UREC’s board and staff are recognized leaders in their respective professions, many of whom hold advanced degrees and are both appointed and elected to various broads and commissions across local, state and national industries.
Girard J. Melancon, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Adult and Continuing Education, Baton Rouge Community College
Kenyetta Q. Nelson-Smith, Ph.D.
Community & Economic Development – Assistant Specialist
Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Partner, Kean Miller LLP
Director, Corporate and Continuing Education at Baton Rouge Community College,
Community Development Officer, Community Connections Initiative, Louisiana Housing Corporation
Architectural Project Manager, CSRS