Brought To You By NSU; Written by David West
Northwestern State student Bailey Willis of Opelousas was sworn in on Thursday as the student member of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Willis will be a full voting member of the 16-member board that manages the University of Louisiana System. She was selected for the position by the Student Government Association presidents of the UL System.
“Thank you to all my fellow student body presidents who have entrusted me with this position,” said Willis. “Our goal is to be the voice of the students. Upon taking this responsibility as a student board member, I will be the voice of all students at our nine universities and will represent them to the best of my ability.”
Willis, a secondary education major, is in her second term as Northwestern State’s Student Government Association president. She is also the current Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet and recently competed in the Miss Louisiana competition.
Willis participated in the Lamar Governor’s Fellows Program. She is a member of Helping Hands, Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the African-American Caucus and the Presidential Leadership Program. She was a freshman orientation leader, a Demon peer mentor and the 2022 Homecoming Queen.
The University of Louisiana System is a public, multi-campus university system dedicated to the service of Louisiana and its people. The System offers a broad spectrum of educational opportunities ranging from technical training at the associate level to research at the doctoral level. It encompasses nine diverse higher education institutions: Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and University of New Orleans. While these nine institutions share the responsibility for providing high-quality educational opportunities for the people of Louisiana through a lifetime of intellectual growth, each institution’s specific mission is shaped by its historic and unique strengths.