- Vice Chairman
Derek Bardell, Vice Chairman
Derek D. Bardell is a veteran educator in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area who currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration and Teaching & Learning at Delgado Community College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management/Urban Studies and Public Policy from Dillard University and a Master of Liberal Arts in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and a Master of Arts in Civic and Cultural Management both from Tulane University. Professor Bardell is certified by the Louisiana Department of Education as an Educational Administrator and Supervisor of Instruction and by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance as a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). His research interests lie in the areas of higher education management and organizational development and his experience in education spans over two decades at the K-16 levels where he has served as an instructor, administrator, consultant, and policymaker. Derek also serves as Chairman of the Delgado Community College Care and Development of Young Children Board of Advisors and is the former Chairman of the French and Montessori Education (FAME) Board of Directors which governs Audubon Charter School.