CUTLINE: Jessie Phillips (right) stands with his wife, Slidell native Elsie Burkhalter, as she is sworn-in for her second term as Chair of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. A former teacher in the St. Tammany Parish School System and current President of the St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees, Burkhalter became the UL System Board’s first African-American and first female chair last year.
CUTLINE: Winfred Sibille is sworn-in for a consecutive year as Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Sibille, a native of Sunset, has served on the Board since 1995. He has extensive experience in education, including being named State Educator of the Year in 1989 by the Louisiana Association of School Executives.
CUTLINE: D. Wayne Parker is sworn-in for a consecutive year as Parliamentarian for the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Parker, a resident of Ruston, also began his second six-year term on the Board. He is a retired executive from Williamette Industries, Inc.
CUTLINE: Andre Coudrain is sworn-in for his third six-year term on the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Coudrain, a Hammond attorney, has served on the Board since 1996 including two years as Chair in 2000-2001. He was also a student member on the Board in 1979-80 while serving as Student Government Association President at Southeastern Louisiana Unviersity.
The largest university system in Louisiana, the UL System enrolls approximately 80,000 students at the following eight universities: Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and University of Louisiana at Monroe