LSU Alumnus J. Charles Dabadie Appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board
BATON ROUGE – J. Charles Dabadie, III, plant manager for ExxonMobil Chemical Company Baton Rouge Plastics, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board.
“Charles Dabadie’s professional career and his connection to LSU as an alumnus and parent will be perfect perspectives for his involvement with our Advisory Board,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “I look forward to working with him, and am delighted to have him join our advisory board.”
LSU University College’s Advisory Board is comprised of 30 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 50 scholarship recipients, and host/hostess to various LSU recruitment receptions.
Dabadie, a Baton Rouge native, is a graduate of Catholic High School and a 1987 graduate of LSU with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Dabadie began his industrious 26-year career with Ethyl Corporation (Orangeburg, S.C.) as a maintenance engineer in 1987. He joined ExxonMobil in 1989, holding various engineering and supervisory assignments. In 1998, Dabadie became start-up manager for ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Polyolefins PolyPropylene Line 1, and in 2000 was appointed polypropylene operations manager. From 2002 to 2004, Dabadie served as global polyethylene blow molding product technology manager; then in 2004, BRPO’s site operations manager.
In 2009, Dabadie transferred to ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Chemical Plant as the mechanical department head, and in 2012 was appointed security, safety, health & environmental manager. On Aug. 1, Dabadie transferred to the Baton Rouge Plastics Plant as plant manager.
Since 2007, Dabadie has served on the Baton Rouge Green Board, and is a past member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Society of Plastic Engineers.
Dabadie is married to Rachel, and they have four daughters: Lauren, 18; Maggie, 15; Suzanna, 13; and Mary, 11. He enjoys jogging and an infrequent round of golf.
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.
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