Board of Directors

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.

meloncoGirard J. Melancon, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Adult and Continuing Education, Baton Rouge Community College



kenyattaKenyetta Q. Nelson-Smith, Ph.D.
Community & Economic Development – Assistant Specialist
Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center



Linda Clark
Partner, Kean Miller LLP



myersToni Myer
Director, Corporate and Continuing Education at Baton Rouge Community College,



Morise DuffinMorise Duffin
Community Development Officer, Community Connections Initiative, Louisiana Housing Corporation



Michael JohnsonM002_4x5Michael Johnson
Architectural Project Manager, CSRS