Centenary welcomes new Board of Trustees members at annual fall meeting
SHREVEPORT, LA — Mrs. Sarah Collier of Benton, Louisiana, and Mr. W. Clinton “Bubba” Rasberry Jr. of Shreveport have joined the Centenary College Board of Trustees. Collier and Rasberry were welcomed at the Board of Trustees annual meeting held Thursday, October 22, and will each serve a four-year term.
“I am so pleased to have Sarah and Bubba join our Board,” says Dr. Christopher L. Holoman, Centenary president. “They are true pillars of the community and will be great additions to an incredible group of men and women who do so much for Centenary. I look forward to benefiting from their wisdom and experience.”
Collier is owner and executive vice president of Collier Investments based in Benton. Along with her husband, Mike, and son, Jack, Collier manages multiple businesses, including a dozen Manpower staffing franchises in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. Collier Investments also manages a promotional marketing company, a wedding chapel and event venue, a regional cell tower business, and a factoring company.
Collier is a native of Winfield, Kansas, and moved to Shreveport in 1984 after studying at the University of Kansas. She quickly became involved in her new community, joining the Rotary Club of Shreveport in 1989 and serving as president in 2008-2009. She also served as president of the Rotary Club of Shreveport Foundation and is a member of The Committee of 100 and The Committee of 100 Louisiana. Collier has worked to support the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and Junior Achievement of North Louisiana.
Rasberry was born in Shreveport and graduated from Vanderbilt University and the Louisiana State University School of Forestry. He is married to the former Pamela Kathryn Wilson and they have one son, Clinton. Rasberry has a longstanding career in commercial real estate development, the hospitality industry, the timber industry, and in minerals. Currently, Rasberry is the managing partner for Crestview Woods, LP; Rasberry Commercial Properties, LP; and Rasberry Mineral Lands, LLC; and maintains a cow/calf operation.
Rasberry is the past chairman of the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Council for a Better Louisiana, the Louisiana Cemetery Board, the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, the Shreveport Bossier Economic Foundation, and the Shreveport Community Foundation. He is past regional officer of Boy Scouts of America, chairman of Norwela Boy Scouts of America, past chairman of the Strand Theatre Corporation, and past officer of the LSU Health Science Foundation. He has been on the board of Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Norwela Council Endowment. He is the current chairman of Sci-Port Discovery Center Foundation and Norwela Council Endowment. He has been named Business Laureate by Junior Achievement of North Louisiana Business Hall of Fame and Louisiana Tree Farmer of the year 2012, and is a recipient of the Whitney M. Young award from Boy Scouts of America.