For Immediate Release | October 26, 2022
Media Contact: 
AcQueena Grant, Director of Communications
Phone: 225-308-4415
Email address: acqueenagrant@lctcs.edu
LCTCS Board of Supervisors Announces Search Committee for Nationwide River Parishes Community College Chancellor Search 
Baton Rouge, La. - Today, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors announced the Chancellor Search Committee for the next Chancellor of River Parishes Community College (RPCC). The goal of the comprehensive national search is to identify the best fit for RPCC moving forward. The search committee represents the diverse cultural composition of the river region and includes representation of the college’s broad stakeholder group. The search committee will be chaired by Timothy W. Hardy, Partner, Breazeale, Sachse, and Wilson, L.L.P. and LCTCS Board Supervisor.

The full search committee is comprised of LCTCS Board members, as well as RPCC community members, college faculty and staff, and a student representative.

Search Committee:

Timothy W. Hardy - Chair
Member, LCTCS Board of Supervisors
Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Ariel Dropthmore
Student Government Association President, River Parishes Community College

Lois Fouse
Instrumentation and Electrical Technology Professor and Department Chair, River Parishes Community College

Stacey Gautreau
Public Affairs, Director of U.S. South, Dow

Rhoman Hardy
Member, LCTCS Board of Supervisors

Dale Hymel
Chief Projects and Planning Officer, Port of South Louisiana

Sharon Lagarde
Faculty Senate President, River Parishes Community College 

Jerry Lebold
Senior Vice President & General Manager, BASF

Lillie Murphy
Director of Development, River Parishes Community College

Stephen Smith
Member, LCTCS Board of Supervisors
Partner, All South Consulting Engineers

Beryl Smith
Foundation Board Chairwoman, River Parishes Community College


The Board will be assisted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to conduct the search. ACCT, a non-profit organization and national executive search firm based in Washington, DC, has completed more than 400 Executive Searches.

In the days ahead, the Board of Supervisors will announce finalists for the position as well as the schedule of public forums. 

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