Gov. Edwards Welcomes Students Selected for The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government
Baton Rouge, LA (STL.News) Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the 11 college students who have been chosen to participate in the Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government. This is an opportunity for the students to gain firsthand knowledge about the development and implementation of public policy as well as the state’s rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government. The program is a partnership with Louisiana’s Office of the Governor, Lamar Companies, Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
“Every year, I am inspired by our fellows and their excitement for serving Louisiana,” said Gov. Edwards. “These 11 students represent the next generation of Louisiana’s leaders. Our goal is to provide them with an invaluable learning experience and help them understand their vital role in our state’s future.”
Each student has been assigned to work in a cabinet-level agency in Baton Rouge based on their interest of study. In addition to working within the state agencies, they will also participate in a weekly speaker series and field trips designed to enhance their overall experience and understanding of Louisiana government.
Click here to meet this year’s fellows.
The Class of 2022:
- Harper Doerr—Louisiana State Police
- Samuel Gil—Division of Administration, Office of Broadband
- Tyler Hunt—Louisiana Economic Development
- William Romero—Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs
- Lizzie Shaw—Department of Corrections
- David Spicer—Board of Regents
- Nicholas St. Mary—Department of Revenue
- Ashlyn Sutton—Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority
- Melvin Ukaegbu—Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
- Bailey Willis—Governor’s Mansion
- Ty’Jay’Juan Rashad Wilson—Department of Health