Keith-Vincent appointed by governor to LEEC

Aug 10, 2023 | Education and Human Sciences, Faculty/Staff, General News, Research

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education and Human Sciences has announced that Dr. Lindsey Keith-Vincent, Associate Dean for Research, Outreach, and Innovation, has been appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to serve as a distinguished member of the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC). In this prestigious role, Vincent will contribute her expertise and passion for education to advance environmental awareness and sustainability across the state.

“I am grateful to Governor John Bel Edwards for his confidence in my ability to contribute to this important conversation at the state level,” said Keith-Vincent. “As a lifelong Louisianan, I understand the significance of our state’s unique environment and the importance of nurturing it for future generations.”

Established in 1993, the LEEC has been a driving force in promoting environmental education initiatives throughout Louisiana. Keith-Vincent’s appointment comes as the commission celebrates its 30th year of dedicated service.

“This commission has a rich history of championing environmental education, and I am excited to co-labor with leaders from around the state to create materials and resources that will be of use to our next generation of environmental stewards,” Keith-Vincent added.

As a member of the LEEC, Keith-Vincent’s objectives are focused on collaborating with leaders from various sectors to develop materials and resources that will empower the next generation of environmental stewards.

“We need to ensure we are talking about significant issues, leveraging resources effectively, educating the public about opportunities to engage, and striving to meet the needs of our stakeholders all committed to the shared goal of protecting and advancing our state and the people in it,” said Keith-Vincent.

Envisioning her role as a platform to engage stakeholders in candid and open conversations, Keith-Vincent aims to preserve Louisiana’s rich environmental heritage while embracing a future of opportunity. She is committed to listening to the needs and perspectives of educators, industry partners, government officials, and community leaders to ensure that best practices for policies, materials, and resource distribution are informed by a diverse range of voices.

“The College of Education and Human Sciences celebrates Dr. Keith-Vincent’s appointment to this important education commission that promotes environmental literacy and the stewardship of our essential natural resources,” said Don Schillinger, Dean of the College of Education and Humans Sciences.

Keith-Vincent’s appointment to the LEEC serves as a testament to her dedication to education, environmental supervision, and community engagement. With a clear focus on driving positive change, her contributions will make a meaningful and positive transformation within Louisiana’s environmental education landscape.