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TRSL Board: Results of special election announced

Baton Rouge--At its October meeting, the TRSL Board of Trustees received voting results for the District 1 and Superintendents special elections. District 1 (special election): Britt L. Colon, of Geismar, received 58% of the vote, ahead of Neshelle S. Nogess, of Paulina, who received 42% of the vote. Mr. Colon is principal of Spanish Lake Primary School in Ascension Parish. He will take the oath of office in November and serve the remainder...

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Vicknair to lead teachers' retirement system

Baton Rouge—At its September meeting, the TRSL Board of Trustees selected Dana L. Vicknair to become director of the $18.7 billion retirement system. Vicknair currently serves as TRSL’s assistant director. She joined TRSL in 1995 and was chief financial officer for six years before her appointment as assistant director in 2004. She will replace Maureen H. Westgard, who is retiring to become the executive director for the Nationa...

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Baudin wins retiree run-off election for TRSL Board

Baton Rouge – Jerry J. Baudin, Ph.D., of Baton Rouge, has been re-elected to serve on the TRSL Board of Trustees as a retiree representative. Results from the 2017 retiree run-off election were announced at the board’s September meeting. Baudin, who currently serves as chairman of the TRSL Board, received 72.34% of the vote against David E. Gullatt, of Simsboro, who finished with 27.66%. His new four-year term on the TRSL Board ...

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TRSL earns 15.93% net investment return, assets grow to $18.7 billion

The Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) ended Fiscal Year 2016-17 with a net 15.93% market rate of return, taking assets to a new high of $18.7 billion. “The board is very pleased with our investment performance,” said TRSL Board Chair Jerry. J. Baudin, Ph.D. “The strong market return pushed our assets up $1.9 billion over last year.” The System’s fiscal year performance puts TRSL in the top 2...

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