|L-r: Oscar Udoh, Chris Rogers, Willie Rawls, vice chancellor Gina E. Eubanks, Linda Batiste, interim chancellor Adell Brown, and Wanda Burke|
Baton Rouge, La - The members of the SU Ag Center Chancellor’s Executive Council attended its 2015 retreat on Friday, August 14. The retreat which was held in the Scotlandville Library was designed for the council members to revisit the strategic plans for the SU Ag Center, review the 2014/2015 budget (and projections for 2015/2016), examine the organizational chart, offer research & extension vision on future directions, provide vision on statewide coverage of extension programs and evaluate accountability, policies and procedures.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Adell Brown, interim chancellor, reminded participants that “real leadership speaks to higher values … and can make a difference in people’s lives”. He also asked the executive council members to suggest ways to ensure cost savings, motivate employees to do more, ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources and be able to help improve the quality of life and well-being of Louisiana citizens.
The retreat which started at 9:00 AM concluded at 4:00 PM. Participants at the retreat were: Adell Brown, Jr., interim chancellor, Gina Elaine Eubanks, vice chancellor for extension, Willie Rawls, associate research director, Linda Batiste, director of finance, Christopher J. Rogers, director of technology, Oscar Udoh, coordinator for planning & evaluation and Wanda Burke, director, Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives.