Gov. Bobby Jindal late Thursday named eight members to the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, including the wife of a former aide.

Kelly Faircloth, a Pineville chiropractor, was tapped to replace her husband, Jimmy Faircloth, Jindal’s former executive counsel, on the board, according to Shannon Bates, a spokeswoman for the governor.

The 16-member board oversees the state’s largest higher education system, with more than 93,000 students and nine universities, including the University of New Orleans; Southeastern Louisiana University, in Hammond; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Louisiana Tech University, in Ruston.

Jindal also appointed or reappointed:

  • Gary Solomon, of New Orleans, chairman of Crescent Bank and Trust.
  • Jimmie “Beau” Martin, of Cut Off, owner of B&J Martin, Inc.
  • Mark Romero, of New Iberia, executive vice president of Brown & Brown of Louisiana.
  • Jimmy Long Sr., of Natchitoches, former state representative.
  • Robert Shreve, of Baton Rouge, chief executive officer of Gulf South Business Systems and Consultants.
  • John Condos, of Lake Charles, president of Condos Legal and Legal Medical Solution LLC.
  • Winfred Sibille, of Sunset, retired educator.