LSCPA President Reynard wins Pacesetter Award

    Lamar State College Port Arthur President Dr. Betty Reynard has been selected as the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations Pacesetter of the Year District 4 winner.

    Dr. Reynard, who joined LSCPA in fall 2014, was selected to represent NCMPR District 4, which includes Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. NCMPR is a nation-wide organization that helps support two-year colleges in their marketing and public relations efforts. Dr. Reynard will be recognized at the district meeting, which will take place October 27 at the Community College of Denver.

    “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the Lamar State College Port Arthur campus and I share this with all those members of our faculty and staff who have helped us succeed,” Dr. Reynard said.

    The district-level award qualifies Dr. Reynard for the national Pacesetter of the Year Award, which will be presented at the national conference set for March 2019. She was nominated by NCMPR member and LSCPA Public Information Coordinator Gerry L. Dickert.

    “We are so very proud of your overall accomplishments, support of NCMPR and of two-year colleges, and the superior leadership you have demonstrated in just four short years, particularly during Hurricane Harvey, which greatly affected your college and community,” said Debra McGaughey, NCMPR District 4 Director. “Your award nominator, Gerry Dickert, wrote exceedingly well about your experiences, and how you truly are a ‘Pacesetter’ as the first woman president of a Lamar institution.”