Delgado Welcomes New Chancellor

Earlier this month, Delgado Community College welcomed a new chancellor, Larissa Littleton-Steib, Ph.D.

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors selected Littleton-Steib, who previously served as chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College, for the Delgado position in April. 

“I want to congratulate Dr. Littleton-Steib on her selection as the new chancellor of Delgado Community College,” said Tim Hardy, LCTCS board supervisor and chair of the search committee.  “We believe Dr. Littleton-Steib is the perfect fit for the students, the college and the community it serves, and she will continue leading our efforts to deliver world-class academic and workforce training.”

The board made its selection after a comprehensive and competitive national search that included on-campus interviews and public forums with students, faculty, and staff, and community members. 

“This is a tremendous honor to be the chancellor of the college that gave me my start,” said Littleton-Steib. “I am grateful to the members of the LCTCS Board of Supervisors, LCTCS President Monty Sullivan and the members of the search committee for entrusting Delgado to my care. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly and I offer my absolute commitment to Delgado’s future success.”  She added, “The dedication, talent, and commitment of the faculty and staff of Delgado are invaluable and together we will advance the mission and vision of the college. Delgado has a great foundation and is known for educational and workforce development excellence. It is my responsibility to build upon this rich foundation.”

Littleton-Steib served as chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) since 2016. During her time at BRCC, Littleton-Steib led efforts that have increased student enrollment, improved the college’s fiscal health and stability, promoted and improved the BRCC brand as a model of excellence, and increased business and industry partnerships.

Before BRCC, Littleton-Steib served in various roles at Delgado Community College. While at Delgado, she served as vice-chancellor of workforce development, dean of technical education, campus executive dean, executive assistant to the chancellor and director of community and economic development.

Littleton-Steib serves as an American Association of Community Colleges Commissioner for Research, Data, and Accountability and as a representative on the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Advisory Council.

Littleton-Steib is a native of Louisiana and earned a doctorate in urban higher education from Jackson State University in Mississippi and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. She is married to Kyle Steib, Sr. and they have three children Kyle, Blake, and Victoria.

Spears Group Announces Four New Hires as Firm Continues to Expand in 2019

Spears Group recently announced four new additions as the firm continues to grow and expand in its 11th year. They are senior account manager Julie Erskin, graphic designer Rachel Zinsel, executive assistant to the CEO Lyndon Yerro, and account coordinator Brittany Doucette.

Seasoned marketing professional Julie Erskin is the newest addition to Spears Group’s public relations department, bringing with her nearly seven years of experience. 

Graphic designer Rachel Zinsel holds a bachelors of arts degree in graphic design from Loyola University New Orleans. Zinsel has grown her skills by working with a wide range of clients from Lululemon to Poke Loa. 

Executive Assistant to the CEO Lyndon Yerro, a New Orleans native, works closely with Spears Group President/CEO Cleveland Spears, III, and other members of the executive leadership team to help manage critical functions of the company’s operations. 

New Orleans native and LSU graduate Brittany Doucette attended Cabrini High School and earned her bachelors of arts degree from the LUS’s Manship School of Communication. As the firm’s newest account coordinator, she adds a fresh and unique perspective to Spears’ public relations department. 

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