University of Louisiana board chairman resigning for new job

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Louisiana System’s governing board announced Monday he’s stepping down after the governor named him to another position.

Chairman James Carter was named to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Carter’s exit from the UL board comes six years after he was first appointed to the panel in August 2015.

“Our system and its nine member institutions have benefited from James Carter’s transformational leadership,” UL President and CEO Jim Henderson said in a statement. “His influence will remain for years to come.”

Edwards has named Dana M. Peterson to fill Carter’s spot on the board for the remainder of the term, which ends December 2026.

The UL System is Louisiana’s largest higher education system with nine universities and more than 90,000 students.

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