LSU’s Sports Information Department, Collis is believed to be the first Division I student-athlete to complete an undergraduate degree, Master’s degree and began the pursuit of a Doctorate while still eligible to play athletics.

Collis was named a “Top 40 Under 40” by the Baton Rouge Business Report at age 24, in 2003 on making the decision to retire from basketball due to injury and pursue his business interests with Primerica.

Mr. Temple will serve as the representative of the 6th Congressional District, and his term expires on December 31, 2026.

Gary Solomon, Jr.

 
Vice Chair
2nd Congressional District

Appointed: 2019

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2024

825 Girod Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

 

 

Full Bio

Gary Solomon Jr. is the Co-Founder and President of Solomon Group, a Live Events and Exhibits firm based in New Orleans.  Passionate about growth and building a world-class organization to bring stories to life for the next generation of Live Event and Exhibit leaders, Gary focuses on strategic initiatives for the company that have resulted in the group’s tremendous national success.  

Gary has helmed some of the country’s most innovative live events, including the College Football Playoff Halftime Show on ESPN, Essence Festival, and the Emmy® nominated broadcast environments for CBS’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII.  Client successes range from events for nearly every major sports league, to corporate events, music festivals, and live broadcasts.

Exhibits he is proud of include several at The National WWII Museum (ranked #2 Museum in the world on TripAdvisor), George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, and the Soldiers Memorial Museum in St. Louis, MO. 

The 32-year-old business owner has grown the company from five employees to a staff of nearly 200 in just a decade.  Solomon Group has design offices in the New Orleans Arts District, a massive fabrication and production facility, a multi-million dollar equipment inventory, and a reputation as one of the go-to, production resources for events and exhibits across the country.

Gary serves as Consulting Producer for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and also co-developed the restoration of the historic Civic Theatre.

Gary serves as the Co-Chair of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, which educates, supports and advances the global spirits industry and is recognized as a leading education platform for bartenders and spirits professionals around the world.

He was named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30: World’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” list, and has been featured in The Atlantic, SUCCESS Magazine, Forbes, the New York Times and USA Today.

Sonia A. Perez

 
Secretary
At-Large Member

Appointed: 2017, 2019

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2024

301 Main Street, Suite 1030
Baton Rouge, LA  70801

 

Full Bio

As President of AT&T Louisiana, Sonia A. Perez is responsible for developing the overall strategic direction of AT&T’s corporate activities in the state.  Appointed to her position in 2010, Sonia leads AT&T’s state workforce of more than 4,200 employees and 6,300 retirees, oversees AT&T’s operations including its technology deployment and infrastructure investment in the state, and directs teams responsible for implementing public policy, legislative, regulatory and philanthropic initiatives. She is the first woman to serve as President-AT&T Louisiana.

Sonia currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Xavier University of Louisiana and also holds positions as Chair of Louisiana’s business roundtable, The Committee of 100 and as Secretary of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. Additionally, she has had the distinction of being appointed by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards as Chair of his Economic Development Transition Team and to the Workforce Investment Council.  Sonia has remained engaged with her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, and is a recipient of the university’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. She serves on the UT System Foundation Board.  In 2006, she was the first Latina elected president of the Texas Exes, the university’s alumni association.

Prior to being named President of AT&T Louisiana, Sonia served in a variety of capacities in Houston and South Texas, most recently as Vice President of AT&T Texas, where she was responsible for the company’s initiatives in the Southeast Texas region. During that time, she served on the Houston board of J.P. Morgan Chase, and the executive committees of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  She also served on the board of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System.

Sonia has received numerous distinctions and awards: 2015 Weiss Award from the New Orleans Council for Community and Justice, 2015 Role Model from the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans, 2014 induction into the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business Hall of Fame, 2013 “Inspiración Award” from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana.  She was honored as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Persons of 2013 by Family Services of Greater New Orleans and New Orleans City Business Magazine has also named her to its Women of the Year list. The Louisiana Women’s Conference named her among the state’s “Most Powerful and Influential” women.  Early in her career, she was named an Outstanding Young Texas Ex by her alma mater.

Sonia has served on numerous search committees, including that of the president of Xavier University, and has been called upon to address industry and business trends for a variety of state and national organizations.

Sonia holds a Bachelor of Journalism Degree with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.  Her hobbies include studying World War II history, and she is proud to serve on the board of the National World War II Museum.

Sonia and her husband, Javier, are the proud parents of three children.

Blake R. David

Blake R. David

 
3rd Congressional District

Appointed: 2017

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2022

P.O. Box 3524
Lafayette, LA 70502

    

Full Bio

Blake R. David is founding partner of the Lafayette firm of Broussard & David, L.L.C., where he is a practicing trial lawyer representing individuals and their families in injury and death cases. He received a BA degree from LSU and his JD from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Mr. David is an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble (highest rating possible). Blake is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy.

Blake has been named to Top 1% of lawyers nationwide by National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2012-2017), an exclusive designation for trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. Blake has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers (2012-17) in the field of personal injury law. He has also been recognized by the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, and three separate times has achieved Top 100 jury verdicts in the country (Verdict Search).

Blake is on the Executive Committee for the Louisiana Association for Justice; is a past president of the Lafayette Bar Association and serves on the Lafayette Bar Foundation Board; past president of the Federal Bar Association’s Lafayette Chapter; past president of the American Inn of Court of Acadiana.

Blake served on the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Board of Governors (2014-2017). He has been a presenter for many CLEs, including the LSBA Admiralty Symposium from 2009-2017. He was the recipient of the LSBA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award in 2009.

In his community, Blake is past chair of the Lafayette Downtown Development Authority. He serves on the IberiaBank Advisory Board, founding board member of the ABC Art Fund (executive committee), Miles Perret Cancer Services Board, Community Foundation of Acadiana, Opus Christi Magnum fundraisers for Catholic Charities of Acadiana, Foundation Board member and Eucharistic Minister for Our Lady of Fatima Church, the Acadiana Tigers board, and a founding board member of “the705”, a young professionals organization focused on leadership and service in the community. Lafayette Daily Advertiser named him to the “20 Under 40” list of successful young business persons in 2006.

Prior to litigating, Blake worked as a registered lobbyist with Haynie & Associates in Baton Rouge. He and his wife, Amber, have been married for 13 years and are the parents of three children.

Mr. David serves as a representative of the 3rd Congressional District, and his term of service expires on December 31, 2022.

Randy L. Ewing

 
At-Large Member

Appointed: 2018

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2023

923 N. Trenton
Ruston, LA 71270

 

Full Bio

Randy L. Ewing is a timber businessman from Jackson Parish, who represented District 35 in the Louisiana State Senate from 1988 to 2000. He was the State Senate President in his last term from 1996 to 2000. Regent Ewing is the past president of the Louisiana Forestry Association.  He has also served with Council for a Better Louisiana, Steps to Success and the Louisiana Methodist Foundation.

Ewing earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Business from Louisiana State University and A&M College.  He is married to Rosemary Upshaw Ewing, and they have four children and five grandchildren.

Mr. Ewing was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards in January 2018 as an at-large member of the Board of Regents.  His term expires on December 31, 2023.

Stephanie A. Finley

 
3rd Congressional District

Appointed: 2020

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2026

4400 A Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA

 

Full Bio

Stephanie Finley is a Louisiana Attorney and Keynote Speaker. She is a Board Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, the state’s largest health care provider. Ms. Finley is a former United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana (2010 – 2017), the first woman in the state appointed to the position. Appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate, she served as the chief law enforcement officer for 42 of the 64 parishes in the state, charged with the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal Government and the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States was a party.

As U.S. Attorney, Ms. Finley was she was selected to be a member of the United States Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (2011 – 2013) which was responsible for developing policy and representing the interests of the 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices, as well as advising the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General. She served as the representative for the Fifth Circuit U.S. Attorneys, chaired, second chaired and co-chaired the Office of Management and Budget Committee, and was a member of the Civil Rights and Indian Country Subcommittees and Child Exploitation and Veteran’s Working Groups.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Finley was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District’s criminal division of the Shreveport and Lafayette Offices. In her 21 plus years with the Department of Justice, she handled a wide-ranging docket to include litigation of fraud cases of all types, tax evasion, organized narcotics trafficking, tribal and military related matters, civil rights, firearms, immigration, identity theft, child exploitation, and murder cases in the District’s five divisions. She also held the position of Senior Litigation Counsel responsible for the training and mentoring programs for the District and was the Deputy Criminal Chief for the District’s Lafayette Office.

Ms. Finley served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force until her retirement in 2016 as a Lieutenant Colonel. She was assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command, 8th Air Force, and the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base as a reservist and served four years on active duty at England Air Force Base, Louisiana and Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. During her military career, she performed duties at bases throughout the country as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and a hearing officer for criminal cases and administrative discharge boards, as well as working on contract, labor, legal assistance, and military justice issues for active duty, reservists, retirees, and dependents of military families. While on active duty, Ms. Finley was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana and the District of South Carolina. She is the recipient of four Meritorious Service Medals, two Commendation Medals, an Outstanding Unit Award, a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, a Longevity Service Medal, an Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and a Training Ribbon. Ms. Finley is a graduate of Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officer School.

In addition to being a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Grambling State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, Ms. Finley was selected as one of the nation’s Distinguished Graduates of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She is a 1991 Cum Laude graduate of Southern University Law Center where she received her Juris Doctorate and served as the Editor in Chief of the Law Review.

Ms. Finley has been recognized for her longstanding dedication and commitment to the community. She currently serves on the Louisiana State Bar Testing Committee and the U.S. Attorney Grant Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She previously served as the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Criminal Bar Examiner and as an Assistant Bar Examiner, a member of the Lafayette Bar Foundation Board, President of the Eta Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and an officer of the Louis A. Martinet Society/Lafayette. Ms. Finley is a regular Continuing Legal Education and youth conference lecturer and has been honored as a “Top 20 Under 40” recipient, one of Lafayette’s “Women Who Means Business,” a “Person of Excellence” recipient from the National Association of University Women, a Torchbearers’ Award recipient, a Southern University Law Center Hall of Fame inductee, a recipient of Grambling State University’s Beacon Award for Public Service, a Public Service Award recipient at Alpha Kappa Alpha’s South Central Regional Conference, and various other Achievement Awards. 

Robert W. Levy

 
5th Congressional District
Appointed: 2001, 2007, 2013, 2019
 

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2024

One Ridgecrest Drive
Dubach, LA  71235

 

Full Bio

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 19th year on the Louisiana Board of Regents, where he represents the 5th Congressional District. He will complete his term of service December 31, 2024.

Phillip R. May

 
1st Congressional District

Appointed: 2019

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2026

4809 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121

 

Full Bio

Phillip R. May is the president and chief executive officer of Entergy Louisiana, LLC, which serves more than one million electric customers in the state. He is responsible for the company’s customer service, regulatory and public affairs, resource planning, economic development programs and charitable contributions, as well as its financial performance. 

May led the successful effort to combine the Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana operating companies to form a single, stronger utility to serve Louisiana customers. In addition, he is implementing the company’s long-term strategy to modernize its generation fleet while helping meet Louisiana’s future energy needs. He oversaw the completion and startup of operations at Nine Mile Unit 6, the first new power plant added to the Louisiana fleet in nearly 30 years.

Under his leadership, Entergy Louisiana also has received regulatory approval and started construction of two combined-cycle generation units, the St. Charles Power Station, which is scheduled to begin commercial operation in June 2019, and the Lake Charles Power Station, which is expected to be on line by June 2020. When the Lake Charles unit is complete, the company will have replaced since 2004 approximately half of its older, less efficient generation capacity with new, cleaner natural gas-fired units.

May, who joined Entergy in 1986, served most recently as vice president of regulatory services where he was responsible for the development and implementation of system-wide regulatory strategies. In this role, he implemented programs to address cost recovery and regulatory lag through innovative ratemaking such as formula rate plans, specific cost-recovery mechanisms, and performance-based rates. 

Other positions of leadership include serving as vice president of transition management and managing director of corporate strategic planning and analysis.

May serves on the boards of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; GNO, Inc.; The Louisiana Nature Conservancy; Teach for America of South Louisiana; City Year Baton Rouge, and Second Harvest Food Bank. 

May received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. He also completed the mergers and acquisitions program at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, Pa.

Charles R. McDonald

 
5th Congressional District

Appointed: 2017

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2022

30 Waters Edge Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

 

Full Bio

Dr. McDonald was born in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. He received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees from Northeast Louisiana University, now known as the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM).   He completed additional graduate work at Auburn University.

Dr. McDonald was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army  and served in combat during the Berlin Crisis in Germany with the 2nd Armored Calvary.

He served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for 17 years.  During his tenure in the State Legislature, he worked in the areas of education, agriculture, commerce and appropriations.  He also authored the TOPS Scholarship Program in 1997.

Dr. McDonald has received many honors and recognitions such as three Governor Awards, the ULM Golden Arrow award along with serving on several national boards.

His work in public education spanned more than 30 years as a teacher, coach and principal.  Dr. McDonald served 17 years on the staff of ULM.

Currently, Dr. McDonald serves as senior managing partner of Freedom Mobility, LLC which manufactures outdoor wheelchairs for wounded warriors.  He is the owner of CMAC & Associates, a health governmental consulting firm.  He presently serves on the Learning Tech Board of Directors, a school for educationally challenged children.

Dr. McDonald is married to Mamie Jo McDonald  He has one son, R. Scott McDonald  and two grandchildren, McKenzie and Tucker.

Dr. McDonald will serve as a representative of the 5th Congressional District, and his term of service will end on December 31, 2022.

Darren G. Mire

 
2nd Congressional District

Appointed: 2017, 2019

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2024

P.O. Box 57373
New Orleans, LA 70157-7373

 

Full Bio

In January 2011, Darren Mire became the Director of Valuation for the newly formed Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office, where he supervises the mass appraisal of over 168,000 parcels in the City of New Orleans.  Previously he served 8 ½ years as the elected Assessor of the First Municipal District of Orleans Parish where his constituency consisted of the state’s wealthiest taxing district before the consolidation of the parish’s seven tax assessment districts.  As a native and life-long resident of New Orleans, he graduated from Jesuit High School; Tulane University, where he earned his B.A. in Political Economy; and the Graduate School of Political Management, where he earned a Masters in Professional Studies in Political Management.

Darren provides property tax instruction through several area homebuyer training programs.  Darren is a Certified Louisiana Deputy Assessor and has completed coursework in Real Estate Sales and Appraisal at the Uptown Professional Real Estate School, is a licensed real estate agent and is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers.

In addition to his public endeavors, Darren most recently served 8 years as a member of the Southern University Board of Supervisors where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2011-2012.  Darren currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Dryades YMCA and is an active member of Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Mr. Mire was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards in January 2017 as a member of the Board of Regents.  He serves as a representative of the 2nd Congressional District, and his term of service ends December 31, 2024.

Wilbert Pryor

 
4th Congressional District

Appointed: 2017

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2022

1150 Saxon Place
Shreveport, LA 71107

 

 

Full Bio

Wilbert Pryor is an attorney in Shreveport, LA.  He currently serves as the Chief Deputy District Attorney for Caddo Parish  for the Honorable James E. Stewart, Sr., Caddo Parish District Attorney.  He formerly served as an ad hoc Shreveport City Court judge and was in private law practice.

A native of Shreveport, Mr. Pryor is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where he was a football letterman, and the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.  He has served on the Louisiana Lottery Corporation Board of  Directors and on the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights.  He presently serves on the Family Justice Center of Northwest Louisiana Board of Directors, the Pathways to Education  Board of Directors, and the Zion Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA, Board of Deacons. For his efforts to improve the community, Mr. Pryor was awarded the 2016 NAACP Shreveport branch Dr. Jesse N. Stone Pioneer Award.

T. Jay Seale, III

 
1st Congressional District

Appointed: 2017

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2022

P.O. Drawer 699
Hammond, LA 70404

 

Full Bio

T. JAY SEALE, III was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1947, and has made his life in Hammond for most of his adult years. Seale obtained his Juris Doctor degree from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law School in 1973 and began his practice in Hammond in October of that year. Seale practiced as a solo practitioner for two years before beginning to build the present firm, now with offices in Hammond, Baton Rouge and Madisonville.

Seale’s career includes both litigation and business experience. As a litigator, Seale has represented casualty insurers like Travelers, State Farm, Insured Lloyds through Marinco, Tycor, Phoenix Aviation Underwriters, and has served as lead or local associate counsel in medical, dental, and architectural E&O Litigation. He has represented many public entities in litigation, including state agencies, university clients, and parish and municipal government clients. He is a member of SuperLawyers© in Commercial Litigation and has for 20 years held the “AV/Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed by Best Lawyers as a member of Best Attorneys in Louisiana.

As a business lawyer, Seale has served as legal counsel or executive counsel for banks and commercial entities, developers, contractors, medical practices, and political subdivisions.  For larger clients this work has included managing legal matters, including litigation in other jurisdictions, and coordinating claims handling procedures with the client’s insurance carriers. He is experienced in mergers and acquisitions and generational transfers within family businesses.

Seale has also served as Chairman of the Louisiana State Mineral Board where he supervised the Board’s major litigation against Fortune 500 defendants, including hundreds of millions of dollars in dispute.

Economic Development has been an interest of Seale; he is a former Chair of the Northshore Business Council, an invitation-only organization of Presidents and CEOs of Northshore businesses which actively pursues business interests in coordination with regional business councils and Chambers of Commerce. Seale is a Director of GNO, Inc., a regional economic development alliance covering a 10-parish region of the state, and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Public Policy Committee.

Seale is a Member of First Presbyterian Church in Hammond and leads a theological study group within the local church and beyond. He was married to Susan Fagan Seale in July, 2017.  Seale has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons who reside in Austin, and Susan has a son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren who reside in Covington, Louisiana, as well as a daughter and son-in-law who reside in New Orleans. Seale’s recreational activities have included flying, scuba diving and photography. As a pilot, Seale holds multi-engine, instrument and seaplane ratings.

Mr. Seale was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to serve as a member of the Board of Regents.  He represents the 1st Congressional District, and his term expires on December 31, 2022.

Terrie P. Sterling

 
At-Large Member

Appointed: 2021

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2022

5635 Main St.
Suite A: Box 179
Zachary, LA 70791

 

Full Bio

Terrie P. Sterling is the CEO of her own healthcare management services firm which focuses on service line planning and growth, leadership development and executive coaching.  Terrie also serves as the Chief Nursing Advisor at nDorse. In her role at nDorse, Sterling leads strategy and supports business development for the mobile and web-based software platform.  She was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards as Co-Chair of the Resilient Louisiana Commission.  Ms. Sterling served as the Executive VP for Strategic Initiatives at OLOLRMC where she led the development of a freestanding Children’s Hospital in 2019. She is formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC), where she was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the largest hospital in Louisiana with more than 800 beds. Under Ms. Sterling’s leadership, OLOLRMC was recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017-18 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

Ms. Sterling has been a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge since 2006, was inducted in the Louisiana Nurses Foundation Hall of Fame in 2016, received the Louisiana State University Women’s Center Esprit de Femme Award in 2014 and is a past recipient of the Influential Women in Business Award from the Baton Rouge Business Report.  

She previously served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch, and has also been involved with the Capital Area United Way, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, and Capital Area American Heart Association.

 She is a member of The Links, Incorporated and Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.  Ms. Sterling has served on the Core Leadership Team of the Louisiana Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action since its inception in 2011. She plays a pivotal role with the Nurse Leader Institute and the Nurse Mentorship Program sponsored by the Louisiana Action Coalition.   

Terrie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeast Louisiana University, a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Nursing Science, from Loyola University, New Orleans. Ms. Sterling is board certified in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow.

Terrie and her husband, Edmund, have one adult daughter, Arial.

Cameron T. Jackson

 
Student Board Member
Council of Student Body Presidents

Appointed: 2021

Current Term Expires: May 31, 2022

Grambling State University
Grambling, LA 71245

 

Full Bio

Cameron T. Jackson is from Birmingham, Alabama. He is currently a senior Computer Science, Math & Physics major at Grambling State University who will be graduating in May of 2022. 

While at Grambling State University, Cameron has dedicated much time to being a well-rounded scholar. Cameron was inducted into the Earl Lester Cole Honors College in the fall of 2018. He has been on the President’s and Dean’s list every semester since his freshman year at Grambling State University. Cameron is extremely involved as a servant leader too. His peers have elected him to serve as the 2021 – 2022 Student Government Association President. He is a member of The Biological and Pre-Doctoral Society, National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), Center of Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology (CMAST), The President’s Student Leadership Initiative (SLI) and The Delta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. 

Adjacent to his academics, he invests an amplitude of time in research and fellowships. He has researched with RPI of Troy, The Flat Iron institute of Manhattan, UCLA Public Health Scholars of Los Angeles, Boston University of Massachusetts, and most recently, he was selected as a 2021 Governor’s Fellow for the State of Louisiana, where he will create a policy under the advisory of The Louisiana Department of Health.

Upon graduation, he will be seeking admission into medical school in Louisiana. He is also aspiring to continue his research in biomedical sciences.

Felix R. Weill

 
6th Congressional District

Appointed: 2019

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2024

516 West Woodruff Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

 

Full Bio

Felix Weill, a native of Baton Rouge, has practiced law continuously in Louisiana’s capital city for 46 years. In recent years, he has concentrated his practice in the areas of estate planning, business law, and non-profit organizations. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court since 1978 and all Louisiana courts since his admission to the bar in 1972.

Felix was educated in the Baton Rouge public schools and graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1965. He was inducted into the Baton Rouge High School Hall of Fame in 2017.

In 1969, he graduated from Louisiana State University, ranked first in the College of Business Administration. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve through his participation in the Reserve Officer Training Corp. A highlight of his college experience was being invited by the President of the United States to attend the Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.

Felix is a 1972 honor graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. During law school, he served as Senior Associate Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He has served on the Alumni Board of Trustees of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

In addition to a his legal practice, Felix has given his time, leadership, and support to many civic organizations, including the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge (President); LSU Foundation (Board); Cadets of the Ole War Skule (President); Up Alliance (formerly the Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition – Board); Swine Palace Theater at LSU (Board); and Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum (Board).

Felix is a lifelong member of Congregation B’nai Israel of Baton Rouge, having served in many capacities, including President of the Congregation and Chair of its Foundation. He is also a Past President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge.

Felix has been married to Lynn Schmulen Weill for 49 years. They have two sons, David and Bradley, and two grandchildren, Amelia and Cora.

Judy A. Williams Brown

 
4th Congressional District

Appointed: 2020

Current Term Expires: December 31, 2026

P.O. Box 143
Athens, LA 71003

 

Full Bio

Judy A. Williams-Brown is the Senior Vice President and Banking Center Manager of the Origin Bank Depot location in Ruston, LA.  A native of Haynesville, Williams-Brown has over 35 years of experience in the banking industry.

Ms. Williams-Brown, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Louisiana – Monroe, was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to serve as a member of the Board of Regents. 

Ms. Williams-Brown represents the 4th Congressional District, and her term expires on December 31, 2026.

The Master Plan

 

To move Louisiana aggressively forward, the Board of Regents has embraced a robust new attainment goal that calls for 60% of all working-age adults (ages 25-64) in Louisiana to hold a degree or high-value credential by 2030. As we stand on the brink of a new decade, this Master Plan, born of the Board of Regents’ unique charge to guide postsecondary education across the state, will set the foundation to increase opportunity.  Our Talent Imperative is to Educate, Innovate, and Collaborate.

 

Master Plan for Higher Education