On July 23, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Richard Zuschlag has been appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and will serve at-large.

Zuschlag is the chairman & CEO of Acadian Ambulance. He was instrumental in developing the Lafayette 911 system and is responsible for leading the successful implementation of Acadian’s strategic and operational initiatives company-wide.

Zuschlag has received numerous honors and distinctions over the years, including James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award in 2019, Pinnacle EMS’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Healthcare and Healthcare Services category for the Gulf Coast Region and Inc. magazine’s 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year, Honorable Mention, for his efforts in coordinating Hurricane Katrina rescue efforts. He was also inducted into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame, named a “Louisiana Legend” by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, honored by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Alumni Association at its 2019 Spring Gala and received the Jewell P. Lowe Humanitarian Award from 232-HELP.

“I am honored and humbled to be asked to serve by Governor Edwards. I look forward to joining the other board members in support of Louisiana’s flagship university and keeping LSU one of the most respected institutions in the nation for research, academics and athletics,” said Zuschlag.

The mission of the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is to supervise and manage the institutions, statewide agricultural programs, and other programs administered through its system.

Since 1971, Acadian Companies has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, security, education and transportation.

Governor Edwards press release (link)

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