Dr. Charity Schaffer named Parish Chair of St. Helena Parish

Baton Rouge, La. – Dr. Charity Schaffer, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center Assistant Area Extension Agent for Youth Development and 4-H in St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes, has been appointed the Parish Chair for St. Helena Parish.

As the Parish Chair, Dr. Schaffer plans to partner with the LSU AgCenter to ensure that all parish groups are being served effectively and to work alongside fellow local extension agents to develop strategies and affirmative steps for assuring open access to programs and services that will meet the needs of underrepresented groups within St. Helena Parish.

She will fill the position on January 1, 2024.

Dr. Schaffer has served as a Youth Development Agent at the Southern University Ag Center for two years serving in both St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes.

She is a three-time graduate of Southern University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Environmental Sciences earning B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Urban Forestry.


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