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General Studies Graduates

William R. "Bill" Altimus

WHAT I DO NOW:

Bossier Parish Police Jury- Parish Administrator

 

MY WORK/JOB CONSISTS OF:

As Administrator, I run the day-to-day operations of the Bossier Parish Police Jury.  My bosses are the 12 Police Jurors.  I am responsible for the 300+ employees inder them.  

 

HOW I GOT TO LSUS (OR WHY I CHOSE LSUS):

I went to BPCC for my first year and then transferred to LSUS.  I wanted a 4-year degree and LSUS was in town.

 

FOND MEMORIES OF LSUS:

My first year was the first year of the business building.  There were not a lot of buildings as far as a "campus" was concerned.  

 

LSUS FACULTY WHO HELPED ME:

Dr. Marsala, who was Dean, also Dr. Lake, Dr. Speairs, and Dr. Matlock

 

HOW LSUS HELPED ME SUCCEED:

LSUS provided me with a great education that provided a great basis for my career path.

 

ADVICE TO COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS:

Study hard.  What you do in school will follow you everywhere.

 

ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO ENTER MY FIELD:

Finance and business education is used daily.

 

TIPS ON CHOSING A MAJOR:

Find something you enjoy and can make some money at. Money is good.

 

MY TOUGHEST PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE:

Keeping in mind that when one door closes, another opens.

 

MY TOUGHEST PERSONAL CHALLENGE:

Continuing to learn.  We must make time to do so.

 

SUCCESSES IN MY LIFE:

President of Norwela Council, Boy Scouts

 

I'VE LEARNED THIS FROM LIFE:

Treat everyone well and with respect; it all comes back to you.

 

WHAT I'D BE DOING IF I HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD:

Traveling