About the Director
Kathy L. Pittman, a Hammond native, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southeastern in 1971. As a student she was a member of Phi Mu, the Lionettes, SGA, and served as Circle K Sweetheart. Prior to joining Southeastern in 1996, she worked at First Guaranty as senior vice president of marketing and public relations.
She has been an active member of the community for many years. She served as a member of the Hammond chamber of commerce Board of directors and then as its president. Kathy also served as a member of the board of directors of the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, United Way, Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation, the 2000 committee, and Crimestoppers. She was president of the National Association of Bank Women, Care-at-Home and Co-Chair of the Louisiana Balloon Festival and Air Show. She served on the fund raising committees for the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and St. Thomas Aquinas.
In 1983, she was named the Jaycees Outstanding Who’s Who Among Young Business Persons. In 1984, the Kiwanis club named her Outstanding Woman of the Year. In 1987, she received the Women’s Health Foundation Outstanding Business Woman Award and in 1991, the St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s Mother Seton Award. In 1999, she was recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s Annie Award for Community Service.
At Southeastern, she serves as a member of the University President’s staff and also serves as special events coordinator for the campus. She is Co-Chairman of the Homecoming committee, served on the steering committee for the 75th Anniversary of the University, and was co-chair of the return of football committee for which the Alumni Association received national recognition. She is a lifetime member of the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association and a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
In 2007, she received the first ever Student Affairs Service Award, which is given to an individual who gives their time to work with campus organizations. Kathy is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and served as the Louisiana representative on the CASE IV Regional Board.