Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Community and Technical Colleges Board of Supervisors. Craig Spohn, of Benton will be appointed to serve as a representative of the 4th Congressional District, as required by statute. Spohn is the Director of the Cyber Innovation Center.

The Community and Technical Colleges Board of Supervisors serves to supervise and manage the public institutions of higher education assigned to its jurisdiction as well as the public institutions which exclusively or predominantly provide programs of vocational-technical education.

According to statute, the board is comprised of seventeen members, fifteen of whom are gubernatorial appointments requiring senate confirmation. One member must be appointed from three nominations by the Louisiana AFL-CIO, one member must be appointed from three nominations by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, two members must be appointed from six nominations by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The board must also have two student members that are selected by the membership of a council composed of the student body presidents of the community colleges under the management and supervision of the board, and one student member must be selected by the membership of a council composed of the student body presidents of the vocational-technical schools under the management and supervision of the board. At least two of the members appointed by the governor must have significant experience in vocational education. Of the members appointed by the governor, there must be two members from each congressional district and the remaining members will serve as at-large members.

Other Appointments to the Community and Technical Colleges Board of Supervisors:

Joe Potts, of Metairie, is the Executive Vice-President of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the former President of the Jefferson Federation of Teachers. Potts will be appointed to serve as a representative of the 1st Congressional District with significant experience in vocational education, and nominated by the AFL-CIO, as required by statute.

Steve Hemperley, of New Orleans, is the Southeast Louisiana Market President at Capital One Bank. Hemperley will be appointed to serve as a representative of the 2nd Congressional District and nominated by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, as required by statute.

Michael Murphy, of Bogalusa, is the Managing Partner for GingGong Land Holdings LLC., and is the former dean of the Sullivan Campus of Louisiana Technical College. Murphy will be reappointed to serve as a representative of the 5th Congressional District with significant experience in vocational education, as required by statute.

Stephen Toups, of Baton Rouge, is the Corporate Vice President of Turner Industries Group. Toups will be reappointed to serve as a representative of the 6th Congressional District, as required by statute.

Willie Mount, of Lake Charles, is a former state senator. Mount was the first female mayor of Lake Charles, serving from 1993-1999. Mount will be appointed to serve as an at-large member, as required by statute.

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