Statement of House Speaker Clay Schexnayder on LSU selecting new AgCenter leader

“Congratulations to Dr. Matt Lee on being selected as the vice president for agriculture and the dean of the College of Agriculture,” said Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales. “Agriculture, including crops, livestock, forestry and aquaculture, is one of the most important industries in our state. It touches the lives of everyone in Louisiana.

“Dr. Lee brings a great mix of leadership, academics, financial efficiency and student and industry support to the position,” he said. “I have the utmost confidence that Dr. Lee will prove to be an excellent vice president and dean for agriculture. He is a dedicated public servant and an extraordinary leader who desires to improve and grow agriculture in Louisiana.”