Randy Moffett, president of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, was the unanimous choice yesterday to replace Sally Clausen as the system's top official. The UL System's board of supervisors voted yesterday to negotiate a contract with the 61-year-old, who began his education career as a high school teacher in the Jackson Parish School System and has been SLU's president since 2001. Moffett is a native of Jonesboro.
Moffett will be the seventh president of Louisiana's largest public university system.
Clausen, who also headed SLU before becoming president of the UL System, becomes state commissioner of higher education July 1, replacing T-Joe Savoie, who is assuming the presidential reins at UL Lafayette.
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.