Dr. Pamela Saulsberry attended the first meeting of Empowering Families to Live Well Louisiana Council last week at the State Capitol.
Saulsberry, the director of School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, was nominated to the council by Dr. Eric Pani, the former Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the council at its first inaugural meeting. The purpose of the council is to create a strategic plan “dedicated to benefit and empower families out of poverty.”
Saulsberry is also the organizer of the annual MLK Day of Service on Martin Luther King Day.
This year, she was presented the Unity Award at the City of Monroe 40th Annual Birthday Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme of the event was “Sevice to Our Community.” The Unity Award and five other awards recognized local achievers and leaders who “honored Dr. King by their contributions to education, community service, public service, justice and other humanitarian efforts.”
For more information about Saulsberry and her work in the council make sure to pick up next week’s Hawkeye.