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2009 Gulf-South Summit Organizers

Gulf-South Summit Executive Committee Members

Marcia McDonald, Executive Committee Chair and Finance Chair
Associate Provost
Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee); (615) 460-6242

Richard L. Conville, Roundtables Chair and Historian
Faculty Liaison for Service-Learning
University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, Mississippi); (601) 266-4272

Betsy Hart, Membership Chair
Coordinator for Community Relations, Office of Community Engagement
University of Arkansas at Little Rock; (501) 569-3424

Roger Henry, Member Emeritus and Scholarships Chair
Director of Service-Learning
Brevard Community College (Melbourne, Florida); (321) 433-5611

Vincent Ilustre, Speakers and Workshops Chair
Executive Director. Center for Public Service
Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana); (504) 862-3358

Michele James-Deramo, Awards Chair
Director, Service-Learning Center
Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Virginia); (540) 231-6964

Kim Shaver, Evaluation Chair
Service-Learning Coordinator, The Center for Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service
University of Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky); (502) 852-4333

Jan Shoemaker, Host and Local Arrangements Chair
Director, Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL)
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana); (225) 578-9264

Shannon O'Brien Wilder, Request for Proposals Chair
Director, Office of Service-Learning
University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia); (706) 542-0535

Josh Young, Exhibits Chair
Director, Service-Learning
Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus (Miami, Florida); (305) 237-7477

Local Arrangements Committee

Baton Rouge Community College: Donna Marie Porche-Frilot
Delgado Community College:
Linda Kieffer, Warren Punekey
Louisiana Campus Compact:
Karen Powell, Stuart Stewart
Louisiana Delta Service Corps: Betsy Irvine
Louisiana State University:
Roxanne Dill, Casey Kayser, Lawrence Rouse, Cindy Seghers, Brandon Smith, Mallory Trochesset
Louisiana State University at Alexandria: Julie Gill
Louisiana Tech University: Margaret Alexander, Bill Willoughby
MercyCorps: Rick Denhart
McNeese State University: Betty Robertson
Nicholls State University: Morris Coats
Northwestern State Universitiy of Louisiana: John Foster, Steven Gruesbeck
Our Lady of the Lake College: Phyllis Simpson
River Parishes Community College: Lisa Watson
Southeastern Louisiana University: Cynthia Elliott
Southern University: Barbara Carpenter, Kristan Gordon
University of Louisiana System: Jackie Tisdell
University of New Orleans: Gina Centeno, Hazel Denhart
Xavier University: Hazel Parker

Mark your calendars for the 2010 Gulf-South Summit!
Host: University of Georgia
Dates: March 3-5, 2010

For more information, contact the Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership
Louisiana State University -- B-31 Coates Hall -- Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-3704 --