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Attorney General Jeff Landry Congratulates Deidre Robert on Selection as Southern’s General Counsel
5/22/2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of Justice’s Deputy Director of Litigation Deidre Robert has been chosen to serve as General Counsel for Southern University.

“I congratulate Deidre Robert on her selection as General Counsel for Southern University,” said General Landry. “The LADOJ’s loss is Southern’s gain as I am confident Deidre will remain a hard-working public servant.” 

"We are proud of Attorney Robert's success in the legal field and her positive representation of her alma mater," said Ray L. Belton, Southern University System President-Chancellor. "We look forward to working with her in this important role with the SU System."

“From her service as Deputy Director of Litigation to her tenure as Special Litigation Counsel to her leadership as Deputy Director of Public Protection, Deidre has dedicated much of her legal career to advancing the LADOJ,” added General Landry. “Her experience here, at the City of Baton Rouge – East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney’s Office, and in private practice have well-prepared Deidre for the next chapter.”

“My office and I are thankful for Deidre’s efforts, and we look forward to her representing Southern with distinction,” concluded General Landry. “As a former Southern student, I wish Deidre success in helping to make the University an even better place for the students and our community.”

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