Rob Guidry, the longest sitting President & CEO in the history of the Lafayette Chamber, is dedicated to maintaining a economic climate conducive to creating jobs. Rob provides professional guidance while brokering ideas with the Board of Directors. He directs the staff and volunteers to always maintain and generate value and relevancy for the Chamber's investors.
A Louisiana native, Rob received a BS from Louisiana State University and worked as a broadcast journalist before beginning his career with the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. He is the founding Executive Director of Leadership Lafayette and a founder of Leadership Louisiana.
Rob is a two-time winner of the State Chamber Executive of the Year and serves on numerous community and professional boards and commissions.
He is the recipient of Richard E. Baudoin, Jr. Award from the Times Business Hall of Fame, which is awarded to an individual who has had an indirect impact on the business industry in Acadiana and the Rotary Club of Lafayette Vocational Excellence Award.
Guidry is a graduate from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM) which is a professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This comprehensive course of study consisting of four annual one-week sessions focusing on professional growth and development as required by the Institute Board of Trustees.
How well is the state’s public school system really performing?
One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.
The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee
LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.
“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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