LSU AgCenter vice chancellor heads national group

Paul Coreil, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  6/5/2009 12:50:44 AM

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News Release Distributed 06/04/09

LSU AgCenter Vice Chancellor Paul Coreil recently took over as the leader of a national policy group for the nation’s land-grant universities.

Coreil was appointed chair of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy for 2008-09.

The group is comprised of Extension Service directors and administrators from the nation’s land-grant university system. It develops policies and helps to provide guidance to the national Cooperative Extension System.

The LSU AgCenter and Southern University Ag Center are Louisiana’s partners in that nationwide system – providing educational programs in agriculture, natural resources, family life, 4-H youth development and more to the citizens of the state.

“I’m honored to take this leadership role and to help guide the future of the Cooperative Extension System,” Coreil said. “We have an extensive history of helping people make their lives better, and I know we can continue that valuable service well into the future.”

Coreil has served as vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter and director of its Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service since 2001. His 30-year career with the AgCenter also included a variety of other leadership roles and extensive work as an educator and expert in wetland and coastal resources and wildlife and fisheries.

A longtime resident of southwestern Louisiana, where he worked in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes, Coreil now makes his home in Baton Rouge. He holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, a master’s degree in wildlife management from Louisiana State University and a doctorate in vocational education from LSU.

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Contact: Paul Coreil
Writer: Tom Merrill

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