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Dr. Robert Webbe
Superintendent of Ouachita Parish School System

Dr. Webber became Superintendent of Schools for the Ouachita Parish School System in December 2001. Prior to this appointment he served as Principal of Ouachita Junior High School and as Assistant Principal of Ouachita Parish High School.
From 1983 to 1997, Dr. Webber served as teacher and coach of Ouachita Junior and High Schools. He is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Social Studies (1977), a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision (1983), and the Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision (1992). He earned his Doctorate from Louisiana Tech in 1998.
Dr. Webber married the former Janis Townsend in 1978. Janis is a Registered Nurse serving as Director of Diabetes and Wound Care at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. They have a daughter, Tara Bryant and son Seth, both of Monroe.

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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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