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Glenny Lee Buquet
Secondary Education President

Glenny Lee Buquet was first elected to the Board in 1992 and served as President from 1998-2001 and 2004-2005. Ms. Buquet is an ex officio member of all Board committees. She represents the Board on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Teacher Quality; she has served as co-chair of the Commission since its inception.

A graduate of ULL and of Leadership Louisiana, Ms. Buquet is a former speech and English teacher, who later opened a tutorial school for children with reading disabilities. She served as member of the Board of Directors of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) and is Board Chairman of the Center for Dyslexia, Nicholls State; she is a member of the American Cancer Society, the Louisiana Center for Women and Government, Nicholls State; the American Association of University Women; and NASBE.

Her special areas of education focus are reading, with special attention to students with learning disabilities and improving teacher training at the pre- and post- service levels.

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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m. (Taping Tuesday, October 25)

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

• Patricia Smith / Guest Moderator / College of Government and Social Sciences, Southern University

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