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Southeastern Foundation announces Board of Directors

The Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation recently announced its 2023-24 Board of Directors.

Tonya Lowentritt

August 29, 2023

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HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation recently announced its 2023-24 Board of Directors.
     “Our board is a group of committed professionals who understand the value of Southeastern both to its students and the region,” said Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale. “They assist us in achieving the Foundation’s mission to serve as a catalyst to transform lives by uniting generosity and vision, one relationship at a time.”
     Toby Cortez of Ponchatoula remains chair of the board. Managing Director at Stifel Financial Corp, Cortez is in his second year of a two-year term.
     New members Gary M. Clark of Baton Rouge, April Ford Jackson of Ponchatoula, and Cindy Visot of Tampa, Fla., will join returning board members.
     Clark is a 1975 graduate of Southeastern and is a political analyst, strategist, and commentator, as well as the founding director of Dillard University’s Center for Law and Public Interest. An Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice, Jackson is active in the Hammond, Ponchatoula and Baton Rouge communities. Visot is a 1984 graduate of Southeastern and retired after a progressive career with executive management and governance operations experience at major public and private research universities.
     Returning Southeastern Foundation Board members include Thomas “Tom” Akers of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; Marcia Barr of Hammond; Dawn Cantrell of Baton Rouge; Steve Cory of Mandeville; Stan Dameron of Hammond; Beth C. Ebberman of Metairie, board secretary; Marcia Galatas of Houston; Barry “Beezie” Landry of Hammond, board treasurer; Shelby P. LaSalle, Jr. of Mandeville; Terri LeBlanc of Baton Rouge; Wallace Lewis of Hammond; Buck Maurin of Hammond; Marcus Naquin of Hammond; Cynthia Nesser of New Orleans, John Poteet of Hammond, past chair; Mike Sharp of Springfield; Tony Volz of Mandeville; Robert Watkins of Robert; and Jonathan Wong of Hammond, vice chair/chair elect.


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