It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Governor Mike Foster. Governor Foster was a bold and fearless public servant. He was an accomplished businessman and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and served as a state senator before serving two terms as Louisiana’s governor.

As governor, Mike was an advocate for EMS and was dedicated to improving the lives of his fellow citizens. His tenure as governor will be remembered for his efforts to improve public education, including the creation of the TOPS program for higher education and the formation of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Our National EMS Academy partners with that system to educate emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

He also worked to stabilize the state’s finances and led capital investment efforts in higher education campuses across the state and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, among many others.

Elaine and I offer our condolences to Alice and the rest of the Foster family.

 

Richard Zuschlag
Acadian Companies Chairman & CEO

 

 

Originally posted October 5, 2020.