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William S. Wainwright, PhD, Scholarship

The William S. Wainwright, PhD, Scholarship Fund is established in honor of Dr. William S. Wainwright, who served as Chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College from 2011 until May 2023, when he was called to serve as President of Southeastern Louisiana University.

Wainwright is widely admired for his passion for creating transformational opportunities and pathways to prosperity for students.

Dr. William Wainwright served over 23 years in administration in various roles within the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, including a term as Interim Chancellor of Delgado Community College in 2018-2019. Dr. Wainwright began his career in higher education as a faculty member and grant writer. He later served as Campus Dean, Dean of Workforce Development, and Regional Director within the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and Vice President of Business Services for the Safety Council. Career Highlights include Harvard Institute for Educational Management Fellow, Salzburg Global Leadership Institute Fellow, Citizens & Scholars Higher Education Policy Fellow, Accreditation Consultant for Jeddah Community College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and publication in The Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Dr. Wainwright currently serves his community as Immediate Past President of the Board of Family Promise of St. Tammany and board member of GNO, Inc., The St. Tammany Corporation and the Northshore Business Council. Local, state and national highlights include being recognized as the 2014 St. Tammany Economic Development Innovator of the Year, 2015 Partner of the Year, and 2017 St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership award recipient. National and state higher education highlights include 2016 nomination to the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Research, Innovation, and Emerging Trends and 2017 nomination to the La STEM Advisory Council. Recognized in the December 2015 Community College Week publication for growth, ranked top in the nation by the Brookings Institute for greatest economic value of graduates, and of recently distinguished as a 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Top Workplace by He currently serves as Immediate Past President of The Council of Louisiana Colleges & Universities and President of COMBASE.

William S. Wainwright

Please make checks payable to Northshore College Enhancement Foundation and mail to:

65556 Centerpoint Blvd.
Lacombe, LA 70445

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