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.
Vice Chancellor of Workforce Solutions, Baton Rouge Community College
MCIP Program Manager 1A, Quality Improvement and Innovations Section, Bureau of Health Services Financing, Louisiana Department of Health
Kenyetta Q. Nelson-Smith, Ph.D.
Community & Economic Development – Assistant Specialist
Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Partner, Kean Miller LLP
Project Manager, CSRS
Partner, SSA Consultants