Bridges-Carter, McConduit-Diggs Sworn In As LCTCS Board Supervisors

BATON ROUGE – Helen Bridges-Carter and Erika McConduit-Diggs were recently sworn in as members of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors. 

         Bridges-Carter previously served on the Board of Supervisors from 2006 through 2015. She was reappointed to the Board by Governor John Bel Edwards on March 24, 2016, and serves as an at-large member, as required by statute.

         McConduit-Diggs was appointed by Governor Edwards on April 4, 2016, and will serve through July 1, 2021. She was nominated by BESE to represent the 1st Congressional District, as required by statute.

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         "I am honored to serve on the LCTCS Board of Supervisors again," said Bridges-Carter. "During my previous time on the Board, we were able to accomplish so much for the good of our state by providing thousands of Louisiana citizens access to quality academic and workforce training, and I look forward to working with the Board to change more lives and meet the state's workforce needs."

         "Our community and technical colleges play a critical role in advancing the economic viability of our state by providing education and training to meet our workforce needs. I look forward to joining the LCTCS Board of Supervisors to work toward enhancing workforce readiness and ensuring that all Louisiana citizens seeking these opportunities can access them," said McConduit-Diggs.

         Bridges-Carter, a lifelong resident of Greensburg, LA, retired from public education after devoting thirty years of service. She was an educator and an administrator at the high school and technical college level. She has served on the advisory boards of the Louisiana Technical College, Florida Parishes campus and the Greater Capital Area, Region 2. Bridges-Carter served as a managing partner of Carter Bridges, LLC. She also has memberships with the Louisiana Retired Teachers Organization and the Louisiana Forestry Association. She resides in Greensburg with her husband of 57 years, Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter of the First Circuit Court of Appeal.

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         Erika McConduit-Diggs, Esq. currently serves as the President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. In her role, she oversees agency operations, strategic planning, partnership development, contract management, and policy initiatives of the agency, whose mission is to Empower Communities and Change Lives. Dedicated to ensuring economic equity, she works deeply in workforce and economic development, and has served as a member of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards' economic development transition team. McConduit-Diggs is also heavily engaged in the city and state's education reform, advocating for quality early learning, K-12, and post-secondary opportunities. In this capacity, she has served on numerous committees including Mayor Landrieu's Education Task Force, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White's Student Task Force as co-chair, and the Recovery School District's Charter Application Task Force. Additionally, McConduit-Diggs served as Co-Chair of the National Urban League's Education Task Force.

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