Andre Coudrain is a great ambassador for Southeastern. He has served his university
and community in innumerable and generous ways through the years. He obtained his
Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 1979 from Southeastern. While a student here,
Andre was elected to Vice President of the Student Government Association. He served
as chairman of the SGA Election Board, President of Circle K and served on numerous
University Committees. His last year at Southeastern he was elected Outstanding Male
Student of the year by the Division of Student Affairs. He was also the first student
representative to serve as a voting member of the University of Louisiana System Board.
After attending graduate school at Southeastern, Andre attended Loyola University
Law School and received his Juris Doctorate degree. He returned to Hammond to set
up a practice of civil law. Andre is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana
Bar Association, the 21st Judicial District Bar Association and the Louisiana Banks
Association/Bank Counsel Section. He is a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and
a founding member of the Inns of Court for the 21st Judicial Court. He is also a probation
monitor in the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Louisiana Bar Association
Through the years, Andre has committed himself to serving his community. He has served
as a member of the board, Vice President and President of Southeastern Alumni Association,
and a board member of the Southeastern Development Foundation. Other board positions
include the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Hammond Kiwanis Club, Florida Parishes Bank,
Tangipahoa Parish United Way, and the school board of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
He was appointed in 2000 by the Governor of Louisiana to serve as a member of the
University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors and then was elected to the position
of Chairman of that Board. That same year, Andre was elected a life member of the
National Registry of Who's Who.