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Panelist Bio


Brian Burton
Louisiana State Director – Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana

Brian Burton is the Director of Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center and serves as the State Director for the State AHEC’s Affordable Care Act Navigator program.

He has been employed by Southwest LA AHEC since 2004 and splits his time between offices in Lake Charles and Lafayette. At AHEC, he has served as a federal contractor in Louisiana for the US Department of Health & Human Services. Over the past 10 years he has served as the Principal Investigator for several public health projects.

Since August of 2013 he has served as Director of the State Navigator Program where he oversees Navigators across the state. Brian has been a resident of Sulphur, LA for the last 15 years where he also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the American Red Cross and Access of Louisiana Federal Credit Union as well as a number of other boards and foundations.

Current Topic


     11/18 - An Eye on Admissions

What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.

Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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