BATON ROUGE, LA. - The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors appointed Dr. Willie Smith as acting chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC). System President Monty Sullivan made the recommendation to the Board during the Board Meeting Wednesday. Smith will assume the acting chancellor position on June 17. Effective July 1, he will move into the interim chancellor position. Current BRCC Chancellor Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib was recently selected chancellor of Delgado Community College.
"Baton Rouge Community College is a major contributor to the workforce and economic development engine of the Capitol Region," said Stephen Toups, chair of the Board of Supervisors. "Having someone with Dr. Smith's extensive knowledge of workforce development and student-focused outcomes will be of great benefit to our students, faculty and staff, and the greater Baton Rouge community."
Smith has worked in the LCTCS and its member colleges for the past 18 years. He currently serves as Vice President for Training and Business Partnerships for LCTCS. In addition to his current role, he recently served as Acting Vice Chancellor of Workforce Solutions at BRCC. He also served as Chief Executive Officer for South Central Louisiana Technical College from June 2017 to June 2018. Dr. Smith also served as Vice President of Academics and Workforce Solutions at South Louisiana Community College. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and his Master's in Public Administration from Troy University in 2001. He earned his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University in 2014.
"I'm grateful to the Board and President Sullivan for the opportunity to join the faculty, staff, and students at Baton Rouge Community College as Acting and then Interim Chancellor. My entire career has been devoted to making sure that students receive the best possible educational experience and helping to ensure that we are providing qualified skilled graduates for the workforce. I look forward to continuing these efforts at BRCC," said Smith.