Maggio selected to Committee of 100

Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio has been selected as a 2017 new member of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.  C100 is an independent non-government business roundtable of senior corporate executives and university leaders in Louisiana that is regarded as a respected business voice on state issues impacting business and economic development. The business roundtable is an organization to which government, policy and media leaders turn for reliable, nonpartisan policy guidance providing access to some of the critical thinkers in business and academia in Louisiana.

Maggio became president of Northwestern State University on May 12 after serving as acting president since Jan. 1.  A lifelong resident of Natchitoches and a graduate of Northwestern State, Maggio has been a teacher, coach and administrator at NSU for nearly 30 years. He is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance and had served as vice president of the Student Experience since 2015.

Maggio has been at Northwestern since 1988, when he was appointed women’s track and field coach.  He later served for nearly a decade as director of Admissions and Recruiting and director of Enrollment Services. Appointed as director of Alumni Affairs in 1999, he became director of Alumni and Development in 2003 and executive director of the NSU Foundation in 2005.  He served as Dean of Students and assistant provost for Student Success from 2007 until he was appointed assistant vice president of External Affairs for University Advancement in 2013.

Maggio is a 1985 summa cum laude graduate of Northwestern who was elected by fellow students in his senior year as Mr. NSU.  He earned a master’s degree in education from NSU and a doctorate in developmental education from Grambling State University. His extensive community service includes membership on the board of a local bank, the presidency of the Board of Directors for the foundation of the Natchitoches Parish Medical Center and membership on the city’s Recreation Commission and Economic Development Commission.

“Chris brings talent and great experience in the higher education space to the Committee of 100 that will be important to our purpose in making Louisiana a better place for our citizens and for business and industry,” said C100 Executive Officer Michael Oliver. “The Committee is currently engaged in seeking fiscal reform measures to make Louisiana a more competitive business environment for existing business as well as recruit new business and industry to Louisiana.”

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