Louisiana Institute of Higher Education


Michele Minor





Michele Minor was born and raised in St. Bernard Parish. Her musical career began in high school, with performances in choral ensembles and many musical productions. She frequently signs the National Anthem for graduations and other ceremonies. Her love of history permeates her adult life, aiding her in her role as Nunez Community College's History Lecture Series Producer. She is the Associate Producer of the  Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium and a contributor to the Battle of New Orleans Historical Tour.



Tina Tinney





Dr. Tina Tinney became Chancellor of Nunez Community College in January of 2018.  She began her career as a high school teacher in St. Bernard Parish, and later transitioned to Nunez Community College where she served as the Health and Natural Sciences Department Chair.  Relocation post-Katrina brought her to Southeastern Louisiana University where she was a Microbiology Instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences and also served as the SACS Liaison for the department.  While there, she earned her doctorate from Southeastern Louisiana University with research focused on community college student success. College



Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser






Billy Nungesser is the 54th Lieutenant Governor of the state of Louisiana. He was elected in 2015 and began his term in January of 2016. Billy left a career as a successful businessman to begin his political career following Hurricane Katrina.


 In 2005, Nungesser and his wife Cher rode out Hurricane Katrina at their ranch in southern Plaquemines Parish. In response to his own frustration over the slow response from government following Hurricane Katrina, Billy decided to run for Plaquemines Parish President in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010 with over 70% of the vote.


On April 20, 2010, Plaquemines Parish became Ground Zero for the nation’s biggest environmental disaster.  In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf, Billy became the voice of Louisiana’s frustration.


During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the New York Times named him the “hardest working man in Louisiana” and ABC named him Person of the Week during the same period. He continues to be the “hardest working man in Louisiana” to date on behalf of all of us.


Today Billy is second in command in the executive branch and Louisiana’s ambassador as Commissioner of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.  From natural disasters to promoting our great state….Billy Nungesser is a man for all of Louisiana.