Rural Community College Initiative
2007 Institute


Strengthening the Partnership between Louisiana Community and Technical College System

LSU AgCenter & Southern Rural Development Center

October 30 - November 1, 2007
Delta Rural Development Center
Oak Grove, LA

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Economic Development in Rural Communities
Alan Barefield, Associate Director, Southern Rural Development Center

Delta 65 Tourism Economic Development Success Story
Cynthia Pilcher and Kay Lynn Tettleton, LSU AgCenter
Sister Karen Flaherty and Glen McGlothin, Louisiana Delta 65, Inc.

Civic Engagement Overview
Ben Steinberg and Joe Black, Southern Financial, and Steven Murray, Phillips Community College

Educational Access Overview
Luke Robins, Chancellor, Louisiana Delta Community College
Paul Coreil, Vice Chancellor, Louisiana State University AgCenter

Educational Access Success Story
Barbara Jones, Louisiana Delta Community College
Sheila Haynes and Cynthia Pilcher, LSU AgCenter

Vision to Action Community Planning (2)
Gene Theodori, Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University

Role of the Team Leader in the RCCI Process
Glynis Strause, Director of Continuing Education, Coastal Bend College, Beeville, TX