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October 10, 2008

Echols earns place on Louisiana State Arts Council Board of Directors

University of Louisiana Monroe Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications Michael Echols recently received a seat on the Louisiana State Arts Council Board of Directors.

The LSAC is a volunteer body appointed by the governor that meets quarterly to address arts related issues of importance to the state as well as approving all grant awards made by the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

Echols expressed his deep appreciation. "I am honored to serve on such a reputable board that supports Louisiana's effort in developing the cultural economy."

He was nominated by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, of which he is a member, for his outstanding leadership and efforts in promoting the arts. Echols also serves on the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Directors and participates in several other civic organizations, including the Monroe Symphony Orchestra Endowment, Leadership Louisiana Graduate, the Monroe Kiwanis Club, and more.

A Monroe native, Echols earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees of business administration at ULM. Past experience includes a position as the chief operating officer for a regional financial services firm while serving ULM as an adjunct professor of marketing.

For more information on the LSAC, contact the Office of the Governor, Department of Boards and Commissions at: (225) 342-7694, or contact the Louisiana Division of the Arts at (225) 342-8180 or visit the Louisiana Division of the Arts Web site.

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