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Dr. Rick Brewer is the unanimously elected, ninth president of Louisiana College, who has more than 35 years experience working with college students, 28 of which were spent as an administrator Charleston Southern University.

Dr. Brewer earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policies from the University of South Carolina with cognates in Management and Higher Education Administration; and a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelors of Science in History from Charleston Southern University.

He also attended the Snowmass Institute for Strategic Planning and completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Institute for Educational Management Executive Certificate program in 2008, as well as Duke University’s Non-Profit Leadership Executive Certificate program in 2012.

Dr. Brewer also has extensive teaching experience as a professor in CSU's MBA program, The Citadel's Graduate School of Education, and the University of South Carolina's Graduate School of Education. 

Dr. Brewer is a consultant for leading strategic change, and also is a strategist, conductor, coach, Christ-Follower, and an ordained Baptist minister with more than 40 years of local church service. He is also an accomplished musician, who began playing the piano at the age of five.

Rick and Cathy Brewer have two sons: Jason, a professional musician in Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his wife Krista and daughter Adalyn Kay; and Jonathan, a banker with Bank South in Lake Oconee, Georgia, where he resides with his wife Catherine and son Knox Jameson.