Louisiana Governor John Bel Edward's office announced today (July 27, 2023) the reappointment of Michael J. Murphy of Bogalusa to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. He will represent Congressional District 5. Mr. Murphy was initially appointed on December 20, 2007
Murphy is the former dean of the Sullivan Campus of Louisiana Technical College. During his professional career, spanning 40 plus years, he served as a secondary school teacher, technical college instructor, university assistant director for job placement, technical college campus director and dean. He is licensed to practice mental health counseling in Louisiana. Active in school accreditation, he has routinely served as a team member and chair to several states for the Commission on Occupational Education for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and its successor the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
Murphy has served in leadership capacities in numerous civic and community based organizations. He is a past president of the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce and also served as secretary for the Washington Parish Home Rule Charter Commission. He is a longtime watermelon producer and tree farmer.
The Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges serves as the management board for Louisiana’s public two-year institutions. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of the state’s citizens through education programs offered through their colleges.