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Bellard appointed community relations and athletics liaison

bellardNorman Bellard has been appointed to the new role as Assistant to the President for Community Relations and Athletics Program Liaison.  In that role, he will oversee the Lamar Community Outreach program, supporting university efforts in the identification of community needs and alignment of potential Lamar resources, assisting as a liaison in high school and community college relations, supporting the growth and programming of the cardinal Club, and providing athletic program marketing support.

“The university displays an excellence that extends to the vibrancy of the community, city, county and the Golden Triangle,” Bellard said.  “It’s contribution to the quality of life, coupled with the millions of dollars the university contributes to the economy, truly makes LU an important and engaged partner with Southeast Texas.”

Bellard has served in numerous leadership roles in the university that had a direct impact on student life and student engagement including senior associate vice president for student affairs, interim vice president for student affairs, and most recently, senior associate vice president for residence life.  Prior to coming to Lamar, Bellard served for 10 years as chief financial officer for Conn’s Appliance Incorporated, headquartered in Beaumont.

He will assume his new duties on March 1.