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Paul Price, Jr.

Immediate Past Chair

Paul Price, Jr. began his association with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System in 1978 when he stepped into the classroom as a drafting instructor at the Winnsboro vocational technical school.  He worked there for 20 years before retiring to pursue other interests in February, 1999 which, ironically, was the month the Louisiana Community and Technical College System came into being.

During that time in the classroom, Price gained a clear understanding of the importance of post-secondary education to the people of this state. He recognized that many of the students attending school were older and fit the mold of non-traditional, and many had reached a point where they needed to either learn or improve upon a skill in order to provide for their family.

Hands-on experience is a great teaching tool and, much like the system then, the LCTCS provides that for thousands of students every day. Though the original system has changed greatly in the past 40-plus years, the fundamental mission remains the same: People need to learn skills in order to make a living to support their family while being a contributing member to their community and state.

Fortunately, the skills being taught today at the LCTCS schools across the state provide those opportunities for great careers that offer great rewards.

Price has always been an active member of the community where he was born and raised. Currently, he serves on the Franklin Medical Center Board of Commissioners, and has served as the board chair since 2009. In addition, he also serves as chair of the Winnsboro Main Street board, which works to promote improvements in the historic downtown area in Winnsboro, and also serves as chair of the Winnsboro Historic Commission.

Price currently serves as the editor of the Powerlines magazine, a monthly publication distributed by the Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative in Winnsboro.

Additionally, Price served two terms as President of the Winnsboro-Franklin Chamber of Commerce, and co-chaired the annual Chamber Christmas parade for 13 years. He also served on the board of the Princess Theatre for six years, including three as board chair.

In addition, he was the director of the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival for 15 years, a one-day annual event that brought upwards of 20,000 people to Winnsboro.

Price performs freelance advertising work and, with his wife Lindy - also a retiree from the Winnsboro Louisiana Technical College campus - owns the Jackson Street Guest House B&B in Winnsboro. They are also both involved with the Old Post Office Museum in downtown Winnsboro, which opened in 2010.

Mr. Price was originally appointed to represent the 5th Congressional District on July 10, 2009, reappointed in 2015, and again in 2021; his service end date is July 01, 2027.

Mr. Price served as Chairman of the Board from July 2020 through July 2022. 

To contact Mr. Price:

Mr. Paul Price, Jr. 
265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806