Trawick to keynote Winter Commencement

Feb 26, 2023 | Alumni, General News

Dr. T. Steen Trawick Jr., CEO of CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System since 2019 and a 1991 Biological Sciences graduate of Louisiana Tech, will serve as the keynote speaker for the University’s winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4 in the Thomas Assembly Center on the Tech campus.

Family and friends unable to attend commencement can watch the event via Facebook Live.

A 1987 graduate of Ouachita Parish High in Monroe, Trawick has been associated with CHRISTUS in Shreveport since 2005, when he joined the health system as a pediatric hospitalist. But his association with Tech, through his family history, goes back much farther.

In 1889, his mom’s grandfather, John Sholars, graduated from Ruston College, a forerunner to Louisiana Tech, founded in 1894 as Louisiana Industrial Institute. His mother, Carolyn Trawick, graduated from Tech in Accounting in 1960 — 71 years after her grandfather, and 31 years before her son.

Trawick blends vital commitment to the Shreveport-Bossier communities, intimate knowledge of healthcare, and deep experience as a physician leader. He is experienced in business oversight of regulatory preparedness, credentials committee issues, and healthcare compliance oversight.

A Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician for nearly a quarter century, Trawick graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Active in local and state medical politics, Trawick has served as past president of Shreveport Medical Society and currently serves as a member of the Governor’s advisory board for physician assistants and vice speaker of the House of Delegates for the Louisiana State Medical Society. He is a former member of LSU Board of Supervisors and Louisiana State Board of Regents.

Trawick enjoys an active role in the community as an Honorary Commander of the 2nd Medical Group at Barksdale AFB, a member of the Shreveport-Bossier Committee of One Hundred and Rotary Club of Shreveport, a former Scoutmaster for Troop 18, and currently is an executive board member for the Norwella Council of the BSA, and a Sunday school teacher at Summer Grove Baptist Church.

As a Tech student, he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and served one and a half years as president. He was also an orientation student leader and served as a Student Government Association Cabinet member.

Members of the University’s Aillet Society, Trawick and his wife Ronda have two children, who are both at Baylor University. Allison is studying Biology/Biochemistry pre-med and Graham is in Pre-Health Studies with aspirations to be a Physical Therapist.