Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. was named the sixth chancellor of Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) on April 8, 2015.
Dr. Bateman previously served as the Interim Director of Northwest Louisiana Technical College and Interim Chancellor at Bossier Parish Community College. Prior to becoming Interim Director at Northwest LTC, Bateman was the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success at SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has 20+ years of progressively responsible and varied higher education experience in Belize, Texas, and Louisiana.
Dr. Bateman has a proven record of success as a dynamic, visionary, servant leader committed to expanding access, promoting student success, utilizing data-informed decision making, promoting partnerships, and building a collaborative, cooperative, team-centered environment. He holds a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from The University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in Religious Education from Loyola University New Orleans, and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dr. Bateman is passionate about the open door mission of the two-year college and believes that the community college is an essential tool of a healthy democracy and a vibrant economy. His leadership style is driven by core values that include courtesy, integrity, perseverance, respect, trust, and personal growth. He and his wife, Araceli, have three children, Brandon, Kimberly, and Cailin.
Office: Building A, Room 233