The University of Louisiana System has narrowed the field of presidential candidates to three, all of whom currently work in the UL System. Either Southeastern Louisiana University President Randy Moffett, University of Monroe President Jim Cofer or UL System Executive Vice President Kim Hunter Reed will succeed Sally Clausen, who is taking over as state commissioner of higher education July 1. Clausen replaces T-Joe Savoie, who assumes the presidency at UL Lafayette later this summer.
Eliminated from consideration were NASA Center for Advanced Space Studies senior fellow Ronald White of Houston and Jo Ann Rooney, president of Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.
On June 25 the Board of Supervisors for the UL System is scheduled to interview the candidates and vote on the new president. To view the applications of the finalists, click here.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.