BATON ROUGE – Robert Schneckenburger, regional president of Whitney Bank’s Baton Rouge Market, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board.
“I was first acquainted with University College several years ago when I became involved in the Summer Scholars program at LSU. The impact that Summer Scholars has for the return on investment is phenomenal,” Schneckenburger said. “When asked to serve on the Advisory Board, I thought back to the Summer Scholars program and quickly said ‘yes.’ I look forward to learning about all of the other wonderful programs in University College and helping in some small way to contribute to the continued success of both University College and LSU.”
LSU University College’s Advisory Board is composed of 26 business executives and community leaders. It is a strong and active board, and members participate in a number of activities and events, such as an Annual Meeting and Pigskin Preview hosted by LSU Football Coach Les Miles, selection of University College’s more than 60 scholarship recipients, and host/hostess to various LSU recruitment receptions.
“It is a pleasure to have Mr. Schneckenburger join our Advisory Board,” said R. Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “His loyalty to LSU and his professional reputation are reasons to celebrate his connection with our college. His expertise and knowledge, as well as his community connections will be invaluable assets as we seek advice and direction to better serve our 9,000 plus students enrolled in University College.”
Schneckenburger joined Whitney Bank as regional president of the Baton Rouge Market. Prior to his leadership with Whitney Bank, Schneckenburger served as the middle market manager for Chase Commercial Banking in the Baton Rouge market from December 2010 to March 2016. From June 1994 until December 2010, Schneckenburger was a middle market commercial banker at Chase and predecessor banks with a concentration in healthcare and senior living. For the 10 years prior to his employment at Chase, Schneckenburger was a commercial banker at Regions Bank and Capital One Bank in the greater New Orleans market.
Schneckenburger received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from LSU in 1980 and his Master of Science degree in economics from LSU in 1982. He has the Series 79 and Series 63 certifications. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of The Baton Rouge Area Chamber – currently serving as Treasurer, The Center for Planning Excellence, The Council for a Better Louisiana, The Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation, and the Capital Area United Way – Campaign Chair – Financial Services.
Schneckenburger also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Baton Rouge City Year, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center – Krewe DeLouisiane, Baton Rouge Area Foundation – LSU Lakes project, General Health Foundation – Investors Circle, Pennington Biomedical Research Center – Gala Committee, Baton Rouge Symphony Artist Selection Committee, LSU E. J. Ourso School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and Student Advisory Committee.
Schneckenburger is married to Whitney Vann, and they have two children: Sydney Joy (12) and Reid Carlin (17).
Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.
Administered by LSU University College, Summer Scholars is an eight-week summer bridge program that prepares selected high-achieving, minority students to make a successful transition from high school to the university. This experience offers students the opportunity during the summer semester prior to their college freshman year to become adjusted to the academic, personal, and social challenges that they may encounter at LSU.
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