CABL has named Dr. Phillip Rozeman of Shreveport the 2021 recipient of the organization’s Robert B. Hamm Award for Distinguished Public Service.
Named in honor of the late CABL Board Chair Bob Hamm of Shreveport, the award recognizes individuals associated with CABL for their commitment to public service at the state or community level.
Rozeman is a former CABL Board Member and alum of CABL’s Leadership Louisiana program. He was recognized for his work to improve educational opportunities for students across Louisiana. “For many years, Phillip has been a tireless advocate for policies that improve public education,” said Barry Erwin, CABL President. “His work at both the state and local level has brought people together and made a difference in the lives of countless students across our state.”
Rozeman is the founder of the Alliance for Education and Education’s Next Horizon, and co-founder of the Shreveport-Bossier Business Alliance for Higher Education and Magnolia School of Excellence Charter School. He has served on numerous state-level commissions and task forces focusing on education issues.
Past recipients of the Robert B. Hamm Award include former Governor Kathleen Blanco, LSU economist Dr. James Richardson, Louisiana Public Broadcasting CEO Beth Courtney, and education activist Leslie Jacobs.