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LSU System Board of Supervisors Member

Released: 05/13/2003

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LSU Alexandria will hold commencement exercises on Thursday, May 22, at 10 a.m. for 149 graduates. The ceremony will take place in the Physical Education Building on campus. LSU System Board of Supervisors member, Laura Leach, will present the commencement address. <p></p> Leach is a native of Lake Charles and received her degree from the LSU School of Business Administration. She was appointed to the LSU Board of supervisors on June 1, 1994 and served as chairman for the 1996-97 term. She currently represents the Seventh Congressional District. <p></p> Leach currently serves as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and vice chair of the Scholarship Review Committee. She also holds other committee appointments within the Board, and was very supportive of LSU Alexandria&acute;s four year effort. <p></p> Leach serves on the Board of Directors for the LSU Foundation and is a member of the LSU Alumni Association which named her Alumna of the Year in 1997. She is co-founder and chairman of Education First Louisiana. <p></p> Very involved in civic and philanthropic activities throughout Louisiana, Leach serves on the board of directors of numerous organizations such as the Lake Charles Symphony, American Cancer Society and Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. <p></p> Leach is married to former Congressman Claude "Buddy" Leach, Jr. of Leesville. They have three children and seven grandchildren. </p>