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Board Members
Jerry J. Baudin, Ph.D.
Jerry J. Baudin, Ph.D.
Board Chair
Retirees
Represents all retired members
Trustee since 2014 (previously served 1987 - 2010)
Current term ends 12/31/17
Sheryl R. Abshire, Ph.D.
Sheryl R. Abshire, Ph.D.
Board Vice Chair
District 7
Represents active members employed in Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Mary, and Vermilion parishes
Trustee since 1991
Current term ends 12/31/18
Neshelle S. Nogess
Neshelle S. Nogess
District 1
Represents active members employed in Ascension, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John parishes
Trustee since 2016
Interim appointment
John G. Parauka
John G. Parauka
District 2
Represents active members employed in Orleans, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes
Trustee since 2012
Current term ends 12/31/19
Tia T. Mills, Ed.D.
Tia T. Mills, Ed.D.
District 3
Represents active members employed in Assumption, E. Baton Rouge, Iberville, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes
Trustee since 2015
Current term ends 12/31/19

David A. Hennigan
David A. Hennigan
District 4
Represents active members employed in Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster parishes
Trustee since 2012
Current term ends 12/31/19
Holly Bridges Gildig
Holly Bridges Gildig
District 5
Represents active members employed in Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, E. Carroll, E. Feliciana, Franklin, Jackson, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Union, W. Carroll, and W. Feliciana parishes
Trustee since 2011
Current term ends 12/31/20
Ricky Julien, Sr., M.Ed.
Ricky Julien, Sr., M.Ed.
District 6
Represents active members employed in Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Grant, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vernon, W. Baton Rouge, and Winn parishes
Trustee since 2017
Current term ends 12/31/22
James A. Taylor, Sr., J.D., Ph.D.
James A. Taylor, Sr., J.D., Ph.D.
Retirees
Represents all retired members
Trustee since 2015
Current term ends 12/31/18
Kathy A. Manning
Kathy A. Manning
School Food Service Employees
Represents active members paid with school food service funds
Trustee since 2010
Current term ends 12/31/17
Robert Lawyer
Robert Lawyer
Colleges/Universities
Represents active members employed in higher education
Trustee since 2011
Current term ends 12/31/18
Carlos Sam
Carlos Sam
Superintendents
Represents active members employed as city or parish school superintendents
Trustee since 2011
Currently serving interim appointment
Rep. J. Kevin Pearson
Rep. J. Kevin Pearson
Chair, House Retirement Committee
Appointed by Speaker of the House
Sen. Barrow Peacock
Sen. Barrow Peacock
Chair, Senate Retirement Committee
Ex officio
Ron J. Henson
Ron J. Henson
State Treasurer
Ex Officio
Jay Dardenne
Jay Dardenne
Commissioner, Division of Administration
Ex officio
John White
John White
State Superintendent of Education
Ex officio