Southeastern President William S. Wainwright selected as a member for the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.


Thursday, August 17, 2023 
by: Tonya Lowentritt William S. Wainwright

     HAMMOND – The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. has selected Southeastern Louisiana University President William S. Wainwright as a member for 2023. The committee is Louisiana’s Business Roundtable promoting public policy that makes Louisiana more competitive in retaining existing business and industry and attracting more innovative businesses to Louisiana.
     “C100 welcomes Dr. Wainwright. He brings experience and knowledge to the membership of C100 that will greatly benefit our members and the citizens of our state,” said C100 Committee CEO Michael Olivier.
     Wainwright is the 15th president of Southeastern, appointed by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System on April 27, 2023. Prior to his time at Southeastern, Wainwright accrued over 24 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education.
     Most recently, he served for 12 years as chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College. During his tenure at NTCC, he helped lead exponential growth and success for the institution, expanding campuses and tripling enrollment, causing NTCC to become one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation.
     In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards and honors, Wainwright has also been deeply involved in professional and community organizations, including having served on the boards of Workforce Investment Area 20; Washington Economic Development Foundation; Northshore Charter School Inc.; GNO, Inc; Northshore Business Council; St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce; and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.
     He is also the president of St. Tammany Corporation; former president of COMBASE, Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities, and Board of Family Promise of St. Tammany; and has served as chair of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Finance and Administration Committee, Louisiana Community and Technical College System Advancement, Public Affairs, and Legislative Affairs Committee, and Louisiana Community and Technical College System Finance Committee.

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