Lana Fontenot currently serves a dual role as Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for South Louisiana Community College and the Executive Director of the SLCC Foundation. Under Lana’s direction, the SLCC Foundation raised $2.1 million private match for the college’s new Health & Sciences Building, garnered $500,000 in support to establish the college’s first-ever Registered Nursing program, and increased scholarships support ten-fold since 2012. In the last few years, she raised money for and launched The Pantry – a convenient, accessible pantry of food and non-food items designed to serve students who are experiencing food insecurity. She turned her authentic love for the college into new initiatives and utilized new technologies that continuously serve as “best practices” for the higher education community in and outside of Louisiana.