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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; Having the opportunity to serve on various boards and organizations in our community; Having a loving family, great, healthy kids and grandkids. 

I'VE LEARNED THIS FROM LIFE: Treat everyone well and with respect; it all comes back to you.



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