University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation board welcomes new members; elects Andrus chairman _lowres

Shown, from left, are Wayne Elmore, secretary/treasurer, Reed Andrus, chairman, and W.J. “Tony” Gordon III, vice chairman for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation board of trustees. Photo provided by UL-Lafayette

Seven local leaders have been elected to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation’s board of trustees, with commercial real estate developer Reed Andrus chosen to fill a two-year term as board chairman.

Andrus, a UL-Lafayette alumnus, is a developer with Dwight Andrus Real Estate and has served on the board for five years. He is the board’s 22nd chairman and succeeds Dr. Frank Jay Culotta Jr.

W.J. “Tony” Gordon III, senior vice president of strategy for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, was elected to serve as vice chairman. Chosen to fill the post of secretary/treasurer was Wayne Elmore, a UL-Lafayette alumnus who is vice chairman of Communications Corporation and the owner of Mello Joy Coffee.

Gene Fortier, Donna Landry, Jim Poché and Jim Slatten III were elected to serve three-year terms on the board.