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About the Staff

Dr. Toby Osburn

Toby Osburn
Dr. Toby Osburn has been at McNeese since 2004, first as dean of student services and then as associate vice president for university services effective in 2011.  Osburn is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and holds masters and doctoral degrees from the University of North Texas in counseling and student services, respectively.  Osburn has served as a dean or vice president over student affairs or enrollment management functions at public and private institutions in Texas and Michigan for more than half of his twenty-plus year career.  A licensed professional counselor in private practice, Osburn has additional interests in campus emergency management, behavioral intervention teams, and the integration of spirituality and religious development in higher learning.

tosburn@mcneese.edu
337-475-5607
Holbrook Student Union, #108
Twitter: @TobyOsburn
 

Dr. Chris Thomas


Dr. Chris Thomas directs campus life programs and services in housing and residence life and dining services, administers student rights and responsibilities and manages the student health insurance program.  Dr. Thomas joined the McNeese community as coordinator of student activities in 2006 and has also served as an assistant and associate dean of students during his tenure at McNeese.  A graduate of Westminster College, Thomas received his master's degree in counseling and guidance from Texas State University and the doctorate in higher education from the University of North Texas.  Dr. Thomas has professional interests in program review and institutional assessment, student advocacy, and student psychological and moral development.  Dr. Thomas previously worked in student affairs roles at the University of North Texas and Texas State University-San Marcos.

thomas@mcneese.edu
337-475-5707
Holbrook Student Union, #108
http://www.mcneese.edu/campuslife 

Ms. Raime Thibodeaux

Raime Thibodeaux has directed daily operations of the McNeese Counseling Center and Student Health Services since 2012. Ms. Thibodeaux is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology and counseling, respectively.  She is a licensed professional counselor, supervisor (LPC-S) , and a national certified counselor (NCC). She currently has professional interests in working with the mental health and adjustment issues that are present in a college population.  In addition to her previous experience as assistant director of the counseling center at Nicholls State University, Thibodeaux also has experience delivering mental health services in, employee assistance, outdoor-therapuetic, in-home, and private practice settings. 

rthibodeaux@mcneese.edu
337-475-5636
Holbrook Student Union, accoss from the University Post Office
www.mcneese.edu/counseling

Mr. Kedrick Nicholas

Kedrick Nicholas
Mr. Kedrick Nicholas directs daily operations of the Holbrook Student Union complex as well as activities in Greek life, multicultural, leadership, student union board and related programs.  A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ked attended McNeese on a football scholarship, was actively involved in fraternity life, and served as president of the Student Union Board during his undergraduate years.  In addition to completing a baccalaureate degree, Kedrick also completed the master's program in instructional technology at McNeese in 2007 and regularly serves as an adjunct instructor in the Burton College of Education.  Ked's professional interests include …..

knicholas@mcneese.edu
337-475-5610
Holbrook Student Union Annex, #206
Twitter: @kednicholas
www.mcneese.edu/studentlife

Mr. Joshua Brown

Mr. Joshua Brown has been director of the Governor's Program for Gifted Children since 2009 when he was initially appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal.  Mr. Brown oversees all aspects of the GPGC including curriculum development, student admissions, faculty selection and training, and operations of the seven week residential program each summer. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Mississippi and a master of education degree from McNeese State University, has done doctoral work in political science at Louisiana State University, and has been employed by the GPGC in an administrative capacity since 1997.  Mr. Brown brings a unique perspective to the program having previously participated as a student and a counselor. 

principal@gpgc.org
337-475-5446
Gayle Hall, #205